By MICHELLE IRWIN
On Aug. 30, we were able to finally open our doors to our Patriots! It was such a great day to see all our new freshmen and returning students arrive on campus and fill our classrooms with joy and excitement. We currently have 2,585 students enrolled at Patrick Henry High School. Our goal is to continue to develop our students to be thoughtful productive citizens with a sense of purpose, integrity and a curiosity about the world in which they live. At Henry, we challenge each of our students to reach their full potential with our quality instructional program.
This year, we welcomed several new staff members to Henry, they are:
- Joe Ferro – English
- Natalie Boyd – English
- Monty Hutchinson – Spanish
- Aurelia Viard – French
- John Renna – Educational Specialist
- Veronica Butka – Educational Specialist
- Chris Sandeen – PE/Math T
- Lizbeth Huerta-Camacho – Math
- Erin Oleary – Science
- Erin Roberts – Theater
We are very happy to welcome our new staff.
Firefighters fund aquatics
There are many organizations in our community that help our students thrive in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. I want to acknowledge and also thank the San Diego City Firefighters, Local 145, Community Responsibility Fund for their generous contribution to the school’s aquatics’ programs. Because of this organization’s generosity, student-athletes participating in aquatic’s sports will continue to have access to needed equipment to help them remain competitive in the classroom and in the pool. Thanks Local 145!
Alumni Golf Tournament
The Patrick Henry High School Alumni Association, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 2012, is excited to announce its eighth Patrick Henry High School Alumni Association Golf Tournament and Reunion BBQ for its 45,000 alumni that will take place on Thursday, Oct. 14 on the two 18-hole courses of Admiral Baker Golf Course & Clubhouse near the campus.
The event — anticipated to be a sell-out — will include:
- An exceptional golf experience and complimentary gifts for the first 248 registered participants
- A wonderful BBQ dinner (anticipating 330+ attendees)
- PHHS band and cheerleader performances
- A scholarship and awards banquet
- Entertaining raffle, silent and live auctions
We hope that you and/or your organization will consider supporting this year’s tournament through your participation, underwriting sponsorship or by providing a tee prize, a raffle or a live or silent auction items.
Our goal is to raise $60,000 to benefit these programs and facilities:
- Senior Night Scholarship Awards
- Patriot Athletics
- The recently completed Patrick Henry Arts, Media and Entertainment complex (phame.us)
- Engineering & Design Academy, and
- Other projects at the school
All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. This is a 100% volunteer effort. All net proceeds, overseen by the PHHS Alumni Association, Inc. Board of Directors, will directly benefit programs and facilities at the school. Through the support of alumni, other individuals and businesses we are proud to announce that we have raised in excess of $725,000, both directly and indirectly, as a result of our previous seven events.
Please visit the Alumni website at PatriotAlumni.org or contact Kevin Carlson at 858-566-6700 ext. 214 or email@example.com for additional information.
We are looking forward to the new school year and all the opportunities it holds for our students. Go Patriots!
— Michelle Irwin is principal of Patrick Henry High School.