Apr 12


Apr 10

Ability Olympics

We are excited to share information about the 2018 Ability Olympics event hosted at JMU’s University Recreation Center, April 20th and 21st – See the attached flyer for details and registration information (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrI6UDHXnnGAuQuEdkjGgNLMb8-3xgwuGjXy3fG9ZC9NaiDw/viewform?usp=sf_link).
Ability Olympics is an inclusive event allowing participants of all ages and ability level to showcase his or her ability alongside friends or family members without disabilities. Our event is open to ages 2 – older adults; split into age appropriate groups. Each participant with a disability is encouraged to invite a peer or sibling to participate alongside him or her.

Mar 23


Mar 23

Upcoming Events!

The HCPS Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) would like to invite all parents to the following upcoming events:

  • April 10: Decoding Dyslexia VA – Henrico: Parent Meeting at Libbie Mill Library, 6:30 pm.
  • April 12: Big Feet Meet at Highland Springs High School. Rain date not available yet. Details to be determined.
  • April 16: Community Night Out at Hermitage High School from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • April 28: Virginia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association – Dyslexia Conference http://va.dyslexiaida.org/vbida-annual-conference/
  • May 1: Little Feet Meet at Tucker High School.  Rain date May 3rd. Details to be determined.
  • May 2: Meet at the Middle at Collegiate. Rain date May 4th. Details to be determined.
  • May 17: Christy Awards at Hermitage High School from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Mar 19


Please join us for our first division-wide family conference! There will be free workshops/breakout sessions for parents. We will also have vendors/exhibits, food trucks, kids zone, and transportation is provided upon request. Save the date! Official registration information will be available on March 26.

Feb 26

Recruiting for Henrico H.E.R.O.E.S.

We are looking for individuals who are interested in committing time with our Henrico H.E.R.O.E.S. mentoring program. Check out the flyer for more information.


Jan 23

Please share this information with our Henrico dads and father figures!

Jan 16

Family Connector Newsletter

Check out our first edition of the “Family Connector Newsletter” from the department of FCE!

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Sep 19

Join us at the HCPS Family & Community Engagement Kickoff!

Sep 29

The Sun is Shining!

Well, it might be raining outside, but the sun is certainly shining at the FERC! Our Family Engagement mobile unit, Big BLUE (“Bridge, Link, Unify & Engage”), is becoming more of a reality. This really has been a fun and rewarding project! There are so many to thank. First, thank you to our Director of Exceptional Education, Donice Davenport, for identifying the funding to make this happen. Big thanks to the Virginia Department of Education for the grant funding that provided materials in support of our mission. Thank you to April in Communications for her artistic expertise and to Norvell Signs for the outside transformation. HUGE thanks to Brad and Shawn at CTE for coordinating much of the work and especially to all the folks at Varina High School who contributed their amazing skills of craftsmanship. Thank you to Dr. Blackwell, our Director of Family Engagement, for the passion to carry out this mission. This will surely be a welcoming space for all who enter.  We are not done yet, but we are getting there! Here are a few pictures to share the transformation so far. 2 Bus 9-29-163 Bus 9-29-16

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