|Tuesday, October 3, 2017|
GOOD MORNING PIRATES. OCTOBER IS DISABILITY HISTORY AND AWARENESS MONTH so on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of October we will be sharing some information with you on people with disabilities and the history of people with disabilities.
People with disabilities are - first and foremost - people who have individual abilities, interests and needs. They are moms, dads, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, friends, neighbors, coworkers, students and teachers. About 54 million Americans - one out of every five individuals - have a disability. Their contributions enrich our communities and society as they live, work and share their lives.
People with disabilities constitute our nation's largest minority group, which is simultaneously the most inclusive and the most diverse. Everyone is represented: of all genders, all ages, all religions, all socioeconomic levels and all ethnic backgrounds. The disability community is the only minority group that anyone can join at any time.
On Thursday we will be telling you about a number of famous people who had a disability.
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES will take place at PHS tomorrow, October 4 from 4:30pm to 8:00pm and Thursday, October 5 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. No appointments necessary.
There will be NO SCHOOL FOR PHS on Friday, October 6.
THE MATH ACT REVIEW CLASS will be held this evening, October 3 from 6-8pm. in room H215. Bring pencil, paper, and a calculator. Be prompt.
SENIORS: FAFSA Frenzy is tonight, October 3 from 6:30-8pm. in room B208. Get expert help applying for financial aid. Walk-ins are welcome; bring your 2016 tax documents.
COLLEGE VISIT: HARRIS STOWE STATE UNIVERSITY will be here today, October 3 at 10:00am. Sign up thru Family Connections.
SENIORS: Apply College Week - many colleges are offering FREE application sessions in the College Center all this week. Today, October 3: Harris Stowe State University is free to apply to, 1-2pm.
HOMECOMING DANCE TICKETS: This Thursday, October 5 is the last day to purchase tickets. Tickets can be purchased during your lunch session in the Student Commons for $15. In order to purchase a ticket, you must have:
STUDENTS WITH AN ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGE UNDER 90% ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND THE HOMECOMING DANCE. Appeals to attend must be completed by tomorrow, October 4; contact your principal.
STUDENTS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING THE PRELIMINARY SAT/NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFYING TEST ON OCTOBER 11: Please bring $15 - cash or check payable to PHS - to Mr. Handrahan in the Counseling Office by Thursday, October 5. You will receive an informational booklet and practice exam when you sign up. There are 100 spots available - first come, first served sign ups. Also, see Mr. Handrahan for information on fee waivers.
SENIORS: Senior Hoody order forms are available at lunch every day. Hoody forms must be returned to Dr. Fitzgerald's office, G214. The deadline is Thursday, October 5.
ANIME CLUB will meet tomorrow, October 4 from 2:15 to 4 PM in B114.
NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY will have a short meeting after school tomorrow, October 4. This is the last week to turn in dues, if you have not already.
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING IN THE LIBRARY is canceled tomorrow, October 4 and Thursday, October 5 due to Parent/Teacher Conferences. THE MATH HELP CENTER will also be closed both days.
THERE WILL BE NO AFTER-SCHOOL DETENTIONS tomorrow, October 4 due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.
THE WEIGHT ROOM AND THE FITNESS CENTER will be closed tomorrow, October 4 & Thursday, October 5.
AFTER-SCHOOL SUPERVISION, for students staying after for sports or school-supervised activities, will be held in the Auditorium on Thursday, October 5. As a reminder, students are NOT to bring food or drinks into the Auditorium.
ACTIVITY BUSES will only run at 4:15pm on October 4 and October 5.
SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, SENIORS: Career Day Field Trip: Experience hands-on careers and visit St. Charles Community College on Friday, October 27; space is limited. Get a permission form from Mrs. Luraschi.
THIS WEEK'S WORD IS COMPENSATE which is a verb and it comes from Latin. Related words are: COMPENSATOR, a noun and COMPENSATORY and COMPENSATIVE, both of which are adjectives. “His enthusiasm compensates for his lack of skill.”
FOR MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS, go to the PHS website, phs.psdr3.org
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.