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From TAME, to the Swim Team, to Wrestling, to FFA - Panther Pride is all around!Posted by Heike Cook on 1/22/2019
We certainly hope that everyone enjoyed their 3 day weekend! While most of us were enjoying some down time, some of our Panthers were busy at work. Please join me in congratulating the following groups/individuals on a job well done -
On Saturday, January 19, 31 PHS students went to the University of Texas for our regional TAME competition. We had a great time and our kids walked away with quite a few awards, listed below. If you see these students, please congratulate them! Also, a HUGE thank you to Nancy Wein (former TAME student) who stepped up and helped chaperone this trip.
Joshua Hidalgo, 1st place science and 3rd place math (10th grade)
Roberto Salinas, 3rd place science (10th grade)
Afreen Alim, 2nd place math and 3rd place science (11th grade)
Christoper Vuong, 3rd place math (12th grade)
Christine Liew, 5th place math and 1st place science (12th grade)
Juan Cano Duenas, 4th place science (12th grade) and Judge's Choice for Engineering Design Challenge
Gabe Nunez, 5th place science (12th grade)
Bendy Medawar, 6th place science (12th grade) and 3rd place Performance Award for Engineering Design Challenge
Ryan Faxigue, Judge's Choice for Engineering Design Challenge
Helen Vo, Judge's Choice for Engineering Design Challenge
Helen Vo was also selected to receive the Silicon Labs' Outstanding Senior Award (which was a laptop computer!)
This weekend the Panther swim teams competed at our district meet. The girls placed 2nd and boys placed 3rd, with a total of 14 qualifying for regionals in individual events and relays. If you see any of these panthers swimmers today, make sure to congratulate them!
John Henry Mejia
The PHS Wrestling team competed at the College Station High School tournament this past weekend.
BOYS VARSITY RESULTS
Sean-Michael Willimon 2nd Place, Jacob Hansen 2nd Place, Jacob Moreno 3rd Place
GIRLS VARSITY RESULTS
Aryah Monroy 3rd Place
Congratulations to all and good luck at District in 2 weeks.
This past weekend 33 members from the PHS FFA entered 101 different entries into the Travis County Youth Show(TCYS). The students entered items in the Youth Fair, as well as different livestock animals that they have been working with for months. Many of the FFA students go before and after school to our barn to take care of their animals. These are awesome hard working students that are great representatives of PHS!!! The following students did well in their respective classes and will be going to the TYCS auction this Friday where many local community members raise money for them to support agriculture education and projects. If you see these students, or any student that entered a project, please congratulate them!
Caden Crane Meat Rabbits – Senior Showmanship Placing Grand Champion
Connor Crane Breeding Heifers- Senior Showmanship Placing Grand Champion
Seth Green Market Swine- Senior Showmanship Placing Reserve Champion
Dathan Green Youth Fair ‐ Preserved Division Barbecue Sauces Award Grand Champion
Caden Crane Youth Fair ‐ Baked Foods Division Fruit or Nut Quick Breads Award Grand Champion
Connor Crane Market Steer Placing 2nd
Seth Green Market Swine OPB Placing 1st
Cynthia Espinosa Market Swine York Placing 2nd
Marina Rosales Market Swine OPB Placing 3rd
Alton Zane Redd Market Swine York Placing 4th
Cierra Lawhorne Market Swine Crossbred Placing 5th
Connor Crane Market Lambs Medium Wool Placing 3rd
Tristan Tijerina Market Lambs Medium Wool Placing 4th
Caden Crane Market Lambs Medium Wool Placing 7th
Caden Crane Meat Rabbits Placing 7th
Julia Fincher Meat Rabbits Placing 28th
Business Professionals of America and the PHS Swim Team - Both Advancing!Posted by Heike Cook on 1/18/2019 5:30:00 PM
Help us congratulate the following students who have qualified to compete in Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Work Place Skills in Dallas, TX, March 6th - 9th. They have the opportunity compete and try to qualify for the BPA National Leadership Conference held in Anaheim , CA next to Disneyland. Justin Schaefer - Advanced Accounting, Helen Vo - Personal Financial Management, Lauryn Moffett - Fundamental Word Processing, Nia Moffett - Intermediate Word Processing, Isabella Hopkins - Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications, Josh Irby - Advance Spreadsheet Applications, Alyssa Atkinson - Legal Office Procedures, Victor Tran Medical office Procedures, Matthew Wong - PC Servicing & Troubleshooting, Valerie Tonn - Fundamentals of Desktop Publishing, Matthew Bui - Fundamentals of Web Design, Jake Gollub - Graphic Design Promotion, Luis Lopez - Digital Publishing, Ian McClure - Digital Media Production and Video Production Team, Ian Barnhill - Video Production Team, Santiago Dent - Advance Interview Skills, Alexandra Wilkie - Human Resource Management and Naida Banh - Prepare Speech
The PHS Swimteam girls placed 3rd in the 200 yard medley relay while the boys placed 2nd. Both advance teams advance to Regionals! Please help us as we congratulate our swim team on an exciting season!
Important Remind Update: Texting service ending for Verizon customersPosted by Heike Cook on 1/15/2019 5:00:00 PM
We received this important Remind Update and wanted to pass this along to our Verizon users:
We’re sorry to write with disappointing news. Recently, we learned that Verizon will be charging Remind a new fee that makes it impossible for us to continue supporting free text messaging for anyone who has Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier. Please read on for all the important details—we promise to keep this as short as we can.
To offer our text messaging service free of charge, Remind has always paid for each text that our users receive or send. Now, Verizon is charging Remind an additional fee intended for companies that send spam over its network. Your Remind messages aren’t spam, but our efforts to resolve the issue with Verizon haven’t been successful.
As a result, the Verizon fee will increase our costs of providing text messaging by 11X—pushing our annual costs into the millions of dollars. This isn’t financially feasible for us to support, and it’s forcing us to end Remind text messaging for everyone who has a wireless plan with Verizon.
How will this affect you?
Beginning January 28, 2019, the people in your classes who normally get your Remind messages as texts will no longer receive these messages if they have Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier.
What can you do?
To make sure people in your classes continue receiving your messages, ask them to download the mobile app or enable email notifications—both of which are free of charge. Our team’s also working hard on a solution that allows your classes to continue to use Remind by text, and we’ll share more details with you before January 28.
In the meantime, we’ll keep fighting to make sure educators, students, and parents have access to effective communication. To do this, we need your help: If using Remind has made a positive impact in your classroom, at your school, or anywhere in between, please ask Verizon to reverse the fee here: www.remind.com/verizon-fee
We’re very grateful for your support, and we’ll be in touch soon with an update.
The Remind team
The PHS Course And Career Fair to be held this Wednesday, 1/16Posted by Heike Cook on 1/14/2019
The staff at Pflugerville High School is pleased to announce the annual Course Fair this Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm. In order to help with course selections, students in grades 9-11 during the 2019-2020 school year are invited to learn more about the courses that will be taught on our campus next year.
Professionals from around the P'Ville area will also be here to talk about their career fields, what certifications or degrees needed to work in that field and what the furture of that field looks like, including growth.
Due to unforseen circumstances: The food truck will NOT be at the school. We apologize for the inconvenience.
We hope to see you there!
PHS Recognizes Our 2018-2019 AP Scholars and A State Speech and Debate Finalist!Posted by Heike Cook on 1/11/2019
The 2018-2019 AP Scholars were recognized at an appreciation breakfast this morning (01/11) in the FAC.
Pflugerville High School was proud to recognize:
106 PHS students who were recognized as AP Scholars. An AP Scholar is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams;
1 International AP Scholar -granted to students who recieve scores of 3 or higher on five or more AP Exams in three or more suject areas;
14 AP Scholars with Honor - granted to students who have received an average of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams;
49 AP Scholar with Distinction - granted to students who have received an average of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams;
15 National AP Scholar - granted to students who received an average of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight of these exams;
19 AP Capstone Diploma - granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing,
and finally, 6 AP Research and Seminar Certificate - granted to students who recieve scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research.
Congratulations to all the students who exceeded in meeting the AP challenge! Your Pflugerville Panther Pfamily is very proud of each and every one of you!
And if honoring our AP Scholars wasnt enough....we have a State Finalist in Speech and Debate!
Joseph Garza, a sophomore in the Speech and Debate program, placed 4th in Conference 5A at the UIL State Congress meet held Tuesday and Wednesday at both The University of Texas and The State Capitol. He competed with 50 other contestants from 17 of the 20 Education Regions in Texas. Not only did he receive a nice medal, but he also qualified to apply for the TILF scholarships awarded by UIL. If you see him in the next few days, join me in congratulating him on a job well done. It was truly a great day to be a Panther!
Our Students Were Busy Over the Winter Break!Posted by Heike Cook on 1/8/2019
The Girls Varsity Soccer team won the 2019 Akin's Soccer Tournament this past weekend. The were undefeated in tournament play Thursday and Friday and won the championship on Saturday. This week they will travel to Bryan Texas for the Brazos Valley Soccer Tournament - Let's wish them Luck!
The Pflugerville High School Boys Panther Soccer team competed in the SAISD Tournament January 3 – 5, 2019, in San Antonio. The Panthers went 5-0 capturing the tournament championship. Not only were the Panthers undefeated in the tournament but they shut out every opponent. The Panthers had 13 goals for and 0 goals against for the weekend
The girls basketball team has a big game vs Cedar Park at home on 1/8/2048. We are 5-0, and they are 4-0 in district. Please come show your support! JV/Fresh 5:30 and Varsity at 7 pm
The wrestling team competed at the Centex tournament this past weekend in Austin. Congratulations to Jacob Hansen who finished in 3rd Place!
This Saturday, PHS Speech and Debate team qualified 6 students for the NCFL National Tournament to be held May 25-26 in Milwaukee Wisconsin. The students and events are as follows: Senior Ashton Rios in Duo Interpretation, Sophomore Audrey Higley in Duo Interpretation, Junior Calanee O'Dell in Oral Interpretation, Junior Evy Walton in Oral Interpretation, Junior Yanelle Licona in Congressional Debate and Sophomore Joseph Garza in Congressional Debate.
PHS wanted to share some achievements of our HOSA students. For HOSA competition, some categories have to place in a computerized test (against all HOSA Texas students) before they can continue on to the physical portion of the challenge. Not all categories have this requirement…but, the ones that do and are now moving into the Regional portion of competition in March are the following: Biomedical Debate – Aleeah Afzal, Arandi Mallawa and Annie You (Top 10 in Texas), CERT Skills – Olivia Thoreson and Victor Tran (Top 10 in Texas), Dental Terminology – Amber Delarosa (Top 3 in Texas), Healthy Lifestyle – Trinity Roberts (Top 10 in Texas). Please congratulate these students if you see them! They added this challenge to their daily lessons we all give them and did an excellent job!
Welcome Back To PHS! Students return to school this Tuesday, January 8thPosted by Heike Cook on 1/4/2019
The staff of Pflugerville High hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday/winter break! We are excited to see our students this Tuesday, January 8th. Tuesday will be an A day with ACE period (zero hour) starting promptly at 9:00 am. First period will begin 9:35 am. Once students transition to their semester 1 first period classes they will be given their new semester 2 class schedule.
Happy Holidays from your PHS Pfamily!Posted by Heike Cook on 12/19/2018
The administrators, staff, and teachers of Pflugerville High School would like to wish you and your family the best during this holiday season. We look forward to seeing our students back on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. This will be an A day with ACE period beginning at 9 am.
Parent Meeting for Class of 2020 - SAT School Day InformationPosted by Heike Cook on 12/13/2018 8:00:00 AM
TONIGHT, Thursday Dec 13 at 6:30 pm in the PHS Library will be a special parent informational meeting about our upcoming SAT school day opportunity for all juniors. To encouragement attendance from PARENTS, we will be giving away FIVE free AP exam registrations (worth up to $80 each) through a drawing amongst the parents in attendance.
Adopt A Child - Spreading Holiday CheerPosted by Heike Cook on 12/11/2018
Classes to Celebrate Adopt a Child day
Adopt-a-Child, an annual tradition here at PHS, will take place during 2nd period class this Friday, December 14th.
On this special day, the entire school celebrates the holiday season by "adopting" children from area elementary schools. Students in their 2nd period classes decorate their rooms and raise funds that go towards the purchase of small –or large- gifts. These gifts are wrapped and presented to their "adopted" little ones. Once the gifts are opened, the class enjoys a meal provided by the 2nd period students.
The event is a special holiday celebration for the adopted students and highschool students alike. It has been our experience that while the elementary students leave with arms full of gifts and smiles on their faces, it's the PHS staff and student body that reflect back on this day with hearts and minds full of the holiday spirit of giving and camaraderie.
While we appreciate the contributions that made our celebration possible, in an effort to maintain confidentialy of the "adopted child", this event is limited to the participation of school officials, adoptees and PHS students/personnel.
- From TAME, to the Swim Team, to Wrestling, to FFA - Panther Pride is all around!
- Business Professionals of America and the PHS Swim Team - Both Advancing!
- Important Remind Update: Texting service ending for Verizon customers
- The PHS Course And Career Fair to be held this Wednesday, 1/16
- PHS Recognizes Our 2018-2019 AP Scholars and A State Speech and Debate Finalist!
- Our Students Were Busy Over the Winter Break!
- Welcome Back To PHS! Students return to school this Tuesday, January 8th