What’s happening?

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens is looking for teen volunteers and the application is now available! Visit their website for all of the details.

Check out the IBelieve videos that IB10 students made to express their values and beliefs:

Join the VCU Dept. of Computer Science graduate students and faculty for Computer Science Day on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9-3:30pm.  There will be discussions and roundtables from companies in the industry. Best of all, it’s free! Speak to Tucker teacher, Ms. Lee, with any questions.

Parents, if you think you may like to volunteer at an IB breakfast, chaperone a field trip or participate in another Tucker event during the school day, please read the volunteer guidelines and submit a volunteer application completed  to the main office (not IB Office).

It’s time to order JRT IB spirit wear. The store is open from 10/3-10/17. Place your order soon!  Go to www.BSNteamsports.com and enter team access code JRTIB19

Sign ups to meet with a teacher on parent conference night, October 24 from 4:30-7:30 will be available beginning Oct. 7. Here is the link.

If you were unable to join us at the MYP fall parent meeting on 10/1/19 here is the presentation.

Tucker HS enjoyed a presentation by Kevin Atlas, a former basketball player who has overcome adversities and travels as a motivational speaker to empower students through the “Believe in You” Program.


Full Circle Grief Center is hosting a fundraising event: Round Up 5K Bubble Run & Fun Run on Saturday, October 5 and they would like some volunteers.  If you are interested, contact information is on the flyer.

Congratulations to IB juniors David Kang and Claire Jun on their latest musical accomplishments.  These two violinists made it to the Senior Regional Orchestra and are now eligible to audition for the All-Virginia Orchestra in February.  Way to go!

Join the Tucker Scholastic Bowl Team. Questions? See Ms. Hall in room 76

Back-to-School Night 2019 is on Monday, Sept. 23. It begins int he Auditorium at 6pm (come early to get a seat!) and continues with a quick visit to all of your student’s teachers. Early Bird and online class meetings will be your final stop(s) of the evening–if applicable. You will need to know your student’s class schedule. To find the schedule, visit the PowerSchool Parent Portal or ask your student for the schedule. Visit henricoschools.us and click on the blue “Online Services” circle in the middle of the page to create a PowerSchool account.

Volunteers needed: The VMFA has three Family Day events planned for 2019-20 and is looking for student help. If interested, see the attached flyer.

Volunteers needed: An after school program called STAR (Strengthening Teens Academically and Recreationally) at Quioccasin Middle is looking for high schoolers who would like to help support students in need. If you are interested, please contact–

Stacy Deyerle deyerles@ymcarichmond.org 

Tuckahoe YMCA Program Specialist at Quioccasin Middle School STAR Program


I am putting this announcement at the top again as the deadline to apply is approaching. Click the link to learn more: IBMA Excellence Award–apply by April 19. All are eligible to apply.

Congratulations to IB sophomore David K. who took home 1st place at at Metro Richmond Science Fair in the category of Microbiology.  He was one of four selected as an Intel International Science and Engineering  Fair finalist and was invited to Phoenix,  AZ to compete at the next level in May.

Support Tucker students and Safe Harbor Shelter by coming out to Movements at JRT on Wednesday, March 20. 








IBMA Excellence Award–apply by April 19. All are eligible to apply.

IB sophomore, Minnie Zhang, was recognized for her work in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.  She was a winner of the Gold Key for her poetry submission “yellow.” Congratulations!

IB students, Claire Jun, David Kang and Sam Rubin were selected to audition for the VDODA All-State Band and Orchestra at JMU. Claire Jun made All-State Orchestra and will perform with the ensemble next month. Way to go, everyone!

Congratulations to the Tucker Swim Team on their win in the Men’s 400 m Freestyle Relay at the Class 5 State Swim Meet in Fairfax. Go Tigers!

Juniors and Seniors: Learn more about the essay contest open to women interested in STEM and shared by Gov. Northam.  Scholarship money will be awarded to the winner!

IB seniors, Chris D. and Patrick M., were celebrated at Tucker’s Signing Day Ceremony. Chris will swim for Duke and Patrick will swim for Denison University. Congratulations!

Support MYP Art teacher, Ms. Roane and IB freshman, Dayani Robinson, at Plant Zero on Sunday, December 16. They, along with another Tucker student, have a collaborative piece on exhibit–and it’s up for auction. Check it out!

Class of 2015 and IB grad, Elizabeth Ezzelle will soon finish her studies at the American International University in London and is preparing for a two-year Peace Corps commitment in Mongolia where she will teach English. Read the article on the amazing things she is doing!

The Center for Legal & Court Technology (CLCT) at William & Mary Law School is offering one-day courses for high school students on different topics. The upcoming session is the 5th Amendment, Self-Incrimination & Interrogation on February 2. Register here  You can see the entire course catalogue here

Collegiate School invites you to a TEDxYouth@RVA event on Saturday, November 17, 5-9pm. Tickets are free, but the school asks that you preregister (dinner is included!). Visit www.tedxrva.com for more info and visit the IB Office to see the flyer in the window.

Do you want to work with computer programming languages, learn how computer systems work, and engage in cybersecurity programs? If so, sign up for the JRT Computer Science Club.

IB students visited the Indian Embassy to perform on of Ghandiji’s birthday, October 2.

If you missed the MYP parent info night on 10/3 here is the presentation.

IB students in grades 9-12: you’re invited to the IB study session on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 4-5:30. No sign-up required.  You may work independently or with others. Light snacks provided.

There has been a date change to the High School to Health Care (HS2HC) program scheduled for this Saturday, September 15. The new date is Saturday, December 1, and all students who registered for the previous date are automatically enrolled for the new one.  VCU is also currently accepting applications for other health science academic-year programs such as VCU Dental Scholars and Project ACEe will open in November. These programs take place after school on the VCU Health Campus. Details and eligible grades levels for each program is available on our website: dhsd.vcu.edu.


Check out the video of the IB seniors’ Art Exhibition at Plant Zero. They did amazing work!

A BIG congratulations to IB senior, Matthew Whelan, on being named Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Read the article

IB Junior, Rawan Salih, was recognized for her writing in an essay competition for the Richmond Peace Education Center. She earned honorable mention. Read the essay here.

Congratulations to IB junior, Anna Abernathy. Her artwork was selected to be a part of the VCU Metro Show. Check out her amazing work:

IB freshmen, Ryan Henry and Madhur Choudhury won third place at Debate Regionals in the Public Forum Category on Saturday, March 17.  The students now advance to Super Regionals at Hampton High School. Good luck!

Read the RTD article on IB senior Matthew Whelan and other teammates on their performance at States.  Way to go!

Congratulations to the following IB Tigers on placing in the Scholastic Writing Competition: Ryan Henry, Claire Jun, Zainab Rahman, Anaya Surve, Minnie Zhang.

Congrats to the following IBers for placing at the Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Competition: Adelle Blankinship, Jack Lacy, Zoe Manring, Patrick Yuson

Calling all IB students! Join the Scholastic Bowl Team. See the flyer for information on the December meeting.

What do HCPS IB students have to say on being “principled?” Just watch! Principled video

Mathnasium is looking for high school students who are strong in math and have an interest in tutoring. See the flyer for information.

A big congratulations to Cross Country runner and IB junior, Ben Wasik, for qualifying for States, held on Friday, November 10 at Great Meadows. Way to go!

Pilot Pen along with director Shonda Rhimes are looking for student overachievers to offer a $12500 educational grant. Do you help to make a difference in others’ lives outside of the classroom? If so, the next grant winner could be you! Essay submissions are due by December 31, 2017 click the link for additional grant information

If you were unable to attend the MYP Parent Meeting, here is the presentation

Support the JRT Swim Team by eating at Chick-Fil-A on Parham. ALL. DAY. LONG. Chick Fil A Spirit Night

During Summer 2017 IB sophomore, Allie S., volunteered with Global Leadership Adventures to help build compost toilets in Ghana.



IBMA is soliciting t-shirt designs. Submit yours by October 20 to https://tinyurl.com/ibmatshirtcontest  See Mrs. Harper with any questions.

VCU Dental Scholars is accepting applications for its after-school program. Visit DHSD.VCU.EDU or call 827-0982 for more information and to apply.

Towson University in Maryland wants you to know they guarantee 30 transfer credits for IB diploma holders.  Learn about their policies here

The VMFA needs volunteers to help with an event to celebrate the art of Latin America on Saturday, September 16. See the flyer for more details and other upcoming events.

The Richmond Folk Festival is looking for volunteers during the weekend of October 13-15.  Enjoy some great live music while helping this major Richmond event come together.  Contact Diane Muska at dianerichmondfolkfest@gmail.com or (804)229-2550 to sign up.

Apply to take a course at Richmond’s MathScience Innovation Center. Nanoscience: Small Doors Open Big Futures is taught over three days in August.  The course includes anticipated field trips to 4Wave–the industry leader in thin film nanotechnology material science and products,  VCU depts of Biology, Physics, and Engineering, plus hands on nanoinstrumentation from Penn State. The students will engage in many hands-on activities geared toward this innovative, cutting edge science.  Workforce development and career opportunities will also be addressed.  Visit mymsic.org  for more information.  Submit a completed  application to:

ATTN: Yvonne Pfluger

2401 Hartman Street
Richmond, VA 23223
804-343-6525 x231
FAX: 804-343-6529

Congrats to the Tucker Tennis Team on their win over Freeman!


Check out a few short videos about the DP and how it fits into college preparation and acceptance.     http://blogs.ibo.org/university-applications/



New research from the IB on the Diploma Program is now available.  See the link below for more http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/digital-tookit/brochures/1510-dp-infographic-en.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20resources%20for%20the%20new%20year&utm_content=New%20resources%20for%20the%20new%20year+CID_f7b013a3299e48a82f8ee4e9383f1b86&utm_source=IBA%20email%20marketing&utm_term=DP%20infographic

IB has a new webpage dedicated to helping parents understand the programs offered by IB World Schools. http://www.ibo.org/en/information-for-parents/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IB+Global+News+8++2015++English&utm_content=IB+Global+News+8++2015++English+CID_00a98c367649bb217610ac583216a0ca&utm_source=IB%20Newsletters%20Email%20marketing&utm_term=Visit%20the%20parents%20page  The IB has also published a helpful document that outlines university recognition policies.  Here is the spreadsheet for the US: US schools

I posted this PPT last year, but it merits another look.  Click the link to see a PowerPoint by Rich La Valley, a parent from Fairfax County and a statistician, entitled “Does the International Baccalaureate Programme Prepare Students for College?”  http://www.ibmidatlantic.org/IB_Prepare.pdf

Click this link for yet another article that praises an IB education! http://mailbuild.ibo.org/t/ViewEmail/r/5663CCE056C9E192/016D6D0E21FB189562AF25ACF5E3F0AC

Click here for an article from IB World magazine that explores the impact of IB programmes on students: article

IB students promote cultural diversity at JRT: 

The newest edition of HCPS “School Matters” contains a special highlight of the International Fashion Show lead by our IB students in November 2010.  “School Matters” airs daily at 6am, 12 noon, 6pm and 10pm and will be available for two weeks on Comcast  Cable Channel 99 and Verizon Channel 38.  You can also access the story by clicking on the link listed  below.  The image can be viewed full-screen by clicking on the button next to volume control.