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September 2018

Hello Hickory High School Families,

HHS Yearbooks are on sale! Order now, save $10, and get four free icons. Senior portraits, baby pictures, and activity sheets are due by Oct. 30th.

Scholarship information is available to all Chesapeake school division families on ScholarshipVue. Students and parents will need the student’s school ID to login to ScholarshipVue.

Sign up for the Hickory High School Scholarship Remind. Text @GC6F68 to 81010 to get text message reminders about current scholarship opportunities.

Sign up for the Hickory High School College Visit Remind. Text @4HD87KG to 81010 to get text message reminders about college recruiters who are visiting Hickory High school.

We will start registering for the PSAT on September 17th through October 1st. The cost is $16. Cash and checks payable to HHS will be accepted. Credit card payments will be accepted through OSP (online school payment). We will collect money and register from 8:30-1:30 in the Guidance office starting September 17th. On October 10, 2018, Hickory High School will be administering the PSAT Test to all 10th grade students. 9th and 11th grade students who are interested in taking the PSAT are required to register. The PSAT will be free of charge for 10th grade students and $16 for all other students. Students will provide their own calculator and #2 pencils. The following is a link to the College Board information on approved calculators

The PTSA sponsored Hawk’s Nest Spirit Store is open daily during all lunches. Proceeds directly support Hickory High School!

On August 31, 2018, there was a change to the way Chesapeake Public Schools’ (CPS) students access Google G-Suite. The domain name for students changed from to This change impacted STUDENT Google G Suite accounts only. All faculty and staff accounts will remain the same. Students who already had a CPS Google account will continue to use the passwords they set last year, but must login using the new extension (

Hickory High School installed a Wall of Honor which will display the name, armed service branch, and graduation year of our brave and courageous alumni. If there is someone you would like to honor, complete the Wall of Honor form to help us honor those who have served or currently are serving our country!

October 5th is Homecoming at Hickory High School. Spirit Week activities are planned for October 1-5, the football game for October 5th, and the Homecoming Dance for October 6. Let’s Go Hickory High!

Does your student enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme,
“Heroes Around Me,” calls for a unique interpretation through the arts. Categories are Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Film Production, Dance Choreography, and Special Artist. Email for submission guidelines/forms and return to the Main Office by Friday, October 26th. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at HHS PTSA is offering prizes in each category: 1st place- $50, 2nd-$25, 3rd – $15.

Congratulations to Mr. Mark Jones! Mr. Jones was named the 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. Great job Mr. Jones!

Congratulations Mr. Daniel Watkins! Mr. Watkins is a grant recipient from the Office of Naval Research. Hickory High School received a hands-on-curriculum, supplies, technology, and lab equipment! Way to go Mr. Watkins!

Athletic schedules are available at (Including recently rescheduled events)
All Hickory Athletes must have a current physical dated after May 1, 2018. VHSL form can be found at Plan ahead winter athletes!

Upcoming dates and events:
Sept 18 Underclass pictures 10th grade (last name A-M) and ALL 11th grade
Sept 19 Underclass pictures 10th grade (last name N-Z) and ALL 9th grade
Sept 25 ACCESS Parent Night
Sept 27 Hickory High School Fall Open House (rescheduled)
Sept 29 Southeastern VA Music Games
October 4 Senior formal make up pictures (rescheduled)
October 5 Homecoming
October 6 Competition Cheer – SED Cheer Championship at Oscar Smith High
October 10 PSAT
October 10 Balfour Ring Assembly (afternoon)
October 11 Report Cards Issued
October 16-17 Balfour ring orders 6pm
October 18 Balfour ring orders during lunches
October 18 Chesapeake Career Center (rescheduled) open house
October 20 Walk & Roll
October 22-26 Writing SOL (11th grade)
October 26 Underclass make up pictures
October 26 Entry Deadline for Reflections Contest
November 10 Band Craft Fair
November 20 Club picture day
February 15 Senior cap and gown pictures

Have a great day!

The Hickory High School Administrative Team

August 2018

Hello Hickory High School Families,

The start of the school year is just around the corner!  Below are a few important pieces of information that we would like to share as we prepare to soar into the 2018-2019 school year.

The first day of school will be Tuesday, September 4th.  Classes start at 8:40 am and bus information will be found on the Chesapeake Public School website the week before the start of school. Visit for the bus schedule. 

Class schedules are expected to be mailed home on August 26, 2018.  

First Flight will be held on Tuesday, August 28, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.  This event will welcome all rising freshman as well as students new to Hickory High School.  An exciting breakout session is scheduled for parents!  There will also be an opportunity to visit the Hawk’s Nest spirit store and to take care of gym uniforms, PTSA dues, and class dues. 

Parking Passes will be on sale August 6 from 10 am to noon (Seniors only), August 8 from 10 am to noon (Juniors only), and August 13 and August 15 from 10 am to noon for all students.  Acknowledgement Statement forms and Parking Application forms can be found on the Hickory High school website.  

Paint Your Spot is a new activity this year!  Seniors are invited to personalize their parking spot by painting their assigned spots.  Parking passes must be purchased prior to painting.  Designs must be preapproved.  Paint Your Spot Applications and painting guidelines can be found on the Hickory High School website. 

Senior Transcripts can be ordered on Parchment.  If a student has not created their Parchment account, click on the “Order Records” icon on the Hickory High School website.  Note that 2018-2019 courses will appear on the transcripts beginning in mid-October.   

The Hickory High School Athletic Program is excited to welcome you to another outstanding season of sports competition.  Fall sports include Football, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Golf, Cross Country, and Competition Cheerleading.  New this year, for sports requiring an admission ticket, the Southeastern District Principal’s Association has set ticket prices as $6 per adult and $4 per student (grades K-12).  Also new, Fall Season Athletic Passes will be offered and will include admissions to all regular fall season home athletic events.  Fall season passes are $35 per adult pass and $30 per student pass.  No athletic parent discount passes will be provided this year. 

Senior yearbook portraits will be taken by Lifetouch Prestige Studios.  Please contact Lifetouch Prestige Studios directly, at 222-0222, to schedule an appointment for a senior portrait session.  If a student choses to use another photographer, the student will be responsible for submitting the senior portrait to the yearbook staff by October 30th

Drive 4 Ur School will take place on August 31 from 10am to 2pm.  Come out and test drive a vehicle to support the Hawks!  Cavalier Auto Group sponsors this event and funds raised will support Hickory High School. 

Stay informed with all things Hickory!  The Hickory High school website can be found at Follow us on Twitter @WeAreHickory.  New this year…If you are interested in receiving text message reminders sent directly to your phone, The Hickory Highlights will send upcoming events and important reminders!  Text @hk92c9 to 81010 to receive The Hickory Highlights!  

Upcoming dates and events:

August 6          Golf – first match vs. OSH at Cahoon Golf Course

August 23        Girls and Boys Volleyball – first home match vs. King’s Fork High

August 29        Field Hockey – first home game vs. King’s Fork High

September 4  First day of school and Club Fair

September 5   Cross Country – first meet at Bells Mill Park

September 7   Football – first home football game vs. Nansemond River High

September 13   Fall Open House

October 6        Competition Cheer – SED Cheer Championship at Oscar Smith High


Have a great day!

The Hickory High School Administrative Team