School Board meeting with Henrico General Assembly Legislative Delegation

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia will hold the following special meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:30 a.m., in the Culinary Arts Room of the Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Hermitage, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Virginia.  The School Board will conduct a breakfast meeting with the Henrico General Assembly Legislative Delegation for the purpose of reviewing the School Board’s legislative goals.

This meeting is open to the public and interested citizens are invited to attend. If anyone wishing to attend is disabled and needs assistance at this meeting, please contact Andy Jenks at 652-3724.

What’s the future of school safety? Join us Dec. 7 when experts share their knowledge

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John Richardson-Lauve of the nonprofit group ChildSavers

John Richardson-Lauve of the nonprofit group ChildSavers will talk about the future of school safety Dec. 7 at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School.

How can we help keep kids safe and healthy? What will school safety look like in the future? On Dec. 7 come hear John Richardson-Lauve of the nonprofit group ChildSavers talk about the future of school safety, one of Henrico Schools’ cornerstones. A Henrico County Police representative will also be there.

Richardson-Lauve is director of mental health, as well as lead trauma and resilience educator for ChildSavers, which was founded in Richmond in 1924 to aid children. He is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 20 years of experience working in community and mental health. Richardson-Lauve has worked with homeless veterans in New York City; in a hospice home for those with HIV; and spent six years working in a home with teenagers in foster care.

Find out more about ChildSavers at childsavers.org.

The event is part of HCPS’ creation of a new strategic plan for 2018-25. The school division is asking citizens for their input in helping chart HCPS’ future, including school-based focus groups, community input events that are open to the public, online comments and at least one public hearing. Find out more about the school division’s strategic plan process by going to henricoschools.us. Look under “Hot Topics” and click on “Get Involved in Henrico Schools’ 2018-25 Strategic Plan.”

What: Speakers discussing the future of school safety
Who: The event is free and open to the public.
When: Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: L. Douglas Wilder Middle School, 6900 Wilkinson Road, Henrico, Va. 23227

New job on your holiday list? Come to HCPS’ Dec. 5 job fair

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Get yourself a little something this holiday season: a career you’ll love. Henrico Schools will hold a job fair Dec. 5 to talk with people interested in joining the dedicated team of Virginia’s sixth-largest school division. HCPS is seeking full-time and substitute registered nurses, instructional assistants, bus drivers and school nutrition workers.

Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department will be on hand for the event at the Eastern Henrico Government Center. Also present to talk with interested candidates will be representatives from the HCPS Pupil Transportation and School Nutrition Services departments.

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 full-time and substitute registered nurses, instructional assistants, bus drivers and school nutrition workers

When: Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Eastern Henrico Government Center (multipurpose room), 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.

Come see the creative, hands-on ways Henrico students are learning at the Henrico Education Foundation’s Innovative Grants Showcase

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Greenwood Elementary Garden

Greenwood Elementary School students work with two of the school’s tower gardens. Greenwood created the towers with an innovative grant award from the Henrico Education Foundation, in order to provide students with opportunities for interactive learning.

Growing salads in the cafeteria? Using camera-equipped drones to teach coding skills to elementary students? The Henrico Education Foundation awarded $71,925 in grants this fall to Henrico County teachers and principals with innovative classroom ideas. Find out more about these groundbreaking projects at the Henrico Education Foundation Innovative Grants Showcase on Nov. 28.

The showcase will feature the foundation’s recent innovative grant recipients from schools across Henrico County. Drop in and see demonstrations of grant projects on full display, talk to teachers and principals, and ask questions. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 5-7 p.m. (drop-in)

Where: The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060

The grant-funded projects on display at the showcase are affecting more than 14,500 students, teachers, and staff and community members. Some of the projects that will be featured:

Makerspace Hub Grant: Elko Middle School received a $9,133 innovative grant award to transform the school library into a “makerspace hub.” The project is part of a schoolwide initiative to bring interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning opportunities into the classroom.

Tower Garden Grant: Greenwood Elementary School received a $3,210 innovative grant award to provide tower gardens to engage students in grades K-5 in interactive STEM classroom learning. Through the grant, students are learning about plant life cycles, while growing healthy food in their classrooms.

Artist in Residence Grant: Fair Oaks Elementary School received a $3,950 innovative grant award to engage students and families in a collaborative literacy experience that concluded with a visit from Eric Litwin, author of the “Pete the Cat” children’s book series.

Since 1993 the Henrico Education Foundation has played a vital role in meeting the educational needs of our community’s children. The nonprofit does more than just provide additional funding for public education; it works with parents, teachers and administrators to continually identify and develop initiatives that improve school performance and student achievement. The foundation supports all schools in Henrico County, working to provide every student and teacher the support and resources they need for success. For more information, go to http://henricogives.org/.

Teens face some big issues; How can you help them navigate?

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It isn’t always easy to know how to help teenagers. Come to “Critical Teen Issues: Workshops for Educators and Parents,” talk with experts and learn about effective ways to help teens navigate a host of important issues. The informal workshops will be on Nov. 30 at Hermitage High School. Attendees may choose one workshop lasting two hours or one or two workshops lasting one hour.

Who: Parents, guardians, educators and members of the media are invited to attend.

When: Nov. 30 from 5:30-8:15 p.m.

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

More Than Sad (6-8 p.m.): Learn to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems in teens, and how to get them help. With Shirley Ramsey of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Assessing and Treating Substance Use in Adolescents (6-8 p.m.): Learn the warning signs and symptoms that can indicate risk for substance use disorders, and how to talk to teens about substance use. With Barbara Burke of Family Counseling Center for Recovery.

Eating Disorders (6-8 p.m.): Gain insight on early detection, intervention and support of children with eating disorders. With Beth Ayn Elisabeth Stansfield of Stay Strong Virginia.

Teens and the Grief Journey (6-7 p.m.): Discuss ways to best support teens who are grieving the death of someone significant to them. With Allyson Drake of Full Circle Grief Center.

Side by Side with LGBTQ+ Youth (6-7 p.m.): Learn about LGBTQ+ identities, risk and protective factors and how to be a supportive adult. With Ted Lewis, executive director of Side by Side.

Building Healthy Relationships (7:15-8:15 p.m.) Get tools to promote healthy relationships with teens and help them better understand consent, cyber safety and red flags for human trafficking. With Elena Brooks-Perkins of Safe Harbor.

The Impact of Trauma on Children and Adolescents (7:15-8:15 p.m.): Get information on how trauma in childhood and adolescence affects cognitive and social-emotional development. With Cara Jean O’Neal, HCPS school psychologist.

In addition to the workshops, visitors can talk with local community groups and check out resources in the exhibitor area beginning at 5:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase (cash-only). In order to reserve an adequate number of rooms, parents, guardians and community members should register in advance. However, registration is not required in order to attend. Register at https://tinyurl.com/register-criticalteenissues.

Can a strategic plan meeting really be entertaining? Yes!

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Helping create a school division’s new strategic plan is a critical task – but can it also be entertaining and inspiring? If you have doubts, Adolph Brown III may cause you to reevaluate. The prominent teacher and speaker, who will appear Nov. 29 at Hermitage High School, is well-known for his dynamic style, inspirational message and use of humor. Brown will speak as part of Henrico Schools’ process of creating a new strategic plan for the years 2018-25. His appearance is being made possible by support from the Henrico Education Foundation.

The experience will align with the HCPS cornerstones “Closing Gaps” and “Relationships” and will be followed by a question period.

Brown is nationally recognized for his ability to use his varied life experiences to connect audiences to evidence-based material. He was the first member of his family to graduate from high school, and later earned a master’s degree from the College of William and Mary and doctorate from the Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology. Watch a clip of Brown’s dynamic speaking style at https://youtu.be/IYy4tj9i04U.

The school division is asking citizens for their input in helping chart HCPS’ future, including school-based focus groups, community input events that are open to the public, online comments and at least one public hearing. Find out more about the school division’s strategic plan process by going to henricoschools.us. Look under “Hot Topics” and click on “Get Involved in Henrico Schools’ 2018-25 Strategic Plan.”

What: Speaker and teacher Adolph Brown III (http://www.docspeaks.com)

Who: The event is free and open to the public.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Thursday is the deadline to nominate a principal for the REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership

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Thursday, Nov. 16 is the last day to nominate an outstanding principal for the REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership. The awards provide a tangible, public way to recognize a principal at a Henrico County school. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant, and $7,500 to be used for school initiatives. Eligible are principals from public schools in Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and the city of Richmond. Nominees should have served in their current positions for at least three years.

To find out more and download a nomination form, go to tcfrichmond.org and click on “Grantseekers,” then “Awards,” or go directly to tcfrichmond.org/Grantseekers/Awards/REB-Awards-for-Distinguished-Educational-Leadership.

Who: The Community Foundation invites nominations from students, parents, colleagues, school personnel and administrators and the community at large. Nominations should take the form of a completed nomination form, downloaded from the foundation’s website, a one- to two-page typeset letter describing the nominee’s distinguished educational leadership. It can be accompanied by up to three one-page letters of support. Principals may not nominate themselves.

When: Nominations must be mailed or hand-delivered, and must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2017. Emailed or faxed nominations are not accepted.

Where: Please mail nominations to:

REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership
The Community Foundation
Attn: Stacey Keeley, Donor Engagement Officer
7501 Boulders View Drive, Suite 110
Richmond, Va. 23225

For questions regarding nominations, please contact Leslie Traylor, HCPS human resources specialist, at 804-652-3671. More information is also available at tcfrichmond.org.

Award recipients will be announced in March 2018.

School Board Meetings Thursday, Nov. 9

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold the following meetings on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, according to the following schedule:

School Board Work Session 2:30 p.m.
Budget Public Input Session 5:30 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, 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. Also, a live stream of all 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.

Share your thoughts on HCPS’ budget for fiscal year 2018-19

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Henrico Schools will hold seven meetings prior to the release of the superintendent’s budget in January to get community input on the school division’s budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. A short presentation by HCPS budget staff members will be followed by opportunities to comment and ask questions. As is customary, the school division will develop a budget proposal using feedback from stakeholders.

The input opportunities will be:

  • Nov. 9* at 5:30 p.m. (New Bridge Auditorium, 5915 Nine Mile Road)
  • Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. (Twin Hickory Public Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Road)
  • Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. (Fairfield Public Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave.)
  • Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. (Tuckahoe Area Public Library, 1901 Starling Drive)
  • Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. (Libbie Mill Public Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East St.)
  • Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. (Varina Public Library, 1875 New Market Road)
  • Dec. 14* at 5:30 p.m. (New Bridge Auditorium, 5915 Nine Mile Road)

*These meetings will not include a presentation from HCPS staff members.

For more information and to see details about past budgets, go to henricoschools.us and click on “Public input opportunities for 2018-19 Henrico Schools budget” under “Hot Topics,” or go to http://henricoschools.us/budget-finance/.

Come hear an education visionary and help Henrico Schools chart a course for the future

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David Stephen

Boston-based education guru David Stephen will speak Nov. 8 as part of Henrico Schools’ process of creating a new strategic plan.

Henrico County Public Schools wants input from Henrico citizens in the creation of a new strategic plan for 2018-25. Kicking off the process will be a talk by education guru David Stephen, co-founder of Boston-based New Vista Designs for Learning. Stephen’s cutting-edge work in curricula, programming and school design is informed by this essential question: How can the design of school programs and buildings best support the changing needs of 21st century students and teachers?

The 45-minute speech will align with one of Henrico Schools’ four cornerstones (“Academic Progress”) and will be followed by a question period.

Who: The public and members of the media are welcome to attend.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. (The program will last about an hour.)
Where: Hungary Creek Middle School, 4909 Francistown Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060

You are also invited to give us your thoughts on the new strategic plan by completing a short online survey or applying for a steering committee of 15-20 people. Visit henricoschools.us, look under “Hot Topics” and click on “Get involved in the Henrico Schools 2018-25 Strategic Plan.” Look for other ways to get involved throughout the school year.

Save the date: On Nov. 29 another prominent speaker will appear as part of Henrico Schools’ planning process. Adolph Brown III will talk about the HCPS cornerstones, “Closing Gaps” and “Relationships.” The location has not been determined. The speech is being made possible by funding from the Henrico Education Foundation. Brown is a nationally recognized speaker and teacher who uses humor and his varied life experiences to connect audiences to evidence-based material. He was the first member of his family to graduate from high school, and later earned a master’s from the College of William and Mary and doctorate from the Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology. More information about Brown’s talk will be shared in the future.

Special School Board meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 25

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following special meeting today, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, according to the following schedule:

Community Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m.

The meeting will take place in the auditorium at Short Pump Middle School, 4701 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, Va. The meeting is open to the public and interested citizens will have an opportunity to provide input.

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

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College & Career nightIt’s never too early to get a jump on your future. Students of all ages are invited to investigate options for life after high school at Henrico County Public Schools’ 2017 College and Career Night. The annual countywide event offers a chance to talk with representatives of more than 100 universities, colleges and professional programs, as well as about 50 representatives of career options such as businesses and branches of the military.

The event recently saw the introduction of a timesaving feature: pre-registration barcodes. In past years, aisles could sometimes be glutted with students and parents filling out information cards to leave with colleges. Students are now asked to fill out a brief questionnaire ahead of the event at www.gotocollegefairs.com to receive a personal barcode. When they find colleges at the event that pique their interest, students can quickly transfer their contact information by having a personal barcode scanned. 

When: Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave., Henrico, Va. 23227

Confirmed college participants as of Oct. 23
Institutions not on the list may be present at the event, but have not confirmed their availability. 

Alderson Broaddus College

Allegheny College

Applachian State University

Averett University

Aviation Institute of Maintenance

Barton College

Belmont Abbey College

Bluefield College

Bluefield State College

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

Bowie State University

Bowling Green State University

Brandeis University

Brevard College

Bridgewater College

Bryant & Stratton College – Richmond

Bryant University

Bryn Athyn College

California College of the Arts

Campbell University

Capitol Technology University

Catawba College

Cedar Crest College

Central Virginia Community College

Centura College

Charleston Southern University

Chowan University

Christopher Newport University

Clemson University

Coastal Carolina University

Colby College

Colgate University

College of Charleston

Columbia College

Columbia University

Concord University

Culinary Institute of Virginia – ECPI

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College

Danville Community College

Davidson College

Davis & Elkins College

East Carolina University

Eastern Mennonite University

ECPI Medical Careers Institute

Elizabeth City State University

Elon University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Emory and Henry College

Fairmont State University

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

Ferrum College

Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Southern College

Fortis College

Francis Marion University

Frostburg State University

Gardner-Webb University

George Mason University

Glenville State College

Greensboro College

Guilford College

Hampden-Sydney College

Hampton University

High Point University

Hollins University

Hood College

Howard University

Indiana Institute of Technology

ITT Technical Institute

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

James Madison University

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

John Tyler Community College

Johnson & Wales University

Johnson C. Smith University

Juniata College

Kansas State University

Keystone College

Kent State University

King University

Lenoir-Rhyne College

Liberty University

Lincoln College of Technology

Lincoln Memorial University

Living Arts College

Long Island University

Longwood University

Lord Fairfax Community College

Louisburg College

Lousiana State University

Lynchburg College

Marshall University

Mary Baldwin College

Marymount University

McDaniel College

Mercer University

Meredith College

Methodist University

Mid-Atlantic Christian University

Milligan College

Mississippi State University

Montana State University

Moore College of Art & Design

Morgan State University

Mount St. Mary’s University

National College

Norfolk State University

North Carolina A & T State University

North Carolina Outward Bound School

North Carolina State University

North Carolina Wesleyan College

Norwich University

Nova Southeastern University

Ohio Technical College PSI

Ohio Valley University

Old Dominion University

Patrick Henry College

Pennsylvania State University

Pfeiffer University

Potomac State College of WVU

Queens University of Charlotte

Quinnipiac University

Radford University

Randolph College

Randolph-Macon College

Regent University

Richard Bland College

Ringling College of Art and Design

Roanoke College

Rutgers University

Saint Augustine’s College

Saint Leo University

Saint Vincent College

Salem Academy and College

Salisbury University

Savannah College of Art and Design

Sentara School of Health Sciences

Seton Hall University

Shaw University

Shenandoah University

Shepherd University

South University

Southern Methodist University

Southern Virginia University

Southside Regional Medical Ctr Professional Schools

St. Andrews University

St. Bonaventure University

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Stevenson University 

Stratford University

Strayer University

Susquehanna University

Sweet Briar College

The Apprentice School

The Art Institute of Virginia Beach

The Art Institutes

The Citadel

The College of Saint Rose

The College of William and Mary

The Council on International Educational Exchange

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Tidewater Community College

Towson University

Tusculum College

United Assoc of Mechanical Trades School

United States Air Force Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Merchant Marine Academy

United States Military Academy

United States Naval Academy

Universal Technical Institute

University of Alabama

University of Charleston

University of Dayton

University of Delaware

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Kansas

University of Kentucky

University of Maine

University of Mary Washington

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Missouri

University of Mount Olive 

University of North Carolina at Asheville

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

University of North Carolina Wilmington

University of Notre Dame

University of Richmond

University of Scranton

University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina–Aiken

University of Tennessee: Knoxville

University of Virginia 

University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Vanderbilt University

VCU Clinical Laboratory Science

VCU Division for Health Sciences Diversity

VCU School of Allied Health

VCU School of Dentistry

Virginia College in Richmond

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Intermont College

Virginia Military Institute

Virginia State University

Virginia Tech

Virginia Union University

Virginia University of Lynchburg

Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Western Community College

Wagner College

Wake Forest University

Warren Wilson College

Washington and Lee University

Wellesley College

Wells College

West Liberty University

West Virginia State University

West Virginia University

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Widener University

William Peace University

Wilson College

Winston-Salem University

Winthrop University

WyoTech

York College of Pennsylvania

School Board meetings, Thursday, Oct. 26

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, Oct. 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, 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. Also, a live stream of all 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.

Henrico Schools holding Oct. 30 job fair

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Your next opportunity could begin Oct. 30 at Henrico Schools’ job fair. Come to Henrico County Public Library’s Fairfield branch and talk with school division representatives about openings for full-time and substitute registered nurses, instructional assistants, bus drivers and school nutrition workers.

Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department will be on hand for the event. Also present to talk with interested candidates will be representatives from the HCPS Pupil Transportation and School Nutrition Services departments.

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 full and part-time registered nurses, instructional assistants, bus drivers and school nutrition workers

When: Monday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Fairfield Library (Henrico County Public Library), 1001 N. Laburnum Ave., 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.

Challenger Day will get students with disabilities onto the field

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Students from 22 Henrico County elementary schools will take to the baseball field Oct. 18 and learn how to field, hit and run the bases. The students will take part in Challenger Day, an annual event that introduces students with significant disabilities to the fundamentals of baseball. The students will also enjoy games, an art project, roaming mascots and a picnic lunch. About 350 students are expected to attend, and more than 300 volunteers from Capital One will be on hand to work with the students in grades K-5 and their teachers.

Challenger Day is an offshoot of the Challenger Division of Little League Baseball, a league for children with mental and physical disabilities. The program helps provide participants with some of the benefits of athletic competition: exercise, socialization, teamwork, sportsmanship and self-esteem.

The event is a joint collaboration of Capital One, I Have a Dream Foundation – Richmond, the Henrico County Department of Recreation and Parks, the HCPS Department of Pupil Transportation, Tuckahoe Sports and the Henrico Education Foundation.

Who: Members of the media are invited to attend.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
(Rain date: Thursday, Oct. 19)
Where: Tuckahoe Park Baseball Complex, 2400 Little League Drive, Henrico, Va. 23233

For more information contact the Henrico Education Foundation’s Courtney Baytop at clbaytop@henrico.k12.va.us.

School Board Meeting Thursday, Oct. 12

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, according to the following schedule:

School Board Work Session 2:30 p.m.

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 meetings are open to the public and interested citizens are invited to attend. Also, a live stream of all 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.

HCPS Band Showcase: One cool night, nine cool marching bands

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All nine of Henrico County’s high school marching bands will be in action at the HCPS Band Showcase Oct. 16 at Glen Allen High School’s stadium.

The performance is free, but donations are being accepted to benefit the Henrico Christmas Mother. In addition to cash donations, the holiday campaign is seeking canned food; jars of peanut butter; cereal and crackers; and new hats, gloves and socks.

What: Henrico County Public Schools Band Showcase
Who: The public and media are invited to attend.
When: Oct. 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060

 

Thousands of Henrico County students will walk the walk Oct. 4

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Henrico County students will walk the walk in October. Students at some schools will take part in International Walk to School Day Oct. 4 by walking to school, walking at school and participating in associated events during October. The day is a celebration of the benefits of walking and biking to school.

Henrico Police will assist with street crossings for schools participating in Walk to School Day Oct. 4.

Nearly 4,000 schools across the nation have signed up with the National Center for Safe Routes to School to hold similar events that day. Some schools with limited pedestrian and bike access will hold “Walk at School” events instead, where students walk around a track or campus after arriving.

Walking and biking to school can yield a host of benefits, including increased fitness and greater safety awareness. Environmental benefits include less particulate matter and carbon emissions from vehicle use. Benefits to communities can include heightened neighborhood identity; safer streets; lower transportation costs; and improved accessibility. Because sidewalks and bike infrastructure can create greater access to businesses and higher property values, communities may see economic benefits as well. To find out more about Walk to School Day, go to walkbiketoschool.org.

Walk to School Day

When: Wednesday, Oct. 4
Where:

  • Carver Elementary School
  • Chamberlayne Elementary School
  • Crestview Elementary School
  • Dumbarton Elementary School*
  • Gayton Elementary School
  • Glen Allen Elementary School*
  • Lakeside Elementary School
  • Maybeury Elementary School
  • Pemberton Elementary School*
  • Ridge Elementary School
  • Rivers Edge Elementary School
  • Tuckahoe Elementary School
  • Tuckahoe Middle School*

Other times:

  • Fair Oaks Elementary School* (Walk at school Oct. 18)
  • Holladay Elementary School* (Different grade levels walk at school each day from Oct. 16-20)
  • Longan Elementary School* (Parade Walk Around the Block Day on Oct. 31)
  • Nuckols Farm Elementary School* (Walk at school Oct. 18)
  • Springfield Park Elementary School* (Different grade levels walk at 7:20 a.m. each day from Oct. 2-6)
  • Pocahontas Middle School* (Walk at school Oct. 11)

*Walking at school on track or around campus

For the most current list of participating schools, go to walkbiketoschool.org/registration/whoswalking.php.

Grand opening event will celebrate new Achievable Dream Academy at Highland Springs Elementary School

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Achievable Dream Academies logoHighland Springs Elementary School will welcome community leaders and hundreds of parents to the school Sept. 29 for the ceremonial grand opening of the school’s unique new educational program, An Achievable Dream Academy.

In addition to tours and remarks from school and county leaders, visitors will be present for the school’s daily morning meeting for students in grades K-2. The meeting will give guests a glimpse of academy components such as etiquette training and “speaking green,” or using the language of business and money.

The program got off the ground in July during the school’s summer intersession; this semester marks its debut among all of the school’s students in grades K-2.

A public/private partnership with An Achievable Dream was approved by the Henrico School Board in January 2017; this fall marks the first academic year the program has been implemented. Faculty and staff members of the new academy provide students with a well-rounded education using the “SAME” curriculum (Social, Academic and Moral Education) along with extensive extracurricular, experiential and cultural activities. Students learn important life skills through a specialized curriculum that includes ethics, etiquette, peaceful conflict resolution and healthy living.

The Achievable Dream program, founded in 1992, also operates in public schools in Newport News and Virginia Beach. Program alumni include lawyers, teachers, engineers and naval officers. Find out more about An Achievable Dream at achievabledream.org.

Who: Members of the media are invited to attend
When: Friday, Sept. 29 from 7:45 to 9 a.m. (tours available after the program)
Where: Highland Springs Elementary School, 600 Pleasant Street, Highland Springs, Va. 23075

Spread the word: Henrico Schools seeking bus drivers, school nutrition workers and school nurses at Oct. 4 job fair

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Do you know someone who would be a good fit for the Henrico County Public Schools team? The school division is seeking school nutrition workers, bus drivers and school nurses – important positions that help keep our students safe, happy and healthy. HCPS is holding a job fair Oct. 4 to interview candidates for full-time and substitute positions. Good bus driver candidates will be paid while they train. Henrico Schools is seeking both full-time registered nurses and substitutes.

Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department will be on hand for a job fair Oct. 4 at Henrico County Public Library’s Varina Area Library. Also present to talk with interested candidates will be representatives from the HCPS Pupil Transportation and School Nutrition Services departments.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at henricoschools.us/careers.

Job fair for candidates for bus drivers and school nutrition workers (full-time and substitutes), along with full-time and substitute school nurses

When: Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Varina Area Library (Henrico County Public 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.

Henrico Schools is also planning to hold a job fair Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Henrico County Public Library’s Libbie Mill Library.

School Board Meetings Thursday, September 28

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, September 28, 2017, according to the following schedule:

School Board Work Session 3:30 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 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. Also, a live stream of all 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.

School Board Meeting Thursday, September 14

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting on Thursday, September 14, 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 the work session as deemed necessary.

The meetings are open to the public and interested citizens are invited to attend. Also, a live stream of all 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.

As school year kicks off, HCPS holding two job fairs to interview candidates for bus drivers and cafeteria workers

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Bus drivers and cafeteria workers are some of the most important people within our school division. They interact every day with students and help keep them safe, happy and healthy. Want to be part of the committed team at Henrico County Public Schools? HCPS is holding two job fairs to interview candidates for bus drivers and school nutrition workers, for both full-time and substitute positions. Good bus driver candidates will be paid while they train. HCPS is also seeking math teachers at the middle school and high school levels.

Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department will be on hand for job fairs Sept. 12 at Henrico County Public Library’s Libbie Mill branch, and on Sept. 14 at Cedar Street Baptist Church on Church Hill. Also present to talk with interested candidates will be representatives from the HCPS Pupil Transportation and School Nutrition Services departments.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at henricoschools.us/careers.

SEPT. 12 JOB FAIR
Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Libbie Mill Library (Henrico County Public Library), 2100 Libbie Lake East St., Henrico, Va. 23230

SEPT. 14 JOB FAIR
Thursday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Cedar Street Baptist Church, 2301 Cedar Street, Richmond, 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 high school diploma or equivalent; 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.

School Board Meeting Thursday, August 24

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, August 24, 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 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. Also, a live stream of all 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.

Help spread the word: HCPS seeks to fill slots for teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians before fall

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Henrico Schools needs your help spreading the word as the school division seeks to fill important positions before the start of the school year. In order to get 2017-18 off to a successful start, HCPS needs to fill slots for teachers, bus drivers, school nutrition workers and custodians. Henrico Schools is seeking teachers for grades K-12, with a particular need for teachers in reading, math, English, Spanish and technical education. HCPS is also recruiting for substitutes in all fields, especially teachers.

Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department will be on hand for a job fair Aug. 10 at the school division’s Central Office headquarters in eastern Henrico County. Also present to talk with interested candidates will be representatives from the HCPS Pupil Transportation, School Nutrition Services and Custodial Services departments.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at henricoschools.us/careers.

Good bus driver candidates will be paid while they train.

When: Thursday, Aug. 10 from noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Eastern Henrico Government Center/HCPS Central Office (Community Room), 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 high school diploma or equivalent; 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.

School Board Meeting Thursday, August 10

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting on Thursday, August 10, 2017, according to the following schedule:

School Board Work Session 1:00 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 the work session as deemed necessary.

The meetings are open to the public and interested citizens are invited to attend. Also, a live stream of all 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.

 

HCPS seeking nutrition workers, bus drivers at July 12 job fair; Driver trainees will be paid during training

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It’s summertime and HCPS is hard at work building a great team for the fall. The school division will hold a job fair July 12 to talk with candidates for full-time and substitute school nutrition workers and bus drivers.

“We need strong bus driver candidates for our training sessions,” said Josh Davis, HCPS director of pupil transportation.

“This time of year we need to fill positions opening through summer attrition. We will be training new drivers for contracted and substitute positions for school year 2017-18.”

“Working in a cafeteria at one of our HCPS schools offers employees the flexibility of a great schedule that complements the school calendar,” said Peggy Gordon, the school division’s director of school nutrition services. “No nights or weekends are required – come join a great team and feed the children of HCPS.”

Members of the HCPS Human Resources, School Nutrition Services and Pupil Transportation departments will be at the HCPS Central Office/Eastern Henrico Government Center July 12 to talk with interested candidates. The job fair will take place in the facility’s Community Room.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at henricoschools.us/careers.

When: Wednesday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Community Room, HCPS Central Office/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 high school diploma or equivalent; 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.