Archive for “Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts”

Power a Bright Future vote for Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts is up for a $50,000 grant. All you have to do is click on the image above or here and cast your vote. There is a registration page but not very intrusive. Patrick Henry is the only RVA school registered to receive this grant. I looked around and there is […]

Kristen Larson chosen as a Top 40 Under 40

Style Weekly focuses on the Top 40 people under 40 that are making a difference in our community and Kristen Larson was chosen for her work at Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts. If you’ve been paying attention you would know that Kristen is currently running for 4th District School Board seat.

Clean audit report for Patrick Henry

For the second year in a row an independent audit gives the finances of Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts a thumbs up. From RTD; The audit performed by Harris, Hardy & Johnstone gives the charter school’s nonprofit organization an unqualified approval of its financial management for the fiscal year that ended June 30, […]

Patrick Henry Looking for 2nd, 4th and 5th Graders

Yesterday’s Press release; RICHMOND, VA, September 19, 2011 – Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts, a Richmond Public School, will be reopening second, fourth and fifth grades for additional enrollment spots. Interested families can visit the PHSSA website at to download an application or can stop by the school at Woodland Heights Baptist […]

Vote for Local Programs at Richmond Unite

Richmond Unite is a local non-profit that has the goal of a “fundraising shot in the arm to those folks that already have great programs and support our area’s at-risk youth.”

Get Your Free Mulch

As a result of the playground build Patrick Henry has a mountain of old mulch. If you need any just take a pickup truck to the old Patrick Henry school building and load up. Patrick Henry is providing the mulch but won’t be able to donate the labor to fill your truck. Please go during […]

Patrick Henry to Represent Virginia in National Forestry Exhibit

Congrats to Patrick Henry for winning this honor. From the PHSSA press release; Students of Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts (PHSSA), Virginia’s first elementary charter school, have been chosen to present a Forestry Exchange Box that will represent the entire state of the Virginia in a national traveling forestry exhibit. The presentation of […]

PHSSA Seeks Equipment Donations

The long-awaited opening day for Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts is fast approaching and there are a few items that the staff is requesting. If you have these items or you’d like to make a monetary donation, it would be greatly appreciated. Item 1) 20 ft of cubicle wall or room dividers needed […]

Patrick Henry Reopens 12 New Spots for Kindergarten

PHSSA is slotted to open August 11 and as often happens during school registration, additional spots in the kindergarten classes have been identified. Interested families need to download and complete the application and mail it or drop it off at the school on designated days over the next two weeks. Applications must by postmarked by […]

RTD Discusses Patrick Henry School’s Funding Issues

The new charter school, Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts, opens in its temporary location, August 11. Dress codes and supply lists have been sent out, and the teachers have been selected and should be hired shortly. The Richmond Times-Dispatch discusses the funding issues the school has been facing to update the old Patrick […]

A Plethora of Hillsandheights School News

Here’s a roundup of local school news.  Do you have news from your school that you’d like to share? Email us, we’d love to include it here on Hills & Heights. Click through to see info on VPI classes, Patrick Henry and J.B. Fisher Elementary.

School Board Approves Patrick Henry’s Temporary Location

In a 5-4 vote, the school board for RPS approved the charter school’s use of a temporary location at Woodland Heights Baptist Church. It is unclear what would have happened if it hadn’t been approved but it would have been a huge stumbling block to the school’s opening this summer. There are several stories online […]

Lease for Patrick Henry School Building Being Reviewed.

Today is a big day for the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts. Tonight the school board will vote on whether classes can be temporarily held at  nearby Woodland Heights Baptist Church. If approved, classes would start August 11 with a staff that Principal Pamela Boyd has been interviewing. The school has the funds […]

If You Support Patrick Henry School, Let Your School Board Rep Know

Not everyone supports the school, but if you are a supporter, Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts urgently needs your help. Since this school is open city-wide, regardless of what district you live in, tell your school board representative what positive effect you expect the school to have on our community and our children.  […]

Patrick Henry School

With a July opening date looming, where does Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts stand? The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports on the school’s funding and development status and sums up many families’ situation. But some Richmond parents are in limbo as they look ahead to next school year. They have taken a leap of faith […]

Patrick Henry School Accepting Job Applications

Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts received 90 applications for 9 teaching positions and are now looking for applicants interested in the following positions; Administrative Assistant, Art Teacher, Media Center Specialist, Music Teacher and PE/Health Teacher. You can view the job descriptions on their website and then apply online.

Patrick Henry Holds Fundraiser March 30

Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts held their first fundraiser last night at the school. Volunteers and board members worked hard to make the over-warm auditorium appealing. Governor Robert McDonnell and Delegate Joe Morrissey both attended and spoke to the diverse crowd of philanthropists, politicians and citizens that attended. City Councilman, Marty Jewel, formerly […]

More Patrick Henry School News: Considering Temporary New Digs

Two PHSSA headlines in one day? It appears our neighborhood charter school is working hard to keep the ball rolling. Today, in addition to announcing the hiring of their first principal, PH has announced that they are in talks to temporarily move into nearby Woodland Heights Baptist Church. With a July opening date looming large, […]

Is School Board Purposefully Delaying PH Redux is also wondering if Richmond’s School Board is being unresponsive in an attempt to stall Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts opening. In characterizing the delays the founders of Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts have been experiencing in their dealings with the School Board, [former SB member Carol. O.] Wolf said, […]

Is the RPS School Board Willfully Delaying Patrick Henry School?

In open enrollment for other schools in the city, if a child is admitted, their sibling is granted admission without having to go through the lottery process. The school board is not allowing siblings to have automatic admission for this first year at Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts. The founders are resigned to […]

Patrick Henry Held Lottery for Student Spots

Many anxious parents and curious bystanders attended last night’s lottery held at Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts. The school received 255 applications for 150 spots and the lottery was held to establish a ranking for the applications filed. Starting with 5th grade and working down, City Council President Kathy Graziano spun the bingo […]

Patrick Henry Holds Lottery Drawing March 11

Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts will be holding it’s first lottery March 11, at 7pm as they received more than 250 applications for roughly 150 spots. The lottery is open to the public. The school also announced the breakdown of grades: K – 3 classes 1st – 2 classes 2nd – 2 classes […]

Patrick Henry School in RTD

In a nice change of pace for the RTD there is an article about Patrick Henry School that doesn’t include some criticism by the school board. I have a feeling the reason for that is that the reporter didn’t ask any one on the board. The charter school board is expected to provide the school […]

Patrick Henry Auction

So far Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts‘ auction has raised $4,759. Please help with their fund-raising goals! Check out this BEAUTIFUL hand built victorian style doll house full of furniture! Bidding starts at only $125 perfect for collectors or children 7+.

Patrick Henry Online Auction is Live

PHSSA is sponsoring an online holiday auction November 18th through December 9th, with a goal of raising $10,000. “This auction is a great opportunity for Patrick Henry supporters and the general public to support the school, while simultaneously receiving great deals,” said Krista Simmerman, director of fundraising for PHSSA. “We hope everyone will take advantage […]

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