On January 23rd, HHS will host Rising Up! We invite rising 9th graders to join us as we share important information needed for scheduling and placing you on the path to greatness!
Electives Fair in the Commons Area | 6PM
General Meeting in the Auditorium | 7PM
Our SCA is seeking new members for next year. Please consider applying to be a member of such an important part of our school community. We are searching for individuals who are positive, enthusiastic, love Hickory, creative, responsible, and are willing to work to make Hickory a great place to be! If you have any questions please email or see Mrs. Sarver before school.
Visit the SCA Page for more informaiton on how to apply!
The Chesapeake Public Schools Mathematics Department is seeking parent and community input for the citywide adoption of the new K – 12 mathematics textbooks. Citizens are invited to examine the proposed textbooks and provide feedback.Textbooks will be displayed through March 11, 2019 the following locations:
• Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road
• Indian River Library, 2320 Old Greenbrier Road
• Major Hillard Library, 824 Old George Washington Hwy N.
• Russell Library, 2808 Taylor Road
• South Norfolk Memorial Library, 801 Poindexter Street, Suite 111
Textbooks will also be available for review at Hickory High School at the following times:
- January 8 – 29 from 2pm – 3:30pm
- January 30 – March 11 from 9am – 10am
Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 6-9 pm. Do not miss out on an exciting evening of dancing, live/silent auctions, dinner and mingling with over 200 of your closest Hawk sports fans! Contact Pat Troia if you are interested in sponsoring or donating to our hugely popular event. Purchase your $20 tickets using Online School Payments.
Final exams are approaching. Learn more about the Chesapeake Public Schools Exam Exemption Policy.
TCC Outreach Advisor, Kelsey Warren, will be at Hickory on Monday, January 14 from 8:00 – 4:00. TCC’s Outreach Advisors provide local high school students one-on-one appointments, free of charge to:
- Assist with TCC pathway and career exploration
- Assist with completing the TCC admission application
- Answer questions about the TCC admission and enrollment process
- Students who are interested in meeting with her can sign up for a time in the guidance office, or request a meeting at the TCC website, https://www.tcc.edu/admission/outreach-advisors. You can also follow Ms. Warren through her Remind account by texting @tcchickory to 81010.
Congratulations Mr. Jones on being selected as the Old Dominion University Center for Economic Education’s 2018 Outstanding Economic Educator of the Year! This award, sponsored by the Virginia Council on Economic Education, annually recognizes and rewards educators who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the instruction of economics.
Based on his commitment to economics education and his continued support of the programs sponsored by the Old Dominion University Center for Economic Education and the Virginia Council on Economic Education such as the Stock Market Game and the Governor’s Challenge in Economics, the ODU Center has chosen Mr. Jones as the 2018 Outstanding Economic Educator of the Year!
Friday, December 4, 2018, the Virginia Council on Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond announced the winners of the 2018 Virginia Economic Educator Awards. Mr. Jones went on to win the 2018 Virginia Outstanding Economic Educator of the Year!
Freshmen who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) can apply to attend the Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) program this summer. It is a free, 3-day residential summer program on a college campus. Students will have the opportunity to explore hands-on sessions taught by the faculty to learn more about STEM. If interested, please go to https://blast.spacegrant.org/ to get more information and the application. The application deadline is February 11, 2019.
Congratulations to Lesley Sarver, Hickory High School’s 2018-2019 Teacher of the year!
Lesley Sarver graduated from Saint Francis University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish and Secondary Education. Selected as Early Career Commitment by Chesapeake Public Schools, she accepted a position and began teaching and coaching at Hickory High School in the fall of 2006. Since that time she has taught Spanish, levels 1-5. She never passes up an opportunity to travel and loves serving as a translator and facilitator to the Hispanic Community, here and abroad.
Driven by her passion and love for education she enjoys having the distinct honor to form and shape young leaders for future generations. Lesley is currently serving as Student Activities Coordinator and SCA Sponsor at Hickory. She has worked with the Youth Ministry program at Saint Stephen, Martyr Catholic Church, held a position at Great Bridge Hickory YMCA as an ActivTrax Coach, and coached a few girls teams for Chesapeake United Soccer Club.
In her spare time, she relaxes with yoga and bible study. She challenges herself with rock climbing, hiking and running. She treasures time spent with her family in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Lesley values the role of wife to fellow educator, Judson Sarver and the role of mom to the 3 Sarvlings: Noah, Korey and Elijah. Her favorite vacation was during the summer of 2017, when Judson, Lesley and the Sarvlings drove and tent camped across the country, coast to coast!
Where and When is Saturday School?
- HHS Cafeteria
- Starts at 8:15am—SHARP!
- Ends at 11:15 am—No Early Releases!
- Dates: December 1, January 12, February 23, March 23, May 4, June 1
Why Would You Want to Attend Saturday School?
- VHSL Study Session
- Make-up Work Session
- Extended Day: Make up absences from two class periods (two blocks, not full days)
- In-School Suspension Alternative
What Do You Need to Do at Saturday School?
- Communicate with your teachers for make-up work
- Bring your own materials: paper, pens, pencils, books, calculators, etc. to do school work
- Follow all school policies and procedures
- Bring your own devices: educational use only!
- Bring a snack for the break
**Attendance does NOT affect the Exam Exemption Policy
Hickory High School Families,
Do you want to learn more about what is going on at Hickory High School? The Hawk Talk is written by HHS’s administrative team to help keep the community informed of all the latest news. A new section called “The Hawk Talk” has been added to the Parents Tab of the website’s menu.
View the December edition of The Hawk Talk!
HHS Seniors! This is an exciting year for you. Take a look at what is coming up and get involved!
- Thursdays (starting on Sept 27) – Pay $5 dues (Only once for the whole year). Before 8:40 AM in Room 101
- Please donate to the After Prom Fund to help provide a fun and safer way to celebrate. Each senior is asked to consider a minimum donation of $20 to help make this year’s After Prom the best to date! Chesapeake Public Schools Online School Payments – After Prom Donations
- Now Until March 8th – Order your Senior Class Yard Sign. Click the Online Order Form to order your yard sign. Visit Hickory High School’s Online School Payments to complete your order.
- January 16 – Sale of Senior Social Tickets in room 101 before school only
- January 26 – Senior Social from 8-11 PM
- January 31 – NHS – First Semester NHS Service Hours are Due in Room 144 by 3:45
Thank you PTSA for your support and contributions to Hickory High School, the faculty and staff, and our students.
It’s not too late to join the PTSA – only $7. Seniors must be members to apply for one of many $1000 PTSA scholarships.
Visit the HHS PTSA Page to learn more about how the PTSA supports HHS.
Grab your spirit gear at the Hawks Nest – now open Monday through Friday from 12-2 during all lunches.
Please email if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.
Proceeds directly benefit Hickory High School.