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Student Picture Day

Seniors: If you missed the Candid Color senior picture appointments during the summer, the make-up day is October 4. Candid  Color will be on-site from 3:15-5:00, and you must sign up outside room 506 to reserve your spot.
Underclass pictures will be held on October 4-5 and will be taken through English classes.

Senior Class meeting with Jostens

Attention All Seniors:
Jostens will be here this Friday 9/22 during Flex Block to explain the process for ordering caps and gowns and other graduation items.  This Senior Class meeting is mandatory for all Seniors to attend.
Jostens will have 3 opportunities for Seniors and Families to place their orders directly with Jostens representatives:
1)  Monday 9/25 during all four lunches
2)  Tuesday 9/26 during all four lunches
3)  Tuesday 9/26 from 4-7 in the Commons

PATRIOT PRIDE EXPRESS ‘17-18 Issue 3:  September 17, 2017

Patriot Nation,

Please see below for important information from Patrick Henry High School

SCA NEWS

  • SCA will be selling Homecoming tickets to the Enchanted Forest beginning October 2nd. Early Bird Special tickets will be $15 and will sold during all lunches in the cafeteria the week of October 2nd-6th. Tickets will also be available the week of Oct 10th-13th out of the SCA Office before school and during A3 for $20.
  • Club Fair this Thursday during all 4 lunches. Please see attachment for more information.
  • Club meetings are held on Tuesdays during Flex. Clubs will be set up according to the day they meet- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Tuesdays. Encourage students to sign up for a club that meets each Tuesday for maximum school involvement. Club members and/or sponsors will be available for information. Also, freshman class officer applications will be available during club fair.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PASSWORDS:

  • Student passwords have been reset for the 17-18 school year.  Password updates for the school network, Google, Blackboard and PowerSchool were finished on Friday, September 15.
  • To keep students from getting locked out of PowerSchool, students should delete the PowerSchool app from their phones and then reinstall it once they have updated their passwords through their English classes.
  • Students who have problems with their password changes should go to the library to get help with the issue.
  • Parents who have problems accessing PowerSchool can send an email to hcpsparentportal@hcps.us

 

CAREER COUNSELING NEWS:

  • We have several exciting upcoming College Visits, Scholarship, and Career Exploration opportunities for our students!
    • College Recruiter visits during Week of September 18:
      • High Point University – Tuesday, September 19 (lunchroom visit during all lunches)
      • ECPI University – Wednesday, September 20  (lunchroom visit during all lunches)
    • Service Academy Day – Meet representatives from the Service Academies and Congressman Rob Wittman to learn more about the academies, the congressional office’s nomination process, and the admission process.  Students, Parents, Counselors and School Officials are all welcome to attend this event.
    • Saturday, September 30, 2017
      • Life Church – 8378 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
      • 9:00 am – 10:30 am
      • Door opens at 8:30 am for registration
      • Pre-Registration is NOT required.  For more info. call (804) 730-6595
    • The Infinite Scholars Program – 11th RVA Annual College Scholarship Fair:
      • Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
      • The Greater Richmond Convention Center
      • Pre-Register early at www.infinitescholar.org
      • Get connected with your PH Career Counseling Center this school year:
    • Bookmark the HCPS Career Counseling Center website, for helpful tools, tips and information: https://hcpscareercounseling.wordpress.com/
    • Follow me on Twitter: @HCPSCareers for up to date details on the latest Careers, College/Military Visits, Scholarships and more!
    • Scholarships update: The 2017-18 Senior Scholarship Application is now open for senior students to access.  Completing this application will qualify seniors to be considered for scholarships provided by area businesses and organizations through the PHHS Scholarship Committee.  The deadline to complete the application is Friday, December 29, 2017 at 12 midnight.  Seniors can use the below link to access the application: http://bit.ly/2017SeniorScholarshipApp
    • If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Edwards at spedwards@hcps.us. Thank you!

 

Class of 2019

  • On September 26th , a Jostens representative will be at PH to hand out class rings to members of the Junior Class who purchased last year. The ring ceremony will take place in the Auditorium during PHlex.

 

Class of 2018

  • Seniors and Families of Seniors – Please click here to see important dates related to senior year through graduation  for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Seniors and/or Parents of a Senior:  If you are feeling overwhelmed by the “what will I do after high school” question, there is help at PHHS.  Mrs. Spaulding, the PH GRASP Advisor,  is at school every Thursday.  She is available to help with any aspect of the college process, including:
    • Do I really want to start college next August?
    • Should I start at a 2-year college and then transfer to a 4-year college?  How does transfer grant funding work?
    • What is the FAFSA (available Oct 1) and how does my family fill it out?
    • Do I need to fill out the CSS Profile for the colleges where I plan to apply for extra funding?
    • How do I look for scholarship funding?
    • Planning to work after high school and needing a credential to get a job?  She can also help you with the new Virginia initiative in the area of Workforce Credential Development funding.
    • Her sole purpose for being at PH is to help current seniors and their parents through this process in a timely way. You can make an appointment to see her by going by PH Counseling or calling PH Counseling at 365-8020 and speaking with Ms Osborne.

 

IB Testing Fees

  • If your child is a Junior or Senior taking an IB level course, then the IB organization requires that they must register for the IB exam in May 2018.  Mr. Eads has been coming into classrooms throughout the week to discuss the testing fees, testing dates, and distribute the form attached here. The testing fees are due by October 31, 2017.
  • Thank you for your understanding and if you have any questions, please contact Mr. Eads, meads@hcps.us or 804-365-8045.

 

Athletic Events for the Week of September 18th

  • Monday Sept. 18th
    • Boys JV and Varsity Volleyball at Patrick Henry at 6PM
    • Girls JV and Varsity Volleyball at Monacan at 5:45PM
    • JV and Varsity Field Hockey at Atlee at 5PM
  • Tuesday Sept. 19th
    • Girls JV and Varsity Volleyball at Patrick Henry 6PM
    • Boys JV and Varsity Volleyball at Lee-Davis at 6PM
  • Wednesday Sept. 20th
    • Boys and Girls Cross Country meet at Pole Green Park
    • JV and Varsity Field Hockey at Patrick Henry at 5:30PM
  • Thursday Sept. 21st
    • Boys JV and Varsity Volleyball at Patrick Henry at 6PM
    • JV Football Game at Patrick Henry 7PM
  • Friday Sept. 22nd
    • Varsity Football at Henrico at 7PM
  • Saturday Sept. 23rd
    • Girls Volleyball Invitational at Albemarle

 

STAY IN TOUCH WITH PATRIOT NATION:

  • PHHS Website-  http://hanover.k12.va.us/phhs/   In support of the snapshots provided by the weekly e-newsletter, our school website will remain the source for more detailed information and links.
  • PHHS Calendar-  On our school website you will find a link to the PHHS School Calendar, formerly referred to as the athletic calendar.  We work diligently to “bundle” information about all major school-related happenings in ONE PLACE on our school calendar, including major holidays, early release days, report card distribution, whole school events and assemblies, large field trips and concert dates, sports competitions, standardized testing dates, etc.  Specific club, organization, and course dates are not posted on this larger calendar:  PHHS School Calendar 1718

Safety Drill 9/13/17

Good Morning

Today, September 12th, 2107, school administrators, in cooperation with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a proactive safety drill where students and staff practiced taking shelter in their building.  This is a precautionary measure conducted multiple times during the school year, which is required by law.  We appreciate your support of our efforts to provide a safe and secure school environment for our students and staff.

 

Beth Smith

Principal

PATRIOT PRIDE EXPRESS ‘17-18 Issue 3:  September 10, 2017

Dear PATRIOT NATION,

What an amazing first week with our Patriots!  Our PHaculty has been so excited to have our students back with us, and our students, in turn, were exceptional!  I am so proud of the entire PHHS School Community for a top notch kick off week in all regards!  

As we embark on a new year, we want to be sure to highlight for Patriot Nation that we do so with a new grading scale in Hanover County Public Schools.  Much like the cat pictured here, you may have some questions about the exact details of these changes.  Here is a brief message from our HCPS Superintendent  Dr. Michael Gill:

Please check out the attached HCPS Grading Scale ‘17-18 document to be sure you have the most up-to-date and accurate information.

This week, we look forward to more excitement with our annual Back To School Night on Wednesday from 6-8 PM where parents & guardians come out to “live their teens’ schedules” for a brief night and meet their teachers and school support network.  We will begin the evening together in the Auditorium and then move to PHlex Block where parents will receive copies of their student’s schedule to follow for the evening.  All Flex Block assignments are linked here: Flex Block Assignments: 2017-2018, and we will also have posters up and PHaculty in the halls to help parents get the proper PHlex classroom.

We hope to see you all there and at our other events this week that are highlighted in this issue and published on our School Calendar, which is linked on the PHHS website front page and again at the conclusion of this issue.  

    Tomorrow at PHHS, we will fly the Freedom Flag in remembrance of 9-11.  Here are some facts about the Freedom Flag:  1) Our Virginia Senate and House of Delegates  designated the Freedom Flag as the Commonwealth’s official symbol of remembrance during the 2003 General Assembly session and Governor Mark Warner issued an executive order on February 24, 2003 proclaiming the Freedom Flag as Virginia’s official symbol of remembrance for September 11, 2001; 2) Businessman and Richmond, Virginia resident Richard Nicholas Melito drew a sketch on a napkin of the first Freedom Flag on the evening of September 20, 2001; and 3) the markings on the flag are symbolic representations of reminders as described on this official site:  https://www.freedomflagfoundation.org/ .

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT STUDENT PASSWORDS:

  • Student passwords are currently being reset for the 17-18 school year.  Password updates for the school network, Google, Blackboard and PowerSchool should be finished by Friday, September 15.
  • To keep students from getting locked out of PowerSchool, students should delete the PowerSchool app from their phones and then reinstall it once they have updated their passwords through their English classes.
  • Students who had problems with their password changes will be called to the library once their accounts have been fixed.
  • Parents who have problems accessing PowerSchool can send an email to hcpsparentportal@hcps.us
  • We will have a help station during Back To School Night to assist anyone with questions or concerns regarding parent access to PowerSchool, eConnect, or any other questions.

FROM MRS. EDWARDS, OUR NEW CAREER COUNSELOR:

As the new Career Counselor, I look forward to working with you and your family this school year. Please stop by and visit me in the Career Counseling Center at the upcoming Back-To-School Night on Wednesday, September 13.  

  • Please also be sure and bookmark the HCPS Career Counseling Center website, for helpful tools, tips and information: https://hcpscareercounseling.wordpress.com/
  • For up to date details on the latest careers, college/military visits, scholarships and much more, follow me on Twitter: @HCPSCareers  
  • The 2017-2018 Senior Scholarship Application is now open for senior students to access. Completing this application will qualify seniors to be considered for scholarships provided by area businesses and organizations through the PHHS Scholarship Committee. The deadline to complete the application is Friday, December 29 at midnight. Seniors can use the following link to access the application: http://bit.ly/2017SeniorScholarshipApp
  • If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Edwards at spedwards@hcps.us

Class of 2018

  • Seniors and Families of Seniors – Please click here to see important dates related to senior year through graduation  for the 2017-2018 school year.

IB Testing Fees

  • If your child is a Junior or Senior taking an IB level course, then the IB organization requires that they must register for the IB exam in May 2018.  Mr. Eads will be coming into classrooms throughout the week to discuss the testing fees, testing dates, and distribute the form attached here. The testing fees are due by October 31, 2017.
  • Thank you for your understanding and if you have any questions, please contact Mr. Eads, meads@hcps.us or 804-365-8045.

 

STAY IN TOUCH WITH PATRIOT NATION:

  • PHHS Website-  http://hanover.k12.va.us/phhs/   In support of the snapshots provided by the weekly e-newsletter, our school website will remain the source for more detailed information and links.
  • PHHS Calendar-  On our school website you will find a link to the PHHS School Calendar, formerly referred to as the athletic calendar.  We work diligently to “bundle” information about all major school-related happenings in ONE PLACE on our school calendar, including major holidays, early release days, report card distribution, whole school events and assemblies, large field trips and concert dates, sports competitions, standardized testing dates, etc.  Specific club, organization, and course dates are not posted on this larger calendar:  PHHS School Calendar 1718

HCPS Student Dress Code

 

Student dress is an important factor in maintaining a positive educational environment.  The School Board and school division staff rely on parents and students to support the division’s emphasis on safety and avoiding disruptions in the learning environment.  A student’s dress and appearance should not cause disruption, distract other students from their school work, or compromise health or safety.  This dress code applies to all school functions.  Note:  Principals can make exceptions to the student dress code at their discretion to account for age appropriateness and special events.

  1. For health and safety reasons, appropriate footwear, as determined by the building principal, must be worn at all times.
  2. Skirts, dresses, jumpers, and shorts must completely cover the pelvic area and extend to the mid-thigh at all times, including while students are standing, sitting, or engaging in physical activity.
  3. Clothing should not expose the student’s midriff, chest, or private areas at any time.
  4. Sleeveless garments must have 2 inch straps and not expose undergarments.  Spaghetti straps, tube tops, halter tops, camis, and tank tops may be worn under tops, shirts, and blouses that have at least 2 inch coverage across each shoulder.
  5. Yoga pants and leggings may be worn with tops that provide additional coverage of the pelvic area.
  6. Pants and shorts must be worn and secured to prevent the student’s undergarments from being exposed, to prevent the waistband from sagging below the student’s hips, and to prevent the garment from dragging on the floor.

Students MAY NOT WEAR the following:

  1. Clothing, jewelry, and other personal belongings displaying language or images that are vulgar, lewd, or obscene; that reflect adversely on or disparage another’s race, gender, sexual orientation, skin color, religion, national origin, ancestry, or disability; that promote the use of drugs, illegal substances, or alcohol; or that contain threats, gang symbols, symbols of groups associated with threatening or violent behavior, or groups that promote the unlawful use of weapons or other criminal behavior.
  2. Hats, hoods, face masks, or head coverings of any kind while inside school buildings during regular school hours, unless worn for religious or medical reasons or approved in writing in advance by the building principal.
  3. Sunglasses while inside school buildings unless required under a physician’s prescription.
  4. Chains of any type or studded/spiked jewelry.
  5. Pajamas, sleepwear, swim wear.
  6. Clothing that is constructed of see-through fabric, is revealing, or that resembles undergarments.