Welcome Class of 2026!
August Update for our Newest Eagles and their Families!
We know... it's only early August, but we are all pretty eager to meet our newest members of Eagle Nation and their families!
More information will follow a bit closer to the school year, but we wanted to welcome each of you, now that we've turned the corner into the first calendar month of your High School career, and make sure you had some key information on hand to start strong!
See below for...
- Key Upcoming Dates and Events
- Freshman Orientation: Thursday, August 25th, 1-3pm in the PNHS Performing Arts Center (Auditorium)
- First Day of School: Tuesday, August 30th
- Freshman Class Advisors & Information
- Overview of PNHS Bell Schedule
- Locker Request Form
- What to look forward to at PNHS this year!
1. Key Upcoming Dates and Events
- Thursday, August 18th: All Fall Sports begin (Football on 8/15)
- Thursday, August 25th, 1-3pm: Freshman Orientation, PNHS PAC, 1-3pm
- Tuesday, August 30th: First Day of School
- Friday, September 2nd - Monday, September 5th: Labor Day Weekend NO SCHOOL
- Tuesday, September 6th: State Primary Election Day, NO SCHOOL
- Wednesday, September 14th: HALF DAY PROFESSIONAL DAY, Dismissal at 11:05am
- Thursday, October 20th: PNHS Open House, 6-8pm
2. Freshman Orientation, Thursday, August 25th 1-3pm
All incoming Freshmen and their families are welcomed to attend our Freshman Orientation on Thursday, August 25th at 1pm. There will be a short overview of North and its programs in the Performing Arts Center to begin the event. Then, our Freshman will be able to get a copy of their class schedule, meet key staff members and their teachers, hear from their Freshman Guidance Counselor Ms. Nickerson as well as their Freshman Assistant Principal, Ms. Furtado, and most importantly... tour the building to get to know where their classes are. Be prepared for a treat as well!
Can't wait to see all our Eagles there!
Thu, Aug 25, 2022, 01:00 PM
41 Obery Street, Plymouth, MA, USA
3. First Day of School: August 30th
Our first day of school for the 2022-2023 school year is Tuesday, August 30th. Our first bell rings at 7:20am, and dismissal is at 2pm. Typically, students would report directly to their first period class, however on the first day of school, all students will report to a short grade-based homeroom period arranged alphabetically where students will get new paper copies of their schedule, review student handbook points, the lunch schedule and be able to ask any questions they may have.
4. Freshman Class Advisors and Google Classroom Link
It's never too late to get involved!
We've designed our Freshman and Sophomore class officers into a "Council" format so that any student that wants to participate has the opportunity. The advisors and council organize events and fundraisers all year that are fun and bring the class together.
Our Freshman Class Advisor, Ms. Nicole Jalbert has already set up the Google Classroom that all Freshmen and their parents can join to keep up with events and happenings.
Go to Google Classroom, and join the Class of 2026 classroom by entering code: 32RPTVN
5. Overview of PNHS Bell Schedule
- Students have 8 courses, but only 4 courses per day. The schedule alternates and rotates to give students variety in which classes they have at certain times of the day.
- A Day classes are different classes than B Day classes.
- C Days are just A Days in reverse. For example, an A Day runs periods A1, A2, A3 and A4. C Days run periods A4, A3, A2 and A1.
- D Days are the same flip for B Days.
- Lunch is always the third period of the day, no matter what class students have at that time.
- In the middle of the day, before the lunch period, there is what we call "K" block. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, students have small group advisory periods, where one teacher and a group students meet on non-academic material. Students generally stay with the same teacher and same group for three years. On other days, students get a study period to catch up on work or meet with a teacher for extra help.
6. Locker Request Form
Contrary to when I was in High School way back in the 1800s, a number of students choose not to use lockers at PNHS. There are still students, however, that do still choose to use them for their bags or for storage of items during or after school.
There is no deadline to requesting a locker, you can request one at Student Services in the Main Office at any time. If you are interested in starting the year off with one assigned to you, any Freshmen or their parents can request one via the google form below, and our Main Office Secretary will follow up with an assignment.
7. What to look forward to as an Eagle!
There are so many things to be excited about and involved in at PNHS that I could NEVER list them here! But here are some things, as a freshman that you can use as a reason to get excited for the year ahead!
Freshman Class Events:
- Freshman T-Shirt Design Contest
- Freshman Challenge Day- All Day Team v. Team Contest
- Freshman Sports begin August 18th (Football August 15th) (Register here by 8/15!)
School Wide Events:
- First Home Football Game: Friday, September 9th
- Homecoming Football Game: Thursday, September 22nd
- Homecoming Dance in the Courtyard: Friday, September 23rd
- Pep Rally
- Plymouth North News
Clubs and Activities:
- Multiple A Capella Groups that win competitions, perform locally, for special events like the Governor's "State of the State" and travel to perform internationally.
- Band that consistently has students selected for District and State performances and travels to compete on a regional and state level.
- DECA marketing club that send students to Boston and Atlanta that win international recognition.
- State Top-10 Project Winning Student Council with officers on the state and regional level.
- Math Team, Chess Club and Model UN clubs that compete on a state and regional level.
- Unified Athletics that competes in their own League that fills the stands with fans supporting our amazing athletes and partners!
- Honor Societies for the school at large, and for specific programs like Music and Foreign Language
- Clubs just for making meaningful connections with other kids like Crochet Club, SADD, GSA and Game Club.
- Clubs that help develop your skills in specific areas like our amazing Literary Magazine, Robotics, Yearbook, Amnesty International and Intergenerational Debate Club.
The possibilities and opportunities are endless at North!
HAVE FUN, GET INVOLVED AND GET EXCITED!