PLANO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
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Thursday, April 7, 2016
2016 Bond Information Meetings to be Hosted by Superintendent
Plano ISD community members are invited to attend any of the remaining three 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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
PSHS CROSS COUNTRY-TRACK FUNDRAISER AT PANERA
Help support PSHS Cross Country & Track by dining at Panera Bread, 1900 Preston Road on TONIGHT, April 7th from 4 – 8pm. Show the flyer and Panera will donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase. It’s a handcrafted, delicious meal, all for a great cause!
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.
PSHS THEATRE PRESENTS...THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
You do not want to miss the One Act Play public performance of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot on Saturday, April 9th at 7pm in the Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center at PSHS! Admission by donation.
PLANOETTE FUNDRAISER AT CHILI'S
Let Chili’s do the cooking while we support the Planoettes at the same time! Please dine at the Chili’s on 3601 N. Central Expy., Plano, Monday, April 11th between 4pm – 11pm and 20% of the event day sales will go back to this great organization. Don’t forget to bring a flyer or let your server know you are there to support the Planoettes. Thank you!
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.
- TODAY, April 7th – 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
GRADUATION ORDERS PICK-UP
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 2nd – AP 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.
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.
- June 13 - June 30
- 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
- July 5 - July 22
- 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
- July 1, July 4
- Note: On the last day of each session students will be released at 10:00 am.
- Only one absence is permitted per session.
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
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 @ email@example.com with any questions.
Good luck graduating Seniors!
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.
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
ALEX TREJO SCHOLARSHIP
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
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
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.
*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!
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