Message from Principal Karaptian

Parchment High School Principal Scott Karaptian

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May 18, 2015

Good Monday Morning,

I hope everyone was able to enjoy their weekend, it ended up being a bit better than what was forecasted. I hope the weather cooperates this week and the next as we have many athletic events to get through before the end of the year.

Speaking of the end of the year, it is coming very quickly. June 3rd is the Seniors Honor Dessert at Parchment High School and June 5th is Graduation at Miller Auditorium. As for the events going on this week, please see the attached calendar of event.

To name a few things going on this week, outside of all of the athletic events, we have PPIP on Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 in the high school office. I hope that Wednesday will be a better day for most. I would like to get some input from you on some pretty hot topics such as, dress code, cell phones and attendance policies. Tuesday is the Spring Band Concert at Haven Church; the performance will start at 7:00. Friday is Student Council's last Blood drive for the year.

In athletics last week, Tuesday the softball team was able to defeat the Delton Panthers in both games of a double header. The first game the ladies of Parchment won by a score of 13-3 and the second game a huge win with the score of 22-3. Abby Patton and Kassidy Butler both had 2 home runs for the day!

In baseball last week, the varsity baseball took a double header from Hopkins, winning the first game 13-3 and the second 11-5. In the first game, a sacrifice fly by Tyler Appelgren and an RBI single by Luke Dexter in the first inning and an RBI single by Brady Jones, a two-run triple by Alex Dreier, an error, an RBI double by Dexter, and an RBI single by Martin Liao during the second inning helped the Parchment Panthers put some runs on the board early. Dexter got the win on the mound, striking out four, walking three and surrendering only 11 hits. The second game, Parchment got eight runs in the 7th inning to decide the outcome for Hopkins. In the seventh inning, Parchment scored on a sacrifice fly by Brady Jones, an RBI single by Josh Pelkey, a two-run single by Ben Geiger, a walk by Cole Czopek, and a three-run double by Luke Dexter. Geiger got the win on the mound with a two inning shutout, including two strikeouts, two walks and only one hit. The JV team was able to split with Hopkins, losing the first game 17-5 and winning the second game 6-4.

In soccer news, the panthers took on the state ranked Holland Black River Tuesday night; unfortunately they were not able to pull off the win, losing 0-3. However, the girls were able to pull it back together and defeat Bangor Thursday night 3-2. In that game, Sarah Madaras collided with and passed a defender, causing the goalkeeper to charge. Sarah then shot just outside the far post. At the last second the ball curved in, scoring the deciding goal. In a back-and-forth battle, Emily Brittain scored two goals both in some way, assisted by Keeley (Karma) Hinton. Tonight, the ladies host Fennville for the Senior Night, the game will begin at 6:00 pm.

Friday, our track team headed to Gobles for the regional meet. Both teams had their best performances of the year with every athlete setting personal records (PR's) and qualifying 9 runners for the state finals. The following athletes received medals and were deemed All-Region Performers:

Girls (placed 7th out 15): Paige Gebben- 2nd in 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, qualifying for state in both events. Next, Tyquisha Taylor place 8th in 200 m dash, and Shiyon Taylor placed 1st in 100 meter dash (state qualifier). Placing second in the 4x200 and qualifying for state are Emily Garcia, Paige Gebben, Tyquisha Taylor, and Shiyon Taylor. This team also qualified for state in the 4x1 relay by placing 3rd. Great job ladies and good luck at States!

The boys also had an outstanding day, placing 3rd over all out 15 schools. Medalists for the men are: Jack Gebben in both the 110 (2nd) and 300 hurdles (2nd) qualifying for states in both events. Donavan Hodgson placed 2nd in the 100 meter dash qualifying him for the state meet. Also getting a medal in the 100 was Richie Riley (5th). Shane Whitehead qualified for states in few events, long jump (2nd) and the 200 meter dash (3rd). Gabe Fellers placed 6th in pole vault and 5th in the 300 hurdles. Odessa Brittman placed 2nd in the 400 meter dash, qualifying for state. Jacob Schmittling placed 8th in the 200. The following relays placed as well the 4x1 (3rd) F. Russell, R. Riley, S. Whitehead, d. Hodgson. The 4x2 (1st) J. Gebben, R. Riley, D. Hodgson, S. Whitehead. Placing 4th I the 4x4 relay was G. Feller, J. Schmittling, F. Russell and O. Brittman. Lastly, in the 4x8 meter relay (8th) were T. Matsui, M. Pamplin, B. Skelton, and O. Brittman. What a great day for both the men and women and the best of luck to all of you at the state meet this weekend!

That is all I have for this week, please remember to complete the School Improvement survey, the link can be found on the High Schools web page.

Thank you and have a great week!
Scott Karaptian

PHS Calendar of Events, May 18-25, 2015.PDF

PHS Weekly Calendar of Events, May 11-16, 2015.pdf

Revised District Calendar 2014-15.pdf

School Improvement Plan 2014-15.pdf

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