Henrico Schools to host College and Career Night Nov. 1


Students of all ages are invited to investigate options for life after high school at Henrico County Public Schools’ 2017 College and Career Night. The annual countywide event offers a chance to talk with representatives of more than 100 universities, colleges and professional programs, as well as about 50 representatives of career options such as businesses and branches of the military.

College and Career Night will take place Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave.
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Henrico Schools to host Oct. 30 job fair


Henrico Schools will host a job fair Oct. 30.

The event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairfield branch library, is designed to attract potential full-time and substitute registered nurses, instructional assistants, bus drivers and school nutrition workers.
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Music makers


Members of the Glen Allen High School Marching Band perform at Glen Allen High School Oct. 16 as part of the annual Henrico County Public Schools Band Showcase.
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McShin Academy expanding to St. Joseph’s Villa

‘Recovery’ high school aims to rehabilitate, educate

Two Lakeside-area nonprofits are partnering to create what is believed to be the first recovery high school in Virginia.

The McShin Academy will be a joint effort of the McShin Foundation (a recovery community organization based at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church in Lakeside) and St. Joseph's Villa (a 183-year-old nonprofit on Brook Road that provides a variety of services for children with special needs).
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Reynolds CC dedicates student center


Reynolds Community College recently celebrated the dedication of the Jerry and Mary Owen Student Center, named for longtime supporters of the college who have made numerous investments in it.

Jerry Owen served on the Reynolds College Board from 1984 to 1988, and he and his wife support the college’s scholarship fund and created an endowment for the Reynolds Middle College, which helps students earn a high school equivalency and transition into a degree or workforce credential program.
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Hermitage band member named All-American


The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Presented by American Family Insurance Selection Tour will visit Hermitage H.S. Oct. 19 to recognize Truman Chancy as a 2018 U.S. Army All-American. Hermitage High School will honor Chancy before his classmates, bandmates, family and friends at the high school’s band room during band practice, and he will be presented with his honorary All-American Marching Band jacket.
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Challenger Day will get students with disabilities onto the field


Students from 22 Henrico County elementary schools will take to the baseball field Oct. 18 and learn how to field, hit and run the bases. The students will take part in Challenger Day, an annual event at the Tuckahoe Park Baseball Complex that introduces students with significant disabilities to the fundamentals of baseball. The students will also enjoy games, an art project, roaming mascots and a picnic lunch.
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Nominations open for REB awards for principals


Nominations are open for the 2017-18 REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership, The Community Foundation’s yearly awards that identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area.

Honorees receive an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant, and $7,500 to be used for school initiatives. Nominees can be principals from public schools in Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and the city of Richmond who have served in their current positions for at least three years.
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HCPS Band Showcase scheduled for Oct. 16


All nine of Henrico County’s high school marching bands will be in action at the HCPS Band Showcase Monday, Oct. 16 at Glen Allen High School’s stadium.

The performance is free, but donations are being accepted to benefit the Henrico Christmas Mother.
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2 Henrico schools earn ‘partially accredited’ upgrades from VBOE


Two Henrico County schools have been granted "partially accredited: reconstituted school" status by the Virginia Board of Education.

The accreditation status of Mehfoud and Varina elementary schools had been designated as "to be determined" when the state released accreditations ratings last month, but the board voted Sept. 28 to grant partial accreditation to both, as well as 32 other schools statewide.
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Henrico Schools seeking bus drivers, nutrition workers, nurses at Oct. 4 job fair


Henrico County Public Schools officials are seeking school nutrition workers, bus drivers and school nurses and will host a job fair Oct. 4 to interview candidates for full-time and substitute positions. Good bus driver candidates will be paid while they train. Henrico Schools is seeking both full-time registered nurses and substitutes.

Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department will attend the job fair at the Varina Area Library, 1875 New Market Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Oct. 2-6 is Virginia Farm to School Week


The Virginia Department of Education is encouraging schools, businesses and community members across the commonwealth to celebrate Virginia Farm to School Week, Oct. 2-6. The farm-to-school program helps connect schools with local food producers to purchase fresh, healthy food items for availability in school cafeterias and at early childhood education centers.
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Richmond Astronomical Society to present night sky astronomy at Libbie Mill, Varina libraries


The Richmond Astronomical Society and Libbie Mill Library will host a presentation about the night sky and its astronomy Sept. 28, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy amazing views of the moon and other celestial objects with high-quality telescopes operated by members of the Richmond Astronomical Society. Guests will be able to see craters and seas on the surface of the moon with clarity and detail.
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C-SPAN bus to visit UR Sept. 27


The University of Richmond will host a multi-media C-SPAN bus Sept. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. The "50 Capitals Tour” – open to the public on – is designed to engage students and community members through interactive demonstrations of C-SPAN's multi-platform public service resources.

The 45-foot customized motor coach will be placed on the University Forum.
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McEachin announces 2017 Congressional App Challenge


Congressman A. Donald McEachin is accepting applications for the 2017 Congressional App Challenge through Nov. 1, his office announced this week.

“This annual competition provides students of all ages with a fantastic opportunity to use their STEM-related education to develop the potentially next best app,” said McEachin (VA-4th District).
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