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PATRIOT PRIDE EXPRESS Issue 16 – December 2nd, 2016

 

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

IMPORTANT: Add/Drop Class Deadline

  • December 16 is the last day to drop a course without it showing up on a student’s transcript.
  • If a course is dropped after December 16, the course will appear on the student’s transcript and show whether or not the student was passing or failing at the time of the withdrawal (WP: Withdraw Pass, WF: Withdraw Fail).
  • If a student drops a course in which they are failing after December 16, a 0 will be calculated into the student’s Cumulative GPA.

Dress Code Reminder

  • Students should always remove hats and keep them off when inside of the school building.
  • This expectation has been solidly established this first quarter and regular reminders from school staff should no longer be needed. Please remind your student at home.
  • Beginning Wednesday November 30th, any student forgetting this dress code directive their first time will be asked to give his/her hat to an administrator until afternoon dismissal.
  • One the second time, the hat will be held until an administrator arranges for a parent pick up of the item.
  • We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in this matter.

SCA Holiday Meal

  • Each year the SCA hosts a custodial dinner before winter break.
  • The custodial staff does so much for our school and we use this opportunity to thank them and show our appreciation.
  • The SCA is asking for donations from the community to put a bag together for each custodian to be presented at this meal
  • The SCA is requesting eight of the same thing. Any donation is greatly appreciated. We will be collecting donations through Dec. 13th and they may be turned into the front office or the SCA office.

PSAT Basketball Concession Stand

  • The Patrick Henry Boys and Girls JV and varsity basketball season starts on Tuesday, November 29. Come out and support our teams and stop by the PTSA concession stand. We will have sodas, bottled water, Gatorade, hot dogs, chips, candy and more for sale during all the home games.

Substance Use Prevention

  • Substance Use Prevention Education Blog: http://boldwithprevention.blogspot.com. Is your teen addicted to marijuana? See the latest blog post for signs to pay attention to and links to resources for parents.

 

PHHS SHARE OUT

  • Thank you to the PHHS Faculty and Students who raised over $900 in coin donations for Henry Clay and Elmont Elementary.

PHHS Events December 2nd – December 9th

Tuesday December 6th                     

Boys JV and Varsity Basketball at Varina 6:00PM and 7:00PM
Girls JV and Varsity Basketball at Patrick Henry 6:00PM and 7:00PM
Winter Strings Concert in the Auditorium 7:00PM

Wednesday December 7th

Boys and Girls Indoor Track Meet at Lee-Davis 4:45PM
Varsity Wrestling Match at Monacan 6:00PM
Winter Strings Concert in the Auditorium 7:00PM

Thursday December 8th

Gymnastics Varsity Meet at Freeman TBD
Girls JV and Varsity Basketball at Caroline 6:00 and 7:30PM
Boys JV and Varsity Basketball at Patrick HEnry 6:00PM and 7:30PM
NJROTC Awards in the Auditorium 5:00PM

Friday December 9th

Interim Reports thru Flex  
Boys and Girls Indoor Track at Christopher Newport TBD
Boys and Girls Varsity Swimming at the Ashland YMCA TBD
Boys and Girls JV Basketball at Hanover High 6:00PM and 7:30PM
Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball at Patrick Henry 6:00PM and 7:30PM

 

Madrigal Concert

If you all haven’t tired of Mannequin Challenge videos yet, please look at what our advanced chorus students have put together to advertise for our upcoming Madrigal Concert:
“Madrigals” is an annual holiday tradition at Patrick Henry that was relocated to Hanover Tavern three years ago. Our students provide an evening of holiday music in a unique setting followed by a community carol sing and Christmas tree lighting to start our season of cheer. The concert will be about an hour in length.
The event will be held Sunday, December 11th at 7 PM. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased on phhschorus.org, just follow the links about Madrigal Singers.
In addition, don’t forget to come out next Tuesday or Wednesday for our department-wide winter concert! Tickets will be sold at the door. Thank you for your continued support of our music students here at Patrick Henry.

PATRIOT PRIDE EXPRESS Issue 15 – November 27th, 2016

 

Hope everyone had a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving Break!

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

IMPORTANT: Add/Drop Class Deadline

  • December 16 is the last day to drop a course without it showing up on a student’s transcript.
  • If a course is dropped after December 16, the course will appear on the student’s transcript and show whether or not the student was passing or failing at the time of the withdrawal (WP: Withdraw Pass, WF: Withdraw Fail).
  • If a student drops a course in which they are failing after December 16, a 0 will be calculated into the student’s Cumulative GPA.

WIFI

  • We are grateful that the issue of inconsistent WIFI access in the school building was brought to our attention several weeks ago.
  • This allow us to look for patterns, troubleshoot, and communicate more specifics with central technology.
  • Together we discovered that in an effort to restrict VPN (Virtual Private Network) use by students, which is not permitted because it allows unrestricted and unfiltered internet  access, the response had a broader reach than expected.
  • Specifically, we think this fix pushed out some user’s who may have not been knowingly using VPNs by connecting to another users hot spot where a VPN was in use.
  • This fix was reversed, all users were allowed back into the school WIFI and the VPN response was modified.
  • Therefore, as of Friday prior to break, all students should have school WIFI access.
  • If a student has difficulty with WIFI access at this point, please visit Mrs. Haverstein in the library so she can support you.
  • We ask that parents ensure that students remove any VPN apps from their phones/personal devices.
  • Installation and use of VPNs is not permitted and will cause a loss of access. Thank you for your collaborative problem solving.

Extra Jostens Order Day for Seniors

  • Jostens will be back for 1 additional order day on Friday December 2nd during all 4 lunches.
  • This will be the final order day before the prices increase after the holidays.

SCA Holiday Meal

  • Each year the SCA hosts a custodial dinner before winter break.
  • The custodial staff does so much for our school and we use this opportunity to thank them and show our appreciation.
  • The SCA is asking for donations from the community to put a bag together for each custodian to be presented at this meal
  • The SCA is requesting eight of the same thing. Any donation is greatly appreciated. We will be collecting donations through Dec. 13th and they may be turned into the front office or the SCA office.

PSAT Basketball Concession Stand

  • The Patrick Henry Boys and Girls JV and varsity basketball season starts on Tuesday, November 29. Come out and support our teams and stop by the PTSA concession stand. We will have sodas, bottled water, Gatorade, hot dogs, chips, candy and more for sale during all the home games.

Substance Use Prevention

  • Substance Use Prevention Education Blog: http://boldwithprevention.blogspot.com. This week the Surgeon General released the first report ever dedicated to substance addiction and referred to drug and alcohol addiction as a public health crisis. Check out the blog for links to this report and for resources to help have discussions about addiction.
  • Applications for Sticker Shock are available and there are only 10 slots! Sticker Shock is a program run by law enforcement to warn the community about the consequences of buying alcohol for someone who is underage. On February 4th, teams of students from HCPS will work with police to place warning stickers on alcoholic products around the county. Interested students should see Mrs. Streitel in room 110 ASAP for an application! Students can also email Mrs. Streitel at kstreitel@hcps.us.

 

PHHS SHARE OUT

  • Thank you to the PHHS Faculty and Students who raised over $900 in coin donations for Henry Clay and Elmont Elementary.

 

PHHS Events November 29th – December 2nd

Tuesday  November 29th        

PHHS Blood Drive in the Main Gym  
Girls JV and Varsity Basketball at Godwin 6:00PM and 7:30PM
Boys JV and Varsity Basketball at Patrick Henry 6:00PM and 7:30PM

 

Wednesday November 30th

Varsity Wrestling Match at Collegiate TBD
Girls JV and Varsity Basketball at Glen Allen 6:00PM and 7:30PM
Boys JV and Varsity Basketball at Patrick Henry 6:00PM and 7:30PM

Thursday December 1st                     

Boys and Girls Varsity Swimming at Hanover TBD

Friday December 2nd

Girls JV and Varsity Basketball at Patrick Henry 6:00PM and 7:30PM
Boys JV and Varsity Basketball at Hermitage 6:00PM and 7:30PM

Saturday December 3rd

Jazz Band Concert at the Beaverdam Depot  
Varsity Wrestling Tournament in Caroline 9:00AM

 

Deadline for Dropping Classes

December 16 is the last day to drop a course without it showing up on a student’s transcript.  If a course is dropped after December 16, the course will appear on the student’s transcript and show whether or not the student was passing or failing at the time of the withdrawal (WP: Withdraw Pass, WF: Withdraw Fail).  If a student drops a course in which they are failing after December 16, a 0 will be calculated into the student’s Cumulative GPA.

PATRIOT PRIDE EXPRESS Issue 14- November 20th, 2016

 

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

Extra Order Days for Seniors

  • Jostens will be back for 2 additional order days on Tuesday, November 22nd and Friday December 2nd during all 4 lunches.
  • These will be the final order days before the prices increase after the holidays.

DECA Competition

  • Congratulations to the Patrick Henry DECA members who competed at the DECA District 23 Leadership Conference on Saturday.  Patrick Henry had 26 individual winners accepting a total of 53 individual and overall awards.   Fifteen students have qualified to attend the DECA State Leadership Competition in Virginia Beach in March. Way to go PH DECA!!!

Substance Use Prevention

  • Substance Use Prevention Education Blog: http://boldwithprevention.blogspot.com. This week the Surgeon General released the first report ever dedicated to substance addiction and referred to drug and alcohol addiction as a public health crisis. Check out the blog for links to this report and for resources to help have discussions about addiction.
  • Applications for Sticker Shock are available and there are only 10 slots! Sticker Shock is a program run by law enforcement to warn the community about the consequences of buying alcohol for someone who is underage. On February 4th, teams of students from HCPS will work with police to place warning stickers on alcoholic products around the county. Interested students should see Mrs. Streitel in room 110 ASAP for an application! Students can also email Mrs. Streitel at kstreitel@hcps.us.

 

PHHS SHARE OUT

  • CONGRATS to Patrick Henry’s Boys Varsity Volleyball Team for becoming the 5A state champions on Thursday Nov. 17th.
  • The team defeated Princess Anne in 3 games to bring home the first state title to Patrick Henry since 1994!

PHHS Events November 20th – December 2nd

Monday November 21st

Girls JV and Varsity Basketball Scrimmage at Patrick Henry

 

4:30PM and 6:00PM

Tuesday November 22nd

Boys JV and Varsity Basketball Scrimmage at Patrick Henry

 

4:30PM and 6:00PM

Wednesday November 23rd to Friday November 25th

Thanksgiving Holiday – Schools Closed  

Tuesday  November 29th        

Girls JV and Varstity Basketball at Godwin 6:00PM and 7:30PM
Boys JV and Varsity Basketball at Patrick Henry 6:00PM and 7:30PM

Wednesday November 30th

Varsity Wrestling Match at Collegiate TBD
Girls JV and Varsity Basketball at Glen Allen 6:00PM and 7:30PM
Boys JV and Varsity Basketball at Patrick Henry 6:00PM and 7:30PM

Thursday December 1st                     

Boys and Girls Varsity Swimming at Hanover TBD

Friday December 2nd

Girls JV and Varsity Basketball at Patrick Henry 6:00PM and 7:30PM
Boys JV and Varsity Basketball at Hermitage 6:00PM and 7:30PM

 

Fall Sports Highlights

Congratulations to Patrick Henry Boys Varsity Volleyball team for bringing the 5A State Championship home to Patriot Nation.  The Patriots defeated 3 time defending State Champion Princess Anne High School in three sets.  This is the first team state title for Patrick Henry since 1994.  We are very proud of our coaches and team for their hard work.  We would also like to thank the fans, the Hanover Sheriff’s Department and the Ashland Police Department for the large show of support yesterday.

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The Patrick Henry football team will travel to Massaponax tonight to play in the 5A North Quarterfinals at 7:00 pm.  The team has an 8-3 record and is the only football team in the county still playing.  Help us pack the stands tonight at Massaponax High School to cheer on the Patriots.  The cost of a ticket is $8.00.  Only 5A North Region passes will be accepted.

 

Fall Sports Highlights

 

Field Hockey

The field hockey team finished the season with 12 wins.  This is the most wins in school history.  They finished 2ndin the Conference 16 tournament.

 

Golf

The Patriot Golf team finished the season with a record of 8-8.  Jessica Rathbone qualified for the region and state tournaments.

 

 

Cross Country

Runner Noah Campbell and Caroline Joyce qualified for the regional meet.

 

 

Comp Cheer

Finished 3rd in the Conference 16 meet and competed in the 5A North Cheer Tournament.

 

Girls Volleyball

The Girls volleyball team had one of the best seasons in recent history.  The team finished the season 14-6.

 

The Patrick Henry Marching Band and the Boys 5A State Champion Volleyball team will be featured in Ashland’s Old Time Holiday Parade Sunday, November 20th.  The parade begins, at Snead and Thompson Streets, about 2:00 p.m. and travels along Thompson – England and Henry Streets to Archie Cannon Drive.

Graduation Supplies

Jostens will be back for 2 additional order days on Tuesday, November 22nd and Friday December 2nd during all 4 lunches.
These will be the final order days before the prices increase after the holidays.