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PATRIOT PRIDE EXPRESS ‘17-18 Issue 3:  September 17, 2017


Patriot Nation,

Please see below for important information from Patrick Henry High School


  • SCA will be selling Homecoming tickets to the Enchanted Forest beginning October 2nd. Early Bird Special tickets will be $15 and will sold during all lunches in the cafeteria the week of October 2nd-6th. Tickets will also be available the week of Oct 10th-13th out of the SCA Office before school and during A3 for $20.
  • Club Fair this Thursday during all 4 lunches. Please see attachment for more information.
  • Club meetings are held on Tuesdays during Flex. Clubs will be set up according to the day they meet- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Tuesdays. Encourage students to sign up for a club that meets each Tuesday for maximum school involvement. Club members and/or sponsors will be available for information. Also, freshman class officer applications will be available during club fair.



  • Student passwords have been reset for the 17-18 school year.  Password updates for the school network, Google, Blackboard and PowerSchool were finished on Friday, September 15.
  • To keep students from getting locked out of PowerSchool, students should delete the PowerSchool app from their phones and then reinstall it once they have updated their passwords through their English classes.
  • Students who have problems with their password changes should go to the library to get help with the issue.
  • Parents who have problems accessing PowerSchool can send an email to hcpsparentportal@hcps.us



  • We have several exciting upcoming College Visits, Scholarship, and Career Exploration opportunities for our students!
    • College Recruiter visits during Week of September 18:
      • High Point University – Tuesday, September 19 (lunchroom visit during all lunches)
      • ECPI University – Wednesday, September 20  (lunchroom visit during all lunches)
    • Service Academy Day – Meet representatives from the Service Academies and Congressman Rob Wittman to learn more about the academies, the congressional office’s nomination process, and the admission process.  Students, Parents, Counselors and School Officials are all welcome to attend this event.
    • Saturday, September 30, 2017
      • Life Church – 8378 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
      • 9:00 am – 10:30 am
      • Door opens at 8:30 am for registration
      • Pre-Registration is NOT required.  For more info. call (804) 730-6595
    • The Infinite Scholars Program – 11th RVA Annual College Scholarship Fair:
      • Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
      • The Greater Richmond Convention Center
      • Pre-Register early at www.infinitescholar.org
      • Get connected with your PH Career Counseling Center this school year:
    • Bookmark the HCPS Career Counseling Center website, for helpful tools, tips and information: https://hcpscareercounseling.wordpress.com/
    • Follow me on Twitter: @HCPSCareers for up to date details on the latest Careers, College/Military Visits, Scholarships and more!
    • Scholarships update: The 2017-18 Senior Scholarship Application is now open for senior students to access.  Completing this application will qualify seniors to be considered for scholarships provided by area businesses and organizations through the PHHS Scholarship Committee.  The deadline to complete the application is Friday, December 29, 2017 at 12 midnight.  Seniors can use the below link to access the application: http://bit.ly/2017SeniorScholarshipApp
    • If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Edwards at spedwards@hcps.us. Thank you!


Class of 2019

  • On September 26th , a Jostens representative will be at PH to hand out class rings to members of the Junior Class who purchased last year. The ring ceremony will take place in the Auditorium during PHlex.


Class of 2018

  • Seniors and Families of Seniors – Please click here to see important dates related to senior year through graduation  for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Seniors and/or Parents of a Senior:  If you are feeling overwhelmed by the “what will I do after high school” question, there is help at PHHS.  Mrs. Spaulding, the PH GRASP Advisor,  is at school every Thursday.  She is available to help with any aspect of the college process, including:
    • Do I really want to start college next August?
    • Should I start at a 2-year college and then transfer to a 4-year college?  How does transfer grant funding work?
    • What is the FAFSA (available Oct 1) and how does my family fill it out?
    • Do I need to fill out the CSS Profile for the colleges where I plan to apply for extra funding?
    • How do I look for scholarship funding?
    • Planning to work after high school and needing a credential to get a job?  She can also help you with the new Virginia initiative in the area of Workforce Credential Development funding.
    • Her sole purpose for being at PH is to help current seniors and their parents through this process in a timely way. You can make an appointment to see her by going by PH Counseling or calling PH Counseling at 365-8020 and speaking with Ms Osborne.


IB Testing Fees

  • If your child is a Junior or Senior taking an IB level course, then the IB organization requires that they must register for the IB exam in May 2018.  Mr. Eads has been coming into classrooms throughout the week to discuss the testing fees, testing dates, and distribute the form attached here. The testing fees are due by October 31, 2017.
  • Thank you for your understanding and if you have any questions, please contact Mr. Eads, meads@hcps.us or 804-365-8045.


Athletic Events for the Week of September 18th

  • Monday Sept. 18th
    • Boys JV and Varsity Volleyball at Patrick Henry at 6PM
    • Girls JV and Varsity Volleyball at Monacan at 5:45PM
    • JV and Varsity Field Hockey at Atlee at 5PM
  • Tuesday Sept. 19th
    • Girls JV and Varsity Volleyball at Patrick Henry 6PM
    • Boys JV and Varsity Volleyball at Lee-Davis at 6PM
  • Wednesday Sept. 20th
    • Boys and Girls Cross Country meet at Pole Green Park
    • JV and Varsity Field Hockey at Patrick Henry at 5:30PM
  • Thursday Sept. 21st
    • Boys JV and Varsity Volleyball at Patrick Henry at 6PM
    • JV Football Game at Patrick Henry 7PM
  • Friday Sept. 22nd
    • Varsity Football at Henrico at 7PM
  • Saturday Sept. 23rd
    • Girls Volleyball Invitational at Albemarle



  • PHHS Website-  http://hanover.k12.va.us/phhs/   In support of the snapshots provided by the weekly e-newsletter, our school website will remain the source for more detailed information and links.
  • PHHS Calendar-  On our school website you will find a link to the PHHS School Calendar, formerly referred to as the athletic calendar.  We work diligently to “bundle” information about all major school-related happenings in ONE PLACE on our school calendar, including major holidays, early release days, report card distribution, whole school events and assemblies, large field trips and concert dates, sports competitions, standardized testing dates, etc.  Specific club, organization, and course dates are not posted on this larger calendar:  PHHS School Calendar 1718
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