Judges' Docket

Week of 7/24/22

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Please wear tennis shoes for the Scavenger Hunt! There will be a brief uphill walk to the EGSIC.
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Youth Empowered for Success (YES) Event for Juniors and Seniors

The 2nd annual YES event (Youth Empowered for Success) is now open to all students in the Top of Virginia region.

Reaching Out Now, a Warren County based non-profit serving youth, and valued TVRC Chamber member, is partnering with Shenandoah University to provide students with a series of presentations and interactive panels around wellness, networking, and leadership skills. This year’s sessions are around: social media, communication and advocating for yourself with respect, wellness, post-secondary opportunities, and a tour of the SU campus.

  • What: YES Conference (Youth Empowered for Success)
  • Theme: “Finding Your Balance”
  • Where: Stimpson Auditorium at Shenandoah University (Halpin-Harrison Hall 600 Millwood Ave, Winchester, VA)
  • When: August 1, 2022 from 8:30am - 4PM
  • Cost: $15 (*contact Jennifer Forte @ fortej@wps.k12.va.us)
  • Who: rising Seniors and Juniors in Shenandoah Valley schools
  • Register: *JHHS would love to send a few students, please contact Jennifer Forte at fortej@wps.k12.va.us or 540-662-3471 Ext. 43004 to register.

Continental breakfast will be provided and lunch will be served at the University’s Allen Dining Hall, and included in the registration costs.

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Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)

John Handley High School is a PBIS School. PBIS is an abbreviation for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS). We wanted to share this information with families in advance so we can work together to support our students together. There will be rewards for students meeting expectations scheduled throughout the school year. We will be doing a kickoff event on August 23 for all students. After the kickoff event only students meeting behavior expectations will be able to attend PBIS reward events. The first PBIS reward date is September 23. We want all of our students to be able to attend these events.

What is Positive Behavior Interventions and Support?

PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.

What is PBIS at our school?

We have adopted a unified set of classroom rules. Similar to the JHHS Code of Student Conduct, these rules define our expectations for behavior in our school. You will see these rules posted throughout the school and your child will be learning them during his or her first days at school. Our unified classroom rules, found in every classroom and non-classroom setting in the school, are as follows:

Expectation #1: Respect time and place.

Expectation #2: Be present.

Expectation #3: Leave it better than you found it.

Expectation #4: Be the good

Upcoming Freshmen Chromebook Form

Upcoming freshmen will need to fill out a device agreement form to receive their Chromebook at the Scavenger Hunt this week. You may do so in advance here for English and here for Spanish.

EGSIC Map for Morning Drop Off and Afternoon Pick-up car riders

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JHHS 2022/23 Picture Dates:

Senior Portraits:

August 23-26, 2022, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Senior Make-up:

October 31, Nov 1-2, 2022, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Underclass Portraits:

September 1, 2022, 8:25 am- 3:25 pm

Patsy Cline Theater

Underclass Make-up:

October 13, 2022, 8:25 am-12:45 pm

Patsy Cline Theater

Click on the picture below for this year's WPS Calendar

Handley Athletics Department News

EACH school year, a NEW VHSL physical is required and must be dated after May 1, 2022 for participation in any 2022-20223 sport. You must also complete all athletic forms. All Athletic Forms are found online. Please visit www.Handleypride.org and click on the Activity Registration tab at the top of the page to get started.

Click here to view the Quick Start Guide for Families.

Check out the online store to get your JH gear for the new year! Sale running all of July.... GO JUDGES!!


Fall Sports Parent Meeting Monday, August 8th at 6:30pm in Patsy Cline Theater

Click on the picture above for the A/B-Day 2022/23 Schedule

Senior Information Page on JHHS Website

If you have senior related questions, please do not hesitate to email Ms. Dodge (dodgea@wps.k12.va.us) or Ms. Rodriguez (rodriguezc@wps.k12.va.us)

Student Request for Research Assistance

Doing some research for a class? Need help getting started? Need help figuring out where to go next? We can help point you in the right direction. Complete this form as soon as you recognize your need for assistance. If you don't hear from us within 24 hours on a school day, please email putnam@wps.k12.va.us or stop by the library before or during the school day. We open at 8:05 AM.

SchoolCash Online

Have you registered for SchoolCash Online, our new option for processing student/school fees online? You are encouraged to register now as there will be many items that you can pay for online as we expand use of this service. More information, including registration details, an introduction video, help with logging in, etc. are available on our website. Simply click on the SchoolCash Online link from the Parents, Students, or Staff Quick Links page, or click here to go directly to the information page.
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Handley Parking Permit

Students are permitted to park on school premises as a matter of privilege, not of right. If you are going to be driving to school for the 2022 -2023 school year and parking in the Handley parking lot, you must obtain a parking permit. Below you will find instructions on how to register your vehicle and obtain a parking permit.

  • Step one - Visit the Handley web page and locate the High School Student Parking Pass Application (Spanish here)

    • If you do not have access to the internet, you may come into school and use a library computer or pick up a copy of the parking application in the main office

  • Step three - Bring the completed parking application to school on July 28 or anytime after during business hours.

    • See the school treasurer to pay the $25 parking fee or parking permits may be purchased through School Cash online using credit cards. The necessary registration form will still need to be completed online prior to picking up the parking permit hang tag. Once the registration is completed and credit card payment is made, bring your receipt to the General Office to pick up the hang tag.

    • Take the receipt and complete parking application to the main office and one of the administrative assistants will assign you a parking space and give you a parking permit.

  • Step four - Hang the parking permit from your rear view mirror.

    • The parking permit must be visible.

    • The parking permit will have a number on it. That number is your assigned spot for the year.

You may only park in your assigned spot during school hours. If you fail to park in your spot, break any parking lot rules, and/or chronically late to school you may lose your privilege to park in the lot and anywhere on school property.