Welcome to Parchment High School, where we strive to create a safe and supportive educational community where our students can thrive academically, socially, and personally.
I actually believe that spring is in the air; the temperatures are rising, the sun is staying out longer and the snow is melting! I hope everyone had a great weekend and that you remembered to adjust your clocks.
Well, we had a pretty exciting week for Parchment last week and I am not talking about the MME/ACT testing week, but we are happy this is completed! I will talk more about the excitement a little further down.
Speaking of testing, Tuesday all classes tested except the seniors. The freshman class took the EXPLORE, the sophomore's the PLAN and the juniors the ACT test. On Wednesday and Thursday, the juniors were the only ones needing to be tested. These two days were dedicated to the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) and the Michigan WorkKey exam. The kids were great, the majority of students worked very hard and I am sure their efforts will show in their scores.
On Wednesday the boy's varsity basketball team traveled to Marshall High School for the second round of districts after receiving a bye on Monday. The boys played extremely hard, but were not able to come out with a victory losing to Marshall 65-53. The boys had a great year ending the season with a 15-5 overall record and 13-4 in the KVA (2nd). Great job Coach Bailey and men!
Here is the excitement, how about our Lady Panther Basketball team! Tuesday they traveled down to Edwardsburg to take on the Otsego Bulldogs in the first round of regionals and winning 46-36. Scoring that night was Kendyl Hinton (14), Keeley Hinton (12), M. Stutz (10), P. Berg and P. Wood (4), and M. DeGraaf (2). With this win, they qualified for the regional finals on Thursday against Benton Harbor where the pulled off a great win and the Regional Championship title with a final score of 58-50! Scoring for the Panthers was: Kendyl Hinton (18), M. Stutz (17), Keeley Hinton (12), P. Berg (8), and P. Wood (3).
This was such an exciting game and I hope most of the Parchment Community can go to Wayland Union High School to support the girls on Tuesday night at 6:00 as they take on Grand Rapids South Christian in the MHSAA State Quarter finals! Pre-sale tickets are available at the high school for $5. We will also have a student Spirit Bus available. The students will need $5 and parent permission slip to ride. The bus will be leaving the high school at 4:30.
Lastly, spring sports practices are starting this week, weather permitting. The majority of the practices will be taking place indoors, see that attached schedule for times.
Have a great week!