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School supply drive, emergency fund to help Baker E.S. students and faculty


Individuals and organizations wanting to help George F. Baker Elementary School students and staff recover from a March 19 fire at the school now have two ways to help: make a monetary donation or donate items of school supplies.

The weekend fire caused significant smoke-and-water damage to classroom supplies and student materials at the school at 6651 Willson Road in Eastern Henrico.

For tax-deductible monetary donations, the Henrico Education Foundation has created the Baker Elementary School Emergency School Supply Fund.

Henrico School Board to consider modifying student holiday because of cycling event


More than 450,000 spectators are expected in the Richmond area from Sept. 19-27 for the UCI Road World Championships, and cycling crowds may give Henrico County students an extra morning off. The Henrico School Board will consider converting a Sept. 23 half-day student holiday into a full student holiday. The Board will discuss the measure at its 1 p.m. Aug. 13 work session.

Visitors from all over the world will be filling local roads that week, making it a challenge to keep school bus routes on schedule in some parts of the county. The Wednesday half-day student holiday had already been scheduled to allow for staff planning and development time, and falls during the bike race by happenstance.

Three Henrico students participating in 8-day James River Expedition


Three Henrico-area high-school students will embark on an eight-day journey down the James River Saturday along with seven other nearby students as part of the James River Expedition program.

The three Henrico students — Jillian Stuckey, John Vithoulkas and Jack Drimer — will participate in the third and final leg of the expedition, traveling along the James River from Richmond to the Chesapeake Bay. Along the way, the group will make several stops to learn about the science and history of the river.

School Board seeks applicants for Fairfield District seat

JULY 23, 1:45 P.M. – The Henrico County School Board is seeking interested candidates to fill the remainder of the term previously served by two-term Fairfield District representative Lamont Bagby, who resigned today upon being sworn-in to the Virginia House of Delegates. The new member will serve the remainder of Bagby's term, which concludes this year.

Applicants must be registered voters and live in the Fairfield Magisterial District. Applicants must send a letter expressing their interest and a resume to School Board Clerk Sue Largen. In addition, interested applicants must complete a Statement of Economic Interest and a Statement of Qualification.

Henrico teen honored at White House


Recent Hermitage Technical Center graduate Benjamin Miller, of Glen Allen, (pictured, third from right) was honored at the White House last month by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of a Career and Technical Education Innovators Showcase.

Miller was one of three SkillsUSA members who joined three SkillsUSA instructors and two members of the organization's national staff at the June 30 event. During the event, the White House showcased student projects and led discussions with education leaders, business and industry representatives and policymakers on how the best CTE programs can be replicated and expanded. The students and educators were selected through a competitive process run by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).

Confusion leaves summer ESL students without meals


Nearly 200 middle school and high school students who are enrolled in an intensive English as a Second Language summer course at Hungary Creek Middle School are not receiving meals at the school, as the result of apparent confusion about whether the school or program could qualify for a free federal summer meals program.

Approximately 180 students are enrolled in the program, which has run four days per week, from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day, since June 22 and will conclude July 23.

The program is designed to assist students who are determined to be at the lowest levels of English proficiency, so that they will be better prepared academically in the fall, according to Val Gooss, Henrico Public Schools' education specialist for ESL and foreign languages.

Rebuild America volunteers providing makeoves to 3 Henrico schools

Members of the Richmond-area volunteer group Rebuild America are putting in long hours in the July heat to give three Henrico elementary schools a makeover. July 6-10 the participants worked at Highland Springs Elementary School. This week they’re focusing on Ratcliffe and Laburnum elementary schools; volunteers are at the schools from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Thursday.

About 450 people – many affiliated with Faith Landmarks Ministries – are contributing to the makeovers during the two-week initiative. The participants work in bright T-shirts and are painting, raking, pruning, weeding and scrubbing.

Collegiate teacher earns Presidential Award for Excellence, $10,000

Collegiate School science teacher Stewart Williamson has been selected to receive a 2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

The PAEMST program recognizes teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning of mathematics and science and is administered by the National Science Foundation on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Henrico resident wins $10,000 scholarship


Henrico resident Haley Malloy was awarded the seventh-annual Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship by The Goddard School last month. The $10,000 scholarship was open nationally to any seniors in high school who graduated from The Goddard School Pre-K or Kindergarten program. It is presented to one applicant who has demonstrated the work ethic and perseverance that exemplified Anthony A. Martino, the founder of The Goddard School franchise system. Goddard Systems, Inc. CEO Joe Schumacher (pictured, second from left) traveled to Henrico to make the presentation.

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