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Metaverse has ARRIVED at Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School

The Metaverse has arrived at Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School! CRMS is fortunate to have received a grant from VictoryXR, top leader in virtual reality education, for 20 Meta Quest 2 VR headsets. This cutting edge technology launches our students into a world beyond the Chesterfield County classroom into a virtual world of 3D immersive learning.

The initial application allowed 30 students the opportunity to explore the world of VR using the Meta Quest 2 headsets. Using Victory XR VXR.Direct applications participants explored the universe traveling through space on a tour of the Solar System. The Adventures in Space application gave students the chance to pilot a rover. This virtual reality technology allows students to connect the dots with their learning by providing a hands-on experience with narrative information and “out of this world” visuals.

The VXR.Direct applications align with current South Carolina 8th Grade Science standards and were used as an Exit ticket compilation for a CRMS STEM Lab Challenge focusing on the 21st Century Engineering Space Exploration endeavors with an emphasis on a Space Station or Settlement on Mars and the current NASA Artemis Mission to the Moon. This cross-curriculum format allows students to reinforce foundational knowledge and go further to achieve mastery of skills, not just basic facts.

Just a sample of our students comments: “Wow, this is so cool.”, “It’s like I’m floating/flying above the scene.”, “This 360 view lets me zoom in so close or really far away.”,”This is a better way to learn informational facts about our universe instead of just reading a passage in an article or textbook.”, and “This app lets you have a REAL experience being on another planet.”

CRMS is just beginning our journey of integrating this powerful manipulative of 3D immersive learning into the STEM Lab curriculum. We look forward to NOT just exploring our universe through virtual 360 field trips but completing virtual labs and web add ons which empower our students to reach new heights of creativity and innovation. Metaverse education is the education platform of the future. The future potential of this technology expanding throughout our Chesterfield County School District will allow our Chesterfield County students to compete globally for careers of the future!

New policy alert

Dear CCSD Parents:
Pleased be advised that effective December 4, 2023, Chesterfield County School District will be implementing a new vaping policy. This policy is designed to address the rising concerns surrounding the use of vaping products among our students.
Think Pink 5K

YMCA Think Pink 5K

Superintendent, Dr. Anderson participates in the annual YMCA Think Pink 5k for Breast Cancer Awareness on 10/28/23.

CCSD Fall Job Fair

Chesterfield County School District held a Fall Job Fair on Saturday, November 4, 2023.

Representatives from each school and department came out to recruit and welcome new employees into the CCS Family. It was a great display of community and teamwork as we continue to “Add Value to the CCS Village!” #CCS Ready!
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2023 Employee of the Year Breakfast

The Chesterfield County School District hosted an appreciation breakfast to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of its 2023-2024 Employee of the Year winners. This event, held on November 1st, was a memorable occasion, where staff members were honored and encouraged by their colleagues, district leadership, and the District Employee of the Year, Mrs. Angel Gainey. The breakfast was hosted by the Human Resources Department.
Alpha Art

Alpha Arts Nominations for Student in grades 3-12

Students in grades 3-12 may now be nominated for ALPHA Arts. ALPHA Arts is a program for gifted and talented students in art or music. Anyone may nominate a student for screening. Nomination forms should be turned into arts teachers at the student's school by Dec. 1st. (Link to nomination form is below.)
Mr. James White - Edwards Elementary

Four CCSD Custodians were nominated as Finalists through the Academy of Cleaning Excellence

Chesterfield County School District is proud to announce that four of our very own custodians were nominated and made the cut to be 4 of 12 National Rock Star Custodian Finalists through the Academy of Cleaning Excellence. This nationwide prestigious award, presented by the ACE Academy, seeks to recognize exceptional individuals in the cleaning industry who embody the nine defining traits of a true Rock Star Custodian: Communication, Utilize Resources, Service to Others, Take Ownership, Optimistic, Determination, Integrity, Analyze, and Nurture. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work and dedication to the CCS Village.

James White - Edwards Elementary
Patricia Scott - Chesterfield High
Gerald Miller - Central High
Carolyn Rogers - District Office