News Releases, Media Advisories, and Public Service Announcements

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 […]

School Board Work Session Thursday, August 11

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 […]

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

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 […]

With school year approaching, HCPS seeking bus drivers

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 […]

“Evening with Henry Winkler” event to benefit Henrico Schools

“Evening with Henry Winkler” event to benefit Henrico Schools

The 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 […]

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

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 […]

Henrico Schools seeks substitute teachers, clerical workers, nurses

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 […]

Job fair: HCPS seeks bus drivers, school nutrition substitutes

Henrico Schools is hiring bus drivers and school nutrition substitutes. If you’re a good driver but lack bus-driving experience, don’t worry: HCPS may pay you while you learn. Find out more at a Henrico Schools job fair. Interview for a bus driver position; or if you like working in food services and want a flexible […]

Henrico Schools wins 9 national awards

Nine Henrico County Public Schools’ initiatives have been recognized in the 2016 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards. The annual awards recognize groundbreaking county government programs across the nation. HCPS winners were: Homegrown Diesel Tech: A Partnership of Schools and Central Automotive Maintenance, Henrico County Public Schools Instructional Technology Website ZippSlipping into Libraries Parchment: The […]