Welcome to Senior News

*Urgent News*

*Permission slips for the TTU field trip are due Friday, Feb 28th. NO EXCEPTIONS!

*FAFSA is OPEN for business. Complete your FAFSA by February 7, 2020 in order to receive your TN Promise funds. FAFSA Frenzy is Wednesday, January 22, 8:30-12 pm in the Library. You may do this on your own at http://fafsa.ed.gov

*If you have NOT created your FSA-ID you may do so at http://fsaid.ed.gov This must be done in order to sign and submit your FAFSA.

*Follow us on Twitter @PowellHS_CCC

*Please sign up for the senior class remind. This is critical to receive important information. Parents also need to sign up. Text code @98ageg to 810-10

* Mandatory TN Promise in school meeting is Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5:30pm in the gym. This is mandatory and if you don’t come you will not be eligible to receive your TN Promise (2 years free community college in the state of TN) funds. If you are an athlete who has a game during the mandatory meeting. You must submit an excuse to TnAcheives through their website. Please refer to your green handbook. www.tnachieves.org

*Scholarship page - Make sure you are checking the scholarship page and the open house and program page. This is your most up to date information.

*All 18 year old men are required by federal law to register with the U.S. Selective Service. Register online at SSS.gov.

*Upcoming important senior dates*

Class of 2020 Important Dates

January 16, 2020 School-wide Renaissance Speaker -- 10:00-12:00 in Gym

January 17, 2020 Deadline to register for February 8th ACT

January 25, 2020 Optional ACT Boot Camp-- 9:00-1:00 in Library

February 1, 2020 FAFSA Deadline for TN Promise Eligibility

February 8, 2020 National ACT Test

February 13, 2020 Renaissance Rally -- 10:00 in Auditorium

February 18, 2020 Prom tickets go one sale before school & after school -- $30/single, $55/couple

March (TBD), 2020 Field Trip to TN Tech

March 13, 2020 Deadline to register for April 4th ACT

March 16-20, 2020 SPRING BREAK

March 23, 2020 Prom ticket prices increase -- $35/single, $65/couple

March 25, 2020 MANDATORY TN Promise Meeting--5:30pm in Gym (students MUST attend)

March 26, 2020 The Emory’s --Recognizing PHS Top Scholars *subject to change*

April 1, 2020 Deadline to apply to a college in order to use TN Promise money

April 6, 2020 Prom ticket prices increase-- $40/single, $70/couple

April 4, 2020 National ACT Test

April 9, 2020 Senior Supply Delivery Day; Breakfast--9:00 am in the Cafeteria, Supplies delivered - 10:15 am in the Auditorium

April 24, 2020 Senior Exit forms due

April 29, 2020 Last Day to purchase Prom Tickets and turn in guest forms

May 1, 2020 College Signing Day/Post-Secondary Luncheon--10:00-2:00pm

May 4, 2020 Senior Awards--10:00 am on the Football field

Senior Picnic--12:00-2:00

May 6, 2020 3rd & 4th Block Senior Exams

May 7, 2020 1st & 2nd Block Senior Exams

May 8, 2020 Senior Prom--6:00-10:00 at the Park Pavilion at The Tennessean

May 14, 2020 Mandatory Graduation Practice – 12:00 pm at Thompson-Boling Arena

**KCS transportation provided; MUST see Coach Porter to sign up by May 1st**

May 16, 2020 Graduation – 9:00 am at Thompson-Boling Arena

**Seniors need to arrive by 8:00 am**

Graduation Dress Code

Mandatory Gentleman will wear dress pants, dress shirt and tie, and dark colored dress shoes with graduation gown, cap, stole, etc. No cowboy or work boots, tennis shoes, or flip flops for footwear. No jeans. **Boys needing assistance with the mandatory dress requirements need to see Mr. Greg Bruce (room 308) ASAP.

Mandatory Ladies will wear dresses or dress slacks/blouse with graduation gown,cap, stole, etc. No cowboy or work boots, tennis shoes, or flip flops or footwear. No jeans.

**Girls needing assistance with the mandatory dress requirements need to see Mrs. Beth Myer (room 116) ASAP.

May 22, 2020 Deadline to register for June 13th ACT

June 13, 2020 National ACT Test

Big Scholarship Deadlines (You may apply to most of these online or pick up hard copy in Mrs. Taylor's office...see tab above for scholarships and more info)

PHS Students only:

Powell Alumni Scholarship deadline- Feb 20,2020

Bradley Pope Memorial Scholarship- Apr 1, 2020

Vicki Dunaway Memorial Scholarship- Apr 1, 2020

Knox County students only:

East TN Foundation- Feb 22, 2020

Kyle William Memorial- Feb 22, 2020

Regions Bank- Feb 29, 2020

Rotary Club of Knoxville- Mar 6, 2020

Jim Snoddy- Mar 13, 2020

Evan Richey Memorial- Mar 15, 2020

Barney Thompson- Mar 15, 2020

Commercial Bank, Life Made Better- Mar 30, 2020

Contact Persons at Powell High School 865-938-2171

Mrs. White or Mrs. Raven Raby- Everything Prom liz.white@knoxschools.org or extension 74627 raven.raby@knoxschools.org or extension 74676

Mrs. Lanius- Verification of Graduation status, transcripts, … emily.lanius@knoxschools.org or extension 74613

Mrs. Taylor- Mrs. Taylor- Senior exit forms, senior exit meetings (early grads and regular grads), college applications, scholarships, transcripts for scholarships, FAFSA, TN Promise, anything post-secondary. cassidy.taylor@knoxschools.org or extension 74615

Mr. Porter- Graduation supplies, supplies delivery, Graduation practice, Graduation jim.porter@knoxschools.org or extension 74656

Mr. Bruce- Mandatory attire for Graduation for Boys greg.bruce@knoxschools.org or extension 74696

Mrs. Meyer- Mandatory attire for Graduation for Girls beth.meyer@knoxschools.org or extension 74681

Mrs. Speegle- Senior Debt list/Diploma HOLDs karen.speegle@knoxschools.org or extension 74610

JOSTENS ordering contact information:

* 1-800-JOSTENS or 1-800-567-8367

* www.jostens.com

Please contact Mrs. Taylor with any questions! Text me on Remind or email me at Cassidy.taylor@knoxschools.org

Cassidy Taylor

College and Career Readiness Advisor


865-938-2171 ext.74615