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Name: Eric W. Byers
Date registered: May 19, 2017

Latest posts

  1. Yearbooks on Sale Now! — September 21, 2018
  2. Underclassmen Picture Day — September 21, 2018
  3. Back to School Night — September 7, 2018
  4. Important First Day of School Information — August 31, 2018
  5. Register now and save time later! — August 19, 2018

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Apr 17

Henrico 21

Congratulations to Rebecca Rysinski, our Highland Springs High School teacher representative for   Her lesson entitled “Project IMPACT: Student Podcast Production” helped students understand the importance of the socio-political narrative and how to use research and technology to create their own.



Congratulations to Troy Turner, Rex Anson-Dwamena, Amara Temple, Tyanna Smith-Bey, our Highland Springs High School student representatives for

Check out their project on the “Big Banking System” here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-tB1rQrGFKwwRlAFXORVHVQ84X0ssZSm/view?usp=sharing

Ms. Rebecca Rysinski


Student 21 Winners






Permanent link to this article: http://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2018/04/17/henrico-21/

Apr 11

Congratulations Andre!

Congratulations to Andre Ingram, HSHS Class of 2003, on receiving an NBA contract and his NBA debut!  Andre spent many years pursuing his dream and his hard work has paid off.  Andre is a great example of our theme this year- “Success is a Journey not the Destination.” 

We here at Highland Springs are extremely proud of his accomplishment and we look forward to watching him in the NBA for many years to come!  Please enjoy a few throwback pictures from the 2003 Highland Springs High School Yearbook.


A Ingram Basketball

Andre Ingram

A Ingram Homecoming King

A Ingram Prom King 2002

A Ingram Senior Picture

2002 State Champion Boys Basketball Team









































Times Dispatch Article-  http://www.richmond.com/sports/los-angeles-lakers-surprise-highland-springs-alum-andre-ingram-with/article_978d0b28-3ccc-11e8-add0-ef3b0d2c5255.html

WTVR Article- http://wtvr.com/2018/04/10/former-highland-springs-star-signs-nba-contract-with-lakers/

Permanent link to this article: http://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2018/04/11/congratulations-andre/

Apr 10

Prom 2018

Prom will be held June 2nd from 8-12 PM at The Delta (formerly known The Crowne Plaza). This year’s theme is Masquerade.  Tickets will be $40-$60 depending on fundraising.  Tickets will go on sale from May 7-18 during all lunches, but students must meet the following criteria to purchase tickets-

  • All fees must be paid first
  • Seniors must be passing all classes needed to graduate.  Juniors must be passing at least 5 classes.

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Wishon or Ms. Sobon.

Permanent link to this article: http://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2018/04/10/prom-2018/

Mar 30

Earth Science & AP Environmental Science Field Trip

Mr. Byers and Ms. Sherwood’s Earth Science and AP Environmental Science classes at Highland Springs High School received the opportunity to go canoeing with the James River Association through a Kids to Parks grant through the National Park Trust.  Students were able to spend the day exploring the James River at Deep Bottom Park and discussing water quality, wetland dynamics, watershed characteristics, student stewardship, freshwater tidal influence, and James River advocacy.  Special thanks to the James River Association and the National Parks Trust for this amazing opportunity.  #kidstoparksday

Permanent link to this article: http://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2018/03/30/earth-science-ap-environmental-science-field-trip/

Feb 06

HSHS Forensics Team Regional Tournament

The HSHS Forensics Team won the Regional tournament on February 3.   They excelled in several categories: extemp, dramatic interpretation, humorous duo, and storytelling.  Those students will compete in Super Regionals on the 23rd of February.   Wish our Springers Good Luck!

Permanent link to this article: http://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2018/02/06/hshs-forensics-team-regional-tournament/

Jan 02

Summer Online Health and Physical Education 2018

Looking to take care of your required Physical Education credit over the summer?  Henrico County offers online Health Physical Education 9 and online Health and Physical Education 10 for over the summer.  See the flyer below for more information or visit their website at https://sites.google.com/a/henrico.k12.va.us/online-health-and-pe/home.  Please note, space is limited to 500 students for the entire county and selection is based on entering a lottery that opens at 7 am on February 7th and closes at 4 PM on March 2nd.

Online Summer Physical Education Flyer

5 Students working out including one on treadmill, two using free weights and two doing squats.

Permanent link to this article: http://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2018/01/02/summer-online-health-and-physical-education-2018/

Dec 08

Yearbook Senior Ads

Attention Senior Parents,

Want to celebrate your senior’s accomplishment in our yearbook?  Purchase an advertisement in the yearbook today!  For more information visit- http://jostensadservice.com?REF=A08861600

Permanent link to this article: http://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/12/08/yearbook-senior-ads/

Nov 28

SOAR Workshops for Cohort 1

Ms. Tillery, school counselor, will conduct organization and academic workshops twice a month. The workshops will cover various organization skills, study skills, and test taking strategies for 9th Graders. The workshops will be held during Directed Study ideally on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Students will be recommended by their teachers or self-referred, and can sign up through the link: https://goo.gl/forms/pLGpnTG0g5jI0cEg2 . Space is limited to 12 students per workshop. A student will be only able to attend one workshop per month. As an incentive, students can receive credit for missing or low scores on assignments agreed upon by the student and teacher. Students will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the workshop.

SOAR Workshops Cohort 1 Flyer

SOAR Workshops Cohort 1


Permanent link to this article: http://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/11/28/soar-workshops-for-cohort-1/

Nov 21

Springer Lacrosse featured in National Magazine

Highland Springs High School Student playing lacrosse

The Highland Springs Lacrosse Team was recently featured in the US Lacrosse Magazine.  The article profiles current Senior, Marques Fleming and the establishment of the Lacrosse Team at Highland Springs High School.  Major Kudos goes out to Coach Shoul and the rest of the coaching staff on their awesome recognition.  The full article can be read at the link below. https://www.uslaxmagazine.com/fuel/us-lacrosse/true-calling-richmond-youth-finds-solace-in-lacrosse

Permanent link to this article: http://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/11/21/springer-lacrosse-featured-in-national-magazine/

Nov 08

Afterschool Tutoring Buses

Afterschool tutoring buses start on Thursday, November 9th and will run every Tuesday & Thursday.  You may find bus routes at this link- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kh5aaWSeOradJNBPXvTxa4gu9tgtLZE5/view?usp=sharing

More information on tutoring can be found on the HSHS Testing & Remediation site at- https://sites.google.com/henrico.k12.va.us/hshstesting1718

Permanent link to this article: http://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/11/08/afterschool-tutoring-buses/

Oct 17

Bridging the Watershed Field Trip

Highland Springs High School students in Dawn Sherwood’s AP environmental science class spent a day combining history and science – a cool outing for a nice fall day. The class spent the day at the James River investigating the river’s health by measuring nutrients, dissolved oxygen, flow rate and clarity.

The site was near the American Civil War Museum‘s historic Tredegar Iron Works downtown, so the students also got a chance to check out the physics of Civil War cannons, and simulated the process of loading and firing a cannon. And of course, they took along the #HCPSflag.

When students returned to HSHS, they analyzed the environmental data in their classroom.

The program was hosted by National Park Service staff at Richmond National Battlefield Park, and the Alice Ferguson Foundation‘s “Bridging the Watershed” program. The program promotes academic achievement, connections with the natural world, civic engagement, and environmental stewardship. The nonprofit works with teachers to provide students with meaningful watershed educational experiences through hands-on, curriculum-based outdoor studies in national parks and public lands. Explore the Bridging the Watershed program at http://fergusonfoundation.org/bridging-the-watershed/.

What a cool trip for these Springers!

Original Post- https://www.facebook.com/HenricoCountyPublicSchools/posts/1501888459904974

Permanent link to this article: http://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/10/17/bridging-the-watershed-field-trip/

Oct 05

Senior Information Page

Launching this year, please visit our Senior information page at https://sites.google.com/henrico.k12.va.us/hshs-seniors/home for all your Senior information needs.

Permanent link to this article: http://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/10/05/senior-information-page/

Oct 05

Lacrosse Conditioning

HSHS Men’s Lacrosse conditioning Tuesday-Thursday 4:30-5:30 PM. Meet near the tennis courts.

Permanent link to this article: http://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/10/05/lacrosse-conditioning/

Oct 03

New Springer Faculty

This year, Highland Springs High school, had 14 new teachers join our staff.

In the World Languages department, we had Demertra Demetriou, Marios Demetriou and Ramon Zabala.

Demetra’s favorite thing to do is travel.  She loves anything Spanish or related to Spanish culture. She listens to jazz and on the weekends, likes to cook and get organized for the upcoming week. Marios’ favorite subject is History.  If he could go anywhere for one day, he would travel to New York City.


The History department had Wayne Rotella become a member of their staff. He comes to us from Armstrong High School, where he taught for 8 years. Just like Mr. Demetriou, his favorite subject is History. And if he could go anywhere for a day, he would go to Washington, DC to visit the museums.

The new members of the Exceptional Education department are Bria Smith, Kimberley Lee, Myria Thompson, Randy Crawley, and Lamont Folsom.

Many of you may remember Lamont from last year, as he was the exceptional Head track coach. He has been working at HSHS for the last two year.

You may have seen Myria Thompson last year also. She worked with the functional students in room 1618.  She is continuing her work with the Exceptional Ed students but is upstairs this year.  Her favorite type of music is classical and her favorite movie is “The Color Purple”.

Bria Smith worked in New York before coming to Highland Springs. While here, she would like to start a book club and she enjoys a good slice of pizza.

Katie Youell is a new member of the English department.  Her favorite food is macaroni and cheese and on the weekends, she enjoys hiking, swimming and spending time with friends.

Kulsoom Quraishi is one of two new members of the Science department. She is coming to us from the Community College setting.  She enjoys working with students,  a good salad, and listening to Indian music.

The second member of the Science Department is Daija McCoy– Scott. She is a brand new teacher. She

Tonya Birdsong transferred here from Henrico High School and works in the Business Department.  She has brought a lot of experience with her, which she shares with the students daily. She promotes student leadership within the business student organization– DECA.

Our new credit recovery teacher is Mr. Terrawn Garrett.

As I know everyone will, let us reach out and introduce ourselves to the new staff.  Help them feel welcomed to their new Springer family.


Permanent link to this article: http://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/10/03/new-springer-faculty/

Oct 03

Parent PowerSchool & Schoology Access

This year, parents are able to create their own Schoology accounts to help students stay on top of their classes.  More information about account creation and PowerSchool Parent Portal can be found at the link below.


HSHS Schoology Info & Access

Permanent link to this article: http://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/10/03/parent-powerschool-schoology-access/

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