Principal's Blog 3-3-23 Continued

Posted by Zachary Kleypas on 3/2/2023

Congratulations - Coach April Hundle, District 23 Coach of the Year:

Congratulations - PHS Technology Student Association (TSA):

Six CTE Engineering students competed in the Hill Country Region 13 Regional Contest Feb. 25th and will advance to the State TSA Contest.

  • Alec Villarreal 1st Place CNC/CAM [ENGINEERING] 3D Printer/Rapid Prototype-2-5 parts

  • Cesar Torres 1st Place  Residential wiring        

  • Adrian Castillo-Hernandez and Abdiel Colima 2nd Place Structural Design & Engineering               

  • Nicolas Contreras and Sabastian Hamilton 3rd Place Technology Problem Solving            

Congratulations - PHS Long Distance Results:

Congratulations to Javier Mora-Ortiz for breaking the school record in the 3200m with a time of 9 mins and 35 secs (9:35.7). It was formerly held by Josh Lombley / 1996 with a time of 9 mins and 47 secs (9:47.0). Honorable mention: Marcus Flores also broke the record with a time of 9 mins and 40 secs (9:40.3).

The Varsity Boys placed 7th out 23 schools, last weekend at the Bastrop Bear Relays.

Mark Your Calendar - Create Your Future Career Fair:

We would like to cordially invite you to the Pflugerville ISD Create Your Future Event. This Career Fair will feature over 80 employers, colleges, military branches, and community leaders to help students find the right path after high school. These opportunities include finding a job while in high school and a Career after high school that may or may not require a college degree or certificate. We encourage all 9-12th grade students (and families), PFISD graduates, and members of the Pflugerville community to attend the event.

  • March 6th, 2023

  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM

  • Pflugerville High School (Enter through Front Doors)

Class of 2023 Cap & Gown Distribution:
Attention Seniors:  Cap/Gown distribution is scheduled for Thursday, April 13th during all 3 lunches.  If you have not ordered your gown, please do so by March 24th to avoid a late fee.  You can click on the link below to place your order.  Please note:  You must have the official Panther graduation gown to participate in the ceremonies. 

Herff Jones Graduation Packages

Class of 2023 Yearbook Tributes:

Attention Seniors and Parents, it's time to reserve your space in the yearbook for Senior Tributes! This is a great way to celebrate your accomplishments and milestones. Please see the attached flyer for more information on how to get your ad in the yearbook. 

Class of 2023 Fundraiser - MOD Pizza:

The PHS Senior Class will be having a Spirit Night at MODS pizza all day on March 9th! A portion of the proceeds will go to the Class of 2023! Make sure to invite your friends and family as well as mention you are with the PHS Class of 2023 at the register. Hope to see you there!

Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Healthy Relationship Month:

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month TDVAM . The time is dedicated to creating awareness about Healthy Relationships and Teen Dating Abuse. This year’s theme was “Be About It”.  In order to raise awareness at the PHS campus, I chose to lead a Student Creative Arts Contest. Students had the opportunity to submit a creative art piece around this year’s theme.

Below are the winners of the competition and their submissions  

  • Amanda Delgado- 12th grade

  • Owen “Yuki” Agbonwaneten- 12th grade

  • Krysta Johnson- 11th grade

  • Azariah Williams- 11th grade

Healthy Relationship Submissions


Business Pitch Competition for Black and Latina Girls

Are you a Black or Latina girl interested in developing a business idea with friends and pitching it to investors?

Code2College ( is hosting its first Vision 2024 Summit on Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 9a – 2p in downtown Austin. During the Vision 2024 Summit, you’ll work with other girls on the following:

  • Developing viable business ideas,

  • Collaborating with friends on creating pitches,

  • Learning how to raise funds from investors to build your business, and

  • Meeting investors, CEOs and Technical leaders from across the state

Breakfast and lunch will be provided!

RSVP at this link by Tuesday, March 21: Vision 2024 Summit registration


Let's Tobacco' About It! - Virtual Parenting Workshop

Mar. 1, 2023 from Noon - 1:00 PM

The PfISD Parent and Family Engagement Team invite you to join us for a virtual session about the health risks of tobacco, nicotine, vaping & fentanyl. You will learn:

  • How to discuss the dangers of drugs with children and young adults

  • How to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose

  • Social and legal consequences resulting from obtaining or providing illegal substances

  • Additional resources for students and families

Register in advance by visiting to receive the meeting link.

Support Panther Soccer and Enjoy Dinner

Come to the Pfield today to cheer for your favorite Panther soccer team and enjoy a burger at the same time!  First game start at 4:15 pm. 

PHS Staff Plaque Recent Recipients:

Check out and help me congratulate our recent recipients:






Angie Wilson

Connor Hollis

Autumn Hendrickson

Brettany Kokes

Julia Levy

Jacqui Jacobs

Laura Owen

Nick Howell

Nick Howell

OD Wilson & Band

AnnMarie West

Autumn Hendrickson

Sarah Cable

Jessica Garcia

Chris Riola & Q Taylor

Mary Pennington

Travis Otwell

Raquel Coston

AnnMaria West

Robert Quarles

Michael Nave

Homer Leal

Ariana Padilla

Aja Segapeli

Nick Howell

Karen Hense

Christian Olmstead

Christine Zukotynski

Tamika Fagan

Travis Otwell

Stephanie Boyd

Blaise Cooper

Kimberly Jordan

Gem Scott

Sheri Permenter

Lynette Britton

Cortney Johnson

Mery Lizardo

Timisha Williams

Eric Permenter

Marissa Stewart

Demme Ivy


AnnMarie West

Jackie Bassett




Raquel Coston





Karen Kit





Emma Payne



Most sincerely,

Zack Kleypas
Pflugerville High School

“Keep improving, always, in all ways.”