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PHHS AP English 11 and 12 Students Attend A Barter Players Presentation
On April 1, 2015, students from Ms. Belcher’s AP English 11 and Ms. Duncan’s AP English 12 classes attended the Barter Players presentation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Before the show, students participated in a mini-workshop, which provided a summary of Hamlet as well as introduced and explained Shakespeare’s use of iambic pentameter.
Senior Isaac C. stated, “Iambic pentameter is the heartbeat to the main emotion evoked by the enactment that was presented.” Students were then treated to a two-act portrayal of Hamlet performed by a cast of six! After the show, students participated in another workshop which discussed the themes of the play and how they can be applied to the students ’daily lives. Isaac also commented, “ I also feel as though my classmates and I were endowed [with a] deeper [understanding] of Hamlet as it provided us a new perspective of Shakespeare’s work rather than just reading in the classroom setting.”
PHHS: Rebel Voices Chorus Makes Good Showing in All-County and All-District Auditions
The Rebel Voices Chorus, made up of singers grades 7-12 at Glade Spring Middle School and Patrick Henry High School, is happy to announce an excellent fall audition season for its members. At the Junior Level, 14 girls and 13 boys will be singing in the Middle School All-County choir.
For the All-District choir, a more selective ensemble for grades 7, 8, and 9, 16 girls and 12 boys were selected, including TEN seventh-grade singers on their first major audition. We understand this is a record-breaking number of All-District singers at this level, at least for the recent past.
At the PHHS Senior Level, 28 young men and women were taken into the All-County Choir and 6 were selected for the All-District Choir--the most competitive choir short of the All-State choirs. Considering the number of auditioning students, this means that in both choirs we had more singers chosen proportional to the size of our school. Wow!
Mr. Carroll is so proud of the efforts of the Rebel Voices Chorus, and knows these singers will gain a wealth of experience from participating in these select Honor Choirs.
Patrick Henry High School Students Create Quipus and Zampoñas
The Spanish three students at Patrick Henry High School recently concluded a unit study of the Incan empire. They read about and discussed the language, food, and history of the Incan culture.
At the end of the unit, the students created their own quipus and zampoñas. A quipu is a series of different colored strings with various knots used in the past by the Incas to record and remember a variety of facts and information. A zampoña is a pan flute used by many of the indigenous people throughout the Andes Mountains. Students made their quipus from yarn to reflect important numbers in their lives such as their age and addresses. Their zampoñas were made from cardboard and large straws. It was a great way to end an interesting and educational unit!
Congratulations to the Virginia schools that were announced on Monday, September 29, for national recognition as a 2013-2014 Blue Star School by Working in Support of Education (W!se). A school testing ten or more students must have achieved a 75% passing rate on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test and have a majority of students on a given grade level take the test OR have the students who took it achieve an average score of 80% or higher. Of the 284 schools on the national listing, 52% of those (148) were Virginia schools. The Blue Star schools will be honored at the annual MoneyPOWER Conference for Financial Literacy in New York City on November 4.
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Roscoe is a student who has shown so much improvement in the last year. He has become more responsible, changed his bad habits, and has finally gotten himself moving in a good direction for college and a career. He is a good hearted person who would help anyone who needs help. He will be one of those students we will see in 5 years as a good citizen making a good living.
Female Rebel of The Month - Ashley W.
Ashley is an exceptional student. She has a demanding course load of AP, honors, and dual enrollment classes, while maintaining a high GPA. She puts in extra work in her classes because she has set high goals and expectations for herself. She is also a role model to several of the middle school students, who are participating in extra curricular activities through the high school.