Phillips Preparatory Newsletter

May 2022 Edition

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Greetings Parents!


As we approach the finish line, let us reflect on our journey this year. We are, hopefully, emerging from the depths of the pandemic and will embrace the lessons that have taught us to be more knowledgeable, patient, and empathetic. Students need to make the extra effort to complete all assignments and do their best as we wrap up 4th quarter. Information pertaining to end of year events, registration, and summer programs will be shared with you throughout May and June. Make sure that you regularly check your email, listen for phone messages, and visit our website (www.phillipsprep.com) for details. Stay safe and stay connected! #FinishStrong

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All currently enrolled 6th and 7th grade students at Phillips will be automatically recommitted for the next school year, as long as they meet the magnet school eligibility guidelines.


Elective course selection options for current 6th and 7th graders will be emailed to parents. We will do our best to accommodate your elective requests, but final decisions will be based on enrollment and teacher availability. If you have not done so, please complete the surveys below.


Rising 8th Survey Link

https://forms.gle/uWy9VrzsE8ZWTmcv7


Rising 7th Survey Link

https://forms.gle/ihkEKiUmVBjL9p9M8


*ALL students who plan to attend a MCPSS school MUST register online before June 1, 2022.

ONLINE REGISTRATION 2022-2023

Online registration is now available! Click the tab above to access the online registration portal. Click "RETURNING STUDENTS" if your child has attended school in MCPSS. Click "NEW STUDENTS" if your child has NEVER been enrolled in MCPSS.

*ALL students who plan to attend a MCPSS school MUST register online before June 1, 2022.
NEWSLETTER FOR INCOMING SIXTH GRADERS

Click the tab above to view the newsletter for new 6th grade students.

NEW SIXTH GRADERS: CLICK TO SIGN UP FOR PIRATE CAMP

Parents may pay for Pirate Camp online through E-Funds.

Share the News: The Spring Magnet Application window is open now through May 12th. Apply today while seats are still available. https://magnet-mcpss.lfdmypick.com/.
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HELPING SCHOOLS TAG

This is a reminder that the net proceeds ($20 fee) for the personalized Helping Schools Tag are distributed to the school district designated by the purchaser, or, if the purchaser does not make a designation, to the school district in which the funds were generated to be used for the purchase of classroom supplies and equipment in grades K through 12 of the public schools of the school district. The net proceeds of the $5 shall be distributed to the Department of Revenue.


If you choose to purchase a "Helping Schools Tag", remember to designate Phillips Preparatory as the recipient school. Thank you!

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April 27th Was Administrative Professionals Day

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Our PTSA supports students, teachers, and families at PPS. The members provided duty-free lunches for teachers, organized Pirate Fest and Spring Fling, contributed to Teacher Appreciation Week, and conducted fundraising activities throughout the year to support the school. Thank you to Mrs. Horn, Mrs. Davis, and all PTSA officers for a phenomenal year!

Use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipt, find participating products, and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online. From playground equipment to technology to library books, your school can use this money to help teachers and students get the supplies they need.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR PARENTS TO NOTE

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
  • Monday, May 2nd - Spring Band Concert, Davidson High School Auditorium, 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 4th - Thursday, May 5th - Volleyball Tryouts in the Gym, 2:45 PM
  • Wednesday, May 4th - Archery Banquet at Azteca's on Airport, 3:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 5th - Chorus Performance at Murphy High School Auditorium, 6:00 PM
  • Friday, May 6th - 8th Grade Social at Heron Lakes Golf Club, 7 PM - 10 PM
  • Wednesday, May 11th - 6th Grade Honors Ceremony in the Gym @ 9:00 AM
  • Wednesday, May 11th - 7th Grade Honors Ceremony in the Gym @ 12:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 12th - 8th Grade Honors Ceremony in the Gym @ 9:00 AM
  • Thursday, May 12th - PPS Scrimmage Football Game on the Field @ 1 PM
  • Thursday, May 19th - National Junior Honor Society Induction at Phillips
  • Thursday, May 19th - Sociedad Hispanica de Amistad Induction at Phillips, 10AM
  • Tuesday, May 24th - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony at Davidson High School, 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 26th - Last Day of School, 4th Quarter Ends
  • Tuesday, June 7th - Wednesday, June 8th - Pirate Camp for New Students at Phillips
  • Wednesday, June 8th - Incoming 6th Grade Parent Meeting, Phillips Gym at 12:30 PM OR 5:30 PM (pick one time to attend)
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Phillips Preparatory placed as a finalist in 5 categories of the 2022 Lagniappe Readers’ Choice Awards! Voting will begin on Wednesday, May 4th at NOON on votenappies.com and run through Sunday, May 29th at MIDNIGHT. Readers may vote once per day per category. We ask that all current, former, and future Pirates VOTE. Let’s show everyone how proud we are to be in the Phillips Family! #ItsAPiratesLifeForMe #OnceAPirateAlwaysAPirate
LAGNIAPPE: VOTE FOR PHILLIPS - BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL

CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE TO VOTE. YOU MAY VOTE ONCE EACH DAY UNTIL MAY 29TH!

LAGNIAPPE: VOTE FOR PHILLIPS - BEST ACADEMIC PROGRAM

CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE TO VOTE. YOU MAY VOTE ONCE EACH DAY UNTIL MAY 29TH!

LAGNIAPPE: VOTE FOR PHILLIPS - BEST PRINCIPAL

CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE TO VOTE. YOU MAY VOTE ONCE EACH DAY UNTIL MAY 29TH!

LAGNIAPPE: VOTE FOR PHILLIPS - COOLEST MIDDLE TEACHER

CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE TO VOTE. YOU MAY VOTE ONCE EACH DAY UNTIL MAY 29TH!

LAGNIAPPE: VOTE FOR PHILLIPS - BEST PUBLIC COUNSELOR

CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE TO VOTE. YOU MAY VOTE ONCE EACH DAY UNTIL MAY 29TH!

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CHARACTER MATTERS

Click the tab above to access "Helping Your Child Become a Responsible Citizen", from ed.gov.

U.S. Department of Education - Character Education: Listen to Your Feelings

"Listen to Your Feelings


Children need to learn to notice their feelings and take them into account as they make decisions.

★ Help your child learn to identify his feelings. Talk out loud about how you are feeling. Ask him how he is feeling.

★ When reading a story or watching a TV show with your child, discuss the feelings of the characters. What might they be feeling and why?

★ Help your child realize that sometimes the way we think about things affects the way we feel. If something is bothering your child, help him examine his thoughts and change them so that he feels better. For example, your teenager may worry about how he‘s ever going to hold down a job and support himself. You could ask him why he’s so worried about the future and help him get his mind on doing the best he can in the “here and now.”

PHILLIPS IB MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME

Click the tab above to learn more about IB MYP.

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NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK: 5/2-5/6

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Mrs. Reynolds is Headed to the Alabama Space Academy for Educators

We have exciting news: Mrs. Reynolds will attend the Alabama Space Academy for Educators this June! "Sponsored by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, this professional development program uses the format of astronaut training to convey new ways of teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts to the world’s future workforce. The hands-on learning activities are designed to be easily replicated in the classroom and aim to excite students about STEM education." Great job, Mrs. Reynolds!

PHILLIPS PREP TEACHER OF THE YEAR - MRS. MORGAN

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Jennifer Morgan! Mrs. Morgan teaches 6th grade Individuals and Societies and is the PPS IB Coordinator. She inspires students to be innovators, critical thinkers, and independent learners. Congratulations Mrs. Morgan!!
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PPS LEARNING LEADING AWARD WINNER

Eighth grader Nadia Godwin has been selected as Phillips Preparatory’s Learning Leading Award Winner! Nadia is an ambassador and scholar-athlete who donates her time and energy to several worthy causes. We are proud to have her represent Phillips. Congratulations Nadia!

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NATIONAL HISTORY DAY

The following students placed at the Alabama History Day competition. All first and second place winners will move on to compete at the National History Day contest. Fantastic work!


Tyler Macon & Zander Snyman - 1st Place in a Group Documentary

Ethan Clark- 1st Place in Individual Documentary


Mia Kastor-2nd Place in Individual Group Exhibit


Mia Kastor also won the Character Award for her project and will receive $100!!


We are extremely proud of Mrs. Doggette-Lewis for her work this year as an instructor and sponsor of our National History Day Team.

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HUNTSVILLE SPACE ACADEMY

Shunston Shears (8th) was selected to attend Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! The Space Academy allows trainees to train like an astronaut or pilot. Participants apply their engineering skills and engage in teambuilding activities. He will join Dylan LeGros (7th) who was featured in the April newsletter. Congratulations Shunston!

STUDENT ART SHOW

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May Student Art Show

Where: West Regional Library: 5555 Grelot Rd, Mobile, AL 36609
Display Dates: May 4- 19
Reception: Thursday, May 19, 4:00 to 6:00 pm


Students Showcased

Jonah Alexander- 7th Grade; Marleigh McPherson- 7th Grade; Victoria Dailey- 6th Grade; Lydia Tilaye- 6th Grade; Thy Do- 7th Grade; Emma Beemer- 7th Grade; Macie Davis- 7th Grade; McKynli Spencer- 7th Grade; Alyssa Do- 7th Grade; Emily Zheng- 7th Grade; Katherine Lawrence- 6th Grade; Anily Bisslessi- 7th Grade; Marleigh McPherson- 7th Grade; Farrah Hujier- 8th Grade; Erin Franks- 8th Grade; Remundo Le- 8th Grade

Great Job, Pirates!!

PERFORMING ARTS STUDENTS

Several Pirates will perform in a production of "Annie" from Thursday, May 5th through Sunday, May 8th. Pictured are Havilland Lucious and Kaiya Rippey. Other performers include Kenton Moss, Zoe Montgomery, Miley Montgomery, Reese Harawah, and Alaina Keene. Break a Leg, Pirates! (figuratively of course)
ATHLETICS - PPS SPORTS SCHEDULE

Click the tab above to view the full Phillips Sports Calendar.

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PHILLIPS ATHLETICS

Congratulations to the Girls Track Team for placing 1st in the district and the Boys Track Team for Placing 2nd in the district. Congratulations to all of our athletes for an amazing year!
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Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Cheer Team! Tryouts for fall sports including football, basketball, and volleyball will take place over the next few months. Please read parent communications and check the school calendar on our website for dates.
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SCHOOL EVENTS CALENDAR

Click the tab above to view the complete Phillips school calendar.

4th Quarter Novels

The 8th Grade 4th Quarter Novel is The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Students will begin reading it during the second week of April. Get your copy from Mrs. MacDonald or Mrs. Wakefield for $10. Send cash or check (payable to Phillips Preparatory) in an envelope as soon as possible.
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Extended Day

The Phillips Extended Day program (PED) is a service for our families who need care for their children after regular school hours. PED provides a safe and monitored environment for your child between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. each day. Review the document below for more details.

Cafeteria - May Menus

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