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PATRIOT PRIDE EXPRESS Issue 29 – March 19th, 2017


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

SOL Information

  • Writing SOL’s are coming up on March 21st and 22nd. Please see the PHHS main website for information on all SOL test dates as well as information on additional tutoring opportunities.


VPN’s and Cell Phones

  • According to Hanover County Policy,  students are expected to use the Hanover Wireless network for school purposes only.
  • A violation of this can result in disciplinary consequences. This includes students downloading and using VPN’s (virtual private networks).
  • Using a personal electronic device while in school for personal purposes may result in loss of access to the network and loss of use of their device during school hours.


Mental Health Workshop

  • Patriot Parents!  The Counseling Center will be hosting a Mental Health parent workshop at Patrick Henry High School on Tuesday, March 21 at 6 PM in the library.
  • This parent workshop will provide education on common mental health diagnoses and resources for parents & students.
  • This is a free event and no prior registration is required.  Light refreshments will be provided.


Senior Information

  • Jostens will be distributing announcements and caps and gowns on Wednesday, March 29th & Thursday March 30th during all four lunches.  If have already placed your order, make sure your balance is paid in full by March 17th.   Orders can be placed online at http://www.jostens.com or by calling 1-800-JOSTENS.
  • 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!
  • Senior Awards Night: Hanover Scholars Ceremony and Scholarship Awards Ceremony Save the Date!
    • Thursday, June 1, 2017 – Patrick Henry’s Webb Auditorium
    • Hanover Scholars will be honored for their academic accomplishments starting at 5:30pm. (Students line up in New Gym at 5:10pm.)
  • A reception sponsored by HEF will begin immediately after the ceremony at 6:15pm.
  • Scholarship Award Recipients will be honored during a ceremony beginning at 7:00pm. (Students line up in New Gym at 6:40pm.)
  • Parents will be sent a letter the week of May 10 if their child has been chosen as a scholarship recipient.
  • If the senior has received a scholarship award from the college they will attend or an outside organization not related to PHHS, the student must bring a copy of the official award letter to the School Counseling office confirming the scholarship no later than May 5 if they want to be acknowledged for it during the Scholarship Awards Ceremony. The student will be called to the stage during the ceremony to be acknowledged for the award.
  • Students should be present at the Senior Awards Night ceremonies and need to wear their caps and gowns. If the senior is a Hanover Scholar or Scholarship recipient and cannot make these ceremonies please email Ms. Konrad at kkonrad@hcps.us as soon as possible! You can also leave a message at 365-8025.
  • Parents and proud family members are invited and encouraged to attend!
  •  Students must complete the Hanover Scholar Information Google Form https://goo.gl/forms/mgfcoyJ82dZZ3tgB2  by May 5


Summer Programs and Scholarships

  • Students, check out the great summer programs, career exploration programs and leadership opportunities on the Announcements page of the Career Center website!
  • Seniors if you are looking for money for college, there are new scholarship postings on the Scholarship page on the Career Center website. Check out these Scholarship Opportunities:
    • March 14 – Bank Day Scholarship – several scholarships up to $2,500, $5,000, $1,000
    • March 17 – Virginia School Counselor Scholarship – $1,000
    • March 31 – Austin Brown Pleasants, Thomas L. Purvis, VSU Alumni, James River Air, J.K. Samples and other scholarships due.
    • April 20th – For PHHS Students planning to attend VCU – Gabriel Pearce Memorial Scholarship – $1,000 and $2,000.



  • The Jostens representative will be back in school on Thursday, March 30th during lunch to help with placing class jewelry orders. If you did not place your order with your class and are still interested in purchasing class jewelry, please make sure you stop by and see the Jostens representative on this day!
  • Sophomores, this is your final in school opportunity to order your class jewelry with the Jostens representative and be guaranteed delivery with your class in the spring for the class ring ceremony. Come share your story and create a keepsake that will last forever!
  • Don’t forget: If you wish to order, stop by and see Jostens on Thursday, March 30th during lunches!


Substance Use Prevention



  • For all the latest updates on Patrick Henry Athletic Teams and accomplishments click here.
PHHS Shout Out

  • CONGRATS To PH DECA Chapter’s success at the state competition in Virginia Beach. PHHS had 42 competitors attend and 16 students who qualified to attend the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA in April.
    • Dabney Hyman, Sarah Jackson, Delaney Boone: Buying & Merchandising Operations Research
    • Wright Brockwell, Katherine Lucas, Jake Huber: Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research
    • Grace Stivers, Molly Enright, Jennifer Flores: Business Services Operations Research (Placed 3rd)
    • Kayleigh Bohn, Sydney Gilman: Finance Operations Research
    • Blake Boschen, Olivia Sewell, Alaina Stickler: Franchise Business Plan
    • Amanda Schloss: Professional Selling Event
    • Sam McGuire: Principles of Business Management & Administration
  • The following students were recognized for excellence in one portion of their event:
    • Cameron Boxley: Top 10 Test for Automotive Series Event
    • Jessica Manuel: Top 10 Role Play for Food Marketing Series Event
  • Also, our chapter received several awards listed below:
    • Largest Membership Increase in Region 3
    • Blue Chip Award (Highest Honor) For our Chapter Annual Report
  • The following students also earned DECA Honor Society:
    • Wright Brockwell
    • Chloe Divers
    • Adam Lane

PHHS Events March 19th -24th

For the full list of events at Patrick Henry click here


Monday March 20th    

Girls Varsity Tennis at Patrick Henry 4:30PM
Varsity Boys Tennis at Varina 4:30PM
Girls JV and Varsity Lacrosse at Patrick Henry 5:30PM and 7:30PM
Boys JV and Varsity Lacrosse at Godwin 5:30PM and 7:00PM
PTA Council Meeting in the Library 7:00PM


Tuesday March 21st

JV Baseball at Highland Springs 6:00PM
Varsity Softball at Patrick Henry 6:00PM
Varsity Baseball at Patrick Henry 6:00PM
Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer at Patrick Henry 6:00PM and 7:30PM


Wednesday March 22nd                

Girls Varsity Tennis at Hanover 4:30PM
Boys Varsity Tennis at Patrick Henry 4:30PM
JV Baseball at Patrick Henry 6:00PM
Varsity Baseball at Deep Run 6:00PM
Varsity Softball at Deep Run 6:00PM
Girls JV and Varsity Soccer at Tucker 6:00PM and 7:30PM
Boys JV and Varsity Soccer at Patrick Henry 6:00PM and 7:30PM


Thursday March 23rd    

Boys JV and Varsity Lacrosse at Fluvanna 5:30 and 7:00PM
Girls Varsity Lacrosse at Patrick Henry 6:00PM
JV Softball at Patrick Henry
Rescheduled from 3-14
Varsity Softball at Louisa
Rescheduled from 3-14


Friday March 24th    

Girls JV and Varsity Soccer at Patrick Henry
Rescheduled from 3-14
5:30PM and 7:00PM
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