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MARCH CHIEF ONLINE

The Chief Online welcomes you back to a new month. March’s issue features news, reviews and information you can use. Keep reading and have a safe Spring Break!

WRITIN’ TITANS MEET WITH PTHS STUDENTS

On Wednesday, March 19th, eighth grade Writin’ Titan coaches at El Paso-Gridley CUSD #11 met with nine students from Pontiac Township High School who plan to begin their own student-led writing center next year. The eighth graders shared how the Writin’ Titan writing center program works and what tutoring strategies they utilize.  They also discussed their experiences as writing coaches and offered advice to the soon-to-be tutors from Pontiac.  Afterward, practice coaching sessions were held in which PTHS students helped the eighth graders brainstorm potential introductions to their upcoming research papers.  The visit concluded with a quick tour of the junior high’s writing center, housed in the...

ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLE PROJECT FEATURED ON STATE FARM’S GOOD NEIGHBORS WEBSITE

The work of Mr. Ritter and his students on the Alligator Snapping Turtle project has been featured on the State Farm’s Good Neighbors website.  Click here to view the website  

PARENT NIGHT – THURSDAY, MARCH 19TH

Pontiac Twp High School District 90 Administration, Faculty, and Staff warmly welcome parents and guardians to Parent Night on Thursday, March 19th from 2:30pm – 7:30pm.  At PTHS, we understand how important for parents and guardians to take ownership of the educational process in order to achieve the highest level of success.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST MARCH 13-15

Come out and see our students’ production of Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest this weekend: Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon at 3:00.  We would love to see you in the audience!

STUDENTS ATTEND WATER SAFETY PROGRAM

Click the title to watch a video of PTHS students on their trip to the University of Nebraska, where they participated in a water quality program.  Lil Ms. Atrazine is a real-world citizen scientist program is designed to educate students and citizens alike. One of the major goals of the program is to introduce students to real water testing techniques, keep them in school, inspire them to excel in the classroom, and springboard them into their future as informed decision makers. Through the cooperative efforts of our students, teachers, community members, local agencies, businesses, the state and numerous businesses and foundations, Lil Ms. Atrazine’s Water Wednesday is guaranteed to be successful in...

RUN FOR RESPECT REGISTRATION 

The third annual Run For Respect 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Run or Walk will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 10:00 AM at Pontiac Township High School. This event is sponsored by the Peers In Action club to help build awareness of the Special Olympics Project UNIFY initiative called Spread The Word To End The Word. We want to replace the hurtful r-word (retard/ed) with the new r-word RESPECT. Come join the fun! There will be raffles and the Willie Makit & the Betty Donts will be playing after the race. Former Peer Partners and Life Skills Students: There will be a special reunion held during the event too! Please contact Laura Baumgardner at (815) 844-6113 or lbaumgardner@pontiac90.org with any questions....

PROJECT UNIFY PEERS IN ACTION COMMUNITY DAY AT DAIRY QUEEN

The Peers In Action club is holding the first annual Spread the Word to End the Word Community Day at Dairy Queen in Pontiac from 2 – 6 PM. Please stop in to sign the pledge banner and show your support in ending the r-word. We will be giving away prizes and ice cream tokens. Thank you Dairy Queen!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PRAIRIE STATE ACHIEVERS AND ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS!

Congratulations to the following students who earned the 2014 Prairie State Achievement Award: Clair Bammann, Emily Carroll, Lauren Cassady, Jorden Grieff, Cody Hatzer, Michael Hones, Jack Hoving, Arturo Lopez, Garrett Lyons, Grace Lyons, Samantha Quinn, Micheil Shelby, Jordan Triplett, and Amy Wyant. Congratulations to the following Illinois State Scholars: Clair Bammann, Emily Carroll, Lauren Cassady, Xaviaer Durousseau, Jorden Grieff, Cody Hatzer, Garrett Lyons, Grace Lyons, Abby Muir, Jessica Ping, Samantha Quinn, and Jordan Triplett!

COLOR GUARD CLINIC AND AUDITIONS

Color Guard clinics will be held from 3:30pm-5:00pm on March 30, March 31, April 1, April 2, and April 7. The audition will be held on April 8 from 3:30pm-5:00pm. Please meet in the Commons for each clinic day. Tennis shoes and comfortable clothes are a must! If you have any questions, please contact Heather Christenson @ hchristenson@pontiac90.org.

TALENT SHOW ANNOUNCED – SIGN UP IN ROOM 101

The C.A.P.T.A.I.N.S. and Interact Talent Show will be held on Friday, April 10 in the Auditorium. If you are interested in participating, please sign-up with C2 or Mrs. Christenson in Room 101. More details will be provided prior to Spring Break.

NO SCHOOL – TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD

School will be closed today due to the icy road conditions.   Evening activities will be announced later today.

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