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Daily Announcements

Updated April 24, 2017 


General Announcements -

->  Important information for all students!   As of Wednesday, March 15, we have switched over to a new system to log into email, Canvas, and WCPSS Google Drive.  This means that you must use the portal website before you use these applications (see the PCHS home page!)  Your Powerschool logins remain the same!
->  AP Exams Info Sessions will be held on Wednesday., April 26 (SMART Lunch A) & Thursday, April 27 (SMART Lunch B) in Room 2613.  Any questions or concerns about the upcoming AP exams, please stop by.
->  Anyone taking the AB Calculus test can come for review on Mondays from 2:30-3:30 on Monday, April 24 & May 1 in Room 2504.
->  AP Chemistry Exam Review Sessions (For 1st Semester AP Chemistry Students):  Thursday, April 27 during SMART Lunch in Room 2614.
->  “Who ya gonna call” for a 5 on the A.P. Lit. Exam? Mrs. Pedersen & Mr. Andrews 
  • Multiple Choice Review: Lunch A & B on Mon., Apr. 24 in Rm. 1508.
  • Timed-Writing Review:  Lunch A & B on Thur., Apr. 27 in Rm. 2506.
Primarily for 1st sem. A.P. Lit. students,but current students are welcome! 
->  AP Physics 1 Review on Thursdays during SMART Lunch A/B on April 27, 2017 and after school 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. on April 26 and April 27 both times in Room 2512.
->  AP Physics 2 Review  on Tuesday, April 25 both Lunch & after school from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Sessions will be the same at lunch and after school – only need to attend one session.  
->  AP Psych Review begins Monday, April 3 in Room M2-11 at 2:30 p.m.  We will meet each Tuesday and Thursday. 
->  Mrs. Budzinski’s AP Human Geography exam review on Mondays during SMART Lunch A & B in Room M2-11.
->  AP Spanish Literature review sessions every week in April on:  Mondays after school (2:30-3:30);  Thursdays SMART Lunch A.  Test Date:   Tuesday, May 9 @ noon.
->  Mrs. Leininger’s APUSH Exam Study Sessions: 

SMART Lunch A & B Mondays:

     - Period 7 & 8:    Apr.  24

     - Period 9 and wrap-up:   May 1

Small group tutoring sessions   available upon request – see Mrs. L. for arrangements.

->  AP Art History review on Wednesday!  Specifically:  April 26 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in Room 1611.
->  Volunteers Needed!!  Mills Park Elementary Spring Carnival on Saturday, May 6 at Mills Park Elementary School.

          •Assist Elementary Children with Games

Lunch is provided for volunteers.  Stop by Student Services for more sign-up information!

-> PCHS Recycling Information -  The Environmental Club members will be coming around to collect recycling on the following schedule:
  • Tuesdays – SMART Lunch – Bottles
  • Tuesdays – After School – Collecting paper in the main building
  • Wednesdays – Collecting paper in the modular buildings
Please remember to place bins in the hallway!

-> Need help with a writing assignment?   The Panther Creek Writing Center is now open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during SMART Lunch A in Room 1504. No appointment necessary!  Come by and have a writing conference with one of our staff members.  We can help with writing in all classes.
-> Get Your Yearbook TODAY!  The cost is $90.

Go to to purchase and check out our new monogram personalization!


Student Clubs-
->  International Festival on April 26, 2017 from 6;00 - 8:00 p.m.  at PCHS.  Free food and admission!  
->  Current NHS members - Meeting on  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in the PCHS Auditorium from 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.  Juniors - will have elections for next year’s officers.
->  Required NHS Officer candidate meeting ---SMART Lunch A in Room 2512 on Monday, April 25.
-> Catamount chapters next meeting is May 23, 2017
->  Humanitarian Club meeting in Room 2508 on Monday, May 15!  Everyone is welcome!
-> Muslim Student Association -  Islam 101 meeting on April 24 in Room 3520 during SMART Lunch A & B.
-> Students for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty meeting on Friday, April 28, 2017 during SMART Lunch A Room 1620B. Come and hear about upcoming volunteer opportunities and order a t-shirt.  Follow us on Twitter: @PCHSSPAC;  Join Our Remind:   Text @ch6ag to 81010.
->  Looking for ways to serve your local community through improving the food system? Come and join Food Ark, everyone is welcome!  Food Ark meetings are every Wednesday during SMART Lunch A in Room 1612. 
->  Ever wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons?  Now you can, at the PCHS Adventurer’s League Club! No experience needed! D&D veterans and newcomers alike are welcome!  Meetings and Adventures every Monday during Smart Lunch, Room 3606!   
-> PCHS Quiz Bowl Team meets on Wednesdays in Room 2604 after school 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  All are welcome! 
-> Chess Club meeting on Fridays in Room 1618 during SMART Lunch A & B.  People of all skill levels welcome!  
-> Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets on  Thursdays during SMART Lunch A.  


Arts -

->  Dance Tutorial on  Monday, April 24 during SMART Lunch A in the dance studio.  Led by Hannah and Alyssa.



Athletics -

Student Services -

->  College Visits on Campus During SMART Lunch:    
  • University of Knoxville, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 
->  If you are interested in the 2017-18 EMT Program at Athens Drive High School see your counselor in Student Services. The application and description of the course can be found on the Student Services weebly site.
->  Armed Services Career Assessment (ASVAB) - Rescheduled for Monday, May 8!  Sign up in Student Services before Monday, May 1!
->  Note in the Pocket Teen Board Internship - Non-profit organization that provides clothing to Wake County Students in Need. Eligible if you are a High School Student (rising 10th-12th) with a passion for community service.  Develop leadership skills! Learn About Non-Profit Operations!  Coordinate volunteer activities.  Applications due by April 25.  Stop by Student Services TODAY to pick up more information!


->  Seniors....  Please turn in your admission letters to Colleges and Universities and scholarship letters to Student Services.  Our scholarship goal this year is 6.5 million!
->  Note in the Pocket Teen Board Internship:  A non-profit organization that provides clothing to Wake County Students in need. Need high school students (rising 10th-12th) with a passion for community service who will develop leadership skills!  Learn about non-profit operations!  Coordinate volunteer activities.  Applications are due by April 25.  Stop by Student Services TODAY to pick up more info!  
->   Summer Discovery Internships - Partner with Universities outside of North Carolina.  There are fees/costs associated with this program.  Stop by Student Services or Career Development Website for more information!
-> University of Maryland Smith School of Business Summer Programs. Register Early!....Application and Program Fees!

         1.  Women in Leadership
         2.  Snider Enterprise and Leadership
         3.  Sports and Entertainment Business Academy


Stop by Student Services for more information!
-> Ms. Norwood, our financial aid advisor, is here on Mondays to help parents and students with financial aid questions for college.  Call student services (919-463-8657) or stop by to make an appointment.
->  Looking for a part-time job?  Make sure to check the Career Corner Bulletin Board in front of Student Services for new job and volunteer postings!

-> Career Conversations at Lunch - Follow @pchscareerconvo for information about upcoming Career Conversations!