News Releases, Media Advisories, and Public Service Announcements

33,000 likes? Henrico Schools’ “signing day” for students entering the workforce strikes chord on social media

Henrico, Va., April 16, 2018 – Recognizing students entering the workforce is a compelling idea, if the online response to Henrico Schools’ first-ever “Career and Technical Letter-of-Intent Signing Day” is any indication. A school division Facebook post about the event drew a huge response after it was reposted by actor Mike Rowe, well-known for hosting […]

Listening sessions: Henrico Schools seeks community input on equity

Henrico, Va., April 13, 2018 – Henrico Schools’ new Office of Equity and Diversity wants to hear from members of the community. Monica Manns, the office’s new director, will hold listening sessions at five Henrico County Public Library locations in late April and early May to hear residents’ ideas about equity and diversity in the […]

Forecast: April showers, chance of extreme job satisfaction

Henrico, Va. April 12, 2018 – Grab your resume as you head out in April, because it’s raining career opportunities at Henrico County Public Schools. Advance your career by joining the dedicated team of Virginia’s sixth-largest school division. Henrico Schools will hold a job fair April 19 to talk with candidates for bus drivers, bus […]

Family Learning Series Summit will feature workshops, food, activities

Click here to download printable flyer Henrico, Va., April 10, 2018 – Henrico Schools’ first-ever Family Learning Series Summit aims to engage and empower parents and guardians through workshops, information, activities and food. The April 28 event will feature sessions geared toward parents and guardians, covering more than 30 topics. Included will be workshops on: […]

All Henrico Reads: Author Reyna Grande to address students, public

Henrico, Va., April 4, 2018 – The Los Angeles Review of Books called this year’s All Henrico Reads selection “a deeply personal coming-of-age story that extols the power of self-reliance and the love of books.” Author Reyna Grande will discuss “The Distance Between Us” April 11 in two appearances at Glen Allen High School. At […]

Great plants, prices: Check out spring sales at Henrico schools

Henrico, Va. April 3, 2018 – 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 […]

April 19 is the day to register your child for kindergarten

Henrico, Va. March 30, 2018 – Entering kindergarten is a big step for children and their families. It all starts Thursday, April 19 when Henrico County Public Schools will join with 12 other central Virginia school divisions to register new students for the 2018-19 school year. To enroll a child in Henrico County Public Schools, […]

Henrico County Public Schools hires director to oversee equity and diversity efforts

Henrico, Va., March 26, 2018 – Monica Manns will be the first director of Henrico Schools’ new Office of Equity and Diversity. Manns was introduced Thursday evening at the monthly meeting of the Henrico School Board. The new position is part of the school division’s core leadership team and reports directly to the superintendent. Manns […]

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meetings

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

Henrico Schools will hold community safety forum

Henrico, Va. March 14, 2018 – Henrico County Public Schools will hold a community safety forum March 28 to discuss safety at the school division’s 72 schools and program centers. The forum will start with an explanation of the forum agenda, followed by a short safety video and remarks from representatives of Henrico Police, Henrico […]

March 14 “Walkout” – An update for Henrico County students and families

Dear Henrico families,   This message is primarily for those with students in high school and middle school. Many students across the nation – including large numbers of students in Henrico County – are planning to walk out of classes for 17 minutes on Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m. in response to the tragedy […]

30 Henrico schools earn Sports Backers’ “Active RVA” designation

Henrico, Va. March 6, 2018 – Thirty Henrico County schools have been named 2018 Active RVA Fit Schools, recognizing their success at incorporating physical activity into their curricula. The certification is given by Richmond nonprofit Sports Backers as part of its Active RVA initiative to promote fitness in the Richmond area. To qualify, a school […]

It’s March: Skip the brackets and fill out an application

Henrico, Va. March 1, 2018 – Most people will find their tournament brackets in shambles this month. But there is one way to make a smart pick: apply for a job with Henrico County Public Schools. Advance your career by joining the dedicated team of Virginia’s sixth-largest school division. Henrico Schools will hold a job […]

Superintendent search: Input meeting set for March 1

Henrico, Va., Feb. 23, 2018 – A March 1 meeting will give citizens a chance to interact with Henrico School Board members to discuss what they’d like to see in the school division’s next superintendent. The 6:30 p.m. community input meeting at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will start with a brief introduction, after which […]

An important message about school safety

  Henrico County Public Schools families, In the week since the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., we have received numerous requests for information about school safety. We are most appreciative of our community’s concerns, and we would like to address the following questions: Where can I find detailed information about […]

Un mensaje importante sobre la seguridad escolar

Familias de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Henrico, Después de una semana desde la tragedia en la Escuela Secundaria Marjory Stoneman Douglas en Parkland, Florida, hemos recibido numerosas solicitudes de información sobre la seguridad escolar. Agradecemos las inquietudes de nuestra comunidad y nos gustaría responder las siguientes preguntas: ¿Dónde puedo encontrar información detallada sobre […]

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 […]