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Obese or overweight children have been a concern of both parents and the National Institutes of Health for quite a while. It has been such an issue that in some cases vending machines were removed from schools to keep sugary drinks from being consumed by students.
Community is the foundation of Chesterfield County Public Schools. Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way that community members connect with local schools.
Members of the Matoaca High School American Red Cross Club and their families and friends volunteered on Saturday May 11 at the Virginia Home 5K Fun Walk. The Virginia Home is a private, non-profit providing nursing, therapeutic and residential care to adult Virginians with irreversible disabilities.
Stephany Dominguez represented L.C. Bird High School’s FCCLA chapter at the State FCCLA Leadership and Recognition Conference April 12-14, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Along with 1300 FCCLA members from across the state of Virginia, she participated in STAR Events (Students Taking Action for Recognition).
Thomas Dale High School proudly presents the musical Carousel on May 16-18 at 7 p.m. Thomas Dale High School is home to Chesterfield County’s Specialty Center for the Visual and Performing Arts and is located at 3626 W. Hundred Road in Chester. Thomas Dale’s full blown production is a collaboration between the theatre, music and dance departments.
Meadowbrook’s Success Program 9th graders who achieved over a 3.0 GPA for the third nine weeks were recently awarded breakfast. The breakfast was provided by retired Dominion Power Supervisor, William Stehle. Mr. Stehle wanted to reward the 52 students for their academic accomplishments, as well as their many community service projects.
The second annual “Bard @ Bird” was held on April 23, during all lunches in the L. C. Bird High School Library. The cross-curricular event is a collaboration between the English department and the library staff.
Eleven Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members represented Matoaca at the Future Business Leaders Association State Leadership Conference in Reston, Va. April 12-13th. Matoaca FBLA returned home with state winners and a state FBLA Officer. Senior Michael Mueller placed second in Web Page Design and will be attending the National FBLA Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Ca. in June.
The school year ends in June, but learning can continue. Chesterfield County Public Schools offers summer instruction that makes it easy to study a new subject or keep academic skills sharp. Detailed brochures are available in school offices and online at mychesterfieldschools.com.