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PTHS BANDS TO PRESENT SPRING CONCERT

The Band Department will present their annual Spring Concert in the Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 3rd.   The concert theme, “A Collage of Joy: A Concert of Celebration”, will celebrate the musical accomplishments of the band throughout this school year.  Special recognition will be given to senior band members and their parents.  Admission to the concert is $3 for adults and $2 for students at the door.  PTHS students and Golden Age pass holders are admitted free.  The band would like to thank the community for all of their support of the music programs this school year and look forward to seeing you again at this very special concert to conclude our concert season. The Concert Band will lead...

HOSA HOLDS FOOD DRIVE

H.O.S.A. is having its annual Spring Food Drive  for the Livingston County Community Pantry next week through Monday, May 4th.  On May 4th students may wear a hat for a donation of $2 or 3 nonperishable items.   The 1st hour class with the most items collected will receive donuts.   Items may be dropped off in room 10.

PTHS HONORS RETIREES 

Six educators will retire from PTHS at the end of this school year: Chris Gerrish, Mike Hatfield, Peg Meier, Joanne Mullen, Keith Schmink, and Jane Wiebers. Please come to the Pontiac Elks Club and thank them for their contributions to the children and parents of Pontiac, Illinois on Wednesday, May 6 from 4:00 to 7:00.  

PTHS PARTICIPATES IN CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH TURKEY

A group of students, teachers, and their principal from Fen Bilimleri School in Istanbul, Turkey are visiting PTHS this week during a cultural environmental exchange trip through the P2D2 program. While they are visiting, they will experience classes at PTHS and in the Livingston Area Career Center. The group will also present to our students on their environmental projects, their school and information on Turkey. Watch for more photos on our Facebook page!  

STUDENTS ATTEND CAPITOL FORUM ON AMERICA’S FUTURE

Seven PTHS students participated in the annual Illinois Capitol Forum on America’s Future at Illinois State University.  Capitol Forum is a superb opportunity for students to think globally and defend their beliefs as a citizen of the United States.  The students were accompanied by Social Studies Teachers Kim Burke and Brad Christie.

APRIL CHIEF ONLINE

The Chief Online welcomes you back to a new month. April’s issue features news, reviews and information you can use.

STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN CLEAN WATER CELEBRATION 

On Monday, April 20th students will participate in the Clean Water Celebration in Peoria. Students from the HCC Dual Credit Environmental Earth Class and science club will discuss projects and initiatives that they have been involved with, which directly impact the environment. Students will be presenting and discuss the P2D2 Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal Program, Operation Endangered Species, Lil Ms. Atrazine and the Aurora Mastodon Project, which they have worked with for several years. This is a great opportunity to view other initiatives, and collaborate with individuals from other schools and the community.  

NOTIFICATION OF CUMULATIVE RECORD DESTRUCTION

Cumulative records for the PTHS class of 2010 will be destroyed on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 3:30.  If you are interested in obtaining your records, please contact the PTHS guidance office (815-844-6113) by Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  Transcripts and health records are not included with the shred and will remain on file permanently at PTHS.  Records will only be released to students and/or parents with photo identification.    

SPRING SPORTS PICTURES FRIDAY, APRIL 10

Spring Sports pictures will be in the gym Friday, April 10. • Everyone must be dressed and ready at the time indicated. (It is best to be at least five minutes early.) Being late may mean not being part of the team picture since other teams will be waiting. PICTURE SCHEDULE 3:10 Special Olympics Track & Field 3:20 Boys Tennis 3:30 Boys Track 3:40 Girls Track 3:50 Varsity Softball 4:00 JV Girls Softball 4:10 Varsity Boys Baseball 4:20 Sophomore Boys Baseball 4:30 Freshmen Boys Baseball Important – No one will have change on Picture Day. Also, we may not have more order forms and envelopes, so you must have your form completed with the exact payment. Checks should be made to Lifetouch.

GRADUATION ORDERS DELIVERED THURSDAY, APRIL 9

Attention SENIORS: Jostens will be here to deliver your 2015 Graduation order on Thursday, April 9th before School thru Lunch Hour. Please see your invoice for payment options on or before the delivery date.  Any student may place an order for a class ring that day as well. Contact Jostens if you have any questions.    

PTHS HONORING WWII VETERANS

The Social Sciences Department and The Livingston County War Museum/Dal Estes Education Center will be honoring five local military veterans with a World War II History Symposium on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 9:35-11:00 in the auditorium.  Local veterans of the Pacific Theater Rollie Gagnon (Navy), Bill Hall (Marines), Art Leach (Army Air Force), and Mel Lay (Army Air Force) will be speaking.  PTHS graduate Roger Amm will also share a preview of the documentary The Greatest Honor, the story of his father, a concentration camp liberator. Students and community members are invited to share in this opportunity to honor those who served and to witness the stories of the greatest generation this country has...

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!

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