Graduation is on Thursday, May 30, 2024
GREATER RICHMOND CONVENTION CENTER
403 N 3rd St, Richmond, VA 23219
- 12 p.m. - Huguenot High School: please arrive on time
Good Evening Huguenot Families,
We hope you have had a pleasant weekend. Here are weekly announcements:
**Counselor Appreciation Week
This week is Counselor Appreciation Week. No words can express how much we appreciate and LOVE our school counseling team. They are a vital part of our school program and carry an extremely heavy workload in supporting our students in so many ways. Please consider reaching out to our school counselors this week to thank them for their hard work and devotion to the safety and success of all our Huguenot Falcons.
Lisa Harrison: Grade 9-12 Exceptional Education Counselor and Department Chair
Kirsten Buist: Grade 9-12 English Language Learner Counselor
Monique Harris: Grade 9 Counselor
Andrea Reed: Grade 10 Counselor
Craig Christmas: Grade 11 Counselor
Zymora Scott: Grade 12 Counselor
Thank you to our school counselors for all that you do!
**YONDR CELL PHONE POUCH PILOT UPDATE:
The Yondr cell phone pouch pilot will be implemented at Huguenot High School beginning Tuesday, Feb. 20, and Wednesday, Feb. 21st.
Please see the attached fliers for our upcoming Yondr Cell phone Pouch Parent Town Hall which will take place this Tuesday, February 6th from 6 pm-8 pm in our auditorium. Please attend to learn about the details of our Yondr pouch implementation and to get any questions that you may have answered. We look forward to seeing you and discussing the cellphone pouch program with you.
Vaccination forms were handed out to those 11th-grade students who were in need last week during homeroom. If your child received the permission form, please fill it out and return it as soon as possible. Vaccinations will be offered on Tuesday of this week during the school day.
**Black History Month
Huguenot High School is celebrating Black History Month in several ways during February. Students will be holding a door decorating contest later in the month with the winning class receiving a pizza party. There are several themes that classes can choose from for decorating doors.
There will be Black History Month Spirit Week in the middle of the month with daily themes.
Huguenot High School will be announcing trivia questions each day with prizes for students who correctly answer the questions. Essays from students in our African American Studies class will also be shared at times throughout the month.
Huguenot High School is very excited to announce the 2024 Black History Essay Contest that take place at the end of the month. Participants are asked to research a distinguished Black American who has left an unforgettable mark on the world with his or her contribution(s). Write about their influence and reflect on how their achievements continue to shape and inspire society today. The winner will be announced at the end of the month and will receive a prize provided by donations from faculty and staff members at Huguenot High School.
In addition to these building-wide celebrations, Huguenot teachers continue to provide a plethora of instruction and activities throughout our curriculum related to the contributions of Black Americans. We would like to thank April Wilson, the Huguenot High School Social Studies Department Chair, for leading this important effort.
**High Flying Falcons
Each month we will be featuring three faculty and staff members who have received the “High Flying Falcon” awards. During our January faculty meeting, we celebrated the following staff members:
Tina Burton- English teacher
Patricia Kent- Math Teacher
Tiffany Garland- Front Office Associate/Manager
All three of these members of the Huguenot High School Family contribute to our students’ well-being, and learning through their roles in supporting teachers and students. They are a positive influence on the culture of our school. We thank them for all that they do to make Huguenot Special. Next month they will pass on their award trophies to the faculty and staff members of their choice.
Thank you, and have a pleasant evening.
Dr. Michael Massa
Interim Principal, Huguenot High School
Good Evening Huguenot High School Families,
Welcome to the second semester of the 2023-2024 school year! We have made lots of progress in the first half of this school year. Discipline data is significantly down from previous years, and our chronic absenteeism is down 10% as of tonight, surpassing our goals and bringing us well within the accreditation window for that specific standard. Our SOL scores have shown improvement in many areas; however, there is more work to be done. We hope to continue to make strong gains in SOLs during our second semester. We are also excited to continue to expand AP offerings at Huguenot and are excited about expanding activities, clubs, and athletic opportunities at Huguenot High School including a student advocacy club and a Tennis team. We have also made headway in hiring to fill vacant positions over the winter break which included three math teachers, and an exceptional education teacher. We hope that you will consider attending tomorrow night’s Dreams4RPS meeting from 5:30 to 7 PM and join future PTA meetings. We look forward to strengthening our partnership between school and home and working together as we move toward sustained greatness for our students at Huguenot High School.
Here are important updates from Huguenot High School:
*Semester 2 Homerooms and Schedules*
The second semester starts tomorrow. Under our “four by four” your student will be heading to all new classes on Monday. You can access the parent portal to go over your student’s schedule and homeroom location tonight. Tomorrow morning Huguenot High School will be holding a homeroom where paper copies of schedules will be distributed to students. If your student is going to miss tomorrow, he or she may retrieve a copy of his or her schedule from the main office for the remainder of the week if they have not already received it in homeroom. Schedules may sometimes be modified as the semester starts if additional class leveling is needed or mistakes are found on some schedules.
Report cards will be given directly to students this Friday, January 26. We will send a reminder before the report cards come home. On Friday final semester 1 grades will also be accessible through the parent portal.
The Dreams4RPS Strategic Planning event will take place from 5:30 PM to 7 PM tomorrow, Monday, January 22, 2024. We are excited to discuss and provide input into the RPS 2024-2029 Dreams4RPS strategic plan!
*YONDR Cellphone Pouch Pilot Update*
The YONDR cell phone pouch pilot program will begin later this semester. Huguenot will be sharing the date of our YONDR community meeting, and our start date later this week in a REMIND message and letter on Friday with report cards. The program starts soon but does not start tomorrow.
Health Services is planning to hold vaccination clinics for our high school students in February and March of 2024. Vaccines will be provided by (RHHD) Richmond Henrico Health District, and there will be no out-of-pocket cost to our students.
Car riders, please make sure to arrive a school prior to 8:50 in order to be on time to class which begins at 9:00AM each morning.
**Please see attachments related to the announcements**
Thank you for all that you do in support of our school and have a wonderful evening! rmd.me/VWaheBEpX0q
We are looking forward to Fall Sports!!
Richard Farquharson, Student Activities Director
Huguenot High School
Activities Calendar and Schedules: https://www.