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Week of February 1, 2016




Swimming: In the Conference 16 tournament on Friday, January 29, in Salem, Virginia, PH’s Ted Schubert was the champion in the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke!   Also, Dalton Nash, Jacob Cox, Ted Schubert, and Scott Mizelle were conference champions in the 200 freestyle relay race.  Congratulations, boys!

DECA:  Congratulations to students Logan Hoffman, Lily Elias, Edie Beheler, Trey Inge, and Miles Wilson who have been selected as Virginia DECA Scholarship Finalists. They will interview with the Scholarship Committee at the Virginia DECA State Leadership Conference in March to determine who will receive $1000 scholarships.  Teacher Mrs. Markwood adds, “I am very proud that all five of our DECA members who applied where selected as finalists.  We have five of the 21 students selected to interview!”  Great job, DECA students!  This DECA announcement is especially timely because Governor McAuliffe has declared February as Career and Technical Education Month.


Thank you, School Counselors: February 1-5 is National School Counselor Week.  I want to thank all of our counselors, Mr. Hurley, Director; Ms. Morck; Mrs. Roane; Mrs. Crowder; and Mrs. Konrad for the work they do every day for our students.  They play an invaluable role in our school.  Thank you, thank you for all your hard work!

Bowling for HEF: Thank you to teachers Miranda Pauley, Alice Scheele, Daniel McGraw, and Bryan Buckalew, captain, for their participation in the annual HEF Bowl-a-Thon yesterday.  They donated their Saturday morning to represent PHHS for a good cause.  All of them are outstanding bowlers!

Monday, February 1, and the first Monday of every month, is PH day at Chick-fil-A in Ashland.  15% of all PH purchases from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. will be donated to the PH Choral Boosters.  All you have to do is put your Chick-fil-A receipt in the black box on the counter inside the store.  If you purchase via the drive thru, please take your receipt inside, and deposit it in the box. Thank you for your support.

3.0+ Celebration: Our annual awards celebration will be on Wednesday, February 3, 11 a.m, in the main gym.  Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 received letters of invitation.  Parents are welcome to join us in the celebration that will include music by our jazz band and ice cream from our cafeteria.  Students also will be invited to sign a large banner that will hang in our lobby.

From Mrs. Konrad, Career Counselor:  Students should look at the Career Center website and click on the announcements tab. She has been posting some great opportunities including Capital One’s Future Leaders Forum for Young Women (grades 9-12). There is no fee to attend, but students must register for the program and write a personal statement by March 4. Some of the other recent postings:

Youth Conservation Camp -Hanover-Caroline Soil and Water Conservation District

VCU School of the Arts Pre-College Summer Intensive Residency Program

2016 Veterinary Medical Career Fair & Information Sessions

 Seniors, don’t forget to keep checking your Career Center Website for new scholarship opportunities and applications posted each week! Deadlines are coming up for the Montpelier and Rockville Ruritan Scholarships, the VA Credit Union Scholarships, the Rappahannock Electric Scholarships, and many more!

 VIRGINIA LOTTERY SUPER TEACHER!  Join the Virginia Lottery, the Virginia PTA, and The Supply Room Companies in celebrating Virginia’s true heroes of education. Nominate an outstanding K-12 public school teacher for the Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Award, and they could win $2000 in cash, plus $2000 in classroom supplies. Go to Super Teacher between January 4, 2016, and February 15, 2016, to nominate that deserving teacher.


Exams:  Exam forms, attached, are due to the front office by 8:30 a.m., Monday, February 1.  Students will sit for exams in the library on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  Students should report to the library immediately after reporting to their first block classes to be counted present.  We will administer English and social studies exams on Tuesday and all other exams on Wednesday.  We will make arrangements for students who are taking more than one exam in a day.  However, all exams must be finished by Thursday, February 4.

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.

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.

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.

2/8-Second semester, “B” day—Revised Date

2/9-Report card distribution—Revised Date

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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