Mrs. Sanderson's Weekly Update
4 days ago
Students will be out of school for Fall Break on Monday, October 12, 2015. Students will return to school on Tuesday, October 12, 2015.
Parent/Teacher Conference night will be on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 4:30p.m.-6:30p.m. Parents can pick up their child's report card that night and discuss grades with teachers.
The Junior High pageant will take place on October 27, 2015 at 6:30p.m.
The High School pageant will take place on October 29, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Leigh Anne Sanderson
2 months ago
Welcome to a new school year! As each school year begins, we get excited about the students returning to Potts Camp School. Planning has already begun for parent and student events, and we hope you are able to join us in continuing the wonderful school experience for our students.
Our staff is dedicated to providing a solid education for each and every student. We also work hard to maintaining a safe and worry free environment so that students have every opportunity to learn.
Thank you for entrusting us with your children! This is going to be a great school year!
about 1 month ago
The 2015-2016 school year at Potts Camp High School got off to a great start, and we are in full swing! In the classroom, the staff is doing an outstanding job of making sure that your child is getting every opportunity to make the most of their instruction time in order to be successful. I cannot say enough positive things about our staff at PCHS!
In addition to state testing, a large focus this school year is to improve ACT scores. This year’s senior class took the ACT at our school last year as juniors, which was provided by the State. The composite score for that class was 18.6, up from 17.8 a year earlier. This is a significant improvement, and we are glad to see this. However, the state average was 19.0. It is now a goal of PCHS to achieve an ACT composite score above the state average each year. To achieve our goal, we are working on increasing ACT sub-scores. These scores are the individual scores for each section of the ACT (English, math, science and reading).
Sub-scores are vital to your child once they enter college. Most colleges will not allow students to take basic freshman college courses such as English Composition I, College Algebra, Biology and U.S. Government unless sub scores are 18 or above in those corresponding categories on the ACT. What this means is without an 18 sub-score in these areas, the student will be placed in remedial courses that cause the student to start his or her college career from behind. Furthermore, remedial courses do not count toward credit needed to earn a college degree. Their composite score may be high enough for them to be accepted to college, but it is the sub-scores that determine whether they begin college, on-track or not.
To assist our students in this challenge, we have partnered with Get-2-College (get2college.org) from Southaven, MS, to conduct ACT workshops on our campus. Originally, we were going to bus students to Southaven in order to attend their workshop. However, they witnessed our passion to increase ACT scores at PCHS when the director of Get-2-College was on-campus for our senior parent night. They contacted us afterward and offered to do an exclusive ACT workshop at our high school to help our juniors and seniors increase their ACT scores. The workshops are free and are scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th for the senior class and Thursday, October 22nd for the junior class. In order to attend the workshop, students must be registered to take the ACT test given on Saturday, October 24th. The deadline to register for the October 24th test date is Friday, September 18th. There’s not much time left to do so. Please be sure your child is registered to take advantage of the workshop!!
Thanks for taking the
time to read this update. I appreciate
what you do for Potts Camp High School and want to encourage you to get
others involved. There are three things you can do to help PCHS reach its
desired goals –
1. Be active and involved at PCHS.
2. Physically and financially support PCHS.
3. Get others to do the same.
By Shelly Clayton