Henrico Student Artist Named Student Entrepreneur of the Year
Henrico, Va. April 9th 2013— Annie Ward Love, a sophomore at Henrico High School’s Center
for the Arts was named the 2013 Student Entrepreneur of the Year by the Richmond chapter of
the National Association of Women Business Owners. Love launched Love Lines Art when she
was 12 years old and sells everything from t-shirts and calendars, to note cards and prints.
“I could not have done this without encouragement from so many teachers, friends and family
along the way,” Love said. “I am honored to be recognized by other business women for
something that I am passionate about.”
For more information about Love Lines visit Love’s website at: http://lovelinesart.com/index.html
CTE to Host Visionary Awards Ceremony
The Henrico County Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education Department will
host the CTE Visionary Awards Ceremony. The CTE Visionary Award recognizes
leaders in the community who see the need to move career and technical education
All media is invited to attend.
Tuesday, April 9th at 7:30 a.m.
The Torque Club at Richmond International Raceway
600 E. Laburnum Ave., 23222
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HCPS Superintendent to Conduct Meetings With the Henrico
Henrico County Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Patrick
Russo will be conducting meetings with Henrico families and citizens in each of
the five magisterial districts to discuss the future of Henrico County Public
All of the Henrico community is invited to attend.
Date Time Location District
April 22nd, 2013 6:30-8:00
PM Twin Hickory Area Library Three Chopt
May 13th, 2013 6:30-8:00
PM Fairfield Area Library Fairfield
May 15th, 2013 6:30-8:00
PM Tuckahoe Area Library Tuckahoe
May 16th, 2013 6:30-8:00
PM Dumbarton Area Library Brookland
May 22nd, 2013 6:30-8:00
PM Varina Branch Library Varina
Henrico County Public Schools Featured in 17th Annual VSBA
“Showcases for Success” Directory
Henrico,Va. March 21st, 2013—The Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) has released
its 17th annual VSBA Showcases for Success directory, highlighting successful K-12 programs in
Virginia’s public schools. HCPS is one of 52 school divisions from across the Commonwealth
that has programs featured in the directory. The programs include:
1.The Community Priorities Workshop- The Community Priorities Workshop is held in
Henrico County each year in order to actively engage members of the community ranging from
parents, students, teachers, administrators and stakeholders. This workshop generates
comprehensive feedback about a different topic each year. By providing an open forum for
community engagement, HCPS is better equipped with knowledge to help improve the school
2.The On-time Graduation Initiative- There are a number of indicators HCPS uses to
determine its success, but there is not a single measure that is more important than graduation
rate, which signifies how well HCPS is teaching all children and preparing them for the future.
As a result, the division has created an on-time graduation initiative that keeps students in school
and earning credits toward graduation day.
3.Project iRead- Project iRead is a reading intervention program that uses iPods to provide
research-based fluency activities to support HCPS elementary students reading below grade
level. Using iPods, students engage in proven fluency instructional practices including sight
word recognition and practice, repeated readings, modeled readings, supported reading, and
HCPS Named a “Best Community for Music Education” for
Fourteenth Consecutive Year
Henrico Va., March 19th, 2013—Henrico County Public
Schools hits another high note as the division once again has been named one of
the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) by the NAMM (National
Association of Music Merchants) Foundation’s fourteenth annual “Best
Communities for Music Education” survey. Henrico is the only school system in
the country to hold this distinction for all 14 years.
The Best Communities designation recognizes
collaborative, from-the-ground-up efforts of teachers, administrators, students
and parents who continually work to keep comprehensive music education as an
integral part of the core curriculum.
“Congratulations to all,” said Superintendent Dr. Patrick
Russo. “What an outstanding accomplishment for an outstanding group of
professionals. We are all so proud of everyone!”
The BCME program requires each school and district to
detail funding, staffing, commitment to standards, and access to music
instruction. Responses are meticulously reviewed by researchers at The Institute
for Educational Research and Public Service of Lawrence, Kansas (an affiliate
of the University of Kansas) and the NAMM Foundation to calculate the
designated districts and awarded schools. As school districts across the United
States finalize 2013-2014 budgets, the announcement of this year’s Best
Communities for Music Education designees focuses attention on the importance
of keeping music education part of school’s core education.
“There is overwhelming research tying music
education to higher overall student success in school and in life,” said NAMM
Foundation Executive Director Mary Luehrsen. “This designation recognizes
communities for their commitment to music education and strengthens support for
Four Henrico Art Students Receive National Honors
Henrico, Va., March 19th 2013—Four art students from Henrico County won 2013
National Scholastic Art Gold Key Awards. The Scholastic Art Awards is the nation’s
largest, longest running, and most prestigious recognition program for creative teenagers
in visual arts programs.
2013 National Scholastics Winners are:
Deep Run HS (Mike Guyer: teacher)
Center For the Arts (Mary Scurlock: teacher)
Safety and Security Forum Rescheduled to January 31st
Henrico County Public Schools, in cooperation with
Henrico County Police, is pleased to invite you to a Safety and Security
Community Forum. The forum is a local response to questions received following
the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Henrico Police and
school officials will be on hand to share safety practices and plans. Following
the presentations, attendees will be invited to participate in breakout
sessions to pose questions and share concerns. County staff and schools staff
will use the information gathered to continue development of safety plans and
further ensure the welfare of students in Henrico County.
All of the Henrico community is encouraged to attend.
Thursday, January 31st at 6:00 p.m.
Hermitage High School
8301 Hungary Spring Road
HCPS Wins Eight NACo Achievement Awards
Henrico, Va. Oct. 17th, 2012—Henrico County Public
Schools won eight National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards at
a ceremony held at the Henrico County Administration Building. Award-winning
1. Capturing the
History of Henrico County Public Schools
HCPS began a division-wide focus to capture and digitally
maintain the history of its schools.
2. Hallway of
Hope-Bringing Light and Joy to Cancer Patients Through Children’s Art
The HCPS Arts Education Department partnered with Henrico
Doctor’s Hospital to install a permanent art exhibit in the hallway leading
from the garage to the hospital. The exhibit features students’ art on a
Federal Credit Union: A Financial Education Partnership
Henrico Federal Credit Union (HFCU) and HCPS collaborated
to open three student-run high school satellite branches of the credit union,
dedicated to teaching lesson-specific financial education.
Graduation in Henrico County
HCPS created an on-time graduation initiative that
includes individualized support, student specific interventions, and nine
different credit recovery options.
with FLiPM and Henrico Business and Marketing Classes
HCPS business and marketing teachers partnered with PM
Harmony, Future Leaders in Project Management (FLiPM), and the local Project
Management Professionals’ chapter to enhance Career and Technical Education’s
Workplace Readiness Skills.
Friends: A Measure of 21st Century Instruction
The Reflective Friends process was designed to provide
participating schools with objective data in their efforts to build 21st
century learning environments.
Plan for School Leaders
Objective 1.1 of the HCPS Strategic Plan is to recruit,
hire, train and evaluate personnel to ensure they are effective and
accountable. To prepare individuals aspiring to be principals, a training
position, the associate principal, was created. HCPS partnered with EduLead to
train principals in how to effectively mentor associate principals and prepare
them to become principals in the future.
Historians and Explorers
HCPS wants to ensure that students learn about the
history of the local community, and in order to do so, collected information
that includes the geography, history, economy, government, and school system of
Henrico. This information is taught in a clear and concise way to fifth-grade
Warrior Marching Band Wins First Place
in the Jewel of the Millennium Band Competition
Congratulations to the Mighty Warrior
Marching Band as they won first place in the Jewel of the Millennium Band
Competition held at Halifax High School in Halifax, North Carolina on Saturday,
October 6, 2012. The results are as follows:
1st Place Overall Band - Class AAA
1st Place Music
1st Place Marching
1st Place Percussion
1st Place Dancers
2nd Place Flags
2nd Place Drum Major
Henrico High to Hold 50th Anniversary Celebration
Henrico Va., October 4th, 2012—The 50th anniversary celebration marking the opening of
Henrico High School is slated for this fall with two weekends of festivities that will spotlight
some of the school’s most notable alumni while providing current students with a hands-on
opportunity to plan and implement the “Warrior Fifty Year Jubilee.”
On the evening of Friday the 12th, the Homecoming football game against Hanover will be
preceded by a Homecoming Parade (including former Henrico Principals, and a specially
donated parade of sports cars), and followed by a Warrior Jubilee party for alumni and guests.
Alumnus Rick Houchins (1971), with Memorable Sounds, will provide the music, and Henrico’s
Catering Class, led by Ms. Debi Wiley, will provide refreshments.
On Saturday 13th, the day will begin with a 5K run/walk, benefiting Henrico Athletics. At
11:00am the Celebration Program in the Auditorium will be led by Masters of Ceremonies,
alumni Bob (1969) and John (1972) Beard. Brett Leake (1978), nationally known comic and
motivational speaker, and David Baldacci (1978), best-selling author, are scheduled speakers.
There will also be performances by alumni Kia El-Amin (1994), Rayvon Owen (2009) and
Thomas Ragland (2004). Following the program, there will be a luncheon catered by alumnus
Brandon Bruce (1988), owner of Groovin’Gourmets, and guided walking tours of the campus.
A display of memorabilia can be viewed in the library throughout the afternoon.
In addition to 2012-13 being the year of the school’s 50th celebration, it is also the year in which
the school’s long-scheduled renovation will begin. The school will acquire a new look as all
facilities are upgraded, or entirely rebuilt, but the facility will not lose its open-air campus charm.
All present and former Henrico High School students and faculty are welcome and are urged to
attend. A detailed schedule of events and ticket information can be found online