Judges' Docket

Week of 8/28/22

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Underclass Portraits this week!

Thursday, September 1, 8:25 am- 3:25 pm in the Patsy Cline Theatre

2022 College Night at Apple Blossom Mall

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2022 College Night at Apple Blossom Mall (Image Transcription)

Save the Date!

Come join us COLLEGE NIGHT at Apple Blossom Mall

Sept. 28, 2022, 6-8 p.m.

Over 100 Colleges!


Open to students from Clarke County, Frederick County, Shenandoah County, Warren County, Winchester City and students from the Eastern Panhandle of W.V.

Lockdown Drill

Good afternoon,


We wanted to notify our parents and guardians of John Handley students that we will be practicing one of our 2 lockdown drills for the 22-23 school year. The drill will occur during the week of Aug 29.


Thank you.

Shout Out!

Shout Out to the Interact Club students, Art Club students, JAA, along with Staff and PTSO volunteers for making our PBIS event successful!!

Thursday, September 1, will be PBIS tie dye shirt day. We encourage all students to wear their JH tie dye shirts to school to promote positive behavior at JHHS!

Students Without Chromebook Devices

At this point we have completed Chromebook distribution. If your student missed their scheduled time and still has not received a device, they are able to visit Mrs. Crawford in the Media Lab during Student Tech Support times to pick up their chromebook.


Student Tech Support times are daily 8:15-9:00 and 11:30-12:15. Important Note--All 9th grade students must turn in a Digital Device Agreement form signed by them and a parent to receive their device.


Here is the Form

Tardy to School/Class Procedure

Our Tardy to School/Class Procedure was reviewed with our students. The goal of our procedure is to maximize instructional time for our students. When they are late to class, they often miss important information that is shared during class. Students may lose the following privileges if they accumulate four tardies to school and any individual class. A call to alert the parent will occur before privileges are taken away.


  • Extracurricular Privileges

  • Parking Privileges

  • Dance Privileges

  • PBIS Incentives

  • Hallway Privileges


September is Attendance Awareness month and we will be consistently recognizing our students who are on time and ready for class. Attendance is part of our PBIS program. Our PBIS Incentive is scheduled for September 23. We will have an obstacle course, bounce house and a jousting pit for students to enjoy. We want all of our students to be able to attend.

2022-23 Bus Stops

Please refer to this for the 2022-23 JHHS Arrival and Dismissal times and Bus Stops

Counseling Corner!

Friday, October 28

8:30-2:30pm

Shepherd University


Shepherd University's Educator Preparation Program is ExCITEd! to once again host our Careers in Teacher Education event for high school students [Grades 9 to 12] who are interested in exploring majors in elementary or secondary education.


This one-day event involves opportunities for your student to receive information about Application, Admissions and Registration, and Residence Life at Shepherd. More importantly, it gives potential future educators a chance to participate in education classes, meet with our specialization coordinators, spend time with current teacher candidates, and learn important tips from those candidates about what to expect as new college students and how to be successful in an educator preparation program like that at Shepherd.


If your student is interested in attending, please have them fill out the form below. If there is enough interest, JHHS may be able to provide transportation.


https://forms.gle/tmUCCHVf6gCfHF4f6

Student Expectations at JHHS

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Please refer to the Student Resource Guide below for your Child's Administrator, Counselors, and Class Sponsors for the 2022/2023 school year

PBIS Student Expectations- we will be going over these expectations with our students

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2021-22 YEARBOOKS!

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2021- 2022 Yearbooks (Image Transcription)

The 2021-2022 yearbooks will be distributed on September 7th.


We will distribute in the following way:


The class of 2022 members will pick up their books from the Innovation Center from 9AM-3PM.


The class of 2023-2025 members will pick up their books in the Commons at John Handley High School during Advisory.


If you would still like to buy a book please bring $70 cash or check made pay me to John Handley High School.


All questions please contact me at (540) 662-3471 ext. 45103 or reply to this email.

The PTSO Corner!

The PTSO needs your help to support students and teachers through special programs and activities. For example, some PBIS events, teacher appreciation week and more. Please help by volunteering your time or money. Thank you in advance for your support.


Sign up for more information at https://bit.ly/JHHSPTSO or email us at jhhspto@wps.k12.va.us. Cash and check donations are accepted through the main office. Please be sure to leave us your name with your donation so we can send you a receipt and a thank you!

FALL SPORTS SCHEDULE 2022!

John Handley Judges Fall Sports Schedule can be found here.

Activity Bus

The activity bus will start running after school on August 22, Mondays -Thursdays.

Students must have a special activity bus pass to ride from the teacher they stayed after with.


Pick up times are:

EGSIC - 4:05 and depart for JHHS at 4:10

JHHS - depart time is 4:20


Library News 📚

New Books


Take a look at what’s new in our library in this digital book display. To read about each book and put one on hold, click on the picture of the book cover. Students will need to log in to Destiny to put a book on hold.


We All Read Here

One of the JHHS Literacy Team initiatives is to create a culture of literacy at Handley. As a requirement, all students at Handley should always have a book to read in their book bag. Whenever there is free time throughout the school day, students should get their book out and read. All English classes should be visiting the library at least once each month, but students are encouraged to visit the library even more!


Books Delivered to the EGSIC

Finding it hard to get to the library because you spend most of your time at the EGSIC? You can use Destiny to place a hold for a book, and we’ll deliver it to you! Just place a hold, email Mrs. Shannon or Mrs. Putnam, and we’ll deliver it to the IC.


More Ways to Engage with Reading


  • Follow the library on Instagram @jhhslibrary for bitesize book reviews and library news!

  • Request personalized book recommendations by visiting our library website and completing the form under “What to Read Next”. To get there, visit the John Handley Homepage->Academics->Library->Reading Recommendations-> What to Read Next.

Nurses Clinic

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.

WPS Calendar

Click here for the 2022/2023 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!!


https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/virginia/winchester/handley-high-school

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

Free Lunch Information

All students will receive free breakfast and free lunch through the Community Eligibility Provision Program (CEP). Students will still need to use their PIN number when they go through the breakfast and lunch line. School menus are located in the front office. They are also located on the WPS website at www.wps.k12.va.us.

PowerSchool Parent Accounts

If you need to update your contact information or to set up a Powerschool parent account, please email Brandy Woods at (woodsb@wps.k12.va.us )

Eating Disorder and Scoliosis Resources

Eating Disorder and Scoliosis resources are available on our Student Services website, under Health Services. You will find them at this link: https://www.wps.k12.va.us/Page/8910.

Senior Information Page on JHHS Website

Dear Parents and Rising Seniors Class of 2023:


We at Victor O’Neill Studios, your school’s official school photographer, are excited to see you on the following

date(s) for your senior portraits at the school:


August 23-26 for Senior Formal Yearbook Portraits Session A


The attire for the school’s yearbook pose will be in the traditional Tuxedos and Drapes. We will provide the Tuxedo and Drapes. In addition to the yearbook session we also offer sessions that include casual/personality portraits and cap and gown portraits. Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time.


**Sessions are scheduled one at a time. Future session dates have not yet been announced. You will receive another announcement from the school when the next session is available for booking in the fall**


https://pickatime.com/vosphoto/Handley2023


If you have any questions please email seniors@vosphoto.com


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.