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Week of September 14, 2015


Greetings from Patrick Henry High School

Our Best-Always!


I hope you saw the article in the Herald Progress and the Richmond Times-Dispatch about senior Olivia Phillips.  Olivia is an awesome young lady who takes action when she sees a need.  Thank you, Olivia, for all your good work.  You can read the story at http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/article_d88e68fd-0c77-5b04-8489-ef87a858fbb0.html.

Tuesday night, September 8, the Lady Patriots volleyball team tamed the Panthers of Hermitage High School in straight sets. Laura Williamson rode herd over the Panthers with 8 aces and 17 assists. Grace Bullock was deadly at the net with 7 kills. Hannah Nadlicki was also lethal with 5 kills.

Also, congratulations to the girls’ varsity volleyball team for their straight set victory over the Varina Blue Devils on Thursday, September 10. Laura Williamson had 10 aces, 17 assists, and 4 digs. Grace Bullock recorded 6 aces, 8 kills, and 8 digs. Callie Collins had 6 aces, 2 kills, and 6 digs. Brooke Winston logged 1 ace, 7 kills, and 3 digs. Come out Tuesday night, September 15, and support the Lady Patriots when they take on the Hanover Hawks.  Thank you, Coach Farmer, for these great reports. Go Patriots!

Our varsity football team showed their strength in two straight wins over Carolina High School and then against Glen Allen High School.  This Friday, we are home again against Mills Godwin High School.  Come out and enjoy the fun!


The attached bus letter reminds parents and students of behavior expectations and safety rules while on using our bus transportation.

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.

Due to weather postponements, this week’s junior varsity football game against Mills Godwin High School will be played on Thursday, September 17, at Mills Godwin.

Seniors interested in a make-up picture or who need a senior portrait through Candid Color must sign up for a time in Room 506.  The make-up picture day/time is September 28 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Spots are limited because only two cameras will be running, so students should sign up as soon as possible to reserve a preferred time slot.

Senior sponsors Mrs. Nuckols and Mrs. Flinchbaugh urge seniors and parents to sign up for Remind.  It is a free service that enables students to receive text message reminders of important senior events.  To receive messages, students and parents should text @ph2016 to 81010.  You can opt out of messages at any time by replying “unsubscribe @ph2016.”



Administrators will hold grade-level meetings according to the following schedule.   The meetings will occur in the auditorium during study block, 11:30 to 11:55.  Therefore, study block will be frozen until Thursday, September 17:





On Thursday, September 17, in the commons, we will hold a club fair during all four lunches, so students can learn about our many club offerings and sign up for one “A” day club and one “B” day club if they wish.  Club meetings will occur during study block according to a schedule created by our SCA.


Parents have access to Blackboard to check on homework assignments and Power School to check on grades.  Access to Blackboard is the student’s student number (lunch account number) and birth date.  Access to Power School involves a different password.  If you need help with either access, call our front desk, and we will guide you to the correct person for assistance.


We are continuing this year with our power on/power off practice for cell phones and other student-owned electronic devices.  Every classroom has a red “Power Off” sign and a green “Power On” sign.  When the red sign is posted, cell phones or other devices are to be out of sight in book bags.  If the teacher posts the green sign, students are to take out their cell phones or other devices and wait for instructions.  Failure to follow these rules could result in students’ cell phones being confiscated and given to administrators.


Mrs. Floyd will collect fees and sell agendas during all four lunches for the first two weeks of school.  After September 18, students will pay fees directly to teachers.


All stakeholders are invited to our PTSA meetings.  The next meeting will be on September 15 at 4:30 p.m. in the library.  We would love to have a crowd of students and parents in attendance.

On September 18, from 6 to 6:30 p.m., Herff Jones representatives will be on campus to deliver class rings that were ordered by last year’s sophomores.

Underclassmen student photos will be taken on September 28 and 29 through English classes.

The Science Department is again selling large, colorful mums for $12 each.  Prepaid orders can be placed between now and September 30 with any science student or teacher.  Make checks payable to PHHS.  Pick-up will be Friday, October 2, between 3:30 and 6 p.m., on the lawn near the senior parking lot.  For more information, contact department chair Peggy Whitlock at pwhitlock@hcps.us.

The Patrick Henry High School Class of 1985 will be having their 30th reunion on Saturday, October 10, 2015.  For more information, call Kim Hyman Gilman at (804) 307-5610, or visit the Class of 1985 Facebook page: Facebook.com/PHHS19852015.

Visit http://www.capitaldistrictva.org for dates of our athletic and many extracurricular events.  Golf, field hockey, and volleyball are off to great starts.  The crowds at our football games—JV and varsity—have been outstanding.

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

9/15-PTSA Meeting, 4:30 p.m., library; all stakeholders are invited to attend

9/18-Herff Jones class ring delivery, 6 to 6:30 p.m.

9/23-Student and teacher holiday

9/28 and 29-School photos, freshmen through juniors

10/6 – Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test

10/8-Early school closing; students leave at 1:15 p.m.

10/9-Interims distributed

10/14 – PSAT for all 10th and 11th graders

10/19-30-Fall SOL writing test

11/1-Daylight Savings Time ends

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

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

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 test

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

9/22-Last day to order class t-shirts—NOTE: NEW DATE.

10/20-Senior class meeting, 11:30 a.m., auditorium, Herff Jones presentation

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

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