Entries by Cindy Brown

Henrico ARTS Festival: Artists, Residents, Teachers and Students

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Henrico County Public Schools’ annual spring arts festival moves into its fourth year with a weekend of music and fine art. ARTS Festival events – the acronym stands for Artists, Residents, Teachers and Students – will kick off with a musical performance Friday night, April 21; events will run through Sunday, April 23. This year’s […]

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

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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 […]

Athletic “feets”: From preschool to high school, Henrico students with intellectual disabilities prepare to compete

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Three spring events will give Henrico students with intellectual disabilities a chance to compete alongside their nondisabled peers. The three competitions – one each for elementary, middle school and high school students – feature track and field events and other outdoor activities. High school students will serve as volunteers for the competitions. The three annual […]

As spring arrives, is your career blooming? Come talk with Henrico County Public Schools

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Spring is a time of regeneration, and that could include new career possibilities. Henrico County Public Schools is seeking candidates for full-time and substitute bus drivers and full-time and substitute school nutrition services workers. Members of the HCPS Human Resources, School Nutrition Services, Custodial Services and Pupil Transportation departments will be at Henrico County Public […]

Community Input Session Thursday, April 6

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold an informal open-house-style community input session related to the 2018-19 draft redistricting options on Thursday, April 6, 2017.  Members of the public can drop by, see maps of proposed options displayed in the gym, and discuss the draft options with School Board members, staff members […]

All Henrico Reads: Author Sy Montgomery to address students, public

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Reviewers have called author Sy Montgomery’s 2015 book about octopuses “fascinating,” “touching” and “astoundingly beautiful.” Montgomery’s “The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness” was selected as this year’s All Henrico Reads selection. The author will speak to HCPS students and the public April 5 at Glen Allen High School […]

Henrico Schools garners national honor for remaking its Code of Student Conduct, supports

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Henrico County Public Schools has been recognized by the National School Boards Association for a sweeping overhaul of the school division’s approach to student supports. HCPS was one of five large U.S. school systems recognized with a first-place honor in the 2017 Magna Awards, presented Saturday in Denver at the organization’s annual conference. The awards […]

Glen Allen Elementary School principal receives REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership

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Melissa Halquist-Pruden, principal of Henrico County’s Glen Allen Elementary School, has been awarded the 2016-17 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 Richmond schools. The award recognizes […]

Melissa Halquist-Pruden receives REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership

Melissa Halquist-Pruden, principal of Glen Allen Elementary School, reacts to a surprise gathering of teachers and school leaders at the school on Wednesday, March 22. Halquist-Pruden is the 2016-17 HCPS recipient of the REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership.

Melissa Halquist-Pruden receives REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership

Teachers and school leaders surprise Melissa Halquist-Pruden, principal of Glen Allen Elementary School. Halquist-Pruden is the 2016-17 HCPS recipient of the REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership.

Melissa Halquist-Pruden receives REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership

2016-17 REB Award winner Melissa Halquist-Pruden with HCPS school leaders. From left to right are: Beverly L. Cocke, Henrico School Board chair and Brookland District representative; Mary Cox, director of elementary school education; Halquist-Pruden; and Beth Teigen, assistant superintendent for instruction.

Deep Run Marathon Dance raises $174,688 for charities

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While the students who participated in the 11th annual Deep Run Marathon Dance are still recovering today, some Virginia nonprofits are being energized by an infusion of funds. The 27-hour Deep Run High School event raised $174,688 for the organizations, bringing its 11-year fundraising total to more than $1.9 million. The Deep Run Marathon Dance […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, March 23

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 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. Closed […]

Middle School Redistricting Public Hearing March 16

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold a public hearing to solicit input related to the small pocket(s)/area(s) of the Hungary Creek Middle School feeder-pattern proposed for redistricting in 2017-18. For more information about the redistricting and the public hearing process, please visit the Henrico County Public Schools redistricting website at: http://henricoschools.us/redistricting/. […]

Henrico Schools seeking bus drivers, school nutrition workers, custodial workers

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Henrico County Public Schools is seeking candidates for full-time and substitute bus drivers; full-time and substitute custodial workers; and full-time and substitute school nutrition services workers. Members of the HCPS Human Resources, School Nutrition Services, Custodial Services and Pupil Transportation departments will be at HCPS Central Office on March 10 to talk with interested candidates. […]

School Board Meeting Thursday, March 9

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting on Thursday, March 9, 2017, according to the following schedule: School Board Work Session 2:00 p.m. 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 […]

2017 Chris Corallo Distinguished Leadership Award

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Please consider nominating a colleague for the 2017 Chris Corallo Distinguished Leadership Award. The deadline for nominations to be received is Friday, March 31. Watch this brief video to be reminded about what the award represents: In short, the tenets of this award are those Chris himself personified: Student-centered; Vision; Passion; Innovation. Any HCPS employee […]

School Board meetings Thursday, February 23

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, February 23, 2017, according to the following schedule: School Board Work Session 3:00 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. Closed […]

Update: High demand prompts Henrico Schools to extend registration for hiring event

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Because of intense interest, Henrico County Public Schools has extended the online registration period for its Feb. 25 teacher-hiring event. Interested teachers and other professionals may now register online through Feb. 24, the day before the event. The school division is holding the large-scale event to talk with interested teachers and other professionals about opportunities […]

2017-18 School Year Calendar

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The Henrico School Board has adopted a final calendar for the 2017-18 school year. The Board voted on the calendar at its work session Feb. 9 after getting feedback from HCPS families, teachers and staff members on a number of calendar draft proposals. Some highlights of the 2017-18 school year calendar: Teachers report to work […]

Henrico County Public Schools seeks public input on integration of “STEAM” into middle schools

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Henrico County Public Schools has embarked on the process of transforming its middle schools and is soliciting comments from the public. HCPS will hold two simultaneous public input sessions next Wednesday night: Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 6-7 p.m. John Rolfe Middle School , 6901 Messer Road, Henrico, Va. 23231 Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 6-7 p.m. […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, February 9th

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2017, according to the following schedule: School Board Work Session  2:30 pm Public Hearing on Proposed 2017-2018 Annual Financial Plan 6:00 pm This meeting will take place in the auditorium of New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile […]

2017 REB Awards: Nominate an outstanding teacher

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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 have distinguished themselves by their inspiring […]

Job fair: HCPS hiring bus drivers, substitute cafeteria workers

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Make 2017 the best year yet by joining the Henrico County Public Schools family. The school division is seeking full-time and substitute bus drivers, along with substitutes for school nutrition workers. Members of the HCPS Human Resources, School Nutrition Services and Pupil Transportation departments will be at HCPS’ Central Office in eastern Henrico on Jan. […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, January 26

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, January 26, 2017, 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 […]

Tejas Muthusamy captures fourth straight HCPS spelling title

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Moody Middle School eighth-grader Tejas Muthusamy won Henrico Schools’ Divisionwide Spelling Bee Wednesday, making the fourth year he has won the title, and his sixth year as a finalist. This is the final year that Muthusamy is eligible to compete in the annual HCPS bee. The contest brings together spelling champions from each of HCPS’ […]

School Board meeting Thursday, January 12

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2017, according to the following schedule: School Board Work Session 1:30 p.m. This meeting will take place in the auditorium of New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. Closed sessions will be held during the […]

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

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Make 2017 the best year yet by joining Henrico County Public Schools as a full-time or substitute bus driver. Members of the HCPS Human Resources and Pupil Transportation departments will be at Henrico County Public Library’s new Varina Area Library Jan. 10 to talk with interested candidates. Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, December 8th

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings, which includes a Public Input Session to solicit input related to the Proposed FY 2017-2018 Annual Financial Plan, on Thursday, December 8, 2016, according to the following schedule: School Board Work Session 1:30 p.m. Public Input Session 5:30 p.m. School Board Monthly […]

You’re invited to a Henrico Schools town hall meeting

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Henrico citizens are invited to an HCPS town hall meeting on academic progress. Come take part in a conversation with school and county leaders about how HCPS is addressing academic challenges and enhancing student achievement. The meeting will be Dec. 5 at Varina High School. The overall number of fully accredited Henrico County schools rose […]

Job candidates: Start the new year with a new career

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A new year is fast approaching; make 2017 the best year yet by joining the Henrico County Public Schools family. The school division is seeking full-time and substitute bus drivers, along with substitutes for both school nutrition and custodial services workers. Members of the HCPS Human Resources, School Nutrition Services, Custodial Services and Pupil Transportation […]

Survey: Help shape the future of middle schools in Henrico County

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Henrico County Public Schools is reimagining middle schools, and the school division needs your help. HCPS is asking Henrico families to take a brief online survey to provide feedback about the exploration of additional middle school specialty centers. HCPS is considering establishing the centers – called Young Scholar Academies – to enable students in grades […]

Foundation honors Henrico teachers with 2016 REB Awards

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The Community Foundation has recognized eight Henrico County teachers for outstanding instruction for 2016. Five HCPS teachers were awarded grants in the annual REB Awards for Teaching Excellence. Three others were named finalists. The foundation’s awards identify, recognize and support teaching excellence in the Richmond area. This year’s honorees received professional development grants of $8,000 […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, November 10

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings, which includes a Public Input Session to solicit input related to the Proposed FY 2017-2018 Annual Financial Plan, on Thursday, November 10, 2016, according to the following schedule: School Board Work Session 1:00 p.m. Public Input Session 5:30 p.m. School Board Monthly […]

Henrico Schools seeks budget input for FY 2017-18

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Henrico County Public Schools is seeking input from interested members of the public on the Fiscal Year 2017-18 HCPS budget. As is customary, the school division will develop a budget proposal using feedback from stakeholders. The proposal will then be made public in January. An extensive public review process will follow that is expected to […]

More Henrico schools making gains in core subject areas

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The overall number of fully accredited Henrico County schools rose to 48 this year, up from 45, according to updated 2016-17 accreditation information approved today by the Virginia Department of Education. Other schools can point to positive academic indicators such as improving SOL pass rates. Seven HCPS schools were denied accreditation by the Department. Despite […]

College and Career Night: One-stop shopping for your future

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Students will have a chance to consider a host of options for life after high school at Henrico County Public Schools’ 2016 College and Career Night. The annual countywide event offers a chance to talk with representatives of more than 150 colleges and universities, professional programs, businesses and branches of the military. Last year’s event […]

Job candidates: Elect to join Henrico Schools’ team

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Election season is in full swing; could you be a candidate for a bright future with Henrico County Public Schools? The school division is seeking full-time and substitute bus drivers; full-time school nutrition manager trainees; and substitutes for both school nutrition and custodial services. Members of the HCPS Human Resources, School Nutrition Services, Custodial Services […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, October 27

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, October 27, 2016, 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 […]

School Board proposes renaming of Godwin specialty center

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The Henrico School Board is proposing to rename the specialty center at Mills Godwin High School for a beloved teacher and former center director. Under the proposal, the school’s Center for Medical Sciences would become the Todd Phillips Center for Medical Sciences at Godwin High School. Phillips was a longtime teacher and center director who died […]