News Releases, Media Advisories and Public Service Announcements

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

Sharing Henrico, Va. Feb. 18, 2019 – Henrico County Public Schools’ winter/spring edition of its Family Learning Series includes topics such as smartphone secrets, a dyslexia simulation and summer planning for students and families. The series is presented by Henrico Schools’ Department of Family and Community Engagement. Workshops are held at public libraries and school […]

Community Foundation needs your help to identify region’s outstanding teachers

Sharing Henrico, Va. Feb. 12, 2019 – Who is the special teacher in your life? The REB Awards for Teaching Excellence provide a tangible, public way to recognize outstanding teachers in Henrico County Public Schools – and give them the means to continue growing. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support teaching excellence […]

Henrico Schools seeking children for 2019-20 preschool program

Sharing Henrico, Va., Feb. 11, 2019 – Henrico County Public Schools is now recruiting for 2019-20 Early Learning Preschool. Early Learning Preschool is designed to provide a high-quality preschool environment for children who live in Henrico County and who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2019. The program is fully funded by Head […]

Henrico County Public Schools is recruiting for 2019-20 Early Learning Preschool

Sharing HCPS’ Early Learning Preschool is designed to provide a high-quality preschool environment for children who live in Henrico County and will be 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2019. The program is fully funded by Head Start, Title I and Virginia Preschool Initiative programs. To apply, parents or guardians must submit a pre-application online at […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold the following meetings: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 3 p.m.         Work session6 p.m.         Public hearing regarding the proposed annual financial plan for FY 2019-20 The meetings will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. Closed […]

Job fairs scheduled before Valentine’s Day: Join HCPS on two February dates

Sharing Henrico, Va. Feb. 4, 2019 – They say one is the loneliest number. That’s why Henrico Schools is holding two job fairs in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day. The heart of the matter? Come check us out on two dates! Candy be any more obvious?     The Feb. 7 event is just […]

From cameras to commentary, HCPS students will power basketball livestreams

Sharing Henrico, Va. Jan. 30, 2019 – When basketball teams from Mills Godwin and Hermitage high schools tip off tonight, there will be plenty of talented performers on the court. There will also be lots on the sidelines. A livestream of the game will feature Hermitage students in all aspects of the production, from color […]

Henrico Schools’ recommended budget invests in teachers, opportunities for students

Sharing Henrico, Va., Jan. 24, 2019 – Henrico County Public Schools’ recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20 includes funds to improve student/teacher ratios, expand opportunities for students and reduce the student laptop fee. The recommended financial plan adds $20.4 million over the current budget, and comes in at a total of $505,544,812 in the general […]

Want to teach? Find out how you can be in the classroom sooner than you think

Sharing Henrico, Va. Jan. 22, 2019 – Have a bachelor’s or master’s degree, or currently pursuing one? Interested in teaching? Come to Henrico County Public Schools’ Licensure Information Session and find out how you can be teaching sooner than you think. If you have a degree in math, science, world languages or English, you may […]

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meetings

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings: Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:00 p.m.         Work Session 6:30 p.m.         Monthly Meeting The meetings will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia.  Closed sessions will be held during the work session […]

Community Foundation needs your help to identify region’s outstanding teachers

Sharing Henrico, Va. Jan. 17, 2019 – Who is the special teacher in your life? The REB Awards for Teaching Excellence provide a tangible, public way to recognize outstanding teachers in Henrico County Public Schools – and give them the means to continue growing. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support teaching excellence […]

Moody Middle School eighth-grader captures Henrico Schools’ divisionwide spelling title

Sharing Henrico, Va., Jan. 16, 2019 – Vishnoy Vadakkancheri bested competitors from across Henrico County Tuesday night to become Henrico Schools’ 2019 Divisionwide Spelling Bee champion. The Moody Middle School eighth-grader won in Round 11 by correctly spelling “domiciliated,” a word meaning establishing residence. The contest brings together spelling champions from each of HCPS’ 45 […]

National Board certification: 11 Henrico teachers attain profession’s highest mark of accomplishment

Sharing Henrico, Va., Jan. 11, 2019 – Eleven Henrico Schools teachers achieved certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2018, the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment. Six additional Henrico teachers renewed their certifications. Becoming certified is a rigorous process. Teachers must submit detailed portfolios to be reviewed by their peers. The portfolios include […]

New year, new career? Job fair set for Jan. 16

Sharing Henrico, Va. Jan. 10, 2019 – Are you sensing an “auld lang syne” from the universe that you should start the year with a new job? Come start a resolution Jan. 16 at Henrico Schools’ job fair at Varina Area Library. Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department, as well as departmental representatives, will […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold the following meeting: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019   2 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 […]

“Amy’s Passport” chronicles new superintendent’s Henrico County travels, proposals

Sharing Henrico, Va., Dec. 19, 2018 – When Amy Cashwell started her new job as Henrico Schools’ superintendent in July, she was struck by Henrico County’s diversity.  “More than 80 languages are spoken in our schools, with families from all over the world,” Cashwell said. “I felt like I could travel the world right here in […]

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 […]