Visiting educators will tour Henrico schools to see “Leader in Me” program in action


Educators attending a symposium at VCU will tour two Henrico County schools to see how they are using a transformative leadership model to enhance student achievement. Groups of visitors will tour Crestview and Holladay elementary schools to get a firsthand look at a schoolwide program called “The Leader in Me.” Five HCPS schools have adopted the model.

Holladay last year became the first public school in Virginia to attain “Lighthouse School” status, an advanced designation awarded by the program’s parent organization.

Crestview Elementary Leadership Day

Students participate in Crestview Elementary School’s Leadership Day in April 2015. Crestview is one of five Henrico County schools that have adopted a schoolwide model called “The Leader in Me.”

The visiting educators – from school divisions in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia – will board buses at VCU’s student commons. Participants will tour one of the schools as part of a symposium called “Rethinking Leadership.”

The Leader in Me model was developed by Franklin Covey Co. in conjunction with educators, and incorporates ideas from sources on leadership, education and effective social and emotional interaction. Students help set goals, track data and assume leadership roles. The model seeks to help students improve in such areas as self-reliance, initiative, homework skills, time management, expressing viewpoints in persuasive ways, understanding different values, finding creative solutions and balanced living.

Studies from various sources about the impact of the program can be found at the organization’s website at

When: Dec. 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (tours run concurrently at both participating schools)
Where: Crestview Elementary School, 1901 Charles St., Henrico, Va. 23226
Holladay Elementary School, 7300 Galaxie Road, Henrico, Va. 23228

To find out more about some of Henrico Schools’ current initiatives for enhancing student achievement, go to

School Board Meetings Thursday, December 8th


The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings, which includes a Public Input Session to solicit input related to the Proposed FY 2017-2018 Annual Financial Plan, on Thursday, December 8, 2016, according to the following schedule:

School Board Work Session 1:30 p.m.
Public Input Session 5:30 p.m.
School Board Monthly Meeting 6:30 p.m.

These meetings will take place in the auditorium of New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as deemed necessary.

The meetings are open to the public and interested citizens are invited to attend. Also, a live stream of all School Board work sessions and monthly meetings is available on the main HCPS website, To view “BoardDocs”, where meeting agendas can be found, please click here: If anyone wishing to attend is disabled and needs assistance, please contact Andy Jenks at 652-3724.

School Board meeting with Henrico General Assembly Legislative Delegation


The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia will hold the following special meeting on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:30 a.m., in the Culinary Arts Room of the ACE Center at Hermitage (formerly Hermitage Technical Center), 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Virginia. The School Board will conduct a breakfast meeting with the Henrico General Assembly Legislative Delegation for the purpose of reviewing the School Board’s legislative goals.

This meeting is open to the public and interested citizens are invited to attend. If anyone wishing to attend is disabled and needs assistance at this meeting, please contact Andy Jenks at 652-3724.