at 9:15 am on Monday, 13 May 2013
What: 2013 Henrico County Leadership Conference and Workshop @ Henrico High School
When: Saturday, May 18th from 10am – 2pm
Where: Henrico High School Auditorium
Who: Henrico High School Leadership and Ethics Society presented by Infotel Communications
Cost: Lunch and seminar materials provided free of expense!
Note: This event is a pre-approved CAS goal and attendees are eligible to receive community service hours.
All students and parents are invited to join us to learn more of the implications of leadership and ethics in daily life. We hope that you will accept our invitation to attend our event and witness history as we work through facilitated group discussion on the importance of ethics and leadership. Two facilitated group outbreak discussions will follow each of the keynote addresses provided by Colonel Gerald Massengill (former Superintendent of Va State Police) and Mr. Chu & Ms. Curry from Palaxar Fraud detection. We hope that you will be able to join us and lend your leadership experience.
Please register your family using the link below (deadline for registration is Wednesday May, 8th).
at 1:28 pm on Monday, 11 February 2013
We have long touted our program’s benefits, using both anecdotal data from our students’ experience and achievement as well as studies done in the US and the world which are available through IBO. The studies advocate curricula with a high level of rigor, but many of them have not differentiated IB from AP.
Now, however, we have a study done by none other than UVa that shows that IB matters in terms of preparing for college and providing predictors for college success — particularly the Extended Essay. This project is unique to IB; AP does not offer programmatic opportunities like this.
The study finds that IB students enter college with greater research, information usage, and writing skills than their counterparts — even in AP. They show a higher ability to gather and evaluate sources, to manage time, and a lower level of anxiety about college level research projects. The study shows that 73% of the respondents had not only executed a research project at UVa, but had also a higher level of excitement about and engagement in their research.
In addition, there is a positive correlation between Extended Essay and IBDP scores and first semester and last semester college GPA’s — higher than their AP counterparts.
So, when parents ask me what is the difference between IB and AP, this study provides significant evidence that IB DOES make a difference!
at 1:14 pm on Monday, 11 February 2013
Parents and students:
Look here for the latest and greatest in opportunities, summer programs, and exciting ways to supplement your child’s education: February Newsletter
at 10:51 am on Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Please click on the links below to learn about two summer program opportunities:
As well, if you are interested in Driver Ed but cannot find a place in your schedule, here is a great opportunity offered by HCPS:
at 10:24 am on Thursday, 10 January 2013
Students and Parents:
Here is the underclass newsletter full of fun and advantageous activities! January Newsletter
at 10:18 am on Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Calling all sophomores and juniors! Save Saturday, April 20, for a trip to northern Virginia’s Gar-Field High School which will host the 2nd annual IBMA College Fair. More can be found here: Save the Date 2013 (5×8) Students
Students can register as individuals, but I will collect RSVP’s after the end of semester exams to give a final tally to the organizers. If you would like to register, go here: http://www.ibmidatlantic.org/Fair.html.
at 12:57 pm on Thursday, 11 October 2012
Dr. Poxon, director of HHS Center for the Arts, will be holding an Interest Meeting for any student who is interested in applying/auditioning for the 2013 Visual and Performing Arts Summer Governor’s School. The Interest Meeting will be held on Monday, October 29 in the Auditorium from 4:10-4:40 p.m. Any student interested in applying is welcome to join us. Students unable to attend the meeting will need to see Dr. Poxon for information. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
at 10:24 am on Thursday, 11 October 2012
Here is a “to do” list template, IB style, thanks to Lisa Renard-Spicer, IB DP Coordinator, Mountain View High School: IB Busy TO DO list
at 9:15 am on Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Juniors Jack Montgomery and Elliott Cliborne are organizing a food drive for the FeedMore organization. They will be collecting at the pass gate before Friday’s homecoming game against Hanover HS and also throughout the week in all of the cafeterias during all lunches! Please see the attached the flyer: adfadf
Thanks – on behalf of these young men and FeedMore!
at 9:27 am on Tuesday, 25 September 2012
We have held our annual parent information meetings this week. These meetings follow Back to School Night and serve the purpose of putting classroom expectations in the context of the total program, explaining program expectations, and allowing parents to ask questions to clarify things like MYP Certificate requirements, CAS and DP exams.
The power point presentation given is here: 2012 Fall Student and Parent Orientation
Handouts on topics such as CAS, the calendar, assessments, t-shirt sales, and college acceptance were available. These were largely taken from pages on this blog.
Parents also had the opportunity to sign up for committees such as the Learner Profile Gift Bag Committee, the Breakfast Committee, and other special event committees. Please contact the IB office if you are interested in serving.