Monday, November 12, 2018

If you signed up for the PHS talent show be sure you have a time for an audition after school, Wednesday Nov. 14 and Thursday Nov. 15, or at lunch on Friday Nov. 16. See Mr. Traver with any questions!

What would YOU do if you fear a friend or someone you know is making dangerous or destructive decisions? Upcounty Prevention Network is presenting a forum on Tuesday, November 13th from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at JPMS. This will be a conversation for students, parents, coaches, neighbors, teachers, youth leaders and anyone else who cares about helping! Representatives from medical and counseling professions, the police, and youth leaders from SADD will be available to help spark real conversation, not just lecture. Admission is free. We hope to see you there!

There will be no 8th period class on today or tomorrow as both days are Early Release Days.
8th period will be extended 15 minutes on November 8, 9, 14 and 15.
There will be NO 4:30 bus today and tomorrow.

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.

The next round of Speedball games are on Wednesday when the drillers take on KOP and the knights take on Jobes. Thursday kennakrue takes on dubclub.
The champions will be crowned this Friday.

The Powder Puff game has been postponed until this Friday Nov 16th from 3:15 to 4:30. The cost of entry will still be $2 or $1 with a canned good. Come out to watch the Juniors try to take down the Seniors.

In sports news:

If you are planning on trying out for a winter sport you must be registered on the MCPS Parent portal. Use the Athletics Link to find the forms. You must be registered by November 13th in order to participate on the first day of practice November 15th. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Grubb in room 19.

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