Week of March 21st
Message from Principal Drew...
The following PCHS HOSA students competed in the NC HOSA State Leadership Conference in Greensboro March 9-12, 2022...Chloe DeWeese, Madison Nixon, Hailey Oliver and Jordan Stokely compete in the NC HOSA State Leadership Conference in Greensboro, NC on March 9-12, 2022. They were recognized for their work throughout this school year on the following: HOSA National Service Project, two American Red Cross Blood Drives and students collected over $100 in donations for the HOSA Service Organization-Be the Match. Chapters collecting $100 or more will be recognized with a certificate of appreciation at the International Conference as well. PCHS HOSA hosted two successful blood drives this year. PCHS HOSA was awarded Gold Star Chapter Recognition. Gold Star Chapter is awarded to “outstanding NC HOSA Chapters who encourage students’ participation, follow the HOSA plan of work, and actively participate in HOSA activities to achieve their goals.” PCHS HOSA Advisor, Cheryl Harris, was awarded Gold Star Advisor Recognition. Gold Star Advisor is awarded to “outstanding NC HOSA Advisors who encourage students’ participation, follow the HOSA plan of work, and actively participate in HOSA activities to achieve their goals.” Mrs. Harris has taken a dormant program at PCHS and turned into a state, nationally, and internationally recognized chapter in less than two years. Thanks to Mrs. Harris and all of her HOSA students for their work, time and effort to bring this level of distinction to our HOSA program.
The fourth, and final, nine weeks grading period starts on Monday of this week. June may seem like it is way off in the distance but we only have 47 instructional days left in the school year. There will be lots of activities and events in the next nine weeks but it is important that students keep their focus on their academic progress and make sure that they are getting their work done and submitted on time. Preparations for final exams have already begun and will continue until the semester is over. Let's all work together to make the last grading period one full of focus, effort, and determination in the classrooms at PCHS.
Workkeys bootcamp will continue this week for all Seniors that are taking the test on March 30th. This is the last full week of preparation and it is vital that students attend the bootcamp as scheduled during WIN each day this week. The schedule for this week is as follows: Monday Group 1 will report to Mrs. Craddock and Group 2 will report to Mrs. Spellman, Tuesday Group 1 will report to Mr. Castle and Group 2 to Mrs. Tripp. Wednesday Group 1 will report to Mr. Fipps and Group 2 to Mrs. DeCastillia, and on Thursday Group 1 will report to Mrs. Perry and group 2 will report to Mr. Copeland. On Thursday, students will take a practice test so they can be fully prepared on the 30th.
Prom tickets are now on sale. The price of tickets is $35 per person until the end of March. Please see Mrs. Russell before or after school to purchase tickets. Tickets purchased after the March deadline will be $40 per person. The prom will take place on April 30th.
We have a warm week forecasted so parents we ask again that you assist us with dress code each day by checking what your child is wearing prior to them leaving for school. Your assistance will help minimize the loss of instructional time for your student due to dress code infractions. A dress code reminder can be found on the PCHS Facebook page.
We have another busy week of activities at PCHS:
Monday our golf team will host a match at Albemarle Plantation starting at 1:00 PM and our JV Baseball team will play at Edenton at 6:00 PM.
Tuesday our golf team will play at Edenton at 2:00 PM and our Varsity Baseball and Softball teams will play at Northeast Charter Prep in Tarboro at 4:30 PM.
Wednesday we will take Spring sports pictures, and our baseball and softball teams will host Bear Grass Charter. JV Baseball will start at 4:00 PM, Softball will start at 5:00 PM, and Varsity Baseball will start at 6:00 PM.
Thursday our Women's Soccer team will travel to play at Camden starting at 5:00 PM.
Friday JV Baseball will host Edenton starting at 4:00 PM and Softball and Varsity Baseball will host Northeast Charter Prep. Softball will start at 6:00 PM and Varsity Baseball will start at 7:00 PM.
Finally there are some important events and dates that you may want to mark on your calendar:
March 30 - Workkeys Test during the school day for all Seniors scheduled to take the test.
March 31- ASVAB Test during the school day for all who have registered.
June 1 - Baccalaureate at 6:30 PM.
June 6-10 - Final Exams during the school day. Students must be in attendance to complete their exams.
June 10 - Graduation at 7:00 PM.
Rotary Student of the Month> Congrats to Ariel Lewis and Colby Brown for being recognized as the Rotary Students of the Month for their outstanding accomplishments!
Academic Success Class> Outstanding academic achievement for the 3rd quarter...
Landon Headley, Jyini Jones, Rah Siaya Jones, and Aaron Lawrence...way to go!!!
Women's Basketball> Congrats to Jada Modlin, Lailana Harris, Crishya Sellers, and Jaslyn Holley for being selected to 3rd Team All-District!
HOSA> PCHS HOSA students competed in the NC HOSA State Leadership Conference in Greensboro March 9-12, 2022.
- Chloe DeWeese
- Madison Nixon
- Hailey Oliver
- Jordan Stokely
They were recognized for their work on the following...
HOSA National Service Project
American Red Cross Blood Drives.
Students collected over $100 in donations for the HOSA Service Organization-Be the Match. Chapters collecting $100 or more will be recognized with a certificate of appreciation at the International Conference as well. PCHS HOSA hosted two successful blood drives this year.
PCHS HOSA was awarded Gold Star Chapter Recognition. Gold Star Chapter is awarded to “outstanding NC HOSA Chapters who encourage students’ participation, follow the HOSA plan of work, and actively participate in HOSA activities to achieve their goals.” Advisor, Cheryl Harris, was awarded Gold Star Advisor Recognition. Gold Star Advisor is awarded to “outstanding NC HOSA Advisors who encourage students’ participation, follow the HOSA plan of work, and actively participate in HOSA activities to achieve their goals.”
Art> The following students have artwork on display at the Perquimans Arts League in downtown Hertford to celebrate Youth Art Month...
Prom> Prom tickets are now on sale. The prom will be held on April 30 and tickets are $35 per person until the end of March and then the price will be $40 per person. Please see Mrs. Russell before or after school to purchase tickets.
Pirate Chest> Need a gorgeous prom dress or some dancing shoes? Stop by the Pirate Chest or Ms. Sutton's Room, B107, 12:15-12:45 to find the right dress for Prom 2022!
Baccalaureate will be June 1st at 6;30
Graduation Practice will be June 8th @1
Graduation will be June 10th @7:30
vocabulary.com> Check out the outstanding accomplishment by PCHS (see below)...way to go Pirates!!!
This Week @ PCHS...
- Tue, Mar. 22nd> Golf @ Edenton 2:00 PM; Softball & Varsity Baseball @ NECP 4:30 PM
- Wed, Mar. 23rd> Spring Sports Pictures; JV & V Baseball home vs Bear Grass Charter 4:00 PM; Softball @ Bear Grass Charter 5:00 PM
-Thur, Mar. 24th> Soccer @ Camden 5:00 PM
-Fri, Mar. 25th> JV Baseball home vs Edenton 4:00 PM; Softball & Varsity Baseball home vs NECP 6:00 & 7:00 PM
Counselor's Corner: Student Services...
Attention current sophomore and juniors. If you are interested in taking COA classes while in high school there will be a CCP informational night held on March 28 in the Media Center from 6-7. See your counselor for more information.
We are still in the process of registering current 9th and 10th grade students. We will continue to do so the month of March. Students please make sure you have your registration form completed before meeting with your counselor.
Students, are you uncertain about your future career? If so, please see student services to register to take the ASVAB test as soon as possible. While this test is used as a military entrance exam, students who take the test are not required to talk to a recruiter or join the military. The ASVAB is a wonderful career preparation tool because it uses your interests and abilities to give you good information about the careers that best match your skill set. This computer-based test will be given on March 31 at 8:30 am. in the media center. Be sure to register today!
College Center with Ms. Gray...
US Naval Academy Summer STEM Program
Are you thinking of a career as a coder, game developer, designer, or robotics engineer? Then start with the experience of a world-class program like the Naval Academy's Summer STEM Program! The Summer STEM program involves a vibrant week of problem-solving, exploratory learning, critical thinking, and team building for rising 9th-11th graders interested in a future in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. You'll work with students from all over the country as you test your problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration skills. Use the link below to learn more about the program and apply by no later than March 31, 2022!
Students, families & educators are invited to join us for these upcoming information sessions featuring Beacon programming designed to help students and families prepare for the transition to college.
Navigator PREP Jr. Virtual Info Session
MAR. 23 | 7 PM EST
Learn more about our virtual program for current high school juniors! Students and families proactively prepare for the college application process and the transition to college through hands-on exercises and expert one-to-one guidance.
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****Virtual college Fair*****
You're invited to attend CACRAO's Virtual College Fair on Monday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 22! NC State is joining over 75 institutions from across the country to share more information about the college search and application process. View the full schedule and see which institutions are attending. You are encouraged to attend both nights and register for sessions based on institutions you are interested in learning more about.
CACRAO is an organization that promotes college access for students in North and South Carolina. We invite you to learn more about NC State by registering below.
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The Longleaf Commitment Grants for Class of 2022 - In May 2021, the Governor launched the Longleaf Commitment community college grant program that ensures that recent high school graduates from low- and middle-income families will receive at least $2,800 in federal and state grants to cover tuition and most fees at any of the state’s 58 community colleges. The Longleaf Commitment Program has been expanded to include 2022 high school graduates. Students need to have completed their RDS, and FAFSA in-order to be considered for the Grant.