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PATRIOT PRIDE EXPRESS Issue 38- May 21st, 2017



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

Medications at School

  • All medications in the clinic will be properly destroyed if not picked up by a parent/guardian on or before June 15th, 2017.  Please contact Colleen Daugherty, RN at 804-365-8015 for inquiry or to make pick-up arrangements.

Dress Code



Rising Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen

  • The PTSA is sponsoring a workshop by the College Funding Coach.  This workshop will focus on the FAFSA Rules change in 2016 as well as:
    • Strategies to attend private universities for the same out of pocket cost as in-state schools
    • Effective ways to simultaneously save AND pay for college
    •  Unique strategies to pay for multiple children attending college at the same time
    • An insider’s view of the college admissions process
    • How to recapture out of pocket college costs
    • Avoid jeopardizing your retirement nest egg
    • And much, much more!
  • The cost is $25 per family.  All registration details are included on the attached flyer.

Library Books

  • All library books are now due!  Students (and parents) can check to see if they have any library books checked out or overdue fines by going to Destiny Library Catalog and clicking on the “login” button in the top right hand corner.  Usernames are the student ID numbers and the passwords are birthdates (DDMMYY).  Once logged in, click on the “my info” tab which is above the top green bar to find books that have been checked out and any fines that may be owed to the library.  Overdue fines may be paid online through myschoolbucks.com; select library fines from the list and then enter the appropriate amount. Questions about books or fines can be directed to Mrs. Lent (tlent@hcps.us) or Mrs. Brown (mbrown@hcps.us) or by calling the library directly at 365-8036.


  • Each student has their own HCPS Google account.  It is important that your child remember their username and password for the first days of school in the fall. If your child has used Google this year please write down this information some place safe so that they are ready to begin the school year in September.

Graduation Seating

  • Hanover County Employees that are interested in sitting in the reserved VIP seating section for Graduation need to email Leslie Nuckols at ltnuckols@hcps.us to make the reservation.  You may reserve up to 12 seats.

Senior Information

  • If you received a letter informing you that you will be acknowledged with a monetary award during Senior Awards Night on June 1, please fill out the  Scholarship Recipient Information Google Form ASAP! The absolute deadline is May 22. You will need to use your Hanover County email. The form can be found:
  • See Ms. Konrad or Ms. Patterson if you have questions


Patriot Camp

  • Patriot Camp for Rising PHreshmen and PHuture Patriot Parents will be held on August 17, 2017 from 9 AM to 12 PM.  Registration is now open for this exciting event.  This year, the Counseling Center and PH Administration have added a concurrent parent program with pertinent high school information and an opportunity to pay for school fees early.  Please plan to join us for a fun-filled day including tours, games, and more.  Visit www.tinyurl.com/PHPatriotCamp to register today.  RSVP required to participate


School Counseling Information

  • The PH Counseling Center now has a Twitter account!  Follow them @PH_Counseling to receive up-to-date information on upcoming deadlines, dates, and pertinent information.  Parents, students, and faculty members are all welcome to follow us
  • Hanover County Summer School Registration opens on Monday, May 1, 2017 and will remain open until June 21, 2017.  Registration for online courses will close early on June 2, 2017.  All Hanover County students are required to sign up through the online registration form this year.  Summer School will run from June 26 to August 9 and will be held at Hanover High School.  Sign up early to secure your spot as classes do fill up quickly.  For more information and to register, please visit: https://sites.google.com/hcps.us/summerschool/secondary-information?authuser=0.
  • The Caron Treatment Center’s Student Assistance Program is hosting a parent workshop on helping students to be resilient against substance use.  This program, Parenting Resources and Education for Parents:  A Community Discussion, will be held May 23 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Northstar Community, 563 Southlake Blvd, Richmond, VA 23236.  There is no cost to attend.  Refreshments will be provided.
  • Registration has begun for Longwood University’s Dual Enrollment Economics and Personal Finance Course! Here is the link to make registration as easy as possible for any students interested in taking this course: https://www.applyweb.com/cgi-bin/app?s=lwud.  Check out this informational video and please email Marissa Brunner (brunnermj@longwood.edu) or Danielle Hennessey (hennesseydm@longwood.edu) with any questions.”
  • “Do you have questions on how to pay for college?  Check out the Guide to Paying for College – Financial Aid, Scholarships, Savings, & Student Loans.  This guide includes 6 steps in total, including The Cost of College, The Steps to Paying for College, Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants, College Savings Accounts, and Student Loans.”


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!
  • The FBI Richmond Youth Academy for juniors and seniors will be held July 17 and July 18, 2017 at the Richmond Field Office. During the academy, students will be provided an overview of the FBI’s mission and operations. Application Deadline is May 31. For more information, click on these links: FBI Youth Academy Release   and  FBI Youth Academy Application.


Substance Use Prevention

  • Substance Use Prevention Education Blog: Catch a great video on how to switch up your communication style to more effectively address teens! www.boldwithprevention.blogspot.com
  • Student Citizen’s Police Academy: Rising 9th-12th graders interested in learning more about law enforcement and investigations should see their School Resource Officer to get information on applying for the youth police academy.


PTSA Officers 2017-2018

  • The Nominating Committee of the Patrick Henry High School Parent Teacher Student Associate have slated the officers for the 2017-2018 school year.  The General Membership meeting for elections will be Monday, June 12, 2017.  The slate of officers are as follows:
  • President – Anne Leigh Klinger
  • 1st Vice President – Programming – Nat Draper
  • 2nd Vice President – Membership – Amanda Lauritzen
  • 3rd Vice President – Ways & Means – Cheryl Herbert
  • Treasurer – Lynn Overby
  • Secretary – Chris Dull



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

  • Earlier this month, the PH Kindness Crew hosted a Penny Wars fundraiser, collecting $550 to be donated to the VCU Massey Cancer Center.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to this event

PHHS Events May 22nd- May 26th

For the full list of events at Patrick Henry click here
Monday May 22nd

Spring SOL Non-Writing Testing Continues
Band Dress Rehearsal 3:30PM


Tuesday May 23rd            

Spring SOL Non-Writing Testing
Spring Band Concert in the Auditorium 7:00PM


Wednesday May 24th            

Spring SOL Non-Writing Testing
The College Funding Coach at PH 6:00Pm


Thursday May 25th        

Spring SOL Non-Writing Testing
Spring Chorus Concert in the Auditorium

Friday May 26th    

Spring SOL Non-Writing Testing
ITS Banquet in the Auditorium 3:45PM
Varsity Softball Conference Tournament TBD
Boys Varsity Soccer Conference Tournament TBD
Girls Varsity Soccer Conference Tournament TBD



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