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Week of February 28, 2016



Please note that Tuesday, March 1, is a student holiday; however, the “A-B” calendar will not change.  Monday, February 29, and Wednesday, March 2, will both be “B” days.  
On Friday, March 4, students will bring interims home.



Basketball:  Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the All-Conference 16 Basketball team for 2015-16:



Marcus Holman

Sawyer Boyd



Aryna Taylor

Shea Burch
Christa Graf

Conference 16 Co-Players Of The Year: Alyse Armentrout, Atlee & Aryna Taylor, Patrick Henry

 We are proud of our basketball athletes!

 Show Choir Update: Both show choirs, Essence and Sounds, received superior ratings at the Powhatan Show Choir Classic this weekend.  Good job, show choir students!  Thank you, Mrs. Dickerson, for your superior instruction!


PHHS Miracle Minute for Tornado VictimsBETA, DECA, SCA, and Varsity Club are teaming up to collect monetary donations during a Miracle Minute event on Thursday, March 3, 2016.  During study block on Thursday, teachers in the A2 classes will collect donations from the students.   The donation will go directly to a family of five in Tappahannock who lost their home and everything they owned during one of the tornadoes that struck Virginia last Wednesday.   The mother of the family is a cousin of one our PHHS English teachers.

The club members will collect change, currency, and checks made out to PHHS on Thursday.  Please give generously to this family who has been devastated by this tragic event.

 FROM MS. KONRAD, CAREER COUNSELOR:  Josh Ostrander from Tolley Electrical will be at PH on Friday, March 4, to talk about electrical apprenticeships and job opportunities.  Students interested in meeting with Mr. Ostrander should sign up in the Counseling Center with Mrs. Osborne.

The $1,000 Hanover Association of Business and Chamber of Commerce Scholarship is due Monday, February 29, to the Counseling Center. This application is for students majoring in business or leadership studies and can be found on the Career Center website.

Capital One’s Future Leaders Forum for Young Women (grades 9-12) carries no fee, 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!   The website can be found by clicking the link on Patrick Henry High School homepage or going to https://sites.google.com/a/hcps.us/hanover-county-career-center/.


FROM MR. HURLEY, COUNSELING CENTER DIRECTOR:  On Friday, February 19, counselors distributed paper PSAT results to 10th and 11th grade students during all four lunches.  The Counseling Center still has many unclaimed PSAT results.  Students who would like to pick up the paper copy of their PSAT results, should see their school counselor in the Counseling Center.


Virginia PTA is excited to continue its student participation program – Power Plates!  This exciting program is a recipe contest open to all students in schools with PT(S)As in good standing in which students are encouraged to create and share their healthy recipes. Students in Pre-K through grade 12 may participate in five categories: breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner entrée or side dish, and dessert. There is also a Special Chef category.


Hanover County celebrated the accomplishments of ELEVEN student winners in last year’s state-wide contest.  We can’t wait to see the skills and creativity that our great students will bring again this year!  You can download the rules and application at:http://vapta.org/health-and-safety/power-plates.html.  Entries are due by midnight on March 4, 2016.

Please contact Sharon Abernathy, Hanover County Council of PTAs, at sharonabernathy@live.com with any questions.  Let’s get cooking!



SODA News: Students interested in applying for the PHHS SODA team for 2016-17 can pick up application information in the front office. Applications and teacher recommendations will be completed online and are due by Friday, March 11, 2016. The link to the application is on the PHHS homepage for student access at school. Students will be notified after spring break about the second round of the application process. If students or parents have questions, please contact Mrs. Stanford sstanford@hcps.us or Ms. McCabe cmccabe@hcps.us , SODA sponsors. Thank you!  Application Link: http://goo.gl/forms/6pRLR2uVDx


Track tryouts will begin on Monday, February 29:

Track Scott Brown sjbrown@hcps.us


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.


Also, the Patrick Henry High School PTSA is seeking donations for the Spring Online auction in April this year.  The goal of the auction is to raise funds for the activities, initiatives and programs sponsored by the PHHS PTSA, including school improvements, scholarships and technology. The PTSA is also collecting items for the Emerging Leaders’ Bazaar scheduled for April 9.  Contribution(s) of services, gift certificates, art work, concert tickets, golf passes, and/or other items are greatly appreciated!   For more information, please contact Sandy Williams at sandywilliams3@msn.com or 804-840-3333.  We will acknowledge your contribution(s) online and in other PTSA materials.  We are grateful for the generous support of our community and business partners. Go Patriots!


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.


From our Counseling CenterDuring 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.


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, Principal


Important Dates

3/1-Revised–Student holiday; Note that both 2/29 and 3/2 will be “B” days.

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-Revised–Now a full day of school; end of third quarter 

5/7-Prom, 7:00-11:00 p.m., Thalhimer Pavilion at The Science Museum of Virginia

5/16-27-Main SOL Testing Window


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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