2017-09-13 / Announcements

Schools provide free or reduced-price meals

Chesterfield County Public Schools provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches in every school, and based on household size and income, students may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The online application for free or reduced-price school meals, along with eligibility requirements, is available at, at the principal’s office in each school and at the CCPS Central Office.


School programs focused on enhancing recycling efforts, inspiring students with special needs and creating a new video game league that promotes teamwork were several of those selected to receive funding through the Chesterfield Education Foundation’s Making a Creative Difference awards. In all, seven Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers received a total of $25,000 in grants. The MCD program is designed to encourage and support innovative and new instructional strategies that will benefit Chesterfield’s schools and operations.

The following teachers and schools are recipients of the 2017-18 MCD grants:

Nicole Rowland, Providence Middle, received $3,165 to implement a recycling program throughout the school that will target student lunches using vermicomposting.

Lynn Kitchens, Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull, received $4,910 to implement an evidence-based program, Get Ready to Learn, that will assist students with disabilities in achieving the self-regulation needed for more active and successful engagement in classroom learning.

Katie Ricard, Monacan High, received $4,855 to provide a meditation space that would give students a chance to practice different coping skills at school.

Deanna Gravely, Carver College and Career Academy, received $5,000 to purchase broadcast journalism studio equipment, including professional camcorders and sound equipment, for a school news broadcast.

Edward Tynan, Elizabeth Davis Middle, received $3,000 to create an inclusive video game league that would help students with teamwork, sportsmanship, self-confidence and eye-hand coordination.

Terri Jeanes, Watkins Elementary, received $3,325 for the purchase of additional intervention kits called Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) for PALS tutors and instructional assistants to use in guided reading groups.

Katie White, Clover Hill High, received $850 to create a soothing cave-like environment where students suffering from a concussion and/or in need of an emotional/stress related time-out can rest.


The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia will hold its 10th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, Oct. 2, at the Highlands Country Club in Chesterfield. Funds raised will go toward fulfilling the CHSV mission of collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting the county’s past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations. This four-person, captain’s choice tournament features check-in at noon followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Registration is $85 per person and includes snacks and drinks during golf, range balls, Highlands BBQ dinner, awards and prizes. Singles, twosomes, and three- to four-player teams are welcome. The registration deadline is Sept. 15. To register, call 796-7156 or email

The 2017 Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Program is now accepting applications to ensure that, locally, no family is without food, no child is without toys and clothing, and no elderly person is forgotten during the upcoming holiday season. Applications will be taken from 9 a.m-4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, Tuesday, Sept. 19, and Thursday, Sept. 21, and from noon-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Applicants will need to bring proof of residence, Social Security cards for all household members, proof of income for all household members and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) papers. Applications will be taken in person at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road (at the corner of Krause and Courthouse roads), across from L.C. Bird High School. For more information, visit


Left to right, Casey Steed, Nicholas Hogge, Alex Hogge Left to right, Casey Steed, Nicholas Hogge, Alex Hogge Local students Casey Steed, Alex Hogge and Nicholas Hogge filled every seat on an ACAC-Midlothian school bus with boxes of school supplies for Crestwood Elementary, a Title I school in Chesterfield County. The bus was filled with over 20,000 items donated by ACAC members, including pencils, binders, books, paper, backpacks, crayons and other supplies. Casey, a sophomore at Midlothian High; Nicholas, a junior at James River High; and Alex, a freshman at James Madison University, also coordinated a summer-reading rolling library bus. ACAC Midlothian donated their school bus and driver to transport staff to Crestwood Elementary in June and on National Night Out in August to neighborhoods where Crestwood students live to hand out books, drinks and snacks to encourage summer reading.

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