We hope you will join the DSF PTSA for the 2017-2018 school year!
MARCH PRINCIPAL'S COFFEE
The next Principal Coffee will be held on Wednesday, March 7th. The meeting will be held in the school cafeteria and will start at 9:00 A.M. The agenda will include an update on the school year and an update from our School Counseling Department.
CONGRATULATIONS FREEMAN “WE THE PEOPLE” TEAM
Congratulations to DSF’s “We the People” team for qualifying for the National competition to be held in Washington, D.C. this April. The program is a nationally acclaimed government and civics curriculum, designed to help students understand the history and principles of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. The national competition takes place over three days, with only the top ten teams from the first two days advancing to the final day of competition. We wish our young men and women the best as they go in pursuit of the national title.
Kindly consider supporting the team by donating to their fundraiser, the profits of which go directly to paying for the trip. Please see the link below for additional information.
Henrico Arts Festival - Douglas Freeman
March 24 - 10-4
March 25 - 10-4
DSF Football Ford Drive A Thon - March 24
ENGLISH WRITING SOL IN MARCH
Any student enrolled in an English 10 class will take the online multiple choice portion of the English Writing SOL test on March 20th, and the online direct writing prompt of the same test on March 21st. Please avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.
HCPS SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH MESSAGE
Share your thoughts on the next superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools! Please take a five-minute survey that will help us find the next leader of the school division. The survey closes March 7: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HenricoCountySearch. A paper copy of the search is located in the school’s front office.
For more details including the full timeline of the superintendent search, visit our website: http://henricoschools.us/search-for-new-superintendent/
HCPS SCHOOL SAFETY UPDATE
In light of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, see attached a copy of a school safety letter sent out earlier this week by Dr. Kinlaw, HCPS Superintendent, and Mrs. Michele Ogburn, Henrico County School Board Chairperson.
8th ANNUAL REBEL RUN 5K
Join us on Saturday, March 24th at 9 am for the 8th Annual Rebel Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run!
Proceeds benefit the Douglas Freeman Athletic Booster Club which supports all of our student-athletes. Freeman families, past, present and future, community members and friends are invited and encouraged to participate. Participants will receive a race packet, which includes a limited edition race t-shirt and vendor coupons.
Awards will be given to top finishers in each age group, but this race is walker and stroller-friendly too! The Rebel Run will begin and end at DSF with the course traversing the surrounding neighborhood.
To register, please visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Richmond/FreemanRebelRun
For more information, contact: email@example.com
MARCH CHORAL BOOSTERS MEETING
March Choral Boosters Meeting - Tuesday, March 6th at 7:00 P.M. in the chorus room - SPECIAL NOTE - If you have a student going on the Spring Trip and have questions or just want to learn more about the itinerary, PLEASE feel free to join us at this meeting. We will be setting aside some time during this meeting just for you!
DSF CHORUS BOOSTERS
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHOOL LUNCH INFORMATION
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.
AP EXAM REGISTRATION
If you still need to pay for AP Exams, you may do so until March 7th. NO EXAM WILL BE ORDERED WITHOUT PAYMENT. Check the School Counseling website for additional info and the AP Exam schedule! See your school counselor if you have any questions.
2018 SUMMER ACADEMY
The 2018 Summer Academy Newspapers are here! Students/parents can stop by the School Counseling office to pick one up. You can also access this information online at:
RICHARD BLAND COLLEGE SPRING OPEN HOUSE
Richard Bland College’s Spring Open House is on Saturday, March 24 from 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. This is a great opportunity for students to come check out the campus and see it firsthand. During Open House, students will be able to meet and talk with Learner Mentors, current students, Faculty, and Financial Aid Staff. To register, go to www.rbc.edu
LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY ECON & PERSONAL FINANCE
Longwood University will be hosting an informational interest meeting for a dual enrollment personal finance and economics course on Tuesday, March 27, from 6:30-7:30 pm. If you are interested in earning college credit in a condensed summer course, this course will meet those needs. To get more information on the dual enrollment personal finance and economics course, please, attend the interest meeting on March 27th at Deep Run HS or Henrico HS in the school’s auditorium.
LAW & GOVERNMENT EXPLORING POST
McGuireWoods and Williams Mullen are organizing a Law & Government Exploring Post for high school students to learn about the different career fields in Law. The information and orientation meeting will be on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at McGuireWoods Law Firm, (Gateway Plaza) 800 East Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23139.
Interested students should register for the program online at http://scoutingvirginia.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2312758&OrgKey=828. Only the first 24 participants will be accepted into the program.
CAPITAL ONE FUTURE LEADERS FORUM FOR YOUNG WOMEN
Capital One’s Future Leaders Forum for Young Women is coming up soon! Join us for our 14th annual event, Brilliant Beyond Measure. Here’s what to expect: you’ll explore your brilliance, invest in your personal development, hear from inspiring speakers, learn from Capital One mentors, and connect with other awesome young women
What: Future Leaders Forum for Young Women
Who: Current 9-12 grade women
When: Saturday, March 17 from 8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Where: Capital One, West Creek Town Center @ 15075 Capital One Dr., Richmond, VA
Register here by March 5: bit.ly/FLFYWregister
SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS AT UVA
Every fall and spring, high school girls from all over Virginia visit to experience what it's like to be an engineering student at UVA. They spend the day at various planned activities such as a majors fair, design activity, and a professional panel. These events help the girls decide on if they wish to pursue STEM.
The Fall session of the program is geared towards high school seniors, but juniors are invited to apply as well. The Spring is geared towards high school juniors.
Interested students may also be given the opportunity to stay overnight in a UVA dorm with a SWE member. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering during the essay will receive priority acceptance due to space limitations.
Interested Junior girls can click HERE for more information.
HCPS TEACHERS SCHOLARS PROGRAMS
The purpose of the HCPS Teacher Scholars’ program is to address the staffing needs and increasing demand for highly qualified teachers in critical shortage teaching areas, thereby improving the delivery of service to HCPS students. Content areas are: Spanish, Mathematics, Exceptional Education, Science, Technology Education and Family and Consumer Sciences.
It is our intent to encourage, identify and accept high school seniors who are genuinely interested in teaching to pursue the career, and then return to HCPS with a guaranteed role as a teacher in one of these critical shortage areas!
Applications will be reviewed by a committee and 15 Teacher Scholars graduating in 2018 will be selected. More information can be found online at http://henricoschools.us/teacherscholars/.
The deadline to apply is March 12th!
VOLGENAU SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OPEN HOUSE AT UVA
The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University offers phenomenal opportunities for students who are interested in engineering, computer science, or information technology. The Volgenau School of Engineering is hosting two Volgenau Visit Days this spring for high school juniors, and feature a complimentary luncheon, admissions and academic information session, a tour of campus, and an opportunity to meet with faculty members from our academic programs.
Click on one of the links below to registers:
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
DONATIONS TO THE DSF CLINIC
The Freeman High School clinic is asking for food donations. Peanut Free healthy snacks, such as granola bars and juice boxes would be greatly appreciated. Please bring your donations to the front office. Contact Ms. Laurel West, DSF RN in the clinic if you have questions.
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.
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 email@example.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
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.