Newsletter - 9/11/20

The Character Across the Campus Character Trait for September is "Respect"

We have formed a cohort of healthy individuals on campus after fully testing our faculty, staff, and corps of cadets. As we approach our first open weekend of the year, Hargrave asks that parent's remain diligent in ensuring their cadets are adhering to mask and social distancing guidelines while off-campus.

Honor Council Induction

9/1/20 Town Hall

An Interview With Cadet John Thompson (5 Years on Honor Council)


1. How did you feel when you were initially chosen for the honor council five years ago?

       When I was initially chosen, I was excited to be a part of the tradition of upholding our honor code that has been around for 50+ years.


2. What does a cadet-led honor council add to Hargrave? 

       A cadet-led honor council compliments the brotherhood that we all are a part of, we take care of each other and also help each other learn from mistakes made within our community. The honor council, along with our honor code, work hand in hand to build trust and respect throughout the Hargrave community, creating a brotherhood that will last forever. 


3. How has being on the honor council changed you? 

      Being on the honor council has shown me that everybody makes mistakes now and then, the difference is whether or not you learn from it and strive not to repeat it, or you don't learn from it and build a bad habit that follows you through high school and grows through life. 


4. How do you feel about this being your last year on the honor council?

     I am eager to see the future leaders of Hargrave carry on this tradition and uphold our honor code which is a big part of building young men of character. 


5. Do you have a message for the future iterations of the honor council?

     The Honor Council's main goal is to help cadets that appear before us to understand what they did wrong and help them not make the same mistake again. If we keep this basic but important principle, we will truly be preparing them for not only success at Hargrave, but also on whatever path they choose to take next. 

Parent Town Hall


Reminder that we will host a Zoom meeting, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7 pm EST to cover details about the Fall '20 semester and answer any questions you may have. We will cover information that is relevant to both prospective and current families.


The Zoom information is as follows:

Meeting ID: 535 316 8182
Password: 184438  
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laura Agnor at [email protected]

Upcoming Events

  • Sept 26 - Weekend of Service (Day Cadet Attendance is Mandatory)
  • Oct 9 - Parents Weekend
  • Oct 24 - Sabre Banquet (Virtual Event for Donors)
  • Nov 7 - Veterans Day Parade

Parent Council Snack Bins 


Parent Council is selling snack bins and refills this year. To purchase you may call the business office to pay with credit card, delivery will be within 2 days. The snack bins are $30 and contain: 3 ramen, 2 fruit snacks,3 nacho cheese Doritos, 3 Lays barbecue chips, 2 packages cinnamon pop tarts, 2 slim Jim’s,2 airheads, 2 granola bars, 2 chip clips, Jif to go 3pk, 3 pk microwave popcorn, Chex mix, peanuts, 48 piece plastic silverware, Lucky Charms, 2 Famous Amos cookies, honey bun, peanut butter crackers, 2 oatmeal cream pies and 2 rice krispy treats. Refills will be available soon.
Please feel free to call or text  Amy Mauriello 908-303-3331

Meet the New Guidance Counselor


Jim Lindley is a Danville, VA native. After Graduation from GWHS, he enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served onboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68). Upon completing his Naval Service, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling from Old Dominion University and his Master’s Degree in Counseling from Longwood University. He began his professional career working inpatient and outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling. He also worked doing in-home and Employee Assistance Counseling, focusing on adolescents and young adults. He comes to Hargrave after a 12-year career in Higher Education, serving as Counselor, Student Activity Director, and Athletic Director at Danville Community College. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Teresa, fishing, camping, and following Pittsburgh Steeler Football!

Student Activities for Fall 2020


FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Christian Athletes meet to share their personal relationship with Christ.

Disc Golf - Like golf but a frisbee is used instead of a golf ball.

Paint Ball - A tactical game using fake guns and paintballs for ammo. Teams are formed and Hargrave has its own course.

Investment Club - Cadets learn to invest in the markets

Current Events - Cadets discuss current events, provide and debate solutions

Scouts - Cadets learn leadership, survival, and life skills through community service, adventure outings.

Table Top Games - Uses traditional non-video games for cadets to have fun and interact.

Tiger Club - Cadets who support athletics with concessions, team managers, statisticians, and filming games and practices.

Beta and Community Service - Cadets form ways to service the community on and off campus  through projects.


Trail Biking - Biking on trails on and off campus

Hiking and Adventure - Hiking, canoeing, camping, rock climbing, outdoors fun.

World Culture - Cadets learn and experience the worlds cultures through field trips, eating at ethnic restaurants, and discussions of experiences.

Archery - Cadets learn to shoot bows and experience competition with on and off campus shooting ranges. Sponsored by our own Professional Archer, Keith Shields.

Water Polo - A pool sport much like soccer.

Photography - Cadets learn about different forms of equipment used in media for shooting images.

Drone - Cadets learn to fly and race drones

Basic Boot Camp -  Cadets learn basic tactical, life and survival skills. Cadets also will learn team work through physical challenges. 

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