Park Hill HS Parent Newsletter

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October 7, 2022

School Information

School Hours

7:50 a.m. - 2:58 p.m.


Dr. Brad Kincheloe

Assistant Principals

Dr. Deborah Miller

Dr. Corey Willich

Dr. Shiloh Dutton

Ms. Elisha Smith

Mr. Tom Garth

Message from the Principal

This has been one of the most student-involved homecoming weeks in decades.

Great theme.

Great Leadership.

Great Involvement.

Upcoming Events

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  • Friday, October 7th:
  • Parade @ 5:00pm
  • Tailgate @ 5:30pm
  • Football Game @ 7:00pm

Saturday, October 8th:

  • Homecoming Dance 7:00 pm-10:00 pm in the lower gym at Park Hill High School (students will not be allowed into the building until 7:00 pm to check in) School ID's will be required
  • Semi-formal attire is recommended for the dance
  • There will be no food served at the dance

PHSD HBCU College Fair and Showcase

Park Hill High School is proud to be hosting the annual PHSD HBCU College Fair and Showcase! This free event will take place at Park Hill High School on November 10th, 2022, from 6-8 PM. Students in grades 9-12 and their families are invited. In addition to Park Hill School District students, this informational event is open to all surrounding districts. Not only will families be able to talk with representatives from numerous Historically Black Colleges and Universities, but there will also be a panel of HBCU alumni to educate attendees on the value of HBCUs and share their personal experiences. The evening is being hosted by our very own Park Hill High School Black Student Union. A bonus feature for the evening is a performance from our talented PHHS Step Team! Please register at and don't forget to put this important event on your calendar! Continue to check the website for updates and our growing list of colleges and universities in attendance. If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Lisi (, David Mesh (, or Janna Cash (

Impact Testing for Winter Athletes

It will take place in the media center's south classroom. Please bring your laptop and signed consent form. Here is the link to the SignUp Genius: SignUpGenius for Impact Testing - Winter Sports

Monday, October 10th at 3:15pm

Thursday, October 20th at 3:15pm

Tuesday, October 25th at 3:15pm


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National PTA’s Reflections

National PTA’s Reflections program helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

Each year, over 300,000 students create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2022-2023 program year is Show Your Voice! Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. There is a Special Artists Division, too!

Winners from Park Hill High School will move on to Missouri PTA’s program. Winners at State continue on to the National level. National Reflections winners are announced in May and will be celebrated at National PTA's Convention TBD in June. National PTA then collects and curates the traveling exhibit for the next year.

If you have any questions, please contact PHHS PTA Reflections Chair Karyn Walden-Forrest at Submissions are accepted until Thursday, December 1, 2022.

The awards ceremony for our winners will be held in March in a location TBD.

Link to the seven 2021-2022 Outstanding Interpretation Winners.


As you mark items off of your "to-do" list for back-to-school, please consider the following important items:


  • November 22- Senior salutes are due to the site. Prices vary depending on page size. Please register your ad at! The Troyian staff will design your salute with pictures and text that you provide through the order process.
  • January 27 is the absolute last day to pre-order a yearbook! After this date, any available books will be sold "first come, first served."
  • Yearbooks will be distributed at the end of the school year in mid-May.
  • Please consider following us on Instagram @ParkHillYearbook for updates, sneak peeks, and a look at the book in progress!

If you have any yearbook-related questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your time and consideration, we truly appreciate your ongoing support!

Michael Sweney

Photography, Publications Advisor


Coffee with Dr. Kincheloe

TIME: 8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m.

WHERE: PHHS Lobby Conference Room

Join Dr. Kincheloe in the lobby conference room for an informal discussion about Park Hill High School. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions about our school philosophy, how class sections are formed, technology, testing, community connections, or whatever is on your mind. Drop by and share your thoughts and concerns. We’ll keep the coffee hot for you.








Counselor's Corner

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CoffeeTalk with Counselors

CoffeeTalk with Counselors has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Our topic will be financial aid and the A+ Program with a special guest, Mrs. Ellen Reys, our A+ coordinator.

We look forward to seeing you…virtually, that is😊

Click here to join the meeting

Trojan of the Week

Congratulations to Molly Larson for being selected as our Trojan of The Week!! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication in helping our students and making our building special!

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Technology Information

For any issues with your laptop please contact the Technology Help Desk: 816 - 359 - 5000.

Parent Schoology Access Video Tutorial

Schoology Parent Log-in

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Video Tutorial

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Log-in

District staff and students can call or chat with the Help Desk Monday-Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can also submit a Help Desk ticket online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 816-359-5000

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