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Thomas Dale High School is pioneering a new way of learning while getting healthy but many might say, the 106-year-old school is returning to its beginnings when it was called Chester Agricultural High School and taught basic skills of farming and home economics.
Just ahead of Veterans Day, the new Honor Memorial Garden in front of the Lloyd C. Bird High School was dedicated in the presence of the mothers of the three former students who lost their lives while serving their country.
Meadowbrook High School’s Success Program students were recently recognized for their success in the classroom, SOLs and in the community.
There is a lot of movement and lots of sounds around the Thomas Dale High School premises during after-school-hours. Sounds of hammers and other tools, singing voices, musical instruments, and voices reciting their text lines are audible everywhere.
Matoaca Middle School PTA is conducting a shoe collection drive now through November 15, 2014 to raise funds for student activities, necessities, etc. while benefiting microenterprise ventures in developing nations and keeping old shoes out of local landfills.
The 63 schools of Chesterfield County Public Schools will help the district’s 58,000-plus students envision and plan for their futures after high school during College and Career Readiness Week, which will take place Oct. 27 through Nov. 3.
Holly Love, a senior at Thomas Dale High School, said her life has been changed forever by participating in a culture immersion program called High School Diplomats (HSD) this past summer and through her experiences she said, “My view of the world has changed and has opened my mind and heart to what other cultures can give.”
“Annie The Musical” is coming to Thomas Dale. See the hard work the Specialty Center and Thomas Dale music, dance, art and theatre departments have put into its fall show. “Annie” will play November 20-22 at 7 p.m. in the Thomas Dale main auditorium.
Appomattox Regional Governor’s School performed Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” this past weekend in the JL Ruffa Performing Arts Center. The students will also be performing excerpts from the show at the Virginia Theatre Association annual conference in Norfolk, Va.