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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 18

VIDEO: Today’s Classroom

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HCPS-TV stopped by Mrs. Arkwright’s 5th grade class and learned a little about the Earth’s layers

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Mar 03

Richmond Spiders Football Players Read to the Gators

We were thrilled to welcome members of the Richmond Spiders Football team to Adams on Wednesday afternoon. They visited with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade classrooms to read to and chat with our students. Our students thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Thanks to Xavier Goodall, Jeremiah Brown, Justin Rubin, and Chaz Coleman for taking time out of their busy schedules to visit. #GatorPride


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Mar 01

Title I Family Reading Night Scheduled at Adams Elementary


Plan now to join us for Title I Reading Night on Thursday, March 22nd from 6-7:30 PM. Dinner will be provided. Information will be sent home with your student. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience. Have questions? Contact us at 804-226-8745.

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Feb 27

Family Paint Night Scheduled at Adams Elementary

The Jacob L. Adams PTA is sponsoring a Family Paint Night on Thursday, March 15th from 6-7:30 PM in the Cafeteria. Each participant will be provided with a canvas, paints, paintbrush, light refreshments, and FUN!

The cost is $25.00 for 1 adult and 1 child. There is a $15 charge for an additional adult and a $10 charge for an additional child.

Reservations are due by Tuesday, March 13th, but don’t delay in signing up. Space is limited. Registration forms have been sent home with your student.

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Feb 12

Collegiate Cougars Visit the Adams Gators

We were thrilled last week when students from the Collegiate Schools in Richmond opted to spend a week with our students to complete their community service for Community Engagement Week.  They were a fantastic help and motivators to our students.  They assisted our students with academic work, our teachers with routine classroom jobs, and spent some time just bonding with our Gators.

Many thanks to Mrs. Rachel Harris Contreras, a former Cougar and now one of our parents, for facilitating the contacts and planning for these visits.  We hope they will visit again soon!

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Feb 12

Black History Month Program

Students from Jacob L. Adams will present the 2018 Black History Program on Thursday, February 15th from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Cafeteria.  Please plan to attend this exciting program.

The Book Fair will have hours before (6-6:30 PM) and after (7:30-8) the program in the school library.



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Feb 12

Scholastic Book Fair Time at Adams

The Adams Book Fair will begin on February 12th and continue through February 16th in the Library at the school.  Purchases may be made in the morning before 7:45 AM.

We will have evening hours available on Thursday, February 15th (6-6:30 PM and 7:30-8 PM).  You may also order online from February 7th through February 20th.

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Jan 19

Student Holiday Scheduled for 1/29/18

A reminder to all parents/guardians that Monday, January 29th is a full-day student holiday for Henrico County Public Schools.

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Jan 19

Family Forum at Harvie Elementary

Mark Your Calendar: Our colleagues at Harvie Elementary School are hosting a Family Forum: “Our Village Speaks” on Saturday, January 27th from 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

The community is invited to participate in several informational sessions. For additional information, contact the Harvie Elementary Office at (804) 343-7010.

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