Spring 2021 Gifted Identification window open through 1/29

January 22, 2021

On Monday, January 18th, the referral window for Spring Gifted Identification will open for students in grades K-12. Gifted identification referrals will be accepted by the Gifted Resource Teacher from January 18 through January 29th. Please reach out to Elko’s Gifted Resource Teacher, Rebecca Crofts, for more information at rpcrofts@henrico.k12.va.us.


Join Henrico CTE for their LifeReady Expo: Human Services on 1/13!

January 7, 2021


Join Henrico CTE on Wednesday, January 13th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM for their virtual Life Ready Expo: Human Services.

Do You Like To…

  • Help people learn new things?
  • Show empathy and compassion to others?
  • Use your problem-solving abilities to serve others?
  • Communicate and motivate others?
  • Make a difference in your community?

Then join Henrico CTE to meet with business & community partners from:

  • Education & Training
  • Government, & Public Administration
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Area students, grades 7 -12, and their caregivers will have the opportunity to virtually talk with employers to learn about lucrative career opportunities for students, the corresponding educational requirements, compensation, as well as answer questions about their business. careers pathways.

Student registration is not required. The virtual event will be conducted using Microsoft Teams. Attendees can take part using a browser without creating a Teams account. To attend on Wednesday Jan. 13th, join from the following link:


Center for Communications & Media Relations Virtual Open House, 1/5 & 1/8

January 4, 2021

Do you love to be on camera? Love to write? Design? Create? Are you a strong communicator? Maybe you wish to be in sports media? Maybe you currently write for the school newspaper or are a member of the yearbook staff? Maybe you just have a flair for the dramatic?

The Center for Communications & Media Relations will host a virtual open house tomorrow (Tuesday) from 2:00-2:45 and Friday from 3:00-3:45. During both open houses, the Center will have student panelists who will share about their experiences at the Center.

Click here to join the meeting for the open houses!

Happy Holidays

December 18, 2020

Good afternoon Elko families,

As we move forward to enjoy this winter break, we wish you a Happy Holiday along with the joys of this season. Please get your child to totally unplug and enjoy this break from virtual learning. This virtual environment has presented us with several challenges, but as we exit today to enjoy this holiday season, we wanted to share with you some of the big achievements we have made learning virtually.

We are so thankful for the dedicated staff we have at Elko supporting learning and extracurricular programs during this virtual time. We have a few teachers to highlight in this communication, but we have several teachers who work earnestly to encourage and support student achievement and success on a daily basis.

As we bring closure to this 2020 season, please take a peep at what has been going on behind the scenes.

Ms. Shambley is the sponsor of our school newspaper. The SOAR Report created by the newspaper staff did a marvelous job of bringing the Elko news directly to you. Over the past two months, the newspaper staff has been meeting virtually with Ms. Shambley to bring you Volume 1 of The Soar Report. Please enjoy and look out for more news in the future.

Team Excel has made its way to Elko Middle School. Team Excel brings a little healthy competition to move teams of students to reach their desired goals. Ms. Duperior, Mr. Greene, and Ms. LeSane serve as Team Excel Coaches. We have a few student representatives from Team Excel who volunteered to assist with this video. Please take time to see what’s happening after school with this group. A special “thank you” to Ms. LeSane for creating this video: https://youtu.be/StV0WoZW0Pw

And to get you into the holiday spirit, look at what our music department created! We have some of our Band, Chorus, and Strings’ students featured in our 2020 Virtual Winter Music Concert. These students are under the leadership of Mr. Frank Chlorie (Band) and Ms. Kristen Melzer (Chorus and Strings). Enjoy the video! (Please do not adjust your volume, the beginning shows the reality of our virtual school.)


Have a Happy Holiday!

Elko’s Administrators

Holiday Spirit Week 2020

December 11, 2020

Holiday Spirit Week 2020 description

Students: turn on your cameras and join us for our virtual Holiday Spirit Week, from 12/14 to 12/18! Spread some cheer to your fellow students and teachers by wearing the various items each day and showing us how it looks.

  • Monday, 12/14: Holiday Sock/Jewelry Day
  • Tuesday, 12/15: Candy Cane Day (wear candy cane colors!)
  • Wednesday, 12/16: Flannel Day
  • Thursday, 12/17: Holiday Hat Day
  • Friday, 12/18: Tacky Sweater Day (wear your tackiest sweater!)

HS Specialty Centers Parent Information Session, 11/23

November 18, 2020

Specialty-Centers-Booklet-CoverPlease join us virtually on November 23rd to learn about Henrico County Public Schools’ High School Specialty Centers and Advanced Career Education Centers.  Information will also be presented regarding CodeRVA Regional High School and the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School.  Two, hour-long sessions will be offered: a morning session beginning at 8:00am, and an evening session beginning at 6:00pm.  Prerequisites, the application process, recommendations, and essays/projects will be reviewed, as well as any questions families may have.

Both sessions will be presented using Microsoft Teams.

Mission Tomorrow Virtual Career Fair for 8th graders, 11/12

November 11, 2020

Mission Tomorrow is an interactive experience hosted by ChamberRVA and Junior Achievement of Central Virginia that introduces 8th graders to a variety of career opportunities in Central Virginia. Students can interact with volunteers from local companies and see connections between these careers and high school program options.

We have been assigned a window to participate in, from 10:30am to 12:30pm on Thursday, November 12th.  This will require that we alter the 8th grade bell schedule for the day, and adaptations have been made to not impact the other grade levels.  Unfortunately, to do so means that 8th graders will not participate in 7th period Electives and Health & PE on November 12th.


Time Class
8:30am – 8:40am Advisory
8:45am – 9:30am 5th Period
9:35am – 10:20am 6th Period
10:25am – 12:30pm Mission Tomorrow
12:30pm – 12:55pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm 8th Period


Most 8th grade students will stay in their 6th period class for the duration of this program.  Students who attend a class that is taught by a teacher who covers multiple grade-levels that day will be forwarded to a Teams session run by Mr. Lewis or another available teacher.

Students are still required to turn in all work due in the Elective or Health & PE class they are missing.

Please contact the 8th grade School Counselor, Mr. Lewis, with any questions you may have.

Parent/Teacher Conferences, 11/12

November 11, 2020

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Parent Teacher conferences are approaching – Thursday, November 12th from 4 -7:30pm!

To set up a time to meet your students’ teachers, please enter the following web address into your browser window:


If you do not have internet access, please send a note to your child’s teacher with requested times.

On the day of conferences (November 12th) please go to the link below to find different teacher’s office links. When entering you will be put in a waiting room until the teacher admits you for your conference.

Teacher Virtual Office Links

If you need help getting into Teams or are unfamiliar with the program, please view this link for instructions.

Best Regards,
Elko Middle School

Virtual Open Houses for HCPS High School Specialty Centers start 10/26

October 21, 2020

Henrico County Public Schools’ High School Specialty Centers offer students a chance to immerse themselves in an area of particular interest, engage in a rigorous, tailored curriculum and be part of a community that shares their passions. Henrico County eighth-graders and their families can explore the benefits of HCPS Specialty Centers by attending open houses starting Monday, Oct. 26. To prioritize safety during the current pandemic all open houses will be virtual this year.

HCPS Specialty Center Virtual Open Houses (sessions at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.):

  • Center for Engineering (Highland Springs H.S.): Oct. 26
  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years/Diploma Programs (Henrico H.S.): Oct. 27
  • ACE Center at Highland Springs (Highland Springs H.S.): Oct. 28
  • ACE Center at Hermitage (Hermitage H.S.): Oct. 29
  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years/Diploma Programs (J.R. Tucker H.S.): Nov. 4
  • Center for Education and Human Development (Glen Allen H.S.): Nov. 5
  • Center for Communications and Media Relations (Varina H.S.): Nov. 10
  • Advance College Academy for Business Administration (Highland Springs H.S.): Nov. 11
  • Center for Spanish Language and Global Citizenship (J.R. Tucker H.S.): Nov. 17
  • Center for the Humanities (Hermitage H.S.): Nov. 18
  • The Todd A. Phillips Center for Medical Sciences (Mills Godwin H.S.): Nov. 23
  • Center for Leadership, Government and Global Economics (Douglas Freeman H.S.): Dec. 1
  • Advance College Academy for Social Sciences (J.R. Tucker H.S.): Dec. 2
  • Center for Information Technology (Deep Run H.S.): Dec. 7
  • Center for the Arts (Henrico H.S.): Dec. 8

To see the application timeline and information about applying, go to https://henricoschools.us/specialty-centers/. Links to attend the open houses will be available on the “Open House Schedule” tab by the day of the event. Families can get started now by viewing short informational videos and slide presentations about the Specialty Centers. To see those informational presentations, go to https://henricoschools.us/specialty-centers/ and click on the “Information Sessions” tab.

Each Specialty Center will hold two sessions on its scheduled open house day, one at 5 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. There will be a question period during each open house. Students can attend as many Specialty Center open houses as they wish. Open houses will be conducted using Microsoft Teams. No registration is required, participation is free and you can take part without creating a Teams account.

Admission to HCPS Specialty Centers is open to current HCPS students as well as Henrico residents who are currently enrolled in private schools or being home-schooled.


Applications Now Being Accepted for the IBMYP

October 8, 2020

Three HCPS middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, which includes a comprehensive curriculum for students who are highly motivated and who have demonstrated the ability to achieve academically.

Application are now being accepted and are available in all elementary and middle school counseling departments. *Private school applicants must contact the IB Programs Office at Tuckahoe MS for an application.

Public Info Session/Virtual Open House Schedule 

Thursday, October 15, 2020 – Fairfield MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – George H. Moody MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 -Tuckahoe MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Click here to view application timeline


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:
Marilyn Royal, Interim Principal
Courtney Swartz, Associate Principal
David Leath, Assistant Principal
Garry Marshall, Assistant Principal