Park Hill HS Parent Newsletter

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October 20, 2022

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

Often we regulate ourselves by key dates and benchmarks. 2022-23 is a quarter of the way finished.

Upcoming Events

Any students that are interested in attending NCC in the future are encouraged to attend the NCC Open House on November 10. See flyer for details.
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College Planning Night

On Thursday, October 27, at 6:30 pm, the Park Hill High School Counseling Office will be hosting a College Planning Night in the library/media center atrium. This presentation is geared toward junior parents/guardians, but any and all are welcome to attend. We will be presenting college options, understanding the ACT, the application process, financing your education, and other tips on how to prepare now in order to make the transition to college as smooth as possible. Aaron Cook, our KC regional Mizzou representative will lead us through these important topics and we will have an opportunity for Q&A at the end. We hope you can join us!

Impact Testing for Winter Athletes

It will take place in the media center's south classroom. Please bring your laptop and signed consent form. Here is the link to the SignUp Genius: SignUpGenius for Impact Testing - Winter Sports

Thursday, October 20th at 3:15pm

Tuesday, October 25th at 3:15pm

Open House NCC

Any students that are interested in attending NCC in the future are encouraged to attend the NCC Open House on November 10. See flyer for details.
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Open House Northland CAPS

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Veterans Day

Each year the students and staff at Park Hill High School invite Veterans from our families, community, and region to be our guests in our school for a Veterans Day recognition.

Our school assembly will be held on Friday, November 11th.

Please feel free to invite any family members, neighbors, or friends who are currently serving or who have served in the military service and who might like to attend!

If you plan to attend we would love for you to send via email a photo of you during your military service. Send emails to Lorrie Kopp -

To RSVP or with any other questions please call Lorrie Kopp at 816-359-6086.

National PTA’s Reflections

National PTA’s Reflections program helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

Each year, over 300,000 students create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2022-2023 program year is Show Your Voice! Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. There is a Special Artists Division, too!

Winners from Park Hill High School will move on to Missouri PTA’s program. Winners at State continue on to the National level. National Reflections winners are announced in May and will be celebrated at National PTA's Convention TBD in June. National PTA then collects and curates the traveling exhibit for the next year.

If you have any questions, please contact PHHS PTA Reflections Chair Karyn Walden-Forrest at Submissions are accepted until Thursday, December 1, 2022.

The awards ceremony for our winners will be held in March in a location TBD.

Link to the seven 2021-2022 Outstanding Interpretation Winners.

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As you mark items off of your "to-do" list for back-to-school, please consider the following important items:


  • November 22- Senior salutes are due to the site. Prices vary depending on page size. Please register your ad at! The Troyian staff will design your salute with pictures and text that you provide through the order process.
  • January 27 is the absolute last day to pre-order a yearbook! After this date, any available books will be sold "first come, first served."
  • Yearbooks will be distributed at the end of the school year in mid-May.
  • Please consider following us on Instagram @ParkHillYearbook for updates, sneak peeks, and a look at the book in progress!

If you have any yearbook-related questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your time and consideration, we truly appreciate your ongoing support!

Michael Sweney

Photography, Publications Advisor


Upcoming College visits

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Coffee with Dr. Kincheloe

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.








Counselor's Corner

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CoffeeTalk with Counselors

CoffeeTalk with Counselors has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Our topic will be financial aid and the A+ Program with a special guest, Mrs. Ellen Reys, our A+ coordinator.

We look forward to seeing you…virtually, that is😊

Click here to join the meeting

Trojan of the Week

Technology Information

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

Parent Schoology Access Video Tutorial

Schoology Parent Log-in

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Video Tutorial

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Log-in

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

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