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
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.
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
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/
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!
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
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
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/
Join us for Parent-Teacher conferences this Thursday, November 7 between 4pm-8pm!
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/
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
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
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/
“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.
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/
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!
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/
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/
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/
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!
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!!
Looking forward to seeing parents/guardians at Open House tonight! 5:30pm optional Health presentation. Opening introduction in Commons at 6pm.
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/
“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
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!
Don’t forget 9th & 10th grade registration tomorrow from 9:00-12:00 and the Freshman Parent Meeting at 7:00 pm!
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!!
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).
Congratulations to PCHS Concert Band & Wind Ensemble! They earned Superior 1st Division ratings at MSBOA Band Festival! Awesome work Pirates!!
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.
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!
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!
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)