Principal's Update

Dear PBL JH Families:
Here are some items of interest for the week ahead and more.
 1.  3rd Qt. Grades:  The 3rd Qt. will be coming to conclusion on Friday, March 15th.  Final 3rd Qt. grades will be posted for families to view on Wednesday, March 20th.  If you would like a conference after reviewing your child’s grades please contact us at the junior high and we can arrange that.
2.  3rd Qt. Panther Celebration Update:  The following is information that we have shared with students about our upcoming 3rd Qt. Panther Celebration that will take place on Friday, March 15th from 1:14-3:14pm. 
Here is a reminder of the expectation targets we set for students during the 3rd Qt.
During the entire 3rd Quarter from January 7th – March15th students must meet the following expectations to earn admission into the Panther Celebration:
  • Students can have no unexcused absences during the entire 3rd quarter.  An unexcused absence is when a student is gone from school with no phone call.
  • Students can have no more than 6 unexcused tardies during the 3rd quarter.  On the 7th unexcused tardy students will be excluded from the event.
  • Students must be passing all classes for the 3rd quarter.  This includes PE, enrichments, band and chorus.
  • Students can have no office based discipline during the 3rd quarter.  When a behavior becomes an incident that the dean of students or principal is dealing with and administering consequences, the student will be excluded from the event.  This does include the bus also.
For our 3rd Qt. Panther Celebration we have two different sessions that the students have signed up for with different activities.  The first session will take place from 1:14-2:14pm and the second session will take place from 2:14-3:14pm. 
3.  Student Council – March Madness:  The following is information on our Student Council – March Madness themed days.  Our Student Council met and collaborated on some themed days to have some fun in school.  Here is the list of days with the theme described:
March 18th:  St. Patrick’s Day – Wear Green
March 19th:  National Agriculture Day – Dress like a farmer
March 20th:  First Day of Spring – Wear your Hawaiian Shirt
March 21st:  Incredible Kid Day – Dress for Success (dress-up day)
March 22nd:  Earth Day – Wear Blue or Green
March 28th:  Opening Day of Professional Baseball – Wear your favorite team shirt
On Friday, March 22nd Student Council will also be hosting a dance in the Commons Area from 5:00-7:00pm.  There will be a DJ and concessions available.  Students will also have to pay admission for entrance to the dance.
4.  8th Grade Girls Volleyball:  Good luck to our 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Team as they compete in the Sectional Championship at St. Joe on Monday, March 11th.  The game will be at 6:30pm against St. Joe.
5.  PBL JH Show Choir:  On Friday, March 8th the PBL JH Show Choir competed in the Watseka Invitational and placed 6th.  The Show Choir will be performing again this upcoming Friday when they head to Decatur, IL for the Unlimited Attitude at Elite Energy’s Premiere Event.  The group will be leaving by bus at 3:15pm and performing at 7pm.
Have a good Sunday and don’t forget Daylight Saving Time starts today where we spring forward by one hour.  
Yours in Education,
Josh Didier, Principal
PBL Junior High School