Apr 26

CFA Newsletter April 26, 2013

Dear Students and Parents,

Happy Friday!  I hope you’ve each had a chance to enjoy this beautiful day!  We would like to start this Newsletter by thanking our wonderful FCFA and Drama Booster parents for all their help and hard work on the HHS Night of the Warrior auction this past Saturday evening!  The auction wouldn’t have been successful without your help – so thanks for everything!  Special thanks to FCFA President, Donna Pippert, and Drama Boosters President, Beth Ann Norvell, for their efforts in coordinating everything auction-related!  We will truly miss them next year (since they are both graduating) so for those of you reading this, it’s not too early to start thinking about volunteering for FCFA and/or Drama Boosters for next year’s auction J

Also , we didn’t get a chance to send this earlier, but we thought you’d enjoy some photos from our NYC trip last week!  See the attached photos of our group on the Winter Garden Theatre stage and of Zak Resnick – our CFA alum who has the lead in Broadway’s Mamma Mia!


Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10.  Be sure to tell your CFA teachers how much you appreciate them!

CFA News

Upcoming CFA Events

May 3 – Senior Theatre Showcase; 7:30 p.m. Auditorium

May 17 – Visual Art Spring Showcase; 5:30-7:00 p.m. Jeff Hall Gallery

May 17 – Senior Musical Theatre Showcase; 7:30 p.m. Auditorium

May 24 – Senior Visual Art Showcase; 7:00 p.m. Art Works (320 Hull Street, Richmond, VA 23224; 291-1400)

May 31 – Senior Dance Showcase; 7:30 p.m. Grace Street Theatre (Tickets $5.00 must be purchased in advance in CFA Office.  NO tickets sold at the door)

June 1 – FCFA Honors and Awards Picnic; 11:00 a.m. Auditorium; 12:00 picnic in North Cafeteria and lawn


CFA Intent to Return Forms & Transportation forms for 2013-2014


Intent to Return and Transportation forms were due to your CFA teacher or to Dr. Poxon by Friday, March 29!! 

Some of you have NOT turned these forms in yet – please turn them in ASAP!!

Extra forms can be found in the CFA OFFICE!


CFA Online Health Information 

Attention all current CFA Online Health students – please see the message below from Ms. Bohon!!

Hello All, 

I have received a few emails regarding access to lessons.  If you have any trouble accessing a module, please see Mrs. Tracey Lancaster in the library.  She will be able to help you with any technical issues regarding the online class. 

Also, Module 13 was due last Friday, April 19 and Module 14 is due this Friday, April 26.  These two modules will be the grades for the fourth marking period interim.  Please get these modules in completed and on time.

Ms. Bohon

Please contact Ms. Bohon if you have any questions about your online health assignments!!


Attention Incoming CFA Dance, Musical Theatre and Theatre students who have to take online health next year:


CFA Online Health Registration:

ATTENTION – ALL incoming CFA 9th grade students in Dance, Musical Theatre and Theatre who have to take ONLINE HEALTH next year!!  (Remember Dance, MT and Theatre students are “exempt” from P.E. but Visual Arts students are not.)

Please read the information below VERY CAREFULLY!! 

For those students who plan to take online health this summer — registration for the course takes place April 8 – May 17!!  

You must sign up for this summer course during that time frame OR you will not be enrolled in online health this coming summer.

You must use the attached summer school registration form in order to sign up for the course.  PLEASE NOTE – the form does not specifically list “CFA Online Heath” as an option, but we have been instructed to use this form ANYWAY!!  So please use this form and register by MAY 17 (not JUNE as the form states) in order to get this course.

ALSO – if you take this course, it will only cost you $100 since you are only taking ONLINE HEALTH (not online health/P.E.)  It will cost $100 whether you take the course during the summer or during the school year.

FINALLY — You need to submit the form and money to your current middle schools and checks need to be made payable to your Middle School. 

If you are in need of this course and you have questions, please contact Dr. Poxon or Ms. Draper – we would prefer that you contact us NOW with your questions so that we can help!  Don’t wait until after May 17 to start inquiring about this course!


Friends of Center for the Arts (FCFA) Corner

Website:  www.friendsofcfa.com       Email:  friendsofcfa@gmail.com


Summary of FCFA events:       

  • Thanks to all who made the Night of the Warrior auction a success for FCFA!
  • Last chance – Spirit Wear orders were due April 24 but if you send in your order form Monday, we’ll take it!
  • FCFA Scholarships – Applications available at school & on FCFA’s website.
  • Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10.  FCFA is providing a luncheon for teachers.  Information below about how you can help.
  • Please consider being an FCFA volunteer next year.  For more information, send an email to friendsofcfa@gmail.com. 



ATTENTION ALL CFA SENIORS — application forms for the FCFA Curriculum Area Scholarships and the Lee G. Hanchey Scholarship are now available.  They are attached to this newsletter.  Hard copies of the applications are also available in the CFA Office, the Counseling Office area and can be downloaded from the FCFA website.  All CFA seniors are encouraged to apply for these FCFA Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded at the FCFA picnic on Saturday, June 1, so if you apply, please plan on attending the picnic!!

FCFA Curriculum Area scholarships == the FCFA awards TWO $500 scholarships in each discipline area to graduating seniors who are majoring or minoring in an arts-related curriculum at a two- or four-year college or university. So, there will be a total of EIGHT seniors who could walk away with $500 for college!! Please take a look at the application for complete details and APPLY!

FCFA Lee G. Hanchey scholarship == the FCFA awards ONE $1500 scholarship to ONE senior from ANY CFA curriculum area. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have been enrolled in the CFA for two consecutive years and you must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. For complete details, please see the application and be sure to APPLY!

William Patrick Gorman Award

ATTENTION ALL CFA SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR VISUAL ARTS STUDENTS – Applications for the William Patrick Gorman Award are now available and – they are attached to this Newsletter. We are encouraging all CFA Visual Art sophomores and juniors to apply for this award. The Gorman Award winner will be announced at the FCFA picnic on Saturday, June 1, so if you apply, please plan on attending the picnic!!

FCFA William Patrick Gorman Award == The William Patrick Gorman Award was established in 2012 by Cabell Gorman and Friends of Center for the Arts to honor the memory of Patrick Gorman (1993-2010). Patrick was a student in the Visual Arts program at the HCPS Center for the Arts from 2008-2010. Patrick was only 17 years old when he died suddenly of a congenital heart defect.

Through a grant from The Community Foundation, FCFA provides a CFA Visual Arts sophomore or junior level student an award of up to $500, to be used for arts-related educational enrichment.  Please see the William Patrick Gorman application for complete details and eligibility requirements. Please note that the winner of the Gorman award is required to attend the FCFA picnic the following year to give a presentation on how they used the award to further their visual arts training.

Note:  Recipients of scholarships and the Gorman award are chosen by the Henrico High School scholarship committee.  No CFA parents are involved in the process.

***Applications for both FCFA scholarships and the Gorman Award are due to the CFA Office by Tuesday, April 30 by 4:30 p.m.***

***Late applications WILL NOT be accepted!!***



Photos from ALL 2012-13 showcases can be ordered online!

Click here: www.FriendsofCFA.smugmug.com.  Password:  showcase




FCFA will be showing its appreciation for all of our CFA teachers with a luncheon on Tuesday, MAY 7.  We are looking for volunteers to send in food items.  If you would like to help, send an email to friendsofcfa@gmail.com and you will be contacted with a menu from which you may choose a dish to provide the morning of the 7th


CFA Spotlight

Governor’s School students

Congratulations to Kate Montgomery (Visual Arts Level III) and Samantha Gray (Dance Level IV) who have been selected to attend the Governor’s School for the Visual and Performing Arts this summer at Radford University!

Congratulations to Sarah Spinner (Musical Theatre Level III) who is in the Richmond Shakespeare Young Company for the upcoming Richmond Shakespeare Festival.  The Tempest is being presented by Richmond Shakespeare at Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn on Wed. 5/1 at 7:00 PM.  The event is free and features pre-show entertainment by the Young Company. 

Congratulations to Ms. Moody (CFA Lead Musical Theatre teacher) and Daniel Pippert (CFA Level IV) who are participating in the Virginia Screenwriters’ Forum event  at Richmond CenterStage on April 28th (please see the attached flyer.)  They are both reading for Robin Farmer’s screenplay, Flipper Girl

Congratulations to Ms. Tracey Kroll (Assistant Principal, Arts); Mr. Ritter (CFA Lead Theatre Teacher); Nicole Hardy (CFA Theatre Level II); Karen Moody (Lead CFA Musical Theatre teacher); and Morgan Day (CFA Level I music teacher) who have all been awarded HHS Staff Members of the month!


HHS News


SOL Testing Schedule


Henrico High School

2013 May SOL Testing Schedule





May 14th


May 15th


May 16th


May 17th

9:00 – 12:30

5th Period SOL

1st Period SOL

2nd Period SOL

3rd Period SOL

12:36 – 2:01

2nd Period

3rd Period

4th Period

6th Period

2:07 – 3:55

1st Period

2nd Period

3rd Period

4th Period





May 20th


May 21st


May 22nd



9:00 – 12:30

4th Period SOL

6th Period SOL

7th Period SOL


Thurs., May23rd


Fri., May 24th


12:36 – 2:01

7th  Period

1st Period

5th Period

2:07 – 3:55

6th Period

7th Period

2nd Period


April 15-19 Term Grad/Testing

June 3 – 7 – Expedited Retake Administration


LAPTOP Collection Dates:


12th Grade  May 29 and 30  -English classes- those without English will come through  Govt

9th Grade  May 31 and June 4   

10th/11th  June 4- 6  PE classes (those without PE will come during English)

  • Laptop collection is Mandatory for ALL students- As a reminder this is the last year for these particular machines.  Although we do not know what is coming next year, in order for a student to be eligible to receive the new ones with the rest of the student body, they MUST return laptop this year during the schedule time.
  • Seniors must return their computers in order to receive graduation Tickets.


Student Opportunities

Need Community Service Hours – see Amelia Adair

Do you need community service hours? How about volunteering at the Race for the Cure’s Color Station? This booth is run by the Susan G. Koman Teen Advisory Board and we need your help! Amelia Adair will be hosting a volunteer training session Tuesday April 30th at 4:15 in the auditorium. Prizes will be awarded so don’t miss out!