• Happy National Rescue Dog Day - Friday, May 20

    Posted by Heike Cook on 5/20/2022

    Greetings Panthers,

    Happy Friday! We are about to embark on our FINAL WEEK OF SCHOOL. Thus, this week’s blog is simply a bunch of reminders of the important information and events between now and our summer break.

    Let’s finish strong and study and perform on those final exams. Each exam counts towards students' final grades so it is critically important that students take each one seriously.

    Want to Order the 2022 PHS Yearbook?

    Want a copy of the 2021-22 PHS Yearbook? Due to some delays with returning to in person learning, supply chain issues, etc. our yearbook will not be available until this summer/August. However, you can order it now!

    Here is the link to purchase a book https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1080117/Pflugerville-High-School/2022-Yearbook/20210901041745017148/CATALOG_SHOP/

     

    Final Reminder - Free Opportunity with Code2College at PHS (application deadline today):

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    (Reminder) Final Exam Schedule & Exemption Policy:

    Exams have started for seniors and start next week for all other students. The calendar below will show when you will have exams and when you will have class. Please note, seniors have a slightly different exam schedule than other the other grade levels to allow days for graduation practice. 

    Students who are exempt from their exams MUST come to class and will remain in class. They may work on alternate assignments from the teacher. Failure to report for an exam, exempt or not, will result in a 1 on the exam.

    On May 25th and 26th seniors report to graduation practice at the times listed below. Seniors will not report to classes on those two days. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.

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    PHS Finals MAY 2022 Schedule & Exemption Policy 

    (Reminder) Graduation Information:

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    Seniors: please visit the district website for important graduation information: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/8220

    (Reminder) End of year Procedures & Returns:

    There will be no scheduled locker clean-out. Instead, we ask students to visit their locker before the end of school and begin to take things home. This includes working with your coaches to clear out your athletic lockers. Please note:  Any items that are left over the summer will be disposed of. 

    Textbook return deadlines:

    • Seniors – Wednesday, May 18
    • Underclassmen – Monday, May 23

    Students can turn in their textbooks during lunch in the cafeteria, to Ms. Rutherford in Student Services, or after school in the book room (B119).

    Summer School - Credit Recovery 

    Credit Recovery courses are for students who have previously taken a course on campus but failed to earn credit.  Students may enroll in these courses ONLY with counselor approval.  These courses use an online self-paced curriculum that does not allow for modification of content or instructional delivery. These factors should be carefully considered before enrollment if a student requires content modifications and/or instructional accommodation.

    Summer Credit Recovery will offer both in-person and remote learning options.

    Dates: June 6, 2022 - July 21, 2022 (Holiday July 4)

    Times: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (in-person)

    Virtual Instructional Options: 

    • Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Monday - Thursday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Monday - Thursday, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location: Pflugerville HS for In-person 

    Transportation and Meals Provided for In-person 

    TUITION:

    • $100: PfISD Students
    • $50: PfISD Students receiving free or reduced lunch

    Principal: Christopher Riley

    • Phone: 512-594-0542
    • Email: Christopher.Riley@pfisd.net

    Assistant Principal: Andrea Masanda

    • Phone: 512-594-0915
    • Email: Andrea.Masanda@pfisd.net 

    Registration: Students register through their campus counselor, which opens on May 2.

    Please contact your student's School Counselor's office to address questions specific to your student's summer school needs.

    Summer School - Credit Recovery Course Offerings 

    Credit Recovery courses are not applied to a student's GPA

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    *EOC Course Recovery will be held at the home campus for students that need EOC Prep.

    Summer School - Accelerated Original Credit 

    Original credit is for rising 9-12 grade students who have never taken the course. Students may enroll in these courses ONLY with counselor approval. These courses are an accelerated, teacher-directed curriculum. Courses content will be provided by Pearson using PfISD teachers. 

    Dates: June 6, 2022 - July 21, 2022 (Holiday July 4)

    Location: Teacher Lead Online Remote Learning  

    Registration: Students register through their campus counselor, which is open on May 2.

    TUITION:

    • $100: PfISD Students per course
    • $50: PfISD Students receiving free or reduced lunch 

    Principal: Christopher Riley

    • Phone: 512-594-0542
    • Email: Christopher.Riley@pfisd.net

    Assistant Principal: Andrea Masanda

    • Phone: 512-594-0915
    • Email: Andrea.Masanda@pfisd.net 

    Accelerated Original Credit Course Offerings 

    Accelerated courses are applied to a student's GPA. 

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    Summer School - End-of-Course (EOC) Preparation Program:

    This program is for identified students and is designed to prepare them for the administration of the STAAR EOC and recover EOC course credits. Parents will be contacted by the school counselor or administrator if their student needs to attend the EOC Preparations and Recovery program. 

    All EOC courses (Algebra I, Biology, US Hist, English I and English II) will take place at the student’s zoned high school campus. This includes credit recovery, test preparation and test administration. 

    Dates & Time:

    • June 6, 2022 - June 23, 2022 
    • Monday - Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm 

    Location: Students will attend EOC Preparation and Credit Recovery at their home campus

    Tuition: Free

    Transportation Provided  

    Site Administrators:

    • Pflugerville HS: Argie.Flores@pfisd.net 

    STAAR Retesting Dates:

    • STAAR EOC English I -  Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    • STAAR EOC U.S. History - Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    • STAAR EOC Algebra I - Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    • STAAR EOC Biology - Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    • STAAR EOC English II -  Thursday, June 23, 2022  

    Tests for Wednesday, June 22 will be scheduled with the Site Administrators. 

    *Students who need to take multiple tests that are offered on the same date will make arrangements with the Site Administrator. 

     (Reminder) A Word from the Library:

    May 20 Deadline for Library Books: Directions for checking Student's books and library fines

    Senior Chromebooks Return Process

    Seniors can return their Chromebooks and chargers to the PHS library once the student no longer needs the Chromebook for assignments or exams.  Final return is at Graduation practice at May 25th at 12:30pm in the FAC lobby.

    Summer Reading AP & Advanced ELA Checkouts

    Students are allowed to check out the summer reading books AP/Advanced ELA over the summer.  If they switch campuses within the District, they should just turn the book in at their new campus. 

    • Most are available in SORA as eBook check-outs. Incoming Freshmen will not have access until August.
    • For physical books, students should place a HOLD and I will deliver to their classroom.  Incoming Freshmen requests will be sent to their campus.
    1.   Visit Online Library and Sign-in at top right corner.
    2.   Search for book(s)  using Title or Author
    3.   Click on "Details"
    4.   Click the "Hold It" button on the right side.
    5.   Click "Save"

    Video Directions to Place a Library Hold

    PFISD Summer Reading Programming

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    From our English Department

     

    Hello Panthers!

     The summer reading lists for Advanced/AP English can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/pfsummerreading. Students will choose ONE book off of their grade-level list to read. AP students (11th/12th grade) will be expected to complete the accompanying assignment. The lists are created to encourage students to find the book best suited for their interests and reading preferences. Parents/guardians should approve their student’s choices before the student commits to reading the book. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student’s current English teacher.

     

    Good luck to all of our students on their final exams, and congratulations to our seniors! We wish you the best!

     

    Rebecca Cohen

    English Department Chair

      

    PHS Senior Award Night

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    Senior students and parents, the PHS Senior Award Night program will be held on Tuesday, May 24. We look forward to seeing you there!

     

     From our Campus Nurse

    If your student has medication in the nurse’s office, please make arrangements to pick it up by May 26th. All medication that has not been picked up will be disposed of. 

    Donna Bartko, BSN, RN

     From our Counseling Department

    Summer school registration is now open. Please submit the google form below to register. Credit recovery and first-time credit options will be available and held here at PHS. If you are not sure about your student’s grades, please communicate with their teacher. Once you have submitted your form and your student’s counselor has reviewed it, they will complete the registration process for you with the district.

     

    PHS Registration Form: https://forms.gle/EkhSRqVh18932REAA

    Pf.I.S.D. Summer School information: https://www.pfisd.net/domain/301

     

    Mrs. Cable, PHS Lead Counselor

     

    La registración para la escuela de verano ahora está disponible. Por favor de entregar el formulario de Google abajo para registrarse. Hay opciones disponibles para recuperación de crédito y para crédito por primera vez, y se llevarán a cabo aquí en PHS. Si usted no está seguro de las calificaciones de su estudiante, por favor comuníquese con su maestro. Una vez entregado el formulario y la consejera de su estudiante lo ha revisado, ella completará el proceso de la registración con el distrito escolar para usted.

     Formulario de registración para PHS: https://forms.gle/EkhSRqVh18932REAA

    Información de la escuela de verano de PfISD: https://www.pfisd.net/domain/301

     

    Sra. Cable, Consejera principal de PHS

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



    Most sincerely,

    Zack Kleypas
    Principal
    Pflugerville ISD

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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  • Happy Friday the 13th!

    Posted by Heike Cook on 5/13/2022

    Greetings Panthers,

    Happy Friday! 

    Final Exam Schedule & Exemption Policy:

    Exams start next week for seniors, and the following week for all students. The calendar below will show when you will have exams and when you will have class. Please note, seniors have a slightly different exam schedule than other grades to allow days for graduation practice. 

    Students who are exempt from their exams MUST come to class and will remain in class. They may work on alternate assignments from the teacher. Failure to report for an exam, exempt or not, will result in a 1 on the exam.

    On May 25th and 26th seniors report to graduation practice at the times listed below. Seniors will not report to classes on those two days. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.

    Final Exam

    PHS Finals MAY 2022 Schedule & Exemption Policy 

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    Graduation Information:

    Seniors: please visit the district website for important graduation information: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/8220

    End of year Procedures & Returns:

    There will be no scheduled locker clean-out. Instead, we ask students to visit their locker over the next two weeks and begin to take things home. This includes working with your coaches to clear out your athletic lockers. Please note:  Any items that are left over the summer will be disposed of. 

    Textbook return deadlines:

    • Seniors – Wednesday, May 18
    • Underclassmen – Monday, May 23

    Starting on Thursday, May 12, students can turn in their textbooks during lunch In the cafeteria or after school in the book room (B119).

    Congratulations to Our Automotive Students:

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    We had 9 students test for an ASE certification and 7 passed. This is a great accomplishment and we hope you will help us congratulate the following students:

    • Seth Bowie
    • Austin Rios
    • Axel Wissman
    • Richard Bradley
    • Gahel De La Sancha Arce
    • Austin Delarosa
    • Jose Nolasco Sanchez. 

    A Word from our Fine Arts Department

    Do you love helping out a group and being a part of a team? Great news! The Dance Team is now accepting applications for our 2022-23 managers. Our managers come with us to all Football games, contests, and enjoy free swag. Come by the Dance Studio D110 to apply today. Applications are due May 21st.

     Dance Team

    Adriana Cortez, Lady Panthers Dance Team Coach

    **Change of Date** PHS Senior Award Night

    Senior students and parents, please note that the PHS Senior Award Night program has been changed to Tuesday, May 24. We look forward to seeing you there!

     Award

    A Word from the Library:

    May 20 Deadline for Library Books: Directions for checking Student's books and library fines

    Senior Chromebooks Return Process

    Seniors can return their Chromebooks and chargers to the PHS library once the student no longer needs the Chromebook for assignments or exams.  Final return is at Graduation practice at May 25th at 12:30pm in the FAC lobby.

    Summer Reading AP & Advanced ELA Checkouts

    Students are allowed to check out the summer reading books AP/Advanced ELA over the summer.  If they switch campuses within the District, they should just turn the book in at their new campus. 

    • Most are available in SORA as eBook check-outs. 

    Incoming Freshmen will not have access until August.

    • For physical books, students should place a HOLD and I will deliver to their classroom.  Incoming Freshmen requests will be sent to their campus.
    1.   Visit Online Library and Sign-in at top right corner.
    2.   Search for book(s)  using Title or Author
    3.   Click on "Details"
    4.   Click the "Hold It" button on the right side.
    5.   Click "Save"

    Video Directions to Place a Library Hold

    A Word from our Campus Nurse

    If your student has medication in the nurse’s office, please make arrangements to pick it up by May 26th. All medication that has not been picked up will be disposed of.

    Donna Bartko, BSN, RN

    A Word from our Counseling Department

    Summer school registration is now open. Please submit the google form below to register. Credit recovery and first time credit options will be available and held here at PHS. If you are not sure about your student’s grades, please communicate with their teacher. Once you have submitted your form and your students’ counselor has reviewed it, they will complete the registration process for you with the district.

    Mrs. Cable

     

    Important Dates:

     

    5/12 -  AP Testing - World History (8 am)

    5/12 -  AP Testing - Physics 1: Alg Based (12 Noon)

    5/13 -  Last day of student check-outs in the library

    5/18 -  AP Late Testing - Macroeconomics (12 Noon)

    5/20 -  AP Late Testing - Seminar (12 Noon)

    5/20 - All student checks outs are due in the library

    05/25 - 1st Graduation Practice - 12:30 pm in the FAC

    05/25 - Last Day for Seniors to turn in their Chromebook/Chargers @ 12 Noon in the FAC

    05/26 -  2nd Graduation Practice - 8:30 am in the Large Gym (Bring your gown)

    06/02 -  PHS Graduation at the Pfield 8:30 am

    6/21 -  STAAR EOC Eng I, Alg I, US Hist, Biology

    6/22 -  STAAR Makeups

    6/23 -  STAAR EOC Eng II



    Most sincerely,

    Zack Kleypas
    Principal
    Pflugerville ISD

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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  • Happy National Nurses Day!

    Posted by Heike Cook on 5/6/2022 6:00:00 AM

    Greetings Panthers,

    Happy Friday! I want to start by giving a huge shout-out to all of our teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week! We are blessed at PHS to have high caliber teachers that really care about kids. This has been a long and challenging year as teachers rebuild relationships, fill gaps, and rebuild students’ academic stamina. Please, if you haven't recently, take a moment to send a kind email to your kiddos teachers. I promise you, it will literally make their day!

    In addition to Teacher Appreciation Week, this week has been busy with AP Testing. 13 AP exams will be administered by dismissal today by our amazing counseling team. They organized large testing in the small gym and countless smaller testing environments in any open computer lab, classroom, lecture hall, and even their own offices. Hats off to our counselors for what they have already accomplished, and based on our list of important dates below, what is still to come!

    STAAR Testing:

    Next week on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 we start the official 2022 State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness tests for all students in Algebra 1, Biology, and U.S. History. Note: if students are enrolled in more than one of the courses above, they will take one on May 11th. 

    Please, please, please, make sure your child brings their chromebook on Tuesday, charged and ready to go! It is encouraged that they bring their district issued Chromebook, as it is constantly updated by the district with the latest testing software.

    We also highly encourage students to bring their own headphones. Unfortunately, wireless/bluetooth headphones like Airpods are not allowed. Only headphones that can be plugged into their laptop/chromebook. We will have some for students to use, but if they have their own it would be a huge help if they could bring them that day.

     

    Last Day of ACE - Monday, 5/9/22:

    Monday, May 9th, 2022 will be the last day of ACE for this school year. This will allow all of our students receiving intervention for STAAR to meet one last time before the big day. Starting May 10th, ALL students should be reporting to their classes at 9:00am. We are still noticing quite a few students coming in late. Please help us, especially on the May 10th testing day, to plan ahead and leave a few minutes earlier.

     

    On Tuesday, May 10th, we will follow a slightly adjusted testing bell schedule. Students who are testing will be provided a free sack lunch from the cafeteria, or they can bring their lunch from home. Anything brought should be ready to eat (no access to microwaves). Starting Wednesday, May 11th, we will follow our normal Non-ACE Bell Schedule, for the remainder of the year until Finals:

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    PHS Cheerleaders win 1st place in the National competition in Orlando, Florida:

    The PHS cheerleaders have had an incredibly successful competitive season. The team competed in a 2-day national competition on April 29 and May 1st in which scores from each day were combined. On both, day one and day two, the team had zero deductions for mistakes and won 1st place in Orlando Florida! The team won national champion rings and a national champion banner. Their 1st place win enables them to compete virtually with teams that competed recently in 4 other locations across the nation. The virtual competition will be held on June 4th. Please congratulate the 3 time winning, 2 time national, grand champion Pflugerville High School Cheerleaders!!

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    A Word from the National Honor Society:

    "Attention current sophomores and juniors: Interested in becoming a part of the Pflugerville High School National Honor Society? The application is now open. 

    Any student that has been enrolled at PHS for at least one semester and meets the GPA requirements is eligible to apply. 

    Applications will be accepted through the end of the semester. The application will close Thursday, May 26th at 11:59 pm.  Selections for the NHS will be made in the fall of 2022. See Mrs. Matthews in D207 or Ms. Stewart in E115 if you have any questions. 

    LINK: https://forms.gle/wd6SVPoXGfFrkdW99

    QR Code: 

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    Congratulations to PHS Track & Field:

    Job well done to the Lady Panthers Track & Field Team that competed this past week at the 5A Region III Championships in Humble, Texas.

    In the Shot Put, Freshman Lauryn Jackson placed 2nd and Sophomore, Ava Roberts was Regional Champion with a first place. Both have advanced to the Texas State Track & Field Championships in Austin, Texas, May 12th & 13th. Congratulations Ladies!!! Let's Go Panthers!!!

    Important Dates:

    5/09 P’Ville Percussion Ensemble Concert (7 pm - FAC)

    5/09 AP Testing - Calc AB (8 am)

    5/09 AP Testing - Calc BC (8 am)

    5/09 AP Testing - Computer Science Principles (12 Noon)

    5/10 AP Testing - Eng Lang/Composition (8 am)

    5/10 AP Testing - Physics C: Mechanics (12 Noon)

    5/10 AP Testing - Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism (2 pm)

    5/10 STAAR Eoc Alg I, US Hist, Biology - NO ACE FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR!

    5/11 AP Testing - Spanish Lang (8 am)

    5/11 AP Testing - Bio (12 PM)

    5/11-13 EOC Makeups

    5/12 AP Testing - World History (8 am)

    5/12 AP Testing - Physics 1: Alg Based (12 Noon)

    5/13 Last day of student check-outs in the library

    5/16-20 Final TSI Opportunity (Open to all PHS Students)

    5/18 AP Late Testing - Macroeconomics (12 Noon)

    5/20 AP Late Testing - Seminar (12 Noon)

    5/20 All student checks outs are due in the library

    05/25 1st Graduation Practice - 12:30 pm in the FAC

    05/26 2nd Graduation Practice - 8:30 am in the Large Gym (Bring your gown)

    06/02 PHS Graduation at the Pfield 8:30 am

    6/21 STAAR EOC Eng I, Alg I, US Hist, Biology

    6/22 STAAR Makeups

    6/23 STAAR EOC Eng II

    Recognize a PHS Teacher, Admin, or Staff Member:

    The folks at PHS go above and beyond all the time. Want to recognize them? Here is the perfect way! Each week our district shares a newsletter with important information, FYI’s, and kudos.

     

    Parents and the community can now send a kudos using the districts Let’s Talk! Feature. Anytime you want to send a shout out, please use the link below to the district website. I would LOVE to see tons of PHS names on  the district communication 😊

    PfISD Website Let’s Talk Page: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7772

     

    Simply scroll down until you see this Staff Shout outs icon:

    SHOUTOUTS

    From our PHS Nurse: 

    If your student has medication in the nurse’s office, please make arrangements to pick it up by May 26th. All medication that has not been picked up will be disposed of.

     Donna Bartko, BSN, RN

     

    Chromebook Check/Verificacion de Chromebooks

    Students and Parents,

    Beginning this week, 2nd period teachers are checking students’ Chromebooks.  The purpose of this check is to be sure each student has the Chromebook assigned to him/her, and to be sure the Chromebooks are operational.  Teachers will not be collecting Chromebooks.      

    Students, please be sure to bring your Chromebook to school each day.  Be sure you have it with you during your 2nd period class, so your teacher can check your Chromebook.   

    Parents, please remind your students to bring their Chromebooks to school each day, so their teachers can complete this process.

    If you have any questions, please email Sara Dardeau at sara.dardeau@pfisd.net.

     

    Estudiantes y padres,

    Empezando esta semana, los maestros del periodo 2 estarán verificando las computadoras de los estudiantes. El propósito es para asegurarse que cada estudiante tiene la Chromebook asignada a él/ella, y asegurar que los Chromebooks estén funcionando. Los maestros no estarán recogiendo los Chromebooks.

    Estudiantes, asegúrense de traer tu Chromebook a la escuela todos los días. Asegúrate de tenerla contigo durante tu clase del 2º periodo para que tu maestro/a pueda verificar tu Chromebook.

    P/madres, por favor recuerden a sus hijos que traigan sus Chromebooks a la escuela todos los días para que los maestros puedan completar este proceso.

    Si tienen preguntas, por favor envíe un mensaje electrónico a la Sra. Dardeau a sara.dardeau@pfisd.net.

     

    Attention juniors and seniors:

    PHS has set up a partnership to offer students a potential paid summer internship with the opportunity to earn industry certification.

    Scan the QR code below or click this link if you are interested. See Mr. Howell for more information.

    Academy

     

    **Change of Date** PHS Senior Award Night

    Senior students and parents, please note that the PHS Senior Award Night program has been changed to Tuesday, May 24. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Awards

    Most sincerely,

    Zack Kleypas
    Principal
    Pflugerville ISD

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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  • Happy National Arbor Day

    Posted by Heike Cook on 4/29/2022

    Greetings Panthers,

    Happy Friday!

    I must start by saying I am so happy and proud of all of our seniors who attended prom Saturday night. Our students looked AMAZING, behaved amazing, and seemed to have had an amazing time! Those are memories that will last a lifetime!

    We have a busy road ahead, so once again, here is the reminder of upcoming events:

    5/02 AP Testing - US Gov Politics (8 am)

    5/02 AP Testing - Chemistry (12 Noon)

    5/02 AP Testing - Spanish Lit (12 Noon)

    5/03 AP Testing - Environ. Science (8 am)

    5/03 AP Testing - Psychology (12 Noon)

    5/04 AP Testing - Eng Lit/Composition (8 am)

    5/04 AP Testing - Computer Science A (12 Noon)

    5/05 AP Testing - Human Geography (8 am)

    5/05 AP Testing - Macroeconomics (8 am)

    5/05 AP Testing - Seminar (12 Noon) 

    5/05 AP Testing - Statistics (12 Noon)

    5/06 AP Testing - US History (8 am)

    5/06 AP Testing - Art History (12 Noon)

    5/09 AP Testing - Calc AB (8 am)

    5/09 AP Testing - Calc BC (8 am)

    5/09 AP Testing - Computer Science Principals (12 Noon)

    5/10 AP Testing - Eng Lang/Composition (8 am)

    5/10 AP Testing - Physics C: Mechanics (12 Noon)

    5/10 AP Testing - Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism (2 pm)

    5/10 STAAR Eoc Alg I, US Hist, Biology

    5/10 TSI Testing

    5/11 AP Testing - Eng Lang/Composition (8 am)

    5/11 AP Testing - Physics C: mechanics (12 noon)

    5/11 AP Testing - Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism (2 pm)

    5/11-13 EOC Makeups

    5/12 AP Testing - World History (8 am)

    5/12 AP Testing - Physics 1: Alg Based (12 Noon)

    5/16-20 Final TSI Opportunity (Open to all PHS Students)

    5/18 Academic Awards Night (FAC 6-7:30pm)

    5/18 AP Late Testing - Macroeconomics (12 Noon)

    5/20 AP Late Testing - Seminar (12 Noon)

    5/23-24 Middle School College Fair

    05/25 1st Graduation Practice -  12:30 pm in the FAC

    05/26 2nd Graduation Practice - 8:30 am in the Large Gym (Bring your gown)

    06/02 PHS Graduation at the Pfield 8:30 am

    Congratulations Lady Panther Softball:

    I am proud to announce that our PHS softball team finished the season as district champs and have a beautiful trophy in the front office to prove it! Since then, they have already moved through the first round of the playoffs with a 6-0 win Thursday night against Crockett High. Stay tuned for more information on round two!

    Trophy

    Congratulations Boy’s Baseball:

    Baseball also recently finished the season and will be heading into the playoffs! The Panthers will match up against McCallum. Games will begin next Thursday at Northwest Park Baseball field at 7pm, game two will be next Friday at PHS at 7pm, and if necessary, game three will be at PHS Saturday at 1pm.

    A Word from PMS:

    PTO Panther Family Magic Show featuring Robert Tarry: May 4th from 7:00-8:00 pm

    Congratulations to our UIL Regional Academic Competitors: 

    Please congratulate the following students who earned medals at the UIL Regional Academic Competition this weekend in Houston.

    Kenneth Kalu - placed 2nd in Current Issues & Events (state qualifier)

                              -placed 4th in Social Studies (alternate to state)

    Paul Gonzalez - placed 5th in Copy Editing

    Social Studies Team - placed 3rd (Kenneth Kalu, Clarke Simmons, Nicolas Mills, Honour Onafeso)

    Congratulations to our PHS HOSA Biomedical Debate Team:

    PHS HOSA Biomedical Debate placed 2nd at the State Competition this last week in Galveston! They are progressing on to Internationals in June! The students who accomplished this amazing task are:

    • Kenneth Kalu
    • Clarke Simmons
    • Elise Talamor

     

    Join Us for Our Spring Lady Panthers Show:

    Dance

     

    Attention juniors and seniors:

     PHS has set up a partnership to offer students a potential paid summer internship with the opportunity to earn industry certification.

     Scan the QR code below or click this link if you are interested. See Mr. Howell for more information.

    Skills

     

    From our Counseling Department:

    AP Exam testing is just around the corner. With all students on campus again, testing is looking more like it has in the past. Please keep the following things in mind:

    • AP Exam Schedule: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/exam-administration-ordering-scores/exam-dates
    • Exams can still be dropped/cancelled up through the end of April. There is a $40 cancellation fee per exam. If a student paid full price of $86, they would be refunded $46 after the cancellation fee was deducted. If a student paid the reduced lunch price of $15 per exam, they would owe $25 for cancelling their test.
    • If a student does not cancel their exam and does not show up for their exam, they will be charged the $40 cancellation fee.
    • There will be NO REFUNDS for exams starting May 1st.
    • Exam doors will shut at 8 AM and 12 Noon, if a student is not in the testing room when doors close, they will not be allowed to test. There are no make-up exams.
    • Students should report to testing with 2 #2 pencils and 2 black or blue pens. Snacks are allowed, but must be in a sealed container.
    • If you have questions or want to cancel an exam, please contact one of our AP Coordinators:
      • Sarah.Cable@pfisd.net
      • Lindsay.SaylorCarroll@pfisd.net

     

    THANKS!!!!

    Sarah Cable

    PHS Lead Counselor

     Award Night flyer

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  • Happy Earth Day

    Posted by Heike Cook on 4/22/2022

    Greetings Panthers,

    Happy Friday!

    I am not sure if I am getting sappy because we are so close to prom, graduation, and the end of the school year, but I find myself SO PROUD and in awe of the work being done at PHS! 

    See, education, especially at the high school level, is much more than just the content of a math class, or the books we read in English, the experiments in science, or the maps we learn in social studies… but rather it is about the opportunities we provide to kids through the things they learn and the experiences they have. 

    Let me brag about my team for some of the experiences they have recently created:

    First, our seniors, who are ready to join the workforce, met with folks from the trades academy today in the PHS library. We had folks representing welders, electricians, plumbers, metal workers, and construction managers. Our students interested in one of these career paths are eligible upon graduation and due to the incredible demand for workers in these fields, get paid great wages and are provided FREE training. Talk about opportunities! Special thanks to Ms. Hendrickson, our amazing At-Risk Facilitator!

    Our Automotive program is adding the dual credit component to its upper level courses for our seniors next year. That means students in their 4th year of the program will earn credentials upon graduation and be ready to jump right into the workforce. Special thanks to Mr. Sandt and Mr. Smith, our amazing automotive teacher!

    Next week, our district Career & Technical Education (CTE) and Human Resources (HR) department are collaborating to meet with our seniors in our Practicum of Education class about instant opportunities to work upon graduation as an education aide or auxiliary position. Additionally, they will provide information for those going straight off to college on how to prepare to return to PHS to be a teacher one day! Special thanks to Ms. Kokes, our amazing Practicum in Education teacher!

    Finally, our college-bound seniors have officially broken the record (in April, I might add) for the highest amount of scholarships earned at PHS…. How much you ask…? Over $20 MILLION!!! Let me repeat, most in the history of PHS! Talk about seniors bouncing back from COVID! Special thanks to Mr. Howell, our amazing College & Career Advisor!

    This next opportunity for PHS kids is opening up space for new participants…

    Code 2 College Summer Opportunities:

    Code 2 College has a partnership with PHS that allows our students FREE access to their great learning opportunities. We ran groups in the fall and spring and are now opening participation back up for the summer. Please take a moment to check out the information in the links below:

    Code2College

    Attention Juniors and Seniors:

    PHS has set up a partnership to offer students a potential paid summer internship with the opportunity to earn industry certification.

    Scan the QR code below or click this link if you are interested. See Mr. Howell for more information.

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    A Word from our Counseling Department:

    AP Exam testing is just around the corner. With all students on campus again, testing is looking more like it has in the past. Please keep the following things in mind:

    • AP Exam Schedule: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/exam-administration-ordering-scores/exam-dates
    • Exams can still be dropped/cancelled up through the end of April. There is a $40 cancellation fee per exam. If a student paid full price of $86, they would be refunded $46 after the cancellation fee was deducted. If a student paid the reduced lunch price of $15 per exam, they would owe $25 for cancelling their test.
    • If a student does not cancel their exam and does not show up for their exam, they will be charged the $40 cancellation fee.
    • There will be NO REFUNDS for exams starting May 1st.
    • Exam doors will shut at 8 AM and 12 Noon, if a student is not in the testing room when doors close, they will not be allowed to test. There are no make-up exams.
    • Students should report to testing with 2 #2 pencils and 2 black or blue pens. Snacks are allowed, but must be in a sealed container.
    • If you have questions or want to cancel an exam, please contact one of our AP Coordinators:

    Sarah Cable, PHS Lead Counselor

    Congratulations to our 22-23 PALS Students:

    The PALS program has been a part of PfISD for many years, however,  it had not been offered at PHS recently. Well, I am excited to announce our new classes of PALS starting next year!  The PALS program is a group of the best and brightest students who apply to serve in this program which visits local feeder schools (primarily Middle schools) and supports younger students through mentoring, friendship, and fitting in. As a former middle school principal, I can tell you first-hand the value of this program and the impact it has on younger students. 

    Please help me congratulate the group of students below and their amazing teacher Ms. Kokes who will be leading the program.

    Pals

    Congratulations to our Track Stars!

    The Girls Track & Field Team competed at the Area Meet Championship, yesterday at Burger Stadium. Congratulations to

    • Ava Roberts - 1st place in the shot put
    • Zion Moffett - 1st place in the 300m hurdles and 4th in the 100m hurdles
    • Lauryn Jackson - 2nd place in the shot put and discus
    • Sidra Ogunrinade - 2nd place in the 100m and 3rd in the long jump
    • Imunique S., Sidra O., Samaia R, and Andrea S - 3rd place in the 800m relay.

    Best wishes to these ladies as they advance to compete at the Regional Championships next week in Humble.

    From the Desk of the Parent Liaison:

    BLACK STUDENT UNION IS MAKING A SOCIAL IMPACT ONE PAIR OF SOCKS AT A TIME

    Socks are the #1 clothing need of those experiencing homelessness. The Sock It To Em! Sock Campaign by the Black Student Union at Pflugerville High School aims to put new socks on the feet of men, women and children experiencing homelessness and/or are in need.

    People ask, “WHY SOCKS?” And our answer is: Socks are something that most of us never have to think twice about. When you go to get dressed, you open your drawer and pull out your most comfy, your warmest, or your favorite-colored socks. But for those who don’t have a home, it often means walking on average up to 10 miles each and every day just to find basic necessities, and while wearing shoes that are not the correct size and with socks that are worn out, dirty, and stiff. There is nowhere to wash the socks, so after 2 to 3 days, the socks are worn through and must be thrown away.

    It’s not pretty, but it is reality.

    One of the main reasons someone who is homeless goes to the emergency room is because of a foot ailment and the best way to prevent that is to be able to wear clean dry socks on a regular basis. So, if we can offer a simple piece of clothing such as new, fresh socks, feet can be protected from getting cold, getting wet, and getting blisters or worse.

    Our motto is, “We’re making a social impact one pair of socks at a time!”

    Please place socks in the bright blue trash receptacle in the halls. Thank you again for helping the less fortunate individuals.

    A Word from Technology

    District-wide Keyboarding Challenge April 1-May 20  via CLEVER login

    For more information, click here.

    For the Keyboarding contest Signup form, click here.

    A Word from the Librarian

    Skyward Portal announcement regarding Chromebooks

    In your Skyward portal, you will notice a request for information about your students’ return to PFISD for the next school year.  Part of this form will ask about Chromebooks.

    You can choose to keep or return your Chromebook over the summer.  If you choose to hang on to your Chromebook over the summer, the form will ask for the barcode numbers. 

    I realize many of these have rubbed off over the years.  Students can visit the library to scan their Chromebooks and get the numbers printed out for you. 

    All Library Materials Due May 20.

    The final due date for all library materials is May 20.  Students can check their library holdings and fines here.  

     

    Most sincerely,

    Zack Kleypas
    Principal
    Pflugerville ISD

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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  • Happy 4 Day Weekend!

    Posted by Heike Cook on 4/14/2022

    Greetings Panthers,

    Happy Thursday!

    As a reminder, there is no school for students tomorrow, Friday 4/15/22 and Monday 4/18/22. Also, here is a list of important upcoming testing information:

     

    4/15 No school staff and students

    4/18 No school students, staff work day

    4/23  Senior Prom

    4/26 College Night (FAC 6:00 – 7:30)

    4/28 Last College/Military Rep Visit

    5/02 AP Testing - US Gov Politics (8 am)

    5/02 AP Testing - Chemistry (12 Noon)

    5/02 AP Testing - Spanish Lit (12 Noon)

    5/03 AP Testing - Environ. Science (8 am)

    5/03 AP Testing - Psychology (12 Noon)

    5/04 AP Testing - Eng Lit/Composition (8 am)

    5/04 AP Testing - Computer Science A (12 Noon)

    5/05 AP Testing - Human Geography (8 am)

    5/05 AP Testing - Macroeconomics (8 am)

    5/05 AP Testing - Seminar (12 Noon) 

    5/05 AP Testing - Statistics (12 Noon)

    5/06 AP Testing - US History (8 am)

    5/06 AP Testing - Art History (12 Noon)

    5/09 AP Testing - Calc AB (8 am)

    5/09 AP Testing - Calc BC (8 am)

    5/09 AP Testing - Computer Science Principals (12 Noon)

    5/10 AP Testing - Eng Lang/Composition (8 am)

    5/10 AP Testing - Physics C: Mechanics (12 Noon)

    5/10 AP Testing - Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism (2 pm)

    5/10 STAAR Eoc Alg I, US Hist, Biology

    5/10 TSI Testing

    5/11 AP Testing - Eng Lang/Composition (8 am)

    5/11 AP Testing - Physics C: mechanics (12 noon)

    5/11 AP Testing - Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism (2 pm)

    5/11-13 EOC Makeups

    5/12 AP Testing - World History (8 am)

    5/12 AP Testing - Physics 1: Alg Based (12 Noon)

    5/16-20 Final TSI Opportunity (Open to all PHS Students)

    5/18 Academic Awards Night (FAC 6-7:30pm)

    5/18 AP Late Testing - Macroeconomics (12 Noon)

    5/20 AP Late Testing - Seminar (12 Noon)

    5/23-24 Middle School College Fair

    05/25 1st Graduation Practice - Time TBD

    05/26 2nd Graduation Practice - Time TBD

    06/02 PHS Graduation at the Pfield 8:30 am

    6/21 STAAR EOC Eng I, Alg I, US Hist, Biology

    6/22 STAAR Makeups

    6/23 STAAR EOC Eng II

     

    NOTE: we will NOT have our afterschool Panther Learning Center on Tuesday, April 26th due to a staff meeting.

    Final Exam Schedule & Exemptions:

    Please check out, share, and take note of the important information on this year’s final exam schedule and exemption requirements. Things are very similar to years past, but please make sure you are aware of the procedures: PHS Finals MAY 2022 Schedule 

    AP Exam Information:

    AP Exam testing is just around the corner. With all students on campus again, testing is looking more like it has in the past. Please keep the following things in mind:

    • AP Exam Schedule: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/exam-administration-ordering-scores/exam-dates
    • Exams can still be dropped/canceled up through the end of April. There is a $40 cancellation fee per exam. If a student paid full price of $86, they would be refunded $46 after the cancellation fee was deducted. If a student paid the reduced lunch price of $15 per exam, they would owe $25 for canceling their test.
    • If a student does not cancel their exam and does not show up for their exam, they will be charged the $40 cancellation fee.
    • There will be NO REFUNDS for exams starting May 1st.
    • Exam doors will shut at 8 AM and 12 Noon, if a student is not in the testing room when doors close, they will not be allowed to test. There are no make-up exams.
    • Students should report to testing with 2 #2 pencils and 2 black or blue pens. Snacks are allowed, but must be in a sealed container.
    • If you have questions or want to cancel an exam, please contact one of our AP Coordinators:

     

    Senior Award Night

    Congratulations to Girls & Boys Track & Field:

    Our amazing track and field athletes competed Tuesday and Wednesday at Weiss in the district meet. PHS had a great showing in many events! Stay tuned for specific achievements and a list of those moving on to regionals!

    Congratulations to our FFA:

    The FFA Dairy Cattle Judging team competed at Area Contest yesterday, placing 4th, and qualified for state contest on April 28. 

    Team members are:

    • Anna Lanford (4th high point individual)
    • Mel McKinne
    • Elisabeth Ziegler
    • Katelynn Litchfield

    A Word from our Restorative Practices Facilitator:

    Hello Panthers!

    We are getting so close to the end of the year! The Restorative Center (F204) is becoming a well known place. I want to remind everyone that this is an intentional space to have conversations, repair relationships, and have mindfulness moments. If you are in need of RP Support, it is important that you check-in with your class and obtain teacher permission to go to the Restorative Center. If you are in need of a longer conversation or need support dealing with a conflict feel free to fill out the RP Referral form: https://forms.gle/MQS3fuJB2jVtbqBS9

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    From our Social Worker

    Substance

    Talking to your child early and often about the dangers of substance use can help them abstain from drugs and alcohol.

    According to The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, children as young as 9 start thinking about alcohol in a positive way, and approximately 3,300 kids as young as 12 try marijuana each day. By the time they are seniors, almost 70 percent of high school students will have tried alcohol, half will have taken an illegal drug, and more than 20 percent will have used a prescription drug.

    Having a strong relationship with your child can make a huge impact on whether they experiment with drugs and alcohol. If a parent can’t talk with their kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, they might not realize the risks. Having open and frank conversations can help prevent a tragedy.

    Things parents can do:

    •       Set clear expectations about drug and alcohol use, and enforce real consequences if expectations are not met. 
    •       Help your child deal with peer pressure.
    •       Get to know your child’s friends and their parents and know your child’s whereabouts.

    Source: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, The National Institute on Drug Abuse

    If you think your child may have a substance use disorder, the trained professionals at Austin Oaks Hospital are here to help with no-cost assessments. Call 512-440-4800 today or learn more at austinoakshospital.com.

    Ana Bowie, LMSW, Campus Social Worker

     From the Fine Arts Department

    dance

    Dance Team tryouts are coming up! Join the google classroom to start your application today. All applications are due May 5th. 

    Adriana Cortez, Lady Panthers Dance Team Coach

     HOSA Fundraiser: 

    Nutrition

     

    Most sincerely,

    Zack Kleypas
    Principal
    Pflugerville ISD

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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  • Happy Friday!

    Posted by Heike Cook on 4/8/2022

    Greetings Panthers,

    Happy Friday!

    Important Reminder:

    Just a reminder that ACE will begin again next week and run through May 10th, 2022 (the next round of STAAR testing). Please help ensure your kiddo is at school and in class by 9:00 and receives the support and intervention we have planned for them.

    Track & Field Championships!

    Please join us on Tuesday (prelims) and Wednesday (finals) next week at Weiss High School for our final Track Meet. Times and events are listed below:

    Track

    schedule2

    A Word from the Library:

    Library

    A Word from Technology

    At the end of the school year, all Seniors are expected to return their District issued Chromebooks and chargers.  Underclassmen can continue to use their Chromebooks over the summer unless the family chooses to return the device and receive another one in August.  If students will be withdrawing from the District, they will also need to return their Chromebooks and Chargers.

    • The returned Chromebook must match the barcode of the Chromebook issued to the student. Devices often get switched by siblings and friends. Students can pre-check their device by visiting Laura Owen in the library.  The replacement cost for a lost device is $275.
    • New Chargers can be purchased from the District for $10.  To order one, visit the Technology Webstore (under the parent tab)  and type “Website” in the Help Desk Work Ticket box. 
    • A New Tech FAQ site has been created to help parents and students troubleshoot common Chromebook issues.  It can be found under the District website’s Parent tab at https://sites.google.com/pfisd.net/cbtechsupport/home .

    A Word from our Social Studies Department

    Spring is here, …. So is testing!  As we tumble towards the end of the year AP tests are coming!

    We give more Social Studies AP exams at PHS than any other department so want to encourage our students to begin preparing for them.  Your students have access to AP review videos from the College Board at this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/advancedplacement 

    There are videos for every subject, not just Social Studies.  Beginning on April 18th there will be new daily review videos. It is never too early to start reviewing. These tests if passed will give your student college credit.  Basically, studying for these tests is the equivalent to filling out a scholarship application; the better the application the more likely you will get the scholarship and vice-versa.  Please check with your student for information about reviews we are offering on campus as well.

    Here is the calendar for Social Studies AP Exams:

    • Monday May 2 - U.S. Government and Politics (Seniors)
    • Tuesday May 3- Psychology (Juniors and Seniors)
    • Thursday May 5- Human Geography (Freshmen) and Macroeconomics (Seniors)
    • Friday May 6- U.S. History (Juniors)
    • Thursday May 12- World History (Sophomores)

    For a calendar of all AP exams click here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/exam-administration-ordering-scores/exam-dates

    Go Panthers!

    Karen Hense, Social Studies Department Chair

    From the Fine Arts Department

    Calling all Kindergarten through 8th graders! The Lady Panthers Dance Team will be hosting a Spring Kid's Clinic on Wednesday, April 20th in the PHS Main Gym. All participants will be invited to perform at our Spring Show on Friday, April 29th. Scan the QR code to register today!

    Dance

    Adriana Cortez, Lady Panthers Dance Team Coach

    A Word from the College and Career Counselor:

    Senior Poster – Sign Up Now!

    If you are interested in receiving a senior poster at the end of the year, please make sure to fill out this Google Form. The senior posters are available regardless of your path after high school (College/Career/Trade School/Military) and you do not need to know exactly what your plan is yet to complete this form. We will be displaying these posters in PHS and giving you a copy during Diploma Pick Up. If you would like to see what they look like, you will see them posted in many hallways around the school.

    Once you complete the form, Mr. Howell will email you within the month of April with a date and time for your picture. Your picture will be taken at school and we encourage you to wear clothing that depicts your next plan.

    We highly encourage each member of the Class of 2022 to participate in this PHS Tradition.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.

    Nick Howell, College and Career Advisor

    College Applicant Night:

    Please mark your calendar for our College Application Night presentation on April 26th, 2022. The event will begin at 6:30 pm in the Pflugerville High School Cafeteria and conclude around 8:00 pm. Mr. Howell (and college representative guests) will discuss the following topics:

    • College Application Tips & Tricks (Application Types, Deadlines, When To Begin, etc.)
    • Automatic Admission 
    • Holistic Review (Essays, Resumes, Letters of Recommendation, Scholarships)
    • And ALL aspects of the College Application Process.

    If you are interested in attending, please visit this Google Form to register.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

     Council

    Career Opportunity for Seniors:

    Parents of seniors,

    On Friday, April 22, we will have representatives from construction trade unions presenting a workshop on their apprenticeship programs. This is a great opportunity for students to start on a career where they can get paid to learn on the job

    Your student can scan the QR code below to register. (PS – This is a great field for women, too, so encourage your daughter to attend if she’s interested in a career in construction.)

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    Most sincerely,

    Zack Kleypas
    Principal
    Pflugerville High School

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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  • Happy April Fool's Day - No Kidding

    Posted by Heike Cook on 4/1/2022

    Greetings Panthers,

    Happy Friday!

    Next week starts our first round of our very important STAAR testing. Our 9th graders will take English 1 on Tuesday and our 10th graders will take English 2 on Thursday. Additionally, we will have make ups on Wednesday and Friday. Our students and teachers have been working hard all year to prepare and I am confident that they are ready.

    Parents, please encourage all of your students to get a good night's sleep the night before, take their time while testing, and do their best on every single question. These assessments matter for graduation!

    Due to testing, we will NOT have ACE on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday next week. We will have ACE on Monday.

    Trend:

    Parents and students, I need your help. We have noticed a trend of students wanting to wear beanies (hats you wear in the winter) that double as a winter ski mask (two holes for the eyes and one for the mouth). As with all trends and fads, these have become very popular. Since hats are allowed, we allow these to be worn ONLY as a beanie, meaning it can cover the top of your head. However, we are noticing more and more students occasionally pulling them down to cover their entire face.

    As you can imagine, that creates a safety concern and does not follow district dress code guidelines. Please be aware that PHS admin will confiscate masks moving forward if they are worn inappropriately. Thanks for your help and understanding.

    Masks:

    Speaking of masks, but this time the kind you wear to cover your mouth and nose, I wanted to make you aware that our supply that we provide to students is starting to dwindle. Since masks are still encouraged, but not required, we ask that students please continue to bring their own mask from home. We will provide free masks as we can, but please know we will eventually run out of our supply. It is best to bring one from home.

    REMINDER Family Survey:

    Dear Families,

    Please help us with a brief survey so we can better meet our students’ and families’ needs.

    NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 6.

    Thank you for your feedback!

    Click here for survey

    Or you can use the QR code in the image below:

    QR

    A Word from Our School Nurse

    Just a friendly reminder: Moving forward, in order for a student to access our COVID-19 testing, they will need to be pre-registered in the CrisisGo app.  The link is in the district email you should have received on March 27th.

    Donna Bartko, BSN, RN

    A Word from the College & Career Advisor:

    I hope you are having a wonderful week. As we get further into the Spring Semester, I wanted to provide an update from the College & Career Center at Pflugerville High School. Please find important updates below, and if you have any questions…please do not hesitate to reach out.

     

    College Application Night – Pflugerville High School will host the annual College Application Presentation on April 26, 2022 from 6:30 – 8:00pm. We encourage all PHS families attend as there have been quite a few updates to the application process for next year. We will be discussing all aspects of the College Application Process (Tips & Tricks, Deadlines, Automatic Admission, Essays, Resumes, Letters of Recommendation, etc.). Please Register to attend: https://forms.gle/GD8KE1Y26fRaidCF6. Event is open to all PHS families

    Summer Events – Mr. Howell is a year-round employee and available in the summer to help your family with any questions regarding College Enrollment, Military Enlistment, or Career Opportunities. As such, we will be available for individual meeting and host multiple events throughout the summer. The events will include TSI Testing, College Application Boot Camps, and a Military Representative Fair. More information about these opportunities will come out later this school year.

    SAT Scores – If you have not already done so, please log into your (the student’s) College Board account to view the SAT Scores from the March 2nd, 2022 test. I do encourage (not mandatory) that your student sign up to take at least one more SAT. You may do so within the College Board account. If you student is on Free or Reduced Lunch (or the cost of the test causes undue financial stress), please email or visit A-109 to receive a waiver to test. SAT Test Dates can be viewed here. Unfortunately, we will not be able to host another opportunity during the school day before your student graduates.

    ACT Testing – If you feel that the ACT may be better for your family, please have your student visit this website to sign up for the ACT. We are able to waive the fee to test for families on Free or Reduced Lunch (or if the cost of the test causes your family undue financial stress). To learn more about the differences between the SAT and ACT, visit this website.

    Potential Scams  - As your student grows closer to their senior year, you will begin to receive information from different companies encouraging your family to attend a presentation, pay to join an Honors Organization, or pay someone to help you with the financial aid or scholarship process. I strongly encourage you to speak with a member of the College and Career Center Team before attending one of these presentations, joining the organization, or paying for services. Even if the advertisement comes from PFISD.

    Good Evening Class of 2022 from Nick Howell:

    First and Foremost, I wanted to send a quick note to let each and every one of you know how proud I am of you. You have worked hard to build a future after Pflugerville High School! Please remember that I will always be here for you after HS Graduation should you need anything.

    Senior Poster

    If you are interested in receiving a senior poster at the end of the year, please make sure to fill out this Google Form. The senior posters are available regardless of your path after high school (College/Career/Trade School/Military) and you do not need to know exactly what your plan is yet to complete this form. We will be displaying these posters in PHS and giving you a copy during Diploma Pick Up. If you would like to see what they look like, you will see them posted in many hallways around the school.

    Once you complete the form, Mr. Howell will email you within the month of April with a date and time for your picture. Your picture will be taken at school and we encourage you to wear clothing the depicts your next plan.

    We highly encourage each member of the Class of 2022 to participate in this PHS Tradition.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at Nicholas.Howell@pfisd.net 

    A Word from our English Department

    We can’t believe STAAR season is upon us! Next week, students will take the English I STAAR test on Tuesday, April 5th and the English II STAAR test on Thursday, April 7th. We are so proud of all of the work students have put into preparing for the test. We know they will do a great job! Please reach out to your student’s English teacher with any questions.

    Rebecca Cohen, English Department Chair

    HOSA Community Service Project - Food Drive:

    Brianna Ornelas, president of HOSA, would like YOUR help with the PHS HOSA Circle of Hope food drive. Any donations can be brought to rooms E108, E112, or D201. 

    Donate

    Congratulations to our UIL Academics Participants:

    Pflugerville High School competed on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 in the District UIL Academic Competition.  The school earned District Runner Up for District 18 as well as numerous individual and team medals. We are SUPER proud of our students and hope you will help congratulate each of our participants and these medal winners:



    Accounting

    • 4th place: Favour Onafeso

    Calculator

       Individual

    • 6th place: Lambert Ike

       Team – 2nd Place

    • Lambert Ike
    • Romanus Ike
    • Favour Onafeso

    Computer Applications

    • 3rd Place:  Lambert Ike
    • 4th Place: Sabastian Hamilton
    • 6th Place: Favour Onafeso

    Copy Editing

    • 1st Place: Paul Gonzales
    • 6th Place:  Rachel Calabuig

    Current Issues & Events

       Individual:

    • 1st Place: Kenneth Kalu
    • 4th Place: Nicolas Mills

       Team – 2nd Place

    • Kenneth Kalu
    • Nicolas Mills
    • Clarke Simmons
    • Honour Onafeso

    Feature Writing

    • 4th Place: Rachel Calabuig

    Informative Speaking

    • 4th Place: Rebecca Mejia

    Mathematics

       Individual

    • 2nd Place: William Brooks
    • 3rd Place: Paul Gonzales
    • 5th Place: Minh Le
    • 6th Place: Romanus Ike

       Team – 1st Place

    • William Brooks
    • Paul Gonzales
    • Minh Le
    • Romanus Ike

    News Writing

    • 6th Place: Rachel Calabuig

    Number Sense

       Individual:

    • 1st Place: William Brooks
    • 6th Place: Judith Odu

      Team – 2nd Place

    • William Brooks
    • Judith Odu
    • Paul Gonzales
    • Minh Le

    Persuasive Speaking

    • 4th Place:  Emerson Sturges
    • 5th Place:  Derek Beck
    • 6th Place:  Esai Salazar

    Poetry Interpretation

    • 3rd Place:  Angelina Cao

    Prose Interpretation

    • 4th Place: Talia Cole

    Science

      Individual

    • 2nd Place:  Sabastian Hamilton

      Top Scorers

    • Top Chemistry: Sabastian Hamilton

      Team – 2nd Place

    • Sabastian Hamilton
    • Romanus Ike
    • Lambert Ike
    • Honour Onafeso

    Social Studies

       Individual

    • 1st Place:  Kenneth Kalu
    • 5th Place:  Clarke Simmons
    • 6th Place:  Nicolas Mills

       Team – 1st Place

    • Kenneth Kalu
    • Clarke Simmons
    • Nicolas Mills

    Speech Team – 2nd Place

    Spelling & Vocabulary

       Individual

    • 1st Place:  Judith Odu
    • 2nd Place: Maia Savich
    • 3rd Place:  Arianne Icaro

       Team – 1st Place

    • Judith Odu
    • Maia Savich
    • Arianne Icaro
    • Sudristi Basnet

    Lincoln-Douglas Debate

    • 3rd Place:  Rebecca Mejia
    • 5th Place:  Luke Gollub

     

    Congratulations to PHS Golf Athletes: 

    Our boys played well today even though conditions were very windy. Marshall Prout qualified for the Regional Tournament, finishing in 5th place overall, and was named to the First Team All-District!

    Eva Gallegos finished in 7th place overall in district and will advance as one of the regional qualifiers. In addition, she was also named to the 1st Team All District!

    Attention Seniors:

    We are excited to announce that graduation invitations and announcements have arrived!  Items will be distributed on Wednesday, April 6th in the cafeteria during all three lunches!  Seniors, please be sure to stop by to pick up your items!

     

    Most sincerely,

     

    Zack Kleypas
    Principal
    Pflugerville High School

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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  • Happy Last Friday of March!

    Posted by Heike Cook on 3/25/2022

    Greetings Panthers,

    Happy Friday!

    The 4th 9 weeks is known for important testing and end of the year events. Here is a list of important upcoming testing information:

    4/05 STAAR EOC Eng I

    4/06 STAAR EOC Eng1 Makeups

    4/07 STAAR EOC Eng II

    4/08 STAAR Makeups

    4/07 TSI Testing (Open to All PHS Students)

    4/11-14 Junior English Class Presentations

    4/22 Last Day for Senior Meetings

    4/23              Senior Prom

    4/26 College Night (FAC 6:00 – 7:30)

    4/28 Last College/Military Rep Visit

    5/02 AP Testing - US Gov Politics (8 am)

    5/02 AP Testing - Chemistry (12 Noon)

    5/02 AP Testing - Spanish Lit (12 Noon)

    5/03 AP Testing - Environ. Science (8 am)

    5/03 AP Testing - Psychology (12 Noon)

    5/04 AP Testing - Eng Lit/Composition (8 am)

    5/04 AP Testing - Computer Science A (12 Noon)

    5/05 AP Testing - Human Geography (8 am)

    5/05 AP Testing - Macroeconomics (8 am)

    5/05 AP Testing - Seminar (12 Noon) 

    5/05 AP Testing - Statistics (12 Noon)

    5/06 AP Testing - US History (8 am)

    5/06 AP Testing - Art History (12 Noon)

    5/09 AP Testing - Calc AB (8 am)

    5/09 AP Testing - Calc BC (8 am)

    5/09 AP Testing - Computer Science Principals (12 Noon)

    5/10 AP Testing - Eng Lang/Composition (8 am)

    5/10 AP Testing - Physics C: Mechanics (12 Noon)

    5/10 AP Testing - Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism (2 pm)

    5/10 STAAR Eoc Alg I, US Hist, Biology

    5/11 AP Testing - Eng Lang/Composition (8 am)

    5/11 AP Testing - Physics C: mechanics (12 noon)

    5/11 AP Testing - Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism (2 pm)

    5/11-13 EOC Makeups

    5/12 AP Testing - World History (8 am)

    5/12 AP Testing - Physics 1: Alg Based (12 Noon)

    5/16-20 Final TSI Opportunity (Open to all PHS Students)

    5/18 Academic Awards Night (FAC 6-7:30pm)

    5/18 AP Late Testing - Macroeconomics (12 Noon)

    5/20 AP Late Testing - Seminar (12 Noon)

    5/23-24 Middle School College Fair

    05/25 1st Graduation Practice - Time TBD

    05/26 2nd Graduation Practice - Time TBD

    06/02 PHS Graduation at the Pfield 8:30 am

    6/21 STAAR EOC Eng I, Alg I, US Hist, Biology

    6/22 STAAR Makeups

    6/23 STAAR EOC Eng II

    *Important Note: All STAAR testing dates (with the exception of make up dates, will be Non-Ace Days. 

    Thus, NO ACE on:

    • April 5th & 7th
    • May 10th
    • May 11th until the end of the year.

    Family Survey:

    Please give us your feedback. You can easily use the QR code in the image below to take a quick PfISD survey. Please know the summary of results (not yours individually) comes back to PHS and we use that data to figure out what we are doing well and set goals to improve where we can. Thank you in advance for taking that survey.

    Dear Families,

    Our district values your feedback! We are asking you to take a brief survey to tell us about your experience with your student’s campus. To ensure we continue to provide high quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for college and career, we need your feedback. We want to know what you think.

    The survey will close on April 6. Click here for survey

    Or you can use the QR code in the image below:

    QR

    PHS Baseball at the Dell Diamond (Saturday)

    The PHS Varsity Baseball team will be playing at Dell Diamond on Saturday at 5 p.m.  They will be competing in a non-district game against Harker Heights.  Adults tickets will be $10 and Students will be $7.  I have also attached the link where you can purchase tickets online.  Thank you all again and hope to see you there!  Dell Diamond Ticket Sales

    PHS Ag Visits and Participates at the Rodeo!

    Kudos to Mr. Beeler and our Ag students who participated in the Rodea and the Calf Scramble! Students were able to earn financial assistance for their performances which will be used to purchase show animals!

    FFA1

    FFA2

    Congratulations to Boys Soccer:

    Our boys took on Anderson at Kuempel Stadium Wednesday night in one of the most exciting playoff games I have ever seen. Both teams were evenly matched and Anderson came back to tie after PHS took an early 2 goal lead. They went into two periods of overtime where Anderson again came back and tied the game to end overtime with a score of 3-3. 

    Next, both teams competed in a 5 player shootout and PHS won on the final kick by making 4 penalty kicks to Anderson’s 3. What a crazy ending.

    Stay tuned for information on round 2!

    Girls Soccer:

    Reminder: Girls Soccer plays their round 1 of the playoffs at House Park Stadium (tonight) Friday 3/25/22 at 6pm. I hope to see you there!

    From the Fine Arts Department

    Calling all Middle Schoolers! The PHS Dance Department will host a Middle School Dance night for any 6th-8th grade student. Come to the Dance Studio for an evening of stretching, technique and a fun hip-hop combination. Register today by scanning the QR code below. 

    Adriana Cortez, Lady Panthers Dance Team Coach

    Dance

    Congratulations to One-Act Play:

    Congratulations to the One-Act Play cast on a great performance at bi-district. We would like to also congratulate the following students on their individual awards: Lorelei Lemieux-All-star Technician, Andrew Speichinger-All Star Cast, Ethan Visness-All Star Cast, Heidi Hughes-Best Performer. There will be one more chance to see the show on Tuesday at 6pm in the FAC.

    Congratulations to our JV Boys Golf Team!

    The team of Trey Snowberger, Julius Garcia-Lopez, Jaydon Villareal, Adrian Vega, and Gabriel Beldin are the winners of the Boys Team UIL Golf JV District championship.  Along with the championship, Trey Snowberger finished 2nd and Adrian Vega finished 4th overall for individuals.  Way to go Panthers!

    PHS JV and Varsity Winter Guard

    Over spring break, the PHS JV and Varsity Winter Guard competed at their area contests. Both groups placed second. Please congratulate these students! The PHS Winter Guard will be performing their programs at the first ever PFISD Winter Guard Showcase hosted at PHS in the Big Gym at 6:30PM this Friday the 25th.

    Final Reminder: Band Fundraiser - Pet Clinic

    The Scholarship Foundation for the Pflugerville High School Band is hosting a Pet Clinic by Dr. Tarlton, on Wednesday, April 13th, from 5-7 pm.  The clinic will be stationed outside the Main Gym.  A yearly package of vaccinations is only $20!  Flea, tick and heartworm medications will be available for sale as well.  Please help us spread the word!  All proceeds will benefit the band scholarships for next year.  

    Pets

    Most sincerely,

    Zack Kleypas
    Principal
    Pflugerville ISD

     

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  • Happy Spring Break from PHS!

    Posted by Zachary Kleypas on 3/11/2022

    Greetings Panthers,

    Happy Friday and Happy Spring Break! I hope you and your family are able to rest, relax and enjoy some time together with the kids outside of school.

    This week’s blog includes a scholarship opportunity, countless congratulations (by the way… have you been keeping track? Our kids and programs are doing AMAZING THINGS!, and a FREE community learning opportunity. I hope you enjoy the info.

    Note: Due to the weather, tonight's girls soccer game will NOT include our Special Olympics introductions (we want to keep all kiddos safe). The game times are: JV at 4:15 and Varsity at 5:30. 

    Pflugerville ISD Luminary Awards

    The purpose of the Luminary Awards is to recognize graduating seniors from each high school who have demonstrated significant achievements in overcoming obstacles in life and becoming bright lights on their campus, along with the teachers who have significantly impacted the students’ lives.

    Criteria

    The criteria for selecting recipients have been determined by the Pflugerville Education Foundation Board.

    Nominations for Luminary Awards are due by March 31, 2022.

    Click on this button to download a nomination form: Luminary-Nomination-Form-2022-final.docx 

    • Nominee must be a current senior in PfISD
    • Nomination must include a full explanation of the student’s personal or academic challenges he/she has overcome, community/volunteer service, extracurricular activities, leadership qualities, academic achievement, and how the student meets the district/campus core values
    • All nominees must be in good disciplinary standing
    • Student must be in good academic standing
    • Nominations don’t have to come from PfISD staff
    • Recommendation Letter: (other than nominator) Recommendation letter from a school staff member, community service leader, or performing arts instructor.

    Congratulations to PHS Boys Soccer:

    The Panther Boys Varsity soccer team made the playoffs and is selling playoff t-shirts. The link to our online store is below. Sales will continue until March 16. Shirts will arrive before our (not yet scheduled) playoff game the week we return from spring break. https://gogearup.io/pf-sopl22

    Congratulations PHS Theatre Arts:

    Pflugerville ISD theater programs have been recognized for excellence in their field by an area theater organization.

    Hendrickson, Pflugerville and Weiss theater programs received nominations in the 2022 Heller Awards for Young Artists, formerly known as the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards. Now in its eighth year, the Heller Awards annually evaluates participating musicals for high schools across Central Texas, compiles nominations and honors nominees in a red carpet affair, usually at the Long Center in Austin.

    Pflugerville High School’s performance of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” garnered a nomination for Best Orchestra, while Corrine Ward (Best Featured Ensemble) and Luke Avalos-Gonzales (Best Male Lead) received individual nominations for their roles.

    I want to give a special thank you to our amazing directors who have spent COUNTLESS hours preparing: Grace Bohn, Brandon Marks, and Mike Hanharan.

    But wait... there is more!

    Pflugerville High School Theatre competed on Wednesday at the district one act play competition. Out of eight schools, we placed second! Congratulations to Ava George who won outstanding technician, Heidi Hughes and Omar Rodriguez received honorable mention all star cast awards, and Ethan Visness received an all star cast award. We also won outstanding technical crew! We will compete in bi-district at Hendrickson high school on March 23!

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    Congratulations to PHS Choir:

    Last month choir students competed individually at the UIL Solo & Ensemble Competition

    Praises Iheanacho, Lucas Garza, Blaine Alexander, Mia Guttierez and Yuki Agbonwaneten received Superior ratings/medals. Paige Thompson, Anavelle Urbina and  Lauryn Moffett received the highest superior ratings and qualified for the State UIL competition in May!

    This week, Pflugerville choirs competed in UIL Concert & Sight Reading Competition.  Concert Choir received the highest superior ratings on their concert performance for non-varsity tenor/bass ensemble and Panther Chorale received the highest superior ratings on Sight Reading for varsity mixed ensemble.

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    Congratulations to PHS Winterguard:

    The Pflugerville Varsity Winterguard completed their regional season. The 10 ladies of the Varsity winterguard finished top 3 at every regional in San Antonio, Houston, and Austin; and are currently ranked 5th in the nation. Please congratulate these students for all their success!

    Congratulations to our Lady Panthers Dance Team:

    A huge congratulations to our Lady Panthers Dance Team as they competed and won 2 state titles this weekend at Showmakers of America Dance! LPD placed 4th overall in the State contest, way to go ladies!

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    Spring Tryouts for Dance Team will be held May.9th-12th in the PHS Dance Studio. For more information, contact Coach Cortez, adriana.cortez@pfisd.net.

    Adriana Cortez

    Lady Panthers Dance Team Coach

    From the Parent & Family Engagement Department of PfISD

    Parents, we invite you to join us for the Education Empowerment Symposium presented by the CAABSE (Capital Area Alliance of Black School Educators) and the ABSE (Greater Austin Area Alliance of Black School Educators). Learn strategies to enhance parent advocacy skills, strengthen families, support your student’s mental health, and more.

    • Saturday, March 26
    • Connally High School: 13212 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78753

    Registration is encouraged but not required. Click this link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSew9EtNtp7jGejnmGasREjVFjjgA12TAlrruti_41zJ6lbrbA/viewform

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    Most sincerely,

    Zack Kleypas
    Principal
    Pflugerville High School

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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