Judges' Docket

Week of 11/20/2022

November is National Native American Indian Heritage Month

“Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” Native American Proverb.

November celebrates cultures, customs, and contributions of American Indians, Alaskan Natives, indigenous tribes, and people throughout America. At John Handley High School we are proud of our students, families, teachers, and staff from Native American descent, and continue to learn, grow, and celebrate all the cultures that make our DNA.

For more information and additional cites: https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/

Attendance matters - Every day counts!

Did you know that missing 10% (just 2 days each month) can drastically affect a teen’s academic success?!


This week a friendly attendance competition between grade levels started. Each Friday we will announce a class winner for the best attendance for that week. The class president will be called to the office to claim the Attendance Gavel for the week. The class with the most wins will be rewarded with a pizza party at the end of the school year.


This week's winner is the SENIOR CLASS! Well done!

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JHHS Schedule For Virtual School Days

When school is closed due to inclement weather, all students will attend classes virtually unless notified otherwise. Below is the JHHS virtual day schedule. Mandatory virtual attendance is expected for all students. Teachers will post Google Meet codes in Canvas and students will be required to attend class during the scheduled assigned times. Attendance will be taken in PowerSchool for each block.

After School Academic Support

Click here for more details or see below.

Reminder to Parents

As the days get cooler, please remember that our building does not open its doors to students until 8:05 am.

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Thanksgiving Food Drive for Handley Families!

It is the time of year again where we come together as a school community to help our Handley Families for the Thanksgiving Holiday!


1. Donate Food Items: See the SignUp Genius Link here

- Collections from October 31-November 20

- Students may drop off to Ms. Darlington in 1308 or Ms. White in 1314

- Students may also participate in our class advisory collections on 11/9 and 11/16

- Parents and community can drop to the Main Office ATTN: Darlington/White


2. Monetary Donations

- If your family or business would like to make a donation, we can provide a receipt!

- All donations will be used to purchase items we are unable to collect.


Your support is very much appreciated! We would NOT be able to do this without the support from our families in our community!! Please contact Kristen Darlington darlington@wps.k12.va.us and Cathy White poolec@wps.k12.va.us for more information.

Online Store - November's Discount Code!

Handley's online school store is located at https://bit.ly/3NzSU2x where you can purchase school gear! THIS month we are giving you a discount code (THANKFUL) for any purchases. It is never too early to start holiday shopping for friends, family, or yourself! Happy Shopping!

JHHS Clubs and Activities

Here is a list of all the JHHS Clubs and Activities available to students. Explore your options and find a place to get involved!

Library News 📚

Check out our newest books on this new books presentation created by COE student, Tara. Come in and check one out!


November is Native American Heritage Month Stop by the library to browse our display or check out our digital collection in Destiny Discover→ collections. Watch a book talk here!


Show Your Appreciation! Thanksgiving is coming up and the library wants to help you appreciate those you are grateful for or simply give you a chance to make crafts! Come to the library in the mornings 8:05-8:20 AM throughout the month of November to make Thanksgiving gifts and crafts for those you appreciate or yourself. Below is the calendar of the activities that will be available through Thanksgiving break. We hope to see you there! (all activities planned & led by library student aide, Helen)



The JHHS 2022-23 Reading Challenge


The JHHS Reading Challenge is a fun way to pick out your next great read, all year long! Adapted from the PopSugar 2022 reading challenge, our reading challenge bookmark offers a creative reading checklist to choose from. Can you check off the entire list this year?

  • Pick up your challenge bookmark at the library.

  • Use the JHHS 2022-23 Reading Challenge collection in Destiny Discover to explore book options.

  • Post your favorite reads in insta, and tag us @JHHSLibrary, use the hashtag #challengeaccepted.

  • Get your name on our Reading Challenge WALL OF FAME! Each time you check one off and finish a book, come to the library and tell us about it.

  • At the end of the year, all names submitted will go in a drawing for prizes.


Follow the library on Instagram @jhhslibrary!

Handley Pride Recipients

Every week we will be rewarding those students/Faculty who have exemplified Handley Pride with a certificate and group. Here are this week's Handley Pride recipients:


Jared Brant (pictured)

Tara Zolmierski

Helen Ramirez (pictured)

Nathaniel Nixon

Davion Butler

Brian Trammel

Rodd'ney Davenport (pictured)

Xavier Matthews

Dawn Spitzer

Chyanna Jones

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PBIS Student Expectations

JHHS will begin a virtual rewards program for students during the month of October through the PBIS Rewards platform. This is very exciting news!! Students now earn reward points for demonstrating desired behaviors according to our Handley PRIDE expectations!!


When an administrator, teacher, or staff person acknowledges a student demonstrating these behaviors, they can now award them points through the PBISRewards website. All students have an account that they can access at PBISrewards.com or through CLEVER. At this time, the points that students earn will allow them to qualify for incentives. We hope to expand this effort by finding ways wherein students can “spend” their points, more to come on that! Please support this effort by encouraging your students to meet our school wide expectations each and every day!

Quarantine Classroom Guidelines

Students continue to be out with COVID 19. A Google Meet will be sent from your child's teacher for every block and every day a student is in quarantine.


Students that are quarantined and have classes at John Handley High School will follow the John Handley High School bell schedule.


Students that are quarantined and take courses at the Emil & Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center will follow the Innovation Center bell schedule.

PTSO Updates!

The Handley Parent Teacher Student Organization (the PTSO) works to strengthen relationships between families and faculty. We do this by sponsoring events, volunteering at school, and supporting our kids, teachers and staff.


Sign up for our monthly emails by clicking here or email us at jhhspto@wps.k12.va.us for more information! Cash and check donations are accepted through the main office and electronic donations are accepted via PayPal. Please help us spread the word that we could use a hand!

SCHOOL PICTURES ARE ONLINE NOW!

Student images are now online. Please be on the lookout for an email from Victor O'Neill Studios. If you do not see it in your inbox, check the spam/junk folder.


Any student who has not had a chance to order, it’s not too late!

Please visit: vosphoto.com/uc

use your student ID when prompted for the online code.

For questions regarding school pictures please email: underclass@vosphoto.com


Thank you!

Victor O'Neill Studios

English Club

Attend English Club on Wednesdays 3:15-4:15. Get help with your English work, prep for the Writing and Reading SOLs, get feedback and assistance with writing tasks (contests, applications), or spend time reading/writing and talking about your favorite books.

Mandatory 90 Minute Parent/Teen Driving Presentation

Students who are enrolled in Kinesiology 10 & Driver’s Education course must attend this STATE MANDATORY presentation with a parent or guardian to receive their Driver’s Education Certificate along with upholding a 70% in the classroom. This DEC-1 card allows the student to be eligible to take Behind- the-Wheel and fulfill Virginia licensing requirements.


This presentation will be available for any student or parent that is enrolled in the Driver’s Education class portion for KIN 10 on one of the following dates:


  • Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6:00 - 7:30 PM in Patsy Cline Theater

  • Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:00 - 7:30 PM in Patsy Cline Theater


If you have any questions please ask your KIN 10 student or email cole@wps.k12.va.us

Handley Athletics Department News

Physical Requirements

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!

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

Become a member of JAA

Our Mission:


The mission of the JAA is to provide financial support to the Handley athletic program and its student athletes. Specifically, the JAA awards scholarships to graduating Handley student-athletes and purchases equipment for uniforms for the athletic departments.


Become a Member and help the JAA’s continued commitment to and support of Handley Athletics and its Student-Athletes!


For your annual membership, click the code or contact us at judgesathleticassociation.com

** General JHHS Information **

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

JHHS Student Tech Support Times

Student Tech Support times are daily 8:15 - 9:00 and 11:30 - 12:15.

JHHS Lunch Menu

Here is the school lunch menu.

Free Internet Service for Eligible Families

For the duration of this school year, Comcast will continue to partner with WPS to provide eligible families with one year of free internet service.


Families can learn more by visiting this webpage. In short, we provide the promo code, and Comcast, ultimately, determines eligibility. School Social Workers will have the necessary information to provide assistance to a family who would like to apply.

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 links to the 2022/2023 WPS Calendar and A/B day schedule.

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 )

2022-23 Bus Stops

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

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.

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. Visit the Handley Student Parking webpage for more information. High School Student Parking Pass Application (Spanish here)


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 are chronically late to school, you may lose your privilege to park in the lot and anywhere on school property.

Student Expectations at JHHS

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