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:

Schedule

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!!

Cheer

 

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.”