Pirates Post

Week of March 28th

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Message from Principal Drew...

Report cards will go home on Tuesday of this week. Parents please take the time to review your child's report card carefully and discuss their grades with them. The majority of our students that are not successful is from simply not submitting the work assigned to them in their classes. Your support and monitoring of your student's progress will be a critical component to their success during the final grading period.

In order to pass out report cards more efficiently on Tuesday we will have the following WIN schedule this week. Monday - 1st Period, Tuesday - Homeroom, Wednesday - 2nd Period, Thursday - 3rd Period and Friday - 4th Period.

All current eleventh and tenth graders are invited to a College and Career Promise night on Monday of this week. Mrs. Ainsley Jones from COA will join us in the media center from 6 to 7. She will explain what college courses are available to students through our CCP program and answer questions for those in attendance. Special thanks to our guidance department for coordinating this event.

Congratulations to Tamia Mallory for being named the WITN Top of the Class recipient for the Class of 2022. Tamia will have a profile shared on WITN-7 as well as their website. This award recognizes graduates who exemplify strong academic performance and citizenship. Great job Tamia.

Congratulations also to Mr. Michael Fipps. Mr. Fipps is an English teacher at PCHS. He has been selected as a 2022 NCBold Ambassador. Mr. Fipps will be sharing with other teachers from across the state and nation on July 18-21 how he utilizes technology and online applications to improve classroom instruction. Great job Mr. Fipps.

Congratulations also to Mrs. Anisha Spellman for being recognized as the WAVY-10 Excellent Educator for PCHS. Mrs. Spellman serves our students as the chair of our Exceptional Children's Department, a basketball coach, track coach and pep squad advisor. We are proud of Mrs. Spellman and all that she does to help our students succeed.

We have another week full of opportunity at PCHS this week:

Monday - CCP information night will be held in the media center from 6 to 7. Golf will tee it up at Riverside at 1:00 PM and JV Baseball will host Bear Grass Charter at 7:00 PM.

Tuesday - Report Cards go home. Golf will compete at First Flight at 2:00, JV Baseball will host Tarboro at 4:00, Softball will host Tarboro at 6:00, Varsity Baseball will host Tarboro at 7:00 and Women's Soccer will play at Bear Grass Charter at 6:00.

Wednesday - The Workkeys test will be given to all eligible Seniors starting at 8:00 AM. Track will run at Tarboro at 4:00 and Softball will host Bear Grass Charter at 5:00.

Thursday - The ASVAB will be given to all students that have signed up to take the test at 8:00 AM.

Friday - Varsity Baseball and Softball will play at Tarboro at 6:00 PM.

There are several upcoming events that you may want to be aware of at PCHS:

Cap and Gown delivery will take place on April 5th at PCHS during all lunches. Students will need to bring their balance due in cash or money order on this day to received their graduation items. You can pay online prior by April 4th by going to www.highschool.herffjones.com. Seniors that have not yet ordered a cap and gown should do so as soon as possible online to be sure that their cap and gown will be delivered in time for graduation. This information can be found on our school Facebook page.

Spring Break will begin on Friday April 15 through Sunday April 24th.

Prom will be on April 30th. Tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Russell before or after school. The cost is $35 per person.

May 6th our CTE department will host a job fair for all Seniors. The job fair will be from 10 AM - 1 PM at the parks and recreation building. More information about the opportunity will be shared prior to the event.

The Athletic Awards banquet will take place on May 31st.

Baccalaureate will take place on June 1st at 6:30 PM in the auditorium at PCHS.

Final Exams will be the week of June 6-10 for all classes.

Graduation practice will take place on June 8th at 1:30. Graduation tickets will be given to Seniors at practice so attendance is required. Please plan accordingly.

Graduation will be held on Friday June 10th at 7:00 PM at the football stadium.

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PCHS Highlights...

Health Sciences> The following health science 2 students earned their BLS/CPR for Healthcare Provider certification at COA...

Applegate, Madison

Baccus, Morgan

Brabble, Daven

Jackson, Jayla

Lewis, Ariel

Melton, Kaelyn

Montgomery, Alyssa

Moore, G'Nasia

Russell, Ashleigh

Ward, Ashlynn

Warren, Ka'Ziyah

Math Department> Math Students of the Week...

Carver - Hayley Tisdale - Math 3

Craddock - Lilah Byrum - Math 2 Honors

Riddick - Zy'Meria Spellman - Math 1

Tyson - KhyRon Downing - Math 3

Soccer Highlights for March>

3/2: 5-1 Win against Albemarle Academy

Player of the Game: Meredith DeCastillia

3/4: 0-6 Loss against Edenton

Player of the Game: Madison Nixon

3/7: 8-0 Win against Lawrence Academy

Player of the Game: Ashlyn Overman

3/11: 0-9 Win against Edenton

Player of the Game: Anna Fisher

3/15: 10-4 Win against Lawrence

Player of the Game: Ellie Jackson

3/16: 10-1 Win against Albemarle

Player of the Game: Sabrina McNeil

Students Reading to Students> Any student interested in reading to students at the public library on April 19 at 11:00, please stop by Ms. Sutton's room, B107 to sign up.

Have you written a poem expressing yourself? Have you read a poem that genuinely expresses how you feel and/or think? We need you to share the poem at the public library, April 28, 5:30-6:30, for "Expressing Ourselves through Poetry!" Please stop by Mr. Fipps or Ms. Sutton's room to sign up.

Seniors> Seniors will have a Senior Meeting during 2nd period on April 5th?

Graduation Announcement and Cap & Gown Delivery...Attention Seniors!! The Herff Jones representative will be here on Tuesday, April 5th during all lunches to deliver your graduation and cap & gown orders. Please remember your balance due. Only exact cash or money order is accepted on delivery day. You can also pay your balance due on-line at: www.highschool.herffjones.com (don’t log in to your account – pay as a guest).

Seniors that have not ordered their cap & gown unit must order it on-line at: www.highschool.herffjones.com

Prom> Prom tickets are now on sale. The prom will be held on April 30 and tickets are $35 per person until the end of March and then the price will be $40 per person. Please see Mrs. Russell before or after school to purchase tickets.

Pirate Chest> Need a gorgeous prom dress or some dancing shoes? Stop by the Pirate Chest or Ms. Sutton's Room, B107, 12:15-12:45 to find the right dress for Prom 2022!


Baccalaureate will be June 1st at 6;30

Graduation Practice will be June 8th @1

Graduation will be June 10th @7:30

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Counselor's Corner: Student Services...

Update ASVAB to following:

The ASVAB test will be administered this Thursday, March 31 at 8:30. If you are registered to take this test, bring your computer to the media center as soon as you get to school on Thursday so the test administrator can log into the test. Once you drop off your computer, report to your first period class. An announcement will be made to dismiss you from your class to go to the media center. If you would like to take this test and have not yet registered, please see Mrs. Thomas in Student Services no later than Tuesday.

Attention current sophomore and juniors. If you are interested in taking COA classes while in high school there will be a CCP informational night held on March 28 in the Media Center from 6-7. See your counselor for more information.

We are still in the process of registering current 9th and 10th grade students. We will continue to do so the month of March. Students please make sure you have your registration form completed before meeting with your counselor.

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College Center with Ms. Gray...

Seniors Check out the Scholarship Spreadsheet!

Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/138eulcKBnP35iGILhTlx531DKF7cUs7QR74Rh7bUfdo/edit?usp=sharing

Winthrop University has 2 accounting/ business programs that are offered to high school minority students; ACAP (free event offered every year, you may have previously heard about it) and AMPD (a college program for accounting students).

ACAP- Accounting Career Awareness Program

· Trademark program held every year by the National Association of Black Accountants

· Students will learn from business professionals about professional development, accounting, finance and financial literacy

· Students will have the opportunity to talk to admission counselors from Charlotte about college and what to look for when applying for school

· Student will participate in a case competition

· This year the program will be virtual (usually a residency program on a college campus)

· Dates- June 14-16 (Tuesday thru Thursday for half days)

· For rising sophomore, junior and senior students

· Scholarships will be given out to select students

· Application- https://www.startheregoplaces.com/students/becoming-a-cpa/scholarship/accounting-career-awareness-program-naba-charlotte/

o Deadline is April 30th

AMPD- Accounting, Mentorship and Professional Development Program

· College academic program offered by Winthrop University (WU)

· Competitive program developed with an accounting firm to increase the number of minorities in the accounting field

· Students get professional development from fortune 500 companies, special housing, scholarships, accounting mentor, consideration for internships, externships and full-time positions

· To participate students must identify as an underrepresented minority, have a 3.0 GPA, specific MATH SAT or ACT scores, come to WU for school, participate in extracurricular activities and study accounting

· Website- https://www.winthrop.edu/cba/accounting/ampd/

· Apply- https://www.winthrop.edu/cba/accounting/ampd/apply.aspx

No specific deadline

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