Welcome To Our Website!   

We hope you will join the DSF PTSA for the 2017-2018 school year! 

Your PTSA Account Allows You:

  • Join the PTSA
  • Make a donation to the Freeman Fund
  • Sign-up to receive important communications and the Signal Newsletter
  • Complete your directory information
  • Sign-up to Volunteer
  • Access the Freeman family online directory and app (for paid PTSA members only)
  • Access PTA member benefit savings (for paid PTSA members only)
  • Students (especially Seniors) that join are eligible for additional scholarships

    

 


DSF Announcements and News


DSF 101 PROGRAM ON MAY 29th 

Class of 2022 - Welcome to Freeman High!

Student and Parents welcome to Freeman High School.  We are excited that you will be joining us next year.                                                                                                                                        To get you off to the right start, we invite you to a special "new to DSF" orientation meeting on May 29th, at 6:00 pm.                                                                                                                          The meeting will include a panel style presentation from Freeman school counseling and administration.                                                                                                                                           We hope the meeting will provide our rising-freshmen and their parents' information on how to make the most of this                                                                                                                             all-important upcoming school year!

Please join us for this most informative event.

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium


DSF JAZZ ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE 

The DSF Jazz Ensemble will be playing at the Tin Pan on Monday, May 21st.  Please come out and have dinner and support our Jazz Band students.  Tickets are required and all proceeds go to the DSF Band. This will be the 3rd time the Jazz Ensemble has played at the Tin Pan and I can assure you, this is always a fun evening.  The food is great, the atmosphere is great and, of course, these are great kids!

Get your tickets here:  https://www.tinpanrva.com/event/1652178-freeman-high-school-jazz-night-richmond/


LAPTOP COLLECTION

On May 31st, we will begin laptop collection for senior students. Students are asked to prepare their computers for collection by removing all stickers and covers prior to presenting them for collection. Additionally, students should return only the computer and computer charger assigned to them in September.   VERY IMPORTANT: Your child will not be given credit for returning a charger that is not theirs.  

Students missing a charger or returning a charger that was not assigned to them will be asked to pay a $25.00 replacement fee. HCPS technology policy requires that this fee be paid in order for a student to be  removed from the senior obligation list or to receive a new charger for the next school year.

Seniors

Juniors

Sophomores

Freshman

May 31 &   June 1

June 4th

June 5th

June 7th

 

Summer School Laptop Use: Students enrolled in an online HCPS summer school class will be allowed to keep their computers and chargers for the summer. Evidence of summer school enrollment should be presented at collection. Summer school chargers will be labeled and tagged accordingly.  


ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY - ANGP 

ALL DSF PARENT VOLUNTEERS  NEEDED!

The class of 2018 is really hoping you can help! We need MANY volunteers to help set up for the All Night Graduation Party, a 29-year tradition at Freeman. We depend on all parents to help with a great deal of the set up so that the senior parents may attend graduation and enjoy some special family time. If you can help for any amount of time we would greatly appreciate it.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to get a sneak-peak at this incredible event that your students will be able to participate in, in just a year or so!

Thank you, The DSF class of 2018

Click here to volunteer: ANGP Volunteer Opportunities


CHORAL BOOSTERS 

SPRING CHORUS CONCERT

Spring Chorus Concert is this Wednesday, May 23rd in the auditorium at 7:00 P.M., students call time is 5:45 P.M,

doors to open at approximately 6:40 P.M.

FINAL CHORUS BOOSTER MEETING

Final Choral Boosters meeting of the year is Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00 P.M in the chorus room.

RESTAURANT NIGHT - PIZZA EXPRESS

Choral Boosters final Restaurant Night will be Tuesday, May 22nd at Pizza Express at 8936 Quioccasin Rd!                                                                                                                                  Please come out and support these amazing kids one last time this year!! Don’t forget to mention Freeman Chorus when you order.


DSF ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB 

Volunteers Needed!  

The DSF Athletic Booster Club is a great way to get involved, be in the know and have a voice in the success of                                                                                                                                  Freeman’s athletic programs. As students move up from JV to Varsity or graduate, positions open up that need to be filled. Currently, we are seeking volunteers for:

·    Team Representatives

·    Rebel Run Committee Members

Your participation, ideas, and membership are vital as we continue to strive to provide the best for our Freeman Rebel Athletes. Our next meeting is Monday, June 4th at 7:00 pm in the Freeman Library and we  would love to see you there. If you’d like to get involved or for additional information, please feel free to email me at ardisfishburne@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support and GO REBELS!

Ardis Fishburne

2017-2018 DSF

Athletic Booster Club President

***SENIOR CLASS UPDATE***

IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION 

CLASS OF 2018 GRADUATION PACKET.pdf 

IMPORTANT:  This year each Freeman senior will receive nine graduation tickets. The number of tickets given to seniors is determined by the seating capacity at the Siegel Center and the total number of students in the graduating class. Additional tickets may be requested through a REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL GRADUATION TICKETS form, which are located in the main office. Requests must be made through the form and are due back to Ms.Hollowell by no later than May 31st.

Please see the link above contains the senior graduation packet of information. The packet includes important information you need know to navigate the next few weeks. It includes the following:

·         Important senior dates

·         Senior exam information

·         Graduation reminders and requirements

·         Lots of important information about graduation tickets and parking passes

Please contact Ms. Laura Hollowell (lmhollowell@henrico.k12.va.us), Senior Class Principal, if you have any questions. Please note that this packet was reviewed in detail with seniors during Government classes last week.


CLASS OF 2018 SLIDESHOWS – YOUR SENIOR PICTURES NEED!!! 

SENIOR SLIDE SHOWS

Senior Parents: We want photos of your Senior! You can place the photos on the “Parents of DSF Class of 2018” Facebook page OR if you do not have Facebook please email the photos.

PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENT EMAIL ADDRESSES:

 - All Night Graduation Party Slideshow wants pictures elementary age through Senior Year.  Please email these photo to:kathrynpdavis@verizon.net

 - Baccalaureate Slideshow wants pictures of 9th-12th grade ONLY with an emphasis on Senior Year. Please send these to: cccorbett@gmail.com. The deadline for receiving photos is June 1st.

Thank you!

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ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY 

SENIORS AND SENIOR PARENTS!

We want ALL of our Seniors to come and have one last hoorah with their Freeman Family so don’t miss this year’s All-Night Graduation Party. It’s June 14th from 10:30 pm – 3:30 am at the Tuckahoe YMCA. Tickets are $10 and go on sale during lunch May 22nd - 25th and May 29th – June 1st. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.  We want ALL of our Seniors to come and have one last hoorah with their Freeman Family. SCHOOL COUNSELING UPDATES

ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY 

The All-Night Graduation Party is a 29-year Tradition at Freeman and it’s sure to go down as one of your Senior’s best memories as a Rebel.  This year’s party will June 14th from 10:30 pm – 3:30 am at the Tuckahoe YMCA.  This is a chance for all Seniors to win Big Prizes, enjoy yummy food, music and lots of high energy entertainment. Tickets are $10 and go on sale during lunch May 22nd - 25th and May 29th – June 1st. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

This great memory for would not be possible without the help of you, your families and community businesses.  We rely heavily on generous donations and volunteer time. It costs roughly $100/student to make this party a success. In the past, tickets for this even have been $20.  If you have not done so, please click on this link to donate and pass this link onto your families.

ANGP - Donate Now

We want ALL of our Seniors to come and have one last hoorah with their Freeman Family.


SCHOOL COUNSELING NEWS

COLLEGE FUNDING COACH 

Attention 9th -11th grade Freeman Families!

Please join the Freeman PTSA and School Counseling Department on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:00 P.M. for an evening workshop featuring The College Funding Coach.  Topics to be discussed will include effective ways to simultaneously save and pay for college, unique strategies to pay for multiple children attending college at the same time, and how to recapture out of pocket college costs.  

Freeman High School PTA Workshop 2018.pdf 

To register (CLICK HERE)

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2018 AP TESTING UPDATE 

  • The AP European History exam has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 23rd at 8:00 AM.
  • The AP Latin exam has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 24th at 12 noon. 
  • The AP Human Geography exam has been rescheduled for Friday, May 25th at 8:00 AM. 

Remember, you must report to your testing room no later than 7:45 AM for morning tests and 11:45 AM for afternoon tests. Testing locations will be announced next week. All previous policies and procedures apply.

Please see your school counselor with questions. 


SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION & UPDATES 

Parents of Seniors: Just a reminder that students can visit the DSF School Counseling website under Scholarships & Financial Aid to view the latest Scholarship Newsletter. There are several scholarships for students to view and determine their eligibility. We want students to take advantage of all possible opportunities to earn money for college. Please encourage your senior to check out these great resources ASAP!


AP COMMITMENT FORMS 

Attention student and parents!  All students who signed up to take an AP class next year (2018-2019), must complete an AP Commitment Form by June 15th.  These forms can be found in the School Counseling Office.


DRAWING UNPLUGGED 

Brought to you by the VCUarts Art Foundation Program, Drawing Unplugged is a 5-Saturday summer drawing course for rising high school seniors and community members.

This hands-on, not-for-credit, studio course is designed to provide a focused and structured introduction to the tools and skills needed to draw. Students work closely with a VCUarts faculty member developing their ability to observe and draw, working directly from still lives, exploring portraiture and culminating with a live model. By the end of the five sessions students will not only come away with finished pieces, but an in-depth experience critiquing and discussing in-process and finished drawings.

To register, contact Chris Costello: Email: cscostello@vcu.edu, Phone: 804-828-1129

 

ANGP Volunteer Opportunities

 


VAPE AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES 
Freeman High School administration would like to alert parents to the growing instances of vape and electronic cigarette possession, use, and distribution. 

  • The Henrico County Public Schools Code of Student Conduct and the HCPS Student Activities Contract prohibits the possession of, use of, and distribution of all electronic cigarettes. In accordance with HCPS policies, possession, use, and distribution may result in serious disciplinary consequences and suspension from athletic teams. 
  • There are various types and brands of electronic cigarettes and vapes, but the most common ones that we are seeing students in possession of is the Juul brand. Juul use among high school students is on the increase nationwide. Usage not only includes smoking the device but also sucking the chemicals from the Juul pods. The amount of nicotine in one Juul pod is equivalent to the amount of nicotine in one pack of regular cigarettes. 
  • The U.S. Surgeon General warns that besides nicotine, e-cigarettes can contain harmful and potentially harmful ingredients, including ultrafine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs. Additionally, the flavorants used in e-cigarettes, such as diacetyl, are linked to serious lung disease. 

We care about our students' safety and feel it is necessary to share this information with our parents. Please speak with your students about the health concerns attached to the use of vape, electronic cigarette use and other substance abuse concerns.  


THE COLLEGE EDGE: A PROGRAM ON NAVIGATING THE JOURNEY TO COLLEGE 

 As part of our PTSA program offerings, Julie Bruner presented a session on February 13 on the College Edge. If you are interested in learning more about her summer sessions for rising seniors or just need college advice, see the attached flyer or contact her at juliebruner4college@gmail.com.

Summer 2018 Information


SCHOOL LUNCH INFORMATION 

MYSCHOOLBUCKS LINK (CLICK HERE)

Student meals may be pre-paid by using our online vendor payment program. This program allows parents to pay and replenish their students’ lunch accounts by using a personal credit or debit card. Please note that balances from last year are carried over to the following year. If you have questions, please contact the MYSCHOOLBUCKS directly.  Please note that the vendor charges a handling fee for each payment.

 


Freeman Essentials for New Families (click here) - Everything you need to know!


POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL  

PowerSchool Parent Portal is now open and available for parents to begin creating accounts and adding the app to phones. The parent portal will give parents online access to grades and attendance. Parents who wish to use the Portal phone App will need the 4-digit Henrico code. The code is MXZM. If you created a username and password last year, you may use the same credentials to login. The creation of a new account is not necessary.     

PowerSchool Parent Portal: (Click Here)


FREEMAN HIGH SCHOOL THEATER GUILD 

The Freeman Theatre Guild is comprised of parents, guardians, friends, and relatives of DSF students involved with the theatre department. If you would like to join the Freeman Theatre Guild or become informed of the many exciting events scheduled for this year, please send your email information to dsftheater@gmail.com.


DSF ATHLETIC BOOSTERS 

Don't forget to join the team...the Booster Club team!   

Become a Booster Club member and gain access to all home sporting events this year.  Support student athletes at Douglas S. Freeman by joining the Athletic Booster Club. To learn more about the different membership levels or to pay online go to http://www.dsfathleticboosters.org/joinnow.html

 


Upcoming Events

May 7 to 18 - AP Exam Window

May 23 - Spring Choral Concert

May 28 - Memorial Day

May 31 - Senior Awards - 6:30 P.M.

Jun. 1 - Last Day Regular of High School for Seniors

Jun. 5 - Senior Exam Week

Jun. 11 - Graduation Practices & Activities - 9:15 to 11:00 A.M.- mandatory

Jun. 12 - Underclass Exam Week

Jun. 12 - Graduation Practices & Activities - 9:15 to 11:00 A.M. - mandatory

Jun. 13 - Graduation Practices & Activities - 9:15 to 11:00 A.M. - mandatory

Jun. 13 - Class of 2018 Baccalaureate at Hope Church - 7:00 P.M.

Jun. 14 - Graduation - 11:00 A.M. - Siegel Center

Jun. 14 - All Night Graduation Party 10:30 PM - June 15 - 3:30 AM

 


 Code of Conduct 2017-2018


 PTA Mission: 

To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.


 Parent Information: Drug Use warning Signs

 Soon our students will be out of school with idle time on their hands.  If parents are working, children - young and old - spend more time unsupervised, looking for something to do, right or wrong.  Now is the time to get unneeded and unused medications out of your house and out of your medicine cabinet.  Anyone who reads the paper, follows the news online or watches news on TV knows what a problem prescription drug abuse is and how it can be a gateway to heroin and other drugs.  We are losing far too many young people to this horrible epidemic.

 
Given this situation, Bremo Pharmacy is doing its part to get unneeded or unused medications out of people's homes and medicine cabinets.  As a service to the community, we have installed a permanent Drug Take back box in our pharmacy at 2024 Staples Mill Road. 
 
You need not wait for the once a year Drug Take back day.  Our Drug Take back box is available for the public's use anytime our pharmacy is open:  Monday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm and Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm.  There is no charge, there is no catch - it is truly a community service to get unneeded and unused medications out of our home and out of the hands of our children - young and old.
For Details click here.