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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Hermitage senior serves as governor of VGMA

Hermitage High School senior Adam Skyes was one of 500 Virginia teens who recently participated in the YMCA Virginia Model General Assembly (VGMA), a program designed to introduce high school students to the legislative process of Virginia. Sykes served as “governor” this year – his third year in the VGMA program.

“I wanted to have a more active role in the process so I decided to run for governor,” he said. “I wanted to have a say in how we would move forward. My mom always said that I needed to be involved in extracurricular activities, so she was ecstatic when I was elected governor.”

As governor for the 2011-2012 year, he helped his team deal with such controversial issues as same-sex marriage, immigration, legalizing marijuana and gun control. At this year’s sessions, hundreds of bills were introduced and debated by participants who took on the roles of senators, delegates, Cabinet officers, lobbyists and news reporters. Legislation was debated in committees and on the floors of the Senate and House of Delegates.
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Hermitage MCJROTC to host Hermitage Highland Games

The Hermitage High School Marine Corps JROTC will host the Hermitage Highland Games, a military-style field meet and picnic for the Superintendent’s Cup starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 21.

All Henrico County Public School JROTC programs are invited. Each participating school will select one team of 10 males and two females to compete in a series of 10 events. After the events and picnic, an awards ceremony will be conducted. Awards will be given to the top three teams for each event and overall.
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Tucker’s new brew opens eyes

The smell of freshly brewed coffee filled the air as Tucker High School exceptional education students tied their aprons and went to work making hot drinks for faculty members on a recent morning. Tavern On the Hill is the student-run coffee shop that has gotten a lot of buzz around Tucker High.

“Teachers love it,” said Angela Watson, an exceptional education teacher at Tucker. “We always get compliments on our great service.”

Every Wednesday and Friday students get to brush up on their social, customer service, and counting skills by hand-delivering coffee, apple cider, and hot chocolate to teachers around the school for 75 cents per cup. Teachers place orders with GoogleDocs, which allows the students to pick up some technological expertise.
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Varina H.S. Band fundraiser scheduled March 17

The Varina High School Band Scholarship Committee is sponsoring a fundraiser on Saturday, March 17 for 35 seniors who will be graduating from the Varina band. Approximately 15 students will be applying for scholarships to an institution of higher learning.

This event will be held at Seven Pines Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Participants in the program are students and a few faculty members from Varina High as well as local talent to include miming, praise dancing, singing and instrumentalist from local churches.
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Varina HS Band scholarship fundraiser planned

The Varina High School Band Scholarship Committee is sponsoring a fundraiser for 35 seniors who will be graduating from the school later this year. The event will be held at Seven Pines Baptist Church, Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 4 p.m.

Approximately 15 students will be applying for scholarships to an institution of higher learning. Participants in the program are students and a few faculty members from Varina High as well as local performers, including miming, praise dancing, singing and instrumentalist from local churches.
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Korean students visit J.R. Tucker H.S.

Six Korean students from Yangju City, South Korea, attended J.R. Tucker High School for a week in January, staying with host families from the Center for World Languages Specialty Center at Tucker. The South Korean city is linked with Henrico County in a sister-city relationship and was visited by former Henrico County Public Schools Superintendent Fred Morton and School Board member Diana Winston in 2008.
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HFCU makes donation to Hermitage PTSA

Henrico Federal Credit Union officials presented a check for $599.57 Nov. 18 to Hermitage High School PTSA, signifying the amount of money earned by HFCU Community Rewards VISA cardholders. The Community Rewards VISA donates up to one percent of members' purchases to the Henrico PTA, PTSA or PTO of the cardholder's choice. The program has awarded more than $20,000 to such organizations since it debuted in 2003. Hermitage raised the most money this year.
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Hermitage sousaphone player named All-American

(Left to right) Lieutenant Erin McNeill, Sergeant First Class Pernell Woodford, Bruce Burton Jr., and Staff Sergeant Dedrick Botley.
Jacket Presentation Photo – (From left to right) Lieutenant Erin McNeill, Sergeant First Class Pernell Woodford, Bruce Burton Jr, Staff Sergeant Dedrick Botley.

For the second consecutive year, a Hermitage High School student has been named to an All-American team by the U.S. Army.

Bruce Burton Jr. of Hermitage was selected to be a member of the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Burton will join an elite group of musicians who will perform during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex., and will be presented by American Family Insurance.
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IB students, family volunteer to clean up Bryan Park

International Baccalaureate students, faculty and their families from all five IB sites in Henrico will join forces on Saturday, Nov. 5 to clean up Bryan Park. So far, more than 90 students and parents have signed up. Volunteers plan to pick up trash, spread mulch and beautify the azalea garden.
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2 schools honored by Holocaust Museum

Freeman and Henrico High Schools were recognized recently by the Virginia Holocaust Museum for their efforts to teach students about the Holocaust and genocide.

The museum’s director of education, Rena Berlin presented the “NOW” award to both schools for going above and beyond in giving students a closer look at the Holocaust.
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Tucker H.S. recognizes graduates of online program

J.R. Tucker High School held a luncheon earlier this month to recognize students who had completed courses online through the Education2020 program during the past year.

Education2020, or e2020 for short, is “a web-based online curriculum that is aligned to Virginia state standards for graduation,” e2020 representative Christine Sellers said. The online program is accessible 24 hours a day and offers more than 80 courses in Virginia, as well as SAT and ACT test prep courses. The 2010-11 academic year marked the first year that e2020 was used not only in J.R. Tucker, but in all public high schools in Henrico. In total, 550 courses were completed by Henrico County high school students, 109 of which were completed by students from J.R. Tucker.
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Deep Run, Godwin earn recognition at robotics competition

Two teams of Henrico County students excelled at the FIRST Robotics competition, held earlier this month at VCU's Siegel Center.
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