Find out which colleges are coming to visit PCHS and other important dates here: http://www.pekinhigh.net/guidance/events/
ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commission) reports that in any academic year, the funding for the Monetary Award Program (MAP grant) is “likely to be depleted before all eligible applicants can be awarded.” In other words, grant money that is available from the State, will run out and it is awarded on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. The application became available on October 1, and all seniors who plan to attend any type of school next year are strongly encouraged to submit their applications NOW. The application is also the pathway for student loans, and it will be required for many types of scholarships.
Welcome back, gamers! Game Club will be holding its first meeting of 2017 next Tuesday, January 10th, in the cafeteria right after school. Bring $5 if you’d like to purchase pizza and a beverage to enjoy while you game, and please arrange for a ride home by 5:30 when the meeting ends. You can stop by and see Mr. Mosiman in room G303 if you have questions. Also, if you haven’t already signed up for Game Club’s Remind group, you can still do so by texting @pchsgc to the number 81010. Happy gaming!
Girl’s Track and Field Conditioning is underway!! If you are not participating in a winter sport and want to start getting in shape for track, we are meeting at the Dragon Hill doors at 3:15 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Come prepared to go outside (bring “layers” of clothing), especially on Tuesdays!!!
What do you want to be when you grow up? Come and learn about different careers and what it takes to get there at the PCHS Career Fair! Not only will you have the opportunity to learn about exciting careers, there will also be opportunities for jobs and internships on January 17th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Romeo and Juliet crew and student leadership packets are available in Ms. Hancock’s room, G201. They are due back January 18th.
Make-up Final Exams: Students must make up any final exams that were missed for any reason. Make-up exams will be held in the Library on the following days/times. Student exams will already be in the Library. Students must provide their own transportation.
Fri. Jan. 6 from 3:00-6:00
Sat. Jan 7 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30
Mon. Jan. 9 from 3:00-6:00
Tues. Jan 10 from 3:00-6:00
RON JR. & CATHY WHITTON DENTSMART ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a PCHS senior who plans to attend ISU and major in business or to a graduate of Illinois Central College with a major in the College of Business. Applicants should have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA or have an ACT composite score of 24 or above. Qualified applicants will have demonstrated a commitment to serving others through involvement in school and/or community. Applications can be found in the Counseling Office. Deadline to apply is January 16, 2017.
The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation has 20 scholarships available through their website www.ilamvets.org. Additional scholarships offered from their subsidiaries, Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks can also be found on their website. Preference is given to military families. Applications must be a 2017 high school graduate. Scholarship criteria and applications can be found on www.ilamvets.org
America’s Farmers Grow AG Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, gives students the opportunity to earn a $1,500 scholarship in an ag-related field of study, with more than a half-million dollars in scholarships available. Students must apply November 15, 2016-February 1, 2017 at FFA.org/scholarships.
Illinois Wesleyan University, Illinois State University, and Bradley University ROTC programs offer high school scholarships for their college level programs. For more information visit the PCHS Counseling Department website.
The Ziebold Family Trust has established a scholarship in memory of 1957 PCHS graduate Lt. Col. Ronald J. Ziebold, USAF. The Ziebold Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving graduate of PCHS who is interested in pursuing a military career. Applications are available in the counseling office and must be submitted by March 17, 2017.
The Janet E. Eimer Memorial Scholarship annually awards a scholarship to a deserving graduate of PCHS who intends to seek a degree in elementary education studies. Applications are available in the counseling office and must be sumitted by March 17, 2017.
The Dorothy Mae Lohnes Educational Trust has established a scholarship in memory of Pekin Grade School District 108 primary teacher Dorothy Mae Lohnes. The Lohnes Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to twelve (12) deserving graduates of PCHS who wish to further their education at a post-secondary institution. The recipients of this scholarship must demonstrate both financial need and strong potential for future success in their educational program of study. Each recipient will receive a $2,000 award to be used to further their education. Applications are available in the counseling office and must be submitted by March 17, 2017.
The Timm Terry Soldwedel Scholarship is available to a senior who will be doing one of the following: obtaining a four-year bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Sciences, obtaining a four-year bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts/Sciences, obtaining a four-year bachelor’s degree in any major at Bradley University, or obtaining a four-year bachelor’s degree in any major at Brown University. Applications are available in the counseling office and must be submitted by March, 17, 2017.
The Frank B. “Pop” Stowe Memorial Scholarship annually awards a scholarship to a deserving graduate of PCHS who intends to further his or her vocational education studies. Applications are available in the counseling office and must be submitted by March 17, 2017.
Main Course: General Tso’s Chicken with Vegetables & Rice
Corner Crust: Chicken Parmesan Pizza
Custom Grill: Cheeseburger, Chicken Patty, Spicy Popcorn Chicken
Tortilla: Made to Order Nachos and Taco Bar
Green Street: Ham & Cheese Sandwich or PBJ with assorted fresh fruit, diced pears, assorted juice and romaine salad
Breakfast – Monday – Sausage Breakfast Pizza or Sausage & Cheese English Muffin