to the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts
The Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts (PHSSA) is a kindergarten through fifth-grade school based on meaningful parent, educator and community involvement. The school provides the children of our diverse community with an academically rigorous science- and arts-based curriculum that emphasizes environmental awareness and social responsibility.
The school moved into its permanent school building
January 9, 2012.
3411 Semmes Avenue
Richmond, Va 23225
BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MARCH 2013 NEWSLETTER
PHSSA Charter Renewed for 5 years with 25 Year Lease
Again, there are no words to express how grateful we are to the parents, teachers, and friends of the school who sent e-mails to the School Board, stood up for Patrick Henry at the February 19 and March 4 School Board meetings, and who spoke from their hearts about how much this school means to them, to their families, and to public education. It was inspiring! Also, we are grateful for Ms. Beamon, who impressed the School Board with her enthusiasm for our school and her knowledge of curriculum, assuring them that our future is in good hands.
Two of the 3 School Board members who voted against renewal of the Charter, Dr. Harris- Muhammed and Mr. Derik Jones, told us that they support the school, but felt compelled to support the RPS recommendation to renew for only 3 years. Ms. Pinkney-Eppes also voted no. With the renewal of the PHSSA Charter for 5 years and approval of leasing the building for 25 by the other 6 members, we are entering into negotiations with RPS and the School Board on the details of this agreement to be sure that it protects the integrity of our integrated curriculum. The PHSSA Board Co-chair, Ms. Corliss, has begun the preparation needed for the renovation once we secure loans from Building Hope/Self Help. Shewill lead the renovation. Dr. Einolf will work on additional grant funding and both co-chairs will be involved in phases 2 and 3 of the renovation to support the PHSSA mission. Read More