The Binder September 11, 2018 Volume 2 Issue 2

Welcome back to The Binder

The school year is underway, and The Binder will help keep you in the know. What is The Binder? It’s a place for busy families like yours to get a quick read on what’s happening in Henrico County Public Schools. Look for The Binder in your inbox about every two weeks during the school year. Have a question or suggestion about Binder content? Contact the HCPS Department of Communications and Public Relations at 804-652-3726.


From Varina to Short Pump, “Amy’s Passport” is new superintendent’s Henrico travelogue

From one end of Henrico County to the other, Dr. Amy Cashwell is getting to know the people and places that make up her new school division. Check out the new superintendent's travels at “Amy’s Passport,” a name we chose because Henrico County is so diverse and interesting that you don’t have to go far to see the world.

  • As the next leg of her tour, Dr. Cashwell will host a series of town hall meetings, which will include a short presentation and a time to ask questions and share your ideas. All meetings are from 6:30-8 p.m.:
  • Sept. 19: Short Pump Middle School (4701 Pouncey Tract Road)
  • Oct. 1: L. Douglas Wilder Middle School (6900 Wilkinson Road)
  • Oct. 2: John Rolfe Middle School (6901 Messer Road)
  • Oct. 4: Quioccasin Middle School (9400 Quioccasin Road)
  • Oct. 9: Hungary Creek Middle School (4909 Francistown Road)


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 offered 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.

  • Sept. 26, 2018: Varina High School (7053 Messer Road, Henrico, Va.)
  • Oct. 4, 2018: Henrico High School  (302 Azalea Ave., Henrico, Va.)
  • Oct. 9, 2018: Douglas S. Freeman High School (8701 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, Va.)
  • Oct. 15, 2018: J.R. Tucker High School (2910 Parham Road, Henrico, Va.)


From school closings to robocalls to texts – it’s on our new “Communications” page

Want to make sure text messages from Henrico Schools are getting to your phone? Watch HCPS-TV videos? Follow our Instagram account or get news releases in your inbox? It’s all at Henrico Schools’ new Communications web page, the  best place to go for divisionwide information (individual schools have their own preferred methods for communicating with families). For questions or comments about any aspect of HCPS communications, contact Henrico Schools' Department of Communications and Public Relations at 804-652-3726.


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!


Equity and diversity update

Henrico Schools’ new Department of Equity and Diversity has been busy. The department held listening sessions in all five magisterial districts, and offered some additional opportunities to contribute during the summer. HCPS’ new Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at HCPS’ Central Office at 3820 Nine Mile Road, in the Multipurpose Room. Citizens are welcome to come and observe the meeting.

Important dates

Did you know? ...""

The major construction you see around Henrico County is funded by the voter-approved 2016 bond referendum. Henrico Schools is managing major renovation projects at six schools – Crestview, Skipwith, Pemberton, Chamberlayne and Seven Pines elementary schools, as well as at Tuckahoe Middle School. Besides the renovations, an eight-classroom addition is under construction at Glen Allen Elementary School. Thank you Henrico citizens, for investing in the future of public education!


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