Dr. Lowe's Virtual School Update

For the Week of 4/27/2020

On to Week... (Wait, what week is it?????)

Team Blue,


If you're like me, the days and weeks are blurring together and I actually had to count how many weeks we've been working virtually. We are going on week 7. Know that I'm continuing to pray for you, your students, and your families each day for health and protection in all its forms. God bless you all.


Monday evening our Board of Directors is meeting and one focus of their discussion will be approving each division's (LS/MS/US) academic plans for finishing this year well. I will have concrete information to share with you this upcoming week in another email to share the following:


  • Final day of school
  • Grading/GPA philosophy for Semester II
  • Plan for final exams
  • Valedictorian/Salutatorian
  • Top 10% calculations


Once we receive more guidance from state and local officials, more information will flow to you regarding clearing out lockers, summer school, summer weight program, summer athletic opportunities, fine arts offerings, and other programs that will need new school policy regarding social distancing and safety. I wish I had more information to share with you today, but it's coming very slowly. I'm hopeful that Governor Abbott's press conference Monday will give us greater clarity.


Additionally, while we are keeping our graduation date of May 23rd, our backup graduation date is SATURDAY, JULY 25th at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Plano. Specific time and other important information will follow as more information comes to us from local and state officials. I'm praying we can honor our seniors well in July.


This week, the Eblast looks a little different as I've added more information and a number of videos from our staff with some great information. Please take some time to review it and know POPCS is here for you.


Eagle Strong,


Dr. Lowe

English Department Communication for the Week of 4/27

Parents and Students can click the link above for next week's learning expectations.

History Department Communication for the Week of 4/27

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Math Department Communication for the Week of 4/27

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Science Department Communication for the Week of 4/27

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Fine Arts Department Communication for the Week of 4/27

Parents and Students can click the link above for next week's learning expectations.

Theology Department Communication for the Week of 4/27

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Foreign Language Department for the Week of 4/27

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Yearbook Corner - Ms. Lawson

Good afternoon!

The yearbook team needs your help to capture this unique time of social distancing and virtual learning. Please send photos of any or all of following to photos@popcs.org:

  • Virtual learning from home
  • How you’re enjoying time with family at home
  • What does your “new school uniform” look like? If you’re learning in sweats or pjs, send us a pic!

When you send photos, make sure to send large/full quality images. Also, tell us who is in the photo and what they are doing!

Please fill out this survey for us: https://forms.gle/r44ZD8eY2psZ3vnx6

Thanks so much for your help in making the yearbook great!


Please join me in congratulating our 2019 Yearbook Staff for being featured in Balfour’s 34th edition of The Yearbook Yearbook. The 2020 Yearbook Yearbook showcases exceptional work in theme development, design and photography from publications across the U.S. and overseas. Look for POPCS on page 168!


Current students who worked on the 2019 yearbook include Carson Newby, Bella Loretto, Giovanna Cinello, Tiffany Li, Taylor Swanson, Grace Mensing and Ashley Adams. Giovanna, Tiffany, Taylor, Grace and Ashley are members of the 2020 Yearbook Team as well, and are still working hard on creating a beautiful 2020 yearbook for you. Please give these guys some encouragement if you know them!


Stay healthy,

Ms. Lawson

From the Ashcrafts - What's That Meme???

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Counselor's Corner - Mrs. Dwyer and Mr. Prindiville

There are many challenges to virtual learning, and social distancing can make it feel like you are alone in the struggle. We want you to know you are not alone! If you need someone to talk to in this difficult time, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Dwyer and Mr. Prindiville. You can always email them at Michelle.Dwyer@popcs.org and Gary.Prindiville@popcs.org.


You can also schedule a Zoom chat with them by clicking these links: https://calendly.com/mrsdwyer and https://calendly.com/mrprindiville.


You can also check out Mrs. Dwyer’s video series Kitchen Table Talks and Mr. Prindiville’s video series SURVIVING2THRIVING on YouTube!

Kitchen Table Talks: Staying Motivated - https://youtu.be/wKlRqd2Fuls

Kitchen Table Talks: Comparing Pain - https://youtu.be/gIKRGVW-vi8

SURVIVING2THRIVING - https://youtu.be/Wxo2lOVGRdU

Kitchen Table Talks: Staying Motivated
Kitchen Table Talks: Comparing Pain
SURVIVING2THRIVING
A.P. News and Changes - CLICK HERE

Please click here for the latest changes from The College Board

Prince of Peace Christian School

Should you have any questions during this extended school closure, please send all email to highschool@popcs.org or call 972-598-1071 to leave a message. We will make every effort to return your message within 24 hours.