Happy Friday from PHS!!!

Posted by Zachary Kleypas on 10/15/2021

Greetings Panthers,

Happy Friday!

Although we only had four days of school this week, our students and staff were busy! We successfully completed Testing Palooza which included PSAT and TSI testing as well as other important rotations/sessions.

Additionally, our seniors had the opportunity to take their senior portraits on campus with Prestige Portraits if they had not already scheduled individual portraits.

Note: Senior Portraits

If you would like to schedule an additional senior appointment with Prestige Portraits to include more poses, outfits, and/or props than the one used for the yearbook, you may do so by making an appointment with this link: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/176e1qnc/10  (Note: There is a sitting fee).

Also, please be on the lookout for a postcard in the mail from Prestige for more information. 

Senior parents, let the countdown begin. There are only 3 more 9 weeks in your kiddos K-12 educational career. I know, it is hard to believe! This year is always full of “The last ____” moments for our seniors. The last picture day. The last football game. The last homecoming. The last… you get it. 

Cherish every moment, go to every PHS event, and spend as much time with friends and on school work/stuff. This year is all about moments and memories and we hope to make it a great experience for all of our seniors, and their families.

Next week will be no disappointment in experiences either. In addition to our weekly athletic events we have the following:

Tuesday, October 19th is the PfISD annual College & Career Fair, which is hosted right here at PHS at 7:00pm. This is an event our seniors won’t want to miss, but I also recommend all of our high school students attend to get a feel for the event AND start thinking more intentionally about their future.

Then, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the much anticipated Three Musketeers performance is coming to PHS via our Theatre Arts department. Here are the details:

A Word from Theatre Arts:

All for one and one for all! Come watch the PHS Theatre production of The Three Musketeers! Heroes, Comedy, and Sword fighting! What more could you want? The show is on October 22nd and 23rd at 7 pm and October 24th at 2 pm. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults and can be bought at the link below! 

Seating is reserved so get your tickets today! https://www.vancoevents.com/UJA

A Word from PfISD:

The PfISD Board of Trustees has unanimously approved calling for a tax-rate election that would provide an additional $7.1 million in funding while still reducing PfISD property owners’ tax rate to the lowest rate in 21 years. 

The purpose of a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election is to ask the community to consider approving a tax rate to maximize state funding. The State of Texas gives school districts the ability to adopt 3 "Golden" pennies which maximizes state funding and cannot be recaptured by the State. The last time PfISD held a TRE was in 2018 which was approved by voters and netted the district an additional $4.1 million dollars from the state. The Voter Approved Tax Rate Election on November 2, 2021, would allow PfISD to adopt the last two pennies and net an additional $7.1 million in funding. Just to clarify, this is not a bond. 

Here is a brief video that explains VATRE: What is a VATRE?

Additionally, here is the link to the district page that explains VATRE :Election Information Link

 As you watch this presentation you might have questions and wonderings so we will provide opportunities for you to join us via a learning community webinar where this information will be shared live and opportunities for question and answers will be provided.

The dates, time, and links are below for the webinar.

 

 

PHS T-Shirt Sale Opportunities:

To honor the rivalry between PHS and HHS, the junior class and cheerleaders will be selling battle of the Ville T-shirts for the November 5 game. Pre-order to guarantee your T-shirt size. Shirts not pre-ordered will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Battle of the ville shirts are $15 each, preorder by Wednesday, October 20th.

The swim team is selling shirts this season! The shirts are $15 for short sleeve and $18 for long sleeve! Shirts will be on a 50/50 cotton blend in royal blue. You can order using this Google Form. They would be great to wear to a meet to support your favorite swimmers! 

HOSA Food Drive:

Have you ever wondered how YOU could help your community? HOSA has your answer! We are currently sponsoring a food drive for the Circle of Hope Community Center right here in Pflugerville! Your donation could feed a family today! Drop off your donations at rooms C113, D106, or D201 between now and November 4th . Every little bit helps!

Kindness Month:

The month of October is Kindness Month at PHS!  Practice acts of kindness throughout the month.  If you are involved in a  student organization, club or athletic  team please talk to your sponsor about participating in group activities to spread the act of kindness!

Students, the GSA will be hosting their regular club meeting in the library after school on Oct  20th.  We will be working on our Kindness Matters Project, snacks will be provided.  We are also selling club shirts, bring $5.  

A Word from AVID:

Calling all Panthers!  Do you need help organizing your binder?  Want help getting the most out of your notes?  Do you need help earning make-up hours? Come to AVID club on Wednesdays from 4:20 – 5:00 with Mrs. Hendrickson in F112 to set yourself up for success!

A Word from the P-Crew:

The P-Crew is a group of senior leaders who attend various sports and events to inspire school spirit and cheer for PHS! They have come up with some themes for each PHS football game. Please see below and join us in the fun by partaking in each theme:

  • 10/15/21 - vs. Weiss (away @ Pfield) - Western
  • 10/21/21 - vs. Cedar Park (home) - Pink Out
  • 10/29/21 - vs. Georgetown (away) - Jerseys
  • 11/5/21 - vs. Hendrickson (home) - Neon

Need Time to Complete some Credit Recovery?

Afterschool Credit Recovery will be in F100 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Monday thru Thursday. We are also offering Saturday Credit Recovery in F100 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.   (after 8:30 students can enter the building from the east bus loop) Please knock on the door. 

Need Your VOE? 

Are you a Pflugerville High student wanting to get a driver's permit or license?  You will need to have a VOE (Verification of Enrollment) to take to the DPS office.  This VOE will verify that you are enrolled as a full time student,  attending 90% of your class periods, and that you have met all of your responsibilities (fees/fines and hours owed) with the school. Please follow the link below to order your VOE.  The Front Office will  email you once the VOE is ready to be picked up.  Please allow 2 full working days to process the request. 

LINK TO THE VOE ORDER FORM 

A Word from the Counselors: 

AP Exams Information:

All students taking AP exams this year need to be registered in MyAP(College Board) and Total Registration. Please make sure your tests match on both sites, if they do not, you run the risk of having tests dropped.

Cost: $86 per test, or $15 per test if a student qualifies for free/reduced lunch. There will be a $40 late fee per exam signed up/paid for after the deadline.

Deadline: Students must be signed up on both sites with a down payment of $40 per exam by Oct. 29th. Payment will be made through Total Registration.

Students taking more than one exam and paying full price may apply for scholarship funds that will be awarded in November. Scholarship application: https://forms.gle/8bu8zkvbB8eyLYz97

*There will be NO REFUNDS this year.*

  1. MyAP: https://myap.colleeboard.org/login
  2. Total Registration: www.totalregistration.net/AP/445500

If you have questions, please contact the PHS AP Coordinators: sarah.cable@pfisd.net or Lindsay.saylorcarroll@pfisd.net

If you have not yet applied for free or reduced lunch, please complete the form as soon as you can.  https://www.pfisd.net/Page/500

 A Word from the English Department

Hello Panthers!

As we start a new 9 weeks, we encourage your students to develop good organizational practices that will help them be academically successful. Here are some habits we recommend for students:

  • Filling out their agendas regularly
  • Creating a weekly to-do list to spread out their work to avoid becoming overwhelmed
  • Creating a study schedule to prepare over time rather than at the last minute
  • Setting alerts and reminders in their phones to help with deadlines
  • Emailing their teachers when they have questions
  • Forming study groups to prepare for assessments

Your students are welcome to attend tutorials if they need support in developing these habits. We hope these habits will help your students reach their academic goals and end the semester successfully! 

Rebecca Cohen
English Department Chair


Most sincerely

 

Zack Kleypas
Principal
Pflugerville High School

“Keep improving, always, in all ways.”