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Soccer Senior Night Tonight!Posted by Heike Cook on 3/20/2018
Tonight is senior night for our soccer team! This will be their last home game and they have a chance of making it to the playoffs so I know they would appreciate everyone’s support. Coach Nave and the other coaches have done such a great job of building the soccer program here and have also supported their players efforts in the classroom. Pleaes help us wish the soccer team the best of luck in their final 2 games (tonight vs. Westwood @ 7:45 pm and Friday night vs HHS at their field at 7:45 pm)!
Update on our Lockdown DrillPosted by Heike Cook on 3/7/2018
Special thanks to the faculty, staff, school resource officers, administration, and especially the students for a successful Lockdown drill today. Please know that we take the issue of safety very seriously at Pflugerville High! Several behind the scenes preparations were made prior to our drill which proved to be very helpful in addressing the concerns of our PHS community thus allowing for a smooth lockdown drill.
While we cannot practice every scenario that could occur during a drill, we would like to take this time to remind students of their responsibility during a lockdown drill or actual event:
During a lockdown drill or actual event, students should:
- Move away from sight – hide;
- Maintain silence;
- Follow the directions of their teacher;
- If they find themselves not in the direct supervision of a teacher during a lockdown, the student should hide and wait for further instructions.
Parents/guardians, we hope that you will please visit with your students about our drill today.
Big Event Info for PHS ParticipantsPosted by Heike Cook on 3/1/2018
Important information for our PHS students participating in the Big Event:
* check for their name on the big event sign up sheet on the wall near the office to see who their chaperone is:
* arrive at the FAC by 8:15am find their chaperone (names will be on posters on the wall);
* wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty;
* wear comfortable closed toes shoes you don’t mind getting dirty;
* Lunch will be sausage wraps, chips, and water (bring your own lunch if you do not want this);
* bring any necessary medical devices you may need (ex. Inhaler, epipen, etc.).PfISD’s 4th Annual Big Event is scheduled for March 2, 2018!
Since its introduction in 1982, The Big Event has become the largest, one-day, student-run service project in the nation. Each spring, tens of thousands of Texas A&M students come together to say "Thank You" to the residents of Bryan and College Station.
Students at Hendrickson High School began this movement here in Pflugerville ISD in 2014. This year, all secondary students are invited to participate. It is an amazing opportunity for PfISD students to give back and serve their community. Although The Big Event has become the largest one-day, student-run service project in the nation, our message and our mission remains the same – to simply say “Thank You.”
"Through service-oriented activities, The Big Event promotes campus and community unity as students come together for one day to express their gratitude for the support from the surrounding community."
Vision Statement:The Big Event will provide the opportunity for any secondary PfISD student to demonstrate their appreciation for our community through a single day of service and inspire a mindset of lifelong generosity.Mission Statement: The Big Event is our students, teacher's, staff and district's way of saying "thank you" to the community in which we call home.
Our Pride Builds and a reminder about NO ZERO HOUR ON TUESDAY 2/27!Posted by Heike Cook on 2/26/2018 9:00:00 AM
This past Saturday, February 24, PHS competed at the Texas State German Contest at Texas State University in San Marcos. Katrina Priest placed 5th in the Doll Costume competition, Afreen Alim placed 4th in Poetry Memorization, and Charlie Oricchio, Jillian Hawk, and Shani Coppedge placed 4th in the Poster Design event. Congrats to these students on their wunderbar performances!"
Please congratulate Anthony Hoang on his 2nd place finish at the Austin Regional Science Fest that took place Thursday morning. Anthony presented his AP Capstone Research project in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category. Anthony now advances to the ExxonMobil Texas State Science and Engineering Fair in late March, and he is also invited to present his project at SXSW Edu. Anthony is the only Pflugerville ISD high school student to advance to the state science fair.
The boys Pflugerville Panthers survived a one point win over Klein Oak this past weekend and now will play Aldine Eisenhower in the Regional Quarter Final Round on Tuesday Feb 27 at 7:00 pm. Site will be at A&M Consolidated HS.
While the girls basketball ended their run for state with a loss to Sache High school on February 23 in the Class 6A Regional Semifinal playoff, we wanted to tell the young ladies how proud we are of them for representing Pflugerville High School! You make us proud! The Panthers finished the 2017-2018 season as District 13-6A co-champions!
REMINDER: There will be no zero hours on Tuesday, 2/27 due to ACT testing. All students should either report to either their testing room or their 5th period class.
Safety Message From Principal HuntPosted by Heike Cook on 2/26/2018 8:00:00 AM
While we realize the sensitive nature of conducting a lockdown drill at this time, we also take the safety and security of all students and staff seriously. As a result, we will be conducting safety drills and will notify you upon their completion via the Remind text. In an effort to maintain the integrity of our drills, we will not announce the exact dates or times. We encourage any student who maybe be experiencing difficulty with these types of drills to visit with their school counselor and/or social worker.
Important Safety MessagePosted by Heike Cook on 2/20/2018
Dear PfISD Parents and Guardians:
We are reaching out to you once more, to ask for your support. As we have made you aware in recent days, PfISD administration and police have thoroughly investigated and responded to several threats of school violence. Some have been at specific campuses, and most recently a generic threat that originated on Snapchat and became viral.
Pflugerville ISD has invested in the Anonymous Alerts system, to facilitate reporting of any safety concerns. Sharing and discussing suspected threats on social media furthers public concern and fear. I am asking that each of you download the Anonymous Alerts app, and make the commitment to report concerns in this way – not through social media or passing along texts. The login and password are both “pfisd”.
You can rest assured that our administrators and police officers will continue to aggressively investigate all threats that are reported to us. In the event that a threat is deemed credible, you can be confident that every perpetrator of a terroristic threat will be disciplined to the fullest extent of the law and the Student Code of Conduct. Should a credible threat be identified, PfISD will continue to notify all parents and guardians from that campus.
We want to be very clear that Pflugerville ISD will absolutely not tolerate false threats being made. Even a false threat can be considered a “terroristic threat” under the Texas Penal Code §22.07, if it creates fear in a section of the general public. Students who are found to have made a false threat or report will be charged with Terroristic Threat, arrested, and recommended for mandatory placement at the District alternative education campus, The Provan Opportunity Center.
In closing, please remember:
- See something, say something.
- Help us minimize public fear by using Anonymous Alerts to report threats or concerns, not social media.
- Please download the Anonymous Alerts app, and make sure your child has done so. You may also use http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/Uyu9i-xl_xahDkbaDW2d_Q~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRcbZslP0QoaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYW5vbnltb3VzYWxlcnRzLmNvbS9wZmlzZC_CoFcHc2Nob29sbVgEAAAAAUIKAAKlZ4xakyj0sVIUaGVpa2UuY29va0BwZmlzZC5uZXQ~
- PfISD has no tolerance for terroristic threats; all students found to have made a terroristic threat will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and Student Code of Conduct.
Estimados padres y tutores de PfISD:
Estamos en comunicación con usted una vez más, para pedir su apoyo. Como le hemos hecho saber en los últimos días, la administración y la policía de PfISD han investigado y respondido a varias amenazas de violencia escolar. Algunos han estado en escuelas específicas, y más recientemente una amenaza general que se originó en Snapchat y se convirtió en viral.
Pflugerville ISD ha invertido en el sistema de Alertas Anónimas, para facilitar la notificación de cualquier preocupación de seguridad. Compartir y discutir las amenazas sospechosas en las redes sociales fomenta la preocupación y el temor del público. Estoy pidiendo que cada uno de ustedes descargue la aplicación de Alertas Anónimas, y se comprometan a informar de sus preocupaciones de esta manera, no a través de las redes sociales o la transmisión de mensajes de texto. El usuario y la contraseña son "pfisd".
Puede estar seguro de que nuestros administradores y oficiales de policía continuarán investigando a fondo todas las amenazas que se nos han reportado. En el caso de que una amenaza se considere creíble, usted puede estar seguro de que todo perpetrador de una amenaza terrorista será disciplinado en la máxima medida de la ley y el Código de Conducta Estudiantil. Si se identifica una amenaza creíble, PfISD continuará notificando a todos los padres y tutores de esa escuela.
Queremos dejar muy claro que Pflugerville ISD no tolerará en absoluto que se hagan falsas amenazas. Incluso una amenaza falsa puede ser considerada una "amenaza terrorista" bajo el Código Penal de Texas §22.07, si crea temor en una sección del público en general. A aquellos estudiantes a quienes se encuentre que hayan hecho una amenaza o reporte falso serán acusados de Amenaza Terrorista, arrestados y recomendados para colocación obligatoria en la escuela de educación alternativa del Distrito, el Centro de Oportunidad Provan.
Para concluir por favor recuerde:
- Ver algo, decir algo.
- Ayúdenos a minimizar el temor público utilizando Alertas Anónimas, no las redes sociales.
- Descargue la aplicación Alertas Anónimas y asegúrese de que su hijo lo haya hecho. También puede utilizar http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/Uyu9i-xl_xahDkbaDW2d_Q~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRcbZslP0QoaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYW5vbnltb3VzYWxlcnRzLmNvbS9wZmlzZC_CoFcHc2Nob29sbVgEAAAAAUIKAAKlZ4xakyj0sVIUaGVpa2UuY29va0BwZmlzZC5uZXQ~
- PfISD no tolera las amenazas terroristas; todos los estudiantes que hayan hecho una amenaza terrorista serán enjuiciados de acuerdo con la ley y el Código de Conducta Estudiantil.
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Pfisd will have school on Monday, 2/19Posted by Heike Cook on 2/16/2018
Due school closure and delayed starts earlier in the year, all Pfisd schools will have classes on Monday, 2/19. This is a required, mandatory, day. All students are expected to attend. Monday will be an A day with Zero hour at 9 am and first period at 9:35 am. Busses will run as normal.
Thank you for your understanding....Posted by Heike Cook on 2/13/2018
While we at PHS understand that Valentine's Day is a wonderful way to suprise your student with flowers, chocolates, etc, we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that deliveries will not be accepted at the school.
Any treats, flowers, stuffed animals, etc. that are brought to the school by students will need to be stored in their locker or cars.
We are sorry for inconvenience but hope that you will understand that we are trying to minimize our distractions while at school.
Showing Off Our Panther Pride!Posted by Heike Cook on 2/12/2018 8:00:00 AM
This weekend the Advanced Art students competed in the UIL art competition. Please congratulate Jesse Jahen, Isabella Bradberry, Sarah Jordan, Juliette Black, Nam Thi Pham, Nicole Vasquez, and Jonathan Villarreal, for qualifying for area with their art pieces. Van-Go Panthers!
The Panther Speech and Debate Team has qualified three students to compete at the Texas Forensic Association State Meet to be Held at LaVernia High School on February 28th - March 3rd. The students are: Junior Ashton Rios who qualified in Program Oral Interpretation (POI), Freshman Coltrane Drexler who qualified in United State Extemporaneous Speaking (USX), and Freshman Joseph Garza who qualified in both Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking and Congressional Debate! Congratulations to these fine students for a job well done.
The PHS wrestling team competed in the district tournament this past weekend. 5 boy wrestlers and 1 girl wrestler qualified for the regional tournament in San Antonio next weekend: Connor Montenegro 2nd place, Daniel Atta 3rd place, Sean Willimon 4th place, Nick Avila 4th place, Joe Nunez 5th place, and Julie Cano 5th place! Congratulations to all and good luck next weekend in San Antonio!
Last Friday, our PHS Choir students competed at the UIL Region 26 Solo & Ensemble contest. PHS took 37 soloists and 31 ensemble members. We earned a superior rating (first division) from the judges for 20 ensemble members and 11 excellent ratings. Our soloists earned 9 ratings of excellent and 27 1st division ratings, with 4 students earning the right to advance to State Solo Contest in May: Nicolas Garza, Kalyah Keggler, Anna Marting, and Sydney Moore. Congratulations to all these talented and hard working singers! Go Panthers!!
Our PHS Panther Golf Team saw success last week at the Taylor Invitational with the boys team finishing in the top ten out of 20 teams. Please congratulate Senior Golfer Alec Anzaldua who placed 15th out of 100 and Freshman Golfer Charity Svanda who finished 10th out of almost 75 participants.
Pflugerville Continues to show their Panther Power!Posted by Heike Cook on 2/9/2018
- Our PHS Panther Golf Team saw success last week at the Taylor Invitational with the boys team finishing in the top ten out of 20 teams. Please congratulate Senior Golfer Alec Anzaldua who placed 15th out of 100 and Freshman Golfer Charity Svanda who finished 10th out of almost 75 participants.
- Congratulations to our PHS Powerlifters Matthew Reiff who placed first in the 165 weight class and Amir Wiley who placed first in the 198 weight class! Both boys are in the top 12 in the region for their respective weight class right now.
- Special shout out to our 13-6A All District Football Qualifiers Casey Washington, Jace Wooten, Da'Jan Henderson, and Jaedon Proctor! You were chosen not just for your playing ability but because you represented the Pflugerville Panthers with Pride!