PCHS Weekly Updates

March 4, 2022

Note from Mrs. McBride & Mrs. Woods

PCHS Community,

Happy Friday!

Shortly after Spring Break, you will see some more bond work in action here on the PCHS campus. The practice field up on the hill near Pirate Stadium and the tennis courts will be torn up and re-done (including turf for the practice field and brand new courts!). This is great news for us, and it also means there will be lots of action over on the Northwest corner of our grounds this spring. The crew doing the work has asked to use the NW parking lot for work vehicles, new turf storage, supplies, etc. This means that shortly after Spring Break, students should be ready to park somewhere other than their assigned parking spot if they are in that NW lot. We know this may feel disruptive, and we appreciate your understanding in advance as we look forward to these new upgrades to the PCHS facilities. This will be a short-term interruption with long-term benefits for our students! Please make sure your kiddos have this on their radars.

Enjoy the warmth this weekend!

Mrs. McBride & Mrs. Woods

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Attention Class of 2022 Students & Families!

The end of the year is approaching! Seniors, please plan to attend a Senior Meeting on March 10 in the PCHS Gym from 10:15-10:40 (during Seminar). At this time, we will walk through the Class of 2022 Senior Event calendar and everything to be thinking about and planning for during this exciting chapter in your lives! Check out the new 21-22 PCHS Senior Dates document below!
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National Honor Society Invitations

Very soon, if they haven't already, invitation letters will be arriving in the mailboxes of students in the Classes of 2022-24 who have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher and are not already in the NHS. Keep your eyes out for this invitation, and once received, fill out the application, which can be found on our website here: https://www.pinckneypirates.org/o/pchs/browse/296811

Be sure to read all application instructions carefully!

Want direct support? Mrs. Walker will be in the Cedia center on Monday, March 14 after school and Mrs. St. John will be in the Media Center on Thursday, March 17 after school to answer any questions prospective NHS members may have about completing the application.

The candidate evaluation packet, including personal statements and letters of recommendation, are due by 2:45 P.M. on Monday, March 21, 2022 to Mrs. Walker’s mailbox in the Main Office.

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Reaching Higher

Dear PCHS Students,

We are so excited to offer YOU the opportunity to be a part of the first Reaching Higher Student Leadership Program cohort at PCHS! We are looking for 25 student leaders in grades 9-12 to be a part of this transformational experience.

Reaching Higher gives YOU

  • easy-to-use tools and practical strategies that help build self-esteem,

  • foster positive life choices,

  • improve communication, and

  • promote a healthier learning experience at school.

If YOU are interested in being a part of this once in a lifetime experience that will take your leadership skills to the next level, email Kathleen Krill at kkrill@pinckneypirates.org by Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

To learn more about Reaching Higher, check out the website here: https://reachinghigherinc.org/


The PCHS Reaching Higher Team

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Calling All Gamers! LAN Party TONIGHT in PCHS Media Center!

There will be a LAN party held in the High School Media Center TONIGHT March 4th from 4pm - 9pm. The cost is $20 per student. Funds raised will go toward supporting the Esports program. Pizza, soda, and snacks will be provided and the event is limited to the first 50 PCHS students that have paid to attend.

A sign-up sheet with more information can be found here: https://forms.gle/MwoBt66hVRzPvvbL7

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Annual U Matter Week - March 7-11

Stugo is sponsoring its annual U Matter Week this week coming up. UMatter is a program focused on empowering teens to shatter the stigmas surrounding mental health challenges and suicide. Please join us in the spirit days!

Monday - Anxiety Awareness - Blue

Tuesday - Depression Awareness - Green

Wednesday - Suicide Awareness - Yellow

Thursday - Self-Image Day - Purple

Friday - We Matter Day - Red & Black

Read more about U Matter Week here: https://www.friendshipcircle.org/umatter/about/

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March 11 is Spread Goodness Day, and we are on board here at PCHS! See the flyer below and start thinking about how you might get involved!
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Help Bring Therapy Dogs to PCS Schools!

Fundraising Update: We've raised enough to purchase our first PCS therapy dog!!!! Thank you!! To purchase a dog and train it costs between $8000-10,000. We would like to raise enough for a dog at every PCS school!
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Key Club's "Crafts-for-Kids"!

The Pinckney Community High School Key Club is hosting a "Crafts-for-Kids" event at the Hub in the park! Parents, drop off your kids with us for a few hours and relax, complete household chores, or run some errands. We ask that your child be at an age where they are completely potty trained.

This is a FREE event. If you'd like to donate so that we may continue to run this event, we will have a donation jar available. Thank you!

This event is almost entirely run by the members of Key Club, though there is always at least one adult present to supervise. If you have any questions, please contact the Key Club president Jaylynn Yang at 810-522-0357 or jaylynnyang12@gmail.com, or our supervisor Sandra Parker at 248-343-3769 or sparker@pinckneypirates.org.

Check out all that the Pinckney Community Youth Development Initiative is up to here! --> https://pcydi.org/

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NHS Peer Tutoring Program 2nd Semester

Need a tutor? NHS members are here to support you! See the flyer below for how to sign-up.
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Save the Date for A Walk Through History!

The PCHS History Club is hosting an event open to the public. Join others in the community as you take A Walk Through History. There will be historical artifacts on display as well as living history actors walking about. The collections show will be graciously brought in by Seth Wuckert, the student leader of the History Club. Please follow the same etiquette as if you were in an actual museum. (Look, Don't Touch) See flyer below!

The Act2 Musical, Clue, will be taking place on the same evening. Come check out the exhibit and then hit the show!

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Parent Volunteers Wanted!

We have lots of students who love to play basketball during lunches, and we could use some more adult presence to support this. If you are available from between 10:50am-12:50pm on any Monday-Thursday, we'd love to have you volunteer to hang out with our students in the gym!

If interested, please sign up for any dates you are available via this Sign-Up Genius, fill out this background check form and email it to Kathy Robinson at krobinson@pinckneypirates.org.

2021-22 PCHS Weekly School Schedule

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What's Happening in Seminar?

Seminar @ PCHS has 3 objectives: student wellness, academic success, and a healthy school climate.

This week, clubs met and Seminar groups began considering ways they'd like to #spreadgoodness2022 next week!

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Upcoming Events & Important Dates

2021-22 PCHS Calendar: Check out the 2021-22 school year calendar here!

  • March 11 - Act2 Musical (Clue!) Opens
  • March 18 - A Walk Through History, Student-Led Event 6-9pm in PCHS Media Center
  • March 25 - 1/2 Day & End of 3rd Marking Period
  • March 28-April 1 - Spring Break!
  • April 13 - SAT & PSAT 9
  • April 14 - WorkKeys & PSAT 10
  • April 15 - No School
  • April 20 - MSTEP (11th graders only); Senior Scholar Dinner @ Lakelands - 6pm
  • April 29 - Prom @ Crystal Gardens
  • May 11 - NHS Induction
  • May 20 - Seniors' Last Day!
  • May 30 - No School - Memorial Day
  • June 1 - Senior Awards Night
  • June 2 - Graduation Rehearsal & Senior All Night Party (7pm-1am)
  • June 5 - PCHS Class of 2022 Graduation - 10am @ Pirate Stadium
  • June 7 - Half Day (7:30-10:55am)
  • June 8 - Half Day (7:30-10:55am) & Last Day of 2021-22 School Year!

Upcoming Week's Athletic Schedule - Go Pirates!!

Get your tickets to any and all games here! --> https://gofan.co/app/school/MI10053

Follow along for all athletic tryout, registration, and updates at https://pinckneypiratesathletics.com/

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Counselors' Corner

In this area, you will find relevant opportunities for building your college and career awareness and ensuring you have access to all of the information necessary to make your post-secondary plans a reality!

If you have any questions please let your counselor know:

Ms. Robinson (A-Le) or Mrs. Perales (Li- Z)

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Local Opportunities

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Local Employment Opportunities

Pinckney Community Schools: https://pinckneypirates.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx (Come work with us!!)

Currently, the district is in need of the following:

Instructional Staff:

High School Special Education Teacher

Elementary Technology Teacher/Technology Coach

Support Staff:

General Education Classroom Assistant - Navigator Upper Elementary/ Country Elementary

2nd shift Custodian - Country Elementary

CTE Technology Support Specialist - Pinckney Community High School


Varsity Football

All postings can be found on TalentEd

We also have ongoing needs for sub teachers, sub support, and sub custodians via Edustaff. Interested candidates can apply through their website.

LESA Transportation has on-going needs for bus drivers. Interested candidates can apply on their website or contact Sue Miller at 810-225-3964 for further information.

Aramark has on-going needs for food services workers. Candidates can email Sue Milliken or call 810-225-5628.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season!!

Positions are open at Michigan State parks. Employees must be 18 years of age or older. Variety of work and shifts.

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Mystic Creek Golf Course is Hiring!

Managerial Reminders

  • Full-Day Schedule: 7:30am-2:30pm
  • Half-Day Schedule: 7:30am-10:55am
  • Friday Early Release Schedule: 7:30am-1:09pm
  • PCHS is a closed campus. Only those approved to leave the building (i.e. for CTE, Dual Enrollment, Co-Op, sign-out) may exit the building during school hours through the North or South entrance. This is in service of ensuring all students are safely where they should be!
  • If running late to school, students need to park in the Main Entrance lot (South side) in order to sign in at the Main Office. The North doors will be locked after 7:45am.
  • Students are now assigned parking spots as a part of purchasing a parking pass. Make sure you're parking in your spot!
  • PCS Transportation Code of Conduct
  • 7th-12th Grade PCS 2021-22 Student Handbook