Poway High School Titan Weekly
May 29-June 2, 2023
- 29 - Memorial Day Holiday (no school)
- 31 - Symphony Orchestra Concert, 7:00 pm @ PCPA
May 31-June 2 - Yearbook Distribution
- 1 - Band Concert, 7:00 pm @ PCPA
- 5 - Senior Awards Night, 7:00 pm @ PCPA
- 7 - Senior Field Day; Cap & Gown Pick-Up; Senior Movie Night
- 8 - Senior Send-Off
- 7-9 - Trimester 3 Finals (modified bell schedule)
- 9 - Last Day of School; Graduation Rehearsal; Graduation
Don't forget your Yearbook!
It’s not too late to buy a 2023 yearbook while supplies last. Get one for $80 this week at the Finance Office (cash, check or card) or at the PUSD Community Webstore. Not sure if you already purchased a yearbook? Check this list by ID number updated May 17.
Distribution begins May 31 in the PAC Drama Room.
Wednesday, May 31: 8:45 to 9:30 a.m.(line closes) AND 3:50 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 1: 3:50 to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, June 2: lunch
PHS ID is required to pick up your yearbook
Band and Orchestra Spring Concerts
The end of the school year brings two evenings of enjoyable Poway High School Instrumental Music performances! Our Symphony Orchestra will have their Spring concert on Wednesday May 31 at 7 pm in the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. This event will feature our full PHS Symphony Orchestra playing exciting music (such as “Phantom of the Opera”), as well as featuring senior viola student Rhiannon Bennett.
All three of our Bands will have their Spring concert Thursday, June 1 at 7 pm in the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. The bands will be performing enjoyable pops music (such as “Soaring With John Williams”), with Wind Ensemble I featuring a piece written and conducted by senior oboe/French horn student Stephan Ohannessian.
Both concerts are $15 for adults, with students and PUSD faculty/staff free.
PHS PTSA needs your help to make Grad Night '23 EPIC!
We need volunteers and door prizes! Please consider being a part of this super fun night and make it a wonderful event for our seniors, ESPECIALLY if you are a parent of a 9th-11th grade student. This is your time to pay it forward so that you can enjoy your family and friends when your student graduates. The event is at Belmont Park from 11 pm-3 am on June 9.
We would also like to be able to give as many graduates as possible prizes during our grad night event. This can be donations of goods or GIFT CARDS. Even small amounts like $10-$20. Think food places (Chick-Fil-A, In N Out, Jack in the Box, Starbucks, Coffee Bean, Cold Stone, Taco Shops, The Habit, Board and Brew, Wings and Things, you get the idea), Target, Wal-Mart, AMAZON. Be creative.
All physical donations can be dropped off in the front office at Poway High.
If you can't volunteer or get a door prize consider donating any amount so that we can purchase more prizes. Our goal is that every student get something. That's about 275 prizes. Click HERE to donate!
Graduation Volunteers Needed!
We are seeking volunteers to help with our graduation ceremony on Friday, June 9. Please contact Jenifer Bell at email@example.com or 858-748-0245 x5105 for information. Thank you!
PHS Track and Field Banquet - May 30
ROBOTICS/STEM 6th Annual Summer Camp for 4-8 Graders - June 10
Team Spyder (Poway High School Robotics Team) would like to invite you to attend our 2023 Sixth annual Robotics/STEM Summer Camp on Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 8:30 am to 1 pm in person at Poway High School. Our goal is to make learning STEM and robotics a fun and inspiring experience for younger students. We encourage all interested students from grades 4th to 8th to join us. To sign up use the QR code in the attached flyer and register with a $20 fee.
Register Here: Summer Camp Form: https://bit.ly/PHSCAMP
We will have FUN workshops for students in 4-8th grade which include metal cutting with water, laser cutting and engraving, and mousetrap car races!
Please pass this along to your parents, friends, and other students. Any student in San Diego County is welcome to attend, even home schoolers, online schools, charter, public and private.
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Titans Basketball Camp - June 19-23
PHS Fall Registration - Save the Date!
Save the date for 2023-2024 fall registration! Students will take have their photo taken; pick up their class list and textbooks; have an opportunity to get parking permits and purchase yearbooks, Titan ASB stickers, T-shirts, PTSA memberships, PE clothes and locks; and donate to the PTSA and PHS Foundation!
All families who did not submit their online Continuing Student Registration packet during March will be asked to complete this important step in May, when the online registration window opens again, before their assigned registration day in August.
Seniors - Tuesday, August 8
- A-F 9-10 am
- G-M 10-11 am
- N-Z 11-12 pm
Sophomores - Tuesday, August 8
- A-F 1-2 pm
- G-M 2-3 pm
- N-Z 3-4 pm
Freshmen - Wednesday, August 9
- A-K 9-12 pm
- L-Z 1-4 pm
Juniors - Thursday, August 10
- A-F 9-10 am
- G-M 10-11 am
- N-Z 11-12 pm
Make Up (All Grades) - Thursday, August 10
- A-Z 1-4 pm
CLASS OF 2023 INFORMATION
Senior Events and Graduation Information
Graduation is right around the corner!
Click here for PHS Senior Events and Graduation Information
Haga clic aquí para información sobre graduación y eventos para estudiantes de último año de PHS
Poway High School's Graduation ceremony will be livestreamed on YouTube Live at the following link:
Elementary School Events for Senior Alumni
Valley - Tigers Senior Send-Off
Wednesday, June 7 @ 1:00 p.m.
Meet by the Valley sign in front of the school. Cap and gown are required to attend. RSVP due 5/15. https://forms.gle/NQ415eHgSLyjjRxc6
Morning Creek - Senior Clap-Out
Wednesday, June 7 @ 1:15 p.m.
Garden Road - Alumni Clap-Out
Wednesday, June 7 @ 1:45 p.m.
Meet at the front of the school at 1:30 p.m. Bring your cap and gown.
Pomerado - Clap-Out
Wednesday, June 7 @ 2:00 p.m.
Meet at the front of the school at 1:45 p.m. Bring your cap and gown.
Painted Rock - Senior Walk
Wednesday, June 7 @ 2:15 p.m.
Meet at 2:00 p.m. for pictures and line-up. Wear your cap and gown and a shirt representing your plans after graduation (college, military, etc.).
Chaparral - Senior Hawk Walk
Wednesday, June 7 @ 2:15 p.m. Wear your cap and gown. Click here to sign up for the Hawk Walk!
Midland - 5th Grade Promotion
Thursday, June 8 @ 10:00 a.m.
Meet in the front office. Wear your cap and gown. RSVP at http://bit.ly/3zPXFiz or email email@example.com for more information.
Creekside - Senior Clap-Out
Thursday, June 8 @ 1:10 p.m.
Arrive between 12:30-1:00 p.m. Meet in the MPR. Bring your cap and gown.
Morning Creek Senior Walk - June 7
Garden Road Alumni - Clap-Out on June 7!
Pomerado Elementary Clap-Out - June 7
Painted Rock Elementary Senior Walk
Calling all Hawks! Senior Hawk Walk at Chaparral Elementary - June 7
The Chaparral Elementary Hawk Walk will be Wednesday, June 7 at 2:15 pm. Seniors will wear their caps and gowns and parade through the school to be "clapped out" by the current students. Parents are not allowed on campus, but can line the track. Seniors must sign up to attend. Click here to sign up for the Hawk Walk!
Calling all Midland Alumni! Join us at Midland's 5th Grade Promotion on June 8!
Calling all Creekside Alumni! Senior "Clap-Out" on June 8!
Valley Tigers Senior Send-off
Come back to Valley to see your former teachers, give high-fives to current students, and get a picture with friends at the Valley sign. If you're interested, you MUST fill out the form below, as Valley is working with Jostens to get your cap & gown earlier than the rest of the school because Valley's end date is early. Cap & gown are required to attend.
More details on the form, which is due Monday, May 15. Please help spread the word!
Graduation Item Orders from Jostens
If you have not yet ordered your student's cap and gown, please click HERE.
Jostens is the official vendor for all of our graduation needs. Visit the Jostens website to see all they have to offer, from cap and gown purchases to class rings, graduation announcements, and more. Click here for the Jostens website.
How to Order Senior Final Transcripts
Most seniors will need to order final transcripts, which include Trimester 3 grades and a graduation status, to be sent to their college of choice. Below are the different options students have to do this.
1. For a fee, students/parents can have a transcript sent to any institution through parchment.com. Parchment will send the transcript to the designated institution(s) either electronically or by USPS. For a final transcript, please choose the HOLD FOR GRADES option when ordering final high school transcripts through parchment. Students/parents can request an “Unofficial Self View – No Fee” transcript copy from parchment.com for scholarships and personal use which can be emailed to them directly.
2. Alternatively, current students/parents can fill out the 2023 Final Transcript form and return it to the registrar via email, USPS or fax (see below) and a transcript can be sent to the student or institution via USPS at no cost to the student. If the student is under 18 years of age or has delegated their rights to their parents, then the parent must sign the form.
All forms can be submitted via:
EMAIL - firstname.lastname@example.org
FAX - 858.748.1132
Poway High School - Registrar
15500 Espola Road
Poway, CA 92064
2023 GRADUATES: Final transcript requests are sent to colleges by the delivery method specified by each student on their Final Transcript Request form. It can take up to 2 weeks following graduation for transcripts to be fully processed and sent. Once the College Admission Offices receives final transcripts, they ask that students allow at least 3 weeks for them to update "received" in student portals. During the processing time, parents/student may continue to receive email/notifications from the admissions office indicating that the transcript has not been received. Thank you in advance for your patience.
COLLEGE AND CAREER INFORMATION
Seniors attending Palomar and Miramar
Please make sure to sign up for an Educational Planning Session with an Admissions Counselor at your college. Enrollment begins soon!
Seniors, Community College is tuition-free if you apply for the Promise Grant!
Friendly reminder, students planning to attend community college next year! It's not too late to complete your FAFSA/Dream Act application to get tuition-free classes! Please note: college students need to maintain a full time class load (12 units/approx. 4 classes), be a first time college student, and maintain a 2.0 GPA while in college.
In order to receive tuition-free funding, the FAFSA or DREAM ACT has to be submitted ASAP along with your college application and the Promise application.
Here's what you need to do:
1. Students apply for the FAFSA or Dream Act CADAA. This application is FREE!
2. Students apply to community college. Visit the community college website directly or CCCApply.org.
3. Students should receive information on the Promise Grant application after they apply to the community college. If not, please search on the college websites for the Promise Grant application.
Note: Palomar students need to log-in to the student portal to complete the Promise application. Miramar students can find the Promise application directly on the website or click here.
For the FAFSA application, you will need student and parent Social Security Numbers, Parent Tax Forms from 2021, and Parent W-2s from 2021.
https://www.youtube.com/FederalStudentAid has a lot of helpful videos.
Are you looking for scholarships? Our scholarship deadline log has new local scholarships, and it is updated as they become available. Please regularly check the PHS Scholarship Deadline Log for new and updated scholarships. Click here for the PHS Scholarship Deadline Log
Our PHS website has lots of resources to check for scholarship opportunities. Click here for Scholarship Resources
Free Student Tutoring Now Available
We all care about the health and safety of our students.
Please call Sharon Struck, Student Services Specialist, if you have any questions or concerns regarding substance use. 858-748-0245 x5394.
988 - National Suicide Prevention
People in crisis and those trying to help them have a new three-digit phone number, 988, to reach the national suicide prevention network. Mental health experts are hoping that the three-digit number will deliver a breakthrough in assisting people in crisis who may otherwise try to harm themselves.
People who call, text, or chat 988 will be able to reach trained counselors who belong to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network.
For non-urgent matters on campus, Mrs. Struck, our Student Services Specialist, is in K25 to listen and answer questions in a safe atmosphere of acceptance, non-judgment, and confidentiality concerning a variety of life’s challenges. K25 is in the Counseling Building.
School Meal Information
All children in PUSD are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch meals regardless of income for the 2022-2023 school year. Please see the PUSD Food and Nutrition Website for more information.
Parents/Guardians are still encouraged to complete a meal application online to receive other benefits such as a Pandemic EBT card for each child. The website to apply is www.myschoolapps.com. Please see the More than a Meal flyer for more information.
Paper meal applications (for parents that can’t complete one online) are available in the PHS front office.
*PUSD Food and Nutrition Department is going cashless. Please click on the following link to learn more about the cashless system: Cashless System
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Poway High School
Monday - Friday
8 AM - 4:15 PM
Location: 15500 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064, USA
The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived protected characteristics under the law, including but not limited to ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, immigration status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2121.