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PATRIOT PRIDE EXPRESS ‘17-18 Issue 12:  November 12, 2017




  • PATS will be selling spirit wear at the Boys Volleyball State Semifinal game at PH on November 14 so all PHans have an opportunity to show their support as the team plays to defend its state championship.
  • Spirit Nights
    • Southern Soul is hosting PH PATS Spirit Nights the 1st Tuesday each month
    • Sports Page is the 3rd Monday of each month from 5 – 10 pm
    • Sweet Frog has specific dates: 2/19 all day, 4/26 all day, and 6/4

Counseling News

  • The Ashland First Baptist Church is offering a FREE Community Thanksgiving Dinner  for folks who are struggling economically, are in transit, are alone, or just prefer a hot, freshly cooked meal on Thursday, November 23rd from 12 PM – 3 PM.
    • To reserve a seat, please call Helen or Price at (804) 798-8988 today!
    • If you would like to volunteer at this event, please call Tammy at (804) 798-6040
  • Join youth around the globe who are turning their passion into action. Learn how to plan and implement your own service project for Global Youth Service Day and make a positive impact in your community and the world you live in!
    • Sign up to participate in the Hanover Youth Leadership Corps Workshop on December 9, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12 PM.
    • Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GYSD2018 to RSVP by December 1!
    • See the attached flyer for details.
    • Do you want to help plan Hanover’s Global Youth Service Day Kick-Off Party and mobilize thousands of youth to volunteer? If your answer is YES, consider joining the Global Youth Service Day Youth Planning Coalition!  Meetings will be held on January 16th, February 13th, and March 6th from 7-8:30 p.m. in Ashland and the Kick-Off Party takes place on March 17th from 12:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. at the Patrick Henry YMCA. You’ll learn basic project planning and marketing skills, participate in service projects, and meet young people just like you who are making a difference in our community.  For more information and to sign up please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GYSD2018. You must sign up by January 5, 2018.

Key Club

  • Donate Fox Holiday Socks: Key Club is continuing the tradition of supporting fox holiday socks for Patrick Henry
  • We need your help to put a smile on a child’s face this holiday season.
  • Pick up your empty socks at the front desk in the office and return to room 404 by Dec. 1st
  • One sock equals one hour of service and everyone in school can participate.






  • Financial Aid Workshop: Stress Relief for the College Bound Student and Their Parents
  • Have questions about your college financial aid options?  It is so easy to be confused and overwhelmed by all the terminology you hear and see on college websites.  Sorting out the purposes and deadlines of all the various documents adds to a lot of the anxiety and frustration that many students and their parents experience.  
  • Take a deep breath, bring your questions, and come spend an evening with Shannon Edwards (Career Counselor) and Mila Spaulding (GRASP Financial Advisor) to get an overview and details you need to help you plot a path that will hopefully relieve most of the anxiety that you might feel is taking over your household right now.
  • Who can attend?  Although this evening will be geared towards current seniors and their parents, any PH student and/or their parents are welcome to attend.  It’s never too early or too late to start gathering information.
  • Event Date:  Tuesday, November 14th
  • Event Time:  6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Location:  Patrick Henry High School (Health Classrooms 1 & 2)
  • Click on the below link to RSVP and Register to attend the Financial Aid event : https://goo.gl/forms/T1ibE7LHwNgE0grm2


    • Virginia Military Institute Open House Visits
      • VMI Open House Visits allow high school seniors and juniors to sleep in barracks, eat in the mess hall, and talk with faculty, admission counselors, and cadets. They are a student and parent affair. Students may bring no more than two guests with them and they must make separate arrangements for lodging.
      • For information about VMI Open House Visits contact Capt. Chase Perry at openhouse@vmi.edu or call 540-464-7211.
      • Remaining Open House Dates for 2017-18:
        • February 9-10, 2018
        • March 2-3, 2018
        • March 16-17, 2018
    • Hampton University On-Site Admissions and Information Session
      • When: Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 AM
      • Where: St. Peter Baptist Church, 2040 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
      • RSVP no later than Tuesday, November 14. To RSVP call Mrs. Malinda Johnson at (804) 264-3922
      • Items Needed for the On-Site Admissions:
        • The signed and completed application form for admission
        • Application fee of $35.00 (non-refundable). Only cashier’s check or money order accepted
        • OFFICIAL high school transcript
        • Standardized test scores – (SAT or ACT score)
        • One letter of recommendation from your high school counselor or a high school teacher
        • An autobiographical essay or a 250 -500 word response to the question: “If your name were an acronym, what would it stand for and how would it reflect your strengths and personality?”


  • GRASP (GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.) provides Spanish speaking advisor for financial aid assistance/questions:
  • GRASP (GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable, college-access organization that assists students and families in obtaining funding for post-secondary education, now has a Spanish speaking advisor available to assist students/families with the financial aid process. The advisor, Conchy Martinez, is bilingual and is available to assist with outreach to the Latino community.  She staffs an email in Spanish so that parents who speak little or no English can send her financial aid questions in Spanish and receive an answer in Spanish.  Her email is espanol@grasp4va.org.
  • Additional financial aid information is available at the GRASP website, www.grasp4va.org.
  • Free FAFSA assistance available through GRASP (GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.)


o GRASP (GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.) is holding several FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion and financial aid information events during the upcoming months that are FREE and open to the public.  Below are the dates, locations, and contact information for making appointments.

o Belmont Library (Richmond) – Wednesdays from 6-8 pm – FAFSA and/or financial aid assistance.  Call (804) 527-7772 for appointment or visit the library on Wednesdays at that time.

o   FAFSA Completion events – Richmond Public Library, Main Branch

Saturday, November 18, 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday, January 27, 10 am – 4 pm

Call (804) 527-7772 to make appointment.

  • Financial Aid 101 (information) Session
    • Wednesday, November 1, 7-8 pm – Gayton Library (Henrico County)
      Additional financial aid information is available at the GRASP website, www.grasp4va.org


  • Strong Men & Women in Virginia: History Writing Contest
  • The Library of Virginia, in collaboration with Dominion Energy, presents the 2018 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History program.  This program honors African American leaders and their achievements. High school students in Virginia are invited to participate in the annual essay contest.  Four winning essays will be chosen, one from each of the four regions in Virginia that Dominion Energy serves.  Prizes include an Apple MacBook Air for each student winner and $1,000 for each winner’s high school.  Deadline for submissions is Friday, November 10, 2017.  For contest rules and other information please visit http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/smw/2018/essay_prompt.htm


  • Service Academy Nominations
    • Congressman McEachin is pleased to invite students to apply for a nomination to the United States Service Academies. (US Air Force Academy, US Merchant Marine Academy, US Military Academy, US Naval Academy, US Coast Guard).  Please click the following link for more information on how to apply: https://mceachin.house.gov/services
  • 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 following link to access the application and click on 2017-2018 Senior Scholarship Application:
  • Get connected with your Career Counseling Center this school year:

o   Visit our website at – https://hcpscareercounseling.wordpress.com/

o   Follow me on Twitter: @HCPSCareers for up to date details on the latest Careers, College/Military Visits, Scholarships and more!

Athletic Events for the Week of November 13th

  • Monday Nov. 13th
    • Indoor Track Practice Begins – 3:45PM
  • Tuesday Nov. 14th
    • NJROTC Awards – 6PM
    • Boys Varsity Volleyball State Tournament at Patrick Henry – 6PM
  • Wednesday Nov. 15th
    • Boys JV and Varsity Basketball Scrimmage at Clover Hill – 5:30PM
  • Thursday Nov. 16th
    • Boys Varsity Volleyball State Tournament – TBD
    • Powder Puff Football Game – 5PM
  • Friday Nov. 17th
    • Girls JV and Varsity Basketball Scrimmage at Patrick Henry – 4:30PM
  • Saturday Nov. 18th
    • Boys JV and Varsity Basketball Scrimmage at Patrick Henry – 10:30AM



  • 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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