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UNITY DAY IS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, PLEASE WEAR ORANGE TO SUPPORT ANTI-BULLYING

​October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Wednesday, October 22, is National Unite Against Bullying Day. Project UNIFY Peers In Action members are asking everyone to wear orange on Wednesday to show your support and to unite against bullying. Peers will also be treating everyone to free ice cream during lunch to remind everyone to treat each other with respect. So please wear orange and enjoy some ice cream!​

CLASS RING DELIVERY BEFORE SCHOOL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

A Jostens Rep will be at PTHS to deliver your class ring on Friday, October 31st Before School in the cafeteria.   The Balance Due must be paid in full in order to receive your ring; you may bring cash or check that day or pay online prior to delivery day.  Any student may place an order for a class ring that day as well, or use it as a service day if you already have your class ring. Please contact Jostens with any questions.

WEAR PINK AND PACK THE PLACE AT TUESDAY’S VOLLEY FOR THE CURE

Tuesday, October 21, is Volley for the Cure. Please show your support by wearing pink tomorrow to school and then help us Pack the Place at the Volleyball games.

MARCHING INDIANS FINISH FOURTH IN CLASS 2A AT ILLINI MARCHING BAND CHAMPIONSHIP

The Pontiac High School Marching Indians competed in the 44th Annual Illini Marching Band Championship this past Saturday, earning fourth place in Class 2A competition. Class 2A bands represented schools with enrollments of 350 to 800 students. Overall Grand Champion in the small school division, Classes 1A through 3A, was 3A Champ, Morton High School. The Marching Indians finished 5th place overall of the twenty-six bands in the 1A-3A division. The Marching Indians finished 4th out of 13 bands in Class 2A with their show, “Pure Joy.” Finishing first in Class 2A was Macomb High School. Second place went to Monticello High School, followed by Mater Dei High School. Prairie Central High School finished in...

VOLLEY FOR THE CURE

Volley for the Cure games are Tuesday, October 21, starting at 5 p.m.  There will be many pink items for sale, Volley shirts and sweatshirts, raffles, pink Dilly Bars, and lots more. Please plan on attending and support our girls’ volleyball teams, and also The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

OCTOBER CHIEF AVAILABLE

“Happy October, PTHS, from The Chief Online! This month’s issue features many exciting articles, including the recent activities of your favorite clubs, interviews with students, and other links. Read about this year’s Homecoming, golf success, FFA, the Fall Choral Concert, and a special editorial from the Editor-in-Chief.  The Chief Online is informative and interactive. Thanks for reading!”

BOYS GOLF SENDS TWO INDIVIDUALS TO IHSA STATE TOURNAMENT

The Boys Golf team placed sixth at the IHSA Class 2A Sectional with a score of 337 on Monday, October 13th .  Kyle Eggenberger and Jacob Curry advanced to the IHSA State Tournament this weekend as individuals.  Curry led the Indians at the sectional with a score of 78, which placed him in a tie for eighth place as an individual.  Eggenberger was 13th overall with a score of 80.  Other team members with a score were John Leverton with an 84, Matthew Schrock with a 95, Cole Finnegan with a 96, and Sam Trainor with a 100.  Good luck to Jacob, Kyle, and Coach Ritter at the state tournament!

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR TO VISIT PTHS

Marion Blumenthal Lazan, Holocaust survivor and co-author of the book Four Perfect Pebbles – A Holocaust Story will speak at an all school assembly on Tuesday, October 28th at 9:00am in the auditorium. Mrs. Lazan tells the story of her family’s struggle to stay alive in Nazi Germany during World War II.  Today, she urges young and old to never forget the importance of tolerance and respect for everyone regardless of differences at school, in the community, and in the world. For more information on Marion and her book visit www.fourperfectpebbles.com

PTHS MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS FALL CHORAL CONCERT

The Pontiac Township High School Music Department proudly presents its Fall Choral Concert on Sunday October, 19th at 3:00pm in the Pontiac Township High School Auditorium! Enjoy selections from the Concert Choir, our two women’s ensembles Bel Canto and Cantabile, our Men’s Choir and male barbershop quartet, We’ll Take it From Here! You will also hear from our Madrigal Singers! The choirs will present music in English, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, French. We will be singing English Madrigals, music from the Renaissance, Romantic and Baroque periods as well traditional Spirituals and Folk Songs! No matter your taste in music, you will find many things to enjoy! Tickets are $3.00 for adults and free for...

CLASS RING DELIVERY

Jostens will be at PTHS on October 31st before school to deliver class rings.​  The Jostens representative will be located in commons from 7:30am until the first hour bell.

BOYS GOLF TEAM WINS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Boys Golf Team will advance to the IHSA Class 2A Sectional after winning the IHSA Class 2A Regional at the Elk’s Club Golf Course in Pontiac.  The team will play in the LaGrange Park Sectional on Monday, October 13th at the Broken Arrow Golf Course in Lockport.  Congratulations to Coach Ritter and the boys golf team!

SPEECH TEAM TO HOST OPEN MIC NIGHT

The PTHS Speech Team invites anyone that is interested in performing a song, poem, short play, etc. to the Open Mic Night on Saturday, November 8th at 7:00pm in the auditorium. This is a great opportunity for the students, teachers, and staff to express themselves and showcase their abilities. If you are interested in performing or need an accompanist, please let Ms. Hatfield know. Please sign up in her room prior to the event. The cost is free.

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