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Richmond Montessori students participate in ‘International Day of Peace’


As a part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Richmond Montessori School students participated in the International Day of Peace Sept. 21.

Students gathered in the morning and joined 125,000 students in 65 countries to sing “Light a Candle for Peace.” (Watch their performance at https://youtu.be/j8hxHgZcoos.)

Reynolds Community College named a ‘2016 Great College to Work For’


J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College is a great college to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a trade publication for colleges and universities.

The results, released this week in The Chronicle’s ninth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 281 colleges and universities. Only 93 of the institutions that applied for the program achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Reynolds included among the large universities and colleges with 10,000 or more students.

Henrico Schools seeks substitute teachers, clerical workers, nurses

Henrico County Public Schools is seeking substitutes for teachers, clerical workers, nurses, school security personnel, alternative ed technicians and instructional assistants. Members of the HCPS Human Resources Department will be at the Eastern Henrico Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Road, from 9 a.m. to noon July 20 to talk with interested candidates.

Substitute teacher candidates must have a four-year college degree and be at least 19. Candidates for substitutes for clerical workers, school security staff members, alternative ed technicians and instructional assistants must have a high school diploma or GED. Substitutes for nurses must have a nursing degree (RN or LPN) and a current license, as well as CPR/AED and first aid certification cards.

Imparting pearls of wisdom

Eight young ladies in Henrico County just became “polished pearls” after graduating from Deborah Price’s Polished Peal Society etiquette program June 25.

Price is a third-grade teacher in Henrico who noticed that girls in her classes seemed to lack confidence and manners. So she did something about it – she opened the society, which serves as an etiquette school.

Classes run from October through June and culminate in a “Pearl Ball” at which the students (ages 8-18) are formally presented as graduates and polished pearls. The ball ties together all of the new skills that the girls have learned through Price’s program.

HCPS seeks bus drivers, school nutrition substitutes


Henrico Schools is hiring bus drivers and school nutrition substitutes. The school system will host a job fair Tuesday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East Street.

Members of the HCPS Human Resources, Pupil Transportation and School Nutrition Services departments will conduct preliminary interviews on site with interested candidates. Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at http://henricoschools.us/careers.

Henrico County Public Schools wins 9 national awards


Nine Henrico County Public Schools’ initiatives have been recognized in the 2016 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards. The annual awards recognize groundbreaking county government programs across the nation. HCPS winners were:

• Homegrown Diesel Tech: A Partnership of Schools and Central Automotive Maintenance, Henrico County Public Schools
• Instructional Technology Website
• ZippSlipping into Libraries

Henrico Schools to participate in USDA summer food service


Henrico County Public Schools, through its Division of School Nutrition Services, will participate in the 2016 Summer Food Service Program administered by the US Department of Agriculture. The program provides meals to students enrolled in Henrico Schools summer programs or in those run by the Henrico County Department of Recreation and Parks.

Food service will be from Monday through Thursday each week. (All sites will be closed Monday, July 4, in recognition of the Independence Day holiday.) Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Henrico Public Schools wins two ‘Creating Excellence’ awards from VDOE


The Henrico County Public Schools system earned two statewide honors this week at the Creating Excellence Awards Program, sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Community College System and held June 9 in Richmond.

The HCPS sports medicine program won the Region One Program award, and the Computer Systems Technology Advisory Committee won the region's Advisory Committee award.

Students earn teaching jobs


From the moment they complete high school, graduates’ thoughts already are beginning to turn toward the job market and the anxieties of finding a career after graduating college. These concerns are no longer present for 19 high school seniors in Henrico.

This group of 19 students is part of the HCPS Teacher Scholars Program. The program, now in its second year, awards successful students who have an interest in education with a guaranteed teaching position in Henrico County following graduation, as well as a $5,000 scholarship.

HCPS officials selected awardees through an application process and a “mock lesson” delivered to a selection panel.

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