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The Chesterfield County School Board selected Dr. James Schroeder as an interim appointee to represent the Midlothian District. Schroeder previously represented the Midlothian District on the School Board for 13 years, serving as chair four times and successfully leading the school division through a period of tremendous growth in student enrollment.
As part of a school-wide project, Matoaca High School collected over 3,750 pounds of food to benefit the St. Ann’s Catholic Church Food Pantry. This project was managed by the school’s American Red Cross Club in collaboration with Assistant Principal Gail Ledbetter, the Special Education department, and the school library.
Before Thanksgiving, Meadowbrook students had the opportunity to give back to their community when 24 Success Program students visited one of its Title I feeder schools, Falling Creek Elementary, to mentor two classes of Kindergartners, continuing their “Bridging the Gap” mission with Falling Creek Elementary.
Fifty years ago last month, Randy Campbell became part of history when he was a part of the most historic funeral of the 20th century. L.C. Bird students and faculty experienced a first-person, eyewitness account of the burial of President John F. Kennedy, an event that left an indelible mark on our country.
Governor Bob McDonnell announced that the Virginia Board of Education unanimously approved an A-F grading system that will assign letter grades to schools based on the percentages of students demonstrating proficiency, academic growth and college and career readiness.
Matoaca High School Advanced Fashion Marketing, and their teacher Heather Viar, visited Stony Point Fashion Park on October 18, to observe the variety of visual merchandising techniques utilized by the stores at Stony Point.
Bellwood Elementary School wrapped up a school-wide celebration of the Commonwealth’s Read Aloud To A Child Week recently with visitors arriving from CCPS central office, varsity athletes from L. C. Bird High School, eighth-graders from Salem Middle School’s Honors Institute and soldiers from Ft. Lee’s BOSS program reading their favorite books to the classes throughout the school.
The percentage of students graduating in four years from Chesterfield County Public Schools is rising steadily, according to on-time graduation rate information released by the Virginia Department of Education. In 2013, 90.2 percent of all Chesterfield County Public Schools students graduated from high school in four years.