HCPS Band Showcase scheduled for Oct. 16


All nine of Henrico County’s high school marching bands will be in action at the HCPS Band Showcase Monday, Oct. 16 at Glen Allen High School’s stadium.

The performance is free, but donations are being accepted to benefit the Henrico Christmas Mother.
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Highland Springs HS teacher chosen as teacher of the year for Central Virginia


Greenlee Naughton’s accolades keep growing. The Highland Springs High School English teacher was named Monday as one of Virginia’s eight 2018 regional teachers of the year.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe surprised Naughton Monday morning with an announcement at a school assembly that had been billed as a celebration of Highland Springs’ second straight year of full accreditation. In May, Henrico County Public Schools named Naughton its top teacher for 2017.
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HCPS to live-stream graduations next week


Henrico County Public Schools will again provide live streaming video of all HCPS graduations taking place at VCU’s Siegel Center. The stream can be accessed through the system's home page at http://henricoschools.us or at each high school’s home page. Graduations also will be replayed later in June on HCPS-TV (Comcast Channel 99 and FIOS channel 38). The stream can be accessed on any desktop computer or on mobile devices.

The HCPS Department of Communications and Public Relations will post graduation photo albums daily on the division’s Facebook page, http://facebook.com/HenricoCountyPublicSchools, and on the HCPS website. Video clips of school graduations will be available for viewing later at the division’s website.
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'Warriors' group aims for guidance, not goals
Rocky Marrin spent 30 years of his life on a spending spree. Now he's on a mission not only to return the goods, but to help others avoid his buyer's remorse.

"I was buying what the world was selling," Marrin said of the three-decade period when his world revolved around climbing the corporate ladder, owning a nice home and cars, and seeking enjoyment in "drinking buddies, golf, sports, and women."

Yes, he went to church once a week, Marrin said; but all he had to show at the end of those 30 years was "a broken marriage, hurt and angry children, and a ton of confusion in every other area of my life."
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Hermitage student earns Civitan scholarship

Hermitage High School senior Samuel Richardson, who will graduate next month, plans to help pay his way through his four years at University of Virginia. The Greater Richmond Civitan Club helped him get off to a good start, awarding Richardson its $4,000 scholarship Wednesday night at the Civitan Honor Key Awards Banquet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Richmond.

Richardson was one of 31 local high school students honored at the banquet but was the only one awarded with the scholarship.

Those who chose the scholarship winner had been impressed with Richardson pledging to put $10,000 of his own money each year to help pay for his tuition, said Pat Robson, secretary of the Greater Richmond Civitan Club and master of ceremonies for the banquet.
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Tucker High robotics team wins regional competition


After a two-day robotic basketball tournament with 99 qualification rounds that tested its engineering, teamwork and alliance-building skills, “Sparky” team 384 from Tucker High School was seeded sixth and chose the teams from Martinsville, VA and Raleigh, N.C. as alliance partners in the final matches. Sparky's alliance emerged Saturday as top winners in the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Virginia Regional. Tucker High School's FRC team qualified to compete at the FIRST WORLD Championship in St. Louis, April 25-28.
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Annual marathon dance back at Deep Run H.S.

Deep Run High School’s annual marathon dance will be held March 16-17 in the school’s auditorium, 4801 Twin Hickory Rd.

The Deep Run Marathon Dance is a student-run function created to raise money for nonprofit organizations in the metro Richmond area. Nearly 1,000 students are expected to attend the 27-hour event, which began as a small dance in the high school gym to a philanthropic event that unites students, families and the community.
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‘Remember the Titans’ night planned at Deep Run

The Deep Run Marathon Dance student committee will host a “Remember the Titans” Movie Night tomorrow, Feb. 25, beginning at 6 p.m. The evening will feature 87-year-old former T.C. Williams High School football coach Bill Yoast, former player Petey Jones and several other "original" Titans portrayed in the 2000 Walt Disney movie featuring Denzel Washington.
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PTSAs collaborate to collect items for high school proms

The Hermitage and Varina high school PTSAs are collaborating to collect formal wear for Henrico County high school students who need such items for their proms this spring.

Gently used clothing items for boys and girls are being accepted. Of particular interest to organizers are dresses; men's suits in all sizes and styles; shoes; handbags; and jewelry.
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Henrico team advances to state robotics championship

Members of Glen Allen High School’s “Teal Tornadoes” robotics team won top honors Jan. 14 at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Eastern Virginia Qualifying Tournament in Norfolk.

The team finished with top tournament scores and also won the “Inspire Award,” recognizing it for exceptional performance on and off the field of competition. The Teal Tornadoes will participate in the FTC Virginia Championship March 3 in Richmond.
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Tucker H.S. becomes authorized IB diploma program school

Henrico County Public Schools recently announced that J.R. Tucker High School has been authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the IB Diploma Program.

Tucker is the 36th school in Virginia and the 2,299th school in the world to offer the program.
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Deep Run student is YoungArts finalist

Sophie Eichner of Deep Run High School is one of 152 finalists who will attend YoungArts Week in Miami, Florida in January.

As a visual artist, “Sophie Eichner is curious about the world, always asking ‘How come?’ and ‘What if?’ types of questions in her ever-present visual journals. Not only does Sophie think big ideas, she also has the mental capacity and work ethic to see them realized,” said her art teacher of three years, Michael Guyer. “Sophie Eichner is cultured and curious in a way that I just haven’t seen before.”
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Tucker Marching Tigers to play at Chick-fil-A Bowl

The Tucker High School Marching Tigers will perform several times later this month in Atlanta as part of the festivities leading up to the Chick-fil-a Bowl, as well as during the game itself. The band will perform their fall halftime show, a concert performance, a jazz performance, a parade performance in the Chick-fil-A Bowl parade and end with a massed-band performance of all participating high school groups for the Chick-fil-A Bowl halftime show, which will feature approximately 700 high school students from throughout the United States.
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Tucker, UR graduate honored for career of military service

U.S. Army Major General Gina S. Farrisee lives to serve her country.

Earlier this month, her alma mater rewarded that service.

Farrisee, a 1978 University of Richmond graduate, received an award from the university for her distinguished service during an event at UR's Camp Concert Hall as part of the school's alumni reunion weekend June 4.
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High school graduations to be aired online, on TV

Henrico County Public Schools will provide live streaming online videos and live TV footage of high school graduations next month. It will be the first time such coverage has been available to the public.

A link will be provided to the live streaming online videos on the HCPS website (http://henrico.k12.va.us/). Television-viewers can tune in to HCPS-TV locally to watch graduations as they occur (Comcast channel 99 and Verizon channel 38).
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