Senior Jenise Lemon is a National Achievement Award finalist-one of 800 students. The award is an academic competition established in 1964 and consists of three stages of participation. Guidance Director Mrs. Gallipo presented Jenise with the certificate. Congratulations, Jenise!
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarships
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarships are one-time awards in the amount of $1,000 for college costs and expenses. Senior Kelsi Brown was awarded this scholarship filling the criteria of being a full-time high school senior at the time of application, demonstrating a strong commitment to community service, displaying leadership abilities in school activities or through work experience, having a grade point average of 2.8 or higher at the time of application, and attending a high school in a community served by Comcast. Congratulations, Kelsi!
Senior Bryan Crandall won "Student of the Marking Period" at Stafford Technical Center where he majors in power mechanics and welding. Congratulations, Bryan!
Junior Chris Loomis won "Student of the Marking Period" at Stafford Technical Center for auto refinishing. Congratulations, Chris.
Juniors Nicole Bogucki and Kim Rupe were two out of 10 Stafford students that have attained National Certification in Hazardous Materials Awareness. Congratulations, Nicole and Kim!
The Red Ribbon Event held at the Diamond Run Mall was planned and executed by members of the Stafford Technical Center SADD Chapter with junior Ginger Vaughn as the overall project director along with assistant project directors from two other high schools. Congratulations, Ginger!
Model Congress advisor, Don Keagy, along with students Kim Rupe, Justin Mackey, and Jenise Lemon attended the 71st Model Congress at American International College (AIC) in Springfield, Mass.. More than 300 students wrote, amended, debated, and voted on a variety of bills during the three-day event competing in approximately $200,000 in AIC scholarships. PHS was the only Vermont school represented, and the Poultney delegation presented a bill prohibiting smoking in parks nationally. Although the students engaged in hearty debate, the bill did not pass. Congratulations for your stellar efforts Kim, Justin, and Jenise.
Green Mountain Music District Festival
The Green Mountain Music District Festival was held at Mill River Union High School. The students rehearsed all day followed by a concert. Congratulations to our PHS performers Sadie Brown, high school band; Emma Baker middle school band; Meghan Wood and Sarah Coker, middle school chorus!
Vermont State Bowling Finals
Congratulations, Timothy Wade. He came in 2nd in the Vermont State Bowling Finals with a 208, 256, 236-700 series, losing by 6 pins.
There was a 4H study of horses at Rutland High School and 7th grader Marissa Constantine placed 8th. Congratulation, Marissa.
PHS held another traditional coffee house with students and faculty showcasing their talents in singing, skits, playing instruments, and playing a word game.
Thanks from Class of 2012
The Class of 2012 Basket Party was a tremendous success.Thanks to all who donated and participated in this event.
Environmental Club Survey
Mr. Ford's environmental class would like to thank the students that participated in the environmental club survey. Out of the 97 respondents, 35 percent expressed an interest in joining an environmental club, an additional 50 percent were interested in supporting the club, and only 15 percent were not interested at all. Based on these results,we feel that there is enough interest to move forward and create the club. An initial meeting will be scheduled in the near future. Stay tuned!
Course registration for the 2011-12 school year will begin with the class of 2012 after the spring break. Other grades will follow. Beginning next year, students will have the opportunity to take a selection of supplemental online courses through Virtual High School at no cost. Seniors will have priority followed by juniors and sophomores with administrative approval. More information will be available later in the spring.
Seniors going on the senior trip must have their PDCs done by March 1. Pending PDCs will be done during TA in the library with Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. DeBonis.
Some parents may have noticed that there was no access to student grades during final exams. The grade and report card sections will be closed during the last week of each marking period/progress period to allow teachers time to complete and verify grading. When checking your student's grades, please give teachers a week to grade and enter assignments into the computer database.
March Basket Raffle
Seventh and tenth graders are reminded that all baskets for the raffle on March 26 need to be in to Mrs. Dunlap or Mrs. Grenier. You may drop them off at PHS, Tot's Diner, or our houses. Thank you.
Sarah Mook Poetry Contest
Students please see English teacher Catherine M. Oliverio for more information. This year's awards will be $100 First Prize, $50 Second Prize, and $25 Third Prize in each of four categories: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
VSAC GEAR-UP Program
The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) is offering a unique opportunity to students in grades 7-11. GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is looking for students who are interested in pursuing education and training beyond high school. If you are interested in VSAC, please see Mrs. Gallipo in guidance for an application. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact Monda Kelley at 1-800-660-3561 ext 407.
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