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Freeman High School is Recognized as one of America’s Best High Schools

Douglas Southall Freeman High School, in the Near West End, was recognized as one of the America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek today. It ranked 971 out of 1,623 schools.

Richmond School Board Adopts Preschool Consolidation Plan

Last night the Richmond School Board approved plans for a consolidated preschool at Maymont Elementary. Here’s a note from Kim Bridges, the first district Richmond School Board Representative and Chair of the Richmond School Board: The school board voted last night to merge Maymont and Clark Springs elementary schools and use the Maymont site as a Pre-K […]

City of Richmond Hosting Meeting Regarding the Future of the Richmond Community High School Building

The Near West End community is encouraged to attend a meeting tomorrow morning, March 20th, at 9: 30 am, regarding the future use and development of the former site of Richmond  Community High School located at 5800 Patterson Avenue in Richmond  — now known as the Westhampton School site.  The meeting will be held at […]

Tucker High School Hosts Motivational Speaker Chris Skinner

The community is invited to hear motivational speaker Chris Skinner speak on how he transformed his life after an accident that caused him to become a quadriplegic. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18th 7:00 p.m. J. R. Tucker High School Auditorium 2910 N. Parham Road Free to all members of our Henrico County Community (a donation box will […]

City Schools Will Be In Session Feb. 15; Presidents’ Day Is Now A Make-up Day

Richmond Public School officials have announced that Feb. 15 will now serve as a make-up day for students and staff. Originally, schools were to be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day.  For those who missed the earlier announcement, Henrico will also use Presidents’ day as a make up day. Richmond City Schools will open 2 […]

Mary Munford Elementary Hosts Auction at the JCC March 27th

Local Near West End elementary school, Mary Munford, is hosting their annual auction. If you’d like to attend or donate an item, please read on for details. SAVE THE DATE! Saturday March 27, 7-10:30pm Jewish Community Center Mary Munford’s Annual Auction fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 27th, from 7-10:30 p.m. at the Jewish […]

Get an Education About Education

Local School Board Rep, Kim Bridges, was nice enough to remind us about a forum at the Convention Center, October 28, 6:30 p.m.,  sponsored by The Atlantic.  The topic: Measuring success.  So,  maybe you’ll learn something….and best of all it is free!  Registration is required. The education forums are  underwritten by Altria. The 3rd forum will […]

“Build Schools Now!!” Campaign Kickoff – Nov. 5

The BUILD SCHOOLS NOW initiative was born in response to the letter written by the business community calling for the elimination of the elected school board and is the people’s cry to leadership to end fighting and finger pointing and make a capital investment in public education. The BUILD SCHOOLS NOW initiative is the creation […]