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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project:HOMES’ ‘Renew Crew’ helps Henrico citizen


The project:HOMES "Renew Crew" (above) recently assisted an elderly member of the Laurel Presbyterian Church in Henrico by clearing brush, trimming hedges and raking leaves in her yard.

The Renew Crew serves low-income, disabled and elderly homeowners in need of small-scale home repairs such as porch, railing and step repairs, exterior painting, clearing overgrown yards, tearing down outbuildings, wheelchair ramps and other critical repairs and accessibility modifications. > Read more.

Alzheimer’s Walk raises $436,000


More than 2,000 people participated in the the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter's annual Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s Nov. 5 at Markel Plaza in Innsbrook. The event raised more than $436,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support programs and research.

The event is one of three walks that benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Richmond and is held in celebration of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month.

Donations to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be accepted through the end of the year and can be made at http://www.alz.org/walk. In total, the three walks this year have raised more than $644,344. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


The past couple of days haven’t felt like it, but it’s finally December and this weekend is packed with holiday events. Kicking the weekend off is Glorious Christmas Nights’ production of “Finding Christmas” at West End Assembly of God. Gayton Baptist Church’s annual Jazz Nativity starts tonight. Another annual favorite is tomorrow – the tree lighting at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. In search of Christmas concerts? The Virginians Barbershop Chorus will present its annual Christmas Show tomorrow at the Collegiate School and the Richmond Choral Society will perform Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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