Henrico Reading Warriors Visit Ratcliffe ES

Henrico Reading Warriors Visit Ratcliffe ES

Last week, Henrico High School librarian, Christina Thrasher, arranged for her Henrico Reading Warriors to come to Ratcliffe Elementary School to read holiday stories to the students. About 20 football players along with their coach came. They went to each classroom and were greeted by surprised and mesmerized students. The students and teachers really enjoyed their visit and these young men were such strong reading role models for our students. Kudos to Christina for having this program available

Group pic--Henrico HS reading warriors  HHS Wide Receiver reading to 1st grade

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Library-opoly at Varina High

Library-opoly at Varina High

Students at Varina High School celebrated School Library Month by playing library-opoly. Library Assistant, Andrea Beck, created the game, not only to create excitement with the students, but to also increase circulation.  There were many instant prize winners, as well as two grand prize winners during this month!  Pictured below is Library Assistant, Andrea Beck, along with grand prize winner, Haywood Cook.  The game board and pieces can be seen here.

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Reading Warriors back for more

Reading Warriors back for more

The Reading Warriors from Henrico High School are out reading to elementary students again. This time they visited Glen Lea Elementary School.

Henrico High librarian Christina Thrasher said about the event: “We had a great experience at Glen Lea ES this morning, when our Reading Warriors shared their love of reading and literacy with our future Warriors. Our readers today were comprised of boys and girls basketball players, as well as our outstanding cheerleaders (av. GPA of 4.1!).”

HCPS-TV was also there to share it through the county, and the piece about the Reading Warriors program from earlier this year can be viewed here.

It is great to see these Reading Warriors build relationships with future Henrico High students. Way to go!!

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Read Across America At Carver Elementary

Read Across America At Carver Elementary

Check out this video of Godwin High Football Players and Cheerleaders and Ms. Cave from the VA Department of Education visiting Carver Elementary and reading to the students there to celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday.  Just click on the box below to start the video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New library card app at Glen Allen High School

New library card app at Glen Allen High School

Glen Allen High School has implemented new technology that allows students to download their library card to their smartphone.  Students now can check out materials using an app on their phone.  To see the full story click here.

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Books beat bullies

Books beat bullies

Hermitage High School kicked off a yearlong discussion on bullying on October 17th using the books of two authors as a catalyst. The student body heard award-winning authors Erin Jade Lange and Meg Medina talk about themes of bullying, connecting and acceptance in their acclaimed young-adult novels.

The author appearances were made possible by a grant written by Librarian Anita Tarbox and awarded by the Henrico Education Foundation, with additional funding from HCPS Library Services, the Hermitage PTSA and Hermitage High School.

 

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