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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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


Dance the night away at Henrico’s “Legendary Dance Night” – tomorrow at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center! The University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts is also offering some legendary music – check out Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles tonight and the Shanghai Quartet with Wu Man on Sunday – and Suzie and the G-Tones will perform at the Bryan Park Bar and Grill in Lakeside. If you’re searching for a family-friendly option, the film “Annie” will be at the Henrico Theatre for two showings tomorrow. Tickets are only $1! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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The Central Virginia Disaster Survivor Day training in Henrico County will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Henrico Public Safety Training Center at 7701 E. Parham Rd. This free course is designed to introduce you to general emergency preparedness and safety information, and to provide each registered address a free backpack to take home and develop your own disaster survival kit. Learn about weather awareness, household safety, first aid and hygiene, planning and documents and basic active shooter awareness. For details, visit http://www.survivorday.com. Full text

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