News From The Creek: 11/16/2020


Please see the following items highlighting upcoming events:

College and Career Week:

Please see the link below highlighting upcoming activities around college and career exploration:


Specialty Center Information for 8th Graders:

Henrico County Public Schools’ high school specialty centers offer students a chance to immerse themselves in an area of particular interest, engage in a rigorous, tailored curriculum, and be part of a community that shares their passions. Henrico County eighth-graders and their families can explore the benefits of HCPS specialty centers by attending open houses starting Monday, Oct. 26. To prioritize safety during the current pandemic all open houses will be virtual this year.

Center for Spanish Language and Global Citizenship (J.R. Tucker H.S.): Nov. 17

Center for the Humanities (Hermitage H.S.): Nov. 18

The Todd A. Phillips Center for Medical Sciences (Mills Godwin H.S.): Nov. 23

Center for Leadership, Government and Global Economics (Freeman H.S.): Dec. 1

Advance College Academy for Social Sciences (J.R. Tucker H.S.): Dec. 2

Center for Information Technology (Deep Run H.S.): Dec. 7

Center for the Arts (Henrico H.S.): Dec. 8

To see the application timeline and information about applying, go to Links to attend the open houses will be available on the “Open House Schedule” tab by the day of the event. Families can get started now by viewing short informational videos and slide presentations about the specialty centers. To see those informational presentations, go to and click on the “Information Sessions” tab.

Each specialty center will hold two sessions on its scheduled open house day, one at 5 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. There will be a question period during each open house. Students can attend as many specialty center open houses as they wish. Open houses will be conducted using Microsoft Teams. No registration is required, participation is free and you can take part without creating a Teams account.

Admission to HCPS specialty centers is open to current HCPS students as well as Henrico residents who are currently enrolled in private schools or being home-schooled.


Middle School Sports Update:

After careful consideration, the decision has been made to cancel winter sports at the middle school level for this year.  Eighth graders may try out for the JV teams in the following sports at their zoned high school: boys’ basketball, sideline cheer, wrestling, and gymnastics.  The winter season for high school sports begins Monday, December 7.  Please contact the Director of Student Activities at your zoned high school for information on tryouts and required paperwork.  Spring sports will be assessed once we return in February.


Have a great week!!!