News Releases, Media Advisories, and Public Service Announcements

Spring student information updates in ZippSlip

From March 22 until March 27, Henrico County Public Schools is providing an easy way to complete the Spring Student Information Record updates online. This is the chance to make sure your family’s information (such as a home and/or mobile phone number) is up to date. Important Note: Even if you do not have changes […]

Important Information for Baker Elementary School Students and Families

School resumes on Wednesday, March 22, 2017: Pre-K students and students in the Early Childhood Special Education Program will temporarily attend school at the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road. Students in grades K-2 will temporarily attend Mehfoud Elementary School, 8320 Buffin Road. Students in grades 3-5 will temporarily attend Varina Elementary School, 2551 New Market Road. […]

Deep Run Marathon Dance raises $174,688 for charities

Deep Run Marathon Dance raises $174,688 for charities

While the students who participated in the 11th annual Deep Run Marathon Dance are still recovering today, some Virginia nonprofits are being energized by an infusion of funds. The 27-hour Deep Run High School event raised $174,688 for the organizations, bringing its 11-year fundraising total to more than $1.9 million. The Deep Run Marathon Dance […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, March 23

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, March 23, 2017, according to the following schedule: School Board Work Session 2:00 p.m. School Board Monthly Meeting 6:30 p.m. These meetings will take place in the auditorium of New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. Closed […]

Middle School Redistricting Public Hearing March 16

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold a public hearing to solicit input related to the small pocket(s)/area(s) of the Hungary Creek Middle School feeder-pattern proposed for redistricting in 2017-18. For more information about the redistricting and the public hearing process, please visit the Henrico County Public Schools redistricting website at: http://henricoschools.us/redistricting/. […]

Henrico Schools seeking bus drivers, school nutrition workers, custodial workers

Henrico Schools seeking bus drivers, school nutrition workers, custodial workers

Henrico County Public Schools is seeking candidates for full-time and substitute bus drivers; full-time and substitute custodial workers; and full-time and substitute school nutrition services workers. Members of the HCPS Human Resources, School Nutrition Services, Custodial Services and Pupil Transportation departments will be at HCPS Central Office on March 10 to talk with interested candidates. […]

School Board Meeting Thursday, March 9

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 […]

School Board meetings Thursday, February 23

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, February 23, 2017, according to the following schedule: School Board Work Session 3:00 p.m. School Board Monthly Meeting 6:30 p.m. These meetings will take place in the auditorium of New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. Closed […]

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

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

Because of intense interest, Henrico County Public Schools has extended the online registration period for its Feb. 25 teacher-hiring event. Interested teachers and other professionals may now register online through Feb. 24, the day before the event. The school division is holding the large-scale event to talk with interested teachers and other professionals about opportunities […]

Henrico Schools seeking children for 2017-18 preschool program

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 […]

2017-18 School Year Calendar

The Henrico School Board has adopted a final calendar for the 2017-18 school year. The Board voted on the calendar at its work session Feb. 9 after getting feedback from HCPS families, teachers and staff members on a number of calendar draft proposals. Some highlights of the 2017-18 school year calendar: Teachers report to work […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, February 9th

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2017, according to the following schedule: School Board Work Session  2:30 pm Public Hearing on Proposed 2017-2018 Annual Financial Plan 6:00 pm This meeting will take place in the auditorium of New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile […]

2017 REB Awards: Nominate an outstanding teacher

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

Job fair: HCPS hiring bus drivers, substitute cafeteria workers

Make 2017 the best year yet by joining the Henrico County Public Schools family. The school division is seeking full-time and substitute bus drivers, along with substitutes for school nutrition workers. Members of the HCPS Human Resources, School Nutrition Services and Pupil Transportation departments will be at HCPS’ Central Office in eastern Henrico on Jan. […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, January 26

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

Tejas Muthusamy captures fourth straight HCPS spelling title

Tejas Muthusamy captures fourth straight HCPS spelling title

Moody Middle School eighth-grader Tejas Muthusamy won Henrico Schools’ Divisionwide Spelling Bee Wednesday, making the fourth year he has won the title, and his sixth year as a finalist. This is the final year that Muthusamy is eligible to compete in the annual HCPS bee. The contest brings together spelling champions from each of HCPS’ […]

School Board meeting Thursday, January 12

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 […]

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

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

Make 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 […]

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

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

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 […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, December 8th

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 […]

School Board meeting with Henrico General Assembly Legislative Delegation

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 […]

You’re invited to a Henrico Schools town hall meeting

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 […]

Job candidates: Start the new year with a new career

Job candidates: Start the new year with a new career

A 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 […]

Survey: Help shape the future of middle schools in Henrico County

Henrico County Public Schools is reimagining middle schools, and the school division needs your help. HCPS is asking Henrico families to take a brief online survey to provide feedback about the exploration of additional middle school specialty centers. HCPS is considering establishing the centers – called Young Scholar Academies – to enable students in grades […]

Foundation honors Henrico teachers with 2016 REB Awards

Foundation honors Henrico teachers with 2016 REB Awards

The Community Foundation has recognized eight Henrico County teachers for outstanding instruction for 2016. Five HCPS teachers were awarded grants in the annual REB Awards for Teaching Excellence. Three others were named finalists. The foundation’s awards identify, recognize and support teaching excellence in the Richmond area. This year’s honorees received professional development grants of $8,000 […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, November 10

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 […]

Henrico Schools seeks budget input for FY 2017-18

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 […]

School Board renames Godwin specialty center for beloved teacher

School Board renames Godwin specialty center for beloved teacher

The 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 […]

More Henrico schools making gains in core subject areas

The overall number of fully accredited Henrico County schools rose to 48 this year, up from 45, according to updated 2016-17 accreditation information approved today by the Virginia Department of Education. Other schools can point to positive academic indicators such as improving SOL pass rates. Seven HCPS schools were denied accreditation by the Department. Despite […]

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

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 […]

Job candidates: Elect to join Henrico Schools’ team

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 […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, October 27

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 […]

School Board proposes renaming of Godwin specialty center

The Henrico School Board is proposing to rename the specialty center at Mills Godwin High School for a beloved teacher and former center director. Under the proposal, the school’s Center for Medical Sciences would become the Todd Phillips Center for Medical Sciences at Godwin High School. Phillips was a longtime teacher and center director who died […]

2016-17 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 […]

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

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 […]

School Board Meeting Thursday, October 13

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 […]

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

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

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.  The high school wants families at its elementary and middle school “feeder schools” – where students are zoned […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, September 22

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 […]

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

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 […]

Henrico Schools sees accreditation boost; All high schools gain full accreditation

Four more Henrico County schools have become fully state-accredited, according to information the Virginia Department of Education released today. For the first time since the 2012-13 school year, all nine HCPS high schools are fully accredited. The number of fully accredited schools rose to 48 of the school division’s 67 K-12 schools. Dumbarton, Johnson and Ward elementary […]

Henrico Schools seeks book donations for middle and high school reading challenge

When you’re challenging students to read more than a half a million books, you need a lot of reading material. Henrico County Public Schools is asking its middle and high school students to read 30,000 books per school during the 2016-17 school year as part of the “Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum Challenge.” As […]

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

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 […]

School Board Meetings Thursday, August 25

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 […]