Upper School Newsletter, Week of 10/30-11/6


Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:


Scout Westerskov – US Army All-American Marching Band

ScoutWesterskovCongratulations to Scout Westerskov who was selected as a member of the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Scout is one of only 125 marching band students who will travel to San Antonio, Texas to perform in the halftime show of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game. Mark your calendars: the game will air live on NBC at 1:00pm EST on Saturday, January 3, 2015.


Raw Footage

Check out this week’s Raw Footage!

Fall Musical – Godspell

The Upper School Theatre will be performing Godspell on Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 6-8. The musical is structured on a series of parables, mostly based on the Gospel of Matthew (three of the featured parables are recorded only in the Gospel of Luke). The parables are interspersed with a variety of modern music set primarily to lyrics from traditional hymns, with the passion of Christ treated briefly near the end of the performance. The original musical is by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John-Michael Tebelak. The show will take place in our new Black Box Theater. All performances begin at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are available through the following link: Tickets are $10 and $15 each. Student tickets are $5 with a valid TFA Student ID (must be shown at night of show to use ticket). You can also purchase tickets at the door.

Anyone wishing to join the Fine Arts Network will receive priority seating with tickets to three of the shows (based on remaining availability). To join FAN, please follow the link:


Alternative Lunch

We will be having an alternative lunch on Wednesday November 5, 2014. US SGA is offering an alternative lunch for students in grades 5-12 and faculty to purchase that day.  We are offering a Chick-fil-a meal for $5.00
1 Chick-fil-a sandwich with chips and water – $5.00
Extra sandwich – additional $3.00
Please visit  to order this lunch if interested. Please submit your order by Monday, November 3, 2014 at 3pm.

Annual Guidance Meetings

The annual Henry Chapel Guidance Meetings for 9th, 10th, and 11th grades are scheduled for Wednesday, November 19. In this meeting, all attendees will hear important college information from University of Alabama, Gordon College, and Mississippi College representatives. In addition, Ms. Natalie Holter will give a presentation on SAT/ACT Test Preparation, and a member of the TFA Guidance team will cover various college and academic updates.

Specific meeting times and more information for each grade level meeting can be found at the link below. While students are required to attend, parents are also strongly encouraged to come! We hope to see you there!

For more information and to reserve a seat for your child’s respective grade level meeting, please visit the following Signup Genius link:

9th Grade:

10th Grade:

11th Grade:

Join Patrick Henry College in a regional Moot Court Tournament at UCF!

Moot court is a simulation of what appellate arguments look like, following the same procedures used in district, circuit, and the Supreme Court level.  Every year students from schools across the country are given a case set in a fictional state that touches on two constitutional questions.  Each team is composed of two people, each of which will argue one of the issues in the case.  For this year’s case, the creators of the case have given PHC a harder road than most other schools because the case deals with mandatory ultrasounds before pursuing an abortion, and whether that violates the woman’s fourteenth amendment rights, coupled with the question of whether the requirements on doctors to authorize certain procedures and act in a certain way violates their first amendment free speech rights.

This event will take place at 3:45 pm at UCF on Friday, November 7th. To RSVP please email Aaron Kamakawiwoole, the Assistant Director of Admissions at by Monday, November 3rd.  Dinner will be provided following the competition and parents are welcome too!


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