News from the PHS Counselors

January/February 2015

Registration for 2015-2016 courses

Counselors spent time with 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade students the past two weeks informing them of their course choices, and registering them into their courses for next year. Students were asked to bring their course selection sheet home and review it with parents. In our comprehensive presentation we went over graduation requirements, new courses offered, post-secondary planning and more! We continuously reiterate how important it is to choose classes wisely. A number of PHS courses carry college credit at both 4 year colleges and 2 year technical colleges. Please take a moment to have your student look at the course description book to see what PHS has to offer.

There are 3 different ways to earn college credit through courses at PHS.

  • AP Courses
  • UWGB/St. Norbert Courses
  • Select Project Lead the Way Courses
  • NWTC Articulated courses
Pages 18-22 in the course book describe these options in detail.

Do You Have a "Hands-On" Student? If so, Youth Apprenticeship May Be For Them!

Youth Apprenticeship is a two-year program for students combining classroom instruction (both high school and college) and paid on-the-job training. By participating, students gain a set of skills and abilities by learning in the classroom and work settings. The areas in which students can apply are Health Care, Business, or Trades.

Youth Apprenticeship is a two-year commitment – students become a part of it during their junior and senior year. Which means applications are available NOW to sophomore students and are due March 9th, 2015. During those two years, students will work (and get paid for!) a minimum of 900 hours at a local business/industry, and take classes at NWTC – which will count toward their college degree. For more information, and the 2015 application please visit the Chamber of Commerce Youth Apprenticeship website.

Unique Job Shadow Opportunity for Girls Looking at Entering the Medical Field or Engineering

The Perry Initiative partners with medical centers, universities, and high schools to host Perry Outreach Programs for young women in high school, college, and medical school. These day-long programs are held at different locations nationwide throughout the year. Participants perform mock orthopedic surgeries and conduct bio-mechanical engineering experiments, while also hearing from prominent women engineers and surgeons in the field. If your daughter is interested, the event is being held at Shawano High School on April 11th. Interested students need to apply online by March 11th.
What Clubs/Activities are Offered at PHS?

PHS offers over 35 clubs and activities for students to get involved in!