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Thursday, January 28, 2016


Care Week, Cancer Awareness Recognition Education, is THIS WEEK, Monday, Jan. 25th – Friday, Jan. 29th. It is a week dedicated to raising awareness for less recognized cancers.

PLEASE show your support and participate in the final dress up day:

Friday: Toddlers vs. Seniors (childhood cancer)

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Math Club will be hosting the AMC Math Competition on Tuesday, February 2nd. Any student interested in participating should come to Room B205b to sign up NO LATER THAN TODAY, Jan. 28th.


  • If you are interested in attending the NHS Banquet on Friday, May 27th, please bring your banquet form and $20.

* Check out our website, , for more info. Contact Bill Yang ( or Sara Beitelspacher ( with any questions.


AVID will be taking carnations & cookies pre- orders from Monday, Feb. 8th – Wednesday, Feb. 10th in the Cafeteria during both lunches.

Pick-up and Additional Sales:

Thursday & Friday, Feb. 11th & 12th…Cafeteria during both lunches

Price: $2 for 1 carnation

$5 for 3 carnations

$15 for 1 dozen carnations

$1 for 2 cookies

*Heart shaped card comes with all orders

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TRYOUTS: Thursday & Friday, March 17th & 18th from 5pm to complete at PSHS Gym

* MANDATORY Parent/Participant Meeting on Tuesday, March 1st at 6pm in the

Bldg. B Lecture Hall


  • Monday, March 14th from 5-7pm in the PSHS Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, March 15th from 5-7pm in the PSHS Cafeteria
  • Wednesday, March 16th from 5-complete in the PSHS Cafeteria (Mock Tryouts)

Cheer packets will be available in the Front Office (Fishbowl) starting Monday, Feb. 1st and are DUE to the Fishbowl by Friday, March 4th, NO LATER THAN 4:15pm. Late packets will not be accepted unless previous arrangements have been made with the PSHS Cheer Coaches.

* MANDATORY Post-Tryout Parent/Participant Meeting (for those who made the team!) will be held on Tuesday, April 5th at 6pm in the Bldg. B Lecture Hall.

Please contact with any questions.


Tryouts: Wednesday & Thursday, March 23 and 24 @ Plano Senior High cafeteria

Tryout times: 4:30pm to complete:

Wednesday, March 23rd Interviews 5:00- 7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria

Thursday, March 24th Tryouts 5:00-7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria

Packets available: in the PSHS fishbowl Monday, February 1st

*Mandatory pre-tryout parent/participant meeting March 1st at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall

Packets due: Friday, March 18th no later than 4:15pm to the PSHS fishbowl

Late packets will not be accepted unless previous arrangements have been made with the PSHS cheer coaches.

*Mandatory post-tryout parent/participant meeting (for those that made the team!)April 5th at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall

Please contact: with questions.

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Friday, January 29th is the LAST DAY to pre-order yearbooks to guarantee you receive a copy in May. You may order with Mrs. Malins in B208 with cash & check or online at to pay with debit & credit cards.


The PSHS PanCats and Jazz Band will be performing at the Vines Band Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, Jan. 30th at Vines High School. Bands from Haggard, Wilson and Vines will also be performing. Tickets are $10 in advance (limited tickets available at the door for $12) and kids under 6 eat free. For tickets, please visit by Friday, Jan. 22nd.

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Please join us for the 17th Annual MR. PLANO on Saturday, Feb. 13th at 7pm in the PSHS Theatre. Tickets will be on sale starting Monday, Feb. 8th – Friday, Feb. 12th in the Cafeteria during both lunches. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. This event has sold out almost every year, so purchase tickets early!!!

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If you have not already done so, please visit to order cap and gown and announcements. You can NO LONGER order the cap and gown at For delivery in late March at PSHS, your order needs to be submitted NO LATER than Tuesday, March 1st. This will also ensure that your size will be available.

PROM 2016!

Tickets are NOW on sale on-line on Parent Portal until Friday, March 4th. The cost is $25 each or 2 for $50. Only seniors may purchase tickets. Limit is two per student. PSHS Prom will be Saturday, April 30th at Southfork Ranch from 8:30pm - 12:30am.


The United Methodist Women of St. Andrew UMC, Plano are hosting a Prom Closet for young ladies to shop for that special event. There are dresses in all sizes and colors, as well as shoes, handbags and jewelry. The event has everything needed to complete the "total look" for the evening.

Shopping days are:

Tuesday, March 1st: 4 - 8pm

Wednesday, March 2nd: 4 - 8pm

Thursday, March 3rd: 4 - 8pm

Saturday, March 5th: 9am - 12pm

Shopping will take place at the church - 1401 Mira Vista side of the church (Plano Parkway and Mira Vista), in the Smith Worship Center. Park in the east parking lot along Mira Vista and follow the Prom Closet directional signs. This event is a service of the UMW and is provided at no cost. The ONLY requirement is the high school girl must be present to shop. Questions? Contact: .


The Plano QB Club has reduced all of our spirit wear to below cost in order to get ready for the new 2016 spirit wear. Sizes & styles are very limited. Go to our website, to see what is available. Hats & short sleeve t-shirts…$5, long sleeve & sweatpants…$10 and women’s bling…$15.

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Regional DECA Winners going to State

After a great weekend of Regional DECA Competitions, we have 20 winners out of 24 competitors. Here they are in alphabetical order by last name.

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Texas Junior Science Engineering and Humanities Symposium

Our students competed at the Texas Junior Science Engineering and Humanities Symposium this past week. There are 8 categories, and Plano students took five of the first places. Please congratulate:

Alex Spiride- PESH IB World Academy

Vishal Rajesh- PSHS

Sara McFearin- PSHS

Smeet Madhani – PESH IB World Academy

Eshan Chhabra- Shepton

In addition, the top two winners are invited to present their research at the National Symposium in Dayton, Ohio later this year where they will compete scholarships. Please help congratulate the top two winners:

1st place: Sara McFearin from PSHS with her research “Erasing the Erasures: Optimizing the Capacity of Packet Networks”

2nd place: Vishal Rajesh from PSHS with his research “Mathematical Fire Fighting: Combining Fire with Delaunay Triangulation and Longitudinal Reversible Cellular Automata”

Alex Spiride also earned a trip to nationals.

Finally, a teacher award is presented to a teacher who contributes to student participation in scientific research. Please congratulate Neil Milburn, PWSH.

Texas Educational Theatre Association’s TheatreFest this weekend

At the Texas Educational Theatre Association’s TheatreFest this weekend, our students will perform the opening number for the TETA Educator Awards Ceremony. These students are Kenzie White, Mira Are, Sydney Hamil, Jessica Ehling, and Peyton Kerr. Please take a moment to congratulate these ladies!

Additionally, ten of our students have been invited to represent excellence in Texas’ educational musical theatre. In a production number combining Broadway cast members from Wicked, Matilda, and Fiddler on the Roof, these students will perform “When I Grow Up” with the Broadway cast of Matilda! On Monday, our students – along with students from Keller and Lewisville— auditioned for solos and rehearsed with Matilda’s Music Director, Steven Freeman. Nathan Benson, Payton Mayfield, and Alexa Sananikone received call-backs for solos in the number, and Alexa was awarded the solo—which she will sing alongside “Matilda”! Students representing PSHS Theatre in this production are Nathan Benson, Erik Hamilton, Tanner Lewis, Mitchell Davis, Payton Mayfield, Peyton Kerr, Sydney Hamil, Katey Miller, Rachel Katz, and Alexa Sananikone. Please give these students a “Congratulations!” when you see them!

Please give all of the students listed above a “Break a leg!”