• Adopt A Child - Spreading Holiday Cheer

    Posted by Heike Cook on 12/11/2018

    Classes to Celebrate Adopt a Child day

    Adopt-a-Child, an annual tradition here at PHS, will take place during 2nd period class this Friday, December 14th

    On this special day, the entire school celebrates the holiday season by "adopting" children from area elementary schools.  Students in their 2nd period classes decorate their rooms and raise funds that go towards the purchase of small –or large- gifts.  These gifts are wrapped and presented to their "adopted" little ones.  Once the gifts are opened, the class enjoys a meal provided by the 2nd period students. 

    The event is a special holiday celebration for the adopted students and highschool students alike. It has been our experience that while the elementary students leave with arms full of gifts and smiles on their faces, it's the PHS staff and student body that reflect back on this day with hearts and minds full of the holiday spirit of giving and camaraderie. 

    While we appreciate the contributions that made our celebration possible, in an effort to maintain confidentialy of the "adopted child", this event is limited to the participation of school officials, adoptees and PHS students/personnel.  

     

     

     

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  • Drill Notification - Lockdown Drill (this was only a drill)

    Posted by Heike Cook on 12/10/2018 1:45:00 PM

    While we realize the sensitive nature of conducting a lockdown drill, we also take the safety and security of all students and staff seriously. Please know that we conducted a successful Lockdown Drill today.  In an effort to maintain the integrity of our drills, we did not announce the exact date or time.  We encourage any student who may have experienced difficulty with these types of drills to visit with their school counselor and/or social worker.

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  • Safety - Our Top Concern

    Posted by Heike Cook on 12/10/2018

    While we realize the sensitive nature of conducting emergency drills, 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 may be experiencing difficulty with these types of drills to visit with their school counselor and/or social worker.

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  • Your Opinion Counts: 2019-2020 School Calendar

    Posted by Heike Cook on 12/6/2018

    Pflugerville ISD's District Academic Advisory Council (DAAC) is soliciting your feedback as part of the calendar development process for 2019-2020 school year. Please take a few minutes to review the draft calendars and complete this survey to make sure your voice is considered.

     

    El Consejo Asesor Académico del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Pflugerville (DAAC) está solicitando su opinión como parte del proceso de desarrollo del calendario para el año escolar 2019-2020. Por favor, tómese unos minutos para revisar el borrador de los calendarios y completar esta encuesta para cerciorarse de que su voz sea tomada en cuenta.

     

    English Survey Link

    Spanish Survey Link

    Vietnamese Survey Link

     

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  • Fire Evacuation Update 912/4/2018)

    Posted by Heike Cook on 12/4/2018

    The following message was sent to parents/guardians via messenger:

    12/4/2018 1:31pm

    PHS Parents,

     We wanted to make you aware of a situation on campus this afternoon. Campus administrators were alerted to the smell of smoke on the second floor. As a precaution, all students were evacuated while the fire department responded. After a brief period of time, students were cleared to re-enter the building. Two hallways remain inaccessible as the fire department continues its investigation, and classes on those hallways will be temporarily relocated until the fire department concludes its investigation. If you have any questions, please contact me at 512-594-0500.

     

    Thank you.

    Ameka Hunt, Principal

    Pflugerville High School

     

     

    Update:  2:05 pm

    All classrooms have been cleared and students have returned to their normal schedule.  The odor causing the evacuation was determined to have come from an HVAC unit that malfunctioned.  Students and staff were evacuated for precautionary reasons only.  There was no evidence of an a active fire situation.  Thank you to staff and students for the manner in which they conducted themselves during this event. 

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  • PHS A Cappella group, Pforte, is making waves in the music community!

    Posted by Heike Cook on 12/4/2018

    Pflugerville High School “Pforte” and Connally High School “Headliners” were 2 of 5 high school vocal groups to be chosen to perform an “Aca-Bomb” at the most prestigious contemporary a cappella event in the state of Texas—“Sing! Texas”. The vocal festival ran Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 in Rockwall, Texas. This year’s “Sing! Texas” was hosted by Deke Sharon, the producer of “The Sing Off” on T.V. and the “Pitch Perfect” movie series. Deke is considered to be the number one person to bring contemporary a cappella to the forefront of popular music today, promoting such groups as “Pentatonix” and “Home Free”.

    The “Sing! Texas” festival brings the best of high school and collegiate a cappella groups, directors, arrangers, clinicians, and professionals from across the state and the country to sponsor performances and workshops for students including vocal percussion, choreography, solo delivery, balance and vocal blend, and many other topics.

    After their performance, the PHS “Pforte” group was selected to record and be interviewed by Aaden Director of AcaVille Radio. Their performance and interview will air internationally on the program “#The Spotlight” in the upcoming weeks (the program runs at 3:00pm Wednesdays and 1:00pm Saturdays).

    PHS Senior Jada Gillespie was chosen for a one-on-one vocal coaching session with Deke Sharon. PHS Senior Chance Atkinson was selected by Deke to be the vocal percussionist for his “Festival Chorus” during the final concert of the festival.

    The “Pforte” performers will soon transform to “The Yuletide Singers”, a more than 30 year tradition at PHS, where the singers dress in Dicken’s era garb and perform songs of the season for various community events. Aside from private parties, “The Yuletide Singers” will be performing: after the lighting of the Pflugerville Tree, on the entertainment stage, at 6:15pm Saturday, December 1; as invited guests at the Texas State Capitol Wednesday, December 5 at noon; and at the Zilker Trail of Lights at 7:00pm on Tuesday, December 11.

    Congratulations to these talented singers on your recognition from “Sing! Texas” and continued good luck in your upcoming performances!

     

     

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  • Great things happening at PHS......

    Posted by Heike Cook on 12/3/2018

    This weekend the PHS girls and boys swim teams participated in two championship meets.

    6 swimmers, Duncan Arnold, Justin Good, Kayla Good, Devon Jogenson, John Henry Mejia, and Brittney Nguyen qualified for finals at the Georgetown Fall Classic and took home awards many events. If you see any swimmers congratulate them on their success!

     Justin Schaefer, Natalie Willis, Nicole Willis, Arrianne Wilson, Paisley Tramp, and Vincent Liew participated in the TISCA South Zone meet where the girls 400 free relay took home second in the 5A division. Nicole Willis won second in her event and Justin Schaefer broke the school record in the 200 IM.


    Best Buddies is a national service organization with a chapter here at PHS.  The goal of the organization is to foster friendships with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Here at PHS we have 31 student members,  and 11 special needs members.  Each morning during ACE a group of Buddies hang out in the Essentials classroom, they often drop by during lunch as well.  Each month we sponsor an activity, usually during ACE time.  It is simple stuff like Trick or Treating or sharing Valentines.  The student members of this organization are awesome kids! 

    On Dec. 18 we are having a fundraiser at Chipotle and we would love for you join us for dinner.  We get 33% of the proceeds for the evening.  We hope to see you there!


     The Robotic teams traveled to Dallas to compete in the UIL State Competition.   While final results have not been tabulated, we know that our team received the #1 award for Workmanship.  Congratulations to all of our robotics team members on a job well done.  Please stay posted for updated scores!


    Results from this past weekend’s automotive contests: 

    Automotive Quiz Bowl Team 1st PLACE:  Team Members: Sydney Asbury, Austin McFaddin, Hunter Britton, Julie Cano, Joseph Tristan, Dave Johnson

    Matthew Bomer, 2nd Place Parts ID and 3rd Place written test

    Sydney Asbury, 3rd Place Prodemand

    Austin McFaddin, 3rd Place Computer Diagnostics

     

    Congratulations to all and good luck at regional in February.


     And last....but certainly not least: 

    Pflugerville High School has won the high school category of the Central Texas Coats For Kids competition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  PHS donated 1,723 coats to children across central Texas!  Be sure to listen to KVET this Wednesday morning some time between 8:00 am and 8:30 am for the interview!  Thanks to everyone who donated and helped us be able to provide coats to over 1,700 kiddos!

     

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  • Reminder for Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    Posted by Heike Cook on 11/27/2018

    This is a reminder that all English 1 students and 9th grade teachers will participate in the STAAR English 1 MOCK on Wednesday November 28th.  English 1 students are reminded to bring a sack lunch.

    There will be no zero hour on Wednesday due to the English 1 mock test.  1st period will begin at 9 am sharp!

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  • 2018-2019 Fall Mid Term Exam Schedule Released

    Posted by Heike Cook on 11/9/2018

    Great news!  The 2018-2019 Fall Mid Term Exam schedule has been released!  Please click HERE for a copy of the schedule. 

     

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  • PHS Band Hosted UIL Area 4A Marhing Band Contest

    Posted by Heike Cook on 10/31/2018

    This past Saturday, October 27th, The Panther Band hosted 27 – Class 4A Bands for UIL Area Marching Contest held at The Pfield.  It was the first event of this magnitude to be held at The Pfield, welcoming over 2700 students and well over 3000 spectators.  The Panther Band staffed the event serving as guides, monitors and concessions sales reps throughout the day and making every student, parent and director from the visiting schools feel welcomed and at ease.  UIL contest directors were extremely impressed with The Pfield and the PHS Band Student and Parent Volunteers hospitality that they are already looking for PHS to host the 5A contest in 2019.  Way to go Panther Band!

     

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