PHS Upcoming Events

Week of November 11th, 2019

Dear PHS Families,

There will be no school on Monday, November 11th (Veterans Day) and Tuesday, November 12th (District-wide Staff Development). Classes will resume on Wednesday, November 13th (Day 6).

Also, on November 13th, all PHS students will dismiss at 10:40 am for Parent-Teacher Conferences/Report Card Pick-up. Teachers will be available to conference with parents in the gymnasium from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm and 5:30 -7:00 pm. During the morning, students will be involved in a number of activities. Students will not be attending Seaway Tech classes.

  • Freshman - Class Meeting and Conflict Resolution/Team Building
  • Sophomores - Class Meeting, Seaway Tech Presentation, HOBY, and Post-secondary planning
  • Juniors - ASVAB administration
  • Seniors - Class Meeting, Senior Breakfast, College & Workforce Transition (SUNY Canton), and Capstoner Project Presentation.

Online registration is now taking place for the winter sports season. The registration site can be accessed using the button below. You can also contact Mr. Wilson, our Athletic Director, at with any questions.

The Red Cross and PHS National Honor Society will be conducting a blood drive in the Blue Gym on Wednesday, November 13th from Noon - 6 p.m. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. All presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross phone holder. If your blood type is O Negative, O Positive, A Negative, or B Negative, please consider a Power Red Cell donation. You can schedule an appointment by going to and typing 13676 in the Zip/Sponsor Code box and then selecting “Potsdam High School.”

The recent snow leaves no doubt that winter is arriving in the North Country! With the winter season comes hazardous weather and dangerous driving conditions. Our transportation director and superintendent work with local transportation officials early in the morning to determine if students can safely reach school in cases of ice, snow, or other conditions. When a decision is reached, Potsdam Central Schools uses an automated system called One Call Now to quickly send this information to parents and guardians using telephone calls, text messages, and emails. Additionally, this information is posted on our district website and Facebook page and relayed to local television stations, radio stations, and news websites. If you do not currently receive One Call Now notifications and would like to, please click on the button below for more information.

Please help support PHS! We can earn free school supplies and equipment through the Price Chopper “Tools for Schools” program. Please consider enrolling and linking your AdvantagEdge Card to PHS to help us earn points. If we enroll 20 new supporters by November 30th, we will receive 3,000 bonus points. You can enroll at Our school code is: 49833.

The Potsdam Booster Club has begun their annual Blue & Orange Discount Card sale. Cards cost $10 each and can be purchased from any fall sport athlete or from the main office at the high school. You can also contact Mr. Wilson ( directly for purchases. Thank you for your support of the Potsdam Athletic Program.

Can't make it to the game? All Potsdam Modified, JV, and Varsity athletic contests scheduled for the turf field or the high school gym are available through live video stream or video on demand on the NFHS Network. A subscription is required to watch the live stream or the VOD can be viewed for free a short time after the conclusion of the contest. Please contact Mr. Wilson ( in the Athletics Office with any questions.

The PHS Library is open Monday through Thursday each week from 2:15 to 4:00 pm for any students to get extra help on homework, to work on a group project, or just to take advantage of a quiet space.

Next Week at PHS:

Monday, November 11

  • Veterans' Day (No School)
  • JV & Varsity Sports Begin

Tuesday, November 12

  • Staff Development Day (No School)
  • Board of Education Meeting (6:30 pm in the AAK LGIR)

Wednesday, November 13 (Day 6)

  • Early Dismissal (10:40 am)
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (12:00-2:00 pm & 5:30-7:00 pm in the PHS Gymnasium)

Thursday, November 14 (Day 1)

  • Varsity Club (2:20-3:00 pm in the PHS Gymnasium)
  • Speech & Debate (2:20-3:00 pm in Room 887)
  • Artistic Congress (2:20-3:00 pm in the Art Room)
  • Environmental Club (2:20-3:00 pm in Room 886)
  • Open Library (2:15-4:00 pm)

Friday, November 15 (Day 2)

If you ever have any concerns or questions, you can always contact me at 265-2000 x 811 or Have a wonderful weekend!


Mark Bennett

Jake's Good Things Happen Nomination Form

Please feel free to nominate a person in our school community who has strengthened our community by their good deeds and actions.