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'''Henley Middle School ''' is an [[Albemarle County]] [[Albemarle County Public Schools|public middle school]] offering classes in sixth through eighth grade. Western is part of the [[Western feeder pattern]]. Henley students attended either [[Brownsville Elementary School]], [[Crozet Elementary School]], [[Meriwether Lewis Elementary School]], or [[Murray Elementary School]] and will continue on to graduate from [[Western Albemarle High School]]. As of 2012 Henley has 805 students enrolled and employs 95 staff and faculty members.<ref name="HMSabout">{{cite web|title=Henley Middle School Profile|url=http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/page/download.php?fileinfo=SGVubGV5XzIwMTEtMTIucGRmOjo6L3d3dy9zY2hvb2xzL3NjL3JlbW90ZS9pbWFnZXMvZG9jbWdyLzE2NjIzX2ZpbGVfNjYxMDlfbW9kXzEzMTgwMDQ2NDgucGRm|location=Albemarle County Public Schools|publishdate=|accessdate=June 1, 2012}}</ref>
  
'''Henley Middle School ''' offers classes in 6th through 8th grade to students who generally live in western Albemarle County. The school first opened in 1966 and there was an extensive renovation in 1999 to increase capacity. There are currently around 750 students who attend Henley<ref>"Henley - About HMS." Albemarle County Public Schools - Home. Web. 30 Nov. 2009. <http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=81159&>.</ref>.
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==History==
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Named in honor of Albemarle County School Board Chairman [[Joseph Temple Henley, Jr.]],<ref name="HMSabout" /> Henley Middle 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.<ref>{{cite-progress|title=New County Schools Open; Some Facilities Lacking|url=|author=Unspecified|pageno=13|printdate=6 Sept 1966|publishdate=|accessdate=|cturl=}}</ref>  
  
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An extensive renovation occurred in 1999 that updated much of the facility and increased the school capacity to 900.<ref name=HMSabout/>
  
==Notes==
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==Renewable Energy Resource Center==
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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. 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.<ref>{{cite web|title=Renewable energy center unveiled at Albemarle middle school|url=http://cvilletomorrow.typepad.com/charlottesville_tomorrow_/2011/12/renewable_energy.html
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|author=Kurt Walters|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=December 17|accessdate=December 22, 2011}}</ref> The systems have been generating energy since January 20, 2012 and the data collected will be used to augment current curricula.<ref>{{cite web|title=Henley Middle School - Renewable Energy Lab Operating|url=http://bakerrenewable.com/2012/05/henley-middle-school-renewable-energy-lab-operating/
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|author=|work=|publisher=Baker Renewable Energy|location=|publishdate=May 18, 2012|accessdate=June 1, 2012}}</ref>. In November 2013, the [[Virginia School Boards Association]] honored [[Albemarle County Public Schools]] with a Green Schools Challenge award for its energy efficiency efforts division-wide<ref>{{cite web|title=Albemarle schools earn environmental honor |url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/16671-albemarle-schools-earn-environmental-honor/ |author=Tim Shea |work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow |location=Charlottesville, VA |publishdate=December 5, 2013 |accessdate=December 24, 2013 }}</ref>.
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==Special features==
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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. <ref>{{cite web|title=Henley Middle to use fund for new garden/studio teaching area|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2011/dec/22/henley-middle-use-fund-new-gardenstudio-teaching-a-ar-1563015/|author=Daily Progress Staff Reports|work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate=December 22, 2011|accessdate=December 22, 2011}}</ref>
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==Principals==
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The current principal of Henley Middle School is Patrick McLaughlin.
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The following is a list of people who have served as principal<ref name="HMSabout" />
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{| class="wikitable"
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!Term
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!Principal
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|-
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||2015 - present
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||[[Beth Costa]]
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|-
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||2007 - 2015
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||Patrick McLaughlin
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|-
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||2006 - 2007
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||Anne Coughlin
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|-
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|1991 - 2006
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|Don Vale
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|-
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|1990 - 1991
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|Diane Behrens
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|-
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|1985 - 1990
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|Sharon Harris
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|-
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|1981 - 1985
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|Pauline Gotham
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|-
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|1979 - 1981
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|James McDowelle
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|-
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|1976 - 1979
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|Nelson Moore
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|-
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|1971 - 1976
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|[[Charles Armstrong]]
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|-
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|1966 - 1971
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|John Massie
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|}
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==Location==
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Henley Middle School is located at 5880 Rockfish Gap Turnpike.
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{{Map|lat=38.052051|lng=-78.705733|zoom=14}}
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==Pedestrian concerns==
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A crosswalk between Brownsville and [[Henley Middle School]] was painted over in the spring of 2017. A Henley student was hit on March 1, prompting concerns about pedestrian safety. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=After Albemarle student is struck by vehicle, parent pushes for safe school crossings|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/county/after-albemarle-student-is-struck-by-vehicle-parent-pushes-for/article_4c682824-3459-11e8-a728-7fe50865dc4d.html|author=Tyler Hammel|pageno=|printdate=March 30, 2018|publishdate=March 30, 2018|accessdate=April 9, 2018}}</ref>
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==References==
 
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==External links==
 
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[http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/school/school.php?sectionid=15 Henley Middle School official site]
 
[http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/school/school.php?sectionid=15 Henley Middle School official site]
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Latest revision as of 18:07, 15 June 2019

Henley Middle School is an Albemarle County public middle school offering classes in sixth through eighth grade. Western is part of the Western feeder pattern. Henley students attended either Brownsville Elementary School, Crozet Elementary School, Meriwether Lewis Elementary School, or Murray Elementary School and will continue on to graduate from Western Albemarle High School. As of 2012 Henley has 805 students enrolled and employs 95 staff and faculty members.[1]

History

Named in honor of Albemarle County School Board Chairman Joseph Temple Henley, Jr.,[1] Henley Middle 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]

An extensive renovation occurred in 1999 that updated much of the facility and increased the school capacity to 900.[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. 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.[3] The systems have been generating energy since January 20, 2012 and the data collected will be used to augment current curricula.[4]. In November 2013, the Virginia School Boards Association honored Albemarle County Public Schools with a Green Schools Challenge award for its energy efficiency efforts division-wide[5].

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. [6]

Principals

The current principal of Henley Middle School is Patrick McLaughlin.

The following is a list of people who have served as principal[1]

Term Principal


2015 - present Beth Costa
2007 - 2015 Patrick McLaughlin
2006 - 2007 Anne Coughlin
1991 - 2006 Don Vale
1990 - 1991 Diane Behrens
1985 - 1990 Sharon Harris
1981 - 1985 Pauline Gotham
1979 - 1981 James McDowelle
1976 - 1979 Nelson Moore
1971 - 1976 Charles Armstrong
1966 - 1971 John Massie

Location

Henley Middle School is located at 5880 Rockfish Gap Turnpike.


Pedestrian concerns

A crosswalk between Brownsville and Henley Middle School was painted over in the spring of 2017. A Henley student was hit on March 1, prompting concerns about pedestrian safety. [7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Web. Henley Middle School Profile, Albemarle County Public Schools, retrieved June 1, 2012.
  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 School - Renewable Energy Lab Operating, Baker Renewable Energy, May 18, 2012, retrieved June 1, 2012.
  5. Web. Albemarle schools earn environmental honor, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, Charlottesville, VA, December 5, 2013, retrieved December 24, 2013.
  6. Web. Henley Middle to use fund for new garden/studio teaching area, Daily Progress Staff Reports, December 22, 2011, retrieved December 22, 2011.
  7. Web. After Albemarle student is struck by vehicle, parent pushes for safe school crossings, Tyler Hammel, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, March 30, 2018, retrieved April 9, 2018.

External links

Henley Middle School official site