District Chorus Results: Senior Max Cook made All-Virginia Choir. Three PH students were named as alternates for the state choir: Senior Noah Smith, Senior Cassi Robertson, and Junior Brooke Walker. Chorus teacher Mrs. Dickerson adds, “I’m sooo proud of everyone who participated this weekend” in district chorus. Congratulations, chorus students! You make us proud!
Reflections Contest Winners: Congratulations to the following students for having their pieces chosen for district competition-Senior Maggie Hartigan for photo; Senior Haley Lavach for visual arts; Junior Gunner Hicks for literature. At a ceremony on February 21, 3 p.m., at Hanover High School, we will learn who won first place in the district. Those students will advance to regional competition. Thank you to all students who submitted entries.
Champions Outside of School: Sophomore Amanda Schloss has qualified for the World Irish Dance Championship in Glasglow, Scotland, in March! In July, Amanda and Senior Maggie Hartigan will compete in Orlando. I saw a video of their skills. These girls are amazing!
Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Leadership Award Winner: Last Friday, at the Supreme Court building in Richmond, I was honored to attend the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Leadership Awards ceremony with Senior Olivia Phillips and her family. Olivia is the first student in Hanover County Public Schools to win this prestigious award that carries a $10,000 prize! The Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Leadership Award recognizes Virginia’s high school students exhibiting excellence of character, leadership, devotion to duty, and academic accomplishment. One student is chosen annually from each of the eleven congressional districts in Virginia. We are proud of Olivia for leading the way for Hanover County!
Scholastic Gold Key Winners: This past week, I learned that Patrick Henry High School students won half the gold key awards in our school division! Once again, below are the winners. Gold Key winners will have their work displayed at Capital One. Thank you to our awesome art instructors—Mrs. Porter-Daniel, Ms. Palumbo, and Mr. Meeken—for their contributions and support. Congratulations, art students!
|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|
Regional Competitions: We had several teams compete this weekend in regional competitions. I do not have official results yet. They are coming to you soon on email!
From the PTSA: On March 8, at 5:00 p.m., the PTSA will hold a general membership meeting in the library to discuss upcoming events, fundraising, including the silent auction, the financial report, school activities, and other items of business. Please join us.
Volunteerism Award: The “Hanover’s Spirit of Volunteerism Awards” is a great opportunity to recognize the many volunteers who support our school and community. Anybody can nominate a volunteer. Please consider nominating a PH parent, student, or community member. Nominations are due by March 7. Visit HanoverVolunteers.org for details.
MySchoolBucks: Check out the cool mobile app for MySchoolBucks that allows you to view balances, track cafeteria purchases and make payments right from your phone anytime, anywhere—how nice! Or, select automatic payments and never worry about lunch money running low again—so fine! Visit www.MySchoolBucks.com
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! These students’ dancing and singing skills will amaze you.
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 4 to 7:00 p.m.
Scheduling started on Monday, February 8. Conference request forms are available in the Counseling Center at Mrs. Osborne’s desk and on the PHHS website. 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 27
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.
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.
Seniors, don’t forget to keep checking your Career Center Website for new scholarship opportunities and applications posted each week!
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 #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,
2/15-Student and teacher holiday
2/25-Full day for students–Revised; parent-teacher conferences, 4:00 to 7:00 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
5/7-Prom, 7:00-11:00 p.m., Thalhimer Pavilion at The Science Museum of Virginia
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