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02/10/2020

This past Saturday, PHS German students competed at Sprachfest, a regional German UIL competition. Congratulations to Avery Bryars, Catelyn Brugnone, Alexis Gerace, Brandon Hawk, Piper Smith, and Audrey Higley, who placed in the top 10 in their events! Ultra special congrats to Catelyn, Brandon, Piper, and Audrey, who qualified to compete at the Texas State German Contest at Texas State University.

 


02/10/2020

 

The PHS Wrestling team competed at the District 10-- 5A Championships this past weekend. 9 Wrestlers competed, 3 Girls 6 Boys, and all qualified for the Region 3--5A Championships next weekend at Weiss HS. These are the results from district:  DISTRICT Champions are: Julie Cano, Jacob Moreno, Alex Arriola. DISTRICT RUNNER--UPS are: Aryah Monroy and Mauricio Rodriguez.  DISTRICT 3rd PLACE winner was: Mark Vasquez.  DISTRICT 4th PLACE winners are Kallie Hebert, John Rhodes and Roman Cardona.  Congratulations to all and Good Luck at Regionals next weekend.


02/03/2020

The following students have advanced to the Austin Regional Science Festival competition on February 20, 2020.   Congratulations and good luck to Lamisa Mahmud, Keira Tran and Ngoc Tran.

 


02/03/2020

This weekend 12 swimmers from Pflugerville High School traveled to College Station for the regional swim competition. We are happy to report that we had many medals and ribbons awarded, along with three school records, two of which were set in 2004. The following swimmers will advance to state at UT in two weeks: 

Justin Schaefer 200 IM, 100 Backstroke, Paisley Tramp 200 IM, 100 Backstroke, Riley Worley 200 Freestyle, Arrianne Wilson 100 Butterfly, the Girls 400 Free Relay which consists of: Arrianne Wilson, Riley Worley, Anavelle Urbana and Paisley Tramp;  the Boys 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay team which consists of: Jacob Worley, Devon Jorgensen, Justin Schaefer and Vincent Liew. If you have any of these swimmers please congratulate them! They have all worked so hard!


 02/03/2020

Mykahala Erving, Alexis Rodriguez, and Kiearra Maddison competed in Chapter Service portfolio and got 5th place at this weekend’s FCCLA region competition Congrats girls!


 

01/30/2020

A huge congratulations to Coltrane Drexler and Joseph Garza who won the District Championship in CX Debate with a perfect 5-0 record.  With this win, they will compete at the State Meet at the University of Texas on March 20-21.  It was a great Panther Day!

 


01/14/2020

Congratulations to all of the band and choir Area D Students for representing the PHS Band and Choir at this past weekends Area Auditions.  Special congratulations to class of 2021 student, Kyndahl Britton for earning first chair flute.  Kyndahl has earned a spot in the prestigious Texas All State Band or Orchestra and will be amongst the best high school musicians in the state.  Congratulations Kyndahl for this tremendous recognition!

 


12/4/2019

Congratulations to Kyndahl Britton, Hannah Raymond and Arden Wernecke for earning a chair in the region 26 orchestra. Each of these three ladies have qualified for a spot at the area auditions that will hopefully lead to a state performance. Congratulations and way to represent PHS!


 

12/3/2019

Congratulations to Avani Allen who was nominated as Austin’s 2019 VYPE Austin Volleyball Player of the Year!  Avani, you make us Panther Proud!

 


12/3/2019

 

PHS Theatre competed at the Texas Thespian State Festival.  There were over 8000 theatre students from across the state in attendance. PHS Theatre took the 1st place trophy in the Hair and Makeup Design Challenge- Abbi Luna, Megan Hoffer, Katy Turnell, and Heidi Hughes; and the third place trophy in the state for Set Design with Nathan Chastine, Lily Bitner, Vansh Gupta, Eviaha Johnson!  We had 12 students compete in Individual Events and 7 had SUPERIOR SCORES which Qualified them for Nationals! Shalom Onuorah- Solo Musical, Nicolas Garza and Jacob Faz- Duet Musical, Megan Hoffer and Abbi Luna- Duet Scene, Lily Bitner- Sound Design, and Nathan Chastine- Lighting Design.  Way to go- PHS Theatre!!!

 


12/3/2019

Congratulations to Pflugerville High School for winner the Coats For Kids High School Championship for the 12th year in a row!  Because of your efforts, and the hard work by the RST students and Mrs. Kokes, there will be many coats available to keep the children of the Austin area warm!

 


11/22/2019

Congratulations to the PHS boys golf team and also to Junior Charity Svanda and Freshman Vito Gelpi on their recent success at the Temple Invitational Golf Tournament. Charity finished in 2nd place in the girls division, Vito placed 3rd in the boys division, the boys golf team ended the day in 4th place overall. Well done Panther Golf!


11/18/2019

The panther tennis teams travelled to Round Rock last week.  Max Richter, Emily Pearce and Alayna Spivey all placed 1st in their division.  Garret Ping, Meilen Olazabal, Bethany Wong and Hailey Chau placed 2nd.  Marisol Palacio and Vien-Chi Phan reached the consolation finals.  In the JV division, Anthony Schniriger reached the finals and finished in 2nd place.  Congratulations to all the tennis players for a great fall season!”

 


 

11/4/2019

The Panther Volleyball team won a tie breaker against Connally to win third place in district.  The first round of playoffs will be on Tuesday, November 5th at 7pm at Weiss High School versus the East View Patriots.  Student tickets are $2 at the door; or free with your student athlete sticker. Please come out and support your Panther Volleyball team.

 


11/4/2019

Last week the JV tennis teams competed in the Pflugerville Tournaments.  Christine Nguyen placed 2nd in girls singles, Dominique Williams and Alexis Phan both placed 4th in their division, Calvin Ping placed 2nd in singles; Haley Chau, Bethany Wong, Colton Sims, Anthony Schnuriger, Josh Guiang and Haven Printy all won the consolation championships in their divisions.

 


10/23/2019

Congratulations to our Panther High choir directors and students for their hard work on the TMEA Region Choir music! PHS students recently auditioned with hundreds of others from our region, which includes 23 school districts north and east of Austin. The top performing students in each voice part will have the chance to perform with a TMEA Region Choir.  Pflugerville HS will have 10 students performing with the HS Region Choirs on Saturday, November 9th at 5:00 p.m. at Georgetown HS.  You are invited to join us at these concerts, which will be free and open to the public.  Additionally, Pflugerville HS has 8 students who scored high enough to continue in the High School All-State audition process, with their next audition on Tuesday, November 19th.

 


10/23/2019

The Pflugerville High Engineering and Robotics team (PHEAR) recently competed in the Capitol BEST Regional Competition. They scored first place in the head-to-head competition and placed second in the overall competition. The team received the most robust design award, for best robot design. PHEAR will advance to the Texas Best/UIL State tournament in December.  The team members are: Lillian Barrera, Catelyn Brugone, Adrian Castillo, Jeffrey Dinse, Bryan Evans, Jake Gollub, Mateo Gonzales, Nikolas Hamilton, Bailey Hollis, Lambert Ike, Jenny Le, Eric Ly, Fredy Medawar, Vincent Nguyen, Favour Onafeso, Tristan Patrick, Brian Pham, Matthew Rundquist, Christopher Shaw, and Chitresh Tak, Coach Chris Riola, Engineer Robert Barrera.  Congratulations to the entire team including Mr. Riola who was chosen as Mentor of the Year for this competition!


10/23/2019

 

Congratulations to the Panther Band for earning a superior rating at this past weekend’s UIL region 26 marching festival.  The band earned a spot in the area D contest this weekend at the Pfield and will perform at 1:15 pm.  Please come out to support us this Saturday.

 


10/07/2019

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Cheryl who received the KVUE Mom of the Week award last night. This award is given each week to an exemplary athletics/band/dance parent volunteer. We couldn’t be more proud that KVUE came out to highlight our band program and the work that Cheryl has done. Way to go Cheryl! (And yes, we know it’s all about the kids, but just this once okay? 😉)

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/PflugervilleHighBandBoosters/permalink/10156714523101048/

 


 

10/07/2019

Last Friday, the Panther Cross Country Team competed at the Lampasas Invitational. Natalia Castillo placed 11th in the the girls varsity division, James Urbina, placed 8th in the boys varsity division, and Jitzel Ortiz, placed 2nd in the girls junior varsity division. 

Keep up the good work...Go Panthers!!!


 

10/4/2019

Did you know that October is Kindness Matters Month for Pflugerville High School?  Kindness Matters is a movement of people who believe that everything we say and do makes a difference. Moment-to-moment, we can always choose kindness toward ourselves and others.  PHS would like to thank  the following organizations for their Kindness Matters contributions last week:  The  Paw Center for their words of affirmation through the Adopt-A-Stall program, PALS for their Kindness Karnival, the National Spanish Honor Society who hung bilingual hall signs of encouragement, and of course the DeutschKlub for the German party that welcomed all students.  We would like to thank the Book Club for the Kindness/Respect/Affirmation bookmarks and book display in the library to happen on Monday.  Be on the lookout for the Business Professionals of American who will be our “Your a Leader” Door greeters next week!

 

10/3/2019

PHS Theatre Director Cheryl Painter has been nominated by the B Iden Payne Awards Council in the category of Best Direction for her show “Dryland”.  This is a very prestigious honor only bestowed upon 5 people in the city this year.  PHS is proud of our staff and would like to honor Mrs. Painter on her nomination!

Painter


10/1/2019

The swim team competed in Georgetown at the Sprint Invitational last Saturday, and placed 3rd overall! If you have a swimmer in your classroom, be sure to congratulate them!

 

A huge congratulations to Coach Jeff Hartman for being named High School No-Cut Coach of the Year!  Coaches like Coach Hartman make a difference by spending the extra time and effort to ensure that players experience the fun and fulfillment of playing tennis and participating in a school sport. This honor is awarded to only 10 exceptional middle and high school coaches from across the nation each year.  Congratulations Coach Hartmant you make us Panther Proud!

 


The Lady Panther Dance team participated in the Run to Uplift last Sunday to support the CC4C organization.  The LPD won cheer station champions!!   They Represented PFISD and PHS so well!!  The PHS cheer team also represents a little girl as well. 

 Dance

 


9/26/2019

Congratulations to Afreen Alim, Vincent Liew, Matthew Rundquist, and Logan Tramp who were named Commended Students by the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Corporation!  Commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test.  You four have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success and PHS is VERY proud of your accomplishments!

 


9/4/2019

Congratulations to James Urbina for a 9th place finish in the boy varsity division at the Cross Country Pro-Fit Invitational last Friday in Temple. Also, placing 3rd place in the girls junior varsity division, freshman Jitzel Ortiz. 

Good luck to the team as they go compete this week in the PISD Invitational on Friday.

 


 

4/22/2019

Congratulations to the following Lady Panthers for qualifying for the Regional Track & Field Championships: Alexandria Hunter in the Discus, Julie Hodges in the Pole Vault, Esperance Ndri Ndaya in the 200m, Tatiyana Wiliams, Chelsea Ejemanze, Ki’arra Phillips, Esperance Ndri Ndaya and Trinity Davis in the 800m Relay.  They will be competing this Friday and Saturday in Webster Texas. Go Panthers!

Pflugerville FFA Dairy Judging team competed at Tarleton State University last week and won 2nd in District and 2nd in Area, qualifying them for State contest. Team members and overall placing are: Sydney Kaiser (3rd Area High Point Individual), Dathan Green (4th Area High Point Individual), Seth Green (9th High Point Individual), and Lilly Reddington (16th High Point Individual). They are headed to state this April 25th as they compete at State.

The Pflugerville High School softball team has qualified for the Area round of the 2019 playoffs by beating Marble Falls on Friday 14-6.  The Panthers will be taking on Georgetown High School in the playoffs this Friday night at 6:00 PM at Georgetown High School.  We would love to see you come out and support the Panthers as they begin their journey into the playoffs.

Congratulations go out to Alesia Cooley who committed to continue her academic and atletic career at Cottey College Missourri. 

 

 


 

4/5/2019

PHS Theatre Department performed successfully at AREA UIL One Act Play Contest on Wednesday, April 3rd however were not selected to advance.  We are happy to be in the top 48 schools in our conference this season!

 

Please congratulate individual award nominees- Preston Ruess- All Star Cast, Braeden Brotherton and Heather Landers Honorable Mention All Star Cast, Adonis Garcia All Star Technician.

 

The Award winning production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” will have a final performance on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30pm in the Pflugerville Fine Arts Center.  Admission is free but we are accepting donations at the door.  Hope to see you there!

 


 

4/3/2019

The Lady Panther Soccer Team played an amazing game and defeated the Tomball Cougars, 3-0! They will continue their playoff run this Friday against Georgetown. Stay tuned for final details.


 

4/1/2019

On Monday, April 1,  the PHS Speech and Debate Team won the District 17AAAAA UIL Championship.  Out of the 15 available slots for the regional meet, PHS filled 9 of them.  Individual awards are as follows:

 

Senior Ashton Rios placed 1st in Poetry Interpretation

Sophomore Coltrane Drexler placed 1st in Persuasive Speaking

Sophomore Joseph Garza placed 1st in Informative Speaking

Junior Devon Jorgenson placed 2nd in Persuasive Speaking and 3rd in Prose Interpretation

Sophomore Audrey Higley placed 2nd in Prose Interpretation and 3rd in Persuasive Speaking

Freshman Rebecca Mejia placed 2nd in Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Sophomore Joel Arndt placed 3rd in Informative Speaking

 

The students represented PHS with grace and style.


 

4/1/2019

Congratulations to the PHS Varsity Winter Guard for winning the Scholastic National A Class TCGC State Championship this past weekend in College Station TX!  The varsity guard out scored its nearest competitor by 2 points. Way to go and best of luck at WGI Nationals in Dayton this week!!

PHS Science UIL team won 1st place overall at District, so the top 4 on the team will move on to Regionals. 1st place Biology score at District goes to Randy Hodges; 1st place Chemistry score at District to Josh Hidalgo; 1st place Physics score at District to Randy Hodges; 2nd place Physics score at District went to Josh Hidalgo. Please offer your congratulations to them for their hard work!

The Varsity Tennis Team competed at Killeen Ellison on Friday.  If you see any of these players, be sure to congratulate them! Mixed Doubles Champions – Anthony Chhang/Marisol Palacio; Mixed Doubles 5th place – Allan Pham/Katrina Henley; Boys Doubles 3rd place – Josh Murphy/Garret Ping; Boys Singles – Consolation semi-finalist - Chris Vuong; Girls Doubles 5th place – Catherine Nguyen/Khanh Nguyen; Girls Doubles 7th place – Jenny Ho/Thao-Lam Phan; and Girls Singles Consolation Champion – Meilen Olazabal

On Friday, The Lady Panther Soccer team Beat Manor 6-1 in their first playoff win in over a decade. The girls are now 21-1-1. They Play tomorrow night in Bryan against Tomball. Wish the girls luck. Go Panthers.

The District Champion PHS Boys soccer team season came to a close last Friday with a loss of 0-1 at Bastrop ISD Memorial Stadium.  We are sad to see their season end but we certainly gave Bastrop a run for their money. 

The following students were medal winners at the UIL Academic District Competition held this past Friday and Saturday.  UIL Academic District Results Computer Science: Nikolas Hamilton – 5th place; Current Issues and Events: Joel Arndt – 4th place; Calculator: Joshua Hidalgo – 3rd place and Nikolas Hamilton – 5th place; Spelling: Judith Odu - 5th place; Science: Joshua Hidalgo – 1st place overall;  Top Chemistry Award: Randy Hodges – 2nd place overall;  Top Biology Award, Top Physics Award: First Place Team: Joshua Hidalgo, Randy Hodges, Gloria Hidalgo, Nikolas Hamilton; Feature Writing: Vivian Falcon – 5th place and Alex Torres – 6th place; Editorial Writing: Steven Marichal – 3rd place and Jillian Hawk – 6th place; Mathematics:Joshua Hidalgo – 6th place; Headline Writing: Alex Torres – 1st place and Vivian Falcon – 5th place, and last but not least, Copy Editing: Steven Marichal – 6th place.

As a reminder, PHS Theatre Advanced to Area!!! Area Contest will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Performing Arts Center in Bastrop. We do have one more public performance scheduled for tonight at 6:30 pm in the PHS FAC!

With all that good news, I do feel obligated to share some administrative news!  There will be NO ACE the week of April 8 thru April 12.  We will be on a Friday schedule due to STAAR testing.   Announcments will be made to students but we wanted to give the parents a reminder as well. 

Thanks for all you do to support your Pflugerville Panther!   

 


 

3/26/2019

PHS Theatre Department’s UIL One Act Play “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was named District Champions on March 13th 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. Congratulations to the entire PHS Theatre Department for a job well done!


3/26/2019

The Panther soccer team defeated Marble Falls 2-0 on Friday, March 15 to earn the first boys soccer district championship in school history.  The Panthers will compete in a bi-district playoff game on Friday, March 29 at 6PM against the Bastrop Bears at Bastrop Memorial Stadium. Hope to see you there.  

 


3/26/2019

Congratulations to Ashton Rios and Audrey Higley who advanced to the semi final round in Duo Interpretation and to Joseph Garza who advanced to the semi final round in Congressional Debate at the Texas Forensics Association State Meet.  Congratulations also go to Joseph Garza and Coltrane Drexler who advanced to the quarter final round out of 64 teams during the UIL STate CX Debate Meet! Way to go Speech and Debate team!

 


3/11/2019

 

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.


 

3/11/2019

The boys traveled to Burleson to compete in the Boys Regional Powerlifting Meet this weekend. They competed really hard and lifted as much weight as they could. After the lifting was over:

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. 

If you get a chance please congratulate these guys for their accomplishments this season. 


3/11/2019

The varsity tennis teams competed in the Connally Tournament last week.

 

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.

 

Congratulate them if you see them!


 3/11/209

Congratulate the follow students on their top 10 finishes this past weekend in Dallas at the BPA State Leadership Conference competition in Workplace Skills.

 

Jake Gollub 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.

 


3/4/2019

HOSA:  The HOSA students who competed this past weekend in their Regional Level. They all 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.  Thank you and have a great day. 

 


 

2/28/2019

 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

 


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  


     
     
  • District Playoffs, Area Playoffs and State Competitions

    Posted 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!!!!!!

 

 


2/7/2019

Congratulations for the following district champion wrestlers!  Jacob Hansen, Aryah Monroy and Celine Arevalos.  2nd Place champions are Jacob Moreno and Julie Cano and 3rd place champions is Sean-Michael Willimon.  All of these wrestlers will advance to the Regional Tournament next Friday and Saturday at Weiss High School. Congratulations and good luck at Regionals!

 


2/5/2019

Thank you all for attending and organizing a great send off on Friday! 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 3 school records were broken! 

Justin Schaefer broke the school record in the 500 Free and 200 IM, and Vincent Liew broke the school record for the 100 Breast 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

 Thanks for all of your support!


2/5/2019

This past Saturday, 12 dedicated German students competed at Sprachfest, a regional German UIL competition at UT San Antonio. Big ups to the following kids, 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!


 2/5/2019

The varsity Panther Tennis Team hosted their annual Panther Revival on Friday last week. 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 any of these athletes, be sure to congratulate them and wish them luck!  This officially kicked off our spring season.  These guys and girls will be VERY busy over the next few weeks. 


2/5/2019 

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!

 


 2/5/2018

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!!  

 


2/5/2019

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!!!!!!


 1/28/2019

 The Panther soccer team has completed their pre-district season and will begin district play tomorrow night at home at Kuempel Stadium versus Connally.  JV Gold plays at 4:30, JV Blue plays at 5:30, with Varsity following at 7:15.  Our honorary faculty coach for the game will be Mr. Rob Quarles.  I have attached our schedule as well as included links below to our online presence.  Please come support these young men this season.

 http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/pflugerville-panthers-(pflugerville,tx)/soccer-winter/home.htm

 https://www.hudl.com/team/v2/93192/Boys-Varsity-Soccer

 


1/28/2019

The Auto program hosted our 5th Annual PHS Tune-Up contest this past weekend. It was a clean sweep for PHS:

 Matthew Bomer 1st Place, Austin McFaddin 2nd Place, Hunter Britton 3rd Place 

Congratulations to all and good luck at regional contests this coming weekend.


1/28/2019

Congratulations to the JV Winter Guard and Varsity Winter Guard for this past weekends performance at TCGC Westwood.  The JV placed 3rd and the varsity placed 2nd in their first competions of the season!  Way to go!!  Best of luck at this weekends WGI Regional in San Antonio, TX


1/28/2019

Lamisa Mahmud who as a freshman placed 4th in Spelling at Saturdays UIL Tournament at Round Rock.


1/28/2019

KVUE interviews one of our own!  Check out the interview with London Clarkson! 

https://www.kvue.com/video/news/london-clarkson-signs-with-florida-state/269-2c9b6cac-3d82-4be7-8521-56aceab48569

 


1/22/2019

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!)

 

 


1/22/2019

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.

 


1/22/2019

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

 


 

01/14/2019

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


 

01/14/2019

Over the weekend, the Girls Varsity Soccer Team Won the Brazos Valley Tournament. They defeated 2 top state ranked teams in the process. They also did not give up a goal during the tournament. They have started the season with 9 wins and no losses, including winning the Akins tournament 2 weeks ago. Congratulations Lady Panthers.  


 

01/11/2019

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!


01/08/2018

 

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!

 

 

12/15/2018

Congratulations to Desi Hurtado who signed his letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Southwest.   


 

12/4/2018

 

Pflugerville High School “Pforte” and Connally High School “Headliners” were 2 of 5 high school vocal groups to be chosen to perform an “Aca-Bomb” at the most prestigious contemporary a cappella event in the state of Texas—“Sing! Texas”. The vocal festival ran Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 in Rockwall, Texas. This year’s “Sing! Texas” was hosted by Deke Sharon, the producer of “The Sing Off” on T.V. and the “Pitch Perfect” movie series. Deke is considered to be the number one person to bring contemporary a cappella to the forefront of popular music today, promoting such groups as “Pentatonix” and “Home Free”.

The “Sing! Texas” festival brings the best of high school and collegiate a cappella groups, directors, arrangers, clinicians, and professionals from across the state and the country to sponsor performances and workshops for students including vocal percussion, choreography, solo delivery, balance and vocal blend, and many other topics.

After their performance, the PHS “Pforte” group was selected to record and be interviewed by Aaden Director of AcaVille Radio. Their performance and interview will air internationally on the program “#The Spotlight” in the upcoming weeks (the program runs at 3:00pm Wednesdays and 1:00pm Saturdays).

PHS Senior Jada Gillespie was chosen for a one-on-one vocal coaching session with Deke Sharon. PHS Senior Chance Atkinson was selected by Deke to be the vocal percussionist for his “Festival Chorus” during the final concert of the festival.

The “Pforte” performers will soon transform to “The Yuletide Singers”, a more than 30 year tradition at PHS, where the singers dress in Dicken’s era garb and perform songs of the season for various community events.

Aside from private parties, “The Yuletide Singers” will be performing: after the lighting of the Pflugerville Tree, on the entertainment stage, at 6:15pm Saturday, December 1; as invited guests at the Texas State Capitol Wednesday, December 5 at noon; and at the Zilker Trail of Lights at 7:00pm on Tuesday, December 11.

Congratulations to these talented singers on your recognition from “Sing! Texas” and continued good luck in your upcoming performances!


 

12/3/2018

Pflugerville High School Robotics Team competed in the Texas Best Regional National tournament this past weekend. 

The tournament consisted of 60 teams form Texas and New Mexico.

They placed in the top 20 in the Best championship, top 10 in UIL Large School division and top 20 on the field.

The team was awarded the First place State Farm Workmanship award for quality of design and construction of the robot.

The exact place of finish is not posted as of yet. Sorry that I can only give a range. Congratulations to these students for a job well done:  Jenny Le, Chris Shaw, Sunny Che, Nikolas Hamilton, Lambert Ike, Nam-Thi Pham, Lilly Barrera, Jake Gollub



12/3/2018

PHS Family- Best Buddies is a national service organization with a chapter here at PHS.  The goal of the organization is to foster friendships with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Here at PHS we have 31 student members,  and 11 special needs members.  Each morning during ACE a group of Buddies hang out in the Essentials classroom, they often drop by during lunch as well.  Each month we sponsor an activity, usually during ACE time.  It is simple stuff like Trick or Treating or sharing Valentines.  The student members of this organization are awesome kids!  On Dec. 18 we are having a fundraiser at Chipotle and we would love for you join us for dinner.  We get 33% of the proceeds for the evening. 


 12/3/2018

This weekend the PHS girls and boys swim teams participated in two championship meets this weekend.

6 swimmers, Duncan Arnold, Justin Good, Kayla Good, Devon Jogenson, John Henry Mejia, and Brittney Nguyen qualified for finals at the Georgetown Fall Classic and took home awards many events. If you see any swimmers congratulate them on their success!

 

Justin Schaefer, Natalie Willis, Nicole Willis, Arrianne Wilson, Paisley Tramp, and Vincent Liew participated in the TISCA South Zone meet where the girls 400 free relay took home second in the 5A division. Nicole Willis won second in her event and Justin Schaefer broke the school record in the 200 IM.


 

11/28/2018

Over 90 PHS students volunteered at the Chuy’s Children Giving To Children Parade and Toy Drive last Saturday morning, Nov. 24, 2018.  The students worked with parade organizers providing crowd control and helping children place toy donations on the parade floats for Operation Blue Santa.  Originally slotted to cover 2 of the 11 Congress Avenue blocks, the group promptly spread out to cover a third block when another group failed to show. Yes, you read that right: PHS covered one-fourth of the parade route.  Ms. Day, Ms. Mendez, Ms. Owen, and Mr. Labarbera coordinated and oversaw the participation.  Volunteers from at least 6 different clubs were represented, as well as students who just wanted to participate: HOSA, NHS, Spanish, Key, Interact, AVID, etc.  We have some truly awesome students here at Pflugerville High!

 


 

11/13/2018

Congratulations to London Clarkson who will be signing to play basketball for Florida State University and Sheridan Bostic who will be signing to play basketball for Midwestern State University.  There will be a ceremony to honor both ladies on November 15th at 4:30 pm in the Panther Gym.

 

Congratulations to Taylor Govan-Williams who will be signing to play basketball with UMHB.  A ceremony in her honor will be held November 27th at 4:30 pm in the gym foyer.


11/12/2018

Earlier this week at Salado High School, Joseph Garza finished 2nd at the Regional UIL Congressional Debate Meet and qualified for State competition to be held at The University of Texas on January 7-9.  He represented PHS with true Panther Pride and Excellence.

 

 


10/31/2018

 

This past Saturday, October 27th, The Panther Band hosted 27 – Class 4A Bands for UIL Area Marching Contest held at The Pfield.  It was the first event of this magnitude to be held at The Pfield, welcoming over 2700 students and well over 3000 spectators.  The Panther Band staffed the event serving as guides, monitors and concessions sales reps throughout the day and making every student, parent and director from the visiting schools feel welcomed and at ease.  UIL contest directors were extremely impressed with The Pfield and the PHS Band Student and Parent Volunteers hospitality that they are already looking for PHS to host the 5A contest in 2019.  Way to go Panther Band!

 


 

10/30/2018

 

In honor of PHS’ KINDNESS MATTERS Month, The Ready Set Teach students will be stopping by every classroom and office at PHS to give you a cupcake tomorrow!  Cupcakes just make people smile and we want to put a smile on everyone’s face here at PHS!  I know some staff members might have a strict diet and cannot partake in eating a cupcake so may we suggest taking that cupcake and passing it onto someone else?  Maybe giving it to a student or faculty members having a bad day?  Maybe giving it to someone who has gone above and beyond and you want to say thanks by surprising them with a cupcake? Last year I had a dozen cupcakes in hand and as I was entering the building a young man held the door open for me . . . . To his surprise I offered him a cupcake.  J  Of course he SMILED and accepted the cupcake! 

 

HAPPY KINDNESS MATTERS MONTH & THANK YOU FOR MAKING PHS THE BEST HIGH SCHOOL TO WORK AT IN THE STATE OF TEXAS!

 


 

10/25/2018

Our first playoff game will be versus Hutto on Monday, 10/29, at 6:30 PM at Hendrickson High School.  

There will also be a student fan bus that leaves at 5:45 PM from the PHS Gym. Any PHS student can sign up, but they must turn in a completed permission slip and must be in good standing with the school. $2 Admission for students! 

Lastly, I wanted to give a huge shout out to our student athletes who made a clean-up supply donation to Marble Falls High School when we went to play our last district game on Tuesday. The idea came from a volleyball athlete to help and serve these families that were displaced - isn't that so cool?!? 

The donations we received came from various sports, including volleyball and girls basketball, and the Marble Falls Program and Community were SO incredibly thankful!!  I couldn't be more proud that we have students and families who are servant leaders! (See attached photos)

 

Melissa Rich

Head Volleyball/Math 

 


10/22/2018

 

Pflugerville High Engineering and Robotics Team - The Pflugerville High Engineering and Robotics Team (PHEAR) will advance to the Texas Best State Regional National Tournament.  The team placed 2nd in the Field competition almost dethroning the defending State Champions.  They placed 1st in Marketing and received the Founders award for design and execution of the Engineering Process for the robot.  The team has earned the right to participate in the UIL State Championship, the Texas Best Championship and the head-to-head field Championship in Frisco, Texas in December.  Help us congratulate the following students on a job well done:

Lilly Barrera

Nam-Thi Pham

Jake Gollub

Nickolas Hamilton

Jenny Lee

Chris Shaw

Sunny Che

Lambert Ike

 

PHS PANTHER BAND - Congratulations to the PHS Band who received Superior Division I rankings this past Saturday at the UIL Competition at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex.  Up next is the last competiiton for the year:  Bands of America Super Regional in San Antonio on November 2 & 3.  94 bands will compete for the top 14 finalists spots.  In our eyes, you have already won! 

 

Thanks to both the PHEAR and the PHS Band for representing the Panther Pride.

 

10/08/2018

Congratulations to the tennis team. The tennis teams qualified for the playoffs last week after a 3rd place district finish. They will compete in the Bi-District playoff next week. Great job tennis! 

 


 

 

9/17/2018

  • Last week the Panther Swim Team participated in their first meet of the season. Over all our panthers scored 103 points coming in 4th place. Special congratulations to Freshman Arrianne Wilson who broke the school record for 100 Butterfly set in 2007, completing her race in just 57.29 seconds!

 


9/12/2018

Congratulations to the XC Team for a another great performance as they completed their 4th competition of the season at the 9th Annual PISD XC Invite at Notheast Metro Park last Friday. James Urbina lead the boys varsity squad with a personal best 5K of 17:08, Natalia Castilio lead the girls varsity squad with a personal best 5K of 21.18. Natalie Wills placed 10th in the jv girls division and Ian Barnhill lead the jv boys division, also with a person best performance.


 

On Friday, May 25, our campus was awarded $4994.12 by the Pflugerville Education Foundation (PEF) for an Innovative Teaching Grant. These grants are designed to enhance curriculum and increase student achievement in the classroom. 

Congratulations to our 2018 grant winners! 

Mr. Robb for their “Fostering Fun and Digital Literacy” grant project

Fostering Fun and Digital Literacy

With this project, 1st and 2nd graders will be granted the opportunity to explore the creative and limitless world of visual storytelling while being mentored by Pflugerville High School audio/video production students. The equipment purchased with this grant will be integrated into the school’s Enrichment Friday schedule next fall and will allow students to explore careers related to video production and to produce original videos pertaining to their individual creative interests. Planned projects include:

  • The initial project will showcase the elementary school’s traits and  learning mission in an effort to reinforce the school’s culture of being a family of learners.
  • Anti-bullying. The goal of this project is to not simply address the act of bullying, but to find ways to prevent bullying from occurring by focusing on acts of kindness,

   teamwork and empathy.

  • PFISD School Board appreciation video. This project will show the importance of community involvement and teamwork.

 

 

All grants awarded today will be implemented in the 2018-19 school year.

Help us give a BIG thank you to PEF for “Putting Education First.”  In the past six years PEF has awarded $17,932.16 to the students and staff of Pflugerville High School.

For a list of all grant recipients and to receive additional information on the Pflugerville Education Foundation, go to http://www.ThePFoundation.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/01/2018

  • Congratulations to Lynda Palacios who earned an internship at the Applied Research Laboratories at the University of Texas! It’s an honor for a Panther to be chosen for this very competitive placement! Way to go Lynda!
  • Panther Applause to Joshua Hidalgo (PHS 9th grade) who won the first place in Math and first place in Science in the State TAME Tournament
  • Pflugerville High School was named an AVID National Demonstration School!  This was an amazing accomplishment 10 years in the making.

4/9/2019

FCCLA is going to Nationals in Atlanta! 

PHS FCCLA participated in the State Championship and what an impression they made! 

Please help congratulate the following students on their stellar performance! 

*Chapter in review display occupational- Ailani Elizando and Ferhana Ahmed 1st place National Qualifier

 *Chapter Service Project Portfolio Occupational- Kiara Murphy, Tayanna Clark and Daisia O’Neal 1st place National Qualifier

 *Interior Design Occupational- Maia Fiske 6th place

 *Recycle Redesign Occupational- Jessette Carty   1st place National Qualifier

 


4/9/2018

Congratulation to the following Pflugerville players listed as All-District Honorees:

 

Offensive MVP:  Caleb Asberry, sr.

Defensive MVP:  Jorel Huggins, sr.

Second Team:  D’Andre Edmond, sr.


 

4/9/2018

 

PHS journalism and audio/video production

 

*Seniors Khue Tran, An Nguyen and Makayla Moore won $1,000 for producing the winning film in the Girls in STEM category at the 2018 Girls Impact the World Film Festival on Saturday, April 7. Their film is titled "A World in Motion."

 

This same film was also selected to be featured in the national PBS Student Reporting Labs Series: "Making It Work: Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Jobs." This series included nearly 50 videos from 35 high schools in 19 states. 

 

Here is a link to their film: https://studentreportinglabs.org/making-it-work/2018/02/20/mentors-on-the-frontlines/

 

Here is a link to the complete PBS series: https://studentreportinglabs.org/making-it-work/

 

*We were invited to two SXSWedu events this year. On March 6, senior Makayla Moore and juniors Ian Barnhill, Samajae Bonds and Beatriz Zapata spent the day showcasing their digital portfolios at the Bulb Booth as part of the SXSWedu Learning Expo. On March 7, senior Makayla Moore, senior Khue Tran and sophomore Tristan Eddings participated in a discussion about learning, journalism and media literacy at the PBS Lounge.

 

*Six PHS students earned badges this year to SXSW Interactive, Film or Music based on their participation in our E4 Youth Get Creative Club. To earn SXSW badges, students assembled portfolios and submitted creative work to be evaluated by our club's Creative College Mentor. The following students earned SXSWedu badges this year: senior Khue Tran and juniors Jada Gillespie, Ian McClure, Ian Barnhill, Santiago Dent and Samajae Bonds.

 

 


3/22/2018

PHS Theatre Arts -Congratulations to the PHS Theatre Arts team who advanced to Bi-District! Competition is this Saturday at 3 pm at the AISD Performing Arts Center. Preston Ruess was voted Best Actor, Avery Baker voted All Star Cast, Heather Landers voted Honorable Mention All Star Cast, and Ashlyn Luna voted All Start Tech Crew.

 

PHS Boys Soccer - We defeated Westwood 3-1 last night and face Hendrickson on Friday at Hendrickson in the last game of the season.  If we win, we are in the playoffs.  There are about 100 other scenarios, but that’s the short of it.  The article sums it all up better than I could.

 https://www.statesman.com/news/local/pflugerville-boys-soccer-team-beats-westwood-for-4th-straight-win/D9OIclB9LZhJEbMKCN856O/

 


2/26/2018

This past Saturday, February 24, PHS competed at the Texas State German Contest at Texas State University in San Marcos. Katrina Priest placed 5th in the Doll Costume competition, Afreen Alim placed 4th in Poetry Memorization, and Charlie Oricchio, Jillian Hawk, and Shani Coppedge placed 4th in the Poster Design event. Congrats to these students on their wunderbar performances!"

 Vielen Dank!

 Leah Marks

German Teacher


02/26/2018

If you see Anthony Hoang in the hallways or in class, please congratulate him on his 2nd place finish at the Austin Regional Science Fest that took place Thursday morning. Anthony presented his AP Capstone Research project in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category. Ask him about it! The project is incredible, and this is one of the most difficult categories to place.

 Anthony now advances to the ExxonMobil Texas State Science and Engineering Fair in late March, and he is also invited to present his project at SXSW Edu. Anthony is the only Pflugerville ISD high school student to advance to the state science fair.


02/12/2018

Our PHS Panther Golf Team saw success last week at the Taylor Invitational with the boys team finishing in the top ten out of 20 teams. Please congratulate Senior Golfer Alec Anzaldua who placed 15th out of 100 and Freshman Golfer Charity Svanda who finished 10th out of almost 75 participants.

 


02/12/2018

Last Friday, our PHS Choir students competed at the UIL Region 26 Solo & Ensemble contest.  PHS took 37 soloists and 31 ensemble members. We earned a superior rating (first division) from the judges for 20 ensemble members and 11 excellent ratings.  Our soloists earned 9 ratings of excellent and  27 1st division ratings, with 4 students earning the right to advance to State Solo Contest in May:  Nicolas Garza, Kalyah Keggler, Anna Marting, and Sydney Moore. Congratulations to all these talented and hard working singers!  Go Panthers!!


02/12/2018

The PHS wrestling team competed in the district tournament this past weekend. 5 boy wrestlers and 1 girl wrestler qualified for the regional tournament in San Antonio next weekend:  Connor Montenegro 2nd place, Daniel Atta  3rd place, Sean Willimon  4th place, Nick Avila 4th place, Joe Nunez 5th place, and Julie Cano 5th place!  Congratulations to all and good luck next weekend in San Antonio


 

02/12/2018

The Panther Speech and Debate Team has qualified three students to compete at the Texas Forensic Association State Meet to be Held at LaVernia High School on February 28th - March 3rd.  The students are: Junior Ashton Rios who qualified in Program Oral Interpretation (POI), Freshman Coltrane Drexler who qualified in United State Extemporaneous Speaking (USX), Freshman Joseph Garza who qualified in both Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking and Congressional Debate!  Congratulations to these fine students for a job well done.


 

02/12/2018

This weekend the advanced art students competed in the UIL art competition.  Please congratulate  Jesse Jahen, Isabella Bradberry, Sarah Jordan, Juliette Black,  Nam Thi Pham,   Nicole Vasquez, and Jonathan Villarreal,  for qualifying for area with their art pieces.  Van-Go Panthers!  


02/09/2018

  • Our PHS Panther Golf Team saw success last week at the Taylor Invitational with the boys team finishing in the top ten out of 20 teams. Please congratulate Senior Golfer Alec Anzaldua who placed 15th out of 100 and Freshman Golfer Charity Svanda who finished 10th out of almost 75 participants.
  • Congratulations to our PHS Powerlifters Matthew Reiff who placed first in the 165 weight class and Amir Wiley who placed first in the 198 weight class! Both boys are in the top 12 in the region for their respective weight class right now.
  • Special shout out to our 13-6A All District Football Qualifiers Casey Washington, Jace Wooten, Da'Jan Henderson, and Jaedon Proctor!  You were chosen not just for your playing ability but because you represented the Pflugerville Panthers with Pride!

 


 

 

02/074/2018

Diego

Diego Carlson's sculpture "Don't Tread on Me" placed 3rd last Saturday at the Austin Rodeo's Youth Western Art Show.  To our knowledge, he was the only PfISD student to place in any of the 4 categories!  Congratulations Diego on a job well done!


02/072018

FCCLA had a great regional competition! Congratulations to the following students who are advancing to State Competition in April:  

 

Ailani Elizondo

Ferhana Ahmed

Kiara Murphy

Tayanna Clark

Daisia O’Neal

Fudia Dumbuya

Maia Fiske

Evelyn Walline

Iqra Mogul Karissa Hickman

Jessette Carty  


02/05/2018

GERMAN COMPETITION

On Saturday, February 3, Frau Marks took a group of her students to compete at Sprachfest, a regional German language and culture competition at UT San Antonio. Congratulations to the following students, who qualified for the Texas State German Competition in their respective events: Audrey Higley, Sight Reading; Meghan Patrick, Digital Logo Design; Katrina Priest, Doll Costume; Shani Coppedge, Charlie Oricchio, and Jillian Hawk, Poster Design."


02/05/2018

PANTHER DANCE TEAM

The Lady Panther Dance team traveled to New Braunfels this weekend and competed in their first contest of the season!  What an outstanding job they did!

3 out of 5 team routines placed 1st

Officer Hip hop placed 1st

Abbey Ressler and Mari Luna placed 2nd in their duet!


02/05/2018

SWIM MEET

The boys relays placed 16th in the 200 Medley Relay and 15th in the 400 Free Relay. Relay members include Devon Jorgenson, Vincent Liew, Justin Schafer, Jacob Worley and Frank Trujillo Sanchez. Justin S places 13th in the 500 Freestyle. The girls relays placed 14th in the 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relays. Relay members include Natalie Willis, Kayla Good, Nicole Willis and Rylee Worley. Nicole Willis placed 13th in the 200 IM and 10th in the 500 Free. Rylee Worley placed 12th in the 500 Free. Congrats to all PHS swimmers!


02/05/2018

JOURNALISM

Last weekend, the UIL Journalism team competed at the Hendrickson Invitational. Please congratulate the following individuals for earning medals at the meet:

 Senior Meso Onuoha placed 1st in Editorial Writing

Senior Ashley Onyeador placed 2nd in Editorial Writing

 Freshman Steven Marichal placed 3rd in Feature Writing.

 Freshman Dominique Williams placed 6th in News Writing

 


02/05/2018

PHS Auto competed in the Skills USA contests this last weekend. 

 Graysen Wall 1st Place Automotive Service Technology Hands On

 PHS 1st Place Automotive Service Technology Quiz Bowl  TEAM MEMBERS:

Graysen Wall

Austin McFaddin

Gage Troxell

Alfredo Saldana

Sydney Asbury

 

They will all be competing at the Skills USA state contests the first week of April. Congratulations and good luck and state...


 02/05/2018

Here are the UIL districts for 2018-2020:

 

13-6A

Hendrickson

Vandegrift

Vista Ridge

Leander

Round Rock

McNeil

Stony Point

Westwood

Cedar Ridge

 

11-5A Div 1 (Football Only)

Cedar Park

Georgetown

Hutto

Rouse

Manor

Pflugerville

Connally

 

13-5A Div 2 (Football Only)

Bastrop

Cedar Creek

Brenham

Elgin

East View

Glenn

Marble Falls

Weiss

 

Note: Coach Raymond is DEC chair

 

17-5A (Not football)

Cedar Park

Rouse

Glenn

Marble Falls

Pflugerville

Connally

Weiss

 


01/18/2018

 

We are so very proud to announce that senior Sydney Moore has earned a spot in a Texas All State Choir!

This year, 12961 students auditioned.  After 4 rounds of auditions, beginning in September with the last being Saturday January 13, only 504 will make it into either the Mixed Choir, the Treble Choir or the Tenor Bass Choir.  The last PHS All Stater was Billie Lyle in 2013.  There hasn't been an All State Choir student in the district since Billie.

 

Congratulations to Sydney for her amazing accomplishment!


 

01/18/2018

The auto program students competed at The JBL Central Texas District Shootout at Georgetown Eastview High School this last weekend.

 INTRO DIVISION

Floor Jack 

Chris Adams 2nd place

Daniel Garrison 3rd place

Written Test

Daniel Garrison 2nd place

 

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION

Ignition System Diagnosis

Logan Wilkerson 3rd place

 

ADVANCED DIVISION

Written Test

Graysen Wall 1st place

Cylinder Displacement

Graysen Wall 1st place

Component System ID

Graysen Wall 3rd place

 

OVERALL ADVANCED DIVISION 1st PLACE

Graysen Wall

 

PHS AUTO TEAM

2nd Overall

 

Congratulations to all participants and good luck at the regional events February 2-3 in Waco.


12/06/2017

Jeremy Cuellar(Senior) has won the t-shirt design contest for the state of Texas BPA.   The shirt will be worn by 5000 students at BPA State Leadership conference in February 2018.  Congratulations to Jeremy for a job well done!

 


11/27/2018

On November 17-18, PHS competed at the Stony Point TFA State Qualifying Tournament.  Results are as follows:

 Junior Ashton Rios won both Program Oral Interpretation and Dramatic Interpretation and became the first PHS student to qualify for the Texas Forensic Association State Meet in LaVernia on March 1-3, 2018.  Ashton will compete in POI and is only 2 points away from double qualifying in DI.

Sophomore Calanee O'Dell placed 2nd in POI, 2nd in Poetry Interpretation, 1st in Prose Interpretation, and 5th in Informative Speaking

Freshman Joseph Garza placed 2nd in Congressional Debate and advanced to Semi-finals in Foreign Extemporaneous  Speaking.

 The next speech tournament will be December 1-2 at UT.


11/15/2017

I wanted to take the time to share the amazing accomplishments of several Panther students that participate in our Special Olympic program, the Pflugerville Falcons.  Below are the results of the area Special Olympics bowling competition that was held at the beginning of the month.

 

Erik Ide-Bronze

Cameron Holweger-Gold

Will Jacobs-Bronze

Thaddeus Lacroix-Silver

CJ Lawson-Gold

Nathan Orsborn-Silver

Tanney Key - Bronze

 


11/10/17

 

Belton Non-TISCA Swim Meet 11-10-17

PHS swimming took a limited number of swimmers to the Belton Non TISCA meet (many qualified for TISCA and therefore were not eligible)

Lynna Benhamou and Adriana Medina represented the Lady Panthers. Lynna placed 5th in the 100 yard Breaststroke and 7th in the 50 freestyle. She scored 26 points.

 Men’s tied for 5th with 86 points.  John Henry Mejia was first in the 200 Individual Medley. He was also 3rd in the 100 Butterfly. He scored a total of 36 points.  Frank Trujillo Sanchez was 6th in the 50 freestyle and 4th in the 100 freestyle. He scored 28 points.  Duncan Arnold placed First in the 500 freestyle and 15th in the 50 freestyle. Total points 22.

Congratulations to all the Panther Swimmers!


 

11/06/2017

The first two months of the year has been busy for the Speech and Debate team.  Here are the results for the past two tournaments:

 At the Lampasas Tournament

 Senior Hoden Abdi-Yusuf won 1st in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and earned 6 TFA state points

Freshman Coltrane Drexler won Outstanding Debater Award in LD Debate and advanced to  Quarterfinals earning 2 TFA state points .  Coltrane also placed 4th in Domestic Extemp and earned 6 points toward TFA state.  He now is only 2 points away from qualifying!

Freshman Joseph Garza placed 5th in Foreign Extemp and earned 1 TFA state point

Junior Erin Lucio won 1st in Poetry Interpretation

Junior Diana Allison placed 5th in Original Oratory and earned 1 TFA state point

Junior Hadis Askari placed 7th in Original Oratory

Sophomore Calanee O'Dell placed 4th in Prose Interpretation and 5th in Poetry Interpretation

Junior Ashton Rios placed 4th in Program Interpretation and 4th in Dramatic Interpretation and earned 2 TFA state points in each event

  

At the Bowie Tournament 11/5/2017

Ashton placed 6th in Program Interpretation and earned another TFA state point bringing him only 5 points away from qualifying to the state tournament.

Joseph Garza advanced to semi-finals in Foreign Extemp and earned a TFA state point.

 

Congratulations to the entire Speech and Debate Team!    Our next competition will be this Friday and Saturday at Cedar Ridge High School.

 


10/30/2017

The Pflugerville swim team competed at the highly competitive Round Rock Invitational Meet on Saturday.

The Panthers performed well.

Men’s Results

The Men’s Team finished 8th with a total of 18 points

 

Individual Performances:

Kovi Reid medaled with a 3rd place in the 100 Backstroke

 

Justin Schaefer  medaled with a 2nd place in the 500 Freestyle

Justin also Placed 4th in the 200 Individual Medley

He scored a total of 12 points and was High Point Swimmer on the Mens Team and overall for Pflugerville.

 

Lady Panther Swimmers

The Lady Panther Swimmers came in 5th and scored 24 points total.

 

Individual Performances:

Rylee Worley placed 5th in the 100 Freestyle

She scored a total of 4 points.

 

Nicole Willis Medaled in the 200 Individual Medley placing 3rd.

Nicole also placed 8th in the 100 Butterfly

She scored a total of 7 points

 

Natalie Willis placed 5th in the Individual Medley

She also Placed 4th in the 500 Freestyle and scored a total of 9 points to lead all Women Scorers.

 

The 200 Free Relay was 7th overall

Relay Members are: K. Good, R. Worley, Natalie and Nicole Willis.

 

Congratulations to all the swimmers and to the entire PHH Swim Community for a great job this weekend.

 

A special shout out to our Most Valuable Person:

Ms. Gambrell of Kelly Lane for supporting the PHS team and helping with Chemistry Tutorials on the Deck and in the cold.

 


10/18/2017

Computer Science students attended the Texas State IT Symposium on Friday.  Congratulations to the JAVA contenders Jonah Salem who placed 3rd and Steven Mendiola who received Honorable Mention.

 


10/11/2017

A story produced by Pflugerville High seniors An Nguyen, Khue Tran and Makayla Moore will air nationally on PBS as part of American Graduate Day on Saturday, October 14. The special day of programming will examine the vital role mentorship plays in education, and will also explore diverse pathways to career success and workforce development opportunities. 

 Thirty public media stations around the country produced 89 original Stories of Champions segments about caring adults who have made a difference in the lives of young people. Our story was produced for KLRU's American Graduate project and was then one of 17 stories chosen for the national American Graduate Day broadcast. AmGrad programming begins on KLRU at 1 p.m. Oct. 14. Our story should air between 1 and 1:30 p.m.

 Our story focuses on General Motors' STEM mentorship program at River Oaks Elementary. You can watch the story here: http://www.klru.org/blog/2017/09/american-graduate-angela-de-hoyos-hart/

 I have also included some behind-the-scenes photos of the students working on their story in this Google Drive folder (you must be signed into your PfISD Google account in order to view the photos).

 https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_sqQxL13P5dOGNiMWNHa3BzM0E?usp=sharing

 Here are some addition honors that PHS audio/video and journalism students have recently received:

 —A documentary about food insecurity and extreme weather in Central Texas is one of 10 national finalists for the 2017 National Scholastic Press Association's Broadcast News Story of the Year. This story was produced by PHS senior Samantha Pennell and PHS graduates John Ortiz, Patrick Cadet, Milani Cruz and Isaiah Cavanaugh. You can watch this story here: https://vimeo.com/192163416

 —"Pflugerville Legend," a documentary about PfISD school board president Vernagene Mott, was named Best Documentary at the 2017 Millennial Film Festival. This documentary was also an official selection to the 2017 All-American High School Film Festival, the world's largest high school film festival. This story was produced by PHS seniors An Nguyen and Emily Marshall, PHS junior Ian McClure and PHS graduates Trinh Le and Arnold Icaro. You can watch this story here: https://vimeo.com/199065939

 —An animation titled "Pablo" was named Best Animation at the 2017 Millennial Film Festival. This animation was also an official selection to the 2017 All-American High School Film Festival, the world's largest high school film festival. This story was produced by PHS senior Samantha Pennell and PHS graduates James Bailey and Milani Cruz. You can watch this story here: https://vimeo.com/199010492

 —A photo taken by PHS senior Sara Herrera is featured in the latest edition of Reader's Digest. Sara's photo will accompany the magazine story about PHS being one of the Nicest Places in America. 

 

David Robb

JEA Certified Journalism Educator

 


 

10/09/2017

Congratulations to our PHS Choir students who are competing in the Texas All-State process!!!

The process consists of 4 rounds of auditions over the course of several months.

Over 15,000 students in Texas will be competing for the coveted 350 seats in the All-State choirs.

The following students will be competing in round 2 of the auditions on Saturday:

Iliana Barrientos

Amber DeLaRosa

Emily Gomez

Kalyah Keggler

Anna Martin

Sydney Moore

Calanee O'Dell

Clarice Williams

Madison Wilson

Savion Fagan

Jacob Faz

Nicolas Garza

Chris Henry

Logan Wallace

 

Please wish them the best of luck in this next round of auditions!

Go Panthers!

 Monica Muscato

Pflugerville High School Choirs

 


10/09/2017

This morning we recognized 16 outstanding Panther seniors at our annual National Merit breakfast. When you see these students in the hallway, please congratulate them on their amazing accomplishment.

Of the 1.5 million students around the country that take the PSAT, the top 1% are recognized as National Merit Semi-Finalists. We are proud to announce that our own Doru Gucer has been recognized as a National Merit Semi-Finalist and we will find out in the spring if he has been recognized as a National Merit Finalist. 

The top 3% of seniors across the country are identified as commended students. We had 11 commended students this year:

Ciera Farmer

Connor Garcia

Kayla Han

Anthony Hoang

Caleb Kersten

Alice Lesniak

Thomas Luu

Lynda Palacios

Samridhdi Shrestha

Khue Tran

Lori Woo

 

200,000 students across the country competed in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.  The top 3% of those kids were recognized and we have 5 students:

Diego Carlson

Raetsch Myers

Lynda Palacios

Scott Scarborough

Graysen Wall

 I also wanted to give a big shout-out to Mrs. Pennington and Mrs. Wernli for their help in preparing the students for the PSAT. And a huge thanks to Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Bazemore, Mrs. Cable, Mrs. Ross, Mr. Clayton, and Mrs. Yantis for helping to organize the breakfast this morning.

16 Semi-Finalists, Commended, and National Hispanic students is an amazing accomplishment (I won’t even bring up the fact that Hendrickson only had 12!). This is a great testament to the amazing students, faculty, and staff we have here at PHS. Each of you played a role in the success of these students.


8/21/2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO PHS STAFF/TEACHERS/STUDENTS FOR HAVING ACHIEVED ALL SEVEN  DISTRINCTIONS IN THE TEA ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS!  PHS MERITED ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN READING, MATH, SCIENCE, AND SOCIAL STUDIES, AND WAS RECOGNZED FOR ITS ACHIEVEMENT ON CLOSING PERFORMANCE GAPS, READYING STUDENTS FOR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION AND SHOWING PROGRESS INT HE TOP 25 PERCENTILE OF STUDENTS. 
 
 
6/8/2017  From the Noah Rodriguez Family:

Noah is an honorary graduate of the Class of 2017.

-Thank you Pflugerville High School for including Noah in the ceremony today. 
-Thank you to the graduate who carried in the gift box. We were in tears when we saw you carry it in. I don't know if you volunteered or if it was your job thanks to your last name, but please know that we are grateful for your grace because that box held all our hopes for this day.
-Thank you to the person who called out Noah's name. It is something that many parents can only imagine and we are grateful we got to hear it today even under these circumstances. 
-Thank you to the families who cheered for our graduate too. 
-Thank you to the PHS staff person who looked for us in the stands and presented the box with kind words and some much-needed hugs. 
-Thank you to Noah's friends who included him at their graduations by wearing his wristbands or by carrying his picture. We wish you all the very best. Congratulations!

We are grateful for the thoughtfulness and the kindness. Noah had very much looked forward to this day so this all means so much to us.

Thank you,
Rodriguez Family


5/24/2017

 


Juliet Ume-Ezeoke and Ashton Rios competed at the 6A UIL State Speech and Debate Tournament. Ashton competed in Poetry and finished 11th in the state. Juliet placed first and is the 6A State Champion in Persuasive Speaking.

Please congratulate these students and the team for their hard work and dedication. No champion stands alone.

Thanks also go out to all of the teachers and administrators that recognize the value of the speech and debate program towards advancing academic excellence, and support us despite the fact that we are often out for competitions.

If you are interested in joining the speech and debate team, please see Mrs. Waldrop in F101.  


5/24/2017

On behalf of the PHS Business Department please congratulate the following Business Management students as the winners of the 2017 Go Venture Small Business Challenge:

3rd Place and Young Entrepreneur Winner: London Clarkson

2nd Place and Startup Superstar Winner: Mosiah Carrizales

And this year’s overall WINNER and EXPERT ENTREPRENEUR: Delaney Williams

If you see these students please congratulate them on a job well done!”


 

5/24/2017

 

Juliet Ume-Ezeoke and Ashton Rios competed at the 6A UIL State Speech and Debate Tournament. Ashton competed in Poetry and finished 11th in the state. Juliet placed first and is the 6A State Champion in Persuasive Speaking.

Please congratulate these students and the team for their hard work and dedication. No champion stands alone.

Thanks also go out to all of the teachers and administrators that recognize the value of the speech and debate program towards advancing academic excellence, and support us despite the fact that we are often out for competitions.

If you are interested in joining the speech and debate team, please see Mrs. Waldrop in F101.  


 5/23/17

 The following seniors were accepted into UT Austin’s Applied Research Lab Summer Apprentice Program:

David Calabuig (committed BYU)

Nancy Hidalgo (committed MIT)

The Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program is a competitive program for graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college in the fall semester following graduation and who have both applied and been admitted to The University of Texas at Austin. The program exposes the selected students to laboratory research and development and gives them an idea of what scientists and engineers do. Each student is supervised by a research scientist or engineer and given a project they can complete during the apprenticeship. In addition to these projects, the program offers students opportunities to learn more about the different types of research done at ARL:UT. At the end of the program students will showcase their research through technical reports and poster presentations.

Be sure to congratulate these students if you see them!


5/23/17

 

 Last weekend, Juliet Ume-Ezeoke and Lori Woo competed at the National Individual Events of Champions in Kansas City. 143 students from around the nation qualified to compete in this prestigious tournament for their event, Original Oratory. Competitors must earn bid legs by placing in finals and/or semifinals at multiple qualifying tournaments that meet entry specifications.

Please congratulate Lori for advancing to Octafinals (top 60) and Juliet for advancing to Quarterfinals (top 30).

Thanks also go out to all of the teachers and administrators that recognize the value of the speech and debate program towards advancing academic excellence, and support us despite the fact that we are often out for competitions.

If you are interested in joining the speech and debate team, please see Mrs. Waldrop in F101.  


 

5/17/2017

 I wanted to reach out and let you all know that Diego’s painting, Come and Take It, placed 2nd in the Tenth Congressional District’s Congressional Art Competition! Congressman McCaul thought the painting was fantastic!  The painting will now hang in the Austin district office for the next year in honor of this achievement. Please congratulate him when you see him in class or in the halls. Attached you will find a copy of the painting for your enjoyment.  He also received a Gold Scholarship to SCAD for this year’s summer seminar that  covers more than ½ of the tuition.

Thank you.

Billy Holmes


 5/15/17

 Please congratulate Arnold Icaro, Trinh Le, and Ian McClure as they are the National Champions for Broadcast News Team Production.  They were competing against teams from all over the United States and Puerto Rico.  They finish first out of 32 teams that qualified for Nationals.

We are the Champions!


Q Taylor


 5/15/2017

Several current and former PHS students were recognized last Thursday at the annual E4 Youth Awards Night, an event that showcases the Austin-area students and businesses who have participated in various E4 Youth programs this year. The event was held at the Google Fiber Space in downtown Austin. There were more than 100 people in attendance, including representatives from local creative companies such as GSD&M, McGarrah Jessee, Sanders\Wingo, Frog Design, HCB Health and Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing. 

 

I have linked to some photos from the event. You must be logged into your district Google Drive account in order to view the photos.

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_sqQxL13P5dWU4xQnY0a1FzSWs?usp=sharing

You’ll see photos of junior An Nguyen performing with several other austin-area musicians that make up the musical group “Legacy ATX.” 

 

Sophomore Santiago Dent was named the PHS Student of the Year, and sophomore Beatriz Zapata was named the overall E4 Youth Student of the Year. PHS graduate Alex Sifuentez was named the overall E4 Youth Creative College Mentor of the Year. PHS graduate Daniel Ebomwonyi was also recognized for serving as a Creative College Mentor with this year’s program. 

 

You’ll also see photos of PHS students who addressed the crowd and spoke about their creative work and how E4 Youth has benefitted them this year. Those students are: Beatriz Zapata, Santiago Dent, Samajae Bonds, Makayla Moore, Khue Tran, Ian Barnhill and Milani Cruz.

 

E4 Youth is an Austin-based non-profit that aims to provide enrichment opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in the creative arts.

 

We hope to work with E4 Youth again next year, and hopefully even more students will participate.

 

David Robb


 

5/12/2017

Dreshawn Dorsey will have a signing party after school today in the gym foyer. He will continue his academic and basketball career at Silver Lake College in Wisconsin.  If you get a chance, please come by to congratulate him and wish him well.


 

5/11/2017

 Today, Thursday, May 11th, at 2:30, please join Adam Compton, his family, friends, and the Panther tennis team, as Adam signs to play tennis at Concordia University Austin.  The ceremony will take place in the gym foyer.  Please come support Adam as he takes the next step in his academic and athletic careers. 


 National Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions Results

 

 

Last weekend, Juliet Ume-Ezeoke competed at the National Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions at Northwestern University in Chicago. Only 60 students from around the nation qualified to compete in this prestigious tournament. Competitors must earn bid legs by placing in finals and/or semifinals at multiple qualifying tournaments that meet entry specifications. She placed 1st at the Longhorn Qualifier in December at UT Austin and 5th at the TFA State tournament in March to help her earn her place as a ToC Qualifier.

 

Please congratulate Juliet and her teammates for placing 5th overall in the nation at the ToC. This is a major accomplishment that can only be achieved through personal determination and with the help and support of the entire team throughout the year.

 

Thanks also go out to all of the teachers and administrators that recognize the value of the speech and debate program towards advancing academic excellence, and support us despite the fact that we are often out for competitions.

 

If you have students that are interested in joining the speech and debate team, please refer them to Mrs. Waldrop in F101.


  

4/24/2017

 Here's a roundup of some recent awards and recognitions for Pflugerville High School journalism and audio/video production students:

* When the 2016-17 ILPC state journalism awards were announced this past weekend, the PHS student newspaper (The Panther Prowler) and student broadcast (P-TV) both received the ILPC Bronze Star. The Star is the top honor a high school publication can receive in the state of Texas. 

* Newspaper, yearbook and broadcast students received a total of 39 state awards as part of the 2016-17 ILPC Individual Achievement Awards competition. I have attached the complete list of winners.

* PHS senior Chelsea Rose placed 6th in the state in UIL News Writing last Friday.

* PHS senior Milani Cruz and 2015 PHS grad Daniel Ebomwonyi recently completed an internship with the ad agency GSD&M. As part of the internship, Milani and Daniel developed a strategy and concept for a Southwest Airlines commercial targeted to teens. I was told that the pitch they delivered to Southwest Airlines and GSD&M at the end of their internship was very well received. This opportunity came as a result of Pflugerville High's partnership with E4 Youth, an Austin-based non-profit that aims to provide enrichment opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in the creative arts. Here is a video that recaps Milani and Daniel's internship experience: https://vimeo.com/214024642.

* I would like to invite you all to attend the E4 Youth Showcase Event from 6:30-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 at the Google Fiber Space in downtown Austin (201 Colorado St.). Food and refreshments will be provided. This is an annual event that recognizes E4 Youth's community business partners and showcases the Austin-area students who have participated in various E4 Youth programs. Several PHS students will be in attendance to present their work and discuss how they've benefitted from E4 Youth programs this year. In addition, PHS junior An Nguyen will be performing music he wrote and produced with other Austin-area musicians as part of E4 Youth's Music Legacy Project.

David Robb

JEA Certified Journalism Educator

 


 

4/24/2017

 

Congratulations to Rowan Rollman who participated in the martial arts Start Tournament with Kickstart. Rowan competed in two categories in her age group. She came in fourth in weapons and first in forms. Rowan is now the state champion in kata (forms) for red belt girls! Congratulations Rowan!


 

4/18/17

Please congratulate Pflugerville High School Theatre Department student, Heather Landers, as a UIL State Medalist.  Her Designs for the 2017 UIL Theatrical Design- Hair and Make-up Design won 6th place in Division II.


4/10/17

 HOSA is very proud of all of the competitors who recently went to Regional and then State Competitions!  We are excited that out of these, the Biomedical Debate team placed 1st in the state of Texas and are going to the International Competition set in Florida in June.  The students are Hoden Abdi-Yusuf, Arandi Mallowa, Ishana Syed and Annie You.  Don’t forget to congratulate them when you see them!  All of our competitors deserve a congratulations for working so hard on preparation, progressing far and representing PHS completely!


 

4/10/17

 What an exciting weekend in Dallas for our FCCLA Chapter! We had 17 students competing in 11 highly competitive categories. Four of our teams placed top 6 including: 

 

Huong Truong-- Fashion Construction Occupational 5th Place

 

Madeline Curtis and Kayla Thomas-- Environmental Ambassadors Senior 3rd Place 

 

Nadia Islam and Rebecca Rodriguez--Chapter in Review Portfolio Junior 1st Place National Qualifiers 

 

Ailani Elizando and Ferhana Ahmed-- Promote and Publicize FCCLA Occupational 1st Place National Qualifier

 

We are very proud of everyone and their representation of PHS! Please congratulate the following students for their outstanding performance and dedication to our school and community!

 

Jessette Carty

Tayanna Clark

Kiara Murphy

Gabriela Townsend Rodriguez

Evelyn Walline

Jackye Gomez

Sarah Herman

Valerie Tonn

Iqra Mughal

Elyse Tucker

 

Many thanks to all Advisors-- this takes a village. 

 

Jacquelin Pasquarella

Jacqueline Lopez

Amber Beasley 

Robbie Smith 


 

4/4/17

Congratulations to all FCCLA State competitors for their outstanding performance this weekend in Dallas! Special congratulations to our National Qualifiers Ailani Elizando, Ferhana Ahmed, Nadia Islam and Rebecca Rodriguez. Everyone made PHS PROUD!


 

4/10/17

 

UIL Region 2 6A Academic Spring Meet Results

 

Last weekend, the UIL Academic teams competed at the Region 2 UIL Spring Meet. Please congratulate all team members and coaches in Academics for winning 5th place Overall Sweepstakes out of 37 6A schools.

 

The top 3 individuals and the top team in each event qualify to compete at the State Meet at the University of Texas. Students who qualify and compete at the UIL State Meet also qualify to apply for TILF Scholarships! Great job Panthers!

Congratulations to the tennis team. The tennis teams qualified for the playoffs last week after a 3rd place district finish. They will compete in the Bi-District playoff next week. Great job tennis! 

 


 

Editorial Writing

Chelsea Rose – 4th place – State Alternate

 

Headline Writing

Sumit Nagar – 2nd place – State Bound!

 

News Writing

Chelsea Rose – 3rd place – State Bound!

 

Persuasive Extemp

Juliet Ume-Ezeoke – 2nd place – State Bound!

 

Poetry Interp

Ash Rios – 2nd place – State Bound!

 

Prose Interp

Carli Jorgenson – 5th place – State Alternate

Emily Newman – 7th place

 

Spelling and Vocabulary

Arnold Icaro  – 3rd place – State Bound!

 


1st place Journalism team – coached by Mr. Robb

2nd place Speech and Debate team – coached by Ms. Waldrop

3rd place team – Spelling and Vocabulary team – coached by Ms. Wernli

 

Please congratulate these students and coaches when you see them and if you are interested in joining the UIL Academic team for next year, see Mrs. Waldrop in F101 for more information.


 

4/3/2017

 

This past weekend, HOSA had 10 students go to State Competition.  We competed in Biomedical Debate, Community Awareness, Sports Medicine and Health Career Display.  We are very proud to announce that our Biomedical Debate team placed 1st in the entire state of Texas!  They had a HUGE challenge in front of them as well….the topic they had to defend was that healthcare in the United States is superior to all others in the world!  No matter which side you are on…that is a tough one!

 

Please congratulate them when you see them today:

 

Hoden Abdi-Yusuf

Arandi Mallowa

Ishana Syed

Annie You

 

All of our competitors did a fantastic job!  We are very proud of all of them!!


 

4/3/2017

 

The Panther soccer team defeated Aldine Eisenhower 3-0 Friday night to advance to the Regional Quarterfinals of the UIL State Playoffs.  The Panthers will play Aldine Nimitz tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 4 at 6PM at Rudder High School in Bryan.  Thanks to the big crowd of supporters who traveled to College Station to support the Panthers on Friday night.

 

4/3/2017

 

Congratulations to the Varsity Winter Guard
 

The PHS Varsity Winter Guard earned the silver medal this weekend at the Texas Color Guard Circuit Scholastic National A State Championships this weekend!  They will travel to Dayton, Ohio this week to compete at the Winter Guard International World Championships.  This will be the first appearance for a PHS winter guard at nationals.  Best of luck and safe travels!

 

Winter Guard Send Off Show

There will be a special performance of “Please Stand By” and “Ajna” by both the jv and varsity winter guards at 7:45 PM tonight in the Panther Gym.  Please come out and support both of these fantastic groups as we give a special send off to our varsityguard!


 

3/27/2017

 

This weekend our varsity boys track team took 1st place at this year’s panther relays. This is the 1st time in a very long time that we have brought home the 1st trophy. So, If you see them in the hallways or in class please congratulate them. Thank you for all your work with these students and helping to contribute to their success.


 

3/24/2017

 

The Speech and Debate team recently competed at the Texas Forensic Association State Tournament. In order to qualify, students had to compete at multiple tournaments against public and private schools of all sizes to earn a total of 12 qualifying points. Please congratulate the following individuals competitors for their participation and competitive success. 

Congressional Debate

Hoden Abdi-Yusuf

Juliet Ume-Ezeoke – semifinalist

 Domestic Extemp

Stanley Akano

 Impromptu Speaking

Stanley Akano

David Calabuig - quarterfinalist

 International Extemp

Juliet Ume-Ezeoke – 5th place in the state

 Lincoln Douglas Debate

David Calabuig

 Original Oratory

Carli Jorgenson

Juliet Ume-Ezeoke

Lori Woo

 Prose Interpretation

Calanee O’Dell

 

Please congratulate these students when you see them and if you are interested in joining speech and debate for next year, see Mrs. Waldrop in F101 for more information.


3/23/2017

 

The UIL journalism team placed 2nd at the district meet yesterday and advanced several students to the regional meet. Here are the individual results:

*Sumit Nagar - 1st Place in Headline Writing (Regional Qualifier)

 *Chelsea Rose - 2nd Place News Writing (Regional Qualifier), 3rd Place in Editorial Writing (Regional Qualifier)

 *Maegen Villarreal - 3rd Place in News Writing (Regional Qualifier), 3rd Place in Feature Writing (Regional Qualifier)

 *Jessica Nguyen - 4th Place in Feature Writing

 *Emma Pakarinen - 6th Place in News Writing


3/22/2017

 

Congratulations to the Pflugerville High School Theatre Department’s UIL One Act Play “The Government Inspector” District Champions.  They will compete at Bi-District on Friday.  They also received All Star Crew- Haley Bitner, Honorable Mention All Star Cast- Avery Baker, All Star Cast- Christopher Hawkins, and Best Actor- Preston Ruess.

 


3/21/2017

 

Congratulations to the Panther Boys Soccer team who will host a Bi-District playoff game on Thursday, March 23 at 7PM at Kuempel Stadium versus the Austin Bowie Bulldogs.  Hope to see you there!


3/7/17

 

The Panther Boy soccer team has clinched a UIL Playoff berth.  The Panthers can finish no lower than third, but depending on results Friday night, they could move up to second.  Playoff arrangements will be announced after spring break.  The playoff game will be either Thursday, March 23 or Friday March 24 with location and opponent TBA. 

 
The Speech and Debate team recently competed at the National Speech and Debate Association Qualifying Tournament. Please congratulate the following individuals competitors for breaking to out-rounds and qualifying for the National Tournament in June.

 Domestic Extemp:  John Arndt – semifinalist

 International Extemp: David Calabuig – 7th place – National Alternate and  Juliet Ume-Ezeoke – 1st place – National /Qualifier

 Lincoln Douglas Debate:  David Calabuig – quarterfinalist

 Original Oratory:  Erin Lucio – quarterfinalist and Juliet Ume-Ezeoke – 3rd place – National Alternate

 Program Oral Interp:  Ashton Rios – 6th place – National Alternate

 World Schools Debate:  Stanley Akano – National Qualifier and Hoden Abdi-Yusuf – National Qualifer

 

Please congratulate these students when you see them and if you are interested in joining speech and debate for next year, see Mrs. Waldrop in F101 for more information.


3/6/17
 

 

Congratulations to the Varsity & JV Winter Guard

The varsity winter guard placed 4th at this weekends WGI Austin Regional and the JV Winter Guard placed 1st at the TCGC Leander Festival!  Way to go Guard!!!!  Both of these groups are ranked in the top 5 in the state and the varsity group is ranked in the top 5 in the nation.

 


3/6/17
Business Professionals of America results for State Leadership Conference:

Congratulations to the following students:

1st Place Broadcast News Teams - National Qualifiers: Arnold Icaro, Trinh Le, and Ian McClure

1st Place Extemporaneous Speech - National Qualifier: Juliet Ume-Ezeoke

As a National Qualifiers, students will be attending the National Leadership Conference in Disney World in May 2017.

 5th Place Economic Research Team: Justin Cavil, Annie Tran, Jeremy Cuellar, and Christian Navarro 

4th Place Management, Marketing, & Human Resources Concepts: Justin Cavil

 


A film produced by five PHS students placed 3rd in the state in the Division 2 Documentary category of the UIL Young Filmmakers Festival. All UIL state finalist films were screened Wednesday night at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin. Students who worked on this film include: senior Arnold Icaro, junior An Nguyen, sophomore Ian McClure, junior Emily Marshall and senior Trinh Le.

 Here is a link to their documentary about Pflugerville ISD school board president Vernagene Mott: https://vimeo.com/199065939

 You can click on the link below to view photos from the event. You must sign into your PfISD Google Account in order to view the photos.

 https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_sqQxL13P5dbzZ0N2gzVEJ3azQ

  The girls basketball team beat Dekaney Saturday to win Regionals and make it to the State Tournament! We will play Cy Ranch High School in the State Semi-final game this Friday at 7pm at the Alamodome in San Antonio.


If you want to ride the fan bus, the sign-up sheet will be in the front office. YOU MUST SIGN UP BY THE END OF SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY TO BE ABLE TO GO! Faculty members are welcomed to ride the bus to the game. The bus will leave at 4:15 Friday on the side of the gym. The bus is free.  If you have any referrals, you will not be able to ride the fan bus.

 

Pre-sale Tickets to the game are $16. Purchase Presale tickets with Sonia Colley in the Field House.   Cost at the Alamodome is $19.00.   

 

Come support your Panthers!

 

 

Congratulations to the Varsity Winter Guard

 The varsity winter guard placed 2nd at thisweekends WGI San Antonio Regional.  This is the first time in school history that a winter guard has earned a medal at a regional event.  Currently they are ranked in the top 5 in the nation!  Keep up the good work!!  Their next performance is this weekend in Austin.

 


 

 Congratulations to Miguel Gutierrez who will sign his letter of intent to continue his education and football career at Howard Payne University.  The signing will be Friday morning (2/24) at 8:15 in the gym foyer.  We look forward to seeing you there to congratulate this young man.

 

Jeff Rogers

Pflugerville High School


 Best of luck to our Panthers!  There will be a send-off for the girls basketball team on Friday, 2/24 at 9:15 am in front of the big gym.  Let's make some noise as the team attempts to win Regional in Dallas and advance to the State Tournament!

 I would like to share some awards and recognitions that PHS audio/video and journalism students have recently received:

 *A documentary produced by senior Arnold Icaro, junior An Nguyen, sophomore Ian McClure, junior Emily Marshall and senior Trinh Le has advanced to the state finals of the UIL Young Filmmakers Festival. Nearly 900 films from around the state were submitted to this year's festival. Films that qualified for state passed through three rounds of judging. The state finals screening is Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at the historic Paramount Theatre in Austin. Admission is free, and all are welcome. Here is a link to the documentary: https://vimeo.com/199065939

 *Seniors Milani Cruz, Maegen Villarreal and Dorrian Murphy will participate in a SXSWedu town hall-style discussion of Fake News and Media Literacy from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 at the Austin Convention Center. This opportunity came as a result of the work we've done over the past several years with PBS Student Reporting Labs. Here is a link to the event, which you do not need a badge to attend: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_PP69500

 *Eleven PHS students have earned badges to SXSW Interactive, Film or Music based on their participation in our E4 Youth Get Creative Club. We've partnered with E4 Youth, an Austin-based non-profit, to provide enrichment opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in the creative commercial arts. To earn SXSW badges, students assembled portfolios and submitted creative work to be evaluated by E4 Youth's Creative College Mentors. Students who earned SXSW badges include: sophomore Samajae Bonds, senior Milani Cruz, sophomore Santiago Dent, Makayla Moore, senior Dorrian Murphy, senior John Ortiz, junior Samantha Pennell, junior Khue Tran, sophomore Beatriz Zapata, senior Julie Woods and junior An Nguyen.

 David Robb

JEA Certified Journalism Educator

Panther Prowler & P-TV Adviser

Audio/Video Production Instructor

Pflugerville High School

 

 

PHS was honored with a visit by author Liza Wierner on Wednesday, Feb 22nd.  Ms. Wierner is the author of Hello?, a novel written in 5 points of view, written in a variety of genres: prose, poetry, play, and social media.  Thank you Ms. Wierner for allowing us to gain some insight on what it's like to be a writer!   

  


 The Pflugerville High School varsity boys basketball team will face Spring Dekaney in an UIL area round playoff game Friday, Feb. 24 in Hearne.   The game has a scheduled 7 p.m. tip-off at the Hearne High School Gym, 1201 W. Brown St., Hearne.
District passes will be accepted.

 

The Pflugerville High School varsity girls basketball team will take on Dallas Skyline in a regional UIL Class 6A tournament in Dallas.  The game has a scheduled 8 p.m. tip-off at Davis Field House, 9191 S. Polk St., Dallas on Friday, Feb. 24. The winner of the game would face Dekaney or Tyler at 2 p.m. Saturday, also at Davis Field House.
 


Best of luck to our Panther LOUIS IMBRIACO who remained undefeated (21-0) as the 132 pound Champion of Region 4 this last weekend. He will be competing at the State tournament this coming weekend Feb 23-25. Congratulations and good luck at State!!
  

 
Members of the speech and debate team competed at Harvard this weekend and notable results included juniors Hoden Abdi-Yusuf and Lori Woo nearly breaking to out rounds in Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate and Original Oratory, respectively.

 

Juliet Ume-Ezeoke broke to octofinals in Original Oratory and made it all the way to semifinals in Extemporaneous Speaking, placing 8th out of 202 entries.

 

Additional competitors included:

Stanley Akano

John Arndt

Erin Lucio

Arandi Mallawa

Ash Rios

Ishana Syed

Annie You

 

Mrs. Waldrop is super proud of all the students who competed and supported their teammates throughout the tournament. Please congratulate them when they return on Wednesday.

 
 

Please join us this Thursday February 23rd at 4:30pm in the gym foyer as A member of your men’s Panther soccer team, Bryce Box, will be signing his letter of intent to continue his soccer and educational careers at the University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley. We would like to welcome all faculty and students to attend his signing.