Week of 03/13/2023
Reminder: Teacher Work Day Monday, March 13
Testing Notification - Writing SOL Makeups
Attention Senior Parents! Meeting on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:00pm
Parent-sponsored scavenger hunt and picnic volunteer sign-up meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:00 pm in the Student Union. Contact JoanCestaro@gmail.com for more info.
Please also get plugged in to our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1166439883845807/
Baccalaureate Ceremony - Need your input
Attention Seniors and Parents:
The Counseling Office wants to recognize all of our seniors who have been given a scholarship at our Baccalaureate Ceremony on May 17.
Please complete this form to report any and all scholarships your student has received so far. Even if your student does not plan to attend a school that has awarded them scholarship $, please still include that information in this form. All scholarships received are a recognition of the hard work your student has done.
If you have any questions, please contact Bethany DeHaven, Counseling Office Administrative Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Attendance Competition!
For Tuesday through Thursday of this week....
Coming in 4th place are the Seniors with 90%
Coming in 3rd place are the Juniors with 91%
Coming in 2nd place are the Freshman with 92.1%
And Coming in 1st place, dethroning the Freshman class, are the Sophomores with 92.2%
Congratulations Class of 2025!
Next week's competition will run from Friday, March 10th until Thursday March 16th
Spring Sports at Handley are moving to 100% online ticketing!
Thank you and Go Judges!
Career Exploration Opportunities
Every month there will be Career Exploration Field Trip opportunities for 11th and 12th grade students to sign up for. The first field trip is to Tri-State Nissan on Thursday, March 30th. We will get a tour of their facilities and learn about career opportunities in areas such as sales, service, management, etc. The second field trip is to Continental on Friday, March 31st. We will get a tour of their facilities and learn about entry level career opportunities. Continental produces high end synthetic leather materials which are used in transportation, recreation and hospitality markets. The location here in Winchester produces materials specifically for Tesla!
Parent/guardian signature is required. You must turn in a permission form to Ms. Hall @ JHHS or Ms. Weinstein @ EGSIC to attend.
Future trips (more info to come)..
- Friday, April 28: Blue Ridge Technical College (w/ lunch by culinary students)
- Date TBD for April: Jobcorps
Coffee with a Company - March schedule
In March, we will be finishing up our "Coffee with a Company" series. This series is for interested 10th, 11th & 12th graders during Advisory on Wednesdays from 11:35-12:05pm.
The format will be a 10-15 min presentation about the company and employment opportunities available (now & in the future) followed by questions and networking over coffee & pastries. Students received an email with a link and MUST sign up to attend. Maximum capacity will be 15-20 students.
The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, March 15: Continental - Develops and produces functional parts, components, and systems for machine and plant engineering, mining, the automotive industry, and other important industries. They work with Tesla!!
Wednesday, March 22: Valley Health - WMC’s School of Medical Imaging
Wednesday, March 29: Navy Federal
International Data Center Day - Presentations on March 17, 2023
International Data Center Day is in March and this year's theme is "Data Center Handshake" as a way to introduce schools to data center careers. Cornet, Inc. would like to partner with Handley to conduct presentations on how students can get careers in mission critical fields.
Do you have an interest in Data Centers, Building Engineering, Security, IT, Programming, Marketing, Business Development, etc… You should attend this presentation!
There will be 2 presentations on Friday, March 17 at the Innovation Center. The times are: 9:45-11:25 am and 12:15-2:00 pm.
You can sign up here.
John D. Butler Presentation - March 21, 2023
John D. Butler will be presenting about his 32 year Navy career & other professional experiences in an open forum style on Tuesday, March 21st beginning at 9am in the Forum at the Innovation Center. There will also be time for questions & answers. If you're interested in attending, please sign up here.
His experiences include:
- US Navy
- Nuclear Submarines
- U. S. & International Defense
- Military Intelligence
To learn more about Mr. Butler, visit his LinkedIn profile.
Diving into your future career pathway: Alternatives to College Event: March 23, 2023
Local business & industry partners have been asked to highlight their organization's training paths for students. Employers will provide and/or pay for you to have the training you need to be employed right out of high school -- with no college degree required. You can save time and money, and have a great career with opportunities to be promoted.
This event will be held on Thursday, March 23rd from 9-11am. Community partners will have tables set up in the Community Commons showcasing their training programs and ready to have a quick conversation about these opportunities.
If you are currently in Econ & Personal Finance, your class will automatically be invited to attend. If you're not in this class, please visit this link to sign up if you're interested.
More details will be sent regarding the schedule soon.
Bank of Clarke County Career Exploration Event - April 14, 2023
Bank of Clarke County is hosting a Career Exploration presentation for students to attend on April 14th from 10-1230 at their downtown location. Lunch will be included & transportation will be provided.
The departments that will be presenting are: Retail Banking, Commercial Lending, Data & Analytics, Trust & Investments, Human Resources. Others attending: Branch Manager, Chief Financial Officer, and a Recruiter. (Possibly others as well) There will be dedicated time for a question and answer session.
If you’re interested in learning more about the banking industry, please see Ms. Weinstein to sign up.
**Spaces are limited!**
Navy Federal “Classroom to Office” Mentorship Opportunity for 23/24 School Year
Economic and Personal Finance students are selected through an application process to participate in this project-based mentorship program. Students will be paired with a Navy Federal mentor who they will work with onsite at Navy Federal during the Spring semester. The pair will develop a project to be presented to school and Navy Federal leadership at the end of the school year.
There will be an information session during Advisory on Wednesday, March 15 to discuss details of this program and the application process. Students that have selected EPF as a course for next year will be invited to attend.
**For questions about these events or to sign up, please visit the link included or reach out to Ms. Weinstein, Work-Based Learning Coach at email@example.com**
Relay for Life Benefit Concert Performer Interest Meeting
Counseling Office News
Summer Economics and Personal Finance Class
Attention 10th and 11th graders
Students can complete the required Economics and Personal Finance class this summer asynchronously. For more information please contact Ms. Windy Glahn, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost is $140. If you are eligible for free/reduced lunch, there is a reduced fee.
Registration forms below
QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program
For current high school juniors who excel academically despite facing financial challenges. The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program is now accepting applications! QuestBridge connects academically outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to the nation's best colleges.
Why should students apply? QuestBridge prepares College Prep Scholars to gain admission and full four-year scholarships to 50 top colleges through the National College Match. College Prep Scholars can receive special awards and opportunities, including a full scholarship to a college summer program, up to $1,000 for a new laptop or other educational resources, essay feedback, and more. The deadline for students to apply is March 22, 2023.
Attention Female Juniors: 2023 American Legion Auxiliary VA Girls State
The application for 2023 American Legion Auxiliary VA Girls State is available and will be sending ONE student sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. The program will take place June 18 – 24, 2023 at Longwood University in Farmville, VA.
Please complete the form below and return to the Counseling Office no later than March 29, 2023 by 2:30PM.
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 year's 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 below. For questions, please contact email@example.com.
Entry Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PKH9MF5
Strengthening Families Spring 2023
Strengthening Families is an evidence-based program for parents/guardians and youth ages 10-14 years old. It helps everyone enter the teenage years stronger, more confident, and with the tools to succeed. Classes will start Monday March 27th, 5:30-8pm, at Laurel Ridge Community College. Dinner is served every Monday, along with a travel voucher, grocery voucher, and additional incentives at completion of the 7 weeks.
Link to register can be found here. For more information please contact Mandy McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Academy Day 2023
In addition, students will be able to meet with officials from all five academies as well as representatives from the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board, ROTC programs, Randolph-Macon College, the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin University, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, and the Virginia Military Institute. Staff from Virginia Congressional offices will be available to answer questions regarding the application procedures for congressional nominations.
Save the Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Randolph-Macon College Center for the Performing Arts, Blackwell Auditorium, 205 Henry Street, Ashland, VA 23005
National Youth Science Camp Application Open
The National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is a residential science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) program designed to honor and challenge some of the nation’s rising student leaders and provide them with opportunities to engage with STEAM professionals and participate in exciting outdoor activities. The 2023 NYSCamp, hosted by the National Youth Science Academy, is a hybrid experience, with students participating virtually for the first five days, followed by two and a half weeks in-person.
Two students will be selected to represent Virginia as delegates to the NYSCamp. Eligibility has been extended for the 2023 NYSCamp to include current Juniors and Seniors. February 28th is the deadline to apply, and applicants will be notified by March 15th if they were selected.
- Virtual dates are June 19, 2023 to June 23, 2023
- In-person dates are June 24, 2023 to July 23, 2023.
Prom Attendance Requirement
Library News 📚
March into Spring with a fresh book! Check out this NEW BOOKS digital display created by our COE student, Tara, and open yourself up to reading something new and different. Let your reading bloom!💐🍀 📚
Celebrate Women’s History Month
Use our collection in Destiny Discover to explore notable
women throughout history, as well as Women’s
Issues, and influential female contributions to art, science,
athletics, politics and more!
Support Those fighting Breast Cancer🎗️
Stop by the library to leave hopeful messages on our Breast Cancer support Bulletin Board, created by one of our Student Library Aides. After the board is filled with encouragement it will be donated to a breast-cancer treatment facility.
The JHHS 2022-23 Reading Challenge
Read more in 2023 with the JHHS Reading Challenge; a fun way to pick out your next great read, all year long! Get started by picking up a challenge bookmark in the library and see a librarian for more information.
One of our library student aides is planning a full week of Earth Day crafts using commonly discarded items from home. She is collecting milk cartons, plastic gallon jugs, 2-liter or 1-liter plastic bottles. Please rinse these out before bringing them to the front office. Let them know they are for the library.
If you have any arts & crafts materials that you no longer want (primer for painting, small wood scraps, contact paper, self-adhesive wall paper or shelf-liner paper, scrapbooking supplies, stickers, florals, pipe cleaners, buttons, poster board, any kind of glue/modge podge, etc.), we would love to help you with your almost-spring cleaning!
Follow the library on Instagram @jhhslibrary, Twitter @JHHSLibrary, or facebook @ John Handley LMC!
Order your 2002-2023 Handley yearbook!
Order yours at www.yearbookforever.com now. Prices go up on April 1st
¡Ordene el Anuario de Handley!
Compra tu anuario ahora visitando www.yearbookforever.com. El precio del anuario subira el 1 de Abril.
Order your 2002-2023 Handley yearbook!
¡Ordene el Anuario de Handley!
Relationships & Communication — We Know the Power of Words and Actions
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.
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.
JHHS Clubs and Activities
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!
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 email@example.com 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!
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.
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.
Click here to view the Quick Start Guide for Families.
Check out the online store to get your JH gear for the new year!
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
** 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
Emil & Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center Lunch Menu
Free Internet Service for Eligible Families
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.
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.
PowerSchool Parent Accounts
2022-23 Bus Stops
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.