Announcements & Reminders for THE LAST WEEK of the 21-22 School Year!!!

Welcome to the LAST WEEK of the 21-22 School Year, Panther Nation! Please read over the events and reminders for the week. 

Testing Season is here! Final Exams are back for underclass students! Listed below is pertinent information about all tests.  Students only need to attend for an exam.  If they have a study hall, there is no reason to sit for the test session.  Also, be sure to return the laptop and charger at the conclusion of the math exam.

Exam Schedule

  • June 13 – Underclass Exams 1st and 3rd Period
    • 1st Period Exam 9:00 – 10:35
    • Break 10:40 – 11:20
    • 3rd Period Exam 11:25 – 1:00
    • 1:00 dismissal
  • June 15 – Underclass Exams 5th and 7th Period
    • 5th Period Exam 9:00 – 10:35
    • Break 10:40 – 11:20
    • 7th Period Exam 11:25 – 1:00
    • 1:00 dismissal
  • June 16 – Final day for students – Underclass Exam
    • 6th Period Exam 9:00 – 10:35
    • Dismissal at 10:40

Exam Schedule

HHS Community Forum Please join us at 7:00 on Wednesday, June 15th via Microsoft Teams for our final Community Forum of the school year!  We hope to see you there!

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Counseling Information Attention all Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors, please connect with your school counselor to discuss courses for the 22-23 school year.

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Panther Swag In addition to HHS water bottles and masks, we now have Panther letterman jackets for sale.  Stop by the main office for further details.
Seniors We are only 2 days from graduation!  Listed below are a few reminders:

  • Mandatory Graduation Practice is at 9:30 tomorrow
  • In order to obtain tickets and participate in the ceremony Tuesday seniors must:
    • Fulfill all academic requirements,
    • Satisfy all financial obligations,
    • Turn in laptop and charger (charger fee is $25),
    • Turn in all library books,
    • Complete the senior survey,
    • Complete all scholarship information,

We will assist with all items on Monday, June 13.  Additional Grad Info for parents and students:

Graduation Practice

Students participating in the graduation ceremony MUST attend the MANDATORY practice on Monday, June 13th at 9:30 A.M. We will run through the entire ceremony (for the most part).  After rehearsal, students will receive graduation tickets (10), a parking pass, and their tassels.

Every human being entering the Siegel Center must have a ticket (including babies). If a student needs more than 10 tickets for graduation, s/he must ask their peers.  Hermitage High School cannot offer more than 10 tickets per student.  Also, note that tickets will be scanned at the Siegel Center.  If anyone makes a duplicate ticket, the first ticket scanned will be the person who is able to enter the Siegel Center.  Graduates DO NOT need a ticket.

Parking passes will be available for purchase if families need more than one pass.  Parking passes are $7 and will be available for purchase from Monday, June June 13.  Please be prepared to either pay with a card or cash.  We will take payments in the front office at Hermitage High School.


  1. All graduates must be at Hermitage High School by 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday, June 14th.
  2. Students will ride buses to the Siegel Center.
  3. Students should be dressed accordingly.  Gentlemen should be dressed in dark slacks with a long-sleeved white collared shirt, and a tie. They should have matching shoes.  Ladies should wear white or black dresses or pantsuits with white, black, or nude shoes.

There will be no sneakers, flips flops, Crocs, or the like allowed.  Please contact Ms. Gardner with questions about graduation attire.

  1. Students should NOT bring their phones to the Siegel Center.  However, if they do, they will be collected and bagged by Hermitage staff and can be retrieved after the graduation ceremony when the graduates exit to pick up their diplomas.
  2. Immediately following the ceremony, students will go back to the auxiliary room to retrieve their diplomas.  They will then connect with their families outside.

**No graduate is permitted to decorate their cap.  This is non-negotiable.

  1.  Graduation will be held on Tuesday, June 14th at 11 A.M. at the Siegel Center.  Doors will open for families at 10 A.M.
  2. There is plenty of wheelchair-accessible seating.  Please just ask when you arrive at the Siegel Center.
  3. Parking for families will be in the Broad Street parking deck across the street from the Siegel Center.
  4. Please do not attempt to bring noise makers into the Siegel Center.  This is a formal affair and every family should be able to clearly hear their graduate’s name.  We appreciate your help and cooperation.
  5. Please view the video from VCU about parking and ADA accommodations:
Summer Academy Summer School will be held at Hermitage for students in need of credit recovery from June 27 – August 4, 8:30 – 1:30.  Please select the link if you wish to register your student to repeat one of the following classes:

English – 9, 10, 11, or 12

History – World I, World II, VA & US History, Government, or Econ

Math – Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, or AFDA

Science – Earth Science, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry

Upcoming Student Holiday Tuesday, June 14 is graduation day for HHS and school will be closed.

Thursday, June 16 is the final day of school with dismissal at 10:40.

Calendar Updates Additional information is forthcoming on the following events as we plan for the 21-22 school year!

  • June 13 – Underclass Exams 1st and 3rd Period (1:00 dismissal)
  • June 14 – Graduation @ 11:00 VCU Siegel Center
  • June 15 – Underclass Exams 5th and 7th Period (1:00 dismissal)
  • June 16 – Final day for students – Underclass Exam 6th Period (10:40 dismissal)
Lastly, Stay safe and connected Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.  Thanks for all that you do to support us at HHS.  Stay safe and stay healthy,  Roll Pride!

Hermitage High School, a safe and inclusive academic community, BELIEVES that ALL students will exceed expectations, ACHIEVE personal goals, and pave their way to SUCCESS.