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Class of 2019 Senior Survey

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 questions accurately.

Please complete this survey no later than 3:45 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2019. Click the link for the Hickory High School 2019 Senior Survey.

Science National Honor Society

Yellow Award Teal and Black RibbonAny rising sophomore, junior or senior interested in membership to the Science National Honor Society please pick up an application outside of room 232 on the SNHS bulletin board. Membership requirements include a 3.0 GPA overall & you must be an honors science student.

Completed applications and teacher recommendations are due June 7th to room 228 or Ms. Craft’s mailbox.

Dual Enrollment Classes

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Hickory High School Graduation Ceremonies

Ted Constant Center at Old Dominion University

June 14th, 2019

9:30am – 10:45am

On June 14th the 2019, the graduating class of Hickory High School will participate in Commencement ceremonies.  Graduation is the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and commitments on the part of parents, students, teachers, and administrators.  This is a special time for the entire Hickory Family.  We have compiled all important graduation details as this date quickly approaches.

Graduation Tickets

  • All guests must have a ticket to enter the Ted Constant Center.
  • Tickets will be barcoded to prevent duplication.
  • Each Hickory High School Graduate will receive 10 tickets.
  • These 10 tickets will be distributed to students at the senior picnic on Tuesday, May 28th.
  • Extra Tickets may be requested per the Google Request form: https://forms.gle/q8usPqngxdQEtoMJ7
    • A maximum of 6 extra tickets may be requested per graduating HHS student.
    • If parents/guardians request tickets separately, a maximum request of 3 extra tickets are allowable.
    • Extra tickets may be elected for pick up by either the student or parent/guardian. Please note how tickets will be picked up on the Google Request form
      • By the STUDENT on May 31st in Room 205.
      • By the PARENT/GUARDIAN in the Guidance Office. These tickets will be available for pick up Monday, June 3rd – Friday, June 7th from 8:30am – 3:30pm
    • Extra tickets are requests are granted on a first come first serve basis.

Graduation Practice

  • Graduation Practice will be held on Tuesday, June 11th, Wednesday, June 12th, and Thursday, June 13th, 2019 from 9:30am – 12:00pm.
  • Graduation Practice is MANDATORY for all students.
  • Practice will begin promptly at 9:30am in the Auditorium.

Graduation Ceremony Arrivals & Departures

  • Students must arrive by 8:30am. Graduates will enter through the 43rd entrance into the assembly room. Only graduates and school staff will be allowed through these entrances.
  • Doors will open at 8:30am for all guests.
  • Make a plan to meet graduates outside of the Ted Constant Center after the conclusion of ceremonies. Guests are not permitted on the Convocation Center main staging floor or in the back rooms of the Convocation Center.
  • Graduates are not permitted to have cellular devices during the ceremony; however students may check devices for retrieval at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony.
  • Please exit the premises in a timely fashion to allow the Grassfield High School family to enter the building for their commencement ceremony.
  • Parking Directions:
    • Northbound:

Route 1 – Traveling northbound on Hampton Blvd., turn right on 41st Street, then turn left into the Constant Center parking garage.

Route 2 – Traveling southbound on Hampton Blvd., turn left on 43rd Street, then turn into the parking garage located on the corner of 43rd Street and Elkhorn Ave.

  • Southbound:

Route 1 – Traveling southbound on Hampton Blvd., turn left on 47th Street, then turn right on Monarch Way.  When you arrive at 43rd Street, turn right and then turn into the Constant Center parking garage.

Route 2 – Traveling southbound on Hampton Blvd., turn right on 49th Street, then turn left on Elkhorn Ave. Park in the parking garage located on the corner of 43rd Street and Elkhorn Ave.

Graduation Ceremony Attire & Etiquette

  • If graduate still requires a cap and gown, call Balfour immediately. (757)420-2233
  • Appropriate attire must be worn by all graduates. Appropriate attire includes black shoes, black trousers, dress shirts, neckties, dresses, skirts, or blouses. No flip-flops, sneakers, or slippers.
  • Caps and gowns are worn for graduation. Caps are worn with the cap mortarboard parallel to the ground – not tilted.  The tassel is worn over the right eye until all diplomas are awarded; the class will then change tassels to the left to signify “graduate” as a group.
  • All graduates will refrain from wearing distracting jewelry with their caps and gowns.
  • Appropriate attire for guests attending the graduation exercises will include: dress pants and shirts for the gentlemen; dresses, suits or pantsuits for the ladies.
  • Remember all would like to hear students’ names called without interference. Please refrain from loud outbursts when names are called. Patrons who utilize air horns or noisemakers will have these items confiscated and may be asked to leave the Ted Constant Center.
  • Students who misbehave or demonstrate inappropriate decorum may not receive their diploma after the ceremony.
  • Please do not bring gifts (boxes), camera bags, large objects, containers, noisemakers, balloons, or signs. Patrons who utilize air horns or loud noisemakers will have these items confiscated and may be asked to leave the Ted Constant Center.
  • Spectators/guests must take pictures or videos from their seats. Guests are not allowed to come to the stage area or the graduation seating area to take photos or videos.
  • Concessions will not be sold at the Convocation Center
  • Items prohibited in the Ted Constant Center include:
    • Coolers, bottles, cans, or containers
    • Outside food or beverages
    • Horns, whistles, noisemakers or banners
    • Illegal substances
    • Weapons, laser pointers, fireworks or other threatening items


Via I-264 West:

  • From I-264 West, take the East Brambleton Exit (exit11)
  • Brambleton will turn into Hampton Blvd.
  • The Ted Constant Convocation Center is on the right, across from Old Dominion University

Via 464 North:

  • From I-464 North, take the St. Paul’s Exit
  • Stay on St. Paul’s until you reach Brambleton
  • Turn left on Brambleton Avenue. Brambleton will turn into Hampton Blvd
  • The Ted Constant Convocation Center is on the right, across from Old Dominion University

Via 1-64 East:

  • From I-64 East, take Exit 276A (Granby Street)
  • Bear right at the fork of the exit ramp following the signs to Terminal Blvd./Naval Station
  • Take the first exit to Terminal Blvd./Hampton Blvd./ODU
  • At the end of Terminal Blvd., turn left on Hampton Blvd.
  • The Constant Center will be located on your left hand side

From the North:

  • Take I-95 South to Richmond
  • Pick up I-64E to Norfolk
  • Drive through the Hampton Roads Tunnel
  • Approximately 6 miles after leaving the tunnel, you will see a sign saying to Terminal Blvd./To Naval Base
  • Follow Terminal Blvd. until you reach Hampton Blvd. (the third traffic light)
  • Turn Left on Hampton Blvd.
  • The Constant Center will be on your left hand side

From the South:

  • Take I-85 North or I-95 North to Route 58 East
  • Follow Route 58 East to I-264 East
  • Take the Downtown Tunnel
  • Take St. Paul’s Exit
  • Stay on St. Paul’s until you reach Brambleton Avenue, then turn left on Brambleton
  • Brambleton will turn into Hampton Blvd.
  • The Constant Center will be located (approximately 3 miles) on your right hand side

Chesapeake Career Center New Student Orientation Night

Chesapeake Career Center New Student Orientation Night is scheduled for this Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

This event is specifically for the students (and parents) that have been accepted into programs during the 2019-20 school year.  Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet the teacher, learn more about the program, and ask questions.

CCC New Student Orientation Flyer 


Picture Day Schedule 2019-2020

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  • June 24, 25, 26 – senior pictures
  • July 29, 30 – senior pictures
  • Sep 16 & 17 – underclass pictures
  • Sep 25 – senior formal make ups
  • Oct 28 – underclass make up pictures
  • Nov 19 – club pictures
  • Feb 14 – senior cap and gown pictures

The Hawk Talk

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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 March edition of The Hawk Talk!

HHS Senior Class

Class of 2019 Graduate CapHHS Seniors! This is an exciting year for you. Take a look at what is coming up and get involved!

  • April 29 – May 3 Prom Queen and King Nominations on the Student Intranet
  • May 13 – 17 Voting for Prom King and Queen on the Student Intranet
  • May 2 and May 17 Prom Ticket Sales -> Prom Permission Slip
  • May 18 – 19 Prom and After Prom

Congratulations Mark Jones 2018 Virginia Outstanding Economic Educator of the Year!

Mark Jones OUtstanding educator of the yearCongratulations 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!

Teacher of the Year

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!

Saturday at the Nest!

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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


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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.

Hawks Nest School Store is NOW OPEN!!

Hawks Nest with a Hawk and a NestGrab 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.