January 17, 2014
School Website:
PTSO Website:
PTSO Facebook:
The following articles were submitted by various PHS clubs, staff, booster organizations, etc. The PTSO
compiles these articles for your convenience. Questions related to specific articles should be directed to
the contact person provided.
Send Mews submissions by Wednesday evening at 9:00 PM to: [email protected]
Mews Submission Guidelines may be found at:
Past Issues of the Mews may be found at:
Subscribe/Unsubscribe to the Mews by sending student’s name, grade, and email address to:
[email protected]
01/18 Princeton Review SAT Prep Classes Begin
01/20 MLK, Jr. Day, School Holiday
01/21 Teacher Workday
01/22 Make-up Exam Day
01/23 First Day of Second Semester
01/21 Men’s Lacrosse Parent Volunteer Meeting, 7 PM
*Revised Date
01/23 Mandatory Outdoor Track & Field Information
Meeting, 2:25 PM
01/24 Men’s Golf Interest Meeting, Immediately After
01/24 Wrestling Senior Night
01/27 Football Banquet
01/31 Men’s Lacrosse Team Dues and Athletic Forms
02/03 Athletic Booster Club Meeting
02/10-11 Women’s Soccer Fitness Tests
02/12 Women’s Soccer Tryouts
Dear Parents:
I hope your children have a great weekend and take some time to enjoy the long weekend after
exams finish up today. Here is a review of the upcoming schedule for your information:
Monday, January 20: MLK, Jr Day. Holiday. No School.
Tuesday, January 21: Teacher Workday. No School.
Wednesday, January 22: Make-Up Exam day. This day is for students who need
to take a make -up exam in any class.
Thursday, January 23: 1st Day of 2nd Semester. Students report directly to
homeroom for a short time and then they will follow a regular schedule through all of
their classes.
We are very thankful for our parent proctors who helped us administer state testing this
week! We couldn't have had a smooth week without your help!
I hope you all have a great weekend.
Mrs. Harrill
New - Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Pick up your required reading for second semester!
Barnes and Noble is hosting a Book Fair to support academics at Providence High School. For
one week, a percentage of all your purchases (in store or online) will be directed to the school. All
you need to do is present the voucher at the time of purchase. The Book Fair runs from January
23rd - January 30th. Vouchers are available on Ms. Hutchinson's wiki and in the front office.
(Submitted 1/16/14 by Marva Hutchinson, Marva [email protected])
Attention Seniors! 2014 PHS PTSO Scholarship Application Deadline on
March 7!
Every year the PHS PTSO awards five $1,000 scholarships to PHS Seniors who exemplify
excellence in academics, character, leadership and community service.
Applicants MUST be a member of the PTSO and must submit the completed application form, an
essay, a resume and a letter of recommendation by March 7, 2014. Please pick up an
Application Packet in the Counseling Office for complete instructions.
For more information on how to become a member of the PTSO and apply, please contact
Wendy Williams at [email protected] or Mitzi Lynch at [email protected]
(Submitted 1/09/14 by Wendy Williams [email protected] and Mitzi Lynch
[email protected])
Presidential Volunteer Service Awards
Did you volunteer during the Winter Break? Keep in mind that there is still time to meet the
requirements to earn the Presidential Volunteer Service Award! The PVSA program recognizes
community service and offers three award levels.
Bronze level:
100 or more service hours; 50 or more for volunteers ages 14 and under.
Silver Level:
175-249 service hours; 75-99 for volunteers ages 14 and under.
Gold Level:
250 or more services hours; 100 hours for volunteers ages 14 and under.
You have until March 14, 2014 to earn hours but RULES FOR SUBMISSION HAVE CHANGED!!
Go to the PHS PTSO website to get details, download forms and to be sure you will qualify for an
award. The website is:
After checking the website, if you still have questions, please contact Michelle Reid at
[email protected] or Lucia Treviño-Lane at [email protected]
(Submitted 12/04/13 by Lucia Treviño-Lane, [email protected])
New - Attention Parents of Rising Seniors-Save the Date!
Senior portrait days will be held June 23rd to June 26th in the school auditorium. Your student
will have the opportunity to select a summer appoint time during lunches on April 28-30.
Otherwise, be looking for postcards to be mailed home this summer with your student's
appointment information. Please be sure to keep the school up to date with any address changes.
If you have questions, Please contact Ms. Pamela Mann at [email protected]
(Submitted 1/16/14 by Pamela Mann, [email protected])
Ink/Toner Cartridge Recycling
Band Boosters collects used Ink and Toner Cartridges. Help the environment and support Band
Boosters by dropping off your cartridges in the band room. Ask your employers if they recycle ink
or toner. If not, bring them to us and we will recycle them for you! We take all brands and styles
of cartridges ALL YEAR LONG!!!! Questions?; Contact Hope Martin at [email protected]
(Submitted 1/06/14 by Elizabeth Gomez, [email protected] )
Winter Guard Fundraiser!
Let them eat PIZZA!!! PHS Winter Guard will be selling a Domino's BOGO Pizza Card for
$10. This card includes 16 Buy One Pizza Get One Free pizza coupons good until June of
2015! Ask your favorite guard member about it. For questions, contact Becky
Pasma at [email protected]
(Submitted 12/07/13 by Elizabeth Gomez, [email protected])
Fill Dirt & Bricklayer Needed
Got Dirt? We are looking for fill dirt to level the area for the new “Panther Plaza” in preparation to
start laying the bricks that have been ordered and received. We also need a bricklayer to set the
bricks. Please contact either Tami Griffith at [email protected] or Margot Strickler at
[email protected] if you can help out on either of these needs.
(Submitted 12/03/13 by Tami Griffith, [email protected])
Please check PHS Student Services Website for new announcements
New - Featured Scholarships:
North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarships
Three (3) $2,000 one year non-renewable scholarships open to seniors that are interested
in teaching as their future career choice. Please see student services for an application. All
application materials are due into student services by January 31, 2014.
Georgia Tech Alumni Scholarships
Each year the Charlotte Alumni Chapter offers several scholarships that range from
$1,000 to $5,000. The application can be found at along with contact information and
scholarship details. The deadline for all submissions is January 25, 2014.
(Submitted 1/15/14 by PHS Counseling Department)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society National Scholarship Program
This is a program offered each year to help students who’ve been diagnosed with MS or have a
parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college. For additional information and to apply
students are invited to visit the following website:
Scholarship Information
There are many scholarships available for which students can apply! Our scholarship page is
updated each week with new scholarships. Please visit:
(Submitted 1/8/14 by PHS Counseling Department)
Summer Opportunities
UnionPower Cooperative is offering three NC High School Juniors an all-expense paid trip to D.C.
to meet with Congressional representatives, visit historical sites, and learn about government and
cooperatives. The Youth Tour will be June 14-20. For more information and to apply, visit
Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a cost-free, state-funded program for
academically talented North Carolina residents who have demonstrated interest in science and
mathematics and aspire to a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and
mathematics). The program brings rising juniors and seniors together in a residential setting for
research and intensive study. For more info or to apply (application deadline January 31, 2014),
go to
The Bank of America Student Leaders Program
The Bank of America Student Leaders Program recognizes current juniors and seniors who step
outside of the classroom to lead and serve in their own communities and beyond. Students can
continue to make an impact in their community with Bank of America’s support. Students will:
Work as a paid intern at a local nonprofit for eight weeks
Attend the weeklong all expense paid Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC
Develop leadership and career skills
Connect with community-minded students from our own community and across the country
To apply, go to .
YBM (Young Black Male) Leadership Alliance Seeking Top High School
THE TOP 100 YOUNG BLACK Male LEADERSHIP PROGRAM is designed to recognize African
American male high school seniors for their exemplary achievements in academic, community
service, leadership and volunteer efforts. Students who participate in the program are highlighted
in the Top 100 publication, recognized at a city-wide ceremony and have the opportunity to
compete for YBM Leadership Alliance scholarships. Visit for
more information. Registration is open to African-American Juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Registration is required by January 17, 2014.
Next Princeton Review SAT Prep Class at Providence Starts in January!
There are a few spaces still available in the next Princeton Review SAT Prep Class, which
starts January 18, 2014. Most sessions will be held at PHS in room 140 on Thursdays and
Saturdays. Providence students receive a $100.00 discount! For questions, call (888) 695-1533,
extension 1077. To see the schedule and register, go to (open in Mozilla Foxfire).
(Submitted 01/09/14 by Sharon Walker, [email protected])
PHS Athletic Department Website –
Student Athlete Forms Packet –
Panther Online Spirit Wear Store
(Dates and Times are Subject to Change)
January 17
January 18
January 20
3:30 PM
4:30 PM
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:30 PM
9:00 AM
Women’s JV Basketball vs. South Meck
Men’s JV Basketball vs. South Meck
Women’s Varsity Basketball vs. South Meck
Swimming Conference Meet at MCAC
Men’s Varsity Basketball vs. South Meck
Winter Track & Field at JDL Fast Track (Winston-Salem)
Winter Track & Field at JDL Fast Track (Winston-Salem)
Wrestling vs. North Gaston
Wrestling Providence JV Tournament
January 21
January 22
January 24
January 25
3:30 PM
4:30 PM
6:00 PM
7:30 PM
7:00 PM
3:30 PM
4:30 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
9:00 AM
Women’s JV Basketball vs. Charlotte Catholic
Men’s JV Basketball vs. Charlotte Catholic
Women’s Varsity Basketball vs. Charlotte Catholic
Men’s Varsity Basketball vs. Charlotte Catholic
Wrestling vs. Harding
Women’s JV Basketball vs. Olympic
Men’s JV Basketball vs. Olympic
Women’s Varsity Basketball vs. Olympic
Wrestling vs. South Meck **Senior Night**
Men’s Varsity Basketball vs. Olympic
Winter Track & Field at JDL Fast Track (Winston-Salem)
Winter Track & Field at JDL Fast Track (Winston-Salem)
Wrestling Parkwood Duals (All Day)
Men’s Basketball – Please contact Coach Taylor at [email protected] for
information or questions.
Lady Panthers Basketball – Please contact Coach Bill Smith at [email protected] for
information or questions.
Cheerleading – For information about Cheerleading, please refer to the Cheerleading tab on the
Providence Athletic Website. Go to the Providence High School Website homepage
( select Athletics from the list on
the left, then click Team Information from the list on the left, and then click the Cheerleading
section of the table displayed. If you have any questions, please email Coach Toth at
[email protected] or Coach Acitelli at [email protected]
Football – The Annual Football Banquet will be held Monday, January 27, 2014.
Men’s Golf – There will be an Interest Meeting for Men’s Golf on Friday, January 24,
immediately after school in Coach Church’s Room (Room 224). Please contact Coach Church
with any questions at [email protected]
Men’s Lacrosse – A volunteer meeting for parents will be held on Tuesday, January 21, at 7
PM. Please contact John Brady at (704) 953-3099 or [email protected] for additional
information. Team dues and Student Athletic Forms are due by Friday, January 31. Forms are
available on the Athletic website by selecting the following link: Dues and forms
should be returned to the front office. Please indicate Men’s Lacrosse and the player’s name on
the outside of the envelope. Information on Team Packs and Spirit Wear will be sent out later in
January. For additional information, contact Coach Rob Horrigan at [email protected] or
Coach Jim Hull at [email protected], (704) 560-1191.
Women’s Lacrosse – PHS Woman’s LAX – Captains’ Practices have started. It’s not too late
to join in! Captains’ practices will run every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 2:30 PM
for about an hour. Players need to meet at the practice field behind the PHS student parking
lot with their gear (sticks, eye protection, mouth guard and water). Captains’ practices will run
until official practices begin in mid-February (except for Holiday Break). Conditioning will run
every Monday and Wednesday after school from 2:30 PM for about 75 minutes. Players do
not need to bring their lacrosse gear but do need to wear running shoes and appropriate clothing
for running and exercising outdoors. And bring water!! Like Captains’ Practices, Conditioning will
run until official practices begin in mid-February (except for Holiday Break). Captains Practices
and Conditioning are what builds the foundation for a successful season!! For more information
and to inquire about becoming part of our team contact Coach Andrea and Coach Meghan at
[email protected]
Panther Rugby – The Providence Rugby Club begins the defense of their 2013 undefeated
conference championship. Practice will be every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:306:30 PM and Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM. For more details about our club, check out our
website, or contact Carl Samford at [email protected]
Women's Soccer – Women's soccer workouts will pick back up on Monday, January 27. As
always, bring cleats AND running shoes. Fitness tests will be on Monday and Tuesday,
February 10 and 11. Tryouts will be on Wednesday, February 12. Again have running shoes
and cleats during tryouts also. If you have any questions, please email Coach Long at
[email protected]
Softball – There will be no softball workouts, Monday, January 20, Tuesday, January 21, or
Wednesday, January 22. There will be a workout on Thursday, January 23. If you are
planning to try out for Softball you should make every effort to attend; it is not required at this time
but highly suggested. Workouts will also be Monday, January 27 -Thursday, January 30.
Coach Schundlemire will post where we will meet for workouts outside his office at 2:15 PM. If
you have not been receiving team emails, please contact Sue Hungate at
[email protected]
Swim and Dive – Please refer to the swim and dive team page for information
Men's and Women’s Tennis – For information regarding the tennis program, please contact Mr.
Lansing at [email protected]
Winter Track & Field – The following student athletes have qualified for the NCHSAA 4A Indoor
Track and Field State Championships to be held on Saturday, February 8, in Winston-Salem Matt Jeiger: Triple Jump, Wyatt Maxey: 1000m & 1600m, Daniel Kim: 55mHH, Bianca Bishop:
1600m & 3200m, Grace Sullivan: 1000m & 1600m & Kayla Glova: 1600m & 3200m. For
additional information, please contact : Boys - [email protected]; Girls [email protected]
Spring Outdoor Track and Field – A Boys’ and Girls’ Outdoor Track and Field Informational
Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 23, at 2:25 PM. This is a MANDATORY meeting for
all interested athletes.
Boys: Cafeteria
Girls: Chorus Room
Head Boys Coach: [email protected]
Head Girls Coach: [email protected]
Volleyball – Contact Coach Stephanie Harpenau at [email protected] with
any questions.
Wrestling – Contact Coach Brett at [email protected] if you have any
Sports Photos – To view or purchase Action Photos of our Student Athletes, visit For assistance, contact Rusty Transou at
[email protected]
Athletic Booster Season Pass Update – Attention Basketball, Wrestling, Swimming and Winter
Track families and fans! It’s time to purchase your Athletic Season Passes! Passes may be
purchased by contacting Maytee Sanz at [email protected] or (980) 339-9106. You may
also pick up a form in the front office. The Student Pass provides a low cost option ($50) for
every student at Providence to attend all season home games, cheer friends and support their
teams. The PSL (Personal and Corporate), Family and Individual Memberships provide access to
all PHS regular season games for ALL SPORTS. Please join the Athletic Booster Club and
select your season pass. Your membership benefits all athletes and teams. For complete details
contact Maytee Sanz. Information is also available on the Athletic Booster Club website at Some season passes have not yet been picked up. Please
contact Maytee if you have not received your passes.
Athletic Booster Club Meetings - The next Athletic Booster Club meeting will be on Monday,
February 3, at 6:30 PM in the classroom across from the office. Subsequent meetings will be
held the 1st Monday of each month at 6:30 PM. We invite everyone to attend and join us in
maintaining the integrity of our Athletics Program! Please contact Joe Pata, Athletic Booster Club
President, at [email protected] with any questions or for additional information.
Spirit Wear – Shop for Spirit Wear online at the Athletic website at and select Panthers Online
Store. Thank you for your interest and please contact Mindy Mello at [email protected] if
you have questions.
Harris Teeter VIC Card #1062 – Please link or re-link your Harris Teeter VIC card to the Athletic
Booster Club today. Go to the Harris Teeter web site and enter your information or tell your
cashier to link your VIC card to # 1062.