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Academy at Virginia Randolph to celebrate school’s centennial Oct. 17

The Academy at Virginia Randolph will celebrate its centennial Oct. 17, marking a century since the Henrico County school was dedicated in honor of the pioneering educator.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 2204 Mountain Road in Glen Allen. It will feature a presentation from a historian with an interest in Randolph, and remarks from a representative of the Capitol Foundation, which is leading fundraising efforts for a women’s monument on the Virginia capitol
grounds. The monument will include Randolph as one of 12 featured women from Virginia history. The celebration will also have music, food, drinks and games. Each of the school’s trade instructors will have a booth with information and activities about the field they teach.

Montessori students receive Latin, Spanish exam honors

Five Latin I students at Richmond Montessori School received praise for successful completion of the National Latin Exam, and nine others placed highly on the National Spanish Examination.

Micaela Wibberly and Molly McCue earned a gold medal, with a summa cum laude certificate, while Alex McQuilkin and Asha Iyer each earned a silver medal, with a maxima cum laude certificate, and Jeri Newmann earned the highest honors for honorable mention, with a magna cum laude certificate.

College and career readiness programs recognized

Outstanding CTE programs and partnerships from around the state were recognized June 14 at the Creating Excellence Awards Program, a partnership of the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), the Virginia Career Education Foundation (VCEF) and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). In the VDOE Secondary CTE Awards category, Region 1 - Future Leaders in Project Management, nominated by Henrico County Public Schools, earned the award for Business and Industry Partnerships.

GRASP awards scholarships to Henrico students

GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP), a non-profit education organization headquartered in Glen Allen, recently awarded 176 Last Dollar scholarships totaling $122,500 to Virginia high school students graduating in 2013.

GRASP is dedicated to helping primarily low income and disabled students overcome financial and social barriers to attending college or vocational education after high school.

‘Arrive Alive’ tour visits Glen Allen HS

Dylan Gordon, a senior at Glen Allen H.S., took the wheel of a high-tech simulator May 21 as the Arrive Alive Tour from UNITE visited GAHS to raise awareness among teens of the dangers of distracted and drunken driving. Storn Olson of UNITE looked on from the window as Gordon, using a video simulator, moved from focused "driving" to driving while texting and while impaired.

Richmond Montessori expanding

Richmond Montessori School recently completed the first phase of its ‘Unfold Our Future Campaign,’ a two-part effort to build an upper elementary and science building and a new full-sized gym. School officials celebrated with more than 600 guests during a picnic and music and arts show on the school's Parham Road campus May 28.

HCPS to stream graduations live online

Henrico County Public Schools will provide live streaming video of all HCPS graduations taking place at the Siegel Center June 11-13. The stream can be accessed through the system's website, http://www.henrico.k12.va.us Gradu.ations also will be shown live on HCPS-TV (Comcast Channel 99 and FIOS channel 38).

Colonial Trail students honored as ‘global citizens’

At the beginning of the school year, Tiffany Graves’ fourth-grade class at Colonial Trail Elementary School in Glen Allen embarked upon an ambitious series of service projects to benefit both its local community and the world.

The students accomplished a lot in just one year, and they celebrated their achievements by getting out of class for a Community Service and Adoption Ceremony in the school library on May 29.

HCPS earns substance abuse prevention recognition

The Henrico County Public Schools system was one of 14 systems honored June 3 by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell for their efforts to prevent substance abuse among youth. Recipients were recognized as part of the Governor’s Substance Abuse Prevention Recognition Program, which is a component of the Substance Abuse Awareness is Vital for Virginia Youth (SAVVY) initiative.

SAVVY’s goal through the recognition program is to highlight evidence-based substance abuse prevention and intervention efforts in Virginia's schools and communities.

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