October 29, 2019
Nov. 11 Veterans Day Assembly - 10:11am - Auditorium
Nov. 21-23 Fall Musical - 7:00pm - Auditorium
Nov. 26 Winter Assembly
Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving Break - No School
Dec. 3 Jazz Cafe - 7pm - Cafeteria
Dec. 5 Mr. Park Hill Contest - 7:00pm - Auditorium
Dec. 10 Park Hill Band Winter Concert - 7pm - Auditorium
Dec. 11 Senior Citizen Dinner - 5:00pm - Cafeteria
Dec. 12 Park Hill and Plaza Middle School Orchestra Holiday Concert - 7:00pm - Auditorium
Dec. 14 ACT Testing
Dec. 19 Choral Holiday Concert - 7:00pm - Auditorium
Dec. 20 Half Day for Student and Teachers -- End of 1st Semestre
Dec. 23-31 No School - Winter Break
Jan. 1-2 No School - Winter Break
Jan. 3 No School - Teacher Work Day
Jan. 14 Open House - 7:00pm
Jan. 23 Enrollment Evening - 6:30pm - Auditorium and Atrium
Jan. 21 No School - Martin Luther King Day
HEALTH ROOM HIGHLIGHTS
Flu Vaccine Facts and Myths (Taken from the CDC)
MYTH: "The flu isn't a serious disease."
FACT: Each year about 200,000 people in the U.S.are hospitalized and about 36,000 people die because of the flu.
MYTH: "The flu shot can cause the flu."
FACT: The flu shot cannot cause the flu. Serious problems from the flu shot are very rare.
MYTH: "The flu shot does not work."
FACT: Effectiveness of the flu shot ranges from 70 to 90 percent.
MYTH: "The side effects are worse than the flu."
FACT: The worst side effect you are likely to get from the shot is a sore arm.
MYTH: "You must get the flu vaccine before December."
FACT: The best time to get vaccinated is October or November, but can be given in December or later.
MYTH: "Only older people need a flu vaccine."
FACT: Everyone 6 months and older needs a yearly flu vaccination.
LOST (AND HOPEFULLY FOUND) ITEMS
Did you lose your car keys, house keys, jewelry, electronic items, calculators, etc? If so, we have quite a collection of items in the front office and your lost item may be there. Please inquire with Mrs. Koch in Attendance or Mrs. Brady in Reception if you are missing any of these items.
DONUTS WITH BRAD
Mark you calendars! No RSVP needed.
Remaining 2019-2020 Donut Dates
November 6, 2019
December 4, 2019
January 8, 2020
February 5, 2020
March 4, 2020
April 1, 2020
May 6, 2020
PARK HILL HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT PRESENTS: MARY POPPINS
November 21-23 at 7:00 pm
Tickets on sale now: http://phhs.booktix.com/
$9 in advance, $12 at the door
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft.
A+ SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
As the A+ Coordinator at Park Hill, I get to interact with most of the student body as they work to complete the requirements of the A+ Scholarship Program. I am excited to say that right now about 75% of the student body is enrolled in the A+ program! This program has tremendous benefits for students that are involved and successfully complete the requirements upon graduation.
Benefits of Completing A+
2 years of FREE TUITION at any Missouri community college or technical school
Several 4-year universities offer their own A+ Recognition Scholarships
Looks great on college, scholarship, and job applications
Students have 4 years after graduation to use the A+ financial incentive
Students make a positive impact in our community by mentoring and tutoring other students
In order to complete the A+ program the state of Missouri has set up a list of requirements that includes
2.5 unweighted, cumulative GPA
95% cumulative attendance
Maintain good citizenship
Complete 50 hours of unpaid mentoring and/or tutoring within the district
The full list of requirements can be seen on the Park Hill High School website at https://phhs.parkhill.k12.mo.us/. Select the “About Our School” tab and it will direct you to the A+ webpage. Also, on the webpage seniors and their families can locate information about senior deadlines and the actions that need to be taken before graduation. The most urgent requirement to finish are finishing up the 50 mentoring/tutoring hours and applying for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). FAFSA must be completed before A+ funds can be awarded.
To get involved in the program, students can visit Mrs. Reys in the A+ office for an enrollment form and to sign up for an A+ Workshop where they will learn more about the program and how to successfully complete all requirements before graduation.
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FROM THE LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
#Whatwedo: So far this school year, 1850 library books have circulated to students, 92 library books to staff, and 3380 resource items to students which includes textbooks, calculators and other materials. Recently, Mr. Gonier, Mr. Haley and Ms. Damti’s classes received tutorials on accessing databases and other Science related resources. Mr. Brinkmeyer’s students participated in a tutorial conducting research using credible sources for an argument essay on a current social issue.
YOU'RE INVITED TO OUR VETERAN'S DAY ASSEMBLY
Please consider being our honored guest at this year's Veterans Day assembly at Park Hill High School on Monday, November 11. Our Veterans Ceremony will begin at 9:00 AM in the lower gym foyer where we hope you can join us for breakfast pastries and coffee. Please remain and be an honored guest at our school assembly which will begin at 10:11 AM and end at 11:11 AM. Feel free to invite any of your fellow veterans and spouses who might like to attend. Please RSVP by November 5th to Lorrie Kopp at 816-359-6086 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
This year we are planning a special activity we believe you'll find most rewarding and enjoyable. In order to better facilitate this activity, along with your RSVP to attend, please let us know your branch and specific years of service.
Thank you for your service and please make an effort to be our guest on November 11.
PARK HILL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 2020
Sunday, May 17th 2020 at 5pm
301 West 13th Street
Kansas City, MO
Mark your calendars for PHHS Graduation 2020.
An informative letter regarding graduation will be sent to all senior families in early April.
You can go to https://phhs.parkhill.k12.mo.us/parent_resources/graduation_2020 to stay updated on things dealing with graduation.
PTA CLOTHING CENTER
The PTA Clothing Center serves all Park Hill School District students from kindergarten through 12th grade, and the PTA asks you to bring some proof that you are enrolled in a Park Hill school. This could be a student ID, bus pass, dated letter from a principal or social worker, class schedule or enrollment form.
Donations are welcomed at the Clothing Center, which is at 8009 N Atkins, just south of the Gerner Family Early Education Center. Please make sure your donations are clean, in good condition and bagged in kitchen-sized bags that the volunteers can lift.
The PTA needs student and adult volunteers for sorting donations and adult volunteers to staff the center on shopping days. For additional information and dates go to https://www.parkhill.k12.mo.us/parent_resources/pta_clothing_center .
UPCOMING JOSTENS VISITS
Nov. 6 - During Lunch - Sophomore Class Ring Delivery and Additional Announcement Orders
Nov. 11 - During Lunch - Additional Sophomore Class Ring Delivery and Final Graduation Announcement and Cap/Gown Orders
Feb. 28 - During Lunch - Graduation Announcement Delivery Day
Mar. 6 - During Lunch - Additional Graduation Announcement Delivery Day
Apr. 9 - During Lunch - Cap/Gown Delivery Day
Apr. 16 - During Lunch - Additional Cap/Gown Delivery Day
MR. PARK HILL
Student Council will hold it's annual Mr. Park Hill competition on Thursday, December 5th at 7:00 pm in the Park Hill Auditorium. Mr. Park Hill is a competition where senior boys get the chance to show off their talents and show the audience what their specific Park Hill clubs are all about. Tickets will be sold by the candidates themselves as well as at lunch during the week leading up to Mr. Park Hill.
PARK HILL/GREATER HEIGHTS WRESTLING
Preseason Clinic and Sign Up Information
Sunday, November 3, 2019
4:30 - 5:30PM
Park Hill High School Wrestling Room
Building champions on and off the mat are long-standing traditions at Park Hill and Greater Heights Wrestling. Through wrestling our program teaches the importance of family, hard work, respect, discipline, self-confidence and striving for personal excellence. Our goal is to create and then develop healthy, student-athletes into productive, upstanding citizens in the community. Park Hill/Greater Heights Wrestling provides a challenging environment that is conducive for each individual to grow and progress in the sport while learning sportsmanship and how to win and lose with class and dignity. It does not matter if your children are just getting started with little to no experience or if they have competed on the national level, our club has a spot for them to have fun and enjoy the many benefits of wrestling. We welcome both boys and girls from ages 4 through 14 years of age.
For Additional Information Please Contact: Head Coach Jason Keck; email@example.com 816-863-7002