PLANO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Operation Beautiful is approaching....T-Shirts will be on sale Monday, Feb. 8th – Wednesday, Feb. 17th in the Cafeteria during both lunches. The shirts are $15.
National Honor Society
AVID CARNATIONS & COOKIES VALENTINE’S DAY SALE
Thursday & Friday, Feb. 11th & 12th…Cafeteria during both lunches
Price: $2 for 1 carnation
$5 for 3 carnations
$15 for 1 dozen carnations
$1 for 2 cookies
*Heart shaped card comes with all orders
Drill team tryouts
Planoette tryout clinics start Feb. 15th in PSHS Cafeteria 4:30-6pm, Feb. 16th 5-6:30pm, Feb. 17th (at Haggard MS) 5-6:30pm
Tryouts Feb. 18th and 19th 5:30pm at Haggard MS
Questions? Email Meredith.email@example.com
PALS FUNDRAISER AT KENDRA SCOTT
You are invited to a Kendra Gives Back Party. It is a fun shopping event with 20% of sales benefiting PSHS PALS. Enjoy sips & sweets while you shop on Monday, Feb. 29th from 5 – 8 pm at Kendra Scott Plano – The Shops of Legacy. Thank you for your support!
TRYOUTS: Thursday & Friday, March 17th & 18th from 5pm to complete at PSHS Gym
* MANDATORY Parent/Participant Meeting on Tuesday, March 1st at 6pm in the
Bldg. B Lecture Hall
PRE-TRYOUT CHEER CLINICS:
- Monday, March 14th from 5-7pm in the PSHS Cafeteria
- Tuesday, March 15th from 5-7pm in the PSHS Cafeteria
- Wednesday, March 16th from 5-complete in the PSHS Cafeteria (Mock Tryouts)
Cheer packets will be available in the Front Office (Fishbowl) starting Monday, Feb. 1st and are DUE to the Fishbowl by Friday, March 4th, NO LATER THAN 4:15pm. Late packets will not be accepted unless previous arrangements have been made with the PSHS Cheer Coaches.
* MANDATORY Post-Tryout Parent/Participant Meeting (for those who made the team!) will be held on Tuesday, April 5th at 6pm in the Bldg. B Lecture Hall.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
WHITE GUARD/MASCOT TRYOUTS
Tryouts: Wednesday & Thursday, March 23 and 24 @ Plano Senior High cafeteria
Tryout times: 4:30pm to complete:
Wednesday, March 23rd Interviews 5:00- 7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria
Thursday, March 24th Tryouts 5:00-7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria
Packets available: in the PSHS fishbowl Monday, February 1st
*Mandatory pre-tryout parent/participant meeting March 1st at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall
Packets due: Friday, March 18th no later than 4:15pm to the PSHS fishbowl
Late packets will not be accepted unless previous arrangements have been made with the PSHS cheer coaches.
*Mandatory post-tryout parent/participant meeting (for those that made the team!)April 5th at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall
Please contact: Kim.email@example.com with questions.
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If you loved Legally Blonde then you must be craving Cabaret!
Join the talented PSHS Theatre troupe for an evening of musical entertainment offered in an intimate Parisian cafe setting.
Seating is very limited. Tickets will only be sold at the door.
AP EXAM PAYMENT
AP exam Payment is due in the Counseling Office NO LATER THAN Friday, February 12th (change from the information received at Exam Registration)
If paying by Cash or Check:
1) Print your Confirmation Statement (emailed to you from Total Registration)
2.) bring a copy of the Confirmation Statement with your payment to the Counseling Office
3.) you will receive the payment envelope at that time
If paying by Credit Card:
1) parent signs on to your PayPams account
2) select “Sr High”
3) choose every exam you will take
4) enter payment (receipt will show details)
Destination College's February Workshops
The Destination College office at Collin College will be hosting two workshops in February, one featuring information on applying for financial aid and the other will be a session with our university partners. If you could please include the following information in any upcoming e-news or publications that would be beneficial to parents and students, we would greatly appreciate it. Registration is required for both events.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
6:30-8:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
Target Audience: Parents and Students Grades 9-12
Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center
9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco
How do I apply? What is a FAFSA? Get help in sorting out the facts from the myths. This workshop will introduce you to financial aid concepts such as the different types of aid, the application process and more!
Please note: Seating is limited. While there is no fee to attend, registration is required. To register, please go to www.collin.edu/destinationcollege. For questions, please call 972.377.1772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not receive a confirmation email upon registering, please call to ensure your reservation was received. Hurry ~ Spaces fill quickly!
Collin College Pre-Admission Partnerships: Transferring to Universities
6:00-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016
Target Audience: Parents and Students Grades 9-12
Living Legends Conference Center, Spring Creek Campus
2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano
Representatives from Collin College's pre-admission partner colleges and universities will provide information about their programs’ benefits, the application process, financial aid, scholarships and ways to prepare for college. The partners will meet parents and students during institutional breakout sessions. Information tables from university partners including Austin College, Dallas Baptist University, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University - Commerce, Texas Tech University, Texas Woman's University, Texas Wesleyan University, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of North Texas as well as Collin College will be available for browsing. Please note: Browsing tables will be available from 6:00-6:20 p.m. Welcome remarks and breakout sessions with the universities will begin at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. While there is no fee to attend,registration is required. Please go to www.collin.edu/destinationcollege to register. For questions, please email email@example.com or call 972.377.1772. If you do not receive a confirmation email upon registering, please call to ensure your reservation was received. Hurry ~ Spaces fill quickly!
Please join us for the 17th Annual MR. PLANO on Saturday, Feb. 13th at 7pm in the PSHS Theatre. Tickets will be on sale starting Monday, Feb. 8th – Friday, Feb. 12th in the Cafeteria during both lunches. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. This event has sold out almost every year, so purchase tickets early!!!
GRADUATION CAP & GOWN ORDERS
2016 PROM THEME: SENIORS…
Vote for your prom theme starting Monday, Feb.8th at 8am – Friday, Feb. 12th at 4:15pm.
You can vote by:
1.) Going to Voting4Schools.com
2.) Under school name type "Plano"
3.) Log in Username: Student ID…Password: Grade & Birthday
The prom theme to Vote between:
Night in Venice
Under the Sea
City Themed (NYC)
SPRING FASHION SHOW 2016
Tickets are NOW on sale on-line on Parent Portal https://parentviewer.pisd.edu/ until Friday, March 4th. The cost is $25 each or 2 for $50. Only seniors may purchase tickets. Limit is two per student. PSHS Prom will be Saturday, April 30th at Southfork Ranch from 8:30pm - 12:30am.
ST. ANDREW’S PROM CLOSET
The United Methodist Women of St. Andrew UMC, Plano are hosting a Prom Closet for young ladies to shop for that special event. There are dresses in all sizes and colors, as well as shoes, handbags and jewelry. The event has everything needed to complete the "total look" for the evening.
Shopping days are:
Tuesday, March 1st: 4 - 8pm
Wednesday, March 2nd: 4 - 8pm
Thursday, March 3rd: 4 - 8pm
Saturday, March 5th: 9am - 12pm
Shopping will take place at the church - 1401 Mira Vista side of the church (Plano Parkway and Mira Vista), in the Smith Worship Center. Park in the east parking lot along Mira Vista and follow the Prom Closet directional signs. This event is a service of the UMW and is provided at no cost. The ONLY requirement is the high school girl must be present to shop. Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org .
QUARTERBACK CLUB SPIRITWEAR SALE
The Plano QB Club has reduced all of our spirit wear to below cost in order to get ready for the new 2016 spirit wear. Sizes & styles are very limited. Go to our website, www.planowildcatqbclub.com to see what is available. Hats & short sleeve t-shirts…$5, long sleeve & sweatpants…$10 and women’s bling…$15.
The Plano, Clark, and Vines wrestlers have been working very hard since returning from Christmas break. Plano Senior has won a record number of dual matches this year as we finished with a total of 14 dual match wins. Included in these wins was a 47-28 victory over the cross town rivals at Plano West. The Varsity Cats have had great success both individually and as a team at multiple tournaments this year. Some of the highlights from these tournaments include placing 3rd at our tournament in Anadarko, Ok, placing 2nd at the Arlington Lamar Invite, and placing 2nd at the Arlington Heights dual tournament among many other successful tournaments throughout the season. Not only did the Plano team have great success, but both Vines and Clark had outstanding seasons as well. Clark and Vines Wrestling finished the season with the shared title of City Champions. Both Clark and Vines swept the city finishing undefeated against all other feeder schools in Plano. As fate would have it, after sweeping the Plano East and Plano West feeder schools, Clark and Vines finished their dual against each other in a battle that ended in a tie! This past weekend was our district tournament. This tournament was the final competition for all of our sub varsity wrestlers so please applaud them for a great year if you see them at school! As for the Varsity wrestlers, we had an exciting tournament that resulted in 7 of our wrestlers advancing on to the Regional wrestling tournament that will be held next week! If you happen to have any of these kids in class, or see them around your campus, please congratulate the following wrestlers for advancing to the Regional tournament this upcoming weekend!
Clark Wrestlers going to Regionals
Plano Wrestlers going to regionals
- Taishi An-Li Shiao, 4th grade student at Mitchell Elementary School taught by Tracy Evans
- Hosanna Asgedom, 4th grade student at Daffron Elementary School taught by Karen Horton
- Fatiha Haider, 5th grade student at Beverly Elementary School taught by Kristina Morley
- Emily Ren, 8th grade student at Rice Middle School taught by Sara Aminzadeh
- Carlyn Young, 10th grade student at Jasper High School taught by Adriane Anderson
- Aria Child, 11th grade student at Plano East Senior High School taught by Andrea Wiede
- Michaela Dowen, 12th grade student at Plano West Senior High taught by Sarah Depetris
- Samantha Kirchdorfer, 12th Grade student at Plano Senior High School taught Allison Garrison
PSHS UIL Film
Plano Senior High School was just announced among the State Semi-Finalists in the UIL Film contest!
This places our filmmakers’ work in the top thirty narrative short-films in the state. Please take a moment to congratulate Colin Pittman, Hannah Elcan, Erik Hamilton, and Payton Mayfield. Their film, If You Love Something, can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8IIcj2yWbs .
Also representing PISD is Clark HS student, Evan Hara, with his film, Modeling a Dream. We have strong future-Wildcats coming in to continue raising the bar!
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