U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized Hickory High School as one of the National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. This coveted award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. Now in its 35th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed recognition on more than 8,500 schools. On November 6-7, the Secretary and the Department of Education celebrated with these honorees at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Congratulations to Hickory High School!
We are Hickory – and we will continue to SOAR!!!
Hickory High School
Attention seniors and parents of graduating seniors. Prior to the graduation ceremony starting, each student’s picture will be displayed on the jumbotron at the Ted Constant Center. In effort to ensure all student have the correct information displayed, we are asking each senior to complete the Graduation Presentation Survey. This survey can be completed at home or during lunch on Tuesday, May 22nd or Wednesday, May 23rd.
Upcoming Events: June 4th is the graduation and senior awards assembly. Graduation tickets will be distributed at this time. Be sure to be there and join us for the senior picnic! Note: Seniors should bring their cap and gown to wear to the assembly.
For more information, and important dates see the Senior Class Page.
This survey is required of ALL seniors graduating in the state of Virginia; therefore, we request that you take your time and answer all of the following questions accurately.
Please complete this survey no later than 3:45 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2018.
Click the link to access the Class of 2018 Senior Survey
Please submit your final transcript request now through Parchment. Please submit no later than June 1st. If you have any questions, please see your counselor.
Don’t forget to purchase a yearbook. Yearbooks are still available for $80. Online sales are closed. Bring cash or a check made payable to Hickory High School to Mrs. Rowland in mobile 5. Yearbooks will be distributed sometime during the week of June 4th, depending on delivery.
Dear Hickory High School Class of 2019,
The summer Senior Formal and Casual pictures will be taken at Hickory High School on June 25, 26, 27; July 30, 31; and August 1st in the auditorium.
Prestige/Lifetouch Studios is Hickory’s contractual yearbook photographer for the 2018-2019 school year. Soon Prestige Studios will contact you about your portrait sitting. Please make every effort to keep your appointment, or call the studio at 222-0222 and make arrangements for changing your appointment to a more convenient time. Other photography companies may contact you. These companies have not been endorsed by our school for school portraits. Prestige/Lifetouch Studios competed for and was selected as the contractual photographer for our school.
Each Hickory Senior must be photographed by Prestige/Lifetouch before October to be in the 2019 class picture and to guarantee that you will be in the 2019 yearbook. After your picture is taken, it takes about two weeks for the poses to be uploaded to Phototracker, the Prestige website, where you can see your proofs. Then you need to select a drape/tux vertical photograph for the yearbook (in sharp focus – no soft focus) on Phototracker before October 30th. We regret that only those seniors whose proofs are on Prestige’s Phototracker website by October 30th can make it into the yearbook senior section because of yearbook publishing deadlines.
There will be a special deal on the 2019 yearbook during the month of September. Look for a mailing in September regarding senior ads to make your senior yearbook that more special. Also, cap and gown pictures will be taken February 15 in the auditorium.
Finally, we wish to re-emphasize the importance of keeping your senior formal pictures appointment or calling Prestige/Lifetouch to make a change if necessary (757-222-0222). By doing so, you will help make sure that your senior formal picture is in the yearbook. Your appointment time and date will be mailed to you soon. We hope you have a wonderful summer and a fantastic senior year.
*Prestige website: https://shop.prestigeportraits.com/shop/login.html
Travel to exotic places. Meet famous people. Turn back time and explore ancient history. You can do all of that this summer – read a book!
Reading is a window to new worlds and exciting people, but did you know that high school students that read during the summer are also more likely to score higher on standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, and AP exams? Include reading in your summer plans!
Visit the Summer Reading Page to view our specially selected list.
Visit the HHS PTSA Page to learn more about the latest events taking place at Hickory High School.
- PTSA Board Members Needed! If you are interested in getting involved, please visit the PTSA Page to access the interest form.
Help us earn FREE money! With Farm Fresh stores being taken over by Kroger, please get a Kroger card (if you don’t already have one) and visit www.Kroger.com/CommunityRewards, log in, click Enroll and search for Hickory High School PTSA. Program runs through the school year, like Harris Teeter’s, and you must re-link every year.
There is a lot happening at HHS! Click the link to visit the SCA Page to see all the great events our school has to offer!
Upcoming Events: Powder Puff has been rescheduled for May 30th!
Hickory High School will be installing a Wall of Honor which will display the name, armed service branch and graduation year of our brave and courageous alumni.
Please complete the Wall of Honor form to help us honor those who have served or currently are serving our country!
If you have any questions, please contact .
Hickory High School’s honor code went into effect on February 5, 2018. Click the link to review the expectations and guidelines.
Chesapeake Public Schools is happy to announce the availability of Office 365 Pro Plus at no charge to all Chesapeake Public School (CPS) students for use on personal computer equipment.
The licensing allows the installation of the software on up to five compatible PC and/or MAC computers.
In addition, a simplified version of the software may be installed on up to five tablet/mobile devices. The license will remain active as long as the division maintains this agreement and as long as you are a CPS student.
Click here for more information on Microsoft Office 365.
Steps for obtaining your own parking permit:
1. Print and complete Hickory High School Parking Policies and Procedures
2. Visit our parking application link to fill in the required information
Once you have completed steps 1 and 2:
3. Visit room 205 on Wednesday mornings between 8:15 and 8:40 to purchase your decal. You must bring the following items with you to complete the purchase:
- Valid Virginia Driver’s License (out of state with military ID)
- Proof of car insurance
- Completed Hickory High School Parking Policies and Procedures Acknowledgment Statement
- Twenty dollars (cash, check payable to HHS, or pay online)