Citizen Staff Reports 09/22/2014 Education
Henrico County Public Schools has scheduled a series of public meetings to receive feedback and new ideas on the proposed Code of Community Conduct for the 2015-16 school year. The proposed Code of Community Conduct outlines the roles and responsibilities of students, parents and guardians and school employees in order to maintain a safe, supportive environment that encourages citizenship.
The public meetings listed below will be attended by the district’s representative on the School Board, Superintendent Pat Kinlaw, and school division administrators.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/09/2014 Education
Henrico County Public Schools will again provide live streaming video of all HCPS graduations taking place at VCU’s Siegel Center this week. The stream can be accessed at http://www.henrico.k12.va.us or at each high school’s home page. Graduations also will be shown live on HCPS-TV (Comcast Channel 99 and FIOS channel 38) and rebroadcast later.
HCPS Communications and Public Relations will post graduation photo galleries daily, which can be viewed by clicking on the home page “graduation” link. Video clips of school graduations will be available for viewing and download later from the division’s website.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/04/14 Education
A unique, inclusive softball game today is pairing students with disabilities and players from Henrico County high school baseball and softball teams. The Challenger Day softball game includes students from Virginia Randolph Education Center and “buddies” from high schools across Henrico County.
Virginia Randolph Education Center is a Henrico County Public Schools program that provides academic and behavioral educational services to students with disabilities.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/29/2014 Education
At Pocahontas Middle School, cancer awareness has been a passionate school-year mission. A focus that began in summer 2013 culminates June 6 when the Henrico County school participates in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
At the all-night fundraiser, teams will take turns walking or running the school’s track. Participants will also celebrate survivors and remember loved ones who have died.
In the fall, the entire school read “Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie” by teacher-turned-author Jordan Sonnenblick, and incorporated the cancer-themed young adult novel into the curriculum.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/29/2014 Education
Henrico County Public Schools is seeking public comments on the draft version of the school division’s 2014-15 Code of Community Conduct.
The document outlines the roles and responsibilities of students, parents and guardians, and school employees in order to maintain a safe, supportive environment that encourages citizenship.
Hermitage High School student Melanie Scearce (pictured above) this month won the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor. Scearce’s piece, entitled “Caroline,” was rated the best among the 89 entries by a panel of professional judges and 7th Congressional District residents, who cast ballots online.
Scearce’s portrait will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, along with winning pieces by all high school students across the country. The online People’s Choice Award winner was Sophie Smith of Hermitage High School.
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor 05/20/2014 Education
Nidia Chajon knows what it’s like to arrive in the United States from a foreign country, uncertain about what lies ahead. When she came to the U.S. from Guatemala two decades ago, there was no one to advocate for her and help ease the transition to a new culture, new surroundings and a new language.
In short, she didn’t have a Nidia Chajon. Fortunately, the families of Holladay Elementary School do.
Today, Chajon is one of 21 family advocates working in Henrico County’s Title I elementary schools and preschool programs;. (Title I schools are those whose percentage of students on free or reduced lunch plans exceeds a certain threshold.)
Citizen Staff Reports 05/19/2014 Education
Audra Yerian, a kindergarten teacher at Sandston Elementary School, was named Henrico County Public Schools’ 2014 Gilman Teacher of the Year earlier this month, while Charles Cuccherini, a science teacher at J.R. Tucker High School, was named the division’s 2014 First-Year Teacher of the Year.
The teachers were honored at a ceremony at Glen Allen High School.
The school system also announced three winners of the inaugural Chris Corallo Distinguished Leadership Award. The award is named in honor of Corallo, a former assistant superintendent for instruction and organizational development, who died in 2013.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/12/2014 Education
Members of the Maggie Walker Chess Club took first place in the U1200 team competition of the United States Chess Federation National High School Championship. The tournament was held April 4-6 in San Diego, Calif.
The winning team was composed of seniors Bryan Kaperick and Bobby Grayson of Richmond and freshmen Matthew Normansell and Jeffery Song of Henrico. They competed in the K-12 under 1200 section.
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CalendarRegistration ends today for the Henrico NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner on Sept. 27 at Quioccasin Baptist Church, 9011 Quioccasin Rd. The speaker will be Ms. Clayola Brown, president of A.… Full text