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PTHS MUSIC DEPARTMENT TO PRESENT “HOLIDAY DELIGHTS”

The Pontiac High School Music Department will present their annual Christmas Concert Sunday, December 11th, in the PTHS Auditorium at 2:00 p.m.  The concert will feature the musical talents of the students of the music department in a presentation of festive Christmas music for the enjoyment of the audience.  The concert is a free presentation. Opening the program will be the Symphonic Band performing “Christmas Day” by Gustav Holst/Daehn.  They will follow with the traditional favorite, “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson.  The band will finish with “Go Tell It On The Mountain” arr by Jay Dawson.   The Concert Band will be performing “Of Festive Bells and Ancient Kings” by Charles...

FOLLOW PTHS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Check out PTHS on Facebook and Twitter using the icons at the top of our page or click the title of this post to follow the new athletic account, @PTHS_Indians, Mr. Kilgore, PTHS Music, the Dr. Yates Memorial Library, and the Snapping Turtles!

HENRY WOODBURN PLACES 3RD IN VOICE OF DEMOCRACY CONTEST

Congratulations to Henry Woodburn for placing 3rd in the district for the 2016 Voice of Democracy contest. The topic this year was “My Responsibility to America.” Henry received a $50 scholarship from VFW Post 886.

AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING TIME CHANGE FOR WED. NOV. 23RD

Attention:  Students and Parents – To accommodate the early dismissal this Wednesday, November 23rd, after school tutoring time has been changed to 2:45pm – 3:45pm.  This is an awesome opportunity for students to get some homework done before Thanksgiving break!

PTHS PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE NEW MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

PTHS proudly announces the newly inducted students into the National Honor Society. The continuing members for the Class of 2017 are: Andrea Araujo, Rachel Carroll, Shelby Jennings, Kristin Krueger, Jake Lanning, Danika Mayback, Andrea Mehrkens, Margaret Melvin, Krutil Patel, Mark Raube, Taylor Ritter, Allyson Shoff, Charlotte Somodi, Colin Stark, Hannah Verdun, Grace Watson, Olivia Welshans, Aysha Willis, Connor Wolf, Eric Zega. The new members for the Class of 2017 are: Aubrey Gill, Allison Hodgson, Tatum Joerndt, Kate Roberts. The new members for the Class of 2018 are: Sara Albrecht, Peter Babb, Sara Dunham, Jakob Grieff, India Guerrero, Trevor Heddins, Emma Jacobs, Kevin Kuska, Ryan Lauritsen, Ashton...

TRI-M INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS

Congratulations on our 15 new inductees and 14 returning members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Their nomination for membership was based on their musicianship, academic qualification, and demonstrated leadership. They may take great pride in this achievement, which unites them with thousands of other student members throughout the world. As they were instructed during the presentation ceremony, “We should study the past to effectively prepare for our future.” With that thought in mind, they are now in the unique position of being able to pass on the “torch of your musical knowledge” to colleagues and future beneficiaries of musical arts. The guest speaker for the evening was Mr. Paul Brown who...

THE CHIEF – NOVEMBER 2016 EDITION

Check out this month’s issue of The CHIEF to read about the freshman Career Fair, the first annual Indian Summit, a review of our fall sports season, an introduction to our new assistant principal Mr. Bustle, and much more! https://user-5avisee.cld.bz/CHIEF-November-2016  

PTHS-PC ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAME

Click the title to register for the PTHS-PC Alumni Basketball game to be held Friday, November 18th – 6:00PM at Prairie Central High School. There will be a $20 fee that covers a t-shirt and reception following the game. Contact: Brandon Martin @ 309-275-5350 or bmartin@pontiac90.org Please turn in registration as soon as possible.

STUDENT FEE STATEMENTS WILL NOW BE SENT ELECTONICALLY

As of November 1st, Student Fee Statements will be sent out via email to those families with a current email on file in Skyward.  Families that do not have an email address on file will receive a printed copy in mail, as in the past.  If you have any questions, please call Kelly Fogarty at 815-844-6113, ext. 260.

TICKETS ON SALE FOR 50TH ANNUAL MADRIGAL DINNERS

Be transported to 16th Century England as the honored guests of Lord and Lady Pontiac!  Enjoy the beautiful costumes and decorations as you hear wonderful music by our Madrigal and Court Singers as well as our Brass and Recorder ensembles. Experience the joy and revelry of the occasion all while enjoying a delicious, candlelit three course meal! The PTHS Madrigal Dinners are the perfect way to begin your Holiday Season! The Dinners will be held at the Pontiac Elks Lodge on December 5th, 6th and 7th. Tickets are $28.00 and can be purchased in the PTHS office and at PontiacMadrigals.com

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS – TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE

Parents and Guardians:  You can take advantage of our Text Messaging Service.  Our school utilizes the School Messenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about important events, school closings, and more.  You can participate in the free service just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.

CHESS CLUB OPEN FOR ALL STUDENTS

Students:  If you are interested in joining Chess Club, please see Mr. Sweetwood.  Chess Club is open to all students.  The club meets every Tuesday from 3:15pm until 4:00pm.  During the meeting time, students play chess and teach others how to play.  This is a great way to get involved and meet new people and also to play at or above your level of familiarity.

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