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

Administration Principal

Louis Long Assistant Principals

Paul A. Curtis Allison Portwood Cindy Schneider Denise Young Dean

Bill Specht Guidance Department

Rebel Balkman-Director Pam Bennett Jodi Booher Athletic Director

Robert Bruglio

School Board Members

Steve Dionisio,

Superintendent of Schools Ian Vincent, Chairman Robert Segur, Vice Chairman

Kim Amontree Wendy Atkinson Lee Swift

Pr i ncipal’s Message

Dear Pirate Community, I hope that this letter finds you and your family well at the end of summer vacation for our students. Our staff is working diligently, preparing our campus for the opening of school on August 10th at 7:25 am. The guidance staff is finishing schedules for our students, our custodial staff is completing all summer cleaning activities, and many of our fall extra-curricular activities have already begun. It is incredible how quickly the summer months pass, but I am very excited about our staff and students returning for another outstanding school year. I want to welcome our freshmen class, the class of 2021, to our school. It is exciting for each of you to have the opportunity for a new start at a new school. There are few times in life that you get the chance to start over. I believe that the key to your success at our school is to get involved and stay involved in many of our offered activities as well as exhibiting your Pirate PRIDE (Preparation, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Excellence) each day that you come to school. I look forward to the opportunity to get to know each of you and share in your experiences as you work towards the goal of high school graduation. To the class of 2018, welcome to your SENIOR year of high school! I know that each of you are sharing in your collective excitement as we start the new school year. There are two expectations that I have for each member of this year’s class. First, be a positive leader on campus each day. Take care of those things that future classes will want to emulate so that you have the opportunity to graduate on May 16th 2018. Second, do not let the time pass and miss being part of your senior year. It is never too late to get involved at your school and participate in all of the wonderful extra-curricular activities planned. Best of luck to everyone in this year’s senior class! Just a reminder that our open house is scheduled for Tuesday, August 8th starting at 5:30 pm for freshmen and 6 pm for upperclassmen. Freshmen need to report to the big gym and all returning students need to report to the small gym to pick up their schedules. The senior class meeting will start at 7 pm in the auditorium at the end of open house. All seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend. There will be an informal Freshmen Orientation on Tuesday, August 1st from 5 pm to 7 pm. Freshmen will have the chance to tour the campus prior to open house. I look forward to seeing each of you at open house! Enjoy the time left in your summer. Louis Long Principal

“Pirate Pipeline” July 2017 Published Four Times Per Year Port Charlotte High School 18200 Cochran Boulevard Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Issue #4

JULY 2017

Volume 16

Issue 4

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


FREQUENTLY CALLE D NUM BERS Attendance Office (Absences) FAX # Operator Athletic Office Band Career Information Center (CIC) Chorus Dean’s Office Guidance Media Center NJROTC Nurse Principal’s Office School Resource Officer Student Office (Early Exits/Tardies)

P .R . I .D . E.

255-7492 255-7493 255-7485 x3133 x3902 x3117 x3901 x3514 x3137 x3005 x3203 x3108 x3103 x3127 x3136

Port Charlotte High School’s student body is the essence of PRIDE which stands for: Preparation – Come to school with materials and positive attitudes! Respect – Treat your school and fellow Pirates with consideration and courtesy! Integrity – Practice Personal Honesty and independence! Determination – Set and work toward goals! Excellence – Strive to be your best!!! “Yes, I am a Pirate!”

FRESHMEN Open House/Pep Rally – OLD GYM 5:30pm – 6:00pm – Freshmen Welcome! 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Schedule PickUp SOPHOMORES/JUNIORS/SENIORS – NEW GYM 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Schedule PickUp SENIOR PARENT MEETING - AUDITORIUM 7:00pm *Lockers will be on sale during Open House in the Cafeteria. ALL students – ALL grades, that want to use a locker need to purchase a school lock, the cost is $5.00 (cash only).


PCHS would like to thank the following for their donations towards our campus beautification project: • Home Depot: 1-800-Flowers • Eric Portwood & the Young Democrat’s club also received 2 magnolia trees from The Schmit Family.


Port Charlotte High School is looking for vendors who would like to participate in the newly-formed Pirate’s Fleet Market. This fun and friendly flea market will be held at Port Charlotte High School on the first Saturday of every month beginning Saturday, October 7 and ending Saturday, April 7 from 8:00am-1:00pm. For more information, please contact Assistant Principal Denise Young, at 941-255-7485 or email at

3 SENIOR CALEN DAR 2017-2018


Open House/Senior Parent Meeting Senior Class Meeting Senior Portraits Senior Football Tailgate Homecoming Week One Day Yearbook Sale Senior Trick or Treat Holiday Dessert Bar Senior Hall of Fame Nominations Senior Panoramic Picture Senior Hall of Fame Springfest Week Easter Egg Extravaganza Spring Break Senior Speeches Grad Bash Senior Pool Party Senior Final Exams Senior Make-up Exams Senior Awards Prom Baccalaureate Graduation Rehearsal (MANDATORY) Senior Breakfast Graduation Senior Class Sponsor: Matina Pulliam Email: Phone: 941-255-7485 (XT 3538)

Tues. Aug. 8th Fri. Aug. 11th Wed. Aug. 16th Fri. Sept. 29th Mon. Oct. 9th-Fri. Oct. 13th TBA Tues. Oct. 31st Fri. Dec. 1st Wed. Jan. 10th Thurs. Feb. 1st Wed. Mar. 7th – 7pm Mar 26th – Mar 29th Wed., Mar 28th Mon. Apr. 2nd- Fri. Apr. 6th Thurs. Apr. 19th Fri. Apr. 27th (Universal Studios) Fri. May 4th Mon. May 7th- Thurs. May 10th Thurs. May 10th & Fri. May 11th Thurs. May 10th – 7pm Gym Sat., May 12th Charlotte Harbor Event Center Mon. May 14th-6pm Murdock Baptist Church Mon. May 14th; Tues. May 15th; Wed. May 16th – 8am-1pm GYM Wed. May 16th – 8am Cafeteria Wed. May 16th – 7 pm


Just a reminder Pirates! All students enrolled at PCHS in Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Credit courses require summer work. Please visit PCHS’ website at and click on the link “CLICK HERE for Summer Work” for more details!


During the summer try to tour at least four colleges as we will be completing college admission applications in August and September.


PCHS Project Graduation would love for you to become a part of a great tradition. Project Graduation began at PCHS in 2000 and has been going strong ever since because of parents just like you. If you are a parent of a Senior, Junior or even a Sophomore student, please stop by our booth in the front of the Auditorium at Open House to pick up more information. You can also visit our website at to sign-up for our email list and to learn more about us. Our first regular meeting will be on Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 7pm in the CIC. See you there!

A few spots are left! We need you!

Advertise in the Pirate Pipeline! This is a wonderful way for your company to get community recognition and exposure, and at the same time help support your local schools!

Debbie Capo

Port Charlotte High School


Guidance Counselor assignments are as follows for school year 2017-2018: Rebel Balkman 9th Grade TBA 10th Grade Pam Bennett 11th Grade Jodi Booher 12th Grade


Non-Adopted Reading Lists will be available at: at the end of July.


Most parents this summer will tell you that this is the time of year that your teen sleeps till noon, tells you how bored they are, and you begin the countdown for school to start again...or maybe not...maybe THIS is the summer of FUN and OPPORTUNITY for your teen! It’s not too late...Drug Free Charlotte County is offering a chance for teens to get involved and even earn community service hours for all those scholarship applications. Contact us today to find out more! FNDR (Friday Night Done Right, No Alcohol, No Dope) Help plan and be a part of fun teen events throughout the school year, and get first dibs on all our cool FNDR gear. Torey Flanigan, Community Youth Coordinator Phone: (941) 286-0470 Email: D-Fy (Drug Free Youth) Get rewarded by our community just for committing to remain drug, alcohol, and tobacco free. Lots of freebies and discounts at many local businesses. Jimmy Sella, Administrative Specialist Phone: (941) 255-0808 ext. 3205 Email -


Aug. 26th – SAT Testing – 7:30am Sep. 9th – ACT Testing – 7:30am Oct. 7th – SAT Testing – 7:30am Oct. 11th – PSAT – 7:30am Oct. 28th – ACT – 7:30am Nov. 4th – SAT – 7:30am Dec. 2nd – SAT – 7:30 Dec. 5th – ASVAB – Periods 1-4 Dec. 9th – ACT – 7:30am

LifeSkills Training Join a weekly class that helps you learn and sharpen up the life skills that everyone needs to be happy, healthy, and successful throughout your life. (Community Service Hours Available) Jennifer Bernardi, Prevention Coordinator Phone: (941) 979-7481 Email: Strengthening Families Bond with the whole family while learning how to be happy together, have healthy brains, and be drug and alcohol free. Jennifer Bernardi, Prevention Coordinator Phone: (941) 979-7481 Email:


Proceeds benefit both the girls and boys Cross Country teams at Port Charlotte High School. Date: Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 Time: 7:30 a.m. (1-mile Fun Run at 8:30) One-mile fun run will be on the track and grass fields. Location: Port Charlotte High School Track 18200 Cochran Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Course: 5k is flat and winding, multi-surface with start and finish on paved track. Course includes some grass fields, paved sidewalks, parking and driveways surrounding the Port Charlotte High School Campus and the Charlotte County Technical Center. Please go to for more information and Registrations Forms.

Port Charlotte High School

2017 - 2018 PIRATE ATHLETIC BANNER PROGRAM Bob Bruglio- Athletic Director Port Charlotte Athletics Port Charlotte High School 18200 Cochran Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: 941-255-7485 x. 3133 Fax: 941-255-7493 E-mail:

Banner Renewals


Individual banner can be renewed at a cost of $200, unless your business would like to change the banner design. Pirate Package with no changes. $500

Field Banners

Full color, digitally produced advertisement banners displayed at all Pirate home events! We create and hang the banner for your business. Banners will hang for 1 school year. 3’ x 8’ Field Banner: Your business advertisement will be visible to all people attending FOOTBALL, SOCCER, BASEBALL, AND SOFTBALL games. $300 2’ x 5’ Gym Banner: Your business advertisement will be visible to all people attending VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, WRESTLING, and school functions in the gymnasium. $300 4’ x 8’ Roadside Banner: Your business advertisement will be visible to all people who travel on the busy road of Murdock Circle (Between school and mall.) $300 Pirate Package: Your business advertisement at all the above locations. $750

PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION Business Name _______________________________________ Phone ________________ Address _____________________ City ____________________________ Zip ___________ Contact Person ___________________________ E mail _____________________________ Please send logo and graphics to Checks payable to: Port Charlotte High School



All passes can be purchased in the Pirate Athletic Office. Call for further information 941-255-7485 x.3133. Pirate Family Pass$175 Includes: Unlimited admission for up to 5 family members to all Pirate regular season home athletic events during the 2017-18 season. Each member of the family will receive a Pirate T-Shirt. Please indicate size next to name that will be included on each pass. Pass #1 _____________________________ Pass #2_________________________________ Pass #3_____________________________ Pass #4 ________________________________ Pass #5 _____________________________ Pirate Pass $50 Includes: Unlimited admission for 1 PCHS student to all Pirate regular season home athletic events during the 2017-18 season. Each pass holder will receive a Pirate T Shirt Please print the name of the recipient below and indicate shirt size. Pass : _____________________________________________________________________ PCHS Student Pass $40 Includes: Unlimited admission for 1 person to all Pirate regular season home athletic events during the 2017-18 season. Each pass holder will receive Pirate T-Shirt. Please print the name of recipient below and indicate shirt size. Pass : _____________________________________________________________________

Please make your choices from above and fill out this section. Checks can be made out to Pirate Athletics and mailed to the school or paid for in person in the Athletic Office. Pirate Athletics 18200 Cochran Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Name_________________________ Phone _______________ Address ____________________________________________ _____________________________________________




VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Head Coach: Kevin Krause

GIRLS GOLF Head Coach: Katie Root


Head Coach: Chris Drummer DATE Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 7 Sep 14 Sep 27 Oct 5 Oct 12 Oct 19

TIME 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm

OPPONENT Charlotte Palmetto Lemon Bay North Port Lemon Bay Braden River Ida Baker Charlotte

LOCATION Charlotte HOME HOME HOME Lemon Bay Braden River Ida Baker HOME

VARSITY FOOTBALL Head Coach: Jordan Ingman DATE Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29 Oct 13 Oct 20 Oct 27 Nov 3

TIME 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm

OPPONENT Hardee Kick-Off Classic North Port S. Ft. Myers Lemon Bay Cape Coral Booker N. Ft. Myers Ida Baker (Homecoming) Island Coast Charlotte Westland Hialeah (Senior Night)

LOCATION HOME HOME S. Ft. Myers Lemon Bay Cape Coral Booker HOME HOME HOME Charlotte HOME

DATE Aug 23 Aug 29 Aug 31 Sep 5 Sep 11 Sep 14 Sep 19 Sep 22 Sep 26 Oct 5 Oct 10

TIME 4:00pm 3:30pm 4:00pm 3:30pm 3:30pm 4:00pm 4:00pm TBA 3:30pm 3:30 TBA

OPPONENT Barron Collier Sarasota Military Academy Hardee Lemon Bay Charlotte Hardee Bayshore County Golf Tournament North Port North Port Don Ross Invitational

LOCATION Kensington CC (Naples) St. Andrews Golf Club The Bluffs Port Charlotte Golf Club Port Charlotte Golf Club Port Charlotte Golf Club Manatee County Golf Club St. Andrews South Port Charlotte Golf Club Heron Creek Golf Club Sara Bay Country Club

DATE Aug 22 Aug 24 Aug 29 Aug 30 Sep 1&2 Sep 5 Sep 7 Sep 14 Sep 18 Sep 19 Sep 21 Sep 23 Sep 25 Sep 28 Oct 3 Oct 5 Oct 7 Oct 9 Oct 10

TIME 6:00/7:00pm 6:00/7:00pm 6:00/7:00pm 6:00/7:00pm TBA (VO) 6:00/7:00pm 6:00/7:00pm 6:00/7:00pm 6:00/7:00pm 6:00/7:00pm 6:00/7:00pm TBA (VO) 6:00/7:00pm 6:00/7:00pm 6:00/7:00pm 6:00/7:00pm TBA 6:00/7:00pm 7:00pm

OPPONENT Riverdale DeSoto Cape Coral Charlotte Lake Highlands Showcase Lemon Bay Sarasota Christian North Port Riverdale Island Coast Lemon Bay Wildcast Invitational Riverview Charlotte N. Ft. Myers Ida Baker Riverview JV Tournament Venice (FR/JV) North Port (Senior Night)

LOCATION Riverdale HOME Cape Coral HOME Orlando HOME HOME North Port HOME HOME Lemon Bay Estero Riverview Charlotte HOME Ida Baker Riverview HOME HOME

SWIM SCHEDULE Head Coach: John Whaley


Head Coach: Rodney Taylor DATE Aug 19 Aug 22 Aug 29 Aug 30 Sep 4 Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 13 Sep 18 Sep 21 Sep 25 Sep 27 Sep 29 Oct 10 Oct 11 Oct 12

TIME TBA 3:30pm 3:30pm 3:30pm 3:30pm 3:30pm 3:30pm 3:30pm TBA 3:30pm TBA TBA TBA TBA 3:30pm 3:30pm

OPPONENT DeSoto (Pre-Season) Booker SMA/Lemon Bay Hardee/DeSoto North Port Hardee/DeSoto Lemon Bay North Port Bulldog Invitational TBA County Tournament (9 holes) County Tournament (9 holes) County Tournament (18 holes) Don Ross Invitational North Port SMA

LOCATION The Bluffs Port Charlotte Golf Club Port Charlotte Golf Club The Bluffs Port Charlotte Golf Club Port Charlotte Golf Club Long Marsh County Club TBA Kelly Greens G&CC Palm Aire CC Port Charlotte Golf Club TBA (LBHS) TBA (CHS) Sara Bay Golf Club Port Charlotte Golf Club TBA

DATE Aug 26 Aug 29 Sep 2 Sep 5 Sep 7 Sep 12 Sep 14 Sep 16 Sep 19 Sep 23 Sep 26 Sep 28 Oct 3 Oct 17 Oct 19-24 Oct 23-28 Nov 3

TIME 10:00am 5:00pm 10:00am 5:00pm 5:00pm TBA 5:00pm 10:00am 5:00pm 8:00am 5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 9:00am TBA TBA TBA

OPPONENT Charlotte Mini Invite North Port Mini-Invite Charlotte Out-of-Door Academy Hardee Lemon Bay Charlotte Invite Lely FSPA Cape Coral (SR NIGHT) Evangelical County Meet Tri-County Championship District Meet Regional Meet State Championships


Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Orlando, FL Permit #2346

Port Charlotte High School 18200 Cochran Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33948


August 3rd – 9th August 4th August 4th, 7th – 9th August 8th August 10th August 19th August 21st September 1st September 4th September 18th September 18th September 20th October 9th – 13th October 13th October 14th October 16th October 16th October 23rd November 13th November 20th & 21st November 22nd – 24th November 27th December 21st December 22nd - January 1st January 2nd January 15th

Marching Band Camp Teachers Return NJROTC New Cadet Orientation OPEN HOUSE Students Return Treasure Trot 5K SAC Meeting Professional Development Day – NO STUDENTS LABOR DAY HOLIDAY – NO SCHOOL Interim Progress Reports (Q1) SAC Meeting College Fair Homecoming Week Quarter 1 Ends Homecoming Dance Teacher Workday -- NO STUDENTS SAC Meeting Band Concert w/FGCU @ CPAC SAC Meeting HURRICANE MAKEUP DAYS – NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY – NO SCHOOL Interim Progress Report (Q2) Quarter 2 Ends WINTER BREAK Teacher Workday – NO STUDENTS MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY – NO SCHOOL

Port Charlotte High School Newsletter  

May 2017

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