Education firm EAB expanding in Henrico, adding more than 200 new jobs

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Educational research, technology, marketing and enrollment solutions firm EAB will expand from two existing Henrico locations to one new spot in the county, investing at least $6 million and adding 206 jobs in the process, company and state officials announced Tuesday. The firm currently occupies two locations on East Parham Road but will consolidate those spots into a 70,000-square-foot space […]

Rolfe Middle School adopts new mascot

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John Rolfe Middle School has a new mascot: the jaguars.  Formerly the “Indians,” two Rolfe students undertook an effort to change the mascot two years ago. Their project came to fruition on Thursday as they announced the new name at a Henrico School Board meeting.  Kyra Lambert and Makenzie Nelson, who were seventh graders in 2020, were best friends at […]

Federal judge to rule on claim that Henrico School Board violated disability law

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U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson said in court Thursday morning that he hasn’t seen a case like this one in the entirety of his 20 years working as a federal judge: a federal lawsuit against the Henrico County School Board claiming that the school system denied a student adequate education. “This is an unusual case,” Hudson said. And, “it’s […]

All children eligible for free meals at Henrico summer program sites

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Henrico County Public Schools will offer meals to children this summer at 24 local sites as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program. (Service dates for the various locations are listed below) The federal program is administered in Henrico County by the HCPS Department of School Nutrition Services to help ensure that children receive nutritious meals […]

Congressional App Challenge now open for students

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger has invited middle and high school students from Virginia’s Seventh District to enter the annual Congressional App Challenge competition. Registration is open until Nov. 1. The event is described as an “annual opportunity for young people in participating congressional districts across the country to get hands-on practice with coding and computer science.” The winner will have […]

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4 Henrico schools earn money from Papa Johns

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Four Henrico County schools earned money as part of a Papa Johns program. The schools received money through the company’s Dollars4Dough4.0 competition, which required a school’s community to order at least 250 Papa John’s orders during the school year. Schools earned 10% back on all orders. Echo Lake Elementary received $10,000, while Springfield Park Elementary in Glen Allen earned $3,500, […]

AAA honors Springfield Park ES fifth-grade safety patroller

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A Henrico County student has been named an Outstanding School Safety Patroller for the 2021-2022 school year by AAA. Delina Alem, a fifth-grader at Springfield Park Elementary School, was surprised with the award last week at an end-of-year party for the patrol. Alem’s art teacher described her as calm, quiet, mindful and alert and as someone who always leads by […]

Companies, students partner to replace West End Manor Civic Association’s roof

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For several years, the people at West End Manor Civic Association, a nonprofit neighborhood-betterment organization in the heart of Henrico’s Brookland District, watched their roof slowly deteriorate. Without the funds to repair it, the destruction of their building seemed inevitable. Then, thanks to the generosity of four construction companies, the restoration of their roof became a hands-on learning opportunity for […]

Henrico’s Teigen leaving for Powhatan superintendent’s role

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Henrico Schools Chief of Staff Beth Teigen is leaving the school system to become the superintendent of the public school system in Powhatan County, where she lives. The Powhatan County School Board voted unanimously at its June 14 meeting to hire her to the new role, effective July 1. In Powhatan, she will replace another former high-ranking Henrico Schools official, […]

Henrico’s Top Teachers – Courtney King, Glen Lea ES

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Ever since she was 8 years old and playing school around the house with her dolls, Courtney King knew she was destined to become a teacher. Now finishing up her eighth year as an educator and teaching fourth grade at Glen Lea Elementary School, King loves the chance she has to make a positive impact on her students. “My favorite […]

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