Judges' Docket

Week of 8/21/22

2022 College Night at Apple Blossom Mall

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2022 College Night at Apple Blossom Mall (Image Translate)

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.

Students WithoutChromebook 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

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PBIS Reward Event: TIE DYE DAY!


Tuesday 8-23-22 during your lunch, you will be dyeing a T-shirt provided by Handley and you get to take them home!


Reminder: Have your child wear appropriate attire!

Tardy to School/Class Procedure

Our Tardy to School/Class Procedure was reviewed with our students this week. 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.


The Little Judges Cheer Camp is here!

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The John Handley Varsity Cheerleading Team will be hosting a special event for the Winchester community!

The Little Judges Cheer Camp is here! It will be held Sunday, August 28th in the Jimmy-Omps Gymnasium (the main gym) from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

This camp will provide an opportunity for the Little Judges to learn cheerleading fundamentals, motions, jumps, and a halftime dance. They will be invited to perform this dance with the team during halftime at the home game on Saturday, September 24th in the Handley Bowl!! Not only will they gain new skills and elevate their athletic abilities, they will also have a ton of fun with the games we have planned! The camp will be run by the Judges Varsity Cheer Team, our two sideline coaches, Coach Jones and Coach K.

The cost is $25.00 per participant. Each participant will receive a Little Judges Cheer Camp T-shirt. Please fill out the form below to register your child by Wednesday, August 24th.

Please contact Coach Jones (jonesc@wps.k12.va.us) or Coach Kelly (huynhk@wps.k12.va.us) for any questions you may have.

Click This Link to Register!

Details To Remember:
Date: Sunday, August 28th
Time: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Location: Jimmy-Omps Gymnasium (Main Gym)
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 24th

Please click on the picture below for Important Back to School Reminders

2022-23 Bus Stops

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

Counseling Corner!

Dual Enrollment


Students & Parents:


This is a reminder that Dual Enrollment Registration Starts This Week.


Students are being given Forms in their DE Classes this week from Ms. Applegate, Career Coach.


Please make sure to look at the dates and times below of when your grade level is scheduled for registration. Registration will be in the Senior Cafeteria/Student Union.


12th Grade:

August 23, 2023 7:30AM – 8:20AM

11th Grade:

August 24, 2023 7:30AM – 8:20AM

10th Grade:

August 25, 2023 7:30AM – 8:20AM


In the case that you have lost your forms please see Ms. Applegate. The Career Center is now located beside the stairs in the Commons.


Checklist for Dual Enrollment process and FAQ document with dual enrollment costs can be found in the Counseling Office.

Schedule Adjustment Requests

The deadline for students to ask their counselor for a Schedule Review (with possible adjustments) is Thursday, August 25.


The reasons a student may request a schedule review/adjustment are as follows: leveling up or down (adding or removing Honors or AP); failed a required class for graduation and it needs to be added to current schedule; completed the course in summer school.


A completed Schedule Change Request form with parent/guardian signature must be submitted to the counselor for review. These can be found in the Counseling Office and may be picked up/dropped off before or after school, or during class change times.

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 Kick-off Parent Volunteers Needed

We are in need of parents to supervise PBIS kick-off activities on 8/23. Please click on the link below to sign up and get more details.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0445ABAD2DABFF2-parent1

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

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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

Your Feedback is Requested

In an effort to get feedback from all stakeholders. Please complete the survey below. Your thoughts and options are important to us.


Although we appreciate all feedback, we may not be able to make immediate changes this school year.


JHHS - PBIS Feedback on new expectations form

2021-22 YEARBOOKS!

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2021- 2022 Yearbooks (Image Translate)

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!

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


JHHS ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL INFORMATION AND MAPS

Doors Open at 8:05, Late bell rings at 8:25.


Buses - Refer to the WPS Website to find all bus information. Be at your bus

stop early. All buses will drop off at EGSIC at 8:05 and proceed immediately

to JHHS for drop off.


Car Riders - Parents will drop off on Handley BLVD and turn right after the

crosswalk. Pull as far down as possible before dropping off your student.

Teachers and administrators are present for assistance.


Walkers - Walkers may enter the building from the Handley Circle or

Jefferson street entrance.


Drivers - Drivers must buy a parking permit from the front office. They

should park in their designated area and enter through the Handley BLVD entrance.

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Library News 📚

Our library has been such a busy, bustling space this past week! It’s been exciting getting to see our students again. We have had most of our freshmen in for a library orientation “break out” activity, along with many of our upperclassmen coming in for book checkouts. From Thursday through Thursday, we checked out nearly 600 books and gave many books away from our FREE library. Ask your student about what they’re reading!


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!


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.


Project Lit Book Club

  • Do you enjoy reading books by diverse authors?

  • Do you enjoy self-expression in forms such as writing, art, or music?

  • Do you want to make a difference in your community?

Join us!

Contact: Mrs. Shannon, shannonr@wps.k12.va.us

First projected meeting date: Wed., Sep 21, 2022 from 3:20-4:15 in the library


Email Mrs. Shannon to be added to our group emails!

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.

Important Senior Portrait Information

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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


Thank you!

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!!


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.

Important dates for Lockdown Drills at JHHS and EGSIC

8/24 at 10:30 am

8/30 at 2:00 pm

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.