Wishing students and staff starting their new school year at Richmond Public Schools, Henrico County Public Schools, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Hanover County Public Schools and Goochland County Public Schools a terrific school year. Remember, some of the most important supplies don’t cost anything – a positive attitude and strong work ethic.
Good luck everyone!
Richmond on the Cheap is a big fan of public education at all levels, from pre-Kindergarten to elementary, secondary to Virginia’s fantastic community colleges, adult education to Virginia’s top notch university system. Each school system in our area has their own strengths, unique events and of course is critically important for the education of ALL students. Let’s hear it for the hard-working educators in our midst.
Please support the students in your life, your block, your neighborhood and your municipality by donating to the myriad of activities that enrich our students’ lives from athletics, to the arts, from student clubs to field trips. Of course those of you who enjoy football and other sports know where to find the lights. But along with the touchdowns and cheers is the marching band in need of uniforms, instruments and the funds to attend a music competition.
It costs nothing, as well, to attend school board meetings in each of these divisions to advocate for schools. There is usually an open comment period at the beginning of each meeting for parents, students, alumni and staff to speak to the decision makers. And when the Virginia General Assembly is in session, that is the perfect time to march down to the capital to advocate on a larger level for better schools and more funding for public education, as advocates continue to point out needed improvements. Join organizations like the Virginia PTA to amplify that voice.
We all know that learning never stops. You can read more about Things for kids to do in Richmond like so many of our great museums and historical sites that students can get a hands-on lesson our of the classroom. This year make it a point to take children to entertainment and arts events for all to enjoy on a bargain. And don’t forget to check the list of the Top FREE Things to Do in Richmond for more good ideas.
More things to do in and around Richmond:
- The Ultimate List of RVA Parks and Playgrounds
- RVA Dog-Friendly Parks
- 12+ Free Things to do in Colonial Williamsburg
- RVA Historic Sites
- Free Art Galleries in RVA
- RVA’s Nearby Ski Resorts
- 50+ Things to Do in Richmond
- Orchards and Berry Farms
- Things to Do: RVA
Richmond on the Cheap supports public education divisions and wishes everyone the best.