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  • Capital One, Heart of America and Richmond Public Schools Celebrate New Tech Corner for J.H. Blackwell Elementary

    “We are incredibly grateful to Capital One and Heart of America for their continued partnership,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “This is a great example of how our community partners are working with us to advance our strategic plan, Dreams4RPS, as the new Tech Corner not only brings modern systems to our students at Blackwell Elementary School, but it also brings additional tools to engage them in exciting and rigorous teaching and learning."

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  • RPS Teachers Rock

    “On behalf of RPS, I want to express my profound gratitude to you for the extraordinary work you do every day. There is simply no more important work to the future of Richmond than what happens in your classrooms,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “As you know better than anyone else, it's about so much more than math and reading and social studies. Your work is about creating a more just and equitable future for the children of this city. We simply can't say thank you enough!”

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  • RPS High School Seniors Celebrate National Decision Day

    "We are excited to celebrate our seniors across the district as they prepare to move onto the next phases of their lives,” said Tracy Brower, RVA Future Program Manager. “We support all of their decisions as they decide to go to college, to the military, to a trade school or straight into the workforce."

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  • Two RPS High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Virginia

    Open High School and Richmond Community High School have been recognized as two of the best high schools in Virginia according to the U.S. News and World Report.

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Upcoming Events

Principal's Message

  • Welcome!

    Welcome!

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We welcome back our returning students and extend a warm welcome to our new students. We are excited about the upcoming school year! We also look forward to working with each of you collaboratively to make it a successful year. Click above for the full message!

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Alumni Activities

  • Class of 1969 - Save the Date - 50th Reunion

    TJHS 1969 50th

    Friday, October 11, 2019- Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the Old City Bar and Grill, music by George Turman

    Saturday, October 12, 2019- TJ Meet and Greet at the School with boxed lunch, 

    Saturday, October 12, 2019- Dinner/Dance at the Westwood Country Club with music by the Escorts Band!

    Sunday, October 13, 2019- Getaway Brunch at the Willow Oaks Country Club

    ***If you have any questions, please contact Carol Valentine at chval1505@gmail.com, or by phone at 804-814-1643.

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  • Class of 1970 - Save the Dates - 50th Reunion

    October 23-25, 2020

    For all details, please visit our class website.

    http://www.tjclassof1970.net/

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  • Class of 1979 - Save the Dates 

    Please join us for these exciting events! 

    May 4, 2019, 70’s Party - The Spot, RVA 

    May 17, 2019, Happy Hour - Jackson Beer Garden & Smoke House from 6-9pm

    July 20, 2019, Cookout - American Legion, Rt.5 (Recreation Rd)

    September 27, 2019, Meet & Greet - TJ Gym: Matchbox from 6-9pm

    September 28, 2019, Day Party: Kick Off - The Camel (On Broad St @ Lombardy) from 11am-1pm

    September 28, 2019, Banquet & Dance - Hilton Garden Inn/Airport from 7pm-11pm

    September 29, 2019, Gospel Brunch - Hilton Garden Inn/Airport from 12p-4pm *tentatively scheduled time

    ***If you have questions, please contact Sandee Smith at ds1077@aol.com.

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