6th Grade Gifted Identification Process

January 14, 2020

The referral window for Gifted Identification is open from January 6th through January 24th. During this time, a parent/guardian, teacher, community member, or peer may submit the name of any student in Grades K, 1, 2, and 6 to be evaluated for gifted services. Please visit the following links for additional information about gifted characteristics and the process:

All requests must be submitted in writing or through email to the school’s Gifted Identification Coordinator,  Kevin Carr (kdcarr@henrico.k12.va.us) or Cameron Smallwood (gcsmallwood@henrico.k12.va.us). Referrals should include the student’s name, grade, teacher and area of referral (math, language or both areas.) Once the referral has been received, additional information will be sent home in late October. This paperwork will allow the school to begin the process of collecting multiple criteria to determine the student’s eligibility.

Additional information, including specific dates and details of the identification process, may be found on our school webpage, as well as the HCPS district site, http://henricoschools.us/gifted/. If you have additional questions, please contact Kevin Carr (kdcarr@henrico.k12.va.us)  Gifted Identification Coordinator or Cameron Smallwood, Gifted Resource Teacher (gcsmallwood@henrico.k12.va.us).

Elko MS Benchmark Testing, 1/23 – 2/4

January 12, 2020

Elko Middle’s Benchmark Testing schedule will begin on 1/23 and run through 2/4. Please make sure that your student is prepared to do their best by getting some rest!



Winter Spirit Week @ Elko MS

December 13, 2019

Winter Spirit Week is coming to Elko MS! Join us in the festivities from 12/16-20 with the following:

Monday: Holiday Colors
Tuesday: Flannel and Fleece
Wednesday: Holiday Accessories
Thursday: Holiday Socks
Friday: Tacky Sweater

School Variance Request Deadlines

December 9, 2019

Henrico County Public Schools has established deadlines to request a variance to another school beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline to request a variance for high schools is February 17, 2020. For elementary and middle school, the deadline to submit a request for a variance is April 15, 2020.

Elko Cheerleaders @ Varina HS’s Community Day

November 18, 2019

We’re so proud of our Elko Cheerleaders helping out at Varina High School’s Community Day program!

Elko Wellness Night, 11/21

November 11, 2019

Come join us on November 21st, from 5:30 to 7:00pm at Elko Middle School for our first annual Wellness Night! There will be topics and activities for the whole family, from art and stress relief, to personal fitness and financial literacy. We look forward to seeing you!

Varina HS PTSA Community Day, 11/16

November 8, 2019

Varina High School’s PTSA is hosting a Community Day on Saturday, November 16th, 2019. This is a family fun event with free admission, but we will be accepting donations of new blankets and pajamas for kids in foster care. There will be face painting, a jumping castle, massages, a silent auction, and Step and Dance Team performances.

For details, please contact Mattie Jones at (804) 767-0842 or momluv4sports@yahoo.com.


Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-Up

October 30, 2019

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 7th, 2019. Elko Middle School is using PTCFast.com to make signups as convenient as possible this year. To sign-up, please go to https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Elko_Middle_School_2 and complete the form. We look forward to seeing you!

Fall 2019 Scholastic Book Fair, 11/1-8

October 28, 2019

The fall Scholastic Book Fair will be held Friday, November 1st through Friday, November 8th in the library. We will also be open during the parent conferences that are being held the evening of November 7th. For your convenience, books can be ordered online at www.scholastic.com/fair starting October 28th.

We hope you will help support our fall Book Fair!!!

Elko MS Music Department Fresh Fruit Sale

October 25, 2019

Elko’s Music Department is happy to once again start our annual fresh fruit fundraiser! Information about the options available are listed below. Please contact Mr. Chlorie at (804) 328-4110 for more information. (more…)


5901 Elko Road, Sandston, VA 23150
Phone (804) 328-4110 | Fax (804) 328-4115
School Hours: 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.

School Administration:
Dominique Friend, Principal
Courtney Swartz, Associate Principal
David Leath, Assistant Principal
Garry Marshall, Assistant Principal