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School plant sales planned


Two Henrico schools will hold spring plant sales in the coming weeks.

The sale at the Academy at Virginia Randolph April 23-24 will offer a large selection of annuals and perennials for sun and shade, as well as a selection of tomatoes and peppers. Only checks and cash will be accepted. Four-packs and six-packs of plants will cost $2 and $3; four-inch pots of mixed flowers and herbs $2 apiece; 4.5-inch pots of mixed flowers and perennials $4 apiece; geraniums $3 each; hanging baskets $8 each; 12-inch pots of herbs $12 apiece; and four-inch pots of tomatoes and peppers $2 each.

Virginia Randolph is located at 2204 Mountain Road in Glen Allen.

Student spotlight - Henrico H.S.

It’s a freezing morning – my breath making a thicker fog than the exhaust from a pickup truck, as I slowly make my way to my fourth period. Winter: It comes once a year. Some people love it, some people don’t. Winter is tougher for the students of Henrico County – specifically the students at Henrico, J.R. Tucker and Varina high schools.

All three are “campus style” schools – meaning you walk outside between buildings, to your classes. Both Henrico and J.R Tucker were built in 1962, which explains why both sites are extremely similar. Varina was built in 1963.

Student spotlight - Henrico H.S.

As I stroll down the hallways of Henrico High I notice so many styles and cultures making their intended statement. Looking to my left, I see a girl with a funky hair cut that screams rebel loud and proud, accompanied by a pair of leather pants and a big vintage sweater suggesting she’s trendy, yet sensible.

Turning my head, I catch a glimpse of a boy wearing a cardigan and a button up with a belt. These are just a few of the thousands of trends set every day. Immediately after meeting someone, we form a three-second snap judgment.

Henrico HS student earns national award

Henrico High School’s Dylan Reissner, a senior in visual arts, received a merit award in the selective National YoungArts competition.

Reissner’s unique “wearable art” impressed judges who recognized its use of fashion and color to create memorable visual experiences. The merit award includes a cash prize of $500 along with opportunities to earn additional scholarships and participate in workshops with other winners.

Henrico fifth-graders win honors in historical essay contest

Fifteen Henrico fifth-graders were honored for their essays highlighting historical figures and events at the 11th Annual Historical Awareness Project awards reception, held Nov. 25 at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center.

Sponsored by the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee in cooperation with the Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks and Henrico County Public Schools, the project is based on the county’s fifth-grade curriculum and is designed to provide students with an awareness of their local heritage, while encouraging the writers and their families to learn more about their community history.

4 Henrico teachers earn REB awards

Four Henrico County Public Schools teachers earned R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence, which serve to identify, recognize, and promote excellence in classroom teaching in area public schools.

The teachers are: Helen Archer of Tuckahoe Elementary School, Amanda Hall of Fairfield Middle School, Merle James of Echo Lake Elementary School and Heather White of Jackson Davis Elementary School.

Deep Run robotics team hosts meet

Deep Run High School's FIRST Robotics Team 1086 Blue Cheese hosted an FLL (FIRST Lego League) tournament as well as a Jr. FLLExpo Nov. 2.

The event featured 18 FLL teams and five Jr. FLL teams from Henrico and surrounding counties, totaling more than 200 participants. In addition to the competitions, WRIC meteorologist Matt DiNardo spoke about meteorology and natural disasters, and Lynn Norris, the director of the Center for Information Technology at Deep Run, spoke about the importance of science and technology education in schools.

HCPS to host job fair Dec. 4

Henrico County Public Schools' Human Resources department will host a job fair on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Virginia Employment Commission Resource Workforce Center, 121 Cedar Fork Road, Henrico 23223. The event will take place in two sessions: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to candidates for full-time and substitute bus driver positions, HCPS is seeking applicants for substitute positions as custodians and cafeteria assistants.

A dialogue about diversity

Students from Godwin, Hermitage, Highland Springs and Varina high schools, as well as the GRAD Center at PLC, attended the fourth annual Diversity Dialogue Day, sponsored by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Nov. 14 at the University of Richmond.

In total, more than 150 10th, 11th and 12th grade students and educators from high schools in the region attended the event, which offered a hands-on workshop to teach lessons about diversity, discrimination and respect.

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