Plano West Senior High School

Blue Nation: Leading with Pride!

Friday, April 29, 2016

BOND ELECTION 2016

Bond Election 2016 Update: Early Voting Begins Monday, April 25

Early voting will be held April 25-30 and May 2 and 3. Hours vary depending upon the day of the week. With this election, voters will decide on a $481 million bond proposal which, if approved, will provide funding toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate. Campuses will be impacted through district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. Find out more, including specific project allocations, at www.pisd.edu/2016bond.

Early Voting Dates and Times:

· April 25, 26 & 27: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

· April 28: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

· April 29 & 30: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

· May 2 & 3: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

· More voting information and early voting locations are available on the Collin County elections website:
http://www.collincountytx.gov/elections/election_information/Pages/early_voting_city_isd.aspx

For More Information:

· Plano ISD community members are invited to attend bond information meetings on April 25 and 28. Superintendent Dr. Brian Binggeli will present information and answer questions. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Vines High School (April 25) and Shepton High School (April 28).

Additional Online Resources:

· Bond Election (main page): www.pisd.edu/2016bond

· Bond Overview Video: http://tinyurl.com/h76me8j

· Bond Overview Flyer: http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/documents/BondOverview.pdf

· Frequently Asked Questions (English): http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/FAQ.shtml

· Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish): http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/documents/FAQ_Spanish.pdf

· Project List (English): http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/documents/Proposed_Project_List.pdf

· Project List (Spanish): http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/documents/Project_Summary_Spanish.pdf

· Bond Presentation - http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/documents/Bond_2016_Presentation.pdf

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General Announcements

  • Daily Character Quote
  • AVID Teacher of the Month
  • What's Up At West
  • AP Psychology Students Tutorials
  • STAAR US History EOC
  • UIL Region 1-6A Academic Results
  • State VASE Results
  • Important Reminders For Students Taking AP Exams
  • AP Exam Students Need To Check Posters
  • World Academic WorldQuest Team
  • US History End of Course May 4th
  • 5th Six-Week Report Cards
  • Scholarship Opportunity For Seniors Attending Baylor
  • Job Opportunity for Graduating Seniors
  • New Online Menu Service, MealViewer
  • Jostens - Shepton High School Alumni Scholarship
  • US History EOC Information
  • 2016 Bond Information Meetings
  • Requesting Transcripts in Naviance
  • PWSH Counseling is now using Remind
  • Final Exam Grade Waiver and Final Exam Exemption Guidelines
  • 2016 Bond Election


"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." Leo Buscaglia

Congrats to Mr. Cherry for being voted by the students as the AVID Teacher of the Month! Thank you for all that you do!


What's Up At West - http://pisdtv.pisd.edu/plano-west-sh/features/3v0sK_3psfWhrMSgGCbd


ATTENTION ALL AP PSYCHOLOGY TEST TAKERS. The last tutorial for AP Psychology will take place at 4:30 P.M. in the Presentation Room. Please plan to attend.


ALL JUNIORS WILL TAKE THE STAAR US HISTORY EOC test on Wednesday, May 4. Testing room roll sheets are now posted on the trophy case in the mail hallway of Building A. Students are encouraged to check the lists to learn where they should report for testing. Testing starts at 9:00 sharp.


UIL Region 1-6A Academic Meet - In all, we took 16 students to compete in 8 events at the UIL Region 1-6A Academic Meet at UT-Arlington this past weekend. In addition to the speech bling won below, some bling was won in the non-speech events:

  • Computer Science – Jiaming Chen placed 2nd & will compete at state; the team of Jiaming, Henry Wang, Alexander Wong, and Daniel Wong placed 3rd.
  • Computer Applications – Aparna Nagarajan placed 5th (alternate to state meet)
  • Current Issues & Events – Yusuf Mufti placed 4th (alternate to state meet); the team of Yusuf, Usmaan Hasan, Emily Hua, and Chetan Reddy placed 2nd.
  • Social Studies – the team of Basel Cheema, Mindy Dai, Ankur Bhagwath, and Elizabeth Ho placed 3rd

Speech team won first place sweeps at the UIL regional meet this weekend with the following individual results.

  • Neil Patel – 1st in Persuasive speaking and 3rd place in Lincoln-Douglas debate. He will compete at state in both events.
  • Emily Hua placed 5th in Informative speaking.
  • Aaron Raj placed 6th in Persuasive speaking.

Current Events team placed 2nd with Yusuf Mufti placing 4th.


State VASE Results - We had an amazing number of students in visual arts advance to the State Level Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), held this past weekend in San Antonio, Texas. It is a great honor to have work advance to this level, and as always, we are extremely proud of the quality of work Plano West students continually produce. Please congratulate the following State VASE Wolves:

Nawal Ahmed

Erica Jensen

Yana Kapusta

Taylor Lacey

Karen Lin

Fatimah Sadaqat

Chelsey Wen

Rebecca Wong

Denni Zhao (twice!)

Additionally, two of those students received a GOLD SEAL, the highest award given for secondary visual arts in the State of Texas. Please congratulate the following West Wolves:

Erica Jensen

Karen Lin

West is Best!


IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR STUDENTS TAKING AP EXAMS:

AP exam season begins Monday, May 2 and continues through May 13.

MORNING EXAMS: Exam begins at 8:00 a.m. SHARP so arrive at 7:45 a.m.

Following your exam, you will report to your 4th period class and follow the rest of your regular schedule.

Students who arrive after 8:00 will not be able to enter the testing room.

AFTERNOON EXAMS: Exams begin at 12:30 p.m. SHARP so arrive at 12:15 p.m.

You will be dismissed for lunch at 11:30 if you have an afternoon exam.

Students who arrive after 12:30 will not be able to enter the testing room.

If you have morning and afternoon exams on the same day, you are STRONGLY ADVISED to bring a lunch!

You will not have time to leave campus to eat.

Check the south wall in the cafeteria for Exam locations. Most AP exams will be in the

Building A Small Gym or the Building A Gray Gym. Digital exams will be in specified computer labs.

Bring the following items to your exam:

  • Picture I.D.
  • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers.
  • Black or dark blue ballpoint pens for free-response questions in most exams. Please do not bring felt tip or jell pens.
  • Calculators… Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics and Biology.
  • Social Security Number (optional)
  • Tissues

Do Not Bring –

Cell phones and other electronic devices, food or drink (even water), watches that beep, highlighters, dictionaries, and scratch paper are NOT allowed during AP exams and breaks. Possession of a cell phone or other electronic devices during these exams could invalidate your exam score.

There is no room for back-packs in the testing area. They should be left in your locker or your car. If back packs are brought to the testing area, they will be stored, unsecured, in the hallways.

Good luck to over 1,574 AP exam participants!!


AP STUDENTS need to check the AP exam posters on the south wall of the cafeteria to be sure you are included on the correct rolls for next week’s AP exams.

If you are not on the roll, see your counselor as soon as possible. Exams were only ordered for students who paid for them.


World Academic WorldQuest Team - “Congratulations to the Plano West Academic WorldQuest team of Varsha Menon, Ankit Reddy, Noah Schochet, Inan Sinha, and Aparna Surya. The team placed 3rd out of 50 teams at the National Championship in Washington DC on Saturday.”


The US History End of Course Test will be administered for all Juniors on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Please note the following:

  • Eat a good breakfast the morning of testing. No snacks or beverages are allowed in testing room.
  • Tests will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. Do not schedule any appointments during testing time.
  • This is a timed test, with a 4 hour maximum.
  • Students are expected to know their room assignments and locations before test day (will be posted in the cafeteria).
  • Bring two #2 pencils and a chapter book to read (no textbooks or e-readers).
  • Bring a highlighter if desired.
  • Backpacks should not be brought to the testing room.
  • Cell phones and any electronic devices are prohibited in the testing room. Please don't let an electronic device cause your test to be invalidated.
  • Classes will meet in the afternoon per the bell schedule below. Students with jobs are expected to adjust their work schedules accordingly.
  • Juniors should plan to eat on campus due to the short time available for their lunch (1:00 – 1:30).
  • Seniors that are not participating in the AP English Literature test or taking the US History EOC will report for classes beginning at 1:36 PM.


US History EOC Bell Schedule

7 Classes - 17 Minute Classes

START END

US History EOC 9:00 AM 1:00 PM

Lunch 1:00 PM 1:30 PM

1st * 1:36 PM 1:53 PM

2nd ** 1:59 PM 2:20 PM

3rd 2:26 PM 2:43 PM

4th 2:49 PM 3:06 PM

5th 3:12 PM 3:29 PM

6th 3:35 PM 3:52 PM

0 Hour/7th 3:58 PM 4:15 PM

Junior students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch or eat in the school cafeteria. Note that the lunch period is 30 minutes long.

* Senior students that do not test will be excused until the 1st period class begins at 1:36PM.

** Teachers will take attendance each period. Attendance will be officially reported to the state during the periods marked.

Have an after-school job?

Attendance for afternoon classes is required. Students that work must arrange their work schedules accordingly.


5th Six-Weeks Report Cards are to be handed out on Friday April 22 during 2nd period classes. Students who are off-campus 2nd period may pick up their report cards at the Registrar’s Office.


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR SENIORS ATTENDING BAYLOR UNIVERSITY: Alger Ben Baker, III Memorial Scholarship for Plano West Seniors- Ben was a 2015 honor graduate of Plano West and was going to attend Baylor University in the Fall of 2015. In his memory, his family will award one $2,000 scholarship to a West senior who will attend Baylor in the Fall of 2016. Many Plano West families and friends donated to this fund and we thank them for helping us honor Ben now and for years to come. Applications are available from Naviance or from the Counseling Office. Please return the completed application to Mrs. Tracy Stafford in the Counseling Office by May 6, 2016.


Job Opportunity for Graduation Seniors - See flyer below.


New Online Menu Service, MealViewer - Parents can follow the pisd web site link listed below to access the announcement. We have provided instructions on the web site to assist parents on how to retrieve menus/allergen/nutritional information. It is very easy to use.

http://k12.pisd.edu/food-and-nutritional-services/contributions/14222-school-menus


Jostens-Shepton High School Alumni Scholarship – Jostens is offering a $500 scholarship to a SENIOR graduating from a PISD Sr. HS or PISD Academy Program, who attended Shepton HS throughout 9th & 10th grades. Please download from Naviance or pick up an application in the counseling center. Applications are due to Shepton High School PTSA by Monday, May 2, 2016.


US History EOC Information: Junior students in Dual Credit US History, or any junior that wants a little extra preparation; here is a resource that will help you prepare for the upcoming US History End of Course Exam on May 4.

Go to: http://tea.texas.gov/Student_Testing_and_Accountability/Testing/State_of_Texas_Assessments_of_Academic_Readiness_(STAAR)/STAAR_Released_Test_Questions/


About the May 7 Bond Election
On May 7, Collin County voters residing within the Plano ISD attendance zone will be asked to consider a single proposition to provide $481 million toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate. If approved, all Plano ISD campuses will be impacted by district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. Visit www.pisd.edu/2016bond for more information.

Bond Proposal Resources

Website: www.pisd.edu/2016bond

FAQ: http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/FAQ.shtml

Video: https://youtu.be/kwMOd0qX8-s?list=PLVcNW-DvhSHXldsZ4Ky972k98pN7D3nfI

Presentation: http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/documents/Bond_2016_Presentation.pdf

PISD Website http://www.pisd.edu

PWSH Website http://k-12.pisd.edu/Schools/pwsh/index.html


SENIORS: If you are requesting transcripts in Naviance, please use the following instructions:

  • Access Naviance Family Connections
  • Click the Colleges tab
  • Then click the colleges I’m applying to link. This page should have your list of colleges, as well as computer icons and/ or postage stamp icons.
  • Screen print (Ctrl P) the “Colleges I’m Applying to” page, AND turn it in to the Registrar’s Office.

Note: If an out-of-state college shows a postage stamp icon, you will need to turn in an addressed envelope with your request. If needed, envelopes are available at the Registrar’s Office. If you have questions about your transcript request, stop by and chat with the Registrar during passing periods, before 1st period, during lunch, or any time after 6th period.


MIDYEAR transcript requests for Common App colleges: please use the green paper Mid-Year Request Form available at the Registrar’s Office.


From the Plano West Nurse

Staff, students and parents can help reduce the impact of the cold and flu season by following these simple tips:

  • Get a flu shot!
  • Keep your children at home for fever of 100° or more for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds or more. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand rub/gel.
  • Cough and/or sneeze into a tissue or your upper sleeve, not into your hand.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.


PWSH Counseling is now using Remind! All students and parents are encouraged to join.

Text @pwshcouns to 81010

You can opt-out of messages anytime by texting ‘unsubscribe @pwshcouns’

Or, to receive these messages from the Counselors via email, send an email to:

pwshcouns@mail.remind.com


Final Exam Grade Waiver and Final Exam Exemption Guidelines. See below.


2016 Bond Election - On May 7, 2016, Plano ISD voters will decide on a $481 million bond proposal to fund initiatives recommended by the Plano ISD Facilities and Technology Task Force. Appointed in August, 2015 by the Plano ISD Board of Trustees, the task force included citizens, business leaders, teachers, principals and parents. The task force reviewed enrollment trends and projections, established construction and renovation needs, validated costs and sought input from fellow community members. After five months of study, debate and public input, the task force made final recommendations to school trustees which are included in this bond proposal. If approved, the bond initiative will provide funding toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate and will impact all Plano ISD campuses through district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. Find out more, including specific project allocations, at www.pisd.edu/2016bond. You may send questions to askpisd@pisd.edu.

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Graduation 2016

Dear Parents and 2016 Graduates:

Plano West Senior High School students are preparing for the end of the school year and we look forward to the success of each of our seniors. The faculty and staff appreciate our parents for all of their support in helping to keep our seniors focused on their education and future events.

Please utilize this informative packet and contact the school with questions as we are available and eager to assist. Below is a calendar of events for your immediate attention:

  • May 2-13 AP Testing
  • May 17 Student Recognition Assembly

PTSA sponsored Senior lunch during both lunch periods.

Senior Awards Night at 7:00 p.m. in the Plano West Auditorium.

  • May 23 Pick up Senior Check-out information sheet and sign Behavior Contract in your Assistant Principal’s office.
  • May 27 Student Holiday/Teacher Professional Development
  • May 30 Memorial Day (Student/Teacher Holiday)
  • May 31-June 3 Final Exams: Students must be present for exam periods for which they are scheduled even if NO test is administered. Also, students may not switch tests from one period to another. Vacation days, college orientation, summer jobs, etc. should be scheduled around published exam days. Students must return their textbook to take the final exam. Seniors that qualify for exam exemptions must still be in attendance at school for exam days.
  • May 31, June 1 Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal in the Plano West Auditorium. Detailed information is available on page 2.
  • June 3 Senior check out, tickets and blue card pick up from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Old Gym and Gray Gym. Seniors must have all textbooks returned and fines cleared to receive the tickets and BLUE CARD for Graduation entry. Each graduating Senior will receive 5 tickets for guests for the ceremony.
  • June 9 Graduation Ceremony: The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. Guests must have a ticket for entry into the Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention Center (1 ticket per person). Students must arrive at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention Center-Exhibit Hall A by 6:30 p.m. All graduates and guests must leave the Convention Center within one hour after the graduation ceremony.


Counselors will verify eligibility for graduation prior to ticket distribution.

Randall Ford A-Bul 469-752-9626

Pam Frey Bum-Dr 469-752-9678

Joel Ledezma Du-Han 469-752-9705

Julie Tallant Hao-Kel 469-752-9618

Delinda Dudley Kem-May 469-752-9760

Mary Beth Randecker Maz-Pas 469-752-9617

Michelle Altom Pat-Sc 469-752-9715

Christine Haskins Se-Tr 469-752-9679

Tracy Stafford Ts-Z 469-752-9619


  • June 9 Diplomas will be distributed immediately following the Graduation Ceremony in Exhibit Hall A.
  • June 27 – August 31, 2016 Diplomas may be picked up at the registrar’s office at Plano West Senior High School.


Graduates will participate in a recessional from the Arena and will return to Exhibit Hall A at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony. Guests will remain seated during the recessional and will be adjourned after the graduates have exited the Arena. Families will meet their graduates in Exhibit Hall A following the ceremony.

Plano West teachers, principals, and counselors want to assist our students and families in making certain all students meet the necessary graduation requirements. Parents, please stay in close contact with our staff especially if your student is not experiencing success in a particular class. We strive to have “no surprises” in determining a student’s graduation status.

It is my pleasure to serve as the principal of Plano West Senior High School. I wish the best of luck to the Class of 2016!

Sincerely,

Katherine King, Principal

Plano West Senior High School

Expectations for the Graduation Rehearsal and Ceremony


  • Seniors are to pick up their check-out form in the Sub-School Office beginning

Monday, May 23, 2016

  • Graduating seniors will sign this Behavior Expectations Form and return it to the sub-school office prior to participating in the MANDATORY graduation rehearsal and ceremony.
  • Graduation rehearsal will be held in the auditorium at Plano West Senior High School as follows:
  • May 31 12:00-1:00 p.m. Exempt Seniors with last names (A-Led) will attend graduation rehearsal in the auditorium. (Arctic and Lobos Sub-Schools)

1:10-2:00 p.m. Graduation rehearsal for remaining Seniors with last names (A-Led) in the auditorium.

  • June 1 12:00-1:00 p.m. Exempt Seniors with last names (Lee-Z) will attend graduation rehearsal in the auditorium. (Timber and Tundra Sub-Schools)

1:10-2:00 p.m. Graduation rehearsal for remaining Seniors with last names (Lee-Z) in the auditorium.


Should you not be able to attend graduation practice on your designated day, please notify the assistant principal in your sub-school office:

Dr. Victor Nixon, Assistant Principal (A-Fin)

Dr.Camica Evans-Brown, Assistant Principal (Fis-Lee) Hilda (Sam) Scott, Secretary (469-752-9716) Hedy Di Sarro, Secretary (469-752-9722)

Dr. Kevin Lyons, Assistant Principal (Leg-Rom)

Mr. Michael Cruz, Assistant Principal (Ros-Z) Bonnie Neumann, Secretary (469-752-9720) Leona Hardiman, Secretary (469-752-9725)


Arrival Time: Graduates are expected to arrive at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention Center no later than 6:30p.m. in Exhibit Hall A.

Attire:

● Royal blue gown and cap with the royal blue, black, and white tassel are required for participation in graduation services. Girls are expected to wear an appropriate dress without a collar and dress shoes. Boys are expected to wear dark dress slacks, long-sleeved white dress shirt, tie, and dark dress socks and shoes. Graduates will be inspected by a line supervisor (Plano West Teacher/Staff Member) prior to entering the floor at the KBHCC.

● Lettering and/or decorations will not be allowed on caps or gowns.

● Shorts will not be allowed.

● Athletic shoes and sandals will not be allowed.

● Only approved regalia (cords, stoles, etc.) are permitted.


Conduct: The purpose of the graduation ceremony is to honor the Plano West Senior High School graduating class of 2016. This event will be conducted in a dignified manner. Graduates should conduct themselves in a way that will bring credit to themselves, their classmates and their family. The graduation ceremony is not the place for disruptive behavior. Purses, back packs, fog horns, cell phones, music devices, chewing gum, laser pens, sunglasses, food, drinks, cameras, game devices, silly string, confetti, etc. are prohibited during the graduation ceremony. The throwing of any items other than graduate caps at the appropriate time will result in removal of the student from the arena and their diploma will be withheld until a conference can be scheduled with the principal.

Graduation Ceremony - Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:30 P.M.

Kay Bailey Hutchison, Dallas Convention Center, 650 Griffin Street, Dallas, Texas 75202 www.dallasconventioncenter.com


STUDENTS REPORT TO THE KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER

BY 6:30 p.m.

Detailed Graduation Ceremony information is available on the Plano ISD webpage at http://pisd.edu/graduation/ or on the Plano West Senior High School website at http://k-12.pisd.edu/Schools/pwsh/news/graduation.html.

SENIOR ARRIVAL AT THE CONVENTION CENTER:

Students are to arrive by 6:30 p.m. and report to their line in Exhibit Hall A. Students must bring their cap, gown, tassel and their blue card certifying them eligible for graduation. Additionally, ladies are expected to wear an appropriate dress without a collar and dress shoes. Gentlemen are expected to wear dark dress slacks, long-sleeved white dress shirt, tie, and dark dress socks and shoes. Graduates will be inspected by a line supervisor (Plano West Teacher/Staff Member) prior to entering the floor at the KBHCC. Lettering and/or decorations will not be allowed on caps or gowns. Shorts will not be allowed. Athletic shoes and sandals will not be allowed.

PARKING:

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention Center has 1,200 parking spaces. Provider is ACE Parking (214-671-9509). Charge is $12.00 per entry, per vehicle. Enter the convention center parking garages on Lamar or Griffin Streets; heading south, turn left on Memorial Drive into garages (cash or credit card); Additional ACE parking is available. Traffic officers will direct guests to the following lots once parking garage is full: Lot C has 175 spaces (Lamar and Griffin Streets) (cash or credit card); Lot E and surrounding lots have 2,000 spaces (Hotel Street and Memorial Drive, about a ½-mile walk from the Convention Center (cash only).

DART--Dallas Area Transit:

Red and Blue Rail Lines both stop directly at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention Center. For further information you may contact DART #214-979-1111 or visit the website for specific rates, schedules and other information at .http://www.dart.org/schedules/schedules.asp

SEATING:

Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention Center will be opened at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016; the Graduation Ceremony will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention Center employees will conduct a search of each attendee at every entry to the Graduation Ceremony. NO large bags, duffel bags, backpacks, noise makers, tobacco products, lighters, weapons, signs, etc. will be allowed into the Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention Center.

HANDICAPPED SEATING:

Guests requiring handicapped seating will be seated on the arena floor with one additional guest at Entrance #4.

MOBILITY RENTAL:

For advanced reservations, call AABCO Ready Rental at 972-412-3500 or email at readyrental@hotmail.com

LIVE COVERAGE:

The television broadcast will air on WFAA digital channel 8.2 and the webcast of the graduation ceremony will air at wfaa.com/graduation on June 9, 2016. Post event broadcasts will be replayed all summer (Monday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m.) on Plano ISD’s Time Warner cable channel 99 and Verizon FIOS channel 33.

GRADUATION PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOTAPING:

Flash Photo will be present at the Graduation Ceremony to take your graduate’s photograph while walking across the stage. For information regarding photos, you may contact Flash Photography 214-443-9393 and/or order at www.FlashPhotography.com. PISD is pleased to partner with GradMemory to bring a special graduation memoir for the Class of 2016. You may order a personalized copy of the graduation ceremony on DVD for $24.99 plus shipping at www.gradmemory.com or e-mail them at support@gradmemory.com

Please feel free to call Danice Johnson at 469-752-9603 should you have any questions regarding graduation.


PWSH Graduation Information Link - http://k-12.pisd.edu/schools/pwsh/news/graduation.html

SUMMER SCHOOL 2016

SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION-HIGH SCHOOL

On-line registration for High School Summer School is available Monday, March 21st. Counselors must pre-approve courses in the registration portal. To register, visit with your counselor about course selections, then login to parent portal and complete the student emergency information from any computer with internet access. Courses pre-approved by the student’s counselor will be viewable and available for selection. Online registration and payment is the most efficient and convenient way to enroll in Summer School courses. Questions regarding registration can be directed to the campus counseling office.

Dates:

First Session

  • June 13 - June 30
  • 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Second Session

  • July 5 - July 22
  • 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Session Break

  • July 1, July 4
  • Note: On the last day of each session students will be released at 10:00 am.

Attendance:

  • Only one absence is permitted per session.

Locations

Plano East Senior High School, 3000 Los Rios Blvd, Plano TX 75074

  • English, Spanish, Math, Communication Applications and SAT-PSAT Preparation Classes.

Plano West Senior High School, 5601 West Parker Road, Plano, TX 75093

  • Social Studies, Science, Physical Education and Health.


For a comprehensive list of High School Summer School course offerings, visit: http://www.pisd.edu/students/summer.school/high.school.shtml

PWSH Athletics and Clubs/Jasper and Shepton Announcements


  • Golf Wins UIL 6A State Championship
  • Golf Informational Meeting
  • PWSH Softball Wins District
  • Jasper Jazz Spring Show
  • Men's Basketball
  • Plano West FFA Spring Flower Fundraiser


Congratulations Boys’Golf ***UIL 6A STATE CHAMPIONS!***

Please help me congratulate the Plano West Boys Golf Team. They are the 2016 6A STATE CHAMPIONS! They played very well and represented our school in a way that would make everyone proud. The team shot a team score of 291 for round 1 and 289 for round 2 (4 over par for the tournament). Not only was the team State Champions, but senior Travis McInroe was the Individual State Champion with a two day total of 141 (3 under par). Here are their scores for the two days:

Travis McInroe – 71,70

Parker Coody - 74, 71

Pierceson Coody - 74, 71

Andy Lopez – 72, 77

Bryson Scott – 74, 86


Plano West Golf Team - All boys and girls interested in trying out for the Plano West Golf Team for 2016-2017 must attend an informational meeting with Coach Hardison and Coach Salinas on Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Plano West Library. Parents should also attend. Information about the team and tryouts will be discussed. If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach Hardison at rick.hardison@pisd.edu


PWSH Softball Wins District - Congratulations to our Plano West Softball Team for winning the District Championship!

Varsity Bi-District playoff games this week: ALL GAMES at Flower Mound Marcus

G2: Friday, 7:30

G3: Saturday, 2:00 (if necessary)

Flower Mound Marcus softball field:

Address: 2800 Dixon Ln, Flower Mound, TX 75028


Tickets on Sale Now for Jasper Jazz Spring Show “The Heist”

Show dates: April 29 and April 30
Tickets $10 pre-order/$12 at the door

Jazz. Jasper Jazz. The Jasper Jazz will dazzle at “The Heist,” this year’s Spring Show featuring a James Bond theme. The performance celebrates 20 years of dance excellence. Mark your calendars for the evening of Friday, April 29 or Saturday, April 30 at Jasper High School. Tickets are $10 pre-order by April 15 at http://jasperjazz.dance/forms.html or $12 at the door. And if you purchased a 20th anniversary commemorative t-shirt, don’t forget to wear it to the Spring Show. Pre-orders will be available for pickup at the Spring Show.

Order Spring Show Flowers

Show your favorite Jazz that you’re a fan on Spring Show night! Order red, yellow, pink or white roses artfully wrapped in tissue paper, cellophane and ribbon. Order now and flower orders will be available for pickup at the Spring Show. It’s so convenient! Orders and payment are due by April 15. Order today at http://jasperjazz.dance/forms.html .


Plano West Men's Basketball site at: www.hometeamsonline.com/planowestbasketball


Plano West FFA – Cristina’s Spring Flowers Fundraiser

FFA is selling Vouchers for a Flat of Cristina’s Spring Flowers 18 at $17 – 4” pots including: BEGONIAS, IMPATIENS, DIANTHUS, ALYSSUM, DUSTY MILLER, PETUNIAS,

MARIGOLDS, COLEUS AND VINCA (PERIWINKLE). – you can mix and match the flowers! Contact an FFA member or Jamie Hanna at jamiehanna@verizon.net to order some today!

PTSA/PWSH Booster Clubs


  • Best Buddies
  • Senior Shirts at Reduced Price
  • Chess Club
  • Youth for Christ
  • Anime Club


Best Buddies will be having their prom on May 7, 2016 from 6pm-10pm at Christ United Methodist Church on Parker and Coit.

The Evite has gone out, so if you are attending please note the change in times.

Food will be provided and then dancing for the remainder of the evening!

Dress to impress as the theme will be Old Hollywood Glamour and Movies. We hope to see you there!

This is for those who are associated with Best Buddies. Please make sure to RSVP!

For any other information, questions or concerns, please contact:

Jillian Haug- Chapter President

Sarah Balis- Chapter Secretary

Ms. Earl- Room A1153


Senior Shirts at Reduced Price
Senior shirts are still available in G212 for $10. PALs will be selling shirts every Wednesday in the foyer until all shirts are gone. The proceeds will continue to go towards helping feed needy families.


Chess Club will meet on Wednesdays in A1167 during both lunches. All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced.


Youth for Christ meets every Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. in Ms. Gomez's room, A2030. Everyone and anyone is welcome.


Anime Club will meet every Thursday. Meet new friends and watch anime movies or episodes. Join us in Room B-209 (Ms. Roop-Morland) at 4:20pm OR Room A-2060 (Mr. Cherry) 7th period.

Class of 2016 Elementary Reunions

  • Andrews Elementary
  • Barksdale Elementary
  • Bethany Elementary
  • Beverly Elementary
  • Boggess Elementary
  • Brinker Elementary
  • Carlisle Elementary
  • Centennial Elementary
  • Christie Elementary
  • Daffron Elementary
  • Dooley Elementary
  • Forman Elementary
  • Gulledge Elementary
  • Haggar Elementary
  • Harrington Elementary
  • Haun Elementary
  • Hightower Elementary
  • Hickey Elementary
  • Huffman Elementary
  • Hughston Elementary
  • Hunt Elementary
  • Jackson Elementary
  • Matthews Elementary
  • Memorial Elementary
  • Mendenhall Elementary
  • Miller Elementary
  • Mitchell Elementary
  • Saigling Elementary
  • Sigler Elementary
  • Skaggs Elementary
  • Stinson Elementary
  • Thomas Elementary
  • Weatherford Elementary
  • Wells Elementary
  • Wyatt Elementary


Andrews Elementary - Tuesday, May 17th 4:45-6:00 p.m.

Barksdale Elementary - Wednesday, May 25th, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Library

Bethany Elementary - Thursday, May 19th 5:00-7:00 p.m. Library

Beverly Elementary - Thursday, May 19th 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Boggess Elementary - Tuesday, May 17th 4:30-6:00 p.m. Library

Brinker Elementary - Wednesday, May 18th 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Carlisle Elementary - Tuesday, May 17th 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Centennial Elementary - Thursday, May 26th 4:30-6:00 p.m. Library

Christie Elementary - Thursday, May 19th 4:30-6:00 Cafeteria

Daffron Elementary - Wednesday, May 11th 4:30-6:00 p.m. Library

Dooley Elementary - Tuesday, May 24th 4:30-6:00 p.m. Cafeteria

Forman Elementary - Tuesday, May 24th 4:30-6:00 p.m. Library

Gulledge Elementary - Thursday, May 12th 4:30-6:00 p.m. Library

Haggar Elementary - Tuesday, May 17th 5:00-6:30 p.m. Library

Harrington Elementary - Thursday, May 26th 4:30-6:00 p.m. Library

Haun Elementary - Tuesday, May 24th 4:30-6:00 p.m. Library

Hightower Elementary - Thursday, May 19th 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Hickey Elementary - Tuesday, May 17th 4:30-6:00 Library

Huffman Elementary - Tuesday, May 24th, 4:00-6:00 p.m. 2016 Library

Hughston Elementary - Thursday, May 19th 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Cafeteria

Hunt Elementary - Wednesday, May 11th 4:15-5:30 p.m. Library

Jackson Elementary - Thursday, May 26th 4:30-6:00 p.m. Library

Matthews Elementary - Wednesday, May 25th 4:30-6:30 p.m. Gym

Memorial Elementary - Thursday, May 19th 5:30-6:30 p.m.Cafeteria

Mendenhall Elementary - Wednesday, May 25th 4:30-6:00 p.m. Library

Miller Elementary - Wednesday, May 18th 4:30-6:00

Mitchell Elementary - Thursday, May 26th 4:30-5:30 p.m. Library

Saigling Elementary - Tuesday, May 17th 4:30-6:00 Cafeteria

Sigler Elementary - Wednesday, May 18th 4:30-6:00 p.m. Library

Skaggs Elementary - Tuesday, May 17th 4:30-5:30 Library

Stinson Elementary - Wednesday, May 25th 5:00-6:00 p.m. Cafeteria

Thomas Elementary - Thursday, May 26th 4:30-5:30 p.m. Library

Weatherford Elementary - Tuesday, May 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Cafeteria

Wells Elementary - Tuesday, May 24th 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Gym

Wyatt Elementary - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 4:15-6:15 p.m. Cafeteria

Plano West Senior High School

@PWSHWolves


Plano West Senior High Website:

http://k-12.pisd.edu/Schools/pwsh/

PWSH PTSA website:

www.wolfdenptsa.org