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Meet Roke

Chesterfield County Police Department

Chesterfield County Police Department

On Saturdays, Robious Corridor Online tries to include news and updates from our emergency services community.

Today, we have plenty.

Meet the Chesterfield County Police Departments newest K9 handler, Master Officer Krant, and his partner, Roke.

Roke is a 26-month-old Dutch Shepherd.

Roke recently completed his certification and now protects and serves on behalf of the Chesterfield County Police Department as a Patrol Dog.

 

 

Danny Murphy

 

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Family Guidance CentersRobious Corridor

Understanding and Managing

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADDThere is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding surrounding the term Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Despite the emphasis on attention disorder, attentional problems are only part of the issue. I prefer to view this as a regulation disorder.

These youngsters are generally diagnosed between 4 to 17 years old. Boys tend to be identified most frequently with ADHD(13%), and girls with only 5.5% and mostly with ADD. The regulation disorder certainly includes inattentiveness, distractibility, or difficulty focusing on the task at hand. However, parents and teachers also understand many other symptoms are present. These include: a struggle to organize their efforts, difficulty sustaining their effort or motivation, taking short cuts/not completing a task, rushing through a task, acting or reacting impulsively with little regard for the consequences, and an inconsistent ability to profit from experience (poor understanding of cause and effect relationships).

Unfortunately, these children are sometimes viewed as lazy, or lacking will power or self discipline. So why can they spend hours on a video game, but forget homework, resist chores or can never find anything? The short answer is that electronic activities are highly stimulating and motivating due to its entertainment value. The general world is not so entertaining. Doing homework or chores is not usually a high value target! Therefore, the inability to regulate focus, to sustain motivation, and to organize behavior is not fully developed with these children. Some research suggest a developmental lag of up to 30%.

Researchers do know that ADHD is a brain chemistry and genetic disorder. The full understanding is still lacking. So it is clear the child with ADHD cannot simply will or self determine him or herself to constantly focus anymore than a child with Type 2 Diabetes can will their pancreas to regulate insulin production. Despite the chatter about this being sugar/ diet determined, no significant research supports this as causative. Healthy eating is a good idea, but not a cure for ADHD.

The formal diagnosing for ADHD must include a medical review, psycho-educational evaluation, and observational input from parents and teachers. Once this information is gathered, a determination can be made for a proper diagnosis. Sometimes ADHD can be a singular issue or it can be part of a more complex circumstance. These children may also be struggling with anxiety, depression, or a deeper conduct disorder.

The treatment package for ADHD typically includes medication, teacher/school accommodations, and parent education. It is important that ADHD children are provided with daily structure. Such an approach includes: clear expectations and consequences, checklists, frequent feedback, consistent follow up and enforcement of the task, and daily support for the effort to struggle and achieve the goals established.

Dr. McGee is the director of Family Guidance Centers and has been in private practice for over 35 years. For a more complete view of his practice, please visit www.FamilyGuidanceCenters.com.

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WinterfieldRobious Corridor

Kate Kibler – in the Spotlight!

Chesterfield County Fire and EMSChesterfield County Firefighter Kate Kibler can be found working Engine 16-C

Kibler has been in the fire service for four years and for the last year and a half she has worked with EMS.

Kate was drawn to the fire service so that she could make a difference in the lives of others.

She didn’t want the usual desk job and the fire service is a profession that is new and different every day.

On February fifteenth, Kate and members of E16 were on the side of Route 288 working an accident, in icy conditions, when a vehicle slid off the road crashing into the accident scene that CCFEMS was working.

One person was killed and 3 others were injured including a member of E16 and a State Trooper.

Kate and the others on the scene responded immediately. 

Kibler said, “I am thankful that I work with amazing people who took care of us on scene and in the days following. I learned a lot about myself that night and I am thankful that I was trained well because it truly kicks in when you need it.”

And in the Robious Corridor, we are thankful for Kate Kibler and all of the members of our emergency services for their service.

That is why…‪

Kate Kibler…is in the Winterfield Veterinary Hospital Spotlight!

 

 

 

 

 

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Robious Corridor

5th Annual Westchester Shamrock 5K

TODAY!

Westchester CommonsThe Westchester Shamrock 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run will take place today in and around Westchester Commons Shopping Center.

Conveniently located off Route 288 and Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield County, this year’s event is run to support the Bon Secours Hospice House.

The inaugural race took place in 2012 and yielded more than 1,200 participants and the momentum continued in 2013, 2014 and 2015. 

Free admission to the festivities encourages spectators to stroll the streets enjoying food, kids’ activities, music, and entertainment. 

The Shamrock Health & Fitness Zone provides helpful tips and information, giveaways, samples and much more.

 

Westchester Commons

 

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acac midlothian

Robious Corridor

BASEBALL

St. Christopher’s 2 Goochland 0
Mills Godwin 8 Maggie Walker GS 1
Douglas Freeman 13 Highland Springs 5
Atlee 12 Albemarle 3
Dinwiddie 6 Caroline 1

SOFTBALL

Powhatan 15 Midlothian 0
Thomas Dale 4 James River 0
Collegiate 12 Flint Hill 1
Collegiate 6 Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 5
Dinwiddie 11 Caroline 1
Prince George 7 Manchester 0
Deep Run 4 J.R. Tucker 1

LACROSSE

Boys

Collegiate 11 Paul VI 7
Glen Allen 10 Hermitage 3

Girls

Collegiate 12 Norfolk Academy 10

SOCCER

Boys

St. Christopher’s 6 Norfolk Academy 3
Dinwiddie 4 Caroline 2
Deep Run 2 J.R. Tucker 0
Goochland 9 Rappahanock 0
Albemarle 4 Atlee 0

Girls

Trinity Episcopal 0 Bishop Sullivan 0
Caroline 6 Dinwiddie 0
Mills Godwin 6 Maggie Walker GS 0
Deep Run 8 J.R. Tucker 0

 

TENNIS

Boys

Douglas Freeman 9 James River 0
Collegiate 7 Episcopal 0

Girls

Douglas Freeman 8 James River 1
Midlothian 7 Hanover 2
Goochland 5 Rappahannock 4
ARGS 6 Prince George 3

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Dogtopia

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Saturday Dogtopia Weather

Saturday Weather

 

weatherSaturday Night
Rain likely, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

weatherSunday
Rain likely, mainly before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

weatherSunday Night
A chance of rain before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

 

weatherMonday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

 

weatherMonday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 33.

 

weatherTuesday
Sunny, with a high near 55.

 

weatherTuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

 

weatherWednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

 

weatherWednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

 

weatherThursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

 

 

 

 

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Ace Glass

Robious Corridor

ON GOING

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 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 Michelle_Balding@ccpsnet.net.

Dreambox challenge

Crenshaw Elementary is participating in a Dreambox challenge with students from across the world. For more information, call 739-6250.

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 Jennike_Duignam@ccpsnet.net.

TODAY

Dance concert

The Specialty Center for the Visual and Performing Arts will present a senior dance concert titled “RESOLUT16N” at 7 p.m. March 19 in the auditorium of the main campus of Thomas Dale High. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, go to https://sites.google.com/a/ccpsnet.net/scdc-senior-concert-2016/.

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 Bryan_Sheetz@ccpsnet.net.

STEAMmania

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 mychesterfieldschools.com.

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: www.tricitiesroadrunners.org.

NEXT WEEK

Creating fish mural

To celebrate Youth Art Month and spruce up for the school’s 50th anniversary, the staff and students of Watkins Elementary are collaborating to make a 38-feet-by-5-feet mural. The mural is inspired by the book “Only One You” by Linda Kranz, which tells of a little fish about to go out into the world.

Students will work on elements of the mural in art classes:
• making fish out of clay
> 10:30 a.m.-noon on March 23
• glazing fish
> 10:30 a.m.-noon March 22-23
> 9:30 a.m.-noon and 12:45-3:15 p.m. on March 25

Installation of the clay fish is expected to be finished in April. To see images from this project, CLICK HERE.  For more information, email Sarah_Matthews@ccpsnet.net or Bridget_mcdermott@ccpsnet.net.

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 sybil.robertson32@gmail.com.

Dance

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

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 Maureen_Martin@ccpsnet.net or Paula_Tylus@ccpsnet.net.

Music in Our Schools

Spring Run Elementary students and staff members will wear music-themed clothing for Music in Our Schools Spirit Day on March 24. For more information, call 639-6352.

Kindergarten awards

Spring Run Elementary will hold a kindergarten awards ceremony at 2 p.m. March 24. For more information, call 639-6352.

Field day

Spring Run Elementary will hold field day on March 25: 9-11 a.m. for grades 3-5 and noon-2 p.m. for grades K-2. For more information, call 639-6352.

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 Sally_Gerdes@ccpsnet.net.

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