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2022/2023 School Year Classroom Pictures

The Summer Polytech Horticulture class visited Pocahontas State Park and learned about native plants, bugs, pollinators, turtles, snakes, and more! #HenricoCTE #LifeReady #careerdevelopment #careerexploration 07/10/2023

Culinary Students in Summer Polytech are making cookies. 06/28/2023

Cosmetology students in our Summer Polytech program are having fun and learning important skills they will keep with them for the rest of their lives. 06/28/2023

Practical Nursing students still have a few short months to complete their education at their new classroom space at the Adult Education Center at Regency. 06/28/2023

2023 Capital Region Adult Education Graduation. Click here for more pics. 06/08/2023

2023 ACE Centers Graduation Celebration. Click here for more pics. 06/07/2023

2023 Springer Day Care Graduation. Click here for more pics. 06/05/2023

2023 Henrico CTE Signing Day. Click here for more pics. 05/24/2023

Success!!! Auto & Precision Machining classes removed the engine today that will power a custom ACE car that students are building. 05/19/2023

Vet Science students are learning from the Audubon Society today about VA birds and careers with the organization. 05/19/2023

HVTEF, Inc. Golf Tournament to raise funds for scholarships. Click here for more pics. 05/17/2023

Students at the ACE Center at Highland Springs received awards and scholarships at this year’s ceremony. Congratulations to all student recipients! Great job! 05/12/2023

This was our groundbreaking ceremony for our 20th house. Our House Building Project students build a house from start to finish. 05/11/2023

Girls Who Code held a workshop at Tucker. There were workstations for #encryption, micro-bit computers, and #CCS and #HTML website coding. 05/02/2023

Members of the American Fire Sprinkler Association Virginia Chapter are training some of our students to install over 200 Victaulic flexible sprinkler heads in the new Henrico Adult Education Center at Regency. 05/02/2023

Virginia American Fire Sprinkler Association held a career fair with over 200 students visiting numerous companies at the new Adult Education Center at Regency. 04/27/2023

The ACE Center at Hermitage Greenhouse Management program had its spring plant sale, and it was an immense success! 04/27/2023

Economics and Personal Finance students at Godwin High School attended an assembly with a band named Gooding that plays and teaches financial literacy. 04/26/2023

Students were honored at the National Technical Honor Society 2023 Induction Ceremony at Hermitage High School. 04/26/2023

Glen Allen HS Marketing students participated in Apprentice Challenge. They were competing to make a wedding dress out of toilet paper. Very impressive! 04/21/2023

Henrico CASA’s third annual Home for Good Playhouse Event to benefit Henrico children. 04/21/2023

Sunshine Squad from Holman came in second and Fairfield Farmers from Fairfield were first! Congratulations to all the teams for their yummy cupcake creations in this year’s cupcake wars! 03/30/2023

With the help of the #aceatherm Web Development students and reps with Capital One’s Agile 4 Learners program helped the Hungary Creek Middle EFE students develop and open the Cougar Community Closet. 03/23/2023

The ACE Center at Hermitage Vet Science students brought a few furry friends to share with students at Dumbarton Elementary School. 03/23/2023

Renovation and new construction at The ACE Center at Hermitage. 03/23/2023

Renovation work at The ACE Center at Highland Springs. 03/23/2023

Automotive technology students learn important #LifeReady skills by completing Natef task sheets for disc brake inspections, removal, and installation. It is always ACEBrakes2_300nice seeing students involved in real world activities. What a great day. 11/10/2022
Horticulture students from the ACE Center at Virginia Randolph learned about native plants this morning. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with our students. 10/18/2022
A great day in Auto Tech at the ACE Center @ Virginia Randolph. Students were taught how to mount and balance a tire. 10/18/2022
Our first Lunchbox was amazing. The staff at Virginia Randolph and the ACE Center loved it. The Culinary teacher and his students did a great job! 10/17/2022
Deep Run High School marketing students attended Sports Business Day with the Washington Commanders on Thursday, October 13th. After getting a tour of both locker rooms and the field, students heard from the team’s Chief Ticketing Officer, VP of Finance, VP of Marketing and head of Merchandising. 10/17/2022
Masonry students from the ACE Center at Highland Springs visited the Oldcastle plant where they make masonry products. Check out our masonry program as well as our other 35 ACE Center programs that will get you #LifeReady and #CareerReady! 10/07/2022
A great morning participating in the @GlenAllenDay parade with ACE students showing their support for @HenricoCTE and @HenricoSchools!! 10/08/2022
Barbering students at ACE@HS worked on trims today. High engagement from all students was awesome! ⁦10/07/2022
“Blue Jeans and Country Dreams” was the theme for ACE Center Greenhouse students at Virginia State Fair Competition. 10/06/2022
Congratulations to Mr. DeJarnette and two of his students Adam Herrington and Mahomed Ibrahim for placing 4th in the Auto Tech competition at the @VaStateFair They are just getting tuned up to ACE the district competition in November! 09/27/2022Fds4E6uX0AUAU3A copy_300
dsc00439The ACE Center at Highland Springs Auto Body Repair students were busy replacing a damaged bumper cover on a customer’s car. Mr. Robinson was busy teaching some of his students how to replace the bumper cover while other students were finishing up a truck they had just painted the day before. Click here for photos. 05/02/2022
dsc00289ACE Center students are working hard on the Regency Project. They are cleaning out storefronts to eventually turn them into classrooms. The Electricity students are checking all the pannel boxes and making sure the breakers are working.  Click here for photos. 04/29/2022
IMG_4150The ACE Center at Highland Springs Computer Systems Technology students participated in mock interviews. To practice their interview skills the first-year students and second-year students each had a day where local business partners and staff with technology backgrounds interviewed our students. Interview skills are learned and experience is a great way to improve them as are resume writing skills which are also taught. Click here for photos. 04/28/2022
dsc00380 ACE Center Auto Body Repair students are taping and prepping a truck for painting. You should consider Career & Technical Education as part of your education plan. Talk to your parents, your friends, and your counselor to find out what’s right for you. Auto Body Repair link. 04/27/2022 FRO2ctoWYAE1Ec7
These ACE Center at Highland Springs Carpentry students are learning how to layout stair stringers. Nothing beats hands-on learning! Talk to your counselor about CTE’s over 150 classes for middle school and high school students. Here is where you get career and college ready! This is what a CTE education looks like. Carpentry class link. 04/27/2022

dsc00146Castle Rock’s Debut! The debut of the playhouse, named Castle Rock, built by ACE Center CAD and Carpentry students, JM Jordon Company, James River Exteriors, and Atlantic Construction, was this weekend! Visit Short Pump Town Center where Castle Rock and 4 other playhouses are on display. The playhouses are up for auction for CASA for Children, Home for Good Playhouse Auction. For more information, please visit their website, Click here for photos. 04/25/2022
dsc00065Delivered! The playhouse designed by the CAD students and built by the Carpentry students at the ACE Center at Highland Springs and JM Jordon  Company, James River Exteriors, and Atlantic Construction has been delivered to Short Pump Town Center. Saturday there will be a ceremony for the debut of our playhouse and 4 other playhouses built by a list of companies for CASA for Children, Home for Good Playhouse Auction. For more information please visit their website, Our playhouse and others are now at Short Pump Town Center for viewing. Come and check them out. They are all awesome works for a great cause. Click here for photos. 04/21/2022 dsc00010
Last Build Day Before Reveal. The ACE Center Carpentry students are working hard to complete the playhouse project for the Home for Good Project auction. The playhouse Castle Rock Playhouse, and others, will be on display at Short Pump Town Center from April 22 through May 8, 2022. Please visit their website for more information, Click here for photos. 04/21/2022
fqpjvxexsaougi8Fashion Students Show Their Creativity. Michelle Landon’s Intro to Fashion students are showing their creativity by designing their own dresses.  Click here for photos. 04/13/2022
dsc09609Vet Students Visit Virginia State. Students from the Ace Center @ Hermitage Vet Science class visited Virginia State University to experience, hands-on,  their sheep breeding program. They were able to see many aspects of the care and breeding of sheep. Click here for photos. 04/13/2022
dsc09902Carpentry Students Are Almost Ready.  Our ACE Center at Highland Springs Carpentry students are getting close to completing the playhouse they are building for the Home For Good Project auction. It’s almost time for the auction. These students will always remember working on this project. Here is more info about the auction and what it is supporting. Click here for photos. 04/13/2022
Pharmacy Students Show Their Skills.  Pharmacy Tech students at the @ACE_Center_HS demonstrated skills virtually to @BESTigers today. fotqhpcxeaqqevs-1
Fashion Students Having Fun! Students in Intro to Fashion are working on their color wheels. Click here for photos. 03/29/2022
imageHenrico CTE/The Department of Workforce & Career Development is always thinking out of the box when it comes to providing educational opportunities in Henrico County.  Henrico County ACE Center students are currently working to help build out a 48,500 square-foot space at Regency Square Mall into adult education classrooms. When completed there will be 46 classrooms for nursing, English as a Second Language, GED programs, apprenticeships, and more. This project is giving students from Computer Aided Drafting, Carpentry, Electricity & Cabling, and masonry, real-world experiences and hands-on training in a real commercial contractor environment.  Click here for more information on the project. 03/29/2022 20220319_163123
Saturday 3/19 SPARKY Tucker’s robotics team competed at The Greater Richmond Robotics Event 2 day1. SPARKY finished the qualifiers as the third seed with a record of 7-3-0. Picked by the number 1 alliance SPARKY ran thru the elimination tournament to the finals for the win. 51532Sunday 3/6 SPARKY Tucker’s robotics team competed at The Greater Richmond Robotics Event 1 day2. SPARKY finished the qualifiers as the fourth seed with a record of 6-3-1. Picked by the number 1 alliance SPARKY ran thru the elimination tournament to the finals for the win.  Click Here for photos.  03/23/2022
DSC09556The 2022 Practical Nursing Graduation was last night and 34 excellent students graduated in front of family and friends! Click here for photos. 03/23/2022 DSC09317
On Monday the Practical Nursing class had a career fair where 23 medical organizations came together to meet our graduating students. Thanks to the organizations for coming out. Click here for photos. 03/23/2022
Pic4In our latest podcast we talk with Tyson Dickson, Jr., Talent Acquisition Partner, Noel Travis, Safety Manager, and Eric Walters, Area Manager, with Southeast Connections. Southeast Connections is a gas pipeline company that specialises in pipeline and station construction, maintenance, and emergency response. Their industry is growing and are excited to work with our students so they can find the next generation of workers to begin their well-paid careers. Click here to listen to this important podcast. 03/23/2022
DSC09347Our Carpentry students are working on a playhouse for a charity auction. Click on the link to find out more about the auction for the Home For Good Project. Click here for more photos. 03/23/2022
DSC09260Mr. Jackson’s Exploring Computer Science class built arcade games out of cardboard and other classes visited and played the games for prizes. Click here for photos. 03/17/2022
DSC09232Mr. Jackson, Exploring Computer Science class teacher at Short Pump Middle School, is taking St. Patricks Day seriously. 03/17/2022
Promo3Flyer1000All 17 career clusters were represented by our students. Over 200 businesses and community partners came to see our students demonstrate their skills. They met the students, collected resumes, and even conducted interviews. What’s next? Signing Day!  Click here for photos. 03/16/2022
Dennis2Dennis has been very visible around Henrico CTE lately. We see him again for a great podcast interview at Richmond Raceway where he is president. His support for Henrico CTE has been invaluable and his insites on why he thinks Henrico CTE is important to students should be heard by all parents and students. You can listen to his interview on your favorite podcast app or Click Here. 03/10/2022
FM9XhEXXEAMMGlNCongratulations Amari Chambers on your promotion to Lance Corporal. You are taking Self Confidence and Determination by the horns and making it your own. So proud of your achievements in the Program. 03/04/2022
pic1Devon Gallagher is not a prime example of a Henrico Career & Technical Education graduate. Yes, she  completed the 2 year, CTE/ACE Center Electronics program. She went to college to become an engineer. She is now a successful nuclear engineer at Dominion Power. Yes, she is an example of a successful individual, but she is typical of a successful CTE graduate because they learn how to be successful through their CTE education.  Discover how successful you can be by exploring all Henrico CTE has to offer. If you want to become a plumber or welder making $100K a year or become a nuclear engineer making $100K a year we have you covered. With over 150 programs to chose from it’s all up to you. This is what a Henrico CTE Education Looks Like! Click here for podcast. 02/17/2022
RR3Sarah N. Voyack’s , Business & Marketing teacher at Deep Run High School,  Advanced Sports Marketing students had the amazing opportunity to have Dennis Bickmeier, president Richmond Raceway (and Deep Run parent), speak to them about current marketing strategies the raceway is engaging in preparation for the upcoming Spring race and beyond. He brought to life many of the concepts we discuss in class. His words were a great lesson for all students, regardless of what their future career plans may be. 01-31/2022
e91p03lwuaaddaqHenrico CTE made a great impression with parents and students at Henrico County Public Schools’ division wide outdoor “Back-to-School Kickoff” Our team showed up with our mobile classroom and had some great conversations about the importance of Career & Technical Education for middle to high school students. The 2021-22 school year is going to be great! 08/30/2021 Ey3uTegWUAYa4gk300Have a look at some photos of our Signing Day event where we celebrate some great young people who are starting their careers right after high school. Click here for photos. 05/20/2021
Congratulations to Josh Pham for receiving a $1,500 scholarship from the Gene Haas Foundation. Josh is a student in the Precision Machining program and will be attending JMU for engineering this fall. 04/15/2021
Ey_OtovXAAMUA4n300Criminal Justice students investigating a crime scene. Could this be a career path for you? Check with your counselor or visit for more information about this class and over 150 offered by Click here for photos. 04/15/2021
Students in Greenhouse Mgt. learned how to design/construct wreaths! Students learned that art, history, and nature can be expressed in many ways and wreaths have been around for centuries crossing different cultures dating back to ancient Greece/Rome. Click here for photos. 12/18/2020
J. R. Tucker High School’s 3 Computer Science Clubs Honor Computer Science Education Week! The clubs are CS Honor Society, Girls Who Code, and CS for ALL worked together to create these amazing events throughout the week! Click here for photos 12/15/2020
It’s been great to have our ACE Center students back in class on a limited basis. Click here for photos. 12/15/2020
This year’s seniors received their diplomas at Richmond Raceway! Click here for photos. 06/16/2020
The Practical Nursing program held a career fair for its students. Click here for photos. 03/16/2020
Henrico CTE is Proud of this Highland Springs JROTC Rifle Team.  They just finished their Jr. Olympic Match. They learned a lot and currently holding on to 3rd place with 4 teams left to shoot.
The ACE Center at Hermitage is hosting a classic car show Saturday, March 28! Come on out to support our school and students! There will also be a Fun Run/Walk, petting zoo, kid zone, vendors and food, and so much more!
Nurse Aide students at the ACE Center at Hermitage made jello “brains,” and labeled the various parts and had a little fun too. Click here for photos. 03/05/2020
Criminal Justice II mock interviews at the ACE Center at Hermitage, 2-24-20. Part of educating quality CTE students is to have them practice having job interviews. Practice makes perfect. See these Criminal Justice students practice their interview skills. Many thanks to our interviewers for giving their time and expertise! Click here for photos. 03/03/2020
Godwin’s Culinary class is popping!  6 different methods of popping corn.  Which tastes best?  Which cost the least?  Which is healthy?  Why does it pop? Click here for photos. 03/03/2020
Godwins Teachers for Tomorrow toured the Richmond Montessori School. Learned about how they approach teaching students. The “whole” body, all hands-on, self-directed instruction. 03/03/2020
Henrico CTE had our first career rodeo and it was awesome! We had over 400 students and over 100 businesses coming to judge and talk with those students as they showed off their career skills! I have pictures. We know of at least one student that was hired on the spot! Click here for photos. 03/02/2020
Greenhouse Management Students Shine On Valentine’s Day Amazing Valentine’s Day arrangements from Ms. Mazza’s Greenhouse Management class @ACEatHermitage! Greenhouse Management students always do a great job! Click here for photos. 02/17/2020
Early Childhood Education students volunteered at H. M. Ratcliffe Elementary school this evening for their Family Engagement Math and Reading Boot Camp workshop for parents. We provided childcare for over 20 elementary students and their siblings. While having a fantastic evening giving back to our community, our students had a chance to meet a former ECE student, Briana Baugham, class of 2013, who is currently teaching 5th grade at Ratcliffe. Click here for photos. 02/13/2020
Great afternoon at the house seeing the progress of the ACE Center at Highland Springs students!  Also a chance to meet with Kathy from Takeoff LLC and B.J. from the installation company who are going to work with our students on flooring installation. Click here for photos. 02/13/2020
Students at the Diesel Technologies program at ACE Hermitage had the opportunity this week to compete and demonstrate their skills at this year’s District Skills USA event. Students from across the region were represented well, but it was clear that Henrico’s students were well prepared and had an amazing turnout. Five ACE Hermitage students placed in the top 10, including taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the district. Congratulations and a job well done! Click here for photos. 02/13/2020 1= Clayton Fuhrman = ACE @ Herm 2= William Harden = ACE @ Herm 3= Jason Lopez-Arevalo= ACE @ Herm 7= Jacob Bailey = ACE @ Herm 8= Kyle Claytor = ACE @ Herm
Cosmetology students at the ACE Center at Hermitage are getting ready for this year’s SkillsUSA regional event. Makeup, hair, nails, esthetics, & more! Acquiring skills to be #LifeReady! Click here for photos. 02/13/2020
Mr. Murray’s FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) students at Quioccasin Middle School visited VCU to tour their basketball training facility (wow!), new baseball facility, sports medicine department, and the Siegel Center, where students got to talk to 13 people from various roles throughout the athletic department. The FBLA students also learned about setting up for events, marketing, creating and balancing a budget for the entire athletic department, and a lot more about the life of student-athletes at VCU.   Also, check out the 100% student- made FBLA t-shirts!  An 8th grader came up with the design, and a 7th grader hoping to start his own clothing business made the shirts with the press he has at home. Click here for photos. 02/05/2020
Ms. Coppola’s Computer Science students at Holman demonstrated their problem-solving skills by creating a potato chip ring. They used 1 can of Pringles and no glue or other supplies to make the ring. Students had to sketch their design and write down their process on a worksheet before constructing their ring. Click here for photos. 02/05/2020
Marine JROTC students at Highland Springs High School are getting prepped for a color guard competition this weekend. Good luck!  Click here for photos. 02/04/2020
Tucker HS had a Computer Science Fair for ALL hosted by Computer Science for ALL & Computer Science Honor Society. The club advertised the event for a week via Sunday Night Call, PA announcement and Schoology groups. The event was run by stations – Sphero (robot), Cozmo (AI robot), Makey Makey (circuit), Touch drones, Course info (students made a draft video), Robotics (school’s robotics team brought their robot) and there were treats and raffles. Each participant has an activity hand-out with the names of the stations – they go to each station, learn/try each activity, and get a stamp/stickers. When students submitted the activity hand-out to the raffle station, they got a free swag and a raffle prize. Click here for photos. 01/30/2020 #3, CS3 – Robotics #4, CS2 – Cozmo (AI robot) #5 – circuit board #6 – course info desk and Makey Makey #7 – Sphero (green poster) CS1 – Sphero desk and a girl flying a touch drone CS4 – An IB student did a personal project with JAVA programming on his own
The ACE Center at Hermitage finished in the first place Alliance on 1-18-20 in the FIRST Robotics FTC qualifying event in Orange, Virginia. Our team, Smokey Jr. was selected by the top qualifying team from Gainesville, Virginia to join their alliance. Together the alliance of the Frogbots and Smokey Jr. put up the highest three-point total in the state this year! This also qualified the ACE Center at Hermitage’s Robotics team for the state event in late February. The team has put in time after school and Saturdays since last November. Their hard work, team effort, and Gracious Professionalism has made a wonderful season. Click here for photos. 01/21/2020
Godwin is making gingerbread cookies. First time for making rolled cookies and tasting molasses!  Decorating on Friday! Click here for photos. 12/11/19
The ACE Center at Hermitage Robotics team enjoyed a successful 1st competition of the year. Team 3668, Smokey Jr., finished in the second place alliance. As one of the highest-scoring teams in the competition, we were a top-three selection. We couldn’t be more proud of the outstanding team effort and gracious professionalism displayed by the ACE Center at Hermitage team. 12/09/2019
Congratulations to Crystal Sarvay ACTE Health Division Outstanding New Teacher presented in Anaheim, California!!! 12/06/2019
Poinsettia Sale! The ACE Center at Hermitage’s Greenhouse Management program is having a poinsettia sale on December 12th and 13th, 9am to 5pm. 61/2″ Poinsettias, wrapped in foil – $7.00 61/2″ Large Amaryllis – $15.00 Centerpieces & Wreaths starting at $20.00 Questions: Contact 
Virginia Randolph Poinsettia Sale. Academy at Virginia Randolph Poinsettia Sale Dec. 11-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., on campus. $4-$15, all foil wrapped (add a bow for $1!). Come show your support for the AVR horticulture program and make your spirits bright! Email for questions, pre-orders.

ACE Center Students Provide Free Haircuts For Homeless Barbering students from the ACE Center at Hermitage provided free haircuts at the Homeless Connect event at the convention center in Richmond. 24 students served 108 clients between 9 a.m. & 2 p.m on Nov. 12. Click here for photos. 11/15/2019
Birthday Greetings To Her Former Teacher. 11/15/2019
Sports Med Students Getting Life Guard Ready!!! Click here for photos. 11/15/2019
Students from Henrico, and surrounding counties, visited with many different trade companies and were able to participate in demonstrations of many different trade skills. Trade skills, allows civilization to exist. Click here for photos. 11/15/2019
On Wednesday, November 6th, Hermitage and the Marine Corp JROTC cadets took the time to honor and celebrate the Veterans in their community. The unit hosted a breakfast, followed by an assembly program for the school later in the morning. for photos. Click here for photos. 11/12/2019
This is the best ending to a story!!  After Godwin’s TFT and Child Development classes painted pumpkins to represent their favorite storybook character, we shared these pumpkins with Jackson Davis Elementary School to support character day.  Jackson Davis had a family that owns a farm.  The students asked if they could take the pumpkins to feed animals.  They cut the paint off and as you can see the pigs loved them! Nothing went to waste.   Thanks for sharing this story, Mrs. Bonner!  Click here for photos. 11/11/2019
Godwin’s Teachers For Tomorrow students had a great day at Short Pump Elementary School reading to the students.  Read for the Record is a program that brings together millions of adults and children around the world each year to read the same book on the same day in order to raise awareness about the critical importance of early literacy.   In 45 minutes we read and lead an activity to 320 students and adults. “Thank You, Omu” was the book. It taught about the gift of giving and receiving. We gave the gift of a pumpkin, made by the Life Planning classes, to each class.  Thanks, SPES for allowing us this opportunity. Click here for photos. 11/11/2019
Ms. Lee’s Computer Science students at Tucker High School participated in APP Inventor sessions with Capital One Coder’s High program. Click here for photos. 11/07/2019
Godwin challenges Chef Ferris to another challenge. We loved your pictures of the lemon and water challenge. Foods and Wellness students created a fall image with M & M’s and water. The key to the picture was timing. The Witches Pot was our winner! Click here for photos. 11/06/2019
#LifeReady & hands-on for @ACEatHermitage Automotive 2 students today! Working on multiple 🚙 from people in the community. Click here for photos. 11/04/2019
Ms. Brown’s 8th-grade Intro to Game Design and Coding class at Rolfe MS visited Dave & Buster’s to garner inspiration for their upcoming game arcade project where the students will create their own arcade and their peers will come to their class to play games that they have created. Click here for photos. 11/04/2019
Students from Angela Coppola’s business class at Holman Middle School were asked to make their binary initials into a bracelet. First, they decoded their alphabet letters into binary and then made them into bracelets.  They used the letter beads as separators and so I could ensure their understanding of the process.  Now they see me and show their bracelets like a secret club. Really fun! 10/29/2019
CTE, Fashion Career students designed and made Halloween costumes for NICU babies at St. Mary’s Hospital. To get an idea of how small these special babies are these costumes were smaller than a piece of 8’5X11 notebook paper. Click here for photos. 11/04/2019
Godwin Foods class celebrated homecoming week with chocolate-covered pretzels. Click here for photos. 10/15/2019
Educators Rising in Godwin’s homecoming parade.  Reaching out to our wonderful community. Click here for photos. 10/15/2019
The students in Mrs. Thompson Advanced Sports Marketing class got to spend some time with the US Army when they came to visit Varina High School today. At VHS the students know they have three options for after graduation. Enroll. Employment. Enlist. Through a collaboration with the Army, they got to experience life as a service person. They did training exercises, first aid drill training and sat in real Army vehicles. This was a great real-world experience. Click here for photos. 10/09/2019
Feeling the fall weather at Godwin. Foods class made apple cider donuts. Click here for photos. 10/08/2019
Godwins FCCLA had a great time at the state fair.  10/08/2019
Godwin’s Teachers For Tomorrow made scrunchies as a homecoming week fundraiser.  HUGE success and so much fun.  Click here for photos. 10/08/2019
Mr. Givens’ 7th grade business students at Hungary Creek MS using Little Bits for their independent coding projects. Click here for photos. Click here for a video.  10/08/2019
Friday, Oct. 4th, capped our CIT student’s two-day adventure at the 2019 VA Datathon. Minsol Kim, Kevin Du, Manasa Lagisetty, and Vidur Agaram wrapped up their analysis, built their pitch from it, practiced the pitch multiple times, listened to 16 other team’s pitches and finally had the opportunity to take the stage. They did a great job presenting their idea, Classroom Connection, an online learning place for students to take courses that they want to take but do not have access to in their own school. The responsive web app would work on any device from smartphone to desktop, feature a variety of courses with a variety of activities to fit a variety of student styles, and be supported by teachers with opportunities to connect and interact directly in real-time or through messaging. While our CIT team did a great job, they did not make the podium. However, two of the three teams sponsored by Henrico County did win, taking first and third place. That’s pretty remarkable considering the competition included industry (international consulting powerhouse Booz Allen Hamilton, local consultants Impact Makers, analytic software and database provider Teradata), state and local governments (VA Dept of Health, VDot, Chesterfield County, a group from Hampton Roads, etc.), and college teams (VCU, George Mason) among others. All in all the event was a great success! In a very short period of time, our students worked together to conceive, build, and pitch a product that they are proud of, while getting the experience of working with tools and data subject matter experts and alongside industry practitioners. They even managed to have fun, too!
It was a productive morning at the Library of Virginia for our 4 CIT Capstone Seniors participating in the Annual VA Datathon where this year’s theme is “Using Data and Analytics to Promote Equity in Education.” Opening remarks were provided by the State’s Chief Data Officer, Carlos Rivero, the Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. James Lane. Mr. Rivero asked who was in the audience asking industry to raise their hands, then local governments to raise theirs, then having students stand up, and then singling out high school students. He then mentioned the Deep Run team that “won the datathon” a few years ago and implored the others to beware of the high school teams as they have won it all before. There is a record number of 21 teams here participating including a few student teams here from Henrico. In addition to our team from the CIT, there are teams comprised of students from various other high schools that came together through a combination of the Secondary Math Specialist, Skip Tyler, and Director of Equity and Diversity, Dr. Monica Manns. Mr. Tyler suggested that based on interest and turn out, they may be thinking of doing a Henrico-focused education-themed datathon in the spring. Attached are a few pictures of our CIT Students, Manasa Lagisetty, Kevin Du, Vidur Agaram, Minsol Kim. (“Planning with Anne Spencer” is my favorite!) – “Awaiting Opening Remarks” – From Left to Right – Vidur, Minsol, Manasa, Kevin with Governor Northam walking in (blurry in background) – “Observing Gov Northam’s Opening Remarks” – Kevin and Manasa listening to Gov Northam’s opening remarks at the datathon. – “Planning with Anne Spencer” – From Left to Right – Kevin, Manasa, Vidur, and Minsol planning their solution with a picture of Anne Spencer looking on. (Per Wikipedia, Anne Spencer was an American Poet, teacher, civil rights activist, librarian, and gardener. – “Ideating Part 2” – Manasa and Kevin in foreground, Vidur and Minsol closer to board – students working through their datathon solution ideas. Click here for pictures. 10/07/2019
The best way to conduct unplugged game research is to PLAY the game! Ms. Coppola’s Intro to Game Design and Coding students at Holman Middle School are doing just that.  It’s a fun, dirty job but someone has to do it.  Their next step is to design their own unplugged game! Click here for more photos. 10/07/2019
Godwin Culinary Photo Challenge
Winning Picture: Class Vote
Godwin wants to challenge any foods- culinary class. Who takes the best “grammar” pic of lemon and water.  The students were given a lemon and they were to figure out the best way to photo. They learned knife skills, teamwork, problem-solving, creative thinking, time management, and loved it! Click here for photos. 09/27/2019
Guy Bar owns salons in a number of locations, including California, Florida and Italy. He also is an account executive for motivational program, Pretty in a Minute. The organization sends speakers to schools to encourage students to build the confidence to follow their dreams. Mr. Bar spoke to Cosmetology students In September. Click here for photos. 09/25/2019
Shannon M. Jean-Pierre is a professional make-up artist. She demonstrated make-up techniques for the Cosmetology class at The ACE Center at Highland Springs. Mrs. Jean-Pierre is a 2006 graduate of The ACE Center at Hermitage (Cosmetology) and owns her own company, Live Fancy Make-up. Here’s the site:   Click here for photos. 09/25/2019
Dr. Reveles, High Tech Academy program students are testing an exothermic reaction to release energy in the form of a spark or flash. The flash occurs because of mechanical energy (vigorously smacking one rusty cannonballs with another one covered in aluminum foil) causing iron oxide on the cannonballs to react with the aluminum metal, oxidizing the aluminum, reducing iron to pure metal and releasing heat in the form of light or a spark on what is known as thermite reaction. Click here for photos. Click here for videos one and two. 09/25/2019
Sharon Womble’s students from her Teachers for Tomorrow class are working on Brain games.  The students must move a set amount of toothpicks to solve the problem given.  Class discussion on learning styles and how to keep all students as active learners. Click here for photos. 09/23/2019
Pharmacy Technician students at the ACE Center at Highland Springs practice their skills. Click here for photos. 09/23/2019
The Vet II class at the ACE Center at Hermitage is fostering 2 female, black & white, special-needs kittens. Both are missing part of a back leg. They manage to get around pretty well, despite that. Click here for photos. 09/23/2019
Sharon Womble’s Foods and Wellness students are having a great time mixing, preparing, and cooking different foods. They are especially enjoying taking pictures of their food. Here is an excellent example of one student who Photoshopped himself into a picture of a marshmallow roll. I think they are having a lot of fun in this class as well as learning a lot from their teacher. 09/18/2019
Mrs. Thompson’s Varina HS Advanced Sports Marketing students are setting up equipment to start their YouTube Podcast. Students are excited! Their first televised production set for Tuesday. Visit and subscribe @ VHSSportsreactions. Click here for photos. 09/18/2019
Varina Culinary students provide 1st teacher lunch to the staff at John Rolfe Middle School! 09/18/2019
The students in the Child Development and Parenting program at Godwin High School used PlayDough to define the parts of the human brain. They then labeled the parts with at least 5 functions of each. They also researched 2 toys or games that would enhance each part. Playdough is great for calming down children, building small motor skills teaching colors, muscle control, and imagination building. Click here for photos. 09/17/2019
Brookland Middle School students in Autumn Honts 6th grade Discovering Business and IT class are playing a game called Kahoot. The game is about input and output devices and as you can see, her students are engaged and having a great time. Click here for pictures. 09/13/2019  #HenricoCTE #BrooklandMiddle #DiscoveringBusinessAndIT #HenricoBusinessEducation #HenricoSchools #WorkforceCareerDevelopment
Ms. Norris’s AP Computer Science Principles students at Deep Run High School creating a model of a new technology innovation that they came up with. #HenricoCTE #DRHSCIT #HenricoBusinessEducation #HenricoSchools #WorkforceCareerDevelopment   09/13/2019
Gordon and Lori  Taylor, owners of Firehouse Bar-B-Que and Smokehouse Grill, were serving some great BBQ at Henrico’s Central office today out of their food trailer. School employees feasted on BBQ pork and chicken.  Gordon and Lori were interviewed for Henrico CTE Now last school year after they spent part of a day visiting Varina High School’s Culinary class and taught them about smoking meat. Click here for their Podcast interview. Click here for their video when they visited Varina. The Taylor are great supporters of  Henrico Career and Technical Education.
On the first day of school Heather McMunn’s FACS class used speed dating interviews to get to know every student in their class. They also learned the kitchen layout and how to work together while dipping pretzels and strawberries in chocolate. Click here for photos. 09/12/2019
Mr. Givens’ Hungary Creek MS business students building aluminum foil boats in Intro to Coding class. The activity helps students develop/enhance their workplace readiness skills through critical thinking and peer collaboration. Click here for photos. 09/10/2019
Great morning out at @VHS_BlueDevils w/@amseelyeducator and fellow #CTE Ts & Ss, where I had the chance to begin year 13 where I got my start!@HenricoCTE  Click here for photos. 09/09/2019
Ms. Linas and her 🎥 Ss @ Freeman HS are prepping to do their LIVE stream of DSF announcements tomorrow! Big things happening for her #cte program this year – stay tuned!📺🎥 #GoRebels @HenricoCTE @DSFMrMarshall. Click here for photos. 09/09/2019
First Day at The ACE Center at Highland Springs. Click here for photos. 09/09/2019
First Day At The ACE Center At Hermitage. Click here for photos. 09/09/2019 Summer Polytech/STEM Precision Machining Technology Students This summer’s project was a lot of fun for the students this year. They were able to design and build their own working hovercraft. Each student’s hovercraft was powered only by a small leaf blower motor but they all worked perfectly. Click here for photos.  Click here for the video. Click here for the video.  07/11/2019
Students are showing their skills laying brick. Learning the skills required for civilization to continue. One of the many honorable and profitable skilled professions students can get certified in at the ACE Center Masonry program. Click here for photos. 07/11/2019
Students in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Catering program are getting their foodie skills on. Click here for photos. 07/11/2019
The Summer Polytech/Sports Medicine program has partnered up with SwimRVA to add swim safety and lifeguard instruction to this summer’s curriculum. This year’s students were lucky to participate in this new partnership. Click here for photos. 07/11/2019
Middle school students learning important life and life saving skills at this years Summer Fire Academy. Click here for photos. 07/11/2019
Our Early Childhood Education Students are having fun with our great kids over the summer. Click here for photos. 07/10/2019
Criminal Justice Program at Summer Polytech the students are working on their investigation skills. Click here for photos. 07/10/2019
Cosmetology students are busy working on hair and nail care in the lab. Click here for photos. 07/10/2019
Polytech students in the Computer Technology program are learning all the parts that make a computer work. Click here for photos. 07/10/2019
Polytech Students Enjoying The Automotive Technology Program Polytech students are keeping busy and learning everything from designing your own shop to small engines and tools. Click here for photos. 07/10/2019
CAD/Electricity Students Build Rockets and Launch Them The Summer Polytech students in the CAD and Electricity programs have built and launched rockets. The students also as part of their assignment worked out altitude predictions taking into account wind and other factors. Click here for photos. 07/10/2019
Graphic Communications at Summer Polytech students are printing their own tees after making tie-dyes last week. Click here for photos. 06/26/2019
The Precision Machinery and STEAM Summer Polytech students are building individual hovercraft in class this summer. Click here for photos. 06/26/2019

J.R. Tucker Marine Corps JROTC are Academic Bowl Champions!

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, members of the MCJROTC Academic team won the 2019 U.S Marine Corps Junior ROTC Academic Bowl Championship! The team,  composed of Carter Applewhite, Bowen Ault, Jhene’ Stephens, and Bryan Valdes, advanced through two phases of online competition and qualified to attend the national JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl Championship, on the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

The John R. Tucker High School Marine Corps JROTC Academic Team earned top scores to win a place in the national competition. The team was one of eight Marine Corps JROTC academic teams in the nation to advance to the finals.  During the two online preliminary rounds, students were tested on their knowledge of JROTC curriculum, English, Math, and Science. Congratulations to these cadets on an amazing showing! Click here for photos. 06/26/2019

The Summer Polytech program is teaching students about careers and hopefully getting them ready to eventually sign up for one of the ACE Centers their junior and senior year. Click here for photos. 06/24/2019

Samantha Hanczaryk top 10 extemporaneous writing.
Vivienne Pearlman top 10 Extemporaneous Health Poster! 06/22/2019
Nurse Aide student!! HOSA ILC. Click here for photo. 06/21/2019
EMT, Vet Science and Sports Med students getting ready for round 1 competitions!!! Click here for photos. 06/21/2019
Some of our amazing ACE Center students are leaving RVA to go to the HOSA Nationals. Good luck everybody! Click here for photos. 06/20/2019
Hermitage and Highland Springs ACE Centers graduation. Click here for photos. 06/2019
The CAD students at the ACE Center at Hermitage are working on their Rube Golberg devices.  A Rube Goldberg machine, contraption, invention, device, or apparatus is a deliberately over-engineered or overdone machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg. Click here for photos. 05/14/2019
The Greenhouse Management program at the ACE Center @ Hermitage had a successful spring plant sale. Great job to the students and their instructor. Click here for photos. 05/03/2019
HCPS Cooperative Education Employer Appreciation Luncheon Our annual COOP luncheon to honor employers employing our students was one of the largest we can remember. Thank you so much for the opportunities you have brought to our students. Click here for photos. 05/01/2019
CTE’s Signing Day 2.0 event was a huge success. With over 110 students participating and over 60 businesses we celebrated these students achievement of moving to the world of work after high school. Click here for photos. 04/24/2019
Virginia Randolph Graphic Communications Students Operate a Booth to Sell Their Products! Students have been provided a cool opportunity through Studio Two Three (S23)! The Graphic Communications students have learned about using Adobe products for creating artwork, and use the screen printing process to create a product. Thanks to S23, students have been given a booth for an event in June to sell their t-shirts and canvas bags. Proceeds will benefit the program at Virginia Randolph. S23 is a local nonprofit located in Scott’s Addition, and they are an art studio that gives people the space, the tools, and the classes to find that thing they love and make it. Click here for photos. 04/15/2019
Congratulations to Cadet Williams and Cadet Johns of Springer Nation! Cadet Corporal Austin Williams and Cadet Corporal Ceria Johns, from Highland Springs High School, will be representing the Richmond and Tri-Cities area as the top male and female for the Ironman and Ironwoman fitness competition.  They will be in Lynchburg the weekend of April 12th, competing against other high school seniors throughout Virginia. Both of these cadets have committed to and enlisted in the Marine Corps after graduation this year.
Pharmacy Technician students had a field trip to VCU’s School of Pharmacy, Center for Compounding Practice and Research. They learned about sterile and non-sterile compounding, and practiced in a clean room and lab. Click here for photos. 03/28/2019
Some of our students competed in the Educators Rising competition.  Educators Rising competitions are performance-based competitive events in which teenage, aspiring teachers demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and leadership in education. Josie Chase came in first in Lesson Planning and Delivery-Arts. Allison Paner came in 2nd in Lesson planning and delivery – Humanities. Great job!!
Nurse Aide and Practical Nursing students at the ACE Center @Hermitage practicing skills. Click here for photos. 03/27/2019
A STEM and Precision Machining program student demonstrates his gyroscope. The Gyroscope was bu