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County electoral board appoints new registrar


Constance L. Tyler Constance L. Tyler The Chesterfield County Electoral Board has announced the appointment of Constance L. Tyler as general registrar and director of elections. Tyler will succeed Lawrence C. Haake III, who will retire effective April 1, after 22 years of service. Tyler is the current deputy registrar for Chesterfield County. She has 22 years of experience in voter registration and elections, 16 of which were as deputy registrar in Richmond.

The Chesterfield Electoral Board appoints the general registrar for a four-year term. The general registrar is responsible for facilitating voter registration, maintaining voter registration files, working with the State Board of Elections and carrying out other duties assigned by the Chesterfield Electoral Board. Haake said the time remaining prior to his retirement would allow for a smooth transition for Tyler.


From left to right, master of ceremonies and WRIC evening anchor Juan Conde; Chesterfield County School Board member Dianne Smith; scholarship winners Mary Berghuis, Majd Aboul Hosn, Oyeolamide Oyediran, Leigh Norman, Edward Caleb Capriglone, Nicole Keeys; Chesterfield County School Superintendent Dr. James Lane; Chesterfield County School Board member John Erbach and former Virginia Education Secretary Anne Holton. From left to right, master of ceremonies and WRIC evening anchor Juan Conde; Chesterfield County School Board member Dianne Smith; scholarship winners Mary Berghuis, Majd Aboul Hosn, Oyeolamide Oyediran, Leigh Norman, Edward Caleb Capriglone, Nicole Keeys; Chesterfield County School Superintendent Dr. James Lane; Chesterfield County School Board member John Erbach and former Virginia Education Secretary Anne Holton. Government

The Chesterfield County Black History Month Celebration Program awarded its Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarships at the recent business and scholarship awards breakfast. Six $2,500 scholarships were awarded. Winners were selected from each of the five Chesterfield County magisterial districts, and one scholarship was awarded to a Chesterfield student from the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. This year’s scholarship recipients include:

Nicole Keeys (Thomas Dale High School), Oyeolamide Oyedrian (Clover Hill High School), Majd Aboul Hosn (Meadowbrook High School), Edward Caleb Capriglione (Cosby High School), Mary Berghuis (James River High School) and Leigh Norman (Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School).

Students who applied for the scholarships needed to be seniors who attend one of Chesterfield’s public high schools, or one of the two regional governor’s schools with plans to attend a Virginia college or university. This is the 20th year that these scholarships have been awarded.

Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First, a program of Chesterfield County’s Department of Mental Health Support Services, will hold a diaper drive during the month of March to assist their enrolled families. Last year, more than 10,000 diapers were collected. In addition to regular diapers, pull-up diapers and diaper wipes also are being collected.

All Chesterfield County Public Libraries will collect unopened packages of disposal diapers, pull-ups and wipes during regular business hours. For library locations and hours, visit library.chesterfield.gov/ccpllocations or call 751-CCPL.

Families First is a nationally accredited program of Healthy Families Virginia that provides family support services to first-time parents to ensure that children become healthy, well-adjusted individuals who are ready to start school by age 5.

Education

Prekindergarten applications are being accepted now for the 2017-18 school year. Chesterfield County Public Schools offers a limited number of prekindergarten spots to provide school-readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need. Prekindergarten is offered in 20 elementary schools: Bellwood, Bensley, Beulah, Chalkley, Marguerite Christian, Crenshaw, Crestwood, A.M. Davis, Ecoff, Ettrick, Falling Creek, Harrowgate, Hening, Hopkins, Jacobs Road, Matoaca, Providence, Reams Road, Salem Church and Elizabeth Scott.

Children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2017, and who live in the attendance zone for any school noted above may apply for prekindergarten. There are no exceptions to age and residency requirements. Parents who are unsure which school zone they live in may call 318-8743 or visit mychesterfieldschools.com. To apply, parents may take their children and apply at the follow locations:

Perrymont,

8610 Perrymont Road

March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and

April 6, 20 and 27, 1-6 p.m.

Chesterfield County Fairgrounds,

10300 Courthouse Road

March 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Falling Creek Elementary,

4800 Hopkins Road,

March 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Reams Road Elementary,

10141 Reams Road

March 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Marguerite Christian Elementary,

14801 Woods Edge Road

April 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Children must accompany their parents when applying in order to complete a brief screening, and the following items must be presented: parent’s photo ID, child’s certified original birth certificate, proof of parent’s income and proof of residency.

A limited number of spots are available, and applying does not guarantee acceptance. Applications received by April 27 will be reviewed equally. Prekindergarten applications are taken year-round, and students who are not initially accepted are placed on a waiting list, in case a spot opens during the year. For questions about prekindergarten registration, call 279-7357.

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