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Chamber, colleges unite to create intern clearinghouse

The Greater Richmond Chamber, in partnership with the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University, recently launched RVAIntern.com, a website through which businesses in the Richmond region can recruit qualified interns from colleges and universities in Central Virginia.

The one-stop site allows employers to submit their internship needs simultaneously to seven schools. Prior to the site's launch, businesses had to visit the websites of each of the seven participating schools to post opportunities to each one.

HCPS-TV to replay high school graduations

If you couldn’t attend a 2014 Henrico County Public Schools graduation, or if you just want to relive the memories, you're in luck.

HCPS-TV will be replaying this year’s graduations on Comcast (channel 99) and FIOS (channel 38) June 24-27. The schedule is as follows:

• June 24: The Academy at Virginia Randolph (10 a.m.);

• June 24: Glen Allen High School (2 p.m.);

Teacher, dentist to compete for Three Chopt seat

UPDATE: JUNE 17, 10 A.M. – A longtime Henrico teacher and a Glen Allen dentist will compete in a special election this November for the right to serve the final year of a four-year term on the Henrico County School Board, after the interim representative failed to submit enough acceptable signatures to appear on the ballot.

Short Pump Elementary School intervention teacher Michelle “Micky” Ogburn and Glen Allen dentist Surya P. Dhakar are seeking to serve the final year of the Three Chopt District board seat that Diana Winston won in 2011 and from which she resigned last August. They will face each other in a Nov. 4 election.

The interim Three Chopt District board member, attorney Robert G. Boyle, Jr. (who was appointed by the board in October) fell four signatures short of qualifying for the ballot, when Henrico Registrar Mark Coakley's office disallowed 57 of the 178 signatures he included with his filing.

HCPS to provide free summer meals for eligible children

Henrico County Public Schools will provide free breakfast and lunch to all eligible county children throughout the summer. The county’s participation in the USDA Summer Food Service Program will run from Monday to Thursday of each week. All sites will be closed on July 3-4.

Enrolled Recreation & Parks Sites
All sites will be open from June 23- Aug. 7. Most sites serve breakfast from 8-9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The following locations will participate: Baker, Glen Lea, Harvie, Holladay, Johnson, Lakeside, Montrose, Sandston, Skipwith, Trevvett and Ward elementaries and Elko Middle.

Va. Fire Officer Academy to donate in memory of UR coaches

The students and staff of the 2014 Virginia Fire Officer Academy are making their annual class gift to the memorial funds established in the names of two University of Richmond women's basketball coaches who died last month.

The academy chose the Ginny Doyle and Natalie Lewis memorial funds in honor of the two women who died in a hot air balloon accident May 9. The two women also were alumni of UR.

HCPS to stream graduations online

Henrico County Public Schools will again provide live streaming video of all HCPS graduations taking place at VCU’s Siegel Center this week. The stream can be accessed at http://www.henrico.k12.va.us or at each high school’s home page. Graduations also will be shown live on HCPS-TV (Comcast Channel 99 and FIOS channel 38) and rebroadcast later.

HCPS Communications and Public Relations will post graduation photo galleries daily, which can be viewed by clicking on the home page “graduation” link. Video clips of school graduations will be available for viewing and download later from the division’s website.

Softball game pairs HS players, disabled students

A unique, inclusive softball game today is pairing students with disabilities and players from Henrico County high school baseball and softball teams. The Challenger Day softball game includes students from Virginia Randolph Education Center and “buddies” from high schools across Henrico County.

Virginia Randolph Education Center is a Henrico County Public Schools program that provides academic and behavioral educational services to students with disabilities.

Pocahontas MS to participate in Relay for Life

At Pocahontas Middle School, cancer awareness has been a passionate school-year mission. A focus that began in summer 2013 culminates June 6 when the Henrico County school participates in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

At the all-night fundraiser, teams will take turns walking or running the school’s track. Participants will also celebrate survivors and remember loved ones who have died.

In the fall, the entire school read “Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie” by teacher-turned-author Jordan Sonnenblick, and incorporated the cancer-themed young adult novel into the curriculum.

Henrico School Board seeks input on new Code of Conduct

Henrico County Public Schools is seeking public comments on the draft version of the school division’s 2014-15 Code of Community Conduct.

The document outlines the roles and responsibilities of students, parents and guardians, and school employees in order to maintain a safe, supportive environment that encourages citizenship.

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