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 and interested citizens will have an opportunity to provide input.

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

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College & Career nightIt’s never too early to get a jump on your future. Students of all ages are invited to investigate options for life after high school at Henrico County Public Schools’ 2017 College and Career Night. The annual countywide event offers a chance to talk with representatives of more than 100 universities, colleges and professional programs, as well as about 50 representatives of career options such as businesses and branches of the military.

The event recently saw the introduction of a timesaving feature: pre-registration barcodes. In past years, aisles could sometimes be glutted with students and parents filling out information cards to leave with colleges. Students are now asked to fill out a brief questionnaire ahead of the event at www.gotocollegefairs.com to receive a personal barcode. When they find colleges at the event that pique their interest, students can quickly transfer their contact information by having a personal barcode scanned. 

When: Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave., Henrico, Va. 23227

Confirmed college participants as of Oct. 23
Institutions not on the list may be present at the event, but have not confirmed their availability. 

Alderson Broaddus College

Allegheny College

Applachian State University

Averett University

Aviation Institute of Maintenance

Barton College

Belmont Abbey College

Bluefield College

Bluefield State College

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

Bowie State University

Bowling Green State University

Brandeis University

Brevard College

Bridgewater College

Bryant & Stratton College – Richmond

Bryant University

Bryn Athyn College

California College of the Arts

Campbell University

Capitol Technology University

Catawba College

Cedar Crest College

Central Virginia Community College

Centura College

Charleston Southern University

Chowan University

Christopher Newport University

Clemson University

Coastal Carolina University

Colby College

Colgate University

College of Charleston

Columbia College

Columbia University

Concord University

Culinary Institute of Virginia – ECPI

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College

Danville Community College

Davidson College

Davis & Elkins College

East Carolina University

Eastern Mennonite University

ECPI Medical Careers Institute

Elizabeth City State University

Elon University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Emory and Henry College

Fairmont State University

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

Ferrum College

Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Southern College

Fortis College

Francis Marion University

Frostburg State University

Gardner-Webb University

George Mason University

Glenville State College

Greensboro College

Guilford College

Hampden-Sydney College

Hampton University

High Point University

Hollins University

Hood College

Howard University

Indiana Institute of Technology

ITT Technical Institute

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

James Madison University

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

John Tyler Community College

Johnson & Wales University

Johnson C. Smith University

Juniata College

Kansas State University

Keystone College

Kent State University

King University

Lenoir-Rhyne College

Liberty University

Lincoln College of Technology

Lincoln Memorial University

Living Arts College

Long Island University

Longwood University

Lord Fairfax Community College

Louisburg College

Lousiana State University

Lynchburg College

Marshall University

Mary Baldwin College

Marymount University

McDaniel College

Mercer University

Meredith College

Methodist University

Mid-Atlantic Christian University

Milligan College

Mississippi State University

Montana State University

Moore College of Art & Design

Morgan State University

Mount St. Mary’s University

National College

Norfolk State University

North Carolina A & T State University

North Carolina Outward Bound School

North Carolina State University

North Carolina Wesleyan College

Norwich University

Nova Southeastern University

Ohio Technical College PSI

Ohio Valley University

Old Dominion University

Patrick Henry College

Pennsylvania State University

Pfeiffer University

Potomac State College of WVU

Queens University of Charlotte

Quinnipiac University

Radford University

Randolph College

Randolph-Macon College

Regent University

Richard Bland College

Ringling College of Art and Design

Roanoke College

Rutgers University

Saint Augustine’s College

Saint Leo University

Saint Vincent College

Salem Academy and College

Salisbury University

Savannah College of Art and Design

Sentara School of Health Sciences

Seton Hall University

Shaw University

Shenandoah University

Shepherd University

South University

Southern Methodist University

Southern Virginia University

Southside Regional Medical Ctr Professional Schools

St. Andrews University

St. Bonaventure University

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Stevenson University 

Stratford University

Strayer University

Susquehanna University

Sweet Briar College

The Apprentice School

The Art Institute of Virginia Beach

The Art Institutes

The Citadel

The College of Saint Rose

The College of William and Mary

The Council on International Educational Exchange

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Tidewater Community College

Towson University

Tusculum College

United Assoc of Mechanical Trades School

United States Air Force Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Merchant Marine Academy

United States Military Academy

United States Naval Academy

Universal Technical Institute

University of Alabama

University of Charleston

University of Dayton

University of Delaware

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Kansas

University of Kentucky

University of Maine

University of Mary Washington

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Missouri

University of Mount Olive 

University of North Carolina at Asheville

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

University of North Carolina Wilmington

University of Notre Dame

University of Richmond

University of Scranton

University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina–Aiken

University of Tennessee: Knoxville

University of Virginia 

University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Vanderbilt University

VCU Clinical Laboratory Science

VCU Division for Health Sciences Diversity

VCU School of Allied Health

VCU School of Dentistry

Virginia College in Richmond

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Intermont College

Virginia Military Institute

Virginia State University

Virginia Tech

Virginia Union University

Virginia University of Lynchburg

Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Western Community College

Wagner College

Wake Forest University

Warren Wilson College

Washington and Lee University

Wellesley College

Wells College

West Liberty University

West Virginia State University

West Virginia University

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Widener University

William Peace University

Wilson College

Winston-Salem University

Winthrop University


York College of Pennsylvania

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 other student activities is a privilege and as such, requires that students adhere to certain rules.”

As a consequence of the students’ actions that came to the school’s attention on Monday, the remaining football games for the SPMS football team will be forfeited; however, practices will continue. A mandatory component of practices will be discussions that focus on reporting responsibilities, accountability, ethics, sexual harassment, and racial tolerance. We acknowledge that all team members were not involved in the incident; however, we believe there are important lessons/reminders that should be reinforced with all team members.

The school division will also develop action steps for preventing such incidents in our schools. We will include staff, parent, administrator and student representatives in this dialogue. Our hope is to use this very unfortunate event as a meaningful learning opportunity for students moving forward.

Again, there is no place in HCPS for the kind of behavior portrayed in the video. We have extremely high expectations, and students who fail to meet the Code of Student Conduct standards will be addressed promptly and appropriately. While we realize many families would like to know more, we are prohibited from providing information pertaining to students.

As we move forward, we welcome your thoughts and comments as we work to better our school division and community.


Beverly L. Cocke, Chair
Roscoe D. Cooper, III, Vice Chair
Lisa A. Marshall
John W. Montgomery, Jr.
Michelle “Micky” F. Ogburn

October 20, 2017

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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 will be held during the work session as deemed necessary.

The meetings are open to the public and interested citizens are invited to attend. Also, a live stream of all School Board work sessions and monthly meetings is available on the main HCPS website, henricoschools.us. To view “BoardDocs”, where meeting agendas can be found, please click here: http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/henrico/Board.nsf/Public. If anyone wishing to attend is disabled and needs assistance, please contact Andy Jenks at 804-652-3724.

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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 event. Also present to talk with interested candidates will be representatives from the HCPS Pupil Transportation and School Nutrition Services departments.

Qualified bus driver candidates will be paid while they train.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at henricoschools.us/careers.

Job fair for candidates for full and part-time registered nurses, instructional assistants, bus drivers and school nutrition workers

When: Monday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Fairfield Library (Henrico County Public Library), 1001 N. Laburnum Ave., Henrico, Va. 23223

Questions? Call the HCPS Human Resources Department at 804-652-3664. Applicants without computer access or having trouble with the online application may contact the HCPS Human Resources Department at 804-652-3664 or stop by the department office at 3820 Nine Mile Road in Henrico to use our computers and get help if needed.

Candidates for full-time and substitute bus drivers must: be at least 21 years old; have a valid Virginia driver’s license; obtain a CDL Class B instructional permit or hold a CDL Class B license with endorsements in P (Transporting Passengers)/S (School Bus) and airbrakes; pass a physical and drug test and have no felony convictions.

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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 project, roaming mascots and a picnic lunch. About 350 students are expected to attend, and more than 300 volunteers from Capital One will be on hand to work with the students in grades K-5 and their teachers.

Challenger Day is an offshoot of the Challenger Division of Little League Baseball, a league for children with mental and physical disabilities. The program helps provide participants with some of the benefits of athletic competition: exercise, socialization, teamwork, sportsmanship and self-esteem.

The event is a joint collaboration of Capital One, I Have a Dream Foundation – Richmond, the Henrico County Department of Recreation and Parks, the HCPS Department of Pupil Transportation, Tuckahoe Sports and the Henrico Education Foundation.

Who: Members of the media are invited to attend.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
(Rain date: Thursday, Oct. 19)
Where: Tuckahoe Park Baseball Complex, 2400 Little League Drive, Henrico, Va. 23233

For more information contact the Henrico Education Foundation’s Courtney Baytop at clbaytop@henrico.k12.va.us.

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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 from public schools in Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and the city of Richmond. Nominees should have served in their current positions for at least three years.

To find out more and download a nomination form, go to tcfrichmond.org and click on “Grantseekers,” then “Awards,” or go directly to tcfrichmond.org/Grantseekers/Awards/REB-Awards-for-Distinguished-Educational-Leadership.

Who: The Community Foundation invites nominations from students, parents, colleagues, school personnel and administrators and the community at large. Nominations should take the form of a completed nomination form, downloaded from the foundation’s website, a one- to two-page typeset letter describing the nominee’s distinguished educational leadership. It can be accompanied by up to three one-page letters of support. Principals may not nominate themselves.

When: Nominations must be mailed or hand-delivered, and must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2017. Emailed or faxed nominations are not accepted.

Where: Please mail nominations to:

REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership
The Community Foundation
Attn: Stacey Keeley, Donor Engagement Officer
7501 Boulders View Drive, Suite 110
Richmond, Va. 23225

For questions regarding nominations, please contact Leslie Traylor, HCPS human resources specialist, at 804-652-3671. More information is also available at tcfrichmond.org.

Award recipients will be announced in March 2018.

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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 work session as deemed necessary.

The meetings are open to the public and interested citizens are invited to attend. Also, a live stream of all School Board work sessions and monthly meetings is available on the main HCPS website, henricoschools.us. To view “BoardDocs,” where meeting agendas can be found, please click here: http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/henrico/Board.nsf/Public. If anyone wishing to attend is disabled and needs assistance, please contact Andy Jenks at 804-652-3724.

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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 peanut butter; cereal and crackers; and new hats, gloves and socks.

What: Henrico County Public Schools Band Showcase
Who: The public and media are invited to attend.
When: Oct. 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060


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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 assist with street crossings for schools participating in Walk to School Day Oct. 4.

Nearly 4,000 schools across the nation have signed up with the National Center for Safe Routes to School to hold similar events that day. Some schools with limited pedestrian and bike access will hold “Walk at School” events instead, where students walk around a track or campus after arriving.

Walking and biking to school can yield a host of benefits, including increased fitness and greater safety awareness. Environmental benefits include less particulate matter and carbon emissions from vehicle use. Benefits to communities can include heightened neighborhood identity; safer streets; lower transportation costs; and improved accessibility. Because sidewalks and bike infrastructure can create greater access to businesses and higher property values, communities may see economic benefits as well. To find out more about Walk to School Day, go to walkbiketoschool.org.

Walk to School Day

When: Wednesday, Oct. 4

  • Carver Elementary School
  • Chamberlayne Elementary School
  • Crestview Elementary School
  • Dumbarton Elementary School*
  • Gayton Elementary School
  • Glen Allen Elementary School*
  • Lakeside Elementary School
  • Maybeury Elementary School
  • Pemberton Elementary School*
  • Ridge Elementary School
  • Rivers Edge Elementary School
  • Tuckahoe Elementary School
  • Tuckahoe Middle School*

Other times:

  • Fair Oaks Elementary School* (Walk at school Oct. 18)
  • Holladay Elementary School* (Different grade levels walk at school each day from Oct. 16-20)
  • Longan Elementary School* (Parade Walk Around the Block Day on Oct. 31)
  • Nuckols Farm Elementary School* (Walk at school Oct. 18)
  • Springfield Park Elementary School* (Different grade levels walk at 7:20 a.m. each day from Oct. 2-6)
  • Pocahontas Middle School* (Walk at school Oct. 11)

*Walking at school on track or around campus

For the most current list of participating schools, go to walkbiketoschool.org/registration/whoswalking.php.

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