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: Thursday, August 23, 2018 2:30 p.m.        Work Session 6:30 p.m.        Monthly Meeting All meetings 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 […]

Teachers new to Henrico Schools will learn about students, community through bus tours

Teachers new to Henrico Schools will learn about students, community through bus tours Henrico, Va. Aug. 14, 2018 – Teachers can be most effective when they better understand their students and the communities in which they teach. A series of community bus tours Aug. 20 will take teachers new to the school division to visit schools […]

Meet Amy Cashwell, Henrico Schools’ new superintendent

Henrico, Va. Aug. 8, 2018 – Amy Cashwell wants to meet you. Henrico Schools’ new superintendent will hold five informal meet-and-greet sessions in August, where members of the public can drop by and talk with the school division’s new leader. There will be a meet-and-greet opportunity in each of Henrico County’s five magisterial districts. Meet-and-Greet […]

2018-2019 Per Pupil Expenditure

July 2018 A state regulation requires us annually to make available the average per pupil expenditures (pdf). Shown below is a comparison of average per pupil expenditures for operations.   Sources of Financial Support 2016-2017 State Average (Actual) 2016-2017 Henrico Average (actual) 2017-2018 Henrico Average (Budget) 2018-2019 Henrico Average (Budget) State Funds $3,996 $3,252 $4,075 […]

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meeting

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting: Thursday, August 9, 2018 2:00 p.m.     Work Session 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.  […]

Henrico Health Department offering appointments for school physicals, immunizations

Henrico, Va., July 26, 2018 – The Henrico County Health Department is offering appointments for school physical exams and back-to-school immunizations in August. Students in preschool through fifth grade can get physicals performed on three days: Aug. 1, 9 and 16. Immunizations will be offered Aug. 27, 29 and 31 to students in preschool through […]

Rising sixth-graders can get immunized in July at four Henrico County walk-in clinics

Henrico, Va., July 17, 2018 – Rising sixth-graders can get vaccinated at walk-in clinics in July at four Henrico County middle schools. The first two clinics are Wednesday. Henrico County Public Schools’ Department of School Health Services has teamed up with the Henrico Health Department to hold the clinics on July 18 and 25. The […]

Equity, inclusive classrooms the focus as Henrico Schools educators attend retreat 

Henrico, Va. July 9, 2018 – A group of educators from Henrico County Public Schools participated in an intensive retreat aimed at giving them tools to develop more inclusive learning communities. The retreat was designed to give educational leaders the chance to focus on eliminating disparities based on race and socioeconomic status in all areas […]

Amy Cashwell takes oath as new superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools

Henrico, Va. July 2, 2018 – Amy Cashwell was sworn in Monday morning as the new leader of Henrico County Public Schools. Cashwell, a longtime administrator and educator with Virginia Beach City Public Schools, succeeds the retiring Patrick C. Kinlaw as the school division’s superintendent.  Cashwell’s 10 a.m. swearing-in at Henrico County Circuit Court was witnessed […]

24 Henrico County schools earn Virginia performance awards

Henrico Va. June 27, 2018 – Twenty-four Henrico County schools have earned 2018 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement. Gov. Ralph Northam and the Virginia Board of Education announced that 349 schools statewide had earned the designation, along with 16 school divisions.  Henrico County Public Schools’ 24-award total was tops in the […]

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meetings

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings: Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:00 p.m.        Work Session 6:30 p.m.        Monthly Meeting All meetings 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 […]

Fall into a rewarding job as a bus driver, school nutrition worker

Henrico, Va. June 11, 2018 – We’re preparing for the best school year ever and we’d love to talk with you about joining our team. Henrico County Public Schools will hold a job fair on Wednesday to talk with candidates for positions as bus drivers and school nutrition workers. Full-time and substitute positions are available. Representatives […]

Henrico County Public Schools selects Amy Cashwell as new superintendent

Dr. Amy Cashwell new superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools. Henrico, Va., June 5, 2018 – Henrico County Public Schools has selected Dr. Amy E. Cashwell, a longtime educator and administrator with Virginia Beach City Public Schools, as its new superintendent. The School Board made the announcement and introduced Cashwell to Henrico Schools staff members […]

Family Learning Series – Summer Sessions

To Register: Parents, guardians and teachers: please email tktalbott@henrico.k12.va.us or call 804-652-3787 to sign up to attend one (or more) of the summer workshops. Recertification points will be awarded to teachers who attend. Dyslexia Simulation – Kristin Kane, family resource  coordinator, Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center Tuesday, July 10, 2018 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.Glen […]

Public Service Announcement – HCPS School Board Special Work Session

The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold a special work session on June 5, 2018, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. The purpose of the special work session will be to discuss personnel matters, including the superintendent position for Henrico […]

Henrico Schools’ spelling champ headed to national championship

Henrico Schools’ spelling champ headed to national championship Henrico, Va., May 25, 2018 – Spelling champion Joseph Chambers is headed to the big dance. The Quioccasin Middle School eighth-grader bested the champions of 56 other schools in January to become Henrico County’s winner. He then captured the Richmond Times-Dispatch regional spelling trophy in March, defeating […]

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meeting

The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold a special work session on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the Main Office Conference Room at Deep Run High School, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va. The sole purpose of the special work session will be for the Board to enter […]

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meeting – May 24, 2018

The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold the following meetings: Thursday, May 24, 2018 1:30 p.m.        Work Session 6:30 p.m.        Monthly Meeting All meetings 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 […]

Check out, comment on Henrico Schools’ proposed plan for 2018-25

Check out, comment on Henrico Schools’ proposed plan for 2018-25 Henrico, Va., May 15, 2018 – What should Henrico County Public Schools look like in 2025? The school division wants to know your views on a draft version of a new guiding document. A draft of Henrico Schools’ 2018-25 Strategic Plan, along with a brief […]

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Special Meeting

The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold a special meeting on: Monday, May 14, 2018 3 p.m.        Work Session The special meeting will take place at the Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center, Fairfax Room, 1000 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen, Va. A closed session will be held during the work session […]

From bus drivers to nurses – come join the Henrico Schools team

Henrico, Va. May 10, 2018 – Love your job and make a difference: come talk to us about joining the dedicated team of Virginia’s sixth-largest school division. Henrico County Public Schools will hold a job fair May 16 to talk with candidates for a host of positions. Full-time and substitute positions are available. Openings include […]

Henrico Schools crowns top teachers, leaders for 2018

Henrico, Va., May 9, 2018 – Henrico Schools employs about 3,900 teachers, but only one is honored each year with the division’s Gilman Teacher of the Year Award. Nichole Gross, an eighth-grade teacher at Fairfield Middle School, was awarded that honor Tuesday at a ceremony at Glen Allen High School. Amber Hornbarger, a fourth-grade teacher […]

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meeting

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting: Thursday, May 10, 2018        1:30 p.m. Work Session 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 meeting […]

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meeting

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia will hold a special work session on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., in the Main Office Conference Room at Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Virginia.  The sole purpose of this special work session will be to announce that the School Board will […]

Apply by May 13 to be part of new Henrico County Public Schools Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee

Henrico, Va., May 1, 2018 – Applications are now being accepted for Henrico County Public Schools’ new Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee. Formation of the 26-person committee is the school division’s next step in its efforts to increase equity and diversity. The deadline to apply is May 13. To apply go to http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/b581g5a814 or go to henricoschools.us and look under […]

Spring Family Learning Series offers workshops for parents, teachers

HCPS Family Learning Series Presented by Henrico Schools’ Family and Educator Resource Center and Department of Family and Community Engagement To Register: Parents, guardians and teachers: please email tktalbott@henrico.k12.va.us or call 804-652-3787 to sign up to attend one (or more) of the spring workshops. Recertification points will be awarded to teachers who attend. SOLs and […]

Henrico County students with disabilities prepare to compete

Henrico, Va., April 24, 2018 – Two spring events will give Henrico students with disabilities a chance to compete alongside their nondisabled peers. The two competitions – one each for elementary and middle school students – feature track and field events and other outdoor activities. High school students will serve as volunteers for the competitions.  […]

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 […]

Laburnum Elementary School principal receives REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership

Henrico, Va. March 20, 2018 – Nicole Henderson, principal of Henrico County’s Laburnum Elementary School, has been awarded the 2017-18 REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership. The Community Foundation presents the award to four principals annually – one each from the school systems of Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and one from the city of […]