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News and notes from Henrico County Public Schools; Volume 2 Issue 14





Kindergarten registration is April 11

Entering kindergarten is a big step for children and their families. It all starts April 11 when Henrico Schools will join with 14 other central Virginia school divisions to register new students for the 2019-20 school year. To enroll, the child must reside in Henrico County with a parent or court-appointed legal custodian and be 5 years old by Sept. 30. Find out what parents and guardians need to know to register.


Job fair: April showers bring job opportunities

Of course April showers bring May flowers – and for people who want to be part of a team making a difference, they also bring a downpour of job possibilities. If you’ve mist being part of your community and don’t want to simply follow the cloud, come talk with us about a position as an HCPS bus driver or school nutrition worker.

  • April 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave., Henrico, Va.


All Henrico Reads: Author Lisa Scottoline to address students, public in two Glen Allen H.S. appearances
Author Lisa Scottoline will discuss her books in two April 10 appearances at Glen Allen High School as part of the eleventh-annual All Henrico Reads program. At a morning event at the school, Scottoline will speak to students from across Henrico County about her book “Keep Quiet.” At a free evening event open to the public, she will discuss her novel “After Anna.” Books will be available for sale after the evening talk and the author will be available to autograph them. Find out more about the author at scottoline.com.

  • Public event: April 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:15 p.m.), Glen Allen H.S., 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va.


Early Learning Preschool is now recruiting for 2019-20

HCPS’ Early Learning Preschool is designed to provide a high-quality preschool environment for children who live in Henrico County and will be 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2019. The program is fully funded by Head Start, Title I and Virginia Preschool Initiative programs. Interested? Fill out a pre-application and an HCPS family advocate will contact you to complete the process.

Spring plant sales at Virginia Randolph and the ACE Center at Hermitage
Two Henrico schools want to put some spring in your step with beautiful plants at great prices. The spring sales feature a large selection of flowers, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets. Students at the two schools have been hard at work preparing plants for the annual events.

  • Academy at Virginia Randolph spring plant sale: April 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2204 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, Va.
  • ACE Center at Hermitage spring plant sale: April 30 and May 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va.

June 11 now a student holiday, staff clerical day
In response to community and staff concerns about safety, the Henrico School Board has made June 11 a student holiday and staff clerical day. Virginia’s primary elections will take place that day, and many HCPS schools serve as polling places. Find out more about the change.

Update: How is Henrico Schools responding to report on exceptional education? 
In September 2018 the Henrico School Board received a report from an independent committee about HCPS’ exceptional education program. The report found many things that Henrico Schools is doing well, and other things where the school division can improve. Read about the school division’s progress in addressing the committee’s findings.


For milestone 20th year, HCPS among America’s “Best Communities for Music Education”

For the 20th straight year, the National Association of Music Merchants has selected Henrico Schools as one of America’s top places for music education. Henrico Schools has received the honor annually since the group began awarding it in 1999. HCPS is the only school division that has been recognized for all 20 years of the program

Calling all J.R. Tucker alumni: Connect with other Tigers and celebrate the school’s next chapter
J.R. Tucker High School’s many alumni and friends are invited to gather at the Parham Road campus April 20 to connect with other Tigers, reminisce about the existing school and celebrate the next chapter. Construction on a new school is slated to begin in the fall on the site of the school’s football stadium and practice field. Alumni are invited to walk the campus, pose for a group photo at noon and more.

  • April 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (booster events start at 8 a.m.), J.R. Tucker High School, 2910 N. Parham Road, Henrico, Va.

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Did you know?

The Henrico Education Foundation strengthens public education by advancing innovative programs and initiatives designed to improve student achievement. You can help advance the foundation’s three priorities, which are: serving as a catalyst for innovation in Henrico County Public Schools; preparing students in K-12 for success in college, careers and in the community; and strengthening educational leadership. Find out more about the Henrico Education Foundation and how you can help.

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