PHS Weekly Bulletin

Week of March 8-13

Virtual Orchestra Concert Monday Evening

The next installment of the PHS music department concert series is this Monday evening at 7:00. The orchestra will be presenting their virtual concert on the "Parsons Virtual Concert Series 2020-2021" Facebook page and the "Viking Music Department" YouTube channel. Due to copywrite issues, the concert will be taken off of each page following the posted times so be sure to tune in promptly at 7:00.

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Early Dismissal This Friday

All students in USD 503 will be dismissed at noon on Friday, March 12.

Boys Basketball Advances to State Tourney

On Friday night, the PHS boys basketball team won their fourth straight sub-state basketball championship with a 62-54 win at Chanute. Due to Covid protocols, the first round of this year's state tournament will be played at the higher seed of two sub-state winners. The winner from our opposite sub-state is Louisburg and since they have a better record, we will travel to Louisburg on Monday night. Game time is 6:00 PM and the live stream will be on the KLKC YouTube page or on the high school Facebook page.

The next two rounds of state will be in Salina on Thursday and Saturday.

Details for fan allowances and tickets will be announced as we know more information.

Go Vikes!

Parent-Teacher Conferences March 15 and 17

Spring conferences will be held via zoom or phone on the evenings of March 15 and 17. A link will be sent to parents via email to sign up for zoom or phone conferences on Monday, March 8. Conferences will be limited to 10 minutes, and you will see that reflected in the sign-up times. It would be GREAT to have as many slots filled as possible. Even if it's just one teacher you want to visit with, take some time to attend our virtual conferences!

Montgomery and Labette County BCBS Survey

Our community is part of Pathways to a Healthy Kansas, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) initiative. The purpose of this survey is to gather your perceptions about opportunities for physical activity, healthy eating, and commercial tobacco prevention and control in your community. The information gathered in this survey will inform efforts to improve the health of your community. The survey should take about 5 minutes to compete.

Please take the time to fill out the survey as the county stands to gain funds to help our citizens be healthier. Thank you!


CIS Celebrates 25 Years

In recognition of Communities In Schools 25 years, they are hosting a 25 drive on Saturday, March 20. See the flyers below for all of the information regarding the event and volunteer opportunities!
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Change to School Calendar

The USD 503 Board of Education voted to make April 2 a student/staff day in order to make up time missed over the past two weeks due to inclement weather.

This Week's Schedule

Monday, March 8

6:00 PM Boys State Basketball @ Louisburg

6:30 PM Musical Rehearsal: Act 2

7:00 PM Orchestra Concert Live Stream

Tuesday, March 9

Makeup ACT Test

6:30 PM Musical Rehearsal: Choreo!

Wednesday, March 10

Thursday, March 11

State Basketball TBD

3:00 PM Varsity Tennis @ Iola

6:30 PM Musical Rehearsal: Choreo and Pit Rehearsal

Friday, March 12

Noon Dismissal

Saturday, March 13

State Basketball TBD

Viking Store Opens March 1st!

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2020-21 Yearbooks Now on Sale

Don't forget to order your copy of the 2020-2021 yearbook and have a lasting memory of this school year! Yearbooks can be ordered online for $55 plus tax. Yearbook order forms can be found on the PHS website, under Menu, For Students and then Yearbook Order Form. You may also purchase online at

Senior Parents: Please consider a yearbook recognition ad for your graduating senior! There is limited space for senior recognition ads (First come first serve). Include a favorite baby/childhood picture, along with a short message for your child as they celebrate this milestone. The cost for the ad is $10. The deadline for submitting photos (dropped off at the HS office or yearbook staff room 505) is March 4th. Call if you have any questions or concerns.

Meet Our New SRO!

This month, USD 503 received a new school resource officer. Shyanne Dunn joined the Parson Police Department in July of 2019 and agreed to become our newest SRO in January. Dunn is a native of Erie and graduated Erie High School. She said she joined the force because she wanted to help kids and that the SRO position just fell into her lap. When asked about being an SRO, Dunn said that she knows "school is a safe place for a lot of kids. Don't be scared of the police, we really are nice!"

OPAA! Menus Available Online

Breakfast and Lunch menus can be found here. Reminder: all school breakfasts and lunches are free at this time for ALL students in USD 503.

USD 503 App

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