School briefs - Rolfe Middle School

John Rolfe Middle School has numerous events happening in February. On Feb. 7, students and parents had their rising seventh- and eighth-grade curriculum fair. All current sixth- and seventh-grade families were invited to come and learn about the course offerings for 2013-2014.

Feb. 4-8 was National School Counseling Week. We recognized our entire school counseling team that week. We showed thanks to them by doing a different activity each day of the week such as: Crazy Sock Day, Red, White & Blue Day, Backwards Day, and Hat Day. Thank you to all of our school counselors.

On Feb. 15, the student Valentine’s Day Dance was held. It was a chance for a student to bring that special someone to drink, eat and dance. It was sponsored by John Rolfe Middle School’s PTA.

John Rolfe had a coat drive in January. Students could bring coats, gloves, scarves, and hats to put in the donation box. We collected 60 coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. They were all donated to the Richmond Freedom House.

Congratulations to students Chris Jones and Patrick Booker, who were selected to the district chorus group. They joined the district chorus on Feb. 9 at Atlee High School. Congratulations also go out to Ms. Dargon, our chorus teacher.

The winter sports season is over. Now, we head into spring sports. The selections for spring sports are track, boys tennis, girls soccer, baseball and softball.
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Eyes in the sky


Members of the Henrico Citizens Police Academy Alumni (pictured) got a rare peek at the “high” side of law enforcement recently, with a trip to the Metro Aviation Hangar adjacent to Richmond International Airport.

About 25 academy alumni gathered at the hangar July 11 to hear Officer Shaun McCarthy describe a typical day aloft - and some not so typical – in a Cessna owned by the Metro Aviation Unit. > Read more.

Rock on!


The painted rocks craze is thriving in Henrico, as a walk around the grounds of local libraries and parks will demonstrate. This rock was spotted near Libbie Mill Library, and there's a slideshow of many more uniquely-painted stones on the RVA Rocks Facebook page (https://facebook.com/groups/RVARocks/).

Painting and hiding rocks is a family activity appropriate for all ages, and parents especially like the way it fosters creativity and gets kids outdoors. > Read more.

Goochland man arrested at RIC with gun


A Goochland County man was arrested at Richmond International Airport July 19 after Transportation Security Administration officers found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag.

A TSA officer detected the 9 mm caliber handgun inside the man’s carry-on bag as it entered the security checkpoint X-ray machine. The handgun was loaded with 12 bullets. > Read more.

Kansas man struck, killed while crossing West Broad Street

A 54-year-old Kansas man was struck and killed by a car while attempting to cross West Broad Street near Bethlehem Road in the Near West End at about 10:30 p.m., July 19.

Julius A. McBride of Overland Park, Kansas, was struck by a car traveling east on West Broad Street. > Read more.

Henrico Police warn citizens to ‘Take it, Lock it or Lose it’


Eastern parts of Henrico County have witnessed a recent increase in larceny from automobiles, so Henrico Police officials are spreading the word to encourage citizens to lock their vehicles.

Police are handing out and posting fliers and putting message boards in neighborhoods to educate residents.

There usually is a rise of larceny from automobiles during Christmas, spring and summer break, said Henrico Police Officer James Bupp. > Read more.

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“Rise Up Strong: Be Healthy” is a multi-generational event taking place July 7-9 at Gayton Kirk Presbyterian Church, 11421 Gayton Rd. Events for all ages start at 5 p.m. July 7 with a cookout followed by a circle dance and vespers. July 8 activities include yoga, art for relaxation and a nature walk. The culminating event will be the packaging of meals for Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop World Hunger) at 5 p.m. July 9. The church hopes to pack 20,000 meals for school children across the world. Richmond’s Tommy Written Jazz Trio will provide entertainment. For details, call 741-5254 or visit http://www.thegaytonkirk.org. Full text

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