Palacios FFA along with Tidehaven FFA will host a Food Drive. The last day to donate with be Friday 9/15/2017. We are accepting money, non-perishable food, and cleaning supplies. Please note that we will not be accepting clothing items, all donations will be given to the Palacios Food Bank, Wharton County Clean Up, as well as 4-H and FFA students who lost show supplies due to recent flooding. Thank you for your support!
2017 Yearbooks have arrived! Graduated seniors may stop by the high school office to pick-up their yearbook. If you still need to purchase one, the cost is $55.00 and you may contact Amy Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-2571.
The PHS National Honor Society will hold its annual blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 14th in the PHS Fine Arts Building Parking Lot. Everyone is encouraged to donate to this worthy cause. If you are interested in donating, you may stop by when it is convenient for you. To donate blood you must be at least 16 years old, weigh 122 pounds and be in good health. Anyone under 18 needs parents’ consent to donate. Please eat a hearty meal and drink plenty of fluids, preferably water, prior to donation and continue to do so throughout the day. Remember to bring an I.D. There is no substitute for blood. It has to come from one person in order to be given to another. A regular number of voluntary donations is required every day to meet the need for blood in the Texas Gulf Coast region.
Parents of PHS Juniors: Class ring orders will be taken on Tuesday, September 12th during lunch and from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the LRC.
Announcement of Upcoming Parent Information Meeting A few of the topics that will be covered include: SAT, ACT, College Deadlines, Scholarships, College Days, GPA, Rank, Transcripts, Selective Service, NCAA Parents and guardians are invited to attend an informational meeting with Mrs. Garcia, PHS Counselor on September 12, 2017 from 4:30-5:30 pm in the PHS LRC.
PSAT to be administered October 11th at PHS LRC PHS Sophomores and Juniors will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 11th at 8:00 am in the PHS LRC. The skills tested on the PSAT/NMSQT are the skills students need in college. The test is approximately 3 hours long. The PSAT/NMSQT lets students:
- Practice for the SAT
- Assess their skills in verbal reasoning, mathematical reasoning, and writing
- Compare their academic skills with those of other college-bound students
- Enter scholarship competitions
- Ask colleges to send them information
- Get information about a college major of interest to them
Central Elementary and East Side Intermediate will hold “Meet the Teacher Night” on Tuesday, August 22nd. The Central Elementary campus will be open from 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. The East Side campus will be open from 5:30 – 6:45. Students will have an opportunity to meet their teachers and tour the campuses. Palacios Junior High and Palacios High staff will greet their students and families on Thursday, August 17th from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Secondary Cafeteria. Classes for all students will begin on Wednesday, August 23rd.
May has been a busy month for the Palacios High School POWER SET group. On May 4th, members attended STP’s Career Event where members from many of the local POWER SET and WIT groups were able to collaborate to build a Rubes Goldberg machine and then were given the opportunity to meet with STP employees from many different areas to discuss their careers.
Then, on May 10th, POWER SET members visited the very new Phillips 66 corporate office in Houston where they learned about their college recruiting program and career opportunities within many divisions of the company. Mrs. Jane Gasdaska, the GM for US Product Supply & Distribution at Phillips 66 took time from her day to speak to the group about building their personal brands to be successful. To end the day’s events, 6 female employees from 6 different areas at corporate held a career panel for POWER SET.