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‘Evening with Henry Winkler’ event to benefit Henrico Schools

The Henrico Education Foundation will host a Nov. 3 fundraiser at Glen Allen High School with actor and author Henry Winkler, who is best known for his role as Fonzie in the 1970s sitcom "Happy Days."

The event, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., will include remarks and conversation with Winkler; coffee and dessert; and a book sale and signing.

Tables of eight for the event are $150 and may be purchased at http://www.henricogives.org or by calling (804) 652-3869, ext. 3. Individual tickets will be released in early fall.

Henrico Schools to participate in USDA summer food service

Henrico County Public Schools, through its Division of School Nutrition Services, will participate in the 2016 Summer Food Service Program administered by the US Department of Agriculture. The program provides meals to students enrolled in Henrico Schools summer programs or in those run by the Henrico County Department of Recreation and Parks.

Food service will be from Monday through Thursday each week. (All sites will be closed Monday, July 4, in recognition of the Independence Day holiday.) Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Henrico Public Schools wins two ‘Creating Excellence’ awards from VDOE

The Henrico County Public Schools system earned two statewide honors this week at the Creating Excellence Awards Program, sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Community College System and held June 9 in Richmond.

The HCPS sports medicine program won the Region One Program award, and the Computer Systems Technology Advisory Committee won the region's Advisory Committee award.

Students earn teaching jobs

From the moment they complete high school, graduates’ thoughts already are beginning to turn toward the job market and the anxieties of finding a career after graduating college. These concerns are no longer present for 19 high school seniors in Henrico.

This group of 19 students is part of the HCPS Teacher Scholars Program. The program, now in its second year, awards successful students who have an interest in education with a guaranteed teaching position in Henrico County following graduation, as well as a $5,000 scholarship.

HCPS officials selected awardees through an application process and a “mock lesson” delivered to a selection panel.

Through SEARCH, disabled students find answers

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali

With that quote, Project SEARCH Director Jennifer McDonough thanked the five graduates of this year's program during a ceremony June 10 at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital in Henrico, telling them that their hard work and dedication had paid off.

Project SEARCH – a program that began in 2009 and has snowballed into a nationwide organization with programs in more than 400 communities – provides yearlong opportunities for high school students with autism and other disabilities to train and work within hospitals.

HCPS announces ‘Un-Initiative’ winners

Three ideas designed to save time and resources are the winners of Henrico County Public Schools' second-annual "Un-Initiative."

Six HCPS employees who submitted the ideas will receive cash prizes for their efforts. The school division’s unique policy-housecleaning contest is designed to eliminate or reduce outdated initiatives or tasks to promote more efficient and effective efforts.

Superintendent Pat Kinlaw writes personal checks to the individuals who suggested the winning ideas. Henrico parent Burt Hazelwood also assists by providing funds to reward additional employees for their suggestions.

Reynolds CC fall registration opens June 13

Reynolds Community College's open registration for the 2016 fall semester starts June 13. Through the start of classes Aug. 22, students may register online at http://www.reynolds.edu Stude.nts also may register in-person in Enrollment Services, located on each campus, from June 13 to Aug. 12 and Aug. 15 to 20.

Reynolds also will host a number of new student orientation sessions in June, July and August for students who will be starting college in the fall.

Henrico students honored with Wegmans scholarship

Three Henrico students are among the graduating seniors who received a $500 scholarship as part of Wegmans’ Employee Scholarship Program.

In total eight local students were given the scholarship, which is awarded to student-employees who exemplify the family-owned company’s values: Caring, respect, high standards, empowerment and making a difference. The three Henrico students are: Michelle Swanson – Deep Run High School, Stephen Tivenan – Mills E. Godwin High School and Olivia Williams – Glen Allen High School.

Five Henrico students win scholar-athlete awards

Five Henrico student-athletes were among students from the Metro Richmond region who earned scholarships at the Times-Dispatch/Sports Backers Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner, held recently at the Jefferson Hotel.

Since its inception in 1992, the program has distributed nearly $1 million to local students who excel in athletics and academics.

Five students in Henrico won $2,500 scholarships: Annemarie Beran – J. R. Tucker High School; Ashley Brown – Henrico High School; Sydney Whitaker – Deep Run High School; Coleman Greene – Douglas Freeman High School; and Darrell Woodard Jr. – Varina High School.

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