PHS Newsletter

September 2022

Hello Pella Families!

It has been a terrific start to the year as we recently welcomed back roughly 820 students to Pella High School. Our students and staff have brought great life and energy to our halls and classrooms. As a district and building, we continue our efforts to increase students’ sense of belonging by fostering caring relationships among students and staff. We are confident that we will have an excellent year! Thank you for your continued support - GO DUTCH!


Adam Beckel

Principal


Derek Schulte

Assistant Principal

Homecoming Information 2022

Homecoming week is September 19 - 23rd.

Our theme this year is: “Beat the Competition” (Music Theme)


Important Dates:


Monday, September 19 - King and Queen Coronation @ 11:05

  • The coronation assembly will take place in the HS auditorium

  • Catered meal for court parents to follow coronation assembly

  • Parents of the homecoming court may attend the coronation assembly


Thursday, September 22 - Classes Dismissed @ 1:45

  • 1:50 - 2:40 PM - Class Competitions

  • 2:45 PM - Drama Skits and Lip Sync

  • 6:00 PM - Jungle Volleyball at the High School

  • 7:15 PM - PowderPuff Football to follow Jungle Volleyball at the High School Stadium


Friday, September 23 - Homecoming Pep-Assembly

  • 2:45 PM - High School Pep Assembly @ football stadium (weather permitting)

  • Homecoming Dance to follow the football game in the High School Commons

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School Pictures - September 29th

Lifetouch will be at the High School on September 29th to take school pictures.

Download the Infinite Campus App on Your Phone

Parents and students have individual access to view grades, attendance, assignments online via the Campus Parent Portal and Campus Student Portal. This link also allows parents to print report cards for insurance purposes (under the Documents tab), deposit money for school fees (under the Fees tab) and other items (under the Optional Payments under the Fees tab), and update demographic information (under the More tab).


Download the Campus Parent app from the App Store and use the district name of PELLA. Enter your Infinite Campus parent portal username and password to log in. This app allows you to view lunch balances, grades, assignments, and student schedules. See all your students in one app!


If you have forgotten your Infinite Campus portal username and password, please contact Allissa Grandia at 641-628-9539 or allissa.grandia@pellaschools.org.

Transcript Requests - Online

Applying to college? Please follow these steps on the Pella District website for any official transcript requests: pellaschools.org/transcript or click HERE.

Senior Parents and Students: Senior Bulletin

For important information pertaining to seniors, please click the link below, which can be found on our high school website:


SENIOR BULLETIN


The Senior Bulletin also includes local and other scholarship opportunities. As we receive information about scholarships, we will add it to the bulletin in order of the scholarships’ deadlines.

College Admission Visitors at Pella High School

College Admission representatives visit Pella High School from time to time. When a college schedules a visit, junior and senior students may attend the session to gain a better understanding of that institution. Most visits are scheduled during lunch in the library. The daily announcements will notify students which colleges will be visiting that week, so they can plan to attend and learn more about the college of interest.

Upcoming College Planning Events

Sunday, September 25th - Golden Circle College Fair @ Prairie Meadows Conference Center (Altoona)

If you are interested in more details on the College Fair in DM, please click the link. College Fairs are a great way for families to explore college options for future planning with students. Many different institutions will be in attendance to share information, 2 year community colleges and 4 year colleges - local and out-of-state.


Wed/Thurs, Oct 5 & 6 - ZAPS ACT Workshop @ Pella HS

An ACT workshop is planned at Pella High School for October 5 & 6. An instructor from the ZAPS organization will lead students in a classroom setting workshop with tips and strategies for the ACT standardized test. It is encouraged for juniors to take the ACT test in April or June if they anticipate attending a four year institution. Visit the Doorway to College website for registration, study tips and statistics on the ZAPs workshop benefits. Another ZAPS workshop is being planned in March for ACT preparation closer to the Spring testing dates.

The ACT registration website has all testing dates and deadlines for the 2022-23 school year.


Wednesday, Oct 12 - PSAT


PSAT Testing Info

The Preliminary SAT is co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The PSAT/NMSQT is available to students in grade 11 and is a great practice for taking the SAT. This year’s test will be administered on Wednesday, October 12th. Students wishing to take the PSAT/NMSQT may sign up in the Student Services Center or on the form emailed to them beginning September 6. The deadline for signing up is September 12.


College and Career Planning

The Pella HS counseling office is available to students and parents to assist with college and career planning. If more information is needed, please contact one of the counselors, Mrs. Manning or Mrs. Thompson, to schedule an appointment.

UPCOMING DATES

September

13th -- 3-Week Grade Check

14th -- 90 minute early dismissal for PD

28th -- 90 minute early dismissal for PD

29th -- School Pictures


October

4th -- 6-Week Grade Check

5th -- 90 minute early dismissal for PD

21st -- Mid-Term

24th -- HS Parent/Teacher Conferences

25th -- 9-Week Grade Check

27th -- No School

28th -- No School