Dear Palmer families,
Welcome to the 2017-18 school year. Classes have been in full swing for over five weeks now and we have been very busy. Our classes are running smoothly, and our students have already had quite the Terror experience. Our ninth grade classes have been through the historical tour facilitated by the CSHS/PHS Alumni Association and the Social Studies department. We have conducted mid quarter conferences, we met our rival, Doherty High School, on the football field and enjoyed our time bantering back and forth with Sparta! Our students had the opportunity to explore the variety of clubs offered at PHS. And, we had our Homecoming week and all of the festivities that come with the week. The city proclaimed September 18-23 as CSHS/PHS Homecoming week! We kicked off the week with the Powder Puff game and the legend of the broken circle. We ended the week with the crowning of our Homecoming King and Queen, the induction of two new Alumni Hall of Fame members, and enjoyed our Homecoming dance.
We continue to work to provide support for our students. Our ninth grade Study Skills class offers support for homework and tutoring while many of our teachers provide tutoring sessions during lunch and after school. If your child is struggling or behind in their classes, they should visit the tutoring centers for support and guidance. We want all of our students to experience success.
You have probably noticed a lot of construction in the downtown area. While the construction in the immediate vicinity of the school is complete, we know that the work continues to cause slowing and frustration in the downtown area. For your child’s safety, please obey all traffic laws. This includes NOT stopping in the middle of traffic to drop your child off. Please pull over and stop. The bus lanes are marked and meant to be used to load and unload bus students.
Please do not impede the work of the buses by parking in the marked zones from 7a.m. to 4 p.m.
Designated handicapped parking areas need to be utilized by people with the appropriate clearance and tags should be visible to everyone. Peak traffic hours are 7:00-7:40 a.m. and 2:45-3:20 p.m. Remind students to use the crosswalks and to pay attention when they are crossing the street. Students need to be aware of the traffic around them as the drivers do not always obey the laws, but many students and adults are distracted by texting and social media. Thanks for reminding your children to pay attention. I will continue to remind our staff!
We hope that you are experiencing a positive start to this new school year. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.
Take good care,
Lara Disney, Principal