Student Council is sponsoring their annual Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, January 30th from 8:30am – 1:30pm. Due to weather and sickness, blood drive donations are low right now, and the Red Cross needs our help. People who would like to donate blood during their study hall should sign up with Mr. Blair this week. Donors must be at least 16 years old and need two forms of ID on the day of the drive. Members of the public are welcome to come in to donate as well!
Attention Parents/Guardians of incoming 8th grade students. We invite you and your son/daughter to Freshmen Orientation on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.
The Chief Online welcomes you back to a new semester. This month’s issue features news, reviews, and information you can use.
Winter Dance tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 20. You can buy your ticket(s) from Mr. Flowers or Mrs. McCoy before or after school. Remember that you must have a student ID in order to buy your ticket. Also, before you can buy a ticket for a date from another high school, you must have the completed paperwork.
Jake Lanning won the U-HIGH Invitational @ 160 and also won the Outstanding Wrestler Award. This is the 3rd OW Award for Pontiac Wrestling @ The Uhigh Invite in the past 4 years.
Congratulations to PTHS students Rachel Watson and Matt Schrock for placing 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in Livingston County for the Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest. The Voice of Democracy is sponsored by the VFW and receives over 40,000 entries from across the country each year.
Gina Morss-Fischer, Marketing and Development Director for the Susan G. Komen Foundation was presented with a $7,000 donation from the PTHS volleyball team and committee members. Ms. Morss shared that Livingston County has been part of the Peoria affiliate from the beginning and appreciated our generous donation from our October Volley for the Cure. Many PTHS faculty and staff are responsible for this years’ success along with community members, business people, and volleyball players and parents.
Seven Pontiac Township High School music students were recently named All-State musicians by the Illinois Music Educators Association. The students were selected by audition from over 11,000 student musicians in the state, which represents the highest honor obtainable by student musicians in the state of Illinois. Selected to attend and perform in Peoria in the All-State Choirs were Alex Coan, Cody Hatzer, Molly Kipfer, Brandi Mueller, Jessica Ping, and Baylee Ritter. Selected for the All-State Orchestra was Noah White. This honor represents many hours and years of dedication toward musical excellence for these students.
The students will spend three days in rehearsal with some of the finest musical conductors...
School will be in session today (January 9th) for PTHS and LACC.
Dear PTHS Parents, Students, and Staff:
An attendance decision will be made very early Friday morning of January 9th. I hope we will safely attend. We respect parental decisions on these days we decide to attend. Poor weather conditions will impact us each winter. Decisions to cancel or attend school are not taken lightly considering numerous factors.
For cold cancellations, PTHS District 90 is typically cancelled when wind chill levels project frostbite in less than 30 minutes. We have back up plans designed to pick up students in the rare instance it would be needed. Students should dress appropriately for winter weather conditions.
Please let us know if you are aware of families who need assistance...
The boys swim meet at Normal West is cancelled for tonight (January 8th).
The girls basketball game scheduled for tonight (January 8th) against Eurka is cancelled.