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 festival will be held at Henrico High School.

Friday night at 7:30 p.m. the Center for the Arts at Henrico High School will hold the first of two weekend performances of its Musical Theatre Showcase, a selection of musical numbers performed by Center for the Arts students. Tickets for the Musical Theatre Showcase are $5 and will be available at the Henrico High School box office starting at 6:45 p.m.

Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature free diverse musical performances, interactive stations, miniature golf, displays of fine art from every school in the division and activities sponsored by local community partners and cultural centers.

Saturday night will feature two Center for the Arts events. From 5-7 p.m. the Center will hold its Visual Arts Showcase exhibit. Admission to the Visual Arts Showcase is free. At 7:30 p.m. there will be a second performance of the Center for the Arts Musical Theatre Showcase. Tickets to the Musical Theatre Showcase are $5 and will be available beginning at 6:45 p.m.

As with Saturday’s daytime activities, Sunday, April 23 will feature more free musical performances, activities and art displays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival aims to use Henrico Schools as a hub for building arts connections across the community.

“The past three years we’ve had a wonderful turnout. This year we hope to grow the festival by offering more interactive opportunities for students and families,” said Mike Kalafatis, Henrico Schools art specialist. “We’ll have more community groups and cultural centers. Our goal is to have it become an all-encompassing festival – not just fine art.”

When:
Friday, April 21
7:30 p.m.: Center for the Arts Musical Theatre Showcase ($5)

Saturday, April 22
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Performances, exhibits and activities (free)
5-7 p.m.: Center for the Arts Visual Arts Showcase (free)
7:30 p.m. Center for the Arts Musical Theatre Showcase ($5)

Sunday, April 23
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Performances, exhibits and activities (free)

Where:
Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave. Henrico, Va. 23227

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 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 marigolds, impatiens, begonias and petunias. The vegetables and herbs include a large selection of tomatoes, peppers, basil and rosemary. Only checks and cash are accepted.

When: April 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
Where: The Academy at Virginia Randolph, 2204 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060

– Hanging baskets starting at $6

– 4-and-6-inch bedding plants starting at $3

– Vegetables and herbs starting at $1.99

Advanced Career Education Center Greenhouse and Landscape Plant Sale
The sale features a huge variety of annuals and perennials, from marigolds to moon vine and dianthus to daylilies. Vegetables and fruits include peppers, cucumbers, watermelon and many varieties of tomato. Only checks and cash are accepted.

When: May 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va. 23228

– Hanging baskets: 10-inch ($10) and 12-inch ($15)

– Four-packs ($1.50) and six-packs ($2.50)

– Succulents starting at $2

– Pots: 3.5-inch ($1), 4.5-inch ($3), 6-inch ($5) and gallon ($6)

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 competitions, coordinated by Special Olympics Virginia, are:

Big Feet Meet (high school competition): April 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Highland Springs High School, 15 S. Oak Avenue, Highland Springs, Va. 23075

Little Feet Meet (elementary school competition): April 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Douglas S. Freeman High School, 8701 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, Va. 23229

Meet in the Middle (middle school competition): May 1, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 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 400 high school athletes are expected to compete in Henrico Big Feet Meet; more than 800 athletes and their partners from 34 HCPS elementary schools are expected to attend Little Feet Meet; and more than 250 students with and without disabilities from 12 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 intellectual 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.

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 Library’s Glen Allen branch on April 18 to talk with interested candidates.

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

Good bus driver candidates will be paid while they train.

When: Tuesday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Glen Allen Branch Library (HCPL), 10501 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060

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.

Henrico Schools will also hold a job fair for bus drivers and nutrition workers May 11 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. The May 11 job fair will be at Henrico County Public Library’s Libbie Mill Library.

HCPS middle school redistricting: Public input opportunities coming, new option added

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Members of the community have several opportunities in April and May to comment in person on draft options for the 2018-19 phase of Henrico Schools’ middle school redistricting process. The school division has also added a new draft option to the mix – Option D – and made some updates to existing options in response to feedback from the community and to incorporate the approved first phase of the two-year process.

How can I comment on the current options for the 2018-19 phase of the redistricting process?
There are two in-person events specifically designed for public input:

At an informal open-house-style community input session April 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School (6900 Wilkinson Road), 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 and the redistricting consultant. Spanish and Arabic translators will be present.

A public hearing May 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. at New Bridge Auditorium (5915 Nine Mile Road) will be a more formal format with an agenda that will include a chance for members of the community to address the Board. Each person’s remarks will be limited to three minutes.

Community members are also encouraged to weigh in by using the online survey/comment form. The form, along with news and detailed information about the most current options, can be found on HCPS’ website, at henricoschools.us/redistricting.

The Henrico County School Board made a decision at its monthly meeting on March 23 on the small-scale first phase of the two-year middle school redistricting process. With the 2017-18 shift decided, the process now focuses on draft options for more extensive 2018-19 changes.

The redistricting process will not affect current middle or high school students.

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 and the redistricting consultant.  For more information about the redistricting, please visit the Henrico County Public Schools redistricting website at: http://henricoschools.us/redistricting/.  The community input session will be held in the gym at Wilder Middle School, 6900 Wilkinson Road, Henrico, Virginia 23227, according to the following schedule:

Community Input Session 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Interested citizens are invited to attend.  If anyone wishing to attend is disabled and needs assistance, please contact Andy Jenks at 804-652-3724.

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

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Book cover "Soul of an Octopus" by Sy Montgomery

Author Sy Montgomery’s “The Soul of an Octopus” is this year’s selection for All Henrico Reads. The book was a finalist for the National Book Award.

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 as part of the annual event.

At a morning event at the school, Montgomery will speak to students from across Henrico County. Her evening appearance is open to the general public and is free. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Books will be available for sale after the evening talk and the author will be available to autograph them.

Scientists have only recently accepted the intelligence of dogs, birds and chimpanzees but now are watching octopuses solve problems – and are also trying to decipher the meaning of the animal’s color-changing techniques. Library Journal, in selecting her book as an Editor’s Spring Pick, cited Montgomery’s “joyful passion for these intelligent and fascinating creatures.” In the book – a National Book Award finalist – Montgomery chronicles the growing appreciation of this mollusk as she tells a unique love story. By turns funny, entertaining, touching and profound, “The Soul of an Octopus” reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.

In researching articles, films and her 21 books for adults and children, nationally bestselling author Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Rwanda, hunted by a tiger in India and swum with piranhas, electric eels and pink dolphins in the Amazon. She lives in New Hampshire.

All Henrico Reads is an annual literary program designed to foster community discussion of a chosen book, while highlighting the importance of reading for all ages. It is sponsored by Henrico County Public Schools, Henrico County Public Library and the Friends of Henrico County Public Library.

Author Sy Montgomery

Montgomery observes a Pacific day octopus in the waters near the South Pacific island of Moorea. [PHOTOGRAPHER: DAVID SCHEEL]

The student event will be streamed live from the HCPS website, henricoschools.us.

When:
STUDENT EVENT 10:15-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 5
PUBLIC EVENT 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 5  (Doors open at 6:15 p.m.)

Where: Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060

April 20 is the day to register your child for kindergarten

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Entering kindergarten is a big step for children and their families. It all starts Thursday, April 20 when Henrico County Public Schools will join with 12 other central Virginia school divisions to register new students for the 2017-18 school year. To enroll a child in Henrico County Public Schools, the child must reside in Henrico County with a parent or court-appointed legal custodian and be 5 years old by Sept. 30.

What parents and guardians need to know:

Where do I register? 
Children should be registered at the school they will attend. Not sure? Use our online School Locator tool to find the school for your address: http://henricoschools.us/school-locator/.

When do I register?
Thursday, April 20, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

What should I bring?

  • An official state-issued birth certificate for your child.
  • Proof of residency. You will need:
  • A picture ID: driver’s license, DMV ID, military ID or other picture ID; AND:
  • A current house contract, lease agreement, mortgage statement or tax assessment; AND:
  • A current utility bill (dated within the past 30 days).

Will the school require anything else? 
Before the school year starts, you will need to present:

What if I have other questions?
More information is available at the Henrico County Public Schools website at http://henricoschools.us/elementary-schools/kindergarten/.

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 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.

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/. The public hearing will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017, in the auditorium of Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060, according to the following schedule:

Public hearing 6–7:30 p.m.

Interested citizens are invited to attend. If anyone wishing to attend is disabled and needs assistance, please contact Andy Jenks at 804-652-3724.

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.

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

Bus driver candidates are paid while they train.

When: Friday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 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 instructional permit or hold a CDL Class B permit 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 expected to hold a job fair April 18.

At 27-hour Deep Run Marathon Dance, students will add to event’s $1.7 million fundraising legacy

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Deep Run Marathon Dance participants

Students dance at the 2016 Deep Run Marathon Dance. The Deep Run High School event has raised more than $1.7 million in its 10-year existence.

The 11th annual Deep Run High School Marathon Dance will be held March 17-18 at the Henrico County school. The 10 preceding charity events have raised a total of more than $1.7 million for Virginia nonprofits.

More than 600 participating students will check in on the evening of Friday, March 17 and dance for pledges, leaving 27 hours later. The participants will take breaks and have the option to sleep for two hours. This year, proceeds from the Deep Run Marathon Dance will go to 12 nonprofits.

The dance ranks second nationally in fundraising among such events. For more information about the dance and this year’s recipients, go to the event website, marathondance.org.

Who: Members of the media are invited to attend. Members of the public are invited to attend the finale Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Because the number of participants has grown in recent years, only registered dancers are permitted on the dance floor. Interested members of the public can donate until March 31 by sending a check to: Deep Run HS, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23059, Attn: Kathleen Kern, DRMD director. Checks should be made payable to “DRHS.” Checks will also be accepted at the event.

When: The 2017 Marathon Dance will be held March 17-18 at Deep Run High School. Opening ceremonies begin Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. The Saturday finale starts at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Deep Run High School gymnasium, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23059

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 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.

 

 

 

Public hearing set for March 16 on first phase of proposed middle school redistricting for Henrico Schools

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The Henrico County School Board will hold a public hearing on March 16 at Glen Allen High School to get feedback – on the first phase only – of a proposed redistricting process for HCPS middle schools. The first phase would take effect for the 2017-18 school year and would affect a small number of students entering Hungary Creek Middle School. A second proposed phase would be more comprehensive and would take effect for the 2018-19 school year.

In response to overcrowding at Hungary Creek, a small number of students – perhaps 30 to 50 – would attend a new school in fall 2017. The new school has not been decided, nor have the affected areas of Hungary Creek’s attendance zone. No current middle or high school students will be moved to a new school zone in the redistricting process. Draft redistricting options for all phases will be presented to the Board on March 9 and will be available on Henrico Schools’ website March 10 at http://henricoschools.us/redistricting/.

While this public hearing is intended only to hear feedback on options for the smaller 2017-18 changes, there will be ample opportunities later to comment on options for the more comprehensive 2018-19 plan, including a May 11 public hearing.

Community members are encouraged to sign up in advance to speak at the public hearing. To sign up, call the clerk of the School Board at 804-652-3808. A sign-up sheet will be available at the meeting, but there may be more speakers than allotted time. Each speaker will have three minutes to make comments. Organized neighborhoods are asked to designate a spokesperson; that person would make remarks and then ask those in attendance who agree with the expressed views to stand as a show of their support.

What: Public hearing on the proposed 2017-18 phase of HCPS’ middle school redistricting process
When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va., 23060

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 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.

 

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

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TeacherHiringEventIllustrationBecause 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 within Virginia’s sixth-largest school division.

To give us the opportunity to review your resume, please register in advance by Feb. 24: Click here to register for the Teacher Hiring Event. Walk-ins are also welcome to attend. For questions or more information, please call 804-652-3664.

Attendees are encouraged to bring multiple hard copies of their resumes to share with school administrators.

Henrico Schools is seeking teachers for all content areas for the 2017-18 school year, as well as school counselors, librarians, psychologists, social workers and nurses to join our family in schools throughout Henrico County. In 2016, the event drew hundreds of applicants to talk with staff members from the school division’s human resources department, as well as representatives from individual schools.

In order to accommodate teaching schedules, the job fair will be held on a Saturday morning.
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Henrico County Public Schools has more than 50,000 students enrolled in 72 schools and program centers.

When: Feb. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (In case of inclement weather, the event will be held March 11.)
Where: Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060

For questions or more information, please call 804-652-3664.

Henrico Schools seeking children for 2017-18 preschool program

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Henrico County Public Schools is recruiting families for inclusion in its preschool program for the 2017-18 school year.

The preschool program is designed to provide a high-quality preschool environment for children who live in Henrico County and who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2017. The program is funded by Head Start and Title I funds; by the Virginia Preschool Initiative; and by the Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus program.

The application process starts Feb. 13. To apply, parents or guardians must pick up an application packet at their area elementary school and submit a pre-application online. The pre-application is available in English at https://goo.gl/8ZLunL and in Spanish at https://goo.gl/aQn0ek. Once the pre-application has been submitted, an HCPS family advocate will contact applicants to schedule an appointment to complete the application process. Family advocates can answer questions about the program and guide prospective families in applying.

To find the elementary school zone for your neighborhood, go to henricoschools.us/school-locator/. Phone numbers for HCPS elementary schools can be found at henricoschools.us/elementary-schools/.

The elementary schools offering the preschool program are: Adams; Arthur Ashe; Baker; Chamberlayne; Crestview; Donahoe; Dumbarton; Fair Oaks; Glen Lea; Greenwood; Harvie; Highland Springs; Holladay; Johnson; Laburnum; Lakeside; Longan; Longdale; Montrose; Ratcliffe; Ridge; Sandston; Seven Pines (taught at Sandston); Skipwith; Trevvett; and Ward.

Families that don’t live in one of the school zones offering the program should call HCPS’ New Bridge Learning Center at 804-328-8100 to discuss possible alternatives.

Children are not admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, and applying is not a guarantee of acceptance for the program. Henrico Schools encourages families of children with special needs to apply; if children require special accommodations, families should notify school staff members when scheduling their appointment. Transportation will be provided for preschool students in accordance with HCPS transportation guidelines. HCPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities.

For more information about the HCPS preschool program, go to henricoschools.us and click on “Support Services,” and then “Preschool.”

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.
Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060

The input sessions are designed to gather feedback from the public about integrating STEAM curricula – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math – into the division’s middle schools.

The input sessions will involve a short presentation from HCPS leaders, followed by a question and answer session.

Previous discussions had focused on the creation of a separate STEAM academy at an HCPS middle school. Focus groups expressed an interest in having STEAM programs available across all HCPS middle schools.

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 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. 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.

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. 26 to talk with interested candidates.

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

“For individuals with flexible schedules, driving a bus or working in one of our school cafeterias can be great jobs. If you want to earn extra money and enjoy working with students, come talk with us,” said Mary Alderson, human resources specialist.

Interested but lack bus-driving experience? No problem; if you’re a good candidate, HCPS will pay you while training to earn your commercial driver’s license.

When: Thursday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: HCPS Central Office/Eastern Henrico Government Center (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 instructional permit or hold a CDL Class B permit with endorsements in P (Transporting Passengers)/S (School Bus) and airbrakes; pass a physical and drug test and have no felony convictions.

The school division will also hold its large-scale HCPS Teacher Hiring Event Feb. 25 at Glen Allen High School.

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 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.

Spelling champions from across Henrico County will tussle at 2017 HCPS Divisionwide Spelling Bee

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Champions from each of Henrico County Public Schools’ 46 elementary schools and 12 middle schools will square off Jan. 18 in the 2017 HCPS Divisionwide Spelling Bee.

The winner of the HCPS bee will advance to the Richmond Times-Dispatch regional spelling competition March 11 for a chance to represent a large swath of Virginia in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Scripps contest features more than 280 regional champions from around the nation, and is televised by ESPN.

The annual matchup of orthographic titans will be streamed live by HCPS-TV. You can watch on your computer or mobile devices by going to the division’s website at henricoschools.us.

Who: Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the 2017 HCPS Divisionwide Spelling Bee.
When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18. (Inclement-weather date: Jan. 19)
Where: Hungary Creek Middle School auditorium, 4909 Francistown Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060

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Participants prepare to compete at the 2016 HCPS Divisionwide Spelling Bee.

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 work session as deemed necessary.

The meeting is 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.

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

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hcpsbusdriver4Make 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 at henricoschools.us/careers.

“Driving a bus is a great job for people with flexible schedules who enjoy working with students, and a great way to earn extra money,” said Mary Alderson, human resources specialist.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 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 high school diploma or equivalent; have a valid Virginia driver’s license; obtain a CDL instructional permit or hold a CDL Class B permit with endorsements in P (Transporting Passengers)/S (School Bus) and airbrakes; pass a physical and drug test and have no felony convictions.

The school division is also planning to hold its annual large-scale HCPS Teacher Hiring Event Feb. 25 at Glen Allen High School.

Visiting educators will tour Henrico schools to see “Leader in Me” program in action

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Educators attending a symposium at VCU will tour two Henrico County schools to see how they are using a transformative leadership model to enhance student achievement. Groups of visitors will tour Crestview and Holladay elementary schools to get a firsthand look at a schoolwide program called “The Leader in Me.” Five HCPS schools have adopted the model.

Holladay last year became the first public school in Virginia to attain “Lighthouse School” status, an advanced designation awarded by the program’s parent organization.

Crestview Elementary Leadership Day

Students participate in Crestview Elementary School’s Leadership Day in April 2015. Crestview is one of five Henrico County schools that have adopted a schoolwide model called “The Leader in Me.”

The visiting educators – from school divisions in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia – will board buses at VCU’s student commons. Participants will tour one of the schools as part of a symposium called “Rethinking Leadership.”

The Leader in Me model was developed by Franklin Covey Co. in conjunction with educators, and incorporates ideas from sources on leadership, education and effective social and emotional interaction. Students help set goals, track data and assume leadership roles. The model seeks to help students improve in such areas as self-reliance, initiative, homework skills, time management, expressing viewpoints in persuasive ways, understanding different values, finding creative solutions and balanced living.

Studies from various sources about the impact of the program can be found at the organization’s website at http://www.theleaderinme.org/what-is-the-impact/.

When: Dec. 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (tours run concurrently at both participating schools)
Where: Crestview Elementary School, 1901 Charles St., Henrico, Va. 23226
Holladay Elementary School, 7300 Galaxie Road, Henrico, Va. 23228

To find out more about some of Henrico Schools’ current initiatives for enhancing student achievement, go to http://henricoschools.us/how-were-improving/.

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 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 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 Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:30 a.m., in the Culinary Arts Room of the ACE Center at Hermitage (formerly Hermitage Technical Center), 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.

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 to 48 this year, up from 45, but more work remains. The meeting will begin with a brief update, followed by a question-and-answer session on what schools are doing to meet the challenges and to become fully accredited.

Among those present to talk with attendees will be School Board representatives John Montgomery of the Varina District and Roscoe Cooper III of the Fairfield District. Representing the Board of Supervisors will be Tyrone Nelson, Board chairman and Varina District supervisor, and Frank Thornton, Fairfield District supervisor. Also taking part will be John Vithoulkas, Henrico county manager; Patrick C. Kinlaw, HCPS superintendent; and several school principals and other HCPS leaders.

When: Dec. 5 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Members of the news media: School and county leaders will be available for interviews before the start of the meeting.
Where: Varina High School, 7053 Messer Road, Henrico, Va. 23231

To see some of Henrico Schools’ current initiatives for enhancing student achievement, go to http://henricoschools.us/how-were-improving/.

For information on accreditation, including answers to frequently asked questions, go to http://henricoschools.us/accreditation.

Job candidates: Start the new year with a new career

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cafeteriaA 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 departments will be at the Henrico Workforce Resource Center in eastern Henrico Dec. 6 to talk with interested candidates.

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

“See why driving a bus, working in one of our 72 schools’ cafeterias or substituting as a custodian are great jobs for individuals with flexible schedules, who want to earn extra money and who enjoy working with students,” said Mary Alderson, human resources specialist.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Henrico Workforce Resource Center, 121 Cedar Fork Road, Richmond, Va. 23223

Questions? Call the HCPS Human Resources Department at 804-652-3664.dsc_3813

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 instructional permit or hold a CDL Class B permit with endorsements in P (Transporting Passengers)/S (School Bus) and airbrakes; pass a physical and drug test and have no felony convictions.

The school division is expected to hold another job fair Jan. 10 at Henrico County Public Library’s Varina Area Library. The division is also planning to hold its large-scale HCPS Teacher Hiring Event Feb. 25 at Glen Allen High School.

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 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.

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 last through April.

There will be opportunities in November and early December for input on the budget at various locations throughout Henrico and at two monthly meetings of the Henrico School Board. For a complete timeline of the budget process, visit henricoschools.us and look under “Hot Topics.”

Opportunities for input on FY 2017-18 HCPS budget:

Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.: Stakeholders meeting (Brookland District), Libbie Mill Library (HCPL), 2100 Libbie Lake E. St., Henrico, Va. 23230

Nov. 10, 5:30 p.m.: Public input session (Henrico School Board), New Bridge Auditorium, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223

Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.: Stakeholders meeting (Three Chopt District), Deep Run High School Library, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23059

Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m.: Stakeholders meeting (Tuckahoe District), Tuckahoe Area Library (HCPL), 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, Va. 23229

Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m.: Stakeholders meeting (Varina District), Varina Area Library (HCPL), 1875 New Market Road, Henrico, Va. 23231

Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.: Stakeholders meeting (Fairfield District), Fairfield Library (HCPL), 1001 N. Laburnum Ave., Henrico, Va. 23223

Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m.: Public input session (Henrico School Board), New Bridge Auditorium, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223

School Board renames Godwin specialty center for beloved teacher

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Todd PhillipsThe Henrico School Board voted Thursday to rename Mills Godwin High School’s specialty center for a beloved teacher and former center director. The Center for Medical Sciences will now become the Todd Allen Phillips Center for Medical Sciences. The Board took the action at its monthly meeting.

Phillips was a longtime teacher, coach and center director who died in a car accident in June. Last year he led the center’s transition to a focus on medical sciences from its initial emphasis on math, science and technology.

Specialty centers are schools-within-schools that allow students to immerse themselves in a particular academic area.

Mills Godwin High School will celebrate Phillips’ life with the T-Philly Birthday Bash Concert on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the school at 2101 Pump Road. The concert will benefit the T-Philly Memorial Fund, set up by Phillips’ family in his honor. His birthday is Oct. 30. Because Phillips loved playing music, organizers consider the concert a particularly fitting way to honor him. Concert tickets and commemorative t-shirts will be on sale at the door for $15 each. T-Philly Birthday Bash Concert

The five bands featured at the concert will be:

  • Fordson Labs.
  • Mis’Calculations.
  • TAP’d.
  • And student bands GTC and Open Late.

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 also 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. 2 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Douglas S. Freeman High School, 8701 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, Va. 23229

 

Among the institutions and businesses expected to participate are:

Appalachian State University

Averett University

Bluefield College

Bluefield State College

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital School of Medical Imaging

Bowie State University

Bridgewater College

Bryant & Stratton College- Richmond

Bryant University

Bryn Athyn College

Campbell University

Capitol Technology University

Catawba College

Centura College

Charleston Southern University

Chowan University

Christopher Newport University

Clemson University

Coastal Carolina University

Colgate University

College of Charleston

College of William and Mary

Concord University

Culinary Institute of Virginia

Davidson College

Davis & Elkins College

Eastern Mennonite University

ECPI Technical College- Glen Allen

Elizabeth City State University

Elon University

Fairmont State University

Ferrum College

Florida Institute of Technology

Gardner-Webb University

George Mason University

Hampden-Sydney College

Hampton University

Henrico Police

High Point University

Hollins University

Howard University

Indiana Institute of Technology

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

James Madison University

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Johnson & Wales University

Johnson C. Smith University

Kansas State University

King University

Liberty University

Living Arts College

Longwood University

Lynchburg College

Marshall University

Mary Baldwin College

Medical Careers Institute- ECPI University

Meredith College

Methodist University

Mid-Atlantic Christian University

Mount St. Mary’s University

Morgan State University

Norfolk State University

North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina State University

Nova Southeastern University

Old Dominion University

Pennsylvania State University

Pfeiffer University

Potomac State College of WVU

Queens University of Charlotte

Radford University

Randolph College

Randolph-Macon College

Regent University

Roanoke College

Saint Vincent College

Salem Academy and College

Shenandoah University

Southside Regional Medical Center- Professional Schools

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Stevenson University

Sweet Briar College

T3 Concepts

The Apprentice School

The Citadel

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

United States Coast Guard Academy

Universal Technical Institute

University of Alabama

University of Dayton

University of Kentucky

University of Mary Washington

University of Missouri

University of Mount Olive College

University of Richmond

University of South Carolina

University of Virginia

University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Vanderbilt University

VCU Clinical Lab Science

Virginia College in Richmond

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Military Institute

Virginia State University

Virginia Tech

Virginia Wesleyan College

Wake Forest University

Washington and Lee University

Wellesley College

West Virginia University

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

William Peace University

Wilson College

Winthrop University

Wyotech

Arcadis

Bank of America

College Funding Group

Davis Materials & Mechanical Engineering, Inc.

Henrico Adult Education

Henrico County – St. Mary’s Hospital School of Practical Nursing

Henrico County Division of Fire

Henrico County General Government

International Union of Operating Engineers Local #147 Apprenticeship

Iron Workers Local #28

Minuteman Press of Glen Allen

Moseley Architects

Network of Enterprising Women

Republic Services

Richmond Electricians’ JATC

SERVPRO of Henrico, Chesterfield, Richmond, and Tri-Cities

The Network Doctor LLC

Tutor Doctor

United States Marine Corp

Virginia Army National Guard

Virginia Division of Registered Apprenticeship

Walter Cornett Landscaping

Wells Fargo & Co.

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 and Pupil Transportation departments will be at the Glen Allen branch of Henrico County Public Library Nov. 1 to talk with interested candidates.

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

“See why driving a bus, working in one of our 72 schools’ cafeterias or substituting as a custodian are great jobs for individuals with flexible schedules, who want to earn extra money and who enjoy working with students,” said Mary Alderson, human resources specialist.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Glen Allen Branch Library (Henrico County Public Library), 10501 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060

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 instructional permit or hold a CDL Class B permit 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 expected to hold a job fair Dec. 1.

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 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.

 

 

2016-17 REB Awards: Nominate an outstanding principal

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The REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership provide a tangible, public way to recognize an outstanding 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.

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 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 and received by 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. Emailed or faxed nominations are not accepted.

Where: Please mail nominations to:
REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership
The Community Foundation
Attn: Susan Hallett, Vice President, Programs
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.

Countywide PTA meeting offers chance to get information about Nov. 8 bond referendum

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Calling all Henrico County PTA members: come to a countywide meeting sponsored by the Henrico County Council of PTAs and find out more about the 2016 Henrico County bond referendum. The referendum will be on the ballot Nov. 8.

The annual meeting is a chance for PTA members at all HCPS schools to come together and share information. Following the business meeting, school and general government leaders will answer questions about the fall bond referendum. Among those present for the discussion will be Superintendent Pat Kinlaw and members of the Henrico School Board.

The 2016 referendum will include funds for full renovations to some schools as well as new school construction; parks; libraries; fire stations; and roads.

You can also find more details about the referendum by going to http://henrico.us/bonds/.

What: Countywide PTA meeting, sponsored by the Henrico County Council of PTAs
When: Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.
Where: Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave., Henrico, Va. 23227

School Board Meeting Thursday, October 13

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting on Thursday, October 13, 2016, 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 work session as deemed necessary.

The meeting is 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.

“Evening with Henry Winkler” benefit for Henrico Schools selling individual tickets, table sponsorships

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henry-winkler-event-2016_supplemental-post-cardThe Henrico Education Foundation is selling individual tickets and table-sponsorships for its Nov. 3 fundraiser with actor and author Henry Winkler. Winkler is best known for his role as Fonzie in the popular 1970s sitcom “Happy Days.” He is also known for his “Hank Zipzer” fictional young adult book series. The evening will include remarks and conversation with Winkler; coffee and dessert; and a book sale and signing.

Individual tickets for the event are $25 and tables of eight are $150 and can be purchased at http://www.henricofoundation.org or by calling 804-652-3869, ext. 3.

The doors at Glen Allen High School will open at 6 p.m. and entertainment will be provided until the start of the event at 7 p.m. There will be a book sale and book signing at 8:30 p.m. Free child care is available for toilet-trained children ages 3-10.

The Henrico Education Foundation prepares students for college, career and community by connecting philanthropy with strategic initiatives that strengthen public education in Henrico County.

When: Thursday, Nov. 3 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Rd, Henrico, Va. 23060

For questions pertaining to the event or sale of tickets, please visit http://www.henricofoundation.org or call 804-652-3869, ext. 3. For more information, please email the Henrico Education Foundation’s Mike Taylor at mike@henricogives.org or Courtney Baytop at clbaytop@henrico.k12.va.us.

Oct. 8 festival will show elementary, middle school students what Hermitage HS has to offer – and how to prepare

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As part of Henrico County Public Schools’ ongoing efforts to engage families, Hermitage High School will hold School Fest 2016, a celebration featuring family fun, information about the high school’s many options and tips for academic readiness. hermitage-hs-sign

The high school wants families at its elementary and middle school “feeder schools” – where students are zoned to attend Hermitage – to be proactive about academic preparation. For elementary students, that means knowing what it takes to advance to middle school and be successful; for middle schoolers, it means understanding what is required to attend Hermitage, and what to do now to thrive there.

School Fest will be held Oct. 8 at Hermitage. Visitors will also have a chance to find out more about academic options such as the Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage, one of HCPS’ two career and technical education centers. Hermitage is also home to the Center for the Humanities, one of HCPS’ specialty centers that admit students by application after middle school. The centers are “schools within schools” that offer students a chance to specialize in a particular academic area. School Fest will also feature face painting, a bouncy house, door prizes, student performances and hands-on activities.

What: School Fest 2016
When: Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va. 23228

School Board Meetings Thursday, September 22

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, September 22, 2016, 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 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.

Henrico Schools holding two job fairs; School division seeking bus drivers and substitutes for teaching, other areas

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Henrico County Public Schools is holding job fairs on two successive days to find candidates for positions with the school division. Positions include full-time and substitute bus drivers as well as substitutes for teachers, school nutrition services workers, clerical workers, nurses, school security personnel, alternative ed technicians and instructional assistants. Members of the HCPS Human Resources Department and representatives from hiring departments will be present to conduct preliminary interviews with candidates.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at henricoschools.us/careers.
SEPT. 21 JOB FAIR

When: Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Where: Eastern Henrico Government Center/HCPS Central Office, 3820 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223
Positions sought:

  • Substitute teachers
  • Substitute clerical workers
  • Substitute nurses
  • Substitute school security personnel
  • Substitute alternative ed technicians
  • Substitute instructional assistants

SEPT. 22 JOB FAIR

When: Thursday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Varina Area Library (Henrico County Public Library), 1875 New Market Road, Varina, Va. 23231
Positions sought:

  • Full-time bus drivers
  • Substitute bus drivers
  • Substitute school nutrition services workers

Henrico Schools is also expected to hold job fairs Oct. 6, Nov. 1 and Dec. 1.

Substitute teacher candidates must have a four-year college degree and be at least 19. Candidates for substitutes for clerical workers, school security staff members, alternative ed technicians and instructional assistants must have a high school diploma or GED. Substitutes for nurses must have a nursing degree (RN or LPN) and a current license, as well as CPR/AED and first aid certification cards.

Applicants are encouraged to print and complete the application form for substitutes by going to henricoschools.us/careers and clicking on “All substitute positions.” The form will also be available at the job fair. Along with the completed application, candidates should bring two signed reference letters to the job fair. Teacher candidates should bring transcripts showing degree and date awarded. Candidates for nurse substitutes should bring their license and certification cards.

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 instructional permit or hold a CDL Class B permit with endorsements in P (Transporting Passengers)/S (School Bus) and airbrakes; pass a physical and drug test and have no felony convictions.

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 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.

Henrico County Health Department offering back-to-school immunization clinics Aug. 29-Sept. 2

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The Henrico County Health Department will offer back-to-school immunization clinics for children enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade in Henrico County Public Schools. The five clinics will take place Aug. 29-Sept. 2 at the department’s West Clinic facility at 8600 Dixon Powers Drive.

On three days that week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – immunizations will be by appointment only. Tuesday and Thursday will be walk-in clinics.

Schedule: 2016 back-to-school immunization clinics

  • Monday, Aug. 29: Call 804-501-4651 for appointment
  • Tuesday, Aug. 30: 8-11 a.m. (walk-in)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 31: Call 804-501-4651 for appointment
  • Thursday, Sept. 1: 12:30-3:30 p.m. (walk-in)
  • Friday, Sept. 2: Call 804-501-4651 for appointment

While no appointment is needed for the walk-in clinics, space is limited.

Parents or guardians must bring insurance cards and are encouraged to bring immunization records, should they be available. School entrance vaccines will only be given to students under age 18 if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Appointments are also available at the Henrico County Health Department’s East Clinic at 1400 N. Laburnum Ave. Call 804-652-3190 to schedule an appointment.

School Board Meetings Thursday, August 25

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, August 25, 2016, 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 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 Work Session Thursday, August 11

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting on Thursday, August 11, 2016, according to the following schedule:

School Board Work Session 2:00 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 work session as deemed necessary.

The meeting is 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.

 

Flying Squirrels game fundraiser will benefit HCPS Career and Technical Education program

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A portion of the proceeds from the second annual Field of Dreams Fest at the Diamond will benefit Henrico County Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education program. The HCPS program prepares students to succeed in their chosen career paths. The Barton Malow Foundation is joining several nonprofit organizations, including Flying Squirrels Charities and Richmond International Raceway Cares, to host the Field of Dreams Fest.

The goal is to sell out the Diamond for the Richmond Flying Squirrels vs. Bowie Baysox game Aug. 12. The gates to the stadium will open at 5:30 p.m. and the first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m.

The Field of Dreams Fest is designed to bring the community closer together while raising money for a number of charities.

When: Friday, Aug. 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard, Richmond, Va. 23230

For more information pertaining to the event, sponsorship opportunities, or ticket sales, please visit www.rvafieldofdreamsfest.com.

With school year approaching, HCPS seeking bus drivers

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Henrico Schools is hiring full-time and substitute bus drivers. If you’re a good candidate but lack experience, don’t worry: HCPS will pay you while you learn.

Find out more at a school transportation job fair. Members of the HCPS Human Resources and Pupil Transportation departments will be at Henrico County Public Library’s new Varina branch Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. HCPS representatives will conduct preliminary interviews with interested bus driver candidates. Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at henricoschools.us/careers.

“The new school year is just around the corner and we still need bus drivers,” said Mary Alderson, HCPS human resources specialist. “Come and see the newest Henrico County library and learn why driving a bus is one of the most rewarding jobs for individuals who want a flexible schedule, extra money and who enjoy working with children. We’ll even pay you while you’re training – no experience necessary.”

Henrico Schools welcomes all candidates with good driving records and clean criminal background checks. All candidates will receive pay during a training program, which provides a Virginia commercial driver’s license and all credentials needed to transport Henrico County students on a school bus.

Candidates must be at least 21 years old; have a high school diploma or equivalent; have a valid Virginia driver’s license; pass a physical and drug test; and have no felony convictions.

When: Thursday, Aug. 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 or stop by the department office at 3820 Nine Mile Road in Henrico to use our computers and get help if needed.

“Evening with Henry Winkler” event to benefit Henrico Schools

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Henry Winkler Event 2016_Supplemental Post CardThe Henrico Education Foundation will be selling table-sponsorships for its Nov. 3 fundraiser with actor and author Henry Winkler. Winkler is best known for his role as Fonzie in the popular 1970s sitcom “Happy Days.” He is also known for his “Hank Zipzer” fictional young adult book series. The evening will include remarks and conversation with Winkler; coffee and dessert; and a book sale and signing.

Tables of eight for the event are $150 and can be purchased at www.henricogives.org or by calling 804-652-3869, ext. 3. Individual tickets will be released in early fall.

The doors at Glen Allen High School will open at 6 p.m. and entertainment will be provided until the start of the event at 7 p.m. There will be a book sale and book signing at 8:30 p.m. Free child care is available for toilet-trained children ages 3-10.

The Henrico Education Foundation prepares students for college, career and community by connecting philanthropy with strategic initiatives that strengthen public education in Henrico County.

When: Thursday, Nov. 3 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Rd, Henrico, Va. 23060

For questions pertaining to the event or sale of tickets, please visit www.henricogives.org or call 804-652-3869, ext. 3. For more information, please email the Henrico Education Foundation’s Mike Taylor at mike@henricogives.org or Courtney Baytop at clbaytop@henrico.k12.va.us.

L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will celebrate opening of achievement center

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L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will celebrate the opening of a new achievement center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 26.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will feature speeches by former Va. Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, the school’s namesake; HCPS Superintendent Patrick C. Kinlaw; and Patrick Collins, president of TowneBank of Richmond, a sponsor of the center.

The center is part of a model by the group Higher Achievement, and focuses on fostering student success during the pivotal middle school years. The centers use community involvement, year-round learning, mentoring, homework coaching, field trips and college visits to create a culture of high expectations. The group now has four achievement centers in the Richmond area. There are also centers at schools in Washington, Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

Who: Members of the media are invited to attend.

When: Tuesday, July 26 at 10 a.m.

Where: L. Douglas Wilder Middle School, 6900 Wilkinson Road, Henrico, Va. 23227

Henrico Schools seeks substitute teachers, clerical workers, nurses

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Henrico County Public Schools is seeking substitutes for teachers, clerical workers, nurses, school security personnel, alternative ed technicians and instructional assistants. Members of the HCPS Human Resources Department will be at the Eastern Henrico Government Center July 20 to talk with interested candidates.

Substitute teacher candidates must have a four-year college degree and be at least 19. Candidates for substitutes for clerical workers, school security staff members, alternative ed technicians and instructional assistants must have a high school diploma or GED. Substitutes for nurses must have a nursing degree (RN or LPN) and a current license, as well as CPR/AED and first aid certification cards.

Applicants are encouraged to print and complete the application form for substitutes by going to henricoschools.us/careers and clicking on “All substitute positions.” The form will also be available at the job fair. Along with the completed application, candidates should bring two signed reference letters to the job fair. Teacher candidates should bring transcripts showing degree and date awarded. Candidates for nurse substitutes should bring their license and certification cards.

“HCPS considers substitute employees a vital part of our professional staff,” said Adrienne Strother, human resources analyst. “Substitutes have the responsibility of providing continuity to the educational program during the absence of a regular employee. These are also perfect jobs for people with flexible schedules who want to earn extra money and who enjoy working with students.”

When: Wednesday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Eastern Henrico Government Center/HCPS Central Office, 3820 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223

Questions? Call the HCPS Human Resources Department at 804-652-3664 or the substitutes office at 804-652-3512.