Pulse of the Pirates

August Newsletter for Plainview JH/SH

Important Dates

August 3rd - Senior and Junior class meetings

August 4th - Sophomore and Freshman class meetings

August 5th - 8th and 7th grade orientation

August 27th - First day of School

September 1st - Picture Day

Class Meetings

With the changes that we have made to the schedule and the new procedures that will be in place for the upcoming school year we have decided to have class meetings for students and their parents to attend to share this information and give out schedules. The following times will be when students and a parent or guardian will need to be present:


Monday August 3rd

  • Seniors - 5:30 pm multipurpose room in the elementary
  • Juniors - 7:30 pm multipurpose room in the elementary
Tuesday August 4th
  • Sophomores - 5:30 pm multipurpose room in the elementary
  • Freshman - 7:30 pm multipurpose room in the elementary

Wednesday August 5th

  • 7th/8th Grade - 7:00 pm orientation, multipurpose room in the elementary

New Staff Members

Mr. Pardun → PE, Strength and Conditioning: Mr. Pardun is getting back into the teaching and after taking a year off. He has several years of teaching experience in PE, has taught science, served as AD, Head basketball coach, and a variety of assistant positions. Mr. Pardun will take over our 9-12 PE, Strength and Conditioning department as well as serve as our Head Girls Basketball coach. We are very excited to welcome him to Pirate Nation!


Mrs. Abbenhaus → Math: Mrs. Abbenhaus is also getting back into teaching after a couple years off to start their family. She previously taught Math at Bloomfield where she was a graduate of, prior to that she was a Pirate. She will be taking over JH and some HS Math classes this coming year. Pleas welcome Mrs. Abbenhaus back to Pirate Nation!


Miss Hansen → English: Miss Hansen just graduated with her English degree from Mount Marty College and is very excited to take over our JH and 9th grade English classes. She will also be helping with One Act and Speech this year as she has a theater minor! We are excited to add Miss Hansen to our staff, welcome aboard!


Mrs. Haselhorst → Vocal Music: Mrs. Haselhorst is coming to us from Pierce Elementary. She has several years of experience teaching vocal music and will be working with Preschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students in our building as well as all JH/HS students who participate in choir. We are VERY excited to have her on our team!!


Miss King → Art: Miss King just graduated with her K-12 Art degree, and is very excited to meet students in 2nd-12th grades. She loves baking, painting, and creating jewelry. I think you all are going to be excited to meet her and see the art room too! Welcome aboard, Miss King!


Mrs. Yilk → Media/Library: Mrs. Yilk has been with Plainview Public Schools for several years too. This year she is diving into the role of our media/STEM/library teacher as well as the librarian for the Elementary and High School library! She has been working really hard to make some fun changes in both buildings! Welcome (again) Mrs. Yilk!!

School Pictures

Start practicing those beautiful smiles, because Plainview School Picture Day is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2020! This year picture orders have shifted to ONLINE ordering. Please be on the lookout for those forms at the start of the school year. You will find directions for ordering, and all the information you need there.

JH/SH Parent Survey

If you have not had an opportunity to complete our Parent Survey in response to our digital learning opportunities due to COVID-19, please CLICK HERE to complete it.


Please only fill out ONE SURVEY per JH/HS student. We appreciate your time and your feedback.