Julia McBride
Attention AP Students! Please check your school email and respond to the AP Exam Status Survey by this Thursday, April 23. Thank you, and have a wonderful evening! Sincerely, PCHS Admin and AP Teachers
about 1 month ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Go check out our students’ art on display at the “Got Art” show in the Howell Opera House! Exhibit runs March 10-15.
3 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Kicked off a fun March is Reading Month project with our friends at Country Elementary School today! Students working together to visually capture the perspective of the main character in their new book.
3 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Thank you to our friends from National Alliance on Mental Illness for helping us to kick off UMatter week, an effort to end the silence and stigma about mental illness.
3 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Mark your calendars! This coming Monday, February 24 is PCHS Educational Options Night from 7-8pm in the Commons! Connect with reps from all depts and programs offered here at PCHS and get your questions answered to ensure thoughtful course selection coming up in early March.
3 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Annual Find Your Heart Day at PCHS ❤️ Happy Valentines Day, Pirates! Have a wonderful long weekend. And bring on Winterfest and Spirit Week next week!
3 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Lots of new and more informed registered voters amongst the PCHS Senior class today, thanks to the support of the League of Women Voters!
4 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Thanks to our friends from LESA for presenting to 10th and 11th graders today about CTE and Early College options! To learn more, visit www.livingstoncte.org or www.lcearlycollege.org or make an appointment with your counselor!
6 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
In November, the PCHS Admin team presented our School Improvement Plan to the School Board. If interested, you can find the slide deck that supported that presentation here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nQzFali91DTkbAVGq0uu6OmayAa44nFqHuXXWjW6Rks/edit?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Today, the Positive Peer Influence (PPI) students traveled to the Hamburg Senior Center for their holiday party. The students did a wonderful job serving food, greeting people, and cleaning up. We are so proud of this group, described as “wonderful” and noticeably “present” by party goers!
6 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
9th grade Earth Science students building wind powered vehicles that fit certain constraints and that will compete to be the fastest. This is in service of learning the relationship between forces and mass, velocity, acceleration, speed and force. Lots of prototyping going on!
6 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Congratulations to Act 2 for being honored by the MI Educational Theatre Association as an Outstanding Troupe for the 2019-2020 year!! They’ll be honored at the upcoming festival opening ceremony and will present a workshop on how other troupes can be outstanding too!
7 months ago, Julia McBride
Karly Blaszkowski
Key Club is holding a food drive this week at the high school to benefit the Farley Hill Food Pantry. For more details visit PHS Connected: https://phsconnected.com/5008/student-life/key-club-holds-canned-food-drive-for-farley-hill-food-bank/
7 months ago, Karly Blaszkowski
Julia McBride
Announcement: The high school will be dismissing at 2:10pm today (rather than 2:30pm), to ensure busses can stay on schedule for our younger Pirates on this snowy day. Thanks!
7 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
We'd love your feedback on Parent-Teacher Conferences! Let us know your thoughts here by 11/22/19: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScm-EE13Bpu24fFvCDIsdwhA9zFXqgDIveB3JKu9id8xQenuA/viewform?usp=sf_link
7 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Kent & Rose’s Advisory yesterday = staff collaboration + student teamwork + cross curriculum applications + friendly competition + candy!
7 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
This week, Student Government members attended a Leadership Training Institute offered through the Michigan Association of Student Councils, focused on group dynamics, communication techniques, managing groups more effectively, resources on event planning, team building, soft skills, and time management. We are hoping they will use topics they learned in Student Government, in other student groups, and in their classrooms! #studentled
7 months ago, Julia McBride
Karly Blaszkowski
Two PHS Students, Haylee Williams and Sophia Sharp, recently attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders and received the Award of Excellence. For more information on their achievements visit PHS Connected: https://phsconnected.com/4953/student-life/two-phs-seniors-win-the-award-of-excellence/
7 months ago, Karly Blaszkowski
Julia McBride
Join us for Parent-Teacher conferences this Thursday, November 7 between 4pm-8pm!
7 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Ready, set, submit! Seniors in Mrs. Dailey’s classes simultaneously hit the submit button on college and scholarship applications yesterday and celebrated with treats!
7 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Connection circles allow students to see themselves as part of a community and discover a great deal about one another.
7 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Students explaining to a friend how to tell time in Spanish (more complicated that it sounds!), using white boards as visual supports.
7 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Happy Halloween, Pirates!!
7 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Freshmen grappling with the question, “Was American Imperialism a good or bad thing for America?” and offering one another feedback on the strength of primary source evidence and reasoning to support one’s claim. #disciplinaryliteracy
7 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Check out the latest PCHS photo/video updates! https://spark.adobe.com/page/P1oyafQekpcsq/
7 months ago, Julia McBride
Karly Blaszkowski
NTH seniors and Country Elementary second graders just finished up a project about seed dispersal and collaboration together. Read all about it on PHS Connected: https://phsconnected.com/4852/student-life/new-tech-and-country-elementary-collaboration/
7 months ago, Karly Blaszkowski
Julia McBride
Class of 2020 Families! Join us for FAFSA Night at PCHS on Weds, 10/30 at 7pm. Learn about how to access financial aid (grants, work-study, and loans) to pay for college. Fill out this form if attending: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf70CQe0fZtUomqgMqoqESBJSOqdsB4Hdl86NdvxSI_0AJXRg/viewform
7 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Class of 2020, check out this letter from the State of MI, which contains information and resources to maximize opportunities for State post-secondary financial aid programs! https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mistudentaid/Senior_Reminder_Letter_2019-20_664122_7.pdf
7 months ago, Julia McBride
Karly Blaszkowski
Want an update on some of the amazing things that PCHS alumni are accomplishing? Check out this article about Carlo Pardo, a 2014 Pinckney graduate, on PHS Connected: https://phsconnected.com/4470/feature-story/carlo-pardo-pinckney-graduate-doing-great-things/
7 months ago, Karly Blaszkowski
Julia McBride
French 3 & 4 students wrote Dear Abby letters and then offered one another advice, all in the target language. Some impressive French communication!
7 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
“The ability to read, write, and speak effectively may be more critical to academic and career success than any other factor” (Hirsch, 2016; Hurley, 2015). - Students in US History reflecting with peers on learning from recent Industrialization project, including the experience of collaborating and presenting, setting goals to improve.
8 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
“The dynamic of the group is grounded in the life of emotion and feeling. A crucial role of the facilitator is to manage the dynamic at the affective level.” -John Heron - Enjoy this beautiful fall weekend, all!
8 months ago, Julia McBride
Karly Blaszkowski
New Tech students got to experience a campus tour and the Design and Science Exhibit at Eastern Michigan University this week. Read all about it on PHS Connected: https://phsconnected.com/4709/student-life/new-tech-students-visit-emu/
8 months ago, Karly Blaszkowski
Julia McBride
At PCHS, the staff is collaborating to grow our capacity to facilitate classroom environments that prioritize positive student-teacher and student-student relationships and community building. One of our strategies for this is the use of restorative circles. Today, Spanish 1 students are engaging in a modified version of the “21 Shoulders” circle activity to practice counting up and down in Spanish!
8 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Aiden Ozias, Pinckney grad and current student at Eastern Michigan, built these beautiful picnic tables for us as his Eagle Scout project. Thank you, Aiden!
8 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
AP Statistics students went on an adventurous Problem Trail around the school. Each correct problem solved led them to a new location and problem to tackle. Teams raced to discover the correct solutions and problem sequence to win the prize! A great way to get in some Fitbit points and to review!
8 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
“If we feel psychologically safe and connected, we are better learners.” Dr. Marc Brackett, Yale Professor
8 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Today, Seniors spent Advisory in the Auditorium with Counselors to learn more about Parchment and the Common App and to get logged in at parchment.com. Ask your Senior about these things and support them in their next steps!
8 months ago, Julia McBride
Karly Blaszkowski
Check out PCHS students Nick and Mia getting involved with the Global Climate Strike movement at Ingall's Mall! Read the full story on PHS Connected: https://phsconnected.com/4619/student-life/pinckney-students-participate-in-the-global-climate-strike/
8 months ago, Karly Blaszkowski
Julia McBride
Check out the latest photo/video updates here! https://spark.adobe.com/page/ECQwDDld1DeTr/
8 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Thank you to the National Honor Society rock stars who came out on Saturday to help with some campus beautification!
8 months ago, Julia McBride
Karly Blaszkowski
PCHS students accomplish some amazing things! Read all about Haylee Williams and her Marines O-Course accomplishments on PHS Connected: https://phsconnected.com/4443/student-life/pinckney-student-attends-marine-boot-camp/
8 months ago, Karly Blaszkowski
Karly Blaszkowski
Meet PCHS's newest neighbors - Schell Family Farm! Read all about it on PHS Connected: https://phsconnected.com/4374/student-life/the-scoop-on-schell-family-farms/
9 months ago, Karly Blaszkowski
Julia McBride
Parents/Guardians: In Advisory today, students received their individual (P)SAT score reports and began making sense of the results with their Advisors. Please discuss the results with your student(s), and use https://www.collegeboard.org/ to help you!
9 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Did you know?? -The PCHS Class of 2020 scored 2nd in the County on SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing. -The PCHS Class of 2022 scored the highest on PSAT 8/9 Math in PCHS history. -Every year PCHS has taken the SAT, we've improved our overall average. This year, our scores went up when the county, state, and national averages went down. -The PCHS Class of 2020 did the best of any Junior class to date on the M-STEP Social Studies test. Let’s keep it going, Pirates!!
9 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
This week’s photo updates! This week’s photo updates! https://spark.adobe.com/page/tOVAwFRjF2FWT/
9 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Looking forward to seeing parents/guardians at Open House tonight! 5:30pm optional Health presentation. Opening introduction in Commons at 6pm.
9 months ago, Julia McBride
Kathleen Krill
Check out PHS Senior Grace Scott's story about her experience at the Washington Journalism and Media Conference as a National Youth Correspondent for Livingston County at https://phsconnected.com/4398/student-life/pinckney-student…elite-conference/
9 months ago, Kathleen Krill
Julia McBride
See Dr. Sharon’s latest photo/video updates here! https://spark.adobe.com/page/WGtZuNUT64j6X/
9 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Thank you to PCHS Alumni and world-renowned opera singer, Jason Duika, for your inspiring words for our Freshmen this morning. And thank you to the students who shared stories of how music influences your lives!
9 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
“A circle is a versatile restorative practice that can be used proactively, to develop relationships and build community or reactively, to respond to wrongdoing, conflicts and problems. Circles give people an opportunity to speak and listen to one another in an atmosphere of safety, decorum and equality. The circle process allows people to tell their stories and offer their own perspectives (Pranis, 2005).” -Defining Restorative by Ted Wachtel, International Institute for Restorative Practices
9 months ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Attention PCHS Students! We can’t wait to see you on Monday morning. Please report to your ADVISORY first thing at 7:30am, unless you are a CTE student. CTE students will meet in the Media Center at 7:30am to ensure you have your CTE packet and know how to dive into your program. After Advisory, Freshmen and LINK Crew leaders will engage in an orientation together the rest of the day while all other students will follow their schedule with each class period lasting 20-minutes. Monday is a 1/2 day and ends at 10:55am. Spread the word, and bring on a great year!
9 months ago, Julia McBride
Les Sharon
Don’t forget 9th & 10th grade registration tomorrow from 9:00-12:00 and the Freshman Parent Meeting at 7:00 pm!
9 months ago, Les Sharon
April Woods
PCHS Students and Families, we can't wait to see you at the 2019-20 PCHS Registration Dates! Please see the following dates and times for the 2019-20 PCHS Registration! August 15th 9AM-12PM: 9-12th grade band students; August 19th 9AM-12PM: 9/10th grade students. Also that night at 7PM in the PCHS Auditorium, we will host a Freshman Parent Meeting. August 21st 9AM-12PM: 11/12th grades students. See you all at Registration. Go Pirates!!
10 months ago, April Woods
Rick Todd
We are so excited to announce the hiring of Basia Kiehler as our new Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Mrs. Kiehler has spent the past 4 years as principal of Hawkins Elementary in Brighton and has served in various curriculum leadership roles that includes a professional development facilitator, literacy instructional coach and assessment coordinator for WISD (Washtenaw Intermediate School District). Her strong leadership, passion for learning and inspiring nature will no doubt help us in reaching the high expectations we have for academic achievement. Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Kiehler to our Pirate Family! (Mrs. Kieler is pictured below with the poke-a-dot shirt, along with our Board of Education).
12 months ago, Rick Todd
Julia McBride
Congratulations to our Class of 2019 local scholarship winners!
about 1 year ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Great turnout at the CTE Open House tonight! Cybersecurity, Business, CAD, IoT, Programming, Robotics, Manufacturing, Autos...our students and CTE team do us proud!
about 1 year ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Prom 2019 is in the books! Thank you to the parent volunteers, the Junior class council, and to all of the prom-goers for such a beautiful evening!
about 1 year ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Thank you to the Autos students who removed a nail from and patched a tire on Mrs. McBride’s vehicle recently! Doesn’t get much more authentic than that!
about 1 year ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
One of the many bonuses of the New Tech and Country Elementary partnership: siblings getting to work together on cool projects!
about 1 year ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Thank you to Student Government for your beautiful Earth Day clean-up work around the school grounds!
about 1 year ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
What a beautiful Senior Scholar Dinner. It’s always so special to learn from students how the teacher, coach, mentor, etc they chose to honor has impacted their life. @pinckneyproud
about 1 year ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Congrats to Mrs. Chapman’s 1st Hour for winning HAT Day - everyone present, on time, with all work in! Enjoy your Panera goodies!
about 1 year ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Earth Science students describing examples of interactions between Earth’s systems observable in an image and then analyzing patterns across groups’ descriptions.
about 1 year ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Make a point of checking out the beautiful artwork displayed outside the main office!
about 1 year ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
AP Physics students designed some pretty impressive rollercoasters, staying within specific constraints and even using electricity for special effect.
about 1 year ago, Julia McBride
April Woods
Come join us for Act 2's play Disney High School Musical.
about 1 year ago, April Woods
Julia McBride
Students in AATS II testing out their Carnival game designs today! Calculating theoretical and experimental probabilities of possible outcomes of each game and ultimately determining their game’s fairness. Authentic learning in action!
about 1 year ago, Julia McBride
April Woods
Congratulations to PCHS Concert Band & Wind Ensemble! They earned Superior 1st Division ratings at MSBOA Band Festival! Awesome work Pirates!!
about 1 year ago, April Woods
April Woods
Alayna Moricz, Senior at Pinckney Community High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program. PCHS nominated Alayna for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service at Farley Hill.
about 1 year ago, April Woods
April Woods
Olivia Sykes leading a restorative practice warm up in Ms. Ruggero’s 7th hour. Love to hear and see students leading, learning, and having fun together!
about 1 year ago, April Woods
April Woods
Congratulations to Sean Miller, PCHS 2018 graduate, for being announced as one of the three Drum Majors of the Grand Valley State Marching Band for Fall 2019! He will be leading the Marching Band of over (200+) members at the college level. Sean is very humbled with this honor and excited for this next journey. Nice work Sean, your Pirate family is so very happy for you!
over 1 year ago, April Woods
Julia McBride
Thank you to the group from Domino’s World Resource Center who presented to our young women interested in careers in STEM today! And thank you to Mrs. Trosin for your coordination of this event. So great to expand understanding of the diverse array of careers out there today.
over 1 year ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Scheduling Exploration night! Best turnout in years. Representatives from all departments and programs. Lots of great questions to ensure every Pirate is prepared to succeed in the pathway of their choosing.
over 1 year ago, Julia McBride
April Woods
Jacob Muscato, good luck at states on March 1-2!
over 1 year ago, April Woods
Julia McBride
Have you found your heart yet? What a fun Student Government tradition that blankets our building in love around Valentine’s Day!
over 1 year ago, Julia McBride
Julia McBride
Congratulations to 3 of our PCHS artists for their Scholastic Art Awards! 1. ‘Seoul’ by Madison Diehr -Honorable Mention Award 2. ‘Skull Fusion’ by Caitlin Gilbert - Silver Key Award and 3. ‘Concert’ by Shane Reiger - Silver Key Award. They join a prestigious list of past award winners, including Andy Warhol!
over 1 year ago, Julia McBride
April Woods
Winterfest Spirit Week: February 11-15 Monday: Ice Age (Mid Winter Break Day/No School) Tuesday: Blast From the Past (Dress as your younger self) Wednesday: Time Warp (Crazy Day!) Thursday: The Decades (Class Distinction: Staff - 50's attire, Freshmen - 60's attire, Sophomores - 70's attire, Juniors - 80's attire, Seniors - 90's attire) Friday: Modern Day Pirates (Red and Black Day)
over 1 year ago, April Woods