News & Announcements

Capstone Students Deliver Plan for Hopewell Schools

Collaborative capstone studies provide critical support to organizations while allowing students to employ the leadership skills they’ve developed in the VCU School of Education’s Ed.D. in Leadership program. In the 2021-2022 academic year, doctoral students working on nine different capstone teams partnered with nine organizations in the K-12, higher education, and nonprofit sectors in a year-long process to respond to an identified challenge impacting that organization. This article features one team’s work with Hopewell City Public Schools.

Hopewell Moves to Phone-Free School Zone for Secondary Students

As we approach the new school year in about a month, we want our families to know we are taking an important step to enhance student learning, culture, and safety at school - phones are not to be out or used while at school. This decision received unanimous approval at our May School Board meeting.  


While we have attempted to accommodate student phones over the years and limit their use, we are finding that they are causing much more harm than help during the school day.  Therefore, starting at the beginning of this school year, CGW and HHS will be implementing a pouch system from a company called Yondr for any phones brought to school.  Students will need to put their phone in a locking pouch (provided by the school) as they enter the building and they will be able to unlock their phones as they leave, so that they will still have their phone available to them for safety or convenience outside of the school day.

The Last Day of School for the 2021-2022 School Year

Today, June 9th is the last day of school for the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you to all the HCPS students, teachers, and support staff for a wonderful school year. Summer Intersession will begin on Monday, June 20th and end on Friday, July 1st for those who have registered for it. The 2022-2023 school year will begin on Monday, July 25th.

COVID-19 Drive-thru Testings for Students Will End This Week

As the 2021-2022 school year is coming to an end, free COVID-19 Drive-thru testing for students will end this week. The last drive-thru testing days are today, Tuesday, June 7th and Thursday, June 9th from 5:00pm-5:30pm The testing will take place at Hopewell High School.
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