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Join Us for Tutorial on Scheduling

Happy New Year PRHS Parents & Guardians,
As we approach the end of our first semester, we know our students are preparing for midterm exams and looking ahead to the third nine weeks of 2019-2020. It is amazing to consider our school year has reached its half-way mark! It has been a busy and exciting semester for the Pine-Richland High School staff and students.
Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Activities
We continue to focus on our RAMS Way initiative and our PRIDE values and know it takes a strong partnership between the school and families to encourage daily attendance. Research is clear; students with good attendance are more likely to be successful in school. High attendance rates are linked to high achievement and growth. Our RAMS Way focus on attendance continues to go well and we appreciate your support and efforts to encourage your child’s personal growth by arriving on time and being present each day. 
We celebrate the academic success of all of our students, reflected in the 2019 Academic Achievement and Growth Report and we use the data to guide us in making improvements to our programs. We see “outside of the classroom” achievement and growth of our students through the school musical, art show, athletics, clubs, and ensemble concerts. PRHS students continue to explore and engage in diverse opportunities in and beyond our classrooms.
Our 2020-2021 Program of Studies will be shared with our school board for approval on January 13. This marks the official start of Scheduling for the 2020-2021 school year. In an effort to improve our scheduling process for families, we invite parents to an evening of interactive learning with our Program of Studies. The document will continue to be interactive through the high school website. We are inviting parents/guardians to join us on Monday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. for a Program of Studies Tutorial, designed specifically for YOU. Computers will be available and we will be sharing how to access the document and highlight its many resources. In order to be prepared with devices for all participants, we ask attendees to respond here to confirm your attendance.
This tutorial is open to all parents/guardians with children in grades 8 through 11. Principals, School Counselors, and Teachers will be here to assist in your navigation of the Program of Studies and share important information and tips as you work with your student to build his or her high school schedule for 2020-2021. We will be sharing important dates and information regarding the scheduling process as well.  
It is an exciting time for all of our students as they consider their academic interests and plan their school schedule for their next year(s) at PRHS. We want to be sure parents and families have the tools needed to guide discussions as our teachers share recommendations and counselors meet with students to build their schedules. 
A student's high school years are filled with opportunities for them to identify areas of strength, become and remain actively involved in clubs, activities, and sports, and seek opportunities for growth. Our staff is here to work with parents and students as we prepare them for college and careers.
We are looking forward to an exciting and active second semester! Thank you for your continued support of our school!
Mrs. Nancy Bowman, PRHS Principal
Mr. Rob Puskas, PRHS Assistant Principal (Grade 12)
Mr. T.J. Salopek, PRHS Assistant Principal (Grades 10 & 11)
Dr. Stephanie Svilar, PRHS Assistant Principal (Grade 9)