The Pizitz Post
for Students, Parents & Families - October 24, 2022
This Week's Visit
This week, we will present information about what we offer here at Pizitz, and allow for these individuals to observe our teachers. They will also meet with student, parent, and teacher focus groups. Parent permissions for student involvement in this process have already been sent out. We look forward to getting information about what we are doing well, and how we can continue to improve. Once all schools have completed this process, the board of education will provide an overview of the findings for our community.
Attention: 6th Graders! Sixth graders can wear your costume to school on Friday, October 28. Purchase a wristband for $2 before school or during lunch Monday, October 24 - Thursday, October 27 to wear your costume to school Friday, October 28. Wristbands will not be sold Friday for this event.
7th & 8th Grade Monster Mash The 7th and 8th grade Monster Mash will be held on Friday, October 28 from 3:00 - 5:00p.m. Wear your costume to school and party with your friends! Wristbands will be sold before school in the library and in the lunchroom during lunch, Monday, October 24 through lunch Friday, October 28 for $5. Drinks ($2) , Snacks & Water ($1) will be sold at the party.
We encourage students to stay for the entire party. They will not have access to their phones during the party. If you plan to pick your child up early, he/she will need to touch base with a chaperone to escort him/her out.
All proceeds go to our school wide philanthropy, Miracle League Vestavia Hills.
Fall Band Concert
If you are signed up, you will be eligible to enter at the band room entrance (with your ID), across from the football field. If you do not complete this form, you will need to check in with ID at the main entrance. The performance will also be recorded and shared in your student's Google Classroom.
Symphonic Band: 8am
Concert Band: 9am
Beginning Band: Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion: 9:55am
Beginning Band: Trumpet, Saxophone, French Horn: 10:50am
Beginning Band: Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, String Bass: 1:40pm
Creative Writing Workshop
Creative Writing Workshop (CWW) is a class taught by Mr. Brock during 8th period. It is designed for students who have an interest in writing, and enjoy writing but may not have a whole lot of time to write.
We will cover writing techniques,
We will write in-class
We will occasionally watch a movie or parts of a movie to further understand some technique of writing fiction.
Because this is a workshop class, we will also read our work aloud in class and discuss each other's work.
You will be expected to write in class, but typically not much outside of class. We will have 1-2 homework days per week. We will also work in conjunction with Mrs. Wiggins's Digital Media class. If you are interested in participating in the class, please fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/quFAr4vQyu1DL3Um8
Lady Pirates' Golf Team
There will be an information meeting for all 7th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for the 2022-2023 Lady Pirate Golf Team during 8th period on Thursday, Oct 27th in Coach Wheat's room (C-120).
Indoor Track & Field
Attention 7th & 8th Graders: Indoor Track & Field is coming soon! There are events for everyone: sprints, relays, long distance, hurdles, jumps, pole vaulting and throwing! If you are interested in competing on this year's Indoor Track & Field team, go to the Google Classroom for all team information: ugiewmk.
Hike the Hill
Hike the Hill was established by the Vestavia Hills Rotary Club as a family fun event promoting health and wellness to support Vestavia Hills Community Schools. The “hill” symbolizes a student’s climb from elementary school that finishes on the “hill” at VHHS and recognize the climb of life-long learning that connects all of us. Everyone is encouraged to wear their t-shirt and hike one of the four routes found at www.vestaviarotary.org during November 1-15 (during the heart of Veteran's Day Celebrations) and join the community hike on Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. (beginning at the bridge across from Andy’s Nursery).
Have you ordered a yearbook? Time is running out to pre-order. The deadline is Monday, November 14. Please don't count on buying an extra in May. Only a small number of extras arrive with our order. Email Mrs. Wade with any questions!
Birmingham Southern Basketball
If you are interested in attending a Birmingham-Southern Men's Basketball game for FREE, stop by the library to pick up a reading documentation form. Read five books before November 1, fill out the form, return it to Mrs. Smith by November 1, and you will receive a FREE family pass to attend any BSC home basketball game!
First Priority is a student-led club at Pizitz. This is a Christian organization that meets before school. Come join us as we gather every Thursday morning at 7:25 AM in the choir room! Everyone is welcome! Contact Mr. Sutter or Mrs. Windle if you have questions.
First Priority Leadership Team: Please check Google Classroom for details about this week's leadership meeting.