Week of April 24th
Message from Principal Drew...
Thank you to Mrs. Russell, the prom committee and all who contributed to a beautiful evening for our students. Thank you also to Albemarle Plantation for agreeing to be our host and to our community sponsors for all that they did to make this night possible.
Free sports physicals will be on May 12th for all rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Instead of doing the physicals at the high school, students will be bussed to the ECU Health Sports Medicine clinic in Edenton, NC. Physical forms can be picked up from Ms. Amanda or the front desk and are due back to Ms. Amanda by Monday 4/28. Anyone interested in playing sports at PCHS next year is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.
We have entered Spring and the temperatures are going up. Please be reminded of the dress code expectations at PCHS. All bottoms must be no less than mid thigh around the entire leg. Tops must cover straight across from arm pit to arm pit and cover fully to the waist line. Students will be asked to change their attire if they arrive not in compliance with these expectations.
We have 33 school days left and only 28 days until final exams. Student attendance and effort are vital to success as we near the end of the school year. Parents we appreciate your help with these items as we move through the final weeks of school to help your child be as successful as possible.
This Wednesday, our CTE department will host a job fair n the media center that is open to the public. Anyone interested in attending MUST sign in at the main office before entering the school building. We have a variety of employers looking for short term and long term help. The job fair will run from 9 to 1 on Wednesday.
May 8 - May 12 is Staff Appreciation Week. We hope that each of you will take a moment to let our staff know how much they are appreciated, especially during this week. We are blessed with outstanding teachers and support staff that work hard each day for our students to succeed and become the best versions of themselves. This week is a chance to let them know that we see them and appreciate the time, effort and sacrifice they make each day to make PCHS the best it can be.
This week at PCHS:
Monday - Golf at Albemarle Plantation at 1:00 PM, Soccer at Washington Pam Pack at 5:00 PM
Tuesday - Special Olympics at Northeastern High School, Soccer will host Tarboro at 5:00 PM, Softball will host Bear Grass at 6:00 PM and Baseball will travel to Washington County High School for a game at 6:00 PM.
Wednesday - Golf at Tarboro at 1:00 PM, Softball at Camden 6:00 PM
Friday - Baseball will host Washington County at 6:00 PM
Saturday - Good luck to our Hunter Safety team as they compete at the State Competition.
Important Dates to Remember:
April 24 - Senior Cap and Gown delivery during all three lunches, Poetry Night at the Public Library
April 25 - Special Olympics Spring Games at NHS
May 4-5 - High School Musical - Presented by the PCHS Drama Department
May 18 - Senior Walk and Baccalaureate Service
May 22-24 - School Bus Driver Class
June 5-9 - Final Exams
June 9 - Graduation
Mrs. Baker - Olive Ferris - PreCalCulus
Ms. Carver - Melanie Kelley - Math 3
Mrs. Riddick - Kamarri Ferebee - Math 1
Mr. Spruill - Landon Russell - Math 1
Social Studies Department: Students of the Week...
American History> Mr. Castle: Alexis Williamson
World History> Mrs. Jackson: Katie Fisher
World History> Mr. Kajca: Kaydee "DeeDee" Hunter
Civics> Mrs. Jackson: Colin Tibbs
Students, as we move closer to end of year testing, please come see Mrs. Heath to report any damages that we need to know about and have time to fix, such as missing keys, screens that periodically flash white, keyboard letters that don't work, etc..
Sports Physicals Information
May 12th: Free
Free sports physicals will be on May 12th for all rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Instead of doing the physicals at the high school, students will be bussed to the ECU Health Sports Medicine clinic in Edenton, NC. Physical forms can be picked up from Ms. Amanda or the front desk and must be due back to Ms. Amanda by Monday 4/28.
FFA Plant Sale
- Sergeant Murray is our very dedicated and hard-working school resource officer. His patience, even-tempered and positive attitude makes our school a better place. Sargent Murray's interpersonal skills for daily interaction with school personnel are phenomenal. He has a great ability to listen and speak effectively in all situations. In addition to keeping our school safe. Sergeant Murray is a moral and ethical role model to our students. He always tries to promote great relationships between our students, staff, and the general public and is willing to do whatever he can to make PCHS a great place to be.
- Mrs. Skinner is a true champion for PCHS. She works behind the scenes without fanfare to make sure our school is clean for our students each day. She takes on all tasks with a servants heart and smile as she makes PCHS the best it can be every day.
- Tina Bundy, Tammy Sims, & Amanda Weatherington our cafeteria crew does an amazing job each day providing our students and staff with a great breakfast and lunch. They work hard and together with Mrs. Biter as they take great pride in serving our school hot and nutritious meals. We are fortunate to have this crew at PCHS!
Counselor's Corner: Student Services...
PERQUIMANS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
Graduation Announcement and Cap & Gown Delivery
Attention Seniors!! The Herff Jones representative will be here on Monday, April 24th during all Lunches in the Auditorium Lobby to deliver your graduation and cap & gown orders. Please remember your balance due. Only exact cash or money order is accepted on delivery day. You can also pay your balance due on-line at: www.highschool.herffjones.com (don’t log in to your account – pay as a guest).
Seniors that have not ordered their cap & gown unit must order it on-line at: www.highschool.herffjones.com
The deadline to register for the summer 2023 Future Teacher of North Carolina: Eastern Symposium (FTNCES) is approaching. The symposium will be held at East Carolina University and is a collaboration among East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina-Pembroke and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. The Symposium takes the place of the Pirate Institute for Rural Aspiring Teacher Educators program that ECU offered last summer.
The summer 2023 symposium is a free two-day experience with an option to reside on campus for one night in an ECU residence hall. The symposium will offer rising high school juniors, seniors, and current seniors an opportunity to learn about the teaching profession and teacher education programs at several UNC universities. Please share this information with your students who are interested in becoming a teacher and others within your networks as appropriate. Accepted participants are required to attend/complete the full two-day event.
Two symposium events will be offered on different dates however, the content will be the same for each event date. Applicants should register for the event date that works best for their schedule. Get more information: https://encfutureteachers.ecu.edu. The deadline to apply is April 24, 2023 at 3pm. Apply here: bit.ly/3ZV4FGI
College Center with Ms. Gray...
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.
Summer Opportunities: See flyer below
Wingate will be hosting a number of summer camps, which include sports camps, a health science camp, and a pharmacy camp. Students can access more information through the flyer, such as dates, costs, and registration. Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything.