Friday, November 16, 2018

Students, there are some improvements in the safety and security of PHS we want to make you aware of. On Monday, Nov. 19th, the entry doors between the old and new building will be locked.
The front door to the new science building will be unlocked at 7am to allow student entry and then locked at 7:45 when exterior doors are locked.
A security team member will be stationed between the buildings between classes, to ensure that students can transition between the buildings. If you are late to class, you will need to go to the front office entrance and have a staff member escort you to the new building.
The front door to the science building will be unlocked during lunch so you can meet with teachers if needed.
Students who need to enter the new building due to late arrival, appointments in the old building, returning from the health room, etc. will be escorted from the main office or guidance office by a person with a key-card.

This is also a reminder that you should not open external doors for people who are knocking. Anyone who needs to enter either building should enter through the front doors that are monitored by security or the main office. The safety of our campus is a responsibility that all of us share.

The yearbook club will be meeting today during lunch in room 60.
Stop by and have a voice in the yearbook!

There are still spots open for the PHS Talent show!
Make up auditions will be held in room 63 after school on Monday and during lunch on Tuesday.
See Mr. Traver with any questions.

Are you interested in talking politics? Do you want to engage in discussion with people with diverse perspectives? Come to the Civil Discourse Club interest meeting today in room 44. Students of all political ideologies are encouraged to attend.

The Ace of Arts and Hat Club are having a joint sale! Come to the falcon foyer today during lunch to buy original drawings, stickers, and hats. Proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Malala Fund, respectively

There will be no 8th period class on Wednesday November 21st since it is an Early Release Day.
8th period will be extended 15 minutes November 14th, 15th, 19th, and 20th.
There will be NO 4:30 bus Nov 21st.

The Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive on Friday, November 30th in the old gym. Anyone 16 and older and who satisfies the weight requirement is eligible to donate. Students will be excused for the class they miss, but must notify their teacher beforehand. Email to sign up and save lives!

If you have passed the PARCC in English 10 and are identified as a native or heritage speaker of a language other than English including:
Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, or Spanish you may select to take the Avant STAMP 4S here at PHS to potentially earn the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy. This year, the assessment will be administered at no cost to students.
To register for the November 29th test access the google form on the Class of 2019 google classroom.
The Maryland Seal of Biliteracy may be awarded after graduation once the results of the assessment are known. If you take an approved assessment and score intermediate high, you will be eligible to have the Seal of Biliteracy added to your diploma.
For further questions please contact Mrs. Hicks.

Attention Seniors: PHS will have an information session on the MC Scholars and Macklin Business Programs on November 15 at 9:30. Please see Ms. Doto in room 10 for a pass.

The next round of Speedball games have been moved to Monday during lunch. The drillers take on K.O.P, the knights take on Jobes. and Kennakrue takes on Dubclub.
The champions will be crowned on Tuesday.

In sports news:

Congratulations to the Juniors for winning the Powder Puff game on Wednesday.

Good luck to all students trying out for a winter sports team today!

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