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School Reminder

Half Day on Friday

ccpsThis Friday, April 15, is a three-hour early release day for Chesterfield County students.

The 2015-16 school calendar can be found here:…/updated2015-16calendar.p….

This Friday is also the end of the third nine weeks.

Report cards are scheduled to be sent home on April 29.

For those looking to plan ahead, the 2016-17 school calendar is available here:…/cal…/2016-17_calendar.pdf.




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Distracted Driving

Public Safety


Robious Corridor The lesson shared with students at Clover Hill High School recently was about the dangers of distracted driving; texting, eating, changing radio, drinking, etc.

Several student volunteers played the role victims and were made up to look like they had really been injured.

Police and Fire and EMS crews responded to extricate and treat the “injured” patients and transported them to the school gym that was set up as a mock trauma room.

There nurses showed students what it was like to treat severely injured patients in a hospital setting.

If this mock scenario impacted at least one of the students today, it was well worth it!

This scenario will also be done at James River High, L.C. Bird High, and Cosby High over the next two months.

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 Danny Murphy

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Rent or Buy?

Danny Murphy, C&F Mortgage

Danny Murph C&F MortgageWhere is Virginia’s strongest buyer’s market?

To answer that question, SmartAsset gathered data on average rents and home prices, and compared buying to renting in every county in America.

Specifically, they compared the total costs of buying and renting a typical home or rental in each county, for a household earning $100,000 a year.

For the “buy” scenario, they made the following assumptions: a mortgage rate of 4.5%, closing costs of $2,000, and a down payment of 20%.

For each county, they found the breakeven point in the buy vs. rent decision— the point at which the total costs of renting become greater than the total costs of buying.

The counties with the shortest time to break even are the best places to buy.

A great tool for the person who is considering renting a home against buying a home.

CLICK HERE to check out this great tool!






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Ever notice that people succeeding are too busy

to try and drag others down?

gossipYou don’t see it.

You don’t find them in gossip.

You don’t find them in drama.


Because moving forward doesn’t include looking back or worrying about another’s business.


You’re either on the track moving forward,

Or you’re sitting in the dirt throwing rocks as we pass by.

People living in a cesspool of mediocrity are interested in drama with you…. interested in slander and defaming you because they secretly despise where they are, and loathe your track and the vigor that you steam forward with.

Secretly they fear you.

Secretly they envy you.

Men and women with purpose and passion on the track steaming forward have no time for the affairs of another.


There are only 3 types of business.

– MY business.

– YOUR business.

– GODS business.

Only one of these you have control over.

Only one of these you find success with.

Only one of these will get you results.

The second you choose to involve yourself in the other two, all individual progress stops.

And you’re off the track.

Confusion sets in.

Anger sets in.

Frustration sets in.

Resentment sets in.

You lose clarity.

You lose vision.

You lose purpose.


Because you have ZERO ability to control these two types of business.

Yet you feverishly try.

You do everything in your power to try and control ANOTHER MANS business, or GODS business.

And you fail.

Over. And over. And over.

So the next time you find yourself in a situation where others are behind you secretly (or even openly) trying to pull you down or derail you, realize they are already beneath you, and simply tossing rocks from the dirt.

They are not on the track.

But don’t blame them for getting in your business.

Don’t get mad that they are getting involved in your business!

It means you’re moving in the right direction.

It means you’re on the track.

Written by Sean Whalen

Click here for source 





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Master Deputy Blount – in the Spotlight

Robious CorridorRecently, Sheriff Leonard presented a Letter of Appreciation to Master Deputy Blount.
Blount, along with his wife, worked together to give their service and countless volunteer hours to the Richmond International Airport’s USO Center.
The USO strengthens America’s service members by keeping them connected to family, home, and country, throughout their service to the nation.
Their work takes a great deal of time and effort that, in the end, provides a great moral boost to those protecting our great nation.


Master Deputy Blount…is in the Winterfield Veterinary Hospital Spotlight





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Military Appreciation Breakfast

acac Midlothian

Military Appreciation Breakfastacac Midlothian be hosting a Military Appreciation Breakfast for all veteran and active duty members.

DATE: Wednesday, April 20.

TIME: 8am.

Register at the front desk by April 13.

For more information, contact Brian at


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acac midlothian


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James River 14 L.C. Bird 1

Midlothian 9 Powhatan 2

Trinity Episcopal 15 Kenston Forest 5

Monacan 4 Caroline 3

Deep Run 13 Henrico 3

Glen Allen 7 Atlee 3

Goochland 18 Nottoway 0


Powhatan 10 Midlothian 3

Hanover 4 James River 3 (10)

Clover Hill 4 Mills Godwin 0

Kenston Forest 12 Trinity Episcopal 3

Nottoway 1 Goochland 0 (11)

Dinwiddie 11 J.R. Tucker 1

Atlee 2 Glen Allen 1 (9)

Patrick Henry 10 Caroline 1

Deep Run 10 Henrico 0





Powhatan 15 Manchester 6

Atlee 17 Deep Run 7

Douglas Freeman 9 Hermitage 0

Hanover 20 Glen Allen 7



Manchester 7 Powhatan 6

Steward 14 Covenant 4

Douglas Freeman 17 Hermitage 0

Deep Run 13 Atlee 9




Thomas Jefferson 4 Huguenot 2



Powhatan 8 Louisa 2

Maggie Walker GS 2 Patrick Henry 1

Goochland 6 King William 0




Douglas Freeman 8 Glen Allen 1


Jamestown 5 James River 4

ARGS 6 Greensville 1

Goochland 5 Randolph-Henry 4

Colonial Heights 9 Hopewell 0

Hanover 9 Varina 0

Patrick Henry 9 Armstrong 0

Atlee 8 Highland Springs 1

Maggie Walker GS 9 Hermitage 0

Lee-Davis 9 Henrico 0

Deep Run 9 Thomas Jefferson 0

Douglas Freeman 9 Glen Allen 0







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Dogtopia Chesterfield


This Weeks Weather from Dogtopia

Tuesday Dogtopia Weather




Showers, mainly after 8am. High near 63. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.


weatherTuesday Night

Rain likely, mainly before 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 43. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.



Partly sunny, with a high near 58.


weatherWednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.


weatherThursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.


weatherFriday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.



Partly sunny, with a high near 63.


weatherSaturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.



Partly sunny, with a high near 65.





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Ace Glass

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Healthy Habits

Gordon Elementary will participate in Healthy Habits 3:50-4:50 p.m. on Tuesdays through May 24. For more information, email


VCU basketball players

Several VCU basketball players will visit Salem Church Elementary 3-4 p.m. April 12 to speak with fourth- and fifth-graders who are members of the S.T.A.R.S. (Students That Are Reaching for Success) leadership team. The VCU students will speak about their school careers, personal challenges and what they needed to do to attend college. The VCU students will also provide some basketball skills instruction. For more information, email


Spring Run Elementary will recognize two Students of the Year at 3 p.m. April 12 in the school cafeteria. For more information, call 639-6352.

Recorder concert

Spring Run Elementary fourth-graders will perform on recorders at 6 p.m. April 12 in the school cafeteria. For more information, call 639-6352.

Field trip

Woolridge Elementary kindergarten classes will visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 12. For more information, call 739-6330.


Food Fair

The annual Food Fair will take place April 13 at Clover Hill High. There will be two tastings: 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Tickets are free, but all tickets were reserved within two hours of being available, so the event is completely sold out. Reporters interested in covering the event are welcome. The Food Fair gives students and parents the opportunity to taste food being considered for school lunches and breakfasts. Their feedback will help shape next year’s menus. For more information, call 743-3717.

Special Education Advisory Committee

The Special Education Advisory Committee seeks to inform and involve parents in special education matters that affect more than 7,000 students with disabilities in Chesterfield County Public Schools. The committee will meet 5-6:30 p.m. April 13 to discuss Medicaid waivers. The committee meets at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. Enter through Door 1 (facing Hull Street Road). Call 639-8918 for details.


Kindergarten registration day

Every Chesterfield County elementary school will register incoming kindergartners 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 14, so parents should take their children to the elementary school they are zoned to attend. For more information, go to

Author visit

Children’s author Pamela Duncan Edwards will visit Evergreen Elementary on April 14. She will speak 10-10:45 a.m. to first- and second-grade classes, 11:25 a.m.-12:10 p.m. to kindergarten classes, 12:50-1:45 p.m. to fifth-grade classes and 2:15-3:05 p.m. to third- and fourth-grade classes. For more information, email


Jacobs Road Elementary students in grades 3-5 will hear a performance by the Richmond Symphony 9-10 a.m. April 14. For more information, call 674-1320.

Field trip

Curtis Elementary fifth-grade classes will visit Washington, D.C., on April 14. The students will leave the school at 7 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. During their D.C. visit, they will drive by the Capitol, tour the Museum of Natural History and take a walking tour of the monuments. For more information, call 768-6175.

Help in the gardens

Capital One employees will be at Falling Creek Middle 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14 to help prepare the gardens for planting. For more information, contact


Mothers and sons

Woolridge Elementary has planned a mothers-and-sons event 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 15 at Sky Zone trampoline park. For more information, call 739-6330.

Go Nuts for Reading

Alberta Smith Elementary students and Ecoff Elementary students who read eight books and returned their bookmarks will attend a Richmond Flying Squirrels game free 6-9:30 p.m. April 15. Also, they will parade with Nutzy around the field before the game starts. For more information, email about Alberta Smith Elementary or email about Ecoff Elementary.


Fine Arts Festival

The Fine Arts Festival will take place 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 16 and noon-4:30 p.m. April 17 at Thomas Dale High, home of the Visual and Performing Arts Specialty Center. The Fine Arts Festival is free and open to the community each year. Swirling with student creativity, this event will feature examples of visual arts and performing arts. On display will be thousands of paintings, drawings, sculptures and other visual art created by students in the 63 schools of Chesterfield County Public Schools. Three stages will feature student performers, including a variety of music, acting and singing. On April 17, there will be a special recognition at 3:30 p.m. in the main auditorium in honor of Superintendent Marcus Newsome, who is retiring at the end of this school year and who began his career in education as an art teacher. For more information, email or


Pep rally for Little Feet Meet

Ecoff Elementary will support students heading for the Little Feet Meet by holding a pep rally April 18. For more information, email

MOOC for rising ninth-graders

Rising ninth-graders have opportunities that have never before been available to students in Chesterfield County Public Schools. They can enroll in the first MOOC (massive open online course) ever offered by Chesterfield County Public Schools: Introduction to Computer Science. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a high school credit and be prepared for Advanced Placement computer science courses. Introduction to Computer Science will also prepare students to apply for CodeRVA, a regional high school scheduled to open in September 2017. This innovative school will offer accelerated, personalized learning and prepare students for jobs in computer science and information technology. To learn more about these unique opportunities, students who will be in ninth grade starting in September 2016 and their parents or guardians are invited to attend an informational meeting:

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 19 at the Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 20 at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull; enter the door for the Thomas R. Fulghum Conference Center at the back of the building


At Woolridge Elementary, fourth-graders will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids” at 7 p.m. April 20 in the cafeteria. For more information, email

Little Feet Meet

More than 1,000 Special Olympic athletes from elementary schools across Chesterfield County will gather for the Little Feet Meet 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 21 at James River High. The opening ceremony is about 11 a.m. Rain date is April 22. For more information, email

Students of the Year

Chesterfield County Public Schools will celebrate two Students of the Year from every school at 6 p.m. April 21 in the Thomas R. Fulghum Conference Center of the Career and Technical Center @ Hull. The event is sponsored by the Midlothian Rotary Club. For more information, call 748-1405.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Davis Elementary fifth-graders will participate in James River Ecology School 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 21-22. For more information, call 674-1310.


Midlothian Middle will present “Disney’s The Lion King Jr.” at 7 p.m. April 21-22 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 23. For more information, call 378-2460.

Field day

Crenshaw Elementary students will enjoy field day all day on April 22. For more information, email


Woolridge Elementary’s fifth-grade carnival will take place 2:15-3:30 p.m. April 22. For more information, call 739-6330.

Fire safety

Second-grade classes at Woolridge Elementary will learn about fire safety via the traveling fire house all day April 22. For more information, call 739-6330.

Field trip

Curtis Elementary kindergarten and second-grade classes will visit the Metro Richmond Zoo on April 22. They will leave the school at 9:30 a.m. and return by 1 p.m. For more information, call 768-6175.

Wildcat 5K

Woolridge Elementary will host the Wildcat 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at 2 p.m. April 24. Register by April 15 to get a race T-shirt or water bottle. For more information, call 739-6330.

Crash simulations

For the senior classes at James River High, the VCU School of Medicine will stage a car crash and demonstrate what happens in a trauma room. A MedFlight helicopter is scheduled to land. The crash simulation will take place 8-10:30 a.m. April 25 at James River High; email for information.

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