South Chesterfield, VA – August 27, 2019 – Chesterfield County Public Schools kicked off the 2019-2020 school year with Teachers Convocation with over 5,000 county educators at the VSU Multi-Purpose Center.


Teachers and educators from every school in Chesterfield County arrived at the VSU Multi-Purpose Center, Tuesday, August 27th for Convocation where Superintendent Dr. Mervin Daugherty welcomed all the staff back to school. The educators were welcomed in the VSU Multi-Purpose Center by the VSU Trojan Marching Band. Each school rocked their school colors and showed off their school pride with excitement for the upcoming school year.


Chesterfield County Public Schools Convocation marks an historic moment for the VSU Multi-Purpose as the highest attended event in venue history.


The following link are a few pictures and videos capturing the event. Pictures and Video


About VSU Multi-Purpose Center: The VSU Multi-Purpose Center is a state-of-the-art multipurpose venue located on the campus of Virginia State University, in Petersburg, VA. The arena is able to seat more than 6,000 guests, making it the largest events venue located south of Richmond in the state of Virginia. The amenities-packed arena serves as a full entertainment facility hosting athletic events, commencements, live concerts, family shows, trade shows, and more. VSU Multi-Purpose Center is home to the Virginia State University Trojans Basketball and Volleyball teams and managed by Spectra. For more information visit,


About Spectra

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