Reminder: PCHS will be hosting a meeting in the Cafeteria tomorrow at 7:00pm to share information about coping during the difficult days following a suicide and mental illness in adolescents, including risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Please join us..
As we come to the end of a very difficult and sad day, the PCHS family extends our thoughts and sympathies to the family and friends impacted by the tragedy of losing a child, a student and a friend. We have several teachers, coaches, counselors and admins at the school this evening. Members of our Crisis Response Team will be available at school all day on Friday to meet with students individually and in small groups and will continue to work with our students in the coming days and weeks. As we move into the weekend please be mindful of the emotional support needs of our students while they are away from the school. If at any time you feel that your child is in need of some additional assistance, please contact us here or through our school email. We will contact you as soon as possible and offer support. Parents are reminded that informational packets will be sent home with your students on Friday that outlined the crisis plan, the message read by our teachers and warning signs for all to be aware of. When struck with this type of heartbreaking blow, the true character of the community is revealed. All of us here at PCHS are deeply appreciative of the outpouring of love and support by individuals in our district already felt this evening. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers as we search for the strength to embrace our students when they return in the morning. We are truly blessed. We are also proud of our students who are together tonight to comfort and support each other today, and the days to follow. These crisis situations bring out the best in many. It is admirable. Your strength and compassion will be needed in the coming days. Be there for us and be there for each other. The school will be hosting a meeting for parents and others in the community in the PCHS Cafeteria on Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00pm. Members of our Crisis Response Team will be present to provide information about the common reactions following a suicide and how adults can help our youth cope during the difficult days following. They will also provide information about suicide and mental illness in adolescents, including risk factors and warning signs of suicide. We will also address questions and concerns from the attendees. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns between now and then. Main school phone number: 618-357-5013 Below are some informational links: http://www.sprc.org/sites/sprc.org/files/Families.pdf http://www.sprc.org/…/sprc.…/files/FaithCommunityLeaders.pdf http://www.sprc.org/sites/sprc.org/files/Teachers.pdf SPRC.ORG www.sprc.org
And just like that, the Lady Panthers slammed the door on Carterville in two sets to claim the Regional Championship! #PantherNation #GoBigBlue
Read the latest Counselor Connection here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/496726/Vol_1_Q_1.pdf
PCHS Soccer closed out its regular season with a 5-2 loss to AJ/Cobden on Senior Day. The Wildcats held a 1-0 lead after a tight first half but broke open the game with four goals to start the second half. The Panthers finally broke through with goals from Derek Rohlfing and a straight-in volley by Will Epplin. Six seniors closed out the first varsity season for Pinckneyville Soccer: Luke Chapman, Cameron Naugle, Colton Priebe, Glenn Ritter, Derek Rohlfing, and Grant Tanner.
PCHS senior Martina Skorch has been named Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company's September Student of the Month. Martina is shown receiving her award certificate from Candice Knight, VP/Retail Banking/Marketing Officer at Murphy-Wall. As one of nine Students of the Month, Martina becomes eligible to participate in the Bank's Student of the Year Essay and Interview competition at graduation time for the Class of 2020.
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has recognized six PCHS seniors in the Class of 2020 as Illinois State Scholars: Olivia Buza, Lauren Jackson, Kailey Lacy, Mercedes Moll, Miranda Skorch, and Grant Tanner. The honorary recognition is based on a student's ACT or SAT score, class rank, and grade point average. Approximately the top ten percent of students in Illinois high schools are announced as State Scholars each year. Eighty-nine students make up the PCHS Class of 2020.