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Monday, March 29, 2021

Important Dates

4/2/21- NO SCHOOL

4/5/21- NO SCHOOL- Teacher Planning Day

4/6/21- Sophomores Pre-ACT, Juniors ACT Test Day

4/6/21- NO SCHOOL for Freshman and Seniors

4/17/21- Prom 7:30pm-10:00pm at Foundation Field

4/30/21- NO SCHOOL- Teacher Planning Day

5/6/21- Seniors Last Day!

5/7/21- NO SCHOOL- Teacher Planning Day

5/9/21- Graduation 5:00 pm- Baxter Arena

National Honor Society Application Information

The following information is for current sophomores and juniors:


  • The application process for National Honor Society takes place in September 2021.

  • Eligible students must be juniors or seniors in the Fall of 2021 with a weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher.

  • Applicants are required to have completed at least 5 hours of community service within six months of next September (this window begins this month: March 2021).

  • These 5 hours of community service need to be toward one cause.

  • Any community service 9-12 grade will also be part of the application.

  • Students should also be prepared to list all activities in which they have participated during high school (in and out-of-school activities).

  • Students who meet the GPA requirements will receive a letter in July. This letter will explain the application process.


If students have any questions, they may e-mail the sponsors and/or stop by to see the sponsors before the end of the semester.


NHS Sponsors: Lori Boudreau--room 119/lori.boudreau@plcschools.org

Jennifer Palomaki--room 216/jennifer.palomaki@plcschool

Reminder: Pre-ACT and ACT Tuesday April 6th


  • No school for Freshman and Seniors on April 6th
  • Sophomores will be taking the Pre-ACT
  • Juniors will be taking the ACT
  • Free breakfast will be served in the cafeteria starting at 7:00 am
  • Testing begins right at 8:00 am, please give yourself plenty of time.

Are you interested in a career in the Hospitality industry?

We have a great opportunity


Topic:“Explore the World of Hospitality”

Date: April 6
Time: 6PM-8PM
Bio: EHL is the world’s first Hotel School (1893), but has since transitioned to become the world’s best Hospitality & Leisure Management school 3 years running (QS World Ranking). To be clear, Hospitality is more than Hotels & Restaurants and contributes to 1/10 jobs globally. With over 120 nationalities on campus, our international student body obtains theoretical and practical knowledge to prepare them for the global Hospitality industry. Our students also become part of the extensive network of over 30,000 alumni working in 150+ countries.
Link to register for visit
https://events.ehl.edu/17874?eventid=1787
Zoom Details:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88194873803?pwd=MU9HOWRJNHRDNVRpT0RqZTEyNGZpdz09
Meeting ID: 881 9487 3803
Passcode: 545906

Updates from PLHS Athletic/Activities Dept



· Summer Camps: 2021 Summer Camps - https://www.plhsmonarchsummercamps.com/index.cfm



· PLCS Covid Spring Sports Protocols

All fans will be able to enter home contests with a pass or cash (no admission fee at Tennis/Golf).

Social distance when possible

Masks are required

Continue to use hand sanitizer and wash hands frequently.

At Away Contests, protocols / details will be sent out ahead of time

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National Signing Day is approaching for student-athletes that plan on competing athletically at the college level. PLHS will host its last signing day ceremony of the 20-21 school year, the date is Wednesday, April 14 – 7:30 am, in the North Gym.


If your son/daughter is planning on participating April 14th, please email Activities Director Jason Ryan @ Jason.ryan@plcschools.org

Junior/Senior Prom 2021- Saturday, April 17, 2021

Location: Foundation Field, Papillion-LaVista South High School

Time: 7:30PM-10:00PM.

Coronation: 9:15PM

Cost: FREE


Papillion-La Vista High School will hold prom on April 17 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM!

YES REMOTE LEARNERS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND! The videoboard will be fired up, there will be plenty of drawings for prizes, and lots to do, with music blasting and decorations in areas of the stadium!


Tickets are available in the Bookstore. The rain date for this event will be May 1!


We will NOT host a Graduate Safe for our seniors this May. It saddens us we can't have this event, but there is no way we can pull this off in Covid-19 times. We are combining parts of Graduate Safe into prom this year to make it a COOL EVENT! We look forward to seeing all our seniors and juniors at prom!

PLHS Show Choirs

The PLHS show choirs will be performing at The Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday, April 6th at 6:30 pm. We have three Show Choirs this year and full Show Choir Bands comprising of over 125 students. They will perform their entire show!


Tickets are on sale at www.ticketomaha.com. Click “The Orpheum Theatre” and find “Show choir Showcase.” Tickets are $17.50 each. Our show choir students have not competed or performed this year for an audience and they’re so excited for this opportunity. If you’ve been missing dinner and a show at The Orpheum, here’s a chance to see our very own students perform on this amazing stage!


We hope to see you there,

Graduation- Sunday May 9, 2021 5:00 PM

Each family will receive 4 tickets. We should have additional tickets once we have a better idea on how many families will be attending. We'll have a plan closer to graduation to distribute additional tickets. Baxter Arena will have seats in pods of 4 due to the Covid-19 guidelines.


Handicap seating will be available and we will have a reserved location in the arena. Separate tickets will be available for families needing handicap seating.

Graduation Speeches

We are looking for two seniors to give a speech at graduation.

Tryouts will take place on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, during 7th hour.

Please see Mr. Rohacik in room #307 to sign up.

Summer School: June 1-16, 2021

Mark your calendars for PLHS 2021 Summer School. Plans are still being made so please keep and eye out for more information regarding registration and class offerings. In-person PE will be offered this summer! Registration for Summer School will open in late April.

Looking For a Summer Job?

The counseling department has received several job postings, from the community, looking for summer help.

For example,

  • Warner Park is hiring Cashiers / Servers / Cooks
  • City of LaVista is hiring Lifeguards / Park employees
  • Omaha Parks & Recreation
  • Amazing Pizza Machine
  • Papillion Landing
  • And many more.....

Stop by the Counseling Department and check out our Job Board

Attendance Protocol

For daily student absences or late arrivals, please let us know: Phone: 402-898-0413

Email: brenda.jung@plcschools.org


We need:

Your name

Your student’s name(s)

Student’s grade level

Date of absence/tardy

Reason for absence/tardy


Call us any time, but we really appreciate if you can give us 30 minutes before you need your student released to keep from disrupting classes.


You may contact us in advance if you know of an upcoming absence.


Please leave a message if our line is busy, or if you are calling before or after normal school hours. Messages are checked frequently.


How you can help us:


Have your student bring doctor or dentist notes to the attendance office after their appointment.


Due to COVID restrictions, visitors are still not allowed in our building.


Simply ring the bell and someone will assist you or your student can meet you outside. It helps us immensely if you have your student’s first and last name on the item you are dropping off.

We appreciate your diligence, cooperation and understanding always, but especially this year, in keeping your kids home when they are ill, following the guidelines, and asking if you have questions. You have been instrumental in helping each of us stay healthy and in school.

2021 Yearbooks

Don’t miss out on your chance to order your full-color 2021 Yearbook for your student! You can reserve your copy for $75 until April 15, 2021. You can order online at yearbookforever.com or send cash or check to Mr. Rohacik in room 307. Please contact Mr. Rohacik at joseph.rohacik@plcschools.org with any questions. An order form is attached below.


Please note: The PLHS Yearbook is a “fall delivery” book. Students will pick up their books at registration in August 2021. This allows for a book that can document the ENTIRE school year, including spring sports/activities, Prom & Graduation.

Click the button below to place your online order for PLHS apparel