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.”