Albert Hill Middle School

Home of the Tigers

Principal's Message

  • Principal's Photo Welcome to Albert Hill Middle School, home of the Tigers! Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our school community, including our amazing students, our loving staff, our supporting families  and partners, and our exciting programs. 

    As your principal, I am honored to lead our school community to help provide an exciting and rigorous educational experience for our students. Our team is committed to ensuring that our students receive the best possible support to learn and grow. 

    My vision for Albert Hill is to provide students with an educational experience that inspires and motivates them to be lifelong learners and caring contributors to the world around them. Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment that meets the individual needs of each student, both academically and socially.

    Our skilled and devoted staff are committed to making a difference. They want to have a positive impact on your child and above all, they want to provide them with an engaging and joyful learning experience that supports them in becoming independent learners.  Our teachers are always working to get better at what they do through personal self-development and participation in a wide variety of professional development activities. They model life-long learning for our students and never settle for anything less than their best! Thank you  to our incredible staff for their amazing professionalism and incredible energy and their commitment to our students.

    Great schools always come back to the relationship between the child and the teacher. Be sure and find ways to engage yourself in school life – your child will notice and respond. There are numerous opportunities for parental involvement. Together, we can make a positive difference. A strong partnership between home and school fosters greater success for our children. Families, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration all play a part in helping our students develop academically, socially, and emotionally. May we all be present for the joy of learning, the satisfaction of a job well done, and the comfort that comes from belonging to a community. 

    To my students, staff, families, and community; I am so honored to be your servant leader. Thank you for the opportunity to work with such an amazing school community. I encourage you to stop in or call me to share ideas, concerns, or questions. I wish your family, and especially your student, great success this school year.

    If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hi, please feel free to contact me via at tmayo@rvaschools.net or 804-780-6107.

    Thank you for everything you do to support our students and our school. Together we are stronger than the sum of every individual. We will lead the charge together as we continue our work to ensure that Every Tiger is held to high academic expectations that meets their individual needs, and exhibits Tiger P.R.I.D.E. as we recite together each morning. Every Tiger, Every Day!

    Tashiana Ivy

    Principal

    Albert Hill Middle School

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Announcements

  • Yearbook and School Portraits - Yearbook and School Portraits for the 2020-2021 year will take places on March 4 from 2PM-7PM, and on March 5 from 2PM-8PM. Details and signup info can be found here. COVID safety protocols can be found in the flyer. If you sign up for a portrait time slot during class time, follow the absence procedures that are in place for the virtual setting. Students need to communicate with the teacher of the class or class time they miss, and students should not miss the rest of the day unless it's an end of day slot.

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  • Tiger Talk - Introducing The Tiger Talk! A website led by the National Junior Honor Society where you can shoutout teachers, celebrate student and staff birthdays, and see school wide announcements. Please enjoy what The Tiger Talk has to offer and make sure to bookmark the website page so you can come back for future fun updates! https://sites.google.com/rvaschools.net/thetigertalk

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  • Black History Month Scavenger Hunt - Visit any of the African-American historical sites and/or Black businesses and restaurants listed on the flyer, THEN say 'click' and take a pic. Enter your selfie for a weekly drawing. Check it out here!

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  • AHMS Theatre Festival Auditions - Come one, come all! Auditions for the first ever Virtual Theatre Festival are now open! You can view the flyer here, and more details here.

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  • The Richmond Debate Institute Virtual League 

    The Richmond Debate Institute is hosting the second iteration of our Virtual League. This middle school program is fully virtual, and most importantly, absolutely free!  
     
    Students, instructors, and mentors will meet on Sunday mornings, starting January 24th, from 11 am to 1 pm. Their experienced instructors and motivated mentors will guide students through the weekly curriculum. Students will learn to brainstorm proper arguments, conduct quality research, and present arguments with conviction and civility. All students will create and present a case for both sides of our topics in a fun and engaging way.
     
    Attached is the Program Guide and our Parent FAQ. 
     
     
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  • Black History Month Essay Contest - The Office of Congressman Donald McEachin is proud to announce that our annual Black History Month Essay Contest is now open for submissions from middle and high school students! Detailed information can be found here.

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  • NextUp Session Registration - Registration is now available for the Winter II and Spring sessions of the afterschool enrichment program, NextUp. Click here for more info.

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  • Virtual Mornings in the Library - Do you miss coming to the library in the mornings? Join Mr. Prest every Tuesday and Thursday morning from
    9:00 - 9:15 for virtual library time! Sign up info here.

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  • Adult & Continuing Education Classes 2021 - Registration is open for the Richmond Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education classes for the 2021 year. All students must be age 19 ½ or above to participate. 

    The following classes are offered this session:

    • English for Speakers of Other Languages – Citizenship Preparatory Class

     

    • Customer Service Certification & Advanced English Training

     

    • English As A Second Language Classes
      • Adult classes provide a variety of skills to non-English speakers. Includes grammar, reading, comprehension, writing, and vocabulary.
      • Registration Fee: $25
      • Flyer
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  • BLAST Stem Program - Check out this awesome STEM program. It's completely free! 

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  • Newtowne Tutoring Info - Newtowne Tutoring is a service club provided by Maggie Walker students dedicated to instilling a love of learning in the children of Richmond. We tutor students of all ages and ability levels. Newtowne meets every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00pm. More information can be found at this link.

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  • RPS Lit Limo - The Lit Limo is a neighborhood book-mobile that is giving away free books to Richmond kids. Click here to find out when it will be in a neighborhood near you!

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  • ChildSavers Outpatient Therapy - If your are considering counseling services for your child, please review the flyer for more information and fill out a referral form for outpatient mental health services. You may also contact Jessica Gregory, jgregory@childsavers.org, for more information.

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  • Kroger Rewards - Did you know you can link your Kroger account to Albert Hill so that the school receives rewards from every purchase you make?

     Here’s how you do it -- first, open up your Kroger app. In the top right corner of the app, from the opening screen hit the four square symbol in the top right corner. Then press My Account, and then Community Rewards under the Loyalty tab. It'll ask you to sign in with your email address, and then all you have to do is search for Albert Hill.

     It couldn’t be easier to support Albert Hill!

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District Announcements

"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - February 26, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! Today was especially joyous for me, as I had the privilege of presiding over our first-ever Mid-Year Graduation for students from the 2020, 2019, and 2018 classes who have returned to earn their diplomas. These 25 young people have redefined what it means to persevere and we are immensely proud of them! The ceremony today is a result of more than a year's worth of work to find students who left RPS, re-engage them through new programs like Con Ganas (With Determination), and support them through every last obstacle. Please join me in thanking the RPS teachers, counselors, administrators, and support staff – along with the students' families! – for making today possible.

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  • RPS Direct Update - February 25, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, I'm thrilled to share that we have a new Chief Operating Officer joining RPS on March 1! Alana Gonzalez has spent her entire career helping government agencies work more efficiently and more equitably. She's coming to us from New York, where she served as Executive Director of Community Reconstruction and Infrastructure for the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery. In this role, she led over 300 recovery and resiliency projects for NY communities affected by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Hurricane Lee. Ms. Gonzalez also held various roles, including Chief of Staff to the General Manager, at the New York City Housing Authority, which provides affordable housing to more than 400,000 low- to moderate-income New Yorkers.

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