PGHS Daily Bulletin

Friday, April 12, 2019

GENERAL NEWS:


Dispelling Myths on Mental Illness (In preparation for Mental Health Awareness Month in May)

(S. Belden, 4/30)


10. Myth: Psychiatric disorders are not real medical issues.

Fact: Just as with heart disease and diabetes, mental illnesses are a legitimate medical illness. Research shows there are genetic and environmental causes and similar to other medical conditions, they can be treated effectively.


REMINDER - SPRING BREAK COMING UP NEXT WEEK: MONDAY, 4/15 - FRIDAY, 4/19....

BE SAFE AND ENJOY!!! :)

IMPORTANT DATES:

TODAY - Friday, April 12th - Advanced Ed Workshop (sophomores and juniors), 9-10, Career Center (sign up in the Career Center)


Monday, April 15th - Friday, April 19th - Spring Break...ENJOY!!! :)


Tuesday, April 23rd - AP Mandatory Pre-Administration Session, 12:00-1:30, gym, (Last Name A-L)

Wednesday, April 24th - AP Mandatory Pre-Administration Session, 12:00-1:30, gym, (Last Name M-Z)


Tuesday-Thursday (April 23rd-25th), Minimum Days for CAASPP Testing - April 23rd (periods 1/2), April 24th (periods 3/4or5, April 25th (periods 6/7); school dismisses @ 12:10, lunch served til 12:30


Friday, April 26th - Minimum Day - Testing or Advocacy from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Seniors Science CAST Testing, Fresh/Soph/Juniors to Advocacy for assembly or movie), 1st period begins @ 10:10, 2nd period @ 11:13), school dismisses at 12:10, lunch served until 12:30


Tuesday-Thursday (April 30th-May 2nd), Minimum Days for Testing - April 30th(periods1/2), May 1st(periods 3/4or5, May 2nd(periods 6/7); school dismisses @ 12:10, lunch served til 12:30.


Friday, May 3rd - Minimum Day/Make-up Testing for CAASPP - Periods 3-7, school dismisses @ 12:10,lunch served til 12:30

LIBRARY NEWS:

Library’s CLOSED both lunches periods 4 thru 7 today for the EPICS Fair. Open after school ‘til 3:20. The Career Center in Student Services is open during lunches and after school for computers and printing needs. Have a safe Spring Break and remember to READ something that brings you joy!

.(Ms. V, 4/12)

CAREER CENTER NEWS:


Military in the Quad:Tuesdays (Marines), Wednesdays (Navy), Thursdays (Army)

CLUB/ACADEMY/ACADEMIC NEWS/EVENTS:

Congratulations to the PGHS Mathletes taking 2nd place yesterday at their Final Competition for the season at Sac State!! Thank you to the B Team for bringing home a win! Jonathan Ma, Jimmy Nguyen, Joy Wong, Prad Ganesh, & Gabe Darrett (E. Derushe, 4/12)


REMINDER - Pleasant Grove Theater Company’s Production of Peter and the Starcatcher TONIGHT and Saturday. Tickets are available through Mr. Sandoval in HE5 or the Site Controllers window. Tickets are $8 with ASB and $10 without. Don’t miss out!

(G. Sandoval, 4/12)


The annual "Don’t Buy the Lie Contest" is happening now! Create an anti-nicotine product advertisement. Stop by HH-7 to pick up an entry form. Every school has a winner for a $50 gift card and the first 45 entries will receive a free t-shirt. (J. WInder, 4/12)


ATTENTION AP STUDENTS!!! AP MANDATORY PRE-ADMINISTRATION SESSIONS!!!

Tuesday, April 23rd - AP Mandatory Pre-Administration Session, 12:00-1:30, gym, (Last Name A-L)

Wednesday, April 24th - AP Mandatory Pre-Administration Session, 12:00-1:30, gym, (Last Name M-Z)

ATHLETIC ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Congratulations to the golf team for defeating Sheldon yesterday 205-230!!

The baseball team traveled to Armijo and won 12-5...CONGRATS!!!


JV softball beat Del Oro 8-5 yesterday and play at Franklin today! GO LADY EAGLES!!!


A number of swimmers qualified for the Delta League Championships today – CONGRATS and good luck to all!!


The track team hosted their 1st meet at PGHS and everyone did outstanding!! WAY TO GO!!!


And last but not least...The All Star Eagle Soccer match ended in a 5-5 tie!!! WE ARE PROUD OF ALL OUR EAGLE ATHLETES!!! :) (B. Belden, 4/12)


SPORTS ON TAP:

Freshmen Baseball vs. Elk Grove H.S. @ EGHS, 4:00, release @ 2:15

JV/Varsity Softball vs. Franklin H.S. @ FHS, 4:00, release @ 2:15

Swimming, Delta League Championships @ ARC, release @ 1:30

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Chicks in Crisis are having two upcoming events:

  • Saturday, April 13th - help needed to revamp their healing garden and other outside tasks. Location is at their facility located at 9455 East Stockton Boulevard and the time will be 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or anytime within that time. FYI - Wal-Mart will be providing lunch and mock interviews during this event so students will have the opportunity to get a little practice in applying for a job while helping the community. Chicks in Crisis is also accepting donations of flowers and/or gardening items.
  • Saturday, April 20th - Coral Kick-Off helping the community and environment by picking up trash at Discovery Park from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Students are not obligated to stay the whole time.
  • This community service opportunity is geared for Seniors. For more info and if you would like a shift at either of these events please contact Rachel, Volunteer Coordinator for Chicks in Crisis at rachel@chicksincrisis.org or 916-441-1243) I am the volunteer coordinator. Check out their facebook page for the events as well.


Calling all volunteers! The McGarvey/Sunrise Elementary CommUnity Carnival will be held on Friday, April 26th at Sunrise Elementary, 11821 Cobble Brook Dr. in Rancho Cordova. Volunteers are needed from 3:30PM-9:30PM for setup/cleanup, running carnival games and supervising bounce houses. Please email Aleyda Sweeney at aleydasweeney@gmail.com with your name, contact information and the hours you are available. Questions? Please email or call/text Mrs. Sweeney at 916-521-4859. (L. Weiss, 4/26)

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

DO THE RIGHT THING, BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER AND REMEMBER TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK! :)


Be Safe – Be Respectful – Be Responsible – Be Your Best

OTHER NEWS:

PG Robotics has recently qualified for the World Championships in Houston, Texas. A "GoFundMe" page has been created to help with the expenses of the trip including hotel and plane tickets for the team. Any donations are very much appreciated, thank you!

Here is the link:

https://www.gofundme.com/2019-frc-world-champs-team-2073-eagleforce


Hmong Club will be hosting our 2nd Annual Hmong Night on Friday, April 26th in the main gym from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00. There will be performances, music and delicious food. Please come join us. (M. Xiong, 4/26)


REMINDER!!! SENIORS!!! THE WALL OF FAME IS HAPPENING NOW IN STUDENT SERVICES!!! DON'T FORGET TO LET US KNOW WHERE YOU ARE HEADING UPON GRADUATION FROM PG!!??!! COME BY THE CAREER CENTER TO LET US KNOW OR EMAIL MRS. WILLIAMS VIA SYNERGY


Ticket prices for Sober Grad are $100 thru April. A completed Sober Grad Night Permission Form must be turned in with both the parent and student signatures along with payment. Sober Grad Night Permission slips are located at:https://sites.google.com/pghs.net/pghs-ptso/sober-grad-night


REMINDER - The ACLU Summer Advocacy Program (July 20-26) brings together high school students from across the United States to participate in a firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. During this week-long program in Washington, DC, students participate in electives and seminars led by lobbyists, community activists, lawyers, and ACLU experts to enhance their knowledge of civil liberties, social justice issues, and advocacy campaigns. The Close Up Foundation – a DC based civic education non-profit – partners with the ACLU to provide substantive experiential learning and small group discussion opportunities throughout the program. To read more about the program, please visit our website.

Application Process

  • The application can be found here.
  • Applications are due by April 14 (extended from April 7).
  • Financial Aid is available (full and partial scholarships).
  • High school-aged students who are 15-18* years old are welcome to apply. *High school graduates are eligible to apply for the Advanced Advocacy Program.