I was delighted to spend the day visiting several schools, and it was amazing to watch the buildings come alive as students returned! Thanks to our special guests Gov. Ralph Northam, Del. Lamont Bagby and School Board Member Roscoe Cooper, III, for joining me at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School where we greeted students during the morning arrivals. From there I stopped by Henrico High School, Ridge Elementary School and Short Pump Middle School to offer words of encouragement. I want all of our students to know that here in Henrico County they are cared for as individuals by Team HCPS, and I’m looking forward to many more school visits throughout the month of September. By the way, did you know that at Henrico High School the librarians will go from class-to-class on a bicycle to encourage students to check out a book? What a wonderful idea…and I just had to try it out for myself!