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Week of November 29, 2015

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Poinsettias For Sale:  On December 3 and 4, horticulture students will hold their annual holiday plant sale. They will sell three different colors of poinsettias in 6.5″ pots for $9 each. The color choices are red, white and marbled.  The horticulture department will be open for sales from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both days.

 

Upcoming Holiday Chorus Concerts:

Madrigal Singers Performance at: The Hanover Tavern
December 6-7:00 p.m. performance
Tickets $15 (Last year, tickets were $25.)
Link to purchase tickets: http://hanovertavern.org/events/a-renaissance-holiday-concert
Patrick Henry Music Department Holiday Program
Tickets $5 (suggested donation)

(Band, Chorus, and Strings Departments)
Rehearsal, Tuesday, Dec. 8
Performances: Wed. Dec. 9 and Thurs. Dec. 10
The jazz band will play pre-concert at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby.
Concert begins at 7:00

Tickets can be purchased from any music dept. student or from Mrs. Deborous in the front office.

 

REMINDERS

From our Counseling Center:  We have started the course registration process for 2016-17.  On Tuesday, November 24, students received the attached registration process letter that outlines the following process:

  • Students were given a copy of the HCPS Program of Studies on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.
  • On Monday, December 14, 2015, each student will receive a Course Registration Form during first block. Instructions on how to complete the form will be given at that time.
  • Each student must show the form to his or her teachers on Monday, December 14, and Tuesday, December 15, to ensure course selections are appropriate and to provide recommendations. Each teacher will initial the form at the beginning of each block.
  • The student’s last block teacher on Monday, December 14, will collect the form to keep for the next day.
  • On Tuesday morning at 8:25 a.m., students will report to their A4 teachers to gather their forms and continue the registration process with their B-day teachers.
  • The student’s last block teacher on Tuesday, December 15, will collect the form, which will be copied and returned to each student on Thursday, December 17, 2015.
  • Parents should review the requested courses and make adjustments, if necessary.
  • To request courses not recommended by a teacher, select that option at the bottom of the registration form, and return it to the Counseling Center on Monday, January 4, 2016.
  • Students who wish to enroll in a course at The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology, one of the specialty electives/programs at Hanover High School, or the new ACA Program must complete the appropriate application on the Patrick Henry High School website by February 1, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact our Counseling Center at 365-8020.

 

From Strings Teacher Mr. Idleman: If students are interested in being involved in Tri-M Music Honor Society, our first meeting is December 2, at 3:45 p.m., in the choir room. We will discuss membership criteria, member duties, and elections.

 

Reynolds Community College invites everyone to Transfer Night on the Parham Road campus, December 2, 5 to 7 p.m.  Learn about the benefits of attending Reynolds and transferring credits to four-year state institutions. See attached flyer for more details.

 

Powder Puff football was postponed again due to weather.  The new date is Thursday, December 3:

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

Sponsored by DECA and Varsity Club

Concessions will be available during the powder puff games.

 

From the Hanover County Parent Resource Center: On Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, the Parent Resource Center will present IEP Tool Kit, a session about all things IEP.  Everyone is welcome.

 

Seniors: Just a reminder to complete your Senior Scholarship Application (located on the Scholarship tab of the NEW Career Center website or by clicking the link above) 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!  PH Scholarship Applications are due December 9.  The online application is on the Career Center website under Scholarships. We do not accept late applications. See your counselor if you have questions.

 

Annual Custodian Holiday Dinner:  Each year, our SCA sponsors a December dinner for our eight custodians.  Along with the dinner, we give them gift bags containing identical gifts in all eight bags.  If you would like to contribute, please bring eight identical items to the front office by December 11.  Items we have received in the past include lottery tickets, gas station gift cards, fast food gift cards, gift cards from retailers, packaged candy and treats, calendars, and coffee mugs, to name a few.

 

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

 

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

Principal

 

Important Dates

12/1 – 12/11-Fall SOL non-writing tests

12/3-Powder Puff Football, 5:30 p.m.

12/3-4-Poinsettia Sale, $9 each

12/6-Madrigal Singers perform at Hanover Tavern, 7 p.m., $15

12/9 and 10-Holiday concert with band, strings, and chorus students, 7 p.m., $5 donation requested

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

1/4 – 2016-17 course registration forms due to counseling center

1/18-Holiday

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

2/1-Applications due for Advance College Academy, The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology, and The Health Science Specialty Center at Hanover High School; links are on PH website

 

Senior Dates

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

Week of November 22, 2015

 

CELEBRATIONS!

Exciting Chorus News from Teacher Mrs. Dickerson:  I am proud to announce that twenty-one PH students made District Chorus.  The students are as follows:

 

Soprano 1
Mariah Delgado- SATB
Arayna Price- SATB
Sydney Smith- SSAA
Summer Toler- SSAA
Brooke Walker- SSAA
Soprano 2
Brianna Michael- SSAA
Rosemary Pauley- SSA
Cassi Robertson- SSAA
Olivia Trent- SATB
Claire Williams- SSAA

Alto 1
Chelsea Adams- SATB
Haley Johnson- SATB
Chenoa Reed- SSAA
Autumn Toler- SATB

Alto 2
Maggie Roberts- SSAA
Jean Woodrum- SATB

Tenor 1
Max Cook

Bass 1
Benjamin Greennagel
Michael Harris

Bass 2
Kody Bailey
Noah Smith

CONGRATULATIONS, PH CHORAL STUDENTS!

 

Congratulations to the following boys who were voted All-District volleyball players, as well as All-Academic!

 First Team All-Conference:

Cole Carrano

George Stiles

Second Team All-Conference:

Dalton Nash

Austin Spencer

Adam Lane

CONGRATULATIONS, BOYS!

Note that we are in Conference 12 for boys’ volleyball but Conference 16 for football, field hockey, and girls’ volleyball.  Those all-district team members will be chosen on December 1.  I will keep you posted.

 

Congratulations to Junior Grant Davis who finished seventeenth in the Region 5A cross-country meet.  He was the fastest of all Hanover County students!  Great job, Grant!

 

Congratulations to the DECA students on this message’s attachment.  These students were recognized at last Saturday’s event, which occurred at Patrick Henry HS.  Thank you to teachers Mrs. Markwood and Ms. Tinsley for organizing the event.  Congratulations, PH DECA students!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

From DECA Teacher Mrs. Markwood: Teachers received a Ziploc bag to collect change/dollars from their A2/B2 classes on Monday and Tuesday, November 23 and 24, during the Miracle Minute.   There will be an announcement around 11:25 a.m. to encourage everyone to contribute to this community service activity.  The recipients of this activity are pre-school/Head Start students at Elmont and Henry Clay Elementary Schools.  We are providing holiday gifts for 70+ children.  Our goal is to give each child a gift and a pair of socks or mittens.  The classrooms that collect the most money on each day will receive a Chick fil A biscuit for each class member and the teachers.  The second and third place winners from each day will receive donuts for their classes.  Any additional funds we raise over the amount needed for the Head Start program will be used provide for PHHS student/families with need over the holidays.  Thank you for supporting PHHS and DECA.

 

From our Counseling Center:  We are already starting the course registration process for 2016-17.  On Tuesday, November 24, students will receive a letter that outlines the following process:

  • Students will be given a copy of the HCPS Program of Studies on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.
  • On Monday, December 14, 2015, each student will receive a Course Registration Form during first block. Instructions on how to complete the form will be given at that time.
  • Each student must show the form to each teacher on Monday, December 14, and Tuesday, December 15, to help make sure course selections are appropriate and to provide recommendations. Each teacher will initial the form at the beginning of each block.
  • The student’s last block teacher on Monday, December 14, will collect the forms to keep for the next day.
  • On Tuesday morning at 8:25 a.m., students will report to their A4 teachers to gather their forms and continue the registration process with their B-day teachers.
  • The student’s last block teacher on Tuesday, December 15, will collect the forms, which will be copied and returned to each student on Thursday, December 17, 2015.
  • Parents should review the requested courses and make adjustments, if necessary.
  • To request courses not recommended by a teacher, select that option at the bottom of the registration form, and return it to the Counseling Center on Monday, January 4, 2016.
  • Students who wish to enroll in a course at The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology, one of the specialty electives/programs at Hanover High School or the new ACA Program must complete the appropriate application on the PHHS website by February 1, 2016.

 

If you have questions, please contact our Counseling Center at 365-8020.

 

From Strings Teacher Mr. Idleman: If students are interested in being involved in Tri-M Music Honor Society, our first meeting is December 2, at 3:45 p.m., in the choir room. We will discuss membership criteria, member duties, and elections.

 

Seniors: Just a reminder to complete your Senior Scholarship Application  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!

 

REMINDERS

Annual Custodian Holiday Dinner:  Each year, our SCA sponsors a December dinner for our eight custodians.  Along with the dinner, we give them gift bags containing identical gifts in all eight bags.  If you would like to contribute, please bring eight identical items to the front office by December 11.  Items we have received in the past include lottery tickets, gas station gift cards, fast food gift cards, gift cards from retailers, packaged candy and treats, calendars, and coffee mugs, to name a few.

 

Reynolds Community College invites everyone to Transfer Night on the Parham Road campus, December 2, 5 to 7 p.m.  Learn about the benefits of attending Reynolds and transferring credits to four-year state institutions.  A flyer is attached.

 

Powder Puff football was postponed again due to weather.  The new date is Thursday, December 3:

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

Sponsored by DECA and Varsity Club

Concessions will be available during the powder puff games.

 

From the Hanover County Parent Resource Center: On Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, the Parent Resource Center will present IEP Tool Kit, a session about all things IEP.  Everyone is welcome.  See the attached flyer for more information.

 

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

 

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

Principal

 

Important Dates

11/24—Students receive a Program of Studies and letter explaining the registration process

11/25-27-Thanksgiving holiday

12/1 – 12/11-Fall SOL non-writing tests

12/3-Powder Puff Football, 5:30 p.m.

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

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

Week of November 15, 2015

CELEBRATIONS!

Congratulations, Olivia!  Because of her community service involvement/awards and the newspaper articles regarding her service activities, senior Olivia Phillips has been asked to be Grand Marshal of the Ashland Holiday Parade!  The parade is on November 22 at 2:30 p.m.  Olivia will be riding in a red corvette with a sign, so you cannot miss her.  Come out and give a big wave to Olivia on November 22!  We are proud of you, Olivia, and so appreciate your superb representation of Patrick Henry High School!

 

Exciting Chorus News from Teacher Mrs. Dickerson:  I am proud to announce that twenty-one PH students made District Chorus.  Names will follow as soon as the students are notified.  The Patrick Henry Choral Department proudly hosted this event yesterday.  I would like to thank all parent and student volunteers for making this event so well run and hospitable.  What a great PHamily All students who auditioned are asked to meet in the chorus room tomorrow, Monday, during study block for an important announcement.  WonderPHul representation of our PH students’ talent!

Our drama students were awesome in the fall play Curtain Going Up!  I hope you were able to attend.  Our talented students were hilarious!  Thank you to drama teacher Mrs. Agnew, as well as social studies teacher Mr. C. Warnick, and math teacher Ms. Lizarraga for assisting Mrs. Agnew.  Great job, everyone!

 

Thank you to everyone who had a part in the Veterans Day breakfast on November 11.  Some seventy people, counting students and veterans, attended.  Our chorus sang, our jazz band played, and our NJROTC students displayed their drills.  Senior class president Olivia Phillips spoke and NJROTC Commander Grace Brooks led the military ceremony. Also, thank you to Lt. Jim Head for organizing the breakfast.  It was a fabulous event that displayed our students’ leadership skills and talents!

Thank you to all who participated in Mission to Hanover at PH.  Yesterday, forty-nine students and adults donated their time to rake, plant, paint, stain, and generally spruce up our campus.  It was a great time of teamwork and the type of event characteristic of the western Hanover County community.  As you drive up to the school, you now will see painted brick columns on either side of our drive, a newly stained bandstand in the senior parking lot, and pretty flower beds around the flag pole, as well as other areas flanking the building entrance.  I especially want to thank parent Gary Perkins, school member Sue Dibble, and central office personnel who helped us with acquiring needed materials.  Also, Glen Allen Nursery donated plants and Trane Heating and Air Conditioning in Ashland helped with many items that made the day possible.  Thank you, thank you!  What great PH spirit!

From our awesome SCA:  Once again the PHamily has done an amazing job raising money for Turkey for the Teacher!  The students especially enjoyed the dance off between Mrs. Pauley (in her gorgeous turkey headpiece) and Mrs. Emerson (in her full on turkey suit) during lunches this past week. We would like to give a big thank you to the math department for setting up a yummy lunch to raise money for Ms. Lizarraga and Mr. Turner.  We would also like to give a huge shout out to every participant.  Every little bit counts!  We raised a total of $1456.10 over the week, which is enough to buy 18 turkey dinners for families of PH students who otherwise would not have a Thanksgiving meal.

While every teacher did a great job collecting money, this year Julie Emerson was able to secure the title of Biggest Turkey by raising $514.06! Jonathan Clark came in second place with $196.52, and April Bittner came out of nowhere into third place with $192.63 over just two days!  Thank you to everyone whose generosity made this PH tradition, once again, fun and successPHul. 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Annual Custodian Holiday Dinner:  Each year, our SCA sponsors a December dinner for our eight custodians.  Along with the dinner, we give them gift bags containing identical gifts in all eight bags.  If you would like to contribute, please bring eight identical items to the front office by December 11.  Items we have received in the past include lottery tickets, gas station gift cards, fast food gift cards, gift cards from retailers, packaged candy and treats, calendars, and coffee mugs, to name a few.

Reynolds Community College invites everyone to Transfer Night on the Parham Road campus, December 2, 5 to 7 p.m.  Learn about the benefits of attending Reynolds and transferring credits to four-year state institutions. See attached flyer for more information.

 

REMINDERS

From our PHabulous Counseling Center: On November 16 – 20, our students will have opportunities to participate in various events for College Application Week. For more details, see the online flyer: https://www.smore.com/ev5fk

Fall Chorus Concert: Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 pm.  Join us for a night of beautiful voices and arrangements.  Our chorus groups, led by Mrs. Dickerson, always present enjoyable, lovely, and impressive shows.
Powder Puff football was postponed due to weather.  The new date is Thursday, November 19:

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

Sponsored by DECA and Varsity Club

Concessions will be available during the powder puff games.

From the Hanover County Parent Resource Center: On Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, the Parent Resource Center will present

IEP Tool Kit, a session about all things IEP.  Everyone is welcome.  See attached flyer for more information.

From Career Counselor, Ms. Hoover:  Seniors, remember 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.

PH Scholarship Applications are due December 9.  The online application is on the Career Center website under Scholarships. We do not accept late applications. See your counselor if you have questions.

 

If you are interested in going directly to work from high school, come learn about amazing opportunities at Dominion. A director from Dominion will be in the Career Center on Wednesday, November 18, during study block to discuss groundsmen positions.  If you are interested, sign up in the counseling center or let Ms. Hoover know.  Her email address is HHoover@hcps.us.

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

More 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!

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

Principal

Important Dates

11/17-Fall Chorus Concert, 7 p.m., free admission

11/19-Powder Puff Football, 5:30 p.m.

11/25-27-Thanksgiving holiday

12/1 – 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

1/1-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

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

November Clean Up PHHS Day

– Clean Up Patrick Henry High School and Liberty Middle School:  On Saturday, November 14, starting at 9 a.m., we will have a clean-up day at Patrick Henry High School and Liberty Middle School.  Free pizza for lunch!  For PH, a sign-up sheet is at the front desk for individuals, clubs, or organizations.  Participants can call the front desk at 365-8000, send an email message to Ms. DeBorous, our receptionist, at FDeBorous@hcps.us or Mrs. Pomfrey at LPomfrey@hcps.us.  Or, come by the front office and sign up.  Come out to show your support for PH! A flyer is attached to this message.

November Clean-Up Day Flier

Week of November 8, 2015

CELEBRATIONS!

Congratulations to junior Grant Davis who finished ninth in the 5A North Region cross- country meet last Thursday, November 5.  He will advance to the 5A State meet on Friday, November 13.  Great job, Grant!

ANNOUNCEMENTS!

Our PTSA will meet in the library at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10.  At 5:30 p.m., we will vote on by-laws.  All stakeholders are welcome to our monthly meetings that include school updates from the principal, the Students Council Association, and the Counseling Center.  We also will discuss upcoming fundraisers to support PH.  Please make plans to join us.  Your input is important.
Wednesday, November 11, is an early release day for students.  They will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m., and teachers will engage in professional development.

Report cards will be distributed during first block on Friday, November 13.

From our PHabulous Counseling Center: On November 16 – 20, students at Patrick Henry High School will have opportunities to participate in various events for College Application Week. For more details, see attached online flyer: https://www.smore.com/ev5fk

From the Hanover County Parent Resource Center: On Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, the Parent Resource Center will present IEP Tool Kit, a session about all things IEP.  Everyone is welcome. A flyer is attached.

REMINDERS

EDUCATION EXPO:  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!

Who:  While 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, 365-8020, or Dr. Robert Staley at rstaley@hcps.us or (804) 365-4562.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Sponsored by DECA and Varsity Club

Concessions will be available during the powder puff games.

Fall Play: Curtain Going Up! will be performed on November 11 and 12 at 6:00 p.m. and November 13 and 14 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets will be sold in advance for $5 during all lunches during show week; tickets will cost $7 at the door.

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.  It is not too late to RSVP.  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.

Make-Up Date for Student Pictures:  On Thursday, November 12, 9-11 a.m., students unhappy with their first pictures or who were absent can have make-up pictures taken. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Moore, Yearbook Teacher, at MKMoore@hcps.us.

Clean Up Patrick Henry High School and Liberty Middle School:  On Saturday, November 14, starting at 9 a.m., we will have a clean-up day at Patrick Henry High School and Liberty Middle School.  Free pizza for lunch!  For PH, a sign-up sheet is at the front desk.  All individuals, clubs, and organizations are welcome.  Participants can call the front desk at 365-8000, send an email message to Ms. DeBorous, our receptionist, at FDeBorous@hcps.us or Mrs. Pomfrey at LPomfrey@hcps.us.  Or, come by the front office and sign up.  Come out to show your support for PH!

From Career Counselor, Ms. Hoover:  Seniors, remember 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.

If you are interested in going directly to work from high school, come learn about amazing opportunities at Dominion. A director from Dominion will be in the Career Center on Wednesday, November 18, during study block to discuss groundsmen positions.  If you are interested, sign up in the counseling center or let Ms. Hoover know.  Her email address is HHoover@hcps.us.

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

More 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!

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

Principal

Important Dates

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

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

11/11, 11/12-Fall play, Curtain Going Up!, 6 p.m.

11/13, 11/14-Fall play, Curtain Going Up!, 7 p.m.

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

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

11/13-Report card distribution

11/14-Volunteer Clean Up Day at PH and LMS, 9 a.m.

11/25-Student and teacher holiday

11/26-27-Thanksgiving holiday

12/1 – 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

1/1-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

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

Winter Sports Try-outs

Winter Sports Tryouts will begin on Monday, November 9th.  Athletes must have a completed physical dated after 5/1/15 to tryout.

Basketball

Girls Basketball

Coach Phillip Cobb   cobbp@ymcarichmond.org

11/9: 5:30-7pm Old Gym (JV & Var) *New gym not available

11/10: 4-5:30pm New Gym (JV & Var) *Powder Puff

11/11: 1:30-3:30pm New Gym (Var), Old Gym (JV) *Early Release-Pro Devel.

JV Boys Basketball

Coach Randy Anderson randerson@hcps.us

11/9: 4-5:30pm Old Gym

11/10: 4-6pm Old Gym

11/11: 4-6pm Old Gym

Varsity Boys Basketball

Coach Randy Anderson randerson@hcps.us

11/9: 7-9pm Old Gym

11/10: 6-8:30pm New Gym

11/11: 4-6pm New Gym

Wrestling

Coach Robert Toney apwctoney@gmail.com

Practices will be held from 3:45-6:00 in the Wrestling Room.

Gymnastics

Coach Austin Beazley abeazley@hcps.us

First Practice

Monday November 9th – 4:00 – 6:00

All American Gymnastics

Practices will be from 4:00 – 6:00 at All-American Monday – Friday

*Must have all forms turned in, in order to practice on November 9th*

Swim

Coach Bob Flanagan mailbobf@aol.com

Tryouts will be held Monday 7:15-8:45 at the Ashland YMCA

Education Expo on Nov. 9

YOU’RE INVITED!!!

WHAT, WHERE & WHEN:

Join us on Monday, November 9 at Patrick Henry High School at 6:30 p.m. as we host our second and final Education Expo of the year.  A free dinner will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. prior to the start of the program, so bring an appetite!  No RSVP is required.

Here, students and their parents can learn more about some of the most exciting and innovative educational programs and pathways available at the high school level, such as:

  1. The Specialty Center with a health sciences focus (new for 2016)
  2. The Advance College Academy (new for 2016)
  3. The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology
  4. The International Baccalaureate program

WHO:

While 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!