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11-02-07 Manager of Academic Advisement Loyola Chastain Van Pools and Loves It (UNM Daily Lobo (subscription) - Albuquerque, NM) Loyola Chastain used to fight traffic every day on a 100-mile round-trip commute to UNM, but not anymore. Chastain, manager of academic advisement at the Anderson Schools of Management, is in the University's vanpooling program. "The vanpool is terrific," she said. "I get door-to-door rides and can work or relax during the trip." Chastain lives in the East Mountains, the first area to have a vanpool. Parking and Transportation Services started the program. Students, faculty and staff from the East Mountains began riding to UNM together about four weeks ago. Full Story Back to Top
10-24-07 Chastain Middle School Case Settles for $350,000 (Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson, MS) Jackson Public Schools hopes its insurance provider will pay the minimum $764,000 spent on the legal fees associated with fighting former Chastain Middle School Principal Michael Ellis' sexual harassment lawsuit against the superintendent and the district as well as the settlement payment. JPS settled with Michael and Rachel Ellis for $350,000 in September, according to a document obtained by The Clarion-Ledger through an open records request. As of Aug. 31, the district had spent $414,000 on legal fees on the case. Board attorney David Watkins said Tuesday, although the district's insurance provider has acknowledged it will pay a claim, the amount has not been negotiated. The district says the terms of the agreement, aside from the settlement amount, are subject to the confidentiality agreement attorneys for JPS and the Ellises agreed to last month. Full Story Back to Top
10-02-07 Donna Chastain Accepts Position at Oregon State University (Albany Democrat Herald - Albany, OR) The Lebanon Community School District has begun a search for a new director of business. Donna Chastain’s last day will be Oct. 16. She has accepted a position at Oregon State University as a manager in the employee benefits office. The Lebanon School Board on Monday thanked Chastain for her years of service since joining the Lebanon district in January 2004. Full Story Back to Top
09-18-07 Sheryl Chastain Promoted to Dean of Instruction (Northeast Georgian - Cornelia, GA) Dr. Ruth Nichols, president of North Georgia Technical College, has announced the promotion of Sheryl Chastain to dean of instruction. Chastain has been employed at North Georgia Tech for the past 24 years as an instructor in the Business and Computer Technology Department. She has served as department chair since 1998, and as an advisor for the Phi Beta Lambda student organization...She received her associate's degree in business administration from Young Harris Junior College. She then continued her education at the University of Georgia, where she completed her bachelor's, master's and specialist degrees in education...Chastain and her husband Rondal reside in Cleveland [Georgia]. Full Story Back to Top
09-15-07 Chastain Middle School Lawsuit Settled (Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson, MS) Jackson Public Schools and former Chastain Middle School Principal Michael Ellis are keeping quiet about the terms of an agreement that settles Ellis' sexual-harassment lawsuit against Superintendent Earl Watkins and the district. But whatever the amount is to settle Ellis' termination case and federal lawsuit, the fight with Ellis already has been expensive for the district. JPS' legal fees alone tied to Ellis' case total about $414,000 through Aug. 31...JPS board President Delmer Stamps read a joint statement in front of local media Friday, saying both parties agree that all legal proceedings are dismissed and won't be resurrected "without any findings of wrongdoing by the Jackson Public School District or Dr. Earl Watkins."...Ellis was Chastain's principal for 2 1/2 years before he was fired in December. Watkins has said he fired Ellis after an audit found Ellis had doctored Chastain's payroll. Ellis has maintained the audit was launched only after he filed the sexual-harassment claim against Watkins. Ellis' termination hearing stretched more than six months, included 11 witnesses, hundreds of objections and more than 60 hours of testimony. It ended with an official from the state auditor's office saying the claims of falsified payroll records were unfounded. Full Story Back to Top
07-15-07 Annie Chastain: College Scholarship Or Bust (Grand Junction Sentinel - Grand Junction, CO) Annie Chastain is bringing a different attitude to the tennis courts this summer. With her senior year at Delta High School only one month away, there’s a newfound intensity and purpose to Chastain’s game. This is my last shot,” Chastain said. “If I want to play college tennis, I have to work on it all year. I haven’t been doing much with my tennis the past couple summers. I am doing a lot more tournaments this summer.” Chastain’s “College Scholarship Or Bust Tour” made a stop this weekend at the Elam Junior Classic. Full Story Back to Top
06-22-07 Freda Chasteen Shares History of Basket Making (Salem Times Commoner - IL) The Morning Belles Unit of the Marion County Home and Community Education (HCE) held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 12...The major lesson "Baskets from Colonial Times to Yesterday" was given by Freda Chasteen. She stated that there are baskets made from many different types of materials. The Choctaw Indians used river cane, cattails, and even pine needles. They used plant dyes to color their baskets. Of course, baskets have all kinds of uses but, all were used for certain things. Egg baskets were woven with "ribs" so that the eggs didn't roll around a lot. Lidded "feather baskets" were used to keep feathers in until there was enough to make pillows or featherbeds. Basket making is being taught and passed on from one generation to another. They come in all sizes and shapes and are made from just about everything. Full Story Back to Top
06-17-07 Zach Chastain and Team Wins C-SPAN StudentCam Competition (Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription) - Vero Beach, FL) Jupiter High School students who won a C-SPAN filmmaking contest saw their work debut on the cable network Friday morning. Zach Chastain, Bryan Cink and Ryan Kelly were the $3,000 grand prize winners in C-SPAN's third annual "StudentCam" competition for their documentary, "Jupiter or Bust: El Sol Solution" on Guatemalan migrant workers. The film was shown Friday morning on "Washington Journal." After the screening, Chastain, 17, who was the team leader, talked with host Brian Lamb...Chastain said that he was most pleased by the reaction he got from the community. "I felt we did a good job, but I had no idea we would win," he said. "The overwhelming reactions we got made us feel like we accomplished something."...The documentary can be downloaded from the competition's Web site: Full Story Back to Top
06-01-07 Thane Chastain Describes Girls State-Boys State Leadership Program (Lawrence Journal World - Lawrence, KS) Participants will learn about the workings of government and politics from the city to the state level through a simulation where they will run for public offices, manage city and state budgets, and produce legislation. “It would be very similar to the game Sim City, except with real people,” said Thane Chastain, Boys State development director. Chastain said Boys State aims to improve participants’ leadership skills, help them develop views on political issues and teach compromise and decision-making in government. Full Story Back to Top
04-30-07 Professor Chris Chastain Receive $205,000 Grant (In-Forum (subscription) - Fargo, ND) Minnesota State University Moorhead biosciences professor Chris Chastain...has received a $205,000 grant to study a gene he discovered last summer that may play a significant role in the biological process that controls photosynthesis. The three-year grant from the National Science Foundation will involve more than 24 students who will assist Chastain. It also will provide full-time summer jobs for two MSUM biosciences students for each of the next three years. Full Story Back to Top
04-18-07 Cheri Chastain Promotes Recycling to Elementary Kids (The Orion - Chico, CA) Chastain, the co-coordinator of A.S. Recycling, teaches primarily elementary school children about reducing their waste impact through the Recycling and Rubbish Exhibit. The exhibit has more than 20 hands-on displays that teach kids about trash, she said. "The kids just get it," she said. "They haven't been brainwashed by standard consumerism." Chastain's involvement with children helps her to see a difference in perspectives between generations. She said the 20-something generation is more environmentally aware than older ones, but the younger generations seem to have an even greater awareness. Full Story Back to Top
04-12-07 Larry Chastain Featured in Saxophone Recital (Ouachita Baptist University News - Arkadelphia, AR) The division of music in the school of fine arts will host Larry Chastain in a junior saxophone recital on Friday, April 13, at 11 a.m. in McBeth Recital Hall of Mabee Fine Arts Center. Chastain is a junior music performance major from Magnolia. His saxophone instructor is Dr. Caroline Taylor, professor of music. His accompanist for the recital is Glenda Aldridge. Full Story Back to Top
03-11-07 Sharon Chastain Helps Smokers Quit (Reporter-Times - Martinsville, IN) It’s the ever-increasing cost of cigarettes too, according to Sharon Chastain, who runs the classes. “When they come (to the class), the very first thing they come for is the money. They say, ‘I need to cut down, because it’s costing me so much money,’” Chastain explained. “The second reason is health. Either they have someone in their life who has health issues because of smoking, or they know someone their age who has come down with emphysema or a heart problem,” she said. “The third (reason) is because of family. They want to be a good role model for their children.” Chastain said she has helped people quit from 17 to 87. But all admit that the hardest part about quitting is fear of quitting. “They’re always afraid of withdrawal,” she explained. “Every one of them will talk about how bad the withdrawal will be. When you tell them it really only takes 14 days for the nicotine to get out of your system, they don’t ever believe it until they go through it.” Chastain said quitters go though seven weeks of a class, and get eight weeks’ worth of patches to get them through the process. Full Story Back to Top
03-09-07 Laura Chastain Opposes School Closings (WISC - Madison, WI) The Madison Metropolitan School District will release its 2007-08 budget on Friday afternoon, which could include several dramatic changes to city schools. One option being considered is to close some neighborhood schools to relieve a $10.5 million budget gap, WISC-TV reported...."The idea is that somehow doing those things saves a significant amount of money in terms of helping with the budget cut, but many of us would beg to differ," said Laura Chastain, co-president of the Lapham/Marquette Parent Teacher Group. Chastain said that she worked on the East Side Boundary Change Committee, which agreed that this type of move was a bad plan. "We felt as a group that closing or consolidating schools, especially closing schools in the East attendance area, would not have cost benefit," she said. "In fact, if anything it would be potentially harmful." Full Story Back to Top
03-01-07 Chastain Middle School Goes to Final Round in Middle School Academic Challenge Bowl (Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson, MS) Students from four Jackson Public Schools middle schools - Chastain, Northwest, Brinkley and Siwell - will compete in the final round of the 2007 JPS Middle School Academic Challenge Bowl at 9 a.m. Friday at Northwest Middle School, 7020 U.S. 49 North. The middle school academic challenge bowl is similar to college quiz bowls. Students earn points competing against one another based on their responses to academic and current events questions. Students have a limited amount of time to respond, and the team with the first accurate response within the time limit earns the point. In Match 1, Brinkley will oppose Siwell. Match 2 pits Chastain against Northwest. Full Story Back to Top
02-28-07 Panelist Kathryn Chastain Leon Supports Interracial Relationships (UK The Kentucky Kernel (subscription) - Lexington, KY) Much of the controversy surrounding interracial dating stems from ignorance, according to panelists and audience members at a discussion in the Student Center last night. "It's just a fear of the unknown," said panelist Kathryn Chastain Leon, who works in Youth Services at Lafayette Senior High School. Chastain Leon has been in an interracial relationship for six years...Born into a conservative, Christian family, Chastain Leon said things weren't always easy. "Anybody who's anybody can struggle. You don't have to be a particular race to go through that," she said. "(People tend to think) you're either black or you're white. There's no in-between." Chastain Leon also is the mother of two multiracial girls. "A lot of people come into my office and look at my pictures and say 'Oh, you have a pretty mixed baby,' and I say 'No, I don't,' because dogs are mixed, and I don't have dogs for children," she said. "When (my children) ask, I tell them they're children of God and that's all that matters to them." Full Story Back to Top
02-27-07 Tamara Chasteen to Teach Craft Classes (Huntsville Item - Huntsville, TX) Spring classes at the Wynne Home Arts center began Saturday with beginning ukulele and African dance, but there’s still time to register because classes will continue throughout the end of March. ...There will be a children’s musical clay making class taught by Tamara Chasteen. Participants will create pottery projects such as wind chimes, whistles and shakers. Children ages 6 to 10 will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning today through March 27, while children 10 to 14 will meet Wednesdays beginning Feb. 28 through March 28. Each class is limited to 12 participants and costs $18 per participant. Chasteen is also the first Artist-in-Education for the Wynne Home and will be demonstrating weaving every Tuesday and Thursday in April from 2 to 6 p.m. “I’ll be working on some of my weaving projects while people watch,” Chasteen said. “Some of the students from the weaving classes may come and people are also encouraged ask questions.” Full Story Back to Top
02-24-07 Patricia Chastain Seeks Writing Experience in Science Competition (Hattiesburg American - Hattiesburg, MS) A statewide science competition wouldn't seem to be the logical place to find an aspiring novelist, but Pearl River County Middle School student Patricia Chastain said it can help sharpen technical writing abilities. The eighth-grader took part in a competition called Write-It, Do-It at Friday's Science Olympiad on the University of Southern Mississippi campus. Her task was to examine a rolling seed spreader and describe it precisely enough in words that her partner could replicate it without ever seeing the device. "This will be able to help me describe scenes in novels," Patricia said. Full Story Back to Top
02-21-07 Chastain Middle School Court Case to Continue in March (Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson, MS) In the district's clumsy attempt to discredit former Chastain Middle School Principal Michael Ellis, more than anything it has exposed additional questions about its motives and some about its operations. Nearly every assertion about Ellis' leadership has been countered with assertions that his school was just as good as or even better than peer schools. The good news is that Ellis' termination hearing has been recessed until at least March 19, meaning it will be off the morning news pages and the evening news. It also will give JPS and Superintendent Earl Watkins a chance to huddle with Lisa Ross, Ellis' attorney, about a settlement. Full Story Back to Top
02-14-07 Cheri Chastain Encourages Chico State Recycling (The Orion - Chico, CA) Students are encouraged to go crazy turning in their glass, cans and bottles to help Chico State win a national 10-week recycling competition dubbed RecycleMania. Chico State is competing for the first time against about 200 other colleges and universities...Schools must weigh the recyclables they collect every week and report their totals on the RecycleMania Web site, said Cheri Chastain, A.S. Recycling co-program coordinator. The competition began Jan. 28 and runs through April 7...Chico State has a good chance of winning because it is a smaller school and will be competing in the recyclables-per-capita contest. The weight of the recyclables will be divided by the number of students, staff and faculty on campus, Chastain said..."I hope students take away that recycling is an everyday effort," she said. "It's not just something we should do during RecycleMania." Full Story Back to Top
02-02-07? Dr. Stephanie Chasteen Trains Science Teachers (HULIQ - Hickory, NC) At the Exploratorium, young Ph.D. scientists have found creative ways to bring their cutting-edge knowledge out of the research laboratory and into the museum and school classrooms. Each of the postdoctoral scientists — Drs. Stephanie Chasteen, Jill Johnsen, Sebastian Martin, and Julie Yu — came to the museum to bridge the gap between the ivory tower and public understanding of science...the postdocs help train middle and high school teachers in the teaching of science...Dr. Chasteen began her postdoc in physics in March 2006. Full Story Back to Top
02-02-07? Dr. Stephanie Chasteen Hosts SmallTalk (HULIQ - Hickory, NC) The Exploratorium offers a new audio podcast series on nanotechnology called SmallTalk. Will nanotechnology dramatically change our world through revolutions in electronics, medicine, energy, and materials?...In each episode, a scientist tells us about their cutting edge research in nanotechnology. Then, our essayist for the month tells what they think about the issues surrounding nanotechnology...SmallTalk is hosted by the Exploratorium Teacher Institute’s Stephanie Chasteen in collaboration with science writer Karen Schmidt. Full Story Back to Top
01-25-07 Matt Chastain Gets Creative for Fund Raiser (Daily Northwestern - Evanston, IL) McCormick sophomore Matt Chastain had a different idea for raising money. Chastain - a serious cyclist since eighth grade - used his bike-repair skills to fix three or four bikes at $15 each. To advertise his services, he and his dancing partner have been putting up flyers in dorms. "It's kind of unique and we figure everybody has bikes," Chastain said. "It's something people would need." Besides repairing bikes, Chastain and his partner have signed up to be "guinea pigs" in various experiments on campus for extra money, and Chastain offers ukulele lessons. Full Story Back to Top
01-20-07 Susan Heaton Chasteen Wins Art Educator of the Year Award (Canton Daily Ledger - Canton, IL) Susan Heaton Chasteen, a former Canton resident, was recently honored at the Illinois Art Education Association I.A.E.A. awards ceremony in Chicago. She was the recipient of the Illinois High School Art Educator of the year award for 2006 for the entire State of Illinois. Chasteen has been an art educator for the past fifteen years and currently teaches in the Chicago-land area. Full Story Back to Top
01-04-07 Jeff Chastain Becomes School Principal (The Chattanoogan - Chattanooga, TN) Devota Barnes, a long-time principal at Sale Creek Middle/High School, retired from Hamilton County Schools after nearly 30 years on Dec. 31. Current Assistant Principal Jeff Chastain assumed the lead reins for the school on Jan. 1...Mr. Chastain was hired in 1979 and has worked as a social studies and economics teacher and coach. He became a principal trainee at Tyner Academy in 2003-2004 and moved to be an assistant principal at Sale Creek Middle/High in July 2005. Full Story Back to Top
11-18-06 Tamera Chasteen Concerned About Bible Course in Public School (Huntsville Item - Huntsville, TX) Parent Tamera Chasteen addressed the board about her concerns of the Bible history course. Chasteen reported 25 school districts across the state had similar courses, but only three met the guidelines that included no ideology associated with the Bible. “I think there are many ways to meet the needs of Bible study in Huntsville,” she said. “I don’t think we lack the opportunity for our young people to study the Bible if they choose to do so, without implementing it as part of the curriculum at the high school.” Full Story Back to Top
10-03-06 College President Receives Award for Expansion of Chastain Campus (TCPalm - Jupiter, FL) Edwin R. Massey, president of Indian River Community College, was presented with the Business Advocate of the Year Award by the Stuart-Martin County Chamber of Commerce...Now serving more than 6,000 area residents annually, the college's Chastain Campus in Stuart has expanded with the Wolf High-Technology Center, offering the latest in business and technology training and housing the Susan H. Johnson Auditorium, a heavily utilized venue for business conferences and meetings. The Chastain Campus is also home to the Clark Advanced Learning Center, a national model high school developed with extensive business input, engaging students in job shadowing and internships with Martin County businesses. Full Story Back to Top
9-22-06 Joyce Chastain Informs Elementary Students and Parents About Sexual Abuse (Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia, MO) "We talk to kids about making good decisions, about being able to identify situations when they feel comfortable and uncomfortable, and let them know the difference between good touch and bad touch," said Joyce Chastain, guidance secretary at Mill Creek Elementary School. Counselors also ask students to think about "people to go talk to if something like this were happening to you." Parents are allowed to preview the material just to make sure they’re comfortable with it, Chastain said. "We also want to educate parents in case they want information about how to talk to their child about staying safe," she said. "We think it’s an important topic." Full Story Back to Top
9-11-06 Ben Chastain Chosen for Space Academy Course ( - Destin, FL) Ben Chastain, 14-year-old son of Tech. Sgt. Mike and Laura Chastain, and Regan Roshetko, 12-year-old son of Lt. Col. Chet and Carla Roshetko, were selected to attend a week-long Space Academy course at Huntsville, Ala., on full scholarships through the Air Force Services program...Chastain attended the Advanced Space Academy...Both boys are home-schooled. Chastain is a high school sophomore who runs cross country at Fort Walton Beach High School...Clad in jumpsuits to color code the separate camps - a blue jumpsuit for Chastain and his advanced camp colleagues; and an orange jumpsuit for Roshetko - the trainees got hands-on training, as well as learned about the mental, emotional and physical demands astronauts must face. They studied engineering, space technology and aerospace science. Full Story Back to Top
9-6-06 Director Loyola Chastain Explains Why Enrollment Is Up (UNM Today - Albuquerque, NM) The Anderson Schools of Management at the University of New Mexico has enrolled a record number of new MBA and Master's of Accounting students for the fall 2006 semester - 68 percent...Anderson School Director of Advisement and Programs, Loyola Chastain, points to a number of possible reasons for the increase. "We know that many of our candidates are seeking to become more competitive in the current job market," said Chastain. "The changes in the CPA requirements also mean that for many accountants, getting a Master of Accounting is now very attractive." "From our end, we've stepped up our outreach to potential students over the last year through special events and advertising. We've streamlined the application process, both for UNM undergraduates who want to go directly into business school and for candidates returning after several years in the workforce. And we've held special GMAT seminars to help applicants succeed on the Graduate Management Admission Test. The only thing we haven't done is lowered our standards. This is a highly qualified group of students, and we're proud that they chose the Anderson Schools," adds Chastain. Full Story Back to Top
8-24-06 Unhappy Parent Kim Chesteen Takes Action on Bus Stop at Sex Offenders Home (WREG - Memphis, TN) The corner of Butterfly and Butternut Drive in Cordova. It is where children get picked up and are taken to Kate Bond Elementary. But parents have a problem with this stop because it's in front of a registered sex offender's house. "I feel that the school district's transportation is responsible for these stops," said Kim Chesteen. Chesteen said that includes the location of the stops. Her five year old son rides the bus. As far as Chesteen is concerned, she's placing her son in the school's care the moment she drops him off at the bus stop. Chesteen said she notified the district two weeks ago. "It took a phone call to News Channel 3 for them to say okay we're going to correct your problem," said Chesteen. Full Story Back to Top
8-23-06 Junior High Principal Georgia Chastain Says Fire-Displaced Ninth Graders Will Attend High School Campus (Arkansas Leader - Jacksonville, AR) Less than two weeks after a faulty light fixture caused the fire that destroyed the $9 million Cabot Junior High North building on Aug. 10, administrators from the district laid out plans to get the 1,250 students back into the classrooms by Monday...Ninth-grade students will be attending classes in four portable buildings on the Cabot High School campus and will be having lunch in the high school cafeteria, after high schoolers finish, from 12:39 to 1:19 p.m. “It’s nothing against the high schoolers, but they are a little bit older and we want our ninth graders to feel safe,” said Georgia Chastain, Cabot Junior High North principal. Ninth graders will be taking computer-lab courses in the business building or K building on the high school campus as well as using the high school library. “We can’t let our ninth graders’ momentum down because they’re not just earning grades, they’re earning credit towards graduation,” Chastain said. Full Story Back to Top
8-22-06 Director Fran Chastain Shows Off North Georgia Technical College's Small Business Resource Center (Northeast Georgian - Cornelia, GA) If you are thinking of starting your own business in Habersham County, your first stop should be North Georgia Technical College's Small Business Resource Center...Maughon and Fran Chastain, director of NGTC's Entrepreneurial Center, showed off the center during the Habersham Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, held Thursday evening. Staff at the center will help the owners of existing small businesses, Chastain said, whether they are in survival or growth mode, as well as someone who thinks he might want to start a business. "Most of the things we do are free," Chastain said..."We work very closely with continuing education," Chastain said..."Most companies we work with are micro-enterprises, with five or less employees," Chastain said... Full Story Back to Top
8-8-06 Chastains Win Honors at Bedford Middle School (Times-Mail (subscription) - Bedford, IN) The following awards were presented at Bedford Middle School's Honor Day...Super Bowl Team - Erika Chastain...Math/Pre-Algebra (Mrs. Buckingham), Erika Chastain...Science (Mrs. Brammer)...Erika Chastain...Perfect attendance Sixth grade...Alexandria Chastain...Outstanding attendance...Seventh grade...Destiny Chastain, Erika Chastain...Honor Roll...Seventh grade...Tanner Chastain...Perfect citizenship...Seventh grade...Destiny Chastain, Erika Chastain, Tanner Chastain...4.0 GPA...Seventh grade...Erika Chastain...Triple Crown...Seventh grade...Erika Chastain. Full Story Back to Top
8-7-06 Chastain Middle School Principal Says School Year Is Off to an Excellent Start (WLBT-TV - Jackson, MS) Michael Ellis, Chastain Middle School principal, says,"We're getting off to an excellent start. I think it set the tone yesterday with the orientation for our sixth graders and the new students to Chastain. Everything went smooth this moring (sic) we had our staff out to greet the students the new administrative team our students are complying with our district uniform policy so we are expecting great things." Full Story Back to Top
7-28-06 Katie Chastain, 2000 Benefits From Scholarship (Times-Mail (subscription) - Bedford, IN) Given four years of school tuition and a stipend for books, 21 students have been chosen from Lawrence County since 1998 to be Lilly Scholars...A graduate of Mitchell High School, Chastain went on to Taylor University to study elementary education. She completed her degree in four years, but soon found another career interest. “My senior year at Taylor, I took a semester to study at the Contemporary Music Center on Martha's Vineyard,” she said...“After my graduation from Taylor, I was invited back to the CMC for a yearlong artist-in-residency program, where I lived on the island and spent time writing and recording music,” she said. She has since moved to Boston with eight other artists and musicians, and is continuing to pursue music. During the past year she has toured the country as an opening act for the Cinematic Underground. And she is currently working on her first full-length album, which should be released in a month or two. Updates about Chastain and her album can be found at Full Story Back to Top
7-20-06 President Teresa Chasteen Praises Alabama in Relation to Million Dollar Grant Award (Madison Record - Madison, AL) A national publisher of workforce training materials recently named the Alabama Office of Workforce Development as the top workforce development agency in the United States. The honor from Worldwide Interactive Network (WIN) comes with a $1 million grant for a state-of-the-art interactive job training center..."Dr. Alford and the state of Alabama have gotten the job done on all fronts, and every state should be looking at the workforce development model in Alabama," WIN President Teresa Chasteen said. Full Story Back to Top
6-26-06 Charles Chastain Provides Books to Prisoners (Today's THV - Little Rock, AR) Charles Chastain, who teaches at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has worked since the late 1990s to provide books to prisoners and has distributed about 30,000 volumes. The 64-year-old Chastain said the volumes include a wide range of genres, from textbooks to romance novels. But he said he does not include controversial books. He said prison officials might get uptight if he provided books on terrorism or copies of Playboy magazine. Chastain is a former member of the state parole board. Full Story Back to Top
6-7-06 Senior Leslie Chasteen Wins Top Award (Community Press - Florence, KY) The Delhi Township teen graduated from Seton High School last Thursday, but a day before receiving her diploma and ceremoniously moving her tassel, she was presented the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Leadership Award. Chasteen was recognized during the school's senior awards assembly on May 31. Fourteen other Seton graduating seniors also received awards. Janine Boeing, spokeswoman for Seton, said the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Leadership Award is the highest award the high school offers its graduates. Administrators and staff select the winner each year based on a criteria of strong academics and character, she said. "Leslie exemplifies true Christian leadership and values both in her words and actions," Boeing said...Chasteen was on the honor roll for all four years of her high school career, and she maintained the excellent grades to make the honor roll while juggling many other extracurricular activities. She said she served on student council, campus ministry, drama club and service club. She also participated in the school's musical productions and played sports...This fall she begins her college career at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Full Story Back to Top
5-26-06 Councilwoman Kelly Chastain Wants Teen Center Near Colton High School (San Bernardino Sun - San Bernardino, CA) But teenagers in Colton don't have anywhere to call their own...Councilwoman Kelly Chastain would rather the center be built near Colton High School, although she said Veterans Park wouldn't be a bad location. "I feel an area near Colton High School is more centrally located and more accessible to the high school," Chastain said. "It's easier for kids to get to when they're walking home from school. It's a good place to be with their friends, socialize and work on their homework." Full Story Back to Top
5-12-06 Ford Chastain Leads Successful Sixth Grade Band (Norman Transcript - Norman, OK) Whittier sixth grader Ford Chastain has a relentless passion for music. As the guitarist, lead singer and song writer for the local band Refuje, his life greatly has influenced his music. But once in a while, Ford, 12, has the chance to let his music affect the world around him. Such will be the case Friday, when he and his band members step into the spotlight at Norman High School during Relay for Life, an overnight fundraising event for the American Cancer Society...At around 10 p.m. Friday, Refuje — made up of Ford, guitarist Troy Cheshier, bassist Jay Harp and drummer Ryan Southerland, all sixth graders from Norman and Moore — will take the stage...The band began playing together a little more than two years ago...Now, with one CD, “Sightless,” down and another one on the way, it’s safe to say the group has grown into their own. Full Story Back to Top
5-6-06 District Child Nutrition Administrator Debbie Chatagnier Approves Restrictions on Sugar Sodas (WLOX - Biloxi, MS) "It's hard to get them to stop," said Debbie Chatagnier as she watched the students hover over the cola machines. Chatagnier is the Gulfport School District's Child Nutrition Administrator. She says even though vending machines must be turned off certain hours of the day, and there are plenty of nutritious choices, more must be done to stop students from buying the sugared-soft drinks. "I am really excited about it and I have to applaud the American Beverage Association, that they have done this, to not have it here during the day," said Chatagnier. Full Story Back to Top
4-20-06 SGA President Cassie Chastain Will Enjoy New Student Center for a Short While (Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) - GA) The campus hasn't had a real gathering spot for two years, said Chastain, a junior and president of the Student Government Association. The new student center will strengthen the sense of community for the 1,100 students at the liberal arts college, she said. "I'll get to enjoy it for a few months," Chastain said. Full Story Back to Top
4-10-06 A.J. Chesnutt Helps Found Fayetteville State University in 1867 (Fayetteville Online - Fayetteville NC) In 1867, seven black men — Matthew N. Leary, A.J. Chesnutt, Robert Simmons, George Grainger, Thomas Lomax, Nelson Carter and David A. Bryant — purchased two lots on Gillespie Street and established the Howard School to educate blacks. The founders’ investment of $136 has educated thousands, she said. More than 6,000 students are enrolled at the university. Full Story Back to Top
3-31-06 Whitney Chasteen Joins Movement Toward Productive Spring Break (Sikeston Standard Democrat - Sikeston, MO) More and more college students seem to be opting for hammering nails over hammering beers during their spring breaks. “It’s a cheap spring break, and you get to do something productive,” said Whitney Chasteen, who spent her spring break, March 19-25, building a home for a North Carolina couple and their 2-year-old daughter. Chasteen paid only $75 to cover cost of transportation, food and lodging; the university department offering the program set aside funds for trip expenses. Full Story Back to Top
3-23-06 Jesse Chasteen Creates Authentic Props for Home School Revolutionary War Film (Boone Mountain Times - NC) Approximately 40 home school students gathered to recreate a Revolutionary War battle for the film War of the Patriot II...Most of the props created were true to the historical events of the war, but the kids also created their own green flag for their Todd Regiment. One young actor, Jesse Chasteen, built authentic wooden boxes for the guns and props and also made his own tents complete with hand-welded tent stakes. Full Story Back to Top
3-17-06 Future CSI Gustavo Castano Attends Mock Crime Scene ( - Parsippany, NJ) Gustavo Castano had already seen the real thing. The 18-year-old senior at Morris Hills Regional High School was at his mother's barber shop on Parsippany Road on Feb. 23 when a car struck and killed 48-year-old Honduran native Jose Prado and drove off. Castano, who came to the museum as part of a criminology class at Morris Hills and wants to become a police officer someday, said he couldn't help being enthralled with the sight of that real crime scene investigation in process. "It's horrible, but it was like, they're doing what I want to do right there," Castano said. Full Story Back to Top
2-28-06 Former University of Montana Vice-President Lloyd Chesnut Under Scrutiny (Montana Kaimin - Missoula, MT) Embattled former University of Montana vice-president Lloyd Chesnut is back under scrutiny, and this time a current UM program is sharing a spot under the magnifying glass. Montana's Legislative Audit Committee will investigate UM's Northern Rockies Center for Space Privatization...Chesnut, formerly a vice president at UM, was a principal figure in founding the center. Chesnut left UM in 2003 to take a position at the University of North Texas. He resigned from that position last August after being escorted from his office for alleged financial impropriety. Full Story Back to Top
1-26-06 Historian Researches Teacher Zenobia Addington Chastain (Union Sentinel - Blairsville, GA) Her nickname was “Nobie,” short for Zenobia. Her parents were March and Amy Elizabeth White Addington...Mary Zenobia’s birthday was May 10, 1848. Zenobia was not a common name to give a girl in 1848. It can be assumed that her father March was a history buff, naming his baby daughter for Queen Zenobia of Palmyra, an ancient province in present-day Syria...Zenobia Addington began a school in Fannin County at Morganton in 1868. Called “Zenobia’s Academy,” the school drew students from a wide area. They found places to live with citizens of the town, then the county seat of Fannin County, formed in 1854 from parts of Union and Gilmer counties. Records show that Zenobia employed three or four teachers, depending on the enrollment, besides herself...At the time of their courtship, Oscar Fitzallen Chastain was working in a store in the city of Morganton. They were joined in holy matrimony on December 18, 1872 in Union County by the Rev. Thomas M. Hughes...Oscar Fitzallen Chastain had been old enough to serve in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. His father, Colonel Elijah Webb Chastain, also served with the South...On May 17, 1884, Oscar Fitzallen Chastain was ordained as a minister at Morganton Baptist Church. Teacher and minister were to join forces to extend the educational outreach even beyond Zenobia’s Academy at Morganton. Full Story Back to Top
1-19-06 Anne Chesnutt Middle School Student Hit by Car at Bus Stop (News 14 Carolina - Raleigh, NC) Police say a 14-year-old girl was struck by a car Thursday morning and then got pinned under the car. School officials said she was waiting near Cedar Crossing Road and Wildwood Drive for the school bus in Fayetteville. Classmates said a car backed out of the driveway, made a turn and struck the eighth grader. The teen is an eighth grader at Anne Chesnutt Middle School. Gnaya Webster, a witness, said, "Her arm was stuck under the tire and then she was crying."...The Anne Chesnutt Middle School principal spent the morning at the hospital with the girl and her family. She has a few cuts and a broken arm. Officials say the teen should be back in school within a couple of days. Full Story Back to Top
1-19-06 Ralph Castagna Promises to Make up Construction Delay (Boston Globe - United States) Ralph Castagna, president of the middle school project's general contractor, Castagna Construction Corp., said in a telephone interview Monday that a three-week delay in the project will be made up over the next two to three months. Castagna said that companies working on the middle school will add employees, work some Saturdays, and possibly make use of the floating schedule -- extra time built into the construction calendar that can be used to make up for delays. Full Story Back to Top
1-05-06 Phoebe Chastain Wins First Place in Math Contest (Monroe Times - Monroe, WI) The Knights of Columbus Knowledge contest held in Monroe produced the following winners. All first place winners are eligible to advance to the regional contest to be held March 11 at the Sauk-Prairie Middle School in Sauk City...Eighth grade: Phoebe Chastain, first place. Full Story Back to Top
1-04-06 Chestnut Elementary Begins Life with 1,028 Students (Orlando Sentinel - Orlando, FL) "The day is going very well," said Chestnut Elementary Principal John White, whose Poinciana school opened already near capacity with 1,028 students. Its students spent the first semester split between the campuses of Deerwood and Poinciana elementary schools. "Everybody is excited to be under one roof," White said. "Parents are pleased, and teachers are happy to see each other in the hallway. Portables have the tendency to isolate people in the classroom." Full Story Back to Top
12-15-05 Building Committee Concerned Over Castagna Construction Delay on Middle School (Littleton Independent - Concord, MA) No one disputes that construction of the new middle school is behind schedule. But it is debatable how far behind the project is, and whether the time can be made up..."The project is a month to two months behind, this can be made up," said Sean Fennell of Daedalus Projects, the management firm for the construction. Joe Gavegnano, Special Projects manager for general contractor Castagna Construction, conceded that the project is lagging, but only "five days behind" schedule...Fennell provided perspective. "The sky is not falling, there are ways to make this up," said Fennell. He wanted to avoid souring the relationship between the town and Castagna. He said the delay should be monitored. Full Story Back to Top
11-24-05 Daniel R. Castagna Appointed Vice Principal (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh, PA) Daniel R. Castagna is scheduled to start his new job as a vice principal at Harrison Middle School on Tuesday. Castagna, 29, of Beaver has been a sixth-grade math and science teacher at Hopewell Junior High School in Beaver County. He has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Clarion University, a master's degree in education administration from Youngstown State University in Ohio and is working on a doctorate. His annual salary will be $60,000. Full Story Back to Top
11-18-05 Shayna Shasteen Wins 12th Grade Poster Contest (Pulaski County Democrat - St. Robert, MO) One hundred and twenty students in the Waynesville school district participated in a poster contest in preparation for American Education Week. These posters are being displayed by area businesses Nov. 13-19. Each poster used the theme for American Education Week, “A Strong America Starts With Great Public Schools.”...12th Grade winner: Shayna Shasteen...American Education Week was first observed December 4-10, 1921, sponsored by the National Education Association and the American Legion. The two groups were distressed that 25 percent of the country’s World War I draftees were illiterate and 29 percent were physically unfit. Full Story Back to Top
11-07-05 Mary Chastain Recruits for Teach for America (The University of Alabama Crimson White - Tuscaloosa, AL) After teaching for two years and seeing first hand the challenges children in low-income areas face, members of the corps often go out and become advocates for children in poor areas, Chastain said. "They work from both inside education and outside education to effect broad, fundamental changes that have to be made," she said. Chastain said 3,500 corps members teach in more than 1,000 schools and reach out to nearly 300,000 students. She said only about 17 percent of applicants are accepted to become part of the Teach for America program, which she said has a rigorous selections process. Full Story Back to Top
11-05-05 Nurse Donna Chastain Responds to Controversial Policies (Profile Online (subscription) - Conway, AR) The office was closed to seeing patients on Oct. 24 and 25, so that flu shots could be administered, which Chastain said is not a new practice. "Every year we give two clinic days of flu shots," Chastain said. "If students need help we refer them to local doctors. But we also worked several people in between flu shots," she said. According to Chastain, the new appointment system is an attempt to manage her time better and perform better service to patients. "On some days we had students waiting in the second waiting room, and on the couch in the kitchen," Chastain said, "and you don't do people justice in five to ten minutes. Full Story Back to Top
10-23-05 Professor Clark E. Chastain Dies at 76 (Flint Journal - Flint, MI) Although a veteran professor and author at the University of Michigan-Flint, Clark E. Chastain never lost his love for his native Arkansas and the University of Arkansas athletic program. Born in Cecil, Ark., Chastain...earned his master's degree from the University of Arkansas and a doctorate from the University of Michigan. He taught accounting at the Ann Arbor campus, moved to the Dearborn campus when it opened and to the Flint campus in the mid-1970s. Chastain also authored two books on asset and corporate management and co-authored another. He retired in 1994. Full Story Back to Top
10-10-05 School Nurse Debbie Chastain Warns Parents of Shigellosis (Times-Mail (subscription) - Bedford, IN) The disease is called shigellosis and since it's easily spread, county and school health officials decided to alert residents of its presence. In a letter from Debbie Chastain, Mitchell Community Schools nurse, parents were told that three cases of shigellosis involving students was reported. ”Any child or staff member who has diarrhea should stay home and see your family physician or health care provider,“ Chastain said in the letter dated Oct. 3. Full Story Back to Top
10-03-05 Teacher Helen Chastain Attends Schools 50th Anniversary Event (Lincoln Journal Star - Lincoln, NE) New ideas was what drew Helen Chastain to Pershing in 1966. “At that time the most innovative school was Pershing,” she said. “I thought, ‘That’s where I want to do my student teaching.’” She stayed for 26 years, teaching first, second, third and fourth grades. “We just had this wonderful staff, and no one ever moved on,” she said. “I think everyone enjoyed working with the students, and we had these goals for the whole school.” Chastain met up with former student Tammy Helms at the open house. Today, Helms’ youngest is a third-grader at Pershing. Full Story Back to Top
9-9-05 Megan Clancy Castano Addresses Students on Choosing Career (Villanovan (subscription) - Villanova, PA) Megan Clancy Castano ('97) returned to her alma mater on Tuesday evening to share with current students what she wished she had known as a student at the University: how to translate her passion for helping make people's lives better into a fulfilling career. Her presentation, "Doing what matters and getting paid for it," was the first in an on-going series of lectures about careers in social justice sponsored by the Center for Peace and Justice. "It's important for me to be working for an ideal," Castano said. "If you're responding to an immediate need, that's always something. Change will follow; you just have to keep pushing." Castano is currently the program manager for Family Promise, which organizes and provides support for 112 Interfaith Hospitality Networks (IHN) around the country. IHN offers shelter, meals and support services such as counseling and classes to homeless families. Full Story Back to Top
9-1-05 Linda Earley Chastang Lists Historic Black Schools Hurt by Katrina (Black America Web - Dallas, TX) Historically black colleges and universities hit by the deadly Hurricane Katrina will be getting help from at least two organizations long associated with efforts to keep those universities alive. The United Negro College Fund has set up a special relief fund to benefit Xavier University and Dillard University, both premier institutions located in New Orleans...In addition to Xavier and Dillard, Bishop State College in Mobile, Alabama and Southern University’s New Orleans campus may have also suffered damage, said Linda Earley Chastang, NAFEO senior VP and general counsel. Full Story Back to Top
9-1-05 Linda Earley Chastang Concerned about Dillard and Xavier University Students' Semester (Chicago Defender - IL) Linda Early Chastang is senior vice president of the National Association of Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, the membership organization for 120 historically and predominantly Black colleges and universities based in Washington, D.C. “We're particularly concerned about the students at Dillard and Xavier Universities in New Orleans,” Chastang said...“Nothing like this has ever happened, but what's interesting is to see these institutions come together and figure out how they can accommodate students,” Chastang said. “They have a tremendous commitment to making sure the students who are seeking a higher education can, in fact, pursue it.” Full Story Back to Top
8-30-05 Hurricane Katrina Damages Chastang Middle School (Mobile Register - Mobile, AL) County schools suffered more damage from Katrina than from mid-September's Hurricane Ivan, said Tommy Sheffield, executive director of facilities for the school system. At Chastang Middle School in Mobile's Trinity Garden community, the outer layer of the roof "peeled off like a can of sardines," Sheffield said, but the building appeared to have remained structurally sound. He said water damage is likely. Full Story
7-19-05 Bob Chastain Makes a Difference in Early 50s School (Casa Grande Valley Newspapers - Casa Grande, AZ) Bob Chastain was hired at Stanfield School as a seventh- and eighth-grade math, history and government teacher in 1948. The pay was $200 a month..."I think I got the job because I was willing to coach all the sports at no extra pay," he said. He also drove the school bus for an extra $40 a month and helped with maintenance in the summer. His wife, Phosia, was hired to teach first grade...There was no electricity in his classroom. The school had no trees, no grass...In 1951, the principal/superintendent quit and Chastain was hired to take his place. "I was principal, superintendent, business manager, cafeteria supervisor, transportation supervisor, substitute teacher, and I helped the maintenance crew," he said...When Chastain left Stanfield in 1963 to become superintendent for the Ray Unified School District, the school had about 400 students - 450 during the crop-picking season. Full Story
7-2-05 Spokeswoman Michelle Chasteen Promotes Children's Freedom Mural (Cincinnati Enquirer - Cincinnati, OH) A large mural depicting what freedom means to the 20 children living at One Way Farm will make its public debut Sunday..."We encourage the public to come and pay respect to our service men and women, but more importantly, come and reflect on what children can create when writing their feelings of what freedom is," said Michelle Chasteen, spokeswoman. Full Story
6-25-05 Historic Artic Schooner from Castine Open for Tours (WCSH-TV - Portland, ME) The historic Bowdoin first crossed the Arctic Circle in the summer of 1921 and during the next 33 years, she crossed this latitude another 25 times. She did it again most recently in 1991 in celebration of it’s first historic trip some 70 years earlier. The schooner’s design and construction were carefully considered for the Arctic waters and is one of the strongest wooden vessels ever built...The Bowdoin, whose home port is Castine, Maine, is designated as a National Historic Landmark and is owned and operated by the Maine Maritime Academy. Full Story
6-10-05 Barbara Chasteen’s Fourth Grade Class Writes Letters to Iraq (Amador Ledger-Dispatch - Jackson, CA) Students of Toni Linde’s second grade and Barbara Chasteen’s fourth grade classes at Plymouth Elementary School, wrote letters to the service men and women serving in Iraq. Along with the letters, the students sent personal items such as bath products, toothpaste, handmade stationery and an invitation to visit the school, have a snack and play a game of kickball with the children. Sutter Creek’s Warrant Officer Peter Garibaldi took the students up on their offer. Full Story
6-5-05 Chastain Middle School Wins Environmental Award (Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson, MS) Rosa Scott School in Madison and George Elementary in Jackson will each use their $1,000 awards from the Weyerhauser Company Foundation toward new recycling programs, while Chastain Middle School will expand its existing one with its $1,000 gift...At Chastain, the entire school community has come together to recycle waste, and according to teacher Shimelle Thomas, students have been challenged to take the venture to the next level by investigating and managing waste, and finding resources which can use waste products. "We've engaged the students by pressing them with real-life, authentic problems from which solutions will benefit not only their school environment, but the larger community as well," Thomas said. Full Story
5-30-05 Chastain Middle School Prepares for $300,000 Asbestos Removal (Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson, MS) The school, except for its sixth-grade wing, as well as McLeod and Baker elementaries, are being emptied and packed away so crews this summer can remove crumbling asbestos tiles and install flooring. Because asbestos can harm lungs and cause cancer, none of the furnishings can have asbestos dust on them. Chastain Principal Michael Ellis said teachers took their own belongings home and packed up the rest in boxes provided by the district. Full Story
5-21-05 Amy Chastain Creates More Than 200 Name Handmade Plates ( - USA) Graduating senior Amy Chastain is leaving a tangible legacy at Arkansas City High School: dozens of nameplates. Since her freshman year, Chastain has given hand-painted wooden nameplates to all her teachers and to administrators and secretaries in the school's office. She paints them in the school's colors, purple and gold. Full Story
5-18-05 Appellate Court Rules on Consolidation Affecting Chataignier High School ( - Baton Rouge, LA) The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion cautioned Melancon for what a panel of appeals judges characterized as his "heavy-handed case management style" and "personal involvement in the case that approaches more of an administrative than a judicial role."...The judge had ordered the consolidated plan to be developed by a school administrators who were barred from discussing the plan until it was presented in final form to the School Board. The majority of the board voiced concerns about the consolidation plan but were warned by the judge that failure to approve it would result in a more "radical" plan developed by the Department of Justice...The consolidation plan that went into effect last year reduced the number of high schools in the parish from 7 to 4, closing high schools in the communities of Bayou Chicot, Vidrine and Chataignier. Full Story
5-6-05 Michelle Chasteen Coordinates Fund-Raising for Gymnasium (Cincinnati Enquirer - Cincinnati, OH) The Joe Nuxhall Children's Center is to be a one-story, 21,000-square-foot structure that would house a gymnasium...Organizers are hoping to fund about $1.4 million through corporate or other grants from groups familiar with Nuxhall and his work. Donations from individuals would make up the rest, said Michelle Chasteen, coordinator of marketing and development. "We're really looking for folks who believe in Joe and what he's done for the community - Cincinnati, Fairfield and Hamilton,'' Chasteen said. "My calendar is open and just waiting for fund-raisers to be scheduled.'' Full Story
5-6-05 Denise and John Chastain Plan After-Prom Activities (Cincinnati Enquirer - Cincinnati, OH) Parents Denise and John Chastain, who head this year's after-prom committee, stepped in to turn after-prom around. This year, the "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"-themed after-prom, which takes up about half of the high school, includes an obstacle course, a Velcro wall, a play-money casino, a game room and a movie room. Now, many students are more excited about the after-prom than the prom itself...Denise Chastain says, "They all tell you they don't like it, but I think they do." Full Story
5-04-05 Assistant Principle Koury Saves Kyra Castano's Life in Lunch Room (The Citizen's Voice - PA) "I was lucky you were at lunch while I was choking," wrote 9-year-old Kyra Castano. "Thank you for helping me. My mom and dad say thank you, too."..."I saw her (Castano's) face," Koury said. She recalled the color of Castano's face to be both red and blue at the same time -a lack of oxygen more than apparent. Koury sprung into action, performing the Heimlich Maneuver. Full Story
4-21-05 Sarah Chesteen and Students Protest Wal-Mart (Web Devil - USA) Sarah Chesteen, a justice studies freshman and vice president of Students Against Wal-Mart..."When I see an injustice, I want to help out with it," she said. The group, which plans to register as an ASU club, chose to target Wal-Mart rather than working more broadly to promote social justice because of the company's size, Chesteen said...The protest is intended to raise awareness of gender discrimination in salaries and promotions, as well as the company's opposition to a unionized labor force, she said. "[Wal-Mart's] a good place to start because once they do something, other companies will follow," Chesteen said. Wal-Mart is in the middle of a class action lawsuit over its treatment of female employees. Chesteen said the lawsuit isn't enough and more needs to be done. "They were sued, but that doesn't mean that they're changing," she said. Full Story
3-24-05 Justin Chastain Creates Website for Students Frustrated with Campus Parking (Web Devil) A new Website sells T-shirts and gives students the chance to express their frustration with ASU Parking and Transit Services in a bold way. Justin Cairns, a marketing and management junior, and Justin Chastain, a management senior, started the site in late February. They created the site after Chastain had his car towed by PTS during a license plate check that discovered three unpaid parking tickets. Full Story
2-3-05 Indiana U Student Body President Tyson Chastain Promotes National Newspapers (Purdue Exponent - USA) The trustees were worried the program would create extra trash for the janitorial staff and national advertisers would stop advertising in the Indiana Daily Student, IU’s student newspaper. The trustees were also concerned about imposing a fee on students for newspapers they get online for free or for less than the fee, said Tyson Chastain, IU’s student body president... Chastain said Indiana University Student Association will present the trustees with the readership program again this spring. Full Story
1-25-05 Tonya Chastain Teaches Special Technology Project in Third Grade Class (Fort Wayne News Sentinel - Fort Wayne, IN) At Hickory Center Elementary, first-graders in teacher Karin Huttsell’s class will learn the value of recycling by collecting paper and turning it into compost. Third-graders in Tonya Chastain’s class will get familiar with new technology by creating a digital photography scrapbook... Second place, $2,000: Teacher Tonya Chastain will use her grant to buy a digital camera, projector and other equipment so her third-grade students can create a photographic scrapbook of this school year. As part of the project, students will learn to present their photos as a PowerPoint slide show. They also will learn to transfer the photos to a compact disc they can keep at the end of the year. Full Story
1-22-05 Amy Chastain Praises School Freshman Program ( - USA) Amy Chastain, a senior at Arkansas City High School, remembers how she dreaded going to her locker at the school just three years ago, as a freshman. "It was so crowded and intimidating," Chastain said Thursday. "I wish I'd had this program when I was a freshman." Chastain referred to the Freshman Academy Program. She knows more about it, perhaps, than most upperclassmen, because she spends an hour each day as a student aide to the academy's administrator. Full Story
1-10-05 Commissioner Tom Chasteen Opposes Demolition of Historic School (Athens Banner-Herald (subscription) - Athens, GA) The school building, located at 500 College Ave., was constructed in 1908 as College Avenue Elementary School and remained open until the 1950s. The Clarke County School District made some renovations and moved its administrative offices into the building in 1973...Five Athens-Clarke commissioners showed up Monday at 4 p.m. for the Heritage Foundation's presentation - George Maxwell, Alice Kinman, States McCarter, Tom Chasteen and Elton Dodson. The presentation included walking around the building, pointing out architectural features and discussing how to sweeten the idea of renovating rather than demolishing the building. "There's not a lot, technically, that we can do, at this point," Chasteen said. "We can do a lot of jaw-boning and hope they can get the message and look for ways to adapt the building." Full Story
12-16-04 Public Library Director Carol Castine Helps Bessemer Win Accreditation ( - Birmingham, AL) "This is truly a singular event in the 100-plus years since this school system was founded," Riddle said. She cited three major tasks that had to be accomplished to meet SACS standards: major renovations to school buildings, upgrading school libraries and writing the required self-study of each school. She credited Carol Castine, Bessemer Public Library director, and the library board's $250,000 donation for new books as "the keys that made it possible." Full Story
12-14-04 Amanda Chastain Earns Advanced Placement Scholar Designation (Northeast Georgian - Cornelia, GA) At Habersham Central, three students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Examinations, with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Amanda Chastain, Stephanie Fain and Carrie Tatum. Full Story
12-12-04 Chataignier School Slated for Closure (Opelousas Daily World - Opelousas, LA) The Evangeline Parish School Board's desegregation plan requires the closure of Hester Heath Elementary School in Turkey Creek and Carver Elementary School in Chataignier... In addition, the Ville Platte High School was expanded to include fifth- and sixth-grade students from both Ville Platte and Chataignier. Possible Dead Link Full Story
11-19-04 Mary Chastain Promotes Teach For America Foundation (Dateline Chastain has spent the last year-and-a-half working for the Teach For America foundation, a teacher corps made up of recent college graduates that helps students in rural and inner city schools. Full Story
11-15-04 Mary Chastain Describes Teach for America Program (The University of Alabama Crimson White - Tuscaloosa, AL) Mary Chastain, Teach for America recruiter and a UA graduate who is visiting the Capstone today, described the program as an effort to eliminate educational inequity in the United States. Full Story
11-1-04 Chastain Middle School Answers Questions About Failed Cafeteria Inspections (Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson, MS, USA) By Cathy Hayden. Q: I am a student at Chastain Middle School in Jackson. ... Chastain Middle School's cafeteria has failed the lunchroom inspection more than once. ... Full Story
10-31-04 Chastain Middle School Receives $3,000 Performance Award (Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson, MS) Chastain Middle, a Level 3 school, received $3,000. Principal Michael Ellis said the money ... Full Story
10-22-04 Mariah Chastain's Card Collection Grows to 12,000 in One Month (Statesman Journal) When the 10-year-old appeared in the Statesman Journal four weeks ago, she had 4,730 cards in her collection. Now she has about 12,000. Full Story
10-20-04 Chataignier High Near Bottom on ACT Scores (The Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Lafayette, LA, USA) Lafayette ACT scores 4th in state. Math continues to be the lowest scoring area for most high schools with scores ranging from 16.0 at Chataignier High to a high of 21.7 at Lafayette High. ... Full Story
10-10-04 Chasteen Student Center Hosts AIDS Awareness Program (The Decatur Daily - Decatur, AL, United States) Calhoun to promote awareness of AIDS in the Chasteen Student Center. The 11 am event is free and open to the public. Free HIV testing will be provided from noon until 3 pm. ... Full Story
10-9-04 Richard Chesteen, UT Martin Comments on Presidential Debate The debate - Local voices (Jackson Sun - Jackson, TN) >>... strengths.''. Richard Chesteen, University of Tennessee Martin ''Watching the debates made me very proud to be an American. Both ... Possible Dead Link Full Story
9-29-04 Cynthia Cochran-Chastain on Wanted List CLASS of 74 seeks classmates (Mooresville / Decatur Times - Mooresville, IN, USA) Organizers are looking for the following classmates: Cynthia Cochran-Chastain, Doug Cowell, Cheryl Greeson, James Griffin, Robert Hennigar, Diane Henson ... Full Story
9-24-04 Tyson Chastain Optimistic about Youth Participation in Election VOTER registration falls short (The Indiana Digital Student - USA) >>"We are definitely highly involved in getting students' voices out there," senior IUSA President Tyson Chastain said. "We ... Full Story
9-24-04 Mariah Chastain Feeds Business Card-collecting Hobby CARD collecting is serious business (Salem Statesman Journal - Salem, OR, USA) It started with a school project. Mariah Chastain's second-grade teacher asked her class to bring in 100 of something in honor of the 100th day of school. ... Full Story
9-23-04 Denna Chastain Supports Fifth-grade Physical Activity Pilot Program SOUTH Todd pilot program stresses physical activity and nutrition (Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era - Hopkinsville, KY, USA) Denna Chastain, a fifth-grade teacher, said the activity feeds the brain, and by incorporating it into the curriculum, students are able to learn at the same ... Full Story
9-20-04 Children's Books Reviewer Frances Chastain Remembers Narnia APPEAL lasts generations (The Republican - Springfield, MA, USA) "Girls like stories about girls who are a little bad," comments Frances Chastain, former children's books reviewer at The Republican. ... Full Story
9-10-04 Erin Chastain-Harris Organizes City Environmental Education Workshop SPREADING the word: Workshop aims to teach educators about Allen ... (Allen American - Allen, TX, USA) Bringing all of these groups together has been the job of Erin Chastain-Harris, education specialist for the city's community services department. ... Full Story
9-10-04 IU Student Association President Tyson Chastain Outlines Goals of IUSA IUSA president outlines goals, plans for upcoming school year (The Indiana Digital Student - USA) >>... Tyson Chastain, senior and president of the IU Student Association, thanked the board for their warm reception of his speech at the IU freshman induction ... Full Story
8-26-04 Tyson Chastain Expresses Frustration Over Student Parking Change (The Indiana Digital Student - USA) >>IU Student Association President senior Tyson Chastain said he has received numerous e-mails from concerned students about the changes to the program. ... Full Story
8-1-04 Changes Affect Chatagnier Schools (Opelousas Daily World - Opelousas, LA) >>The Hester Heath Elementary School in Turkey Creek, and the Carver Elementary in Chataignier will be permanently closed. Possible Dead Link Full Story
7-18-04 Angela Chasteen Succeeds as Adult Literacy Tutor (Falls Church News Press - Falls Church, VA, USA) Angela Chasteen, Suliman's tutor, has only recently started volunteering with the Council. Full Story
7-8-04 Bobby Hamlin Resigns as Principal at Chataignier Elementary School (Opelousas Daily World) Proposal shows schools could save thousands in energy costs >>The Evangeline Parish School Board on Wednesday authorized the energy savings contracting firm Siemen's Corporation to proceed to develop an energy savings proposal Possible Dead Link Full Story
7-1-04 Chastain Middle School (Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson, MS, USA) .. school district-created courses for academically talented students and are offered at Power APAC for fourth- and fifth-graders; at Chastain, Peeples and Powell ... Full Story
6-23-04 Chataignier High School Closes, Becomes Chataignier Elementary (Opelousas Daily World) Desegregation progress goes before judge >>Progress reports on school desegregation plans in both St. Landry Parish and Evangeline Parish will be presented Thursday at the federal courthouse in Lafayette. Possible Dead Link Full Story
6-17-04 Sixth-grader Kadie Chesteen Awarded $500 Savings Bond (Whitehaven Appeal ACHIEVEMENTS) Carly North of Collierville has been appointed to the Auburn University SGA Executive Cabinet, serving as director of project evaluations. Full Story
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