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October 20, 2014
Last week we had a great Homecoming week with a lot of great activities going on in the building and in the community, as you were able to see by the activity sheets from last week.
I am so glad that we were able to get the parade in before the rain hit. Unfortunately the rain dampened a few of the other planned activities such as the floats and Corvettes parading around the track and the fireworks at half-time. However, it was a great Football game with the Panthers cinching the win with about 17 seconds left on the clock. We had a great crowd that stayed for the majority of the game, the student section was amazing and the dance afterwards was successful as well! So, with all of this said, what is really important to note is that we have an amazing community that supports all of our students, rain or shine and I thank you for that!
Other activities for the week, our marching band traveled to Jenison High School for their annual invitational marching competition. The Panther Marching Band was able to finish 5th out of 11 schools as well as earning an overall score of 83.625, great job band!
I would like to compliment Student Council for all the great activities that they had planned for the week, to include the successful and safe parade! I would like to Congratulate Nolan Banner and Makaela Moran for being nominated Homecoming King and Queen! We would also like to congratulate the rest of the homecoming court: Count & Countess - Josh Appelgren and Makayla Bootland, Duke & Duchess - Adrian Meade and Haley Knapp, Prince and Princess - Jack Gebben and Rinicia Clay.
This year's charity for homecoming was the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission and even though all of the collections and donations have not all been counted as of yet, preliminary numbers are showing that over $500 dollars has been raised, $475 of this from the Powder Puff Football. This was a fun game with the junior's girls pulling off an exciting victory over the seniors.
In athletics, the obvious one, the varsity football team had an outstanding and exciting win against Kalamazoo United. It was a very close game right to the end, both teams were tied 12-12 with minutes left in the game. With a great team effort and Shane Whiteheads quick feet helping to move the ball into scoring range and Alex Drier punching it into the end zone with approximately 17 seconds left on the scoreboard, putting Parchment up 20-12. The defense came out to hold the United and prevent them from scoring in the final seconds; the Panthers were able to pull off the win to cap off homecoming! This was a job well done by all off of the players and coaching staff. I also want to commend all of the fans who stayed and endured the nasty weather and help cheer on our team to victory, thank you!
In other games, the JV football team was not as successful Thursday night, losing to the United JV team with a score of 44-14.
Our volleyball teams had a pretty good showing last week against Comstock with our varsity pulling off a win in four sets.
Last Tuesday our cross country teams ran at Galesburg-Augusta for the KVA Conference tournament. Our men's team finished 7th out of 8 and were led by Odessa Britman finishing in the top 30 with a time of 20.09. Great Odessa and team! We only had one girl running for Parchment and that was Tanisha Quiroga with a time of 28:58, thanks for representing Tanisha!
I am also attaching an information/fact sheet from the Health Department on the Non-polio Enterovirus D68. This is a contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract. They are very common and usually cause mild illness See the attached fact sheet for more information.
Lastly, I would like to introduce our newest attendance secretary, Mrs. Jennifer Perkins and our new building aid/substitute teacher, Mrs. Anne Lape. Both started today and we are so glad to have them!
That is all I have for this week, please see the attached schedule of events and activities and a quick reminder that our next PPIP meeting will be next Thursday, October 30th from 6:00-7:00 at the high school.
Have a great week!