January 24, 2017

Annual Athletic Passes are on sale at the cashier's window. These passes along with a photo ID are good for all HOME athletic events this year - District, Regional, and State tournaments excluded.Student passes are $40 Adult & Family passes are also available. 

STUDENTS-The use of headphones, ear buds, and/or cell phones is allowed during lunch and class changes only. If you are sent out of class with a pass, that is NOT the time to be using these devices and they should not be seen. Thank you for your cooperation so that we may keep the privilege to use these devices on campus altogether.

Seniors! Don't forget; full senior pages in the yearbook are available in the yearbook for $150. For $195, you can get a full color senior page and a yearbook; a savings of $75 over buying a book and a page individually. Pay at the cashier's window, then get in touch with Mrs. Walther for details.

Att all students: The Blueberry Festival is having a t-shirt design contest. Turn in your designs to the front office by March 31st. There will be a $100 cash prize for 1st place. The theme of the design needs to stress blueberries and that it is the 20th anniversary of the Blueberry Festival.

Second Semester Beta Club and NHS membership applications are being accepted from today through the 31st of January.  See Mrs. Baird for an application if you wish to apply.  All references and applications must be turned in by the due date.

Any girls interested in playing spring softball for Palatka High School. Tryouts will start today, January 23rd at the softball field @ 2:30.Please be on time.

If you are an 11th, 10th, or 9th graders who is interested in Dual Enrollment for summer term or next school year, you should sign up for the next CPT testing on February 7, 2017.  Remember, you must have a 3.0 unweighted GPA to participate in Dual Enrollment.  Please come to Guidance and sign up through Ms. Sharp. She will give you a dual enrollment packet that must be completed by Jan. 23 to qualify for testing.  For more information, please see your guidance counselor.

All Anchor members see Mrs. Johns ASAP about convention.

Want a chance to win a $25 Visa Gift Card to use anywhere? Refer a friend or open a Vystar Account in the next 2 weeks –from January 17th – January 31st. All you need is $5, your social security card and an ID/permit or student ID.

PHS Soccer is having the 1ST Annual Alumni Soccer Game on Friday, Feb. 3rd at the Panther Pit. If you would like to participate in the game the fee is $10. If you have any questions, please pick up a flyer in the front office.

Putnam County Academic Team Selection:

Students, come to Mrs. Latta’s room on Thursday, January 26th, at 3:00 pm, to see if you can become a member of the Putnam Co. Academic team.  We need students who are highly qualified in at least one of the academic areas (math, science, social studies, and language arts) and anyone  who is highly qualified in a foreign language and/or humanities.  You should also be outgoing, competitive and energetic, ready to be active participants during competition. Team members will compete in April at the Grand Floridian in Disney World.

Senior Jess Motes is harvesting a garden at College Park Baptist Church for families in need and needs your help. So if you need community services hours please see Ms. Motes in guidance for information on how to volunteer and contact information for Mr. Motes.

The next PERT test will be offered to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who have already taken but not passed the Algebra I EOC. The PERT test will be offered on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in Building 10. Students who wish to test must attend the PERT study session to be held on Tuesday, January 24th after school from 2:00-3:00 with Mrs. Miles. Make sure to sign in so that you will be rostered to test on Wed. Jan. 25th. If you have not already picked up a PERT study guide, please stop by guidance and have your study guide with you for the PERT study session. See your guidance counselor or Mrs. Bellamy if you have any questions.

Prom Theme 2017 is Fairy Tale Fantasy.  So you have an idea about the decor, here is  short description:  A country shabby chic prom will overflow with creative details that are enough to make a vintage inspired romantic theme. Most of the décor and details will be planned around this theme for a romantic feel with a touch of whimsical. Colors will include lots of white, creams, gold, mints, and corals. Hints of a vintage country garden will come into play with burlap accents and rustic pieces. A garden with fairies will welcome guests to prom this year. Expect mason jars, burlap, rustic wood accents, a soft color palette and lots of twinkle lights to greet guest attending Prom 2017.


Rock the Runway through the Ages is coming to PHS.  We are looking for PHS students and teachers who would like to model their gowns for our fashion show for 2017 Prom Fashion Show.  Sign up with Mrs. Baird in Room 26/10 or send her an email.  


Candy and Carnation Valentine Grams will go on sale Monday on stage during lunch or you may purchase in Mrs. Baird's Room for Valentine's Day delivery.  See a Key Club member for details.


Prom Tickets for Early Bird Prices are on sale now.  This is the lowest they will be all year.  See Mrs. Baird before or after school, between classes or during lunch.

Palatka PAL (Police Athletic League) is taking applications for their YDP (Youth Directors Program) that is a year round program that allows youth to learn leadership skills while being involved in PAL program decisions such as Camp Higher Ground. Activities include evening training, field trips, community services, and summer internships. If you are or know anyone the age of 11-18 and would like to participate, please stop by Mrs. Wright-Purifoy’s room 131 to pick up the information and application packet.

Att Girls…there will be a meeting in Coach Polite's Classroom on Tuesday, January 31st at 2:30 for all girls interested in playing Flag Football for the 2017 season. All athletic paperwork will issued at this meeting so make sure you are in attendance.

Want Chick-fil-a on Valentine’s Day? Bring in your sweetie for a treaty, make a Vy-Star Account and become a member. Or refer a friend or your sweetie. All you need is $5, your social security card, an ID or permit or school ID. Remember, show your girl your thinking about her future.

Ms. Crenshaw’s advisement group will be selling candy grams for Valentines Day for a $1 donation. The candy grams will be delivered on Tuesday, February 14th during one of the recipient’s classes. You can buy directly from Ms. Crenshaw (Room#526) before school starts or during Lunch A. You can also buy a candy gram from one of her advisement students.

PERT testing will be Wed. 1/25/17. Students should report to 1st period for attendance and breakfast first and then go to testing labs after announcements. Rosters are posted on the blue and white bulletin board near guidance. Any 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student who has taken but not passed the Algebra I EOC should check the roster for testing assignments. All 11th and 12th grade testers must attend the practice session after school on Tuesday 1/24/17 in order to take the test on Wednesday.

Attention to ALL 10th GRADE Girls

St Johns River State College is hosting the "GIRLS CAN" event on March 10 from 8am -2 pm. Transportation will be provided.  Permission slips will be distributed during 1st period today, Jan 24th.  Please turn in your permission form and the PCSD Standard Artist Release Form to Guidance (Mrs. Sharp) on Monday, January 30. Be sure to tell Mrs. Sharp what size T-Shirt you will need for the event.