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PATRIOT PRIDE EXPRESS ‘17-18

Issue 14:  November 26, 2017

 attached flyer

 PHHS NJROTC

 Reflections Winners

  • Thank you to all that participated in this years PTSA reflections contest
  • Congratulations to the following winners.
    • Literature:
      • 1st place – Madelyne Evans  10th grade
      • 2nd Place – Ella Gaskin- 12 grade
    • Photography:
      • 1st place- Avery Inge

1st place entries have been submitted for the County wide competition.

 Science SOL

  • There will be a Biology SOL “Push-to-Pass Pizza Party” from 3:40-6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27.
  • Students testing in December have received invitations.  Ask any Science teacher for more information.

 Counseling News

  • The application for The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology is now open!  Trade School classes are open to rising Juniors and Seniors, including courses in Automotive Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, HVAC, Carpentry, and Electricity.  These courses will be 3 credits in the 2018-2019 school year and take 3 blocks in a student’s schedule.  Transportation is provided to and from THCTT and lunch will be available for students travelling for Trade School classes.  Be sure to consult with your school counselor during your individual academic planning meeting in January/February if interested in Trade School courses.  Apply for a spot today; applications are due by 2/15!
  • 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.

 CAREER COUNSELING NEWS:

    • 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:

COLLEGE VISITS:

 

  • Longwood University will be holding an On-Site Admissions event with interested Seniors on Tuesday, December 12th at 11:00 am. Senior students must have already applied to Longwood prior to the event (or within 72 hours after) and must come with their transcript and SAT OR ACT scores in hand. Seniors can sign-up to attend this event by clicking on the below Sign-Up link OR by signing up on the form posted outside of the Career Counseling Center Office (located near the World Languages hallway).  Please contact Mrs. Edwards, Career Counselor, with any questions at spedwards@hcps.us.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • EXPLORING – Career Education Programs
    • Exploring is a unique after-school career education program for young men and women ages 14-20. It provides students with an opportunity to learn about careers in a specific field of interest and network with professionals already working in those fields. Young people get hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for them before making important decisions about their education. They can also develop valuable contacts with professionals and employers in the area, and get to know other young adults sharing the same interests and aspirations.
    • Upcoming Orientation/sign-up meetings for students will be held as follows (click the program title for a flyer with more info):
    • Architecture & Design Program with Baskervill on Monday, December 4.  Online registration at http://bit.ly/2m97DZk
    • Dentistry Program  with Central Virginia Dental Care on Thursday, December 7.  Online registration at http://bit.ly/2yg3QiI
  • Bank of America – Student Leaders Program
    • Every year, through their Student Leaders program, Bank of America helps connect 225 community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. Students are awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Boys and Girls Clubs of America and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. The Student Leaders Summit focuses on skill building and creating a more civically engaged society.
    • Students that have a passion for improving the community can learn more about the eligibility criteria and find the 2018 application at Student Leaders Program – Eligibility Criteria & Application
    • Juniors and Seniors can apply from October 30, 2017 to February 2, 2018
  • 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

  • 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, January 27, 10 am – 4 pm

Call (804) 527-7772 to make appointment.

  • 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 26th

  • Monday Nov. 27th
    • Girls JV and Varsity Basketball at Louisa – 6:00PM
  • Tuesday Nov. 28th
    • Girls JV and Varsity Basketball at Henrico – 6:00PM
    • Boys JV and Varsity Basketball at Patrick Henry – 6:00PM
    • Boys and Girls Swimming vs. Hanover at RMC – 7:00PM
  • Wednesday Nov. 29th
    • Sports Pictures – 3:30PM
    • Varsity Gymnastics Meet at Stonewall Middle – TBD
  • Thursdays Nov. 30th
    • Boys JV and Varsity Basketball at Caroline – TBD
    • Fall Play – Auditorium
    • Girls JV and Varsity Basketball at Patrick Henry – 5:30PM
  • Friday Dec. 1st
    • Fall Play – Auditorium
  • Saturday Dec. 2nd
    • Fall Play – Auditorium
    • Wrestling: Varsity Invitational at Henrico – TBD

 STAY IN TOUCH WITH PATRIOT NATION:

  • 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 chool Calendar 1718

PATRIOT PRIDE EXPRESS ‘17-18 Issue 13:  November 19, 2017

 PHHS NJROTC

Science SOL

  • There will be a Biology SOL “Push-to-Pass Pizza Party” from 3:40-6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27.
  • Students testing in December have received invitations.  Ask any Science teacher for more information.

Reflections Winners

  • Thank you to all that participated in this years PTSA reflections contest
  • Congratulations to the following winners.
    • Literature:
      • 1st place – Madelyne Evans  10th grade
      • 2nd Place – Ella Gaskin- 12 grade
    • Photography:
      • 1st place- Avery Inge
      • 1st place entries have been submitted for the County wide competition.

Counseling News

  • The application for The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology is now open!  Trade School classes are open to rising Juniors and Seniors, including courses in Automotive Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, HVAC, Carpentry, and Electricity.  These courses will be 3 credits in the 2018-2019 school year and take 3 blocks in a student’s schedule.  Transportation is provided to and from THCTT and lunch will be available for students travelling for Trade School classes.  Be sure to consult with your school counselor during your individual academic planning meeting in January/February if interested in Trade School courses.  Apply for a spot today; applications are due by 2/15!
  • 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.

CAREER COUNSELING NEWS:

 

  • COLLEGE VISITS:
  • Longwood University will be holding an On-Site Admissions event with interested Seniors on Tuesday, December 12th at 11:00 am. Senior students must have already applied to Longwood prior to the event (or within 72 hours after) and must come with their transcript and SAT OR ACT scores in hand. Seniors can sign-up to attend this event by clicking on the below Sign-Up link OR by signing up on the form posted outside of the Career Counseling Center Office (located near the World Languages hallway).  Please contact Mrs. Edwards, Career Counselor, with any questions at spedwards@hcps.us.
  • UPCOMING EVENTS:
    • EXPLORING – Career Education Programs
      • Exploring is a unique after-school career education program for young men and women ages 14-20. It provides students with an opportunity to learn about careers in a specific field of interest and network with professionals already working in those fields. Young people get hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for them before making important decisions about their education. They can also develop valuable contacts with professionals and employers in the area, and get to know other young adults sharing the same interests and aspirations.
      • Upcoming Orientation/sign-up meetings for students will be held as follows (click the program title for a flyer with more info):
      • Architecture & Design Program with Baskervill on Monday, December 4.  Online registration at http://bit.ly/2m97DZk
      • Dentistry Program  with Central Virginia Dental Care on Thursday, December 7.  Online registration at http://bit.ly/2yg3QiI
    • Bank of America – Student Leaders Program
      • Every year, through their Student Leaders program, Bank of America helps connect 225 community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. Students are awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Boys and Girls Clubs of America and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. The Student Leaders Summit focuses on skill building and creating a more civically engaged society.
      • Students that have a passion for improving the community can learn more about the eligibility criteria and find the 2018 application at Student Leaders Program – Eligibility Criteria & Application
      • Juniors and Seniors can apply from October 30, 2017 to February 2, 2018
    • 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
  • 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 201th

  • Monday Nov. 20th
    • No after school events
  • Tuesday Nov. 21st
    • Girls JV and Varsity Basketball Scrimmage at Patrick Henry – 5:00PM
  • Wednesday Nov. 22nd – Friday Nov. 24th
    • Student and Teacher Thanksgiving Holiday – Schools Closed

STAY IN TOUCH WITH PATRIOT NATION:

  • 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

Fall Play

Mini Flyer

Boys’ Volleyball State Championship Field Trip

 

Dear Patriot Nation,

Congratulations to our Varsity Boys’ Volleyball Team who won the State Semi-finals in a three match shut out tonight and who will travel to defend for state title and a potential back to back championship this Thursday, November 16th at the Siegel Center at 1 PM.  Much like last year, we are excited to announce that we have been able to arrange for a school field trip to take several spirit buses for student spectators to support our team!

For those students in attendance at tonight’s game, we distributed info and permission forms for Thursday’s trip and are sharing that same opportunity with everyone now as well (same permission form is attached and also on our school website).  Tomorrow morning, we will begin collecting payment and permission forms for Thursday’s trip at 8 AM in the new gym.  Unfortunately, we have approximately 100 slots for students on our buses, so we have a priority system for first access to tickets described below.

BACKGROUND:  

  • On Tuesday, November 14th, PHHS Boys’ Volleyball Team competed in the State Semifinals and WON and will now progress to the State Finals and will represent Hanover in a match that could bring home a state title!
  • The State Finals will be played at the Siegel Center on Thursday, November 16th at 1 PM.

In preparation for this EXCITING OPPORTUNITY, several of us began planning behind the scenes this past week in hopes of tonight’s win. These are the guidelines for interested & eligible students:

  • This will be a school-sponsored field trip departing school at 11:30 AM (leaving class for field trip roll call at 11:15 AM) & returning to PHHS at 3:15 PM.
  • For students to attend, they must:
    • Be a Senior or a Junior

(Sophomores on “standby” if seats on bus are available; we will take Sophomore permission forms on first come, first serve basis for a standby list. )

    • Have not failed any course for 1st Quarter.
    • BRING A PACKED LUNCH for the bus ride to the game.
    • Obtain the Field Trip Permission Slip during breakfast AND/OR all 4 lunches on Wednesday (Sophomores may pick up permission forms in case seats are left open at end of lunches so that Juniors & Seniors get first option- see more below).
    • Return signed permission form on Thursday (OR on Wednesday for those who attended Tuesday night’s game) and
    • Purchase the $13 package (Field trip cost = $3 for bus ride + $10 ticket= $13).
    • Students can use their usual transportation home after school since the field trip will return by 3:15 PM.

***This event is open to the public and tickets at the Siegel Center are $10 should any other community members wish to attend (see attached information, which includes parking lot locations on a diagram).  Also, PTL will be livestreaming audio commentary from courtside on Spreaker.com, so tune in!

HCTT Application

The application for The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology is now open!  Trade School classes are open to rising Juniors and Seniors, including courses in Automotive Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, HVAC, Carpentry, and Electricity.  These courses will be 3 credits in the 2018-2019 school year and take 3 blocks in a student’s schedule.  Transportation is provided to and from THCTT and lunch will be available for students travelling for Trade School classes.  Be sure to consult with your school counselor during your individual academic planning meeting in January/February if interested in Trade School courses.  Apply for a spot today; applications are due by February 15, 2018.

https://goo.gl/forms/HZLvlYuyWyPdZQHT2

Boys Volleyball State Championship

V-ball page 3

Click here for attached permission forms.

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

PHHS NJROTC

PATS News

  • 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.

 

Pictures

 

CAREER COUNSELING NEWS:

 

  • SAVE THE DATES:
  • 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

 

STAY IN TOUCH WITH PATRIOT NATION:

  • 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