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Jun 12

Be the Change Video

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Jun 11

Who was Jackson Davis?

Henry Jackson  Davis served as superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools from 1905-1909. Davis worked to ensure equal access to high quality schools in Henrico County for all students, especially African American students. During his time in Henrico County he worked alongside Virginia Randolph as part of the Jeanes Foundation, formed to improve the educational opportunities of African Americans living in rural areas. Teachers associated with the foundation worked to raise funds for improved school facilities and equipment. After leaving Henrico County, Davis went on to support higher education nationwide, continuing his focus on supporting rural schools. Jackson Davis was also an integral part of the planning and early stages of the United Negro College Fund, which continues to support scholarships for students to attend historically black colleges and universities. We are proud of our namesake, and we hope you will take a few minutes to read more about Jackson Davis:

Library of Virginia

Encyclopedia Virginia

Henrico Citizen (June 9, 2020)

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Jun 08

Summer Fitness Challenge from Mrs. Mayo

Stay active this summer with these fun activities!  Each day will focus on one component of fitness and you can keep track of your progress with the printable calendars.  There are easy to follow videos and a place  for you to share your experience.  Have fun & be safe!

Chief Movement Officer Challenge

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Jun 01

Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading Kickoff
For the perfect way to start your summer, check out a video about the HCPS Summer Reading Kick-offListen and laugh as 15 of Virginia’s own authors, illustrators and community partners help YOU kick off a summer full of reading and fun. Visit the Summer Reading 2020 Kick-off Landing Page for elementary, middle and high school readers. All activities are optional, engaging and designed to encourage learners to read widely all summer long.

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Apr 27

Thank You, Helpers!

Thanks to Mrs. Feldman for compiling this sweet video and for all of the students who submitted their thanks!

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Mar 17

School Counseling

Make sure to check out Mrs. Neylon’s website for wonderful counseling resources. “We may be apart but we are still here for you!”


Mrs. Neylon and Goofy

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Mar 12

COVID-19: An important announcement

Again, more details about student learning will be forthcoming in separate communications. Visit the “COVID-19” page on our website for full information from HCPS.


As we learn more information about retrieving student belongings, spring pictures, or yearbooks we will be sure to relay that information to you. Thank you!

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Jan 14

We are a Common Sense Media School!

Jackson Davis has just been approved as a Common Sense School, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion. The recognition acknowledges our school’s commitment to helping students build skills that are essential for their well-being today—and for the opportunities they’ll have tomorrow.

This honor is provided by Common Sense Education, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

We are one of the more than 65,000 schools across the country that use Common Sense Education’s groundbreaking education resources. As a result, our students are better equipped to navigate the digital world and use devices for learning. We hope you will encourage other schools in our district to take advantage of them. If 75% of schools in the district become Common Sense Schools, we can earn recognition as a Common Sense District.

To learn more about Common Sense Education, visit


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Oct 21

Monthly Newsletters

Click here for the JDES Staff March Newsletter

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Aug 28

Henrico Schools using “Anonymous Alerts” system to improve communication about safety concerns

What is Anonymous Alerts?

The Anonymous Alerts safety and anti-bullying reporting system helps combat negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome.

The system allows for one-way or two-way anonymous encrypted communication between those submitting reports (students, parents or community members) and school division administration and staff members. System users have the option to remain anonymous or reveal their identity when submitting a report.

How does it work?

To use the new app, students, parents or others simply visit the Henrico County Public Schools website and click on the “Anonymous Alerts” button or the text link to submit a report expressing a concern. Anonymous Alerts apps can be downloaded directly from the Apple, Google Play or Chrome stores.

Users enter Henrico Schools’ Anonymous Alerts activation code – Henrico – and select the school to which the message should go. Informational posters explaining how to use the system will be displayed in HCPS schools and offices.

To send reports from the internet, go to:

To send a report from your phone:

  • Download the free Anonymous Alerts app from the Apple Store, Google Play store or Chrome store.
  • Launch the app and enter the activation code, Henrico.
  • Send important reports to school officials.
  • If desired, add a screenshot, photo or video about the incident.


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