Message from Principal Karaptian

Parchment High School Principal Scott Karaptian

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September 29, 2014

Good Afternoon Friends,

I hope everyone was able to enjoy the beautiful weekend we had. I believe they are going to be few and far between as we progress into the fall months. So, get out and enjoy them while you can!

I want to give all of you a quick reminder that we are already about half way through with the first trimester with conferences being held next Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 3:30-7:00. Please plan on coming to meet your student's teachers and check on their progress.

Speaking of conferences, our PPIP or Parent group usually prepares dinner for our teachers prior to the start of conferences. The past couple of years Mrs. Berg organized this for our teachers, but this year she will be out of town until late on the 8th and is not sure if she will be able to help as much this year. If there is anyone willing to help her out this trimester and take the lead for this trimester that would be great! Please let Mrs. Berg and I know and we will get you some more information. Thank you in advance!

Just for your information, Mrs. Edds has started a "College Application Wall" right outside of the main office. Every student that completes and submits a college application she posts their name and the college that they applied to. When you come in for conferences, please check the big "Paw" right outside of the main office.

I cannot remember if I mentioned this in the past, but just in case I am going to mention now. The high school has gained a part-time college advisor through the help of the College and Career Access Network (CACAN) and KRESA. Our college advisors name is Mrs. Dominique Hunt and she works with students of all grade levels getting them thinking toward their college futures and helps them plan and prepare. We are very fortunate to have Mrs. Hunt and she is doing a great job!

Student Council just kicked off the beginning of the year all-school fund-raiser through Coca Cola. Please ask your child about this if they have not mentioned anything to you as of yet. With the Thanksgiving Holiday not too far away, this would be a good way to stock up on your holiday beverages. The top seller for the entire school will win 4 tickets to a Red Wings game, courtesy of the Coca Cola Company. This fund raiser is support all student activities to include Homecoming, Snowcoming, Prom, Senior Banquet and more. This event does not last very long, it was introduced to students on September 26th and will end Friday October 10th. All money is due at time of order.

In Extra-Curriculars'

Soccer: Starting the week on Monday, our men's soccer team traveled to Delton for a Panther-to-Panther soccer battle. The bad news is the Parchment Panthers came out on the losing side, losing to Delton 6-1On Wednesday September 24th Parchment traveled across town to Comstock; unfortunately we were defeated by a score of 2-0. This past Saturday the team went down to Vicksburg and played a very tough game that ended up in a tie 4-4! Keep the hard work Panthers!

Volleyball: Our varsity volleyball team had a quad meet in Allegan on Tuesday. The ladies played very hard and well despite some of the starters being out with illnesses or injuries. The ladies lost a tough fought match against South Haven losing in two 22-25 and 16-25. Their next match was against the Allegan Tigers and they were able to tame the tigers in two, 25-13 and 25-18. Unfortunately, the girls were not able to pull off a victory against Hastings, losing 27-29 and 17-25. Continue to play hard ladies and good things will come!

JV Football: The JV football team squared up against Dowagiac and pulled off the victory 48-24. The varsity team did not have a game last Friday, but they make a pretty long trip to Grant this Friday. Please be sure to support them if you are able.

Lastly, I have a quick reminder that I had rescheduled last week's PPIP meeting for tonight. Please let me know if you can attend.

Have a great week!

Scott Karaptian

Weekly Calendar of Events Sept. 29- Oct. 4, 2014.PDF

Weekly Event Calendar Sept. 22-27, 2014.PDF

Annual Education Report 2013-14.pdf

School Improvement Plan 2014-15.pdf

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