Pirates Post

Week of January 17th

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Message from Principal Drew...

Seniors and parents of Seniors graduation will be held this year on June 10th at 7 PM at the Nixon Athletic Complex. While that may seem like a long time away it will be here quickly. As we begin to prepare for your graduation there are a few items that require your attention. If you have not already ordered. your cap and gown please stop by the main office or the guidance office to pick up a Senior packet this week. Our gowns for graduation have changed slightly this year so be sure to order yours soon so that it can be delivered in time for graduation. Also this week, every Senior will receive an email link to help us select the speaker for graduation. Seniors we ask that you take time to reflect on someone who has been impactful in your life and nominate them to be our keynote speaker for graduation. This can be a current teacher, a past teacher, a past principal, or anyone that has been truly impactful in your success. If you do not receive this link please contact Mrs. Baker so that you can be included in the selection of the speaker for your graduation.

As. you prepare for graduation and plan for the future it is also time to apply for scholarships. The deadline to apply for all Perquimans County Schools Foundation Scholarships is February 1, 2022. The State Employees Credit Union Scholarship has a deadline of March 1, 2022. This scholarship is guaranteed to go to a student from our school. Also due on March 1, 2022 is the Golden Leaf Commitment Scholarship. Please contact Ms. Gray for more information and assistance in applying for these scholarships.

Parents we need your help. Our school day starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 3:05 PM each day. Your child has the best chance to be successful if they are in attendance each day for the entire day. While missing five minutes may not seem like an issue on any given day when you compile all of those minutes over the course of the semester your child could be missing the equivalent of 8 full days of instruction in their class. We need your help to make sure that your child is resting sufficiently at night and rising early enough each morning to be on time. Well rested, prepared, and punctual students far out perform their peers that do not meet each of these criteria. You assistance and persistence with this matter is critical to your child's success and we appreciate your support in this area.

This week will be another week full of opportunity for our Pirates.

Monday we will not have school as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. While we do not have school, our Men's Varsity basketball team will be playing in the Border Clash Invitational at ECSU. The Pirates tip off against Greenbriar Christian Academy at 11:30 AM in the Vaughn Center.

Tuesday all four of our basketball teams will face off with Bertie. Our Women's JV team will start the action at 4:00 PM with Men's JV, Varsity Women's, and Men's Varsity to follow.

Wednesday our swim team will back in action after a very impressive showing this past Friday and our JV Women's basketball will take on Edenton at 4:00 at home.

Friday will see our swim team back in action again as well as our basketball teams traveling to Gates County for games starting at 4:30.

Good luck to each of our teams this week.

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PCHS Highlights...

- Math Department: Students of the Week...

Carver > Jonathan Banks - Math 3

Craddock > Coley Drew - Math 2 Honors

Riddick > Jamion Sutton - Math 1

Tyson > Maddux Thach - Math 1

- The PCHS FFA will be sponsoring a winter semi formal- Winter Wonderland- on January 28. Tickets will go on sale Nov. 29 for juniors and seniors during all lunches and then they will be available to students in all grades starting Dec. 7. Tickets will be $15 per person and numbers will be limited so be sure to get yours early. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Russell or Mrs. Perry.

- Theatre Departement

Auditions for "Shrek The Musical" will take place on February 3rd so, mark your calendars!

You will need to prepare a 1-minute monologue and 16 Bars (30-45 seconds) of music.

You also need to dress comfortably for the dance portion.

If you only want to dance you do not need to prepare anything.

If you are thinking about auditioning please fill out this google form Interest Form

- Newsletter/Email Home to Senior Parents

Last chance to purchase a Senior Recognition Ad is February 10. Senior Recognition Ads can be purchased at www.jostensyearbooks.com. On the website parents have the complete freedom in uploading a picture(s) and creating a personal message. This is where parents can submit a baby picture or other favorite shot – many parents use this for professional senior portraits taken on location. It is a time to congratulate your graduate or tell them how proud you are.

Attached is The "place your ad post " photo below.
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This Week @ PCHS...

- Mon, Jan. 17th > Holiday (no school for staff & students); Varsity Boys @ ECSU

- Tue, Jan. 18th > Basketball home versus Bertie 4:00 PM

- Wed, Jan. 19th > Swim 3:00 PM; JV Girls home versus Edenton 4:00 PM

- Thur, Jan. 20th > Make sure all classwork/homework assignments are completed and turned in...No Zeros Allowed!

- Fri, Jan. 21st > Swim Conference Meet 2:00 PM; Basketball @ Gates 4:30 PM

- Sat, Jan. 22nd > Basketball @ Riverside 3:00 PM

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ACT Words of the Week...

Most Common Words on the ACT Exam...

* "Increasing your vocabulary and learning how to use new words is probably the most helpful way to improve your communication skills. It doesn't matter whether you are focused on college or a career pathway." (number2.com) Number2.com is an online college readiness and career development guide for students and educators.

Facilitate = make an action easy or easier

Hypothetical = supposed but not necessarily real or true

Inevitable = certain to happen

Did You Know???...

- Monday, January 17th is a school holiday (no school for staff and students) Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday.

- There is not one letter “q” in any US state name, the only letter in the alphabet to be missing. “J” and “z” are only represented once each, in New Jersey and Arizona.

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Counselor's Corner: Student Services...

Attention COA students...

Mrs. Jones is available on Tuesday the 18th from 9:30-12:30 to do virtual visits. If you have any questions regarding your COA classes/pathway please set up a meeting time with her. Thank you!

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CTE: Work-based Learning (Internships)...

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College Center...

**** Attention Seniors****

There is still time to complete your FAFSA. If you plan to attend any post-secondary education, complete your FAFSA as soon as possible. Stop by Miss Gray's office located in guidance or email her at morgangray@pqschools.org to set up an appointment.

All Perquimans County Schools Foundation Scholarships are due February 1, 2022. Please contact Miss Gray or your school counselor for more information regarding these scholarship opportunities.

Seniors, we have two large scholarship opportunities available now.

SECU Scholarship

Due: March 1, 2022

All eligible high school seniors must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a senior at a North Carolina public high school

  • Must be an SECU member or is eligible for membership through a parent/guardian.

  • Must be a United States citizen, a resident of North Carolina, and eligible for in-state tuition.

  • Must be accepted to attend one of the 16 UNC system universities as a full-time undergraduate.

  • Must have demonstrated scholastic achievement with a 2.5 or higher unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale.

  • Must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement.

  • Must file FAFSA as part of the application.

Please contact Miss Gray or your School Counselor for more information.

**A senior from the school will receive the scholarship, so APPLY! **

Golden Leaf Commitment Scholarship

Due: March 1, 2022


  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes and reside in a qualifying rural North Carolina county,

  • Be a high school senior enrolling full-time in the fall as a first-year student or a currently enrolled community college transfer student enrolling full-time in the fall,

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5,

  • Plan to enroll in a participating North Carolina public or private college/university,

  • Have a financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process,

  • Be able to communicate a commitment to returning to a rural North Carolina county after graduation.

Please contact Miss Gray or your school counselor for more information.

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