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Eric Bohi, a Patrick Henry High School teacher, and another teacher take an opportunity to investigate part of the wetlands “by immersion.” (Photo by Bill Portlock)

Nature as classroom for Patrick Henry HS teacher

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 10:57 am

One local high school teacher returned to the classroom this summer, but it just so happened it was a floating classroom out on the river. Last week Eric Bohi, an oceanography teacher at Patrick Henry High School, participated in “Chesapeake classrooms,” a hands-on learning program with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. “It was a great trip,” Bohi said. During the five-day class, Bohi learned how to survey the fish population and

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  • Maintenance projects underway at Hanover schools

    Posted on June 26, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Workers remove an old HVAC system from Chickahominy Middle School as part of an ongoing summer maintenance program at Hanover schools.

    It’s official. Students are out for the summer. But now school buildings are starting to fill up with workers, tools and equipment as Hanover schools undergo a summer makeover. Some of the biggest projects that will get done are bathroom upgrades, HVAC replacements and window replacements.

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  • Future’s bright for 1,433 recent Hanover grads

    Posted on June 19, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Hats fly in the air as the Atlee High School Class of 2014 graduates Saturday.

    Hanover’s four senior classes graduated Saturday at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center, where each class said goodbye to their years spent in high school and looked forward to the future. In this year’s graduating high school class, the class sizes were fairly close: 370 at Patrick Henry High School, 339 at Hanover High School, 396 at Lee-Davis High School and 328 at Atlee High School.

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  • Program teaches special needs students key job skills

    Posted on June 19, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Bridget Cummings mans her desk during an internship with Bon Secours made possible by Project SEARCH.

    June 11, Bridget Cummings and seven other Hanover students with autism or an intellectual disability graduated from the program, Project SEARCH, which allowed them to work 900 hours at a Bon Secours hospital in the area. Students with disabilities learn job skills needed to work in various professions by the time they graduate from high school.

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  • Dunham, Connock top Patrick Henry Class of 2014

    Posted on June 12, 2014 at 11:40 am


    When Patrick Henry High School student Amy Dunham started high school, she knew she wanted to get perfect grades. In middle school, she had a few girls that she competed with academically. By the time she reached Patrick Henry, she had left the competition behind. So, when Dunham found out she was the high school’s valedictorian for 2014, she was not expecting it because she said it was not intentional.

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  • Concerns aired over Lee-Davis teacher turnover

    Posted on June 5, 2014 at 11:02 am

    After requests from citizens for the Hanover School Board to provide more opportunities for open dialogue, the public’s wish has been granted. Tuesday night, school board members held the first “open forum” at the school system’s headquarters in Ashland in a number of years, where 35 citizens gathered and several individuals expressed concerns about the fate of Lee-Davis High School’s show choir program.

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  • Rotary names ‘Four-Way’ essay winners

    Posted on June 5, 2014 at 10:55 am

    The Rotary Club of Hanover County is pleased to announce the winners of its first annual “Four-Way Test” essay contest for fifth grade students in Hanover County. The theme of this year’s contest was “Rotary’s Four-Way Test and What It Means to the Conduct of my Daily Life.” At a Rotary Club dinner meeting, each of the three students read their essays to the Rotary members and guests. Club President

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