Patrick Henry Post

September 18th, 2020

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The Incredible Resiliency of Our Students

A friend recently shared the quote above with me. After three weeks of virtual learning with Patrick Henry students, and after five weeks of working with Patrick Henry staff, I am more convinced than ever that no one can stop us when we are determined to learn. The amazing attitudes of our staff and students to learn, challenge, try, stretch, and push has made me believe that we can and will succeed this quarter while we are in an entirely new era of education. Our students have met the challenges of virtual learning head on and have picked up more technology skills in the last three weeks than we teachers had to learn throughout the course of our entire education. The most beautiful thing is that these are lifelong skills that will transfer to future career paths, opening the door for our students to be the most technologically advanced generation to ever graduate from Patrick Henry. The possibilities for their future are endless, and I'm so proud of them for working tirelessly in this new phase of learning. Take a look below for some of the highlights from this week!

Highlight on Related Arts

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Pictured above, Damiya and her sister Ja'Nayla are seen completing their warm-up stretches for P.E. class with Ms. Blake. If you have ever wondered if virtual Related Arts was possible, you just have to stop by one of our art, music, or P.E. classes to see the fun! We know that all three of these subject areas are vital for our students' social, emotional, academic, and physical well-being. We had to make sure there was room for each class in our students' schedules, and we are so glad that we did! Take a look at the websites below to find out why art, music, and P.E. are so important to us, and take a look at some of the cool things our students are accomplishing with Mrs. Terrance, Mrs. Bryant, and Ms. Blake!
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Look at Tyme's awesome art assignment that she submitted to Mrs. Bryant!

Fun moments caught around the school this week

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Dr. Rogers happened to be in the right place at the right time to snag an adorable moment between Mrs. Wildermuth and her son, Charles, our former prek student! We miss you but it's fun to see you even while you're learning in your own classroom!
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Thanks to Ms. Shanice Webb, our new Family and Community Specialist, for leading our Title I meeting with our staff and parents on Thursday. It was awesome to hear about what we are doing here at Patrick Henry and how parents can get involved!