The Binder Volume 2 Issue 4


Know an amazing principal? Nominate him or her for a 2018-19 REB leadership award

  • The REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership provide a tangible, public way to recognize an outstanding principal at a Henrico County school. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant, and $7,500 to be used for school initiatives. The deadline is Nov. 8, so hurry to recognize that great principal!

Understanding Virginia’s new accreditation ratings


Bill Pike sworn in as Henrico School Board’s new Tuckahoe District representative

Bill Pike, a former administrator and teacher in Henrico Schools, was selected as Tuckahoe District representative on the Henrico School Board. The Board selected Pike to finish the term of veteran Tuckahoe representative Lisa Marshall, who resigned in August for health reasons. Pike was formerly principal at Lakeside Elementary School and assistant principal at Hermitage High School.


Register now: Fall Learning Series offers resources for families

Henrico Schools’ Fall Learning Series offers 10 opportunities for families to be engaged and empowered. Some upcoming sessions:

  • Drug Awareness for Parents and Guardians: A Henrico County Adolescent Substance Abuse Needs-Assessment (Oct. 9 and 10)
  • Raising a Confident Child: What’s Your Parenting Style? (Oct. 16)
  • School Accreditation and SOL Testing: What is it and why? (Oct. 17)
  • Assistive Technology and Students with Disabilities (Oct. 23)


Federal Programs Preschool is now Early Learning Preschool

Federal Programs Preschool has a new name and a new logo – but its mission of providing a foundation for education remains the same. A new logo depicts the supporting hand the program offer to families and schools in addition to the division’s instructional program, and the blocks recognize the developmental years of preschool. Early Learning Preschool provides the foundation for education through exploration, home-to-school connections, and a positive, nurturing environment to promote critical thinking skills, resiliency and a love of learning. The program includes 53 classrooms throughout Henrico County that serve students who are economically deprived and may not have access to outside resources. 


Interested in a high school specialty center? Attend an information session

Attending one of Henrico Schools’ specialty centers is an opportunity to concentrate on a specialized interest while completing a rigorous academic program. Find out more about the specialty centers offered by Henrico Schools at one of the information sessions for eighth-graders and their parents or guardians. All sessions are the same and cover information about all HCPS specialty centers, so attend the one that is most convenient for your family. Each session starts at 7 p.m.

  • Oct. 9: Douglas S. Freeman High School (8701 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, Va.)
  • Oct. 15: J.R. Tucker High School (2910 Parham Road, Henrico, Va.)


Henrico HEROES: With just a little time, you can play a big role in a child’s life

Being a mentor with Henrico HEROES can take as little as 30-45 minutes a week  – but the impact can be huge. Mentoring improves students’ attendance and academic motivation, and students who have a mentor are more likely to enroll in college, to volunteer and to be involved in sports and other extracurricular activities. To find out more, contact Leslie Waller at 804-652-3813 or email In 2014, Henrico HEROES was named the top mentoring program in Virginia – come be part of the solution!


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!


Important dates

Did you know? ...

Fifteen Henrico County schools have earned the “Blue Ribbon School” designation since the federal program started. The U.S. Department of Education recognized Deep Run High School with the honor this month, along with 348 other schools nationwide.

“Amazing things can happen when communities come together to do what’s best for students, and Deep Run is very grateful to be recognized on the national stage,” said Lenny Pritchard, Deep Run principal.

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