Henrico Schools’ Summer Family Learning Series offers workshops for parents, guardians and teachers

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Henrico, Va., June 28, 2018 – Families face challenges; Henrico Schools’ Family Learning Series is here to help. The school division’s summer edition kicks off July 10 with a workshop on dyslexia. The series continues through Aug. 21 with topics such as foolproof back-to-school strategies and dads as super heroes. The series is presented by Henrico Schools’ Department of Family and Community Engagement.
  
Register for workshops by emailing Terry Talbott at tktalbott@henrico.k12.va.us or by calling 804-652-3787. Parents, guardians and Henrico County Public Schools staff members are welcome to register.
 
The summer workshops topics are below. For details on the sessions, go to henricoschools.us and look under “Hot Topics” or go to http://henricoschools.us/family-learning-series-summer-sessions/.
 
  • Dyslexia Simulation (July 10, noon to 1:30 p.m., HCPL’s Glen Allen Branch Library)
  • A Great Start in Kindergarten: How Parents Can Help (July 17, noon to 1:30 p.m., Belmont Recreation Center)
  • Empowering Super Hero Dads (July 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Belmont Recreation Center)
  • Are You Smarter Than Your Child’s Smartphone? Social Media Tips, Tricks and Secrets (July 24, noon to 1:30 p.m., HCPL’s Tuckahoe Area Library)
  • The Must-have Resource for Parenting in the Digital Age (July 25, 6-7:30 p.m., HCPL’s Tuckahoe Area Library)
  • Navigating the Code of Student Conduct (July 31, noon to 1:30 p.m., New Bridge Learning Center)
  • Homework and Study Strategies for Students with Disabilities (Aug. 1, 6-7:30 p.m., New Bridge Learning Center)
  • Parent’s Voice in the Special Education Process (Aug. 15, 6-7:30 p.m., New Bridge Learning Center)
  • Back-to-School Strategies for a Successful Year (Aug. 21, 6-7:30 p.m., New Bridge Learning Center) 
 

24 Henrico County schools earn Virginia performance awards

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Henrico Va. June 27, 2018 – Twenty-four Henrico County schools have earned 2018 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement. Gov. Ralph Northam and the Virginia Board of Education announced that 349 schools statewide had earned the designation, along with 16 school divisions. 
 
Henrico County Public Schools’ 24-award total was tops in the Richmond area. Only the school divisions in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, with considerably more students, had more schools recognized in the state awards.
 
The awards fall into tiers, based primarily on state and federal benchmarks and progress toward goals set by the governor and the board. Henrico County schools earning awards:
 
Board of Education Excellence Awards
Divisions and schools meeting all state and federal benchmarks and making significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the board.
  
– Colonial Trail Elementary School
– Kaechele Elementary School
– Echo Lake Elementary School
– Gayton Elementary School
– Glen Allen Elementary School
– Nuckols Farm Elementary School
– Rivers Edge Elementary School
– Shady Grove Elementary School
– Short Pump Elementary School
– Three Chopt Elementary School
– Trevvett Elementary School
– Tuckahoe Elementary School
– Twin Hickory Elementary School
 
– Holman Middle School
– Pocahontas Middle School
– Short Pump Middle School
 
– Deep Run High School
– Mills Godwin High School
 
Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Awards
Schools meeting all state and federal benchmarks and making progress toward the goals of the governor and the board.
 
– Crestview Elementary School
– Davis Elementary School
– Pemberton Elementary School
– Springfield Park Elementary School
 
– Moody Middle School
 
– Glen Allen High School

School bus drivers now earn more; Henrico Schools also seeking school nutrition workers, teachers in math, science and Spanish

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Henrico, Va. June 25, 2018 – We’re preparing for the best school year ever and we’d love to talk with you about joining our team. Henrico County Public Schools will hold a job fair Wednesday to talk about opportunities with the school division. School division bus drivers now earn more – $14.18 per hour to […]

Henrico, Va. June 25, 2018 – We’re preparing for the best school year ever and we’d love to talk with you about joining our team. Henrico County Public Schools will hold a job fair Wednesday to talk about opportunities with the school division. School division bus drivers now earn more – $14.18 per hour to start for full-time drivers and up to $14.86 for experienced drivers. Substitute drivers now earn $13.51 per hour. Henrico Schools is also seeking school nutrition workers and teachers in critical areas such as middle and high school math, Spanish and science. 
 
Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department, as well as departmental representatives, will be on hand for the event at the Workforce Resource Center in eastern Henrico County.
 
Don’t know how to drive a bus? Qualified bus driver candidates will be paid while they train.
 
Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at henricoschools.us/careers.
 

Henrico County Public Schools job fair
 
When: 
June 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
Where:Workforce Resource Center
, 121 Cedar Fork Road, Henrico, Va. 23223
 
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 valid Virginia driver’s license; obtain a CDL Class B instructional permit or hold a CDL Class B license with endorsements in P (Transporting Passengers)/S (School Bus) and airbrakes; pass a physical and drug test and have no felony convictions.

All children are now eligible for free meals as Henrico Schools participates in USDA summer food service

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Henrico, Va., June 20, 2018 — In an effort designed to ensure that children receive nutritious meals when school is not in session, all children are now eligible for meals at no charge at most summer sites run by Henrico County Public Schools and Henrico Recreation and Parks. In past years, the program focused on […]

Henrico, Va., June 20, 2018 — In an effort designed to ensure that children receive nutritious meals when school is not in session, all children are now eligible for meals at no charge at most summer sites run by Henrico County Public Schools and Henrico Recreation and Parks. In past years, the program focused on children enrolled in summer programs.
 
After the scheduled meal service for children enrolled in summer programs is over, meal service will begin for other children age 18 or younger who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents and guardians are not eligible for the free meal service. Henrico Schools is participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program through its Division of School Nutrition Services.
 
Thirty-one sites will be serving meals to all children, while one program site – Echo Lake Elementary School – will continue the former policy of providing meal service only to children enrolled in summer programs. 
 
Food service will be from Monday through Thursday each week. (Please note that all sites will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in recognition of the Independence Day holiday.) Breakfast will be served from 7-9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Specific breakfast and lunch times will vary depending on the location.
 
Service is on a first come, first served basis, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the administration of the meal service. Meals will be provided to children at the following sites:
 
Recreation and Parks Open Sites
 
Elementary schools:
Adams ES, 600 S. Laburnum Ave., June 25 – Aug. 9
Arthur Ashe ES, 1001 Cedar Fork Road, June 25 – Aug. 9
Fair Oaks ES, 201 Jennings Road, June 25 – Aug. 9
Mehfoud ES, 8320 Buffin Road, June 25 – Aug. 9
Montrose ES, 2820 Williamsburg Road, June 25 – Aug. 9
Ridge ES, 8910 Three Chopt Road, June 25 – Aug. 9
Trevvett ES, 2300 Trevvett Road, June 25 – Aug. 9
Ward ES, 3400 Darbytown Road, June 25 – Aug. 9
 
Recreation centers:
Confederate Hills Recreation Center, 302 Lee Ave., June 25 – Aug. 9
Dorey Recreation Center 2999 Darbytown Road, June 25 – Aug. 9
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave., June 25 – Aug. 9
Elko Community and Recreation Center, 6216 White Oak Road, June 25 – Aug. 9
Hidden Creek Community Center, 2417 Brockway Lane, June 25 – Aug. 9
 
Elementary School Open Sites
 
Baker ES, 6651 Willson Road, June 25-Aug. 9
Glen Lea ES, 3909 Austin Ave., June 25-Aug. 9 (Closed July 2-6)
Harvie ES, 3401 Harvie Road, June 25-Aug. 9
Highland Springs ES, 600 Pleasant St., July 9-Aug. 2
Ratcliffe ES, 2901 Thalen St., July 9-Aug. 2
Sandston ES, 7 Naglee Ave., July 9-Aug. 2
 
Middle and High School Open Sites
 
Brookland MS, 9200 Lydell Drive, June 25 – Aug. 9
CodeRVA Academy, 1405 Cummings Drive, July 9 – Aug. 9
Elko MS, 5901 Elko Road, June 25 – Aug. 9
Fairfield MS, 5121 Nine Mile Road, June 25 – Aug. 2
Douglas S. Freeman HS, 8701 Three Chopt Road, June 25 – Aug. 2
Hermitage HS, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, June 25 – Aug. 9
Highland Springs HS, 15 S. Oak Ave., June 25 – Aug. 2
Moody MS, 7800 Woodman Road, June 25 – Aug. 9
John Rolfe MS, 6901 Messer Road, June 25 – Aug. 2
J.R. Tucker HS, 2910 Parham Road, June 25 – Aug. 2
Varina HS, 7053 Messer Road, June 25 – Aug. 2
L. Douglas Wilder MS, 6900 Wilkinson Road, June 25 – Aug. 2
 
Closed Enrollment Site
 
Echo Lake ES, 5200 Francistown Roa, July 9 – Aug. 2
 
 
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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language) should contact the agency (state or local) where he or she applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
 
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Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meetings

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings: Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:00 p.m.        Work Session 6:30 p.m.        Monthly Meeting All meetings will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia.  Closed sessions will be held during the work session as […]

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings:

Thursday, June 21, 2018

2:00 p.m.        Work Session

6:30 p.m.        Monthly Meeting

All meetings will take place in the auditorium of the 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.  A live stream of 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.

Fall into a rewarding job as a bus driver, school nutrition worker

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Henrico, Va. June 11, 2018 – We’re preparing for the best school year ever and we’d love to talk with you about joining our team. Henrico County Public Schools will hold a job fair on Wednesday to talk with candidates for positions as bus drivers and school nutrition workers. Full-time and substitute positions are available.
 
Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department, as well as departmental representatives, will be on hand for the event at Henrico County Public Library’s Varina Area Library.
 
Don’t know how to drive a bus? Qualified bus driver candidates will be paid while they train.
 
Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at henricoschools.us/careers.
 
Henrico County Public Schools job fair
When: 
June 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Where: 
Varina Area 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 valid Virginia driver’s license; obtain a CDL Class B instructional permit or hold a CDL Class B license with endorsements in P (Transporting Passengers)/S (School Bus) and airbrakes; pass a physical and drug test and have no felony convictions.

Can’t attend your Henrico County student’s graduation? Live-stream will let you watch on a computer – or on-the-go

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Henrico, Va. June 8, 2018 – Henrico County Public Schools will again provide live streaming video of all HCPS graduations taking place at VCU’s Siegel Center. The stream can be accessed via our home page at http://henricoschools.us. Graduations will also be replayed later in June on HCPS-TV (Comcast Channel 99 and FIOS channel 38). The stream can be accessed on any desktop computer or on mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.

The HCPS Department of Communications and Public Relations will post graduation photo albums on the division’s Facebook page, facebook.com/HenricoCountyPublicSchools, and on the HCPS website. Video clips of school graduations will be available for viewing later at the division’s website. 

HCPS graduation information, including a replay schedule, can be found at the school division’s online graduation hub at http://henricoschools.us/graduation-2018/.

– Tuesday, June 12: J.R. Tucker High School (11 a.m.)
– Tuesday, June 12: Glen Allen High School (3 p.m.)
– Tuesday, June 12: Hermitage High School (7 p.m.)
– Wednesday, June 13: Henrico High School (11 a.m.)
– Wednesday, June 13: Highland Springs High School (3 p.m.)
– Wednesday, June 13: Varina High School (7 p.m.)
– Thursday, June 14: Douglas Freeman High School (11 a.m.)
– Thursday, June 14: Mills Godwin High School (3 p.m.)
– Thursday, June 14: Deep Run High School (7 p.m.)

Note: 15 minutes before each graduation, viewers should expect to see a graphic with the school name as music plays. Viewers who experience difficulty are advised to refresh or reload their browser.

Henrico County Public Schools selects Amy Cashwell as new superintendent

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Dr. Amy Cashwell new superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools. Henrico, Va., June 5, 2018 – Henrico County Public Schools has selected Dr. Amy E. Cashwell, a longtime educator and administrator with Virginia Beach City Public Schools, as its new superintendent. The School Board made the announcement and introduced Cashwell to Henrico Schools staff members […]

Dr. Amy Cashwell new superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools.

Henrico, Va., June 5, 2018 – Henrico County Public Schools has selected Dr. Amy E. Cashwell, a longtime educator and administrator with Virginia Beach City Public Schools, as its new superintendent. The School Board made the announcement and introduced Cashwell to Henrico Schools staff members Tuesday morning at a special work session at New Bridge Learning Center auditorium. Cashwell will begin work as superintendent July 1.

In her current position as chief academic officer for Virginia Beach Schools’ Department of Teaching and Learning, Cashwell oversees a number of departments, including those dealing with instruction, instructional technology, student support services, exceptional education, and opportunity and achievement. She joined Virginia Beach Schools in 1998 as a teacher before becoming an assistant principal and principal. She assumed her current role in 2013.

Cashwell is an alumna of Longwood University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and education. She earned a master’s degree in education administration and supervision from the George Washington University. Cashwell also earned a doctorate from George Washington, in education administration and policy studies. She is originally from Virginia Beach.

“It is an honor to have been selected to serve the Henrico County community as superintendent,” Cashwell said. “I am committed to maintaining the legacy of excellence within Henrico County Public Schools and to working collaboratively with the Henrico community to build upon the division’s reputation for academic excellence and innovation.”

Michelle “Micky” Ogburn, School Board chair and the Board’s Three Chopt District representative, expressed the Board’s unanimous support.

“I am honored to have worked with my fellow School Board members in selecting Dr. Cashwell to be our next superintendent,” Ogburn said. “Her experience as a classroom teacher and extensive leadership across many facets of Virginia Beach Public Schools as their chief academic officer bode well for her success in guiding HCPS to even greater achievement. She charted a course that resulted in bringing all VBCPS schools across the line to accreditation and in making equity a driving principle in the day-to-day operations of the school system. I believe she will be able to forge meaningful, collaborative relationships with our staff and the greater Henrico community as she has done so successfully in Virginia Beach. I look forward to working with Dr. Cashwell and am truly excited for the future.”

During her time in Virginia Beach, Cashwell concentrated on a variety of initiatives, including those related to equity, social and emotional support systems for students, exceptional education, and technology. In 2016 she was recognized by the Virginia Society for Technology in Education as its Outstanding Educator of the Year for her role in launching a school-based instructional technology support program. The Center for Digital Education, a national education research and media group, named Cashwell one of its top 30 “technologists, transformers and trailblazers” for 2017. The group cited Cashwell’s leadership in carving out an independent role for instructional technology, and in helping schools become laboratories for testing the instructional possibilities of new technology.

“As a former educator in Henrico County, I have a deep love for the community and its children, and I see such a bright future for HCPS with Dr. Cashwell at the helm,” said Aaron Spence, Virginia Beach City Public Schools superintendent. “For the four years I have had the good fortune to work with her in Virginia Beach, she has proven herself a compassionate, competent professional who is driven to improve the learning experience for all children and for the teachers and staff she supports. Our loss is Henrico County’s gain, and the School Board should be commended for its decision and its vision.”

Spence was principal at Henrico County’s Deep Run High School when it opened in 2002.

Cashwell will hold several forums across Henrico County in coming months to talk with families, students, staff members and other interested Henrico citizens. Information about the forums will be announced as it becomes available.

Cashwell will be Henrico County Public Schools’ first female superintendent.

As part of its selection process, the School Board used information gathered from two public input sessions and an online survey that garnered more than 3,000 responses. The Board had set a target date of July 1 for having a new superintendent in place. Patrick C. Kinlaw, the division’s superintendent since 2014, will retire June 30.

For a recap of the superintendent search process, click here. 

  • What attracted you to Henrico County?

    Henrico County Public Schools has always had a reputation for academic excellence and innovation. During my 20-plus years as an educator, I’ve come to know Henrico for a number of reasons. I’ve collaborated with the staff here on various projects, from preschool implementation to alternative behavior programs, and have just known the reputation Henrico has across the state. I was also drawn to Henrico’s approach to innovation. I’m interested in early technology adoption, but I think of innovation as not just about technology, but about being forward-thinking

    Tell us a little bit about the vision you’re developing for the school division?

    Community is important to me, so as I begin my time in Henrico, I’ll be excited to get to know the community at large – including the business community, the broader educational community and higher ed institutions – and think about how we can work together to strengthen opportunities for students in Henrico County Public Schools. It will be important to develop those community connections and get a sense of what the broader community sees as needs and priorities. How can we create strong connections, pathways, opportunities and internships? That’s very important to me.

    I absolutely understand that I’ll have big shoe to fill, and I certainly want to continue Henrico’s tradition of academic excellence. Certainly the school division has made great strides in reaching full state accreditation for all its schools. A priority for me and part of my vision is to help all schools across the county achieve the same level of academic excellence and meet those state benchmarks. That will give us a level playing field and an equitable situation for students, no matter which school they attend in Henrico County.

    Obviously you’re just getting to know Henrico, but at first glance, are there some things you see as similarities with Virginia Beach, and things that appear as differences?

    One similarity seems to be the high value that both organizations place on staff and the staff being a family. I’ve seen the school division’s “Heart of Henrico” features on the website. That’s the kind of thing that shows that the school division recognizes the importance of the individuals who make up the organization, no matter their role. Whether you’re driving a bus, in a food line or in front of a classroom, we all make up this learning community. That strong sense of community and family within Henrico Schools is something that is also present in Virginia Beach and it’s something that is important to me.

    Another similarity is this idea of creating a robust network of pathways and opportunities for students, particularly in the secondary arena. We have a strong academy structure that runs throughout our secondary schools, and Henrico also offers a variety of paths for students, in your high schools and your technical and career education centers. Henrico’s industry credentialing is top tier. When we look at what’s happening across Virginia, that’s one area I also see as part of my vision – creating even stronger networks and pathways, and I think Henrico has some rich opportunities, given its location. Both school divisions have been trailblazers in terms of industry credentialing and certifications for students leaving school with those “stackable” credentials that they can take anywhere into the workplace and into higher ed.

    That said, I certainly recognize that every community is unique. I would never propose to take things out of Virginia Beach and put them here in ready-made, cookie cutter form. Certainly I was involved in a lot of innovative, exciting projects there and I think I bring that spirit of innovation and creativity to Henrico, but for me it’s going to be knowing the community, connecting with what’s important here and working together to continue moving forward.

    What are some things you’d like people here to know about you?

    I am a passionate educator. I am an avid advocate for public education. Even though I left the classroom many years ago, I think of myself as a teacher at heart. I’m here for the students – I’m student-centered. My decision-making is very much based on thinking about opportunities for students and providing equitable opportunities.

    What can HCPS staff members and people in the community expect as this school year concludes and as the new one gets underway?

    They can expect a smooth transition. They can expect to be able to rely on the excellence that they’ve recognized and helped build up to this point. They can expect to see me – a lot of me, I hope – out in the schools and in the community. I’m a hands-on individual. I like to be as connected as possible to the learning environments and see things first-hand. I recognize it will be summer when I come in but I will certainly be taking opportunities to get to know as many staff members and other groups as possible. And of course I’m really looking forward to fall and connecting with students.

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Henrico seleccionan a Amy Cashwell como nueva Superintendente

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Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Henrico seleccionan a Amy Cashwell como nueva Superintendente Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Henrico han seleccionado a la Dra. Amy E. Cashwell, educadora y administradora de larga trayectoria en las Escuelas Públicas de la Ciudad de Virginia Beach, como su nueva superintendente. La Junta Escolar hizo el anuncio […]

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Henrico seleccionan a Amy Cashwell como nueva Superintendente

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Henrico han seleccionado a la Dra. Amy E. Cashwell, educadora y administradora de larga trayectoria en las Escuelas Públicas de la Ciudad de Virginia Beach, como su nueva superintendente. La Junta Escolar hizo el anuncio e introdujo a Cashwell al personal de las escuelas de Henrico el martes por la mañana en una sesión de trabajo especial en el auditorio del Centro de Aprendizaje New Bridge. Cashwell comenzará a trabajar como superintendente el 1 de julio.

En su posición actual como directora académica del Departamento de Enseñanza y Aprendizaje de las Escuelas de Virginia Beach, Cashwell supervisa una serie de departamentos, incluidos los que se ocupan de instrucción, tecnología educativa, servicios de apoyo estudiantil, educación excepcional y oportunidades y rendimiento. Ella se unió a las escuelas de Virginia Beach en 1998 como maestra antes de convertirse en subdirectora y directora. Ella asumió su papel actual en el 2013.

Cashwell es ex-alumna de la Universidad Longwood, donde obtuvo un título de bachiller en estudios liberales y educación. Obtuvo una maestría en administración educativa y supervisión de la Universidad George Washington. Cashwell también obtuvo un doctorado de George Washington en administración de educación y estudios de política. Ella es originaria de Virginia Beach.

“Es un honor haber sido seleccionada para servir a la comunidad del Condado de Henrico como superintendente”, dijo Cashwell. “Estoy comprometida a mantener el legado de excelencia dentro de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Henrico y a trabajar en colaboración con la comunidad de Henrico para construir sobre la reputación de excelencia académica e innovación de la división”.

Michelle “Micky” Ogburn, Presidente de la Junta Escolar y el representante de la Junta del distrito Three Chopt expresó el apoyo unánime de la Junta.

“Me siento honrado de haber trabajado con mis compañeros miembros de la Junta Escolar para seleccionar a la Dra. Cashwell para que sea nuestra próxima superintendente”, dijo Ogburn. “Su experiencia como maestra de salón de clase y su amplio liderazgo en muchas facetas de las Escuelas Públicas de Virginia Beach como su directora académica es un buen presagio de su éxito al guiar a HCPS a un logro aún mayor. Ella trazó un curso que resultó en llevar a todas las Escuelas Públicas de Virginia Beach al otro lado de la línea a la acreditación y en hacer que la equidad sea un principio de conducción en las operaciones cotidianas del sistema escolar. Creo que podrá forjar relaciones de colaboración significativas con nuestro personal y la gran comunidad de Henrico, como lo ha hecho con éxito en Virginia Beach. Espero trabajar con la Dra. Cashwell y estoy realmente emocionado por el futuro “.
Durante su tiempo en Virginia Beach, Cashwell se concentró en una variedad de iniciativas, incluidas aquellas relacionadas con la equidad, los sistemas de apoyo emocional y social para los estudiantes, la educación excepcional y la tecnología. En 2016 fue reconocida por la Sociedad de Virginia para la Tecnología en la Educación como su Educadora Destacada del Año por su papel en el lanzamiento de un programa de apoyo a la tecnología educativa basada en la escuela. El Centro para la Educación Digital, un grupo nacional de investigación y medios educativos, nombró a Cashwell como una de sus 30 mejores “tecnólogos, transformadores y pioneros” para 2017. El grupo citó el liderazgo de Cashwell en forjar un rol independiente para la tecnología educativa y en ayudar a las escuelas a convertirse en laboratorios para probar las posibilidades de instrucción de la nueva tecnología.

“Como antiguo educador en el Condado de Henrico, tengo un profundo amor por la comunidad y sus hijos, y veo un futuro tan brillante para HCPS con la Dra. Cashwell a la cabeza”, dijo Aaron Spence, superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas de la Ciudad de Virginia Beach. “Durante los cuatro años que he tenido la suerte de trabajar con ella en Virginia Beach, ella ha demostrado ser una profesional compasiva y competente que se esfuerza por mejorar la experiencia de aprendizaje para todos los niños y para los maestros y el personal que ella apoya. Nuestra pérdida es la ganancia del Condado de Henrico, y la Junta Escolar debe ser elogiada por su decisión y su visión.”

Spence era Director de la Escuela Secundaria Deep Run cuando abrió en el 2002.

Cashwell llevará a cabo varios foros en el Condado de Henrico en los próximos meses para hablar con las familias, los estudiantes, el personal y otros ciudadanos interesados ​​de Henrico. La información sobre los foros se anunciará a medida que esté disponible. Cashwell será la primera dama superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas de Henrico.

Como parte de su proceso de selección, la Junta Escolar utilizó información recopilada de dos sesiones de opinión pública y una encuesta en línea que obtuvo más de 3,000 respuestas. La Junta estableció una fecha objetivo del 1 de julio para tener un nuevo superintendente en su lugar. Patrick C. Kinlaw, superintendente de la división desde 2014, se jubilará el 30 de junio.

Resumen de lo Búsqueda de un nuevo superintendente

Family Learning Series – Summer Sessions

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To Register: Parents, guardians and teachers: please email tktalbott@henrico.k12.va.us or call 804-652-3787 to sign up to attend one (or more) of the summer workshops. Recertification points will be awarded to teachers who attend. Dyslexia Simulation – Kristin Kane, family resource  coordinator, Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center Tuesday, July 10, 2018 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.Glen […]

To Register:

Parents, guardians and teachers: please email tktalbott@henrico.k12.va.us or call 804-652-3787 to sign up to attend one (or more) of the summer workshops. Recertification points will be awarded to teachers who attend.

Dyslexia Simulation

– Kristin Kane, family resource  coordinator, Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Glen Allen Branch Library (HCPL) – 10501 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060

The presentation will highlight the prevalence, characteristics, intervention and accommodations for dyslexia. Participants will get an overview of dyslexia and participate in an intensive simulation intended to generate robust conversation about children with dyslexia and their experiences in the classroom. The content will also review where dyslexia can be found in the Virginia Department of Education’s resources and provide attendees with a broad base of additional resources that can be used or shared with families. This short simulation is intended to give the participant the power of empathy.


A Great Start in Kindergarten: How Parents Can Help

– Mary E. Cox, director of elementary education, Henrico County Public Schools

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Belmont Recreation Center – 1600 Hilliard Road, Henrico, Va. 23228

Beginning kindergarten is such an exciting time for children and their families! Join us for this workshop to learn more about the kindergarten day in HCPS schools, as well as what you can do to prepare your child for a successful start to school.

We’ll be sharing many ideas and resources and making some great learning materials that you can use at home.


Empowering Super Hero Dads

– Darryl A. Williams, family and community engagement coordinator, Henrico County Public Schools

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 • 6-7:30 p.m.
Belmont Recreation Center – 1600 Hilliard Road, Henrico, Va. 23228

Super hero dads have the power to recognize that even if they cannot fix a problem or disability, they can take action to improve their child’s outcomes. This session will identify challenges that can prevent fathers of children with disabilities from being actively involved in their child’s education and ways to combat those challenges. We will also discuss the importance of connecting with other dads for ideas and support.


Are You Smarter than Your Child’s Smartphone? Social Media Tips, Tricks and Secrets

– Catava Burton, educational specialist, HCPS Department of Professional Development and School Improvement, Henrico County Public Schools

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Tuckahoe Area Library (HCPL) – 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, Va. 23229

Learn the latest texting slang, secret apps and social media tricks. Information will also be provided on bullying/cyberbullying, human trafficking, internet safety and the psychological impact of these issues. Strategies will also address what you as parents can do to keep your children safe. Bring your smartphone!


The Must-have Resource for Parenting in the Digital Age

– Jonathan D. Gregori, instructional technology specialist, Henrico County Public Schools

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 • 6-7:30 p.m.
Tuckahoe Area Library (HCPL) – 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, Va. 23229

Media and technology are at the center of all our lives. This is especially true of our children, who spend more than 50 hours on screen time per week. Many parents and teachers struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing digital world in which our children live and learn. Henrico County Public Schools is dedicated to helping all learners thrive in a world of media and technology. The goal of this session is to empower Henrico families with information to make safe, smart and ethical decisions online and harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in a child’s life.


Navigating the Code of Student Conduct

– William Noel Sr., director, Department of Student Support and Disciplinary Review – Henrico County Public Schools

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
New Bridge Learning Center (Exit Door 7, Family Engagement) – 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223

Frequent suspensions are linked to poor academic performance, student disengagement and potentially, the school-to-prison pipeline. To confront this issue, Henrico County Public Schools’ Code of Student Conduct was revamped to address concerns about exclusionary practices and student discipline. In this informative session, participants will find out how HCPS’ Code of Student Conduct went from a traditional (punitive) document to an instructional (disciplined) document with regard to inappropriate student behavior. Participants will find out about practices that address disparities in student discipline, as well as important information to help navigate the Code of Student Conduct.


Homework and Study Strategies for Students with Disabilities

– Tracy Lee, family engagement specialist/special projects coordinator – Virginia Department of Education

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 • 6 -7:30 p.m.
New Bridge Learning Center (Exit Door 7, Family Engagement) – 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223

This session will help parents understand how to help their children with homework and study strategies. We will discuss different methods for working with kids who are disorganized, inattentive and easily frustrated. We’ll also discuss how to deal with kids who rush through their homework, as well as those who procrastinate. We’ll discuss tips and tricks that may help students study for tests and, finally, we’ll discuss concrete strategies for strengthening your relationship with your child.


Parent’s Voice in the Special Education Process

– Henry J. Millward Jr., director, Office of Specialized Education Facilities and Family Engagement – Virginia Department of Education

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 • 6-7:30 p.m.
New Bridge Learning Center (Exit Door 7, Family Engagement )- 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223

Parents of children identified as having a disability play an important role in the education of their children. Federal and state laws require that parents and school staff members work together to provide children with appropriate educational services. This session will provide information and resources about the special education process and how parents can maximize their voices and be active participants in improving outcomes for their children. Definitions, procedures and an overview of the Individualized Education Plan will be included in this session.


Back-to-School Strategies for a Successful Year

– Pam Bell, director, Department of Family and Community Engagement – Henrico County Public Schools

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 • 6-7:30 p.m.
New Bridge Learning Center (Exit Door 7, Family Engagement) – 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223

This session will focus on a variety of ways to help your child jump-start their school year with key strategies they can use for success throughout the school year. It is true that when people “begin with the end in mind” they are typically more successful. You will receive tools to help navigate the Virginia Department of Education website, see the curriculum guide for your child’s grade level, see real examples of SOL questions, discover more than 30 ways to help your child study, and discuss various organizational strategies so your PEATC student starts and ends on top! Get ready!

To register:

Parents, guardians and teachers: please email tktalbott@henrico.k12.va.us or call 804-652-3787 to sign up to attend one (or more) of the summer workshops. Recertification points will be awarded to teachers who attend.

Public Service Announcement – HCPS School Board Special Work Session

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold a special work session on June 5, 2018, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. The purpose of the special work session will be to discuss personnel matters, including the superintendent position for Henrico County Public Schools. The meeting is open to the public and interested citizens are invited to attend. A live stream of 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 at this meeting, please contact Andy Jenks at 804-652-3724.