Purcell High School - November 29th , 2021
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Message from the Principal
Good Afternoon Dragon Family:
I hope everyone had a restful and Happy Thanksgiving week. We are grateful for the time off and opportunities to see friends and family. On behalf of the entire PHS staff, we are also grateful for the support of our parents and community. This is truly an aspect of Purcell that sets it apart from other schools and communities.
One of my core visions for PHS is to incorporate service learning opportunities for all students. This is an opportunity to combine traditional pieces of school: curriculum, learning, and assessments with projects that give back to your school or community. It doesn't need to be complicated or time-consuming. For example, our Adulting class, led by Zoe Swift, spent an hour last week helping our custodians clean and prep the gym for a Friday night game. Our Leadership class, led by Krysta Matthews, has identified specific needs in our school and community and developed solutions and initiatives to meet those needs. Our Spanish club, led by Mayra Munoz, has delivered care packages to Senior Centers and our Police Department.
These opportunities and others like them help build and reinforce values that are well established in this community: service, kindness, and empathy. Most importantly, I think it's helping students realize the true purpose of civic engagement. Too often today I think we've mistaken civic engagement to be yelling at each other on social media or taking sides in divided political debates. Service learning projects help students realize the real value of getting involved in your community. Hopefully it will encourage students to pursue careers that are based on serving your community.
I'm proud of our teachers and students leading this effort.
Always feel free to call or email me if you have questions,
405-442-0099 ext 505
Katie Clayton: November Staff Member of the Month
Congratulations to Katie Clayton our PHS November Staff Member of the Month. Katie is a special education teacher and sets an example everyday for kids with her kindness, positivity, and her commitment to serving kids. We are so proud of her. Please read tributes below from her colleagues:
Katie works hard in the classroom to give her students a good education, while multitasking with meetings, resource room needs and emotional support for her students.
She did a superb job on the Veteran's Day Assembly. Everything ran smoothly, the students knew exactly what to do and it went off without a hitch. I was so impressed and proud for her.
Katie has brought tremendous change to the Sped department. The children in that room are thriving and she deserves every bit of recognition!
Congratulations Carolyn Anyong!
Carolyn's primary responsibilities at PHS include curriculum leadership, student behavior, and attendance. She has quickly proven to be a valuable resource throughout our school and I appreciate her work ethic and commitment to kids.
Welcome (back!) to PHS Mindy Wells
PHS After School Tutoring Begins this Week
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:00 PM
Where: PHS (Stefanie Renfro's classroom)
Who: Any student may attend but our primary focus is English and Math
Michael O'Neal (math department chairperson) and Stefanie Renfro (electives department chairperson) will staff our after school program for the remainder of the year. Students can also attend tutoring to make up absences. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please contact Carolyn Anyong, assistant principal, @ email@example.com with any questions.
Semester Test Fall Schedule
Revamped PHS Website
I would like to thank David Hilger for his assistance in this process. We have worked hard over the last few weeks to make it more user friendly and accessible for parents. You will notice it has several links to items that are important to visitors and hopefully will create a one-stop shop for information and resources.
Parchment: Online Transcripting
How does it work?
- Click on the https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/20225/account to either create an account or order a transcript from PHS.
- This order link is posted to our website.
- You will have to create a free account to order a transcript. There are 3 easy ways to create an account and I'm linking an easy to follow help document here: https://parchmentsupport.force.com/s/article/Sign-up-to-order-transcripts?language=en_US
- We will email our current students a registration code this week for an easy account set-up for them.
Important Student Safety Links
click link to access information regarding procedures in case of severe weather
Click on link to access emergency dismissal form for upperclassmen who drive
What's Happening @ PHS
This Week in Dragon Athletics
Please note this Tuesdays home varsity basketball game with Washington has been rescheduled to 2/14/22
Exciting season openers for Dragon Hoops!
How to view PHS athletic events online
1. Go to: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/
2. Search for Purcell High School at the top of the page
3. Scroll down and click on game you wish to view
4. Click subscribe to watch
5. Choose your subscription option
GoFan Online Ticketing
The new ticketing policy allows Purcell High School to operate a more efficient and professional ticket gate while creating a safer and enhanced fan experience. Buying tickets online allows fans to access and share tickets easily by email or text without standing in line.
Fans are encouraged to buy tickets online prior to reaching the facility. For your convenience, signage will be set up at the venue to help fans navigate an online purchase quickly and easily.
We understand this is a change and there will be bumps along the way. However we think our fans will quickly see how easy it is to buy a ticket, share a ticket with family, and quickly access an event. I've shared some helpful links below which will provide extra help with the process.
Click here to see easy to follow instructions for buying and redeeming online tickets
click on this link for easy to follow guide for how to share or transfer tickets as well as view tickets once they are purchased.
Parent and Student Portal Access
Please complete this form linked here if you are need of a Parent Portal Account:
If you have any problems accessing Parent Portal please contact the school directly: (405) 442-0099
click here to access parent portal for infinite campus (student information system)
Senior Panel Pictures: click on link: https://docs.google.com/.../1nx3iBg.../edit
All Senior students and parents are encouraged to join the Senior Remind Group. It will only be used to disperse Senior Class Info.
Remind Code: @phssr22
Resources for Parents
Weekend Meals begin 10/22
Adult Education Classes
information regarding Purcell High School Alternative Education Program
IMPORTANT Upcoming DATES
- Dec 20-31: No School; Winter Break
- Jan 3: No School; Professional Day
- Jan 17; No School; Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Feb 14; No School; Professional Day
- Mar 8: Parent Teacher Conference
- Mar 10: Parent Teacher Conference
- Mar 11: No School
- Mar 14-18: No School; Spring Break
- May 13: Last Day of School