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Steward School named Green Ribbon School by US Dept. of Education

The Steward School was one of four schools in Virginia and one of 58 schools in the United States named a Green Ribbon School this week by the U.S. Department of Education.

The schools were honored for their efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health and ensure effective environmental education, including civics and green career pathways. Nine colleges and universities also were honored with the Postsecondary Sustainability Award.

School briefs - Holman Middle School

Holman Middle School is where the tradition of excellence begins and continues to grow. In March, there were many opportunities to be involved in Holman’s fundraisers and events.

Drama: Holman’s school play is an annual event that is a must-see! This year, March 8-10, students, with the help of Mrs. Neely and Ms. Sabalis, put on the show, Charlotte’s Web.

Henrico students lead Governor’s School Model UN event

Henrico Maggie Walker Governor's School students (from left to right) Karthik Chetty, Bobby Bohnke, Caroline Weakland, Matthew King and Rohan Pidaparti participated in the 16th Annual Governor’s School Model United Nations Conference (GSMUN XVI) March 22-23 at the school, which hosted students from Baltimore to Virginia Beach and points in between.

This year's event raised $10,200 for the charity Free the Children, under the leadership of Bohnke. The entire conference is run by students.

Students ‘try on’ careers at Gayton E.S.

Gayton Elementary School fourth and fifth graders had the opportunity to visit with representatives of approximately 80 different occupations March 22 as GES celebrated its biannual career day.

Among the students who enjoyed trying on handcuffs at the Hermitage Technical Center criminal justice program booth were Shea Gunter (center) and friends Aiden Ginn (left) and Sarah Hastings.

Students attend WWII roundtable seminar

Students and teachers from J.R. Tucker High School and Varina High School recently participated in the World War II Roundtable Seminar at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond.

They had the opportunity to meet and learn first-hand about World War II from a panel of 12 Virginia World War II veterans from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, including a survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941 and a former Army Ranger who was part of the first wave of Americans who hit the beaches of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944.

CMoR Short Pump to host kindergarten readiness forum

The Children's Museum of Richmond in Short Pump will host Central Virginia's only public kindergarten readiness forum for preschool parents April 12 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The forum is free and open to the public; limited childcare will be available for pre-registered attendees.

Representatives from both public and private schools will discuss the process of selecting the right kindergarten, and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of parenting and school experts as they consider kindergarten options.

‘Project Plant It!’ lessons expand

Thanks to a teacher from Henrico County Public Schools, there’s a new high-tech tool to help elementary students learn about trees and the environment with Project Plant It!, the award-winning environmental education program from Dominion.

Markley Kautz-Scanavy, a third-grade teacher at Rivers Edge Elementary, created interactive modules, based on the Project Plant It! lesson plans in math, science and language arts, to use on the electronic Promethean Boards that many elementary school teachers have in their classrooms.

Kindergarten registration planned for April 11

Registration for entering kindergarten students will be held at all Henrico County public elementary schools on Thursday, April 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Va. Homeschoolers celebrates 20th anniversary

Interested and anxious parents and rambunctious and excited students packed The Cultural Arts Center last weekend to share a common interest: home schooling.

The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers celebrated its 20th anniversary while providing introductory information for interested attendees and a new perspective for home-schooling parents and students.

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