HCPS Back to School Kickoff, 8/17

June 5, 2019


Saturday August 17, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dorey Park
2999 Darbytown Rd, Henrico, VA 23231

  • Information fair
  • Children’s activities
  • School performances
  • Food trucks
  • All HCPS schools and departments invited
  • Door prizes
  • School supplies
  • Onsite school registration
  • Complete online forms
  • Schoology & Powerschool training
  • Dorey Park Farmer’s Market

Sponsored by Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Beat the “Summer Slide”

May 20, 2019

Summer slide isn’t a piece of playground equipment – it’s the tendency for students to lose some of the progress they’ve made during the academic year. But there are ways to keep your students’ skills sharp and have fun all summer long.

For details, resources and lots more ways to foster reading this summer, go to HCPS’ summer reading page.

6th Grade Eagle Camp 2019 — Correction

May 17, 2019

6th Grade Eagle Camp 2019


This year, the Eagle Camp Transition Program will consist of 2 two-week sessions:

Session One: Monday, June 24th through Wednesday, July 3rd

Session Two: Monday, July 22nd through Thursday, August 1st

Both sessions will run from 7:30am until 1:00pm, with no sessions held on Fridays.

Elko MS Spring 2019 Non-Writing SOL Testing Schedule

May 13, 2019

SOL testing begins tomorrow, May 14th, at Elko Middle! Parents, make sure your child is well-rested and prepared for their exams!

EMS Spring 2019 Non-Writing SOL Testing Schedule

May 14

  • Math 6, Civics and World History I testing
    Blocks 5, 6, 7, 8

May 15

  • Make Up Testing

May 16

  • Reading 7 and Reading 8 Testing
    Blocks 8, 7, 6, 5

May 17

  • Make Up Testing

May 21

  • Reading 6, Science 8, and Earth Science testing
    Blocks 3, 4, 2, 1

May 22

  • Make Up Testing

May 23

  • Math 7, Math 8, Algebra I and Geometry testing
    Blocks 2, 1, 3, 4

May 24

  • Make Up Testing

May 27

  • Memorial Day Holiday

May 28

  • Expedited Retake Remediation Math 6, Civics and WHI

May 29

  • Expedited Retake Math 6, Civics, WHI

May 30

  • Expedited Retake Remediation Reading 7 and 8

May 31

  • Expedited Retakes Reading 7 and 8

June 3

  • Expedited Retake Remediation Reading 6, Science 8, Earth Science

June 4

  • Expedited Retake Reading 6, Science 8, Earth Science

June 5

  • Expedited Retake Remediation Math 7, Math 8, Algebra and Geometry

June 6

  • Expedited Retake Math 7, Math 8, Algebra and Geometry

June 10

  • 6th Grade Field Trip

June 11

  • Student Holiday

June 12

  • 8th Grade Field Trip

June 13

  • 7th Grade Field Trip

June 14

  • All Periods Meet
  • Dismissal: Approx. 12:10p

Elko MS Spring 2019 Non-Writing SOL Testing Info

May 4, 2019

Dear Elko Families:

Virginia’s state assessment program includes the Standards of Learning Tests (SOL) for students in grades 3 – 8, and certain high school credit course.  These tests are based upon the Virginia Standards of Learning. This year, SOL Tests for HCPS middle school students will be administered May 6– May 24, 2019 (including make-up testing).  Expedited Retake testing will be administered May 28 – June 13, 2019. Additionally, students in high school credit courses which do not have an End of Course (EOC) SOL will take their second semester exam.

The Test Nav 8 platform will be used again this year for testing. Practice with this application can be found at https://va8.testnav.com/client/index.html.  This platform offers tools for students to use as they demonstrate their knowledge on the SOL test(s).  Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) will be used for all grades 6-8 Math and Reading online SOL tests, thus reducing the number of questions needed to determine the test score.

Scores on these tests will help you and your child’s school evaluate academic achievement. It is important you help your child feel comfortable and positive about taking the Standards of Learning and Henrico Assessment Tests.  In preparation for testing, proper rest and nutrition are essential.  Please encourage your child to get a good night’s rest before his/her testing days and to eat a nutritious breakfast the morning of each test. Since the testing will all be online, it is essential computers be brought to school every day fully charged.

Students should avoid bringing personal electronic devices (phones, watches, tablets, etc.)  into an SOL testing room during an SOL test administration. Procedures related to these circumstances are described in detail in the Henrico County Public Schools Policies and Regulations (Regulation R6-08-004), which can be found at http://webapps.henrico.k12.va.us/policy/.   We encourage all families and students to review these procedures prior to SOL testing.

Once the SOL testing session begins, students will not be permitted to leave the testing location until all students have finished testing, except to use the restroom or in an emergency situation. Please do not request an early dismissal for your child during a testing session.  We will be testing up until 1pm and longer per individual needs.

More information about the Standards of Learning and your child’s testing schedule are available at EMS and through http://henricoschools.us/testing/. If you have questions about the federal, state or division assessment policies, please contact Cathy Durvin, chdurvin@henrico.k12.va.us.  If you have questions related to your school’s testing processes and options, please contact Melissa Burnett, our school test coordinator at 804.328.4110.


Dominique Friend




Breakthrough Junior Challenge video contest

May 3, 2019

Is your student great at explaining math or science concepts? Want a chance to win a $250,000 scholarship?

Khan Academy is proud to partner with the Breakthrough Junior Challenge video contest again this year. Students ages 13 through 18 are invited to create a short— under three minutes— video explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way.

In addition to awarding a $250,000 college scholarship to the winner, the Breakthrough Junior Challenge will give the winner’s teacher a $50,000 prize and the winner’s school a new $100,000 science lab.

For more details check out the official launch video for this year’s Breakthrough Junior Challenge:

Past Breakthrough Junior Challenge winners’ videos have collectively been viewed over six million times, teaching a global audience about science and math in the winners’ individual voices. In fact, the finalist videos from last year were so good you can find them on the Khan Academy website here.

The winner will be presented their award on the live, globally televised Breakthrough Prize ceremony on National Geographic, Facebook, and YouTube, where they’ll also meet with world leaders in science, technology, academia, business, and entertainment.

Good luck—we can’t wait to see your video!

Sal and the Khan Academy team
P.S. The deadline for submission is June 15, 2019, so register today at www.breakthroughjuniorchallenge.org.

VHSL Sports Physicals, 5/8

May 3, 2019

VHSL Sports Physicals

Who: Elko, Fairfield, Rolfe, and Highland Springs Athletes

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 4:30pm

Where: Highland Springs HS, Hudson Gym

Cost: $25.00

Please see your Head Coach, Mr. Golden or Mr. Lilly for more information.


  • Copies of the VHSL physical form packets will be in the main office at HSHS.
  • Physicals are good from May 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 for the 2019-20 school year.

PPC Community Day Event @ HSHS, 5/4

April 25, 2019

People for Positive Change Community Day Event, Saturday, May 4th @ Highland Springs HS 15 South Oak Avenue, Highland Springs, VA 23075. Great vendors, unique products, lots of free information, food truck, performances from local organizations, artists, and so much more. This is a day you don't want to miss! Bring a friend! Hope to see you there!

Reminder: Spirit Night @ Five Guys and SweetFrog, 4/25!

April 25, 2019

Don’t forget our dual Spirit Night this evening, at both Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Sweet Frog, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. There are a number of activities going on this evening, so if you’re out and about swing by afterward and enjoy a meal with us!

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Take the 2019 Henrico Schools Survey through April 19

April 10, 2019

By telling us about your perspectives and experiences, you can help Henrico Schools improve and make important decisions about the future.

The survey is open until April 19.


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