Prosper High School 5/22
This will be the final Newsletter for the year and my final Newsletter as your principal. It has been a distinct honor to serve as the principal of Prosper High School for the past five years and I want to share with our families a few of the amazing results that are the culmination of all of the hard work of our students, our families, and our teachers and staff. The impact of “Connecting and Growing” has been substantial even in the midst of global pandemic. Our teachers and our staff have made relationship building our first priority and then our academic growth has been accelerated by making “learning our constant and time our variable.” We have had a laser focus on where we put our effort (connecting and growing) and this has provided clarity on what matters most - our kids! I want to give a special thank you to our middle school colleagues who continue to provide a firm foundation on which to build when our kids come to PHS, thank you to our Athletics and Fine Arts Departments for their partnerships with us, thank you to our Central Administration and School Board for their continued support, and thank you to the incredible educators who have worked on the administrative team at PHS over the years.
Simplicity is powerful and it has been a joy to see the incredible impact of three simple words: “Connect and Grow.” To say that I am proud of the work that we have done for the past five years is an understatement. We have made significant progress and all credit goes to our kids, our families, and our teachers and staff! I want to give a special recognition to our teachers. They are the linchpins that keep all of this together and without their love, concern, empathy, high standards, and resiliency, none of the greatness of Prosper High School would happen! I hope that you take a moment to send the teachers of your children a note thanking them for connecting with your student and for growing them academically, socially, and emotionally.
Thank you for allowing me to be the steward of this incredible school, thank you for entrusting your kids to us every day, and thank you for allowing us to lock arm-in-arm with you in order to support our most precious resource - our kids! I am confident in knowing that the graduates of Prosper High School are well-rounded and will be the designers, creators, and change makers in this beautiful world. My hope is that they never cease becoming the best version of themselves and that they find contentment in that journey.
Please take a few moments to view the PHS 2017-2022: The Impact of Connecting and Growing slideshow located below. In slides 12-15, you will see Advanced Placement results from the spring of 2017 and that is because that data is part of a 5 year report. All other data is from our tenure here from the fall of 2017 through last Friday. Although it is not an exhaustive list, I have included some of the major achievements.
Mr. Jones will receive the STAAR and AP scores for this year during the summer and those will be shared at a later date. I can’t wait to see those outcomes as well! I hope that you are proud of what we all have accomplished by always embracing a standard of excellence in what we do to focus on our kids at PHS!
Our Eagle Nation Online Journalists will be covering the Student Highlight section each week.
Have Questions About College? Ask ADVi!
ADVi is a chatbot who can answer your questions about attending public colleges and universities in Texas. ADVi, short for “adviser”, is free for Prosper HS students and can answer your questions 24/7/365. To start a chat with ADVi, just text "college" to 512-829-3687.
You can ask ADVi anything – no question is too silly or too hard! You can ask questions like: What is ApplyTexas? How long does the FAFSA take? What is the TASFA? Where can I look for scholarships?
ADVi was created by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is made possible through a partnership with AdmitHub. Learn more at www.askADVi.org.
Utilize the UNT GO CENTER
They will assist you with all of your college questions, applications, ACT/SAT registration, and FAFSA. The GO Centers will be open Monday - Friday: 8am – 8pm
How to access the Chat: Please click here. Then click on the chat feature.
PHS Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
Prosper High School PTO is a volunteer organization made up of parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff who are all dedicated to the successful education of our children. Click below to go to our information page and become a member. We hope if you have some time that you will volunteer with us. Please let us know your interests and availability and we will find a spot for you.
The word for May is Courage
Hope Squad/Be Kind Shirts for Sale
Our Hope Squads will sell "Be Kind" yellow T-Shirts as a symbol to simply be kind to one another, which is why you often see "yellow" shirts scattered throughout our district on Wednesdays each week. This stems from supporting our cause of suicide awareness and prevention.
To purchase a shirt, log in to My School Bucks, Go To School Store, Look for Hope Squad T-shirt, Select T-Shirt option (See options below) Student Name. Homeroom = 1st Period Classroom
Orders will be placed at the end of each month with delivery to campuses the following month. 1st Period teachers will hand them to students when they arrive.
PISD will continue to light up the new Children's Health Stadium every Wednesday evening as a simple reminder for our community to show kindness and compassion to one another. If you find yourself driving around Prosper on Wednesday evenings, drive by the stadium to enjoy PISD's symbol for kindness.
Submit anonymous tip to Prosper ISD
Tip411 is a new tool to enhance student safety. It is an internet-based communication system that gives students or any concerned citizen a means to quickly and anonymously report threats, potential self-harm, concerns, suspicious or criminal behavior at school or beyond school hours regarding PISD schools, students and/or staff.
When you submit a tip, it is sent to a 3rd party tip service acting as a privacy buffer between you and the Prosper ISD Police Department to preserve your identity and contact information. If you have a tip for the Prosper ISD Police Department please use any of the options on this page to provide important information on crimes or criminals that will help us to keep Prosper ISD safe for everyone.
Tip submissions may not be received until the following day. In case of emergency dial 911.
After Hours Reporting for Potential Threat to Self
What happens if a staff member or student learns that a student might be suicidal after school hours, on the weekend, or during a holiday?
If immediate help is needed, call 911.
Students should make a report to tip411. After the report has been made, they should follow up with the Hope Squad Advisor (if the student is in Hope Squad).
Staff should also make a report to tip411. Once a report has been made, staff should notify the campus principal letting them know that a report has been made.
Download the Prosper ISD App. Click on Tip411. Enter tip. You will receive a message back through the app once the message is received.