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Week of January 10, 2016




Orchestra: Congratulations to freshman Danielle Butler for successfully auditioning and being accepted into the Central Region Orchestra!  We are proud of you, Danielle.


Gymnastics: The gymnastics team is still undefeated!  The girls finished first in the quad meet on January 6 at Hanover High.  They competed against Atlee, Hanover, and Henrico High Schools.



PH: 138.05

Atlee: 133.85

Hanover: 121.75

Henrico: 63.3




3rd: Emily Johnson

2nd: Sierra Baxter

1st: Keion Greenhow



5th: Keion Greenhow

2nd: Emily Johnson

1st: Sierra Baxter



5th: Keion Greenhow

4th: Emily Johnson

2nd: Sierra Baxter



6th: Jennifer Flores

2nd: Emily Johnson

1st: Keion Greenhow



3rd: Emily Johnson

2nd: Keion Greenhow

1st: Sierra Baxter


Swimming:  In yesterday’s invitational meet at Kecoughtan, Junior Stephen Dinger, Senior Scotty Mizelle, Senior Dalton Nash, and Senior Ted Schubert placed eighth in the team 200 freestyle.

Scotty qualified for the state meet with his individual seventh place finish in the 200 freestyle, 1:46.10.  Scotty also qualified for the state meet with his eighth place individual 500 freestyle finish, 4:49.00.

Ted qualified for the state meet and set meet records in both the 100 fly, 50.63, and the 100 backstroke, 49.67.  Congratulations, boys!  Excellent showing!


National Board Certification: Congratulations to math teacher Gretchen Shaw and science teacher Peggy Whitlock for being recognized by the Metropolitan Educational Training Alliance at VCU last Thursday for successfully completing National Board Certification requirements.  Ms. Shaw achieved National Board Certification this year for the first time, and Mrs. Whitlock renewed her certification.  Congratulations to both these faculty members for their hard work and dedication to education excellence!



From the Science Department: The PH chemistry teachers cordially invite everyone to the PH Science Research Project Symposium on Thursday, January 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the PH library.  At this symposium, guests will view research projects completed by our Advanced and Pre-Baccalaureate Chemistry students, as well as the Group IV projects completed by our International Baccalaureate students.


From our Counseling Center:


Financial Aid Parent Workshop


Tuesday, January 12, 2016


6:30 – 8:00 p.m.


PHHS Health Classrooms


Additional Information from our Counseling Center:  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.  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.  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.


Open House Invitation: The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology  (THCTT) is holding an open house on Wednesday, January 13, 5:30-7:00 p.m. The purpose of this event is to allow middle and high school students to tour the building and meet the teachers to learn more about the center to help students make informed decisions for next year.



Applications are now being accepted for the following programs for the 2016-2017 school year, specifically intended for rising 9th-11th grade students:

Applications are due by February 1, 2016.  Space is limited in most programs.  Apply today by clicking on one or more of the links provided above!  Questions? Please contact our Counseling Center at 365-8020.


Exams will be given on January 26, 27, 28, and 29, 2016, in the order listed below:

Date                            Blocks            

January 21 and 22       Early Morning

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.


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



Important Dates

1/18-Holiday for students and teachers

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

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

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

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

3/28-4/1-Spring Break


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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