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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, August 23, 2018 2:30 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, August 23, 2018

2:30 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.

Teachers new to Henrico Schools will learn about students, community through bus tours

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Teachers new to Henrico Schools will learn about students, community through bus tours Henrico, Va. Aug. 14, 2018 – Teachers can be most effective when they better understand their students and the communities in which they teach. A series of community bus tours Aug. 20 will take teachers new to the school division to visit schools […]

Teachers new to Henrico Schools will learn about students, community through bus tours 
Henrico, Va. Aug. 14, 2018 – Teachers can be most effective when they better understand their students and the communities in which they teach. A series of community bus tours Aug. 20 will take teachers new to the school division to visit schools in their students’ “feeder patterns” – the elementary, middle and high schools they are zoned to attend. The tour will also include stops at important community gathering places, religious sites and food destinations. Tours will be conducted by principals, HCPS central office employees and school resource officers. Buses will leave the front of each high school at 8:30 a.m.
 
Community Bus Tours
 
Who: Members of the media are invited to follow along. 
When: Aug. 20 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. 
Where: Tours will begin at each of HCPS’ nine high schools 
 
Douglas Freeman H.S.            .  
8701 Three Chopt Road          
Henrico, Va. 23229
 
Deep Run H.S
4801 Twin Hickory Road  
Glen Allen, Va. 23059 
 
Glen Allen H.S. 
10700 Staples Mill Road                 
Glen Allen, Va. 23060
 
Mills Godwin H.S.
2101 Pump Road
Henrico, Va. 23238
 
Hermitage H.S.
8301 Hungary Spring Road 
Henrico, Va. 23228
 
Varina H.S.
7053 Messer Road
Henrico, Va. 23231
 
Highland Springs H.S. 
15 S. Oak Ave.
Highland Springs, Va. 23075
 
Henrico H.S. 
302 Azalea Ave.
Henrico, Va. 23227
 
J.R. Tucker H.S.
2910 Parham Road
Henrico, Va. 23294
 
The activity is a joint project of Henrico Schools’ departments of Professional Learning and Leadership; Equity and Diversity; Family and Community Engagement; and Pupil Transportation. The Henrico County Planning Department also contributed to the effort.

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meeting

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting: Thursday, August 9, 2018 2:00 p.m.     Work Session The meeting 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 County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting:

Thursday, August 9, 2018

2:00 p.m.     Work Session

The meeting 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 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, please contact Andy Jenks at 652-3724.

Start the school year with a new job as a Henrico Schools bus driver, teacher or nutrition worker

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Henrico, Va. Aug. 2, 2018 – As summer draws to a close, HCPS is looking for new employees. We are excited about the upcoming year and would like you to join our HCPS team. A job fair for interested individuals will be held Aug. 8 at Henrico Schools’ Central Office in eastern Henrico County. Bus […]

Henrico, Va. Aug. 2, 2018 – As summer draws to a close, HCPS is looking for new employees. We are excited about the upcoming year and would like you to join our HCPS team. A job fair for interested individuals will be held Aug. 8 at Henrico Schools’ Central Office in eastern Henrico County. Bus drivers are always wanted, and now earn more. Substitute drivers will begin at $13.51 per hour. Full-time drivers start at $14.18 per hour, while experienced drivers can earn up to $14.86. Henrico Schools is also seeking school nutrition workers, plumbers, carpenters and technicians specializing in heating and air conditioning. 
 
Henrico Schools is also seeking teachers in some hard-to-staff areas: Spanish, French, special education, math, physics, technical education, and family and consumer science. If you have an expired Virginia teaching license, are a retired teacher in one of these subjects, or hold at least an undergraduate degree in one of these areas, come talk to us. We need you, too!
 
Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department, as well as departmental representatives, will be on hand at the event.
 
Don’t have bus driving experience? Qualified driver candidates will be paid as they train. 
 
Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at www.henricoschools.us/careers
 
Henrico County Public Schools job fair 
When: Aug. 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Henrico Schools Central Office (Multipurpose Room), 3820 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va.
 
Questions? Contact 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.

Henrico Health Department offering appointments for school physicals, immunizations

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Henrico, Va., July 26, 2018 – The Henrico County Health Department is offering appointments for school physical exams and back-to-school immunizations in August. Students in preschool through fifth grade can get physicals performed on three days: Aug. 1, 9 and 16. Immunizations will be offered Aug. 27, 29 and 31 to students in preschool through […]

Henrico, Va., July 26, 2018 – The Henrico County Health Department is offering appointments for school physical exams and back-to-school immunizations in August. Students in preschool through fifth grade can get physicals performed on three days: Aug. 1, 9 and 16. Immunizations will be offered Aug. 27, 29 and 31 to students in preschool through 12th grade. Services on these days are by appointment and will be at the Henrico County Health Department’s West Clinic at 8600 Powers Drive. 
 
If needed, immunizations required for school attendance can be given during physicals. The immunization clinics will offer students the Tdap vaccine, which can protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, as well as the vaccine for HPV, which can protect against cancers caused by human papillomavirus. The Tdap vaccine, a booster, is required for school attendance. 
 
Students younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, with a photo ID. Students getting vaccinated should bring immunization records, if available. If a participating student has health insurance, the accompanying parent or guardian should bring insurance or Medicaid cards. There is no Henrico residency requirement for the appointments. There will be no out-of-pocket costs to participating families for school-required immunizations. For physicals, uninsured or underinsured Medicaid clients (eligibility group A) will have no out-of-pocket costs. Other Medicaid clients or clients with other insurance may be charged a percentage of the cost for physicals. 
 
School physical exams (by appointment only)
When: Aug. 1, Aug. 9 and Aug. 16
Where: Henrico County Health Department West Clinic, 8600 Powers Drive, Henrico, Va.
To make an appointment, call 804-501-4651.
 
Back-to-school immunizations (by appointment only)
When: Aug. 27, Aug. 29 and Aug. 31
Where: Henrico County Health Department West Clinic, 8600 Powers Drive, Henrico, Va.
To make an appointment, call 804-501-4651.
 
Appointments can also be arranged at the department’s East Clinic by calling 804-652-3190. The East Clinic is at 1400 N. Laburnum Ave., Henrico, Va.
 

Rising sixth-graders can get immunized in July at four Henrico County walk-in clinics

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Henrico, Va., July 17, 2018 – Rising sixth-graders can get vaccinated at walk-in clinics in July at four Henrico County middle schools. The first two clinics are Wednesday. Henrico County Public Schools’ Department of School Health Services has teamed up with the Henrico Health Department to hold the clinics on July 18 and 25. The […]

Henrico, Va., July 17, 2018 – Rising sixth-graders can get vaccinated at walk-in clinics in July at four Henrico County middle schools. The first two clinics are Wednesday. Henrico County Public Schools’ Department of School Health Services has teamed up with the Henrico Health Department to hold the clinics on July 18 and 25. The clinics will offer students the Tdap vaccine, which can protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, as well as the vaccine for HPV, which can protect against cancers caused by human papillomavirus. The Tdap vaccine, a booster, is required for all children entering the sixth grade.

In order to be vaccinated, students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If a participating student has health insurance, the accompanying parent or guardian should bring insurance or Medicaid cards. There is no Henrico residency requirement for the vaccinations and there will be no out-of-pocket costs to participating families. If there is a line, those present when the clinic ends may still receive vaccinations.

“This is a huge opportunity for our community and can potentially reduce the number of students not allowed into instruction on our first day or days for failure to have a required vaccine,” said Robin Gilbert, supervisor of Henrico Schools’ Department of Student Health Services.

Walk-in clinics for Tdap and HPV vaccines

July 18
9-11 a.m. at Brookland Middle School, 9200 Lydell Drive, Henrico, Va.

1-3 p.m. at Holman Middle School, 600 Concourse Blvd., Glen Allen, Va.

July 25
9-11 a.m. at John Rolfe Middle School, 6901 Messer Road, Henrico, Va.

1-3 p.m. at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School, 6900 Wilkinson Road, Henrico, Va. 

Questions? Contact the Henrico County Health Department’s West End Clinic at 804-501-4651. 

School bus drivers now earn more; Henrico Schools also seeking school nutrition workers, skilled trade workers, teachers

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Henrico, Va. July 16, 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 at the Henrico County Training Center to talk about opportunities with the school division. School division bus drivers now earn […]

Henrico, Va. July 16, 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 at the Henrico County Training Center 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, plumbers, carpenters and technicians specializing in heating and air conditioning.
 
Henrico Schools is also seeking teachers in some hard-to-staff areas: Spanish, French, special education, math, physics, technical education, and family and consumer science. If you have an expired Virginia teaching license, are a retired teacher in one of these subjects, or hold at least an undergraduate degree in one of these areas, come talk to us. We need you, too. 
 
Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department, as well as departmental representatives, will be on hand for the event.
 
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: 
July 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Where: 
Henrico County Training Center
7701 E. Parham Road, Henrico, Va. 23294
 
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.

Want to contribute to Henrico Schools’ equity and diversity efforts? There are three opportunities in July

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Henrico, Va., July 11, 2018 – If you’d like to participate in Henrico County Public Schools’ efforts to increase equity and diversity across the school division, we’d like your input. Henrico Schools’ Department of Equity and Diversity is holding three opportunity meetings in July. Help create a manual on monthly diversity recognition to give school […]

Henrico, Va., July 11, 2018 – If you’d like to participate in Henrico County Public Schools’ efforts to increase equity and diversity across the school division, we’d like your input. Henrico Schools’ Department of Equity and Diversity is holding three opportunity meetings in July.

  • Help create a manual on monthly diversity recognition to give school leaders guidance on the best ways to recognize marginalized groups. The manual will include six nationally recognized heritage months: Black History Month, Hispanic-Latino History Month, Women’s History Month, Asian History Month and National American Indian History Month. 
    July 16 from 4-6 p.m., Henrico County Public Schools Central Office (Community Room), 3820 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va.
  • Give your input on multicultural books being considered for incorporation into middle and high school courses for 2018-19. Open to students and adults.
    July 18 from 3:30-4:30 p.m., Henrico County Public Schools Central Office (Multipurpose Room), 3820 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va.  
  • Provide input on the creation of a religious sensitivity support document aimed at helping inform school leaders.
    July 18 from 5-6 p.m., Henrico County Public Schools Central Office (Multipurpose Room), 3820 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va.

Questions? Contact Monica Manns, director of the HCPS Department of Equity and Diversity, at mmanns@henrico.k12.va.us or 804-652-3845. Want to know more about Henrico Schools’ efforts to increase equity and diversity? Go to http://henricoschools.us/equity-and-diversity/

Equity, inclusive classrooms the focus as Henrico Schools educators attend retreat 

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Henrico, Va. July 9, 2018 – A group of educators from Henrico County Public Schools participated in an intensive retreat aimed at giving them tools to develop more inclusive learning communities. The retreat was designed to give educational leaders the chance to focus on eliminating disparities based on race and socioeconomic status in all areas […]

Henrico, Va. July 9, 2018 – A group of educators from Henrico County Public Schools participated in an intensive retreat aimed at giving them tools to develop more inclusive learning communities. The retreat was designed to give educational leaders the chance to focus on eliminating disparities based on race and socioeconomic status in all areas of school life and academic achievement. Called the Henrico Educational Equity Initiative, the workshops were facilitated by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. It was held at Sweet Briar College June 25-28 and included participants from five HCPS schools: Glen Allen Elementary School; Holman, Moody and Short Pump middle schools; and Glen Allen High School.

HCPS educators learned about how bias and prejudice can affect learning and teaching. Through interactive workshops and small group discussions, participants designed different approaches to creating a supportive learning environment. At the conclusion of the retreat, educators designed action plans for schools, focusing on closing gaps in opportunity and achievement, and on creating an inclusive school atmosphere.

The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities works with businesses, communities and school divisions to achieve success by eliminating prejudice through workshops and retreats. The goals of the retreat align with Henrico Schools’ cornerstones, which include equity and opportunity.

To find out more about Henrico Schools’ efforts to increase equity and diversity across the school division, go to http://henricoschools.us/equity-and-diversity/.

Amy Cashwell takes oath as new superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools

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Henrico, Va. July 2, 2018 – Amy Cashwell was sworn in Monday morning as the new leader of Henrico County Public Schools. Cashwell, a longtime administrator and educator with Virginia Beach City Public Schools, succeeds the retiring Patrick C. Kinlaw as the school division’s superintendent.  Cashwell’s 10 a.m. swearing-in at Henrico County Circuit Court was witnessed […]

Henrico, Va. July 2, 2018 – Amy Cashwell was sworn in Monday morning as the new leader of Henrico County Public Schools. Cashwell, a longtime administrator and educator with Virginia Beach City Public Schools, succeeds the retiring Patrick C. Kinlaw as the school division’s superintendent. 
 
Cashwell’s 10 a.m. swearing-in at Henrico County Circuit Court was witnessed by a group that included school division leaders and members of the School Board.
 
The Henrico School Board announced her selection June 5 after a search that included extensive public involvement.
 
In her previous position as chief academic officer for Virginia Beach Schools’ Department of Teaching and Learning, Cashwell oversaw 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 role as chief academic officer 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.
 
Find out more about Henrico Schools’ new superintendent and read a brief interview by going to http://henricoschools.us/henrico-county-public-schools-selects-amy-cashwell-as-new-superintendent/

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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, 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 […]

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
 
 
Nondiscrimination agreement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
 
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.
 
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA program discrimination complaint form (form AD-3027), found online at: 
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office; or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to the USDA by: 1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 2. fax: 202-690-7442; or 3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
 

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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. 

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meeting

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold a special work session on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the Main Office Conference Room at Deep Run High School, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va. The sole purpose of the special work session will be for the Board to enter […]

The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold a special work session on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the Main Office Conference Room at Deep Run High School, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va. The sole purpose of the special work session will be for the Board to enter into a closed meeting to discuss matters covered under Item A(1) of Section 2.2-3711 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, pertaining to the superintendent search. The meeting is open to the public and interested citizens are invited to attend, however please be reminded that the sole purpose of the special work session will be for the Board to enter into a closed meeting. To view “BoardDocs”, where meeting agendas can be found, please click here: http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/henrico/Board.nsf/Public

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meeting – May 24, 2018

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold the following meetings: Thursday, May 24, 2018 1:30 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, Va. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as […]

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

Thursday, May 24, 2018

1:30 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, Va. 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 804-652-3724.

Check out, comment on Henrico Schools’ proposed plan for 2018-25

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Check out, comment on Henrico Schools’ proposed plan for 2018-25 Henrico, Va., May 15, 2018 – What should Henrico County Public Schools look like in 2025? The school division wants to know your views on a draft version of a new guiding document. A draft of Henrico Schools’ 2018-25 Strategic Plan, along with a brief […]

Check out, comment on Henrico Schools’ proposed plan for 2018-25

Henrico, Va., May 15, 2018 – What should Henrico County Public Schools look like in 2025? The school division wants to know your views on a draft version of a new guiding document. A draft of Henrico Schools’ 2018-25 Strategic Plan, along with a brief survey, are now available by going to henricoschools.us and looking under “Hot Topics.” The deadline to complete the survey is May 30.

The proposed plan was created by committees comprised of school parents, students, Henrico Schools staff members, interested citizens and others. The groups, formed in January from a pool of applicants, concentrated on different areas of the new plan. The plan includes descriptions of eight major goals and how the school division plans to reach them. The goals are each tied to one or more of the four cornerstones that comprise Henrico Schools’ core values. 

In addition to the online survey, there will be an opportunity to comment on the proposed plan in person at a May 24 public hearing held before the School Board’s monthly meeting.

 

Public hearing to comment on Henrico Schools’ proposed plan for 2018-25

When:
May 24 at 5:30 p.m. (before School Board’s 6:30 p.m. meeting)

Where:
New Bridge Learning Center auditorium, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223

 

Online survey to comment on Henrico Schools’ proposed plan for 2018-25

When:
Complete by May 30 at 11:59 p.m.

How:
Complete by going to henricoschools.us and looking under “Hot Topics” or by going to http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/b581g5a8be

The School Board is expected to vote on adoption of the plan in June.

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Special Meeting

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold a special meeting on: Monday, May 14, 2018 3 p.m.        Work Session The special meeting will take place at the Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center, Fairfax Room, 1000 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen, Va. A closed session will be held during the work session […]

The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold a special meeting on:

Monday, May 14, 2018

3 p.m.        Work Session

The special meeting will take place at the Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center, Fairfax Room, 1000 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen, Va. A closed session will be held during the work session to discuss matters covered under Items A(1) and A(8) of Section 2.2-3711 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, pertaining to personnel matters, including the appointment of the superintendent, and regarding specific legal matters requiring the provision of legal advice concerning the appointment of the superintendent. The meeting is open to the public and interested citizens are invited to attend, however the only purpose of the meeting is for the Board to enter into closed session. No additional business will be discussed in open session. 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 804-652-3724.

From bus drivers to nurses – come join the Henrico Schools team

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Henrico, Va. May 10, 2018 – Love your job and make a difference: come talk to us about joining the dedicated team of Virginia’s sixth-largest school division. Henrico County Public Schools will hold a job fair May 16 to talk with candidates for a host of positions. Full-time and substitute positions are available. Openings include […]

Henrico, Va. May 10, 2018 – Love your job and make a difference: come talk to us about joining the dedicated team of Virginia’s sixth-largest school division. Henrico County Public Schools will hold a job fair May 16 to talk with candidates for a host of positions. Full-time and substitute positions are available. Openings include those for:

  • Bus drivers
  • School nutrition workers
  • School nurses (RN/LPN and substitutes)
  • Instructional assistants
  • Custodians
  • Construction and Maintenance staff members (equipment operators, plumbers and HVAC technicians)

Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department, as well as departmental representatives, will be on hand for the event at the Eastern Henrico Government Center. The job fair for bus driver candidates will take place in the building’s Community Room; the event for other positions will take place in the center’s Multipurpose Room.

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: 
May 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: 
Eastern Henrico Government Center
3820 Nine Mile 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.

Henrico Schools crowns top teachers, leaders for 2018

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Henrico, Va., May 9, 2018 – Henrico Schools employs about 3,900 teachers, but only one is honored each year with the division’s Gilman Teacher of the Year Award. Nichole Gross, an eighth-grade teacher at Fairfield Middle School, was awarded that honor Tuesday at a ceremony at Glen Allen High School. Amber Hornbarger, a fourth-grade teacher […]

Henrico, Va., May 9, 2018 – Henrico Schools employs about 3,900 teachers, but only one is honored each year with the division’s Gilman Teacher of the Year Award. Nichole Gross, an eighth-grade teacher at Fairfield Middle School, was awarded that honor Tuesday at a ceremony at Glen Allen High School. Amber Hornbarger, a fourth-grade teacher at Glen Lea Elementary School, was named HCPS’ First-Year Teacher of the Year.

Other finalists for the Teacher of the Year Award were Trevvett Elementary School’s Jessica Capano; Matthew Togna of J.R. Tucker High School; Benjamin Fabian of Douglas Freeman High School; and Taylor Allen of Ward Elementary School. Other finalists for First-Year Teacher of the Year were Leigh Anne Pastore of Echo Lake Elementary School and John Rolfe Middle School teacher Devon Garrett.

“I’m grateful for all of you and what you do,” Gross told the crowd of educators. “I’m grateful for my mom, who when I acted up, made me read a novel and write a five-page essay … I’m thankful for the grandmother I never got to meet, who was an English teacher. I’m thankful for my grandfather who raised my dad to read a newspaper every single day. In my household, literacy was always at the forefront. And I’m thankful now to be able to give other kids the same opportunity that I have a passion for.”

Gross grew up in Washington. Her passion for teaching reading in underprivileged communities began early; at age 16, she created her own reading program through the Summer Youth Employment Program. She attended the University of Virginia, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia State University and a master’s degree from Capella University. Before joining the Fairfield faculty in 2008, she spent several years working in information technology at a large corporation.

Hornbarger’s roots in Henrico County are deep. She attended Springfield Park Elementary School, Hungary Creek Middle School and J.R. Tucker High School. Her father’s family attended Glen Lea, where Hornbarger now teaches, and her maternal grandmother was crowned “Miss Short Pump” in the 1950s. Hornbarger received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University.

“My roots are here and I plan to stay in the county,” said Hornbarger. “This honor is confirmation that I’ve entered the right career, but I know this is my first year and I still have so much to learn and explore. I absolutely love what I do, the staff I work with and my supportive administration and specialists. My students thrive because of the incredible foundation that Henrico County schools provide.”

The school system also announced three winners of the Chris Corallo Distinguished Leadership Award: Tuckahoe Middle School’s Earl Estes, an exceptional education teacher; Robbi Moose, the principal of Hungary Creek Middle School; and Kourtney Bostain, the division’s assistant director of instructional technology. The three were chosen from individuals nominated by their peers for their vision, passion, innovation and student-centered focus. The award is named in honor of Corallo, a former HCPS assistant superintendent for instruction and organizational development, who died in 2013.

Nichole Gross, a teacher at Fairfield Middle School, accepts the 2018 Gilman Teacher of the Year Award from Patrick Kinlaw, Henrico County Public Schools superintendent.

Nichole Gross, a teacher at Fairfield Middle School, accepts the 2018 Gilman Teacher of the Year Award from Patrick Kinlaw, Henrico County Public Schools superintendent.

Amber Hornbarger, a fourth-grade teacher at Glen Lea Elementary School, accepts the award for Henrico Schools' 2018 First-Year Teacher of the Year.

Amber Hornbarger, a fourth-grade teacher at Glen Lea Elementary School, accepts the award for Henrico Schools’ 2018 First-Year Teacher of the Year.

Nichole Gross, a teacher at Fairfield Middle School, displays her 2018 Gilman Teacher of the Year Award at a ceremony Tuesday evening. With Gross are, at left, Michelle "Micky" Ogburn, Henrico School Board chair and the Board representative from the Three Chopt District; Patrick Kinlaw, Henrico Schools superintendent; and Beverly Cocke, School Board representative from the Brookland District.

Nichole Gross, a teacher at Fairfield Middle School, displays her 2018 Gilman Teacher of the Year Award at a ceremony Tuesday evening. With Gross are, at left, Michelle “Micky” Ogburn, Henrico School Board chair and the Board representative from the Three Chopt District; Patrick Kinlaw, Henrico Schools superintendent; and Beverly Cocke, School Board representative from the Brookland District.

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meeting

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting: Thursday, May 10, 2018        1:30 p.m. Work Session The meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as deemed necessary. The meeting […]

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

Thursday, May 10, 2018       

1:30 p.m. Work Session

The meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 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. 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 804-652-3724.

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meeting

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia will hold a special work session on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., in the Main Office Conference Room at Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Virginia.  The sole purpose of this special work session will be to announce that the School Board will […]

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia will hold a special work session on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., in the Main Office Conference Room at Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Virginia.  The sole purpose of this special work session will be to announce that the School Board will hold closed meetings in an undisclosed location for the purpose of interviewing candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools.  The special work session is open to the public and interested citizens are invited to attend; however, please note that this special work session, which is solely for the purpose of making the announcement about future closed meetings, will last no longer than a few minutes. 

Apply by May 13 to be part of new Henrico County Public Schools Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee

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Henrico, Va., May 1, 2018 – Applications are now being accepted for Henrico County Public Schools’ new Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee. Formation of the 26-person committee is the school division’s next step in its efforts to increase equity and diversity. The deadline to apply is May 13. To apply go to http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/b581g5a814 or go to henricoschools.us and look under […]

Henrico, Va., May 1, 2018 – Applications are now being accepted for Henrico County Public Schools’ new Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee. Formation of the 26-person committee is the school division’s next step in its efforts to increase equity and diversity. The deadline to apply is May 13.
 
To apply go to http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/b581g5a814 or go to henricoschools.us and look under “Hot Topics.”

The group will include one teacher, one student, one parent and one school leader from each of Henrico’s five magisterial districts. Five seats are reserved for interested citizens, preferably one from each magisterial district. The committee will be chaired by the director of equity and diversity and supported by a liaison from the Henrico School Board.

The committee will meet approximately nine times, generally the first Tuesday evening of each month, between June and March. Members will also be part of one or more subcommittees devoted to focused topics. The smaller groups will meet as necessary.

Applicants are requested to provide demographic information, respond to several questions, and provide one personal recommendation in the event that they become a finalist. The demographic information will be used to ensure diverse representation. Personal recommendations will only be requested during the final selection process.

Questions about the process can be directed to Monica Manns, the school division’s director of equity and diversity, at mmanns@henrico.k12.va.us.

One source that will inform the new committee’s agenda will be information gleaned from a series of community listening sessions. The sessions are being held in each magisterial district by the school division’s Office of Equity and Diversity. Feedback received at the forums will be shared with the advisory committee, as well as School Board members and Henrico Schools administrators. The final listening session will be today from 4-5 p.m. at the Twin Hickory Area Library at 5001 Twin Hickory Road in Glen Allen. In addition, a survey will be forthcoming. The data from the sessions and survey will help guide the division’s next steps.

“If we identify themes emerging, those will be possible areas of focus for the Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee,” Manns said. 

Spring Family Learning Series offers workshops for parents, teachers

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HCPS Family Learning Series Presented by Henrico Schools’ Family and Educator Resource Center and Department of Family and Community Engagement 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 spring workshops. Recertification points will be awarded to teachers who attend. SOLs and […]

HCPS Family Learning Series

Presented by Henrico Schools’ Family and Educator Resource Center and Department of Family and Community Engagement


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 spring workshops. Recertification points will be awarded to teachers who attend.


SOLs and Your Students
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Varina Area Library
Noon–1:30 p.m.
Students in grades 3-12 will take between two and four Standards of Learning (SOL) tests a year, depending on their grade level and the courses taken during the year. What can you do to help your child prepare for the SOL assessments? This session will highlight ways parents and families can help and support their children during the testing period.

SOL Preparation
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center
6–7:30 p.m

It’s that time of year again and we are here to help you to support your child. Come hear about ways to support your student, review strategies for success, and learn how to use the Virginia Department of Education website to use practice materials and other resources. Learn about SOL requirements for students in grades 3-12.

Understanding Dyslexia and Other Reading Problems
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
New Bridge Learning Center
Noon–1:30 p.m.

Dyslexia literally means difficulty with words. Yet, multiple terms have been used to describe and address dyslexia. Basic facts about dyslexia will be presented and discussed as well as strategies to address the challenges faced by students, their families and teachers.

Raising a Confident Child: What’s Your Parenting Style?
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
New Bridge Learning Center
6–7:30 p.m.

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can instill in their child. A kid who lacks confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they’re afraid of failing or disappointing others. This can end up holding them back, so parents must encourage and support children as they attempt to tackle difficult tasks. Parents want to raise children with healthy self-esteem and confidence, but how do you avoid creating an inflated ego and feelings of entitlement? What’s your parenting style? Parenting style is “the emotional climate in which parents raise their children.” Your parenting style can affect everything from how much your child weighs to his or her self-image. Do you believe in lots of discipline or are you more permissive? Find out about the different types of parenting and learn about which will works best for you.

Summer Enrichment Activities
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
New Bridge Learning Center
Noon–1:30 p.m.

The school bell may stop ringing, but summer is a great time for all kinds of learning opportunities for kids. Explore the multitude of learning and experiential activities for children ages preschool to high school. We will share difference activities that can be done at home as well as provide information on various camps and summer enrichment events in the Richmond area.

Training Locations

Eastern Henrico Recreation Center
1440 North Laburnum Avenue
Henrico, Va. 23223
804-652-1450

Varina Area Library
1875 New Market Road
Henrico, Va. 23231
804-501-1980

New Bridge Learning Center
5915 Nine Mile Road
Henrico, Va. 23223
804-652-3738

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, […]

Henrico County Public Schools hires director to oversee equity and diversity efforts

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Henrico, Va., March 26, 2018 – Monica Manns will be the first director of Henrico Schools’ new Office of Equity and Diversity. Manns was introduced Thursday evening at the monthly meeting of the Henrico School Board. The new position is part of the school division’s core leadership team and reports directly to the superintendent. Manns […]

Henrico, Va., March 26, 2018 – Monica Manns will be the first director of Henrico Schools’ new Office of Equity and Diversity. Manns was introduced Thursday evening at the monthly meeting of the Henrico School Board. The new position is part of the school division’s core leadership team and reports directly to the superintendent.

Manns has extensive experience in education in Henrico County and in other diverse settings, serving as a principal, teacher, counselor, consultant and administrator.

From 2009-13, she worked for the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, serving first as principal of the alternative John G. Wood School, then as the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls’ director of education and vice president of educational services.

Manns is familiar with Henrico County Public Schools. From 2004-07 she was department chair for special education at the Academy at Virginia Randolph. From 2013-16 – first as a consultant and then a prevention specialist – she helped the school division lay the foundation for remaking student disciplinary policy and support systems. During her time at Henrico Schools, she also helped start a mindfulness program for schools in Henrico, and helped launch a voluntary reading group for African-American male students at Fairfield Middle School. She left Henrico Schools in 2016 and is eager to return.

“I’m really excited,” Manns said. “I want to spend time learning, listening, and helping people have collaborative, solution-oriented conversations around issues of equity and diversity. If we do that, we can all work together and move things forward.”

After beginning her career in 1996 as a vocational counselor helping people transition from incarceration to the workforce, she was drawn to education’s preventative power. She worked as a special education teacher in Fairfax Schools and at an alternative school run by Lutheran Family Services of Virginia; as a vocational coordinator for high-risk students; and as statewide training coordinator for United Methodist Family Services. She has also worked as a coordinator of individualized education plans for students with various special needs, including gifted education.

Manns has served on the board of the Henrico Education Foundation since 2016, where she has focused on issues of equity and preventive discipline. She serves on the boards of the adoption advocacy group Children’s Home Society; of SisterFund, which awards grants to local groups supporting African-American girls and women; and of the Stone Foundation, which promotes expanded health care. In 2012, she was part of Style Weekly’s “Top 40 under 40” feature, the publication’s annual list of people under 40 who are leading change and making a mark in the Richmond area.

Manns grew up in Roanoke and in Silver Spring, Md. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Berea College in Kentucky. She has a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Kentucky; a master’s in education from Virginia Tech; and a certificate in educational administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is working on a doctorate in special education administration at the College of William and Mary.

“I think my background and experiences have helped me to be aware of diversity on a wide scale,” Manns said. “Not just ethnic and racial diversity, but economic as well. I’ve worked on poverty issues in cities and in Appalachia. My stepmother was an immigrant from El Salvador, my stepfather is Italian-American, my father is African-American and my mom is Native American. My kids are adopted from Ethiopia.”

Manns will oversee Henrico Schools’ efforts at increasing equity and diversity across the school division. One of her first efforts will be guiding the creation of the HCPS Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee. The new group will be comprised of students, parents, staff and community members. The group had previously been referred to as a task force. Manns will also oversee community listening sessions this spring to get public input on issues of diversity and equity. More information about the advisory committee and the listening sessions will be announced as it becomes available.

“Henrico County is a beautifully diverse place, and our school division is an incredible reflection of that diversity,” said Patrick C. Kinlaw, Henrico Schools superintendent. “Monica will help take our equity and diversity efforts to a new, higher level. This being a cabinet-level position means that all of our efforts as a leadership team will be viewed through that lens of equity and diversity.”

“We are so happy to have Monica to lead our equity and diversity efforts,” said Michelle F. “Micky” Ogburn, School Board chair and Three Chopt District representative. “She has the right mix of education, training and real world experience to make positive changes in our school system and communities. Simply put, Monica is a person who gets things done, and we look forward to having her onboard.”

In addition to facilitating the new advisory committee, Manns will develop, implement and assess Henrico Schools’ short- and long-range cultural diversity plans in pursuit of the division’s goals, and coordinate related professional development for staff members. She will collaborate with other HCPS departments on academic programs and curricula; help to recruit and retain a diverse workforce; serve as a contact point for parent and employee concerns about cultural diversity; connect with community organizations; and serve as a coach and trainer for students, families and employees on cultural diversity issues.

Manns will also help solidify new relationships with some community groups on issues of equity and diversity. The school division is expanding its work with the nonprofit Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. The group provides Henrico Schools with ongoing guidance and support with challenges such as bullying, equity, racial relations, harassment, ethics and cultural responsiveness. The organization was recognized in 2013 and 2016 by the General Assembly for its work with schools, businesses and communities.

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 […]