Pflugerville High School

PFLUGERVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • VOTE FOR PHS AS THE NICEST PLACE IN AMERICA!

    Posted by Kirk Wrinkle at 6/26/2017 10:00:00 AM

    VOTE FOR PHS AS THE NICEST PLACE IN AMERICA!


    We have a great and time-sensitive opportunity to showcase some of the greatness that IS PfISD.  Pflugerville HS is one of 10 finalists in the Reader’s Digest “Nicest Place in America” contest.   If you can join in the publicity and voting campaign, it would be SO appreciated.

    Did you know:

    1.  PHS is the ONLY school that made the list.  Added to that, its a public school!!  What an opportunity to celebrate the greatness that occurs in our schools.
    2.  Public schools rarely get positive press.  This is an incredible honor for PHS to  represent PfISD and all public schools across Texas and the nation.
    3.  Speaking of Texas . . . PHS is the ONLY finalist from the Lone Star State!!!
    4.  Nice kids finish first!!  Our students have achieved great things academically,  athletically, in the arts, and in showing great character.

    What can YOU do to help get a win for PHS, for public schools, and for Texas:

    VOTE AND VOTE OFTEN!

     Here’s how to vote:

    1. http://www.rd.com/vote-nicest-place/
    2. Select Pflugerville HS  
    3. YOU MUST ALSO go to the bottom of the page and hit “submit your vote”.

     The voting ends July 7.

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  • PHS NICEST PLACE IN AMERICA VOTING

    Posted by Kirk Wrinkle at 6/26/2017 10:00:00 AM

    VOTE FOR PHS AS THE NICEST PLACE IN AMERICA


     

    PLEASE GO TO THE BELOW WEBSITE AND VOTE FOR PHS AS ONE OF THE NICEST PLACES IN AMERICA.

     

    YOUR VOTE WILL ONLY COUNT ONCE PER DAY BUT YOU CAN VOTE DAILY UNTIL JULY 7

     

    WWW.RD.COM/NICEST-PLACES-CONTEST/

     

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  • Closing Remarks

    Posted by Kirk Wrinkle at 6/2/2017 6:00:00 PM

    As I Walk Out the Door...


    What a run!  Twelve years at Pflugerville HS, the last nine as the principal!  Thirty-six years in education and it will all come to a close at the end of June.  Time to retire and go visit my grandkids!

    I have been fortunate to serve the students of Texas in seven different school districts throughout my career.  That is thousands of young lives I have been a small part of and I wouldn't trade a single second of doing anything else to have been involved in it.  I have witnessed many changes in education since I began.  My first teaching position paid $7850 per year...and that included driving a morning bus route and coaching three sports! Yes, the pay has increased since then.  I also taught five different subjects my first two years.  I was young and dumb and didn't know any difference. Not that it would have mattered.  It was a great job with great teachers and administrators and, especially, great kids.  If there is one thing that has not changed over the years, it would have to be that the kids still want the same thing...to be heard and respected as an individual.  I shall miss the kids!

    Tomorrow will be a big day for many of you.  Graduation is one of the best things I get to be involved with as the principal.  We get to see students grow from scared Freshmen to walking the stage as confident adults ready to tackle the next phase of life.  We wish each of you luck with your graduate if you are one of the lucky ones tomorrow.  May the future hold for you and your family much of what the past has had in my career!  So long and say hello if you see me at a football game!

    And a huge thank you to all that showed up to my retirement gathering on Wednesday!  I was completely overwhelmed with the show of folks, the stories shared and the well wishes and cards.  It says a lot about PHS and the people we have here.  I'll miss you all...

     

    Kirk Wrinkle

    Principal

    PHS


     

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  • Graduation Information

    Posted by Kirk Wrinkle at 6/1/2017 6:00:00 PM

    GRADUATION INFORMATION

    The University of Texas is increasing its security protocol at all commencement exercises held on campus. This will include screening devices at all entrances to the Erwin Center. Attendees will be required to remove all metal objects, electronic devices, etc., and have purses/bags searched during the screening. Please take this into account and adjust your arrival time accordingly.  All guests will be required to remove all items from their pockets before being screened.  Please anticipate delays, as approximately 1 in 3 people require secondary screening.  Leave Pflugerville early so as not missing any of the graduation ceremony.  Remember that parking is hard to find in downtown Austin, even on a Saturday.

     

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  • Final Exam Schedule--Remaining Days

    Posted by Kirk Wrinkle at 5/29/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Final Exam Schedule

    GRADES 9-11

    Spring 2017

     

    Thursday May 25 (A Day)

    Friday, May 26 (B Day)

    Tuesday, May 30 (A Day)

    Wednesday, May 31

    (B Day)

    1st Period—Class

    5th Period—Class

    1st Period—EXAM

    5th Period—EXAM

    2nd Period—Class

    6th Period—Class

    2nd Period—EXAM

    6th Period—EXAM

    3rd Period—Class

    7th Period—Class

    3rd Period—EXAM

    7th  Period—EXAM

    4th Period—EXAM

    8th Period—EXAM

    Early Release—1:30

    Early Release—1:30

     

     

    May 30th & 31st—LUNCH WILL BE SERVED IN THE CAFETERIA FROM 1:10-1:30 EACH DAY

    All exempt students must report to campus for directions each day.

    Failure to report to campus will result in loss of exemptions and a “1” for the exam.

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  • Listserv for the week of May 26-June 3, 2017

    Posted by Kirk Wrinkle at 5/26/2017 6:00:00 PM

    Parents and Guardians:

    TWO DAYS OF SCHOOL LEFT!  And they are not full days.  Seniors are finished with school except for the two graduation practices on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Only the underclassmen will be taking finals next week.  PHS Graduation will be on Saturday, June 3 at 1 pm.  All PfISD graduations will take place at the Erwin Center at UT.

    Hope you have a great Memorial Day holiday!  Stay safe!  Until next week...

    Kirk Wrinkle

    Principal

    PHS 

    Final Exam Schedule

    GRADES 9-11

    Spring 2017

     

    Thursday May 25 (A Day)

    Friday, May 26 (B Day)

    Tuesday, May 30 (A Day)

    Wednesday, May 31

    (B Day)

    1st Period—Class

    5th Period—Class

    1st Period—EXAM

    5th Period—EXAM

    2nd Period—Class

    6th Period—Class

    2nd Period—EXAM

    6th Period—EXAM

    3rd Period—Class

    7th Period—Class

    3rd Period—EXAM

    7th  Period—EXAM

    4th Period—EXAM

    8th Period—EXAM

    Early Release—1:30

    Early Release—1:30

     

     

    May 30th & 31st—LUNCH WILL BE SERVED IN THE CAFETERIA FROM 1:10-1:30 EACH DAY

    All exempt students must report to campus for directions each day.

    Failure to report to campus will result in loss of exemptions and a “1” for the exam.


    Notification System for Principal Blog

    _______________________________________________

    We have teamed with Remind101 for the past three years to establish a notification system for those of you that wish to be notified by Text or email when an update has been made to the Principal's Blog. All you need is a cell phone with texting capabilities...and who doesn't have that anymore?

    To sign up, please enter the following phone number in the "recipientbox" of your cell phone (469-507-2388) with the text @phsinf in the message box. You will then receive a text that will thank you for signing up. That's it! You will then receive a text every time the Principal Blog is updated. No more guessing!

    We hope this helps with your ability to find out more information about what is going on at PHS.

    Please pass this on to others so they may sign up as well.
     
    Listserv for the week of May 26-June 3, 2017
    GENERAL INFORMATION:
     

    DISTRICT WEBSITE: For information regarding our campus and school district visit the website www.pfisd.net

    PHS WEBSITE: Please check website for general information.

    PISD DRESS CODE: Pflugerville High School along with Pflugerville ISD take pride in the appearance of its students. You will find the PISD Dress Code listed on PHS website www.pfisd.net The Dress Code is strictly enforced.

    PISD STUDENT HANDBOOK AND PISD STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT: You will find these handbooks on the PISD website www.pfisd.net under the “Parent” tab on the PISD home page.

    LIBRARY HOURS: The PHS Library is open from 8:15 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. Monday thru Thursday. Friday 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Library also open during all lunches.

    CLOSED CAMPUS: PHS campus is closed for all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students. Seniors only are allowed to leave campus for lunch. SENIORS RETURNING FROM LUNCH please enter the building through the MAIN FRONT ENTRANCE OR THE CAFETERIA ONLY.

    ALL STUDENTS: As always, all flowers, balloon and other deliveries will be held in the office until the end of the day. Teachers will have students sent to the office to pick up their items at the end of the school day.

    ELEVATOR KEYS:A $25.00 deposit is required from students for an elevator key. Elevator keys will be distributed by the PHS Bookkeeper only to students with a written medical excuse. Deposit will not be refunded if the key is not returned by the due date.

    LUNCH MONEY FOR YOUR STUDENT: When dropping off lunch money for your student, please turn it in to the cafeteria manager in the cafeteria. Office staff is no longer accepting lunch money. Want an easier way to add money to your student's lunch account? Visit www.mylunchmoney.com

    GRADING PERIODS 2016-17

    GRADING PERIOD: Semester 1: 1st Nine Weeks: 8/23/2016-10/20/2016

         1st Nine Weeks: 8/23/2016-10/27/2016
         1st 3 Weeks Ends:  9/12/2016 
         First IPR to Parents: 9/19/2016
         2nd 3 Weeks Ends: 9/30/2016 UIL Eligibility Statewide
         2nd IPR to Parents: 10/7/2016
         1st Nine Weeks Ends: 10/20/2016
         First Report Card to Parents: 10/27/2016
     
    GRADING PERIOD: Semester 1: 2nd Nine Weeks: 10/21/2016-12/16/2016
         4th 3 Weeks Ends: 11/10/2016
         4th IPR to Parents: 11/16/2016 
         5th 3 Weeks Ends: 12/2/2016
         5th IPR to Parents: 12/8/2016
         2nd Nine Weeks Ends: 12/16/2016
         Semester Report Card to Parents: 1/9/2017
     
    GRADING PERIOD: Semester 2: 3rd Nine Weeks: 1/3/2017-3/21/2017
         7th 3 Weeks Ends: 1/24/2017
         7th IPR to Parents: 1/31/2017
         8th 3 Weeks Ends: 2/14/2017
         8th IPR to Parents: 2/21/2017
         3rd Nine Weeks Ends: 3/21/2017
         3rd Report Card to Parents: 3/28/2017
     
    GRADING PERIOD: Semester 2: 4th Nine Weeks: 3/22/2017-5/31/2017
         10th 3 Weeks Ends: 4/11/2017
         10th IPR to Parents: 4/18/2017
         11th 3 Weeks Ends: 5/9/2017
         11th IPR to Parents: 5/16/2017
         School Year Ends: 5/31/2017--THAT'S NEXT WEEK!
         Report Cards to Parents: TBD
     
        School Year Ends: 5/31/2017 UNLESS THERE IS/ARE BAD WEATHER DAY(S) CAUSING MAKEUP 
     

    PISD TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICES, INCLUDING MOBILE TELEPHONES:

    For safety purposes, the district permits students to possess telecommunications devices, including mobile telephones; however, these devices must remain turned off during the instructional day, including during all testing. The use of mobile telephones in locker rooms or restroom areas is strictly prohibited anytime except during the student’s lunch period. A student whose telecommunications device is seen, heard or used during the school day without teacher permission shall have the device confiscated. The parent may pick up the confiscated telecommunications device from the principal’s office the following business day. If a second offense occurs a $15 handling fee will be charged. The device will be kept until the school is dismissed for summer upon a third occurrence. Confiscated telecommunications devices that are not retrieved by the student or student’s parents will be disposed of after the notice required by law. [See policy FNCE.] Any disciplinary action will be in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. The district will not be responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen telecommunications devices.

    OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Students are not permitted to possess such items as radios, CD players, MP3 players, video or audio recorders, DVD players, cameras, games, headphones, ear buds or other electronic devices at school. The use of any such device for instructional purposes must have prior written approval from the principal. Without such permission, teachers will collect the items and turn them in to the principal’s office. The principal will determine whether to return items to students at the end of the day or to contact parents to pick up the items. Any disciplinary action will be in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. The district will not be responsible for any damaged, lost, or stolen electronic device.

    REGISTRATION OF VEHICLE AND PARKING PERMITS: All motor vehicles that are driven to school including automobiles, pickup trucks, motorcycles, or motor scooters must be properly registered in the front office each year. Driver’s license number and proof of insurance are required on the application. Parking spaces are given on a first come, first served basis. All school fines MUST be paid in advance of purchasing a parking permit. Parking permits cost $20 and the applications are found in the front office. Permits are valid from 8/27/2015-6/3/2016. School times to purchase a permit are before or after school and during lunches. Please see Ms. Janie Martinez for permits. Unregistered and illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed,“booted” or towed at the student’s expense. Illegally parking is defined as parking in another student’s assigned parking space, in the teacher parking spaces, visitor parking spaces, handicapped parking spaces or fire lanes and on other “non-designated areas” which may include grassy areas or double parking. Boot removal is $50.00.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     ATTENTION ALL SENIORS: Credit Recovery is open on Monday’s from 4:30-6:30 beginning Monday, September 12 and Saturday’s from 8:30-11:30 starting on Saturday, September 10.  If you are missing credits or if you are unsure, see your counselor or Ms. Neille in F100.  

    Students should not park in the Maintenance and/or Staff parking areas until after 4:15 pm. YOU WILL BE TICKETED OR BOOTED IF YOU PARK IN THESE SPOTS DURING SCHOOL TIMES.

     ****EVENTS***
     
    •  Want to earn scholarships for college and win trophies? Do you want to travel to other schools and visit college campuses? Then join a UIL Academic Team today! There are 22 different events from Math and Science to Ready Writing and Spelling. The full list of events is on the wall outside of F101. More questions? Then swing by room F101 and ask Mrs. Waldrop. 
    • Are you looking for a way to be a volunteer and earn community service hours by helping your school and community?  Then join Key Club, an international organization based upon community service.  See Ms. Owen or Ms. Duncan for more information.
    • Do you like to read books?  Would you like to attend book festivals and meet authors?  Join Book Club in the library.  See Ms. Owen or Ms. Hugghins for more info.

     

    IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE YEAR

    5/29          MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

    5/30          EARLY RELEASE AT 1:30 PM

    5/31          LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! EARLY RELEASE AT 1:30 PM

    6/3           GRADUATION at Frank Erwin Center ON THE UT CAMPUS!
     
     
    IMPORTANT SENIOR DATES
     
     
    3/28          SENIORS SENT TO OC AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT WALK AT 
                   GRADUATION
     
    5/23          ALL TEXTBOOKS MUST BE TURNED IN
    5/30          MANDATORY GRADUATION REHEARSAL IN CAFETERIA 3:30 PM
    5/31          MANDATORY GRADUATION REHEARSAL W/CAP AND GOWN 9 AM
    6/3           GRADUATION AT FRANK ERWIN CENTER-REPORT BY 11:45 AM
    6/3           PANTHER CELEBRATION AT PHS

     PANTHER CELEBRATION NEWS!

    Calling all Senior Parents - please join the Panther Celebration Project Graduation email list at https://goo.gl/forms/buNPN0XYgSnKYXAL2 and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/PantherCelebration2017/ to get regular updates.

    All parents, including Junior parents who want to get some experience, are welcome to help plan our graduation night lock-in at PHS and keep our students safe. 

      

     ****NEWS FROM THE COUNSELOR'S OFFICE****

    Contact Ms. Bazemore, your College and Career Counselor if you have any questions by phone at 512-594-0527, email tanesha.bazemore@pfisd.net, or visit the College and Career Center (in the library).

    Visit the CCC for a pass!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    SENIORS: IMPORTANT CCC DATES

    TSI RETAKES--SIGN UP IN FRONT OF THE CCC OFFICE IN A HALL

    SCHOLARSHIP INFO DUE TO MS. BAZEMORE BY APRIL 21, 2017

    SAT/ACT INFO

    SAT dates & deadline to register ACT dates & deadline to register

    Visit collegeboard.org to register! Visit actstudent.org to register!

    Info/Practice booklets are available in the CCC.

    Full Length Prep books are available for check out in the Library.

    NEED A WAIVER?

    If you receive Free/Reduced Lunch visit the CCC or shoot Ms. Bazemore an email! Each eligible student qualifies for two SAT, SAT Subject, and ACT waivers. They can also receive up to 8 college applications waivers if they register for the SAT and ACT with a fee waiver. Please emailTanesha.bazemore@pfisd.net to request a waiver or ask questions.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    TEST PREP

    My College Quickstart
    Complete your personalized SAT study plan

    Visit www.collegeboard.org/quickstart

    Senior Username: SAT###### (ex. SAT751444)

    Senior Password: PHS Grad Year (ex. PHS 2016)

    Sophomore/Junior Username: PISD######

    Sophomore/Junior Password: DOB (ex. 12071996)

    Having problems logging in…call 866.756.7346

    SAT dates & deadline to register       ACT dates & deadline to register                      

    June 3 (deadline – May 9)                     June 10 (deadline – May 5) 

                                                                       

    Visit collegeboard.org to register!          Visit actstudent.org to register!

     

    HAVE A GREAT PANTHER LONG WEEKEND!

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  • Graduation Information

    Posted by Kirk Wrinkle at 5/25/2017 6:00:00 PM

    GRADUATION INFORMATION

    The University of Texas is increasing its security protocol at all commencement exercises held on campus. This will include screening devices at all entrances to the Erwin Center. Attendees will be required to remove all metal objects, electronic devices, etc., and have purses/bags searched during the screening. Please take this into account and adjust your arrival time accordingly.  All guests will be required to remove all items from their pockets before being screened.  Please anticipate delays, as approximately 1 in 3 people require secondary screening.  

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  • UIL State Speech & Debate Tournament Results

    Posted by Kirk Wrinkle at 5/24/2017 6:00:00 PM

    UIL State Speech and Debate Tournament Results

    Juliet Ume-Ezeoke and Ashton Rios competed at the 6A UIL State Speech and Debate Tournament. Ashton competed in Poetry and finished 11th in the state. Juliet placed first and is the 6A State Champion in Persuasive Speaking.

    Please congratulate these students and the team for their hard work and dedication. No champion stands alone!

    Liz Waldrop, the Speech and Debate Coach stated, "Thanks also go out to all of the teachers and administrators that recognize the value of the speech and debate program towards advancing academic excellence, and support us despite the fact that we are often out for competitions."

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  • Listserv for the week of May 19-27, 2017

    Posted by Kirk Wrinkle at 5/19/2017 6:00:00 PM

    Parents and Guardians:

    Kirk Wrinkle

    Principal

    PHS 

    Notification System for Principal Blog

    _______________________________________________

    We have teamed with Remind101 for the past three years to establish a notification system for those of you that wish to be notified by Text or email when an update has been made to the Principal's Blog. All you need is a cell phone with texting capabilities...and who doesn't have that anymore?

    To sign up, please enter the following phone number in the "recipientbox" of your cell phone (469-507-2388) with the text @phsinf in the message box. You will then receive a text that will thank you for signing up. That's it! You will then receive a text every time the Principal Blog is updated. No more guessing!

    We hope this helps with your ability to find out more information about what is going on at PHS.

    Please pass this on to others so they may sign up as well.
     
    Listserv for the week of May 19-27, 2017
    GENERAL INFORMATION:
     

    DISTRICT WEBSITE: For information regarding our campus and school district visit the website www.pfisd.net

    PHS WEBSITE: Please check website for general information.

    PISD DRESS CODE: Pflugerville High School along with Pflugerville ISD take pride in the appearance of its students. You will find the PISD Dress Code listed on PHS website www.pfisd.net The Dress Code is strictly enforced.

    PISD STUDENT HANDBOOK AND PISD STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT: You will find these handbooks on the PISD website www.pfisd.net under the “Parent” tab on the PISD home page.

    LIBRARY HOURS: The PHS Library is open from 8:15 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. Monday thru Thursday. Friday 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Library also open during all lunches.

    CLOSED CAMPUS: PHS campus is closed for all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students. Seniors only are allowed to leave campus for lunch. SENIORS RETURNING FROM LUNCH please enter the building through the MAIN FRONT ENTRANCE OR THE CAFETERIA ONLY.

    ALL STUDENTS: As always, all flowers, balloon and other deliveries will be held in the office until the end of the day. Teachers will have students sent to the office to pick up their items at the end of the school day.

    ELEVATOR KEYS:A $25.00 deposit is required from students for an elevator key. Elevator keys will be distributed by the PHS Bookkeeper only to students with a written medical excuse. Deposit will not be refunded if the key is not returned by the due date.

    LUNCH MONEY FOR YOUR STUDENT: When dropping off lunch money for your student, please turn it in to the cafeteria manager in the cafeteria. Office staff is no longer accepting lunch money. Want an easier way to add money to your student's lunch account? Visit www.mylunchmoney.com

    GRADING PERIODS 2016-17

    GRADING PERIOD: Semester 1: 1st Nine Weeks: 8/23/2016-10/20/2016

         1st Nine Weeks: 8/23/2016-10/27/2016
         1st 3 Weeks Ends:  9/12/2016 
         First IPR to Parents: 9/19/2016
         2nd 3 Weeks Ends: 9/30/2016 UIL Eligibility Statewide
         2nd IPR to Parents: 10/7/2016
         1st Nine Weeks Ends: 10/20/2016
         First Report Card to Parents: 10/27/2016
     
    GRADING PERIOD: Semester 1: 2nd Nine Weeks: 10/21/2016-12/16/2016
         4th 3 Weeks Ends: 11/10/2016
         4th IPR to Parents: 11/16/2016 
         5th 3 Weeks Ends: 12/2/2016
         5th IPR to Parents: 12/8/2016
         2nd Nine Weeks Ends: 12/16/2016
         Semester Report Card to Parents: 1/9/2017
     
    GRADING PERIOD: Semester 2: 3rd Nine Weeks: 1/3/2017-3/21/2017
         7th 3 Weeks Ends: 1/24/2017
         7th IPR to Parents: 1/31/2017
         8th 3 Weeks Ends: 2/14/2017
         8th IPR to Parents: 2/21/2017
         3rd Nine Weeks Ends: 3/21/2017
         3rd Report Card to Parents: 3/28/2017
     
    GRADING PERIOD: Semester 2: 4th Nine Weeks: 3/22/2017-5/31/2017
         10th 3 Weeks Ends: 4/11/2017
         10th IPR to Parents: 4/18/2017
         11th 3 Weeks Ends: 5/9/2017
         11th IPR to Parents: 5/16/2017--THAT WAS THIS PAST TUESDAY!
         School Year Ends: 5/31/2017
         Report Cards to Parents: TBD
     
        School Year Ends: 5/31/2017 UNLESS THERE IS/ARE BAD WEATHER DAY(S) CAUSING MAKEUP 
     

    PISD TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICES, INCLUDING MOBILE TELEPHONES:

    For safety purposes, the district permits students to possess telecommunications devices, including mobile telephones; however, these devices must remain turned off during the instructional day, including during all testing. The use of mobile telephones in locker rooms or restroom areas is strictly prohibited anytime except during the student’s lunch period. A student whose telecommunications device is seen, heard or used during the school day without teacher permission shall have the device confiscated. The parent may pick up the confiscated telecommunications device from the principal’s office the following business day. If a second offense occurs a $15 handling fee will be charged. The device will be kept until the school is dismissed for summer upon a third occurrence. Confiscated telecommunications devices that are not retrieved by the student or student’s parents will be disposed of after the notice required by law. [See policy FNCE.] Any disciplinary action will be in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. The district will not be responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen telecommunications devices.

    OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Students are not permitted to possess such items as radios, CD players, MP3 players, video or audio recorders, DVD players, cameras, games, headphones, ear buds or other electronic devices at school. The use of any such device for instructional purposes must have prior written approval from the principal. Without such permission, teachers will collect the items and turn them in to the principal’s office. The principal will determine whether to return items to students at the end of the day or to contact parents to pick up the items. Any disciplinary action will be in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. The district will not be responsible for any damaged, lost, or stolen electronic device.

    REGISTRATION OF VEHICLE AND PARKING PERMITS: All motor vehicles that are driven to school including automobiles, pickup trucks, motorcycles, or motor scooters must be properly registered in the front office each year. Driver’s license number and proof of insurance are required on the application. Parking spaces are given on a first come, first served basis. All school fines MUST be paid in advance of purchasing a parking permit. Parking permits cost $20 and the applications are found in the front office. Permits are valid from 8/27/2015-6/3/2016. School times to purchase a permit are before or after school and during lunches. Please see Ms. Janie Martinez for permits. Unregistered and illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed,“booted” or towed at the student’s expense. Illegally parking is defined as parking in another student’s assigned parking space, in the teacher parking spaces, visitor parking spaces, handicapped parking spaces or fire lanes and on other “non-designated areas” which may include grassy areas or double parking. Boot removal is $50.00.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     ATTENTION ALL SENIORS: Credit Recovery is open on Monday’s from 4:30-6:30 beginning Monday, September 12 and Saturday’s from 8:30-11:30 starting on Saturday, September 10.  If you are missing credits or if you are unsure, see your counselor or Ms. Neille in F100.  

    Students should not park in the Maintenance and/or Staff parking areas until after 4:15 pm. YOU WILL BE TICKETED OR BOOTED IF YOU PARK IN THESE SPOTS DURING SCHOOL TIMES.

     ****EVENTS***
     
    •  Want to earn scholarships for college and win trophies? Do you want to travel to other schools and visit college campuses? Then join a UIL Academic Team today! There are 22 different events from Math and Science to Ready Writing and Spelling. The full list of events is on the wall outside of F101. More questions? Then swing by room F101 and ask Mrs. Waldrop. 
    • Are you looking for a way to be a volunteer and earn community service hours by helping your school and community?  Then join Key Club, an international organization based upon community service.  See Ms. Owen or Ms. Duncan for more information.
    • Do you like to read books?  Would you like to attend book festivals and meet authors?  Join Book Club in the library.  See Ms. Owen or Ms. Hugghins for more info.

     

    IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE YEAR

    5/23          SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY IN THE FAC 1-3 PM

    5/24          ACADEMIC AWARDS CELEBRATION & 7 PM IN THE FAC

    5/29          MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

    5/30          EARLY RELEASE AT 1:30 PM

    5/31          LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! EARLY RELEASE AT 1:30 PM

    6/3           GRADUATION at Frank Erwin Center ON THE UT CAMPUS!
     
     
    IMPORTANT SENIOR DATES
     
     
    3/28          SENIORS SENT TO OC AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT WALK AT 
                   GRADUATION
     
    5/19          LAST DAY TO COMPLETE WORK IN CREDIT RECOVERY
    5/21          BACCALAUREATE AT CONNALLY HS PAC (TIME TBD)
    5/23          SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY IN THE FAC 1-3 PM
    5/23          ALL TEXTBOOKS MUST BE TURNED IN
    5/30          MANDATORY GRADUATION REHEARSAL IN CAFETERIA 3:30 PM
    5/31          MANDATORY GRADUATION REHEARSAL W/CAP AND GOWN 9 AM
    6/3           GRADUATION AT FRANK ERWIN CENTER-REPORT BY 11:45 AM
    6/3           PANTHER CELEBRATION AT PHS

     PANTHER CELEBRATION NEWS!

    Calling all Senior Parents - please join the Panther Celebration Project Graduation email list at https://goo.gl/forms/buNPN0XYgSnKYXAL2 and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/PantherCelebration2017/ to get regular updates.

    All parents, including Junior parents who want to get some experience, are welcome to help plan our graduation night lock-in at PHS and keep our students safe. 

      

     ****NEWS FROM THE COUNSELOR'S OFFICE****

    Contact Ms. Bazemore, your College and Career Counselor if you have any questions by phone at 512-594-0527, email tanesha.bazemore@pfisd.net, or visit the College and Career Center (in the library).

    Visit the CCC for a pass!

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    SENIORS: IMPORTANT CCC DATES

    TSI RETAKES--SIGN UP IN FRONT OF THE CCC OFFICE IN A HALL

    SCHOLARSHIP INFO DUE TO MS. BAZEMORE BY APRIL 21, 2017

    SENIOR SURVEY WILL BE THE WEEK OF MAY 16, 2017

    SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY IS ON MAY 23, 2017 

    SAT/ACT Info

    SAT dates & deadline to register ACT dates & deadline to register

    Visit collegeboard.org to register! Visit actstudent.org to register!

    Info/Practice booklets are available in the CCC.

    Full Length Prep books are available for check out in the Library.

    NEED A WAIVER?

    If you receive Free/Reduced Lunch visit the CCC or shoot Ms. Bazemore an email! Each eligible student qualifies for two SAT, SAT Subject, and ACT waivers. They can also receive up to 8 college applications waivers if they register for the SAT and ACT with a fee waiver. Please emailTanesha.bazemore@pfisd.net to request a waiver or ask questions.

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    TEST PREP

    My College Quickstart
    Complete your personalized SAT study plan

    Visit www.collegeboard.org/quickstart

    Senior Username: SAT###### (ex. SAT751444)

    Senior Password: PHS Grad Year (ex. PHS 2016)

    Sophomore/Junior Username: PISD######

    Sophomore/Junior Password: DOB (ex. 12071996)

    Having problems logging in…call 866.756.7346

    SAT dates & deadline to register       ACT dates & deadline to register                      

    June 3 (deadline – May 9)                     June 10 (deadline – May 5) 

                                                                       

    Visit collegeboard.org to register!          Visit actstudent.org to register!

     

    HAVE A GREAT PANTHER WEEKEND!

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  • E4 Youth Shines at Awards Night

    Posted by Kirk Wrinkle at 5/17/2017 6:00:00 PM

    E4 YOUTH SHINES AT AWARDS NIGHT


    Several current and former PHS students were recognized last Thursday at the annual E4 Youth Awards Night, an event that showcases the Austin-area students and businesses who have participated in various E4 Youth programs this year. The event was held at the Google Fiber Space in downtown Austin. There were more than 100 people in attendance, including representatives from local creative companies such as GSD&M, McGarrah Jessee, Sanders\Wingo, Frog Design, HCB Health and Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing. 

     

    Sophomore Santiago Dent was named the PHS Student of the Year, and sophomore Beatriz Zapata was named the overall E4 Youth Student of the Year. PHS graduate Alex Sifuentez was named the overall E4 Youth Creative College Mentor of the Year. PHS graduate Daniel Ebomwonyi was also recognized for serving as a Creative College Mentor with this year’s program. 

    Several PHS students addressed the crowd and spoke about their creative work and how E4 Youth has benefitted them this year. Those students are: Beatriz Zapata, Santiago Dent, Samajae Bonds, Makayla Moore, Khue Tran, Ian Barnhill and Milani Cruz.

    E4 Youth is an Austin-based non-profit that aims to provide enrichment opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in the creative arts.  We hope to work with E4 Youth again next year, and hopefully even more students will participate.

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