SHS Weekly Update


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Celebrating Pi Day

Mu Alpha Theta, the math honor society, made T-Shirts to celebrate Pi Day on March 14.

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SHS Student Featured on WVEC

Check out this news feature about one of our talented students, junior Sunshine Huggins:

Family Life Education

Attention parents/guardians for ninth and tenth grade students currently enrolled in Health/PE 9 or Health/Driver Ed./PE 10: We will be conducting our unit on Family Life Education in the upcoming weeks. Please review the attached materials and contact your student's instructor if you have any questions. You may opt our child out of this lesson by completing the corresponding form and submitting to the school

Military and Family Life Counseling

Click the link below to access the consent form for the Military and Family Life Counseling Program.

Attendance Reminder

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Turning Your Trash to Treasure

One person’s trash is an Engineering classroom’s treasure! The Engineering program can use the following item donations:

  • Old, broken RC or motorized toys (we salvage the IR electronics)

  • Broken inkjet printers (we salvage the DC motors, fans, axles and gears)

  • One gallon HDPE milk jugs (for a chemical engineering project)

  • Snap Circuit sets (check us out on Twitter @PackerEngineers)

Drop off any items in the main office and an engineering student will come and pick them up!

SOL Writing test

The SOL Writing test will be given on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 21 and 22, 2023. This test will be administered to students currently taking English 11 and some others who may need to test. Please encourage your student to charge his/her laptop overnight so he/she will be prepared for testing.

Senior News

Senior Dues: $75 (cash, check, or money order accepted)

  • Dues should be paid by Friday, March 24

  • Senior shirts will be ordered by April 3

Cap and Gown Delivery: Monday, March 27, and Friday, April 21

If you have not placed your cap and gown order on, please due so as soon as possible. If you would like to pay on site, feel free to bring $50 in cash on the dates listed above.

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2023 VSBA Student Essay Contest: $500 Scholarship Opportunity

The Virginia School Boards Association is holding a personal essay/speaking contest where the finalists will have an opportunity to present before an audience of more than 300 school board members and administrators at the 2023 VSBA Conference on Education held at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump on July 13, 2023.

This is the third year the Virginia School Boards Association will hold this contest with hope that this contest will bring out the very best in students’ writing and speaking efforts to allow our attendees to witness examples of the bright, thoughtful, and accomplished students from around the Commonwealth. This years topic is The Meaning of Civility.

Thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous sponsor, the top finalist will receive a $500 scholarship. Submissions are open to all Virginia public high school students (grades 9-12) as a great opportunity to share their unique voices as well as compete for funds to further their education.

For more information on the contest and complete guidelines please view the guidebook. Entry form:

For questions, please contact

CTE Application

Click this link to apply for admission to any of the IWCS CTE Programs. Programs included in this application are: agriculture, culinary arts, welding, early childhood education/Little Sprouts, cosmetology, building trades and Certified Nurse Aide.

Spring SOL Test Dates

Friday, May 26 - History

Wednesday, May 31 - Reading

Friday, June 2 - Math

Monday, June 5 - Science

AP Exam Dates

Monday, May 1

United States Government and Politics - 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 2

Psychology - 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 3

English Literature and Composition - 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 4

Macroeconomics - 7:30 a.m.

Friday, May 5

European History & United States History - 7:30 a.m.

Microeconomics - 11:30 a.m.

Monday, May 8

Calculus AB & BC - 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 9

English Language and Composition - 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 10

Biology - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 18

Comparative Government and Politics - 11:30 a.m.

SHS Athletic Booster Club Needs Parent Volunteers

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