Week of 11/27/2022
November is National Native American Indian Heritage Month
“Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” Native American Proverb.
November celebrates cultures, customs, and contributions of American Indians, Alaskan Natives, indigenous tribes, and people throughout America. At John Handley High School we are proud of our students, families, teachers, and staff from Native American descent, and continue to learn, grow, and celebrate all the cultures that make our DNA.
For more information and additional cites: https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/
Attendance matters - Every day counts!
Did you know that missing 10% (just 2 days each month) can drastically affect a teen’s academic success?!
This week a friendly attendance competition between grade levels started. Each Friday we will announce a class winner for the best attendance for that week. The class president will be called to the office to claim the Attendance Gavel for the week. The class with the most wins will be rewarded with a pizza party at the end of the school year.
JHHS Schedule For Virtual School Days
When school is closed due to inclement weather, all students will attend classes virtually unless notified otherwise. Below is the JHHS virtual day schedule. Mandatory virtual attendance is expected for all students. Teachers will post Google Meet codes in Canvas and students will be required to attend class during the scheduled assigned times. Attendance will be taken in PowerSchool for each block.
Attend English Club on Wednesdays 3:15-4:15. Get help with your English work, prep for the Writing and Reading SOLs, get feedback and assistance with writing tasks (contests, applications), or spend time reading/writing and talking about your favorite books.
Handley Key Club and Froggy's Closet Toy Drive partnership
Handley Key Club y El Closet de Froggy
El club Key de Handley está recolectando juguetes, libros y juegos para la colecta de juguetes del Closet de Froggy para los estudiantes de la escuela media y secundaria. Se agradecen las donaciones antes del 20 de diciembre. La caja de las donaciones está ubicada fuera de la oficina principal a partir del lunes 28 de noviembre. Estos objetos no necesitan estar envueltos para regalo, sin embargo, deben estar en su empaque original.
Reminder to Parents
As the days get cooler, please remember that our building does not open its doors to students until 8:05 am.
Online Store - November's Discount Code!
Handley's online school store is located at https://bit.ly/3NzSU2x where you can purchase school gear! THIS month we are giving you a discount code (THANKFUL) for any purchases. It is never too early to start holiday shopping for friends, family, or yourself! Happy Shopping!
Library News 📚
Check out our newest books on this new books presentation created by COE student, Tara. Come in and check one out!
November is Native American Heritage Month Stop by the library to browse our display or check out our digital collection in Destiny Discover→ collections. Watch a book talk here!
The JHHS 2022-23 Reading Challenge
The JHHS Reading Challenge is a fun way to pick out your next great read, all year long! Adapted from the PopSugar 2022 reading challenge, our reading challenge bookmark offers a creative reading checklist to choose from. Can you check off the entire list this year?
Pick up your challenge bookmark at the library.
Use the JHHS 2022-23 Reading Challenge collection in Destiny Discover to explore book options.
Post your favorite reads in insta, and tag us @JHHSLibrary, use the hashtag #challengeaccepted.
Get your name on our Reading Challenge WALL OF FAME! Each time you check one off and finish a book, come to the library and tell us about it.
At the end of the year, all names submitted will go in a drawing for prizes.
Follow the library on Instagram @jhhslibrary!
PBIS Student Expectations
JHHS will begin a virtual rewards program for students during the month of October through the PBIS Rewards platform. This is very exciting news!! Students now earn reward points for demonstrating desired behaviors according to our Handley PRIDE expectations!!
When an administrator, teacher, or staff person acknowledges a student demonstrating these behaviors, they can now award them points through the PBISRewards website. All students have an account that they can access at PBISrewards.com or through CLEVER. At this time, the points that students earn will allow them to qualify for incentives. We hope to expand this effort by finding ways wherein students can “spend” their points, more to come on that! Please support this effort by encouraging your students to meet our school wide expectations each and every day!
Quarantine Classroom Guidelines
Students that are quarantined and have classes at John Handley High School will follow the John Handley High School bell schedule.
Students that are quarantined and take courses at the Emil & Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center will follow the Innovation Center bell schedule.
The Handley Parent Teacher Student Organization (the PTSO) works to strengthen relationships between families and faculty. We do this by sponsoring events, volunteering at school, and supporting our kids, teachers and staff.
Sign up for our monthly emails by clicking here or email us at email@example.com for more information! Cash and check donations are accepted through the main office and electronic donations are accepted via PayPal. Please help us spread the word that we could use a hand!
SCHOOL PICTURES ARE ONLINE NOW!
Student images are now online. Please be on the lookout for an email from Victor O'Neill Studios. If you do not see it in your inbox, check the spam/junk folder.
Any student who has not had a chance to order, it’s not too late!
Please visit: vosphoto.com/uc
use your student ID when prompted for the online code.
For questions regarding school pictures please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Victor O'Neill Studios
Mandatory 90 Minute Parent/Teen Driving Presentation
Students who are enrolled in Kinesiology 10 & Driver’s Education course must attend this STATE MANDATORY presentation with a parent or guardian to receive their Driver’s Education Certificate along with upholding a 70% in the classroom. This DEC-1 card allows the student to be eligible to take Behind- the-Wheel and fulfill Virginia licensing requirements.
This presentation will be available for any student or parent that is enrolled in the Driver’s Education class portion for KIN 10 on one of the following dates:
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6:00 - 7:30 PM in Patsy Cline Theater
Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:00 - 7:30 PM in Patsy Cline Theater
If you have any questions please ask your KIN 10 student or email email@example.com
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.
Check out the online store to get your JH gear for the new year!
Become a member of JAA
The mission of the JAA is to provide financial support to the Handley athletic program and its student athletes. Specifically, the JAA awards scholarships to graduating Handley student-athletes and purchases equipment for uniforms for the athletic departments.
Become a Member and help the JAA’s continued commitment to and support of Handley Athletics and its Student-Athletes!
For your annual membership, click the code or contact us at judgesathleticassociation.com
** General JHHS Information **
JHHS Student Tech Support Times
Free Internet Service for Eligible Families
Families can learn more by visiting this webpage. In short, we provide the promo code, and Comcast, ultimately, determines eligibility. School Social Workers will have the necessary information to provide assistance to a family who would like to apply.
All seniors need the meningitis vaccine, please turn in your record of vaccine to the nurses clinic.
If your student would like to receive tylenol, ibuprofen or pepto bismol during the school year please send in an unopened bottle with their name and signed authorization form.
Any student requiring prescribed medication during school hours please complete the Student Medication Authorization. Form needs to be signed by the health care provider.
PowerSchool Parent Accounts
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. Visit the Handley Student Parking webpage for more information. High School Student Parking Pass Application (Spanish here)
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 are chronically late to school, you may lose your privilege to park in the lot and anywhere on school property.