at 8:59 am on Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Friday, May 22, Seniors sat for their class picture. We wish them well in these last days of school and on into their bright futures!!
at 12:59 pm on Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Four Henrico County High Schools Among Nation’s Best
Henrico, Va. May 13, 2015 –
Four Henrico County high schools have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine named Deep Run, Mills Godwin, Douglas Freeman and Henrico high schools as top schools in its annual “Best High Schools” rankings. Deep Run was ranked the No. 17 high school in Virginia; Godwin No. 28; Freeman No. 33; and Henrico No. 44. Henrico County’s total of four state-ranked high schools was second in Virginia behind Fairfax County. The magazine analyzed 2012-13 data for more than 29,000 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It named 2,527 – 12.8 percent – as gold or silver medal winners.
Only a state’s gold and silver medalists are ranked. The magazine ranked 52 schools in Virginia. “This recognition is the direct result of the outstanding work done by our faculty, our hardworking students, the strong partnership we have with our parents and our community and the
support of the HCPS School Board and central office staff,” said Deep Run principal Lenny Pritchard. The school has been ranked in the report for nine straight years. The rankings were based not just on how top students performed, but whether schools’ leastadvantaged
groups were exceeding statistical expectations. The evaluation used three steps:
1. First, the methodology used reading and math scores on state tests to see if a school’s students were doing better than statistically expected for their state. Researchers looked at scores of the entire student body and then factored in the percentage of economically
disadvantaged students – who tend to score lower – exceeding statistical expectations.
2. For schools passing the first step, the second hurdle used reading and math scores to assess whether the school’s disadvantaged students – black, Hispanic and low-income – were outperforming other disadvantaged students in the state.
3. Schools that made it through the first two steps were eligible to be judged nationally on college readiness using Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data. This step attempts to measure which schools produced the best college-level achievement for the highest percentages of their students.
For more information, see the rankings at usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.
at 7:51 am on Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Congratulations to Junior Vibha Shekhar and Sophomore Anna Woodward for being recognized at the Richmond Joint Engineers’ Council 2015 Written Essay Presentation. Vibha won 2nd place for her essay. Anna won 1st place for video for the second year in a row. We are proud of our IB Warrior Women who have so proudly represented our school and program and who are making strides as young women in a STEM field!!
at 2:57 pm on Monday, 16 March 2015
Students (and their parents) going with Ms. Hardy to NYC March 30-April 2: Please attend a final meeting on Wednesday, 3/18 at 6 pm in room 121. She will hand out forms and go over last minute details!!
at 11:50 am on Thursday, 12 February 2015
On Tuesday, February 10, we enjoyed our first HHS Personal Project Fair. Students displayed their projects to friends, faculty and family!
at 11:24 am on Friday, 7 November 2014
at 8:43 am on Friday, 3 October 2014
This week we had our annual fall parent information meetings. They were well attended, with MYP on Wednesday, October 1, and DP on Thursday, October 2.
If you couldn’t be there or you want a refresher on what we talked about, here are the Power Point presentations I used: What is an IB MYP Education_fall orientation and What is an IB DP Education_fall orientation DP.
In addition, we are looking to gain interest in international travel and service via Courts for Kids. Here is the flyer: Courts for Kids. Please email Ms. Biddle if you or your child are interested in this for a summer travel experience.
at 8:38 am on Friday, 3 October 2014
Please find the year’s first edition here: Underclassman Newsletter Oct
at 8:37 am on Friday, 3 October 2014
Please find our first installment here: September Scholarship Newsletter v1 2014-15
at 12:50 pm on Thursday, 18 September 2014
The 2013 Girl’s Crew of the Blue Sky Fund’s Outdoor Leadership Institute will present Richmond, Virginia’s first ever RVA Outdoor Teen Leadership Challenge for Richmond-area students between the ages of 13 and 19 on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 10 AM to 1 PM at Bryan Park, 4308 Hermitage Road, Richmond, Virginia 23227.
Inspired by their transformative backpacking trip along the Appalachian Trail, this diverse group of girls invented the event, won a grant from the Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Project to fund the event, and planned every detail required to produce the event, including creating the challenges, recruiting volunteers, publicizing the event, recruiting teen participants, and contracting with vendors.
The leadership challenge is an “Amazing Race” style activity where teens will learn about environmental respect, teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, and community service while competing for prizes and recognition. Challenges will include a backpack relay, a tent-building game, a scavenger hunt, and an obstacle course. Community partners, including the Blue Sky Fund, James River Association, Riverside Outfitters, and Tricycle Gardens, will lead the challenges and keep score.
Lindsey Shavers, OLI crew member, says: “When lightning struck within 100 feet of our crew during our 2013 backpacking trip, we were forever changed. Together, we faced our fears and achieved our goal of summiting Mount Rogers. But, more importantly, we realized that we are capable of achieving great things. This event is a celebration of what teenagers who share a passion for community service, teamwork and
leadership, can do.”