PCHS Parent Newsletter April 2021
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Most students experience significant amounts of stress, and this stress can take a significant toll on health, happiness, and grades. For example, a study by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that teens report stress levels similar to that of adults.
That means teens are experiencing significant levels of chronic stress, and that they feel their levels of stress generally exceed their ability to cope effectively. Roughly 30% report feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or sad because of it.1
Stress can affect health-related behaviors like sleep patterns, diet, and exercise as well, taking a larger toll. Given that nearly half of APA survey respondents reported completing three hours of homework per night in addition to their full day of school work and extracurriculars, this is understandable.
Common Causes of Student Stress
Another study found that much of high school students' stress originates from school and activities, and that this chronic stress can persist into college years and lead to academic disengagement and mental health problems.2 Common sources of student stress include:
· Extracurricular activities
· Social challenges
· Transitions (e.g., graduating, moving out, living independently)
High school students face the intense competitiveness of taking challenging courses, amassing impressive extracurriculars, studying and acing college placement tests, and deciding important and life-changing plans for their future. At the same time, they have to navigate the social challenges inherent to the high school experience.
If college is part of a teen's plans, once they are accepted, the stress continues as they need to make new friends, handle a more challenging workload, be without parental support in many instances, and navigate the stresses that come with more independent living. Romantic relationships always add an extra layer of potential stress.
Many students feel a sense of needing to relieve stress, but with all of the activities and responsibilities that fill a student’s schedule, it’s sometimes difficult to find the time to try new stress relievers to help dissipate that stress. These options are relatively easy, quick, and relevant to a student’s life and types of stress.
Elizabeth Scott, MS and Amy Morin, LCSW ~Verywellmind.com
Autism Awareness Month
State Test Tutoring Schedule
State Testing Schedule
April 28-29 - Early Graduate MAAP Testing
May 3 - MAAP Makeup and Multiple Test-takers
May 4 - Algebra I - Session 1
May 5 - Algebra I - Session 2
May 6 - English II - Session 1
May 7 - English II - Session 2
May 10 - MAAP Makeup and Multiple Test-takers
May 11 - Biology I
May 12 - US History
May 13 - MAAP Makeup and Multiple Test-takers
May 14 - MAAP Makeup and Multiple Test-takers
Tennis: Heading to STATE!!
Notify the school immediately if a student or household member is tested and quarantine the household until results are received.
Notify the school of a positive result so we can do appropriate contact tracing.
PIRATE DAILY NEWS
Upcoming Senior Events
April 26 Honors Cord Luncheon National Honor Society, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Student Council, French and Spanish Honor Societies
April 28 Senior Awards Practice / Senior Awards Night 6:00 MANDATORY
May 3 AP Government Exam
May 6-7 Senior Exams
May 6 AP US History Exam
May 6 AP Computer Science A Exam
May 10 AP Macroeconomics Exam
May 13 AP Computer Principles Exam
May 13 AP Statistics Exam
May 12 Sensational Senior Day MANDATORY Cap and Gown, parade, ice cream social, Graduation practice, senior dinner, sensational teachers
May 14 AP Biology Exam
May 14 Graduation MANDATORY
Pirate College Preparatory Academy (PCPA)
Pass Christian High School has supported the Pirate College Preparatory Academy over the last 5 years with 10 Dual Credit College Courses and 7 Advanced Placement Courses.
Offerings for 2020-21 with enrollment numbers:
DC Composition I - 65
AP Government and Politics - 18
DC Speech - 64
AP Macroeconomics - 18
DC Composition II - 45
AP US History - 29
DC World Literature - 16
AP Statistics (new for 2020-21) - 24
DC - College Algebra - 53
AP Biology (returned in 2019-20)- 22
DC Trigonometry - 27
AP Computer Science Principles - 10
DC Calculus - 17
AP Computer Science A - 5
DC - Psychology - 41
DC Art - 24
DC Music (new for 2020-21) - 16
*DC Chemistry - added for 2021-22 school year
495 roster spots filled in college-level classes this year.
Members of the Iconic Class of 2021 that have earned:
3 hours to 1 semester of college - 28 students
1.5 to 2 semesters of college credit - 29 students
2.5 to 3 semesters of college credit - 8 students
64 students (40 percent of the senior class) have already earned college credit.
The Pass High Counselors are here to support you Academically, Socially, and Emotionally!
Mr. Hunter Dawkins, of the Gazebo Gazette, is creating the Iconic Class of 2021's Commencement Magazine.
If you are interested in purchasing an ad (4x3, $30) in the magazine, please contact Mr. Dawkins (firstname.lastname@example.org). Ads will include a photo of your senior and a statement not longer than 2 sentences (must be provided by family). A proof will be sent once all requirements are submitted and ads are created.
There are three options of payment:
1) mail a check to The Gazebo Gazette, P.O. Box 767, Pass Christian, MS 39571 OR
2) pay online by going to the paper's website (thegazebogazette.com), going to the top right of the webpage under the statement ABOUT, three options drop-down, select ADVERTISING. Once the next page pops up, scroll down and select PAY NOW and enter in your credit/debit card information OR
3) Come by the office on 517 W North Street, Suite 100, Pass Christian, MS 39571 and drop off a $30 check, cash, or money order. Please call (228)224-6781 to make sure that I'm here first.
"Unleash the Dog Park" Pet Pawrade and Dog Park Dedication of Trinity Dog Park in the Pass
Please join us this Saturday (May 1st) as we “Unleash” Trinity Dog Park in the Pass! We’ll start the day with a Pet Pawrade. Pets and owners who want to join the Pawrade should gather at Pass Christian City Hall (200 West Scenic) by 9:45am. From there, we will stroll to the new Trinity Dog Park in the Pass (325 St. Louis Street). The “Unleashing” Ceremony (dog park dedication) begins at 10:30am.