Following a class viewing of “A Civil Action,” senior Katie Kuska was motivated to contact Jan Schlichtmann, the real-world lawyer in the case, who agreed to meet the class over Skype.
Schlichtmann took on two companies that had contaminated municipal water supplies in Massachusetts, leading to increased levels of leukemia.
Kuska plans to use the classroom conversation as inspiration for local projects including addressing plastic bags and local water contamination.
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Happy November, 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 a visit from Holocaust survivor Marian Lazan, FFA and Music Department success, the Veteran’s Day ceremony, and order your tickets for the Madrigals concert. The Chief Online is informative and interactive. Thanks for reading!
Twenty Pontiac High School students were selected by audition at Bloomington High School on October 13th to participate Saturday, November 22nd, at the Illinois Music Educators District III Festival at Bone Student Center on the campus of Illinois State University, Normal. These students represent the top high school musicians from over 50 schools in Central Illinois. The students will perform in concert at 5:00 p.m. in Braden Auditorium.
The Senior Band will be under the direction of Dr. Mike Fansler, of Western Illinois University. PTHS students selected for the band were Eric Campbell, contrabass clarinet; Tatum Joerndt, flute: Chloe Mayback, trumpet; and Jeanette Wooldridge, tuba.
The Senior Chorus...
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Tickets are now on sale for the 48th Annual PTHS Madrigal Dinners!
Tickets are now on sale for the 48th Annual PTHS Madrigal Dinners! You are cordially invited to the 48th Annual Madrigal Dinners! Be transported to 16th Century England and be the honored guests of Lord and Lady Pontiac! Enjoy the beautiful costumes and castle 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! Whether you are a returning guest or will be visiting Castle Pontiac for the first time, the Pontiac Township High School Madrigal...
On Tuesday, November 4th , ten music students were inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society at Pontiac Township High School during the annual ceremony in the auditorium. The induction ceremony was followed with a recital and reception given by continuing members in the Society.
Tri-M is the international honor society for music students in junior and senior high schools. It is a program of National Association for Music Education, an association of over 60,000 music education professionals nationwide who realize the importance of recognizing and motivating musical achievement in their students.
Candidates are selected by their sponsors and the student members. They are considered on the basis of five...
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Senior band member, Ethan Putnam, was selected by audition to participate this Saturday, November 1st, in the Illinois Music Educators District III Jazz Festival Festival on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. Ethan was chosen from students across the central Illinois district. The students will rehearse throughout the day and perform in concert at 3:30 p.m. in the Westbrook Auditorium. Ethan’s jazz band will be under the direction of Dr. Don Owens, formerly Jazz Director at Northwestern University. The concert is free to the public.
Friday, October 31 is the last date to purchase a yearbook for the current $55.00 price. After that date, the price goes up, so please click the title to order your yearbook online before the end of the day on Friday:
Project UNIFY Peers in Action and the PTHS Library are teaming up to host the 2014 Read for Respect Reading Marathon. The race begins October 22 and will end April 24. Students will have the opportunity to participate in one of four ways: by reading a Marathon (26.2 books), a ½ Marathon (13.1 books), a 10K (6.2 books), or a Mighty Miler (5,280 pages). The goal is to get everyone reading for the long run, so students are encouraged to not only read on their own, but read to siblings or other younger children. They also have the opportunity to read with a Peer Partner and cross the finish line together. Special events and prize drawings will be held for participants throughout the race. For entry...
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!
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.
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.