Trojan Update

January 2020

January Meal Menu

You can find the January breakfast and lunch menu at the link below.


January 14 - Open House - 7:00 p.m. - Auditorium

January 20 - No School - Martin Luther King Day

January 23 - Enrollment Evening - 6:30 p.m. - Auditorium and Library Media Center Atrium

January 31 - Sadie Hawkins Dance (Courtwarming) - 8:00 p.m. - Lower Gym

February 8 - ACT

February 12 & 13 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.

February 14 - No School

February 17 - President's Day - SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION, SNOW DAY MAKEUP

February 27. 28 & 29 - Spring Play

February 28 - Jostens Announcement Delivery - During Lunch - Wrestling Gym

March 2 - First Day of Spring Sports

TBD - National Honor Society Induction - 7:00 p.m. - Auditorium

March 6 - Jostens Announcement Delivery - During Lunch - Wrestling Gym

March 10 - Music Department Showcase - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Cafe'

March 12 - End of 3rd Quarter


March 16 to 20 -No School - Spring Break





Juniors: You will be required to have a Meningitis Immunization before the start of your Senior Year. You need to be 16 years old to meet this requirement. If you receive this immunization before the end of your Junior year, bring the documentation of receiving this immunization to the school nurse. Refer to the Park Hill High School Web Site NURSE SECTION for more detailed information.



1 dose (2-4 pills) of an over the counter medication can be carried with a student in the high school as long it is in a container that states what the medication is. Some medications that fall in this category are Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Midol etc. No medications are to be carried in baggies. NO PRESCRIPTION MEDS ARE TO BE CARRIED WITH A STUDENT UNLESS APPROVED BY THE SCHOOL NURSE. If you want the school nurse to administer medications to your student a Medication Guidelines and Authorization Form needs to be completed and the medication brought to the health room. This form can be found on the Park Hill High School Web Site NURSE SECTION.


Park Hill High School will be hosting an Immunization Clinic provided by Platte County Health Department on Thursday, April 9th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.. The Health Department will be administering the required Meningitis shot at this time. Required paperwork will be sent to Junior parents prior to that date.


Lost and (hopefully) Found Items: Have you lost car keys, house keys, jewelry, electronic items, calculators, etc? We have quite a collection gathered from this school year and last school year, too. Items can be claimed at Reception Please inquire with Mrs. Koch or Mrs. Brady if you are missing any of these items.

Mark Your Calendars! Park Hill High School Second Semester Open House

Tuesday, Jan. 14th, 7-9pm

7701 Northwest Barry Road

Kansas City, MO

Please join us in the auditorium at 7:00 p.m. for the night's agenda and PTSA information. We hope to see you there.


Theatre Kids Camp - January 25th for kids 1st-5th grade. More details and registration here:

“Pride and Prejudice” by Kate Hamill based on the novel by Jane Austen

February 27-29 at 7:00 pm

Miss Nelson is Missing” by Jeffrey Hatcher

March 13th at 7:00 pm, March 14th at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm


Please join Dr. Kincheloe for donuts and coffee with the principal. Enjoy an informal discussion on topics of your choice. Second semester dates are below:

February 5

March 4

April 1

May 6

We meet in the Trojan Conference room at 7:45 a.m. See you there!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Mark you calendars for upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences.

Thursday, February 12

Friday, February 12

Information will be sent out to inform you when you can sign up on Pick-A-Time.


Jostens will be at PHHS on the following dates, during lunch, to deliver GRADUATION ANNOUNCMENTS..

February 28

March 6

Jostens will be at PHHS on the following dates, during lunch, to deliver CAPS AND GOWNS.

April 9

April 16


Park Hill High School is home to over 1,700 vibrant students who deserve the best education and school environment we can provide them. Which is why the Park Hill High School PTSA will hold an online auction to fund its programs and services such as; Car Care 101, the After Prom Party, College Scholarship for seniors, the Reflections Art program, a youth advocacy group, and more. PTSA programs are FREE and open to all students. Which makes this organization unique.

What’s up for grabs?

Tickets to theatrical productions, lunch for 10 with Dr. Kincheloe, reserved seating at graduation, primo student parking spots, restaurant gift cards, gift baskets, and MUCH MORE!

Details on how to bid will be posted on the school website. Be watching for it!

Want to help? You can by:

1. Donating a product, service, gift basket, or an item

2. Nothing to donate? Make a cash donation

3. Bidding like crazy beginning March 25th

4. Inviting your friends and family to bid as well.

Your donation, and/or bid, will be greatly appreciated and since the PTSA is a registered 501c3 your donation is always tax deductible!

Auction Forms are located at .

Donations due by March 16th

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Contact Bonnie Cannon by email at or by phone at 218-290-4944.


Take a look at the library's January displays.

We are encouraging everyone to "read20in20!

Pick up your reading log in the library!

Big picture


AP testing at Park Hill High School is right around the corner! Testing will begin on May 4th through May 15th. Information on registration, fees, and other AP related items can be obtained on the Park Hill High School website under Academics and Counseling as well as contacting Assistant Principal Adrian Singletary (816)359-6589 or Administrative Assistant Penny Elmquist (816) 359-6553.


Dear Parents/Guardians:

It is a pleasure to let you know that our A+ students have earned a total of 16,877 hours. I know that our Park Hill community is thankful for the volunteers from the A+ program because they tell me how wonderful our students are. Our students mentor and tutor at a number of activities throughout the year including:

  • Adventure Club/Prime Time

  • Elementary Carnivals/Festivals

  • Chess Club

  • Lego Club

  • Trojan Tutoring

Also, there are several opportunities for students to volunteer in the summer through Adventure Club and as a summer school assistant at one of our elementary or middle schools. Students can see the available mentoring and tutoring hours in the A+ Schoology group or they can visit me in the A+ office where I can help them find hours that work in their schedule.

Seniors must have all A+ mentoring and tutoring hours turned in by May 1, 2020.

Benefits of Completing A+

  • 2 years of FREE TUITION at any Missouri community college or technical school

  • Several 4-year universities offer their own A+ Recognition Scholarships

  • Looks great on college, scholarship, and job applications

  • Students have 4 years after graduation to use the A+ financial incentive

  • Students make a positive impact in our community by mentoring and tutoring other students

In order to complete the A+ program the state of Missouri has set up a list of requirements that includes

  • 2.5 unweighted, cumulative GPA

  • 95% cumulative attendance

  • Maintain good citizenship

  • Complete 50 hours of unpaid mentoring and/or tutoring within the district

The full list of requirements can be seen on the Park Hill High School website at Select the “About Our School” tab and it will direct you to the A+ webpage. Also, on the webpage seniors and their families can locate information about senior deadlines and the actions that need to be taken before graduation. The most urgent requirement to finish are finishing up the 50 mentoring/tutoring hours and applying for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). FAFSA must be completed before A+ funds can be awarded.

To get involved in the program, students can visit Mrs. Reys in the A+ office for an enrollment form and to sign up for an A+ Workshop where they will learn more about the program and how to successfully complete all requirements before graduation.

Ellen Reys

A+ Coordinator

Park Hill High School


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