The Binder September 25, 2018 Volume 2 Issue 3


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: Varina High School (7053 Messer Road, Henrico, Va.)
  • Oct. 4: Henrico High School  (302 Azalea Ave., Henrico, Va.)
  • 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.)


From town hall meetings to school visits, Dr. Amy Cashwell is hitting all of Henrico County

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.:

  • 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)

Cashwell is holding a town hall meeting in each Henrico magisterial district. The Three Chopt District meeting was Sept. 19 at Short Pump Middle 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:

  • Anxiety and Stress in Elementary Students: Building “Worry Warriors” (Sept. 26)
  • Homework and Study Strategies (Oct. 2)
  • Building a Better Budget (Oct. 3)
  • Drug Awareness for Parents and Guardians: A Henrico County Adolescent Substance Abuse Needs-Assessment (Oct. 9 and 10)


New J.R. Tucker and Highland Springs high schools on the way

Exciting news – Henrico County will construct new J.R. Tucker and Highland Springs high schools, replacing two of its oldest high schools with modern facilities that will serve the long-term needs of the community. Each new school is expected to cost $80 million and will be built on or adjacent to the existing school campus. Construction is expected to start in fall 2019, with a goal of opening in fall 2021. The schedule will allow students who are currently freshmen to spend their senior years in the new buildings.


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. There’s still time to be part of an Oct. 4 training session for this year’s program. 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!


School Board will name new Tuckahoe District representative at Oct. 4 work session

The Henrico School Board has selected three finalists for the vacant Tuckahoe District seat on the Board. The rest of the process will take place on these dates:

  • Thursday, Oct. 4  (5 p.m.): Special work session to select and appoint the Tuckahoe District representative.
  • Friday, Oct. 5  (8:30 a.m.): New Board member takes oath of office at Henrico County Circuit Court.
  • Thursday, Oct. 11: New Tuckahoe District School Board member attends first School Board meeting.


MathScience Innovation Center Open House and Mars Community Engagement Day

Join us Saturday, Sept. 29 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the MathScience Innovation Center for an open house and a “Journey To Mars” community engagement day. Kids will have the opportunity to build a straw rocket, create the first Mars habitat using 3D printing pens, learn about the effects of lower gravity and more! Enjoy lunch from a food truck and visit the NASA Challenger Learning Center. Visitors will also have the opportunity to visit the center’s Monarch Waystation and help tag Monarch butterflies. The event is open to all Henrico County students and families.

  • Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: MathScience Innovation Center, 2401 Hartman St., Henrico, Va.



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!

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