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Midterm Exams 2016

Please see the attached letter with additional exam information and Optional Exam Request Form your student decides to take certain exams. Students are also encouraged to speak individually with their teachers to determine if it is in their best interests to take their respective exams. Please print out the attached form (page 2) and send it in to school with your student. We also distributed copies to students in first block today. Students who wish to take an exam must return the form by 8:30 a.m. on Monday, February 1, to a teacher or the front office.

Students should prepare and study for the exam(s) over the weekend. We will administer exams in the library on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, February 2 and 3. A schedule will be published tomorrow before 4 p.m. As a reminder, exam grades will count toward final semester grades should students elect to take exams.

Due to the extended time for optional exams, report card distribution has been delayed until Tuesday, February 9.

We thank you for your patience during this time.

Midterm Exam Letter and Form

Week of January 24, 2016

 

 

CELEBRATIONS!

Wrestling:  PH won at home over Glen Allen HS last Thursday night.  Great job, PH team!  Fan attendance was PHabulous during this only at-home wrestling meet of the season.  Thank you to all who attended to cheer on our wrestlers.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

IB Econ Fundraiser:  After studying the causes and consequences of poverty, the IB Economics students decided to conduct a fundraiser to raise awareness regarding poverty. The students are taking on the poverty challenge.  Students who choose to participate will pledge to live on only $3 per day for five days–1/29-2/4.  These students are asking for sponsors to raise money for ACES, the local food bank in Ashland.  If you would like to sponsor a student, contact teacher Julie Emerson at JEmerson@hcps.us.

 

SCA Registers Student Voters:  Voter registration for students will take place during February 1 through February 5 at PH.  Tables will be set up in the cafeteria during all four lunches.

  • Anyone who turns 18 on or before November 8, 2016, is eligible to register to vote.
  • To register, students will need a form of ID, such as a driver’s license or permit and a social security number.
  • On February 5, the SCA is sponsoring an “American-out” day when students are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue to create awareness of the importance of voting.

 

From Our Counseling Center:  If you need help completing your FAFSA to receive financial aid for college or technical school, register for the FAFSA Completion Workshop, which will be held on Thursday, February 4, at 6 p.m., in the PHHS library. By February 2, contact Ms. Osborne in the School Counseling Office at 365-8020 or COsborne@hcps.us to register.  Space is limited, so don’t wait!

Help also is available in our Counseling Center for those who cannot attend the FAFSA Completion Workshop.  Mrs. Spaulding, GRASP financial aid advisor, is available on Tuesdays to meet with seniors and/or their parent(s)/guardian(s) to discuss and complete the FAFSA.  Mrs. Spalding also can help with the CSS Profile, if needed.  You can make an appointment to see Mrs. Spalding by calling our Counseling Center at 365-8020.

 

REMINDERS

Exam schedule (Stay tuned for any adjustments.):

Date                            Blocks            

January 26                   A1 and A3

January 27                   B1 and B3

January 28                   A2 and A4

January 29                   B2 and B4

School will dismiss at 1:15 p.m. each day.

 

From Ms. Moore, Yearbook Sponsor:  Senior portraits are due February 1. Males should be in a tuxedo, and females should be in a drape. The photos should have a blue background. Photos can be emailed to MKMoore@hcps.us or dropped off in Room 506. If the yearbook staff does not receive a senior’s picture by February 1, the student will not be included in the senior section of the yearbook.  If you have questions, please send an email to yearbook teacher Mrs. Moore at MKMoore@hcps.us or call the school at 365-8000.

 

The clock is ticking and the bell is about to ring…don’t miss out!  The deadline to apply for these outstanding programs for the 2016-2017 school year is February 1, so don’t delay.  It’s quick and easy. Simply click on the links below to get started!

 

 

Space is limited in most programs, which are specifically intended for rising 9th-11th grade students. Apply today by clicking on one or more of the links provided above!  Questions? Please contact our Counseling Center at 365-8020.

 

From Our PTSA:  We need Gatorade or Powerade, hotdog buns, candy bars or skittles, and canned soda for the concession stand.  We have plenty of chips.  Donations can be left at the front office.

 

From Coach Hart:  Patrick Henry Patriots Indoor Baseball Camp is starting soon.
Hitting: Feb. 16, 17, 18
Fielding: Feb. 23, 24, 25
Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m. (Registration 6:15 p.m.)
For: Grades 1–8
Cost: $50 per week; $90 for both weeks
Make checks payable to PH Baseball.
Checks can be mailed to PHHS at 12449 W. Patrick Henry Road, Ashland, Virginia, 23005.  Team and family rates are available.  Contact Coach Hart at shart@hcps.us with questions.

 

R.E.B. Nominations Now Being Accepted:  The R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence were established in 1988 to recognize public school teachers who have distinguished themselves by their inspiring classroom performance. The R.E.B. awards are designed to identify, recognize, and support teaching excellence in the metropolitan Richmond public school systems. Grants ranging from $4,000 to $12,000 each will be given to approximately fifteen teachers to support professional development activities. Recipients will be required to share educational ideas and experiences with fellow teachers.

 

This program has been developed by The Community Foundation and is funded by the R.E.B. Foundation. The nomination process will continue as it has in the past – On-line at: http://www.tcfrichmond.org/receive/nominate-an-individual-for-an-award/

Nominations can come from a fellow teacher, staff member, students, or parents. School principals are excluded from nominating.

Deadline for nominations is February 22, 2016 at 5 p.m.

 

From our Counseling Center:  During the spring awards assembly, we recognize seniors who have earned the Eagle Scout designation or the Gold Award.  Please send names of students who have achieved these honors to counselor Margaret Roane at MRoane@hcps.us, or call our Counseling Center at 365-8020.

 

From Hanover County Parks & Recreation:

Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College

Course #5781– Wednesday, February 17th– 6 PM-8:30 PM

Patrick Henry High School

 

Course #5766– Tuesday, March 1 – 6 PM-8:30 PM

Atlee High School

 

Course #5780– Tuesday March 15 – 6 PM-8:30 PM

Lee-Davis High School

 

Tuition Fees $25   Spouse can attend for free.

 

Course information:

Register online at www.hanoverparksrec.com

 

Brochure and Registration Form:

http://www.hanovercounty.gov/RP/Discover_Recreation_Brochure.pdf

 

Reminder Regarding After-School Events:  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

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 and on this newsletter

2/3-3.0+ Celebration, Main Gym, 11 a.m.

2/5-Report card distribution

2/10-Night of One Acts (including the teacher one act!), 6 p.m.

2/15-Student and teacher holiday

2/25-Early school closing; parent-teacher conferences, 1:30 to 6:45 p.m.; more information coming after exam week

3/4-Interim report day

3/13-Daylight savings time begins

3/14-18-SOL Writing Tests for all English 11 students

3/28-4/1-Spring Break

4/8-Early school closing, 1:15 p.m.; end of third quarter

 

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

Senior Portrait Deadline

Parents of seniors: Senior portraits are due February 1. Males should be in a tuxedo, and females should be in a drape. The photos should have a blue background. Photos can be emailed to MKMoore@hcps.us or dropped off in Room 506. If the yearbook staff does not receive a senior’s picture by February 1, the student will not be included in the senior section of the yearbook.
If you have questions, please send an email to yearbook teacher Mrs. Moore at MKMoore@hcps.us or call the school at 365-8000.

Contingency Plan for Exams

Dear Parents and Guardians,

In advance of possible inclement weather that may have a significant impact in our area this week, we would like to inform you of our contingency plan for exams scheduled for next week in the event of a school closing or delay. We hope this information will be useful to you and your student so you can plan ahead.

Today, our teachers reviewed for exams with your student. Exam review will continue on Thursday. In addition, teachers will post review materials and answer keys to Blackboard and/or provide hard copies to students.

Lastly, our staff have and will continue to communicate with your student about the importance of taking all necessary instructional materials home with them for all classes no later than Thursday afternoon in the event school is closed on Friday. Please help us by reinforcing this message with your student to ensure they are fully prepared for exams upon their return.

All exams will be given on the day they are scheduled (regardless of when students return):
Tuesday, January 26 (A1 & A3)
Wednesday, January 27 (B1 & B3)
Thursday, January 28 (A2 & A4)
Friday, January 29 (B2 & B4)
Note:
If school is closed, exams scheduled for that day will be re-scheduled for a later time; an early release schedule will be followed.
If there is a 2-hour delayed opening, a full day of school at all levels will follow in order to administer two exams at all middle and high schools; each middle and high school will publish a schedule for the day to include two exam blocks and lunch.
Should you have any questions, please contact your student’s school.

Athletics for the Week of January 18, 2016

 

Wed. January 20

JV Boys Basketball vs. Deep Run @ Deep Run 6pm

V Boys Basketball vs. Deep Run @ Deep Run 7:30pm

JV Girls Basketball vs. Deep Run @ PH 6pm – admission $5

V Girls Basketball vs. Deep Run @ PH 7:30pm – admission $5

Thursday January 21

V Wrestling vs. Glen Allen @ PH 7pm

Indoor Track @ Woodberry Forest School

Friday January 22

V Wrestling @ Cosby TBD

JV Girls Basketball vs. Hanover High School @ HHS 6pm

V Girls Basketball vs. Hanover High School @ HHS 7:30pm

JV Boys Basketball vs. Hanover @ PH 6pm – $5 admission

V Boys Basketball vs. Hanover @ PH 7:30pm – $5 admission

Wrestling Update

Below is a wrestling update from Coach Toney:

We have our only home match of the season coming up on Thursday, January 21, 7 p.m., against Glen Allen; this match also is our senior night.  The team would love to see a large crowd at PH to support them.

The wrestling team has been doing well this season, and many members of the team are currently ranked.  Jeremy Roup is ranked #1 in the 5A North Region.

This past weekend, the team finished third in the Tiger Invitational held at JR Tucker HS, and the following wrestlers placed in their respective weight classes:

 

126 – Luis Sagal 3rd

132 – Christian Sanchez 3rd

145 – Jeremy Roup 2nd

152 – Keiffer Strickland 7th

160 – Brendan White 1st

170 – Tanner Kump 3rd

182 – Scott Toms 1st

220 – Garrett Altizer 4th

 

GREAT WORK, BOYS!  WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!

Week of January 18, 2016

 

CELEBRATIONS!

Gymnastics:  Last Wednesday, January 13, at Stonewall Jackson Middle School, the girls had a great meet, the last of the season.  While Lee-Davis won the meet by 1.4 points, PH sophomore Sierra Baxter won the all-around.  The girls had a great season, finishing 4-1.

 

Team:

PHHS: 137.8

LDHS: 139.2

All Around: 

1st: Sierra Baxter

4th Keion Greenhow

5th: Emily Johnson

Bars:

5th: Emily Johnson

3rd: Keion Greenhow

2nd: Sierra Baxter

Beam

6th: Kayleigh Bohn

5th: Jennifer Flores

4th: Keion Greenhow and Sierra Baxter

3rd: Emily Johnson

Floor:

6th: Emily Johnson

3rd: Keion Greenhow

1st: Sierra Baxter

Vault:

5th: Jennifer Flores

4th: Keion Greenhow

2nd: Emily Johnson

Indoor Track: In the St. Christopher Invitational on Saturday, January 26, our students finished as follows.  We are proud of their performance!

Tiffany Harris: 1st 300m Dash 40.81
Keion Greenhow: 7th 55m Hurdles 9.52
Grant Davis: 8th 1000m Run 2:39.62

Wrestling:  In the varsity invitational on Saturday, January 16, at Tucker HS, Patrick Henry finished third–J.R. Tucker 196, Nansemond River 171, Patrick Henry 167, Glen Allen 166, Western Branch 162.5, Midlothian 151, James River 126, Monacan 94.5, Atlee 93, Clover Hill 74, Maggie Walker GS 74.5, Caroline 48, Douglas Freeman 46, Deep Run 44, Colonial Heights 42, St. Christopher’s 17.  Good work, boys!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

From Our PTSA:  We need Gatorade or Powerade, hotdogs and buns, candy bars or skittles, and canned soda for the concession stand.  We have plenty of chips.  Donations can be left at the front office.

From Coach Hart:  Patrick Henry Patriots Indoor Baseball Camp is starting soon.  A flyer is attached.

Dates
Hitting: Feb. 16, 17, 18
Fielding: Feb. 23, 24, 25
Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m. (Registration 6:15 p.m.)
For: Grades 1–8
Cost: $50 per week; $90 for both weeks
Make checks payable to PH Baseball.
Checks can be mailed to PHHS at 12449 W. Patrick Henry Road, Ashland, Virginia, 23005.
Team and family rates are available.  Contact Coach Hart at shart@hcps.us with questions.

R.E.B. Nominations Now Being Accepted:  The R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence were established in 1988 to recognize public school teachers who have distinguished themselves by their inspiring classroom performance. The R.E.B. awards are designed to identify, recognize, and support teaching excellence in the metropolitan Richmond public school systems. Grants ranging from $4,000 to $12,000 each will be given to approximately fifteen teachers to support professional development activities. Recipients will be required to share educational ideas and experiences with fellow teachers.

This program has been developed by The Community Foundation and is funded by the R.E.B. Foundation. The nomination process will continue as it has in the past – On-line at: http://www.tcfrichmond.org/receive/nominate-an-individual-for-an-award/

Nominations can come from a fellow teacher, staff member, students, or parents. School principals are excluded from nominating.

Deadline for nominations is February 22, 2016 at 5 p.m.

From our Counseling Center:

  • During the spring awards assembly, we recognize seniors who have earned the Eagle Scout designation or the Gold Award.  Please send names of students who have achieved these honors to counselor Margaret Roane at MRoane@hcps.us, or call our Counseling Center at 365-8020.
  • If you have a student planning to attend college in 2016-17, you need to complete a FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  This process can be confusing, so help is available in our Counseling Center. Spaulding, GRASP financial aid advisor, is available on Tuesdays to meet with seniors and/or their parent(s)/guardian(s) to discuss and complete the FAFSA.  She also can help with the CSS Profile, if needed.  You can make an appointment to see Mrs. Spalding by calling our Counseling Center at 365-8020.

From Hanover County Parks & Recreation:

Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College

Course #5781– Wednesday, February 17th– 6 PM-8:30 PM, Patrick Henry High School

Course #5766– Tuesday, March 1 – 6 PM-8:30 PM, Atlee High School

Course #5780– Tuesday March 15 – 6 PM-8:30 PM, Lee-Davis High School

Tuition Fees $25   Spouse can attend for free.

Course information:

Register online at www.hanoverparksrec.com

Brochure and Registration Form:

http://www.hanovercounty.gov/RP/Discover_Recreation_Brochure.pdf

 

REMINDERS

Mid-term Examination information can be found here!

The clock is ticking and the bell is about to ring…don’t miss out!  The deadline to apply for these outstanding programs for the 2016-2017 school year is February 1, so don’t delay.  It’s quick and easy. Simply click on the links below to get started!

Space is limited in most programs, which are specifically intended for rising 9th-11th grade students. Apply today by clicking on one or more of the links provided above!  Questions? Please contact our Counseling Center at 365-8020.

Reminder Regarding After School Events:

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

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 and on this newsletter

2/1-First day of second semester; “A” day

2/3-3.0+ Celebration, Main Gym, 11 a.m.

2/5-Report card distribution

2/10-Night of One Acts (including the teacher one act!), 6 p.m.

2/15-Student and teacher holiday

2/25-Early school closing; parent-teacher conferences, 1:30 to 6:45 p.m.; more information coming after exam week

3/4-Interim report day

3/13-Daylight savings time begins

3/14-18-SOL Writing Tests for all English 11 students

3/28-4/1-Spring Break

4/8-Early school closing, 1:15 p.m.; end of third quarter

 

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