Panther News

The ASVAB test will be given on Wednesday, November 9 in room 126.  If you are interested in a career in the military or in exploring career options after high school this is the test for you.  Space is limited to the first 60 sophomores, juniors, and seniors to sign-up in guidance.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Bellamy or your guidance counselor.

Want a chance to win a FREE yearbook? VyStar Credit Union is giving away two yearbooks to anyone who becomes a member, all you need is $5 and ID and your name will be placed in a drawing to win. We’re located  near the cashier’s window and we hope to see you soon!

Attention 11th and 12th graders: The ACT and SAT Fee waivers have arrived. If you want to take the October 22nd ACT Test, you first need to build your ACT account and register to take the exam. Then make an appointment with your counselor to receive a waiver for the exam. All students can receive 2 ACT waivers and 2 SAT waivers in their lifetime.

Seniors Athletes - Are you interested in winning a $10,000 scholarship.  If you are a high school senior who is dedicated to learning, leading and performing, you have exactly what it takes to become a Wendy's High School Heisman.  To apply you must have a 3.0 GPA and be a proven leader and role model in our school and community.  You must also perform in at least one sport here at PHS.  To apply or find out more information, visit

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 - Did you miss the college fair, or was the college you were looking for not here.  The National Association of College Admission Counseling will host a College Fair in Jacksonville on Saturday, October 15 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Prime Osborne Convention Center.  Admissions representatives from hundreds of colleges and universities will be available to speak with students one-on-one concerning the college admission process and college life in general.  Admission is free and pre-registration is encouraged.  For more information, please see your guidance counselor.


The Palatka High-Q team competes against other High Schools in an academic quiz-bowl-type competition.  There will be a meeting on Friday after school in Mr. Shryock's classroom for students interested in competing in High-Q this year. 

EOC and FSA - Students will be given 2016 EOC and FSA results during Advisement classes. Any students who wish to retake the assessments must see their guidance counselors to be registered for the retake dates.

Advisement Time - Student Advisement time will be held after 3rd Period for 25 minutes. At that time every student should go to their 7th period teacher. Teachers will take roll and students will be marked absent/tardy. This is an opportunity to engage in discussions about school concerns, grades, and many other topics. Progress reports and report cards will be distributed through this class. There will be points and award ceremonies as well. 

Character Counts Pillars
Respect - Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements