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Looking for input on an Army ROTC Program at PHS-Student SurveyPosted by Heike Cook on 3/15/2019
If you are a high schooler or soon to be high schooler in the PFISD please read the message below and complete the referenced survey. (Parents, your students will need to use their Pfisd email address to log on.)
PfISD is exploring the option to offer an ARMY JROTC unit at one of our high schools. Please take a moment to complete the ARMY JROTC Interest Survey included in this email. Your feedback will help us determine if we should launch an ARMY unit and if so, where the interest lies. You can also enter to wina $25 Walmart gift card after you complete the survey. Currently, Hendrickson High School currently offers a MARINE JROTC program. This program is available to all Pflugerville ISD students. If you are interested in participating in this program, contact your Counselor and submit the necessary in-district transfer paperwork during the transfer window. Thank you for helping us serve you better!
PHS Theatre named District ChampsPosted by Heike Cook on 3/14/2019
Please congratulate PHS Theatre Department who’s UIL One Act Play “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was named District Champions last night and will advance to Bi-District Contest at Rouse HS on March 27th. Individual awards were received by Preston Ruess- All Star Cast, Braeden Brotherton- Honorable Mention All Star Cast, Heather Landers- Honorable Mention- All Star Cast, Lily Bitner- All Star Crew. Congratulations to all involved!
Public Performances of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” will be April 1st and 2nd at 6:30pm in the Pflugerville Fine Arts Center!
BPA, Powerlifters, PHS Theatre, and the Varsity Tennis team-We are Panther Proud!Posted by Heike Cook on 3/11/2019
The Powerlifting Boys Team traveled to Burleson to compete in the Boys Regional Powerlifting Meet this weekend. Please help us in congratulating the following finishers: Bao Nguyen finished 3rd in the 123 weight class, Matthew Reiff finished 7th in the 165 weight class, Vincent Ume-Ezeoke finished 12th in the 242 weight class.
The varsity tennis teams competed in the Connally Tournament last week. Please help us congratulate: Anthony Chhang and Marisol Palacio - 2nd place Mixed Doubles, Max Richter and Katrina Henley - Consolation Champions Mixed Doubles, Tiffany Phan - 3rd place girl’s singles, Meilen Olazabal - Consolation Champion girl's singles.
The BPA team traveled to Dallas for the BPA State Leadership Conference competition. In Workplace Skills. Jake Gollub placed 4 out of 33 in Graphic Design Promotions; Nia Moffett 6 out of 67 in Intermediate Word Processing Skills; Valerie Tonn 6 out of 59 in Fundamental Desktop Publishing; Matthew Bui 9 out of 36 in Fundamentals of Web Design; Ian McClure, Ian Barnhill, Joshua Mosely & Sunny Che 4 out of 33 in Video Production Team..
Please congratulate Preston Ruess as he was named one of only 8 LEADING ACTOR Nominees for the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards for his role as King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Awards presentation will be held on April 17th at the Long Center.
Lady Panther Soccer Team AKA District Champs and PHS AV/Journalism Represent!Posted by Heike Cook on 3/7/2019
The Lady Panthers soccer team beat Cedar Park 2-1, securing a district championship for the first time in 11 years. Congratulations Lady Panthers we are so proud of you and your hard work.
Six PHS AV and journalism students participated in SXSWedu programming on Wednesday, March 6 at the Austin Convention Center. These students were invited to be a part of a PBS Student Reporting Labs panel discussion about media literacy and how to combat misinformation online. After the panel, students fanned out and interviewed SXSWedu attendees about media literacy. The following students attended this panel: senior Alex Torres, senior Jillian Hawk, senior Vivian Falcon, sophomore Dean Windham, sophomore Jacob Claxton and sophomore Michael Hornsby.
In addition, 2016 PHS grad Mercedes Ezeji had the opportunity to interview PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger and participate in a SXSWedu panel discussion about youth voting. Mercedes is a senior at UNT majoring in broadcast journalism. She has a summer internship lined up at KLRU-TV, Austin PBS.
The Big Event is tomorrow! Since its introduction in 1982, The Big Event has become the largest, one-day, student-run service project in the nation. Each spring, tens of thousands of Texas A&M students come together to say "Thank You" to the residents of Bryan and College Station. The Big Event provides an amazing opportunity for PfISD students to give back and serve their community. Although The Big Event has become the largest one-day, student-run service project in the nation, our message and our mission remains the same – to simply say “Thank You.”
PHS-Continues to make us Panther ProudPosted by Heike Cook on 3/4/2019
Pflugerville High School continues to make us Panther Proud!
HOSA: The HOSA students who competed this past weekend in their Regional Level did an amazing job! We have several who are eligible to move to the next level of State Competition: Biomedical Debate – Arandi Mallawa, Annie You, and Aleeah Afzal and Dental Terminology – Amber DelaRosa! Please congratulate them when you see them!
REGIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL: PHS is happy to share with you the results from today's Austin Regional Science Festival. We have several from district who advance to the Texas Science and Engineering Fair. Lamisa Mahmud, Keira Tran and Ngoc Tran will advance to the Texas Science and Engineering Fair to be hosted at Texas A&M this year. These students placed in the top 3 of their categories and advance to state.
WINTER GUARD: This past weekend was a PFANTASTIC weekend for both the PHS JV and Varsity Winter Guards! The JV guard placed 3rd at TCGC Akins and the Varsity placed 1st at the WGI Austin Regional held at Rouse. The Varsity is ranked in the top 10 nationally as they enter the final month of competition leading to Dayton, Ohio. Way to go Panthers and best of luck and continued success!!!!!
PHS TENNIS: Last week the Varsity Tennis teams played at the Hendrickson Hawk Open. The kids had some great results! Max Richter – 1st place singles. Marisol Palacio - girl’s singles consolation champion. Allan Pham and Katrina Henley - 4th place mixed doubles. Chris Vuong and Meilen Olazabal - mixed doubles consolation champions. Tony Fisher and James Ho - 4th place boys doubles. Be sure to congratulate them if you see them!
SPEECH AND DEBATE: Sophomore Joseph Garza qualified for the NSDA National Tournament that will be held in Dallas in June after placing 1st in Congressional Debate this weekend. If you see him in the halls, please let him know how proud we are of his accomplishment. Proud to be a Panther!
POWERLIFTING: Rianna Taylor competed in the Girl’s Regional Powerlifting Meet this past weekend. She was the only girl to qualify from Pflugerville HS. She competed really hard and finished the meet with three personal records. Rianna went into the meet ranked 12th in the region, but after all the attempts and pushing her limits she finished 9th in the region. All the girls that competed worked hard and pushed themselves to be great all year. I’m really proud of these girls and look forward to next year.
What's happening on our campus?Posted by Heike Cook on 2/27/2019 3:00:00 PM
Pflugerville High School is hosting an information session for any Junior interested in the 2019 -2020 Fire Academy at Hendrickson High School. Pflugerville Firefighter Charles Dossett will lead the discussion, answer all questions and inquiries, and distribute/collect applications for next year. We hope to see you on March 1st, at 1 pm in the lecture hall. Please remind your student to sign up outside of Mr. Canales’s office to pick up passes.
Attention Seniors: Did you order graduation invitations/announcements through Herff Jones? If so, please make arrangements to pick your order up during lunch on Monday, March 4th in the Cafeteria! Herff Jones will be there from 10:30 am until 1 pm.
Did your student qualify for an Academic letter jacket? How about for Dance, Cheer, Choir, Theatre, or Speech and Debate letter jacket? Be sure to have your check the list of qualifiers posted across from the POD. Letter jacket fittings will be during both lunches on Tuesday, March 12th. Orders will be placed online through ctrecognition.com. If you prefer a Letter Jacket Packet, you can pick one up from the front office.
Students that are participating in the Big Event will need to attend a meeting after school on March 4th or March 6th at 4:30 in the Cafeteria. Students must attend one of these meetings to get instructions on where to meet and how to be prepared for March 8th. Parents, please help us by reminding your student of this important meeting.
Do you have plans for dinner! If not, come support Pflugerville High School Class of 2021 with a Raising Canes spirit night tonight from 5 - 8:30 pm!
Panther Pawsitives!Posted by Heike Cook on 2/25/2019
Congratulations to Lamisa Mahmund who earned 2nd place at the UIL Westwood meet this weekend in Spelling.
Congratulations to the entire Powerlifting team for a wonderful season! They all have continuously broken there personal records week in and week out. This coming Saturday March 2nd is the girls regional meet at Del Valle High School, and next Saturday March 9th is the boys regional meet at Burleson High School. Rianna Taylor – 10th – Ranked 12th in the region in her weight class and is a Girls Regional Qualifier! The Boys Regional Qualifiers are: Bao Nguyen – 12th – Ranked 4th in the region in his weight class Matthew Reiff – 12th – Ranked 9th in the region in his weight class Vincent Ume-Ezeoke – 12th – Ranked 4th in the region in his weight class
On Saturday, PHS competed with 57 other schools at the Texas State German Contest at Texas State in San Marcos. Congratulations to Afreen Alim, who placed third in level 2 poetry memory, and Elena Barbara, who placed first in advantaged speaker poetry memory. Congrats as well to all the State competitors. Die ganze PHS Gemeinschaft ist megastolz auf euch!!!“
Update: Girls & Boys Basketball/PHS Swim Team/Lady Panther Dancers and Yearbook reminder!Posted by Heike Cook on 2/19/2019
Congrats to the Lady panther dance team and their 1st place finishes in Officer Hip hop, small hip hop and small jazz. Also congrats to Julie Hodges for her 2nd place finish in her solo.
This weekend 6 of our Panther Swimmers competed in the UIL state meet for the first time in a decade. The swimmers did great, here are the results!Nicole Willis won 8th in the 200 IM and 15th in the 500 freestyle, Paisley Tramp won 14th the 200 IM and 16th in the 100 backstroke, Rylee Worley won 13th in the 500 freestyle, Justin Schaefer won 12th the 500 freestyle, The girls 200 free relay won 13th and the girls 400 free relay 10th overall, Freshman, Arrianne Wilson took home 5th place in the 100 butterfly! The girls swim team won 14th place overall! If you see any of these swimmers, please congratulate them! Thanks for all of your support!
The girls basketball team play in their regional quarterfinal playoff game today (2/19) vs. a tough College Station team at Midway High School 6:30 pm. Help us in wishing the girls the best of luck! If we win we will advance to the regional tournament in Houston Friday and Saturday.
The Varsity Boys Basketball will be participating in a Bi-District contest vs Manor at 7:00 pm @ Stony Point High School today (2/19). Thank you for all that you do for our athletes, we hope to see you there, and GO PANTHERS!
Have your ordered your yearbook yet? Friday is the Last chance to order a yearbook with personalization! $60 https://goo.gl/tTH5Vr
Bi-District Playoffs, Area Playoffs and State CompetitionsPosted by Heike Cook on 2/15/2019
Come out and support our boys as we have made the playoffs for the 18th consecutive year. The Panthers will play Manor this coming Tuesday, February 19th at Stony Point High School at 7:00 pm.
After beating Hutto 80 to 46 this past Monday, the girls basketball team advances to the area playoff game today at 7:30 pm against Waller High School at A&M Consolidated High School. Hope to see you there!
PHS will send two relay teams – the girls 400-yard freestyle and girls 200-yard freestyle to the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin for the State Championships! The PHS 400 freestyle relay team consists of Tramp, Willis, Wilson and Worley, while the 200 freestyle relay team includes Tramp, Willis, Wilson and Natalie Willis. The UIL Swimming and Diving State Championships take place Feb. 15-16.
Proud to be a Panther!Posted by Heike Cook on 2/5/2019
Thank you all for attending and organizing a great send off on Friday for the PHS Swim Team! The swimmers were so excited and talked about it the whole way to College Station. We had 6 swimmers qualify for state, 2 relays and a total of 7 individual events! The girls team placed 5th overall in our region and broke 3 school records! Justin Schaefer broke the school record in the 500 Free and 200 IM, and Vincent Liew broke the school record for the 100 Breaststroke during prelims on Friday, and then broke his own record during finals on Saturday! If you see the following swimmers please congratulate them on qualifying for state: Justin Schaefer –500 Free style, Paisley Tramp – 200 Individual Medley, 100 Back stroke, 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay, Arrianne Wilson – 100 Butterfly, 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay, Natalie Willis – 200 Free Relay, Nicole Willis - 200 Individual Medley, 500 Free style, 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay, and Rylee Worley – 500 Free style, & 400 Free Relay .
This past Saturday, 12 dedicated German students competed at Sprachfest, a regional German UIL competition at UT San Antonio. Congratulations to the following students, who qualified to compete at the Texas State German Contest in their respective events: Afreen Alim, Level 2 Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension, Jackson Hawk, Level 1 Sight Reading, Charlie Oricchio, Level 4 Sight Reading, Elena Barrada, Level 4 Poetry Memory, Liberty Haude, Vocal Solo, Katrina Priest, Gingerbread House, Jillian Hawk, Charlie Oricchio, and Shani Coppedge, Poster Design! If you see these students, give 'em a hearty HERZLICHEN GLÜCKWUNSCH!
The varsity Panther Tennis Team hosted their annual Panther Revival on last Friday. Following are the results: Catherine Nguyen and Khanh Nguyen – 2nd place girls doubles, Christopher Vuong – 3rd place boys singles, Katrina Henley and Allan Pham – 3rd place mixed doubles and Marisol Palacio and Anthony Chhang – 4th place mixed doubles! If you see these athletes, be sure to congratulate them and wish them luck! This officially kicked off our spring season.
We had a fantastic finish at FCCLA Regional competition this past weekend in Corpus Christi! Please congratulate the following students: Maia Fiske- Recycle Redesign Occupational-3rd place, Maily Nguyen and Gabriela Townsend-Rodriguez- Chapter and Review Portfolio Occupational- 1st place. They are each headed to State in April and will be sure to make us Panther Proud!
Congratulations to the Lady Panther Dance team for their performances in the regional dance competition last weekend. The team placed 1st in contemporary, hip hop and jazz! Congrats to the 1st place finishes by Henley and Caysen Evans and Julie Hodges and Alexa Mitchell in their duets and to Julie Hodges for placing 1st in her solo!! Congratulations to the Varsity Winter Guard for their 2nd place finish at this past weekends’ Winter Guard International Regional at Canyon High School! The guard will travel to Houston this weekend to perform at the WGI Regional at Klein Oak High School. Best of luck guard!!!!!!