Sunday, January 13, 2019

Weekly Update: 1/14/2019

Items of interest for the week of Jan. 14 - 18
            Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.

  • 1/14, Mon: 
    • School Closed (Code 1 - 11 & 12 month employees report by noon)
  • 1/15, Tues: 
  • 1/16, Wed:
    • Extension Day Schedule
    • last day for Course Change Request 
    • School Board Budget Meeting, @5:30PM, School Board Office
  • 1/17, Thurs: 
    • 9th Grade Class Meeting, @10:20AM, Little Theater
    • 12th Grade Class Meeting, @11:00AM, Little Theater
  • 1/18, Fri: 
    • 10th Grade Class Meeting, @10:20AM, Little Theater
    • 11th Grade Class Meeting, @11:00AM, Little Theater
    • 10th Grade Governor's School info session, @2PM. Little Theater
Faculty Professional Development for the week of Jan. 14-11

Course Change Request Period (i.e. drop/add) ends on Wednesday, January 16 (previously Jan. 15). If you are interested in a schedule change for second semester classes, please be sure to submit this form with a parent/guardian signature to your school counselor by the end of the school day on Wednesday, 1/16. Course Change Request forms can be picked-up in the School Counseling office.  The final date for Course Change Requests (i.e. drop/add) is subject to extension for weather-related school closings.

Class meetings will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17 (grades 9 & 12) and Wednesday, Jan. 18 (grade 10 & 11).  Any faculty or staff who have suggested topics to cover during these meeting should speak with Mr. Grim.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Weekly Update: 1/7/2019

Items of interest for the week of Jan. 7 - 11
            Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.

  • 1/7, Mon: 
    • Spring Semester Begins - students return
    • Students will report to their 1st block 1st semester class to receive their 2nd semester schedules. The schedules are in your mailbox. A bell will ring at 8:32 to release the students to their new 1st block class. A tardy bell will ring at 8:36. 
    • New Teacher Meeting, @3:30, SBO
    • All teachers work until 4:30PM
  • 1/8, Tues: 
    • School Board Meeting, @6PM, School Board Office
  • 1/9, Wed:
  • 1/10, Thurs: 
    • Student Advisory Committee Meeting, @2PM, Cougar Den
  • 1/11, Fri: 

Faculty Professional Development for the week of Jan. 7-11

On Monday, January 7th students will report to their 1st block 1st semester class to receive their 2nd semester schedules. The schedules are in your mailbox. A bell will ring at 8:32 to release the students to their new 1st block class. A tardy bell will ring at 8:36.

Course Change Request Period (i.e. drop/add) ends on Tuesday, January 15. If you are interested in a schedule change for second semester classes, please be sure to submit this form with a parent/guardian signature to your school counselor by the end of the school day on Tuesday, 1/15. Course Change Request forms can be picked-up in the School Counseling office.  The final date for Course Change Requests (i.e. drop/add) is subject to extension for weather-related school closings.

Class meetings will be held on Monday, Jan. 14 (grades 9 & 12) and Tuesday, Jan. 15 (grade 10 & 11).  Any faculty or staff who have suggested topics to cover during these meeting should speak with Mr. Grim.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Weekly Update: 12/17/2018

Items of interest for the week of Dec. 17 - 21
            Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.

  • 12/17, Mon: 
    • SOL Reading Expedited Retakes and Make-up Testing
    • English 9 CIP benchmark testing
    • Girls & Boys State application deadline, School Counseling Office
    • Faculty Winter Celebration, @3:30, CTE lobby
    • Winter Band Concert, @7PM, Little Theater
  • 12/18, Tues: 
    • SOL Math Expedited Retakes and Make-up Testing
    • SOL Social Studies Expedited Retakes and Make-up Testing
    • English 9 CIP benchmark testing (alternate date)
    • Teacher's January 3rd Professional Development sign-up deadline, @3PM
  • 12/19, Wed:
    • SOL Science Expedited Retakes and Make-up Testing
      • Students taking a Science SOL on this day will have the option of being exempt from their 2nd & 4th block assessments, unless required for industry credential/AP/Dual Enrollment purposes.  Students may choose to take their assessments even if they qualify for an exemption.
    • Final Assessments given for Blocks 2 & 4 only
      • Including CIP benchmark testing for Alg1 and Geom1 year-long classes during 2nd & 4th block classes
    • Regular daily schedule - No Extension
    • Winter Sports Pictures, @3:30, Gymnasium
  • 12/20, Thurs: 
    • Final Assessments given for Blocks 1 & 3 only
      • Including CIP benchmark testing for Alg1 and Geom1 year-long classes during 1st & 3rd block classes
    • 2 Hour Early Release schedule with Extension (NO 2CB)
      • No 2nd lunch:  
        • Math classes assigned normally assigned to second lunch will eat during 1st lunch
        • Foreign Language and Science normally assigned to second lunch will eat during 3rd lunch
    • Drama: Almost Maine, @7PM, Little Theater
  • 12/21, Fri: 
    • No School - first day of winter break
    • Students return Monday, January 7 
    • Drama: Almost Maine, @7PM, Little Theater
Faculty Professional Development for the week of Dec. 17-21


Boys and Girls State applications are being accepted from 11th grade students until December 17th. Boys and Girls State is a 6 day summer residential program sponsored by the American Legion.  Per committee review, students will be selected based upon qualities of leadership, character, honesty, and interest in government/politics/legislative process.  Please stop by the school counseling office to pick up an application.  See Ms. Pratt if you have questions.

The Governors School information session for that was originally scheduled for December 13th has been postponed until January, 2019
    End of Course Assessment Exam Exemption Policy
    Students will be exempt from end-of-course assessments if they have missed no more than 3 days per block course, 6 days per year long course (excluding school activities) and have earned a B (80%) prior to the scheduled final assessment.

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    Weekly Update: 12/10/2018

    Items of interest for the week of Dec. 10 - 14
                Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.

    • 12/10, Mon: 
      • Closed - Code Zero
      • Attendance Committee Meeting, @9AM, School Board Office
      • Special Education Dept. Meeting, @3:30, Eng Computer Lab
      • Winter Sports Pictures: Boys Basketball, Indoor Track and Winter Cheer, @3:35, Gymnasium
    • 12/11, Tues: 
      • Closed - Code One (school office opens @10AM)
      • School Board Meeting, @6PM, School Board Office
        • Senior of the Month
        • PCHS Employee of the Month
        • PCHS Teacher of the Month
        • PCHS Instructional Focus Presentation
      • Winter Band Concert, @7PM, Little Theater  (postponed until Thurs, 12/13)
    • 12/12, Wed:
      • Closed - Code One (school office opens @10AM)
      • Division Leadership Meeting, @9AM, SBO
      • Extension Day Schedule
      • Winter Sports Pictures: Girls Basketball, Wrestling, @3:35, Gymnasium
    • 12/13, Thurs: 
      • Closed - Code One (school office opens @10AM)
      • Serve-Safe Industry Credential Testing (postponed to exam dates)
      • Governors School Interest Meeting, @2PM, Little Theater (postponed)
      • Student Advisory Committee, @2PM, Cougar Den (postponed)
      • Winter Band Concert, @7PM, Little Theater (postponed until Mon, 12/17)
    • 12/14, Fri: 
    Faculty Professional Development for the week of Dec. 10-14

    SOL Make-up and retakes will all be moved back one day for each school closing this week. Any days with a 2 Hour Delay schedule will continue with testing as planned.

    • 12/17, Mon: 
      • Social Studies SOL Testing - Expedited Retakes & Make-ups
    • 12/18, Tues:
      • Math SOL Testing - Expedited Retakes & Make-ups
    • 12/19, Wed:
      • Science SOL Testing - Expedited Retakes & Make-ups

    A Governors School information session for interested 10th grade students is scheduled for Thursday, December 13th at 2:00pm in the Little Theater. Please sign up in the school counseling office if you plan to attend. This information session will take place in January 2019.

    Boys and Girls State applications are being accepted from 11th grade students until December 17th. Boys and Girls State is a 6 day summer residential program sponsored by the American Legion.  Per committee review, students will be selected based upon qualities of leadership, character, honesty, and interest in government/politics/legislative process.  Please stop by the school counseling office to pick up an application.  See Ms. Pratt if you have questions.

    End of Semester Exam Schedule
    • Wed, Dec 19
      • Final Assessments given for Blocks 2 and 4 only
      • Regular daily schedule - No Extension
    • Thurs, Dec 20
      • Final Assessments given for Blocks 1 and 3 only
      • 2 Hour Early Release schedule with Extension
      • December 20 Exam Schedule -1st & 3rd blocks only (w/ Extension)
    End of Course Assessment Exam Exemption Policy
    Students will be exempt from end-of-course assessments if they have missed no more than 3 days per block course, 6 days per year long course (excluding school activities) and have earned a B (80%) prior to the scheduled final assessment.


    Sunday, December 2, 2018

    Weekly Update: 12/3/2018

    Items of interest for the week of Dec. 3 - 8
                Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.

    • 12/3, Mon: 
    • 12/4, Tues: 
      • Reading SOL Testing
      • TRiO/Upward Bound, Commons
      • Behavior Intervention Specialist Meeting, @9AM
    • 12/5, Wed:
      • Social Studies SOL Testing
      • No Extension Classes due to SOL testing
      • Division VTSS Meeting, @1PM, SBO
    • 12/6, Thurs: 
      • Math SOL Testing
    • 12/7, Fri: 
      • Science SOL Testing
    Faculty Professional Development for the week of Dec. 3 - 8

    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 nominations to Mrs. Alger in the front office by Thursday, December 3rd

    Sunday, November 25, 2018

    Weekly Update: 11/26/2018

    Items of interest for the week of Nov. 26 - 30
                Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.

    • 11/26, Mon: 
      • Make-up Faculty Meeting w/ mandatory SOL proctor/examiner training for teachers, @3:40PM, Little Theater 
    • 11/27, Tues: 
      • WRS Industry Credential Testing retakes, 2nd block 
    • 11/28, Wed:
    • 11/29, Thurs: 
      • Math SOL Retakes, EPF W!SE testing TG/retakes 
      • W!SE Industry Credential Testing (Lester 1st, 4th, Endeavor 2nd) 
    • 11/30, Fri: 
      • Science SOL Retakes, EPF W!SE testing TG/retakes 
      • NOCTI Industry Credential Testing 
      • YEP application are due to the School Counseling Office, see below
    Faculty Professional Development for the week of Nov 26 - 30

    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 nominations to Mrs. Alger in the front office by Thursday, December 3rd

    Instructional Model - Data Sweeps will take place all week as a method to determine the extent of use of four instructional approaches by teachers in Pulaski County Schools. School administrators from across the county will conduct quick walk-through (<2 min.) observations of each instructional space to determine the instructional approach being utilized by the teaching staff.


    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 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.

      Weekly Update: 1/14/2019

      Items of interest for the week of Jan. 14 - 18               Please visit the  PCHS Events & Athletics calendar  for more information. ...