Pickerington High School Central

September 28, 2018

From the Principal

We will host our next intercession event day on October 3rd which is a 2 hour delay day. The students have selected their sessions using Infinite Campus. The direction was to choose at least 2 academic sessions and no more than 2 fun/club sessions and the scheduling process was set up for them to do this. Feel free to have your students show you what they signed up for. They can make changes up until Sunday afternoon. We have many guest presenters joining us and the staff is excited to share their interests. This day is set up for students to practice and learn life skills and activities as well as to explore interests in a different learning environment. We also have opportunities for students to get help in areas in which they may need some additional assistance.

Spreading Pawsitivity

Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts

This year, we are selling some really awesome shirts for the Breast Cancer Awareness game. The T-Shirt sale is ONLINE this year. Shirts are $15 dollars with free shipping. You must order by October 2nd!! I will not be ordering extra this year, so please make sure to order your shirts by October 2nd.


Follow this link

http://customink.com/fundraising/2018hope

Who do you call?

Student matters are assigned to administrators and counselors (alphabetically by student's last name) as follows:


Administrators


Dr. Twana Black - A-E

Susan Caudill - F-L

Richard Cooper- M-Ri

Dr. Michael Jackson - Ro-Z


Counselors


Jennifer Dashner - A-E (NCAA)

Maria Perez - F-L (Military)

Lynn Dembski - M-Ri (Career Center)

Julie Brunner - Ro-Z (Dept Chair)

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CommUNITY Fair

Pickerington Local Schools will be celebrating our 3rd annual CommUNITY Fair! The fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Pickerington High School Central. Join us in spotlighting and celebrating the diversity that is Pickerington!

Tiger TV

You can see all the daily announcements for the students by clicking on the link below:


https://livestream.com/pickerington-central

Counseling Corner

College Application Month Events

The purpose of American College Application Month and Ohio College Application Month is to help high school seniors navigate the college admissions process and ensure each participating student submits at least one admissions application. Here is the list of events for this week:


  1. The Annual HBCU College Fair on 9/29 from 9-2 at Barnett Recreation Center Columbus

  2. October 3rd Ohio University, Miami University, University of Cincinnati and Capital University Representatives presentations during the 2 Hour Delay Intercessions on October 3rd

  3. October 3rd Counselor Presentations on Scholarships, NCAA, and College Applications during the 2 Hour Delay Intercessions

  4. October 3rd 11:30-1:30 English 12 students and the English teachers will participate in a Career and College Symposium,

  5. October 7th from 1-4 Columbus Suburban College Fair at Otterbein U.

  6. October 8th from 9:00 am-8:00 pm, The Columbus Kiwanis College Fair, West Broad Street Columbus

  7. SAT Registration Deadline, October 5th for the Nov. 4th test

  8. October 16th,PHSC College Application Day/College T-shirt Day 9-3 Media Center, College representatives and PHSC Counselors will be available to help Seniors with their college applications.


Attention Seniors!

Mrs. Asch has been working hard to schedule your individual Senior appointments with your counselor. During that appointment, your counselor will discuss your progress toward graduation including State Tests and Credit requirements, the college application process, how to apply for scholarships and financial aid, and more! To be prepared for this meeting, we are asking that you complete the Senior Planning Survey and have your parent complete the Parent Brag Sheet. We would also like you to complete your resume on Naviance. Seniors should check their school email for directions.

If you need a transcript sent to a college or scholarship prior to meeting with your counselor, complete a transcript request form Transcript request (PDF), bring it to Mrs. Saum in the counseling office, and add the college to your Naviance Student account.


PSAT

PSAT Registration: August 28 - October 5, 2018 (or until tests are sold out)

The test will be given during the school day approximately 8AM-1PM.

Location: PHSC Field House


This Fall, nearly 1.5 million Sophomores and Juniors across the United States will take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test-National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). These students will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the testing format used on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the entrance exam used by colleges and universities.


The PSAT is a standardized test available to Juniors and Sophomores. The PSAT measures critical reading, writing and math abilities and is a great way to prepare for the SAT. For Juniors, the PSAT is used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Registration must be completed by October 5, 2018. Students may pick up their PSAT student packet from the counseling office secretaries after showing proof of payment (these have not arrived yet I believe, so take the student's name and let them know that they will be notified when the manual arrives to come and pick it up).

*PHSC students must use school email only to sign-up below.

*PHSC students should report to class upon arrival to school and wait to be called down to the Fieldhouse for the test.

*PHSC students should follow their regular schedule at the completion of the test.


Online Payment: Log in to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

Once in the Parent Portal, under the fees area, select the drop-down box for optional, and select the

PSAT.

In-person Payment: Those making payments in person, can pay by cash, check, or charge.

The following link takes parents and students to the registration page:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1n_XdZEVt_RMuTbB1hhM6l08u0Fo9ej9-FBk-Jk3v_7s/edit


How to See Your Counselor

Students wishing to see their counselor for a personal or academic related concern, will be able to complete a request to see your counselor form found on Mrs. Asch’s desk, just inside the counseling office.


Communication

Please make sure to log into your Naviance Student account and update your demographic information. The counseling department will be sending out information about deadlines, college events, scholarships and more. We always email to both students and their parents. If you have not been getting our emails or need access to Naviance, please email Mrs. Brunner or Mrs. Dashner.


Your can also get important information from your school counselors sent to your phone!

Please join Remind by texting to 81010 the following:

Class of 2019: @tigers2019

Class of 2020: @2020tigers

Class of 2021: @tigers2021

Class of 2022: phsc2022


Follow us on Twitter

@PHSCSchoolCouns


Social- Emotional Learning Survey

The attached letter is information for our parents who have children in grades 3-12. These students will be completing the social-emotional learning survey (Panorama) on their devices during the October 8-19 window. Parents may choose to complete the opt-out option at the bottom of the letter. Opt-out responses are due October 3.


If parents have questions, please contact Dr. Cathy Ely at the number listed.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1umeOOvAod963fkH0iQa7eOzItL6KzoxEp5epN-MI_Z0/edit?usp=sharing

Dates to remember

September 29: Marching Band at the Buckeye Invite 5:45 PM

October 4: Choir Concert 7:00 pm

October 11: Grading Period Ends

October 12: No School : PD Day

October 18 and 25: Conferences 3:30-7:00 (Dinner is provided by PTO)

October 22: 9th Grade Health Screening (during Social Studies classes)

October 31: 9th grade and 11th grade health screenings

November 1-4: Production of Dracula (school show on Nov 2)

November 3: Antique and Craft Show

November 21-23: Thanksgiving Break


Prom: April 27

Graduation: May 25 4:00 pm

Athletic Events

September 29:

Cross Country at Hilliard Bradley 9:00 AM

Boys Golf - Pickerington Invitational at Turnberry 1:30 pm

Boys Soccer at Fairbanks HS 11:45 am


October 1:

Tennis vs Upper Arlington 4:00 PM


October 2:

Boys Golf Sectionals

Girls Golf Sectionals

Boys Soccer vs Grove CIty 7:15 PM

Girls Soccer at Grove City 7:15 PM

Tennis vs Hilliard Davidson 4:00 PM



October 4:

Boys Soccer vs Independence 5:30 pm (Senior Night)

Girls Soccer vs Newark 7:15 PM (Senior Night)

Tennis Sectionals at PHSC

Volleyball vs Reynoldsburg . 7:15 PM