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HCPS launches student-created iPhone app


Henrico County Public Schools has launched an app of its HCPSLink academic web portal for parents and students – and the new iPhone software was created by a student.

The new mobile app provides students in grades 6-12 and their parents “a quick, easy, lightweight way to stay connected with student grades and assignments,” said HCPS Director of Technology Pete Taylor. “It’s easy to use and aesthetically pleasing.” The app is free, and available at the Apple App Store by searching “HCPS.”

Student spotlight - Godwin H.S.

Whether it is long or short, at the end of the week, the one day everyone looks forward to is Friday. To keep your Fridays from becoming bland and routine, one thing you can do it head down to Carytown and play some good old Carytown Scavenger Hunt. But what is Carytown Bingo?

Godwin students learn ‘rule of law’ from bar association

Students at Godwin High School recently learned how the law applies to them and how it forms the basis of behavior within a society, through an interactive experience called the Rule of Law, presented Oct. 10 by the Henrico County Bar Association.

The program is designed to spotlight the role of law as the foundation for communities of opportunity and equity; its goal is to teach young people to understand and appreciate the foundational principles embedded in the rule of law, without which democracy cannot exist.

Newsweek names Deep Run, Godwin among ‘America’s Best High Schools’

Newsweek magazine recently named Deep Run High School and Mills E. Godwin High School among America’s Best High Schools.

According to its website, to compile the 2012 list of the top high schools in America, Newsweek reached out to principals, superintendents and other administrators at public high schools across the country. In order to be considered for the list, a school had to complete a survey requesting specific data from the 2010-2011 academic year. In all, more than 2,300 schools were assessed to produce the final list of the top 1,000 schools.

Deep Run, Godwin earn recognition at robotics competition

Two teams of Henrico County students excelled at the FIRST Robotics competition, held earlier this month at VCU's Siegel Center.

Godwin to host ‘A Show of Caring’ benefit event

Two Godwin High School student organizations will host a prom fashion show titled “A Show of Caring” on March 10 at 7 p.m. at the school. The event will benefit ASK (Assistance, Support, Kindness), a leading source of support for children with cancer and their families.

In the Navy Now

Through a phone conversation that spanned an ocean, U.S. Navy Mate Fireman Mark Davis, a 2008 graduate of Mills E. Godwin High, shared with the Henrico Citizen’s Caitlin Davis (no relation) a glimpse into what his daily life aboard the USS Harry S. Truman is like.

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