News Releases, Media Advisories and Public Service Announcements

See into your future: College and Career Night 2018

Sharing Henrico, Va. Oct. 22, 2018 – Do you have the power to see the future? You could get a glimpse Oct. 29 at Hermitage High School. Students of all ages are invited to Henrico County Public Schools’ 2018 College and Career Night. The annual countywide event offers a chance to talk with representatives of […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold the following meetings: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 3 p.m.        Work session6:30 p.m.        Monthly meeting All meetings will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as […]

Band Showcase: One cool night, nine cool marching bands 

Sharing Henrico, Va. Oct. 13, 2018 – All nine of Henrico County’s high school marching bands will be in action at the HCPS Band Showcase Oct. 22 at Glen Allen High School’s stadium.  The performance is free, but donations are being accepted to benefit the Henrico Christmas Mother. In addition to cash donations, the holiday […]

Challenger Day will get students with cognitive and physical challenges onto the field

Sharing Henrico, Va. Oct. 12, 2018 – Students from 22 Henrico County elementary schools will take to the baseball field Oct. 17 and learn how to field, hit and run the bases. The students will take part in Challenger Day, an annual event that introduces students with significant disabilities to the fundamentals of baseball. The […]

High school early dismissal, after-school activities cancelled

Sharing Due to the anticipated effects of Tropical Storm Michael, which include heavy rains, possible flash flooding and damaging wind gusts, please read carefully: Henrico County HIGH SCHOOLS will dismiss at 1:00 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Advanced Career Education Center students will not travel to afternoon ACE Center programs. They will remain at […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold the following meeting: Thursday, Oct. 11, 20182 p.m.        Work session The meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as deemed necessary. The meeting […]

Bill Pike sworn in as Henrico School Board’s new Tuckahoe District representative

Sharing Henrico, Va. Oct. 5, 2018 – Bill Pike, a former administrator and teacher in Henrico Schools, was sworn in Friday morning as Tuckahoe District representative on the Henrico School Board. The Board, in a special work session Thursday, selected Pike to finish the term of veteran Tuckahoe representative Lisa Marshall, who resigned in August […]

Fall in love with a job at Henrico Schools

Sharing Henrico, Va. Oct. 4, 2018 – A crisp fall day makes everything feel new – and so does a job you love. If you want a rewarding career that makes a difference, come be part of the team at Henrico County Public Schools. We’re holding a job fair at Tuckahoe Area Library Oct. 10. […]

Deep Run High School named 2018 “Blue Ribbon School” by U.S. Department of Education

Sharing Henrico, Va. Oct. 1, 2018 – Deep Run High School was named one of 349 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018 by the U.S. Department of Education, in an announcement made today. Deep Run was honored as among Virginia’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. The award, now […]

Know an amazing principal? Nominate him or her for a 2018-19 REB leadership award

Sharing Henrico, Va. Oct. 1, 2018 – The REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership provide a tangible, public way to recognize an outstanding principal at a Henrico County school. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant, and $7,500 to be […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold the following meeting: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 5 p.m.  Special Work Session to Select and Appoint the Tuckahoe Magisterial District School Board Representative The meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. Closed […]

Report details strengths, recommendations for school division’s exceptional education program

Sharing Report details strengths, recommendations for school division’s exceptional education program Henrico, Va. Sept. 27, 2018 – An independent report that examined Henrico County Public Schools’ exceptional education program makes 27 recommendations to build on the program’s strengths. The 78-page document, “A Review of Equity and Parent Engagement in Special Education in Henrico County Public […]

6 more Henrico schools gain state accreditation

Sharing Henrico, Va. Sept. 27, 2018 – Six additional Henrico County schools achieved accreditation in 2018, according to information released today by the Virginia Department of Education. Fair Oaks, An Achievable Dream Certified Academy at Highland Springs, Laburnum, Mehfoud, Montrose and Varina elementary schools earned a status of “Accredited.” The total brings to 16 the […]

Town hall meetings continue across Henrico County

Sharing Henrico, Va. Sept. 26, 2018 – Amy Cashwell, Henrico Schools’ new superintendent, continues to hold town hall meetings this fall to talk with members of the public. Cashwell will begin the meetings with a short presentation about the school division’s four cornerstones: safety and wellness, academic growth, equity and opportunity, and relationships. She will also discuss HCPS’ […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold the following meetings: Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 2 p.m.        Work session 6:30 p.m.        Monthly meeting All meetings will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. Closed sessions will be held during the work session […]

Interested in high school specialty centers? Get the scoop at a fall information session

Sharing Henrico, Va. Sept. 21, 2018 – Attending one of Henrico Schools’ specialty centers is an opportunity for high school students to focus on a specialized interest while completing a rigorous academic program. Find out more about the specialty centers offered by Henrico Schools at one of four information sessions scheduled for eighth-graders and their […]

Henrico County to build new J.R. Tucker, Highland Springs high schools

Sharing Henrico, Va. Sept. 20, 2018 – Henrico County plans to construct a new J.R. Tucker High School and a new Highland Springs High School, replacing two of its oldest public high schools with modern facilities that will serve the community long term. Each new school is expected to cost $80 million and begin construction […]

First meeting of Henrico Schools’ Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee moved to Sept. 24

Sharing Henrico, Va. Sept. 19, 2018 – The inaugural meeting of Henrico Schools’ Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee will now take place Monday. The meeting was originally scheduled for Sept. 17, but was postponed because of tornado warnings. The meeting site – HCPS’ Central Office on Nine Mile Road – is unchanged. Subcommittees will meet […]

Be a Henrico HEROES mentor: A little time can make a big difference in the life of a child

Sharing Photo caption: Some Henrico HEROES mentors and students celebrate at an end-of-year celebration in spring 2018. Henrico, Va., Sept. 19, 2018 – Being a mentor with Henrico HEROES can take as little as 30-45 minutes a week  – but the impact can be huge. The group, named the commonwealth’s top mentoring program in 2014, […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold the following meeting, which was originally scheduled for today: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018        4 p.m.         Public Hearing to Solicit Input Regarding Candidates to Fill the Tuckahoe Magisterial District Vacancy The meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 […]

HCPS’ new Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee will hold first meeting Sept. 17

Sharing Henrico, Va. Sept. 11, 2018 – Part of Henrico Schools’ expanded efforts on equity and diversity has been the creation of an Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee. The new group’s first meeting will be Monday evening at Henrico Schools’ Central Office on Nine Mile Road. While members of the public are welcome to come and […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

Sharing Due to the anticipated inclement weather, the public hearing scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. has been postponed until Thursday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center. As of now, the 1:30 p.m. work session on Sept. 13 will take place as scheduled; however, additional […]

New school year, new opportunities with Henrico County Public Schools

Sharing Henrico, Va. Sept. 7, 2018 – A new school year is underway – we want you to be part of Henrico County’s dedicated educational team. Come to a job fair Wednesday at the historic Henrico Theatre and talk with us about open positions with Henrico County Public Schools. We’re seeking full-time and substitute bus […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold a special work session on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at noon, specifically for the Board to enter into a closed meeting solely for the purpose of interviewing applicants for the Tuckahoe Magisterial District School Board vacancy. The meeting will take place in the auditorium of […]

School Board seeks applicants to replace Marshall as Tuckahoe District representative

Sharing The following is a news release that was sent to media outlets on Aug. 24. Applicants who are interested in full details and application materialsshould visit this page: https://henricoschools.us/school-board-seeks-applicants-for-tuckahoe-district-seat/ Henrico, Va. Aug. 24, 2018 – The Henrico County School Board is seeking interested candidates to fill the remainder of the term previously served by veteran […]

Lisa Marshall announces resignation from Henrico School Board

Sharing Henrico, Va. Aug. 20, 2018 – Lisa Marshall, the Tuckahoe District representative on the Henrico School Board since 2008, announced today that she is stepping down from the Board for health reasons. In a letter to the Board’s other members, Marshall said that Tuesday will be her last day.  “As you know, I was diagnosed […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold the following meetings: Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 2:30 p.m.        Work Session 6:30 p.m.        Monthly Meeting All meetings will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. Closed sessions will be held during the work session […]

Teachers new to Henrico Schools will learn about students, community through bus tours

Sharing Teachers new to Henrico Schools will learn about students, community through bus tours Henrico, Va. Aug. 14, 2018 – Teachers can be most effective when they better understand their students and the communities in which they teach. A series of community bus tours Aug. 20 will take teachers new to the school division to visit […]

Meet Amy Cashwell, Henrico Schools’ new superintendent

Sharing Henrico, Va. Aug. 8, 2018 – Amy Cashwell wants to meet you. Henrico Schools’ new superintendent will hold five informal meet-and-greet sessions in August, where members of the public can drop by and talk with the school division’s new leader. There will be a meet-and-greet opportunity in each of Henrico County’s five magisterial districts. […]

2018-2019 Per Pupil Expenditure

Sharing July 2018 A state regulation requires us annually to make available the average per pupil expenditures (pdf). Shown below is a comparison of average per pupil expenditures for operations.   Sources of Financial Support 2016-2017 State Average (Actual) 2016-2017 Henrico Average (actual) 2017-2018 Henrico Average (Budget) 2018-2019 Henrico Average (Budget) State Funds $3,996 $3,252 […]

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meeting

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting: Thursday, August 9, 2018 2:00 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 […]

Henrico Health Department offering appointments for school physicals, immunizations

Sharing Henrico, Va., July 26, 2018 – The Henrico County Health Department is offering appointments for school physical exams and back-to-school immunizations in August. Students in preschool through fifth grade can get physicals performed on three days: Aug. 1, 9 and 16. Immunizations will be offered Aug. 27, 29 and 31 to students in preschool […]

Rising sixth-graders can get immunized in July at four Henrico County walk-in clinics

Sharing Henrico, Va., July 17, 2018 – Rising sixth-graders can get vaccinated at walk-in clinics in July at four Henrico County middle schools. The first two clinics are Wednesday. Henrico County Public Schools’ Department of School Health Services has teamed up with the Henrico Health Department to hold the clinics on July 18 and 25. […]

Equity, inclusive classrooms the focus as Henrico Schools educators attend retreat 

Sharing Henrico, Va. July 9, 2018 – A group of educators from Henrico County Public Schools participated in an intensive retreat aimed at giving them tools to develop more inclusive learning communities. The retreat was designed to give educational leaders the chance to focus on eliminating disparities based on race and socioeconomic status in all […]

Amy Cashwell takes oath as new superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools

Sharing Henrico, Va. July 2, 2018 – Amy Cashwell was sworn in Monday morning as the new leader of Henrico County Public Schools. Cashwell, a longtime administrator and educator with Virginia Beach City Public Schools, succeeds the retiring Patrick C. Kinlaw as the school division’s superintendent.  Cashwell’s 10 a.m. swearing-in at Henrico County Circuit Court was […]

24 Henrico County schools earn Virginia performance awards

Sharing Henrico Va. June 27, 2018 – Twenty-four Henrico County schools have earned 2018 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement. Gov. Ralph Northam and the Virginia Board of Education announced that 349 schools statewide had earned the designation, along with 16 school divisions.  Henrico County Public Schools’ 24-award total was tops in […]