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Week of September 6, 2015

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Greetings from Patrick Henry High School

Our Best-Always!

OFFICIAL SCHEDULES DISTRIBUTED TOMORROW

Tomorrow morning, all students will report to distribution centers at 8:30 a.m. to pick up schedules printed on blue paper.  We will dismiss students at 8:40 a.m. to travel to their A1 classes.  This practice ensures that all students have the correct and most up to date schedules.  Posters with the distribution center locations are posted in the lobby and halls.  The locations also are attached to this message.  Administrators will be in the halls to help students find classrooms.

 

DUAL ENROLLMENT ENGLISH

The early morning college composition English class will not meet the first day of school.  It will meet on Wednesday, September 9.

SHUTTLE BUS TRANSPORTATION

Shuttle buses to Hanover High and The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology will run the first day of school.  The schedule is attached.  We will make announcements on the first two days to let students and teachers know when students should travel to the front of the school to board shuttle buses.  Parents, note that students who attend Hanover High during A2/B2 or A3/B3 must pack lunch to eat on the bus.

LUNCH SCHEDULES

The lunch schedules are shown below.  Students eat with their A3/B3 classes and must remain in the commons.  Teachers and administrators will help students understand when they eat lunch:

A-Day Lunch Schedule:

1st Lunch

12:00 to 12:25

2nd Lunch

12:30 to 12:55

3rd Lunch

1:00 to 1:25

4th Lunch

1:30 to 1:55

Science

Trent

Matthews

C. Warnick/Stutzman

Idleman

Schauer

Wyatt

Social Studies

(Minus Trent, Eads,

Matthews, C.

Warnick/Stutzman)

English

Crapser

Parker

Room 106 Study Hall

Math

(Minus Wyatt)

World Languages

(Minus Schauer)

CTE

Visual & Perf. Arts

(Minus

Idleman)

Health/PE

Eads

SCA

Room 608 Study Hall

B-Day Lunch Schedule:

1st Lunch 2nd Lunch 3rd Lunch 4th Lunch
Science

Trent

Callahan

Pienkowski

Greenbaum

Melton

Brewer

Greenwood

Social Studies

(Minus Trent,

Callahan)

English

(Minus Moore,

Greenwood)

Crapser

Gittman

Parker

Math

(Minus Pienkowski,

Greenbaum, Steuart)

World Languages

(Minus Melton,

Brewer)

Room 421 Study Hall

Room 423 Study Hall

CTE

Health/PE

Visual/Perf. Arts

Steuart

Moore

Room 424 Study Hall

GRADE-LEVEL MEETINGS

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:

9/10-Seniors

9/11-Brunch for new students in garden area

9/14-Juniors

9/15-Sophomores

9/16-Freshmen

CLUB FAIR

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.

COMMUNICATION TOOLS

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.

DRESS CODE

Students and parents are reminded of our dress code, shown below, which is printed in the student agenda.  Dress code cards were distributed during the three fee nights:

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. Administration 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:

  1. All students are to remove head coverings, including hats, caps, those considered sportswear, bandannas, and scarves upon entering the building.
  2. Pajamas pants including flannel are not permitted.
  3. Mesh or see-through clothing is not permitted.
  4. Jewelry and messages on outerwear such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets should not promote alcohol, tobacco, or drugs and may not be profane.
  5. Shoes should be worn at all times while on school grounds as a safety/health precaution. No slippers are allowed.
  6. Jeans with holes should not expose skin 4 inches above the knee.

Specific guidelines are as follows:

Ladies:

  1. All sleeveless tops must be greater than 2 inches wide.  Spaghetti straps, tank tops, racer tops, and tops with the back out are not permitted.
  2. Skirts, dresses and shorts should be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee.
  3. Jeggings, leggings, yoga pants, etc. must be worn with tops that come to at least mid-thigh.
  4. All tops that expose bra straps, cleavage, and the waist area are not permitted.

Gentlemen:

  1. The waist of pants should remain gathered around the upper hip area to avoid sagging below the hips or dragging the floor.
  2. T-shirts and sleeveless shirts/sweatshirts should not expose the waist area or the side underarm areas.  Tank tops are not permitted.

CELL PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES

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.

FEE COLLECTIONS/AGENDA PURCHASES

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.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS/REMINDERS

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.  Yearbook teacher Mrs. Moore is creating a schedule.

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.  Our first varsity football home game is Friday, September 11, 7 p.m.  We are playing Glen Allen High School.  See you there!

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

With warm regards,

Wanda Bibb

Principal

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

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

10/9-Interims distributed

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

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

1/1-Holiday

1/4-School reopens after winter break

1/18-Holiday

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

 

Senior Dates

9/30-Last day to order class t-shirts

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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