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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!


“Chess Club will meet after school on Tuesday, January 17th from 3:00-4:00 in room G213.  All skill levels are welcome!  If you have any questions, please talk to Mr. Bushman in room G213!”


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.


Attention Seniors! The time to turn in your baby ad form is quickly coming to an end! Baby ad forms are due with payment to Mrs. A Smith in room A115 by February 15th. Space is limited, and baby ads are accepted on a first come, first served basis! Questions? Email asmith@pekinhigh.net or stop by A115.


COMMON GROUND’S first spring semester meeting will be held on WEDNESDAY, January 18th, at 3:15 in G216. Bring $3 if you want pizza and also bring a friend! We will have some visitors from Midwest Central’s Common Ground which means we need to show them how much Common Ground means at PCHS.


Tomorrow, January 11th will be SIP Day #9.  Period 1 begins @ 10:00 A.M. and buses will run 2 hours later than normal.


Romeo and Juliet crew and student leadership packets are available in Ms. Hancock’s room, G201. They are due back January 18th.


Anime Club will meet Friday after school in room G403 and continue watching Ponyo.


The Girl Up Club will meet this Thursday (January 12th) in Miss Kahl’s room – G203- at 7:20 a.m.  If you want to help change the world, you should plan on attending and seeing what this club is all about!


All current National Honor Society members, there will be a meeting in Miss Kahl’s room (G203) on Wednesday, January 18th at 7:20 a.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss this quarter’s service activity.


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.


Tues. Jan 10 from 3:00-6:00

This year the Hockey Teams Annual Blackout game will be Friday Jan 27th at 7:30 at the Pekin Arena.

This year all proceeds are going towards the Tazewell Co Children’s Advocacy Center.

See Ms Chick in A241 if you would like a shirt! There are long and short sleeve. Everyone wearing a Tshirt to the game gets in free.




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.


The Lighthouse Guild offers an annual scholarship program for college-bound high school and graduate students who are legally blind.  The program will award approximately 20 college-bound scholarships of up to $10,000 each and one graduate scholarship of up to $10,000.  Apply online at lighthouseguild.org/scholarships or visit scholars@lighthouseguild.org. Application deadline March 31, 2017.

PEKIN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL- Local Scholarships 2017

Amounts awarded will be determined each year.  In some cases the number of awards may vary.

 Jack Marzolf Scholarship:  Awarded to an outstanding senior with probability of success in college.  Financial need may be taken into consideration but is of secondary importance.

 John T. McNaughton: Awarded to a senior who plans to enter the field of international or government affairs.

 Pekin Community High School Awards:  Several awards to be given to students on the basis of financial need and likelihood of successfully completing their respective educational program.  More than one scholarship will be awarded.

PCHS Class of 1965 Scholarship: Awarded to 4 PCHS graduating seniors attending ICC after graduation.  Each recipient will receive $250.

 F.M. Peterson Scholarship:  One scholarship awarded to a deserving student who plans to further his/her education in the teaching profession.

 Mary Stowe Scholarship: Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to acquire a degree in high school counseling.

 J.Edgar Wolfer Scholarship: Awarded to a graduating senior selected on the basis of financial need and academic promise. Special consideration will be given to students planning to major in mathematics or chemistry.

 Norma I. Yock Music Scholarship:  To be awarded to a graduating senior who has participated in the high school music department and intends to pursue music participation in college.  Must have a good academic record and show ability to complete a college education.  Talent is a major consideration.  The scholarship may be awarded to one senior or divided between two qualifying students.  Selection is made by the music department.

The Robert B. Monge Golf Scholarship is awarded annually at the the Robert B. Monge Best Ball Invitational Golf Tournament to a graduate of PCHS.  The $1,500 scholarship is based on need, extra-curricular activities in school, community, church and overall academic achievement.  The applicant need not have played high school golf.  However, there should be some kind of connection to the game; such as participation in junior golf, a recreational interest in the game, or parents/grandparents who play golf. Applications are available in the Counselors’ Office.   The scholarship application is due back to the the Counselors’  office on or before Friday, April 7, 2017.

Applications are available in the Counseling office.  Applications are due by 3:00 P.M. March 17, 2017.

Lunch Menu-


Main Course: Chicken Mashed Potato Bowl

Corner Crust: Taco Pizza

Custom Grill: Cheeseburger, Chicken Patty, Spicy Popcorn Chicken

Tortilla: Made to Order Nachos and Taco Bar

Green Street: Santa Fe Turkey Wrap or PBJ with fresh orange, mixed fruit, assorted juice and garden salad


Breakfast – Wednesday (Late Start Day) – Cheesy Sausage, Egg & Potato Taco or Egg, Bacon & Cheddar Flatbread Sandwich