Herobotics Advance to International Championship
Henry's own 'FIRST Team 2500 Herobotics' again won the highest regional award at a robotics competition this last Saturday in Iowa and so will be advancing to the International Championship in St Louis! Commenting on the award, the judges highlighted how students provided more than 9,000 hours of community service, developed a Minneapolis robotics hub and created a strong, well rounded team, as some key reasons for their earning the highest award.
PHHS Students Advance to History Day
Gisele Ayala-Corall (9th grade) and A’jeviah Gunn (10th grade) were selected to represent Patrick Henry High School this weekend at the Regional History Day Contest at North High School. Giselle created a documentary about the 1968 East LA Walkouts and A’jeviah created a poster about Martin Luther King Jr. This year's History Day Theme was, “Taking a Stand.” Check these ladies out Saturday, March 25 at North High. You are invited to view the exhibits, open for public display, 9-11:30 a.m.
Book Talk With Author Mai Neng Moua:Wednesday, March 15th
Author Mai Neng Moua returns to Henry to engage students in followup dialogue of her newly released memoir, The Bride Price. She will be accompanied by special guests: Representative Fue Lee and Minneapolis Council Member Blong Yang3 - 4:30pm in the cafeteria. All are welcome!
Congratulations La'Ryountae Taylor and Javien Versey
Wednesday, February 1st is National Signing Day and two of our very own are signing letters of intent to amazing schools on football scholarships! We congratulate Javien Versey and La'Ryountae Taylor on their athletic and academic achievements. The PHamily is proud of you both Javien and La'ryountae!
A Message to Our PHamily
The mission of Patrick Henry High School is to create a diverse community that values and supports the experiences of inquiry and learning through meaningful opportunities that bring intercultural understanding to our educators, our neighbors and our world. At Patrick Henry, we meet scholars and families where they are and strategically allocate our limited resources to meet their academic and social/emotional needs to ensure that all students are college, career and life ready. We create this culture by focusing on maintaining a caring and supportive environment, connecting to families and communities, being culturally responsive and preparing our students for college and careers. Restorative practices and restorative circles are strategies that our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports team has implemented with students and staff. We value the fostering of high-quality relationships among our staff, students and families to ensure understanding, acceptance and resolution through stressful circumstances. The safety of our students and staff is always our top priority, and fighting is not tolerated at school or on school property. We work hard to foster a culture of inclusion and respect at our school, and we are committed to following the MPS discipline policies.
Parent Teacher Conferences Feb. 16th &17th
Conferences are also followed by an extended weekend.
● Conferences: Thursday, Feb. 16, 4:30 -8 p.m. | Friday, Feb. 17, 8 a.m. - noon.
● No school dates: Friday, Feb. 17 - Monday, Feb. 20 | School resumes: Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Student Registration Information 2017 - 2018 School Year
Students in grades 9-11 will be selecting classes for the 2017-2018 school year soon!
January 31st and February 1st-Students will be watching short videos in several of their classes with information about course choices for next year.
Counselors and Coordinators will be meeting with students to complete registration cards during Social Studies or Science classes from February 2nd-16th.
Parents and guardians can meet with counselors and coordinators during Conferences on February 16th and 17th to review what your student has selected, ask questions, and discuss your student’s academic plan.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your student’s counselor or coordinator.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Visits PHHS
On Friday, January 13th we hosted the 4th Annual 100 Black Men Strong Event. James Cole who is the U.S. Department Deputy Secretary of Education oversees a broad range of operational, management, policy, legal and program functions at the Department. Cole also oversees the Department's work on President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Task Force, which seeks to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color, and to ensure that all young people are able to reach their full potential. Learn more about 100 Black Men Strong.
15th Annual Hmong New Year January 13th 6pm
The Patrick Henry Asian Cultural Club cordially invites all families and north side community members to the 15th Annual Hmong New Year! This showcase of traditional dance, song, and an original, student-written play will take place.