Edited by David R. Wyder
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May 20, 2013
STAFFSCHOLARSHIP DRESS DOWN DAY
Help support our Seniors with scholarships by participating
in this fundraiser to be held on Fri., June 7th. The cost
of the dress down is $2 per day or $5 for all three days. See Mrs. Nuzzo
in the School Counseling Office to participate.
"Senior Has Failed" letters are due in by Fri., June 7th.
Please return them to Mrs. Slater in the Main Office.THE DAILY EXTRA"Once in a while our school has half days, and the teachers spend the afternoon 'in service,' which I think must be a group therapy for having to deal with us.”
LMC Schedule: Ms. DeMarco’s class period 1,4 and 5; Ms. Berger-Machac’s
class period 2,3,7 and 8; Mr. Boutcher’s class period 2,4,5,6 and 8;
Ms. Yilmaz’s class period 1,5 and 7 will report directly to the LMC today.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEETING
There will be a meeting of the National Honor Society on Tue., May 21st
after school (one session day) in S206. All members must attend.
Also, all applicants who not yet seen Mr. Graham for your
decision letters please do so now.
AP BIOLOGY MEETING
Any student interested in taking AP Biology next year must attend a
meeting on Wed., May 22nd after school in S208. If you are unable to
attend the meeting, please see Mr. Graham.
Students interested in taking AP Physics next year must see
Ms. San Jose after school in S305 no later than Fri., May 24th.
COME ON LUCKY 7!!
If you are a senior girl going to the prom, wear a size 7 and still need shoes, stop by M105
and see Miss Vida for a free pair. They are neutral and will match with any color dress!
Can I get a P! Can I get a H! Can I get a S! What does that spell PHS! Cheerleading tryouts
are coming up very soon. If you are interested in trying out for cheerleading you MUST
have an updated physical and concussion test on file. You can see Trainer Mike or
Trainer Cindy in the Weight Room for more information.
Check out the Bilingual Honor Roll Celebration video
produced by Passaic Creations Club members at:
Check out some pictures of the amazing Grease performance from our
Drama Club taken by the Passaic Creations Club at:
PIC SUMMER APPLICATIONS
PIC applications are now available for pick up in the School Counseling Office.
Applicants must be between the ages of 16-21 in order to qualify. The deadline for all completed applications is Thursday, June 13th. Applications can only be picked up after school.
PROM & PICNIC TICKETS
Seniors who do not owe fines or centrals can now purchase Senior Prom or
Senior Picnic tickets. Purchases can be made after school in M301only!
If you are a work study student, tickets can be purchased in the
Group 700 Office during period 5 from Miss Konesny. The last day to
purchase prom tickets will be May 22nd and the last day to purchase picnic
tickets will be May 31st. No tickets will be sold after these dates.
No exceptions will be made. Seniors, when you come to purchase your
tickets for the Prom or Picnic you must have your signed Permission Slip
and Prom Dress and Decorum form filled out and signed. You will not be
able to receive tickets without these forms. If you did not receive these forms,
please see Mrs. Johnson-Green or Miss Konesny for another one.
Writer’s Block/Fri., May 24th/3:00/M333
F.A.S.T. IS HERE TO HELP YOUStruggling in your classes? Need some extra help? Don't hesitate to ask at theHigh School's new tutoring program FAST! Increase your understanding...FAST!We hope to see you there! It is offered every Tuesday-Fridayfrom 2:40-3:40 p.m. Locations are listed below.ESL/English: M306Sciences: S205Math: Rooms M326 & M327History Help on Tues. & Wed.: M315AFTER SCHOOL HELPThere is after school homework help in M57 on Tuesday through Friday at 2:45 pm.If you need help studying or with your homework, college students andteachers will be available to assists you.
The Passaic-Clifton Chapter of Unico National
A scholarship is available to a graduating student of Italian descent who will be attending college or university full time. See Mrs. Bausch in the School Counseling Department after school for details. Deadline is Tue., June 4th.
The Freedom Alliance Scholarship
Open to all graduating seniors who are the sons or daughters of former members
of the military. For the application go online to:
The Deadline is June 20th.
The Zonta Scholarship
Open to legal residents with a “B” average and if you have performed community
service (not for EOF students). Deadline is Tue., May 28th.
This scholarship is open to all graduating seniors pursuing a 2-4 year college, technical school, business school or a training program. Deadline is Wed., May 15th.
Dream Bearer Scholarship
Must be in top 15% of class and going to a 4 year college. Essay required.
See Mr. Gilbert for details. Deadline is Mon., May 20th.
The Robert Westerfield Scholarship
Available to any senior varsity athlete, male or female, who has participated in a varsity sport.
The deadline for completed applications is Fri., May 10th. Pick up applications today
from Ms. Bausch in the School Counseling Office after school.
The Passaic Indian Round Up Scholarship is open to students who
have overcome a major hurdle, grade of C or better and must be a U.S. citizen or
permanent resident. See Mr. Gilbert for an application. Deadline is May 20th.
StudentScholarships.org has been providing scholarships for seniors since 2003. The amount, criteria and deadlines are different. If you are interested, download their newsletter and application at www.studentsscholarships.org/2013scholarships.php.
NJIT School of Architecture is holding an overnight or week-long session.
For costs, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is June 1st.
UMDNJ of Newark is hosting a Summer Youth Scholars Program for any student who is from an economically disadvantaged community. This program is sponsored by the Hispanic Center through the New Jersey Medical School/Office for Diversity and Community Engagement. If you are currently in your Sophomore or Junior year, you may be eligible to participate in this academically challenging six week program. You must also currently, or by the end of the year, have a Solid. 3.0 GPA. Juniors should have taken the PSAT or plan to take the May or June SAT. See your counselor for more details.
Attention Drama Students: Passaic Valley Summer Theater will be holding auditions
for Les Miserables for the August 1st-3rd performances on May 16th at 6 p.m.
and on May 19th at 12:30 p.m. The play will be held at Passaic
Valley High School, 100 East Main St., Little Falls, NJ.
Call 973-890-2500 for more information.
NJ AIM HIGH ACADEMY
What are your plans for summer? How about attending the New Jersey AIM High Academy,
an applied mathematics program at Kean University. The program will run from
Monday, July 1, 2012 to Monday, July 22, 2013. It is a 3-week residential
program. If you are interested or want more information please
see Mrs. Ruiz or Ms. Merced in M214.
Arrive on time, be in uniform, wear your ID, bring a pen, pencil
and notebook to school each day. Have homework completed.
Be respectful to each other, staff and your teachers.
Any headphones, iPods or cell phones
that are visible will be confiscated.
The uniform policy must be followed every day and all day.
1. No denim pants, "skinny jeans" or shorts are allowed.
2. Both males and females are required to tuck their shirts in.
4. All clothing should be size appropriate.
5. All attire will be required to be free of logos, insignias, slits, holes, tears and cuts.
The new student uniform is as follows:
A white shirt with the PHS logo in red and a gray
sweater with the PHS logo in red.
The khaki flat front pants remain the same
and may be purchased anywhere.
Students are allowed to wear a gray fleece, a gray crew neck sweatshirt, gray v-neck sweater or gray cardigan. No hoodies are allowed. Shoes or sneakers must be black, white or brown. To get a PHS logo on your gray outerwear go downtown to Phoenix Embroidery where the cost is $3. All outerwear worn indoors must be free of logos and writing with the exception of the PHS logo.
Absolutely no hoodies are to be worn while inside the building.
STUDENT ID POLICY
Your PHS ID will gain you entrance to the school each day, serves as your lunch
ticket, library card and will get you into school events. Take good care of it!
Students must wear their ID when entering the building and at all times while in the building.
ID’s must be worn so that they are visible. Replacement ID’s are $4 and
available In the MediaCenter (A69). It does not cost extra to take a new picture.
The MediaCenter is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CELL PHONE POLICY
Pupils are not permitted to use cell phones while school is in session. Cell phones must be turned off and not be visible while the pupil is in the school building and may only be turned on after school has concluded for the day and outside the school building.
Cell phones that are turned on and/or visible in violation of this policy will be confiscated by the Building Principal or designee and the pupil will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. Cell phones
will be returned to the parent at the time of the readmission conference.
All fines (except Libary) will now be collected in the Main Office
from 6:30 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. each day.
If you have a fine it is mandatory that you fulfill
this obligation or suffer the consequences.
The Teen Clinic will be open on Mondays from 3:00-4:30. The Teen Clinic is located at
110 Main Avenue in Passaic. Please be sure to bring your school ID. Remember most
services are free and confidential. See Denise Banks in G6A with any questions.
In addition to the District's broadcast phone calls, the following television
and radio stations will announce school closings due to inclement weather:
WNBC Channel 4; FOX 5 Channel 5; WABC Channel 7:
CW 11 Channel 11; NEWS 12 Channel 12
WOR 710 AM; WCBS 880 AM; WINS 1010 AM
Central Detention is held everyday in M218 from 2:50 to 3:30.
It is important that seniors serve their central detention so that
they will not miss any of the end year activities.
FOOD SALE POLICY
Students are reminded that according to school policy the sale of candy
and cookies in the cafeteria is strictly prohibited.
Students are reminded to NEVER open an outside door for ANYONE.
(A MediaCenter Publication 2013)
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Accountability - Motivational Poster (1 page)
Guidelines For Posting On Walls (1 page) Updated 12/12
In School Activity Procedures - Lt. Sponder (3 pages)
NEW! Library Newsletter Winter 2013 (8 pages)
Proposed Time Schedules 2012-2013 (1 page) New 9/12
White Board (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions - 2012 (1 page)
Video - PHS Experience by MSG Varsity (New 10/12)