Henrico County, May 22, 2023 – Lynnhaven School is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as the recipient of the Henrico County 2023 Clean Business Award. This accolade recognizes businesses that consistently adhere to the stringent criteria established by the committee, focusing on maintaining a litter-free environment, implementing sustainable practices, and contributing to the beautification of the community.
Lynnhaven School has surpassed all expectations and demonstrated an unwavering commitment to enhancing the quality of life in Henrico County. Our efforts in maintaining a pristine environment, promoting environmental sustainability, and actively participating in beautification projects have set us apart as a example within the community.
One of the key factors that contributed to Lynnhaven School's selection for this esteemed award was our dedication to keeping our campus litter-free by getting our students involved in the process. By consistently implementing and encouraging responsible waste disposal practices, the school has effectively minimized litter and promoted cleanliness not only within our immediate vicinity but also in the wider Henrico County area.
The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee will acknowledge Lynnhaven School's outstanding achievements at the County Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday, June 27th. The Clean Business Award serves as a reminder to businesses throughout Henrico County that our efforts in maintaining clean a clean campus, embracing sustainability, and enhancing community aesthetics are recognized and deeply appreciated.
For more information about the Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee and the Clean Business Award, please visit HERE.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to James McRae ('27) on his well-deserved selection to the prestigious 2023 Development National Team for Water Polo. James was selected among players from across the country last month and now will be representing Team USA. This remarkable achievement is a testament to James' unwavering dedication, relentless hard work, and undeniable talent in the pool. James' commitment to excellence has never wavered, and his efforts have now culminated in this remarkable selection to the 2023 Development National Team.
James' selection to the 2023 Development National Team for Water Polo is a stepping stone toward even greater achievements. This opportunity will provide him with invaluable experience, exposure to higher levels of competition, and the chance to learn from the best in the sport. The intense training sessions, guidance from experienced coaches, and collaborative environment among teammates will undoubtedly contribute to James' growth as a player. His talent, combined with the nurturing environment of the national team, promises an exciting future filled with new milestones and remarkable accomplishments. His next stop will be Los Angels, CA this summer! Congratulations, James!
Richmond, VA - Mrs. Melendez, a member of the 2023 Virginia Council for Social Studies Conference Committee, was also a featured presenter at the VCSS conference in March where over 300 social studies educators gathered in Richmond, VA from across the state. Her session, entitled Simple Stories to Teach Hard History, was a resounding success, providing attendees with practical strategies for teaching difficult topics such as slavery and Jim Crow in secondary social science classes.
Mrs. Melendez's session focused on the use of picture books, graphic novels, young adult, and middle-grade novels to teach these difficult subjects. She shared a range of effective teaching strategies, including read-alouds as writing prompts, interactive read-alouds, using the concept development model, and using the inquiry design module framework to create a classroom environment that promotes empathy, understanding, and critical thinking.
Her presentation also offered valuable insights into the rationale for using these texts and resources to help teachers acquire the necessary tools to address sensitive topics with their students. By providing practical examples and a wealth of resources, Mrs. Melendez's session was both informative and engaging.
Mrs. Melendez's expertise and innovative approach were a valuable addition to the VCSS Conference, and we are grateful for her contributions to this year's event. We look forward to future opportunities to learn from her insights and experience.
For more information on Mrs. Melendez's session and the VCSS Conference, please visit the VCSS website or contact us directly.