All the school news, local events, weather and a student in the spotlight that we could fit in today’s issue of Robious Corridor Online!


Internet Safety

Chesterfield County Public Schools

Is your child tethered to a technology device?

Ever wondered what your child is so intrigued by on while online?

Interested in learning more about the secure computer network used by Chesterfield County Public Schools?

If the answer to any of these is yes, then here’s an event you won’t want to miss: The Chesterfield Police Department, Chesterfield County Public Schools and the Chesterfield County Council of PTAs are partnering to hold an Internet Safety presentation on Monday, Sept. 12.

The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Thomas R. Fulghum Conference Center at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull. Please enter Door 20 of the school, located at 13900 Hull Street Road.


Heat Causes Cadet Schedule Changes

Benedictine College Preparatory

This unseasonably high September heat has impacted some of Benedictine’s planned weekend events.

The Cadets Varsity Football game vs. St. Christopher’s will be moved to Saturday, September 10th, at 7:30 PM at Goochland High School. The high heat indexes for both Friday and Saturday made it necessary to move the game under the lights on Saturday night. Goochland High School is located 16.7 miles west along River Road. Coach’s Club passes will be honored and all current Cadets will get in Free of charge! Come out and support our undefeated Cadets!

The Joe Arnold Field dedication ceremony remains scheduled for tonight, Friday, September 9th, beginning at 7:00 PM. A complimentary BBQ dinner will be served. Come out and celebrate this beloved Benedictine teacher and coach. RSVPs are appreciated; please call or email Katie Beverley at 804-708-9520 or

The Freshman Hop has been moved to tonight, Friday, September 9th from 7:30 – 10:30 PM. This change was made in consultation with Saint Gertrude, and gives the greatest number of students an opportunity to come to the first social mixer of the year. Outside guest permission slips are still due to the front office on Thursday September 8th.

A note to Parents dropping off your son for the Freshman Hop…After you drop off your son on Friday to the dance, come on back to the Joe Arnold Field dedication ceremony, and join the celebration!

The Sponsor’s Picnic that was scheduled for Friday evening has been cancelled and will be scheduled for a later date.


Senior Parent College Meeting

Trinity Episcopal School

A Senior Parent College Meeting will be conducted on Wednesday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Perkinson Arts Center (Theatre). College Counselors Julie Bruner and Chet Childress will provide information regarding the next steps seniors should take as they move forward. The meeting is intended to answer questions about college applications and forms, SAT/ACT testing deadlines, timelines, recommendations and other college-related matters.


Wednesday, September 14, 7:30 p.m.


Perkinson Arts Center (Theatre)


Saint Gertrude sings NASCAR National Anthem

Saint Gertrude School

NASCARThe Saint Gertrude High School Honors Ensemble will sing the National Anthem for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR XFINITY series race tonight, Friday, September 9, at 7:30 pm.

The race will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN and on WRVA-AM 1140 radio.

Tune into to hear their amazing voices.



James River High School

Ja,es RiverJoin us tomorrow for the 2016 RapidFest tailgate party from 5:30-7:30pm at the Swamp before our home-opening football game! Free hot dogs and drinks for our Athletic Booster members!

Our award-winning James River Rapid Regiment will stop by about 6:45pm! And don’t miss the James River dance team appearing at 7:15, right before kickoff!

Purchase an Athletic Boosters Membership for the 2016-17 season and receive your free RapidNation bumper sticker!

2016-17 Season Athletic Passes available for sale!

New Spirit Wear will also be on sale including the ever-popular James River stadium chairs.


Midlo Football

Midlothian High School

The Midlothian Trojans take on LC Bird this evening at Midlothian High School.

The game is under the lights with kick off scheduled for 7:30 pm.

Check RVA Gamebreak for scores updated throughout the game and for a game recap.



Family Guidance Centers



Martins A+ School Rewards

Good Shepherd Episcopal School

Good Shepard Episcopal SchoolA+ School Rewards are points that accrue with each purchase using the Martins BONUSCARD.

At the end of each month, the A+ School Rewards are used to determine your school’s cash total, which is then automatically credited to your school’s account.

Look for information coming home the first few weeks of school about how to designate Good Shepherd to receive this benefit. 


Bobcat Blast 5K & Fun Run

Millwood SchoolMillwood School

Love to run (or walk)? Don’t miss the annual Bobcat Blast 5K & Fun Run.

The course is convenient to our surrounding communities.

Trophies for the top three male and female finishers, as well as ribbons for age group winners will be awarded.

Online registration closes on October 14, 2016.

Register HERE.

After October 14, 2016, please register at the race on October 16, 2016.


The Littlest Bigfoot

Bon Air Elementary School

The Littlest BigfootOn Wednesday September 14th, New York Times Bestselling Author, Jennifer Weiner, is coming to Bon Air Elementary School.  Weiner is visiting in celebration of her debut book for kids, The Littlest Bigfoot, and will be speaking to Bon Air 3rd-5th graders.

A local bookshop, bbgb, is bringing her to Bon Air Elementary and is offering the opportunity to purchase a book signed by Jennifer for your child .  

The Littlest Bigfoot is a story about friendship and belonging, it’s full of adventure and some furry creatures.

You may also purchase her book on bbgb’s website at  Receive a 15% discount when you use coupon code baes15. 

At check-out choose school delivery, then select Bon Air Elementary and indicate your child’s name, teacher and to whom the book(s) should be signed.

Please place your order no later than today, Friday, September 9th. You may call bbgb with any questions at 804.353.5675


Raider Volunteer Opportunities

Robious Middle School

You know you want to get involved and see what goes on at middle school!

The RMS PTA has a couple of  where you can do just that! The first is an opportunity to help out at lunch time.


The second is an opportunity to help with Chromebook distribution on Sept. 19.



Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

Robious Elementary School

Robious Elementary Student and staff will be adorned in gold today and for every Friday in September.

The Roadrunners are wearing gold all month in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness month.


Volunteers Needed

Bettie Weaver Elementary

Parent and Grandparent volunteers are needed during the lunch hour to assist our cafeteria aides.

Please CLICK THIS LINK to sign-up for a shift that works best for you. They appreciate all the helping hands!



Liz Dorneman

Robious Corridor

brought to you by Liz Dorneman, Long & Foster Real Estate


midlothian bands

The 10th Annual Showcase of Bands

Midlothian High School

Eighteen high school marching bands from all over Virginia will be performing in this year’s Showcase making it one of the largest events in it’s history.  Participating bands include:

James River High School, Midlothian High School, Monacan High School, Hermitage High School, William Campbell High School, Warwick High School, Randolph-Henry High School, Heritage High School (Lynchburg), Loudoun County High School, Madison County High School, Clover Hill High School, Matoaca High School, Thomas Dale High School, Charlottesville High School, Fort Defiance High School, Broadway High School, E.C. Glass High School, Albemarle High School


Saturday, October 1st, 2016


4:00 to 10:00 PM


Midlothian High School

401 Charter Colony Parkway

Midlothian VA 23114


Admission $7.00



Chesterfield County Public Schools

CCPS250x800The Food and Nutritional Services Department of the Chesterfield County Public School system is hiring!

They are currently taking applications for Substitute Food Services Associates.

Some benefits available in the food services field are:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Convenient work schedules
  • Opportunities to advance professionally
  • On-site and classroom training
  • Summers off with your children
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Eligibility to join the School Nutrition Association (SNA)

Apply via the CCPS website at

The complete job description and application procedures are available on the website!

If you have any questions, call 804-743-2390


Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Walk

Virginia Hemophilia Foundation

VHFVHF Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Walk Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Robious Landing Park, 3800 James River Rd., Midlothian, VA 23113. Here is the event site:

Join the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation (VHF) for a race the entire family can enjoy. The VHF Trick or Trot is a fun and healthy way to show your support for all those whose lives are impacted by bleeding disorders.

Join us to run a 5K course, walk a quick one mile route, or cheer the kids in a Monster Dash, a 100 yard fun run for kids 12 and under. Funds raised will go toward fulfilling VHF’s mission of supporting the needs of those impacted by a bleeding disorder through education, advocacy, and community.

Sign up today – this SPOOKtacular race is limited to 200 runners! Costumes are highly encouraged and you won’t want to miss the pre-race Halloween party with a DJ, food, and more!

Click here for instructions on how to register for the 5K and Fun Walk.

Click here for FAQ’s about the 5K and Fun Walk.

Schedule of Events:

9:00 am – Packet pick-up and pre-race Halloween party begins

10:00 am – Costume Contest

10:10 am – Monster Dash for Kids 12 and under

10:30 am – 5K/Fun Walk begins

11:15 am – Awards Presentation



Robious Corridor

Alex Hogge is in the Spotlight

Winterfield Veterinary Hospital

Alex Hogge is a Senior at James River High School.  In past summers, Hogge volunteered at various camps and non profits, paying it forward by working with children.  This summer Alex wanted to raise the bar a bit.   He wanted to do something big for needy children in Chesterfield County.  Alex wanted to do something more.

So, Alex reached out to Chesterfield County Public Schools and found out that there are seventeen Title I elementary schools in Chesterfield County.  When Alex asked how he could help, he was assigned to Crestwood Elementary School.  Hogge already knew what he wanted to do.  He wanted to create a school supply drive to help the kids that needed help the most.  He would call the drive “Supply Stop”.  He would call his project “The Power of One”.  Alex knew he would need help so he reached out to Robious Corridor community partner acac Midlothian.

Alex, supported in part by acac Midlothian, kicked off a month long “Supply Stop” drive over the summer to gather supplies from donors in the Robious Corridor.     “Supply Stop”, featured during through the summer in the What’s Happening section of Robious Corridor Online and brought to our readers by Liz Dorneman with Long and Foster Real Estate saw donations begin to pour in.  The families of the Robious Corridor came through again.  Alex Hogge, and his project partners Casey Steed and Nicholas Hogge filled every seat of the acac-Midlothian Fitness and Wellness bus with boxes of school supplies.

How powerful is “The Power of One”?  When the bus arrived at Crestwood Elementary the students found the bus packed with over 3000 markers, colored pencils, pens and pencils, 7000 pages of construction and paper, 300 spirals, 230 sticky notes, 150 glue sticks, 200 highlighters, 30 backpacks, 400 note pads, 1500 crayons, 200 binders and notebooks, 125 books and much more.  Supplies that will help some of the future students of Robious Middle and James River High School.

But wait…there’s more.

In addition to the “Supply Stop”,  Alex developed a rolling library using the acac Midlothian bus..  The bus was transformed to a rolling library, loaded with books, staffed with teachers, and Alex, Nicholas and Casey of course.  The rolling library visited neighborhoods delivering books to students. 

Hogge also worked with acac Midlothian to donate their bus and driver, one more time, to assist the staff at Crestwood on National Night Out. 

Alex plans to continue working with Crestwood over the school year, holding several fund raising drives through the James River High School Beta Club, including a snack drive and book drive.

Alex Hogge is getting it done and…

Alex Hogge…is in the Winterfield Veterinary Hospital Spotlight!

The Power of One



If you are trying to get your pet in for grooming and we are booked up give our sister clinic a call, John Rolfe Animal Hospital, to get on Molly’s schedule! Plus starting they we will be offering grooming services the second Saturday of each month! We anticipate these spots filling up fast as they are limited due to it being a shorter work day so make sure you call in and book well in advance! Call today (804) 918-4844




The basics are always “there.”

acac Midlothian

I have been working out or working in fitness facilities since 1994, which isn’t a long time compared to many of us. What I have noticed over and over again, though, is the people who are the most fit into their later years all have things that they consider “staples.” I remember an “old timer” (as Jerry called himself) from my first few years of training who was in his early seventies and did pull ups, push ups, squats, deadlifts, overhead presses and curls when he came to the gym. He came often, and tried some new things, but he always came back to his “staples.” He was in amazing shape for a guy at any age, and especially for a guy in his seventies.

He warned me about chasing the newest trends in fitness, and offered this advice: Three days a week, stick to the basics that have stood the test of time. On the other days, try whatever new shiny thing you want.

Being the wise young man that I was, I promptly dismissed this notion and did whatever I thought was better at the time. Over the last 20 years in the gym though, I have seen this same situation over and over again. I am now learning to listen.

Mark Reinke, acac personal training director


Important note for acac Midlothian Members

The Indoor Aquatics Center will be closed September 12 – 16 for annual maintenance and cleaning. The Family Pool only will close Sunday, September 11 at 6pm. All members may utilize the outdoor Rec Pool during this time, weather permitting (5am – 10pm). The pools at Short Pump are also open and available for your use.







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Weather Outlook

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Your Weather at a Glance…


Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 100. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.


weatherFriday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 3 to 5 mph.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 103. South wind 3 to 8 mph.


weatherSaturday Night

A slight chance of showers after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.


weatherSunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 64.



Sunny, with a high near 83.


weatherMonday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.


weatherTuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.


weatherWednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.




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