Henrico, Va., Aug. 7, 2018 – While Sept. 4 will be the day students first fill the hallways and cafeterias, the excitement of the 2018-19 school year starts earlier, at Henrico Schools’ first-ever “Back-to-School Kickoff.” The Aug. 18 event will be held on the grounds of the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center.

There will be a mix of family activities, including a DJ, food trucks, inflatables, onsite school registration and a Splash Zone. 

The divisionwide event is sponsored by Henrico Schools’ Department of Family and Community Engagement, and all Henrico County families are invited to attend. Overflow parking will be available at nearby Harvie Elementary School, with shuttles to the recreation center.

Back-to-School Kickoff activities include:

  • DJ
  • ManUp Walk a Mile With Your Child (8 a.m.)
  • School performances: step teams, drumlines and more throughout the day
  • Keynote speaker: Loren Johnson, Highland Spring HS football head coach and winner of three straight state titles
  • Splash Zone
  • Meet and talk with school leaders
  • Kids’ inflatable activities 
  • Face painting 
  • Giveaways for kids
  • Food trucks on site
  • Free books
  • Math and reading activities 
  • Information fair (vendors with information about family resources)
  • Onsite school registration
  • School supplies
  • HCPS job opportunities and initial interviews

Henrico Schools Back-to-School Kickoff
When: Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Where: Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave., Henrico, Va.