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Back to School: Advice for kids heading back to the classroom

It’s school time again! You’re probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that summer is over. Some kids feel nervous or a little scared on the first day of school because of all the new things: New teachers, new friends and maybe even a new school. Luckily, these “new” worries only stick around for a little while. Let’s find out more about going back to school.

A stress-free morning routine for back to school

Let’s go! Let’s go! Come on … you’re going to miss the bus! I don’t know where your favorite jeans are; it’s not my responsibility. What do you mean you still have homework? Did you brush your teeth yet? Let’s go! I’m leaving… NOW!

Back to School: Don’t forget the extracurricular activities

Many returning students kept their minds and bodies active during the summer months with extracurricular activities. Learning about Chesterfield County’s history was an exercise for several Girl Scouts last Saturday through a program offered by the Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia.

Back to School: School supplies

School supplies are an expense at the beginning of each school year. For families with more than one school age child, it can be heavy on the budget, especially when you have to buy supplies that last the whole year at one time. This Friday through Sunday, parents will save 5 percent on school supplies and clothing thanks to the fifth annual Virginia Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.

Back to School: Preparing your child and yourself for kindergarten

As the start of the new school year creeps closer, Chesterfield’s newest students – and their parents – are preparing to make the jump from home or preschool to kindergarten.

L. C. Bird student attends summer academy at NASA

Zachary Waller, a student at L.C. Bird High School in Chesterfield, was one of 48 rising high school seniors from across the state selected to take part in the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) academy, according to a press release.

Local baseball star Berkley Hawkins headed to VMI

Berkley Hawkins, a 2010 graduate of Trinity Episcopal, will continue his college career at Virginia Military Institute. Although recruited as a catcher, Hawkins will play behind senior Alex Haitsuka, who is considered a professional prospect. The Keydet’s covet Hawkins’ bat and may move him to third base while he waits his turn behind the plate.

Good Gals in Sport: Nita Burchett

Somehow, everything is better once Ms. B gets involved. For 30 years, she has been the face of cheering at both Thomas Dale and Matoaca, but, more importantly, she is an advocate for kids who are attempting to make it in the world by doing things the right way.