October 17, 2012
HCPS Wins Eight NACo Achievement Awards
Henrico County Public Schools won eight National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards at a ceremony held at the Henrico County Administration Building. Award-winning submissions include:
- Capturing the History of Henrico County Public Schools
HCPS began a division-wide focus to capture and digitally maintain the history of its schools.
- Hallway of Hope-Bringing Light and Joy to Cancer Patients Through Children’s Art
The HCPS Arts Education Department partnered with Henrico Doctor’s Hospital to install a permanent art exhibit in the hallway leading from the garage to the hospital. The exhibit features students’ art on a rotating schedule.
- Henrico Federal Credit Union: A Financial Education Partnership
Henrico Federal Credit Union (HFCU) and HCPS collaborated to open three student-run high school satellite branches of the credit union, dedicated to teaching lesson-specific financial education.
- On-Time Graduation in Henrico County
HCPS created an on-time graduation initiative that includes individualized support, student specific interventions, and nine different credit recovery options.
- Partnership with FLiPM and Henrico Business and Marketing Classes
HCPS business and marketing teachers partnered with PM Harmony, Future Leaders in Project Management (FLiPM), and the local Project Management Professionals’ chapter to enhance Career and Technical Education’s Workplace Readiness Skills.
- Reflective Friends: A Measure of 21st Century Instruction
The Reflective Friends process was designed to provide participating schools with objective data in their efforts to build 21st century learning environments.
- Succession Plan for School Leaders
Objective 1.1 of the HCPS Strategic Plan is to recruit, hire, train and evaluate personnel to ensure they are effective and accountable. To prepare individuals aspiring to be principals, a training position, the associate principal, was created. HCPS partnered with EduLead to train principals in how to effectively mentor associate principals and prepare them to become principals in the future.
- Young Historians and Explorers
HCPS wants to ensure that students learn about the history of the local community, and in order to do so, collected information that includes the geography, history, economy, government, and school system of Henrico. This information is taught in a clear and concise way to fifth-grade students.
Please send all questions and correspondences to:
Dr. Patrick Kinlaw
Henrico County Public Schools