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.