May - June 2023
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SENIORS
Friday, May 12 - Senior Prom @ Kings Mill
Saturday, May 13 - Senior After-Prom @ HHS
Wednesday, May 24 - Senior Locker Cleanout during 1st period
Friday, May 26 - Book and Laptop Collection
- Obligations for missing or damaged materials must be settled as soon as possible. We will not be able to release graduation tickets to any student who has not fulfilled their obligations.
Tuesday, May 30 - Seniors Last Day
- Caps and Gowns - Seniors will receive their caps and gowns during second period. Please note that seniors with late arrival should report directly to the auditorium by the start of second period.
- Senior Walk - Seniors will wear their caps and gowns and visit our elementary schools in the morning. All seniors are expected to attend the Senior Walk.
- Senior Picnic - Seniors will have their Senior Picnic when they return from the Senior Walk.
Friday, June 2 - Senior Assembly @ Reichert Gymnasium at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 6 - Graduation Practice at 7:30 a.m. (Main Gym)
Wednesday, June 7 - GRADUATION
- Plan A - 10:00 a.m. in the stadium (graduates report to auditorium at 8:45 a.m.)
- Plan B - 1:00 p.m. in the stadium (graduates report to main gym at 11:45 a.m.)
- This will be announced the night before graduation.
- Plan C - 10:00 a.m. in the gymnasium (graduates report to the aux gym at 8:45 a.m.)
GRADES 9-11 END OF YEAR INFORMATION
Wednesday, June 7 – Asynchronous day due to HHS graduation– grades 9-11 do NOT report to school. Assignments and work will be posted by teachers on Schoology.
Thursday, June 8th – Regular school day, Modified Bell Schedule as follows. No Warrior Block.
Locker Clean-Out will be conducted during first period for all students.
1st Period 7:30-8:20
2nd Period 8:24-9:10
3rd Period 9:14-10:00
4th Period 10:04-10:50
5th Period 10:54-11:41
6th Period 11:45-12:32
7th Period 12:36-1:23
8th Period 1:27-2:15
Friday, June 9th – Half Day Dismissal, Bell Schedule as follows. No Warrior Block.
- Students should return books and supplies to their teachers on June 9th and 12th in their classrooms
- Underclassmen who are returning to Henderson the following year may use their laptops over the summer.
1st Period 7:30-8:20
2nd Period 8:24-9:14
3rd Period 9:18-10:08
4th Period 10:12-11:02
Monday, June 12th – Last Day for Students, Half Day Dismissal, Bell Schedule as follows.
No Warrior Block.
5th Period 7:30-8:20
6th Period 8:24-9:14
7th Period 9:18-10:08
8th Period 10:12-11:02
Tuesday, June 13th - Make-Up Day for Students, Half-Day Dismissal.
HHS UNIFIED TRACK & FIELD TEAM
Congratulations to our Unified Track & Field team for placing 2nd in their championship meet!
SENIOR ART SHOW
The show is available for viewing from 6:30 - 8:00 pm May 23 through May 25 in the Aux Gym
We will have food and music on opening night. We hope to see you there!
MUSIC DEPARTEMENT'S TRIP TO BOSTON
On March 30th, 121 members of Henderson High Schools Music Department and their teachers, Mr. Kreamer, Ms. Woywod and Mrs. Kelly and chaperones embarked on a trip to Boston. During their time, they went on educational tours of the Salem Witch Museum, House of the Seven Gables where Nathaniel Hawthorne the author lived, walked the Freedom Trail, spent time at the New England Aquarium, visited Plimoth/Patuxet, Plimoth Rock and boarded a replica of The Mayflower.
They also had two incredible musical experiences. On Friday the HHS Music Department joined forces with the Salem High School Music Department. The Salem HS Witches performed for us and then we, the Henderson Warriors performed for them. We concluded our time with a collaboration of both departments on a piece performed at the The Olympics called The Power of the Dream. In addition, we attended a performance of Mahler 2 by The Boston University Music Department in Symphony Hall. Boston University is the first University in the country to offer a degree in music.
LATIN WEEK COMPETITION
Last month, a number of my Latin students entered the Philadelphia Classical Society’s Latin Week Competition. The students created projects to enter in various categories, such as drawing, digital art, mosaic, sculpture, embroidery, short story, etc. I received the results today and we have a number of winners from Henderson.
Best in Category Winners:
Foram Shah – Embroidery of a Roman Amphora
D.H. Hung – Digital Art of Medusa
Mia Bell – Drawing of Pandora’s Box
Sidharth Sumesh – Drawing of map of ancient Mediterranean
Meghna Chenrayan – Drawing of the Parthenon
Echo Brackbill – Pottery (a cup that told the myth of Niobe)
Natalie Bentz – Sculpture (Roman gladius)
Avery Chandler – Octopus Mosaic and a short story about Cicero (both projects won!)
Caitlyn Rodrigues – Embroidery of a Latin phrase (dum spiro spero)
Kayla Czukoski – built the Temple of Venus and Roma in Minecraft
Kenadee Carlson – Digital art of Daphne
Foram Shah – short story about Cicero (Foram won twice as well!)
Also, in an article about the competition, Mia Bell’s artwork was featured as the image in the news article here: https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/2023/02/27/noting-the-generosity-of-the-haverford-school-in-hosting-84th-pcs-annual-latin-week-contests/
PENN HOSA STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Last year a small group of students interested in the field of medicine discovered that there were no clubs at HHS that met their interest, so they researched and discovered that there was such an organization called HOSA – Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America. HOSA’s mission is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community, through education, collaboration, and experience. The Henderson High School HOSA chapter was chartered, October 5, 2021; the chapter expanded from 18 members last year to 35 this year.
Led by current President Hetvi Khamar and Vice President Keshika Kajendran, many of these students competed at the annual HOSA State Leadership Conference in March held at the Valley Forge Casino Resort. Out of all the students competing, Naisha Jaiswal won first place in the event of Cultural Diversity and Disparities in Healthcare and Nethra Ramesh was elected as the next Penn HOSA secretary!
Both now qualify to attend the International Leadership Conference over the summer in Dallas, Texas!
DAR GOOD CITITZEN AWARD
Christopher Simms was presented the DAR Good Citizen Award, as he exemplifies the characteristics of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism at Henderson and our community. Along with being recognized as our school's good citizen, Christopher also decided to take part in the scholarship portion of the program and wrote an essay. The title of the essay was Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It. The focus question was How will the essential actions of a good citizen (dependability, service, leadership and patriotism) meet the challenges that America faces in this decade? Christopher was the winner for Chester County’s Chapter.
WAY TO GO HEIDI & MICHAEL!
Congratulations Michael Li (12th grade, bassoon) and Heidi Krug (10th grade, oboe) on their acceptance into the PMEA all-state concert band. They successfully progressed through multiple rounds of auditions and festivals and performed at the all-state level April 19-22 at the Kalahari Convention Center in the Poconos. This is an amazing achievement for Michael and Heidi.
HHS CONCERT & CHAMBER CHOIR PERFORM
On Tuesday, March 28, the Henderson High School Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, under the director of Mr. Jonathan K. Kreamer, performed and competed at Immaculata University for a PMEA Music Performance Assessment. Both ensembles performed for a panel of three judges, all collegiate choral conductors in the tri-state area. After each performance, the ensemble then got a chance to work with one of the judges in a workshop. Henderson High School is proud to announce that both ensembles received the highest rating of Superior, Concert Choir receiving the score of 70/75 and Chamber Choir received a score of 72/75. Congratulations to all the singers involved in achieving this high honor!
TCHS STUDENTS OF THE QUARTER
Congratulations “Students of the Quarter” for the 3rd marking period!
Dylan Brown - Criminal Justice and Police Sciences
Kaylee Giaquinto - Allied Health-Chester County Hospital
Aviana Poy - Cosmetology
James Weidemann - HVAC & Refrigeration Technology
Taylor William - Criminal Justice and Police Sciences
These students have done an outstanding job at TCHS and are demonstrating the attitude and scholarship that Henderson values so highly.
A big thank you to Henderson’s Environmental Club for your hard work and dedication to the environment. In March and April these students endured some very cold and rainy conditions to help clean up our corner of the Chester Creek Watershed. They removed LOTS of trash that otherwise was headed to the Delaware Bay and ocean. Our ecowarriors also went to the Stroud Nature Preserve and planted the 53 trees that were purchased through our Tree Adoption Program. Not only did they plant these trees, but they also hauled hundreds of pounds of gravel to protect the new trees from pesky rodents. Thank you to everyone who sponsored trees!
Stay green and keep the earth clean!
ALL LIBRARY BOOKS DUE FRIDAY, MAY 26
Schools Closed May 29th
WARRIOR ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM
Jason P. Sherlock, Ed.D.
Building Principal and 9th grade Administrator
Mr. Andy Grear
Assistant Principal and 10th grade Administrator
Dr. Crystal Dowdell
Assistant Principal and 11th grade Administrator
Dr. Elisha Ozer
Assistant Principal and 12th grade Administrator
Mrs. Kirsten Leonard
Secretary to the Principal
Mrs. Mariah Kyler
Secretary to the Assistant Principals
Mrs. Babette Marchetti
Secretary to the Assistant Principals
Mrs. Jen Ford
Athletic Director Secretary
Mrs. Stephanie Price
Mrs. Ashley Sullivan, M. Ed.
Counselor: 9th-12th (A-Cri)
Ms. Heather Bratton, M.S.
Counselor: 9th-12th (Cro-Gr)
Mrs. Morgan Gamble, M. Ed.
Counselor: 9th-12th (Gu-Lee)
** Darryl Perecko is covering for the rest of the school year
Ms. Colleen Allen, M. Ed.
Counselor: 9th-12th (Lef-Pa)
Mrs. Kathy Teague. M. Ed.
Counselor: 9th-12th (Pe-Sma)
Ms. Rebecca Singer, M. Ed.
Counselor: 9th-12th (Smc-Z)
Mr. Dave Robertson, M. Ed.
Career Education Counselor
Ms. Candy Jakubowski, M. Ed.
Crisis Interventionist Counselor
John C. Thomas, M. S.
Mrs. Janelle Hoole, LCSW
Mrs. Sharon MacNamara
Mrs. Karen Pyle