Message from Principal Karaptian

Parchment High School Principal Scott Karaptian

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April 25, 2016

Merry Monday,

We have a lot going this week and a lot to report from last week, so let s get right to it!

Please remember that this Thursday is our final Parent/Teacher Conferences for the year. They will be held from 3:30-7:00 in our multi-purpose room. It would really be great to see you and I am sure your student s teacher would love the opportunity to meet and talk to you!

I would like to congratulate the class of 2016 s Valedictorian, Alexis Roberts and Salutatorian, Ashley Greenleaf. These two young ladies have worked extremely hard, focusing on their academics, ensuring that they were taking academically challenging and rigorous courses to ensure they were prepared for the ACT and college. It looks as though their hard work and dedication paid off! Again congratulations to Alexis Roberts (Valedictorian) and Ashley Greenleaf (Salutatorian), we look forward to your speeches at graduation!

The following students were nominated for the April Student of the Month: Katelyn Gay (Social Studies, Mr. Hruska), David Hoskins (Biology II, Mrs. Lugar-McManus), Ashley Jankowski (Art, Mrs. Honeysett), and Mackinze G. Jilek (P.E. Mr. Hinton), Katelyn Lofts (English II, Ms. Looper), Sarah Madaras (Mathematics, Mrs. Walton), Emily Valerio (Transition Studies, Mrs. Burkett), and Contez Williams (Spanish, Mrs. Fletcher). Congratulations students and a big thank you to the nominating teachers for all of their hard work and support!

Last week Friday, Mrs. Schmitt and the Marketing classes competed at the Annual Business Bash and her students performed extremely well. Congratulations to the following students: Kailey Hoffman (2nd Place- BMA Content Test), Lu Weishan (2nd Place " Business Math), Kelly Ammon (3rd Place- Business Math), and Luke Dexter (4th Place " Business Math). Mrs. Schmitt and her students combined score in both individual and team competition earned them an overall 3rd Place finish! Congratulations to you all!

Last Thursday our Symphonic Band traveled to Otsego High School to perform in the State Band Festival. Mr. Kasperski stated that the student s performance was outstanding. They received straight 1 s from the judges, which is the highest rating possible! Congratulations band, we are very proud of your accomplishment!

We would like to recognize both our boys and girls varsity basketball teams, as they were selected as one of the state s Top 100 Sportsmanship Award. This award is sponsored by Better Basketball and after every season the game officials are asked by MHSAA to provide feedback on the sportsmanship of the school s players, coaches, administrators and fans. This year both of Parchment s girl s and boy s varsity teams were selected into the top 100. We will be awarded with a banner to hang in our gym. Thank you coaches, athletes and fans for your outstanding sportsmanship, Proud to be a Panther!

Last Week in Athletics:
Our Lady Panther soccer team had an outstanding showing last week. They started the week by defeating the Pennfield Panthers Monday night 4-1. They then traveled over to Berrien Springs to dominate them 9-0. The girls ended the week with an exciting first place finish at the Loy Norrix Super Saturday Invitational. In the first game the Panthers defeated Sturgis 3-1, putting them into the finals against the Loy Norrix Knights! At the end of regulation time the score was 0-0. Due to the outstanding defense of Parchment s goal keeper, Alexis Nesbit, she was able to thwart all three of the Knights Shoot out attempts. While Loy Norrix s goal keeper was unable to stop the attack from the Brittain sisters and S. Madaras as their shoot-out Kicks were placed in the back of the net. Congratulations ladies on last week s victories and the outstanding season thus far, keep up the hard work!

In track last week Wednesday our runners traveled to Berrien Springs, I am still seeking out results from that event. However, last Friday our runners competed in the 9 team Comstock invitational, despite some injuries they still had some great performances! The medalists at this event were: Girls Team: R. Berg (2nd 100 m hurdles), S. Taylor (2nd 100m dash), 4x2 relay team (2nd " Garcia, Novak, Fulwiley, and Berg), 4x1 relay team (3rd " Aguilar, Garcia, Novak, Fulwiley), M. Kokmeyer (3rd 3200 m), and A. Fulwiley (3rd long jump). Nice job ladies! Boys Team: J. Gebben (1st " 110 m hurdles), S. Whitehead (2nd 100m dash, 3rd long jump), R. Riley (3rd 100 m dash, 4th pole vault), G. Feller (1st 300m hurdles, 2nd pole vault), B Skelton (2nd 800m), 4x400 relay team (2nd " Kortz, Whitehead, Feller, and Britman), 4x800m relay team (3rd " Skelton, Slager, Heil, Britman). Good work men!

The varsity baseball team also had a good showing last week. Starting on Monday the Panthers split a double-header with Bridgeman, losing the first 7-3, but regrouping and pulling off a 10-2 win in the second game. On Wednesday the Panthers traveled over to Allegan for another double-header. Parchment dominated the evening winning the first game 13-0 with Dreier threw a one hitter. The 4th inning was the turning point of the game with RBI singles from B. Kortz, J. Esman, B. Jones, and T. Appelgren. Dreier racked up two RBI s on two hits, as well as a single and HR also in the 4th. The second game, Ben Geiger hits and pitches the Panthers to a 16-0 victory. B. Geiger had three RBI s on three hits, had a double in the 1st and 3rd innings and a single in the 5th. Allegan only managed to get one hit off of Geiger. Coach Dreier says it was the third inning that the Panthers bats came to life, in which we scored 12 runs. Way to go Panthers!

That is all for this week, please see the attached calendar for all of the activities and events going on this week.

Have a great week and see at conferences!

Respectfully,
Scott Karaptian

PHS Calendar of Events, April 25-30, 2016.PDF

PHS Calendar of Events, April 18-25, 2016.PDF

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Compete for a Cure 2016

The Parchment High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team, in honor of three former Parchment basketball icons, will be raising awareness and money for the American Heart Association, the National Brain Tumor Society, and the Children s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan (CLF) at the 3rd Annual Compete for a Cure basketball game vs. Brandywine High School.

The game is on Friday, February 19, 2016. Make a minimum $12 donation to this event and receive a COMPETE FOR A CURE short sleeve t-shirt.

All orders are due to the PHS Athletic Department by Tuesday, February 16th at 12:00 p.m.Click the link below for details.

3rd Annual Compete for a Cure 2016 Form (PDF)

Shirts will be available for you to pick up at the PHS Athletic Department on Friday, February 19th.