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Principal's Message

Greetings Patrick Henry School Community!  It is my honor to serve the students and staff at PH, and the Glade Spring Community once again!
Despite the tumultuous spring and fall semesters in Washington County, I hope that you, your family, and friends are well.  Please know that we are all excited to see your students face, talk to your students face to face, and spend time together in a place that we hope you feel is safe…Patrick Henry High School.
As members of the community, we pledge to care for the health and wellbeing of all students, faculty and staff, our families, and your families.
We will wear face masks in all communal areas and in the classroom, we will practice physical distancing at all times, we will practice good hygiene including frequent hand washing and covering our coughs and sneezes. We will record our temperatures daily and stay home when we are not feeling well.  We will follow the recommendations of the Virginia Health Department and agree to self-isolate if necessary.  This is our pledge to you.
This adventure that we will begin this school year, will be a new and different one for all students, not just freshmen.  We will work and support each other as we navigate through uncharted waters.  The combination of in-person and online teaching and learning in addition to adhering to public health guidelines will be at times frustrating, cumbersome, and exhausting but our commitment to education has never been more important than now!  While we cannot predict the future, we can adjust to meet the challenges that lie before us. 
I believe this because we are Rebels!  WE CAN DO THIS!
Kendra D. Addison


We believe successful schools:
  • Provide safe, healthy, and dynamic learning environments.
  • Employ and retain highly qualified staff.
  • Have well-defined curriculum and programs that are aligned with state and national standards.
  • Involve all stakeholders as partners.
  • Respect all.
  • Are accountable.
  • Align budgets with priorities.
  • Result from effective communication from and to every level.
  • Engage and communicate with families.
  • Provide opportunities for participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
We believe effective instruction:
  • Is research-based.
  • Assumes all children can learn.
  • Meets the unique needs of each child.
  • Prepares students for success.
  • Educates the whole child.
  • Elicits high performance consistent with abilities.


Patrick Henry High School will provide a safe, supportive and engaging learning environment, where strong relationships enable our staff to set high, yet personalized, expectations for all students. By collaborating with all stakeholders, Patrick Henry High School will offer a diverse array of educational experiences that will provide all students the opportunity to acquire the skills they will need after graduation. By nurturing our students’ social, physical and intellectual growth, our mission is to encourage our students to become responsible citizens, lifelong learners, and leaders in the global community.


Patrick Henry High School will provide a high quality education that prepares students to be responsible citizens whether they choose post-secondary education or employment after graduation. We are committed to empowering our students by inspiring them to think critically, collaborate and communicate effectively with others, create in an innovative manner, solve problems efficiently, and incorporate useful technology to enrich their lives.

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Summer School Announcement

Washington County Schools students and parents/guardians,

Please review the attached document regarding summer school offerings for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Romans in Appalachia

Inscriptions in stone and bronze are an invaluable source of knowledge about ancient Greece and Rome. John Walker, Patrick Henry's Latin teacher, displays plaster replicas of two such inscriptions in his classroom, and they are the subject "Romans in Appalachia," a note in the latest bulletin of the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy. As Brown University's Professor John Bodel explains, replicas of inscriptions are an excellent means of exposing students to epigraphy, or the study of inscriptions. PHHS is one of only two sites in Virginia (the other being the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts) listed in the U.S. Epigraphy Project's database of Greek and Latin inscriptions.