PCHS Weekly Updates
March 4, 2022
Note from Mrs. McBride & Mrs. Woods
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
Attention Class of 2022 Students & Families!
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.
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 email@example.com by Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
To learn more about Reaching Higher, check out the website here: https://reachinghigherinc.org/
The PCHS Reaching Higher Team
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
Annual U Matter Week - March 7-11
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/
Help Bring Therapy Dogs to PCS Schools!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or our supervisor Sandra Parker at 248-343-3769 or email@example.com.
Check out all that the Pinckney Community Youth Development Initiative is up to here! --> https://pcydi.org/
NHS Peer Tutoring Program 2nd Semester
Save the Date for A Walk Through History!
The Act2 Musical, Clue, will be taking place on the same evening. Come check out the exhibit and then hit the show!
Parent Volunteers Wanted!
2021-22 PCHS Weekly School Schedule
What's Happening in Seminar?
This week, clubs met and Seminar groups began considering ways they'd like to #spreadgoodness2022 next week!
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!!
If you have any questions please let your counselor know:
Ms. Robinson (A-Le) or Mrs. Perales (Li- Z)
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:
High School Special Education Teacher
Elementary Technology Teacher/Technology Coach
General Education Classroom Assistant - Navigator Upper Elementary/ Country Elementary
2nd shift Custodian - Country Elementary
CTE Technology Support Specialist - Pinckney Community High School
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.
Mystic Creek Golf Course is Hiring!
- 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