Pirates Post

Week of October 3rd

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Message from Principal Drew...

Congratulations to the 2022 Homecoming Queen Tori Williamson and Homecoming King Kirk Brown who were recognized at the homecoming football game this past Friday night. Thanks to each student and staff member that participated in a short but fun Spirit Week as well as the SGA for their organization and planning of an exciting and active pep rally.

As we move into a new week tomorrow there is no better time than now to support our students and get involved in opportunities around PCHS:

Monday the Soccer team will travel to NECP for a game at 4:30 PM.

Tuesday Volleyball will host Washington County at 5:00 PM.

Wednesday JV Volleyball will host Edenton at 4:30 PM, Soccer will host NEAAT at 5:00 PM and Varsity Volleyball will travel to NECP for a game at 5:00 PM.

Thursday Cross Country will run at Tarboro at 4:00 PM and Volleyball will travel to Tarboro for a game at 5:00 PM.

Friday Football will host Washington County High School at 7:00 PM. This will be Senior Night for our Fall sports season.

Saturday the Marching Pirates will compete at Grassfield High School and our FFA will host their annual Pork Chop Dinner fundraiser.

Other important upcoming events at PCHS include:

Tuesday October 11 - ASVAB Test will be given to all interested students. Registration must be completed by seeing Mrs. Thomas or Mrs. Stallings in our guidance department.

Thursday October 20 is a Mandatory Workday. There will be no school for students on this day.

Friday October 21 is an Optional Workday. There will be no school for students on this day as well.

The new week is full of opportunities for success and growth. Let's make sure we take advantage of each opportunity this week.

Go Pirates!!

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PCHS Highlights...

Math Department> Math Students of the Week...

Mr. Bridgers - Benjamin Brown - Honors Math 1

Ms. Carver - LeighAnne Bass - Honors Math 3

Mrs. Jacox - Jalynn Nelson - Math 2

Mrs. Riddick - Mignona Elliott - Math 1

Mr. Spruill - Sabrina McNeill - Math 2

Theatre Department>
  • Auditions for the fall production of "A Christmas Story" will be held during the 3rd period on October 11th. If you would like to audition please fill out this google form before the audition date, https://forms.gle/ueww3sTUHHesUdtT8
  • A Christmas Story will be performed on Thursday, December 8th, and Friday, December 9th at 7 P.M.
  • Our Spring Musical will be "High School Musical", Auditions will be in February details to come next semester.
  • The Drama Club will begin meeting on Thursdays during WIN in the Auditorium.

PCHS Yearbook> Yearbooks are currently on sale for $65. Beginning October 31st, the price will increase to $75.

Science Department> Science Students of the Week...

Mrs. Baker - Lilah Byrum

Mr. Conrad - Derek Barclift

Mr. Poole - Charlotte Peters



Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year in the United States as a recognition of the contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to the development of our Nation.

What started in 1968 as a one-week celebration, nowadays is a full month from September 15th through October 15th. The selection of these specific dates is because seven Latin American countries celebrate their Independence days during that period: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on September 15th, Mexico on the 16th, and Chile on the 18th. Also, Columbus Day, or the Discovery of the Americas is on October 12th.


1. The Hispanic population of the United States in 2019 constitutes 1 out of 5 of the nation's total population, about 60.6 million. That's 18.5% of the total population!

2. GARCÍA, LOPEZ, MARTÍNEZ, and HERNÁNDEZ are the most common Hispanic surnames in the United States.

3. The United States is second in the ranking of the Hispanic population worldwide, as of 2019 with 52.6 million. Only Mexico's population of 130 million is larger than the United States.

4.1.2 million is the number of Hispanics or Latinos 18 years and older who are veterans of the United States armed forces in 2019.

5. Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas have a population of more than 1 million or more Hispanic residents.

6. $700 Billion was the revenue generated by Hispanic-owned businesses in 2022.

7. More than 50 percent of the Hispanics in the United States live in California.

8. Hispanics represent the largest minority in the United States with a share of 17.8% of the population, followed by Black or African Americans with 13.3%.

9.60% or 37 million people of the nation's overall Hispanic population are of Mexican background. The next largest group is Americans of Puerto Rican origin with 5.8 million people.

10. Roughly 14% of all people 5 years and over, speak Spanish in the United States.

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Counselor's Corner: Student Services...

Are you interested in Governor's School?? Or want to know more about what that looks like? Check out the information below. If this is something you are interested in, please let Mrs. Stallings or Mrs. Thomas know.

The Governor’s School of North Carolina is the oldest statewide summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students in the nation. The program began in 1963 as the brainchild of several North Carolina educators and leaders with the goal of providing the gifted students of the state with an experience that would broaden their educational horizons by presenting them with cutting edge ideas and theories.

Each summer, selected students are invited to Governor’s School to help build a learning community during a four week session. Students are encouraged to explore and ask questions, with the purpose of learning for its own sake and discovering new possibilities that complement their high school instruction, without the regular pressures of tests, scores and grade point averages. The Governor’s School emphasizes collaborative efforts in all disciplines.

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be offered on the following dates during the 2022-2023 school year for 10th through 12th grade students:

October 11, 2022

January 26, 2023

March 28, 2023

Please see Mrs. Thomas to sign up for one of these sessions.

Reasons to take the ASVAB:

  1. It is FREE!
  2. You need it for military entrance (although you do not have to enter the military if you take the test)
  3. It is a career assessment tool which helps identify which careers are best for you
  4. After taking the test, you will have access to a variety of career and college search tools that are not available to other people


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College Center with Ms. Gray...


It is college application season! Ms.Gray, the College and Career Advisor, will continue meeting with seniors 1:1 to discuss their post graduation plans. Seniors stop by guidance to pick up a paper copy of the Residency Determination Service (RDS), if you are interested in attending college.

Looking for ways to help fund college? Check out the Scholarship Spreadsheet for a list of four year full ride, national, state and local scholarships.

Looking to keep track of your Colleges Admission Deadlines? Check out CFNC's Application Deadline Document, which lists all 111 partner college application deadlines. See attached document for the complete list.


It is never too early to get a jump on the college search process. On November 4th, UNC- Chapel Hill's Order of the Bell Tower will be hosting a Shadow Day, where students will have the opportunity to attend a class with a UNC student, take a tour, eat in our dining hall, and learn more about Carolina and college life. This year’s program will take place on November 4th from around 9 AM to around 4 PM. A continental breakfast and lunch in one of our dining halls will be provided for students and their parents/guardians they bring with them. They will be given many resources throughout the day, such as an Admissions and Financial Aid presentation. Attending this event is completely free! All students will need is an adult to accompany them and transportation to and from UNC-CH. Link to Apply: https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7TzggWU9kYF8VFk

College and Post Graduation Exploration Opportunity:

The United States Military Academy West Point is hosting a series of admissions events from October 8th – 10th in North Carolina. Students will have the opportunity to learn about The Academy, our admissions process, life as a West Point Cadet, and the amazing academic and leadership opportunities we provide you students if accepted. For more information regarding The United States Military Academy at West Point, we encourage you to visit our website at https://www.westpoint.edu/.

Please RSVP via the links below:

October 8th @ 3pm/ Winston-Salem, NChttps://forms.office.com/r/idAdVYJKGD

October 9th @ 6pm/ Raleigh, NChttps://forms.office.com/r/dnzLQemFtt

October 10th @ 6pm/ Charlotte, NChttps://forms.office.com/r/E3G1mb5Je0

ECU's College of Health and Human Performance is hosting TWO virtual academic nights next week! On Tuesday, October 4th at 6pm we are hosting an academic night for those who are interested in pursuing a career in or related to our Human Development and Family Sciences degrees. On Wednesday, October 5th at 6pm we are hosting an academic night for those who are interested in pursuing a career in or related to our Health Education and Promotion degrees. Students will need to register prior to the event. You can register here: https://hhp.ecu.edu/2022/08/17/virtualacademicnights/

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