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Week of January 24, 2016





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.



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.



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:



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



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

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