Sunday, November 18, 2018

Weekly Update: 11/19/2018

Items of interest for the week of Nov. 19 - 23
            Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.
  • 11/19, Mon:
    • New Teacher Meeting, @3:30, SBO
    • Faculty Meeting w/ mandatory SOL proctor/examiner training for teachers, @3:40PM, Little Theater
    • 9th Grade Chromebook Distribution & Parent Information Night. , @5:30, Commons 
  • 11/120, Tues: 

  • 11/21, Wed:
    • No School - Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/22, Thurs: 
    • No School - Thanksgiving Day
  • 11/23, Fri: 
    • No School - Thanksgiving Break

    Faculty Professional Development for the week of Nov 19 - 23


    Representatives for Employee of the Month and Teacher of the Month from Pulaski County High School are needed for the December school board meeting. Please consider nominating a PCHS employee and teacher for this recognition. Please submit all nomination to Mrs. Alger in the front office by Thursday, December 3rd

    Attention Juniors: Youth Excel Program applications are available in the school counseling office.  YEP is a one day opportunity for high school juniors to shadow a business owner or industry professional in their career field of interest.  YEP day is scheduled for April 17th.  Applications are available in the school counseling office and must be submitted by November 30th.  See Ms. Pratt if you have questions.

    Sunday, November 11, 2018

    Weekly Update: 11/12/2018

    Items of interest for the week of Nov. 12 - 16
                Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.
    • 11/12, Mon:
      • Building Leadership Meeting w/ 9th grade teachers, @3:40PM, Library
      • School Board Meeting, @6PM, SBO
      • Winter Sports Parent Information Night, @6PM, Little Theater
    • 11/13, Tues:
      • TRiO/Upward Bound, Commons
      • Winter Sports Picture Day, @3:30, gymnasium
    • 11/14, Wed:
      • Midterm term grades are sent home
      • Extension Day Schedule with club day
      • Student-only Job Fair (hosted by the Chamber of Commerce), all 3 lunches, Commons
    • 11/15, Thurs: 
      • 9th Grade Parent Meeting- Chromebook distribution, @5:30PM, Commons
      • Presentation of the One Act Competition Piece: Much Ado About Nothing: School Edition, @7PM, Little Theater
    • 11/16, Fri: 
      • Cougar Crazies Theme: Cougar Night vs Blacksburg High School (at Christiansburg HS), @7PM, Class 4 Region D Playoffs - Round 2
    • 11/17, Sat:
      • One Act Class 4 Region D Competition, @9AM, Blacksburg High School
      Faculty Professional Development for the week of Nov 12- 16



      Congratulations to the PCHS Girls Cross Country team for their 8th place finish at the Class 4 State Championships on Saturday, Nov. 10. Grace Boone placed 4th overall in Class 4. 





      Attention Juniors: Youth Excel Program applications are available in the school counseling office.  YEP is a one day opportunity for high school juniors to shadow a business owner or industry professional in their career field of interest.  YEP day is scheduled for April 17th.  Applications are available in the school counseling office and must be submitted by November 30th.  See Ms. Pratt if you have questions.

      Sunday, November 4, 2018

      Weekly Update: 11/5/2018

      Items of interest for the week of Nov. 5 - 9
                  Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.
      • 11/5, Mon:
        • Radford University College Fair Field Trip, 8:35-10:30
        • First Day of Winter Sports Practice
          • girls basketball tryouts, 4:30-6:30, gymnasium
          • boys basketball tryouts, 6:30-8:30, gymnasium
        • Begin VHSL Winter Dead Period
      • 11/6, Tues:
        • No School - teacher professional development & work day
        • Professional Development, @8:20, Little Theater
        • FAFSA Workshop, @9-Noon, English Pod Computer Lab
        • SPED Dept Meeting @1PM, library
        • Summer Enrichment Programs Application Review Committee
        • CTE Dept off-site meeting, @1:30
      • 11/7, Wed:
        • Division Leadership Meeting, @9AM, SBO
        • Extension Day Schedule
        • Algebra I Digital Resources Professional Development, @3PM, location tbd
      • 11/8, Thurs: 
        • School-only Veterans Day Concert (social studies dept.), @2ish, Little Theater
        • Veterans Day Concert, @7PM, Little Theater
      • 11/9, Fri: 
        • Cougar Crazies Theme: Cougar Night at Averett University GW Danville, @7PM, Class 4 Region D Playoffs
      • 11/10, Sat:
        • Girls State Cross Country Tournament, @10:30AM, Great Meadow Park
        • Boys State Cross Country Tournament, @11:15AM, Great Meadow Park
        • Shelor Growing the Future Final Talent Show, Christiansburg High School
        Faculty Professional Development for the week of Nov 2- 9



        Congratulations to the PCHS Theater One Act for winning the 4D West Sub Regional on Saturday, Nov. 3 in Blacksburg.  The One Act team will now advance to the Class 4 Region D One Act competition on Nov. 17 at Blacksburg High School.

        Wednesday, October 31, 2018

        2018 Investments in Learning Ceremony

        The Investments in Learning Assembly was held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  Congratulations to over 350 students who were honored for achieving high academic standards and/or perfect attendance during the previous school year.  The Class of 2019 nominees for the Most Valuable Cougar were also named.  The Most Valuable Cougar is the highest recognition given to a student by our school.  The nominees were chosen by the senior class and the winner of the Most Valuable Cougar award will be revealed at the Senior Awards Assembly in May 2019.

        Sunday, October 28, 2018

        Weekly Update: 10/29/2018

        Items of interest for the week of Oct. 29 - Nov. 2
                    Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.
        • 10/29, Mon:
          • Flu Shot Clinic (PCHS Faculty/Staff), 8AM - Noon, Commons classroom
          • VAAP Notebook Workshop, @3:30, SBO
        • 10/30, Tues:
          • Medication & Diabetes Training (faculty), @3:30, Health Room 1
          • PCHS New Teacher Chat, @3:30PM, conference room 1
        • 10/31, Wed:
        • 11/1, Thurs: 

        • 11/2, Fri: 
            • Cougar Crazies Theme: Camo Night at Salem, @7PM
          • 11/3, Sat:
            • Region 4D Sub Regional One Act Competition, @Blacksburg High School
            • Competition Cheer State Competition, Siegel Center- Richmond
          • 11/4, Sun: 
            • Daylight Saving Time ends - fall back 1 hour
            Faculty Professional Development for the week of Oct 29- Nov 2

            The ASVAB Military Placement Test will be administered on Wednesday, October 31 at 9AM in the Commons.  Please see Mr. Kelly in the School Counseling office for more information. 

            Will YOU be in the yearbook? Please be sure your Directory Release Form is filled out allowing your photo to be included in the yearbook.  Currently, we have several hundred students who will not be featured in the yearbook.  Don't miss out on the opportunity to document these high school years!  See Ms. Alger or the School Counseling Office if you have questions.

            Saturday, October 20, 2018

            Weekly Update: 10/22/2018

            Items of interest for the week of Oct. 22 - 26
                        Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.
            • 10/22, Mon:
              • Building Leadership Meeting, postponed for:
                • Departmental meetings
                • make-up time for Parent/Teacher Conferences
            • 10/23, Tues:
              • Special Education PD Team Training, 1-4PM, SBO
            • 10/24, Wed:
              • Report cards are sent home with students
              • Extension Day Schedule
              • Instructional Model PD Team Training, 1-4PM, SBO
            • 10/25, Thurs: 
              • Picture Retake Day
                • 9-11: school picture retakes
                • Seniors: formal & casual retakes
            • 10/26, Fri: 
              • Deadline for application to 2019 Summer Enrichment Programs (see below)
              • Cougar Crazies Theme: America Night vs. Patrick Henry, @7PM
            • 10/27, Sat:
              • Cougar Band Classic, 10AM-6PM, Dobson Stadium
              Faculty Professional Development for the week of Oct 22- 26

              Sophomores and Juniors interested in 2019 Summer Enrichment Programs (including Girls/Boys State, Summer Residential Governor's School, and the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminar) should stop by the school counseling office to pick up an application from Ms. Pratt.  Completed applications must be submitted by 3:30PM on Friday October 26, 2018.

              The ASVAB Military Placement Test will be administered on Wednesday, October 31 at 9AM in the Commons.  Please see Mr. Kelly in the School Counseling office for more information. 

              Will YOU be in the yearbook? Please be sure your Directory Release Form is filled out allowing your photo to be included in the yearbook.  Currently, we have several hundred students who will not be featured in the yearbook.  Don't miss out on the opportunity to document these high school years!  See Ms. Alger or the School Counseling Office if you have questions.

              Sunday, October 14, 2018

              Weekly Update: 10/15/2018

              Items of interest for the week of Oct. 15 - 19
                          Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.
              • 10/15, Mon:
                • CIP Benchmark Testing: Biology
                • Mobile Dentist, all-day, Culinary Classroom
                • Last day of the first 9 weeks grading period
                • New Teacher Meeting, @3:30, SBO
              • 10/16, Tues:
                • CIP Benchmark Testing: Earth Science & US History 
                • PCHS New Teacher Chat, @3:30, conference room 1
                • Faculty/Staff CPR re-certification classes, contact the nurses office for more info
              • 10/17, Wed:
                • CIP Benchmark Testing: World History I
                • Extension Day Schedule, begin second Extension
                • Student-only Job Fair (hosted by the Chamber of Commerce), all 3 lunches, Commons
                • Faculty/Staff CPR re-certification classes, contact the nurses office for more info
              • 10/18, Thurs: 
                • 2 Hour Early Release - no 2CB
                • CIP Benchmark Testing: Geometry (part 1 & semester)
                • Great Shake-Out - Earthquake Drill, 9:39AM, Campus-wide
                • Graduation Supplies Orders (Jostens), All 3 lunches, Commons
                • Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences, 3-7PM, PCHS
                • Administrative Threat Assessment Training, @2:30, Culinary Classroom/CTE
                • FAFSA HELP! Workshop for Families, 4-6PM, English Pod Computer Lab
                • First 9 Weeks Grades due by 7PM (teachers-only)
              • 10/19, Fri: 
                • Make-up Day - REGULAR SCHOOL DAY
                  • Morning Parent/Teacher Conferences and afternoon Professional Development for teachers have been canceled
                • CIP Benchmark Testing: make-up testing 
                Faculty Professional Development for the week of Oct 15 - 19

                Parent - Teacher Conference forms were sent home with students last week. Parents/guardians are encouraged to schedule a conference with their child's teachers. It is also strongly encouraged that the student attends these conferences so that they may be included in conversations regarding their progress. The conference date is set for Thurs, 10/18 (3-7PM) and Fri, 10/19 (8AM - Noon).  

                Sophomores and Juniors interested in 2019 Summer Enrichment Programs (including Girls/Boys State, Summer Residential Governor's School, and the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminar) should stop by the school counseling office to pick up an application from Ms. Pratt.  Completed applications must be submitted by 3:30PM on Friday October 26, 2018.

                The ASVAB Military Placement Test will be administered on Wednesday, October 31 at 9AM in the Commons.  Please see Mr. Kelly in the School Counseling office for more information. 

                Will YOU be in the yearbook? Please be sure your Directory Release Form is filled out allowing your photo to be included in the yearbook.  Currently, we have several hundred students who will not be featured in the yearbook.  Don't miss out on the opportunity to document these high school years!  See Ms. Alger or the School Counseling Office if you have questions.

                Weekly Update: 11/19/2018

                Items of interest for the week of Nov. 19 - 23               Please visit the  PCHS Events & Athletics calendar  for more information. ...