News Releases, Media Advisories and Public Service Announcements

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

Sharing 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 […]

Henrico County Community Day set for Saturday

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing *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., […]

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

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing 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 […]

Nominate an extraordinary principal for the REB Distinguished Educational Leadership Award

Sharing 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 […]

Henrico schools achieve, maintain academic gains

Sharing 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, […]

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

Sharing 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 […]

Fall into a career you’ll love with Henrico Schools

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing 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 […]

New school year, new school career

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing 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, […]

Free and reduced-price school meals through Henrico County Public Schools: Is your child eligible?

Sharing Henrico, Va. Aug. 23, 2019 – Henrico County Public Schools wants to ensure that all children have access to nutritious meals. The school division participates in free and reduced-price meals programs through the federal government. Students at some schools in the school division are automatically eligible for free and reduced-price meals. At other schools, […]

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 AVERAGE […]

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 […]