Week of August 30th
Message from Principal Drew...
WHAT A GREAT FIRST WEEK!!!
Students, staff, and families I can’t thank you enough for wonderful start to school. We
spent the week beginning to open our content and kick starting the learning process. We also
spent time reviewing the student handbook and building relationships with each other. We have a
great opportunity to turn a great week into an incredible year.
Thanks to our custodial staff that has our school looking and smelling clean and fresh
each day. Thanks to our cafeteria staff that have our students well fed and energized each day.
Thanks to our teachers for being prepared and excited to welcome our students back. Thanks to
our students and their families for being a part of our school and doing the little things needed to
make this a positive week.
With that in mind I wanted to bring your attention to a few items that we addressed this
week and would appreciate your cooperation on moving forward. The dress code was enforced
towards the end of this week. Students please make sure that you have reviewed and are in
compliance with the dress code before arriving to school each day. The time you spend changing
clothes during a dress code violation affects your success in the classroom not only for that day
but for the semester as a whole. A few of the more common dress code issues are headgear, holes
in jeans, and shorts that do not reach an acceptable length. We appreciate each of you and your
efforts to assist us in addressing this concern. Secondly, tardies and attendance are critical to
your success in the classroom. Students that arrive late to a class or students that are absent lose
valuable instructional time that can hinder their success in their classes. As a reminder, the
school day starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 3:05 PM. Students we need you in class the entire day
to fully provide you with the needed content to be successful. Finally, outside food is not allowed
in the building. This means that students should not bring food or have food delivered to the
school from outside providers. Our cafeteria staff works incredibly hard to provide a variety of
delicious options and your support of their efforts is greatly appreciated. As always students are
allowed to bring a packed lunch from home each day if they prefer.
Your attitude and your engagement this week demonstrated exactly what PQ Proud is all
about. We will continue to grow together and make PCHS the best school it can be. Rest up this
weekend and let’s make week two even better than week 1.
- Social Studies> Social Studies/History classes are off to a great start and we would like to use these first weeks to introduce our department. Mr. Michael Castle is the Department Chair and teaches AP American History and American History I & II. He is also the Men’s Soccer Coach. Mr. Castle was born in Kansas and was raised in Virginia Beach, VA. He graduated from James Madison University (JMU -- Go Dukes!). He has been teaching for 23 years with 17 of those years here in Perquimans County. He is married, has 5 kids and one grandchild. Next week, look forward to learning about...Coach “K” :)
- FFA> 1st FFA Meeting Tue, Aug. 31st 7:30 AM in Mrs. Russell's room; FFA Tailgate Party = Sept. 10th 4:30 PM (location TBA).
- Math Department> PCHS students... "Spread Your Wings & FLY" (see picture below)
- Boys Soccer> Last week's match...PCHS 9 vs Albemarle School 0
Tony Riddick - 3 goals, 1 assist; Collin Roberts - 2 goals; William Lawrence - 2 goals; Austin Glover - 1 goal, 1assist; Jacob Nixon - 1 goal; Jakob Twine - 1 assist; Hunter Phthisic - 4 Saves
- Volleyball> The JV and Varsity Volleyball teams played well this week, defeating both Currituck and Pamlico. The JV team defeated Currituck on Tuesday 25-21, 25-17 and also defeated Pamlico on Thursday 25-6, 25-13. The Varsity team defeated both Currituck and Pamlico this week. Scores for the Currituck game were 25-20, 25-20,25-16. Scores for the Pamlico game were 25-8, 26-24, 25-12. Both teams will travel to Currituck on Tuesday of next week and Varsity will begin Conference play on Thursday vs South Creek at home. The Lady Pirates are off to a great start and thank you for your support.
- Football> PCHS 55 vs Camden 24
- Fire Fighter Academy> The Perquimans High School Fire Academy has begun its ninth year and is in full swing. All students have received their firefighting gear and will begin working toward their North Carolina Firefighter Certification through the NC Office of the State Fire Marshal. As we continue through the semester the students will learn how to communicate utilizing portable radio's, Emergency Medical Care including CPR and AED, how to properly use their firefighting gear in emergency situations including rescuing civilians and firefighters who may be in danger, and how to navigate in areas with none to limited visibility. The students are excited and ready for the challenge this semester (see pictures below).
- Fine Arts>
September 16th - Theatre will have it's official audition for its Fall production
November 3rd &4th - HS Play Performance dates
September 25th - ECU Band Day: The PCHS Marching Pirates will be performing halftime with the purple and gold Marching Pirates of East Carolina University
October 2nd - The Edenton Battle of the Bands Competition @ John A. Holmes HS
October 9th - Saturday Rehearsal from 1pm-6pm
October 16th - Panther Band Classic @ Pasquotank County HS
October 23rd - Greene Central Band Day @ Greene Central HS
October 30th - Crystal Coast Band Classic @ Havelock HS
This Week @ PCHS...
- Tuesday 8/31> Volleyball @ Currituck 4:30 pm
- Wednesday 9/1> Take advantage of WIN Time ("What I Need?")...complete all assignments, no zeros allowed.
- Thursday 9/2> Volleyball vs South Creek (home) 4:30 pm
- Friday 9/3> Football @Pasquotank 7 pm
WIN will meet each day but the location will be dependent on the day. The schedule for WIN will be:
Monday - 1st period for WIN time
Tuesday - 2nd period for WIN time
Wednesday - 3rd period for WIN time
Thursday - 4th period for WIN time
Friday - Homeroom for WIN time
WIN will take place after 2nd period each day just like homeroom did this past week. It will be important that all 2nd period teachers remind students where they should be each day according to the schedule above. This time will serve as our remediation/acceleration block. Clubs will be allowed to use this time for their meetings after Labor Day.
Expectations & Reminders...
- You MUST wear proper face covering at all times while on the bus (morning, afternoon, field trips, school related activities), this is not optional, it is a requirement unless you have an approved medical reason.
- Be on time> warning bell rings at 7:55 AM...all students are expected to be in their seats ready to work when the 8:00 AM bell rings to begin 1st period.
- Remember, no hats or hoodies are allowed to be worn in the building unless you have an approved medical reason or it is part of a class activity.
Counselor Corner: Student Services...
Students, if you intend to make any class changes, NOW is the time. Friday is the LAST day we can make any changes (so please turn in your form by Wednesday).
Counselors are available to assist students with any needs you may have. We can help with academics as well as social-emotional and personal issues. If your last name begins with A-K, please see Mrs. Thomas; if your last name begins with L-Z, please see Ms. Spear.
Stay on the Pirate SHIP...
S = Show Respect (self, others, & school)
H = Handle Responsibilities (be on time, ready to work)
I = Influence Appropriately (positive attitude, be a leader)
P = Prepare Intentionally (set strong goals, have a plan, be your best)