Henrico County VA

School briefs - Rolfe Middle School

February was a huge month for John Rolfe Middle School with numerous student events.

In the middle of February, students had an assembly for the John Rolfe PTA Spring fundraiser. We had a fundraiser exactly like this back in December. Students gathered in the auditorium to listen to our guest speaker. The fundraiser is to sell various magazines about jewelry, cooking, games and even dessert. You name it, we probably have it! There are different things you get when you sell a certain number of magazines, but the cool thing is one magazine counts as two!

In honor of Youth Art Month, the art department is celebrating Andy Warhol, an American artist that was a leading figure in the visual art movement. The department is also holding a canned food drive for the Richmond Food Bank. You have to come to school and put the cans in your classroom’s food box. The class with the most cans will have a breakfast party on March 22, on behalf of the art department. All donations are due by March 29.

Congratulations to John Rolfe’s "Teacher of the Year" nominee, Ms. Denise Beeman! She is a sixth-grade social studies teacher and department chair. Mr. Kawaune Rawlings, a health and P.E. teacher and head basketball coach, is our "First Year Teacher of the Year." John Rolfe’s Christie Award nominee goes to Ms. Tess Short, our school counseling director. This nomination was for staff who worked with our students with disabilities.

More cyclists on the way

Riders to pass through county on East Coast Greenway tour
From October 4-9, 35 cyclists will be riding through Henrico County as part of a 325-mile tour of the East Coast Greenway (ECG) route from Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Raleigh, NC.

A 2,900-mile trail route that extends from the Canadian border at Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida, The East Coast Greenway is heading into its 25th year. The Week A Year (WAY) Tour is an annual ride and fundraiser that has been working its way south since the first WAY Tour launched from Calais, Maine in 2011. Riders cover a different section of the Greenway each year and are on target to complete the route in Key West in 2019. > Read more.

Henrico woman wins $1M in Va. Lottery game

When Amanda Spiller of Henrico saw that she’d won the $1 million prize in the Virginia Lottery’s $100 Million Cash Extravaganza game, it didn’t immediately sink in.

“I was in shock. . . complete shock,” she said. “I had to double and triple check.”

She bought the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 2750 Hungary Spring Road in Henrico. She had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $681,000 before taxes. She chose the cash option. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket. > Read more.

The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band to perform Oct. 15

Henrico County Recreation and Parks is hosting a concert by The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs. This free concert will be held at 7 p.m. and will feature Soldier-Musicians from the U.S. Army Field Band.

Since its inception in 1981, The Volunteers has been telling the Army story through rock, pop, country, and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, and Iraq. This group tours more than 100 days each year, bringing a powerful message of patriotism and support to communities large and small. > Read more.


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