Spelling champions from across Henrico County will tussle at 2017 HCPS Divisionwide Spelling Bee


Champions from each of Henrico County Public Schools’ 46 elementary schools and 12 middle schools will square off Jan. 18 in the 2017 HCPS Divisionwide Spelling Bee.

The winner of the HCPS bee will advance to the Richmond Times-Dispatch regional spelling competition March 11 for a chance to represent a large swath of Virginia in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Scripps contest features more than 280 regional champions from around the nation, and is televised by ESPN.

The annual matchup of orthographic titans will be streamed live by HCPS-TV. You can watch on your computer or mobile devices by going to the division’s website at henricoschools.us.

Who: Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the 2017 HCPS Divisionwide Spelling Bee.
When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18. (Inclement-weather date: Jan. 19)
Where: Hungary Creek Middle School auditorium, 4909 Francistown Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060


Participants prepare to compete at the 2016 HCPS Divisionwide Spelling Bee.

School Board meeting Thursday, January 12


The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2017, according to the following schedule:

School Board Work Session 1:30 p.m.

This meeting 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 meeting is 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, henricoschools.us. To view “BoardDocs”, where meeting agendas can be found, please click here: http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/henrico/Board.nsf/Public. If anyone wishing to attend is disabled and needs assistance, please contact Andy Jenks at 652-3724.

New year, new career: Join the HCPS family as a bus driver


hcpsbusdriver4Make 2017 the best year yet by joining Henrico County Public Schools as a full-time or substitute bus driver. Members of the HCPS Human Resources and Pupil Transportation departments will be at Henrico County Public Library’s new Varina Area Library Jan. 10 to talk with interested candidates.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at henricoschools.us/careers.

“Driving a bus is a great job for people with flexible schedules who enjoy working with students, and a great way to earn extra money,” said Mary Alderson, human resources specialist.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Varina Area Library (Henrico County Public Library), 1875 New Market Road, Henrico, Va. 23231

Questions? Call the HCPS Human Resources Department at 804-652-3664.

Applicants without computer access or having trouble with the online application may contact the HCPS Human Resources Department at 804-652-3664 or stop by the department office at 3820 Nine Mile Road in Henrico to use our computers and get help if needed.

Candidates for full-time and substitute bus drivers must: be at least 21 years old; have a high school diploma or equivalent; have a valid Virginia driver’s license; obtain a CDL instructional permit or hold a CDL Class B permit with endorsements in P (Transporting Passengers)/S (School Bus) and airbrakes; pass a physical and drug test and have no felony convictions.

The school division is also planning to hold its annual large-scale HCPS Teacher Hiring Event Feb. 25 at Glen Allen High School.