PHS Upcoming Events

Week of September 23rd, 2019

Dear PHS Families,

Next week is "Spirit Week" at PHS as we prepare for the Homecoming football game on Friday, September 27 at 7:00 pm. This is a great time to show school pride and build community. I hope to see everyone at the Turf Field as the Sandstoners take on the Malone Huskies. Go Orange and Blue!

The PHS Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, September 28th, from 8:00-11:00 pm. Students must arrive at the dance no later than 9:00 pm. Tickets for the evening are $10.00 per person. All proceeds go to the PHS Yearbook Club and help to defray the overall cost for student yearbooks.

The Potsdam Booster Club has begun their annual Blue & Orange Discount Card sale. Cards cost $10 each and can be purchased from any fall sport athlete or from the main office at the high school. You can also contact Mr. Wilson ( directly for purchases. Thank you for your support of the Potsdam Athletic Program.

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On October 1st, the guidance counselors will be taking interested Juniors and Seniors to the regional college fair in Ogdensburg. They will have the chance to talk individually with admissions representatives and military recruiters from all over the state and some from nearby states. Ms. White will be sending out information on how best to take advantage of a college fair when we get closer to the event. Students need to sign up in the Guidance Office to attend.

On October 1st, the Sophomore (10th grade) class will be participating in Canton-Potsdam Hospital's “Let’s Not Meet By Accident” program. This program is aimed at helping students understand the consequences of driving while impaired or distracted. Students will be working with a number of medical and law enforcement professionals and participate in a first responder simulation with the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad, a trauma simulation with CPH doctors and nurses, and a visit to the morgue with the county coroner. Students will also engage in discussions with members of the St. Lawrence County STOP DWI program and the St. Lawrence Country Sheriff's Department. "Let's Not Meet By Accident" is a very comprehensive program, and we are thankful to all of the agencies and individuals who coordinate it.

Consider sharing your time and talents with the Potsdam PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student Association) and help support the mission of Potsdam Central Schools. Please see the flyer below for more information on how you can become involved!

Please help support PHS! We can earn free school supplies and equipment through the Price Chopper “Tools for Schools” program. Please consider enrolling and linking your AdvantagEdge Card to PHS to help us earn points. You can enroll at Our school code is: 49833.

The following colleges will be visiting PHS:

  • September 24th at 10:00 am - SUNY Potsdam
  • September 24th at 12:30 pm - SUNY Canton
  • October 1st at 1:30 pm - Keuka College
  • October 1st at 1:45 pm - Lemoyne College
  • October 1st at 1:45 pm - Niagara University
  • October 2nd at 9:00 am - University of New Haven
  • October 16th at 1:30 pm - University of Vermont
  • October 17th at 11:30 am - Utica College
  • October 23rd at 8:00 am - Hartwick College
  • October 23rd at 9:30 am - SUNY Plattsburgh
  • October 28th at 10:00 am - Cazenovia College


When: Sunday, September 22

Time: 12pm-3pm

Where: High School Sugar Shack (behind the high school)

Who: All JUNIORS are expected to help.

What: BBQ, games, organizing bottles/cans for pick up

Questions: Contact the Junior Class Adviser: Danielle Wilson at

Athletics are in full swing; you can keep up to date on Potsdam team practices and games using the Section X Calendar. You also have the option of subscribing to the calendar and getting regular reminders and updates.

Can't make it to the game? All Potsdam Modified, JV, and Varsity athletic contests scheduled for the turf field or the high school gym are available through live video stream or video on demand on the NFHS Network. A subscription is required to watch the live stream or the VOD can be viewed for free a short time after the conclusion of the contest. Please contact Mr. Wilson ( in the Athletics Office with any questions.

The PHS Library is open Monday through Thursday each week from 2:15 to 4:00 pm for any students to get extra help on homework, to work on a group project, or just to take advantage of a quiet space.

Next Week at PHS:

Monday, September 23 (Day 2)

  • Science Olympiad Interest Meeting (2:20-3:00 pm in Room 840)
  • Whiz Quiz Meeting (2:20-3:00 pm in Room 889)
  • Drama Club Meeting (2:20-3:00 pm in the Chorus Room)
  • Open Library (2:15-4:00 pm)
  • Jazz Band (7:30-8:30 pm in the PHS Band Room)

Tuesday, September 24 (Day 3)

  • Yearbook Meeting (2:20 pm in the PHS Library)
  • Chess Club (2:20-3:45 pm in Room 869)
  • Open Library (2:15-4:00 pm)
  • Board of Education Meeting (6:30 pm in the AAK LGIR)

Wednesday, September 25 (Day 4)

  • Positivity Club Meeting (6:45 am in the PHS Library)
  • Model U.N. Meeting (2:20 pm in the PHS Library)
  • Student Council (2:20 pm in Room 894)

Thursday, September 26 (Day 5)

  • Varsity Club (2:20-3:00 pm in the PHS Gymnasium)
  • Environmental Club (2:20-3:00 pm in Room 886)
  • Agriculture Club (2:20-3:00 pm in Room 840)
  • Robotics Club (2:20-3:00 pm in Room 831)
  • Open Library (2:15-4:00 pm)

Friday, September 27 (Day 6)

  • Homecoming Football Game (7:00 pm at the Turf Field)

Saturday, September 28

  • Homecoming Dance (8:00-11:00 pm in the PHS Cafeteria)

If you ever have any concerns or questions, you can always contact me at 265-2000 x 811 or Have a wonderful weekend!


Mark Bennett

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