Mittens for Detroit
The students in Ms. Scott & Mrs. Simpsons 8th grade classes recently pledged to help homeless & need children in the Detroit are. They collected 106 pairs of mittens/gloves, 4 scarves (3 hand knitted by a grandma), 35 hats and 4 pairs of socks. These items will go to the Mittens for Detroit organization to be distributed to needy & homeless families in the metro Detroit area.
PCHS National Honor Society
On Thursday, November 13th, sixty-nine new members were inducted into the John F. Kennedy chapter of the National Honor Society. The National Honor Society was formed in 1921 as a nationwide organization of talented high school students. Membership is based not only upon a G.P.A. of 3.4 or higher, but also a student’s demonstrated leadership, character and service to the community. Congratulations to those Pinckney Community High students who have chosen to take on the responsibility of representing both their high school and the National Honor Society as new members.
Students at Farley Hill Elementary enjoyed a free interactive and fun assembly presented by St. Joseph Mercy Health System this week. The Health Exploration Station team engaged students in game show type activities to help them learn about healthy living behaviors. Students were able to identify the appropriate amount of sleep that they should be getting each night, and they learned about the importance of hand washing to limit the spread of germs. They discovered more about healthy combinations of foods to eat, and the impact of exercise on healthy heart function for life. Students did some careful thinking about safe habits such as wearing helmets when riding bikes or rollerblading. The Farley Hill students and staff would like to thank St. Joseph Mercy Health System for sharing this special learning opportunity with us this week.
PCHS Camp Skyline
During the weekend of November 14-16 Pinckney Community High School hosted its 19th annual Camp Skyline Communications/Leadership Training retreat at the Emrich Conference Center.
Each year sixty students, thirty males and thirty females, are chosen to attend. They are chosen because of their leadership in their own peer group, and based on teacher recommendations. There is the expectation that the school climate will improve as a result of the weekend experience with barriers between cliques being broken down. In addition to the students, 15 staff members including administrators, teachers, and other staff members participate in, and chaperone the weekend.
Camp Skyline is an intensive weekend for Pinckney High School students to learn communication skills and gain experience in reaching out to others. It’s a time where they are taught new ways to have fun and feel good, and to support others in helpful ways. The heart of the program is the small “skill groups” where students learn more about each other and share concerns, ideas, and feelings in a supportive and caring atmosphere. The students also learn a lot about leadership in their own environment and one of our primary goals is for them to come back to PCHS and make a positive impact on their own surroundings. Many students, after attending, have stated “This was the best weekend of my life.”
PCHS on Quizbusters!
The Pinckney High School Quiz Bowl Team has made it to the semifinals of the "QuizBusters" TV show. It's aired on WKAR -TV at Michigan State University. They have won their first 3 matches against Hartland, Everett,& Owosso. Included in the picture are from left Kenny Behmer, Steven Gaston, Rachel Menosky, host Matt Ottinger, Tyler Root, and Coach Mr. Rob Dubay Pinckney High social studies teacher.
Walmart Honors Farley Teachers
The teachers at Farley Hill Elementary in Pinckney were honored by the Howell Walmart as Livingston County Teachers of the Year at a staff meeting on Friday, November 7. Walmart recognized the care, compassion and efforts of our teachers in this surprise presentation. They also appreciate and understand the personal financial contributions that teachers share with their students to create opportunities in the classroom. Because of this, each Farley Hill teacher received a $50 Walmart gift card to use toward the purchase of classroom supplies for students.
Nav Kids on Detroit Performs
Navigator students from Mrs. Potoff's and Mrs. Molnar's classes were recently featured on a Detroit PBS program, Detroit Performs. The classes have been working to support an organization called Stiggy's Dogs. (http://stiggysdogs.org/) Check out the clip here: