PLANO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Girls Soccer Playoffs – Regional Semifinal

Plano vs. Arlington Martin


Friday, April 8, 2016 at 11:00am @ Grande Communications Stadium

801 N. Loop 250 W. Midland, Texas 79703


If they win, they will play the winner of Permian/Flower Mound on Saturday, April 9, at 12:00pm in the Regional Finals. Same location.


GO WILDCATS!


2016 Bond Information Meetings to be Hosted by Superintendent

Plano ISD community members are invited to attend any of the remaining four information meetings to be hosted this spring about the district’s May 7 bond election proposal. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Binggeli will present information and answer questions. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the district’s high schools on the following dates:


  • April 6 (Wednesday) - McMillen High School (cafeteria), 750 N. Murphy Road, Murphy, TX 75094
  • April 13 (Wednesday) - Jasper High School (presentation room), 6800 Archgate Drive, Plano, TX 75024
  • April 25 (Monday) - Vines High School (presentation room), 1401 Highedge Drive, Plano, TX 75075
  • April 28 (Thursday) - Shepton High School (library), 5505 Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093
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Parent Engagement Survey

You are invited to participate in the Parental Engagement Survey for Plano Senior High.

House Bill 5, adopted in the 83rd Legislative Session (2013), changed several regulations regarding accountability and added a new type of accountability rating and reporting, Community and Student Engagement Accountability (CSEAS). The law requires each school district to evaluate and assign a performance rating for each campus in various program and performance areas including Community and Parental Involvement.

There are many ways in which parents may be involved in the education of their child. Extensive research has shown that activities such as reading and communicating with the child and setting expectations have the largest effect on student achievement. Other forms of parental involvement, such as attendance and participation in school functions, also contribute positively to achievement in school.

This Parental Engagement Survey will help us understand some of the ways in which parents are engaged in the education of their child. This information will guide us in providing support to the parents in our community.

With Plano Senior High and the 2015-2016 school year in mind, please take a moment to answer this brief survey.

Thank you for your participation.

Here are the links to the online survey:

English: http://formscreator.pisd.edu/formhandler/parentalengagementpisd.aspx

Spanish: http://formscreator.pisd.edu/formhandler/parentalengagementpisdsp.aspx

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DID YOU KNOW......

Did you know approximately 25,000 people overdosed and died from prescription drugs in 2014? You can help keep unused and expired prescriptions from being abuse. The DEA holds a drug “take back” day where you simply bring any unused or expired medications to a site and drop it off. It is FREE and it is EASY to do! On April 30, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, you can stop by any collection site nearest you and drop off your medications. There will be sites at PSHS, PESH, PWSH and Clark schools this year. I have included the website if you need a site closer to home.

Please consider cleaning out your medicine cabinets and help us fight the battle of prescription drug abuse. Together, we can make a difference…Dawne

https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/ Click on finding an authorized collection center

Former NBA player, Chris Herren, will share his story of drug abuse and recovery in a FREE presentation that will be held on April 12 at 7:00 pm in Frisco. It is geared towards reaching our youth but all are welcome! I have attached the flyer. Registration is not required; but, if you do, you can possibly win some great prizes!
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2016 AP MACRO EXAM PREP

  • 11 April, Monday: Units 3 & 4
  • 19 April, Tuesday: Units 5 & 6 at 8am
  • 28 April, Thursday: Mock Exam


All prep sessions will be in Mr. Magavern’s room after seventh period unless noted otherwise.

AP PSYCHOLOGY REVIEWS: After school in A-123

  • Tues., April 12th – Tips & U1 (The Field)
  • Thur., April 14th – U2 (The Mind)
  • Tues., April 19th – U3 (Dev. Person) & U4 (The Environment)
  • Thur., April 21st – U5 (Thinking) & U6 (Mental Health)
  • Wed., April 27th - Mock Exam
  • Mon., May 2ndAP PSYCH EXAM - 12pm

IMPORTANT: 2016-17 DUAL ENROLLMENT REGISTRATION

An additional step has been added to the Dual Enrollment registration. If you are a student taking a dual enrollment class for the first time , (2016-17 school year), please come to the Counseling Office to pick up the additional material.

Attention Juniors

If you took the PSAT in October a paper copy

of your results as well as your test booklet is

available to pick up in the Counseling Office.

You will need a photo id to pick up your results.

SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION

On-line registration for High School Summer School is available Monday, March 21st. Counselors must pre-approve courses in the registration portal. To register, visit with your counselor about course selections, then login to parent portal and complete the student emergency information from any computer with internet access. Courses pre-approved by the student’s counselor will be viewable and available for selection. Online registration and payment is the most efficient and convenient way to enroll in Summer School courses. Questions regarding registration can be directed to the campus counseling office.


Dates:


First Session

  • June 13 - June 30
  • 8:00 am - 1:30 pm


Second Session

  • July 5 - July 22
  • 8:00 am - 1:30 pm


Session Break

  • July 1, July 4
  • Note: On the last day of each session students will be released at 10:00 am.

Attendance:

  • Only one absence is permitted per session.

Locations

Plano East Senior High School, 3000 Los Rios Blvd, Plano TX 75074

  • English, Spanish, Math, Communication Applications and SAT-PSAT Preparation Classes.

Plano West Senior High School, 5601 West Parker Road, Plano, TX 75093

  • Social Studies, Science, Physical Education and Health.


For a comprehensive list of High School Summer School course offerings, visit:http://www.pisd.edu/students/summer.school/high.school.shtm

Upcoming College Information Sessions

National College Fair - Arlington Convention Center, Arlington, TX Thu 7-Apr 5:00 p.m.

Texas Tech University - Rudy's Country Store and BBQ, Frisco 75033 Sat 9-Apr 3:00 p.m.

Boston University - Hilton Dallas Lincoln Center Sat 10 Apr 1:30 p.m.

Texas Tech University - Fuddruckers, Grapevine 76501 Sun 10-Apr 1:00 p.m.

College Admissions Information Session

Who: Washington University in St. Louis

When: Sunday, April 24th @ 7:00 pm

Where: Dallas Marriott Suites Medical/Market Center

2493 North Stemmons Freeway

Dallas, TX


No Reservations needed

TWO SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR A PSHS SENIOR

Justin Brinkley Memorial Scholarship

Graduating senior who plans to pursue a career helping to improve the lives of others, demonstrates leadership, community involvement. Application is available in the Counseling Department. Deadline is April 15, 2016.

Craig Gilbert Scholarship

Graduating senior who demonstrates leadership and citizenship. Essay required. Application is available in the Counseling Department. Deadline is April 12, 2016.

2016 JASPER PTSA Student Scholarship

One (1) $500 scholarship for a male; One (1) $500 scholarship for a female

To be eligible, student must:

  • Have been a paid PTSA member for both 9th and 10th grade at Jasper High School
  • Must be a 2016 graduating senior from a Plano Independent School District school
  • Student must attend a college/university or vocational program for Fall, 2016. Transcript must be attached. No exceptions.

Applications will be accepted February 1, 2016 and are must be received by Noon May 1, 2016.

Winners will be drawn at the general PTSA meeting in May. Please complete this form and attach transcript or verification of enrollment (VOE) and return to:

Kim Funk, Jasper HS VP of Membership, 6800 Archgate, Plano, TX 75024.

Please contact Kim Funk @ kfunk11@live.com with any questions.

Good luck graduating Seniors!

2016_JASPER_PTSA_Student_Scholarship_Application.docx

2016 Frankford PTA Student Scholarship

Frankford Middle School PTA is offering 3 scholarships (1-$1000 and 2-$500) to PISD graduates who attended Frankford for 6-8th grades. More information can be found on our website www.frankfordpta.org. Deadline for applications is April 15th.

Hightower Scholarship

The Hightower Elementary PTA would is inviting graduating Seniors to see where their education journey started. There will be a reception for students, parents and teachers and spend some time to reconnect. The reception will on Thursday, May 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We will announce the winner of the Hightower Elementary PTA Scholarship as well as have light snacks and drinks.

The Luanne Collins – Hughston Elementary PTA Scholarship

The Luanne Collins – Hughston Elementary PTA Scholarship is now available. Pick up an application in the Counseling Department. Deadline is April 29, 2016.

HEDGCOXE $500 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

See attached application

ALEX TREJO SCHOLARSHIP

A $500 scholarship for a graduating senior that attended Carpenter Middle School for at least 2 years; be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program at a college or university for the 2016-17 academic year as a full time student and a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship is in memory of Alex Trejo, who worked at Carpenter for 24 years. An application and full requirements can be picked up in Counseling or the Fish Bowl (Front Office). DEADLINE is Friday, April 29th.

MAROON GUARD OR MANAGER FOR PLANOETTES

Any student interested in becoming a maroon guard or manager, applications are now available through Mrs. Walraven (Meredith.walraven@pisd.edu) or stop by D136. They are also posted on the Planoette website http://www.planoettes.org/ .

PSHS CHOIR AUDITIONS

COME BE A PART OF THE AWARD WINNING, NATIONALLY RENOWNED HONOR CHOIR OF PLANO SENIOR.


  • Plano Senior High: THIS WEEK…Starting April 4th; Make-up Auditions will take place after school in D109 (Choir Room)


  • Vines High School: Starts the week of April 18th; Auditions will take place during your choir classes.


  • Clark High School: Starts the week of April 25th; Auditions will take place during your choir classes.


Auditions will include:

-Demonstration of your vocal range.

-Demonstration of the strength of your aural skills

-An 8 measure sight reading exercise

-A general singing exam

-All singers must present a most recent copy of their report card on audition day


PLEASE make plans to attend the ’16-’17 Choir Meeting on Tuesday, May 31st at 7pm in the PSHS Choir Room – D109. Contact derrick.brookins@pisd.edu with any questions
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PLANO'S BOOK DRIVE

PSHS STUCO is hosting a Book Drive until Friday, April 8th to donate books to Children's Health Advocates. They are in need of children's picture books and elementary-level books (fiction or nonfiction) in decent condition (hardback, thin hardback, or paperback-- no magazines) with age-appropriate content. ALL students can participate! Books can be dropped off in boxes located in B256, Student Activities Center, and the Fish Bowl.

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PLANOETTE SPRING SHOW

The Planoettes present their annual Spring Show "Tune In" from Thursday - Saturday, April 14th, 15th & 16th at the Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center, PSHS. Tickets are $10 each.


Ticket Sales:

  • TODAY, April 4th – Fri., April 15th (except for April 7th) from 4:15 - 6pm at the PSHS Theatre Box Office
  • Monday, April 11th - Friday, April 15th during Both Lunches in the Cafeteria

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OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT

Join us for a Movie Night Under the Stars hosted by PSHS STUCO on Friday, April 15th at the PSHS Tennis Courts. Tickets are $5 and concessions will be available. The time and movie TBD.
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PROM 2016!

Prom Tickets are on sale online through parent portal at https://parentviewer.pisd.edu/for $30/student until Tuesday, April, 26th. At the door, they will be $40/student. Only seniors may purchase tickets. Limit is two per student.



ONLINE TICKET PURCHASE INSTRUCTIONS:

-Log in to Parent Portal

-Scroll down to "Student Registration" window

-Click on your student's name

-Click on "Pay Now" button...this will open a window for prom ticket purchase


-Print out receipt, if possible, for student to present when time to pick up tickets

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MEN’S WEARHOUSE PROM PROMOTION

NOW is the time to think about what you’re wearing to prom and Men’s Wearhouse can help you find the look that’s right for you! They’ve got the latest styles like slim fit as well as modern styles for those who like to keep it classic.

Become a Prom Rep and earn a free tux rental and suit to keep, plus you could win $25,000! Sign up for their free rewards program and save $30 on your rental. You can even get instant rewards - $10 gift cards for sports apparel, electronics, phone apps and more! You can also help earn money for your school! When you rent your tux from Men’s Wearhouse, your school gets cash back for each rental. Visit your nearest store or check out http://www.menswearhouse.com/ for all the details.

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*IMPORTANT* PISD STANDARD RESPONSE PROTOCOL

Parents: PLEASE READ the attachments from PISD safety and security about the Standard Response Protocol in case of an emergency. Thank you!


http://k-12.pisd.edu/Schools/PSHS/enews/SRP_parentletter.pdf

http://k-12.pisd.edu/Schools/PSHS/enews/SRP_parentletter_spanish.pdf

PLANO ISD INFOCENTER

SchoolMessenger has been updated to now include the InfoCenter mobile app. This allows our parents to login and control how they receive communications from their school or district.

The InfoCenter app provides access to all their messages and information sent by PISD (campus and district). This will be accessible from any internet-enabled device and visually displays and organizes alerts, notifications, and attachments for review and reference. InfoCenter app also allows parents to customize how they receive communications from us. Parents have been asking for this and it will help them get messaging the way they want to receive it.

Parent will sign up for the InfoCenter app using the email address that they have on file with the district. This is the one they provide on the emergency card.

They will download the InfoCenter SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Market. They can also access the InfoCenter web portal at https://infocenter.schoolmessenger.com/

We have provided a link on the online Emergency Card (Parent/Guardian Information tab) with all the information they will need to sign up if they choose to do this. Here is what they now see.


The contact information you provide below (Email Address and Phone Numbers) is used for school communication to you, either individually or in mass. Our automated notification system has a website and apps for iPhone and Android that will allow you to specify how the notification system contacts you. This link for the SchoolMessenger InfoCenter will open in a new browser window or tab and you’ll use the email address you have provided to us below to log in. Be sure to finish your child’s emergency card first and always be sure to sign on the last tab. Once complete, explore the InfoCenter and let us know if you have any questions.

Let me know if you have any questions....

Below is some verbiage that you may wish to use for your newsletters.

Plano ISD has implemented InfoCenter, allowing you to better control how you receive communications from your school or district. The following is a guide to help you get started.

What is InfoCenter?: InfoCenter provides access to all the messages and information sent by your organization. Accessible from any internet-enabled device, InfoCenter visually displays and organizes alerts, notifications, and attachments for easy review and reference. InfoCenter also allows you to customize how you receive communications from PISD (campus and district).

How do I sign up for InfoCenter?: Signing up for InfoCenter is easy. Using the email address that you have on file for your district (emergency card), follow these three steps:

1. Download the InfoCenter by SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Market. You can also access the InfoCenter web portal at https://infocenter.schoolmessenger.com/

2. Click the “New User” button, enter your email address, and create a password. An email will be sent to that address with a secure token. Note: If you receive an “already claimed by another user account” error message that means you’ve already created a SchoolMessenger account via another SchoolMessenger product, such as Contact Manager. Simply follow the “Return to login” link and login. Use the “Forgot your password” link if needed.

3. After authenticating via the token sent to your email, return to InfoCenter and sign in using your email and password.

What’s in InfoCenter?:Once you’ve created your account, the records associated with your email address will be linked automatically. You can then:

  • View the records associated with your account.
  • Review the last 30 days worth of messages for all your associated records.
  • View your contact information, and configure how you’d like to receive notifications.

Important Things to Know:

  • Regardless of how you choose to receive notifications, all messages associated with your records will be retained in the InfoCenter inbox for 30 days.
  • You can opt into receiving Device Notifications (Push) under Notification Preferences. When choosing to receive Device Notifications, a badge or alert will appear when you receive new communications from Plano ISD.

Our provider, SchoolMessenger, makes the security and privacy of your data a top priority. As one of over 100 approved signatories to Student Privacy Pledge, you can feel ensured that your student’s information is safe and will never be sold, rented or shared.

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OTHER WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED

* Please follow us on Twitter @PSHSWildcats

* PSHS website at http://k-12.pisd.edu/schools/pshs/

* PSHS PTSA (Parent, Teacher, Student Assoc.) website http://www.planoseniorptsa.org/

* PISD (Plano Independent School District) website at http://pisd.edu/

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