Chesterfield County offers a limited number of prekindergarten spots in 12 schools to provide school-readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need. There are no exceptions to age and residency requirements.
Lloyd C. Bird High School student, D’Angelo Chevonne Burns, of Chesterfield, was recognized for superior academic achievement by the National Society of High School Scholars.
Sharyl Adams, substance abuse prevention specialist for the Chesterfield County Department of Youth Planning and Development, and Wayne Frith, executive director of Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc., better known as SAFE, a coalition working toward the prevention and reduction of substance abuse.
Students at Elizabeth Scott Elementary School know that the scorpions crawling on the school mailbox won’t sting; in a similar way, some trust that writing may not be one of the worst things to experience in the world – like getting stung by a poisonous creature.
Ayanna Tweedy, L.C. Bird High School senior, signed her letter of intent to accept a four-year athletic scholarship to Bowie State located in Bowie, MD. Tweedy was surround by family and friends during the official signing on Wednesday, March 2. She will be on the school’s track and field team with a focus on the shot put.
Using a combination of talent and teamwork, coach John Twilley’s Matoaca Warriors secured the 2011 Chesterfield County Middle School Basketball Tournament crown with a thrilling 69-65 victory over the Falling Creek Panthers.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Chuck Thomas, L.C. Bird
L.C. Bird coach Chuck Thomas was named the Village News’ Basketball Coach of the Year for 2010-2011. The award is given to the coach who does the most outstanding job during both the regular season and postseason.
2010 Thomas Dale graduate Billy Cullen has gotten his college baseball career at VCU off to a flying start. Primarily a pitcher for the Knights, Cullen has stepped into the role of starting left fielder for the Rams. Through the season’s first 10 games, Cullen has a .289 batting average and .391 on base percentage.