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

Henrico, Va., Jan. 15, 2020 – Ananya Nanduru topped competitors from across Henrico County Tuesday night to become Henrico Schools’ 2020 Divisionwide Spelling Bee champion. The Moody Middle School seventh-grader won in Round 8 by correctly spelling “breviary,” a book of daily prayers, hymns and psalms. The contest features spelling champions from 46 HCPS elementary schools and 12 middle […]

Does 2020 include a clear vision for your career?

Henrico, Va. Jan. 13, 2020 – There’ll be no need for hindsight when you make 2020 the year you find a satisfying job that makes a difference. Come talk to us about joining the Henrico County Public Schools team. Virginia’s sixth-largest school division is holding a job fair Jan. 16 at Tuckahoe Area Library.We’re seeking […]

26 Henrico teachers attain profession’s highest mark; HCPS recognized for supporting teachers’ efforts

Henrico, Va., Jan. 10, 2020 – Twenty-six Henrico County Public Schools teachers achieved certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2019, and three additional Henrico teachers renewed their certifications. Becoming certified is a rigorous process and is the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment. The national board also included HCPS among 11 school […]

Board adopts calendar for school year 2020-21

Henrico, Va. Dec. 13, 2019 – The Henrico School Board voted Thursday at its monthly meeting to adopt a calendar for the 2020-21 school year that includes two full weeks of Winter Break and more student holidays. After getting input from the community through three community meetings and an online survey, the school division’s calendar […]

Deck your halls while you support horticulture students

Henrico, Va. Dec. 9, 2019 – Decorate for the holidays without spending a lot of green when you buy festive 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 give your house the gift […]

♫ We don’t know if there’ll be snow, but have a new career ♪

Henrico, Va. Dec. 5, 2019 – Sure, turkey, mistletoe and roasting chestnuts make the season bright. But really, there’s nothing like seeing the eyes of our Human Resources representatives light up when they find the right person for the job. Don’t disappoint them. Come to Henrico Schools’ job fair Dec. 12 at the sparkling new […]

HCPS librarians (literally) write the book on leadership

Henrico, Va. Dec. 3, 2019 – For librarians Ann Martin and Kathleen Roberts, a new book on leadership in school libraries was overdue. The two have written a book for school librarians called “Leadership: Strategic Thinking, Decision Making, Communication, and Relationship Building.” Martin retired from HCPS in 2013 and Roberts is the librarian at Rivers […]

And then there were two: Vote for your preferred HCPS calendar version for 2020-21

Versions reflect staff, community requests for more days off for religious observances   Henrico, Va. Nov. 19, 2019 – Weigh in on your choice for Henrico County Public Schools’ calendar for 2020-21 by voting online for your preferred version. After getting input from the community at three community meetings, the school division has arrived at […]

Henrico County Public Schools teachers recognized for excellence with grants, awards

Henrico, Va., Nov. 13, 2019 – The Community Foundation has recognized seven Henrico County teachers for outstanding instruction for 2019. Four HCPS teachers won the REB Award for Teaching Excellence and three additional teachers were finalists. The winners received grants ranging from $9,000 to $10,800, which they will use to become even better instructors, traveling […]

Fall is the time to leave your “just-OK” job behind

Henrico, Va. Nov. 11, 2019 – Don’t rake the error of staying in a job that doesn’t use your passions – you don’t want to look back and say, “I autumn left that position long ago!” Orange you glad we caught you in time? Leave your just-OK job behind and say yellow to Henrico County […]

With groundbreaking, J.R. Tucker, Highland Springs construction officially underway

Henrico, Va. Nov. 1, 2019 – With two groundbreaking ceremonies Friday, construction formally began on two Henrico County high schools that will replace older structures. School and county leaders tossed symbolic shovels of dirt during a morning ceremony at J.R. Tucker High School, and an afternoon event at Highland Springs High School. Replacement schools will […]

Henrico County Public Schools wins 13 national awards for innovative programs

Henrico, Va., Oct. 25, 2019 – Thirteen Henrico County Public Schools’ programs have been recognized in the 2019 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards. The annual awards recognize groundbreaking county government programs across the nation. HCPS winners were: The ALEX Project (Donahoe Elementary School) Before the creation of The ALEX Project, Donahoe Elementary School had […]

Henrico Schools proposes school construction as part of expanded redistricting process

Henrico, Va., Oct. 24, 2019 – As part of its ongoing comprehensive redistricting efforts, Henrico County Public Schools is proposing to construct a new elementary school in the Fairfield District, and expand one of the county’s middle schools. Both projects would be completed by the 2022-23 school year and would address current and future school […]

We serve Henrico families, and business is BOO-ming

Henrico, Va. Oct. 24, 2019 – Halloween is almost here, and, unfortunately, the Great Pumpkin isn’t going to bring you the job you want. Maybe it’s time to talk with Virginia’s sixth-largest ghoul division! It ghosts without saying that staying in an unsatisfying job is a grave error – one witch your mummy probably told […]

Community meetings: Give us your ideas for future HCPS school-year calendars

Henrico, Va. Oct. 21, 2019 – Because of changes to Virginia law, HCPS now has the option to open before Labor Day, offering more flexibility in how we create school calendars. While HCPS will stick to opening after Labor Day for the 2020-21 school year, we want your ideas for the 2021-22 calendar and beyond. […]

Henrico County Community Day set for Saturday

Henrico, Va. Oct. 16, 2019 – Come to Henrico County Community Day Saturday at Henrico High School and take in a variety of giveaways, demonstrations, entertainment and more. The free event, organized by Henrico County and Henrico County Public Schools, will offer residents an opportunity to learn more about their local government and school system, […]

Band Showcase: Kick off fall with all nine Henrico County high school marching bands

Henrico, Va. Oct. 15, 2019 – What says fall more than marching bands, stadium crowds and crisp October weather? Get your dose of autumn and see all nine of Henrico County’s high school marching bands in action at the HCPS Band Showcase Oct. 21 at Hermitage High School’s Chester E. Fritz Stadium. The event is […]

Yearlong James River grant getting HCPS students onto the water, into environmental education

*Note to reporters and editors: HCPS students will be visiting the Presquile National Wildlife Refuge and James River Ecology School on Oct. 11, 15 and 17, and Nov. 11. The grant-funded trips will resume in March. To arrange for media coverage, please contact Andy Jenks, director of HCPS Communications and Community Engagement. Henrico, Va., Oct. […]

Henrico County College and Career Night: It’s like a buffet for your future

Henrico, Va. Oct. 7, 2019 – Come to Henrico County College and Career Night Oct. 29 at Mills Godwin High School and sample a smorgasbord of possibilities for education and employment. Students of all ages are invited. The annual countywide event offers a chance to talk with representatives of more than 100 universities, colleges and […]

Tuckahoe Middle School to mark 60 years with celebration, tours of renovated campus

Henrico, Va., Oct. 7, 2019 – Former students, staff members and members of the community are invited to Tuckahoe Middle School Nov. 2 to celebrate the school’s 60th anniversary. Visitors will get a chance to reconnect with other Patriots, tour the completely renovated campus, and see photos and artifacts from the school’s first 60 years.  […]

Life-Ready Expo will showcase career possibilities, pathways for HCPS students

Henrico, Va. Oct. 3, 2019 – Students in grades 7-12 and their families can find out more about a variety of career and educational pathways Oct. 22 at HCPS’ first Life-Ready Expo. The event will be held at the Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage. Talk with employers about career opportunities and the total value […]

Nominate an extraordinary principal for the REB Distinguished Educational Leadership Award

Henrico, Va. Oct. 1, 2019 – 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 […]

Henrico schools achieve, maintain academic gains

Henrico, Va. Sept. 30, 2019 – Information released today by the Virginia Department of Education shows Henrico County Public Schools making gains in some areas and maintaining recent progress in others. All nine HCPS high schools attained Virginia’s “Level 1” status for English, math and science, meaning they met or exceeded state accreditation standards, or […]

10 HCPS schools recognized for environmental efforts with “Virginia Naturally” designation

Henrico, Va. Sept. 26, 2019 – Ten schools in Henrico County have been recognized by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as Virginia Naturally schools for their efforts in supporting environmental conservation and stewardship. The state agency recognized a total of 66 schools across the commonwealth. Rivers Edge Elementary School has earned the […]

Fall into a career you’ll love with Henrico Schools

Henrico, Va. Sept. 27, 2019 – Autumn is a time of change. Maybe it’s time to leave your “just-OK” job and fall into a rewarding career with Virginia’s sixth largest school division. Come talk to us Wednesday at Libbie Mill Library about joining the Henrico County Public Schools team. Henrico Schools is seeking candidates for […]

Game on: HCPS Family Game Night set for Oct. 3

Henrico, Va. Sept. 20, 2019 – Bring your family to Brookland Middle School Oct. 3 for HCPS Family Game Night and compete in classic outdoor games such as relays, sack races and tug of war. Attendees can also learn more about opportunities for family engagement in Henrico County Public Schools. The event will be held […]

4 high school early-release days will now be full days

Henrico, Va. Sept. 17, 2019 – Four December days that had been scheduled for early release for HCPS high school students will now be full school days. Dec. 17-20 had been designated for midterm exams at Henrico’s nine high schools, with students being dismissed after they take exams. After getting feedback from families and staff […]

New school year, new school career

Henrico, Va. Sept. 12, 2019 – Students are back in school, and maybe you should be, too! Come be part of the Henrico Schools family, with a great job that makes a difference in your community. Stop by a job fair Tuesday at Tuckahoe Area Library and talk with HCPS human resources representatives, as well […]

Henrico High School’s Gregory Lyndaker chosen as top teacher in Central Virginia

Henrico, Va., Sept. 5, 2019 – Gregory Lyndaker may have to add a trophy shelf to his classroom. The Henrico High School psychology teacher was named Thursday as one of Virginia’s eight 2020 regional teachers of the year. In May Henrico County Public Schools named Lyndaker the school division’s top teacher for 2019. Local, state […]

Weather: You’re too cool not to be in school

Henrico, Va. Aug. 12, 2019 – Sure it’s hot, but you’re cool. That’s why we need you in the Henrico County Public Schools family! As a new school year gets underway, bring your talents, caring, calmunder-pressure and overall coolness. Stop by a job fair Thursday at the definitely air-conditioned Eastern Henrico Recreation Center and talk […]

“Back-to-School Kickoff” set for Aug. 17 at Dorey Park

Henrico, Va., Aug. 1, 2019 – While Sept. 3 will be the day students return to their classrooms, the excitement of the 2019-20 school year starts earlier, at Henrico Schools’ second annual “Back-to-School Kickoff.” The Aug. 17 event will be held at Henrico County’s Dorey Park. There will be a mix of family activities, including […]

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HCPS wins national communications awards

Henrico, Va. July 17, 2019 – Henrico County Public Schools has been recognized for its communications efforts with four awards from the National School Public Relations Association. The school division was awarded two Golden Achievement Awards, given for exemplary work in all aspects of school public relations activities, programs and projects. The awards recognize: “Heart […]

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Join our team: Come to HCPS’ July job fair

Henrico, Va. July 8, 2019 – Ready for a job where you can make a difference in your community? Don’t sweat it: join our team as we gear up for a new school year! Stop by a job fair Thursday at the Varina Area Library and talk with HCPS human resources representatives as well as […]



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