Phillips Preparatory Newsletter
February 2021 Edition
The teachers and students of Phillips Preparatory are doing amazing things in the classroom to make safety a priority while creating an innovative and engaging learning environment. Our expectation is that all students (remote learners and face-to-face learners) show up each day on time and prepared to ACTIVELY participate. We expect students to read, ask questions, and submit quality work. We also expect all students to follow all safety protocols and guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the flu, strep, and any other infectious diseases. I’d like to thank our parents, family members, and community partners for their continued support. Let's make this a fantastic 3rd quarter!
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Wellness and Safety Protocols
CULTURES AND CIVILIZATIONS
Mrs. Burch brings ancient Greece to life.
IB LEARNERS ARE THINKERS
Jeopardy math competition with Mrs. Foster.
SOLVING IS AS EASY AS "PI"
Collaboration is often key to solving problems.
MELODIES AND TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Shearer shows chorus students how to play boomwhackers.
Students use their artistic skills across disciplines.
LET'S GET MOVING!
Physical Education teachers have been very creative this year in coordinating socially-distanced activities.
- Students must log into Schoology each day to be counted present for school.
- Submit parent notes, doctor's notes, and court documents for excused absences.
- If a long-term absence is necessary, contact the principal to make arrangements for classwork.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
IB LEARNER PROFILE
IB - Knowledgeable
Myah O'Hear (7th grade) is our 2020-2021 Spelling Bee Champion. Myah will progress to the next round of district competition. Our second place winner is Daniel Neese (7th grade). Great job to all of the spelling bee participants.
Daltrey LeGros has been selected to attend Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Daltrey also placed in the top 20 submissions for a district level art competition, and his work will now be entered in the State Superintendent’s Visual Art Competition.
IB - Principled
Nine Phillips Band students auditioned and made Alabama All State Band and District Honor Band! Great job Liam West, Hari Atmakuri, Luke Cabral, Daniel Bueno, Sagedie Diaz, Miley Montgomery, Eashan Sharma, Kazlo Morris, and Brock Woodard
IB - Knowledgeable
IB - Communicators
Congratulations to Mr. Carlos Holly, Phillips 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year. Mr. Holly's work extends beyond Phillips. This year, he has recorded several episodes of Spanish lessons for MCPSS TV.
IB - Balanced
Sports Highlight: Congratulations to Carrie Daniels who scored a perfect 50 during the Denton Archery Tournament! IB Learners are "BALANCED." Thanks for modeling how to excel at academics and athletics.
IB - Caring
Feb. 1-5, 2021 was National School Counseling Week. We'd like to thank our outstanding counselors, Mrs. Burden and Mrs. Eiland, for their daily contributions to the success of our PPS students.