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Hanover Elementary School Health and P.E. Teacher Named Top in State
11/15/2022
Julie Hudnall, the health and P.E. teacher at Battlefield Park Elementary School (BPES), was recognized by the Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AHPERD) as its 2022 Elementary Teacher of the Year.
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Four Hanover Educators Honored for Teaching Excellence
11/14/2022
Two Hanover County Public Schools teachers have received the 2022 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence and another two were finalists 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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Inclement Weather: November 11, 2022
11/11/2022
Updates regarding the inclement weather on Friday, November 11.
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Patrick Henry High School Honored for Serving Military-Connected Students
11/10/2022
Patrick Henry High School was selected by the Virginia Department of Education’s Military Student Support Process Action Team and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunity of Military Children for the 2022-2023 Purple Star Designation Award, a recognition for schools that demonstrate military-friendly practices and a commitment to military students and families.
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Proposed 2023-24 School Calendar
11/09/2022
At the November 8 School Board meeting, the Calendar Committee presented the proposed calendar for the 2023-24 school year, which is now open for public comment.
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HCPS Receives Grant for Mental Health Supports
10/27/2022
HCPS was awarded a $374,850 grant from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services (VDBHDS) to address mental health needs across our county, building on the school division’s longstanding efforts to care for the whole child, not only the academic, but the social, physical, and emotional well-being of students.
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2022 Education Expo
10/13/2022
The eighth annual Education Expo will be held virtually with opportunities for students and families to learn more about the many programs available at the high school level.
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2023-29 Comprehensive Plan Update
10/12/2022
An update regarding the development of the 2023-29 Comprehensive Plan.
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Class of 2022 Graduation Rate Exceeds State Average
10/06/2022
Hanover County Public School announced today an on-time graduation rate of 95.2 percent for the Class of 2022, the 10th straight year that Hanover’s graduation rate has exceeded 95 percent.
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Inclement Weather: September 30, 2022
09/30/2022
All afterschool activities and events, including athletics and field trips, are canceled for the remainder of the day due to inclement weather.
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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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All Hanover County Public Schools Achieve Full State Accreditation
09/23/2022
HCPS is pleased to announce that all schools have achieved accreditation by the Virginia Department of Education based upon results during the 2021-22 school year. Of the 15 largest school divisions in Virginia, HCPS is one of just five to have every school achieve accreditation.
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2022-23 R.E.B. Leadership Award Nominations
09/21/2022
The Community Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2022-23 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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Update to the 2022-23 School Calendar
09/15/2022
Similar to last school year, all four days of the last week of school (Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15) will now be early release days across the entire school division.
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Sign Up for Messages 2022-23
09/01/2022
Blackboard Connect is the primary email, phone, and text notification system used by the school division and our schools to communicate regular and important information, such as weekly updates, events, closings, bus updates, and more.
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2022-23 School Year Quick Facts
08/31/2022
From the school calendar to transportation to school meals, here is what you need to know going into the 2022-23 school year.
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School Meals for the 2022-23 School Year
08/24/2022
The universal free meals program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has not been extended for the 2022-23 school year. Accordingly, we are returning to our pre-pandemic practice of charging for school meals.
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HCPS Announces Start the School Year in Style Events
08/24/2022
We are hosting two events for elementary school families to provide students with the opportunity to select a free back-to-school outfit and receive a free eye exam.
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Transportation Update for the 2022-23 School Year
08/23/2022
Bus route stops and schedules for the 2022-23 school year are now available. Please note that preliminary time and bus assignments, which may differ from last school year, are subject to change.
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2022-23 First Day of School Reminder
08/22/2022
Similar to the past two school years, we will open the 2022-23 school year by welcoming some students back on Tuesday, September 6 and all students on Wednesday, September 7.
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Bell Creek Middle School Earns National PTA Award
08/18/2022
Bell Creek Middle School (BCMS) has been named as 2021-2023 National PTA School of Excellence. BCMS is one of just 242 schools and PTAs in the U.S. – and one of only 19 in Virginia – to achieve this prestigious status this year.
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How to Complete Your Student’s Required Forms Online
08/15/2022
We are excited to share that completing our required verification forms is now available entirely online. This electronic format replaces the paper forms that we have traditionally sent home at the beginning of each school year. Families will use the PowerSchool Parent Portal to access, complete, and submit the Student Information Verification Form and other school forms.
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Atlee High School Wins National Patriotic Field Design Contest
08/10/2022
Atlee’s patriotic turf grass design for the 2021-22 homecoming football game won this year’s Stars and Stripes contest from the Sports Field Management Association. The competition included designs from both the K-12, collegiate, and professional levels.
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A Message from the Superintendent - August 3, 2022
08/03/2022
A message from the Superintendent in response to concerns that have been raised regarding the logo that has been used during this week’s Unified Professional Learning Conference.
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Upcoming Clinics for Required Immunizations for 7th and 12th Grade Students
08/02/2022
To help ensure all of our students receive the required immunizations before the start of the school year, as detailed below, we are partnering with the Hanover Health Department to hold two clinics later this month to give students who have yet to receive the required immunizations the opportunity to do so.
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Design Finalized for New Elementary School
07/14/2022
At its meeting Tuesday night, the Hanover County School Board received an update on the design of the school from Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates, who is the architectural firm leading these efforts in conjunction with our team. The update includes the finalized renderings of both the inside and outside of the new school as well as the site plan.
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Hanover County Public Schools CFO Receives International Honor
07/14/2022
Christina Berta, our Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations, has received the Distinguished Eagle Award from The Association of School Business Officials International.
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Free School Meals for Summer 2022
06/20/2022
Hanover County Public Schools is participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge at four schools as well as the Patrick Henry Family YMCA.
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Pre-Labor Day Start Approved for 2023-24 School Year
06/15/2022
The 2023-24 school year will begin on Monday, August 21, 2023 and the school year will end on Friday, May 31, 2024.
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An End-of-Year Message from the Superintendent
06/15/2022
A message from Dr. Michael Gill, Superintendent of Schools, for families on the eve of the last day of school.
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HCPS Chief Financial Officer Receives Top Statewide Honor
05/31/2022
Christina Berta, who has served as the HCPS Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations since June 2021, was recently recognized as the 2022 VASBO Cardinal Award Winner, the organization’s premier honor given to one of its members each year for exemplifying professionalism, leadership, and innovation in the field of school business management.
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A Message from the Superintendent on School Safety (May 25, 2022)
05/25/2022
A message from Dr. Michael Gill, Superintendent of Schools, on school safety following the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
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2021-22 Beginning Teacher of the Year
05/24/2022
Lilly Roviralta, a second grade teacher at Cool Spring Elementary School, has been named the 2021-22 Hanover County Public Schools Beginning Teacher of the Year.
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Hanover Students Shine in International Tournament
05/17/2022
Five Hanover County Public Schools (HCPS) students have earned top honors at the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC), triumphing over students from around the world in their respective categories.
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2021-22 Support Employee of the Year Wendy Owens
2021-22 Support Employee of the Year
05/16/2022
Wendy Owens, the COVID-19 Coordinator for Hanover County Public Schools, has been selected as the 2021-22 HCPS Support Employee of the Year.
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WHES Cafeteria Manager Inducted Into Hall of Fame
05/13/2022
Renee Jewell, the cafeteria manager at Washington-Henry Elementary School, was honored last week by No Kid Hungry Virginia as one of the nonprofit’s newest inductees to the organization’s Hall of Fame.
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2022-23 Transportation Service
05/12/2022
To help us plan the most efficient routes possible while not restricting transportation service, please carefully review the options in this news article that apply to your family and follow the steps provided. All transportation service requests must be submitted by Friday, June 10.
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Mechanicsville High School Teacher Named Teacher of the Year
05/11/2022
Stephen Salvato, a social studies teacher at Mechanicsville High School, has been selected as this year’s Hanover County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.
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Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Update
05/11/2022
Updates on the Fiscal Year 2023 budget, which the School Board unanimously adopted at its May 11, 2022 meeting.
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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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Two Hanover High Schools Honored for Financial Literacy Education
04/27/2022
Working in Support of Education (W!se) announced recently that Atlee High School and Patrick Henry High School have earned the distinction of being named a Blue Star School for their students’ outstanding performance on the 2020-2021 W!se Financial Literacy Certification Test.
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Bus Driver Sign-On Incentive
04/21/2022
Are you interested in positively impacting the lives of Hanover County students and your community? Consider becoming a bus driver for HCPS. We are excited to announce a new $1,000 sign-on incentive for new bus drivers.
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2021-22 Innovator of the Year Amanda McDaniel
2021-22 Innovator of the Year
04/15/2022
Amanda McDaniel, the mass communications, TV production, and IB film teacher at Mechanicsville High School, has been named the 2021-2022 Hanover County Public Schools Innovator of the Year.
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HCPS named Best Community for Music Education for 10th Straight Year
04/14/2022
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has named Hanover County Public Schools as a “Best Community for Music Education” for the 10th year in a row!
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Kindergarten Enrollment 2022
04/11/2022
We are now accepting kindergarten enrollments for the 2022-23 school year! Children must be five years old on or before September 30, 2022, to be eligible.
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Trade Center Principal Receives R.E.B. Leadership Award
03/28/2022
Justin Roerink, the principal at The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology (THCTT), is the Hanover County Public Schools winner of the 2021-22 R.E.B. Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership by The Community Foundation.
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Kersey Creek Elementary School Again Named a RAMP School
02/03/2022
Kersey Creek Elementary School has once again been named as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) School of Distinction by the American School Counselor Association.
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A School Safety Message from HCPS
12/16/2021
We have recently become aware of a video that has been circulating nationally on social media, primarily TikTok, regarding violence at schools tomorrow, December 17. There is no credible information indicating that these safety concerns are directed toward any of our schools.
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A Message from the Superintendent on School Safety
12/10/2021
Dr. Michael Gill, Superintendent of Schools, shares a message on school safety, including the reminder that safety is everyone's responsibility.
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Five Hanover Educators Honored for Teaching Excellence
11/09/2021
Three Hanover County Public Schools teachers have received the 2021 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence and another two were finalists 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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New Financial Incentive for Substitutes
11/03/2021
In addition to the base rate of pay, we are offering every substitute new financial incentives for our substitutes, who play a critical role in the operation of our schools.
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Patience. Grace. Kindness.
09/27/2021
Dr. Michael Gill, Superintendent of Schools, shares a message for the HCPS community about extending patience, grace, and kindness to our dedicated and talented faculty and staff.
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New Growth Assessment Testing in Virginia
09/09/2021
The General Assembly has passed legislation that requires students in grades three through eight be assessed for growth in math and reading. This year’s fall growth assessments will be based on what students learned in their previous grade level and not content from the first month of this school year.
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New Vendor for Student Meal Accounts
09/09/2021
While all breakfasts and lunches are free for all students throughout the entire 2021-2022 school year, students may still purchase à la carte items using their prepaid meal accounts. Our new system, Titan, is now live and is where you can make payments toward your student’s account, find our menus, and more.
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HCES-JGES Consolidation Update
06/07/2021
An update on the consolidation of Henry Clay and John M. Gandy elementary schools. The new school is scheduled to open for the 2024-25 school year.
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