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PGHS Team Member is NFL 2 Time Super Bowl Champ

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Neil Olkewicz, PGHS Building Aide, is a 2 Time Super Bowl Champion.

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Learn More about Neil Olkewicz

Nicknamed “Olky”… Attended the University of Maryland where he was team captain and MVP… Signed with the Redskins as a free agent in 1979… Played 150 games in his career, all with the Washington Redskins… Finished his career with six interceptions for 76 yards, one touchdown and 12 sacks.

Won two Super Bowl Championships with victories over Miami (1982) and Denver (1987)… Was named the Redskins’ Defensive MVP in 1988… One of only five players in NFL history to play in a Super Bowl on their birthday (Super Bowl XVII). (Published in the Washington Redskins website)

URGENT Action Items

  • AP Teachers - Please join us on Thursday, February 4th for AP/STEAM/Dual Enrollment Night and showcase your course
  • Communication: It's important that teachers post their contact information on both their School Wires and Schoology accounts. Please be sure to include your school email and your school phone extension. Schoology is the presence for the community and Schoology is the presence for your students.
  • See Clearances Requirements Below - for all volunteers
  • 9th Grade Teachers Needed - We need some 9th Grade Teachers who would be willing to come out to help with the 8th Grade Scheduling Parent Night on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the HS Cafeteria.
  • Renovation Update for Spring: Click Here to Read the Update or see below in Renovation update section.

Events This Week

Monday: 1 Hour PLC

Tuesday: Leadership Team Meeting

Wednesday: Listen, Learn, Lead - 2:25 pm in Library

Thursday: Algebra 1 PLC 2:25 p.m.


Teachers Needed for AP/Dual Enrollment/STEAM Night

Teachers are needed to showcase their work with AP/Dual Enrollment/STEAM on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the HS Cafeteria. This is a perfect opportunity to market your program and to share a testimonial about the benefits of these important courses.

Please let Mrs. Ludy know if you are able to attend.

Welcome to Ms. Terri Keeley, Business Substitute

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Social Studies Hallway CLOSED

The Social Studies hallway is closed due to construction. It will remain closed to all students and staff up and until March 1, 2016. Please work with students as they may be late because of needing to walk all the way around to get to class.

Renovation Update

The Social Studies hallway is closed for all Students/Staff until March 1, 2016.

Click Here to learn more about Renovations

Since we have limited parking in the South Parking Lot, please park in the Tennis Court (West Parking Lot)

Clearances Needed Now

Volunteers at PGHS - All Volunteers must have clearances in accordances with the guidelines set forth on the district website at - Volunteers are not permitted to work with students if the clearances are not submitted to Mrs. Ludy and Mr. DeRenzo.

SIP (School Improvement Plan) Goal #1 & Goal #2

Goal #1 - Establish a system within the school that fully ensures the consistent implementation of standards-aligned curricula across all classrooms for all students.

Goal #2 - Establish a system within the school that fully ensures the consistent implementation of effective instructional practices across all classrooms.

Listen, Learn, Lead Sessions

Dr. Ziegler will be in the Library during the times below to Listen, Learn, and Lead about how we can make our school better for every student. These meetings are completely VOLUNTARY and Bill has no agenda but to listen and learn.

Listen: He will listen to your ideas on how to improve our school for students.

Learn: He will learn with you a new learning tool that you are interested in trying or exploring.

Lead: He will partner with you in leading something that achieves success for every student.

Dates: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 2:25-2:53. in Library

SAT Bootcamp Come to PGHS

Sign Up for the SAT Catalyst Bootcamp coming to PGHS on February 27 & 28th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sign up by clicking on this link.

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DiLE Rubric Walkthroughs

As you may remember, our district designed the DiLE Rubric last year to asses the use of technology in classrooms. Please take some time to review this rubric and let a member of the Principal Team know if you have any questions. To date, everyone, except for three of you, has had a walkthrough with the Danielson Framework. Starting on December 1 and through the end of the second marking period, our walkthrough focus will be placed on the DiLE Rubric.

You can review the DiLE Rubric by going to this website:

Please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Principal Team if you have any questions.

Schoology Expectations for Second Semester

Starting in the Second Semester, the following Schoology Expectations are in place:

Remind Alerts for Faculty/Staff

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Upcoming Events

2/2/2016 - Tuesday - Leadership Meeting

2/04/2016 - Thursday - AP/Dual Enrollment/STEAM Night - High School Cafeteria

2/8/2016 - Monday - Department Meeting

8th Grade Scheduling Night for 9th Grade 6:30 p.m. in HS Cafeteria

2/9/2016 - Tuesday - Faculty Meeting

2/10/206 - Wednesday - Booster Club Meeting - High School Library

2/12/2016 - Friday - Teacher Staff Development Day - No Students

2/15/2016 - Monday - No School - President's Day

2/16/2016 - Monday - PLC

2/22/2016 - Monday - PTSA Meeting - High School Library

2/22/2016 - Monday - Team Meeting

2/23/2016 - Tuesday - Leadership Meeting

2/29/2016 - Monday - PLC

3/1/2016 - Tuesday - Leadership Meeting

3/7/2016 - Monday - Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School

3/8/2016 - Tuesday - Faculty Meeting

3/9/2016 - Wednesday - Booster Club Meeting - High School Library

3/14/2016 - Monday - PLC

3/15/2016 - Tuesday - Leadership Meeting

3/21/2016 - Monday - PTSA Meeting - High School Library

3/21/2016 - Monday - Department Meeting

3/22/2016 - Tuesday - Team Meeting

3/24/2016 - Thursday - Teacher Staff Development Day - No Students

3/25/2016 - Friday - No School

3/28/2016 - Monday - No School

Super Bowl Champ Serves at PGHS