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We hope you will join the DSF PTSA for the 2016-2017 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 online directory and app (for paid PTSA members only)
  • Access PTA member benefit savings (for paid PTSA members only)

    

 


DSF Announcements and News

 


The class of 2017 needs your help!

All Night Graduation Party!

Parents of 9th,10th and 11th grade parents are needed to help set up and decorate for The All Night Graduation Party. This is a great opportunity for you to get a sneak peek at what your student(s) will have to look forward to the night they graduate. Please take a moment to look at the sign up page and see how you can help! Thank you for your help and for helping to keep all of our students safe!

ANGP volunteer Sign Up

 

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ATTENTION PARENTS OF THE CLASS OF 2017 

2017 Senior Baccalaureate will be held on Monday, June 12 at 7:00 pm at Hope Church.

All seniors, their parents, friends and families, school faculty and administration are invited. The Baccalaureate program offers a quiet, more intimate opportunity for students to pause and reflect on the graduation rite of passage, hear their peers and guest speakers offer advice to the graduating class, reflect on their high school experiences and what lies ahead, and to enjoy students’ musical talents. Baccalaureate is a nondenominational faith based service. Encourage your child to participate and plan on attending as well. The Baccalaureate committee is seeking student volunteers to participate in the program. Students are encouraged to share personal reflections, poems, prayers or inspirational readings or musical talents individually or as a group.

To volunteer to participate, contact Holly Vinson at vinson5@verizon.net or complete the attached form.

Thank you!

Baccalaureate Form 

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SENIOR COOKOUT: PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

This is a team effort and we need YOU!

Families of the DSF Class of 2017, seniors will have their final graduation practice on Monday, June 12th.This is a mandatory practice for anyone graduating the next day and the final time seniors will be on the Freeman campus. As a send-off, we will have cookout as they complete graduation practice and leave for the last time. This fun lunch will be for all graduating seniors and will be held on the Teachers' Parking lot behind the baseball field.

Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4da9ad2aaa8-senior to set-up, hand out food, or donate food and drink items. Details and requests are listed within in the sign-up slots.

 


 

School Counseling Update

2017 AP EXAMS IN MAY 

AP Exam testing is underway and will continue through Friday, May 12th. Parents/students can view additional information concerning the 2017 AP Exams via the School Counseling website at: http://dsfschoolcounseling.weebly.com/ap-exam-info.html. Additionally, please refer to the 2017 AP Exam Information document posted to our site for the times, dates and locations of all AP Exams given at Freeman HS during the AP Exam window (May 1st - May 12th). 

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SUMMER BUILDING TRADES PROGRAM FOR RISING 10th GRADERS 

Henrico Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department is offering a FREE course this summer for rising 10th graders who are interested in learning about Electricity, Masonry, Carpentry and Heating/Air Conditioning! Students can take this fun course, while earning one high school credit.

Course Dates: Tuesday, June 20 – July 31, 2017 (6 weeks)
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Highland Springs High School

Transportation is provided from your closest high school. No classes held on Fridays or July 4, 2017. Registration is limited to the first 50 students.

Interested students can pick up an application in the Freeman School Counseling office today! Please contact Brad Beazley at (804) 781-1811 or bmbeazle@henrico.k12.va.us for additional information on this program. Students must complete an application and return it to the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department via fax: (804) 236-5705 or email: tghicks@henrico.k12.va.us. One application per student.

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FREEMAN 101 PROGRAM ON MAY 31 

Attention parents of incoming freshman students (Class of 2021)!! Help your student get off on the right foot at Freeman. We invite both incoming freshman students and their parents to come hear tips from current students, School Counseling, Activities/Athletics and Administration on how to set themselves up for success! Please join us for this most informative event on May 31st. Go Rebels!!

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Freeman Auditorium

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THE CITADEL - “P.A.W.S. FOR YOUR FUTURE” 

Preparing and Assisting the Whole Student is the goal of the P.A.W.S. Program at The Citadel - The Military college of South Carolina. P.A.W.S. is a two-to-three-hour informational program that occurs four times each summer. It is opened to any student who would like to attend, but it is aimed primarily at minority students who are (1) interested in The Citadel and (2) have not yet reached their senior year in high school. As part of the program, P.A.W.S. participants receive information on various aspects of the cadets lifestyle, as well as a campus tour.

In order to register for a P.A.W.S. visit, please click on the following link (http://www.citadel.edu/root/admissions-paws-for-your-future) and choose the date that works best for your student’s schedule. Each P.A.W.S. session will give you an opportunity to see what makes The Citadel unique and different from other colleges. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with directions to campus, parking, and hotel information. The program is FREE, and the following topics will be covered:

  • Majors
  • Admission requirements
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Multicultural Student Services & Study abroad
  • ROTC

When registering, you will choose from one of the following dates: June 15th, June 29th, July 13th, July 27th. Each P.A.W.S. event takes place in Bond Hall. *********************************************************************

 

 

SUMMER HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AT VSU - JUNE 26-29, 2017 

The HBCU-Hospitality Management Summer Bridge Program in partnership with Hyatt
Hotels & Resorts is designed to introduce students to this exciting industry, and help them decide if a four-year degree in hospitality management from Virginia State University is the right place for them to gain skills and get hands-on experience to help  reach their career goals. High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply to this program that includes:

  • Overview of the Hospitality Management Industry
  • VSU’s Hospitality Management Academic Program
  • Instruction and learning from Hospitality Management faculty, students and alumni
  • Visits to Richmond Convention & Visitor’s Bureau offices, Kings Dominion, as well as local businesses and hotels
  • Opportunities to meet and learn from Industry Professionals

Space in the Summer Bridge Program is limited to 15 Virginia high school juniors or seniors with a 2.8 GPA or higher and evidence of community service. The registration deadline is May 26, 2017. Click on the below link to learn more and download the application. http://www.agriculture.vsu.edu/files/docs/HM-SummerBridgeFlier-3-21-2017.pdf

Registrations must include a letter of recommendation and a one-page essay. Qualified applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Ruby Thompson at (804) 524-6753 or email her at rthompson@vsu.edu

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2017 SUMMER LEGAL COURSES AT THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY 

Classes offered by the Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT) at the College of William & Mary Law School are starting to fill, so register soon if you still want to enroll your student in the Summer 2017 program! This program provides interactive and thought-provoking classes for high school students. Fred Lederer, Chancellor Professor of Law and Director, CLCT, exposes high school students to basic topics in law such as what is the law, how it is made, how judges can change the law, and how to resolve disputes. Courses include:

Introduction to U.S. Law:             

June 26-29, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

July 17-20, 2017 - 9:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.             

 

To register:  https://www.regonline.com/introtolaw2017

Introduction to Evidence:

July 12-13, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

To register:  https://www.regonline.com/introtoevidence2017

Introduction to Torts:                     

June 29-30, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                

July 10-11, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.               

To register:  https://www.regonline.com/intrototorts2017

Introduction to Search & Seizure:  

July 20-21, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                                                                               

August 10-11, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.              

To register:  https://www.regonline.com/introtosearchandseizure2017

Classes are limited to 20 students; they may be taken in any sequence - there are no prerequisites!

For more information, contact Mary Beth Dalton at 757-564-1982 or medalt@wm.edu.

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REYNOLDS HONORS PROGRAM - APPLICATION DEADLINE JUNE 30 

Reynolds Community College has an excellent opportunity for high-achieving seniors who may be thinking about beginning their college career at a community college.

Currently Reynolds is accepting applications from high school seniors for their Honors Program — the deadline to apply for Fall 2017 is June 30th! The Honors program is designed for students who are in Reynolds 2-year transfer degree programs, the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees. To be eligible, a student needs to have a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), 2 letters of recommendation and an application/essay. Benefits for students in the Honors program include:

  • Access to additional scholarship funds
    • Priority registration
    • Agreements with 4 year schools allowing transfer from Reynolds to Honors programs/colleges at 4-year institutions (**Currently, Reynolds Honors students who complete the Honors program and graduate from Reynolds will be offered guaranteed admission into the VCU Honors College, once they are admitted to VCU**). More agreements to come with other Virginia 4-year schools!
    • Smaller, seminar-style classes with dynamic peers & faculty
    • Competitive edge for transfer—Honors classes identified on transcripts
    • Exclusive invitations to Honors workshops, cultural & social events
     

The main goal of the Reynolds Honors Program is to give students a competitive edge in the transfer process and ensure that they are prepared for the level of rigor and academic challenges they will face as they enter a 4-year institution. Please visit the Reynolds Honors Program website at www.reynolds.edu/honors for more detailed information about the program, the application and eligibility requirements. You can also reach out to the below contact with any specific program questions that you may have:

Ashley Bourne-Richardson, Ph.D.
Honors Program Coordinator  
abourne@reynolds.edu
804.523.5170

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2017 SUMMER ACADEMY 

The 2017 Summer Academy Newspapers are here! Students/parents can stop by our School Counseling office or the Main office to pick one up. You can also access this information online at:

http://henricoschools.us/pdf/Schools/SummerAcademyNewspaper.pdf  

The registration period for all “classroom” Summer Academy courses is April 3 - June 8, 2017. Please see the Summer Academy Newspaper to view the comprehensive list of High School course offerings, locations, registration dates and deadlines.

 


 

PARENT SCHOOLOGY ACCESS 

Schoology will be the new learning management platform starting this school year.  Schoology brings together all the digital elements of your student’s education into one location. Schoology will give you access to your student’s weekly academic calendar.  Schoology lives online, is easy to access from any internet device, and can be setup to send emails directly to your inbox with the most up to date information on your student’s learning progress.  

Follow this link for Schoology information and login directions: http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/it/schoology-for-parents/ 


 2017 Graduation - June 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM - Siegel Center


 Code of Conduct 2016-2017 


 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.