News Releases, Media Advisories and Public Service Announcements

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

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing 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, […]

HCPS’ “Letter-of-Intent Signing Day” program wins workforce-readiness award from Virginia School Boards Association

Sharing  Henrico, Va. July 24, 2019 – Henrico County Public Schools’ initiative to celebrate students entering the workforce has been recognized with a first-place award from the Virginia School Boards Association. Henrico Schools won first place among large Virginia school divisions in the 2019 Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards for its Career and Technical Education […]

HCPS wins national communications awards

Sharing 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: […]

Join our team: Come to HCPS’ July job fair

Sharing 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 […]

“Amy’s Passport” update charts progress on superintendent’s HCPS recommendations

Sharing Henrico, Va. June 27, 2019 – An update to Amy Cashwell’s recommendations for Henrico County Public Schools marks the division’s progress on a host of initiatives championed by the superintendent in her first year on the job. The digital update to “Amy’s Passport” reports on the goals outlined in the passport-themed document, which Cashwell […]

7 Henrico schools honored by Va. Board of Education for achievement, improvement

Sharing Henrico, Va. June 25, 2019 – Seven Henrico County schools were recognized by the Virginia Board of Education as part of its new Exemplar Performance School Awards. Five Henrico County schools were recognized for high student achievement and another two were recognized by the Board for significant improvement over a three-year span. The Board […]

Henrico Schools seeks applicants from every HCPS school to serve on redistricting committee

Sharing Henrico, Va., June 7, 2019 — Henrico Schools is seeking citizens to serve on a committee to lead the process of examining and redrawing school attendance zones. The school division is beginning a comprehensive redistricting process to realign attendance zones for elementary, middle and high schools, with a goal of having new boundaries in […]

Summer, shmummer! Think “Back-to-School Kickoff”

Sharing   Henrico, Va., June 14, 2019 – It’s the last day of school and we know what’s on the minds of students everywhere: where can I get together with families and educators from across Henrico County and get the 2019-20 school year started in a fun and educational setting? Well, save the date! On […]

Henrico County Public Schools honors four staff members with Chris Corallo Leadership Award

Sharing Henrico Va. June 11, 2019 – Henrico County Public Schools has named four staff members as recipients of the Chris Corallo Distinguished Leadership Award. The four recipients were surprised at their schools by family members and HCPS leaders. They were presented with the award by Amy Cashwell, HCPS superintendent. The four were chosen from […]

2019-2020 Per Pupil Expenditure

Sharing Dear Patrons:             The Code of Virginia Section §22.1.92 requires the division to annually make available the average per-pupil expenditures.  Shown below is a comparison of average per-pupil expenditures for operations. Average Per Pupil Expenditures for Operations SOURCES OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT 2017-2018 STATE AVERAGE (ACTUAL) 2017-2018 HENRICO AVERAGE (ACTUAL) 2018-2019 HENRICO AVERAGE (BUDGET) 2019-2020 HENRICO […]

20 Henrico County schools earn Virginia performance awards

Sharing Because of a system error with the Virginia Department of Education’s data application, Echo Lake Elementary School was inadvertently left off the May 29 list of schools reported as qualifying for 2019 Virginia Board of Education Excellence Awards. This news release has been updated to include Echo Lake Elementary School. Henrico Va. June 7, […]

Henrico Schools seeks applicants from every HCPS school to serve on redistricting committee

Sharing Henrico, Va., June 7, 2019 — Henrico Schools is seeking citizens to serve on a committee to lead the process of examining and redrawing school attendance zones. The school division is beginning a comprehensive redistricting process to realign attendance zones for elementary, middle and high schools, with a goal of having new boundaries in […]

June 11, Virginia’s primary day, is a student holiday and a clerical day for HCPS staff

Sharing Henrico, Va. March 14, 2019 – In response to community and staff concerns about safety, the Henrico School Board voted at its Thursday work session to make June 11 a student holiday and staff clerical day. Virginia’s primary elections will take place that day, and many HCPS schools serve as polling places. Because members […]

These ideas to encourage reading can help your student beat the “summer slide”

Sharing Henrico, Va. June 4, 2019 – “Summer slide” isn’t a piece of playground equipment – it’s the tendency for students to lose some of the progress they’ve made during the academic year. However, there are ways to keep your students’ reading skills sharp – and have fun – all summer long. Go to Henrico […]

Henrico Schools sets sites, dates for USDA summer food service

Sharing Henrico, Va., June 4, 2019 — Henrico County Public Schools will participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program, offering meals to children during the summer at 30 area sites. The federal program is administered in Henrico by the HCPS Department of School Nutrition Services, in an effort to ensure that […]

Tragedy in Virginia Beach: Important resources; Wear blue June 3

Sharing To the Henrico team and all the students and families of Henrico County Public Schools, Like many of you, I’ve been thinking about the tragedy that unfolded Friday in Virginia Beach where an unspeakable act of violence claimed the lives of 12 people and injured four more. As we prepare to see your precious […]

Be an HCPS bus driver! Come talk June 5

Sharing Henrico, Va. May 30, 2019 – What drives you? At Henrico Schools’ Pupil Transportation Department, it’s the school transportation needs and safety of our students. On June 5, drop by a job fair at the Henrico Training Center, say “yellow” and talk school buses with HCPS departmental and human resources representatives. We’re seeking candidates […]

20 Henrico County schools earn Virginia performance awards

Sharing Henrico Va. May 29, 2019 – Twenty Henrico County schools have earned 2019 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement. Gov. Ralph Northam and the Virginia Board of Education announced that 270 schools statewide had earned the designation, along with nine school divisions. Henrico County Public Schools’ 20-award total was tops […]

School Board meetings Thursday, May 23

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold the following meetings: Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:30 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, Va. Closed sessions will be held during the work session […]

School Board statement on recent acts of vandalism

Sharing Henrico, Va. May 13, 2019 – Today, Henrico County School Board chair and Varina District representative John W. Montgomery Jr., issued the following statement on behalf of the Henrico County School Board: “I join my colleagues on the Board in expressing our disappointment and disgust for the acts of vandalism discovered Sunday at Godwin High […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold the following meeting: Thursday, May 9, 2019        2:30 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 as deemed necessary. The meeting is open to […]

Henrico Schools wants you! Job fair May 8

Sharing When it comes to jobs, summer a good fit and some aren’t. It may be time to for you to spring into action and see what Henrico Schools has available! Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department and departmental representatives will be on hand May 8 at Libbie Mill Library to talk to candidates […]

Henrico County high schools ranked among best in the commonwealth, nation

Sharing Henrico County high schools have again been ranked among the best in the nation and Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.  Of the 330 Virginia high schools ranked by the magazine, HCPS placed three in the top 50 and five in the top 100. Deep Run was ranked the No. 10 high school in […]

Henrico Schools’ first countywide All-Star Prom will celebrate students of all abilities

Sharing Henrico County students with different abilities will come together at Glen Allen High School May 4 for Henrico County Public Schools’ first countywide All-Star Prom.  The evening of dinner and dancing is geared to students with disabilities and a group of their typically developing peers at Henrico County high schools and program centers.  In 2018 Douglas […]

Henrico Schools’ Gifted Education Advisory Council seeks applicants for upcoming terms

Sharing Henrico County Public Schools is seeking applicants to serve on the school division’s Gifted Education Advisory Council. The group meets five times a year and advises the school division about the educational needs of all gifted students in the division. The committee studies gifted education needs and policy, and works with the superintendent’s office […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold the following meetings: Thursday, April 18, 20193 p.m.         Work Session6:30 p.m.         Monthly Meeting The 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 deemed […]

Henrico County students with disabilities get ready for Special Olympics Virginia events

Sharing Three spring events will give Henrico County students with disabilities – and their nondisabled peers – a chance to compete alongside each other. The competitions include one each for HCPS elementary, middle and high school students and feature track and field events and other outdoor activities. High school students will serve as volunteers for […]

Spring Family Learning Series offers workshops for HCPS parents, guardians and teachers

Sharing Henrico County Public Schools’ spring edition of its Family Learning Series includes topics such as choosing child care; drug use among teens; and strengthening parent-child relationships. The series is presented by Henrico Schools’ Department of Family and Community Engagement. Workshops are held at public libraries and school facilities across Henrico County. Register for workshops by […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will attend a meeting hosted by Superintendent Amy Cashwell with Henrico County faith leaders Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 10 a.m., at the Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East Street, Henrico, Va. Henrico faith leaders received invitations to the meeting to build new relationships and […]

April 11 is the day to register your child for kindergarten

Sharing Henrico, Va. March 29, 2019 – Entering kindergarten is a big step for children and their families. It all starts Thursday, April 11 when Henrico County Public Schools will join with 14 other central Virginia school divisions to register new students for the 2019-20 school year. To enroll a child in Henrico County Public […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold the following meetings: Thursday, March 28, 2019 2:30 p.m.         Work Session6:30 p.m.         Monthly Meeting The 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 […]

Henrico Schools’ 2-day countywide ARTS Festival grows bigger every year

Sharing Henrico, Va. March 18, 2019 – Henrico County Public Schools’ annual spring arts festival moves into its sixth year with a weekend of fine art, food, a guest speaker, music and more. This year’s Henrico ARTS Festival – the acronym stands for Artists, Residents, Teachers and Students – will be held March 23-24 from […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will attend a meeting of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors to review the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Annual Financial Plan. The meeting will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 9 a.m., in the county manager’s third-floor conference room at the Parham Road Government Center, 4301 […]

June 11, Virginia’s primary day, will now be a student holiday and staff clerical day

Sharing Henrico, Va. March 14, 2019 – In response to community and staff concerns about safety, the Henrico School Board voted at its Thursday work session to make June 11 a student holiday and staff clerical day. Virginia’s primary elections will take place that day, and many HCPS schools serve as polling places. Because members […]