Students perform better in 10 tests, same in 4 others
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor 08/27/2014 Education
UPDATE: AUG. 27, 11:15 A.M. – The pass rates of Henrico County students on the Virginia Standards of Learning exams during the 2013-14 school year dropped from the previous year on 19 of the 34 tests administered, according to statistics released today by the Virginia Department of Education.
Pass rates of county students on 10 other SOL tests increased from the previous year's results, while remaining the same on 4 other tests. One test was administered for the first time in 2013-14 school year.
Two Henrico County college students were among 144 students nationwide selected as White House interns for the Fall 2012 session. Inesha Premaratne and Matthew Shapiro, both of Glen Allen will participate in the program, which aims to make the White House accessible to future leaders and prepare them for future leadership opportunities.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/16/2012 Education
Henrico County Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Russo will host a series of five public meetings with Henrico citizens – one in each magisterial district – during the coming weeks.
The meetings will provide an opportunity for citizens to ask questions and engage in an open dialogue with Russo about school-related issues.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/15/2012 Education
Students and staff from Tucker High School will present “Movements,” a stage production featuring music, monologues and more, on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Tucker High auditorium. “Movements,” a show about being moved to move others, will be presented to the Henrico community in order to raise money and items for Daily Planet, a local organization that offers comprehensive health and human services to the homeless, as well as potentially homeless, in the Greater Richmond area.
While all members of the Henrico High School International Baccalaureate (IB) class of 2012 were awarded the Virginia Advanced Studies Diploma, the county's school system recently received notification that 93 percent of the IB Diploma candidates from that class were awarded the IB Diploma, surpassing the world average of 78.1 percent.
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 10/07/2012 Education
Henrico's Nuckols Farm Elementary School celebrated its new National Blue Ribbon School status Sept. 20 with a student body assembly, music, and visits from Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) leaders as well as representatives from Senator Mark Warner's office and the U.S. Dept. of Education.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/06/2012 Education
Bon Secours Virginia Health System recently unveiled its "movin' mania" program – designed to address childhood obesity – at Montrose Elementary in Eastern Henrico, one of a number of local schools that will employ the program.
Bon Secours will donate $120,000 to 115 schools in Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield and Richmond to fund SOL-compliant movin' mania Learnercise mats, which encourage learning while moving.
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor 10/04/2012 Education
Henrico County public schools and school-sponsored events soon will be entirely tobacco-free, following the School Board's 4-1 vote Sept. 27 to enact a tobacco-free policy.
The policy likely will not take effect officially for a period of at least a few months, so that staff members and visitors who smoke or use tobacco have time to become adjusted to it.
Board member Lisa Marshall of the Tuckahoe District cast the dissenting vote.
BJ’s Wholesale Club announced recently that it will partner with Pemberton Elementary School in Henrico County through BJ’s Adopt-a-School program. On Sept. 20 BJ's hosted a fundraiser for Pemberton attended by 300 family members, who enjoyed a clown, arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and a fundraising dinner for the school with all
proceeds benefiting the school.
BJ’s will provide PES with resources that enhance students’ educational experience through curriculum enhancement, community involvement, and fundraising. The school will also receive a donation of $500 to use for school supplies.
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