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PATRIOT PRIDE EXPRESS Issue 22- January 29th, 2017

 

Below, please find a preview of the week to come as well as a few reminders & highlights:

Casino Night

  • On Saturday February 4th the PH PATS will host Casino Night. Click here for details

Model Congress

  • The first student-run Hanover County Model Congress will be held on Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at AHS.
  • Students may serve as delegates or committee chairs. Parent volunteers are appreciated. Cost is $20 per student (lunch included).
  • Email hanovercongress@gmail.com for more details. RSVP by Monday, February 20.

 

Update on Course Registration

  • The Counseling Center has been working diligently to meet with all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students to choose courses for next school year.
  • Each student will meet individually with their counselor in order to discuss current academic progress, post-secondary plans, and courses for next year.  During this meeting, each student will receive a Course Registration Worksheet to include teacher recommendations and course requests.
  • Each student will bring home a Course Registration Worksheet to be signed by a parent and returned to their PHlex block.
  • Please refer to the Course Request Timeline for more details and important links.

 

Substance Use Prevention

  • Substance Use Prevention Education Blog: http://boldwithprevention.blogspot.com. This week’s post includes great information for those coping with a family member’s substance use disorder. Any student interested in participating in a support group this spring focused on substance abuse in the family should contact Mrs. Streitel at kstreitel@hcps.us.

 

Senior Awards Information

  • Patrick Henry High School will recognize senior Eagle Scouts and Gold Award recipients at our Spring Awards program.
  • Please email Mrs. Roane in the Counseling Center at mroane@hcps.us if your son or daughter is a senior Eagle Scout or Gold Award recipient so that we can include them in the program.  Congratulations to our seniors who have earned these fine accomplishments!

 

Emerging Leaders Class

  • Applications for next years Emerging Leaders Program are due by Feb. 2nd to Mrs. Scheele
  • See attached application if interested

 

JROTC Fundraiser

  • JROTC will have a fundraiser on April 19th at VCC Buffalo Wild Wings from 5pm until 8pm where the cadets will earn 15% of food proceeds with valid receipt.
  • To keep up to date with latest JRTOC news and events click here

 

Virginia Lottery Hero’s of Education

  • Join us in celebrating Virginia’s true heroes of education. Nominate an outstanding K-12 public school teacher for the Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Award, and he or she could win $2,000 cash and $2,000 from The Supply Room Companies for classroom supplies.
  • Let’s spread the word to help get some of our amazing teachers in the game. Anyone 18 or older can visitvasuperteacher.com between now and February 13 to submit a nomination. The Virginia Lottery wants to put a spotlight on those amazing educators who go the extra mile each and every day, demonstrating passion, innovation, collaboration and creativity in the classroom. A blue-ribbon panel of judges will select one teacher from each of eight geographic regions of the state to join 72 awesome educators who have been recognized since 2008. In the ranks of this distinct honor are classroom, music, special education, art and physical education teachers from every corner of Virginia. Is a teacher from our school next?
  • Help the Virginia Lottery, the Virginia PTA and The Supply Room Companies celebrate 10 years of recognizing amazing teachers across the Commonwealth by nominating your Super Teacher now! The Virginia Lottery is game for education, contributing more than $8 billion to Virginia’s public schools since 1999. Want to see how much your district received in Fiscal Year 16? Check out valottery.com/playing_matters.aspx.

 

PHHS SHARE OUT

  • Congratulations to Lena Zheng, the winner of a $50 Amazon Gift Card for completing her career assessments and entering the 9th Grade VA Wizard Contest!

 

PHHS Events January 30th- February 3rd

For the full list of events at Patrick Henry click here

Monday January 30th        

First Day of the Second Semester

 

Tuesday January 31at

Boys and Girls Indoor Track at Fork Union Military Academy TBD
Boys JV and Varsity Basketball at Highland Springs 6:00PM and 7:30PM
Girls JV and Varsity Basketball at Patrick Henry 6:00 and 7:30PM

 

Wednesday February 1st            

Soccer Conditioning 4:00PM

 

Thursday February 2nd

All District Band at Hanover High School

 

Friday February 3rd

Report Card Distribution in PHLex Block
All District Band at Hanover High School
Central Region  Orchestra at Collegiate
Boys and Girls JV Basketball at Atlee 6:00 and 7:30PM
Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball at Patrick Henry

Silent Night

6:00 and 7:30PM

 

Saturday February 4th

All District Band at Hanover High School
Central Region Orchestra at Collegiate
Varsity Wrestling Conference Tournament at Orange County TBD
PATS Casino Night at Montpelier Center 6:00PM

 

VA Lottery Super Teacher Award

Join us in celebrating Virginia’s true heroes of education. Nominate an outstanding K-12 public school teacher for the Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Award, and he or she could win $2,000 cash and $2,000 from The Supply Room Companies for classroom supplies.

 Let’s spread the word to help get some of our amazing teachers in the game. Anyone 18 or older can visit vasuperteacher.com between now and February 13 to submit a nomination. The Virginia Lottery wants to put a spotlight on those amazing educators who go the extra mile each and every day, demonstrating passion, innovation, collaboration and creativity in the classroom. A blue-ribbon panel of judges will select one teacher from each of eight geographic regions of the state to join 72 awesome educators who have been recognized since 2008. In the ranks of this distinct honor are classroom, music, special education, art and physical education teachers from every corner of Virginia. Is a teacher from our school next?

 Help the Virginia Lottery, the Virginia PTA and The Supply Room Companies celebrate 10 years of recognizing amazing teachers across the Commonwealth by nominating your Super Teacher now! The Virginia Lottery is game for education, contributing more than $8 billion to Virginia’s public schools since 1999. Want to see how much your district received in Fiscal Year 16? Check out valottery.com/playing_matters.aspx.

 

Senior Transcripts

Seniors needing mid-year transcripts will need to request them through their Parchment.com account.  Fees will be turned off from January 30 to February 24 so that students can request mid-year transcripts free of charge.  Mid-year transcripts will be released as soon as they are available from the School Board Office.  Please refer to the tutorial on ordering transcripts if you need assistance.

Conservation Summer Camp

camp

For 40 years, the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts has sponsored a week long summer conservation camp for Virginia high school students (currently enrolled in grades 912) on the campus of Virginia Tech. The program brings together about 70 interested students for a week of learning about Virginia’s natural resources from conservation professionals and faculty from Virginia Tech. Most of the instruction is hands on and outdoors.Scholarship funding to cover the registration fee may be available from your local Soil & Water Conservation District. To apply for 2017 Youth Conservation Camp, contact your local SWCD to receive an application and find your local application deadline.

Youth Conservation Camp
July 9-15, 2017
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Youth Conservation Camp is open to all Virginia students enrolled in High School for the current year. See camp pictures and testimonials from students on the VASWCD Facebook page. Contact your local Soil & Water Conservation District or Bonnie Mahl at bonnie.mahl@vaswcd.org with questions or for additional camp information. Youth Conservation Camp Pictures from prior years can be found on the Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts Facebook page. ‘Like’ our page for photos and updates!

2016-2017 Midterm Exam Schedule

2016-2017 Midterm Exam Schedule

(For the Week of January 24, 2017 through January 27, 2017)

Tuesday

1/24/2017

Wednesday

1/25/2017

Thursday

1/26/2017

Friday

1/27/2017

Exam 1:

8:30-10:15

A1 B1 A2 B2
Lunch/Phlex

10:15-11:30

Lunch/SB with

A3 Class

Lunch/SB with

B3 Class

Lunch/SB with

A4 Class

Lunch/SB with

B4 Class

Exam 2:

11:30-1:15

A3 B3 A4 B4

Bell and Lunch Schedule for 2016-2017 Midterm Exams

(For the Week of January 24, 2017 through January 27, 2017)

8:30 – 10:15:     Exam 1

10:15 – 11:30:   Lunch

10:15 – 10:40:   1st Lunch (Study Block for students who eat 2nd or 3rd lunch)

10:40 – 11:05:   2nd Lunch (Study Block for students who eat 1st or 3rd lunch)

11:05 – 11:30:   3rd Lunch (Study Block for students who eat 1st or 2nd lunch)

11:30 – 1:15:     Exam 2

*Students who eat 3rd lunch will be given a 5 minute travel time from lunch to their second
exam, which will begin at 11:30.

* Students requesting additional assistance for exam review may schedule time with teachers from 1:15-3:30 p.m. during exam week.

Senior Exam Exemptions:

Exemptions from examinations will be allowed for certain seniors meeting the following exemption requirements:

  1. A senior (a student who is a candidate for June graduation) who makes grades of not less than “B” on each nine-week report period in a given subject during a current semester shall be eligible for exemption in that particular subject that semester.  (No nine-week report grade, as recorded on the report card for a given semester, may be less than “B” in the subject for which exemption is sought.)
  2. Additionally, the following conditions apply:
    1. A student must not have received a suspension (OSS) from school in the current semester;
    2. A student must not be absent in excess of four days during the current semester.  Seniors should be reminded that missing the exam review day could count as their fifth absence.
  3. Teachers of seniors reserve the right to require all seniors to take exams.  Examination requirements shall be clarified at the beginning of the course.
  4.   Seniors eligible for exemption may, if they choose, take any of their examinations.

Exam Attendance and Make-Up Information

EXAM SCHEDULE

Once examinations are scheduled, no exceptions may be made for the convenience of individual students.  Students shall not be permitted to take examinations out of schedule.  To receive credit for a course, a student must take the exam.  The only exception to this is a senior who meets exam exemption requirements.

CREDIT

To receive credit for a course, a student must take the exam.  The only exception to this is a senior who meets exam exemption requirements.  Students who do not make-up their exams will receive a grade of zero and an F in the course for the semester.

EXAM ATTENDANCE POLICY

All students are expected to maintain a good attendance record during the exam days.  The regular absence policy is in effect.  Students must report to the attendance office to sign-in or sign-out when entering or leaving school other than the approved beginning or end of the school day.  Completion and submission of the Permission for Absences on Exam Days form, as described below, will serve as sign-in and sign-out during exam days.

Any student planning to be absent during the exam period because of exemptions and/or study halls should return the Permission for Absences on Exam Days form to their English teacher or the attendance office by Monday, January 23, 2017.  This form must be signed by a parent or guardian, and a telephone number must provided where a parent or guardian may be reached during the day for confirmation.  Seniors will not be counted absent on the days missed because of exam exemptions.  (Exam Exemptions will be verified by the teachers.). Transportation will be the responsibility of the parent/student who have an exemption or study hall. Buses will run according to the full day exam schedule.

MAKE-UP EXAMS

Make-up exams will be given only in the case of illness or other emergencies.  In all cases a parent or guardian should personally speak to the principal or assistant principal prior to the absence or before the exam time to advise the school of the situation.  It is the combined responsibility of both the teacher and the student to schedule a time to make up any missed exam.

ATTENDANCE FOR INDIVIDUAL EXAM PERIODS

Students are required to remain in their exam class for the entire exam period that has been scheduled.  No students should arrive late to an exam block or leave an exam block early.  Students arriving late to an exam or leaving an exam block early create unnecessary distractions.  Students will be dismissed from an exam once the block has ended, even if the student completes the exam early.

See attachment for the Permission for Absences on Exam Days form

Nominate a Teacher

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Nominations are now being accepted for the R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence. Parents, students, educators, and the community at-large are invited to nominate an outstanding teacher by visiting http://www.tcfrichmond.org/Grantseekers/Awards/REB-Awards-for-Teaching-ExcellenceNominations will be accepted through February 27, 2017.

The R.E.B. Awards recognize public school teachers in the metropolitan Richmond area who have distinguished themselves by their inspiring classroom performance. Grants ranging from $4,000 to $12,000 each will be given to approximately 15 teachers to support professional development activities. Recipients will be required to share educational ideas and experiences with fellow teachers.

Eligibility for the award is limited to full-time classroom teachers in grades K-12 who have completed a minimum of three years of full-time service and are employed by the public school divisions of the City of Richmond, Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico, and the Department of Juvenile Justice.

The program was developed by The Community Foundation and is funded by the R.E.B. Foundation. Since its inception, $3.4 million has been awarded to over 740 public school instructors. In the last five years, 13 Hanover County Public Schools teachers have received this distinguished award, including four recipients in 2016.

PATRIOT PRIDE EXPRESS Issue 21- January 22nd, 2017

 

Below, please find a preview of the week to come as well as a few reminders & highlights:

Mid-Term Exams

  • Mid-term exams will take place during Tuesday to Friday of this week
  • Click here for important information about exams

 

College Financial Aid

  • The Financial Aid Parent Workshop will occur on Tuesday January 24th, 2017
  • It will take place in the PHHS Health Classrooms from 6:30 – 8:00PM

 

Casino Night

  • On Saturday February 6th the PH PATS will host Casino Night. See attached flyer for details

 

Sadie Hawkins Dance

  • On Saturday January 28th, PHHS Key Club will be hosting a Sadie Hawkins Dance at Patrick Henry
  • Tickets will go will be on sale this week in the Cafeteria during lunches

 

Substance Use Prevention

  • Substance Use Prevention Education Blog: http://boldwithprevention.blogspot.com. This week’s post includes great information for those coping with a family member’s substance use disorder. Any student interested in participating in a support group this spring focused on substance abuse in the family should contact Mrs. Streitel at kstreitel@hcps.us.

 

Senior Awards Information

  • Patrick Henry High School will recognize senior Eagle Scouts and Gold Award recipients at our Spring Awards program.
  • Please email Mrs. Roane in the Counseling Center at mroane@hcps.us if your son or daughter is a senior Eagle Scout or Gold Award recipient so that we can include them in the program.  Congratulations to our seniors who have earned these fine accomplishments!

 

Emerging Leaders Class

  • Applications for next years Emerging Leaders Program are due by Feb. 2nd to Mrs. Scheele
  • See attached application if interested

 

JROTC Congratulations!

  • The PHHS Drill Team continued this year’s winning streak as they took another win this Saturday at the Gloucester HS NJROTC Area 5 drill Meet.  12 teams competed in three areas, Drill, Inspection and Academic testing
  • PHHS has won this event 10 times in 12 years and is the current 5 year winner.

 

PHHS SHARE OUT

  • Congrats to Brendan White who earned his 100th wrestling win last week when he took 1st place in the 160lb weight class.
  • Click here for the latest PHHS Athletics news and results

 

PHHS Events January 23rd – 27th

For the full list of events at Patrick Henry click here

 

Monday January 23rd        

Girls JV and Varsity Basketball at Patrick Henry 6:00PM and 7:30PM

 

Tuesday January 24th

Exams A1 and A3 – school closes at 1:15
Financial Aid Workshop in the Health Classrooms 6:00PM

 

Wednesday January 25th            

Exams B1 and B3 – school closes at 1:15

 

Thursday January 26th

Exams A2 and A4 – school closes at 1:15

 

Friday January 27th

Exams B2 and B4 – school closes at 1:15
Boys and Girls JV Basketball at Patrick Henry 6:00PM and 7:30PM
Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball at Lee Davis 6:00PM  and 7:30PM

 

Saturday January 28th    

Boys and Girls Indoor Track Meet at St. Christopher’s TBD
Varsity Wrestling at Manchester 10AM
Sadie Hawkins Dance in the Cafeteria 7:00-10:00PM