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Playoff Information


5A North Competition Cheer

SITE:  Stafford High School

63 Stafford Indians Lane

Fredericksburg, VA 22405

TIME:  Competition begins at 1:00 pm (doors will open to public at 12:30pm)

ADMISSION: Adults and Students $7; VHSL passes recognized


Girls Volleyball

Conference 16 1/4 finals Patrick Henry-Roanoke at Patrick Henry- Ashland 6:00 pm  Admission-$7

Boys Volleyball

Conference 12 1/4 finals Patrick Henry vs. L.C. Bird at LC Bird High School 7:15 pm Admission-$7

Conference 16 Winners!

Junior Grant Davis finished FIRST in today’s Conference 16 cross country tournament!  That is an awesome finish, Grant!  Our boys’ cross country team finished third, so they will advance to the regional competition–and they did it in the rain!  Good job, boys!
Also, below are the names of the competition cheerleaders who won the Conference 16 cheering tournament last Saturday.  These students are quite the athletes!
Jacob Allen
Sierra Baxter
Shaniya Derricott
Katelyn Eutsler
Colleen Gannon
Katie Goodman
Katlyn Hayden
Ella Lauritzen
Tara McKee
Madelyn Mills
Rachel Morgan
Skye Moss
Piper Mullins
Jessica Rooke
Hayden Taylor
Mason Turner
Chasidy Tyler
Delanie O’Day
Meagan Weis
Rilee Wilcox
Katelynn Brown
Madison Powell
Brooke Walker
Mackenzie Weis


What:           Your Stressed & Anxious Child

How to recognize the signs, understand the effects, and help your child cope.
Join the Parent Resource Center and school psychologist, Jessica Morrison, as we learn about the biological, psychological, and educational impacts of stress and anxiety. We will focus on mindfulness-based tools for coping with feelings of anxiety and panic, as well as strategies that you can use when interacting with your anxious child. Possible school-based and community-based supports for students with anxiety will also be addressed.

Where:        Stonewall Jackson Middle School

8021 Lee Davis Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

When:         Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Please RSVP to: Kelly at hanoverprc@hcps.us or (804) 365-4596

The Parent Resource Center offers education and support to parents of students with special needs.  View all upcoming workshops at: http://hcps.us/instruction/parentresource/workshops.htm

PH Athletics for the Week of October 25, 2015

PH Highlights from last week:

JV Girls volleyball Beat Highland Springs 2-0 on Thurs. 10/22

Andrea Dill placed 1st and Shea Burch tied for 2nd in the Zone 1 Girls Golf Qualifer.  Andrea and Shea will represent PH in the Girls State Golf Open on Monday and Tuesday.

Congratulations to the Varsity girls volleyball team for their straight set victory over Highland Springs on Thurs. 10/22. McKensie Washington had 2 kills. Callii Collins had a block and 2 kills. Hannah Nadlicki had 2 blocks, 1 ace, and 2 kills. Emma Land had 2 aces and a kill. Clare McLaughlin had 4 aces and 2 kills. Grace Girdley had 2 blocks and 2 kills.

JV Football defeated the Atlee Raiders 33-20 on Thurs. 10/22

Congratulations to our Competition Cheerleading squad who took home First Place in the Conference 16 championship this past weekend!

Monday Oct. 26

Girls State Golf Open

Tuesday Oct. 27

Girls State Golf Open

JV Boys Volleyball vs. Varina @ Varina 6pm

V Boys Volleyball vs. Varina @ Varina 7pm

JV Girls Volleyball vs. Varina @ PH 6pm – admission $5

V Girls Volleyball vs. Varina @ PH 7pm – admission $5

Wed. Oct. 28

Conference 16 Cross Country Meet @ PH 1pm  – admission $6 – please park in the grass lot by the baseball/softball fields.

V Boys Volleyball vs. Armstrong @ PH 6pm – admission $5

V Girls Volleyball vs. Armstrong @ PH 7pm – admission $5

Thursday Oct. 29

JV Football vs. Highland Springs @ HSHS 7pm

Friday Oct. 30

V Football vs. Highland Springs @ PH 7pm – $7

Prior to the game the SCA will be holding Trunk or Treat in our parking lot from 5-6:30.  Any child in costume grades KG-5 will be admitted free to the game with a paying adult. The theme for this home game is PINK out. This will also be our Senior Night.

Friday will also be Youth Football and Cheer night.  Any youth football player or cheerleader in uniform will be admited to the game free with a paying adult.

Saturday Oct. 31

Conference 16 Girls Volleyball (Postponed until 11/2 @ 6:00)

Please come out and support our student athletes as we wrap up the Fall regular season schedules and prepare for post season play!  Go Patriots! See you in the stands.

Week of October 25, 2015

Greetings from Patrick Henry High School
Our Best-Always!
Over 800 fine folks attended the Education Expo at Hanover High School on October 20.  We look forward to seeing everyone else at Patrick Henry High School when we have a second Education Expo to spread the word about the Advance College Academy, The Specialty Center at Hanover High School, The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology, and the International Baccalaureate program.
The parents of rising ninth grade students and rising tenth grade students will especially be interested in the details of these fabulous opportunities.  Parents of students younger than rising freshmen also will find the presentations informative as they gather information to help their children plan for their high school careers.  Plus–free dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.  Come out and join in a great night on November 9 at Patrick Henry High School!
Also, on November 14, PH clubs, parents, boosters, and individuals will have an opportunity to show their support of PHHS.  We are hosting a clean-up day, and the list of chores is growing.  Come out to PH at 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 14.  We will give you a job to complete, and, then, we all will share in some delicious FREE pizza for lunch.  I hope you can join us.  It will be a fun day filled with PH team work!


Our competition cheering squad WON the Conference 16 trophy yesterday, Saturday, October 24, at Albemarle!  Fabulous news!  Great showing, girls!  We are proud of you!

 From Golf Coach Mr. Hudak:

Andrea Dill finished FIRST and Shea Burch TIED FOR SECOND on Tuesday, October 20, in the regional qualifier. Andrea and Shea will both play in Virginia Beach this week in the Girl’s State Golf Tournament.  We are proud of these girls.  Great job, Andrea and Shea!

From Band Director Ms. Peters:

We just finished our last competition of the season at Lee-Davis HS on Saturday, October 24.  We placed as follows: third place color guard, second place general effect, first place marching, and second in Class AA.  Our marching score was the second highest for the entire event of thirteen bands! Very proud of these guys!  Awesome job, marching band members!

 From Girls’ Volleyball Coach Mr. Farmer:

Congratulations to the girls’ varsity volleyball team for their 3 to 0 victory over Hermitage on Monday, October 19. Laura Williamson had 32 assists and 3 kills, Calli Clevinger and McKayla Washington had 5 kills each. Grace Bullock and Brooke Winston had 8 kills each.

Congratulations to the varsity girls’ volleyball team for their straight set victory over Highland Springs on Thursday, October 22.  McKensie Washington had 2 kills. Callii Collins had a block and 2 kills. Hannah Nadlicki had 2 blocks, 1 ace, and 2 kills. Emma Land had 2 aces and a kill. Clare McLaughlin had 4 aces and 2 kills. Grace Girdley had 2 blocks and 2 kills.   Wa-hoo!  Exciting news, girls!

Regarding Field Hockey:

The field hockey varsity game on Thursday, 10/22, was a nail-biter.  PH and Glen Allen high schools tied in regulation time, tied in over time, and had to go into a shootout to determine the winner.  Our girls played hard and even though they did not win in the end, they showed their strong skills and awesome team spirit!  Great job, girls!


Strings Concert:

On Wednesday, October 28, at 7 p.m., join us at Patrick Henry High School for a strings concert.  Admission is free.  PH strings students with Liberty Middle School strings students are performing their fall concert, featuring music from video games.


Parent-Teacher Conference Date:

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Conference request forms are available in the Counseling Center at Mrs. Osborne’s desk and attached to this message.  Please complete the form and return to Mrs. Osborne by Friday, October 30. You may fax the form to 804-365-8027, or email a form to cosborne@hanover.k12.va.us.  The sign up deadline is Friday, October 30, 2015, 3:00 p.m.


Join us for Education Expo at PH!  Students and their parents will learn more about some of the most exciting and innovative educational programs and pathways available at the high school level, such as:

  • The Specialty Center with a health sciences focus (new for 2016)
  • The Advance College Academy (new for 2016)
  • The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology
  • The International Baccalaureate program

When and Where:

  • November 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Patrick Henry High School* 

*A free dinner will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m., so bring an appetite!

WhoWhile all are welcome, this will be especially helpful for current 8th and 9th grade students and their parents as they begin planning their educational futures.  Students will have the opportunity to apply for some of these programs starting this year.

For more information about this event, students and parents are encouraged to contact their school counselor or Dr. Robert Staley at rstaley@hcps.us or (804) 365-4562.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Clean Up Patrick Henry High School:

On Saturday, November 14, starting at 8 a.m., we will have a clean-up day at Patrick Henry HS.  All groups, clubs, and individuals are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Lend a hand and show your school spirit.  Free pizza for lunch!  Come out to show your support for PH!

SOL Non-Writing Tests:

For students new to HCPS or students who need to retest, we will test in December on the following schedule.  Remediation efforts are underway.  If you are not sure whether your child should be involved, contact our counseling center at 365-8020.

Dec 1 – Alg 2, Eng 11 Reading, WH1

Dec 2 – Geometry, Eng11 Reading, Gr 8 Reading, VA/US Hist, WH 2

Dec 3 – Alg 1, WH 2

Dec 4 – Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science

Dec 7 – Absentees and Multiple SOL conflicts, Expedited Retakes – Alg 2, Gr 8 Reading, WH 1

Dec 8 – Expedited Retakes – Geometry, Eng 11 Reading, VA/US Hist

Dec 9 – Expedited Retakes – Alg 1, WH 2

Dec 10 – Expedited Retakes – Biology, Chemistry, E Science

Dec 11 – Absentees and expedited retakes for any SOL – last day of testing


Attention All Seniors:

  • There will be PARENT order night on Tuesday, October 27, 4-7 p.m., with Herff Jones in the PH commons for caps, gowns, and other senior items.
  • Other senior item ordering opportunities will be on Wednesday, October 28, and Thursday, October 29, during all four lunches.

To Seniors From Career Counselor, Ms. Hoover:

Seniors, his message is a reminder to complete your Senior Scholarship Application (located on the Scholarship tab of the NEW Career Center website) as soon as possible. Also, be sure and check the Available Scholarships (on the same tab) AND visit the Career Center to check out thousands of other scholarships.

From Choral Director, Mrs. Dickerson:  You are invited to a special event on Monday, October 26, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. Approximately 300 students from our eight secondary schools will perform at the Hanover All-County Chorus Showcase in Richmond’s historic Carpenter Theater. The theater was built in 1920, has nearly 1,800 seats, and features state-of-the-art lighting and world-class acoustics.  Admission is free.

This project will be a valuable educational experience for the students involved, and it will be a very entertaining experience for concert spectators. I hope you can attend this free concert and experience first-hand the talents of our wonderful students.

Click here to visit the CenterStage parking information webpage!

Patrick Henry High School Blood Drive:

The community is welcome to join the students and staff on Thursday, October 29, 2015, 9 am – 3 pm in the new gym.  Please sign up to donate by contacting Mrs. Markwood in Room 516 or email emarkwood@hcps.us for appointment times.  All students must have a signed consent form to donate.  Participants must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 lbs., and have a valid I.D.  Eat and hydrate prior to donation. This is a community service project sponsored by PHHS DECA.

Trunk or Treat is Back!  Join us on October 30 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. outside the football stadium for Trunk or Treat 2015.  A flyer is attached with details.   Don’t miss the fun!

Honor Society Inductions:

On November 2, we will hold honor society inductions in the auditorium for the following organizations.   A reception will be held at 6 p.m. with the actual ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m.  We are proud of all our students being recognized that night for their hard work:



MU Alpha Theta

Science NHS

Spanish NHS

Nat’l Art Honor Society

Quill & Scroll

Powder Puff Football:

November 10, 2015

5:30 -Freshman vs Sophomore

6:30 – Juniors vs Seniors

7:30 – Championship Game

Admission–$7 at the gate; $5 with a canned food donation

Football players and cheerleaders must sign up October 13-16 with $10 and a signed permission slip to Room 516 or 402, Mrs. Markwood or Mrs. Greenbaum.

Sponsored by DECA and Varsity Club

Concessions will be available during the powder puff games.

Veterans’ Day Breakfast:

We will hold a breakfast on November 11 (early release day) from 8 to 9 a.m. in the new gym to honor our veterans.  Students and their veteran family members, plus staff who are veterans, are invited.  Participants must RSVP to our front office by November 2.  Call 365-8000 or send an email to LPomfrey@hcps.us or FDeBorous@hcps.us. The RSVP should include the name of the student and the name(s) of the veteran family member(s) planning to attend.  We look forward to honoring the veterans in our PH family.  Student reporters from our communications classes will cover the event.

From Our PHabulous Counseling Center:

Are your children feeling stressed?  Are they having trouble keeping up with the workload in their classes?  The Counseling Center can help!  Mrs. Roane will be conducting a small group in November/December to help students with stress management techniques.  All students are welcome to sign up through the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/rDxQ2tpvDl.  The title of the group is “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”  Sign up today!

The PTA Reflections theme this year is “Let Your Imagination Fly…”

To participate in this contest, students create work that is based on this year’s theme “Let Your Imagination Fly…” in any of the following categories:  dance choreography, film production, musical composition, literature, photography, or visual arts. Students may enter more than one category.  All entries, complete with submission forms, will be due on Friday, October 30. Forms and rules are available at the following website: http://www.vapta.org/arts-in-education/reflections.html

Parents and students are reminded that no students are allowed to remain at PH after 3:30 p.m. to wait for athletic events to begin.  Additionally, for safety reasons, students with permission to remain after hours must be with a sponsoring adult, such as a coach, the entire time.

Visit http://www.capitaldistrictva.org for dates of our athletic and many extracurricular events.

For daily information about late buses, call the transportation hotline at 441-8274.

Thank you for your continued support of Patrick Henry High School.  See you in the stands!  Go Patriots!

With warm regards,

Wanda Bibb


Important Dates

10/26-Hanover All-County Chorus Showcase, 7 p.m., Carpenter Theater

10/29-DECA Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., New Gym

10/30-Trunk or Treat, 5 to 6:30, Outside Football Stadium

11/1-Daylight Savings Time ends

11/2-Honor Society Inductions, 6 p.m.-Reception; 6:30 p.m.-Ceremony

11/3-Student holiday; parent-teacher conference day

11/5-College Day

11/6-End of first quarter; early school closing; Students leave at 1:15 p.m.

11/9-Education Expo, Patrick Henry High School, 5:30-Dinner

11/10-Powder Puff Football, 5:30 p.m.

11/11-Veterans’ Day Breakfast, RSVP Required, 8 to 9 a.m., New Gym

11/11-Early school closing; Students leave at 1:15 p.m.

11/13-Report card distribution

11/25-Student and teacher holiday

11/26-27-Thanksgiving holiday

11/30 – 12/11-Fall SOL non-writing tests

12/11-Interim distribution

12/21-31-Winter break

12/21 and 22-Make-up days if we lose 5 instructional days prior to and including 12/4


1/4-School reopens after winter break


1/26-29-First semester exams and early school closing; students leave at 1:15 p.m.


Senior Dates

10/27-Senior parent order night, 4 to 7 p.m., commons

10/28 and 10/29-Cap and gown orders, all four lunches, commons

3/8-Senior class meeting, 11:30 a.m., auditorium

3/8-Senior parent meeting, 6 p.m., auditorium

3/23 and 3/24-Delivery of caps and gowns, all four lunches, commons

5/5-Senior assembly practice, 11 a.m., gym/auditorium

5/6-Senior class picture, 8:15 a.m., gym; senior assembly/reception, 9:30 a.m., auditorium and gym

5/26-Senior/Hanover Scholars awards night, reception at 5:30 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m., commons and auditorium

6/6-Senior trip

6/7-Graduation practice and senior picnic; Siegel Center, gym, front lawn

6/12-Baccalaureate service, 7 p.m., auditorium

6/18-Graduation, 12:00 noon, Siegel Center


While shopping for clothes in preparation for the upcoming school year, please keep Patrick Henry’s dress code in mind.


Student dress should be consistent with the educational mission of the school and should not interfere with the orderly operation of the classroom or school. The principal has the final authority regarding the appropriateness of clothing, footwear, and accessories worn by students. The general regulations for student dress at Patrick Henry are as follows:

All students are to remove head coverings, including hats, caps, those considered sportswear, bandannas, and scarves upon entering the building.

Pajamas pants including flannel are not permitted.

Mesh or see-through clothing is not permitted.

Jewelry and messages on outerwear such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets should not reflect upon a specific race, religion, or creed; in addition, items may not promote alcohol, tobacco, fraternity/sorority affiliation, or sexual orientation.   This includes “Big Johnson” items.

Shoes should be worn at all times while on school grounds as a safety/health precaution. Soft-sole flip flops or sandals are discouraged.  (No slippers are allowed)

Jeans with holes should not expose skin 4 inches above the knee.

Specific guidelines are as follows:


  1.       The straps of tops must be greater than 2 inches wide.  Spaghetti straps, tank tops, racer tops, and tops with the backs out are not permitted.
  2. Skirts, dresses and shorts should be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee. Elastic tube skirts/dresses are not permitted.
  3. Jeggings, leggings, yoga pants, etc. must be worn with tops that are no shorter than 4 inches above the knee.
  4. All tops that expose bra straps, cleavage, and waist areas are not permitted.


The waists of pants should remain gathered around the upper hip area to avoid sagging below the hips or dragging the floor as this could impact individual safety in cases of evacuation.

T-shirts and sleeveless shirts/sweatshirts should not expose the waist area or the side underarm areas.

Tank tops are not permitted.

Students who violate the dress code will be required to call parents to bring appropriate clothing or they will be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day. Multiple violations of the dress code could result in additional disciplinary consequences.

Student Accident Insurance 2015-2016

Choose your coverage plan

One-time premium for the 2015-2016 school year

School time coverage (accident only)

Economy plan: $36.00 Basic plan: $66.00

The school time plan provides coverage while an insured student is in or on school premises during the days and months when school is in session; traveling directly to or from their residence and school in a vehicle supplied by the school; and participating in or attending activities sponsored solely by the school that are continuously supervised by a school official or employee. This also includes supplied and supervised travel directly to and from such sponsored activities; and school sponsored and supervised sports, excluding ninth-, tenth-, eleventh-, and twelfth-grade interscholastic football.

Around the clock coverage (accident only)

Economy plan: $144.00 Basic plan: $266.00

Around the clock coverage applies 24 hours a day, whether school is in session or not. The insurance is provided from the effective date of the insured student’s coverage to the termination date of the policy. This coverage includes school sponsored and supervised sports, excluding ninth-, tenth-, eleventh-, and twelfth-grade interscholastic football.

Interscholastic football coverage

  • Provides coverage for ninth-, tenth-, eleventh-, and twelfth-grade interscholastic football only.
  • School time and around the clock coverage is not included with this plan option.


Economy plan: $294.00 Basic plan: $435.00

Spring only

Economy plan: $118.00 Basic plan: $174.00

How to enroll (enrollment website will be available beginning July 1st)

Seven Corners, Inc. is Markel’s administrator for this program.

  • Payment must be made by credit or debit card.

*Detailed brochure and claims reporting information can be found on the enrollment website.