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Update from Principal Talbot

Dear PHS Families,

Here is this week's update. Please do not ever hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about these or any other matters.


Term 2 Report Cards were published and sent home to families via email yesterday (Thursday, Jan. 26) afternoon. If you did not receive yours, please contact your child's guidance counselor. The Term 2 Honor Roll will be published next Friday so that students that have earned an incomplete in a course have time to submit missing work and update their quarterly grades.


All students in grades 9-11 will soon begin to select their courses for the 2023-24 school year. Here is an overview of our Course Selection Process.

  • Feb. 1-28 - Throughout the month of February, teachers will begin to make course recommendations for students for next year.
  • Feb. 15-17 - Students will attend grade-level Course Selection Assemblies during Titan Time. This is a chance for them to hear from our content supervisors about course offerings, especially new offerings, as well as important information about our Pathway Programs.
    • Feb 15 - 9th Grade Assembly
    • Feb 16 - 10th Grade Assembly
    • Feb 17 - 11th Grade Assembly
  • March 2 - our annual Program of Studies evening. Please join us in the Randall Auditorium from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for an overview of our Course Selection Process as well as our course offerings/Program of Studies
  • March 7-10 - Junior course selections in Guidance Seminars during Titan Time
  • March 14-17 - Sophomore course selections in Guidance Seminars during Titan Time
  • March 21-24 - Freshman course selections in Guidance Seminars during Titan Time


Hope Beyond Hope is a women's sober living home in Weymouth. Thanks to the PHS PTO and Pembroke Titans Against Drugs (PTAD), Pembroke High School is pleased to welcome residents of Hope Beyond Hope to our school to speak to our students about the signs and dangers of substance use and about their road to recovery.

Our guests will speak to our juniors and seniors on Wednesday, February 8 from 10-11 a.m. and then again to our freshmen and sophomores on Thursday, February 9 at that same time. Students will miss 18 minutes of C-Block (10-10:18 a.m.) with the rest of the presentation occurring during Titan Time.

I would like to offer a special thanks to Mrs. Karan Little, who has served as our liaison of sorts with Hope Beyond Hope. She has done extensive work with the organization, including bringing our Girls' Volleyball team there to volunteer and meet with the amazing women at Hope.

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PPS Roundtable Series # 3: TECHNOLOGY

PPS Roundtable Series # 3: TECHNOLOGY

For the last several months, Pembroke Public Schools has hosted a series of Roundtable Conversations for families to share their experiences and ideas related to some of our focus areas for this school year.

Each roundtable has an afternoon and evening opportunity for parents/caregivers to participate, so please select the time that suits your schedule.

Pre-registration is required to participate.

The third roundtable will focus on the topic of Technology.

We are specifically seeking feedback on the District Technology Plan


Meeting Dates/Times: February 1, 2023, from 5:30-7:00 PM, and February 2, 2023, from from 1:00-2:30 PM.

Meeting Location: North Pembroke Elementary School

We look forward to hearing your feedback.

Pembroke SEPAC Meeting at 7PM

Pembroke Public Schools

Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Hobomock Elementary Library


Introductions / Brief review of purpose of SEPAC for any new attendees

Director’s Update

Old Business

• Director’s Update

• Family Support Group- next date

• Mental Health Resource Fair Update

New Business

  • Spring schedule planning


Each week, I will conclude this update with the "Celebrating Community" segment, which will highlight the recent successes and accomplishments of our entire school community. In doing so, we draw well-deserved attention to the many people that make our community great.

PHS Multicultural Club

The PHS Multicultural Club met this month to discuss and celebrate the Lunar (Chinese) New Year. The group discussed the dates of the Chinese New Year and how the celebration differs from other celebrations, learned the significance of the signs of the Zodiac, and enjoyed traditional Lunar New Year treats. Finally, students created red lanterns, which adorn our atrium, as a symbol of wealth, good fortune, and prosperity and are commonly associated with Chinese celebrations.

PHS Student Council

The PHS Student Council is hosting its annual Massachusetts Association of Student Council's (MASC) Unified Bocce Tournament this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the PHS Gymnasium. There will be dozens of schools and hundreds of Unified Athletes, including our very own PHS Unified Bocce team, in attendance competing in the tournament and also participating in many other games and activities. Please come out to support our Unified Athletes!

Jen Birolini, who scored her 100th career point as a member of our Girls' Ice Hockey

Belated congratulations to sophomore Jen Birolini, who scored her 100th career point as a member of our Girls' Ice Hockey team back on January 16. Jen is the seventh player to accomplish the feat in PHS history, but the first to do so as a sophomore.

Massachusetts All-State Choral Festival

Congratulations to seniors Cam Reilly and Samantha McKenna as well as junior Jillian Pongonis for being selected to the Massachusetts All-State Choral Festival. They will join perform with vocalists from across the state on Saturday, March 4 at 1 p.m. at Symphony Hall in Boston

Girls' Indoor Track and Field

Congratulations to our Girls' Indoor Track and Field 4x50m and 4x200m Relay teams for taking first place in last weekend's MTSCA Relay Meet. The 4x50m team - Sarah Claflin, Catrena Ghattas, Ally Johnson, and Melanie Butler - did so by setting a school, meet, and state record. The 4x200m team members are Sarah Claflin, Catrena Ghattas, Katie Gibbons, and Caroline Minogue.

Class of 2023 Update

The yearbook is happy to announce that we are collecting the following for graduating seniors.

Please only limit your submissions to the following categories:

-youth sport photos (up through age 13) and

-baby pictures (up through age 4)

Please make sure each picture is renamed with your senior's first and last name. Unfortunately, we may not be able to include photos that are not properly labeled.

Photos should be uploaded to the following link:

The deadline to submit photos is February 9th.

Thank you so much!

Jessica Lazarus and Rachel Kirtley

Yearbook Advisors


  • 2/1 - PHS Solo Ensemble Concert (PHS Randall Auditorium 6:30 p.m.)
  • 2/8, 2/9 - Hope Beyond Hope Assemblies
  • 2/10-2/12 - PHS Thespian Troupe Winter Plays (PHS Randall Auditorium 6:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on 2/12)
  • 2/14-2/17 - PHS grade level Course Selection Assemblies
  • 2/20-2/24 - February break

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Thanks, all. Please do not ever hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns about these or any other matters. Have a great weekend.