Trojan Staff News

Week of November 7-November 11

Brad's Weekly Message

Often it is too easy to identify disappointment and difficult to identify fortune, perhaps it should be the other way around.

Upcoming Events

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Monday, November 7th from 10:45 – 11:26

Counselors will be meeting with current sophomores on Monday, November 7th from 10:45 – 11:26

  • Students with last names beginning A-Gi will be in the café annex.
  • Students with last names Gj – O will be in the library atrium.
  • Students with last name P-Z will be in the auditorium.

Please help us by sending the students to the correct location. Also, if you have sophomores for HR, or no students for HR, please accompany them.

Calendar Committee Survey - Complete before Wednesday, November 9

Please fill out this survey to offer your feedback regarding the 2023-2024 school calendar. The next meeting is after school on November 9th so please provide your input before then. If you have any questions, contact Brandt Bell or Janie Smith.

Survey Link:

Wednesday, November 9th - Ask the Counselor

“Ask the Counselor” will be Wednesday, November 9th in the cafeteria during 3rd block.

As students have quick questions that you think we could help with, please encourage them to visit with us during their lunchtime😊

Wednesday, November 9th - Early Release Schedule

From 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Certified Staff, here are the tasks you are to complete on your own:

  • Read pages 97 – 106 in your Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain book by Zaretta Hammond (this was the book given out last year for returning teachers and this year to new teachers).
  • Fill out the Two-Column Journal while you read. A copy of the double entry journal is in your mailbox.
  • Write at least one discussion question from the reading to use during a Socratic Seminar which will occur during the Plan Period Meetings on Thursday, November 10.

From 2:00 - 3:00 PM attend Common Course Meetings:

  • During your Common Course Meetings, please click here to fill out this survey about Focused Notes.
  • This will take you 2 minutes or less to complete.
  • Your input will help the AVID Site Team determine next steps with training and support.

Thursday, November 10th - Plan Period PD

What to Bring:
  • Your Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain book
  • Your completed double entry journal
  • Writing Utensil
  • Your laptop

Location: Library North Classroom

Times (calendar invites will be sent so you can add it to your calendar as a reminder):

  • 1st Block 8:00 - 9:00 AM
  • 2nd Block 9:30 - 10:30 AM
  • 3rd Block 12:00 - 1:00 PM (eat lunch first)
  • 4th Block 1:30 - 2:30 PM
  • After School* 3:05 - 4:05 PM

*If you are present at school on this day and don't attend during your plan period session, then you must attend the after school session.

**If you are absent this day, there will be an in-person make-up session to attend.

Friday, November 11 - Veteran's Day Assembly

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NEE Student Surveys - November 7-22

You received an email from Elisha on 11/3/22 with your unique survey code to administer the NEE Student Surveys to all your Q2 and Semester 1 classes. You will not administer this to your split block classes until next semester. The survey opens on November 7th and closes on November 22nd. Directions are in the email you received. Contact Elisha Smith if you have any questions.

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month! It’s a time to celebrate the rich histories, diverse cultures, and significant contributions of our nation’s first people. Interior works to honor the nation’s trust responsibilities and special commitments to American Indians and Alaska Natives. (U.S. Department of Interior). Check out the counseling department's bulletin board highlighting important Native American people.

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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.

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First Term Finals Schedule

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HOBY nominations are now open

Please encourage any sophomores with leadership potential to apply for this leadership seminar. The Google form/application link will be posted in Schoology in the Class of 2025 group (

Below is an explanation of what HOBY is and what kind of students to look for from

The HOBY Missouri State Leadership Seminar is designed to help high school sophomores recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their homes, school, workplace, and community.

Selected students attend our three-day seminar where they participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders in their state, and explore their own personal leadership skills – all while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community.

The seminar curriculum develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society.

Applications are due by November 16, 2022

By the Numbers

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Finish the Lyrics Series

We need more new faces to participate! Email Elisha your group names!

Trojan of the Week

Congratulations to Tiffany Thomas on being selected as our Trojan of The Week!!! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. We appreciate you!!

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Helpful PHHS Staff Information

Click the link below to access the following information:

  • Difference between Dialing 0, *77 and 911

Link to Information

Student of the Day Nominations

Please submit your nominations to Danette. Remember to include one of the 3 expectations (Respectful, Responsible, Resilient) into your nomination.

Also, don't forget those students that work outside of school that you receive great service from!

Click here to email Danette

Technology Resources for Staff

Blake LaFever - 6115
Mitchell Bunnell - 6333

How to Request Support

It is our utmost priority to make sure you get the technology assistance and service you need. To receive the fastest possible response, please request support by:

  • Entering a Help Desk ticket at or through the Application Portal.
  • Starting a chat online with a live Help Desk Support Specialist (Available where you submit tickets).
  • Calling the Help Desk at 816-359-5000 (or x5000 from a district phone) Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Any of these options will notify your TSS of your incident or request and they will work to resolve your issue as quickly as possible or send additional support.

Below is a link to the Technology help websites. You can also use the resources in the PHHS Digital Hub in the Professional Learning folders.

Secondary Distance Learning Hub Schoology Page

Weekly Activity Calendar

Week of November 7-11

Contact Lorrie Kopp if you have any questions.

Lunch Menu

November Menu

Building Sign in/Out

Please sign out anytime you leave the building - if you are leaving for an outside appt you will also need to put it in WillSub.