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Counselling Information Week of May 9, 2016


If you have questions regarding information on the attachments, contact a school counselor at 804-365-8020:
Josh Hurley, Director and IB Counselor: JHurley@hcps.us
Erika Morck, A-G: EMorck@hcps.us
Margaret Roane, H-O: MRoane@hcps.us
Jen Crowder, P-Z: JCrowder@hcps.us
Kierstin Montano, Intervention Counselor: KMontano@hcps.us
Kathy Konrad, Career Counselor: KKonrad@hcps.us
Meriwether Gilmore, Registrar: JMGilmore@hcps.us


This month’s Counseling Center Chronicle is attached.  It is a special senior edition that will be distributed through English 12 classes.  Thank you, Mr. Hurley, Director of Counseling, for supplying the information.
JUST ADDED!!  For the first time, Hanover Schools is pleased to offer French 1 and Spanish 1 online for summer school.  These two courses will fulfill the requirements for Carnegie credit bearing classes as currently taught in Hanover’s secondary schools.  This course is for rising 7th graders and older.   Enroll soon; the deadline is May 27!   Contact your school counselor with questions. See attached flier for more information.

James Madison University: The weeklong institute (July 10-16) will provide students with a great opportunity to get a close glimpse of college life.  They will have the opportunity to live in a college dorm, sample small honors-type classes, and engage with professors and current students.  Participants will hear from representatives from JMU’s Admissions Office who will explain the college admissions process, offer tips, and answer questions that the students might have.   Representatives from the Career and Academic Planning Office will also provide advice regarding the selection of a major and career preparation.    Honors Program staff members will explain how participation in an honors program can enhance a student’s college experience.   Finally, there will be opportunities for students to participate in a variety of fun activities on and off campus.   Application deadline is May 15, 2016.  A more complete description of the program is available on the SHI website: http://www.jmu.edu/outreach/programs/all/honorscamp/index.shtml

There is an $900 fee per student, which will cover all SHI related expenses (room and board, class materials, activity fees). Partial scholarships may be available for students with financial need.  Please contact Melissa Heatwole in JMU’s Office of Outreach and Engagement if you have questions or would like more information. Melissa can be reached at heatwoml@jmu

Exploring Educational Excellence Information Session: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Rice Universities and the University of Chicago.

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016 at 7pm.

WHERE: Hilton Richmond Short Pump

          12042 W Broad St

   Richmond, VA 23233

Learn about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life. An admissions officer from each school will be available. You must RSVP to reserve a space at  http://www.exploringeducationalexcellence.org/

From Mrs. Spaulding, GRASP Representative:

Bridging RVA Drawing for college scholarship funds:  All PH Seniors can be entered in a random drawing for a $250 scholarship funded by Bridging RVA.   All you need to do is take a copy of your FAFSA one-page results or the email you received stating that your FAFSA was submitted, and give it to Mrs. Osborne in Counseling by May 17th.  All entries will be placed in a bowl and TWO recipients will be drawn.  That is all there is to it!  If you have not already filed a FAFSA, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  If you need help completing it, you can make an appoint with Mrs. Spaulding in Counseling.  (These scholarships are funded by an award PHHS was given by Bridging RVA for the progress we have made in raising the FAFSA completion rate for PH students.)

Not too late to get funding for 2016-17 college courses: If you have not already filed your 2016-17 FAFSA  (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the academic year that beings next fall, you still can do so at www.fafsa.gov. This form is used by colleges to determine if a student is eligible for Pell Grant and/or Work-Study funds, and to award Federal Student Loans. If you need help completing the form, you can make an appointment with Mrs. Spaulding in PH Counseling (365-8020).
During the spring awards assembly, we recognize seniors who have earned the Eagle Scout designation or the Gold Award.  Please send names of students who have achieved these honors to counselor Margaret Roane at MRoane@hcps.us, or call our Counseling Center at 365-8020.  
Thank you for your continued support of Patrick Henry High School.  See you in the stands!  Go Patriots!
With warm regards,

Wanda Bibb, Principal
Important Dates

5/9-13-School-wide SOL focus: every class meets every day; no shuttle buses will run

5/16-27-Main SOL Testing Window

5/19-Spring Choral Concert, 7 p.m.—FREE admission

5/24-Spring Band Concert, 7 p.m.–FREE admission

5/30-Memorial Day; holiday for students and staff

6/13-16-Final exams


Senior Dates

5/26-Senior/Hanover Scholars awards night, reception at 5:30 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m., commons and auditorium

6/6-Senior trip

6/7-Graduation practice at Siegel Center and senior picnic in PH gym and on front lawn

6/12-Baccalaureate service, 7 p.m., auditorium

6/18-Graduation, 12:00 noon, Siegel Center

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