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Publix donates gift cards for school supplies

September 15, 2021

Wow! Publix presented HEF with $46,600 in gift cards for school supplies for Henrico County Public Schools students! The following Publix stores participated by collecting donations from their customers at each of these stores: Publix at John Rolfe Commons Publix at Nuckols Place Publix at Short Pump Publix at Westpark Shopping Center Publix at Staple…

A Special Message from Parney of the Richmond Flying Squirrels

September 1, 2021

James River Association Summer Camp

August 24, 2021

HEF’s Community Learning Center (CLC) collaborated with James River Association to offer a weeklong summer camp for 10 Wilder Middle School students on the James River. The camp was made possible through a 21st CCLC grant from VDOE. Wilder Middle School students explored the wetlands of Four Mile Creek, where they spotted egrets and great…

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Students will Build a Racecar

May 27, 2021

Nine Wilder Middle School families recently attended a Racecar Build Orientation at Richmond International Raceway with Rajeev Brown from the Flying Classroom. The orientation included an introduction to the program and a presentation of the car parts and build space at RIR. With funding from a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) special projects grant, students…

Bridge beyond strife: Amazing pandemic video melds 500 voices from 9 HCPS high schools

May 26, 2021

We’re so pleased to provide support for this project and these talented Henrico County high school students! Henrico, Va., May 26, 2021 – A soaring new video version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” combines the voices of more than 500 Henrico County Public Schools students in an ambitious artistic response to racial strife and national…

Eric Byers-Teacher of the Year

HCPS crowns Teacher of the Year, First-Year Teacher of the Year

May 6, 2021

March Matching Challenge…Game On!

March 30, 2021

Thanks to your generous gifts, we have already met the March Matching goal of $10,000! With matching funds from our big-hearted donor Strawbridge Studios, that means $20,000 towards empowering students and teachers in Henrico County Public Schools! Thank you all for your amazing support!

Supporting Teachers, Students & Families in HCPS’ 2020-21 Mission Forward

March 1, 2021

Since the COVID school closures last March, HEF has provided funding for HCPS teachers, students and their families. This has included food and basic necessities for Henrico’s most vulnerable students, and WiFi hotspots for students and teachers without internet access. This support expanded to include virtual summer camps for nearly 100 disadvantaged students with packets…

Giving Tuesday

Support HEF on Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2020

The Henrico Education Foundation (HEF) is asking for your financial support on Giving Tuesday. As you know, this has been a challenging year for Henrico families and our students need your help now more than ever! During this time of uncertainty with COVID-19, HEF has played a vital role in supporting our students. Your gift…

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Flying Classroom STEM Curriculum for After School Learning

November 18, 2020

Students from L. Douglas Wilder Middle, Glen Lea Elementary, and Ratcliffe Elementary will soon take part in virtual expeditions and other after-school STEM adventures and projects thanks to a partnership between the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and Flying Classroom! Flying Classroom is a supplemental STEM+ curriculum based on the global expeditions of pioneering African…