• News for Education

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    When it comes to the safety and care of Chesterfield County Public Schools students and staff members, every second matters.  In 2018, the Chesterfield County Public Schools Safety Task Force was created to evaluate current protocols and best practices that ensure the school division is providing a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment.  This task force’s Work Group No. 2, which ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    Over the course of 150-plus years, Chesterfield County Public Schools have been served by outstanding people. Whether it’s teachers, administrators, support staff or community volunteers, our nationally recognized school division has been supported by individuals who have given their time and talents to impact our students’ education in a meaningful way. In recognition of this exceptional work, ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Friday, November 22, 2019
    Dr. Lachelle Waller felt it was important to take time to give back to the community that helped shape her into the person she is today. As she walked the halls of Thomas Dale High earlier this week, she couldn’t help but think about the teacher who changed her life.   “My ninth grade science teacher, Jackie McDonnough, challenged me to recognize where my strengths were,” the 1997 Thomas Dale ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, November 14, 2019
    The Community Foundation for a greater Richmond and the R.E.B. Foundation recognized six Chesterfield County teachers with 2019 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence during a regional ceremony earlier this week. Five additional Chesterfield County teachers were recognized as award finalists.These 11 Chesterfield County teachers will receive almost $70,000 in professional development grants. Nearly ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    More than 200 business, faith, and civic community partners were celebrated earlier this week for their support of public education in Chesterfield County. During a partnership recognition breakfast sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union, Chesterfield County Public Schools saluted those in attendance who have provided millions of dollars of financial support, in-kind donations and volunteer ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, November 07, 2019
    For their senior Capstone Project, Sophie Azula and Kate Morris, two students in the Leadership and International Relations Specialty Center at James River High School, are implementing a plan to help better students' education within their own school  community. They have been researching and formulating a plan to combat the digital divide that goes largely unaddressed within public education ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, October 10, 2019
    Tuesday, Oct. 15, marks the beginning of the last phase of school construction projects overwhelmingly approved by Chesterfield County residents through the 2013 school bond referendum. Construction of the new replacement school for Reams Road Elementary School begins with a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 15. Through these school construction efforts, Chesterfield County Public ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    During its work session Monday afternoon, the Chesterfield County School Board arrived at a consensus that it will not pursue a pre-Labor Day start for the 2020-21 school year. The discussion came as two calendar options were presented, one for a pre-Labor Day start and one for a post-Labor Day start.   The school division anticipates presenting a draft 2021-22 calendar with a pre-Labor Day ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    Amazing learning experiences in remarkable learning environments are being credited with helping keep Chesterfield County Public Schools students engaged in school and graduating within the expected four-year timeframe.   Chesterfield County Public Schools’ on-time graduation rate remained steady at 91 percent for the Class of 2019, according to data released by the Virginia Department of ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    During its business meeting Monday night, the Chesterfield County School Board approved modifications to the 2019-20 school calendar that closes school for students on Virginia’s presidential primary day and provides for some of that instructional time to be made up.   As a result of this change: Tuesday, March 3 is a student holiday for all students. For teacher purposes, it will be half ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Friday, September 06, 2019
    For Immediate Release: September 9, 2019Contact:  Leadership Chesterfield Announces Largest Class in Program’s History  The Chesterfield Chamber have announced the largest class in the program’s history with 29 participants. Richard Bland College of William & Mary partnered with the Chamber to develop course curriculum.  “The number of applicants and inquires we received is a true testament ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release, Community, Chamber, Economic, Education
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    Drawing from over 30 years of career school experience, Cenutra College has been part of an organization dedicated to helping men and women to gain the skills and attitudes necessary to succeed. We connect communities with some of the fastest growing career fields in today's marketplace. Centura first began offering career placement services in 1969. In 1983, the company opened its first ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Member Spotlight
    Friday, March 03, 2017
    The Chesterfield Chamber supports Dr. James Lane’s proposal to move school start times later. The Chamber’s expectation is that this change will be consistent with positive academic performance and health research correlated to later start times, and that the capital costs and operational expenses will be funded without increasing the budget nor increasing taxes.   Jim Roman, Chairman of the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article, Chamber
    Thursday, August 25, 2016
    The Chesterfield Chamber is partnering with the Virginia Council of CEOs to offer an ad hoc CEO Roundtables experience this November.  The CEO Roundtables will provide small business CEOs the opportunity to meet with peers in a confidential, structured setting.   It is a place where you can share your challenges and opportunities with others who “get it.”  This is not a networking nor leads group; ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Events, Press Release
    Monday, May 09, 2016
    For immediate release: May 9, 2016 CHAMPS PROGRAM AT CHESTERFIELD CHAMBER RECEIVES VA DEPT. EDUCATION AWARD   Chesterfield, VA – The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce’s CHAMPS (Chamber Helping Achieve Meaningful Partnerships in Schools) program has been selected by the Virginia Department of Education as the Region 1 winner of the 2016 Creating Excellence Business and Industry Partnerships ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Education, Chamber, Community
    Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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