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No HCPS meals Monday; Service will resume Tuesday, with new voter registration drive

Henrico, Va. Sept. 25, 2020 — Monday is a Henrico County Public Schools student holiday in observance of Yom Kippur, and there will be no meals distribution that day. HCPS will resume free curbside pick-up service at all HCPS schools Tuesday, and bus stop neighborhood drop-off service Wednesday. When the service resumes, families will not […]

Virginia Board of Education honors HCPS as a ‘School Division of Innovation’

Henrico, Va. Sept. 24, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools has been recognized for its educational innovation by the Virginia Board of Education. Fifteen of the commonwealth’s 132 school divisions were named “School Divisions of Innovation.” The divisions were recognized for “designing and implementing alternatives to traditional instructional practices and school structures” in order to […]

2020-21 REB Award: Why is your principal one of central Virginia’s great educational leaders?

Henrico, Va. Sept. 24, 2020 — 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. The monetary component of the awards has been increased this year: honorees […]

Family workshops abound in HCPS’ newly reimagined ‘Bridge Builders Academy’ series

Henrico, Va. Sept. 23, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ family workshops have always been about transformation. Now, the workshop series itself has been transformed to bring Henrico families and educators even more useful presentations, speakers and events. Formerly known as the Family Learning Series, the series will kick off its fall season with the […]

HCPS hosting virtual panel discussions and presentations for Hispanic Heritage Month

Henrico, Va. Sept. 23, 2020 — October is Hispanic Heritage Month, and Henrico County Public Schools will host four virtual events as part of the observance. The events include a panel discussion on activist Dolores Huerta; a teacher panel on Hispanic representation in education; a presentation on community resources; and a discussion of language in […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting:  Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020  1 p.m.         Work Session The meeting 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 as deemed necessary. School Board meetings […]

More in-person instruction for HCPS? Process will rely on close monitoring of regional health data

Henrico, Va. Sept. 14, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools students, families, teachers and staff pine for a school year that includes vibrant hallways, joyous assemblies and full in-person learning. HCPS has developed a comprehensive, data-driven process to guide decisions allowing more in-person learning. A new page at the school division’s website — https://henricoschools.us/healthupdate/ — […]

HCPS ‘Help Chats’: Live sessions, step-by-step videos will take families from login to learning

Henrico, Va. Aug. 31, 2020 — It’s early on the morning of Sept. 8 and families are readying their Chromebooks, iPads and laptops, and excitedly preparing for the start of Henrico County Public Schools’ new, predominantly virtual school year.Now what?To help families better understand the concepts and technologies behind virtual learning, Henrico County Public Schools […]

Henrico County Public Schools adopts new, more inclusive nondiscrimination policies

Henrico, Va. Aug. 27, 2020 — The Henrico School Board has adopted expanded and inclusive new nondiscrimination policies for the school division. One policy is more overarching, while the other is aimed specifically at protecting students’ access to programs. Both policies update previous nondiscrimination policies and take effect immediately. The five School Board members voted […]

HCPS partners will provide limited in-school child care for essential workers, working families

Henrico, Va. Aug. 21, 2020 — Three Henrico County Public Schools partners who have provided after-school care in HCPS facilities will offer limited in-school care programs this fall. The programs are designed to help essential workers and working families who need quality, affordable child care during HCPS’ predominantly virtual start to the 2020-21 school year. […]

Starting Monday, HCPS’ mobile tech hubs will expand schedule for final weeks of summer

Henrico, Va. Aug. 20, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ four mobile technology hubs will offer expanded technical support hours for the last two weeks of summer, before transitioning to regular school-year hours at all HCPS secondary schools. Abbreviated summer hours for HCPS’ four mobile tech hubs had been scheduled to continue until just before the […]

After comprehensive review, Douglas Freeman High School will retire its ‘Rebels’ nickname

Henrico, Va. Aug. 6, 2020 — After a comprehensive review that included considerable public input, Henrico County’s Douglas S. Freeman High School will retire its “Rebels” nickname. A committee of community members, students and staff voted to recommend the change after analyzing community input collected in June and July. The school administration will work with […]

HCPS sets schedule for distributing more tablets, computers to support virtual learning

All students in every grade level will be provided an HCPS-issued deviceHenrico, Va. Aug. 5, 2020 — In order to give families the support they need for the predominantly virtual start to the school year, Henrico County Public Schools will provide a tablet or computer for each of HCPS’ more than 50,000 students. HCPS has […]

HCPS posts new FAQs with information about predominantly virtual return-to-school

Henrico, Va. Aug. 3, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools has posted a new collection of answers to frequently asked questions about its plan to begin the 2020-21 school year. HCPS will use a predominantly virtual format for at least the first nine weeks. The updated information is geared primarily to families and can be […]

With storm’s approach, Henrico Schools will distribute two days of school meals today

Henrico, Va. Aug. 3, 2020 — Because of inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Isaias, Henrico County Public Schools will distribute two days of “grab and go” school meals today. Families taking part in the school meals program should pick up meals between 11 a.m. and noon for both today, Aug. 3 and Tuesday, Aug. […]

‘Community Conversations: It Takes a Village’ will feature agents of community support and change

Henrico, Va. July 30, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ “Community Conversations” series continues Tuesday at 6 p.m. with an online panel of individuals and organizations working in our community to support HCPS students. “Community Conversations: It Takes a Village” is part of HCPS’ Family Learning Series workshops. For details and information about how to easily […]

Pop-Up School Supply Drive: Help make a big difference for Henrico County students

NOTE: This post has been updated for clarity. Henrico, Va. July 28, 2020 — While Henrico County Public Schools’ 2020-21 school year will begin using a fully virtual format, some students still need help with school supplies to use at home. Besides standard supplies such as highlighters and notebooks, many families also need assistance with […]

School Board votes to adopt a fully virtual format to begin the 2020-21 school year

News Release Henrico, Va. July 23, 2020 — The Henrico School Board voted unanimously at its Thursday meeting to adopt a full virtual format to start the 2020-21 school year. Superintendent Amy Cashwell had recommended using the virtual model for at least the first nine weeks. Members of the Board cited the health and safety of […]

Next edition of ‘Community Conversations’ will focus on insights of Henrico Schools staff members

Henrico, Va. July 16, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ “Community Conversations” series continues Monday at 6 p.m., as an online panel of HCPS administrators and other staff members addresses questions from previous panel discussions. So far, the every-other-week discussions have featured panels of Henrico school leaders, HCPS students, and parents discussing racial equity in […]

Update: Stay informed on return-to-school options

Henrico, Va. July 15, 2020 — Tuesday evening’s School Board Community Meeting provided attendees and livestream viewers with an update on return-to-school approaches currently under consideration. If you weren’t able to watch it, don’t worry: a full video recording is available on a new webpage that serves as the hub for ongoing information about HCPS’ […]

Check out July’s Family Learning Series virtual workshops

Henrico, Va. July 9, 2020 — July will include a variety of offerings for Henrico County Public Schools families as part of the school division’s Family Learning Series. The virtual offerings include workshops on resources for families and educators, trauma and resiliency, and building family bonds through cooking. Sessions are presented by the HCPS Department […]

School Board Community Meeting: Tuesday event will allow for limited in-person attendance

Henrico, Va. July 8, 2020 — The Henrico School Board will hold a community meeting Tuesday evening, with in-person attendance capped at 250. The 7 p.m. discussion at Glen Allen High School will also be livestreamed, and can be viewed by going to the school division’s website, https://henricoschools.us. In-person attendance will be on a first-come, […]

Next edition of Henrico Schools’ ‘Community Conversations’ will focus on parent perspectives

Henrico, Va. July 1, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ “Community Conversations” series continues Tuesday at 6 p.m., as an online panel of parents discusses various experiences and perspectives. The conversations are part of HCPS’ Family Learning Series workshops. For details and information about how to easily join the discussion using Google Meet, go to […]

HCPS: Tackling the closure, by the numbers

Henrico, Va. June 29, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ closure in March to stem the spread of the coronavirus has created challenges for Henrico families. HCPS staff members across the school division quickly began to invent new ways of serving families, with creative approaches to online learning, technology repair, meals distribution and much more. […]

2021-22 school year will begin after Labor Day

2021-22 El año escolar comenzará después del Día del Trabajador | Calendario 2021-2022 NOTE: This version of the news release corrects a typographical error. In 2021-22, the school year will end June 17, 2022. News Release2021-22 school year will begin after Labor Day Henrico, Va. June 25, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools will start […]

Check out these summer reading tips, part of HCPS’ ‘Summer Reading Kick-Off’

Henrico, Va. June 17, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ “Summer Reading Kick-Off” aims to build students’ reading skills – and encourage fun – all summer long. At three interactive webpages for HCPS elementary, middle and high school students, you’ll find reading resources, activities and tips for keeping your students engaged this summer. The colorful interactive […]

Hear student perspectives in the next edition of HCPS’ ‘Community Conversations’ on racism and inequity

Henrico, Va. June 17, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ “Community Conversations” series continues Tuesday at 6 p.m., as an online panel of HCPS high school students discusses issues of racism, injustice and inequity. The conversations are part of HCPS’ Family Learning Series workshops. For details and information about how to easily join the discussion using […]

HCPS will close Monday for Juneteenth observance

Henrico, Va. June 16, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools will close Monday in observation of Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Superintendent Amy Cashwell said in an email to employees Tuesday that she and the School Board hope to encourage reflection and dialogue, and prioritize cultural and […]

Grab-and-go meals distribution, other closure-related services moving to summer schedules

Tema: Cambios al servicio de comidas, reparación de computadoras y línea de asistencia telefónica. Henrico, Va. June 12, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ “grab-and-go” meals distribution service will move to a summer schedule Monday, as will its mobile technology hubs and an information hotline designed to help families during HCPS’ closure for the coronavirus […]

Douglas Freeman High School will engage in listening process on future of ‘Rebels’ nickname

Henrico, Va. June 11, 2020 — Douglas S. Freeman High School will solicit input from students, families, alumni and community members on the future of its “Rebels” nickname, the school’s principal announced today in an email message. The process will be about collecting experiences and opinions. A committee of community members, students and staff will […]

Should the 2021-22 school year start before or after Labor Day? Tell us your thoughts.

Henrico, Va. May 20, 2020 — In early March, Henrico County Public Schools introduced the idea of a pre-Labor Day start to the 2021-22 school year. That was before the educational landscape shifted with HCPS’ closure to combat the coronavirus pandemic. At its May 14 work session, the Henrico School Board decided to revisit the […]

Glen Allen High School teacher named Henrico Schools’ 2020 Teacher of the Year

Henrico, Va. May 5, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools employs more than 4,000 teachers, but only one is honored each year with the division’s Teacher of the Year Award. Lindsey Pantele, an English teacher at Glen Allen High School, was named this year’s winner. Lindsey Pantele, the 2020 HCPS Teacher of the Year, stands […]

Henrico Schools distributes Chromebooks to elementary families in need of home computers

Henrico, Va. April 29, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools has distributed almost 5,000 Chromebook computers to elementary students who needed access to a computer at home during the school division’s closure. HCPS’ closure for the year has made digital materials a centerpiece of education efforts, through Henrico Edflix, HCPS’ new digital distance learning plan. […]

Virtual methods get application process back on track for 2020-21 early learning preschool

Henrico, Va. April 22, 2020 — After being halted to help stem the spread of coronavirus, the application process for HCPS’ 2020-21 Early Learning Preschool is back on track with the help of virtual technology. The application window is now open. Early Learning Preschool is designed to provide a high-quality preschool environment for children who […]

Citizens invited to submit public comments online for School Board’s virtual work session

Henrico, Va. April 21, 2020 — Citizens wishing to comment publicly at the Henrico School Board’s Thursday virtual work session are invited to submit written comments in advance using an online form. Comments will be distributed to the Board members before the meeting and posted for public view on “BoardDocs,” where all meeting materials are […]

Questions? Call Henrico Schools’ new hotline

Henrico, Va. April 20, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ closure for coronavirus can bring up a variety of questions for parents and guardians. That’s why the school division has launched a new hotline, to address questions from families. While many issues can be resolved by contacting your student’s teacher, counselor or principal, the HCPS […]

Ratcliffe E.S. principal receives REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership

Henrico, Va. April 14, 2020 — Joy Reed, principal of Henrico County’s Harold Macon Ratcliffe Elementary School, has been awarded the 2019-20 REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership. The award was announced by HCPS Superintendent Amy Cashwell at a virtual meeting today of Ratcliffe faculty members. The Community Foundation presents the award to four principals […]

In response to COVID-19, Henrico County Public Schools will delay redistricting process

Henrico, Va. April 6, 2020 — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Gov. Northam’s stay-at-home order, in effect until at least June 10, the Henrico County School Board will delay the school division’s comprehensive redistricting process. The final stages of the process — including presentations, public hearings and the vote which had been scheduled […]

Schools are closed for 2019-20, but HCPS’ ‘Questions’ page will provide latest updates

Henrico, Va. March 24, 2020 — Gov. Northam’s order closing Virginia’s schools for the remainder of the school year raises countless questions for Henrico County Public Schools families and staff members. As decisions are made or change in the wake of the closure, HCPS will post regular updates to its “Commonly Asked Questions” webpage. The page […]

HCPS will extend closure through Spring Break

Henrico, Va. March 18, 2020 — In response to the continued spread of coronavirus, and recommendations by health officials, Henrico County Public Schools will extend the closure of its school facilities through Spring Break. While the situation continues to evolve rapidly, April 14 is now the earliest possible date for a return to school. Monday, […]

Henrico County Public Schools will add 8 more sites for ‘grab and go’ meal distribution

Henrico, Va. March 18, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools will add seven additional food distribution sites Thursday and another Monday, bringing to 14 the sites where students can pick up free “grab and go” breakfasts and lunches during the school division’s closure for coronavirus. Many students depend on school meals as a crucial part […]

Henrico County is supporting families during the school closure. You asked to help: Here’s how.

Henrico, Va. March 15, 2020 — In extraordinary times, the Henrico community comes together like no other. In response to numerous offers and inquiries from thoughtful citizens and community partners, Henrico County Public Schools is answering the question, “How can I help?”  Starting Monday, March 16, the HCPS Department of Family and Community Engagement, along […]

Parents and guardians: Come to a Preschool Recruiting Event for Henrico Schools’ 2020-21 preschool program

Note: Because of the school division’s COVID-19 closure, preschool recruiting events have been canceled. More details will be posted on the school division’s preschool page as they become available. Henrico, Va., March 6, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools will host a series of Preschool Recruiting Events in March for families interested in the school division’s […]

March on down to Henrico County Public Schools’ job fair

Henrico, Va. March 4, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools is a special place to work. Come to a job fair March 12 and talk with us about joining our team. The job fair will be held at the Henrico Training Center at 7701 E. Parham Road. Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance […]

Interested in working for a progressive, employee-friendly school division? Apply to attend HCPS’ Teacher Hiring Event

Henrico, Va. Feb. 26, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools is accepting applications to attend its 2020 Teacher Hiring Event. The March 27 event is geared toward job candidates in the following critical-needs teaching areas: Math. World languages. Science. English. Career and technical education (CTE). Special education. School counseling. Title-I schools. Henrico County Public Schools’ […]

Your family needs information: Henrico County Public Schools’ Family Learning Series is here to help

NOTE: Because of the school division’s closure for COVID-19, the winter/spring Family Learning Series has been canceled.  Henrico, Va. Feb. 20, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ winter/spring edition of its Family Learning Series includes topics such as vaping prevention, how to incorporate family time into your busy schedule, and providing support for LGBTQ students. […]

Vaping is a growing problem. What can parents and guardians do?

Henrico, Va. Feb. 13, 2020 — At least one in 10 Henrico County young people have reported using an e-cigarette or vaping device, according to nonprofit advocacy group Henrico Too Smart 2 Start — and the popularity of vaping is increasing. Register for Henrico County Public Schools’ Feb. 27 Vaping Prevention Workshop and get the facts […]

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

Henrico, Va. Feb. 11, 2020 – 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 in […]

It’s almost Valentine’s Day: Are we a match?

Henrico, Va. Feb. 10, 2020 – This Valentine’s Day, make a date with Henrico County Public Schools. Drop by Libbie Mill Library Feb. 14 (no pressure) and let’s see if we click! HCPS human resources and departmental representatives will be on hand. Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at www.henricoschools.us/careers. (Unfortunately, our application […]

Prevent the spread of flu and flu-like illnesses

Feb. 7, 2020 Dear Henrico families: Influenza activity in Virginia is widespread and is affecting our community. In multiple schools in Henrico County, children have become sick with influenza (“the flu”) and/or influenzalike illnesses. Influenza is a virus that can live in a person’s respiratory tract. Thus, flu and other viruslike illnesses are usually spread […]

Henrico Schools is growing and becoming more diverse

Henrico, Va. Feb. 4, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools is growing and becoming more diverse, according to enrollment statistics. As of November 2019, K-12 enrollment at the school division’s 72 schools and program centers was 50,406, up from 48,431 in 2010. The school division has also become more diverse in the past decade. The […]

Recommended 2020-21 financial plan includes big wins for Henrico Schools’ students and staff members

Henrico, Va., Jan. 30, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ 2020-21 Recommended Financial Plan includes $19 million in new funding and addresses some major needs of Henrico families, teachers and staff members. The budget proposal focuses on more opportunities and support systems for students and teachers, continued investment in safe and well-maintained learning spaces, and […]

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 […]

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

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 presented […]

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

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 recognized […]

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

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 place […]

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

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 Aug. 17 […]

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

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 a […]

2019-2020 Per Pupil Expenditure

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 AVERAGE […]

20 Henrico County schools earn Virginia performance awards

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, 2019 […]

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

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 place […]

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

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 Schools’ […]

Henrico Schools sets sites, dates for USDA summer food service

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 children […]

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

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 children […]

Be an HCPS bus driver! Come talk June 5

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 for […]

20 Henrico County schools earn Virginia performance awards

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 in […]

School Board meetings Thursday, May 23

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 as […]

School Board statement on recent acts of vandalism

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 School […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

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 the […]

Henrico Schools wants you! Job fair May 8

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 for […]

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

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 the […]

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

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 S. […]

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

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 to […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

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 necessary. […]

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

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 the […]

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

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 emailing […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

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 partnerships […]

April 11 is the day to register your child for kindergarten

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 Schools, […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

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 deemed […]

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

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 10 […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

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 East […]

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

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 of […]

Pocahontas Middle School principal receives REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership

Henrico, Va. March 13, 2019 – Kim Sigler, principal of Henrico County’s Pocahontas Middle School, has been awarded the REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership for 2018-19. The Community Foundation presents the award to four principals annually – one each from the school systems of Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and one from the city […]

Sports Backers recognizes 49 Henrico County schools

Henrico, Va. March 12, 2019 – Forty-nine Henrico County schools have been named 2019 Active RVA Fit Schools, recognizing their success at incorporating physical activity into their curricula. The certification is given by Richmond nonprofit Sports Backers as part of its Active RVA initiative to promote fitness in the Richmond area. To qualify, a school must […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold the following meeting: Thursday, March 14, 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 as deemed necessary. The meeting is open to […]

HCPS Family Learning Night offers workshops, resources for parents and guardians

Henrico, Va., March 7, 2019 – Henrico Schools will hold its 2019 Family Learning Night at Henrico High School March 19. “Family Learning Night: Let’s Make it Happen” aims to engage, inform and empower parents and guardians through an evening of parenting workshops and discussions, family-oriented information tables and fun. Tabletop workshop sessions will cover […]

March on down to Tuckahoe Area Library for a Henrico Schools job fair

Henrico, Va. March 7, 2019 – It’s said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Is it true? Let’s say your current job manely gives you paws. After you stop by Henrico Schools’ March 13 job fair and talk with the nice flocks on our human resources team, ewe […]

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

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 facilities […]

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

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 in […]

Henrico Schools seeking children for 2019-20 preschool program

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 Start, […]

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

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 https://goo.gl/8ZLunL […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

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 sessions […]

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

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 for […]

From cameras to commentary, HCPS students will power basketball livestreams

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 commentary […]

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

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 fund. […]

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

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 even […]

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meetings

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 as […]

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

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 in […]

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

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 elementary […]



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