News Releases, Media Advisories and Public Service Announcements

Henrico Education Foundation’s Bill Bosher Fund gets major boost

Sharing Dr William C. Bosher Jr. Henrico, Va., Dec. 13, 2018 – The endowment fund designed to continue the educational legacy of William C. Bosher Jr. has gotten a major boost. Dr. Baxter Perkinson Jr., a well-known Richmond dentist and founder of Virginia Family Dentistry, has announced a matching grant to the fund of up to […]

Tuesday: Two additional chances to share your thoughts on HCPS’ 2019-20 budget

Sharing Henrico Schools will hold two stakeholders’ meetings Tuesday to get community views on the school division’s budget for the 2019-20 school year. The two meetings will be held concurrently in different parts of the county, to provide convenience for people wishing to comment. Both stakeholders’ meetings will feature a short presentation by HCPS staff members […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold the following special meeting on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at 7:30 a.m., in the Culinary Arts room of the Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Hermitage, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va.: the School Board will conduct a breakfast meeting with the Henrico General […]

Henrico School Board, superintendent back “March for More” rally

Sharing Henrico, Va., Dec. 7, 2018 – Henrico County Public Schools leaders are standing in support of Saturday’s rally for increased state education funding.  In a message to Henrico Schools employees, Amy Cashwell, superintendent, announced her support, as well as that of the School Board.  “At 10 a.m., we will rally at Richmond’s Martin Luther […]

You’ve been very good this year: Give yourself a job you’ll love

Sharing Henrico, Va. Dec. 6, 2018 – Does your job leave you feeling ho-ho-hum? Does your work make a difference, or just pays the bells? There’s snow debate: when you wake up to a job you love, yule prosper all year.  Do a little career shopping this holiday season: Henrico Schools is holding a job fair […]

Holiday plant sales will make the season bright (and green)

Sharing Henrico, Va. Nov. 26, 2018 – Deck your halls (and maybe deck your deck, if it’s really warm) with poinsettias, greenery and other holiday plants from Henrico Schools students. The horticulture programs at the Academy at Virginia Randolph and the ACE Center at Hermitage will both hold sales of student-grown plants in December. Come […]

10 Henrico County teachers recognized for classroom excellence with grants, awards

Sharing Henrico, Va., Nov. 14, 2018 – The Community Foundation has recognized 10 Henrico County teachers for outstanding instruction for 2018. Four HCPS teachers won the REB Award for Teaching Excellence and six additional teachers were finalists. The winners received grants ranging from $10,000 to $12,000, which they will use to become even better instructors, […]

Family Learning Series continues – register for a workshop

Sharing Henrico, Va. Nov. 12, 2018 – Henrico Schools’ fall/winter edition of its Family Learning Series workshops continues with topics such as dealing with holiday stress; homework strategies; and understanding your child’s smartphone. The series is presented by Henrico Schools’ Department of Family and Community Engagement. Workshops are held at public libraries and school facilities […]

Henrico County Public Schools wins 3 awards for communications and public relations 

Sharing Henrico, Va., Nov. 5, 2018 – Three Henrico County Public Schools initiatives have been recognized by the regional chapter of the National School Public Relations Association.  The group’s Chesapeake Chapter honored the projects in its annual communications contest, and announced the winners at its fall conference in Richmond Nov. 2. The awards recognize outstanding […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold the following meetings: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 2:30 p.m.         Work Session5:30 p.m.         Public Input Session to Receive Input Regarding the Proposed 2019-20 Annual Financial Plan6:30 p.m.         Monthly Meeting The meetings will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge […]

For a career you love, the trick is finding the job that’s a daily treat

Sharing Henrico, Va. Oct. 31, 2018 – Are you haunted by jobs witch seemed a good fit at the time, but were really grave mistakes? While sometimes that’s just the way it ghosts, it is possible to have a job you love. If you care about children and want a job that makes a difference, […]

Henrico Schools wins 8 national awards for innovation

Sharing Henrico, Va., Oct. 29, 2018 – Eight Henrico County Public Schools programs have been recognized in the 2018 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards. The annual awards recognize groundbreaking county government programs across the nation. HCPS winners were: Feeding a Need for Real-World Experience (CTE, ACE Center at Hermitage)Based on employer feedback, students in the […]

Henrico Schools’ Fall/Winter Family Learning Series offers workshops for parents, guardians and teachers

Sharing Henrico, Va. Oct. 24, 2018 – Families face challenges; Henrico Schools’ Family Learning Series is here to help. The school division’s fall/winter edition includes topics such as dealing with holiday stress, homework strategies and staying aware of your child’s digital world. The series is presented by Henrico Schools’ Department of Family and Community Engagement. […]

See into your future: College and Career Night 2018

Sharing Henrico, Va. Oct. 22, 2018 – Do you have the power to see the future? You could get a glimpse Oct. 29 at Hermitage High School. Students of all ages are invited to Henrico County Public Schools’ 2018 College and Career Night. The annual countywide event offers a chance to talk with representatives of […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold the following meetings: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 3 p.m.        Work session6:30 p.m.        Monthly meeting All meetings will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as […]

Band Showcase: One cool night, nine cool marching bands 

Sharing Henrico, Va. Oct. 13, 2018 – All nine of Henrico County’s high school marching bands will be in action at the HCPS Band Showcase Oct. 22 at Glen Allen High School’s stadium.  The performance is free, but donations are being accepted to benefit the Henrico Christmas Mother. In addition to cash donations, the holiday […]

Challenger Day will get students with cognitive and physical challenges onto the field

Sharing Henrico, Va. Oct. 12, 2018 – Students from 22 Henrico County elementary schools will take to the baseball field Oct. 17 and learn how to field, hit and run the bases. The students will take part in Challenger Day, an annual event that introduces students with significant disabilities to the fundamentals of baseball. The […]

High school early dismissal, after-school activities cancelled

Sharing Due to the anticipated effects of Tropical Storm Michael, which include heavy rains, possible flash flooding and damaging wind gusts, please read carefully: Henrico County HIGH SCHOOLS will dismiss at 1:00 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Advanced Career Education Center students will not travel to afternoon ACE Center programs. They will remain at […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold the following meeting: Thursday, Oct. 11, 20182 p.m.        Work session The meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as deemed necessary. The meeting […]

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

Sharing Henrico, Va. Oct. 5, 2018 – Bill Pike, a former administrator and teacher in Henrico Schools, was sworn in Friday morning as Tuckahoe District representative on the Henrico School Board. The Board, in a special work session Thursday, selected Pike to finish the term of veteran Tuckahoe representative Lisa Marshall, who resigned in August […]

Fall in love with a job at Henrico Schools

Sharing Henrico, Va. Oct. 4, 2018 – A crisp fall day makes everything feel new – and so does a job you love. If you want a rewarding career that makes a difference, come be part of the team at Henrico County Public Schools. We’re holding a job fair at Tuckahoe Area Library Oct. 10. […]

Deep Run High School named 2018 “Blue Ribbon School” by U.S. Department of Education

Sharing Henrico, Va. Oct. 1, 2018 – Deep Run High School was named one of 349 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018 by the U.S. Department of Education, in an announcement made today. Deep Run was honored as among Virginia’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. The award, now […]

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

Sharing Henrico, Va. Oct. 1, 2018 – 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 […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold the following meeting: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 5 p.m.  Special Work Session to Select and Appoint the Tuckahoe Magisterial District School Board Representative The meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. Closed […]

Report details strengths, recommendations for school division’s exceptional education program

Sharing Report details strengths, recommendations for school division’s exceptional education program Henrico, Va. Sept. 27, 2018 – An independent report that examined Henrico County Public Schools’ exceptional education program makes 27 recommendations to build on the program’s strengths. The 78-page document, “A Review of Equity and Parent Engagement in Special Education in Henrico County Public […]

6 more Henrico schools gain state accreditation

Sharing Henrico, Va. Sept. 27, 2018 – Six additional Henrico County schools achieved accreditation in 2018, according to information released today by the Virginia Department of Education. Fair Oaks, An Achievable Dream Certified Academy at Highland Springs, Laburnum, Mehfoud, Montrose and Varina elementary schools earned a status of “Accredited.” The total brings to 16 the […]

Town hall meetings continue across Henrico County

Sharing Henrico, Va. Sept. 26, 2018 – Amy Cashwell, Henrico Schools’ new superintendent, continues to hold town hall meetings this fall to talk with members of the public. Cashwell will begin the meetings with a short presentation about the school division’s four cornerstones: safety and wellness, academic growth, equity and opportunity, and relationships. She will also discuss HCPS’ […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold the following meetings: Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 2 p.m.        Work session 6:30 p.m.        Monthly meeting All meetings will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. Closed sessions will be held during the work session […]

Interested in high school specialty centers? Get the scoop at a fall information session

Sharing Henrico, Va. Sept. 21, 2018 – Attending one of Henrico Schools’ specialty centers is an opportunity for high school students to focus on a specialized interest while completing a rigorous academic program. Find out more about the specialty centers offered by Henrico Schools at one of four information sessions scheduled for eighth-graders and their […]

Henrico County to build new J.R. Tucker, Highland Springs high schools

Sharing Henrico, Va. Sept. 20, 2018 – Henrico County plans to construct a new J.R. Tucker High School and a new Highland Springs High School, replacing two of its oldest public high schools with modern facilities that will serve the community long term. Each new school is expected to cost $80 million and begin construction […]

First meeting of Henrico Schools’ Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee moved to Sept. 24

Sharing Henrico, Va. Sept. 19, 2018 – The inaugural meeting of Henrico Schools’ Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee will now take place Monday. The meeting was originally scheduled for Sept. 17, but was postponed because of tornado warnings. The meeting site – HCPS’ Central Office on Nine Mile Road – is unchanged. Subcommittees will meet […]

Be a Henrico HEROES mentor: A little time can make a big difference in the life of a child

Sharing Photo caption: Some Henrico HEROES mentors and students celebrate at an end-of-year celebration in spring 2018. Henrico, Va., Sept. 19, 2018 – Being a mentor with Henrico HEROES can take as little as 30-45 minutes a week  – but the impact can be huge. The group, named the commonwealth’s top mentoring program in 2014, […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold the following meeting, which was originally scheduled for today: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018        4 p.m.         Public Hearing to Solicit Input Regarding Candidates to Fill the Tuckahoe Magisterial District Vacancy The meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 […]

HCPS’ new Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee will hold first meeting Sept. 17

Sharing Henrico, Va. Sept. 11, 2018 – Part of Henrico Schools’ expanded efforts on equity and diversity has been the creation of an Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee. The new group’s first meeting will be Monday evening at Henrico Schools’ Central Office on Nine Mile Road. While members of the public are welcome to come and […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

Sharing Due to the anticipated inclement weather, the public hearing scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. has been postponed until Thursday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center. As of now, the 1:30 p.m. work session on Sept. 13 will take place as scheduled; however, additional […]

New school year, new opportunities with Henrico County Public Schools

Sharing Henrico, Va. Sept. 7, 2018 – A new school year is underway – we want you to be part of Henrico County’s dedicated educational team. Come to a job fair Wednesday at the historic Henrico Theatre and talk with us about open positions with Henrico County Public Schools. We’re seeking full-time and substitute bus […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold a special work session on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at noon, specifically for the Board to enter into a closed meeting solely for the purpose of interviewing applicants for the Tuckahoe Magisterial District School Board vacancy. The meeting will take place in the auditorium of […]

School Board seeks applicants to replace Marshall as Tuckahoe District representative

Sharing The following is a news release that was sent to media outlets on Aug. 24. Applicants who are interested in full details and application materialsshould visit this page: https://henricoschools.us/school-board-seeks-applicants-for-tuckahoe-district-seat/ Henrico, Va. Aug. 24, 2018 – The Henrico County School Board is seeking interested candidates to fill the remainder of the term previously served by veteran […]

Lisa Marshall announces resignation from Henrico School Board

Sharing Henrico, Va. Aug. 20, 2018 – Lisa Marshall, the Tuckahoe District representative on the Henrico School Board since 2008, announced today that she is stepping down from the Board for health reasons. In a letter to the Board’s other members, Marshall said that Tuesday will be her last day.  “As you know, I was diagnosed […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold the following meetings: Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 2:30 p.m.        Work Session 6:30 p.m.        Monthly Meeting All meetings will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. Closed sessions will be held during the work session […]

Teachers new to Henrico Schools will learn about students, community through bus tours

Sharing Teachers new to Henrico Schools will learn about students, community through bus tours Henrico, Va. Aug. 14, 2018 – Teachers can be most effective when they better understand their students and the communities in which they teach. A series of community bus tours Aug. 20 will take teachers new to the school division to visit […]