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Week of November 22, 2015

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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

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