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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors!

Coolidge Scholars Program: ~Full-ride scholarship ~Can be used by recipients at any accredited U.S. university ~Current high school juniors are eligible to apply ~Deadline is March 18, 2016 ~Apply online at:


Juniors that took the October PSAT now have access to your scores. Scores are available at with your access code. If you have problems seeing your scores please see the Counseling Office.


Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program is taking applications now for anyone interested in participating in the program. Selected students will have the opportunity to earn a paid summer internship. For more information and to fill out an application visit . Applications will be accepted online until Friday, March 11th.


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, to see what is available. Hats & short sleeve t-shirts…$5, long sleeve & sweatpants…$10 and women’s bling…$15.


Sorry for last week's confusion, GSA will indeed be having a meeting at 4:30pm, TODAY, Feb. 3rd in room A116. Please bring your t-shirt money. No money, no t-shirt!

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Destination College at Collin College

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 For questions, please call 972.377.1772 or email 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 to register. For questions, please email 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!


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

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If you loved Legally Blonde then you must be craving Cabaret!

Join the talented PSHS Theatre troupe for an evening of musical entertainment offered in an intimate Parisian cafe setting.

Seating is very limited. Tickets will only be sold at the door.

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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)


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!!!

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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!


If you have not already done so, please visit to order cap and gown and announcements. You can NO LONGER order the cap and gown at For delivery in late March at PSHS, your order needs to be submitted NO LATER than Tuesday, March 1st. This will also ensure that your size will be available.


Prom tickets are on sale now through March 4, 2016, for the reduced-price of $25/student. Price increases to $30/student after March 4, 2016. At the door, tickets will be $40/student. Buy now and safe money….Purchase on parent portal under “student fees.”


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: .


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


  • 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 with any questions.


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: with questions


Be a part of diverting thousands of pounds of shoes and clothing from local landfills by filling our shoe and clothing donation bin with your gently used: shoes, clothes, purses, belts, wallets, hats, caps, backpacks, hard toys, stuffed animals, pots and pans. For every pound donated from you, our fashion students receive $0.15. Our bin is conveniently located in the East parking lot by the gym in handicap parking.

The benefit to you? Neater closets, drawers, toy boxes, and kitchens, and the knowledge that less textile waste will end up in our local landfills. Thank you from Advanced Fashion Design students!


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