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Week of March 13, 2016




Congratulations, NJROTC Drill Team!  Our award-winning NJROTC drill team once again won first place in this weekend’s American Legion State Drill Meet at Fort Eustis. Great job, cadets!  We are so proud of you!


Destination Imagination News–

The Destination Imagination team, No One PHights Alone, competed in the Regional Destination Imagination Competition last weekend at Goochland High School.  They came in first place in their team challenge and first place in their instant challenge.  The team members are Hannah Hobson, Zach Kahler, Kendall Kalber, and Rachel Walsh.  They have advanced to the state tournament to be held at Atlee High School on April 9.  Awesome showing, team members!


Congratulations to the following PH DECA members who were recognized at the State DECA Competition last weekend–

The following students received a Virginia DECA Scholarship in the amount of $1000:

Edie Beheler, Lily Elias, Logan Hoffman, Trey Inge, and Miles Wilson.  PH students were awarded five of the eighteen Virginia DECA Scholarships in the state!


The following students were overall winners and will advance to the National Competition in Nashville, Tennessee:


Molly Enright and Grace Stivers – Medalist – Business Operations Research Event

Jake Huber and Katharine Lucas – Medalist – Hospitality and Tourism Operational Research Event

Justin Sikkar – Medalist – Franchise Business Plan

Blake Boschen, Dabney Hyman and Sarah Jackson – 3rd Place Overall – Financial Operational Research Event

Kayleigh Bohn & Sydney Gilman – 2nd Place Overall -Financial Operational Research Event

Meredith Palmer & Sawyer Boyd – 1st Place Overall – Business Growth Plan

Harrison Enright – Medalist – Business Services Marketing Event

Miles Wilson – Medalist- Marketing Management Event


The following students received medals for competitive events:


Griffin Aderhold

Edie Beheler

Trey Inge

Christian LeMay

Carter Spence

Mac Strange-Boston


Congratulations to this outstanding group of PHHS DECA members led by teachers Mrs. Markwood and Mrs. Tinsley!


Check out this link featuring Meredith Palmer as one of the three finalists for the University of Richmond Student Entrepreneur of the Year.   http://nawborichmond.org/meet-the-2016-women-of-excellence-awards-finalists/

Congratulations, Meredith!



From Mrs. Moore, Yearbook Teacher:  The yearbook has three half page senior ads left to sell.  Get yours before we sell out!  They are on a first come, first serve basis. The cost is $125.  Please email teacher Mrs. Moore at mkmoore@hcps.us to secure your spot and an order form.


Blood Drive: DECA is sponsoring the Virginia Blood Service Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 15.  Students who have volunteered to donate blood are reminded to bring their signed paperwork and photo ID. We still have twenty time slots to fill.  Sign up in the cafeteria during all four lunches.


From Ms. Montano, Intervention Counselor:  I am excited to announce that PHHS will be taking part in 7th UP next year!  7th UP is a substance abuse prevention program for 7th and 8th grade students.  It builds upon the education that students received in 4th grade through SODA, 5th grade through DARE, and 6th grade through Project Alert. A group of students from each high school will be chosen to present lessons to both 7th and 8th grade students next year, similar to SODA.  Ms. Sharp (LMS counselor) and I will be serving as the 7th UP sponsors for PHHS and LMS.  We will be carefully recruiting PHHS students to serve as responsible and dedicated role models.


All applications and recommendations are due April 8.  The link for the application is: http://bit.ly/7thUPStudentApplication


We are looking for applicants with the following attributes:

Freshman, sophomore or junior standing

Good grades and attendance

Drug and alcohol free (and willing to promote this)

Works well with peers and with children

Responsible, dependable, mature, enthusiastic


From Mrs. Konrad, Career Counselor:

Some Scholarship Deadlines are fast approaching! Don’t miss out!!


Scholarships due Tuesday, March 15, include The Mario Colon Rivadeneira Scholarship for music students and the Grace Jones Nursing Scholarship.


Tuesday, March 22, all of the James River Air Conditioning Scholarship applications are due, as well as the Network of Enterprising Women application.


Thursday, March 24, don’t forget to turn in the Thomas Purvis Memorial application by 3 p.m.


Many scholarship deadlines are the week of April 4, when we return from spring break, so make sure you leave some time to complete those applications!


Remember to follow the return instructions on all of the applications and continue to visit the Career Center website at https://sites.google.com/a/hcps.us/hanover-county-career-center/ to access new postings and scholarship opportunities.  Also, visit Ms. Konrad in the Career Center on Thursdays and Fridays.


From Emerging Leaders:  We invite you, your family and friends to participate in or attend our Spring Bazaar on April 9, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Patrick Henry High School. Local families will have the opportunity to hold a parking spot from which they can sell goods.  Items may include crafts, household items, clothing, toys, etc. A flyer is attached.



As the weather warms, students and parents are asked to be mindful of the PH dress code:


  1. All students are to remove head coverings, including hats, caps, those considered sportswear, bandannas, and scarves upon entering the building.
  2. Pajamas pants including flannel are not permitted.
  3. Mesh or see-through clothing is not permitted.
  4. Jewelry and messages on outerwear such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets should not promote alcohol, tobacco, or drugs and may not be profane.
  5. Shoes should be worn at all times while on school grounds as a safety/health precaution. No slippers are allowed.
  6. Jeans with holes should not expose skin 4 inches above the knee.



  1. All sleeveless tops must be greater than 2 inches wide. Spaghetti straps, tank tops, racer tops, and tops with the back out are not permitted.
  2. Skirts, dresses and shorts should be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee.
  3. Jeggings, leggings, yoga pants, etc. must be worn with tops that come to at least mid-thigh.
  4. All tops that expose bra straps, cleavage, and the waist area are not permitted.



  1. The waist of pants should remain gathered around the upper hip area to avoid sagging below the hips or dragging the floor.
  2. T-shirts and sleeveless shirts/sweatshirts should not expose the waist area or the side underarm areas. Tank tops are not permitted.

March Writing SOLs We will administer the writing SOL test on March 15 and 16 to all juniors.  Because the test has two components, multiple choice and an essay, each student must test over two days.  We will begin all SOL tests at 8:30 a.m.  For these two days, we will hold no study block, and we will adjust the bell schedule as follows:

A1/B1-8:30 to 10:55 a.m.

A2/B2-11:00 to 11:55 a.m.

3rd and 4th blocks–normal times.

If students finish the SOL during the first block, they will stay in their testing rooms until the bell rings at the end of 1st block (10:55).  Students can bring a book to read when their SOL is done.  They may not use their phones or computers after they finish testing.


Students who are not juniors will travel to Hanover High and The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology as usual.  Juniors will not travel in the mornings.


AP Exams

Any student who plans to take an AP exam must complete the online registration, payment, and permission form by March 17, 2016. Nothing can be accepted after March 17.  Students and parents with questions regarding AP exam registration should contact the Counseling Center at 365-8020.


IB Art Exhibit

Patrick Henry High School is proud to announce the IB Visual Arts Exhibition at Hanover Arts and Activities Center located at 500 Center Street in Ashland. Our
first year IB students will also exhibit their work. The following graduating seniors will be presenting their IB Exhibitions on March 18, 19, 20 and 21.  Our students will be participating with IB students from Atlee, Hanover, and Lee Davis High Schools.  Gallery times are 9:00 to 2:00 on Friday, March 18, and Monday, March 21,
and from 11:00 to 5:00 on Saturday, March 19, plus 1:00 to 5:00 on Sunday, March 20.  A reception will be held for the artists and guests on Saturday, March 19, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Come out to see these amazing artists’ pieces:
Nick Agliano
Catherine Shea Burch
Callie Collins
Michael Farmer
Theresa Mathews
Hailey McGrain
Meredith Palmer
Laurel Stone
Sarah Sybert
Cassidy Travis
Erin Wilson
Hailey Wilson

First Year IB Students: Bailey Atwood and Michelle Page




Patrick Henry High School Strings Boosters Scholarship 2016

The Patrick Henry High School Strings Boosters are pleased to announce a scholarship that will be awarded at the discretion of the boosters board to one ($500) or two ($250) exemplary students.


Eligibility requirements include:

  • PHHS senior who plans to major or minor in music
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher through the 1stsemester, and
  • Participation in the PHHS Strings Program for two or more years


Additional Requirements:

  • One-page personal statement outlining education or career goals and why the applicant is deserving of this award
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or leader outside of class who is familiar with the applicant, preferably music-related
  • Deadline: April 1, 2016
  • Completed portfolio should be returned in a sealed envelope to Mr. Idleman


Lacrosse PHig Roast

Join us on Saturday, April 16, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at The Federal Club, 13030 Palmer’s Way, Glen Allen, VA 23059, for the annual PHig Roast! A flyer is attached.


From the PTSA 

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!


PHun Run, May 21, 9 a.m

Join the fun at Patrick Henry High School’s 2nd annual 5K Color Run/Walk! Run or walk with family and friends on our colorful course.  The event is sponsored by the PH Emerging leaders.  Two dollars of each registration goes to support the cross country team. All other proceeds will go to Hanover Safe Place. Registrations can be completed online or submitted to the school:



From the PH 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.


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

3/15-18-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

4/27 and 28 -Spring musical West Side Story; 6 p.m.; Tickets $5 in advance, $8 at the door

4/29 and 30 -Spring musical West Side Story, 7 p.m.; Tickets $5 in advance, $8 at the door 

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

3/23 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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