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Port Charlotte High School 18200 Cochran Boulevard Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 255-7485 Fax: (941) 255-7493

www.portcharlottehs.com

Administration Principal

Louis Long Assistant Principals

Eric Bishop Paul A. Curtis Dan McIntosh Dean

Leighton Bowie Bill Specht Guidance Department

Rebel Balkman-Director Pam Bennett Shannon Reilly James Strauss Athletic Director

Robert Bruglio School Board Members Steve Dionisio, Superintendent Wendy Atkinson, Chairman Robert Segur, Vice Chairman

Kim Amontree Cara Reynolds Ian Vincent

Pr i ncipal’s Message

Dear Pirate Community, I hope that this letter finds you and your family well at the start of 2020! As we continue to move forward in the second half of the school year, I want to remind our community that it is our goal to be an “A” school, as measured by the Department of Education. I am proud of this educational community because our staff and students are putting in the extra effort that is required in order to achieve this goal. It is inspiring each day being part of this important work. Having the opportunity to see first-hand the teaching and learning that occurs each day in and out of the classroom is an incredible experience. EPAF (Engaging Pirates in Academic Focus) has been our school initiative this year and we believe it supports our staff and provides our students with the skills needed to perform and improve on state testing, earn industry certification, be better prepared for post-secondary education, and have needed skills to join the work force and/or the armed forces. One of the key components of EPAF continues to be the implementation of our Cambridge AICE educational program. Currently, there are over 800 students enrolled in AICE coursework. This program of study for many of our students is the first exposure to collegiate level coursework. In addition to our General and Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diplomas, our students can also earn a Cambridge AICE Diploma upon successful completion of the program. We are excited to be one of the few schools to offer multiple diploma options for our students. It is an exciting time of year for the members of our senior class, the class of 2020. It is hard to believe that four years of high school are ending and that the class of 2020 is getting ready to graduate on May 20th at 7:00 pm at the Lee Civic Center. It is important for all of our seniors to finish strong in the classroom and continued on page 2

“Pirate Pipeline” February 2020 Published Four Times Per Year Port Charlotte High School 18200 Cochran Boulevard Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Issue #2

FEBRUARY 2020 Volume 19

Issue 2

For the Parents, Staff, Students and Community of Port Charlotte High School


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take every opportunity to “get involved” in all of the senior activities. I am proud of the students in this class, the class of 2020 – PERFECT! Congratulations to Coach Burkhart and our Girls Volleyball team for winning the regional championship and making it to the final four. It was an incredible season for our team. Our Girls Weightlifting team, under the direction of Coach Hoffer, captured their third consecutive district championship. At the prestigious Model United Nations (MUN) conference at the University of Virginia, Mr. Johnson and our MUN team earned first place as the “Best Small Delegate,” facing some of the best competition in the country. The Pride of Port Charlotte Marching Band earned all “superior” scores at the state competition and placed three students on the Florida Band Masters All-Star Band. Our community should be proud of all the successes our staff and students earn throughout the school year! The second half of the school year gives each of us the opportunity to work on and improve both our successes and failures. Through effort and support, this growth potential will enable us to achieve our goal for this school year. Sincerely, Louis M. Long III Principal

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GUI DANCE COUNSE LORS Guidance Counselor assignments school year 2019-2020: • Rebel Balkman . . . . . . . 9th Grade • Shannon Reilly . . . . . . . 10th Grade • James Strauss . . . . . . . 11th Grade • Pam Bennett . . . . . . . . 12th Grade

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3 YE ARBOOKS LAST chance to pre-order yearbooks in school with a check or cash February 11th - 14th. 50 less copies were ordered. You may also go to our school website and pre-order until April 24th. Pre-order sales will take place in C101B from 5th - 7th periods. Further questions, please contact Ms. Chandler (theresa.chandler@yourcharlotteschools.net or (941)255-7485 ext 3001). NON-ADOPTE D BOOK ADDITION The following book has been added to the PCHS Non-Adopted Book List: Maximin Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson.

STU DENT RECOGNIUTION Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2020 Essay Contest Winners: • Honorable Mention: Ava Hilton Teacher: Ms. Lisa Branno-Penwell • Honorable Mention: Hanna Stefanik Teacher: Ms. Lisa Brano-Penwell 2020 Sunshine State Scholars Program Congratulations to Jakobe Morgan for being nominated for the 2020 Sunshine State Scholars Program. The purpose of this program is to recognize students that are achieving excellence in STEM, to assist students and their parents in preparing for post-secondary education pursuits, and to enrich student interest in continuing on the path to a STEM related career. PORT CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL ME DIA PAGES Twitter: @piratespchs

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PIRATE SPORT SCHE DULES 2020 PIRATE TENNIS Head Boys Coach: Josh Hofstetter Head Girls Coach: Lisa Branno Penwell Date Time Opponent Location 2/13 3:00 (Boys & Girls) Lemon Bay Lemon Bay 2/19 3:00 (Girls) Charlotte HOME 2/19 3:00 (Boys) Charlotte Charlotte 3/4 3:00 (Girls) North Port North Port 3/4 3:00 (Boys) North Port HOME 3/10 3:00 (Girls) Charlotte Charlotte 3/10 3:00 (Boys) Charlotte HOME 3/11 3:15 (Boys & Girls) Venice Venice 3/26 3:15 Lemon Bay Lemon Bay 4/7 4:00 (Boys & Girls) North Port HOME

Date 2/11 2/25 3/10 TBA

2019 PIRATE JV TRACK Time Opponent Location 4:00 @ Venice Venice HS 4:00 @ Booker Booker HS 4:00 @ Venice Venice HS 4:00 TBA Port Charlotte HS

Date 2/15 2/22 3/6 3/13 3/26 4/2

2020 PIRATE VARSITY TRACK Time Opponent Location 9:30 Ida Baker Ida Baker HS 9:30 Jim Smith Invite Golden Gate HS 3:30 Larry Richardson Invite Booker HS 3:00 Mustang Invite Lakewood Ranch HS 2:30 Tarpon Invite Charlotte HS 2:30 Wally Keller Invite Charlotte HS

2020 BOYS WE IGHTLIFTING Head Coach: Jarret Debus Date Time Opponent 2/26 4:00 Ft. Myers Duals 3/11 2:00 (Weigh-In) Ft. Myers 3/31 2:00 (Weigh-In) County Meet 4/8 10:00 (Weigh-In) Districts 4/16 - 4/18 TBA Regionals

Location Ft. Myers HOME Charlotte TBA


5 2020 PIRATE BASE BALL Head Coach: Rodney Taylor Date Time Opponent Location 2/12 7:00 Imagine (PreSeason) North Port HS 2/13 7:00 North Port (PreSeason) North Port HS 2/17 7:00 (V) Charlotte HOME 2/17 6:00 (JV) @ Charlotte Charlotte 2/18 6:00 (JV) Manatee HOME 2/19 6:00 (JV) @ Manatee Manatee 2/20 7:00 (V) @Imagine Imagine 2/25 4:00/7:00 @Estero Estero 2/27 6:00 (V) @Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch 3/2 4:00/7:00 @Naples Naples 3/3 4:00/7:00 Estero HOME 3/6 7:00 (V) North Port HOME 3/6 6:00 (JV) @North Port North Port HS 3/9 7:00 (V) Imagine HOME 3/10 7:00 (V) @Booker Booker HS 3/13 7:00 (V) @DeSoto DeSoto HS 3/13 6:00 (JV) DeSoto HOME 3/24 7:00 (V) DeSoto HOME 3/24 6:00 (JV) @DeSoto DeSoto HS 3/26 4:00/7:00 @Lely Lely HS 3/27 4:00/7:00 @Cypress Lake Cypress Lake HS 3/31 7:00 (V) @Lemon Bay Lemon Bay HS 3/31 4:00/7:00 (JV) Lemon Bay (DH) HOME 4/3 4:00 (V) @North Port Braves Stadium 4/7 4:00/7:00 Cypress Lake HOME 4/8 7:00 (V) Booker HOME 4/10 7:00 (V) @Charlotte Charlotte HS 4/10 6:00 (JV) Charlotte HOME 4/13 7:00 (V) Manatee HOME 4/15 6:00 (V) Lakewood Ranch HOME 4/16 7:00 (V) @Manatee GT. Bray 4/20 6:00 (JV) Cardinal Mooney HOME 4/21 7:00 (V) Lemon Bay HOME 4/23 4:30 (V) Cardinal Mooney Cardinal Mooney HS

2020 PIRATE SOFT BALL Head Coach: Morgan Coslor Date Time Opponent Location 2/11 5:30 Desoto (Pre-Season) Desoto 2/13 5:30 Desoto (Pre-Season) Desoto 2/18 5:30/7:00 Desoto Desoto 2/19 6:00/8:00 Riverview Riverview 2/20 5:00/7:00 Charlotte HOME 3/3 5:00/7:00 Ida Baker HOME 3/5 6:00 (V) Booker Booker 3/6 5:30/7:30 Ft. Myers Ft. Myers 3/9 6:00/7:30 Lehigh Lehigh 3/10 5:00/7:00 Lemon Bay HOME 3/12 5:00/7:00 Cypress Lake HOME 3/23 5:30/7:00 Charlotte Charlotte 3/25 5:00/7:00 North Port North Port 3/27 5:00/7:00 Desoto HOME 3/30 6:00 (V) Booker HOME 3/31 5:00/7:00 Evanglical Christian HOME 4/2 5:00/7:00 South East HOME 4/6 5:00/7:00 South East South East 4/7 5:00/7:00 Mariner HOME 4/8 7:00 (V) Bishop Verot Bishop Verot 4/14 5:00/7:00 Sarasota Sarasota 4/15 5:00/7:00 Riverview HOME 4/16 5:30/7:30 Lemon Bay Lemon Bay 4/20 5:00/7:00 North Port HOME 4/22 6:00 (V) Lehigh HOME 4/23 7:00 (V) Cypress Lake Cypress Lake

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CLASS OF 2020 Cap & Gown: If you have not ordered your cap and gown for graduation, please go to: highschool. herffjones.com to order. They are now $77 and the price will go up to $102 on March 1st. If you have a cap and gown from a sibling or friend, you STILL need to order a tassel ala carte at the website listed above. Senior Dues: If you have not paid your seniors dues, please do not wait until graduation rehearsal. Please pay your dues to Matina Pulliam in B206. Gradbash: This year the Class of 2020 will be going to Universal Studios on Friday, April 17th. The ABSOLUTE deadline to pay your senior dues to be included in this trip is February 15th. Project Graduation: Project graduation is in dire need of donations and volunteers. The drug/ alcohol free after-graduation party is in jeopardy of not happening for the class of 2020! Please contact Sarah Shore at: sarahshore21414@gmail.com if you are able to spare some of your time and help in the Project Graduation efforts. Senior Remind: If you have not already signed up for the Senior Remind please do so! Text: 81010 Send the message: @pcsenior20. SENIOR CALEN DAR 2019-2020 DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE PLEASE CHECK SR. WEBPAGE ON PCHS HOMEPAGE https://www.matinapulliam.wixsite.com/pcseniors Senior Hall of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wed. Mar. 4th – 7pm Spring Break. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mon. Mar. 16th- Fri. Mar. 20th Easter Egg Extravaganza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thurs. Apr. 9th Senior Speeches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wed. Apr. 15th Grad Bash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fri. Apr. 17th (Universal Studios) Senior Pool Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fri. May 8th Senior Final Exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mon. May 11th- Thurs. May 14th Prom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sat-May 9th Charlotte Event Center Senior Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thurs. May 14th – 7pm Gym Senior Make-up Exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thurs. May 14th & Fri. May 15th Baccalaureate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mon. May 18th-6pm Murdock Baptist Church Graduation Rehearsal (MANDATORY) . . . . . . . . . . . Mon. May 18th; Tues. May, 19th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wed. May 20th – 8am-1pm GYM Senior Breakfast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tues. May 19th – 8am Cafeteria Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wed. May 20nd – 7 pm Email: matina.pulliam@yourcharlotteschools.net Phone: 941-255-7485 (XT 3536)

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DRUG FRE E CHARLOTTE A New Year’s resolution can bring both excitement and fear. We are excited because we are hopeful about changes and growth. Yet, often there is a fear associated with change because of the possibility of failure. Our kids also experience these same feelings of excitement and fear. We can help ourselves and our kids remove that fear be successful in achieving our resolutions by following a few simple steps. First, let’s take a look at the 3 main reasons why many people never reach their resolution goals: 1. A goal is never really set. Many people examine the things they would like to change, improve, or grow in and have no problems with expressing those ideas. However, until it becomes a goal, complete with steps and a timeline, it is still just a thought. In order to achieve a goal, it is vital to write it down, plan out your sub-goals or steps, and to create a timeline by which you plan to achieve each sub-goal to get to your main goal. Keep this somewhere that you can look at it regularly to keep your goals in mind. 2. Your goal is not meaningful, measurable, or realistic. There are many things we may have in our mind that we should do, but it does not have value to us personally. Without having a goal that is significant to us we will lack the passion needed to push through the difficulties in achieving that goal. A goal should also be measurable. My father always used to say to me, “Goals worth achieving are never easy”. As an adult I can now see such truth in that. When we work toward our goals, we are going to hit snags and hiccups and times when we are going to want to give up, because it is hard, especially when it comes to long-term goals. However, when you measure your progress toward your goals, you can see how far you have already come and that can help push you through those difficult patches. When creating your goal, you need to consider if your goal is realistic. Are you giving yourself enough time to reach the goal? Do you have the supplies needed to reach your goal? Have you done the research required? 3. You don’t reward yourself. Motivation is a real struggle for most people when working towards a goal. We know that there is something great once we reach the goal, but sometimes that can be too far away to keep us motivated. It is important to reward yourself each step of the way, particularly with each sub-goal so that you can stay motivated. Plan ahead of time what your rewards will be and make sure that it is something you will enjoy and look forward to. Then always keep that reward in your sights to help you stay the course. Next, let’s talk about how you achieving your goals helps your kids in 3 main ways: 1. You’re a role model! When your kids see you setting and achieving goals in the right way, it gives them the confidence to give it a shot as well. It lets them know that it is possible, and it is a behavior that will help them become successful, just like you. Don’t be afraid to show them or talk to them about times when you have made mistakes along the way or experienced challenges, this will help encourage them as they experience their own challenges. 2. Your kids will have confidence in you helping them create their own goals. They have seen you do it, so you are their live-in expert. They are more likely to listen to what you have to say about setting and achieving goals, and they need your help in this. Make sure to talk to them about being flexible and being able to adjust their goals if they hit a snag. Check in with them from time to time and see how they are doing toward reaching their goals to remind them they are important to you too. 3. Setting goals in their own life will help them gain a sense of purpose, and this is also great quality time together. You can enrich this process with experiences that can bring their goals to life. These are moments with you that they will cherish as they get older as well. For more information and resources, visit us online at www.drugfreecharlottecounty.org Or visit us on social media: Facebook – Drug Free Charlotte County, Instagram – drugfreecharlottecounty, Twitter - @DFCCTweets.

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U PCOMING IM PORTANT DATES February 17 . . . . . . . . . . PRESIDENTS DAY HOLIDAY – NO SCHOOL February 18-21. . . . . . . . . 11th Grade Registration March 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . SAC Meeting March 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . SAT-NCR – 12th Grade Only March 9-13 . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Fest Week March 9 & 10 . . . . . . . . . . Algebra EOC Retakes March 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . Sidewalk Chalk March 16-20 . . . . . . . . . . SPRING BREAK – NO SCHOOL March 23. . . . . . . . . . . . TEACHER WORKDAY – NO STUDENTS March 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . ASVAB Test April 3-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Production “MASH” April 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . FSA Writes – 9th Grade April 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . FSA Writes – 10th Grade April 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . FSA Writes Retake – Grades 9&10 April 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . GOOD FRIDAY – NO SCHOOL April 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . PSAT – 10th Grade

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