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Week of December 6, 2015

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Congratulations to our awesome NJROTC Unit!  The students had their annual inspection last Thursday, December 3.  From Lt. Head:

“Just wanted to pass on how well the cadets performed during the Area Managers Inspection and at the cadet briefings conducted later.  Captain Daniels was very impressed with the school and the cadets not only for the work they do in the unit, but more so for their excellence in almost every other facet of the school such as academics, athletics, performing and visual arts, just to name a few.   The success of the program is not simply a product of the JROTC staff, but rather the collective work of everyone in this building.”

 

Nicely written, Lt. Head.  We have much to be proud of at Patrick Henry High School, but I am most proud of the way our students and staff in every department pull together for the good of our entire student body.  Congratulations, NJROTC students, Lt. Head, MGySgt Dubose, and Master Chief Peters!  Great job!

 

Chick-fil-A Fundraiser is ALL DAY TOMORROW, Monday, December 7, for our choral program.  Once you have placed your order, help support this fundraiser by placing your receipt in the fundraiser box on the counter.  If you need assistance, ask a Chick-fil-A worker.  Note: You no longer need to turn in a voucher.  Feel free to pass along this information to your family, colleagues and friends using social media.

Amazon Fundraiser for the PHHS Choral Program–No additional cost to you and the choral dept. will benefit.  Remember to use the following link when making holiday purchase from Amazon.  Amazon Smile:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-4783966
Another fundraiser on Monday, December 7:

Support Patrick Henry DECA

and

new local restaurant Sports Page

For Dinner and Monday Night Football

Redskins vs Dallas

20% of the sales from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Monday, December 7, are donated to the PHHS DECA Program.

 

Congratulations to the following All-Conference 16 Athletes!   Great job, everyone!

Field Hockey

First Team

Aidan Rossman-Midfielder

 

 

Second Team

Diana Sagal-Forward

Caroline Quigley-Forward

Olivia Trent-Defender

Caitlyn Brushard-Defernder

 

Girls Volleyball

First Team

Laura Williamson

 

Second Team

Grace Bullock

Brooke Winston

 

Football

First Team

Bradley Ghoulson-Offensive Line

Kwatayvous Blackwell-Offensive All-Purpose

Davon Carter-Defensive Line

Conall Kavanaugh-Linebacker

Brandon Braxton-Linebacker

Keith Jackson-Defensive Back

 

Second Team

Josh Guerrero-Running Back

Kwatayvous Blackwell-Receiver

Logan Bulthuis-Kicker

Neil Terrell-Defensive Line

 

Gymnastics News:  Congratulations to the gymnastics team on their first place finish over Glen Allen and Varina at their season opener on Wednesday, December 2. The following gymnasts placed in the individual competition–

Sierra Baxter: 4th place vault, 1st place bars, beam, floor and all-around

Emily Johnson: 1st Place Vault, 3rd place bars and 2nd Place Beam

Jennifer Flores: 2nd place bars and beam

Keion Greenhow: 2nd place bars

Rachel Morgan: 3rd place floor

Kaitlin McClenden: 5th place beam

 

From our Counseling Center:

  • Attached is this month’s Chronicle.
  • For current 9thgrade students: FREE program for the summer of 2016 that will allow you to spend three exciting days on the campus of the Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, or Virginia Tech engaged in hands-on STEM activities and demonstrations led by experienced faculty members.  Access website for program information and online application blast.spacegrant.org.  The deadline for the application is February 1, 2016.

 

REMINDERS

Holiday Concert This Week:

Tickets $5 (suggested donation)
Band, Chorus, and Strings Departments
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.

 

Seniors: Just 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!  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 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

12/9 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

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