PHS Upcoming Events

Week of November 18th, 2019

Dear PHS Families,

It was wonderful to see everyone at Parent-Teacher Conferences this week! Communication between home and school is essential to student success. Please stay in regular contact with your child’s teachers through email, phone calls, and arranged visits. Also, you can stay up to date with your student's academic progress through the SchoolTool Parent Portal.

There is no school from Wednesday, November 27th through Friday, November 29th (Thanksgiving Recess). School will resume on Monday, December 2nd (Day 4).

The Potsdam PTSA is sponsoring an Orange Saturday Vendor & Craft Fair on November 23rd from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at Lawrence Avenue Elementary School. Please use the button below to view more information.

The recent snow leaves no doubt that winter is arriving in the North Country! With the winter season comes hazardous weather and dangerous driving conditions. Our transportation director and superintendent work with local transportation officials early in the morning to determine if students can safely reach school in cases of ice, snow, or other conditions. When a decision is reached, Potsdam Central Schools uses an automated system called One Call Now to quickly send this information to parents and guardians using telephone calls, text messages, and emails. Additionally, this information is posted on our district website and Facebook page and relayed to local television stations, radio stations, and news websites. If you do not currently receive One Call Now notifications and would like to, please click on the button below for more information.

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.

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 18 (Day 3)

  • 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 19 (Day 4)

  • 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 20 (Day 5)

  • French Trip to Montreal
  • 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 21 (Day 6)

  • 10th Grade Visit to Seaway Tech (8:30-11:00 am)
  • 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 22 (Day 1)

  • Area All-State at Indian River Central School District

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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