School Safety Message

Panther Pantry is starting up again this year. There will be teen ambassadors this year to talk to students about the program. This program provides backpacks full of food for a weekend for those students who are in need. If you have questions or would like a backpack please contact Ms. Trembly, or one of the ambassadors, Lexie Lee, Cassidy Cushman, Eliasz Bramlitt.

SJR State is hosting FAFSA Frenzy a FAFSA Application workshop for seniors and their parents. The event will be held on the following dates and locations: November 8th – St. Johns SJR State St. Augustine Campus and November 15th - Putnam SJR State Palatka Campus. FAFSA Frenzy is open to anyone who needs to complete the FAFSA for 2019-2020 Academic Year.


Grad Bash at Universal Orlando 
will be Friday, April 5 and the cost for the trip will be $116.00.  A non-refundable $40 deposit is due by December 20 and the final non-refundable balance will be due by February 21.  Students must be on track for graduation (which includes passing all classes in progress at the time of the trip - No "Ds", "Fs", or "Is") and not have any discipline referrals during the second semester.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Chaires or Mrs. Clark.

Seniors - Herff Jones, our graduation supply vendor, will begin taking orders on November 6th and 7th during lunch.  They will also be here on November 6th from 3:45 - 6:00 pm. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Clark, Mr. Pipa or Mr. Chaires.

Musical Theatre Department proudly presents “Willie Wonka” - November 29-December 2, 2018 at C.L. Overturf Sixth Grade Center Auditorium. 

Palatka 2018 PorchFest is looking for volunteers. So students who need community service hours need to sign up in Guidance for the PorchFest. The festival will be December 1, 2018. Volunteers will need to be there at 10am and stay until 5pm if possible. They will rotate so that you can get a break.

Do you like to tell stories? Stories that inspire, excite, challenge, awaken, or question? Calling all storytellers and story lovers. Let's listen, enjoy, and dissect. Let's create stories together or revive forgotten ones. If you like to tell stories, write, want to start writing, are looking for ideas, or just enjoy collaborating and creating, join us! The Palatka High Writer's Group will be meeting every Friday during lunch in Ms. Bellamy's room (room 208).

Procedures for early checkouts - There will be no early checkouts granted by email, notes from home or phone calls.  A parent/guardian will be required to come to the school to check out his/her child.  For students that drive, the exception will be for a doctors appointment.  The student will need to present an appointment card to the front office staff at the time of the appointment.  Front office staff will verify this appointment by calling a parent/guardian using a phone number listed on Skyward.  Front office staff will determine when the student should leave in order to make the appointment on time.  When the student returns to school, he/she will bring a note from the doctor that specifies the time they left the appointment.  This will determine how many classroom absences will be considered Excused.  We greatly appreciate your cooperation and support in maximizing student attendance and student learning.

Anyone interested in working at NAS JAX after graduation in the industrial areas (painter, mechanic, electrical, welding, electronics, machinist), getting tuition reimbursement to SJRSC, and starting salary $15/hour. See Mrs. Cauble on Monday or Tuesday in Guidance. 

January 15: Cap & Gown Portraits in the Panther Den ALL DAY. Sign up: Walther’s room.

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Mr. J.T. Stout

Assistant Principals
Jerome Wilkerson
Michelle Tucker