PLANO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Girls Basketball Playoffs – Area
Plano vs. Desoto
Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm @ Rockwall High School
Tickets: $5 Adult, $3 Student
Passes: 6 & 8 district passes, TGCA, THSCA, TABC, Senior pass, and pass list
Rockwall High School
901 W Yellow Jacket Ln
Rockwall, TX 75087
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PLANOETTE FUNDRAISER AT RAISING CANE’S
PLEASE eat at RAISING CANE'S TODAY, Feb. 18th between the hours of 10am - 10pm on 15th Street in Plano! Mention your support of the Planoettes at the register and 15% of the sales will be donated to the program. Thank you!
PALS FUNDRAISER AT KENDRA SCOTT
You are invited to a Kendra Gives Back Party. It is a fun shopping event with 20% of sales benefiting PSHS PALS. Enjoy sips & sweets while you shop on Monday, Feb. 29th from 5 – 8 pm at Kendra Scott Plano – The Shops of Legacy. Thank you for your support!
TRYOUTS: Thursday & Friday, March 17th & 18th from 5pm to complete at PSHS Gym
* MANDATORY Parent/Participant Meeting on Tuesday, March 1st at 6pm in the
Bldg. B Lecture Hall
PRE-TRYOUT CHEER CLINICS:
- Monday, March 14th from 5-7pm in the PSHS Cafeteria
- Tuesday, March 15th from 5-7pm in the PSHS Cafeteria
- Wednesday, March 16th from 5-complete in the PSHS Cafeteria (Mock Tryouts)
Cheer packets will be available in the Front Office (Fishbowl) starting Monday, Feb. 1st and are DUE to the Fishbowl by Friday, March 4th, NO LATER THAN 4:15pm. Late packets will not be accepted unless previous arrangements have been made with the PSHS Cheer Coaches.
* MANDATORY Post-Tryout Parent/Participant Meeting (for those who made the team!) will be held on Tuesday, April 5th at 6pm in the Bldg. B Lecture Hall.
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SPRING FASHION SHOW 2016
WHITE GUARD/MASCOT TRYOUTS
Tryouts: Wednesday & Thursday, March 23 and 24 @ Plano Senior High cafeteria
Tryout times: 4:30pm to complete:
Wednesday, March 23rd Interviews 5:00- 7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria
Thursday, March 24th Tryouts 5:00-7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria
Packets available: in the PSHS fishbowl Monday, February 1st
*Mandatory pre-tryout parent/participant meeting March 1st at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall
Packets due: Friday, March 18th no later than 4:15pm to the PSHS fishbowl
Late packets will not be accepted unless previous arrangements have been made with the PSHS cheer coaches.
*Mandatory post-tryout parent/participant meeting (for those that made the team!)April 5th at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall
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GRADUATION CAP & GOWN ORDERS
Spread the word, and bring your appetite, in support of Men’s Soccer Thursday, March 3 by eating at Canes, 15th Street and Alma. A portion of the proceeds for the entire day will benefit the men’s soccer program. GO PLANO!
Tickets are NOW on sale on-line on Parent Portal https://parentviewer.pisd.edu/ until Friday, March 4th. The cost is $25 each or 2 for $50. Only seniors may purchase tickets. Limit is two per student. PSHS Prom will be Saturday, April 30th at Southfork Ranch from 8:30pm - 12:30am.
ST. ANDREW’S PROM CLOSET
The United Methodist Women of St. Andrew UMC, Plano are hosting a Prom Closet for young ladies to shop for that special event. There are dresses in all sizes and colors, as well as shoes, handbags and jewelry. The event has everything needed to complete the "total look" for the evening.
Shopping days are:
Tuesday, March 1st: 4 - 8pm
Wednesday, March 2nd: 4 - 8pm
Thursday, March 3rd: 4 - 8pm
Saturday, March 5th: 9am - 12pm
Shopping will take place at the church - 1401 Mira Vista side of the church (Plano Parkway and Mira Vista), in the Smith Worship Center. Park in the east parking lot along Mira Vista and follow the Prom Closet directional signs. This event is a service of the UMW and is provided at no cost. The ONLY requirement is the high school girl must be present to shop. Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org .
QUARTERBACK CLUB SPIRITWEAR SALE
The Plano QB Club has reduced all of our spirit wear to below cost in order to get ready for the new 2016 spirit wear. Sizes & styles are very limited. Go to our website, www.planowildcatqbclub.com to see what is available. Hats & short sleeve t-shirts…$5, long sleeve & sweatpants…$10 and women’s bling…$15.
STATE BOUND ATHLETES
- Lauren Halliburton (Vines HS) is the only swimmer from all 3 Plano High Schools to compete in the State Tournament this weekend at UT Austin!! Go Lauren!!
- PSHS Wrestlers Sam McCoy and Tatsuro Iwasi (Both from Clark HS) are headed to Houston this weekend to compete in the State Tournament!! Go Sam and Tatsuro!!
State Bound Wrestlers
Please congratulate this years State Qualifiers for varsity wrestling. Sam McCoy and Tatsuro Iwasi both upset several opponents at Allen High School on Saturday to advance to STATE. Sam is a freshman at Clark High School and placed 4th in the 106 division. Tatsuro is a sophomore from Clark High School and placed 3rd in the 113 division. Both boys will be leaving for the State tournament on Thursday to compete in Houston. As a team Plano Sr. posted a top 10 finish with all but one wrestler picking up at least 2 wins. Other notable performances were Dominic Ramos and Cole Reed who both had a 6th place finish.
It is exciting to see these young men advance, as we will be returning 13 out of 14 varsity starters.
Deaf Ed Regional Academic Bowl
Please congratulate Caroline Metersky, Kyle Mirus, Amari Smith, and Tommy Tiede on their 3rd place victory at Gallaudet Academic Bowl this past weekend. This is our first time placing in the competition and our 7th year to compete.
We will be going to Gallaudet University April 23-26 to compete in the National Competition.
The Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School students was established with the goal of fostering the pursuit of academic excellence, promoting a spirit of academic competition and sportsmanship, and providing social opportunities for the development of collegiality and lifelong friendships.
Every year, Gallaudet University hosts five Regional competitions for up to 90 teams of Deaf and Hard of Hearing high school students. 24 teams will then advance to the National competition held at Gallaudet every year.
Gallaudet University is the ONLY university in the world for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
Plano Senior Speech and Debate wins at Harvard
4000 contestants, 355 schools, 35 states and 10 countries were represented this year at the annual Harvard National Tournament.
Plano Senior Speech and Debate successfully completed the weekend with 19 students reaching elimination rounds including 9th in Congressional Debate, 4th Place Speaker in Public Forum Debate and the 2016 Extemporaneous Speaking Champion; becoming one of the very few young women to win the event in the last 30 years.
Individual student results are listed below:
PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE (312 teams competed)
Advancing to Triple Octafinals: Juniors Lena Khanolkar/Annie Zhao and Madhav Mehta/David Morales
Advancing to Octafinals: Seniors Shivan Chokshi/Rohan Trivedi
4th Place Speaker Overall: Madhav Mehta
CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE (412 students competed)
Advanced to Quarter-finals: Juniors Jae Chang and Aparna Krishnan and Seniors Zachary Kolodny and Thomas Sipp
9th Place Overall: Senior Rupasri Shankar
Plano Senior HS received 4th place overall in Congressional Debate
EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING (219 students competed)
Advanced to Octa-finals: Senior Aaron Chen
1st Place Overall: Junior Katherine Hu
DUO INTERPRETATION (142 teams competed)
Advanced to Octa-finals: Junior Anna Goldman and Senior Noah Cantrell
Seniors Katey Miller and Erik Hamilton
ORIGINAL ORATORY (279 students competed)
Advanced to Octa-finals: Junior Ellie Marshall and Senior Karine Garduno
Congratulations to your PLANOETTES
The Planoettes competed at the CP Regional contest at Independence High School this past Saturday. They were awarded many awards but most importantly GRAND CHAMPIONS of the entire contest in both Officer and Team!!! They won in the Super Team category but then outscored all other sized teams granting them OVERALL Grand Champions!!! These girls have been working so very hard every morning and some evenings too. Please congratulate them if you have them in class!!! The work was worth it ;-)
Juniors- Lexi Groves (6th runner up), Alex Althaus (5th runner up),
Seniors- Emma Erwin (semi finalist), Maddie Lindholm (6th runner up), Ariel Fuchs (4th runner up)
1st runner up ensemble sergeant contemporary
Social officers winner sergeant jazz
Best in class officer contemporary
Best in class officer lyrical
Best in class officer novelty
Best in class officer jazz
Choreography Award for officer contemporary and lyrical
Precision Award for lyrical
Technique Award for lyrical
Artistry Award for lyrical
Grand Champion Super Team officers
Showcase elite officers (Top 10 officer groups)
Overall grand champion officers (Top scoring officer group)
Team and Elite:
Team Super Sweepstakes
Elite Super Sweepstakes
1st runner up elite contemporary
Best in class elite hip hop
1st runner up elite jazz
Best in class elite kick
Best in class team jazz
Best in class team military
Best in class team pom
Best in class production
Best overall team jazz (top scoring team jazz of the day from all categories)
Best overall team pom (top scoring team pom of the day from all categories)
Outstanding precision for elite hip hop
Outstanding technique for team jazz
Crowd Pleaser Award for team pom
1st runner up elite team
Grand Champion Super Team
Showcase Elite Team (Top 10 teams)
Overall Grand Champion (Top scoring team)
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