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Salem Church Middle will present a performing arts showcase 6-8:30 p.m. June 2 in the Heritage Amphitheater at Pocahontas State Park. More than 250 students will perform selections showcasing the school’s “Journey of Hope” project-based learning units and other spring pieces. The performance by drama, chorus, orchestra, guitar and band students is free to the public, but there is a parking fee of $4 cash per vehicle. This family-friendly event will have food trucks at 5 p.m. for people who would like to buy dinner. For more information, email


Cosby High will have a driving safety event 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2 that will include a wrecked car, fire and rescue vehicles and a medevac helicopter. For more information, email

Spring Run Husky 5K

Spring Run Elementary and Bethia United Methodist Church are hosting the third annual Spring Run Huskies 5K. Registration is due by June 2 for the race, which will take place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 5 at Spring Run Elementary. In addition to the run, there will be food trucks and vendors. Money from the event will benefit a Spring Run Elementary family whose daughter died of a rare form of cancer. To register or for more information, go to


Word wall ball

Spring Run Elementary kindergartners will celebrate learning word wall words during a ball 2-2:45 p.m. June 3 in the school cafeteria. They will dress as fairy tale characters, and students who know all of their word wall words will wear special crowns. For more information, call 639-6352.


Alberta Smith Elementary will hold a carnival 5-8 p.m. June 3 with lots of family fun, games and rides. For more information, call 739-6295.



Virginia History Teacher of the Year

Cosby High’s Nicole Winter has been selected as Virginia’s 2016 History Teacher of the Year. She will receive the award during Cosby High’s faculty meeting at 2 p.m. June 6 from Betsy Barton, who is the history specialist for the Virginia Department of Education. For more information, go to

Underwater robots

Six schools will battle 9-11:30 a.m. June 6 at the Swift Creek YMCA with underwater robots they have built. About 150 students will be poolside operating submerged robots. These schools are sending teams to the SeaPerch competition: Carver College and Career, Academy 360, Falling Creek Middle, Swift Creek Middle, Manchester Middle and Matoaca Middle. For more information, email or go to


Alberta Smith Elementary will participate in a schoolwide reading of “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 6-17. Teachers will be reading the book aloud and incorporating penguin-related activities during the day. For more information, email


Spring Run Elementary students correctly answered 1,000 questions about Promote Respect, earning the privilege of wearing pajamas to school on June 6. For more information, call 639-6352.


Let Me Take a Shelfie

Elizabeth Davis Middle students will kick off their summer reading scavenger hunt during an event 6-8 p.m. June 7 at the school. Here’s how Let Me Take a Shelfie will work: As students read during the summer, they will take selfies of themselves reading (that’s what a shelfie is) in different scenarios, such as in a car, in a tent, barefoot, in a crowded place, etc. There are 20 scenarios, and students who submit at least 15 of those shelfies will be in a drawing to win a camera. To help students complete their shelfie scavenger hunt, the school will hold a camping-theme event 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 12 and a beach-theme event 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 16. For more information, go here:

Word wall ball

Alberta Smith Elementary kindergartners will attend a word wall ball 9-10 a.m. June 7. The event will include choreographed dances and a certificate ceremony. For more information, call 739-6295.

CCPS Night @ the Library

Families with students in Chesterfield County Public Schools are invited to CCPS Night @ the Library to kick off summer reading. The event will take place 6-8 p.m. June 7 at all Chesterfield County public libraries.


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. June 8 to summarize the year and plan the committee’s annual report. 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.


National History Bee

Chesterfield County Public Schools had 17 middle school students qualify to compete in the National History Bee, which will take place June 9-12 in Chicago. For more information, go to


Kindergarten fathers

At Spring Run Elementary, fathers of kindergartners are invited for a Father’s Day event. Dads and their children will rotate among different camping-type activities 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 10. For more information, call 639-6352.


Field day

Field day at Jacobs Road Elementary will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 13. Grades K-2 will participate in the morning, and grades 3-5 graders will participate in the afternoon. There will be a break in activities 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, call 674-1320.

Pack meetings

Spring Run Elementary will hold its last Pack meetings of the year at 2 p.m. June 14 for grades K-2 and at 2 p.m. June 15 for grades 3-5. For more information, call 639-6352.

Lunch Date With the Future

Bellwood Elementary fifth-graders will complete their yearlong study and practice of good manners and etiquette with a formal lunch at 11 a.m. June 15 at the Country Club at the Highlands. Students, teachers and invited guests will enjoy a meal together. For more information, email

Community project

Hening Elementary raised $657 for the school’s Relay for Life team, which is called Hope with Hening Hornets. Students brought in donations during a Taking Steps to Find a Cure fundraiser and posted purple feet on a wall. Fifth-graders raised $241 of the total amount, all of which will go to the American Cancer Society. As a reward, students will watch fifth-grade teachers dye their hair, male teachers shave their beards and one teacher shave his head. That will all take place June 15 during a mini Relay for Life walk during the school’s field day. For more information, call 743-3655.

Economics Fair

Alberta Smith Elementary third-graders will present an Economics Fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 16. Each student is responsible for creating a product to sell and will spend the day acting as a producer (selling goods) and a consumer (shopping at other students’ stores for goods). For more information, email

Fifth-grade farewell

Spring Run Elementary will send its fifth-graders off to middle school with a promotion ceremony at 9 a.m. June 16 in the school gym. Also, fifth-graders will get a rousing goodbye at 11:30 a.m. June 17 when all the other students line the hallways to cheer on the fifth-graders as they leave on the last day of the school year. For more information call 639-6352.

Fifth-grade promotion

Jacobs Road Elementary will send its fifth-graders off to middle school during a ceremony 9-11:30 a.m. June 16 at Clover Hill High. For more information, call Eileen Traveline at 674-1320.

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