Pirates Post

Week of March 13th

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Message from Principal Drew...

Congratulations to our Winterguard team. They placed first in their competition at Panther Creek High School on Saturday. The team has earned the highest regional score of any school this season. The Winterguard will host a Senior Night performance in the PCHS gym on March 30 at 6:00 PM that will serve as Senior Night and a send off before their championship competition on April 1st at the Hampton Coliseum.

We have a busy week ahead at PCHS:

Monday - JV Baseball will play at 430 and Varsity Baseball will play at 700

Wednesday - Track will run at Northeastern at 430 and Softball will play at Albemarle School at 400.

Thursday - Soccer will host Bear Grass at 500

Friday - Wear green for St. Patrick's Day. Softball will host Greenbrier Christian at 500, Soccer will host Edenton at 500 and JV Baseball will play at Edenton at 430.

Other important dates for PCHS:

March 23 - PCHS Band will participate in the Music Performance Assessment at 1:30 PM in Williamston, NC

April 1 - Winter Guard will perform at the Hampton Coliseum in the championship competition.

April 10-14 - Spring Break

April 22 - PCHS Prom will be held for Seniors, Juniors and their guests at Albemarle Plantation

May 18 - Baccalaureate Service

June 9 - Graduation

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PCHS Highlights...

Prom: Prom Day at Emerald Rose Couture! "Prom Day" for the students on Saturday, March 18th. This is an opportunity for individuals to purchase their prom dresses and tuxedo rentals/sales at a discounted price.

Social Studies Department: Students of the Week...

American History - Mr. Castle: Donny Lawson

World History - Mrs. Jackson: Elizabeth Damron

Civics - Mrs. Jackson: Holly Riddick

Civics - Mr. Kajca: Chamira Harris

Math Department: Students of the Week...

Mrs. Baker - Blair Russell - PreCalculus

Ms. Carver - Dylan Turek - Math 4

Mrs. Riddick - Tajae Modlin - Math 1

Mr. Spruill - Tabitha Vanscoy - Math 1

Girls' Basketball Team: NC Basketball Coaches Association All-District Team...

Lailana Harris = 1st Team

Crishya Sellers = 3rd Team

Jaslyn Holley = 3rd Team

"PQ Champion"


Mrs. Copeland is a calm and steady presence for students in our school and works well with all students. She is willing to serve wherever she can help. In our school, on a bus or any place in our district and community. Mrs. Copeland is a wonderful member of our team.

Mr. Copeland has created a stellar band program at PCHS. Communicating his vision often to the students, he takes great pride in ensuring that bandsmen are ready physically and mentally to perform at concerts, half-time shows, parades, etc. In addition to creating a learning environment where students are not afraid to take risks, Mr. Copeland evaluates students’ performance in the classroom as well as during performances and uses that data to guide individualized or whole-group instruction. He has a great rapport with students, parents, and community stakeholders and seeks opportunities to showcase the awesome talent that his students possess. Mr. Copeland collaborates well with his colleagues and is always willing to give a helping hand. He is a professional role model for our staff and PQ’s Awarding Winning Band Director. Hats Off to this PQ Champion, Mr. Evan Copeland!

Mrs. Meiggs is a real PQ Champion at PCHS! She is the face of Student Services ready to help our students, staff, and parents. She stops what she is doing to answer any questions or lend a helping hand. Mrs. Meiggs has the fun task of staying on top of attendance each day which can be a challenge. She also makes sure grades are entered and accurate in a timely manner throughout the school year. She does all of this and more with a friendly smile. Mrs. Meiggs makes PCHS a better place and she is a PQ Champion!

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Common Greek Roots

Root Words...

A word or word part that forms the basis of new words through the addition of prefixes and suffixes.
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College Center with Ms. Gray...

For the Month of March, we will be hosting a March Madness "College Rep Edition '' event, where representatives from a variety of colleges will be tables in the cafeteria during student lunch periods.

This weeks line up:

- Monday 03/13: University of North Carolina at Greensboro

- Tuesday 03/14: U.S Army Recruiter

- Wednesday 03/15: North Carolina State University

- Thursday 03/16: Old Dominion University

- Friday 03/17: Campbell University


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application opened Oct 1st. If you intend to attend college or think you might attend college after high school, and are looking for money to help pay for school, you will need to complete the 23-24 FAFSA Application.

It is never too early to start thinking about funding college and start the scholarship application process. Please check out the Student Scholarship Spreadsheet for a list of current and active scholarships.


It is post graduation planning season! Ms.Gray, the College and Career Advisor, will continue to meet with juniors 1:1 to discuss their post graduation plans.

STEM East:

I had a conversation with George Bonner, the Director of the NC Renewable Ocean Energy Program. He shared a summer opportunity for students in our region that I wanted to pass along: engineering camps sponsored by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). These are awesome programs for high school students with hands-on engineering and exposure to opportunities in our military. Applications for this summer's camps are due 15 March. There is financial aid to cover partial or full cost of camps. Here is the link to information:https://www.same.org/camps/.

STEM/Engineering & Construction Camps

SAME has been supporting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) events for over 30 years and conducting camps for almost 20 years.


UNC Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s (UNC-CH’s) Order of the Bell Tower, is hosting a Shadow Day, where we invite high school Juniors to visit campus. They attend a class with a UNC student, take a tour, eat in our dining hall, and learn more about Carolina and college life.This Spring’s program will take place on April 14th. Lunch in one of our dining halls will be provided for students and their parents/guardians they bring with them.Attending this event is entirely free and students are not committing to anything by coming. They will need an adult to accompany them and transportation to and from UNC-CH. Application for Students: https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1Lo1WBM07emkjps

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NC Portrait of a Graduate...

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What is Communication?

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