Week of 10/16/22
JHHS Student Panel Interest
Student voice and choice are of utmost importance to JHHS. We are seeking students who reflect the diversity of JHHS to assist the principal in making sure students have what they need to thrive here at JHHS!
Selected students will meet on select advisory dates from November 2022 - May 2023.
Selection Process: When building the initial team, we ask all applicants to share their identities so we can be intentional about representation and intersectionality on the team. We seek to represent as many identities as possible, while recognizing that no one person can speak for a group of individuals. Applicants will also be evaluated based on their personal statements outlining their skills and commitment to this work, as well as an application that they will be required to complete.
Please use the Google Form below to apply! ALL are Welcome to Apply!
Application Deadline: Friday, October 28th, 2022
Underclass and Senior Picture Makeup Day
Become a member of JAA
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
Reminder to Parents
As the days get cooler, please remember that our building does not open its doors to students until 8:05 am.
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 email@example.com
Quarantine Classroom Guidelines
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.
The JHHS staff and students have practiced several emergency drills. Should an emergency arise, please remember to not arrive at the school during this time but instead stay put and await updates and instructions. This procedure will ensure the safest scenario for everyone.
Mountain Vista Governor's School's Open House
Students at John Handley High School have been invited to attend the Mountain Vista Governor’s School’s Open House held at Laurel Ridge Community College. The 9th and 10th grade EXCEL students, as well as other interested students, have been invited to attend this event. MVGS Open House at Laurel Ridge Community College will be held:
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
The bus will leave JHHS at 9:15 a.m. and will return to school around 1:30 p.m.
Bus transportation to and from the event will be provided and students will be supervised by WPS personnel. If you would like to have your child participate, please complete this form and return it to Jennifer Forte, Director of School Counselors, by Wednesday, November 2, 2022. Students who attend the event are responsible to make up any assignments that they might miss. If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact me at (540)313-5062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS)
11th AND 12th GRADE
Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) focuses on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to the Moon and on to Mars. Students can earn up to five free dual enrollment college credits. http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/, applications are OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 24.
Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) focuses on the challenges the next generation of scientists and engineers to become part of the solution to the societal issues faced by the impacts of climate change. Engaging students in real-world investigations of the Earth and its systems using the latest research and data from NASA. Students can earn up to five free transferable dual enrollment college credits http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS applications are OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 24.
The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $35,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.
Voice of Democracy
Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 25,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.
The national first place winner receives a $35,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$21,000, and the first place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins at least a scholarship of $1,000.
Before submitting your essay, read the rules and eligibility requirements, and find your sponsoring local VFW Post as applications must be turned in by midnight, Oct. 31. Download and complete the 2022-2023 Voice of Democracy entry form here.
Virginia General Assembly House and Senate Page Program
The Senate Page Program is a dynamic, engaging and educational experience that honors and preserves the tradition of service to the legislature. Senate Pages have served the upper chamber of the legislature since at least 1850.
The experience today is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge for the next generation of administrators, managers, elected-officials and civic leaders. Structured similar to a college preparatory program, organized learning activities compliment the day-to-day duties of all Senate Pages. Members of each class are expected to fully participate in all program components with a positive, respectful, and can-do attitude. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.
The mission of the Senate Page Program is to facilitate a structured environment in which young Virginians accept responsibility and accountability, develop professional characteristics through strict standards of conduct and engage in the legislative process through work, observation and discussion.
Applicants seeking admission must be 13 or 14 years of age on the first day of session (second Wednesday in January) and a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2022. Applications that are postmarked October 17 will be considered on time; however, make every attempt to avoid a last-minute submission.
Here is a parent FAQ document.
Library News 📚
New Books have arrived and are ready to check out. Our Library Student Aides created this collaborative digital display for you to see what is now available.
Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15th - Oct. 15th
Take a look at this digital book display featuring Latinx authors and their works.
College Essay Workshop for seniors
The library is offering a college essay workshop for seniors, in preparation for Virginia’s College Application Week. Take your essay to the next level, and make a lasting impression on that college admissions board! Sessions will be offered Wednesdays, Oct. 13 and 19, click here for details!
Spooky reads for the Halloween season
Looking for a ghostly read to make the hair stand up on the back of your neck? How about a Zombie thriller to get your heart racing? Check out our Halloween Book Trailer for four of our favorite terrifying reads, just in time for the spooky season!
Follow the library on Instagram @jhhslibrary!
Superintendent's Equity Advisory Council 2022-2023
Student Expectations at JHHS
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!
Handley Pride Recipients
Every week we will be rewarding those students/Faculty who have exemplified Handley Pride with a picture taken with the Principal and a certificate. Here are this week's Handley Pride recipients:
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. Whether you have an hour this year or more, we would love your support! Here is the new and improved Sign-Up Genius for other ways to get involved -- like volunteering at upcoming PBIS celebrations on 11/4 and 12/22 or the Parking Space Painting fundraiser :
Email us at email@example.com for more information! 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! Please help us spread the word that we could use a hand!
We will be hosting a Student Speed Networking Event on November 16 from 11-1 at the Emil & Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center. This event will be for Handley seniors who are undecided about their next steps after graduation.
The goal of speed networking is to give students the chance to build confidence and an opportunity to meet local employers and find out about as many different careers as possible within a short amount of time. Students will rotate every 5 minutes through businesses/programs to learn who they are, what they do, and what opportunities are available.
We will be serving lunch after the rotations for additional networking time.
If you are interested in participating as a business, please register here.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sara Weinstein (firstname.lastname@example.org), Tosha Fradillada (email@example.com) or Katie Lockhart (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: email@example.com
Victor O'Neill Studios
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.
Student Tech Support Times
Fall Sports Schedule 2022
Free Internet Service for Eligible Families
Families can learn more by visiting this website: https://www.wps.k12.va.us/Page/11807. 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. We recognize the date at the bottom of the form is expired, but we have been assured the codes will still be active.
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.
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.
Check out the online store to get your JH gear for the new year! Sale running all of July.... GO JUDGES!!
Click on the picture above for the A/B-Day 2022/23 Schedule
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.
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.