Thomas H. Henderson Middle School

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  • Principal Antoine London

     End of the School Year Award Assembly

    June 16, 2021

    8th Grade – 1:00 p.m.    8th Grade Moving On Link

    7th Grade – 2:30 p.m.   7th End of Year Awards Ceremony

    6th  Grade – 3:30 p.m.  6th End of the Year Ceremony

     *Online Event Zoom Links were Emailed to Warrior Families

    8TH GRADE WARRIOR "MOVING ON CEREMONY"

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16TH, 1PM

    THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT.  

    8th Grade Moving On Link

     We will also host a DRIVE-UP! in-person event for 8th Grade Warrior students Thursday, June 17, 2021.

     8th Grade Warrior families are encouraged to "drive up" to our event to pick up a special gift for our students that are moving on to high school. The Drive up event will begin @ 2:00-4:30p.m in the Thomas H. Henderson Parking Lot

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  • Summer School Information

    In Person Summer School for RPS Students

    PK-8th grade Dates: Monday, July 12 - Friday, August 13, 2021

    Monday-Thursdays are in person

    Friday is all virtual

    Summer Learning Olympics

    For any questions about RPS Summer Programs, please contact the summer school team at summerschool@rvaschools.net

     Join the wait list for MIDDLE SCHOOL OLYMPIAN ACADEMY HERE (click link)

    Middle School Summer School Learning & Enrichment

    Grade

    Dates

    Days

    Times

    Middle

    (6-8)

    July 12-August 13

    In-person: Mon-Thurs

    Virtual: Friday

    Student Hours: 8:00am-2:30pm

     

    Middle School Summer School Locations

    ZONE School

    Summer School Site

    Location

    Site Phone #

    Boushall, Lucille Brown, River City 

    River City

    6300 Hull Street Rd.

    Richmond, VA 23224

    804.272.7554

    Albert Hill, Binford, Henderson, MLK Jr.

    MLK Jr.

    1000 Mosby St.

    Richmond, VA 23223

    804.780.8011

     

    The Middle School Summer Learning and Enrichment programs are designed for pre-identified* students that need additional support in reading, writing, and/or mathematics. The goal is to strengthen their knowledge and skills as they enter school in the fall. 

     

    *Students needing additional support are identified  based on final grades, attendance, and test scores .

     

    Middle School Academic Support

    Grade Level: 6-8

    Dates & Time: July 12 - August 13 | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Overview: The Middle School Olympian Academy will provide literacy and math support as well as a variety of summer enrichment opportunities. Every Olympian will bridge the gap between their current grade to the next by increasing math and reading proficiency with challenging reading and math instruction. Intensive reading support will also be included in the literacy block. Students will select from four tracks (Sports, Arts, Leadership/Entrepreneurship, or STEM) to focus their summer experience while growing a positive mindset and receiving social and emotional support. Students will participate in afternoon enrichment activities related to their selected track. Virtual field trips will be held on Fridays. Meals and transportation will be provided.

    Location(s): River City; MLK Jr.

    Cost: Free

    Register: Olympian Academy 



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    • Last day of school

      Update to RPS Last Day of School - RPS will be closed on Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth, and the last day of school for teachers and students will be Thursday, June 17, which will be a 2-hour early release day.

       
     

     

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  •  INTRODUCING OUR 2O20-2021 TEACHER OF THE YEAR!

    Mrs. Bentley0

     

    I am currently a teacher at Henderson Middle School where for the past 6 years, I’ve taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade science.  I have been teaching for a total of 21 years at various schools up and down the east coast as well overseas in Abu Dhabi. I received my Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Old Westbury, received an endorsement in Middle Grades Science while teaching in Georgia and received a Master’s Degree in Administration and Leadership from the University of Phoenix. Science and Spanish have been my main areas of concentration.

    As an educator, I also consider myself a mentor as well as a role-model for my students. I truly enjoy getting to know my students on a personal level and learning about their ambitions, visions and goals. I receive satisfaction from seeing the “light bulb” moment when they receive, understand an internalize a concept. I have developed a special way of communicating with my students that encourages trust, love and an environment conducive for learning.

    I became a teacher because I wanted to be influential in shaping the lives of our youth. I wanted to use and share my knowledge as a means of preparing our youth for their future endeavors as they become integral members of society. I felt that teaching was an excellent path to meet these goals!

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  • Students who have technical issues are encouraged to email helpdesk@rvaschools.net. The Technology Services team will address issues remotely as much as possible. For issues that require hands-on support, a mobile help desk will be available throughout the community on scheduled days/times.

    Brent Evans, ITRT: 804-420-9283

    Mobile Help Desk

      

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  • Henderson Middle School Tech/ Supply Kit Distribution 

    Henderson Middle School will have a Tech and Supply Kit distribution every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30am-12:30 p.m.. Please make sure you have a mask and be prepared to have your temperature checked.

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Henderson Middle School Counselors

  • Please Click Here to access Mrs. Sonya Branch-Wilson google virtual office. She can also be reached at 804-767-8060.

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  • Please Click Here to access Mrs. Ashunti Baylor google virtual office. She can also be reach at 804-482-0748.

     

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Henderson Middle School Registar and Attendance

  • Blondine Green, Attendance Associate can be reached by email at bgreen2@rvaschools.net or by phone at 804-556-1628.

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  • Carmen Green, Registrar can be reached by email at cgreen5@rvaschools.net or by phone at 804-404-5099.

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - June 17, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: 2021 Retirees – On the last day of the school year, we're honoring staff who are retiring with 40+ years of service! Please join me in celebrating these extraordinary individuals who have dedicated their entire professional lives to RPS. We all stand on their very broad shoulders. To our retirees: we love you, we thank you, and we wish you peace, light, and fulfillment as you begin the next chapter of your lives!

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  • RPS Direct Update - June 16, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, One more day to go! Tonight's updates: 2021 Retirees – Today, we're honoring staff who are retiring with 20-39 years of service at RPS! Thank you so much for all those decades of teaching, leading, and serving with love. Tomorrow, we'll close out by honoring those with 40+ years of service! Don’t forget to send in your shout-outs for our retirees and I’ll include them in RPS Direct this week. Southside Community Hub Launch – We're excited to announce the opening of the Southside Community Hub at Cardinal Elementary School, one of several community-based locations where RPS families can get connected to any resources they need. Each hub is staffed with several Family Liaisons whose whole job is to keep our schools and families closely connected. The Liaisons working in the Cardinal Hub are bilingual and able to assist English and Spanish-speaking families.

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District Announcements

  • New Summer Meal Distribution - We are excited to share a variety of free meal pick-up options for our families beginning Monday, June 21st through the summer! Click here to find a site nearest you and to see an interactive map of sites!

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  • Student Device Collection - All RPS technology devices, including Chromebooks, hotspots, tablets, and laptops will be collected after the last day of school (June 17, 2021) with the exception of those attending summer school. Click here to learn more. 

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  • Family Engagement Survey - Please complete this short and confidential Family Engagement Survey one time for each of your students enrolled in RPS! This information will help as we prepare to reopen in the fall and continue to improve as a school system.

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  • Graduation 2021 - RPS will hold in-person graduation ceremonies at the Diamond!  Click here to view the schedule.

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  • New 2021-22 Bell Schedule - The RPS School Board has approved new daily start/end times for students next year, click here to view the new schedule!

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  • Update to RPS Last Day of School - RPS will be closed on Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth, and the last day of school for teachers and students will be Thursday, June 17, which will be a 2-hour early release day.

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  • RPS 2021 Summer Programs - RPS is offering a variety of free summer programs for RPS students, the deadline for High School summer school registration is June 23rd at 12:00pm. Click here to learn more and register.

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  • Vaccine Opportunity for RPS Families & Staff - On Wednesdays, you can walk up to George Wythe High School (4314 Crutchfield Street) from 11am-4pm and get the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. All walk-up events at George Wythe will offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is authorized for individuals age 18 and older. Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • RPS Reopening Dashboard - Click here to download the latest update of the RPS Reopening Dashboard.

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  • Family Support Helpline - Questions about reopening? Call the RPS Family Support Helpline at (804) 780-6195 and learn more about other resources available to families.

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  • Support RPS - There are many ways to support RPS and #ServeWithLove! Please consider volunteering, donating, or partnering with us, and for new and existing partners, don't forget to add your organization to our new searchable partnership database!

     
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