PLANO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
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Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Math club will be meeting Tuesday, Feb. 9th, after school (no 7th period meeting because of yearbook pictures) for a Texas Math League contest and club yearbook pictures. Please wear our math club shirt or maroon if you do not have one.
Operation Beautiful is approaching....T-Shirts will be on sale Monday, Feb. 8th – Wednesday, Feb. 17th in the Cafeteria during both lunches. The shirts are $15.
National Honor Society
The next Chinese Club meeting will be today, Feb. 4th at 4:30pm in room A215. We will be celebrating Chinese New Year! There will be lots of food, fun traditional activities, AND A RAFFLE DRAWING FOR RED ENVELOPES! (gift cards inside) Bring your friends and celebrate the New Year with us!
AVID CARNATIONS & COOKIES VALENTINE’S DAY SALE
AVID will be taking carnations & cookies pre- orders from Monday, Feb. 8th – Wednesday, Feb. 10th in the Cafeteria during both lunches.
Pick-up and Additional Sales:
Thursday & Friday, Feb. 11th & 12th…Cafeteria during both lunches
Price: $2 for 1 carnation
$5 for 3 carnations
$15 for 1 dozen carnations
$1 for 2 cookies
*Heart shaped card comes with all orders
PALS FUNDRAISER AT KENDRA SCOTT
You are invited to a Kendra Gives Back Party. It is a fun shopping event with 20% of sales benefiting PSHS PALS. Enjoy sips & sweets while you shop on Monday, Feb. 29th from 5 – 8 pm at Kendra Scott Plano – The Shops of Legacy. Thank you for your support!
TRYOUTS: Thursday & Friday, March 17th & 18th from 5pm to complete at PSHS Gym
* MANDATORY Parent/Participant Meeting on Tuesday, March 1st at 6pm in the
Bldg. B Lecture Hall
PRE-TRYOUT CHEER CLINICS:
- Monday, March 14th from 5-7pm in the PSHS Cafeteria
- Tuesday, March 15th from 5-7pm in the PSHS Cafeteria
- Wednesday, March 16th from 5-complete in the PSHS Cafeteria (Mock Tryouts)
Cheer packets will be available in the Front Office (Fishbowl) starting Monday, Feb. 1st and are DUE to the Fishbowl by Friday, March 4th, NO LATER THAN 4:15pm. Late packets will not be accepted unless previous arrangements have been made with the PSHS Cheer Coaches.
* MANDATORY Post-Tryout Parent/Participant Meeting (for those who made the team!) will be held on Tuesday, April 5th at 6pm in the Bldg. B Lecture Hall.
Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
WHITE GUARD/MASCOT TRYOUTS
Tryouts: Wednesday & Thursday, March 23 and 24 @ Plano Senior High cafeteria
Tryout times: 4:30pm to complete:
Wednesday, March 23rd Interviews 5:00- 7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria
Thursday, March 24th Tryouts 5:00-7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria
Packets available: in the PSHS fishbowl Monday, February 1st
*Mandatory pre-tryout parent/participant meeting March 1st at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall
Packets due: Friday, March 18th no later than 4:15pm to the PSHS fishbowl
Late packets will not be accepted unless previous arrangements have been made with the PSHS cheer coaches.
*Mandatory post-tryout parent/participant meeting (for those that made the team!)April 5th at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall
Please contact: Kim.firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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AP EXAM PAYMENT
AP exam Payment is due in the Counseling Office NO LATER THAN Friday, February 12th (change from the information received at Exam Registration)
If paying by Cash or Check:
1) Print your Confirmation Statement (emailed to you from Total Registration)
2.) bring a copy of the Confirmation Statement with your payment to the Counseling Office
3.) you will receive the payment envelope at that time
If paying by Credit Card:
1) parent signs on to your PayPams account
2) select “Sr High”
3) choose every exam you will take
4) enter payment (receipt will show details)
Destination College's February Workshops
The Destination College office at Collin College will be hosting two workshops in February, one featuring information on applying for financial aid and the other will be a session with our university partners. If you could please include the following information in any upcoming e-news or publications that would be beneficial to parents and students, we would greatly appreciate it. Registration is required for both events.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
6:30-8:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
Target Audience: Parents and Students Grades 9-12
Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center
9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco
How do I apply? What is a FAFSA? Get help in sorting out the facts from the myths. This workshop will introduce you to financial aid concepts such as the different types of aid, the application process and more!
Please note: Seating is limited. While there is no fee to attend, registration is required. To register, please go to www.collin.edu/destinationcollege. For questions, please call 972.377.1772 or email email@example.com. If you do not receive a confirmation email upon registering, please call to ensure your reservation was received. Hurry ~ Spaces fill quickly!
Collin College Pre-Admission Partnerships: Transferring to Universities
6:00-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016
Target Audience: Parents and Students Grades 9-12
Living Legends Conference Center, Spring Creek Campus
2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano
Representatives from Collin College's pre-admission partner colleges and universities will provide information about their programs’ benefits, the application process, financial aid, scholarships and ways to prepare for college. The partners will meet parents and students during institutional breakout sessions. Information tables from university partners including Austin College, Dallas Baptist University, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University - Commerce, Texas Tech University, Texas Woman's University, Texas Wesleyan University, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of North Texas as well as Collin College will be available for browsing. Please note: Browsing tables will be available from 6:00-6:20 p.m. Welcome remarks and breakout sessions with the universities will begin at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. While there is no fee to attend,registration is required. Please go to www.collin.edu/destinationcollege to register. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972.377.1772. If you do not receive a confirmation email upon registering, please call to ensure your reservation was received. Hurry ~ Spaces fill quickly!
Please join us for the 17th Annual MR. PLANO on Saturday, Feb. 13th at 7pm in the PSHS Theatre. Tickets will be on sale starting Monday, Feb. 8th – Friday, Feb. 12th in the Cafeteria during both lunches. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. This event has sold out almost every year, so purchase tickets early!!!
GRADUATION CAP & GOWN ORDERS
Tickets are NOW on sale on-line on Parent Portal https://parentviewer.pisd.edu/ until Friday, March 4th. The cost is $25 each or 2 for $50. Only seniors may purchase tickets. Limit is two per student. PSHS Prom will be Saturday, April 30th at Southfork Ranch from 8:30pm - 12:30am.
ST. ANDREW’S PROM CLOSET
The United Methodist Women of St. Andrew UMC, Plano are hosting a Prom Closet for young ladies to shop for that special event. There are dresses in all sizes and colors, as well as shoes, handbags and jewelry. The event has everything needed to complete the "total look" for the evening.
Shopping days are:
Tuesday, March 1st: 4 - 8pm
Wednesday, March 2nd: 4 - 8pm
Thursday, March 3rd: 4 - 8pm
Saturday, March 5th: 9am - 12pm
Shopping will take place at the church - 1401 Mira Vista side of the church (Plano Parkway and Mira Vista), in the Smith Worship Center. Park in the east parking lot along Mira Vista and follow the Prom Closet directional signs. This event is a service of the UMW and is provided at no cost. The ONLY requirement is the high school girl must be present to shop. Questions? Contact: email@example.com .
QUARTERBACK CLUB SPIRITWEAR SALE
The Plano QB Club has reduced all of our spirit wear to below cost in order to get ready for the new 2016 spirit wear. Sizes & styles are very limited. Go to our website, www.planowildcatqbclub.com to see what is available. Hats & short sleeve t-shirts…$5, long sleeve & sweatpants…$10 and women’s bling…$15.
PSHS Whiz Quiz
The PSHS Whiz Quiz “Maroon” team on their district championship this past Saturday. Pictured are, from left to right, Emil Shabanov, Ashwin Devaraj, Ian Shei, Patrick Ford and Thomas Sipp.
Academic Decathlon Advances to State
We are so proud of our Academic Decathlon team!
After qualifying at the regional meet this past weekend, we are advancing to the state competition in Irving February 25-28.
Please help congratulate our students: Alec Chen, Elaine Chen, Kevin Nelson, David Dishman, Adam Dover, Edward Shih, Christina Martinez, Emily Buchanan, Matthew Reczek, Jonathan Zhi, Alex Macaskill, Carol Li and Selam Metta.
In addition, the following students won individual medals.
Alec Chen (JR.) --- 4th place Language/Literature
4th place Science
5th place Interview
5th place Social Science
5th place Mathematics
Kevin Nelson--- 2nd place Economics
2nd place Science
Elaine Chen--- 1st place Essay
3rd place Language/Literature
Christina Martinez (JR.)--- 2nd place Essay
5th place Interview
2016 PLANO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL SIGNEES
Please help the Athletic Department in Congratulating these student\athletes.
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