PHS Announcements
PHS Announcements
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH:  September 15 to October 15 marks Hispanic Heritage Month.  It is important to take this time to recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the group's heritage and culture.
George Lopez is a comedian, actor and talk show host.  He was the first Mexican American to have a sitcom on ABC, The George Lopez Show.  Not only has he starred in many movies but he has had his own comedy specials, including The Beverly Hill Chihuahua series and The Smurfs.  In addition to his television and comedy resume, he has done a great deal to give back to the community.  An inspiring quote from him:  “When things are bad, it's the best time to reinvent yourself.”

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES will take place at PHS this evening, October 3 from 4:30pm to 8:00pm and tomorrow evening, October 4 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.  No appointments necessary.

ACTIVITY BUSES will only run at 4:15pm today and tomorrow, October 3 and October 4.

THE MATH HELP CENTER and AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING IN THE LIBRARY will both be closed today and tomorrow (October 3 & 4) after school due to Parent-Teacher Conferences.


ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT TO PURCHASE HOMECOMING DANCE TICKETS.  The last day tickets will be sold is tomorrow, October 4.  Tickets are on sale in the Students Commons during all lunch sessions for $15.00 per ticket.  In order to purchase a ticket, you must have your ID, all fines paid, and 90% attendance.

FOR HOMECOMING ATTENDANCE APPEALS, contact your principal; appeals end tomorrow, October 4.

PETE'S CLOSET has a display of men's shirts and shorts.  Come take a look.  Remember to write down how many items you take - no need to write down your name!  It's all free.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SPEECH AND DEBATE?  Come to practice today, October 3 and watch a debate happen live!!  Come join us in Room A214 at 2:30!!

THE FITNESS CENTER AND THE WEIGHT ROOM will both be open after school today, October 3.

ANIME CLUB is cancelled today, October 3 due to Parent-Teacher Conferences.

SENIORS:  Need help with your college applications or FAFSA?  Come to the Walk-in Session tomorrow, October 4 at 1:30pm in the College Center.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING THE PRELIMINARY SAT/NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFYING TEST ON OCTOBER 10, bring $16--cash or check payable to PHS--to Mr. Handrahan in the counseling office by tomorrow, October 4.  You will receive an informational booklet and practice exam when you sign up.  There are 90 spots available--first come, first served sign ups.  Also see Mr. Handrahan for information on fee waivers.

GAME CLUB will be canceled tomorrow, October 4 due to Parent-Teacher Conferences.

SENIORS:  Return your community college field trip forms by Monday, October 8 to Mrs. Luraschi.

FOR MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS, go to the PHS website,

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

AFTER-SCHOOL SUPERVISION tomorrow, October 4 will be held in the Auditorium.  Students staying after school for school-supervised activities tomorrow will report to the Auditorium at 1:14; the main gym will not be available.


SENIORS:  Apply FREE to SIU-Edwardsville this week only.  See Mrs. Luraschi to apply.

ORDER GRADUATION ITEMS in the Main Gym lobby during lunch on October 10 and 11.  Order packets are available in Mr. Thompson's office and the Activities Office.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS:  Sign-up to visit St. Louis Community College on October 10 and St. Charles Community College on November 16.  Pick up a field trip form in the College Center.