PHS Announcements
PHS Announcements
Friday, September 8, 2017
LAST WEEK THE PIRATE CODE LEADERSHIP TEAM KICKED OFF THEIR INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR.  Each Friday one staff and one student winner are selected through a drawing of Pirate Code tickets that are submitted for the week.  Winners receive a variety of incentives including $10 gift cards to local stores, restaurants, Rock Star reserved parking and other cool prizes.  Each week one of our students also receives a $5 STUCO gift card through the Pirate Code “Attendance Games” initiative; students that have 90% attendance or higher are automatically entered into this weekly drawing.  Other cool Pirate Code incentives include the “No Tardy Party” at the end of each semester for students that have zero tardies and our catered Staff/Student Luncheon that takes place each spring.  Winners are announced each Friday morning.  Listen up; you could be our next winner!!  Prizes are picked up in Dr. Dobrinic's office.  Staff, please remember to hand out those Pirate Code tickets!!!!

STUDENT COUNCIL TRIO-BUNDLE SHIRTS will be available to order through the end of September.  Get your forms in ASAP.

JOIN THE PHS GREEN ARMY TONIGHT as we cheer on the football PIRATES at our home game.  The theme is Green Out.  See you at 7pm!

THE FITNESS CENTER, WEIGHT ROOM, LIBRARY AND HELP CENTERS are all closed on Fridays after school.  4:15 activity buses do not run on Fridays; there is only a 5:00 athletic bus.

SENIORS & JUNIORS:  Sign up for College Visits thru Family Connections.  Questions?  See Ms. Patrick in Guidance.  COLUMBIA COLLEGE will be here today, September 8 at 1:00pm.

HOMECOMING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.  In order to purchase a ticket, you must have all fines paid.  If you have outstanding school, library or lunch fines, avoid long lines and pay them now; see Mrs. Mason in the Front Office, Mrs. Calvin in the Library, or Mrs. Robertson in the Cafeteria.

A 90% ATTENDANCE RATE IS REQUIRED to purchase and keep school parking stickers, along with attending all school-sponsored dances.  Track your attendance rate on Power School.

HOMECOMING DANCE GUEST PERMISSION FORMS will be available from September 11 - 29 in the Activities Office.  If you plan to bring a guest who DOES NOT ATTEND PHS, you will need this form completed before purchasing tickets.

THE PHS KEY CLUB will be having its first meeting of the year on Monday, September 11 after school in G112.  We hope to see new and returning members interested in helping the community and getting involved in PHS!

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ACHIEVERS SOCIETY (TRIPLE A) will meet on Monday, September 11 from 2:30 to 4:00 in room H215.  Returning members and anyone interested in joining Triple A should attend.  Members, make sure to bring a friend or two.

CALLING ALL DANCERS!  If you are interested in being a part of the Drill Team program, now is your chance!  Winter tryouts will be held Tuesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 14 from 4:30-6:30pm in the upper gym.  Swing by the Activities Office to pick up an information packet.  You will need a physical on file to participate in the tryout.

SOFT SKILL OF THE WEEK IS COMMUNICATION.  Good communication skills consists of speaking clearly and concisely, projecting positive body language and facial expressions, listening to what others are saying, composing appropriate written communication, and relaying information visually.  If an employee and a supervisor learn to communicate well (in whatever method that works), there is a greater likelihood of job retention and promotion for the employee.

THE WORD OF THE WEEK IS ARBITRARY.  ARBITRARY is an adjective and it means:
1.  based on personal opinion or random choice, rather than on reason, measurement or procedure
2.  a heavy-handed use of authority
3.  of any value, or unspecific
Use your Words of the Week!

FOR MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS, go to the PHS website,

Remember the Pirate Code.  Be Respectful.  Be Responsible.  Be Involved.

SENIORS & JUNIORS:  Sign up for College Visits thru Family Connections.  Questions?  See Ms. Patrick in Guidance.  
  • COLUMBIA COLLEGE will be here today, September 8 at 1:00pm.
  • FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY will be here Monday, September 11 at 8:00am.
  • UMSL will be here Monday, September 11 at 9:00am.
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE will be here Monday, September 11 at 1:00pm.
  • QUINCY UNIVERSITY will be here Tuesday, September 12 at 8:00am.
  • TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY will be here Tuesday, September 12 at 9:00am.
  • ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY will be here Tuesday, September 12 at 1:00pm.

WANT TO MAKE BETTER GRADES?  Be at school.  Students whose attendance rate is 90% or above accumulate a GPA that is a full letter grade higher than students below 90% attendance.