News Releases, Media Advisories and Public Service Announcements

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 […]

Pocahontas Middle School principal receives REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership

Sharing 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 […]

Sports Backers recognizes 49 Henrico County schools

Sharing 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 […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing 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, […]

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

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing 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 […]

Henrico Schools seeking children for 2019-20 preschool program

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing 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 […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meetings

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing 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 […]

From cameras to commentary, HCPS students will power basketball livestreams

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing 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 […]

Public Service Announcement – Henrico County School Board Meetings

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing 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 […]

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

Sharing 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 […]

National Board certification: 11 Henrico teachers attain profession’s highest mark of accomplishment

Sharing Henrico, Va., Jan. 11, 2019 – Eleven Henrico Schools teachers achieved certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2018, the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment. Six additional Henrico teachers renewed their certifications. Becoming certified is a rigorous process. Teachers must submit detailed portfolios to be reviewed by their peers. The portfolios include […]

New year, new career? Job fair set for Jan. 16

Sharing Henrico, Va. Jan. 10, 2019 – Are you sensing an “auld lang syne” from the universe that you should start the year with a new job? Come start a resolution Jan. 16 at Henrico Schools’ job fair at Varina Area Library. Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department, as well as departmental representatives, will […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold the following meeting: Thursday, Jan. 10, 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 during the work session as deemed necessary. The […]

“Amy’s Passport” chronicles new superintendent’s Henrico County travels, proposals

Sharing Henrico, Va., Dec. 19, 2018 – When Amy Cashwell started her new job as Henrico Schools’ superintendent in July, she was struck by Henrico County’s diversity.  “More than 80 languages are spoken in our schools, with families from all over the world,” Cashwell said. “I felt like I could travel the world right here in […]

Henrico Education Foundation’s Bill Bosher Fund gets major boost

Sharing Dr William C. Bosher Jr. Henrico, Va., Dec. 13, 2018 – The endowment fund designed to continue the educational legacy of William C. Bosher Jr. has gotten a major boost. Dr. Baxter Perkinson Jr., a well-known Richmond dentist and founder of Virginia Family Dentistry, has announced a matching grant to the fund of up to […]

Tuesday: Two additional chances to share your thoughts on HCPS’ 2019-20 budget

Sharing Henrico Schools will hold two stakeholders’ meetings Tuesday to get community views on the school division’s budget for the 2019-20 school year. The two meetings will be held concurrently in different parts of the county, to provide convenience for people wishing to comment. Both stakeholders’ meetings will feature a short presentation by HCPS staff members […]

Public service announcement: Henrico County School Board meeting

Sharing The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold the following special meeting on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at 7:30 a.m., in the Culinary Arts room of the Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Hermitage, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va.: the School Board will conduct a breakfast meeting with the Henrico General […]

Henrico School Board, superintendent back “March for More” rally

Sharing Henrico, Va., Dec. 7, 2018 – Henrico County Public Schools leaders are standing in support of Saturday’s rally for increased state education funding.  In a message to Henrico Schools employees, Amy Cashwell, superintendent, announced her support, as well as that of the School Board.  “At 10 a.m., we will rally at Richmond’s Martin Luther […]

You’ve been very good this year: Give yourself a job you’ll love

Sharing Henrico, Va. Dec. 6, 2018 – Does your job leave you feeling ho-ho-hum? Does your work make a difference, or just pays the bells? There’s snow debate: when you wake up to a job you love, yule prosper all year.  Do a little career shopping this holiday season: Henrico Schools is holding a job fair […]

Holiday plant sales will make the season bright (and green)

Sharing Henrico, Va. Nov. 26, 2018 – Deck your halls (and maybe deck your deck, if it’s really warm) with poinsettias, greenery and other holiday 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 […]

10 Henrico County teachers recognized for classroom excellence with grants, awards

Sharing Henrico, Va., Nov. 14, 2018 – The Community Foundation has recognized 10 Henrico County teachers for outstanding instruction for 2018. Four HCPS teachers won the REB Award for Teaching Excellence and six additional teachers were finalists. The winners received grants ranging from $10,000 to $12,000, which they will use to become even better instructors, […]

Family Learning Series continues – register for a workshop

Sharing Henrico, Va. Nov. 12, 2018 – Henrico Schools’ fall/winter edition of its Family Learning Series workshops continues with topics such as dealing with holiday stress; homework strategies; and understanding your child’s smartphone. The series is presented by Henrico Schools’ Department of Family and Community Engagement. Workshops are held at public libraries and school facilities […]

Henrico County Public Schools wins 3 awards for communications and public relations 

Sharing Henrico, Va., Nov. 5, 2018 – Three Henrico County Public Schools initiatives have been recognized by the regional chapter of the National School Public Relations Association.  The group’s Chesapeake Chapter honored the projects in its annual communications contest, and announced the winners at its fall conference in Richmond Nov. 2. The awards recognize outstanding […]