PHS Staff Update

January 11th, 2016

PHS Celebrates the New Gym!

A fabulous Saturday night at the old-and-now-new gym. Thanks to Andy Isetta, Kathyrn Teeter, Phoebe Ellis, the Behrs, Janelle Lombardi, ASB (Kevin and Andrew), Michael Baribault, and many many more, we had a terrific night. The bonus was a great student section, and wins by freshmen, JV, Varsity boys teams.

This week, we have a staff meeting Monday afternoon, PLN/Department meetings Wednesday, TC and Site Council Thursday, and 8th Grade Parent Night Thursday night. Whew!

Schloesser Makes a Splash!

A nice article on the PHS wrestling program, the legacy of Denny Plyler, and the continuation of that legacy with Paul. Check it out...

Take a Look at the New Website!

In case you haven't had a chance to check out the new website, please take a moment to take a look so that you're aware of new navigation and content. If you are a teacher of content and do not have a website attached to the site, please let us know so we can link your site to the main website. At this point, it is expected that you should have a web presence that is accessible to students. Thanks again to Chris and Kerry for working on this!

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Replaces NCLB

One thing we count on in the school business is reform. In the case of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the accountability question has been sent back to the states for the first time since the Reagan era. That's why the LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) is so important since it should provide the roadmap for assessing how we do as a school. Below are two varying viewpoints on ESSA to check out. We will spend some further time on this down the road...

The Every Students Succeeds Act will leave children behind -- Washington Post

Why new education law is good for children -- NY Times

COMING UP January Events


January 11th - Staff Meeting

January 11th - Cheer Fundraiser @ Lagunitas @ 5:30pm

January 11th-14th- Elective Passport - Students visits during tutorial

January 13th - Wednesday - Dept Meeting/PLN

January 14th - Trojan Connections (Elective Passport)

January 14th - Site Council

January 14th - Club Rush2

January 14th - 8th Grade Parent Night

January 16th - Varsity Jazz Ensemble at the Mystic w/ Con Brio

January 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

January 20th - Tech Wednesday

January 23rd - Winter Formal dance

February 6th - Crab Feed

February 18th - ELAC Meeting

February 25th - AP/Honors Evening

Con Brio - January 16th

Don't miss the Varsity Jazz Ensemble @ The Mystic Theatre, performing a benefit concert for the PHS Music Dept. on January 16th at the Mystic Theatre with headliner "Con Brio." Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here:

See the poster below!

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