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School Briefs – Pocahontas Middle School

What Pocahontas Middle School offers is the best you could ever have. We have everything that you need for a quality education.

With Thanksgiving just behind us, we can reflect on how much we have to be thankful for.

There are many different aspects about Pocahontas that we are grateful for but the main reasons are the students, the classrooms, and the teachers. The teachers and administration make this school a safe place to learn and to grow as a young adult. Every teacher makes learning fun and exciting. They challenge us every day to be the best student and citizen possible. This is my first year at Pocahontas Middle School, and I am having an awesome time so far.

The students get along very well. Students don’t have separate groups that single each other out. They are always willing to accept new people into their groups. When somebody is left out, people often step in to help.

I am very thankful to be a seventh- grade student at Pocahontas. We, along with all students across Henrico County, have so much to be grateful for.

From our family to yours, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
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Community

Short Pump Rotary volunteers help with rebuild, repair


On June 13, the Short Pump Rotary Club partnered with Schnabel Engineering for a day of volunteer work with Rebuilding Together Richmond. Team members (among them [from left] Chris Rufe, Melissa Abraham, Rick Naschold, and Micky Ogburn) completed a variety of repairs and home improvements ranging from painting and landscaping to cabinet installation and fence building.

“It was a privilege to be involved in this project," said club president Melissa Abraham. "The homeowner kept thanking the volunteers, but I think all of us would agree we are the ones who actually benefited. It was an opportunity to help a community member, fellowship with great people and improve our handyman skills." > Read more.

‘Proof of Heaven’ coming to Glen Allen


Dr. Even Alexander, a New York Times best-selling author who has been featured on Oprah and Dr. Oz, was in town last week to promote his June 27 talk, "Proof of Heaven," at Glen Allen High School.

Alexander (pictured, at right, while Unity of Bon Air church member Harry Simmons interviews him) has written about what he considers to be his journey through the afterlife.

Tickets to this month's event are $25 and will support the new Bon Secours Hospice House being built later this year. > Read more.
Entertainment

A triumphant return

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ is a magnificent, emotional ride

Explaining the nuts and bolts of Pixar’s new, exciting, innovative Inside Out – really digging into the film’s shape-and-color explanation of the human mind – would take up the entirety of this review. And probably three or four more (if movies had instruction manuals, Inside Out’s would be the size and general poundage of a cinder block).

It’s a complicated movie. So here’s the gist, in as simply-put terms can be. > Read more.






 

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