Friday, May 25, 2018

2018 Graduation Information


Pulaski County High School 
Class of 2018
Graduation

May 25, 2018  @8PM
Dobson Stadium, Dublin, Virginia
Tickets are required to attend the Graduation Ceremony.  Each Graduate received 20+ blue outdoor tickets.  In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in PCHS' gymnasium. Each Graduate received 6 green indoor tickets. Guests 2 and younger are not required to have a ticket.  




Sunday, May 20, 2018

Weekly Update: 5/21/2018

Items of interest for the week of May 21 - 25
            Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.
  • 5/20, Sun: Baccalaureate, @2PM, First Baptist Church, Pulaski
  • 5/21, Mon:  
    • No Morning Gym - gymnasium closed for Graduation set-up
    • Senior Awards Assembly, @8:45AM, gymnasium
      • Senior Class Picture to follow
    • Governor’s STEM Academy Completer Ceremony, @11AM, CTE
    • Junior Marshal practice, @2PM, Little Theater
    • Senior Walk permission slips due to the Guidance office
    • Faculty Graduation Practice, @3:40, Little Theater
  • 5/22, Tues:
    • No Morning Gym - gymnasium closed for Graduation set-up
    • Graduation Practice (indoors), @8:30AM, Little Theater
    • SOL Expedited Retakes: World History II & US History
  • 5/23, Wed:
    • No Morning Gym - gymnasium closed for Graduation set-up
    • Graduation Practice (outdoors), @8:30AM, Little Theater
    • SOL Expedited Retakes: Reading
    • VTSS Division Leadership Team Meeting, @9:30AM, SBO
  • 5/24, Thurs:
    • No Morning Gym - gymnasium closed for Graduation set-up
    • Graduation Practice (outdoors), @8:30AM, Little Theater
    • SOL Expedited Retakes: Algebra I
    • Senior Walk: Permission slips required, buses depart PCHS @1PM
  • 5/25, Fri: 
    • Freshmen Finals for periods 1 & 4 (year-long period classes) (see schedule below)
    • No Morning Gym - gymnasium closed for Graduation set-up
    • SOL Expedited Retakes: Geometry & Algebra II
    • Graduation, @8PM, Dobson Stadium
  • 5/28, Mon:
    • Closed - No School, Memorial Day
  • 5/29, Tues:
    • Block Finals  2 & 4 (see schedule below)
  • 5/30, Wed: Last day of school; 2 hour early release
    • Modified schedule for Wed, 5/30 (no 2nd or 4th block classes)
    • Block Finals  1 & 3 (see schedule below)
  • 5/31, Thurs:
    • Teacher Work Day
    • Avoid, Deny, & Defend Training (PCPS Administration only), @9AM, Little Theater
    • Faculty Pot Luck, @Noon, Commons
    • Grades due @3PM
  • 6/1, Fri:
    • Teacher Work Day
    • Faculty Meeting @10AM, Little Theater
      Faculty Professional Development for the week of May 21 - 25

      Senior Walk permission slips can be picked up in Guidance for Seniors wishing to walk through one of their former schools on the afternoon of May 24.  Seniors participating in the walk must have their permission slip signed by a parent/guardian and have it returned to Guidance by May 21.  Seniors are expected to ride a bus from the High School to their respective elementary/middle school and then back to PCHS on May 24.

      Final Assessment Schedule(s)

      Block Courses Final Exam Schedule
      • 5/29, Tuesday:
        • Block Finals 2 & 4
      • 5/30, Wed: Last day of school; 2-hour early release
        • Modified schedule for Wed, 5/30 (no 2nd or 4th block classes)
        • Block Finals 1 & 3  
          • 1st Block:  8:28 – 10:38
          • 3rd Block:  10:42 – 1:22
            • 1st lunch: 10:38 – 11:03 
            • 2nd lunch: no 2nd lunch offered - admin will determine placement for this lunch
            • 3rd lunch: 12:52 – 1:22
      9th Grade Period Courses Final Exam Schedule

      • 5/25, Friday:
        • Freshman Finals - Periods 1 & 4
          • 1st period-- (8:28-10:00) 92 minutes
          • 2nd period--(10:04-10:53) 49 minutes
          • 3rd period--(10:57-11:46) 49 minutes
          • 4th period--(12:15-1:45) 90 minutes
          • 5th period-- (1:49-2:34) 45 minutes
          • 6th period--(2:38-3:22) 44 minutes
      • 5/29, Tuesday:
        • Freshman Finals - Periods 2 & 5
          • 1st period-- (8:28-9:17) 49 minutes
          • 2nd period--(9:21-10:53) 92 minutes
          • 3rd period--(10:57-11:46) 49 minutes
          • 4th period--(12:15-12:59) 44 minutes
          • 5th period-- (1:03-2:34) 91 minutes
          • 6th period--(2:38-3:22) 44 minutes
      • 5/30, Wednesday: Last day of school- 2 hour early release
        • Modified schedule for Wednesday, 5/30 (no 2nd or 4th block classes)
        • Freshman Finals - Periods 3 & 6
          • 1st period--(8:28-8:43) 15 minutes
          • 2nd period--(8:47-9:02) 15 minutes
          • 3rd period--(9:06-10:38) 92 minutes (1st lunch: 10:38 – 11:03)
          • 4th period--(11:07-11:25) 18 minutes
          • 5th period--(11:29-11:46) 17 minutes
          • 6th period--(11:50-1:22) 92 minutes

      End-of-Course Assessment Exemption Policy
      Student 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 scheduled final assessments




      Sunday, May 13, 2018

      Weekly Update: 5/14/2018

      Items of interest for the week of May 14 - 18
                  Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.
      • 5/14, Mon:
        • No Morning Gym - gymnasium closed for Graduation set-up
        • STEM Academy Completer Presentations, 8:45-11:00AM, Conference Room 2
        • Faculty Meeting, @3:40, Little Theater
      • 5/15, Tues:
        • No Morning Gym - gymnasium closed for Graduation set-up
        • Make-up Faculty Meeting, @8AM, Little Theater
        • Spring Band Concert, @7PM, Little Theater
      • 5/16, Wed:
        • No Morning Gym - gymnasium closed for Graduation set-up
        • Expedited SOL Testing: Earth Science
        • AP Testing, @7:15AM, Gymnasium
        • MACC Banquet, @TBD, Library/IMC
      • 5/17, Thurs:
        • No Morning Gym - gymnasium closed for Graduation set-up
        • Expedited SOL Testing: Biology & Chemistry
        • Senior Finals (& Junior Marshals) Blocks 1 & 2
      • 5/18, Fri:
        • No Morning Gym - gymnasium closed for Graduation set-up
        • Expedited SOL Testing: World History I
        • AP Testing, @11AM, Gymnasium
        • Senior Awards Assembly practice, @8:30AM, Seniors report to 1st block & then to the Little Theater
        • Senior Finals (& Junior Marshals) Blocks 3 & 4
      • 5/20, Sun: Baccalaureate, @2PM, First Baptist Church, Pulaski
      • 5/21, Mon:  Senior Awards Assembly, 8:45AM, gymnasium
        • Senior picture to follow
        • Governor’s STEM Academy Completer Ceremony, @11AM, CTE
      • 5/25, Fri: Graduation, @8PM, Dobson Stadium
        Faculty Professional Development for the week of May 14 - 18

        Senior Walk permission slips can be picked up in Guidance for Seniors wishing to walk through one of their former schools on the afternoon of May 24.  Seniors participating in the walk must have their permission slip signed by a parent/guardian and have it returned to Guidance by May 21.  Seniors are expected to ride a bus from the High School to their respective elementary/middle school and then back to PCHS on May 24.

        Sunday, May 6, 2018

        Weekly Update: 5/7/2018

        Items of interest for the week of May 7 - 11
                    Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.
        • 5/7, Mon:
          • Building Leadership Team (BLT) Meeting, @3:40, Cougar Den
          • PCPS Open Enrollment Insurance Meeting, @4:15, Little Theater
        • 5/8, Tues:
          • SOL Testing: World History I & US History
          • ProStart I Testing (8:30)
          • ProStart II Testing (12:00)
          • PCPS Open Enrollment Insurance Meeting, @4:15, Little Theater
          • School Board Meeting, @6PM, SBO
        • 5/9, Wed:
          • SOL Testing: English 10 Reading
          • Junior Marshal Orientation, @11AM, Little Theater
          • Student Intern Application Deadline, see Mrs. Brooks
          • PCPS Student Sports Physicals, CTE, @3:30 (see below)
        • 5/10, Thurs:
          • No Morning Gym
          • AP Testing: AP Government, 7:15AM - 2:00PM, gymnasium (gym closed)
          • SOL Testing: Algebra I (semester & year-long)
          • FFA Member Banquet, @6PM
          • Spring Choir Concert, @7PM, Little Theater
        • 5/11, Fri:
          • SOL Testing: Geometry & Algebra II
          • Senior scholarship information is due to Mrs. Vest in the Guidance office
          • PCHS Golden Cougar Bands - End of the Year Banquet
          • Gymnasium closes for Senior Awards Assembly & Graduation set-up
        Faculty Professional Development for the week of May 7 - 11

        Sports physicals will be provided to Pulaski County Public School students who will be enrolled in the 6th through 12th grades during the 2018-2019 school year.  Pulaski County High School, in conjunction with Lewis Gale Hospital Pulaski, is excited to offer this service. The physicals will take place at PCHS in the Career and Technical Education Building on Wednesday, May 9 beginning at 3:30 pm.  The cost will be $10 dollars and students should arrive with their Virginia High School League physical form completed and signed by both student and parent/guardian.  Physical forms are available in the front offices of Pulaski County High School, Pulaski Middle School, and Dublin Middle School, or can be printed at vhsl.org. In an attempt to expedite this process, the start time for current PCHS students is 3:30 pm. Current middle school students should arrive no earlier than 4:25 pm to prevent overcrowding and congestion.

        Sunday, April 29, 2018

        Weekly Update: 4/30/2018

        Items of interest for the week of April 30 - May 4
                    Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.
        • 4/30, Mon:
          • Graduation Planning Meeting, @9AM
          • Industry Testing: Child Care (10:45); Horticulture (1:22)
          • Scholarship Commitee Mtg, @2PM
          • Special Education Meeting, @3:30, Commons Classroom 1
          • ?Extension Committee Meeting, @3:40, F12
        • 5/1, Tues:
          • Industry Testing: W!SE (Econ/Personal Finance, all blocks/ all CTE labs)
        • 5/2, Wed:
          • SOL Testing: Earth Science
          • Division Leadership Team Meeting, @9AM, SBO
          • PCPS Retirement Dinner, @6PM
        • 5/3, Thurs:
          • SOL Testing: Biology; SOL Chemistry
          • PCHS Faculty CPR Class(es), @3PM (by appt), Nurses' Office
          • Signing Day Event, @3:45, Little Theater
        • 5/4, Fri:
          • SOL Testing: World History I
          • PCHS Administrative Meeting (ADM), @9AM, Location: TBD
          • Graduation Supplies Delivery (Jostens), 11:30-1:30, Commons
          • Class Ring Adjustments (Jostens), 11:30-1:30, Commons
          • PCHS Theater Department presents: Disney's Mary Poppins, @7PM, Little Theater
        • 5/5, Sat
          • PSAT/SAT Testing, @8AM, Commons
          • PCHS Theater Department presents: Disney's Mary Poppins, 
            • @2:30PM, Little Theater
            • @7:00PM, Little Theater
        Faculty Professional Development for the week of April 30 - May 4

        Sports physicals will be provided to Pulaski County Public School students who will be enrolled in the 6th through 12th grades during the 2018-2019 school year.  Pulaski County High School, in conjunction with Lewis Gale Hospital Pulaski, is excited to offer this service. The physicals will take place at PCHS in the Career and Technical Education Building on Wednesday, May 9 beginning at 3:30 pm.  The cost will be $10 dollars and students should arrive with their Virginia High School League physical form completed and signed by both student and parent/guardian.  Physical forms are available in the front offices of Pulaski County High School, Pulaski Middle School, and Dublin Middle School, or can be printed at vhsl.org . In an attempt to expedite this process, the start time for current PCHS students is 3:30 pm. Current middle school students should arrive no earlier than 4:25 pm to prevent overcrowding and congestion.

        On Thursday, April 26th, around 4:30PM the administration at PCHS was made aware of an incident in the Town of Pulaski near Wurno Road.  We were told to immediately place the school on lockdown due to the concern that the suspect involved was armed and his whereabouts were unknown.  
        Immediately an announcement was made at PCHS to place the school on lockdown and further information was provided regarding the nature of the situation.  From that point the school administration fanned out across campus to ensure that each group was able to follow lockdown protocol and to provide additional information regarding the situation in Pulaski.  After-school events were postponed and all students (including visiting teams) were moved to secure locations.  Students were permitted to leave with parents/guardians after verification was made of their identity.  Student drivers were asked to wait until the parking lots were secure and then these groups were escorted to their vehicles.
        I would like to thank all of our faculty and staff who assisted in making this emergency situation run as smoothly of possible.  Their calm demeanor and willingness to assist speaks volumes about their character, the love they have for our students, and their dedication to our community.  I would estimate that we had around 400 students and 1/20th of our faculty and staff still on campus at 4:30.  The ability of this group to step-up and ensure the safety and security of these students demonstrates the professionalism of our faculty as a whole.
        -Mr. Grim

        Sunday, April 22, 2018

        Weekly Update: 4/23/2018

        Items of interest for the week of April 23 - 27
                    Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.
        • 4/23, Mon:
          • Workplace Readiness (CTE/BL1)
          • Teacher MVC Voting, Guidance
          • Extension Committee Meeting, @3:40, F12
        • 4/24, Tues:
          • Term Grads/SOL retake-make-up SOCIAL STUDIES
          • Vet Science (8:30)
          • ASE (10:45, Worrell)
          • Graduation Supplies Delivery, 11:30-1:30, CTE Lobby
          • Teacher MVC Voting, Guidance
        • 4/25, Wed:
          • Midterm Grade Reports are sent home
          • Skills – Electricity (8:30/10:00, Compton)
          • VTSS Division Leadership Team Meeting, @9:30, SBO
          • NOCTI – Criminal Justice (2:00)
        • 4/26, Thurs:
          • Term Grads/SOL retake-make-up MATH
          • ASE – Non-Structural (10:30, Fleshman)
        • 4/27, Fri:
          • Term Grads/SOL retake-make-up ENGLISH 
          • PCHS Theater Department presents: Disney's Mary Poppins, @7PM, Little Theater
        • 4/28, Sat
          • PCHS Theater Department presents: Disney's Mary Poppins, @7PM, Little Theater
        Faculty Professional Development for the week of April 23-27.

        Sports physicals will be provided to Pulaski County Public School students who will be enrolled in the 6th through 12th grades during the 2018-2019 school year.  Pulaski County High School, in conjunction with Lewis Gale Hospital Pulaski, is excited to offer this service. The physicals will take place at PCHS in the Career and Technical Education Building on Wednesday, May 9 beginning at 3:30 pm.  The cost will be $10 dollars and students should arrive with their Virginia High School League physical form completed and signed by both student and parent/guardian.  Physical forms are available in the front offices of Pulaski County High School, Pulaski Middle School, and Dublin Middle School, or can be printed at vhsl.org . In an attempt to expedite this process, the start time for current PCHS students is 3:30 pm. Current middle school students should arrive no earlier than 4:25 pm to prevent overcrowding and congestion.

        Sunday, April 15, 2018

        Weekly Update: 4/16/2018

        Items of interest for the week of April 16 - 20
                    Please visit the PCHS Events & Athletics calendar for more information.
        • 4/16, Mon:
          • Spring Spirit Week: Flannel/Camo Day
          • ACT Graphic Literacy (Miller)
          • Cosmetology State Board Examination, (Anderson, Jul)
          • Instructional Model - Data Sweep Week begins
          • CLT Focus on New Engagement Strategies 
          • Junior Night, @6PM, Little Theater
        • 4/17, Tues:
          • Spring Spirit Week: Superhero Day
          • Term Grads/SOL retakes SCIENCE
          • ACT Applied Math/ Workplace Documents (Miller)
          • Mobile Dentist, CTE conference room
        • 4/18, Wed:
          • Spring Spirit Week: Spirit/Cougar Day
          • Term Grads/SOL retakes SOCIAL STUDIES
          • Chronic Absenteeism Meeting, @9AM, SBO
          • Mobile Dentist, CTE conference room
          • Revamping SRC Meeting, @1PM, SBO
          • Prom & Prep Rally, @2:30, gymnasium (students will be released at 3:22 from the gym)
            • Prom court introductions
            • SOL Preparation
            • Peach Fuzz Volleyball (Juniors vs. Seniors)
        • 4/19, Thurs:
          • Spring Spirit Week: America Day
          • Term Grads/SOL retakes MATH
          • National Honor Society - new member induction, @7PM, Little Theater
        • 4/20, Fri:
          • Spring Spirit Week: Hawaiian Shirt Day
          • Term Grads/SOL retakes ENGLISH READING
          • Class Ring Assembly with Jostens, @2:30, Little Theater
          • "Night at the Movies" presented by the PCHS Fine Arts Dept, @7PM, Little Theater
        • 4/21, Sat
          • Prom, 8-11:30PM, Edwards Hall, NRCC
          • After Prom Party, 11:30PM- 3:30AM(4/22), PES
        Faculty Professional Development for the week of April 16 - 20.

        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. 

        Sports physicals will be provided to Pulaski County Public School students who will be enrolled in the 6th through 12th grades during the 2018-2019 school year.  Pulaski County High School, in conjunction with Lewis Gale Hospital Pulaski, is excited to offer this service. The physicals will take place at PCHS in the Career and Technical Education Building on Wednesday, May 9 beginning at 3:30 pm.  The cost will be $10 dollars and students should arrive with their Virginia High School League physical form completed and signed by both student and parent/guardian.  Physical forms are available in the front offices of Pulaski County High School, Pulaski Middle School, and Dublin Middle School, or can be printed at vhsl.org . In an attempt to expedite this process, the start time for current PCHS students is 3:30 pm. Current middle school students should arrive no earlier than 4:25 pm to prevent overcrowding and congestion.

        2018 Graduation Information

        Pulaski County High School  Class of 2018 Graduation May 25, 2018  @8PM Dobson Stadium, Dublin, Virginia Watch the ceremony l...