Marcus J. Newsome, Ed.D., Superintendent




News Release


CONTACT Tim Bullis

Director, Community Relations


July 1, 2010

For immediate release

Best school bus driver in Virginia (photo attached)

Leslie Alderman is the top school bus driver in Virginia. She won first place in the conventional bus category during state competition. In addition to driving bus routes to schools in Chester and Matoaca, she helps train bus drivers for Chesterfield County Public Schools.

Newsweek’s list of best high schools

Each year, Newsweek magazine names the best high schools in the country based on how many students take Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or Cambridge classes and tests. While only 6 percent of all U.S. public schools made the list, 50 percent of Chesterfield’s comprehensive high schools are among America’s best: James River High is No. 316, Midlothian High is 343, Clover Hill High is 910, Monacan High is 995 and Cosby High is 1,016. A total of 1,622 schools are listed.

Graduation numbers (photo attached)

Chesterfield County Public Schools graduated 4,273 students in June. Statistics show that 57 percent of the class of 2010 received advanced diplomas and 39 percent received standard diplomas. Graduates earned $18,180,301 in scholarships, and 94 percent plan to continue their education at a four-year college, two-year college or other program. The class of 2010 included five National Merit finalists.

Fulbright teacher exchange

Sally Wallace, who teaches world languages at Tomahawk Creek Middle, will swap jobs with a teacher in France through the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program. For the 2010-2011 school year, Wallace will teach in Chambery, France, and Floriane Cardon will join the teaching staff of Tomahawk Creek Middle. Wallace is one of just 60 U.S. citizens selected to travel abroad through this program, which is sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

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