Calendar Updates and News You Can Use

January 22, 2020

  • Jan. 20th – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- (School is closed).
  • Jan. 21st – Day 1
  • Jan. 22nd– Benchmark Assessment window begins.  Students will be testing during this time.  It is important for students to be present and focused during this time. Below are a few things students can do to start the day off in a positive way!
    • Asking questions for clarity the day before.
    • A good night’s rest.
    • Arriving to school and reporting to class on time.
    • Eating Breakfast.
  • Jan. 24th – Marking Period 2/Semester 1 Ends
  • Jan. 27th – Jan. 31st – Our School Counseling Team promotes “Kindness Week” at JRMS
  • Jan. 27thStudent Holiday/Beginning of Marking Period 3/School Closed
  • Jan 30thCurriculum Night 6-8 PM
  • JRMS PTSA Spring Festival – Save the date for March 28, 2020!

Gifted Identification Referrals Happening Now!

January 14, 2020

The referral process for Gifted Identification begins January 6 – January 24th.    During this time, a parent/guardian, teacher, community member, or peer may submit the name of any student in Grades Kg, 1, 2, and 6  to be evaluated for gifted services.  Please visit the following links for additional information about gifted characteristics and the process:

Gifted Referrals for Grades 2-12

Gifted Identification Process

Frequently Asked Questions

All requests must be submitted in writing or through email to the school’s Gifted Identification Coordinator,  Kevin Carr(kdcarr@henrico.k12.va.us) or Cameron Smallwood (gcsmallwood@henrico.k12.va.us).  Referrals should include the student’s name, grade, teacher and area of referral (math, language or both areas.) Once the referral has been received, additional information will be sent home in late October.  This paperwork will allow the school to begin the process of collecting multiple criteria to determine the student’s eligibility.

Additional information, including specific dates and details of the identification process, may be found on our school webpage, as well as the HCPS district site, http://henricoschools.us/gifted/ .   If you have additional questions, please contact Kevin Carr (kdcarr@henrico.k12.va.us)  Gifted Identification Coordinator or Cameron Smallwood, Gifted Resource Teacher (gcsmallwood@henrico.k12.va.us)

For Parents: Helping Middle Schoolers in the Digital Age

January 13, 2020

With so many new technological developments it can be a challenge helping a middle school  student maneuver their way through  the problems that arise in the digital world.  Common Sense Media is an excellent resource for parents.  There are reviews on the age appropriateness of movies and apps, tips for social media use, guides on smart devices and more.  Check out the website https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Click on the Parents Need to Know section for articles like “How to Set Parent Controls on Netflix” or “Star Wars Age by Age Guide.”  Topics can also be broken down by age group.

If social media is of a concern, go over the Family Media Agreement with your child. It contains great guides and tips to help your child become #LifeReady with his or her digital tools.  Together we are training Rolfe’s students how to be responsible digital citizens.


Reminder: JRMS Curriculum Night Next Week

January 13, 2020

Reminder: JRMS Curriculum Night for Rising 6th-8th Grade Families is January 30th from 6:00-8:00 pm. See more details in the flyer below. Click the image for an enlarged view.

Calendar Updates and News You Can Use

January 13, 2020

  • Jan. 13th – is a day 2.
  • Jan. 14th – PTA Spirit Night @ IHOP on Laburnum.
  • Thursday, January 16th from 5:30-7:30 PM–Highland Springs HS Curriculum Fair  for current 8th Grade students zoned for Highland Springs should plan to attend!
  • Jan. 16th – Jan. 17th – 8th Grade Writing Camp
  • Jan. 20th Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- (School is closed).  (School Closing Messages-    The outlets totally controlled by HCPS will have the most complete and accurate information available.)
  • Thursday, January 30th from 6:00-8:00 Rolfe Curriculum Night:  You will have an opportunity to hear about course requirements & recommendations from your school counselor as well as learn about our elective options. Plus, we will have a couple of special performances!
  • PTSA JRMS Spring Festival – Save the date for March 28, 2020



Highland Springs HS Springer Engagement Fair

January 6, 2020

Rising Freshmen will be able to attend Highland Springs’ Course/Activity fair January 16th at 5:30 pm to learn more about academic and social opportunities at Highland Springs High. Additionally, other essential workshops will be offered. The image below contains further details.

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Interesting Read: 5 Key Findings for  Middle Grades

December 19, 2019

Middle school is an important time in a student’s life.  This article talks about five key findings for a middle school student’s future success in high school and beyond.  The interesting and brief article is linked below.


Article Link: 5 Key Findings for  Middle Grades

JRMS Quality Character Video Contest

December 12, 2019

Students at JRMS have been learning more about the Henrico Learner Profile (HLP).  The first attribute they investigated in October was Quality Character.  A school-wide video contest was held through Advisory period for the best interpretation of what it means to show Quality Character. The videos and content were created entirely by the students.  The winning entry also won a pizza party reward.

The results were as follows:

Mrs. Travis’ class won 3rd place with The Do’s and Don’ts of JRMS.

Ladies of Focus won 2nd place with Respect.

Mrs. Roberts’ class won 1st place with #spreadsomesunshine.

Great job everyone!



Save the Date: Curriculum Night

December 12, 2019

JRMS Curriculum Night for Rising 6th-8th Grade Families is January 30th from 6:00-8:00 pm. See more details in the flyer below. Click the image for an enlarged view.

JRMS Winter Concert

December 11, 2019

John Rolfe Middle School’s Music Department is proud to present “A Winter Concert” December 19th at 6:30. It will feature the Tribe Pride Chorus, Beginning Band and the Tribe Pride Concert Band.  Don’t miss out on this great event!

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6901 Messer Road, Henrico, VA 23231
Phone (804) 226-8730 | Fax (804) 236-5764
School Hours: 8:25 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.

School Administration:
Ms. Debbie George, Principal
Jamar Arvin, Associate Principal
Jamie Hutchinson, Assistant Principal
Nokomis Alston, Assistant Principal