Pearl River Central High School

NEWSLETTER December 2017

Principal’s Message It is hard to believe that our school year will soon be halfway over. The Christmas season is here. It is a wonderful time of the year to spend with family and friends. On behalf of the entire Pearl River Central High School family, may you and your family have a blessed Christmas season and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing students again on January 8. Stacy Baudoin Principal

Attendance Matters

PRCHS Support Staff of the Month

August Sabrina Orgeron September Morgan Cruse October Brittany Nicole Stewart November Debbie Smith Teacher of the Month

August Seth McRaney September Haley Jones October Lena Newell November Hannah Smith

Prom Tickets Buy tickets Dec 11-15 for $75 or Jan 29-Feb 2 for $85. Prom is Saturday, March 10 at the Fleur de Lis Event Center in Mandeville.

STATE TESTS It’s test time for some of our students. The English II & Algebra I state tests will be December 7 & 8. The Biology I & US History tests will be December 13. You play an important role in helping students do their best. Please speak with your child about the test. Emphasize the importance of the test, but remember to build confidence, not anxiety. Remind your child that we have been preparing and reinforcing the skills necessary for him/her to be successful. Thank you for your continued support and involvement in your child’s education. Together we can make a difference.

Christmas Holidays December 21 to January 7

Ugly Sweater Contest

Sports Pass $50/ adults & $30/ students See Ms. Betty Wheat.

Get those ugly sweaters out of the closet! Guess what time it is! It’s Ugly Sweater Day! On Monday, December 18 wear your ugly sweater. Special Ugly Sweater Awards will be given for the Ugliest and most spirited sweaters.

EXAMS December 19 3rd & 4th

December 20 1st & 2nd

60% DAY

Toys for Tots The PRCHS JROTC is sponsoring our annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots charity toy drive in the month of December. Help to brighten someone’s Christmas by dropping off a new

Holiday Entertainment Join us for Christmas Celebrations: PRCHS Band Christmas Concert December 5 at 6:30 pm Cafeteria PRCHS Concert Choir December 14 at 6:30 pm in Gym

unwrapped toy in one of our Toys for Tots drop boxes staged around campus. Donations will be accepted through Friday, December 15.

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PRCHS VISION To maintain an “A” school! PRCHS MISSION Through Pride, Respect, and Commitment, Pearl River Central High School will provide challenging learning opportunities for all students in a safe, positive environment and lead every student to college and career readiness by graduation.

Progress Reports December 15 Report Cards January 10 December 1 & January 12 College Day Wear jeans and a college shirt Information for Parents If your family lives in any of the following situations: •In a shelter •In a motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation •In a car, park, abandoned building, or bus/train station •Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship. Your school age children may qualify for certain rights and privileges under the Federal McKinney-Vento Act. For information call Melissa Holston at 601-798-7744.

Blues News Check out our Blues News YouTube Channel for daily announcements. https://www.youtube.com/channel/ UC49gEvrdjs_dgL59hatMJtw? view_as=subscriber

SENIORS Bring your college acceptance letters to Mrs. Cruse in the counselors’ office to be recognized for all of you hard work.

Career and Technical Education

Culinary Arts students coordinated with Poplarville High School Culinary Arts students to host a Thanksgiving dinner for citizens of north Pearl River

How Can I be Exempt from my of End-of-Course Exams? A student may be exempt from an end-of-course exam in semester courses with: • At least a 90 average in the course and 5 or less attendance events during the semester, • At least an 80 average in the course and 3 or less attendance events during the semester, OR • At least a 70 average in the course and no attendance events during during the semester. A student may be exempt from an end-of-course exam in nine-weeks courses with: • At least a 90 average in the course and 2 or less attendance events during the nine weeks, • At least an 80 average in the course and 1 or less attendance events during the nine weeks, OR • At least a 70 average in the course and no attendance events during during the nine weeks. For exemption purposes, an attendance event is defined as: absence to school, tardy to school, check-in, or check-out.

This policy does not apply to dual credit or AP courses.

Mon Jan 8, 2018

Students Return

ROTC Winter Ball The JROTC Winter Ball will be held Saturday, December 9.

Stacy Baudoin Principal Pearl River Central High School Phone: 601-798-1986 Email: [email protected]

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