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Nominees sought for 2014-15 REB Awards

The Community Foundation is seeking nominations of outstanding principals in Henrico County Public Schools. The foundation will award a $7,500 cash grant to one winning principal and a $7,500 grant to be used for initiatives at his or her school, as part of its annual REB Awards. Similar prizes will be awarded in Chesterfield, Hanover and Richmond.

The awards are designed to identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area. Nominees should have served in their current positions for at least three years.

The Community Foundation is inviting nominations from students, parents, colleagues, school personnel and administrators and the community at large. Nominations should take the form of a one to two-page typed letter describing the nominee’s distinguished educational leadership.

School briefs - Holman Middle School

As we move towards the middle of our second marking period, Holman has many exciting events going on. The sports season continues with wrestling, boys’ basketball, and gymnastics. Our winter sports have been doing very well this marking period; basketball won its last game against Brookland recently, its fourth win this season. The wrestling team has also been working hard, winning its match recently as well.

HCPS, Henrico Police to host safety and security forum

Henrico County Public Schools and the Henrico County Division and Police will host a safety and security forum Jan. 17 at Hermitage High School to inform citizens about safety practices and plans in place at schools, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut last month.

Police and school officials will discuss policies. Following their presentations, attendees will be invited to participate in breakout sessions to pose questions and share concerns.

Friday declared ‘Russell Wilson Day’ at Collegiate School

Collegiate School will celebrate alum Russell Wilson’s NFL playoff win this Friday, Jan. 11, by hosting Russell Wilson Day and inviting students to wear Seattle Seahawks or Collegiate spirit wear to school. Students and staff members also will enjoy a cake decorated with a congratulatory message to Wilson, who quarterbacked the Seattle Seahawks to a 24-14 win against the Washington Redskins in the NFL divisional playoffs Sunday at FedEx Field in Maryland.

Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods is donating 50 cakes to Collegiate to celebrate the accomplishments of Wilson and his team.

Bus drivers needed; job fair Jan. 17

Henrico County Public Schools is seeking new bus drivers and encouraging interested candidates to attend the Jan. 17 HCPS Bus Driver Job Fair. The fair will be held in the Community Room at Henrico County Eastern Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Rd., with both morning (9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) and evening (5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) sessions available.

Members of HCPS Human Resources and Pupil Transportation will be on hand to conduct preliminary interviews and to provide information about the application process and employee benefits.

School briefs - Performance Learning Center

Every student in the Performance Learning Center (PLC) has his/her own reason for enrolling. As many may already know, the PLC program is for students to have an opportunity at a smoother, less tense school environment. I have found it to be a very efficiently run school and a place where I can concentrate.

We asked four students questions based on their experiences with the program. Each student is in a different phase of their high school career.

School briefs - Hermitage Technical Center


In the months of November and December, Hermitage Technical Center classes have been focused on finishing up the curricula before winter break. Many of the classes are working hard to wrap up what they can in these final few weeks in hopes that in the New Year, the February air will breeze in some great mid-term test scores.

Also this month, Hermitage Technical Center was updated on the results of the canned food drive. The food drive was a success. Students collected more than 1,800 non-perishable food items and clothing for needy folks. The contest had a winner for both the A.M. and the P.M. classes.

School briefs - Rolfe Middle School

John Rolfe Middle School had numerous events happening in November and the first week of December.

Before students were released for Thanksgiving break, Mr. Armstrong, our principal, started a competition to support the Henrico Christmas Mother program. Almost every Middle school in Henrico County participated. The way the competition worked was whichever class brought in the most canned goods won. The competition went on for about two weeks. The school had a lot of food, but in the end, Mr. Olsen’s class of the seventh grade brought the most cans.

School briefs - Henrico High School


In the microcosm that makes up the IB program of Henrico High School, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is special not because of the half day, or the promise of lots of food in the days to follow, but because it is the day that IB students are honored for their achievements and their completion of a momentous milestone in the IB world.

On Nov. 21, IB parents, teachers, and students gathered to recognize both the current Junior class for their completion of the Middle Years Program (MYP, grades 6-10) and the graduated seniors back from the ‘real world’ in order to receive their IB diplomas.

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