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Daily Announcements for Tuesday – May 16, 2017

posted May 16, 2017, 6:31 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated May 16, 2017, 6:31 AM ]


Today is DAY 4

The Arts Festival is tonight!


May Theme - May’s “T.A.K.E.S. P.R.I.D.E.” theme is “dependability.”


Quote of the Day This week’s quote is from General Omar Bradley.  General Bradley said, “Dependability, integrity, the characteristic of never knowingly doing anything wrong, that you would never cheat anyone, that you would give everybody a fair deal…character is sort of an all-inclusive thing.  If a man has character, everyone has confidence in him.”  There are many abilities and talents that people have, very few are as important as being dependable.


Keystone Exams:  All Algebra 1 students are reminded that the Keystone Exams continue today.  Students should come to school prepared for the Keystone test with a calculator and 2 #2 pencils.  Any Algebra I student who forgets their graphing calculator is invited to see Mrs. Pletz in room #106 to borrow one.


Arts Festival News - Everyone is invited to the Arts Festival TONIGHT from 6:30-8:30PM here at South.  Projects from art and family and consumer sciences will be on display for all to enjoy.  The evening will be complete with food, embroidery and art demonstrations.  Please come out with your families to this free event to show off your wonderful work.


Softball News

  • JV – The JV softball team finished the sweep of the sister schools beating Central MS 14-9.  Jane Lafty recorded 6 strikeouts and scored a run.  Catcher, Bailey Winter got her uniform dirty by sliding into home for a run.  Taryn McHugh had 2 runs from the lead-off spot.  The outfield was impressive with Katrina Eldridge, Allison Ashby, and Emily Scanlon.  Mya Giordano got on base every at bat and did not miss a throw to 1st.  Maddie Clemens played shortstop and stole home for a much needed insurance run.  Isabel Wielgus had 2 clutch putouts and was aggressive on the base paths.  Haley Ellis scored 2 RBIs and played 3rd base.  Congrats on a great winning season girls!
  • Varsity – The varsity girls’ softball team won their last home game against Central MS yesterday.  Central was up 2-1 at the bottom of the first but the girls warmed up their bats and came back for the win.  Brielle Yencha hit an RBI to get Juliana Snider in at home during the 4th.  Claudia Rooney and Bella Polachek covered the outfield.  Liv Ferraro covered the plate and tagged at home for a 3rd out in the 3rd inning.  Erin Leight had 2 singles, one being an RBI to bring in Brielle Yencha to score.  Cassandra Schillo had a double in the 3rd.  Chloe Coughenour hit a triple in the 3rd, hit an RBI in the 4th, and was stealing bases left and right.  Mackenzie Owens pitched beautifully on the mound.  She had 11 strikeouts on the mound.  Mackenzie also hit a single and RBI single.  Coach Sands thanks all of the girls for a fun season and can’t wait to see you next year!


Track News

  • Coach Bech and Coach Storey congratulate and thank the track team for a great track season.  At yesterday’s tri-track meet against North and Central, we had some great performances and many personal bests.  A great meet was had on the girls’ side with multiple first place finishes by Maya Valetta and Maddie Angelo, and also by Hayley Gurysh contributing points in the hurdles.  On the boys’ side, multiple first place finishes were turned in by Jaylen Messina and Kevin Link, who set an automatic timing school record in the 400, running an amazing time of 55.81!  The coaches encourage all of the 8th graders to run track at the high school, and all of the 7th graders to work hard over the summer and come back next year strong and ready to run!
  • Track team members are reminded to wash your jerseys and turn them in to Miss Storey in room #212 which is next to the vending machine.  We will not accept stinky jerseys!


Wellness News

  • Mrs. Welsh’s CP4 class should report to room #301 today for class.
    • We will be in the library computer lab for class tomorrow.
  • All 6th grade wellness classes should report to the gym today.
    • We are NOT changing.  Please bring a pencil to class.


Music News

  • Band News – Band lessons for today are as follows:
    • All 6th grade band members should report CP10 for their lesson.
    • CP11 – Jazz Band rehearsal
  • Choir News – Choir rehearsal for this week in room #110 is as follows:
    • Tuesday – Chorale
    • Wednesday – 6th grade choir
    • Thursday – Chorale solo auditions
  • Orchestra News – Strings rehearsals today are as follows:
    • All 6/7/8 grade string students who volunteered to play tonight for the Art Show will need to come today for lessons according to the following schedule:
      • CP1 – all violins
      • CP2 – all violas
      • CP3 – all cellos
      • CP4 – all basses
      • If you are not playing tonight, you do not need to come for lessons. 
      • CP11 – Orchestra rehearsal is only for those students who are performing tonight for the Art Show.


SMYLE News – SMYLE is open this week to the following homerooms:  Mrs. Woodman, Mr. Bach, Mrs. Brittain, Ms. Mattes, Mrs. Grice, Mrs. Hippauf, and Mrs. Mylin.


AM Intramurals – Tomorrow will be the LAST AM street hockey of the year!  Come out and join us for our final day.  See you tomorrow at 7:00AM.


PHS Cheerleading – Girls interested in trying out for the PHS cheerleading team should pick up an information form in the South MS main office.  Open gyms start TODAY!


Drama Club News

  • It’s time to begin planning for next school year!  Any 6th or 7th grader wishing to run for an officer position should pick up information by the drama board.  There will be a Drama Club meeting on Thursday, May 18th from 3:00-4:30PM in the auditorium.  We will vote for new officers, play some theater games, and say goodbye to our 8th graders.  All are welcome!
  • Drama Club students interested in running for an officer position are reminded to turn in their paperwork to Miss Krall TODAY.


Cardboard Boat Regatta News – Ahoy Mateys!  It is NOT too late to sign up for the 2017 Cardboard Boat Regatta!  See Mrs. Bonnem if you have any questions or need a permission slip.  Permission slips are due on Friday, May 19th.


Talent Show News – Hey South!  Do you sing, dance, or play an instrument?  Or perhaps you juggle, do magic, or tell jokes?  Whatever your talent, we want to see it in the 2017 South Talent Show!  Auditions will be held after school from 3:00-5:00 on Monday, May 22nd.  Individuals or small groups should have a full act prepared to share at auditions.  Interested students should stop by Miss Storey or Miss Krall’s room to obtain more information and to sign up for an audition.


PHS Cross Country Team News – 8th grade boys interested in joining the Pennridge High School Cross Country team next fall:  a sign-up sheet will be located in the front office.


Lost and Found:  The lost and found is overflowing with coats, jackets, lunch boxes and other items.  If you are missing any items, please stop by the lost and found near the guidance office.  Any items not claimed by the end of the school year will be donated to the Salvation Army or another comparable outreach group.  If you have lost eye glasses or jewelry, please check in the main office.



  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When dropping off/picking up students/forgotten items, PLEASE do not park in the NO PARKING/FIRE ZONE area near the main office entrance.
    • Due to bus traffic and student safety, please park on the street between the hours of 7:00AM – 8:00AM, and 2:00PM – 3:00PM.  Otherwise, you may park in the designated parking spaces in the parking lot.  Thank you!
  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When calling in your child’s absence, please remember to call the voice mail line at 215-257-0469 (press 4 or ext. 1008).  Thank you!
  • Attn. Students:  ALL students should be entering the building in the morning through the doors near the cafeteria. DO NOT enter through the front doors near the bike rack.
  • Please remind your parents they are not to enter the front lot where the buses drop off between 7:00-8:15AM.  If your parent or guardian is dropping you off between these times, they should let you out at the 5th Street curb.
  • Also, no students should be entering through the front doors before 7:45AM.
  • All Students and staff are reminded - DO NOT open building doors for anyone.  All guests should be directed to enter thru the secure vestibule at the front of the building.