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Model County Government

Chesterfield County Public Schools

Robious CorridorYesterday, Chesterfield County participated in the Model County Government with the County Schools.

High School Seniors were partnered with a county employee in an effort for the student to learn more about how our local government operates.

Autumn Bradley (Meadowbrook) and Drew Field (Thomas Dale) shadowed Lieutenant Jason Elmore, Public Information Officer for CFEMS.

They toured a fire station, emergency communications, and EMS MedFlight.

Lt Elmore also took the students to NBC12 to show them the media relations aspect of his job.

CFEMS was glad to participate in this great program to share the great profession that we love with our county students!







Danny Murphy



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Hi-tech Stepping Out

Salem Middle School

Robious CorridorIn the Physical Education classes at Salem Middle School they have gone high tech.

Students wear high-tech pedometers and heart rate watches to monitor their progress in each class.

Recently during one Physical Education class the young ladies in the photo took more than 6,000 steps.

The young gentleman?

He took more than 7,000 steps.

That is a lot of stepping out.




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Jimi Herd – In the Spotlight

Jimi HerdNational Public Radio selected Swift Creek Elementary art teacher Jimi Herd as one of 50 great teachers in the nation to spotlight.

When you are in the spotlight of National Public Radio, you qualify for the Winterfield Veterinary Hospital Spotlight in Robious Corrido Online too.

And how better to tell the story of an outstanding art teacher than with an illustrated web comic?

Check it out the web comic strip HERE.

It is worth the look.

He is in the NPR spotlight and now…

Jimi Herd…is in the Winterfield Veterinary Hospital Spotlight!





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Annual Lenten Fish Fry!

St. Edward’s Knights of Columbus #6546

image001DATES: Friday’s during Lent (only two left) from 5-7PM

LOCATION: St. Edward’s Community Center, 2700 Dolfield Drive, North Chesterfield, VA 23235

MENU: Choice of Catfish or Salmon with hush puppies; baked potato or fries; salad or cole slaw and a drink

COST: $10/adult, $5/children 5-12, Free for children 4 & under

Questions? Please email





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The Undisputed Right Way to Chop an Onion

Onions: They’re in everything. Seriously, think about what you had for dinner last night. I’d lay odds that it had onions in it.



Perhaps onions’ ubiquity is the reason pretty much everyone agrees on the right way to chop them. As a species, humans have had enough experience with onions to agree, en masse, that it’s a bad idea to slice them fully before attempting to chop them. Rather, you should use the onion’s unique shape to your advantage to protect your fingers—as I demonstrate in the video above.

One quick note: This is not a video about how to dice onions. Dicing is a pointless activity on which no home cook should ever waste his or her time. Dicing aims to create cubes of exactly the same size—like I said, pointless. Chopping, on the other hand, aims to create pieces that are more or less the same size, which will suffice for 99.99 percent of your onion-related needs.

written by L.V. Anderson,  a Slate associate editor.

video by Christian Lesperance,

a freelance video producer and

editor working with Slate.

click here for source article


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Friday Dogtopia Weather

Your Friday Weather

Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 6 to 9 mph becoming north in the afternoon.


weatherFriday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.


A chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.


weatherSaturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Light southwest wind.


A chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.


weatherSunday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 50%.


A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


weatherMonday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


Partly sunny, with a high near 75.


weatherTuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.


weatherWednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.


Partly sunny, with a high near 77.









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March Madness Food Bank Collection

Manchester Middle is helping support the Kids Summer Food Program of the Chesterfield Food Bank, which provides food to students who receive free and reduced-price meals during the school year. To collect as much food as possible for the food bank, Manchester Middle has created a bracket with various grade-level teams competing:
• Round 1 is March 7-11 — grade levels compete
• Round 2 is March 14-18 — winners advance
• Round 3 is March 21-23 — finalists compete
• Final is March 24 — winners announced
For more information, email

Youth Art Month

Bellwood Elementary will celebrate Youth Art Month with fun attire. Throughout March, students and staff members will wear items with patterns on Mondays, warm colors (red, yellow or orange) on Tuesdays, cool colors (blue, green or purple) on Wednesdays, animal prints on Thursdays and Bellwood spirit colors (green, yellow and white) on Fridays. For more information, call 743-3600.

Cardinal Craze

To celebrate Youth Art Month, the halls at Crenshaw Elementary feature cardinals (the school mascot). Earlier, students took home large posters to decorate. Students can use any type of material, mimic a famous artist, pattern their cardinal on a book character or another animal, give it colorful designs or try any other original idea. Starting March 7 and continuing throughout March, the colorful creations will hang throughout the school. For more information, email


Mothers and sons

Crenshaw Elementary’s PTA is hosting Mother and Son Date Night 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 11 at SkyZone, 1345 Carmia Way. For more information, email


Lucky Clover 5K

Clover Hill Elementary is holding a Lucky Clover 5K and kids fun run March 12. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative costumes. For more information, go to


Motorcycle reading event

Curtis Elementary students, parents, teachers and staff members are reading “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” by Beverly Cleary. Each student received a copy. Teachers are reading the book to their classes, and students are reading at home with their parents. To end the reading activity with a roar at 6:30 p.m. March 15, the PTA will show a movie based on the book during a movie night in the school cafeteria. Before the movie, a local club will hold a motorcycle parade at 5:30 p.m. that will travel down Route 10 and end at Curtis Elementary. Students will have the opportunity to look at different motorcycles and talk with the riders, including police officers. For more information, email

Visiting author

Shelley Pearsall, author of several books for young people, will be at Falling Creek Middle March 18. Students are reading two of her books, and she will speak with students and sign books in the school library.

Here’s the schedule:
• 10:20-11:30 a.m. meeting with 60 students
• 11:40 a.m.-12:50 p.m. meeting with 60 students
• 1:40-2:55 p.m. meeting with 90 students
• 3:15-4 p.m. meeting with 70 students

For more information, email

Dance concert

The Specialty Center for the Visual and Performing Arts will present a senior dance concert titled “RESOLUT16N” at 7 p.m. March 18-19 in the auditorium of the main campus of Thomas Dale High. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, go to

Steel Pan Festival

Scheduled March 19 at Bird High, this regional Steel Pan Festival will promote the music of the Caribbean and include an instructional workshop and a concert. The 1-3 p.m. workshop will teach students in grades 3-7 how to play the steel drum; registration is required for the workshop. The 7-9 p.m. concert will include performances by Chesterfield’s Hands and Pans group, the Rhythm Project of the Virginia Arts Festival, George Mason University steel pan ensemble and Longwood University steel pan ensemble. The evening will end with a joint performance by all groups — a 50-plus-member steel pan ensemble. Concert tickets cost $5. For more information, email


Elementary students from Chesterfield County Public Schools will demonstrate enthusiastic problem-solving and teamwork during STEAMmania 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 19 at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. in Richmond. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. STEAMmania will include minute-to-win-it challenges, such as balancing four empty soda cans on a paper plate floating in water or bouncing a pingpong ball onto a piece of bread covered in marshmallow fluff. In addition to minute-to-win-it competitions for elementary school teams, there will be opportunities for parents, siblings and others to participate in minute-to-win-it games and additional hands-on engineering activities.

STEAMmania will also include
• timed competitions that challenge school teams to creatively and efficiently solve problems in the areas of science engineering (2016 theme is weather and static electricity), math engineering (theme is mega-math Minecraft), art engineering (theme is towers), social engineering (theme is Native Americans), musical engineering, technology engineering and STEAM
• displays of student projects created through scientific investigation or innovations achieved using the engineering design process or scientific method
• awards ceremonies at 10:45 a.m. for grades K-2 and at 1:30 p.m. for grades 3-5

Parents and family members of Chesterfield County Public Schools students who are participating in STEAMmania can enter the event at no cost; others will have to pay admission to the Science Museum of Virginia. More information about STEAMmania is available in the events section of

Run on the Wild Side

Marguerite Christian Elementary PTA is hosting its third annual Run on the Wild Side 5K and kids one-mile fun run on March 19. For more information, click here:

STEAM Night and auction

Woolridge Elementary will gather March 22 for STEAM Night and a class basket auction. Classrooms will be open with STEAM presentations so parents can see the creative engineering projects students have worked on. Money from the auction will help buy new playground equipment. If you own a business and would like to donate a basket for the auction, contact


The fourth annual spring dance at Providence Elementary will take place 6:30-8 p.m. March 23. For more information, email

Life After High School

On March 24 at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, hundreds of seniors who are not sure what comes next for them after high school will attend a resource fair. On hand to offer information about opportunities will be employers, two-year college representatives, training program representatives and career college representatives. Two sessions will take place: 8:30-10 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, email or

Field trip

Providence Elementary fifth-graders will visit the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. March 25. For more information, email

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