The Patrick Henry Post

December 11th, 2020

Thank you for your commitment to safety!

This week, we welcomed our in-person learners back into Patrick Henry and continued our virtual learning home program. We must say thank you to all of our families who complied with the district's safety guidelines to ensure that all students and staff remain healthy and safe. We are so proud to announce that we still have a transmission rate of ZERO, meaning no student or staff has contracted the virus from a Patrick Henry student or staff member. This is only possible because our staff, students, and families work together to meet our safety needs. Particularly at this time of the year we are reminded of how important family is to all of us, and we are so thankful that we are able to spend time with our families in a healthy and safe way. Thank you to our Patrick Henry community for coming together and committing to safety!

Highlight on Instructional Time

This week was a fantastic week of academic achievement and pushing students to reach their potential in the instructional world. As I visited classrooms in person and virtually, I saw such strong levels of engagement that it made me want to join in the fun of learning. Thank you to all of our teachers who produced fun, exciting, and challenging lessons, and thank you to all of our students who fully engaged in the work this week!

Highlight on Hybrid

As our semester draws to a close, I had to take a moment to appreciate how far our staff has come in our technological advances. I'm so impressed with the way that our students and staff have taken on the hybrid learning model, with some students in person and some joining the Teams meeting virtually. Pictured here is a teacher meeting that was run in a hybrid session with Ms. Teska and Fales joining in person while Ms. Griffin joined virtually. Thank you to all of our staff and our students and our parents who have adapted to this completely new way of teaching and learning. You are all rockstars!

Highlight on Spirit Month

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Spirit Month Continues Next Week!

  • Dec 14: Movie Monday (dress in the theme of your favorite holiday movie)
  • Dec 15: Santa's Helpers (dress up like an elf, Santa, Mrs. Claus, reindeer, etc)
  • Dec 16: Ugly Sweater Contest
  • Dec 17: Jeans + Holiday sweater