Pirates Post

Week of May 22nd

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"Senior Walk"

Message from Principal Drew...

Congratulations to our track state finalists on their outstanding performances this past Friday in the NCHSAA State Championships. Our Men's and Women's teams competed at a high level and came home with the following results: Women's 4x100 M Relay placed 2nd in the state with Essence Bond, Jaslyn Holley, Lailana Harris and Crishya Sellers running. These same young ladies finished 3rd in the state in the 4x200 M relay as well. Crishya Sellers also placed 6th overall in the 100 M dash. Jaslyn Holley placed 9th overall in the long jump. Tony Riddick placed 9th overall in the Men's 100 M dash and also ran with Jaylen Nelson, Kirk Brown and Shavoris Lewis to finish 9th overall in the 4x200 M relay. Aniyah Harney placed 13th in the state in shot put. Congratulations once again to these young men and women on their outstanding performances.

This is the last full week of school before exams. We have 9 school days before exams and 14 days until the end of the school year. Parents we need your help in establishing good sleep routines and schedules for your students so that they are prepared to do their best on their upcoming exams. Encourage them to go to bed early and get plenty of rest each night so that they can be prepared to do their best each day. Setting these patterns now will give your student time to get into a good pattern of rest and recovery each day as we near exams.

Chromebook collection time is quickly approaching. Students should return Chromebooks to Mrs. Heath once their classes are fully completed and all exams have been taken. Students who are exempt from their final exams should return their Chromebooks beginning June 2. Students taking final exams should return their Chromebooks upon the completion of their last exam. Students will be charged for any damages or missing components such as their chargers. More information can be found on the PCHS Facebook page about this process.

Seniors - graduation is Friday June 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM on the football field. Graduation practice is on June 7th at 1:30 PM. Attendance at graduation practice is mandatory for Seniors. We will hand out tickets on this day and make sure that we have the correct pronunciation of your full names as well. We will meet in the gym at 1:30 on this day begin practice. Each Senior will get 10 tickets for graduation. Ticket holders will be allowed to sit in the home stands during the graduation ceremony. Other guests will have to sit on the visitors side of the stadium or along the fence line during the service. The gates will close for all guests at 6:45 PM. Be sure to arrive early so that you can be in place by this time.

This week at PCHS:

Monday - Groundbreaking ceremony for the PCHS Track and Soccer field project 5:00 PM at Nixon Athletic Complex

Tuesday - Cheerleading tryouts start at 3:30 in the cafeteria at PCHS

Wednesday - Cheer Tryouts start at 3:30 in the cafeteria at PCHS

Thursday - Cheer tryouts start at 3:30 in the cafeteria at PCHS, Spring Band concert at 6:00 PM in the PCHS auditorium

Friday - PCHS Unified Prom from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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NC State Track & Field Championship

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PCHS Highlights...

Math Department: Students of the Week...

Mrs. Baker - Daven Brabble - PreCalculus

Mrs. Carver - Ty Cummings - Math 3

Mrs. Riddick - Zy'Meria Spellman - Math 2

Mr. Spruill - Tiffany McNeil - Math 1

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PQ Champion

Miss Amanda Lankford has been a wonderful addition to the PCHS family. She has great interpersonal skills and is able to develop relationships with all of our students, parents, and staff. As our athletic trainer and assistant athletic director, she works well with all kinds of students and parents from a wide variety of backgrounds and sports. In addition, she is able to work in many different types of settings treating all kinds of injuries. Miss Amanda's work ethic is second to none, she puts in a lot of time but her love for what she is doing always shows through her willingness to be all in to do whatever it takes to help out. She encourages you to never give up and to keep working hard. Seeing her patients make a recovery and have success is her reward.

Mr. Poole is a valuable member of our staff at PCHS. He does a great job creating science labs that are interesting and fun for his students. He cares about his students and gives them various opportunities to be successful in class. Mr. Poole is always willing to help where needed in order to enhance our school learning environment.

Mrs. Rucker is much more than a bookkeeper at PCHS. She is invested and goes above and beyond each day to make PHCS a better place. If she is not working on school finances, she is making sure all classes are covered with a sub when teachers are absent. She also covers the front desk in the main office when needed. She is usually in her office after hours making sure everything is ready for the next school day. Mrs. Rucker has been a great addition in her first year at PCHS!

Hertford Rotary

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"Teacher of the Year": Mrs. Riddick

College Center with Ms. Gray...


The Division of Arts and Sciences is excited to announce COA's Summer Bridge Program. Students are encouraged to join COA faculty and staff for an engaging, interactive 4 day face to face summer bridge session that will review the foundational skills needed in entry level college math and/or English courses. The purpose of the bridge program is to prepare, encourage, motivate, and support students who are about to begin or have not successfully completed entry-level college math and English courses.

This program is FREE. Students enrolled in Gateway English or Math classes at College of The Albemarle in the fall have priority. Space is limited.

Pre-registration is required for all students.

Summer Bridge Program covers:

• Foundational skills required in entry level college math and English courses.

• Tips to overcome math anxiety and writer’s block.

Please see the attached flyer for more information and registration details.

COA: Summer Bridge Program

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Books are Due

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2023 Essay Contest Sponsored by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking submissions for its 2023 essay contest.

High school students are invited to consider and respond to a prompt or question. Students have the opportunity to win one of three cash prizes: first place, $2,000; second place, $1,500; and third place, $1,000. Essays are limited to 1,000 words and must be submitted by Wednesday, May 31.

For additional information and instructions on how to submit an essay, click here.


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Chowan University: Academic Summer Camp

Greetings from Chowan University!

We are planning our summer Campapalooza and want to be sure your students are invited! Campapalooza is a 5-day academic summer camp for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. They will live on campus, have their meals in the University cafeteria, and spend their days engaged in exciting academic activities with our University Faculty!

The QR code provides a link to a form where students can choose the camp topic they are interested in and connect with the faculty. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

Thank you!

Dr. Mitchell Henke

Information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_hv_Qa4YHT9htcb5-5UVh99aWFfE-yOnNS_osvXxDXtCZsQ/viewform

Registration and Payment: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_Jlbu_G_BkYkal7XICX1jm-DV5-6oX3clcf2Z637ubvaF7w/viewform

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