Pirates Post

Week of Jan. 31st

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Message from Principal Drew...

Seniors be sure to nominate your choice for keynote speaker at graduation this year. The deadline to nominate someone is tomorrow, Monday January 31st. The nominations will be voted on by the Senior class to select the keynote speaker for graduation. Remember to nominate someone that has had a positive impact on your life and the lives of your fellow students throughout your academic career. Once again the deadline for nominations is tomorrow so be sure to check the email you received from Mrs. Baker in order to get your nomination in on time.

Juniors you received an email from Mrs. Blanchard on Friday. Be sure to read this email and to open and read the attachment. The ACT will be given to all Juniors at PCHS on March 1st. The minimum passing score for Juniors is a 19. In order to prepare each of you for this opportunity we will conduct an ACT bootcamp during the month of February during you WIN time. Students should take this chance to prepare seriously and give their best effort each day in preparation as well as on the test itself. Once again, details about all of this are in the email sent out to Juniors on Friday by Mrs. Blanchard.

We have another busy week at PCHS this week....

Monday is a teacher workday. There is no school for students tomorrow but our JV and Varsity girls basketball teams will host Lawrence Academy starting at 4:30.

Tuesday our basketball teams will play at South Creek starting at 4:30.

Wednesday our basketball teams will host Washington County starting at 4:30.

Friday our Swim team will compete in the Regional Finals in Cary, NC with a chance to qualify for the State Finals. Good luck to each of our individual and relay swimmers at this event. Our basketball teams will also host Tarboro on this evening starting at 4:30.

Saturday our basketball teams will travel to Riverside for games starting at 3:00.

Good luck to all of our student-athletes this week.

Spring sport tryouts will begin on Monday February 14th. Anyone interested in trying out for a Spring sport must have their physical and all rank one forms completed and on file with Coach Roberson prior to tryouts.

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PCHS Highlights...

Math Department> Math Students of the Week...

Carver - Malik Bossert - Math 3

Craddock - Hailey Scott - Precalculus

Riddick - Lillianna Murray - Math 2

Tyson - Anthony Winslow - Math 1

Theatre Department> Auditions for "Shrek The Musical" are THIS WEEK!!! They will take place on Thursday, February 3rd during 3rd and 4th period.

If you are not in Mrs. Jones's 3rd or 4th period you will be pulled out of class by an assistant for a few minutes to audition.

You will need to have prepared a 1-minute monologue and 16 Bars (30-45 seconds) of music.

If you only want to dance you do not need to prepare anything.

If you are planning on auditioning you need to have this form (https://forms.gle/RGgagiUaFeHmCY42A) filled out before 11:30 on Thursday.

Break a leg everyone!

Newsletter/Email Home to Senior Parents> Last chance to purchase a Senior Recognition Ad is February 10. Senior Recognition Ads can be purchased at www.jostensyearbooks.com. On the website parents have the complete freedom in uploading a picture(s) and creating a personal message. This is where parents can submit a baby picture or other favorite shot – many parents use this for professional senior portraits taken on location. It is a time to congratulate your graduate or tell them how proud you are.

Pirates Basketball> The Lady Pirates won big on the road against Washington County on Tuesday night by a score of 81-22. The Lady Pirates' overall record has improved to 13-2 and 4-1 in the conference. They have a big upcoming week where they will compete in 4 games, 3 of which are conference games. Come out and show your support for Lady Pirates Basketball!

Health Sciences> Will be hosting a blood drive on February 11th in the gym lobby (see below).

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This Week @ PCHS...

Mon, Jan. 31st> Staff Workday (no school for students); JV & Varsity Girls Basketball home vs LA 4:30 PM

Tue, Feb. 1st> Basketball @ South Creek 5:00 PM

Wed, Feb. 2nd> Basketball home vs Washington County 4:30 PM

Thur, Feb. 3rd> Great time to check your grades and make sure you don't have any missing assignments.

Fri, Feb. 4th> Regional Swim Meet @ Cary Aquatic Center 4:30PM; BB home vs Tarboro 4:30 PM

Sat, Feb. 5th> Basketball @ Riverside 3:00 PM

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ACT Words of the Week...

- Nautical> of or concerning sailors or navigation

- Obsolete> no longer produced or used

- Paramount> of utmost important

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Did You Know???...

- Monday, January 31st = Staff Workday (no school for students)...a great day to play catch-up and make sure you don't have any missing assignments!
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Counselor's Corner: Student Services...

Attention Seniors!!

If you have not ordered your cap & gown yet, please do so by FEBRUARY 15TH.

ALSO...It is that time of year, Mrs. Thomas and I are in the process of ordering your diplomas . When you get a chance please stop by Student Services to verify the spelling of your name, we want to make sure that it is correctly spelled on your diploma. There will be a document placed by Mrs. Meiggs' desk, as soon as you walk into Student Services, that you need to sign. Please make sure to stop by only during class change or before/after school. Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!

A COA admissions counselor will be here every 1st Wednesday of the month starting in February. There will be a table set up in the lunchroom, be sure to stop by and see all that COA has to offer.
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College Center...

Parents do you have a college-bound junior or senior who may benefit from additional one-on-one transition counseling? Beacon College is offering two information seasons on their family-centered transition-to-college programs! See the links to register below.

Summer for Success Virtual Info Session

FEB. 2 | 7 PM EST

Join us to learn more about the 2022 Summer for Success program options, available courses, costs and scholarships! This on-campus summer immersion program is in high demand this year, with many popular courses and programs already filling up.


Navigator PREP Virtual Info Session

FEB. 7 | 7PM EST

Beacon's virtual transition-to-college program for students — and their parents! — is enrolling for the 6-month program beginning in February. Learn more and participate in a live Q&A at our next webinar.


Norfolk Naval Shipyard's (NNSY) Apprentice Program, in partnership with TCC, is designed to attract talented individuals who want a rewarding career with the federal government. The next Apprenticeship Announcement Period is opening February 01, 2022 and closing March 15, 2022. All materials are due March 15, 2022.

The four-year program offers candidates a chance to earn a competitive salary while they learn their trade, gaining their Technical Career Studies Certificate from TCC at the same time. Graduates of the program also have the opportunity to advance their education by pursuing an Associate of Applied Science Maritime Technologies: Trades Technician Degree. Apprentices have the option to choose from various trades and become experts on their selected trade.

To Apply: Interested individuals need to complete an admissions application for TCC, either online or at the college; take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT); and set up an account and complete the application on www.indeed.com. The job announcement for the 2023 apprenticeship program will be posted in Indeed beginning Feb. 1.

For Information on NNSY's Apprenticeship Program Visit: http://help.tcc.edu/s/article/Norfolk-Naval-Shipyard-Apprenticeship-Program

**** Attention Seniors****

There is still time to complete your FAFSA. If you plan to attend any post-secondary education, complete your FAFSA as soon as possible. Stop by Miss Gray's office located in guidance or email her at morgangray@pqschools.org to set up an appointment.

All Perquimans County Schools Foundation Scholarships are due February 1, 2022. Please contact Miss Gray or your school counselor for more information regarding these scholarship opportunities.

Seniors, we have two large scholarship opportunities available now.

SECU Scholarship

Due: March 1, 2022

All eligible high school seniors must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a senior at a North Carolina public high school

  • Must be an SECU member or is eligible for membership through a parent/guardian.

  • Must be a United States citizen, a resident of North Carolina, and eligible for in-state tuition.

  • Must be accepted to attend one of the 16 UNC system universities as a full-time undergraduate.

  • Must have demonstrated scholastic achievement with a 2.5 or higher unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale.

  • Must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement.

  • Must file FAFSA as part of the application.

Please contact Miss Gray or your School Counselor for more information.

**A senior from the school will receive the scholarship, so APPLY! **

Golden Leaf Commitment Scholarship

Due: March 1, 2022


  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes and reside in a qualifying rural North Carolina county,

  • Be a high school senior enrolling full-time in the fall as a first-year student or a currently enrolled community college transfer student enrolling full-time in the fall,

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5,

  • Plan to enroll in a participating North Carolina public or private college/university,

  • Have a financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process,

  • Be able to communicate a commitment to returning to a rural North Carolina county after graduation.

Please contact Miss Gray or your school counselor for more information.

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