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Important Dates

May 29th - Finals testing

May 30th - Finals testing

May 30th - Last Day of School, half day for students

18-19 School Year

August 2nd - Registration 1-4 pm and 5-8 pm

August 7th - Registration 5-8 pm

August 15th - First Day of School

Academic Lockers: PHS academic lockers are not automatically assigned to students nor are they required to have a locker. If a student would like a locker for the school year, he/she will be able to sign up for one during registration. We do our best to assign students to individual lockers however, students may have to be paired up with another student in their grade. If you have someone that you want to locker with, please talk to them before registration and we will accommodate those that have agreed to locker together.

A Note from the Attendance Desk

We will not be processing phone requests for early releases the morning of Wednesday, May 30th. If you need your student out due to a medical or family emergency you will need to come into the school and check your student out. School will be dismissed at 10:35 a.m. Thank you.

Reminder to upcoming senior parents

Your student will need to provide documentation of receiving their meningococcal vaccine after turning 16 years old. This is a state requirement. Documentation can be turned in to the nurses by the end of this school year or documentation can be dropped off at the school office during the summer vacation as well.

Please call either Kathy Cole RN or Robin Roe LPN at 359-4124 if you have any questions.

Orchestra News

Attention all students enrolling in orchestra for the 2018-2019 school year! We are having a back-to-school orchestra picnic on Monday, August 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the west shelter at English Landing Park. Watch your email in July for a sign-up genius for food and snacks, and join us for some fun to kick off the new school year! Students in all three orchestras are encouraged to attend!

Information on the 13 Reasons Why

From the 13 Reasons Why Toolkit found at Last spring, 13 Reasons Why was released by Netflix and quickly became one of the most viewed series in the streaming media company’s history. Based on the Jay Asher novel of the same name, the series provocatively covered many heavy topics for young people, including suicide, sexual assault, substance abuse, online and in person bullying, and numerous struggles between friends when these issues are present. 13 Reasons Why challenged schools and parents to face these issues with limited resources to assist them in guiding their child through important and meaningful conversations about these issues.

On May 18, Netflix will release Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why, and while the exact content is not being shared by the entertainment company, it will undoubtedly be provocative and graphic and likely cover topics such as suicide, school violence, sexual assault and how one can deal with the aftermath, bullying, and substance abuse. Click here for information designed to assist parents and families help their child navigate these incredibly challenging issues.

As always, feel free to contact your child’s school counselor with questions and to discuss how this might affect your child.

Activities & Club Update

Stay up to date on all the clubs and activities at South this year by having your student join the Schoology Activities and Club Group – Access Code ZX5JS-NT7MF

South Side Stories Blog

Everyone has a Story...Check out our new blog to see what stories we have to tell at Park Hill South. Each month we will highlight a student or student group stories.

Park Hill Star Award Nomination Information

Our employees are the reason we are so successful here in the Park Hill School District, and we would like to recognize them for all they do for our students.

That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee.

Anyone can nominate an employee for this award by using the form below. It asks you to share how your nominee demonstrates our district values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. You can also share how your nominee supports the goals in our district’s strategic plan.

Please nominate a Park Hill Star today!

Park Hill Star nomination form

Panther Pride

PHS Boys Track and Field

The Park Hill South Boys Track and Field team had a great showing at the Class 5 Sectional 4 Championships last Saturday. The team finished 5th and many athletes qualified for the Class 5 State Championships this weekend in Jefferson City. Congratulations and good luck at State!

State Qualifiers are:

Shot Put 4th Addison Snowball

Triple Jump 4th Ben Owere

4x200 Relay 4th Charles Warren, MJ Walker, Braeden Denney and Chris DuPree

4x400 Relay 3rd Connor McCauley, MJ Walker, Ethan Mick and Chris DuPree

400 Sectional Champ Chris DuPree

4x800 Relay Sectional Champs Eli Guzman, Ethan Mick, Christian Ludtke and Chris DuPree

Boys Tennis

Team Districts Win

A big "shout-out" to your Boys' Tennis team for winning Team Districts for the 2018 season -- congratulations to Cooper Hayes, Andrew Robaska, Brandon Crabtree, Gavin Lee, Luke Saylor & Alex Ware! The last time your Panthers brought home this distinction was in 2011. Check out the write-up in The Platte County Citizen --

Individuals Advancing to State

After wins at Individual Districts and Individual Sectionals, two of your Panthers are still at it! Cooper Hayes and Andrew Robaska are advancing to the State Championship in Doubles. The state tournament is hosted in Springfield this Friday and Saturday. Best of luck guys!

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Washington University

The end of the school year is quickly approaching. Do you have students who have already expressed an interest in a specific area of study? Perhaps they are still searching and would be interested in taking a closer look at our five undergraduate schools?

Our Special Visit Days provide a perfect opportunity for students to explore WashU this summer! These on-campus, half-day programs offer in-depth insight into study abroad opportunities, research, internships, and combined studies. Feel free to share out our Special Visit Days page with your students and let them to discover what WashU has to offer!

Academic Exploration Days
Monday, June 18
Friday, July 20

Liberal Arts Day
Thursday, June 28

Engineering Days
Tuesday, June 19
Thursday, July 19

Business Day
Thursday, July 12

Pre-Medicine Days
Friday, June 22
Monday, July 9

Art & Architecture Day
Thursday, July 12

Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 935-6000 | (800) 638-0700 |

WashU 360 Student Blogs

Counseling Corner

Transcript Requests: Do you need a transcript sent to a college/university? You need to login to Naviance/Family Connections to make the request.

From the Park Hill South website go to: About our school>Counseling>College Planning>Navinace/Family Connections.

Or, go directly to PHS Counseling webpage:

Visit PHS Counseling Center Online!

  • Post-secondary planning information

  • Paying for college

  • College information

  • Career planning

  • Community service opportunities

  • Much MORE!




2018 ACT Summer Workshops at PHS

Sign up now by emailing Ms. Chambers at with your workshop and session choices.

(You may get an "out of office" reply, but Ms. Chambers will monitor her email for ACT Workshop sign ups and questions.)

Science (3 hours 1 day session) with Mrs. Jones in room A118


Session 1: July 30th 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Session 2: Aug 3rd 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Math Workshops (3 hours per day for 3 day session) with Mr. Henson, Room B115


Session 1: Aug 3, 6, 7 8:00 am – 11:00 am AM workshop

Session 2: July 30, 31, Aug 1 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm PM workshop

English (3 hours 1 day session) with Mrs. Koelliker, Room B104

Reading (3 hours 1 day session)


Session 1: July 31st 8:00 am – 11:00 am English


Session 1: Aug 1st 8:00 am – 11:00 am Reading

Or both for $45.


Session 2: Aug 3rd 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm English


Session 2: Aug 6rd 12:00pm– 3:00 pm Reading

Or both for $45.



This is a reminder that the permission slips to participate in the Park Hill Scholarship Initiative program are due Friday, May 25. All juniors received this information in their Tutorial during the first week of May.

Forms and information can be found in the counseling office, or on our website:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the PHS Counseling Office.

During the 2018 Summer, Black & Veatch will host several job shadow days:

While participating in the job shadow students will go on a micogrid tour within the building and will shadow with an engineer where they will share what they do day-to-day and will discuss their education and career path. The high school workshop will offer informational sessions about the different fields of engineering and what you can do now to prepare for an exciting career that matters to you. If you are interested in improving the quality of life for people around the world, consider the endless possibilities that engineering offers.

2018 Black & Veatch Job Shadow Days

Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018


Black & Veatch, World Headquarters

11401 Lamar Ave

Overland Park, KS 66211


Contact Carrie Mulder at


FREE!! Computer Science Institute for Women

Dates: July 11 - 12, 2018

Location: University of Missouri-Kansas City

Department of Geosciences, Flarsheim Hall

5110 Rockhill Road, Kansas City MO

This 2-day workshop will cover the following topics:

Working with environmental data from Internet of things sensors to identify trends

- Monitoring urban gardens and programming in smart apps

- Design a fabrication of a solar thermal collector by 3D printing technology

- Understanding climate change through computer simulations and modeling

- Calculating the energy of volcanic explosions using computer models and outdoor demonstrations

- Understanding spatial thinking in social science with Geographic Information System (GIS)


2018 Inclusion Conference

Saturday, June 2nd 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Rockhurst University - Kansas City, Missouri

FREE! For Rising Juniors and Seniors!

Hurry! Only 50 Spots available!

The conference aims to provide students with the tools for personal and professional growth, to empower them to achieve personal and academic success, and to pursue higher education. The conference will feature workshops led by higher education professionals, including sessions on personal empowerment and success strategies, as well as tools for academic achievement. There will also be a campus tour of our host campus, Rockhurst University, and mini-presentations from admission counselors, representing a variety of post-secondary institutions. FREE, Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Eligibility: Students must be a rising junior or senior, have a minimum 2.5 grade point average to be eligible for the conference. Although priority will be given to students from under-served areas and ethnic and socioeconomic student populations, all students who are interested and may benefit from the program are encouraged to attend


Did you take a Dual Credit class at PHS through MCC-Maple Woods

and need your college transcript?

​If you have earned college credit from MCC-Maple Woods through a dual credit class at Park Hill South, you must request to have a transcript sent to the college/university you plan to attend after you graduate. To request a transcript, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to:
  2. Log onto your myMCCKC account using your User ID & Password (if you do not know your User ID or Password, click on the respective Need User ID or Need Password link).
  3. After you log-in, find the Student Center Home where there is a pull-down menu that includes an option to request a transcript.

Did you take an Advanced Placement (AP) Class and

need to have ​your scores sent to your college?

​To have your scores sent to your college after you graduate high school: AP scores will be available online in mid July each summer. To get scores, student must sign up for a College Board account by going to

We encourage students to take this step now so they’ll be ready to access their AP scores in July. For more information, go to

Find colleges and universities that offer credit or placement for AP scores:

Skilled Trades = Job and Wage Growth

Park Hill South is a college preparatory high school, but not just for four-year degrees. “College” includes any type of postsecondary training. While our academic program is geared to Associate’s degrees and higher, we are committed to helping students find the right path for them, even if that is a certificate, career-technical, or skilled trade program. There are many high-paying job openings in these fields with no signs of this abating. See a recent story on NPR about these opportunities.

Along these lines, the Roofers Local #20 Joint Apprenticeship Training Center is seeking applicants for its apprenticeship program. Applicants must be 18 years of age and must get hired by one of their approved contractors; a list of them can be found at their website,, where you can also find more information. See their flier here.

For more information about skilled trades, visit Students can schedule a tour of the Builders Association Training & Education Center in order to be familiarized with the several labor union options there by contacting the Education & Training Center at 816-471-0880.

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Orangetheory Fitness

We would like to welcome our new athletic & activity partner Orangetheory Fitness. They will be opening their new location off of 64th street in Parkville in the coming months. Call now for special pre-opening membership rates.
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PHS Sports

Check out our new Twitter feed (@PHSouthScores) where you can get up to date scores from the many events happening across Panther Nation! This is an open feed so feel free to pass it along to anyone.

Boys and Girls Weights

6 AM Morning weights for both boys and girls every Monday and Wednesday.

PHS Soccer Summer Camps: There will be no elementary or middle school soccer camps this summer due to field renovation projects at South. The high school girls camp has also been cancelled for this summer. The high school boys camp will still be held July 9th – 12th from 7:30 – 9:30 am; however, the camp location has been moved to Park Hill High School. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Farmer,

Summer Weights

Anyone interested in attending summer weights needs come to an informational meeting on Thursday May 24th at either 7:15 am or 2:45 pm in the weight room. If you have not done a final spring testing, you will also need to test your 3 core lifts on this date after school. The weight room will NOT be open the week of May 28th! Summer weights officially begins June 4th!!!!

Attached to this newsletter for Summer Weights is a Summer Meal Sheet to order lunches for the Summer.