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'''Henley Middle School ''' is an [[Albemarle County Public Schools|Albemarle County public school]] offering classes in sixth through eighth grade, serving students who generally live in western [[Albemarle County]] as part of the county's western feeder pattern<ref name=HMSabout>"Henley - About HMS." [[Albemarle County]] Public Schools. Web. 30 Nov. 2009. <http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=81159&>.</ref>.   
 
'''Henley Middle School ''' is an [[Albemarle County Public Schools|Albemarle County public school]] offering classes in sixth through eighth grade, serving students who generally live in western [[Albemarle County]] as part of the county's western feeder pattern<ref name=HMSabout>"Henley - About HMS." [[Albemarle County]] Public Schools. Web. 30 Nov. 2009. <http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=81159&>.</ref>.   
  

Revision as of 11:38, 6 April 2012

Henley Middle School is an Albemarle County public school offering classes in sixth through eighth grade, serving students who generally live in western Albemarle County as part of the county's western feeder pattern[1].

2009 enrollment is approximately 750 students[1].

History

The school opened on September 6, 1966 as one of Albemarle County's first "junior high schools." That same day, Jack Jouett Middle School opened. Upon its opening, Albemarle County Public Schools had 7,200 students enrolled in 14 elementary schools, the two junior high schools, and two high schools. One of those high schools, Burley High School, was jointly operated with the City of Charlottesville.[2]

There was an extensive renovation in 1999 to increase capacity[1].

Renewable Energy Resource Center

The school opened a Renewable Energy Resource Center in December 2011. The facility features three different clean energy technologies: a 45-foot-tall wind turbine, 182 roof-mounted solar photovoltaic panels and six solar thermal collectors, which use the sun’s energy to heat water. [3] The project was paid for through a $211,000 grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act by way of the the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy, $35,000 from the school system and $40,000 in private donations.

Special features

In December 2011, the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation announced it would give Henley the sixth annual Prana Fund award. The school will receive $15,800 to create the Nature Environment Studio Teaching area. This will allow for the transformation of a school courtyard into a garden. [4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Henley - About HMS." Albemarle County Public Schools. Web. 30 Nov. 2009. <http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=81159&>.
  2. Print: New County Schools Open; Some Facilities Lacking, Unspecified, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises 6 Sept 1966, Page 13.
  3. Web. Renewable energy center unveiled at Albemarle middle school, Kurt Walters, Charlottesville Tomorrow, December 17, retrieved December 22, 2011.
  4. Web. Henley Middle to use fund for new garden/studio teaching area, Daily Progress Staff Reports, December 22, 2011, retrieved December 22, 2011.

External links

Henley Middle School official site