Adolescents who inhale refrigerants from air conditioning units can die or damage their brains — and the refrigerant is easy to access through a unit’s service valve. To prevent access to the toxic gas, Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc., or SAFE, initiated a partnership with HVAC companies last spring to provide locking caps to homeowners at no charge.
The Chesterfield Goddard School held their fourth annual prom for their four- and five-years olds. “This year was our biggest event as we invited children from our own Private Kindergarten class,” said Lisa Stone, manager for the school.
Comments from teachers, parents and others led to changes in the calendar proposed for the 2012-13 school year:
Local Students will be participating in the International Children’s Games in Daegu, Korea this summer complete with an opening ceremony which includes a parade of more than 2000 coaches and athletes from 50 different countries, lighting of the torch, raising of the Games flag, and even reciting the athletes’ oath.
In preparation for their spring production, the Elizabeth Davis Middle School Theatre Department gave a sneak performance of their next production to the first and second grade classes at Elizabeth Scott Elementary. Last Friday, the children watched closely and enjoyed over 25 middle school students dressed in black perform “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.”
Throughout central Virginia, April 19 is the date to register children to attend kindergarten.
What is believed to be the largest 2012 public education research project in the country is under way right now in Chesterfield County. TESLA, a mutually beneficial relationship with Harvard University, will encompass 18,000 students in grades 5-8.
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify a female suspect who used a stolen credit card, and wasn’t being the best role model.