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Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts (PHSSA), Virginia’s first charter elementary school, is beginning its eighth year of operation. PHSSA is a Richmond Public School serving approximately 330 Richmond students. Our mission is to cultivate students’ maximum growth and develop stewardship through a premier environmental and arts education.
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What’s happening at PHSSA
PHSSA Events Calendar | 2017-2018 School Year Calendar
Office hours are 7:45 am - 4:00 pm
Board work session @ 5:30pm
PTA Meeting @ 6pm
Friday Morning Meeting
No school | Presidents’ Day
The Richmond City School Board will have a Public Hearing to receive comment on PHSSA’s Charter Renewal at its March 5, 2018 School Board meeting. The meeting will convene at 6:00 p.m. in the School Board Room on the 17th floor of City Hall.
VCU Biology Professor Greg Walsh is partnering with PHSSA's Science Department and piloting Project BioEYES for the first time in Virginia with our 5th grade this week (Feb 12-16). BioEYES is a week long hands-on project where students are acting scientists and study live zebrafish and their offspring:
From the website: Over the course of the week, students observe zebrafish behavior and follow the development of resulting embryos. Each day, just like research scientists in the laboratory, students hypothesize and test ideas, ask questions, record findings, and think critically about the impact scientific research has on our community.
PHSSA Lead Science Teacher and Fulbright TGC Fellow Desyl Wood will be attending the Global Education Symposium in Washington D.C. with RPS Director of Curriculum & Instruction Eric Rhoades Feb. 15-17. Together with other teachers and administrators from all over the U.S., they will be meeting with officials from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to plan how to prepare American students with 21st Century skills through the integration of Global Education in their schools.