PHS Upcoming Events

Week of November 4th, 2019

Dear PHS Families,

I hope everyone is safe as this wind storm passes through!

Today marks the end of the first Quarter of the 2019-20 school year. On November 13th, all PHS students will dismiss at 10:40 am for Parent-Teacher Conferences/Report Card Pick-up. Teachers will be available to conference with parents in the gymnasium from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm and 5:30 -7:00 pm.

There will be no school on Monday, November 11th (in observance of Veterans' Day) and Tuesday, November 12th (District-wide Staff Development). Classes will resume on Wednesday, November 13th.

Online registration is now taking place for the winter sports season. The registration site can be accessed using the button below. You can also contact Mr. Wilson, our Athletic Director, at with any questions.

On Saturday, November 2nd, an administration of the SAT will take place in the PHS cafeteria. Students must have registered by October 22nd to participate. Please review the PHS SAT Testing flyer regarding times and rules pertaining to the testing. You can visit for more information regarding registration.

The Volunteer Transportation Center will be hosting their inaugural North Country Mac & Cheese Cook-off on Saturday, November 9th, at Clarkson’s Cheel Arena. They are currently looking for teams to participate. All entries need to be prepared in a DOH-approved kitchen before the event. If your organization doesn’t have access to one, they are contracting with Potsdam Central School, which will provide kitchen space the day before. Please use the button below for more information.

The Red Cross and PHS National Honor Society will be conducting a blood drive in the Blue Gym on Wednesday, November 13th from Noon - 6 p.m. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. All presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross phone holder. If your blood type is O Negative, O Positive, A Negative, or B Negative, please consider a Power Red Cell donation. You can schedule an appointment by going to and typing 13676 in the Zip/Sponsor Code box and then selecting “Potsdam High School.”

Please help support PHS! We can earn free school supplies and equipment through the Price Chopper “Tools for Schools” program. Please consider enrolling and linking your AdvantagEdge Card to PHS to help us earn points. If we enroll 20 new supporters by November 30th, we will receive 3,000 bonus points. You can enroll at Our school code is: 49833.

The Potsdam Booster Club has begun their annual Blue & Orange Discount Card sale. Cards cost $10 each and can be purchased from any fall sport athlete or from the main office at the high school. You can also contact Mr. Wilson ( directly for purchases. Thank you for your support of the Potsdam Athletic Program.

Athletics are in full swing; you can keep up to date on Potsdam team practices and games using the Section X Calendar. You also have the option of subscribing to the calendar and getting regular reminders and updates.

Can't make it to the game? All Potsdam Modified, JV, and Varsity athletic contests scheduled for the turf field or the high school gym are available through live video stream or video on demand on the NFHS Network. A subscription is required to watch the live stream or the VOD can be viewed for free a short time after the conclusion of the contest. Please contact Mr. Wilson ( in the Athletics Office with any questions.

The PHS Library is open Monday through Thursday each week from 2:15 to 4:00 pm for any students to get extra help on homework, to work on a group project, or just to take advantage of a quiet space.

Next Week at PHS:

Monday, November 4 (Day 1)

  • Science Olympiad (2:20-3:00 pm in Room 840)
  • Drama Club (2:20-3:00 pm in the Chorus Room)
  • Robotics Club (2:20-3:00 pm in Room 831)
  • Open Library (2:15-4:00 pm)
  • Jazz Band (7:30-8:30 pm in the PHS Band Room)

Tuesday, November 5 (Day 2)

  • Yearbook Meeting (2:20 pm in the PHS Library)
  • Chess Club (2:20-3:45 pm in Room 869)
  • Open Library (2:15-4:00 pm)

Wednesday, November 6 (Day 3)

  • Positivity Club Meeting (6:45 am in the PHS Library)
  • Model U.N. Meeting (2:20 pm in the PHS Library)
  • Agriculture Club (2:20-3:00 pm in Room 840)
  • Robotics Club (2:20-3:00 pm in Room 831)
  • Open Library (2:15-4:00 pm)

Thursday, November 7 (Day 4)

  • Varsity Club (2:20-3:00 pm in the PHS Gymnasium)
  • Speech & Debate (2:20-3:00 pm in Room 887)
  • Artistic Congress (2:20-3:00 pm in the Art Room)
  • Environmental Club (2:20-3:00 pm in Room 886)
  • Open Library (2:15-4:00 pm)

Friday, November 8 (Day 5)

If you ever have any concerns or questions, you can always contact me at 265-2000 x 811 or Have a wonderful weekend!


Mark Bennett

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