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Nov 14

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break will be November 21-23. We hope everyone has a safe and relaxing break!

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Oct 01

Know an amazing principal? Nominate him or her for a 2018-19 REB leadership award

Henrico, Va. Oct. 1, 2018 – The REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership provide a tangible, public way to recognize an outstanding principal at a Henrico County school. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant, and $7,500 to be used for school initiatives. Eligible are principals from public schools in Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and the city of Richmond. Nominees should have served in their current positions for at least three years.

To find out more and download a nomination form, go to Educational-Leadership.

Who: The Community Foundation invites nominations from students, parents, colleagues, school personnel and administrators and the community at large. Nominations should take the form of a completed nomination form, downloaded from the foundation’s website, a one- to two-page typeset letter describing the nominee’s distinguished educational leadership. It can be accompanied by up to three one-page letters of support. Principals may not nominate themselves.

When: Nominations must be mailed or hand-delivered, and must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 8. Emailed or faxed nominations are not accepted.

Where: Please mail nominations to:

REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership

The Community Foundation

Attn: Stacey Keeley, Donor Engagement Officer

Boulders View Drive, Suite 110

Richmond, Va. 23225

For questions regarding nominations, please contact Tracie Weston, director of HCPS’ Department of Professional Learning and Leadership, at 804-652-3840. More information is also available at

Award recipients will be announced in March 2019.

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Sep 03

Welcome Back

Welcome Back GraphicWelcome back for the 2018-19 school year and welcome to our new students of the class of 2022! This week, we will run a 7-period day schedule on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday will be an ODD day; Friday will be an EVEN day. We will not run Student Advisory or ABC this week. Please see the Bell Schedule page for specific class times and lunch assignments.

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Jun 13

2018-19 Summer Reading Assignments





To download your summer reading assignment for 2018-19 AP or Honors classes, please click below to access the Google Drive folder containing all assignments.

2018-19 Summer Reading Assignments


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May 31

2018 Literary Magazine

The 2018 VHS Literary Magazine has just been released! Download your copy today and check out the hard work and creativity of these VHS students! Also, to view past editions, you can view the archive here.

The Varina High School Review – Issue Nine, 2018

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Apr 26

VIDEO: Today’s Classroom

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HCPS TV spent the morning with Ms. Firmin’s class as they focused on preparing strategies for the Reading SOL.

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Mar 09


Congratulations to the Boys Basketball team for winning the 5A State Championship! Go Blue Devils!!

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Jan 26

VIDEO: Heart of Henrico

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Varina High School’s Vicky Ferris is more than a Culinary Arts teacher, she’s the mom to every Blue Devil. See why many call her the Heart of Henrico

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