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Princeton ISD "Email Express" for week of Feb. 12

February's edition of Email Express is brought to you by local business sponsor, The Jym-Princeton, "Where Fit Happens."
 
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Email Express

 
This is the 24th edition of Email Express, a communications tool utilized by Princeton Independent School District. This email is distributed weekly to keep you informed. Districtwide events are featured at the top, followed by a section for each campus to make information easier to navigate.
 
In addition. We welcome suggestions on how we can improve our communications so feel free to email jcollins@princetonisd.net with your ideas.

We encourage you to follow the district Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date, as well. Follow @princetonisd on Twitter and like the Princeton Independent School District page on Facebook. These accounts are also linked to the district website at www.princetonisd.net so you do not need social media to see the postings.
 
YOUTH SOCCER NIGHT
The PHS soccer program will host youth soccer night Tuesday, Feb. 20. Youth soccer players from around Princeton are invited to walk out with the varsity teams during introductions and stand with the players during the national anthem. In addition, they will serve as ball boys/girls during the games vs. Bonham.

Girls play at 5:30 p.m. followed by the boys game at 7:15 p.m. Youth players participating in the event need to arrive in their soccer uniform 30 minutes before game time. Girls will walk with the Lady Panthers and boys will walk with the Panthers.

For questions, email Coach Kent Ackmann at kackmann@princetonisd.net or Coach Michele Housden at mhousden@princetonisd.net.
 
YOUTH VOLLEYBALL
The parent meeting for the youth developmental volleyball program is 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in the PHS cafeteria. Topics include fundraisers and free clinics.
 
CHEER CLINIC
Click here for a flyer/registration form detailing information on the upcoming cheer clinic for incoming grades Pre-K through 12th scheduled for March 3.

CUB SCOUTS
Boys in 1st through 5th grades in all Princeton elementary schools can join the Princeton Cub Scout Pack 229. Scouts will experience outdoor camping, pinewood derby (which is coming this month), visits to local police and fire stations, field trips and community service. Pack 229 provides a quality program that has been awarded the "Journey to Excellence Award" from Boy Scouts of America for meeting the guidelines and standards of a quality program. For more information, email info@txpack229.org.
 
CATE SALON
The CATE Salon is now open to the public on Thursdays from noon-3 p.m., with extended hours until 5 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays each month when school is in session. Click here for salon services with prices. Call 469-952-5400, ext. 3068 for appointments.

SPRING BREAK
Princeton schools and offices will be closed Monday, March 12, through Friday, March 16, for Spring Break. Normal classes and office hours resume Monday, March 19.
 
CALENDAR
Click here for a copy of the current school calendar for 2017-2018.
 
MOBILE APP ID
For instructions on using the mobile app, click here.
 
To access the parent portal for grades and attendance log in to the parent portal, visit www.princetonisd.net.
 
The new district ID is GFHYGD.
 

Princeton High School 

 
GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS
With Monday night's win over Crandall, 43-33, the Lady Panthers earned the Bi-District championship to advance to the second round of basketball playoffs. They will face the winner of tonight's Lincoln vs. Bridgeport matchup in Area later this week with details to come.
 
WRESTLING DISTRICT CHAMPS
During the district tournament, the PHS girls wrestling team won the championship in its first year as a program. All wrestlers won individual district medals and will advance to the regional tournament in Bryan/College Station next weekend.
 
For the boys team, Josh Garza fought his way to a 4th-place finish and will also advance to regionals. Brutus Fowler and Taylor Wolbert earned 5th-place spots and advance to regionals as alternates.
 
PHS Coach Ryan Delavergne was named District Coach of the Year.
 
YOUTH SOCCER NIGHT
The PHS soccer program will host youth soccer night Tuesday, Feb. 20. Youth soccer players from around Princeton are invited to walk out with the varsity teams during introductions and stand with the players during the national anthem. In addition, they will serve as ball boys/girls during the games vs. Bonham.

Girls play at 5:30 p.m. followed by the boys game at 7:15 p.m. Youth players participating in the event need to arrive in their soccer uniform 30 minutes before game time. Girls will walk with the Lady Panthers and boys will walk with the Panthers.

For questions, email Coach Kent Ackmann at kackmann@princetonisd.net or Coach Michele Housden at mhousden@princetonisd.net.
 
SENIOR PANORAMIC PHOTO
The Class of 2018 senior panoramic photo has been rescheduled for 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the competition gym. Photos will be available for purchase during both lunches Thursday, March 8. Click here for an informational flyer.
 
FCA MEETS
FCA meets Friday, Feb. 16, in the lecture hall during both lunches. Eat a quick lunch in the cafeteria then head to the lecture hall. A lunch FCA meets at 11:45 and B lunch FCA meets at 12:40. Everyone is welcome. Guest speaker will be FCA leader Trent Carter.
 
GT FIELD TRIP
The PHS Gifted and Talented field trip is March 6. Students will travel to Fort Worth to visit the Kimbell Art Museum and the Modern Museum of Art. Click here for the permission slip and return completed form to Assistant Principal Lauren Stokes in the front office or email the completed form to lstokes@princetonisd.net. 
 
Kristine Schuerger chosen by soccer teams at Teacher of the Month.
 
TEACHERS OF MONTH
Michael Wagner chosen by speech/debate program as Teacher of the Month.
Michael Wagner was chosen as the Princeton High School January Teacher of the Month by the speech and debate team. Coach Wagner teaches Pre-AP world geography and coaches basketball and softball.

Kristine Schuerger was chosen as the Princeton High School January Teacher of the Month by the boys and girls soccer teams. Coach Schuerger teaches sports medicine and serves as an athletic trainer for all boys and girls sports.  
 
SKILLS USA
The following students competed in the Skills USA district competition with the following results. These students will compete in the state competition in April.

Princeton High School
  
Medical Terminology
Taylor Price - 2nd

Information Service Technology
Cody Crank - 2nd

HVAC
1st - Jose Rodriguez
2nd - Kenny Blanks
3rd - Conner Bagshaw

Major Appliance
1st - Dalton Waller
2nd - Dustin Davis
3rd - Zach Nichols (McKinney student)

Community Service Project
2nd - Jose Hernandez, Eric Streeter, Luke Mitchel

Auto Service Technology
1st - Eric Burdick

Automotive Tool ID
1st - Rodolfo Jimenez
2nd - Andres Sanchez
3rd - Rudy Rivera

Carpentry
1st - Jonathan Olvera
2nd - Brandon McCandless

Construction Tool ID
1st - Tyler Fisher
2nd - Kobye Sager

Construction Material ID (team)
2nd - Tyler Fisher and Kobye Sager

Job Skill Demonstration
3rd - Kristen McCaslin

Projects
95 - Jonathan Olvera
95 - Kristen McCaslin

Clark Jr. High
 
Job Skills Demonstration
1st - Jocelyn Bullard

Team Engineering
3rd - Jacob Craig, Trenton Lormand, Mason Munson

Construction Tool ID
1st - Mason Munson
2nd - Jordan Recer
3rd - Jacob Craig

Construction Material ID (team)
1st - Trenton Lormand, Landri Lormand

Automotive Tool ID
1st - Victor Kemp

BAND HONORS
The following band students were recognized for their exceptional performance at the UIL Region 25 Solo and Ensemble contest. An A "1" or 1st division rating is a "Superior" performance, while a "2" is considered an "Excellent" rating. 

Students who performed a Class 1 Ensemble or a Class 1 Solo from memory and were awarded a Superior rating, will advance to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Pflugerville in May.

Event Rating Students, last name first name (Grade level)
Mixed Clarinet Quartet 1 - STATE Barboza Karla (10) Porter North (9) Samples Rayna (9) Tang April (12)
Saxophone Quartet 1 - STATE Burton Ryan (12) Carcamo Julius (11) Garay Bryan (11) Staley Laura (11)
Tenor Trombone Solo 1 - STATE Bretz Noah (11)
Euphonium Solo 1 - STATE Morgan Garrett (11)
Euphonium Solo 1 - STATE English David (10)
Euphonium Solo 1 - STATE Whittle Ryan (12)
Brass Quartet (2 trpts  2 trom) 1 - STATE Rivers Karson (12) Staley Sarah (12) Whittle Ryan (12) Worthy Hunter (12)
Brass Sextet 1 - STATE Bretz Noah (11) Fisher Alyssa (10) Hightower Thomas (10) Morgan Garrett (11) Palafox Nathaniel (11)
Percussion Ensemble 1 - STATE Blackmon Clayton (10) Clements Sarah-Jean (9) Diercoff Rachel (11) Duncan Caroline (9) Flores Natalie (10) Guevara Sarah (9) Kay Sam (9) Smithwick Cody (9) Williams Rebecca (11) Wood Bryce (10)
Percussion Ensemble 1 - STATE Baker Ben (11) Bobbett Hazel (12) Duncan Caroline (9) Blackmon Clayton (10) Whitfield Jordan (11) Winters Miakka (12) Womack Michael (10)
Flute Solo 1 Gonzalez Cortes Sebastian  (9)
Flute Solo 1 Chambers Anna (10)
Oboe Solo 1 Stevens Kindall (10)
Bassoon Solo 1 Terry Allyn (7)
Bb Clarinet Solo 1 Scheffman Brianna (10)
Bb Clarinet Solo 1 Tang April (12)
Bb Clarinet Solo 1 Henrichs Mia (9)
Bb Clarinet Solo 1 Barboza Karla (10)
Bb Clarinet Solo 1 Veliz Mancilla Ariana (9)
Bass Clarinet Solo 1 Lopez Ricky (10)
Alto Saxophone Solo 1 Hernandez James (9)
Alto Saxophone Solo 1 Burton Ryan (12)
Alto Saxophone Solo 1 Rogers Jacob (10)
Cornet/Trumpet Solo 1 Scheffman Joshua (9)
French Horn Solo 1 Fisher Alyssa (10)
French Horn Solo 1 Boone Garrett (10)
Euphonium Solo 1 Braswell Tanner (10)
Tuba Solo 1 Samford Payton (9)
Tuba Solo 1 Rodriguez Seth (12)
Tuba Solo 1 Hightower Thomas (10)
Timpani Solo 1 Whitfield Jordan (11)
Flute Solo 2 Silva Heidy (9)
Flute Solo 2 Long Vivian (9)
Flute Solo 2 Garcia Stefanny (9)
Flute Solo 2 Ledesma Elizabeth (10)
Flute Solo 2 Montalvo Lizete (9)
Flute Solo 2 Ramos Pamela (10)
Oboe Solo 2 Pellegrini Kathryn (12)
Bb Clarinet Solo 2 Price Taylor (11)
Bb Clarinet Solo 2 Taylor Makayla (11)
Bb Clarinet Solo 2 Torres Yamileth (11)
Bb Clarinet Solo 2 Ramirez Carmen (10)
Alto Saxophone Solo 2 Ramirez Karen (10)
Flute Quartet 2 DeLeon Kenya (11) Ledesma Elizabeth (10) Torres Rebecca (11) Trevizo Mariana (11)
Misc. Woodwind Ensemble 2 Carcamo Julius (11) Garay Bryan (11) Prom Jadyn (10) Ramirez Karen (10) Rogers Jacob (10)
Cornet/Trumpet Solo 2 Parra Noel (11)
Cornet/Trumpet Solo 2 Crank Cody (11)
Tenor Trombone Solo 2 Hernandez Brenda (11)
Tenor Trombone Solo 2 Courtney Will (11)
Tenor Trombone Solo 2 Henrichs Audrey (10)
Euphonium Solo 2 Rader Chase (10)
Tuba Solo 2 Self Daniel (11)
Cornet/Trumpet Quartet 2 Gallardo John (9) Gaytan Olivia (9) Palafox Nathaniel (11) Parra Noel (11)
Trombone Quartet 2 Hernandez Brenda (11) Morrison Riley (10) Rivers Karson (12) Trevizo Kevin (11)
Snare Drum Solos 2 Smithwick Cody (9)
Snare Drum Solos 2 Womack Michael (10)
 
CHEER CLINIC
Click here for a flyer/registration form detailing information on the upcoming cheer clinic scheduled for March 3.
 
PHS FAN NIGHT
 
GRADUATION ORDER DEADLINE
Balfour met with seniors recently to discuss graduation items. Seniors that missed the meeting can pick up packets from the front office. All orders must be paid in full by March 1. Cost for cap and gown is $28 rather than the $35 the order form shows.
 
The absolute last day to place orders with Balfour is Feb. 15. Follow Balfour on the Remind app using the code @18pt. If you do not have the Remind app, text the message @18pt to 81010.
 
COLLEGE WORKSHOP
St. Mark Baptist Church in McKinney will host a College Megafest from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb.17, to educate North Texas youth about steps they need to take to achieve academic goals.
 
The College Megafest will consist of workshops and panel discussions surrounding the following topics: SAT/ACT prep, career discussion, financial aid and an overview of universities and colleges.
 
Students who participate will have the benefit of attending an SAT/ACT workshop free of charge and listening to professionals from their desired career. Students who participate could benefit by receiving one of several academic scholarships. Click here for an informational flyer.

AP TESTING
Registration is underway for spring AP tests. Visit the registration website at http://aptestservice.com/princeton.
Click here for more information.

Important AP test highlights:

Who: AP exams for Spring 2018 are for those students currently enrolled in or have previously taken an AP course. Currently enrolled students are required by the AP contract (signed at the beginning of the school year) to sit for the AP exam associated with the enrolled AP course. 

What: AP exams are given in May during a 2-week period that is set by College Board. Specific details regarding testing dates/locations/times will be shared closer to testing.

When: Registration for AP exam(s) ends Friday, March 2.

Where: Students must register and pay the remaining balance for all required AP exams using the online registration system. Cost of each exam is $90. Students were required to pay a $10 per exam deposit during the fall semester. Those students who are on free/reduced lunch status, will have a discounted rate. However, they must visit with Mrs. Wendy Cain (counselor/AP coordinator) to obtain a specific code before registering online. The website also contains material to assist in answering questions for both students and parents.

Why: With qualifying AP exam(s) scores, students can earn college credit, advanced placement, or both at a majority of colleges and universities in the United States. This allows students to begin their college experience with college credit(s) already awarded - saving both time and money. With the signing of HB 1992, all public Texas colleges and universities are required to award credit to students who submit scores of 3 or higher on AP exam(s).
2018 GRADUATION
The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2018 is 7 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018, at Allen Event Center so mark your calendars now.

PHS PROM
The 2018 PHS prom is scheduled 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at McKinney's Collin College conference center, 2400 Community Ave., McKinney, TX 75071. Prom tickets will go on sale in March for $60 per person. The theme is "A Night in Paris; Glitter and Gold."
 
PHS AFTER-PROM
The after-prom party will be 11 p.m.-1 a.m. May 12 at Main Event, 3941 Central Expressway, Plano, TX 75023. Splitsville closedOnce again, Eldorado Chevrolet will donate a free vehicle that will be given away at the end of the after-prom party.
 

Clark Jr. High 

 
CLARK FACEBOOK
Clark Jr. High has its own Facebook page to communicate important information for parents:

CLARK OPEN HOUSE
Clark spring open house will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 27.
 
PHS CHEER TRYOUTS
Applications to try out for PHS cheer for 2018-2019 can be picked up at Clark in the main office. Or, click here for an application. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 12. The PHS cheer interest meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in the PHS lecture hall.

CLARK FCA
Clark FCA meets at 7 a.m. Fridays in Coach Landon Cope's room.
 
Clark FCA leadership meets during break Wednesdays in Coach Landon Cope's room.

CLARK SCIENCE TRIP
Clark Jr. High will travel to Orlando next year to explore U.S. space travel at Kennedy Space Center, Disney's Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and some of the nation's most diverse ecosystems at Fort DeSoto State Park.

If your child wants to experience a hands-on science summer program, contact Breanne Luelf at bluelf@princetonisd.net. For more information, visit www.worldstrides.com and enter Trip ID #146156.
 
CLARK SCHOOL PICTURES
Double T Photography will be on campus the following dates to shoot photos.

Tuesday, March 27 - Clark spring portraits
 

Huddleston 

 
HUDDLESTON SCHOOL PICTURES
Double T Photography will be on campus the following dates to shoot photos.

Wednesday, March 28 - Huddleston spring portraits
 
HUDDLESTON OPEN HOUSE
Huddleston spring open house will be 5-6:30 p.m. March 27.
 
HUDDLESTON SCIENCE/ROBOTICS CLUB
The Huddleston Science Club and Robotics Club meets after school from 3-3:40 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month.
 

Godwin

 
GODWIN FACEBOOK
Follow Godwin Elementary PTO on Facebook to stay connected with information.
 
GODWIN PICTURES
Double T Photography will be on campus the following dates to shoot photos.

Tuesday, March 20 - Godwin spring portraits
Thursday, May 3 - Godwin kindergarten cap and gown
 
GODWIN VALENTINE'S PARTIES
Valentine's parties at Godwin will be Friday, Feb. 16. They are:
 
PreK: noon
Kindergarten: 12:30 p.m.
1st: 1:45 p.m.
2nd: 2:15 p.m.
3rd: 2:30 p.m.
4th: 3 p.m.
5th: 2 p.m.

GODWIN TESTS
Godwin six weeks tests are Feb. 19-23.
 
GODWIN PRACTICE STAAR
The 5th-grade math practice STAAR will be Feb. 21. 

The 5th-grade reading practice STAAR will be Feb. 22.

The 3rd- and 4th-grade math practice STAAR will be March 6.

The 3rd- and 4th-grade reading practice STAAR will be March 7.
 
Students need to get a good night's rest and eat a healthy breakfast to be prepared for the tests.

GODWIN OPEN HOUSE/ART SHOW
The Godwin open house and art show will be 5:30 p.m. March 8.

GODWIN MUSICAL
The Godwin 2nd-grade musical will be 2:30 and 6 p.m. March 8.
 
GODWIN SCIENCE FAIR
The 4th-grade science fair projects are due March 26. The 4th-grade science fair night will be 5:30 p.m. April 19.

GODWIN FIELD TRIP
The Pre-K field trip will be April 20 to the Northeast Texas Children's Museum.
 
GODWIN NEEDS WATCH D.O.G.S.
Godwin is searching for dads, uncles, grandpas, father-figures who want to sign up to be a part of the school's Watch D.O.G. program, which promotes father involvement with a goal of providing positive male role models while enhancing security and reducing bullying.
 
Watch D.O.G.S. will volunteer for at least one day at the school. Follow the steps below to volunteer.

1. Click this link to go to the invitation page on SignUp.com:
Watch D.O.G.S 
2. Enter your email address. You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com. 
3. Sign up by choosing your dates. SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.
 

Harper

 
HARPER PTO FACEBOOK
Follow the Harper PTO Facebook page by clicking this link: HarperPTO

HARPER PHOTOS
Double T Photography will be on campus the following dates to shoot photos.

Thursday, March 22 - Harper spring portraits
Friday, May 4 - Harper kindergarten cap and gown

HARPER PRACTICE STAAR
The 5th-grade math practice STAAR will be Feb. 21. 

The 5th-grade reading practice STAAR will be Feb. 22.

The 3rd- and 4th-grade math practice STAAR will be March 6.

The 3rd- and 4th-grade reading practice STAAR will be March 7.
 
Students need to get a good night's rest and eat a healthy breakfast to be prepared for the tests.
 
HARPER POPCORN
The PTO will host Popcorn Wednesdays. Purchase a bag of popcorn for $1 during recess time to help support the Harper PTO by purchasing a bag of popcorn for $1 at recess time.
 

Lacy

 
LACY FACEBOOK
You can follow Lacy PTO on Facebook for up-to-date information at: www.facebook.com/LacyElementaryPTO
 
Melissa Zamudio and Alia Fuentes work on their treasure maps.
 
LACY TREASURE MAPS
Jesse Hargrove learns about vowels.
Lacy 1st-grade teacher Mrs. Christina Monroe integrates reading and math as students learn about r-controlled vowels by having students create treasure maps and count their "treasure" (in the form of different coin values).
 
LACY PSTAAR
The 5th-grade math practice STAAR will be Feb. 21. 

The 5th-grade reading practice STAAR will be Feb. 22.

The 3rd- and 4th-grade math practice STAAR will be March 6.

The 3rd- and 4th-grade reading practice STAAR will be March 7.
 
Students need to get a good night's rest and eat a healthy breakfast to be prepared for the tests.
 
LACY PICTURES
Double T Photography will be on campus the following dates to shoot photos.

Wednesday, March 21 - Lacy spring portraits
Wednesday, May 2 - Lacy kindergarten cap and gown
 

Smith 

 
SMITH FACEBOOK
You can follow Smith Elementary PTO on Facebook for up-to-date information by liking the page:
 
SMITH PRACTICE STAAR
The 5th-grade math practice STAAR will be Feb. 21. 

The 5th-grade reading practice STAAR will be Feb. 22.

The 3rd- and 4th-grade math practice STAAR will be March 6.

The 3rd- and 4th-grade reading practice STAAR will be March 7.
 
Students need to get a good night's rest and eat a healthy breakfast to be prepared for the tests.
 
SMITH PTO MEETING
The Smith Elementary PTO will meet at 7 tonight in the cafeteria. 

SMITH FAMILY DANCE
The Smith PTO will host a family dance from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. Pre-sale forms and money due no later than Feb. 20.
 
SMITH YEARBOOK
The Smith yearbook order form was sent home with students recently. Yearbooks will be $25 if ordered by March 1. After that, they will be $30 until sold out.
 
SMITH PICTURES
Double T Photography will be on campus the following dates to shoot photos.

Today, Feb. 6 - Smith class pictures
Tuesday, April 10 - Smith spring portraits
Tuesday, May 1 - Smith kindergarten cap and gown
 

Community Announcements 

 
 
BOOK SALE
The Lois Nelson Public Library has an on-going book sale to fund library programs and supplies. Books are sold for 25 cents. Sales are cash only. New books added each week.

STORYTIME
The library will host storytime at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday.

GOOD FRIDAY BIBLE SCHOOL
Faith Baptist will host a free Good Friday Bible School from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 30, for all kids ages 4 through 6th grade at the church, 1306 N. 6th St., Princeton, TX. Register at faithprinceton.org. Bring a sack lunch for each child.
 
BUSINESS BREAKFAST
Whataburger will host the Chamber of Commerce networking event, Business and Breakfast, from 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20. The event is come and go and features free breakfast.
 
CHAMBER LUNCH
The monthly Princeton Chamber of Commerce networking lunch and learn is noon Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 319 McKinney Ave. Lunch is $5 and is sponsored by Mikey Bales, agent with Texas Farm Bureau Insurance. Guest speaker is Princeton city manager, Derek Borg. Call 972-736-6462 or email info@princetontxchamber.com to RSVP.
 
CASINO NIGHT
Planning is underway for the 2nd annual Chamber of Commerce casino night set for 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at 1899 Farmhouse Event Venue. Tickets are $30 in advance and includes dinner, live entertainment, door prizes and silent auction. For sponsorship information, contact Chamber executive director Christi Houston at 972-736-6462.
 
YOUTH BOXING CLASSES
Have you tried boxing for fitness? The Jym-Princeton boxing classes are 50 minutes of calorie burning fun. The classes use real boxing techniques along with various strength and conditioning exercises to help bring out the fighter in you. Come achieve your fitness goals and learn to fight all at the same time. All classes are included in your base membership price. #thejymprinceton
Click here for class link.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the district's communications, I can be reached through this email address, jcollins@princetonisd.net or by calling 469.952.5400, ext. 3504.
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