Pirates Post

Week of Jan. 24th

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Message from Principal Drew...

Tomorrow will be a remote learning day for all students. All learning will take place asynchronously. This means that students should log into their Canvas page and complete work posted by their teacher for each class period. Students will have the opportunity for live question and answer sessions for each class at the following designated times: 1st Period from 9:00 to 9:30, 2nd Period from 9:30 to 10:00, 3rd Period from 1:00 to 1:30, and 4th Period from 1:30 to 2:00. Teachers may have times in addition to these sessions but all staff should be available to students at these designated times throughout the day.

This week will be another busy week at PCHS.

On Tuesday our basketball teams play at Washington County.

On Wednesday our Varsity Boys basketball team will play at Tarboro and our Swim team will be in action at the beach.

On Friday we will host NECP in Varsity Boys basketball only starting at 6:00 PM. The Snow Ball scheduled for this Friday has been postponed until February 11th due to the high level of Covid infections at this time.

Parents we have two opportunities for you this week as well.

The first is a chance for parents of AIG students to have input into our new AIG plan. If you have not yet completed the parent survey please use the link found on our Facebook page to do so by no later than this Thursday, January 27th. The link to follow is: https://forms.gle/sE1KkrauspJzgDQW7

Also on Thursday our Exceptional Children's Department will host a parent webinar from 7 to 8 PM. This webinar will focus on how parent's can support good student emotional health. The link to join this webinar is also located on our Facebook page.

Finally a huge congratulations to the following essay winners for the Fleet Reserve Essay Contest: 9th grade winners include Lilly Winslow, Taylor Honza, and Anthony Winslow. 10th grade winner was Justin Richardson, and 12th grade winners were DJ Levesque and Emily Bundy. Congrats to all of our winners!

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PCHS Highlights...

Math> Students of the Week...

Carver - Allon Foster - Math 3

Craddock - La'Shauna Leary - Math 1

Riddick - Amarion Carter - Math 1

Tyson - Garrett Christian - Math 1

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

Grace Brickhouse and Justice Meads are participating in the Leap into Sheep program sponsored by North Carolina Cooperative Extension and North Carolina Farm Bureau. She will be raising her sheep and training it for two livestock shows this spring (see below). Ellie Jackson, Dayne Colson, Malik Bossert, Waylon Davenport and Kenneth Barnes volunteered last week to help Albemarle Food Bank pass out food to local residents in Perquimans County.

Girls Soccer> PQ 2022 Women's Soccer conditioning and workouts are scheduled to begin Monday, January 24 @ 3:30 in Mrs. Tripp's room. Tryout dates to be announced at a later date. Please see Mrs. Tripp for more information or if interested in playing.

FFA> Will be sponsoring a winter semi formal- Winter Wonderland- on January 28. Tickets will go on sale Nov. 29 for juniors and seniors during all lunches and then they will be available to students in all grades starting Dec. 7. Tickets will be $15 per person and numbers will be limited so be sure to get yours early. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Russell or Mrs. Perry.

Theatre Department> Auditions for "Shrek The Musical" will take place on February 3rd so, mark your calendars!

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

You also need to dress comfortably for the dance portion.

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

If you are thinking about auditioning please fill out this google form Interest Form

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.

Attached is The "place your ad post " photo below.

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This Week @ PCHS...

Mon, Jan. 24th> Remote Learning Day

Tue, Jan. 25th> Basketball @ Washington County

Wed, Jan. 26th> Swim away; Boys Varsity Basketball @ Tarboro

Thur, Jan. 27th> Grades check-in...make sure you have no zeros

Fri, Jan. 28th> Boys Varsity Basketball home versus NECP 6:00 PM

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AIG Students and Parents...

Parents of AIG Students;

We are currently in the process of revising our 3 Year AIG Plan and would like your feedback. Please complete the following survey by January 27, 2022, so we will have data to drive our planning for improvement. https://forms.gle/sE1KkrauspJzgDQW7
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Counselor's Corner...

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.

College Center...

**** 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.

ACT Words of the Week...

Justify = show or prove to be right

Lethargic = sluggish or apathetic

Meticulous = showing great attention to detail

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Did You Know???...

Monday, January 31st = Staff Workday (no school for students)
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