• News for Education

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    Junior Achievement is looking for volunteers for the following JA in a Day events. All are 5-6 hour commitments:  Wednesday, October 30 at Chimborazo Elementary – we are in need of two pairs of volunteers to teach Kindergarten and 1st grade. Day begins at 8:45amFriday, November 1 at Barack Obama Elementary – we are in need of 12 pairs of volunteers to teach K-3rd grade. Day begins at ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article
    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, October 04, 2019
    Specialty Center open houses offer information about high school choicesIn addition to the innovative, engaging, and relevant instruction our students receive in every comprehensive school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers high school students the opportunity to attend specialty centers and governor’s schools that target their specific academic interests. Students decide in eighth grade ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, October 03, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct 3, 2019 Contact: Danielle Fitz-Hugh, danielle@chesterfieldchamber.com, 804-748-6364  CHAMBERS AND CHESTERFIELD NEWSPAPER TO HOST LOCAL CANDIDATE FORUMS  Chesterfield County, VA – On October 17 and 24, the Chesterfield Observer, the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and Chamber RVA will host two “Meet the Candidates” forums for the Chesterfield County Board of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 02, 2019
    Historic partnership will help break barriers forChesterfield students Chesterfield County Public Schools, with support from the Chesterfield Education Foundation and local business and non-profit organizations, announced a new partnership yesterday with The College Board that will help break down barriers for high school juniors who want to take the SAT. On March 25, 2020, nearly 4,600 juniors ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Saturday, September 28, 2019
      September 25, 2019News releaseTim Bullis · 804-639-6906Executive Director of Communications and Community EngagementASBO Recognizes Chesterfield County Public Schools for Excellence in FY 2020 Budget Presentation  For the sixth consecutive year, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has recognized Chesterfield County Public Schools for its work associated with the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, September 12, 2019
      Are you spending your time and money on one-off marketing tactics, but nothing seems to work? If you’re still competing on price, spending too much time selling, and not bringing in the consistent leads you need to grow your business, then you're marketing isn't working. Then this workshop is for you.    In this workshop you will learn:How to identify WHO you should be marketing toWhy ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Press Release
    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: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release, 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: Community, Member Spotlight, Chamber, Education
    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, Chamber, General News Article
    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, Press Release, Events
    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: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Education
    Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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    Categories: Chamber, Education, Events