Message from Principal Karaptian

Parchment High School Principal Scott Karaptian

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March 23, 2015

Happy Monday,

Please see the attached document for the weekly calendar of events for this upcoming week.
I hope most of you were able to stop in and see the Parchment Dance with the Stars this past Saturday night. It was again another great event with a packed house! All of our dancers did a great job and special congratulations to Matthew Moon, Charlie Eaton and Mackay Heasley, and all of the other dancers for their outstanding performances! I would also like to thank the seniors from the class of 2015 who helped kick off the event in the opening performance!

I want to remind everyone of the free public event coming to Parchment High School this Friday night, "The Tragedy at Columbine High School" as explained by Beth Nimmo the mother of one of the victims, Rachel Joy Scott. The event will be held this Friday, March 27th in the high school auditorium. The program will be starting at 7:00 PM; I hope to see the place packed! See the attached press release for more information.

This Thursday is our March PPIP meeting from 6:00-7:00. I hope to see some new and familiar faces; we have not had very good attendance as of late, so try to make it if you can I know everyone is busy. Please let me know if you will be attending so that I may plan accordingly.

In athletics, congratulations to our boy's and girl's track team had a great first outing at the GVSU Invite. Both teams had a great day against over 20 different schools. Finishing in the top 8 places for the girls were: Shiyon Taylor (4th in the 60m), Paige Gebben (5th place 60m) and placing 8th in the 4x300m relay was Olivia Novak, Paige Gebben, Brianna Meek, and Emily Garcia. For the boys: Donavan Hodgson (4th place 60m), Jack Gebben (3rd in 60m hurdles), Odessa Britman (5th in 400m) and placing 6th in the 4x300m relay was: Odessa Britman, Gabe Feller, Jack Gebben, Floyd Russell.

Parchment High School sent 4 students to the State Solo & Ensemble Festival in Grandville on Saturday. The four students competing were David Frazier, Erich Miner, Lorraine Kuch and Amy Bliesener. All four of these outstanding and talented musicians received a Division 1 rating, congratulations!

Last week Thursday was the WMU Presidential Scholars Convocation, which is when each year, the faculty members from across the university select the most outstanding senior in their various academic schools, department and programs to represent their units as a WMU Presidential Scholar. This year there was 46 scholars chosen from a senior class o more than 6,000 students. The Presidential Scholar designation is the highest academic honor that WMU gives their undergraduates and this year Parchment had two of them, Lynsey DeGraaf (Integrated Supply Management) and Scott E. Shank Jr. (Communications). Please congratulate them if you happened to know and see them, we are very proud of how they have represented themselves, WMU and Parchment!

Have a great week!

Scott Karaptian

PHS Weekly Calendar of Events Mar. 23-28, 2015.PDF

PHS Weekly Schedule of Events Mar. 16-21.PDF

Rachel's Challenge, A Columbine Tragedy.PDF

Road Funding Ballot Information.PDF

School Improvement Plan 2014-15.pdf

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