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Henrico County students with disabilities prepare to compete

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Henrico, Va., April 24, 2018 – Two spring events will give Henrico students with disabilities a chance to compete alongside their nondisabled peers. The two competitions – one each for elementary and middle school students – feature track and field events and other outdoor activities. High school students will serve as volunteers for the competitions.  […]

Henrico, Va., April 24, 2018 – Two spring events will give Henrico students with disabilities a chance to compete alongside their nondisabled peers. The two competitions – one each for elementary and middle school students – feature track and field events and other outdoor activities. High school students will serve as volunteers for the competitions. 

The two annual Henrico competitions, coordinated by Special Olympics Virginia, are:

Little Feet Meet (elementary schools): May 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain date May 3)
J.R. Tucker High School, 2910 N. Parham Road, Henrico, Va. 23294

Meet in the Middle (middle schools): May 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain date May 4) 
Collegiate School, 103 North Mooreland Road, Richmond, Va. 23229 

Admission to the events is free. The public is invited to come cheer on and celebrate the participants.

More than 1,000 athletes and their partners from HCPS elementary schools are expected to attend Little Feet Meet; more than 300 students with and without disabilities from HCPS middle schools are expected to attend the middle school event.

The events are part of the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools initiative, which seeks to create a day of fun, collaboration and inclusion among students who may not spend time together in classes. The initiative seeks to give students with and without disabilities the opportunity to train together, to create friendships and to foster mutual respect. 

For more information about Special Olympics Virginia, go to www.specialolympicsva.org.

Sustained note: For 19th straight year, Henrico Schools among America’s “Best Communities for Music Education”

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Henrico, Va. April 19, 2018 – For the 19th straight year, Henrico County Public Schools has been named a national leader in music education by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. The school division has received the honor each year since the music-industry group began compiling its list of America’s “Best Communities for Music […]

Henrico, Va. April 19, 2018 – For the 19th straight year, Henrico County Public Schools has been named a national leader in music education by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. The school division has received the honor each year since the music-industry group began compiling its list of America’s “Best Communities for Music Education” in 1999. 
 
The designation is based on a detailed survey of a school division’s commitment to music instruction through funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, commitment to standards and access to music instruction. The award recognizes the commitment of school administrators, community leaders, teachers and families who believe in music education and work to make music education accessible to all students.
 
“This recognition honors the professionalism of our teachers, and the diversity and inclusiveness of our program offerings,” said Rick Tinsley, Henrico Schools’ music education specialist. “It also recognizes the strong support provided by our school division administration and our community. We have talented students and excellent music educators in Henrico County and it is always appreciated when hard work and dedication is recognized.”
 
Studies have shown an association between exposure to the arts and academic and civic engagement.
 
The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation is funded by music trade association activities and donations. The foundation works to promote music education as an important part of the core educational curriculum. 
 
To find out more about the “Best Communities for Music Education” program, go to https://www.nammfoundation.org/what-we-do/best-communities-music-education.
 

Forecast: April showers, chance of extreme job satisfaction

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Henrico, Va. April 12, 2018 – Grab your resume as you head out in April, because it’s raining career opportunities at Henrico County Public Schools. Advance your career by joining the dedicated team of Virginia’s sixth-largest school division. Henrico Schools will hold a job fair April 19 to talk with candidates for bus drivers, bus […]

Henrico, Va. April 12, 2018 – Grab your resume as you head out in April, because it’s raining career opportunities at Henrico County Public Schools.

Advance your career by joining the dedicated team of Virginia’s sixth-largest school division. Henrico Schools will hold a job fair April 19 to talk with candidates for bus drivers, bus assistants 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 Libbie Mill 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.

Job fair for candidates for bus drivers, bus assistants and school nutrition workers

When: 
April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 
Libbie Mill Library (Henrico County Public Library)
2100 Libbie Lake East St., Henrico, Va. 23230

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.

Public Service Announcement – Joint special meeting of the Henrico County School Board and Board of Supervisors

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold a joint special meeting with the Henrico County Board of Supervisors to discuss the proposed school division budget for fiscal year 2018-19. The meeting will be held Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of Hungary Creek Middle School, 4909 Francistown Road, Glen […]

The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold a joint special meeting with the Henrico County Board of Supervisors to discuss the proposed school division budget for fiscal year 2018-19. The meeting will be held Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of Hungary Creek Middle School, 4909 Francistown Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060. The meeting is open to the public and interested citizens are invited to attend; however, there will not be an opportunity for public comment. If anyone wishing to attend is disabled and needs assistance at this meeting, please contact Andy Jenks at 804-652-3724.

Family Learning Series Summit will feature workshops, food, activities

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Click here to download printable flyer Henrico, Va., April 10, 2018 – Henrico Schools’ first-ever Family Learning Series Summit aims to engage and empower parents and guardians through workshops, information, activities and food. The April 28 event will feature sessions geared toward parents and guardians, covering more than 30 topics. Included will be workshops on: […]

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Henrico, Va., April 10, 2018 – Henrico Schools’ first-ever Family Learning Series Summit aims to engage and empower parents and guardians through workshops, information, activities and food. The April 28 event will feature sessions geared toward parents and guardians, covering more than 30 topics. Included will be workshops on: parenting; literacy; diversity; exceptional education; study skills; and mental health.

“The summit is a chance for parents and guardians to get free information from experts, in a friendly, engaging setting,” said Pam Bell, director of Henrico Schools’ Department of Family and Community Engagement. “People pay large registration fees for similar conferences, but we want everyone to have a chance to attend.

“Parents and guardians will have a chance to select breakout sessions on topics that pique their curiosity, and to learn about HCPS programs that can help them to make collaborative decisions with their child’s school. Our goal is to build strong partnerships with families and equip them with a toolbox of resources to help them help their children.”

Register online at http://tiny.cc/fls/. After completing the form, online registrants will see a list of breakout sessions. Transportation for riders ages 4 and older is available by request via the registration form.

A continental breakfast will be available at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event, where attendees can also register if they have not done so. The keynote speech will be at 9:15 a.m., followed by a schedule of breakout sessions.

 

The event will feature:

– Workshops for parents and guardians
– A keynote speech from comedian Micah “Bam-Bamm” White
– Food trucks (food available for purchase)
– An information fair with tables for organizations relevant to families
– Activities for children ages 4 and older
– Door prizes

What:
Family Learning Series Summit 2018

When:
April 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:
Hermitage High School
8301 Hungary Spring Road
Henrico, Va. 23228

All Henrico Reads: Author Reyna Grande to address students, public

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Henrico, Va., April 4, 2018 – The Los Angeles Review of Books called this year’s All Henrico Reads selection “a deeply personal coming-of-age story that extols the power of self-reliance and the love of books.” Author Reyna Grande will discuss “The Distance Between Us” April 11 in two appearances at Glen Allen High School. At […]

Great plants, prices: Check out spring sales at Henrico schools

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Henrico, Va. April 3, 2018 – Two Henrico schools want to put some spring in your step with beautiful plants at great prices. Stop by spring plant sales at the Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage and the Academy at Virginia Randolph. The sales feature a large selection of flowers, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets […]

Henrico, Va. April 3, 2018 – Two Henrico schools want to put some spring in your step with beautiful plants at great prices. Stop by spring plant sales at the Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage and the Academy at Virginia Randolph. The sales feature a large selection of flowers, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets at terrific prices. Students at the two schools have been hard at work preparing plants for the annual events.

 

Academy at Virginia Randolph Annual Spring Plant Sale

Among the flowers for sale are petunias, geraniums, lantana and more. The vegetables and herbs include a large selection of tomatoes, peppers, basil and rosemary. Only checks and cash are accepted.

When: April 12 and 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: The Academy at Virginia Randolph, 2204 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060

  • Vegetables, herbs and houseplants starting at $1
  • Annuals starting at $3
  • Perennials and flowering baskets starting at $5

Advanced Career Education Center Greenhouse and Landscape Plant Sale

The sale features a huge variety of annuals, perennials and herbs, from lavender to lemon thyme and iris to impatiens. Vegetables and fruits include peppers, cucumbers, watermelon and many varieties of tomato. Only checks and cash are accepted.

When: May 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va. 23228

  • Hanging baskets starting at $10
  • Four-packs ($1.50) and six-packs ($2.50)
  • Succulents starting at $2
  • Pots: 3.5-inch ($1), 4.5-inch ($3; $4.50 for deep pots), 6.5-inch ($5) and gallon ($6) 

April 19 is the day to register your child for kindergarten

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Henrico, Va. March 30, 2018 – Entering kindergarten is a big step for children and their families. It all starts Thursday, April 19 when Henrico County Public Schools will join with 12 other central Virginia school divisions to register new students for the 2018-19 school year. To enroll a child in Henrico County Public Schools, […]

Laburnum Elementary School principal receives REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership

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Henrico, Va. March 20, 2018 – Nicole Henderson, principal of Henrico County’s Laburnum Elementary School, has been awarded the 2017-18 REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership. The Community Foundation presents the award to four principals annually – one each from the school systems of Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and one from the city of […]

“National Signing Day” isn’t just for athletes: Ceremony will celebrate students entering workforce

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Henrico, Va. March 19, 2018 – In recent years, it’s become a common sight: heralded high school athletes gather in gyms to sign letters-of-intent to play for NCAA athletic programs, as their classmates cheer and members of the media look on. Henrico Schools’ Career and Technical Education program has decided that athletes aren’t the only […]

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 on Thursday, March 22, 2018, according to the following schedule: School Board Work Session 2:30 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 […]

Henrico Schools will hold community safety forum

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Henrico, Va. March 14, 2018 – Henrico County Public Schools will hold a community safety forum March 28 to discuss safety at the school division’s 72 schools and program centers. The forum will start with an explanation of the forum agenda, followed by a short safety video and remarks from representatives of Henrico Police, Henrico […]

30 Henrico schools earn Sports Backers’ “Active RVA” designation

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Henrico, Va. March 6, 2018 – Thirty Henrico County schools have been named 2018 Active RVA Fit Schools, recognizing their success at incorporating physical activity into their curricula. The certification is given by Richmond nonprofit Sports Backers as part of its Active RVA initiative to promote fitness in the Richmond area. To qualify, a school […]

Henrico, Va. March 6, 2018 – Thirty Henrico County schools have been named 2018 Active RVA Fit Schools, recognizing their success at incorporating physical activity into their curricula.

The certification is given by Richmond nonprofit Sports Backers as part of its Active RVA initiative to promote fitness in the Richmond area. To qualify, a school must show it has made fitness part of its culture through programs and infrastructure, and show measurable results in increasing physical activity among its students, staff and local community.

“Studies show that physical activity leads to improved academic performance,” said Benita Turner, HCPS specialist for health, physical education and driver education. “I’m proud of the commitment from everyone in the school division who made this happen – HCPS leaders, health and physical education teachers, principals and classroom teachers. Together we are bringing physical activity, physical education, wellness integration and brain breaks into the classroom.”

The certified HCPS schools for 2018 are:

  • Carver Elementary School
  • Crestview Elementary School
  • Jackson Davis Elementary School
  • Dumbarton Elementary School
  • Echo Lake Elementary School
  • Fair Oaks Elementary School
  • Gayton Elementary School
  • Glen Allen Elementary School
  • Hermitage High School
  • Holladay Elementary School
  • Johnson Elementary School
  • Kaechele Elementary School
  • Lakeside Elementary School
  • Maybeury Elementary School
  • Mehfoud Elementary School
  • Montrose Elementary School
  • Moody Middle School
  • New Bridge Learning Center
  • Nuckols Farm Elementary School
  • Pinchbeck Elementary School
  • Ridge Elementary School
  • Rivers Edge Elementary School
  • Shady Grove Elementary School
  • Short Pump Elementary School
  • Springfield Elementary School
  • Three Chopt Elementary School
  • Trevvett Elementary School
  • Tuckahoe Middle School
  • Twin Hickory Elementary School
  • Varina High School

Representatives of Henrico Schools were recognized March 1 at an awards program for achieving Active RVA Fit Schools status from Richmond Sports Backers.

Representatives of Henrico Schools were recognized March 1 at an awards program for achieving Active RVA Fit Schools status from Richmond Sports Backers.

Public Service Announcement – County School Board of Henrico County will hold the following meetings

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings, according to the following schedule: Thursday, March 8, 2018 Work Session                                 2:00 pm Public Input Session on the Superintendent Position Qualifications                             6:00 pm   Friday, […]

It’s March: Skip the brackets and fill out an application

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Henrico, Va. March 1, 2018 – Most people will find their tournament brackets in shambles this month. But there is one way to make a smart pick: apply for a job with Henrico County Public Schools. Advance your career by joining the dedicated team of Virginia’s sixth-largest school division. Henrico Schools will hold a job […]

Superintendent search: Input meeting set for March 1

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Henrico, Va., Feb. 23, 2018 – A March 1 meeting will give citizens a chance to interact with Henrico School Board members to discuss what they’d like to see in the school division’s next superintendent. The 6:30 p.m. community input meeting at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will start with a brief introduction, after which […]

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 on Thursday, February 22, 2018, according to the following schedule: School Board Work Session            2:00 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. […]

Board sets timeline, seeks input in superintendent search

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The Henrico School Board has begun the process of hiring a new superintendent for the school division, and the public will be a big part of the search! What qualities should the Board seek in a new school leader? What areas of expertise should the person have? We need your thoughts. Take the five-minute survey: […]

Henrico Schools seeking children for 2018-19 preschool program

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Henrico, Va., Feb. 14, 2018 – Henrico County Public Schools is now recruiting for 2018-19 Federal Programs Preschool. The Federal Programs Preschool is designed to provide a high-quality preschool environment for children who live in Henrico County and who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2018. The program is fully funded by Head […]

School Board will hold special meeting Feb. 13 regarding superintendent search

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, according to the following schedule:   Special Meeting                       5 p.m.   The special meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va.  The Board will be […]

Superintendent Pat Kinlaw to retire June 30

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Distinguished career spans 40 years in education; 20 in Henrico County   Henrico, Va. Feb. 6, 2018 – Patrick C. Kinlaw, Henrico County Public Schools superintendent, is announcing his intention to retire effective June 30, 2018.  “The last four years have been the highest honor of my career. I am so humbled by the opportunities […]

Quioccasin eighth-grader captures Henrico Schools’ spelling title

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                    Henrico, Va., Jan. 25, 2018 – Joseph Chambers eviscerated the competition Thursday to become Henrico Schools’ 2018 Divisionwide Spelling Bee champion. The Quioccasin Middle School eighth-grader won in Round 11 by correctly spelling “viscera,” a word meaning inner organs of the body. The contest brings […]

11 more Henrico teachers celebrate climb to profession’s highest level

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Henrico, Va., Jan. 24, 2018 – Henrico County Public Schools had 11 teachers achieve certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2017. Board certification is the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment. Ten additional Henrico teachers renewed their certifications. Becoming certified is a rigorous process. Teachers must submit detailed portfolios to be reviewed […]

Teachers: Save the date – Henrico Schools holding major hiring event Feb. 17

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Henrico, Va., Jan. 22, 2018 – Henrico County Public Schools is holding a major hiring event to talk with interested teachers and other professionals about opportunities within Virginia’s sixth-largest school division. Henrico Schools is seeking teachers for all content areas for the 2018-19 school year, as well as school counselors, librarians, psychologists, social workers and […]

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 on Thursday, January 25, 2018, according to the following schedule: School Board Work Session 2:30 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 […]

2018 REB Awards: Nominate an outstanding teacher

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Henrico, Va. Jan. 19, 2018 – The REB Awards for Teaching Excellence provide a tangible, public way to recognize an outstanding teacher in Henrico County Public Schools. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support teaching excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive professional development grants of $4,000 to $12,000, given to teachers who […]

Job fair! Bus driver, cafeteria, custodial, classroom positions

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Start your year with the dedicated team of Virginia’s sixth-largest school division. Henrico Schools will hold a job fair Wednesday, Jan. 17, to talk with candidates for substitute bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodial workers and instructional assistants. Some full-time positions are also available. When: Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Libbie Mill […]

Select 2018-19 courses using PowerSchool Parent Portal

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In late January and early February, Henrico Schools will once again use the PowerSchool Parent Portal for students and their parents or guardians to make course selections for the fall of 2018. Parents or guardians of rising sixth- through 12th-grade students will review teachers’ core course recommendations and make course selections using the portal’s “Class […]