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Be ready for winter weather and canceled classes: MPS releases weather related school closing information!

MPS sometimes cancels classes when winter weather makes it unsafe for students to get to and from school.

MPS will likely cancel classes if the National Weather Service predicts that

  • The wind chill will be -35°F (-37°C) or colder at 6:30 a.m.

MPS will consider canceling classes if the National Weather Service predicts that:

  • More than 6 inches of snow will fall in 12 hours
  • More than 8 inches of snow will fall in 24 hours

Every winter storm is different, so it is possible that classes will still be held even if wind chill or snowfall reaches these limits. The safety and well-being of students and staff is atop priority and the decision to close school is a complex one. We do everything possible to keep schools open, because:

  • Our schools provide students with a safe and warm place to learn.
  • Some students rely on the school district for breakfast and lunch.
  • Some families do not have child care options for their children while they are at work.

MPS will try to notify families by 6 p.m. the day before the cancellation. If conditions have become more hazardous than expected overnight, families will be notified by 5:30 a.m. the day of the cancellation. Here is how you can stay informed:

  • Call us at Henry now to make sure your correct phone number and email address are on file.
  • Check the MPS website or Henry’s website.
  • Follow MPS on Twitter @MPS_News or on Facebook at facebook.com/minneapolis.schools.
  • Watch for closures on local news channels

For complete details about our practices around winter weather, visit www.mpls.k12.mn.us/school_closing.

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Student Handbook Information 2014 - 2015

The student handbook is designed to keep students and families informed about upcoming events, policies and procedures at PHHS. Please click on the link and reference the sections by category.

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David Sylvestre wins Fox 9 STEM Teacher Award
David Sylvestre, our Career and Technical Education coorditnator, was selected for a Fox 9 STEM Teacher Award!  This award honors nine teachers in the state for being top teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). He was selected from over one hundred nominees for his dedication to improving the engineering curriculum at Patrick Henry, the IBCC program, and coaching Herobotics. As a winning teacher, David will receive $900 from Royal Credit Union to use for classroom supplies, and the opportunity to present at the Fox 9 Girls & Science event at the Science Museum of Minnesota on November 15th. Congratulations! 
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Minneapolis Public School Graduation Requirement Survey

Minneapolis Public Schools is in the process of reviewing and proposing potential changes to the minimum graduation requirements.

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First Lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Franken and Gov. Dayton at Patrick Henry!

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, First Lady Michelle Obama headlined a grassroots GOTV event in support of Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton at Patrick Henry High School in North Minneapolis.

Henry was excited to host political Royalty. Video and Photos coming soon!

 Many people asked "Why Henry?" Check out this article written by Beth Hawkins of the Minnesota Post to find out why:

http://www.minnpost.com/learning-curve/2014/10/why-patrick-henry-high-perfect-school-host-michelle-obama

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