Upper School Newsletter, Week of 11/6-11/13


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


Garrett Williams – Under Armour All-American Team



Congratulations to Garrett Williams who was selected to play in the 2015 Under Armor All-American High School Football Game. Garrett is one of only 6 local football player to receive the honor.

Read more here.

Catch the game live on ESPN on January, 2, 2015 at 4:00pm.


Calendar Change

Please note that the Empty Stage Project is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00pm in the Black Box Theatre.

Thanksgiving Break

Friday, November 21 – No School – Professional Development Day

Monday, November 24 – Friday, November 28 – No School – Student/Teacher Holiday; Offices Closed


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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