News Releases, Media Advisories, and Public Service Announcements

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meetings

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 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. […]

Board sets timeline, seeks input in superintendent search

The Henrico School Board has begun the process of hiring a new superintendent for the school division, and the public will be a big part of the search! What qualities should the Board seek in a new school leader? What areas of expertise should the person have? We need your thoughts. Take the five-minute survey: […]

Henrico Schools seeking children for 2018-19 preschool program

Henrico, Va., Feb. 14, 2018 – Henrico County Public Schools is now recruiting for 2018-19 Federal Programs Preschool. The Federal Programs Preschool 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, 2018. The program is fully funded by Head […]

School Board will hold special meeting Feb. 13 regarding superintendent search

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, according to the following schedule:   Special Meeting                       5 p.m.   The special meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va.  The Board will be […]

Superintendent Pat Kinlaw to retire June 30

Distinguished career spans 40 years in education; 20 in Henrico County   Henrico, Va. Feb. 6, 2018 – Patrick C. Kinlaw, Henrico County Public Schools superintendent, is announcing his intention to retire effective June 30, 2018.  “The last four years have been the highest honor of my career. I am so humbled by the opportunities […]

Quioccasin eighth-grader captures Henrico Schools’ spelling title

                    Henrico, Va., Jan. 25, 2018 – Joseph Chambers eviscerated the competition Thursday to become Henrico Schools’ 2018 Divisionwide Spelling Bee champion. The Quioccasin Middle School eighth-grader won in Round 11 by correctly spelling “viscera,” a word meaning inner organs of the body. The contest brings […]

11 more Henrico teachers celebrate climb to profession’s highest level

Henrico, Va., Jan. 24, 2018 – Henrico County Public Schools had 11 teachers achieve certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2017. Board certification is the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment. Ten additional Henrico teachers renewed their certifications. Becoming certified is a rigorous process. Teachers must submit detailed portfolios to be reviewed […]

Teachers: Save the date – Henrico Schools holding major hiring event Feb. 17

Henrico, Va., Jan. 22, 2018 – Henrico County Public Schools is holding a major hiring event to talk with interested teachers and other professionals about opportunities within Virginia’s sixth-largest school division. Henrico Schools is seeking teachers for all content areas for the 2018-19 school year, as well as school counselors, librarians, psychologists, social workers and […]

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meetings

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, January 25, 2018, 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 […]

2018 REB Awards: Nominate an outstanding teacher

Henrico, Va. Jan. 19, 2018 – The REB Awards for Teaching Excellence provide a tangible, public way to recognize an outstanding teacher in Henrico County Public Schools. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support teaching excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive professional development grants of $4,000 to $12,000, given to teachers who […]

Updates on make-up time and high school mid-term exams (Updated January 19, 2018)

Henrico County Public Schools is announcing the following plans: Due to missed instructional time caused by snow and ice, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, is now a FULL school day for all students. Feb. 19 has always been noted on the official 2017-18 school calendar as the potential make-up day. Mid-term exams for high school students […]

Job fair! Bus driver, cafeteria, custodial, classroom positions

Start your year with the dedicated team of Virginia’s sixth-largest school division. Henrico Schools will hold a job fair Wednesday, Jan. 17, to talk with candidates for substitute bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodial workers and instructional assistants. Some full-time positions are also available. When: Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Libbie Mill […]

Select 2018-19 courses using PowerSchool Parent Portal

In late January and early February, Henrico Schools will once again use the PowerSchool Parent Portal for students and their parents or guardians to make course selections for the fall of 2018. Parents or guardians of rising sixth- through 12th-grade students will review teachers’ core course recommendations and make course selections using the portal’s “Class […]

Open houses set for summer Online Health and Physical Education program

Open houses for Online Health and Physical Education courses will be held at Glen Allen High School Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. and at Varina High School Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. If your student is interested in taking the Online Health and P.E. course this summer, you are encouraged to attend one of the […]

School Board meeting with Henrico’s General Assembly legislative delegation

The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold the following special meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at 7:30 a.m., in the Culinary Arts Room of the Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va.  The School Board will conduct a breakfast meeting with Henrico County’s General Assembly legislative […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adding buses with seat belts a first for Henrico County Public Schools, state

Henrico Schools has added some school buses with seat belts for general student use, a first in Virginia. Buses with 3-point shoulder-and-lap belts were purchased to replace older buses. The addition to the fleet includes 22 buses for general student use and two for students in the division’s exceptional education program. The buses began transporting […]

Foundation recognizes Henrico County teachers with grants, awards for classroom excellence

The Community Foundation has recognized nine Henrico County teachers for outstanding instruction for 2017. Five winning HCPS teachers were awarded professional development grants in the annual REB Awards for Teaching Excellence. Four others were named finalists. Across the Richmond area, a total of 16 winners and 14 finalists were selected from among the 112 teachers […]

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

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

Can a strategic plan meeting really be entertaining? Yes!

Helping create a school division’s new strategic plan is a critical task – but can it also be entertaining and inspiring? If you have doubts, Adolph Brown III may cause you to reevaluate. The prominent teacher and speaker, who will appear Nov. 29 at Hermitage High School, is well-known for his dynamic style, inspirational message […]

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

Thursday, Nov. 16 is the last day to nominate an outstanding principal for the REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership. The awards provide a tangible, public way to recognize a principal at a Henrico County school. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive an unrestricted […]

Henrico County Public Schools creating position to oversee equity and diversity efforts

Henrico County Public Schools is creating a new Office of Equity and Diversity, and will hire a director-level position to oversee it. The new director of equity and diversity will oversee Henrico Schools’ efforts at increasing equity and diversity across the school division. Superintendent Patrick C. Kinlaw made the announcement Thursday evening at the School […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, Nov. 9

The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold the following meetings on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, according to the following schedule: School Board Work Session 2:30 p.m. Budget Public Input Session 5:30 p.m. School Board Monthly Meeting 6:30 p.m. These meetings will take place in the auditorium of New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 […]

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

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

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

Henrico County Public Schools wants input from Henrico citizens in the creation of a new strategic plan for 2018-25. Kicking off the process will be a talk by education guru David Stephen, co-founder of Boston-based New Vista Designs for Learning. Stephen’s cutting-edge work in curricula, programming and school design is informed by this essential question: […]

Special School Board meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 25

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following special meeting today, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, according to the following schedule: Community Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the auditorium at Short Pump Middle School, 4701 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, Va. The meeting is open to the public […]

An important message from the Henrico School Board regarding Short Pump Middle School

Dear Henrico Schools Community Members, The Henrico County School Board is deeply concerned by the actions of students in the video taken in a Short Pump Middle School (SPMS) locker room. Adamantly, behavior of this type will not be tolerated in our schools. As noted in the HCPS Student Activities Contract, “Participation in athletics and […]

School Board meetings, Thursday, Oct. 26

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, according to the following schedule: School Board Work Session: 2:30 p.m. School Board Monthly Meeting:  6:30 p.m. These meetings will take place in the auditorium of New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. Closed sessions […]

Henrico Schools holding Oct. 30 job fair

Your next opportunity could begin Oct. 30 at Henrico Schools’ job fair. Come to Henrico County Public Library’s Fairfield branch and talk with school division representatives about openings for full-time and substitute registered nurses, instructional assistants, bus drivers and school nutrition workers. Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department will be on hand for the […]

Challenger Day will get students with disabilities onto the field

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 […]

2017-18 REB Awards: Nominate an outstanding principal

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 […]

School Board Meeting Thursday, Oct. 12

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, September 28

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 […]

Highland Springs High School English teacher chosen as teacher of the year for Central Virginia

Greenlee Naughton’s accolades keep growing. The Highland Springs High School English teacher was named Monday as one of Virginia’s eight 2018 regional teachers of the year. Gov. Terry McAuliffe surprised Naughton Monday morning with an announcement at a school assembly that had been billed as a celebration of Highland Springs’ second straight year of full […]

School Board Meeting Thursday, September 14

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 […]

School Board Meeting Thursday, August 24

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 […]

24 Henrico County schools earn Virginia Index of Performance awards for academic achievement

Twenty-four Henrico County schools have earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement, and Short Pump Middle School was one of only nine schools in the commonwealth to earn the highest designation. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education announced that 386 schools statewide had earned the designation, along […]

School Board Meeting Thursday, August 10

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 […]