Message from Principal Karaptian

Parchment High School Principal Scott Karaptian

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September 15, 2014

Good Monday Morning,

I hope everyone was able to have an enjoyable weekend and everyone survived the first week and a half of the new school year! As I mentioned in my last email, we have a lot of new faces in the high school. Starting on Monday September 22nd, there will be one more, Ms. Rebecca Liskovec, our new high school attendance/guidance office secretary. Please help me in welcoming Ms. Liskovec to the Parchment family!

I again ask for your help and support in enforcing our cell phone policy. Students are not permitted to use their cell phones, even to listen to music (In common areas i.e. hallways, commons, cafeteria, bathrooms) from the hours of 7:45-2:30. There are times in which teachers may allow them to be used in their classrooms at their discretion, but that is the only allowable time. Once the class is over, so is that privilege! If students are found to be on their phones during school hours, their phones will be confiscated and locked up in the office until the parents can pick them up. Thanks for your continued help and support!

In sports, the following will be the scores that I have from the last week and a half of school:

Starting with soccer, the first weekend the soccer team traveled to Harper creek for a tournament in which the Panther's took third place by beating Gobles and losing to Hopkins and Gull Lake. Last Monday the Panther soccer team defeated Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep with a score of 6-2. Lastly, this past Thursday the men's soccer team was able to able to hold Kalamazoo Christian to only one goal, allowing them a 2-1 victory! Nice job men!

In cross country, Thursday the team competed at their first KVA Jamboree. Our boy's team finished 5th out of 8 teams, leading the men was Mario Salinas, finishing 30th with a time of 20:34. Taylor Hillard was our top girl, finishing 15th, with a time of 23:47. Then on Saturday, the runners competed at the Fennville Invitational. The boy's team finished 5th out of 8 teams again. Leading the boys at this event was Odessa Britman, finishing 19th with a time of 19:26. Tanisha Quirago was Parchment's top girl, running with a time of 25:47.

The volleyball team played in the Battle Creek Cereal City Invitational last week losing in the Silver Bracket finals. The girls were able beat East Lansing 25-20 26-24, Pennfield 25-23 23-25 15-13, Shelby 25-22 25-20, beat Pennfield again 13-25 25-20 15-10. They lost to Coldwater 28-26 21-25 9-15 and lost in the Final to Three Rivers 9-25 18-25. On September 9th, the girl's volleyball team got their first KVA win over Hackett Catholic Prep 25-22, 25-15, 18-25, 25-12. The coach said that they played very scrappy! This past weekend the freshman volleyball team took first place at the Saxon Invitational! Nice job ladies!

Lastly, in Football on August 28th the varsity team lost their first game to Schoolcraft 14-27. The next week the Panthers bounced back after a Friday Rain delay, to beat the Colts of Comstock by a score of 49-6. The luck did not carry over to this past Friday, when the Panthers fought a very tough team from Hopkins, losing 39-16.

I hope everyone has a great week!

Respectfully,
Scott Karaptian

Weekly Event Calendar Sept. 15-20.PDF

Annual Education Report 2013-14.pdf

School Improvement Plan 2014-15.pdf

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