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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.

School briefs - Glen Allen High School

After a second successful year, the Glen Allen Silent Night basketball game has been solidified as a tradition that will continue for years to come. During the Silent Night game the crowd is completely silent until the team scores its tenth basket – then the crowd erupts.

School briefs - Deep Run High School

A huge decision was made recently by all of the students at DRHS regarding the numerous classes they will be taking next year. While for most students it feels that the year has just begun, they had to begin considering what they want to take for their next year of school. It was an arduous process because we know that the classes we choose will affect our performance and ability to do well in the year ahead.

School briefs - Rolfe Middle School

John Rolfe Middle School has numerous events happening in February. On Feb. 7, students and parents had their rising seventh- and eighth-grade curriculum fair. All current sixth- and seventh-grade families were invited to come and learn about the course offerings for 2013-2014.

Springfield Park Elementary team excels in Knowledge Master Open

The Springfield Park Knowledge Master Team competed in the Knowledge Master Open academic competition and earned a score of 724 out of a possible 1000 points to come in first place in Virginia and 18th place in the United States.

The Knowledge Master Open is an academic competition during which teams of students from all over the country compete to answer 100 questions on various subjects including math, literature, history, geography, fine arts, and science. Teams have only 60 seconds to answer each question and can earn bonus points for answering in less than 30 seconds.

Varina student joins ‘People to People’

Varina High School student Andrew Johnson (pictured) will travel to England, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria this summer as a student ambassador with the People to People program.

Johnson, a junior, will join other student ambassadors for a 20-day European experience designed to provide future leaders with international awareness.

School Board approves stricter GPA standards for high school athletes

UPDATE: FEB. 14, 4:46 PM – The Henrico County School Board today voted 4-1 to adopt stricter academic standards for high school athletes, requiring that they maintain 2.0 grade point averages in order to play school-sanctioned sports beginning in the 2013-14 school year.

Three Chopt District representative Diana Winston voted against the item on a technicality, arguing that the standards should have been adopted as new School Board policy rather than merely as updated school system regulations. But she said she strongly supported the tougher standards.

Steward spruces up Chimborazo ES

Steward School students Catie McKinnon (pictured, left) and Mary McLaughlin paint as part of a beautification project the school conducted at Chimborazo Elementary School in Richmond on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 21. Since 2010, all Steward students have taken part in the annual "Day of Service" on the King holiday, working to enhance city schools.

This year, students and faculty members helped provide makeovers for Chimborazo's art room and lobby, while others installed artwork by Steward students, created flower pots and repainted various areas.

Pilot program pairs advisors, athletes

High school athletes in Henrico County soon could face tougher academic standards, but those who currently fall below the new threshold won't have to look far to find someone ready to help them boost their grades.

The Henrico School Board is moving closer to the implementation of a mandatory 2.0 grade point average for high school athletes – a plan that could take effect officially for the 2014-15 school year and one that is a significant increase from the Virginia High School League standards, which require only that students maintain a 0.7 GPA in order to compete in sanctioned sports.

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