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March 5 Calendar Change
02/14/2024
In the interest of the safety of our students, staff, and broader community, the Hanover County School Board has approved Tuesday, March 5 as a student holiday and workday for faculty and staff due to the upcoming presidential primary on that day.
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Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Update
02/14/2024
Updates regarding the Fiscal Year 2025 budget for Hanover County Public Schools.
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Attend the InspireYouth@Work Fair
02/12/2024
The InspireYouth@Work job fair is returning to Hanover County on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fairmount Christian Church located at 6502 Creighton Road in Mechanicsville. The job, internship, and resource fair is for Hanover residents aged 14-24.
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Atlee High School Teacher Named Teacher of the Year
01/22/2024
Avanti Yamamoto, a math teacher at Atlee High School, has been named this year's Hanover County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.
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Inclement Weather Update: January 19, 2024
01/19/2024
Updates regarding inclement weather on January 19, 2024.
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Hanover Coaches Named Coaches of the Year
01/17/2024
Fielding Crawford, the boys lacrosse coach at Atlee High School (AHS), and Andrew Steuart, the boys volleyball coach at Patrick Henry High School (PHHS), were selected as the 2022-23 Virginia Boys Lacrosse and Boys Volleyball Coach of the Year, respectively.
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Inclement Weather Update: January 16, 2024
01/17/2024
Updates regarding inclement weather and Hanover County Public Schools.
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2024 R.E.B. Teacher Nominations
01/10/2024
The Community Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2024 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence, a program that recognizes Hanover County Public Schools teachers and others in the Richmond area for their distinguished work in the classroom.
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Inclement Weather Update: January 9, 2024
01/10/2024
Updates regarding inclement weather on January 9 and January 10, 2024.
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HCPS Financial Aid Night
12/21/2023
Members of the Class of 2024 and their parents/guardians are invited to attend HCPS Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, January 10 starting at 6 p.m. in the libraries at either Patrick Henry High School or Mechanicsville High School to receive free assistance completing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.
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Approved 2024-25 School Calendar
12/13/2023
Dear Families, Faculty, and Staff, At its meeting last night, the Hanover County School Board unanimously approved the 2024-25 school year calendar.
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2024-25 Online School Enrollment
12/07/2023
We hope you have had a great week. We are writing today to share with you more information on enrolling in the Hanover County Online School for the 2024-25 school year.
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HCPS Strings Teacher Honored with State Music Education Award
11/27/2023
Jennifer Johnson, the strings teacher and orchestra director at Liberty Middle School and Patrick Henry High School, has been awarded the Music Education Mentor Award from the Virginia Strings Teacher Association.
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Five Hanover Educators Honored for Teaching Excellence
11/14/2023
Four Hanover County Public Schools teachers have received the 2023 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence and another teacher was a finalist for the esteemed award, which recognizes them as outstanding teachers who demonstrate a sincere passion for teaching while also serving as mentors, coaches, and champions for their students.
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Class of 2024 Graduation Update
10/12/2023
Updates regarding the graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2024.
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New $3,000 Incentive for New HCPS Bus Drivers
10/02/2023
We are excited to share that we are now offering a new $3,000 sign-on incentive for new bus drivers!
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BPES Replacement and BES Renovation Projects
09/28/2023
We hope you are well. We are writing today to share with you an important update regarding the replacement of Battlefield Park Elementary School and the renovation of Beaverdam Elementary School.
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Brag On A Bus Driver
09/20/2023
We hope you have had a wonderful first month of the school year! We write today to share with you an exciting way for you to highlight a bus driver or member of our transportation team.
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2023-24 R.E.B. Leadership Award Nominations
09/19/2023
The Community Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2023-24 R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership, which will result in a $30,000 grant for a Hanover County Public Schools principal.
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2023-24 School Meals Reminder
09/15/2023
Important reminders regarding school meals for the 2023-24school year.
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Education Expo 2023
09/12/2023
The ninth annual Education Expo will return in-person this year and will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 6 at Patrick Henry High School.
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All Hanover County Public Schools Achieve Full State Accreditation
09/08/2023
HCPS students continue to achieve at the highest levels in Virginia – graduating and passing state exams at rates that exceed their statewide peers – according to new data from the Virginia Department of Education.
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Three Hanover Schools Earn National PTA Award
08/17/2023
Beaverdam Elementary School, Chickahominy Middle School, and Pole Green Elementary School have been named as 2022-2024 National PTA Schools of Excellence.
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First Day 2023-2024
Quick Facts for the 2023-24 School Year
08/15/2023
As the start of the school year quickly approaches, we want to share some quick facts to help you better prepare. Please keep this information handy as you plan ahead. We are excited to see our students soon!
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Atlee High School Repeats as Patriotic Field Design Winners in National Contest
08/14/2023
Atlee High School once again has the top patriotic field design in the United States, a national competition has determined.
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2023-24 Transportation Update
08/14/2023
Updates regarding transportation service for the 2023-24 school year.
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2023-24 School Meals Update
08/09/2023
Important reminders regarding school meals for the 2023-24 school year.
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How to Complete Your Student’s Required Forms Online
08/07/2023
We are excited to share that again this school year, completing our required verification forms is now available entirely online. This electronic format replaced the paper forms that we traditionally sent home at the beginning of each school year. Families now use the PowerSchool Parent Portal to access, complete, and submit the Student Information Verification Form and other school forms.
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Upcoming Clinics for Required Immunizations for 7th and 12th Grade Students
08/02/2023
To help ensure all of our students receive the required immunizations before the start of the school year, the Hanover Health Department is hosting immunization clinics on Wednesdays in August at its offices at 12312 Washington Highway in Ashland.
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2023-24 Start in Style Events
08/01/2023
The HCPS Family Engagement and Welcome Center, in collaboration with various nonprofit organizations and community donors, is hosting two Start in Style events for HCPS elementary school students.
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2023-24 Sign Up for Messages
07/31/2023
To ensure you are receiving the correct messages from HCPS and your child's school, please take a moment to review your subscriptions in the Blackboard Connect portal.
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2023-24 First Day of School Reminder
07/27/2023
A reminder regarding the staggered start to the 2023-24 school year as well as start and end times for the coming school year.
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HCPS Virtual College Bootcamp and College & Career Expo 2023
06/26/2023
Hanover County Public Schools Career Counselors are hosting the 2023 HCPS Virtual College Bootcamp and College & Career Expo from July 31 through August 3.
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An End-of-Year Message from the Superintendent
06/14/2023
A message from Dr. Gill, Superintendent of Schools, on the eve of the last day of school.
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Free Meals for Summer 2023
06/08/2023
HCPS is participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years old and younger without charge on a first come, first serve basis.
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John M. Gandy Elementary School Teacher Honored as Beginning Teacher of the Year
05/19/2023
Hannah Kinser, a third grade teacher at John M. Gandy Elementary School, has been named the 2022-23 Hanover County Public Schools Beginning Teacher of the Year.
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Georgetown School Custodian Named Support Employee of the Year
05/18/2023
Selena Watkins, the custodian at The Georgetown School, has been selected as the 2022-23 Hanover County Public Schools Support Employee of the Year.
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John M. Gandy Elementary School Teacher Named Innovator of the Year
05/17/2023
Megan Standlick, the music teacher at John M. Gandy Elementary School, has been named the 2022-23 Hanover County Public Schools Innovator of the Year.
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2023-24 Transportation Registration
05/12/2023
Transportation registration for the 2023-24 school year is now available. Requests must be submitted by Friday, June 9.
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Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Update
05/11/2023
Updates regarding the Fiscal Year 2024 budget for Hanover County Public Schools. The School Board adopted the budget at its May 9 meeting.
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School Board Approves Name for Consolidated Elementary School
05/10/2023
The Hanover County School Board has approved a name for the consolidated Henry Clay and John M. Gandy elementary school.
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Hanover Schools Counselor Receives Two Recognitions as Top Counselor
04/26/2023
Shannon Edwards, the Career Counselor at Atlee High School, has received two recognitions celebrating her as the Counselor of the Year.
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Best Community for Music Education 2023
04/25/2023
The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation has named Hanover County Public Schools as a “Best Community for Music Education” for the 11th year in a row.
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Longtime Hanover County School Board Member Announces Retirement
04/24/2023
Mr. John F. Axselle III, who has served the Beaverdam District on the Hanover County School Board since 1995, announced today that he intends to retire at the end of his current term, which concludes on June 30, 2023
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Public Input Sought on Textbooks
04/14/2023
Hanover County Public Schools is seeking the public’s input on textbooks being considered for adoption for both the school division’s African American Studies and Introduction to Animal Systems courses.
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2023-29 Comprehensive Plan Update
04/13/2023
Updates regarding the development of the 2023-29 Comprehensive Plan.
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Kindergarten Enrollment 2023
04/11/2023
We are now accepting kindergarten enrollments for the 2023-24 school year! Children must be five years old on or before September 30, 2023, to be eligible.
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Patrick Henry HS Principal Receives R.E.B. Leadership Award
03/30/2023
Chris Martinez, the principal at Patrick Henry High School (PHHS), is the Hanover County Public Schools winner of the 2022-23 R.E.B. Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership by The Community Foundation.
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Brian Letourneau
Hanover High School Teacher Named Teacher of the Year
01/12/2023
Brian Letourneau, a social studies teacher at Hanover High School, has been selected as this year’s Hanover County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.
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Class of 2023 Graduation Update
12/15/2022
We are excited to announce that this year’s graduation ceremonies will once again be held in the Farm Bureau Center at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell on Saturday, June 17.
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Approved 2023-24 School Calendar
12/14/2022
The Hanover County School Board approved the 2023-24 school year calendar, which was developed by a committee of parents, teachers, support employees, and administrators who considered many factors.
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Elementary School Groundbreaking
HCPS Breaks Ground on Elementary School
12/13/2022
We have broken ground on the consolidated Henry Clay and John M. Gandy elementary school, the first school constructed in Hanover County since Laurel Meadow Elementary School opened in 2008.
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HCPS Launches Unique Program to Support Provisional Teachers
09/28/2022
Hanover County Public School has launched a first-of-its-kind program to support educators with provisional teaching licenses. This is the first professional studies alternate route to licensure program offered by a school division in Virginia.
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Message from the Superintendent: May 25, 2022
05/25/2022
A message from the Superintendent of Schools on school safety.
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Class of 2022 Graduation Update
05/10/2022
We are excited to announce that this year’s graduation ceremonies will be held in the Farm Bureau Center at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18.
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