Phillips Preparatory Newsletter
May 2021 Edition
Greetings Phillips Family!
Information pertaining to end of year events, registration, and summer programs will be shared with you throughout May and June. Make sure that you regularly check your email, listen for phone messages, and visit our website (www.phillipsprep.com) for details. Stay safe and stay connected!
All currently enrolled 6th and 7th grade students at Phillips will be automatically recommitted for the next school year, as long as they meet the magnet school eligibility guidelines.
Elective course selection options for current 6th and 7th graders have been emailed to parents. We will do our best to accommodate your elective requests, but final decisions will be based on enrollment and teacher availability. If you have not done so, please complete the surveys below.
Rising 8th Survey Link
Rising 7th Survey Link
Online registration begins April 12, 2021. Click the tab above to access the online registration portal. Click "RETURNING STUDENTS" if your child has attended school in MCPSS. Click "NEW STUDENTS" if your child has NEVER been enrolled in MCPSS.
As we approach the end of the 2020-2021 school year, please use the dates noted below as check in dates for school/district-issued devices and hotspots. We will check each device for damages of any kind. Parents will be assessed a repair or replacement fine for any lost or damaged devices or chargers. Please contact the school to make payment arrangements for any lost or damaged school/district-issued device, charger or Hot Spot.
The dates to return these devices and chargers are:
All Face to Face Learners
- Will return devices on the last day of school before leaving campus on May 26th
All Remote Learners will return devices on:
- May 26th - between 1 PM and 3 PM or
- May 27 – 28 - between 8 AM and 3 PM
Please contact the school office at (251) 221-2286 if these dates or times are not feasible.
Parents may pay for Pirate Camp online through E-Funds.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
May 4th - Campus Tours for Incoming 6th Graders
May 5th – Worlds of Opportunity Virtual Career Expo. (8th)
May 6th – 6th Grade Honors - Join Zoom Meeting:
May 7th – National Junior Honor Society Inductions - Join Zoom Meeting:
May 11th – 7th Grade Honors - Join Zoom Meeting:
May 19th – Top Ten Luncheon
May 25th – 8th Grade Honors and Promotion Ceremony
May 25th - 8th Grade Picnic
Last Day for Students (1/2 day) May 26, 2021
June 3rd - Parent Meeting for Incoming 6th Graders
June 3rd-4th - Pirate Camp for Incoming 6th Graders
Although all honor society inductions and honors ceremonies are exclusive to students, events will be live streamed for family and friends.
We are very excited to recognize students who have excelled academically during this challenging school year. Below are some details about the upcoming end of the year programs.
6th Grade Parents and 7th Grade Parents:
Sixth grade students who are receiving an award will attend the 6th Grade Honors Program on Thursday, May 6th at 8:30 a.m. Seventh grade students who are receiving an award will attend the 7th Grade Honors Program on Tuesday, May 11th at 8:30 a.m. A list will be sent through Schoology of who will be receiving an award. Both programs will be in the Phillips’ gymnasium. Students will wear their school uniform. Any virtual student who is receiving an award and would like to attend is welcome to do so. A drop off and pick up procedure will be sent out ahead of time for those parents. It is our intention to live stream programs so parents can participate by viewing the program. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86928951650pwd=S252eU5EYlJqMXo4bkpOazhBQXh6Zz09
8th Grade Parents:
Our 8th grade program this year will be Tuesday, May 25th at 9:00 a.m. in the Phillips gymnasium. All 8th graders may attend. All in-person students will participate and all virtual students are invited to participate. Mrs. S. Eiland has been in classrooms and reviewed the format and dress code. Students will wear “dressy casual” clothes. This may include slacks, dress shirt and tie (no tennis shoes please). It may also include dress pants or a dress (no spaghetti straps and please make sure appropriate length). Students are encouraged to wear flat shoes. A drop off and pick up procedure for virtual students will be sent out ahead of time to parents and students through the Schoology messaging system. It is our intention to live stream or record the program so parents can participate by viewing the program. REMINDER: ONLY STUDENTS may attend in person.
Although the programs will be different this year, we are thankful that we have the opportunity for a limited gathering to recognize students for their outstanding achievements during a very challenging year.
NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK: MAY 3-7, 2021
Click the tab above to view current student spotlights posted on our school's website.
LEARNING LEADING AWARD WINNER
Eighth grader Katie Bendolph has been selected as Phillips Preparatory’s Learning Leading Award Winner! Katie actively cultivates personal connections with her teachers and peers. She is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and is involved in numerous community projects. Katie is an academically focused and socially conscious student. Congratulations Katie!
TEACHER OF THE YEAR - MR. HOLLY
HUNTSVILLE SPACE ACADEMY
NATIONAL HISTORY DAY
The Phillips Preparatory School National History Day Club is proud to announce our success at this year’s Alabama NHD competition. This year’s contest theme is: Communications in History: The Key to Understanding. We had six students enter the contest and all of them won at the state level!
First Place in the Group Website category:
Katie Bendolph and Eleanor Andrews for their project “Deception and Lies Behind the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment”
First Place in the Group Performance category:
Savi Fistein and Aiden Seabrook for their project “David Farragut and the Impact of Miscommunication Throughout Our History”
First Place in the Individual Documentary category:
Amie Conrey for her project “How a Paperclip Launched Communication Technology: The story of Explorer 1 and Wernher von Braun”
Third Place in the Individual Exhibit category:
Matthew Ngo for his project “Understanding Stuttering and Ruining Lives: The Monster Study and Its Unethical Discoveries”
The Alabama Historical Association special award was given to Amie Conrey for her Individual Documentary and Katie Bendolph and Eleanor Andrews for their Group Website.
We want to give a huge thank you to Mrs. Cheryl Burch, Mrs. Tesi Rivera, and Mrs. Tonya Fistein. Wish us luck for the National Competition in June!
EARTH DAY AND ECOSYSTEM LOGOS
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Click below to download the interactive band flyer and access the links.
CHORUS AUDITIONS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2021-2022
Submit your video by May 24th to Dr. Shearer's email at email@example.com. The submission must include:
- A video singing a song of the student's choice AND singing Happy Birthday
Contact Dr. Shearer with any questions or concerns.
2021-2022 FOOTBALL TRYOUTS
2021-2022 Football Tryouts will take place during the first week of school. If you plan on trying out, you must have a current physical exam from a doctor. Please complete the required documents at dragonflymax.com. Email Coach Shenesey at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and visit Football - Phillips Preparatory (schoolinsites.com) to stay updated.
2021-2022 VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS
JOIN US AT THE BOOK FAIR!
SURVIVOR T-SHIRTS (8TH GRADERS ONLY)
Virtual students who want to come by and pick up their 8th grade survivor shirt may do so in a drive by pick up at the front of the school on Friday, April 30th between 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. We will hold the shirts until the end of the year for students who are unable to pick them up on Friday.