Saturday night’s Fusion Formal was a success!  The students seemed to have a great time.  Thank you to Mrs. Crapser, Ms. Shaw, Ms. Carden, Lt. Head, ROTC students, SCA students, plus all staff members and students who helped chaperone this fabulous annual dance.  What a fun night!


This weekend, the girl’s track team won the outdoor conference/district title for the 7th year in a row!

The following student athletes scored in the meet by earning Top 6 finishes in their events:


Tiffany Harris – 1st 100m Dash, 1st 200m dash, 1st 400m Dash (Conference MVP)

Logan Phillips – 4th Long Jump, 2nd 100m Hurdles, 4th 300m Hurdles

Keion Greenhow – 3rd Shot Put, 3rd High Jump, 5th Long Jump

Mary Holland – 6th High Jump

Jean Woodrum – 4th Shot Put, 1st Discus

Kanani Collins – 3rd 100m Hurdles, 3rd 300m Hurdles

Victoria Watts – 2nd 300m Hurdles

Hailey Draper – 4th 800m Run

Shania Pryor – 3rd 200m Dash

Morgan Ray – 5th 3200m Run

Alyana Richardson – 2nd Pole Vault

4X100m Relay – 1st (Shania Pryor, Victoria Watts, Logan Phillips, Kanani Collins

4x400m Relay – 3rd (Hailey Draper, Victoria Watts, Caroline Joyce, Kaitlin McLendon)

4X800m Relay – 3rd (Caroline Joyce, Ashli Cole, Ashley Tate, Alycia Richardson)


Kwatayvous Blackwell – 1st 110m Hurdles, 2nd 300m Hurdles, 3rd Long Jump, 6th Triple Jump

Neil Terrell – 2nd Shot Put

Brandon Braxton – 4th Shot Put

Qaiser Mahmood – 3rd 110m Hurdles

Grant Davis – 4th 800m Run

James Powell – 6th 3200m Run

4X100m Relay – 4th (Rashaun Morris, Brennan Ferguson, Jeff Miller, Brandon Braxton)

4X400m Relay – 3rd (Jacob Bellinger, Grant Davis, Rees Williams, Mason Brown)

4X800m Relay – 1st (Jacob Bellinger, Grant Davis, Rees Williams, Mason Brown)


The 5A North Championship will be on May 24/2 at UVA.  Congratulations, track athletes!

On Thursday, May 12, our first annual Unified Track Meet was a huge success.  The list of volunteers included DECA students providing water and cheering, SCA decorating the track, Patriot Watch Newsrecording the event, year book staff taking photos, track team organizing the event starts, senior class taking care of the Olympic Village, and many community volunteers helping in various ways.  Also, many of our students and staff members came out to cheer our team to victory.  

Results from 5/12 Unified Track Meet:

Patrick Henry came in 1st place with 61 points.

The following students placed in individual and team events:

50 meter dash:  6th Daniella Freda, 3rd Michael Bourett, 2nd Preston Borst, 1st Deandre Robinson

Long Jump:  3rd Rusty Glasco

100 meter dash:  5th Micahel Bourett, 3rd Danielle Freda, 2nd Deandre Robinson, 1st Preston Borst

Softball Throw:  6th Michael Bourett, 1st Rusty Glasco

4×100 Relay:  5th Brandon Braxton, Brenna Broughman, Victoria Watts, Danielle Freda; 1st Qaiser Mahmood, Latisha Waller, Logan Phillips, Josh Goddard

400 meter sprint:  3rd Josh Goddard, 2nd Preston Borst, 1st Trekwan Kennard

We are proud of all these students for their passionate participation!


On Tuesday, May 10, senior Willie Strong pitched a perfect game at Varina.  The Patriots won 12-0.  Congratulations, Willie, for achieving this rare feat in baseball!  Wow!


Girls Varsity Soccer News:  On Tuesday, May 10, the Patriots hosted the Varina Blue Devils on Senior Night when Katelyn “KK” Eutsler and Captain Hailey McGrain were recognized for their contributions to the team.  The Patriots blanked the Blue Devils through the efforts of seven different goal scorers and the wall-like defense of Sophia Basso, Caitlin Rutherford, Kayla Gilbert and Rian Pecci-Young.  GK Madison Brown earned a clean sheet by denying the two shots on goal by the Blue Devils who penetrated the otherwise impervious defensive line.


PH goals by Hailey McGrain (7″), Brooke Purcell (21′), Caroline Joyce (41′), Eutsler

(58′), Megan Weis (67′), Mason Turner (77′) and Anna Meyers (80+’).  Great job, girls!


Also on Tuesday, May 10, Counseling Center Directior Mr. Hurley and I attended the annual Hanover County Council of PTAs dinner at The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology.  The meal, prepared and served by HCPS culinary students, was delicious.  Senior Olivia Phillips was recognized for receiving a PTA scholarship.  Freshman Grace Phillips, sister of Olivia, was recognized in the program for winning the Richmond District Citizenship Essay contest in the High School Division.  Congratulations to both Olivia and Grace!



Tomorrow begins our eight days of SOL testing.  Below is the schedule.  Students who travel to THCTT and HHS for classes will travel as usual unless they are taking SOL tests:


5/16-25: 8-Day Main SOLs
Mon., May 16 EOC Reading, Bio(Partial) B1 (8:30 – 10:55) B2 (11:00 – 11:55) B3 (12:00 – 1:55) B4 (2:00 – 3:30)
Tues., May 17 Alg1, E Sci A1 (8:30 – 10:55) A2 (11:00 – 11:55) A3 (12:00 – 1:55) A4 (2:00 – 3:30)
Wed., May 18 WH1, Chemistry B2 (8:30 – 10:55) B1 (11:00 – 11:55) B3 (12:00 – 1:55) B4 (2:00 – 3:30)
Thurs., May 19 Geometry, Bio(Partial) A2 (8:30 – 10:55) A1 (11:00 – 11:55) A3 (12:00 – 1:55) A4 (2:00 – 3:30)
Fri., May 20 Alg2, Bio (Partial) B3 (8:30 – 10:55) B1 (11:00 – 11:55) B2 (12:00 – 1:55) B4 (2:00 – 3:30)
Mon., May 23 WH2 A3 (8:30 – 10:55) A1 (11:00 – 11:55) A2 (12:00 – 1:55) A4 (2:00 – 3:30)
Tues., May 24 VA/US Hist B4 (8:30 – 10:55) B2 (11:00 – 11:55) B3 (12:00 – 1:55) B1 (2:00 – 3:30)
Wed., May 25 Geography A4 (8:30 – 10:55) A2 (11:00 – 11:55) A3 (12:00 – 1:55) A1 (2:00 – 3:30)


Prom Pictures:  The candid photos from our prom have been posted online.  To view and order pictures, parents and students should follow the steps below.

Click on “Dance Portraits”

Enter access code – PHPROM16


Attention Seniors: If you received a letter in the mail indicating that you will be acknowledged with a scholarship award on May 26, please make sure that you turn in the Scholarship Recipient Information Sheet no later than Tuesday, May 17, to the Counseling Center. Failure to return this form by the due date will jeopardize the crediting of your award if it comes from the PH community. For questions, see Ms. Morck or Ms. Konrad.  Thank you!

Exploring Educational Excellence Information Session: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Rice Universities and the University of Chicago.

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Hilton Richmond, Short Pump, 12042 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23233

Learn about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life. An admissions officer from each school will be available. You must RSVP to reserve a space at

If you would like to start planning for summer school, information has been posted at  Also, our Counseling Center has a few brochures. The location for high school summer school this year is Lee-Davis High School.  The school division will provide transportation to and from Patrick Henry High School.


JUST ADDED!!  For the first time, Hanover Schools is pleased to offer French 1 and Spanish 1 online for summer school.  These two courses will fulfill the requirements for Carnegie credit bearing classes as currently taught in Hanover’s secondary schools.  This course is for rising 7th graders and older.   Enroll soon; the deadline is May 27!   Contact your school counselor with questions.


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, or call our Counseling Center at 365-8020.  



Bridging RVA Drawing for college scholarship funds:  All PH Seniors can be entered in a random drawing for a $250 scholarship funded by Bridging RVA.   All you need to do is take a copy of your FAFSA one-page results or the email you received stating that your FAFSA was submitted, and give it to Mrs. Osborne in Counseling by May 17th.  All entries will be placed in a bowl and TWO recipients will be drawn.  That is all there is to it!  If you have not already filed a FAFSA, you can do so at  If you need help completing it, you can make an appoint with Mrs. Spaulding in Counseling.  (These scholarships are funded by an award PHHS was given by Bridging RVA for the progress we have made in raising the FAFSA completion rate for PH students.)

Not too late to get funding for 2016-17 college courses: If you have not already filed your 2016-17 FAFSA  (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the academic year that beings next fall, you still can do so at This form is used by colleges to determine if a student is eligible for Pell Grant and/or Work-Study funds, and to award Federal Student Loans. If you need help completing the form, you can make an appointment with Mrs. Spaulding in PH Counseling (365-8020).



Sports physicals are going to be held on June 2, in the old gym, starting at 3:30 p.m.  The cost is $20 per student athlete.  These physicals are for school year 2016-17.


From Mrs. Nuckols: Open gym for girls basketball will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.


From Hanover County Parks & Recreation:  This class will teach you how to send your children to the college of their dreams without bankrupting your retirement. You will discover strategies that may enable you to qualify for financial aid, sources for scholarships and strategies for minimizing your tax exposure, giving you greater cash flow for funding a college education. 

Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College

Course #5782– Wednesday, May 18– 6 PM-8:30 PM

Hanover High School

Tuition Fees $25   Spouse can attend for free.

Please see the below links for more information on the course schedule and their    registration form. 

Course information:

Register online at

Brochure and Registration Form:

For additional information contact Hanover County Parks & Recreation or


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.  Copy and paste this link into your browser: 


Senior 2017 Portrait Dates:


Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Times: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Location: Commons



Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Times: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Location: Commons



Date: Monday-Tuesday, October 10-11, 2016

Times: After school (no senior portraits during underclass timeframe); Sign-up sheets to be provided

Location: Commons


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.  


  • Skirts, dresses and shorts should be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee.


  1. Jeggings, leggings, yoga pants, etc. must be worn with tops that come to at least mid-thigh.
  2. 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.


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 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

5/16-25-Main SOL Testing Window

5/19-Spring Choral Concert, 7 p.m.—FREE admission

5/24-Spring Band Concert, 7 p.m.–FREE admission

5/30-Memorial Day; holiday for students and staff

Final Exam Schedule–

School dismisses at 1:15 p.m. on June 13-16, 2016.  

Monday, June 13-Blocks A1 and A3

Tuesday, June 14-Blocks B1 and B3

Wednesday, June 15-Blocks A2 and A4

Thursday, June 16-Blocks B2 and B4; last day of school for students

June 23-Report Card Distribution


 Senior Dates

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 at Siegel Center and senior picnic in PH gym and on front lawn

6/12-Baccalaureate service, 7 p.m., auditorium

6/18-Graduation, 12:00 noon, Siegel Center

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