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Remember: Feb. 18 is now a full school day
Feb. 18 was previously a student half-day/staff professional development day, but has been changed to a full day for students and staff, due to weather-related closings. This change was first announced in December.


News and notes from Henrico County Public Schools; Volume 2 Issue 7



Want to be a teacher? Come out Jan. 28 and see how you can get into the classroom sooner than you think 

Join us for a Licensure Information Session Jan. 28. We’ll walk you through the steps you need to become a licensed teacher and the next great member of the Henrico team! If you’re curious about teaching and have a bachelor’s or master’s degree, come join us. Have an expired provisional teaching license? We’d like to talk with you, too!

  • Jan. 28 from 4-6 p.m., HCPS Central Office, 3820 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va.

School Board chooses leaders for 2019

Congratulations to the Henrico School Board’s new leaders for 2019. John Montgomery, Varina District representative, will be the Board’s chair and Roscoe Cooper of the Fairfield District will serve as vice chair. Board members select leaders for the year from their ranks. Other School Board members are Beverly Cocke, Brookland District representative; Micky Ogburn, Three Chopt District representative; and Bill Pike, Tuckahoe District representative.


Moody Middle School eighth-grader captures Henrico Schools’ spelling title

Vishnoy Vadakkancheri bested competitors from across Henrico County Tuesday night to become Henrico Schools’ 2019 Divisionwide Spelling Bee champion. The Moody Middle School eighth-grader won in Round 11 by correctly spelling “domiciliated,” a word meaning establishing residence. Short Pump Middle School sixth-grader Adam Edwards was runner-up. Vadakkancheri will compete next in the Richmond Times-Dispatch Regional Spelling Bee March 9 at the Library of Virginia. The regional winner will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which is held in late May and televised by ESPN.



It’s a great week to thank your principal

Gov. Northam has declared Jan. 20-26 Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week. “Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week is an opportunity to recognize the hard work of Virginia school principals and to recognize the importance of principals in ensuring that every child has access to a quality education,” said the proclamation. Principals direct, develop and inspire their schools in a thousand ways. This is a great week to say thanks or do something nice for your Henrico school’s tireless leader.



Eleven more HCPS teachers earn profession’s highest mark of accomplishment

Eleven Henrico Schools teachers achieved certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2018, the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment. Five additional Henrico teachers renewed their certifications. The teachers, from schools across Henrico County, were recognized in a pinning ceremony Jan. 10 at VCU.


Who is the Heart of Henrico?

Know an unsung hero? There’s a way to recognize the employees who help to make Henrico Schools so special. Tell us about an HCPS staff member who embodies commitment, strength and caring and deserves a shout-out as the Heart of Henrico. We welcome suggestions from students, families, co-workers or community members!




Find out more about Online Health and P.E. at open houses

We have what you need to know about summer Online Health and P.E., including deadlines and policies! Beginning Feb. 7 at 7 a.m., parents and guardians can sign up for the annual lottery to participate in this program. Find out more at either of two open houses in February:

  • Feb. 5 at 7 p.m., Glen Allen High School auditorium, 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va.
  • Feb. 6 at 7 p.m., Varina High School auditorium, 7053 Messer Road, Henrico, Va.



If it’s happening in Henrico Schools, it’s probably on HCPS-TV

From Sportswire, our weekly show devoted to HCPS athletics, to Today’s Classroom, a regular peek inside classes at every grade level in Henrico County, HCPS-TV has it. See stories about amazing HCPS staff members, watch school performances, hear school talks by visiting authors, and much more. Bookmark hcpstv.henricoschools.us and watch videos and episodes on demand, or watch many videos and show episodes at our YouTube channel. You can also watch the HCPS-TV channel in Henrico County – for Comcast, it’s on channel 99 and for Verizon FiOS, it’s on channel 38. Check it out to see school activities, special events, sports highlights and more!



Community Foundation needs your help to identify region’s outstanding teachers

Community Foundation needs your help to identify region’s outstanding teachers

Who is the special teacher in your life? The REB Awards for Teaching Excellence provide a tangible, public way to recognize outstanding teachers in Henrico County Public Schools – and give them the means to continue growing. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support teaching excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive professional development grants of $4,000 to $12,000, given to teachers who have distinguished themselves by their inspiring classroom performance. Nominations and letters of support must be submitted by Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.


Traveling the world without leaving Henrico County? “Amy’s Passport” is superintendent’s homegrown travelogue 

Amy Cashwell, superintendent of Henrico Schools, arrived in July, and getting to know her new home has sparked the creation of a unique “passport.” “Amy’s Passport” contains a synopsis of what she’s been up to since she arrived, collects some thoughts and suggests some goals. Check out a digital version of the booklet.

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Did you know?

Whether you’re interested in design, languages, business skills or something else – Henrico Schools has a wide range of classes for adults. Registration for spring classes starts Friday! Find out more and see the spring catalog of classes at the website for HCPS’ Adult Education program.

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3820 Nine Mile Road
Henrico, Virginia 23223


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