Jun. 8, 2018: School Closed

Dinwiddie Public Schools will be closed for students and teachers on Friday, June 8, 2018.  The Virginia Motorsports Park will be hosting the Virginia NHRA Nationals event on June 8-10.  Because this is a national race event, we expect there to be major traffic in the area, which will impact transportation for all of our schools.

Apr. 16 Week: Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin the week of April 16, 2018, at all elementary schools from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Extended hours will be on Thursday, April 19, from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm.  We encourage you to register your child early, even if you do not have all required documents.  Visit our Kindergarten Registration page for more information.

Monday, April 16, 2018 – Friday, April 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Extended Hours for Kindergarten Screening
Thursday, April 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Apr. 28: 5K Fun Run/Walk

Dinwiddie Five Forks 5K Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:30 am – 10:30 am
Race Begins at 8:15 am

Come out and enjoy the morning with a 5K Fun Run/Walk. There are nine different age categories to participate in and prizes for top winners. A variety of vendors will be present. Register early at a discounted price! All participants must park at Dinwiddie Middle School and will be transported to the starting line.

We hope to see you there! (Click here to view this information in PDF flyer format.)


Early Bird:
February 14th—March 31st
April 1st—April 21st
 Race Day: (CASH ONLY)
April 28th

*Accepting cash, check (please make checks payable to Dinwiddie Elementary School), or credit card (www.Eventbrite.com fees apply).

Go to www.playdinwiddie.com for updates and additional information.

Sponsored by:
Dinwiddie County
Parks & Recreation/
Dinwiddie Elementary School

Contact Information:
Dinwiddie Elementary School
13811 Boydton Plank Road
Dinwiddie, VA 23841

Apr. 21: Dinwiddie Teen Expo

Dinwiddie Teen Expo, Get Connected - Logo

The County of Dinwiddie and Dinwiddie County Public Schools presents the 5th Annual Dinwiddie Teen Expo

The event focuses on professional development, summer employment, teenage resources, and much more!  The Teen Expo will also feature a variety of FREE attractions and activities.  Do not miss out on this great chance to engage local resource vendors and employers while having a fun and entertaining time.

***Breakfast and Chick-Fil-A Lunch will be provided

Event Information and Details

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: Richard Bland College – Statesmen Hall
Admission: FREE
Registration IS REQUIRED

Registration Information (Deadline March 23)

Registration Opens March 5, 2018 
Registration Closes March 23, 2018 

Maximum Teen Enrollment:  200
Maximum Parent Enrollment:  60

Registration is available on a first come; first served basis.  Please be mindful space is limited, therefore please only register if you intend to be present the day of the event.  Note that registration is open to ONLY Dinwiddie County residents.

** Middle School Students Register Here
** High School Students Register Here

Features & Highlights

There will be chances to win a HP Touchscreen Laptop sponsored by Dominion Energy, a PlayStation 4 sponsored by Walmart Distribution and a $150 Foot Locker Gift Card sponsored by Aetna among a host of other great prizes!!

Student Success Sessions

    #SavvySocials – Social Media Awareness
#PoisedAndPoppin – Etiquette
#CoolConnections – Civic Engagement
#RealityStore – Money Management
#AllGrownUp – Adult Life (HS SENIORS ONLY)

Parental Sessions

    -Financial Aid and Planning for Life Beyond High School
-Rowanty Programs and Opportunities
-Planning for College – SAT/ACT, Scholarships, and MORE!!!
-Profile of the Virginia Graduate – 2022 and Beyond
-Health and Wellness Activities such as seated massage, painting, line dancing, and more!

Student Afternoon Activities Powered by: Signature Sponsor Dominion Energy

Human Hamster Balls, Wipe-Out Rides, Rock Climbing, Video Games, Basketball Shoot-outs, Beach Volleyball, Tug-of-War, Music and Much More!!!

Event Contact Information

Cierra M. Gravely, Marketing and Youth Workforce Development Coordinator
14016 Boydton Plank Rd. Dinwiddie, VA 23841
804-469-4500 ext. 2154

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SIGNATURE SPONSORS: Richard Bland College, Dominion Energy, Walmart Distribution Center, Crater Vision Center, Aetna Better Health of Virginia, Fort Lee Credit Union

Mar. 2018: Virginia Preschool Initiative Registrations

Bright Stars Program

Dinwiddie County Public Schools will hold registration for the Virginia Preschool Initiative (Bright Stars Program) beginning on March 23, 2018.  The goal of the 4-year-old program is to provide a healthy learning environment for children whose social or economic conditions may put them at risk of poor school performance.

Enrollment priority is given to children with the greatest number of factors impacting their environment. Some of the factors considered for program eligibility include income level of parent/guardian, educational level or the parent/guardian, child characteristics and other family stressors.

Each VPI classroom is limited to 18 students. Current classrooms are located at Southside Elementary School. The program will operate on the same calendar and schedule as the elementary school. The program does not operate on a first come/first serve basis, rather a continuous enrollment until the program is filled. Eligible students must be 4-years-old by September 30, 2018, and be a resident of Dinwiddie County.

Applications are available online at http://www.dinwiddie.k12.va.us/bright_stars/ or at each elementary school. In addition, the following registration dates and times have been identified and the location:

Date Time(s) Location
Friday, March 23, 2018 8:30 am – 12 noon/1 pm – 3 pm Southside Elementary
Saturday, March 24, 2018 9 am – 12 noon Historic Southside Learning Center Annex
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 8:30 am – 11:30 am Sunnyside Elementary
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1 pm – 4:00 pm Midway  Elementary
Thursday, March 29, 2018 9 am -12 noon/ 1 pm – 3 pm Southside Elementary

For registration, please bring in the following items:

  • Proof of residency for Dinwiddie County Public Schools
  • Proof of income (tax returns/w-2s for parent or guardian)
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Health form/shot record
  • Parent identification

To view this information in flyer form, please click one of these links: Bright Stars Flyer- English or  folleto en español.

For more information, please contact Alicia Haggins, Coordinator of Exceptional Programs, at 804-469-4389.

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