Entries by Cindy Brown

Henrico Schools to participate in USDA summer food service

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Henrico County Public Schools, through its Division of School Nutrition Services, will participate in the 2017 Summer Food Service Program administered by the US Department of Agriculture. The program provides meals to students enrolled in Henrico Schools summer programs or in those run by the Henrico County Department of Recreation and Parks. Food service will […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, June 22

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, June 22, 2017, according to the following schedule: School Board Work Session 1:00 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 […]

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 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 or at each high school’s home page. Graduations will also be replayed later in June on HCPS-TV (Comcast Channel 99 and FIOS channel 38). […]

With high school on the horizon, Muthusamy’s spellbinding HCPS career draws to a close

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Unlike most champion competitors, Tejas Muthusamy is staring retirement in the face as an eighth-grader. This week the 14-year-old Moody Middle School student will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the final time, after amassing shelves of spelling ribbons and trophies in his HCPS career. The Scripps contest is open to students in […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, May 25

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, May 25, 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 […]

22 HCPS schools earn Sports Backers’ “Active RVA” designation

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Twenty-two Henrico County schools have been named 2017 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 […]

HCPS Superintendent Patrick Kinlaw featured in Education Department’s national discussion on teacher quality

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Henrico Schools Superintendent Patrick Kinlaw shared some of the school division’s innovative practices with other educators at an invitation-only event at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington on May 10. The listening session brought together educational leaders from across the nation to share locally driven ideas about the recruitment, development and retention of effective […]

Job fair: Train – and be paid – this summer to drive a bus for Henrico County Public Schools in the fall

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The 2016-17 school year is drawing to a close and HCPS is looking ahead to building its team for the fall. “We need strong bus driver candidates for our summer training sessions,” said Josh Davis, HCPS director of pupil transportation. “This time of year we need to fill positions expected to open through summer attrition. […]

School Board Meeting Thursday, May 11

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting on Thursday, May 11, 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 […]

HCPS public hearing May 11 will focus on middle school redistricting options for 2018-19 school year

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The Henrico County School Board will hold a public hearing on May 11 at New Bridge auditorium to get feedback on proposed draft options in the redistricting process for HCPS middle schools. Options under consideration would take effect for the 2018-19 school year. There are currently three draft redistricting options under consideration, but HCPS staff […]

Four Henrico County high schools among nation’s best

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Four Henrico County high schools have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine included Deep Run, Glen Allen, Mills Godwin and Douglas Freeman high schools in its annual “Best High Schools” report. Deep Run was the No. 11-ranked high school in Virginia. Glen Allen, Mills Godwin […]

Henrico Schools crowns its top teachers, leaders for 2017

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Henrico Schools employs about 3,900 teachers, but only one is honored each year with the division’s Gilman Teacher of the Year Award. Greenlee Naughton, an English teacher at Highland Springs High School, was awarded that honor Tuesday at a ceremony at Glen Allen High School. Sarah DeLaney, an English teacher at Holman Middle School, was […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, April 27

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, April 27, 2017, according to the following schedule: School Board Work Session 1:00 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 […]

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 […]