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‘Leader in Me’ book tour to stop at Henrico school


One of the authors of a best-selling book credited with improving schools is making Henrico's Holladay Elementary School one of her stops on a 30-city book tour.

Muriel Summers, a co-author of “The Leader in Me: How Schools Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time,” will appear Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. at Holladay. Five schools in Henrico County have instituted the “Leader in Me” program based on management guru Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” According program administrators FranklinCovey Education, nearly 2,000 schools in 25 countries have adopted the leadership program, and the book has sold more than 200,000 copies.

3 high schools named to US News list

Deep Run, Godwin and Freeman High Schools were named among the “2013 Best High Schools” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and were among the top 40 in the state. Deep Run ranked 12th in Virginia, besting all other high schools in the Greater Richmond area.

CTE ‘Visionaries’ celebrated at event

The Henrico County Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education Department hosted the Second Annual CTE Visionary Awards Ceremony April 9 at the Torque Club at Richmond International Raceway. Honorees (from left, pictured with Lisa Schaffner of UNOS, master of ceremonies) Patrick Russo, Henrico County Public Schools superintendent, Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas, and Richmond International Raceway President Dennis Bickmeier were each presented with Visionary Awards, which recognize leaders in the community who see the need to move career and technical education forward.

School briefs - Hermitage Technical Center

Returning from spring break, many students at Hermitage Tech were eager to finish this year with good grades.

However, many students will be surprised to realize that their grades have dropped because they have not been wearing the appropriate safety attire in the labs and classrooms.

School briefs - Henrico High School

The week of March 25 saw the walkways of Henrico High School lined with flags from the countries of the world. That could only mean one thing: it was Foreign Language Week.

Foreign Language Week is an annual tradition at HHS, and it is one of the most fun weeks of the school year. There are a number of activities in which students may partake.

Henrico student artist named NAWBO Student Entrepreneur of the Year

Annie Ward Love, a sophomore at Henrico High School’s Center for the Arts, was named the 2013 Student Entrepreneur of the Year by the Richmond chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Love launched Love Lines Art when she was 12 years old and sells everything from t-shirts and calendars, to note cards and prints.

Tucker HS hosting drive for Texas schools

A student at JR Tucker High School has organized a school supply and book drive to assist the schools in West, Texas, that were affected by last week's fertilizer plant explosion there. The blast damaged or destroyed three of the town's four schools and materials, which cannot be used.

Tucker student Shane Powers is encouraging members of the public to contribute school supplies and gently used, or new, books to the effort by dropping them off at the front office at Tucker.

HCPS named a top music community

Henrico County Public Schools has been named one of the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation’s 14th annual “Best Communities for Music Education” survey. Henrico is the only school system in the country to hold this distinction for all 14 years.

The Best Communities designation recognizes collaborative, from-the-ground-up efforts of teachers, administrators, students and parents who continually work to keep comprehensive music education as an integral part of the core curriculum.

‘Teacher of the Year,’ ‘First Year Teacher’ finalists announced

Henrico County Public Schools officials this month released the names of the finalists for its Gilman Teacher of the Year and The First-Year Teacher of the Year awards. The Gilman finalists are: Fairfield District – Jimmi Dineen Fender (Henrico High); Three Chopt District – Deborah D'Allessandro (Pocahontas Middle); Tuckahoe District – Jaime Kegley (Maybeury Elementary); Brookland District – Taylor Snow (Moody Middle); Varina District – Kelly Ostrom (Varina High).

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