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News and notes from Henrico County Public Schools; Volume 2 Issue 20



Have a great summer: The Binder will see you in August!



Check out graduation photos, replay schedule [with our “congrats” banner?]
Graduation 2019 is in the books! Check out photo galleries of the big event at our graduations page. Photos were also posted on the HCPS Facebook page. School ceremonies held at VCU’s Siegel Center will also be replayed on HCPS-TV (Comcast channel 99 and Verizon FIOS channel 38). See the graduations page for a schedule, or to purchase a DVD.


HCPS seeks applicants from every school to serve on redistricting committee

Henrico Schools is seeking citizens to serve on a redistricting committee to lead the process of examining and redrawing elementary, middle and high school attendance zones with a goal of having new boundaries in place for the 2021-22 school year. Find out more and apply for the redistricting committee by June 30.


Four HCPS staff members were named as recipients of the 2019 Chris Corallo Distinguished Leadership Award. The four were chosen from a group of candidates nominated by their peers for their vision, passion, innovation and student-centered focus, and surprised at their schools by family members and HCPS leaders. The recipients were:

  • Kristen Cross, a librarian at Crestview Elementary School.
  • Charles Cuccherini, a biology teacher at J. R. Tucker High School.
  • Danny Jones, a first-grade teacher at Greenwood Elementary School.
  • Kim Powell, Sandston Elementary School principal.



SAVE THE DATE! Back-to-School Kickoff will be Aug. 17

Wait ­– you’re thinking more this week about the beach than about back-to-school? We understand. But make a quick calendar reminder to be at Dorey Park Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the second annual Back-to-School Kickoff! Register for school and complete online forms at the event, and learn how to use PowerSchool and Schoology! Talk to vendors, see school performances, eat at food trucks and visit booths from HCPS schools and departments. Don’t miss it!


HCPS facilities closed on Fridays starting June 21

HCPS schools and Central Office are closed on Fridays from June 21 through Aug. 16. Schools may also close for lunch or other reasons during the summer, so please call individual schools before stopping by.




Beat the “summer slide”

Summer slide isn’t a piece of playground equipment – it’s the tendency for students to lose some of the progress they’ve made during the academic year. But there are ways to keep your students’ skills sharp and have fun all summer long. Shannon Hyman of HCPS’ Library Services Department offers ways families can fight summer slide:

  • Read aloud together with your student every day, at every age.
  • Play reading bingo! Find bingo cards at our summer reading page.
  • Road-tripping this summer? Borrow audiobooks and listen as a family.
  • Check out the summer reading program at Henrico County Public Libraries.
  • Remember, if you want your student to read, give them ample opportunities to see YOU reading, too!

For details, resources and lots more ways to foster reading this summer, go to HCPS' summer reading page.


Important dates


Did you know?

You can see the complete calendar for 2019-20 school year? See highlights – including the dates for Winter Break, Spring Break – and download a PDF of the full version


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3820 Nine Mile Road
Henrico, Virginia 23223


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