Remember Billies, always be an upstander rather than a bystander. If you see racism, harassment, or bullying, stand up for what is right and make a report to an adult in the building.
High School Spirit Week Begins Monday, December 5th!
Monday - PJ Day
Tuesday - Santa vs Elves
Wednesday - Christmas Vacation
Thursday - Ugly Sweater
Friday - Class Colors: 9th green, 10th red, 11th white, 12th gold
Help make a child’s Christmas special, and donate a gift! Pick up a gift tag from the Giving Tree in the high school commons, then bring your new, unwrapped gift(s) to Ms. Bonaventure’s room 13. Look for tear away tags on the posters hanging throughout the school for great gift ideas. We will be collecting toys through Thursday, December 15th. Thank you for donating and helping a child!
Student Body Cards - Sophomores and juniors, don't forget to pick up your student body cards in the front office. All other grades, please see your designated teacher: 6th grade - Huff, 7th grade - Taylor, 8th grade - Castle, 9th grade - Holmes, 12th grade - Neill.
Our HS girl's basketball program will be hosting a free concert featuring Liberty Quartet on Saturday, November 12th in the high school main gym. Doors open at 6:00, and the concert starts at 6:30. A free-will offering will be taken with all proceeds going to Pleasant Hill Girls Basketball. For a sneak peek, check out Liberty Quartet's YouTube channel!
Pleasant Hill Community Theatre proudly presents Shrek the Musical Jr. Get your tickets now for this hilarious and heartwarming musical! The show runs November 10-12 and 17-19. All shows are at 7pm except for a closing day matinee at 2pm on Nov. 19th. Tickets may be purchased online at phct.org
Spark Lab Field Trip - 8th Graders: Don't miss your chance! Thirty-five 8th grade students have the opportunity to visit the Spark Lab and attend a Career Exploration November 9th, from 9:00-10:45am. Please sign up by Friday in the high school counseling office on Mrs. Anderson's door.
The Lunch Buddy program is returning and looking for middle and high school students who are interested in mentoring an elementary age student once a week. Our mentor center coordinator, Allicia Knox, will have a table set up with information regarding the Lunch Buddy program during both lunches next Tuesday. Please stop by to get more information!
Pleasant Hill Community Theatre proudly presents Shrek the Musical Jr. Get your tickets now for this hilarious and heartwarming musical! The show runs November 10-12 and 17-19. All shows are at 7pm except for a closing day matinee at 2pm on Nov. 19. Tickets may be purchased online at phct.org.
Tomorrow, Nov. 9th, is the last day of the Quarter 1 grading period. There is no school Thursday, Nov. 10th as it is a grading day for teachers. Friday, Nov. 11th is a no school day for all students and staff in observance of Veterans Day. Please continue to check your student’s progress through our online grading system.
Chromebook Updates Needed ASAP!
Due to a malicious extension that is now circulating that can let attackers control your machine, please make sure your Chromebook is updated to version 102.0.5005.125.
How to check and update:
1) Log into your Chromebook.
2) Click the time in the bottom right corner.
3) In the pop-up, choose the Gear (Settings) near the top.
4) In the bottom left of the setting window, click About ChromeOS.
5) If it says version 102.0.5005.125, you are good. If not, click Check for Updates.
High School students are not allowed to be in the Middle School hall during break or lunchtime. The gyms are off limits while classes are in session and only permitted with adult supervision.
Christmas Food Baskets and Giving Tree - If your child attends school in the Pleasant Hill School District and you are in need of a food basket and/or children's gift, please complete the form that is available in the front office. Return your completed form between November 22nd and December 2nd to either school office.
Pleasant Hill Goshen Fire & Rescue is offering an Emergency Medical Responder training course starting in January. The application deadline is December 16th, at 5:00pm. You must be at least 16 to apply. Juniors and seniors must obtain a recommendation from a school faculty member. For more information, please see Mrs. Duval in room S6.
If you were recently handed a Chromebook Protection Plan form, please turn that in to the front office as soon as possible.
There will be an OBOB meeting today during middle school lunch in room 2. We will be checking in on your reading progress and finalizing teams.
We will be having our Career Fair tomorrow. All students in grades 6-12 will be participating in this event.
There will be a Naval Academy student in the counseling office during second period tomorrow to present information about the academy.
Middle school and high schools students - there is a mandatory Lunch Buddies training meeting today during your lunch break in the Community Center. Pizza will be provided. Please don't be late!
We have had a lot students misbehaving in the library lately. Please enter and exit the library in a quiet, respectful manner. The library is a place of work and study. Please use quiet voices while using this space. Running or rough behavior is not permitted. All food must be consumer before entering the library. A disrespectful attitude towards students or staff could lead to a ban from the library.
Congratulations to our most improved students for the month of September: Freshman Ben Bryson, Sophomore Robert Martinez, Junior Ricky Pulido and Senior Isaiah Leishman.
Congratulations to our September students of the month: Freshman Josie Heacock, Sophomore Jamon Heacock, Junior Zoey Brott and Senior Luke Templin.
There will be a mandatory cattle meeting on Wednesday during lunch in Room S5. We will be discussing prospects, feed, upcoming events and more. Mandatory attendance!
Our lost and found is now on display outside the front office. Please check it out if you are missing something!
There will be an executive FFA meeting today in Room S4 during lunch to review the agenda for the Oct. 10th official meeting. The FFA official meeting will be at 6:30pm in the student center. It is mandatory for all FFA members! In you are interested in joining FFA, please attend. Let Mrs. White know if you cannot make it or have any questions.
Interested in Model United Nations? HS students work as the representative of a county, organization, or person, and must solve a problem with other delegates from around the world. Model UN teaches participants skills like research, public speaking, debating and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork and leadership. Come to Room 18 at HS lunch next Wednesday to show your interest!
Congratulations to our September students of the month for middle school!
Citizens of the Month: Kailynd Farmer, Nellie Smith and Caroline Carlson
Most Improved Students: Tucker Putnam, Kyle Dean and Damian Garcia
Students of the Month: Benaiah Carrera, Eliza Anderson and Zoe Harr
Congratulations to our Varsity Volleyball team on beating Sisters, who was ranked #1 in the state. We just moved up to #2!
Veterans of Foreign Wars - Our local branch is inviting students to write and record a short essay on the following topics. For high school the essay prompt is: "Why is the Veteran important?" and for middle school the topic is "My pledge to our Veterans." Please see Mr. Meinzen for details and the application. The deadline for the essay and recording is October 29th to Mr. Meinzen.
We will be on a modified schedule this Thursday and Friday due to parent-teacher conferences. School will be let out at 11:35 both of these days.
Picture packets will be handed out in class. Castle – 8th grade, Taylor – 7th grade, Smead – 9th/10th grade, Neill –11th/12th grade.
Lane's Advanced Technology and Apprenticeship presents "Women in Trades" on Wednesday, November 16th, from 4-6:00pm at Lane Community College. Learn about Apprenticeship, Automotive, Construction, Diesel, Drafting, Fabrication/Welding, Manufacturing, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) programs. There will be Q & A with a panel featuring female trades students and industry reps. This is free for all participants! To register scan the QR code in Mrs. Duval's office (S6) for email email@example.com.
Homecoming Week - Daily themes for HS students:
Monday - Anything but a backpack
Tuesday - Neon vs Construction
Wednesday - Decades
Thursday - Country vs Country Club
Friday - Billie Spirit
Pay attention to our announcements for our daily games during HS lunch.
We will be hosting the league playoffs for volleyball tomorrow! Siuslaw plays Creswell at 10:00 am and Pleasant Hill will play the winner of that game at noon. Doors open at 9:00 am. Entry fees: adults $5/students $3/seniors $2, free for students with an ASB sticker. Concessions will be open!
High School Boys and Girls Soccer play tonight (SENIOR NIGHT) against La Pine at 4:00pm and 6:00pm.
The art room is having a costume contest next Monday during lunch in the courtyard. Face coverings are only allowed during the voting process and are to be kept in the front office at all other times throughout the day. Costumes may NOT include weapons of any kind. Prizes will be awarded and extra points will be given for handmade costumes!
We will be hosting the 2nd round of state volleyball playoffs this Saturday at 12:00. This game will be a whiteout - come dressed in white, ready to cheer on your Billies! Because this is an OSAA event, ticket prices are as follows: Adults and Seniors: $10 / Students: $6 - Cash Only. League passes and ASB cards will not be accepted at this event.
The holiday food drive starts on Monday! Throughout the month of November, bring canned foods and non-perishable items to school and place them in your grade's designated bin. All donations benefit local families in need during this holiday season. Signs will be posted in the hall for you grade-level bin location. All donated items will be counted as Billie Cup points!
Girls Soccer will be playing in the 2nd round of OSAA state playoffs against Riverdale (at Lewis & Clark College) on Wednesday at 1:00pm.
Picture day is on Friday, September 23nd. Flyers may be picked up in the front office.
Reminder - only junior and seniors are allowed off campus during lunch, with parent permission. Freshmen and sophomores are not to leave campus.
Garden Club meets on Thursday. Do you enjoy working with plant and making places look more beautiful? Do you care deeply about preserving the world we live in? If so, then come to the PHill Garden Club on Thursday room 18 at lunch.
If you are interested in running for student government, please get an application in the front office. You need to have recommendations signed by two teachers and your Candidate's Ballot Statement returned to the front office by Tuesday, September 20th.
Sports team posters are available for sale for $10 in the front office. All proceeds benefit the Booster Club.
Help Wanted - Need 4 people to remove items from the house into a dumpster. The job will take about 5 hours to complete. Pays $14 per hour. See Mrs. Duval in Room S6 for more information.
We have received a few new items in our front office lost and found. If you are missing an item of clothing, come see us!
If you are interested in being our Billie mascot, please see Mr. McClain in the counseling office.
If you are interested in finding out more about our trip to Washington DC in February of 2023, Mr. Meinzen will host a meeting for parents with a Close Up representative on Wednesday night at 5:30pm in room 18. For more information you can email Mr. Meinzen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come support our 13th ranked volleyball team tonight as we take on 6th ranked Scio! The student section theme is CAMO NIGHT. All students wearing camo will get in the game for free. The first 10 students will receive a Dutch Bros gift card. JV starts at 5pm, Varsity begins at 6:30pm.
Homecoming Date Change - Homecoming will be celebrated during the week of October 24-29. There will be daily themes for all grades. HS class floats and homecoming court will take place during halftime at Friday's football game. The HS Hoco dance will be on Saturday, from 8-11pm, in the Student Center. Cost of admission is $5 per person.
If you are interested in having your student take the PSAT, please have them sign up on the clipboard in the front office and pay $18. The test will take place on October 12th at 8:15 am. If you have any concerns regarding paying the fee, please see Mr. Swick in the Counseling Office.
REACH Club meets this Thursday! If you are interested in helping folks in need in your community, you will find lots of great ways to do that in REACH. We run the annual holiday food and gift drives, among other meaningful projects. Be a part of something that makes a difference! Come to Room 13 on Thursday at lunch to find out more.
Lane County Search and Rescue is currently recruiting new volunteers! Join them for an informational meeting to learn more about Search and Rescue volunteer opportunities and to meet current staff. Applicants are encouraged to bring their families so everyone can be well informed about the commitment required. Meetings are Oct. 15th, 17th or 22nd at 6:00pm at the Lane County Public Service building. See Mrs. Duval in Room S6 if you would like a flyer with additional information.
If you are interested in competing in the 2022-23 Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) come to Room 2 during middle school lunch on Friday. If you can't make it to this meeting, stop by Room 2 any day this week.
Help is wanted this Saturday from 9-1, moving items from house to dumpster. Items are not heavy. An elderly person is moving and needs help. Pays $14 per hour, 2-4 people needed. Please see Mrs. Duval in Room S6 if you are interested.