News Roundup: 11/6 – 11/12

Ben Schneider, Editor-in-Chief

Announcements:

Monday, Nov. 7 will be an off day for students and will serve as a parent and teacher conference day. Tuesday, Nov. 8 is an off day for all students and staff for election day.

New club Young Leaders for Change will hold its interest meeting on Friday, Nov. 18 during Cav Morning in room 404. 

Theatre on the Hill will hold rehearsals all week for their upcoming play Get Smart. 

Senior leadership applications for senior takeover day are available outside of room 007. Interested students have to complete the application and place it in the return folder outside room 007 by Friday, Nov. 11. They also have to get the signature of the staff member they will take over for and pay their senior dues. Senior takeover day will be Nov. 21. 

The senior tee shirt design contest is live. Any student who wants to enter the contest must turn their design in to Victoria Kirtley in room 007 no later than Nov. 21. Students will have the opportunity to vote on the best design in early December, and the winner will be featured on the class of 2023 senior tee shirt. 

Any students who need help writing, editing, brainstorming, organizing and more for a writing assignment can come to Clover Hill’s writing center, Write Aid, to get help. It takes place during Cav Morning on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in room 326. It is by appointment only, so interested students need to ask their English teacher to add them to the Canvas, where they can sign up. Each student receives their pass when it is delivered to their first block the morning of their appointment. Students without a first block should see Caity Gladstone-Mueller in room 326. 

 

Last week:

The girls volleyball team advanced to the regional semifinals, where they were eliminated by Deep Run. To get there, they won games in earlier rounds against Douglas Freeman and Glen Allen. It was the team’s first appearance in the regional semifinals in ten years. 

The boys volleyball team won their opening game of the playoffs against L.C. Bird but fell in the next round. 

Boys cross country won second place at regionals on Nov. 2 to earn a spot at the state meet on Saturday, Nov. 12. 

Girls cross country wrapped up their season at regionals after placing eighth. 

The varsity and JV football teams ended their seasons against L.C. Bird.

The step team hosted the Fuzion talent show on Nov. 1.

Several teams of students competed in the math modeling competition on Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 in the library. 

The Marching Cavaliers performed in the state competition at Liberty University. 

Clover Hill celebrated Halloween.

 

This week:

Monday (11/7):

This is an off day for students for parent-teacher conferences.

The first day of tryouts for boys basketball will be in the gym from 9-11 a.m.

The indoor track team will hold their first day of tryouts at the track from 3:30 to 5 p.m. All participants need a completed physical form, running shoes and water. See coach Kwame McFadden or visit @cloverhilltrackfield on instagram for more information. 

Girls basketball will hold their first day of tryouts in the gym from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday (11/8):

This is an off day for students and staff due to the midterm elections. 

Boys basketball tryouts will continue in the gym from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The indoor track team will hold their second day of tryouts at the track from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 

Girls basketball tryouts will resume in the gym from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday (11/9):

The badminton club will meet from three to four p.m. in room 205.

Boys basketball tryouts will be in the gym from 3:30 to 5:30.

Girls basketball will hold their final day of tryouts in the gym from 6:30 to 8:30.


Thursday (11/10):

The fall band concert will take place from four to ten p.m. in the auditorium. 

The step team will practice in the commons after school from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

Boys basketball tryouts will continue in the gym from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

 

Friday (11/11):

Latin club will meet after school from 3:00 to 4:30 in room 113.

This is the final day to turn in applications for senior takeover day. Interested students can grab and return applications outside of room 007. 

The final day of tryouts for boys basketball will take place in the gym from 3:30 to 5:30.

 

Saturday (11/12):

Boys cross country will compete in the class 5 state meet at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg.

 

Sports scores:

Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Douglas Freeman: 3-1 win in round one of the regional playoffs (Oct. 31)

Girls Varsity Volleyball at Glen Allen: 3-1 win in round two of the regional playoffs (Nov. 1)

Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Deep Run: 3-0 loss in the semifinals of the regional playoffs (Nov. 3)

Boys Varsity Volleyball vs. L.C. Bird: 3-0 win in round one of the regional playoffs (Oct. 31)

Boys Varsity Volleyball at Glen Allen: 3-0 loss in round two of the regional playoffs (Nov. 1)

Varsity Football at L.C. Bird: 21-0 loss (Nov. 4)

Junior Varsity Football vs. L.C. Bird: 35-16 loss (Nov. 3)

 

Varsity sports record updates:

Girls Volleyball: 10-10

Boys Volleyball: 7-13

Field Hockey: 1-15

Football: 2-8

 

In the community:

Chesterfield residents will have the opportunity to vote on the Community Facilities Bond Plan, Board of Supervisors members and representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives in the midterm elections on Oct. 8. 

The House election for Clover Hill’s district, Virginia’s first congressional district, will be between Democrat Herb Jones, Republican Rob Wittman and Independent David Foster. Wittman, the incumbent, has represented the district since 2007. The other half of Chesterfield will vote for either incumbent Democrat Donald McEachin, who is trying to win a fourth term, or Republican Leon Benjamin in the race for Virginia’s fourth congressional district. 

The race for the Board of Supervisors member from the Midlothian district is between Republican Jennifer McNinch and Democrat Mark Miller. 

Finally, the bond referendum will decide whether or not Chesterfield County will invest millions of dollars into public schools, public safety, public libraries and parks and recreation projects. The total amount of money in all the proposals combined equals $540 million.

Chesterfield County’s Department of Community Enhancement is offering two million dollars to nonprofit organizations in the form of grants for providing affordable housing. Chesterfield obtained the money through federal funding.