Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Matt's Relay for Recovery
May 25, 2012 $5.00
2012 Culinary Chopped Competition Winners
Overall First Place: Jordan Pasquarelli, Shaun Herforth, Ashley Scully and Ryan Schilling
Overall Second Place: Jordan Anderson, Craig Eggleston, Jenna Teti, Geneva Duclos and Brandon Dow
Overall Third Place: Chris Powers, Jen Rilla, Leanne Keeler and Nick Donati
Best Dessert: Chris Powers, Jen Rilla, Leanne Keeler and Nick Donati
Best Appetizer: Jordan Anderson, Craig Eggleston, Jenna Teti, Geneva Duclos and Brandon Dow
Best Entree: Jordan Anderson, Craig Eggleston, Jenna Teti, Geneva Duclos and Brandon Dow
Taconic Talent Show
Dress Rehearsal will be on Wednesday, May 30th. The
Talent Show will be Thursday, May 31st- 7:00pm. 13 acts by Taconic
student. $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door. Freshman Parent
Senior Prep Rally
The Spring Pep Rally will take place on Thursday, May 24th. The
rally will begin at 1pm and will go till the end of the school day.
Congratulations - BPA National Competition Winners
2nd place in Entrepreneurship - Isabelle George
2nd place in Financial Analyst Team - Mikaela Astore, Amanda Masoero, Amanda Armstrong and Cathi Fruchterman
3rd place in Small Business Managment - Casey Quillette, Lauren Russo, Michelle Pierce and Angela Pannesco
AP Test Schedule
AP Exams run May 7nd through May 18th, with late tests May 23-25. (Schedule is attached)
May 7 -19, 2012
May 15 and 16, 2012
Underclassmen Awards Night
May 23, 2012 - 7:00pm
Seniors Last Day before finals
May 24, 2012
Seniors Finals Week
May 25, 29, 30, 31st
Senior Awards Night
June 4, 2012 - 7:00pm
June 5, 2012 - Arrival and Lineup 6:00pm - March in 7:00pm
June 10, 2012 - 1:00pm at Taconic
Final Exams for Grade 9-11
Last Day of School
1/2 day of school, June 15th.
High School Registration
Is there any orientation for students moving from grade 8 to grade 9?
Yes. An orientation tour is provided for all students currently
enrolled in the Pittsfield Public Schools in the spring of the school
year. In addition, a district “First Day” will be provided all grade 9
students at the start of the school year. A letter mailed to homes
during the summer, or available through the school’s office, will
provide details regarding this orientation program.
How do I register my child for grades 9-12?
If your child is currently enrolled in the Pittsfield Public Schools,
he/she will be automatically registered for the next school year. High
school registration occurs during the month of March, when parents are
asked to review course selections with the child and sign that they
accept these choices. Students receive a draft schedule by the close of
school. If you are new to Pittsfield you should contact your resident
home school directly and arrange an appointment to register your child.
To determine your home school, use this street directory.
Is there any orientation for parents prior to the registration process?
Yes. Orientation sessions are held at the schools. Please watch the school websites and the district website for details.
Who do I talk to if I have any concerns regarding my child’s course schedule?
Parents should contact each high school guidance office at their
earliest convenience. Counselors are available for a full week after the
close of the school year and throughout the summer two days a week.
- PHS Guidance 499-9535 x2156
- THS Guidance 448-9602
What if my child is interested in applying for a Career/Vocational Technical Program?
Grade 8: Students who are interested in applying to be part of the
Career Exploratory Program need to fill out a Career/Vocational
Technical Education Program Selection Form. Students are then placed based on the admissions policy.
Grade 9/10/11: Students who have completed Career Exploratory during
grade 9, 10, or 11 apply for acceptance to a specific Career/Vocational
Technical Program through a competitive screening process outlined in
the admissions policy. Students may also enroll in CVTE programs without
taking Career Exploratory; however, these students will be allowed to
fill spaces remaining open after Career Exploratory students are placed.
Students are strongly encouraged to take Career Exploratory if they
wish to enroll in CVTE programs.
CVTE office: 448-9601
Homework Help Club
Location: Resource Area Next to 21st Century
Time: Monday and Wednesday (2:30-3:30) and Tuesday and Thursday (2:30-3:00)
Math, English and Science teachers will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays