All-District Band: The following students will participate in All-District Band. So talented!
Central Region Orchestra: Freshman Danielle Butler successfully auditioned into the Central Regional Orchestra. Congratulations, Danielle!
Visual Art Winners: The following twelve students are 2016 Scholastic Award recipients. Gold Key winners will have their work displayed at Capital One. Amazingly talented! Congratulations, artists!
|Evan Woody||Writing: Poetry||Gold and Silver Key|
|Deann Andrews||Art: Photo||Gold Key|
|Emma Butterworth||Art: Drawing & Illustration||Honorable Mention|
|Callie Collins||Art: Drawing & Illustration||Silver Key|
|Maddy Gravely||Art: Photo||Silver Key (2)|
|Ashton Liesfeld||Art: Photo||Gold Key and Honorable Mention (2)|
|Jarred Nichols||Art: Photo||Gold Key (2) and Honorable Mention|
|Nikola Novak||Art: Ceramics & Glass||Silver Key|
|Michelle Page||Art: Photo||Silver Key|
|Alayna Richardson||Art: Photo; Digital Art||Honorable Mention (2)|
|Laurel Stone||Art: Drawing & Illustration||Honorable Mention|
|Catherine Zalewski||Art Portfolio||Honorable Mention|
|Results||5 Gold, 6 Silver, 8 Honorable Mentions|
Special Honor: Senior Meredith Palmer has been chosen as one of three finalists for the University of Richmond Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award. This prestigious award is one of four to be presented at the NAWBO Richmond Foundation’s 18th annual Women of Excellence Awards Dinner. Meredith will be featured in Style Magazine with the other finalists the week of March 7. Meredith, we are so proud of you!
Harry F. Byrd Scholarship Winner: Senior Olivia Phillips found out this week that she has been awarded the Harry F. Byrd Scholarship through the Commonwealth of Virginia. Olivia won $10,000! Olivia! This news is awesome! Congratulations!
Voter Registration: Our SCA, spearheaded by senior Sydney Tinker, and with the help of social studies department chair Ms. Godbey, registered 105 seniors to vote in the March and November elections! As a result Nancy Rodrigues, Secretary of Administration for Governor McAuliffe, visited PH to meet these fine young people. We have such impressive students at PH! They continue to amaze me.
Three senior athletes signed this week: Tiffany Harris, track, signed with Coastal Carolina; Keion Greenhow, track, signed with Temple University; and Ted Schubert, swimmer, signed with the University of Virginia. Congratulations to all these fine Patriots!
Gymnastics: The gymnastics team won the Conference 16 Championship! The girls will advance to the 5A South Regional Meet. Great job, girls! They are such fun to watch.
7th: Jennifer Flores
2nd: Emily Johnson
1st: Sierra Baxter
5th: Emily Johnson
3rd: Sierra Baxter
2nd: Keion Greenhow
8th: Kayleigh Bohn
7th: Jennifer Flores
3rd: Emily Johnson
1st: Sierra Baxter
6th: Kaitlin McLendon
4th: Emily Johnson
1st: Sierra Baxter
2nd: Emily Johnson
1st: Sierra Baxter
Indoor Track: The following student athletes earned all-conference honors on February 3 at Fork Union and will advance to the 5A North Region meet later this month in Maryland. Great job, athletes!
Tiffany Harris – 1st 300m Dash & 2nd 500m Run
Morgan Ray – 3rd 1600m Run & 4th 3200m Run
Alayna Richardson – 3rd Pole Vault
Kanani Collins – 3rd 55m Hurdles & 4th 500m Run
Logan Phillips – 3rd Long Jump, 4th Triple Jump & 5th 55m Hurdles
4x400m Relay – 2nd Kanani Collins, Caroline Joyce, Alycia Richardson, Tiffany Harris
4X800m Relay – 2nd Caroline Joyce, Alycia Richardson, Makayla Peterson, Ashley Tate
Brandon Braxton – 1st Shot Put
Neil Terrell – 2nd Shot Put
Grant Davis – 1st 1600m Run & 4th 1000m Run
Jacob Bellinger – 5th 500m Run
Blake Mason – 5th 1000m Run
Kwatayvous Blackwell – 3rd 55m Hurdles, 4th High Jump, 5th Long Jump, & 6th Triple Jump
4X400m Relay – 4th Jacob Bellinger, Rees Williams, Kwatayvous Blackwell, Grant Davis
4X800m Relay – 4th Braham Raso, Rees Williams, Michael Longest, Blake Mason
Wrestling: The Conference 16 meet in Orange County yesterday resulted in Jeremy Roup 145, Brendan White 160, Tanner Kump 170, and Brad Gholson heavy weight finishing as conference champions! The team finished second and will advance to regional competition. Congratulations, boys and Hannah!
Gold Football for Super Bowl 50: PH was the only Hanover school to be awarded a gold football for having an alum, Damien Woody, to play in the super bowl. This link will take you to the article: http://wtvr.com/2016/02/01/golden-football-super-bowl/
From Mrs. Dickerson, Chorus Teacher: Our award-winning show choir will hold a preview performance on Monday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m. This event is a fundraiser. Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested $5 donation. Essence (Girls Show Choir) and Sounds (Mixed Show Choir) will have their first public performance of the year this night. You will love this show!
Thursday, February 25, 2016
4 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Scheduling will start Monday, February 8. Conference request forms are available in the Counseling Center at Mrs. Osborne’s desk and on the PHHS website. A form is attached to this message.
Please complete the form, and return to
Mrs. Osborne by fax to 804-365-8027, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for requesting conferences is Tuesday, February 23, 2016.
Spring Sports: Tryouts will start on Monday, February 22, for the following sports:
|Boys Tennis||Jeremy Brown||Jbrown@hcps.us|
|Girls Tennis||John Blandemail@example.com|
|JV Baseball||Chris Cheelyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|JV Softball||Amy Jonesemail@example.com|
|Boys Lacrosse||Brandon Hallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Girls Lacrosse||Megan Greenbaumemail@example.com|
|Girls Soccer||Billy Farmerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Boys Soccer||Daniel McGrawemail@example.com|
Track tryouts will begin on Monday, February 29:
PH Indoor Softball Camp
Time: Saturday, February 27th
Place: Patrick Henry High School Gym
Participants: Grades 1 – 8
Session 1 – Pitching and Catching: 9am-11am ($30)
Session 2 – Hitting and Fielding: Noon – 4pm ($50)
(Cost of participating in both sessions is $65)
Make checks payable to PHHS, and write PH Softball in memo line of check.
Instructors include PH coaches and players, plus renowned pitching instructor Rita Lynn Gilman and Jackie Ruffin Magill will lead the pitching session.
Questions: contact Beth Radcliffe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-592-9307
More information is attached.
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 Mrs. Konrad, Career Counselor: Students should look at the Career Center website and click on the announcements tab. I have 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:
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.
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 email@example.com 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 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.
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,
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-Full day for students–Revised; parent-teacher conferences, 4:00 to 6:45 p.m.
3/4-Interim report day
3/13-Daylight savings time begins
3/14-18-SOL Writing Tests for all English 11 students
4/8-Full day of school–Revised; end of third quarter
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
6/7-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