Park Hill HS Parent Newsletter

Home of the Trojans

October 1, 2021

School Information

School Hours

7:50 a.m. - 2:58 p.m.


Dr. Brad Kincheloe

Assistant Principals

Dr. Deborah Miller

Dr. Corey Willich

Dr. Shiloh Dutton

Ms. Elisha Smith

Mr. Tom Garth

Message from the Principal

The hardest person to hold to high standards is one's self.

Upcoming Dates

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Football Game Tickets

Your patrons can avoid the long lines at the ticket booth and go straight into the game on Friday if they purchase their tickets in advance at the following link: If you could promote this to your patrons and students, that would be great.

Lane Green

Athletic Director

Liberty North High School

Panorama Feedback Survey for PHHS

You have received an email from Panorama asking you to take a survey to provide feedback about Park Hill High School. Please take this survey to help inform our decisions at Park Hill High School. Thank you to those that have already taken the survey and thank you, in advance, to those that will take the survey.

Clothing Center

The Park Hill Clothing Center needs volunteers to hang clothes in preparation for the upcoming cooler weather. Volunteers are able to take clothes home with them provided they are registered as a student in the Park Hill school system. Even just 1 or 2 hours makes an impact! Location is 8009 N Atkins, just south of the Gerner Family Early Education Center. Type in “Gerner” to GPS to ensure it takes you to the correct location.

There are two sign up genius links for volunteers: There is one sign up genius for the 2-4 pm timeslot every Tuesday that doesn't have shoppers present. That sign up is here and students are welcome to help out

Then there is a second sign up for the Tuesday 10-12pm and 5-7pm slots when shoppers will be there. When shoppers are present we can't have students helping due to confidentiality. That sign up is here:

We hope you can come help out - It's a rewarding experience!!

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Reed Photo

On Wednesday, Oct 6 Reed Portrait Group will be here from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wrestling gym. This is for underclassmen retakes, staff photos and senior “last chance” photos.

Seniors: This is just a single photo for the yearbook. This is no order form or ordering link for senior “last chance”. If you want to order, you can contact RPG after the picture date. This date does not include cap & gown photos for seniors. Seniors are still able to schedule a portrait session with RPG until Dec. 1st. Phone: 816-436-5550

Underclassmen: If you need a retake, you must bring your original package of pictures with you. To complete a new order, go to this link:


Impact testing for winter athletes will be held on:

Thursday, October 7th @ 3:15pm

Thursday, October 21st @ 3:15pm

Location: Media Center


Here is the link to the sign-up genius: SignUpGenius for Impact Testing - Winter Sports

Park Hill Education Foundation Fun Run!

Join us for the first Park Hill Education Foundation Fun Run!

Families can participate in the 1K for just $10. Check out our website for the details.

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Call for works of art celebrating the 2021–2022 Reflections theme of I Will Change the World By…

PHHS PTA wants to give our students confidence in their abilities to explore ideas and learn through the arts!

Each year hundreds of thousands of students in preschool through grade 12 create and submit original works in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students may participate in the national awards program through their school's PTA.

The 2021-2022 theme "I Will Change the World By..." will spark imagination and creativity in school and at home. Students are encouraged to imagine, create and celebrate with Reflections during National Arts & Humanities Month this October. Submissions will be accepted November 1 - December 2.

There are six arts categories—dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students may enter the National PTA Reflections Program in one or more arts categories.

For more information see or contact PHHS PTA Reflections Chair Karyn Walden-Forrest.

Did your student enroll for dual credit this semester

Did your student enroll for dual credit this semester? Please see important dates below:

September 22nd: Bills generated and mailed to home addresses. Bills will be addressed to the student. If a bill is not received by the end of September, contact Deborah Miller at Park Hill High School.

September 30th: Students should check their account at to verify enrollment. If the enrollment is incorrect, please contact Deborah Miller at Park Hill High School.

October 15th: Last day to either pay in full or sign up for a payment plan. Bills may be paid online through the student’s myMCCKC account. Failure to pay in full or arrange a payment plan will result in the student being dropped from the college credit enrollment.

Park Hill High School Academic Awards Ceremony

The Park Hill High School Academic Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Academic Awards are earned by students who achieved a 3.50 or higher GPA on a weighted grading scale for 2020-2021 (last school year). All students have been instructed to check the lists posted outside the Library Media Center or in the Upper Gym Lobby for accuracy. If students feel they should be on the list, they have been instructed to email Mrs. Melott at . Once the list is confirmed and finalized, personal invitations will be emailed to parents/guardians of Academic Award honorees.

Severe Latex Allergy Alert

We have a student at PHHS that has a severe allergy to latex. Please be sure you and your child do not bring any latex products to school.


Parents/guardians are required to contact the attendance office to report student absences before 8:00AM the day of the absence. We encourage you to call the attendance office direct line at 816-359-4111.

For your convenience, the answering service will be in operation 24/7. There are many occasions when the attendance office experiences a high volume of calls. If you reach our voicemail, please do not hang up and call back. Leaving a message will keep your place in line and will allow us to assist you more quickly. Please provide the following information when leaving a message:

  • Your name and relationship to the student
  • Student's name and spelling of last name
  • Grade of student
  • Reason for absence
  • Date of absence

When requesting an EARLY RELEASE, please call as early as possible in the morning. If you are unable to call in the morning., we ask that a minimum of 30 minutes is allowed for ample time to locate your student.

Trojan of the week!

Huge shout out to The Man, The Myth, The Legend: Mr. Kraviec!! With school out tomorrow, we decided to Suprise him today! Mr. Kraviec we appreciate all that you do to make Park Hill a better place! #TrojanMade ⚔️

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TIME: 8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m.

WHERE: PHHS Lobby Conference Room

Join Dr. Kincheloe in the lobby conference room for an informal discussion about Park Hill High School. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions about our school philosophy, how class sections are formed, technology, testing, community connections, or whatever is on your mind. Drop by and share your thoughts and concerns. We’ll keep the coffee hot for you.

Mark your calendars! No R.S.V.P. needed.

2021-2022 Dates

October 6, 2021

November 3, 2021

December 1, 2021

January 5, 2022

February 2, 2022

March 2, 2022

April 6, 2022

May 4, 2022

May 4, 2020

Counselor's Corner

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Mental Health Resources

Click here for mental health resources.

Park Hill Activities

Park Hill Activities would like to announce that we will have livestreaming at our home sporting events. This link will take you to our Park Hill Livestreaming Page, and you will choose which sport you want to watch. You can even watch games you may have missed! You can also follow us on Twitter for in game updates. @WeAreParkhill

Park Hill High School Activities Livestreaming Channel

Procedure for Reporting COVID-19 Information

Click here for a flowchart to help you decide what your next steps will be if your child is feeling ill and/or if your child was exposed to a person that tested positive for COVID-19.

Technology Information

For any issues with your laptop please contact the Technology Help Desk: 816 - 359 - 5000.

How to set-up Parent Schoology Access Instructions

Parent Schoology Access Video Tutorial

Schoology Parent Log-in

How to set-up Infinite Campus Access Instructions

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Video Tutorial

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Log-in

We want to remind you that we have extended our Help Desk hours to 8 p.m. through the remainder of the school year to accommodate those working and learning later into the evenings. District staff and students can call or chat with the Help Desk Monday-Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can also submit a Help Desk ticket online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 816-359-5000

Park Hill Clothing Center

The Park Hill Clothing Center would like to thank all of the families who have contributed to our facility. For anyone not familiar with the clothing center there is more information here: Park Hill Clothing Center
There have been some changes due to Covid-19. The biggest change is that we must limit the number of people in the building. Therefore if you need to “shop” (the clothes are free) please sign up for a time slot using the link above.

Volunteers are greatly needed! We have been fortunate to have received numerous donations, however we’ve had a difficult time hanging up all of the incoming clothes with very few volunteers. If anyone has 1-2 hours to contribute we would greatly appreciate it. The above link also has a link for volunteers. New dates are periodically added so keep checking back.

Thank you for all of your help!

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