The student recognitions are finally back at our monthly Board of Education meetings! at tonight's meeting, Superintendent Kerhoulas recognized the PHHS Thunderbirds! Last month during my report to the board, my theme was “It’s Time” to once again play offense as a District. For my office in particular, it’s time to begin publicly honoring our staff and students who do incredible work and are worthy of recognition by the Board. During the pandemic we tried a few times to recognize worthy staff members, but the necessary restrictions at the time - such as having to come alone with no family or friend support - took away from the full honor they deserved. So tonight, it’s time. It’s time to honor a group of individuals who have worked hard and accomplished much - and they have a whole group of supporters here with them - over 30! At this time, I’d like to invite the PHHS Thunderbirds and their coaches to the podium. Would you please join me in a round of applause for the PHHS Thunderbirds - the 2022 State Pom Champions! When recommending the PHHS Thunderbirds for board recognition, PHHS Principal Mike Palmer shared the following: "The students and coaches have worked very hard and we are proud of their accomplishments. Coach Kania approached us several years ago about rebuilding the Thunderbird team. Throughout the pandemic she continued to work with them. It's been a dramatic growth over the past three years in both the size of the team and their ability. Great job team!" The PHHS Thunderbirds dance team has been in existence since 1970. This year the team performed at Victory Day, football games, basketball halftime shows, the homecoming parade, Big Reds Believe, The Cheer/Dance Showcase at PHHS, the PH Invitational (which they hosted), and competed in the Michigan State Championship Competition sanctioned by Showcase America. The team earned 1st Place in the Pom Division, making them the 2022 State Champs in Pom, and 2nd in Hip Hop. Each of the Thunderbirds team members, coaches, and team managers will be receiving a movie pass from Sperry’s Moviehouse along with a free ticket to an upcoming Port Huron Prowlers game. We will give these to Mrs. Kania to distribute to the team. Additionally, we have a special presentation to the team from Insurance Specialists Agency in Marysville, our local MEEMIC agent. At this time, I’m going to invite Mrs. Brenda Johnston to join the team and ask the three team captains - Nyla McDuffie, Savanna Samons, and Keeley Swoffer to step forward to accept this gift on behalf of the team. When honoring a group or team, our MEEMIC agents have historically rewarded the team with an item to congratulate them and to be used by future generations. In speaking with Coach Kania, they became aware of the need for new poms for the entire team, and they immediately stepped forward to purchase them. Mrs. Johnston has a box with 30 news poms for the team, and will present a few to the team captains at this time. Congratulations and job well done, PHHS Thunderbirds!
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2022 PHIL WILLARD MEMORIAL CHESS TOURNAMENT RESULTS The Port Huron Schools Phil Willard Memorial Chess Tournament was held on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Port Huron High School. 65 students participated in the tournament. The 1st place winners in each grade received a trophy, and are as follows: Kindergarten: Edwyn Lewis- Keewahdin 2nd Grade: Oliver Malinsksi- Thomas Edison 3rd Grade: Braden Hill- Michigamme 4th Grade: Oliia Kaidan- Keewahdin 5th Grade: Conner Huber- Keewahdin 6th Grade: Marleigh Lee- Holland Woods 7th Grade: Ben Hartman- Fort Gratiot 8th Grade: Owen Pelton- Fort Gratiot 9th Grade: Jacob Ayotte- Port Huron Northern High School 10th Grade: Luke Maher- Port Huron Northern High School 11th Grade: Aiden Buckhana- Port Huron High School 12th Grade: Jerimiah McCue- Port Huron Northern High School Congratulations to all of the students who participated! A big thank you to all the parents, chess club coordinators, Port Huron Chess Club members and other volunteers that made the event very successful. A Special Thank You to Mr. Jeff Willard for coordinating the tournament!
Thank you WGRT for featuring our Mecanum Knights FIRST Robotics Team! Article link: https://wgrt.com/mecanum-knights-are-in-it-to-win-it-as-robotics-season-gets-underway/
It's #TributeTuesday! Susie Smith, a kindergarten teacher at Garfield Elementary has made a remarkable impact on an entire family of Gators! Enjoy this well-deserved praise from a parent who thanks you for supporting their children. You are appreciated!
It's #TributeTuesday! Thank you PHHS ELA teacher Keiryn Ajayi-Obe for making a positive impact on your students. Kindness, patience and relationship building should always be noticed and applauded. You are appreciated!
It's #TributeTuesday! Jill Dunkel, an ELA teacher at Fort Gratiot middle school has truly put the needs of her school community and students first this year. You have made an impact on not just your students, but also colleagues and families. You are appreciated!
It's #TrubuteTuesday! Thank you, Mary Hohmann PHHS MiCI teacher, for all you do on behalf of your students. You are making such a positive impact on their lives. You are appreciated!
It's #TributeTuesday! Thank you for your work on behalf of students and their wellness, which is so critical at these times. You are a true advocator, Julie Barlass PHN counselor! You are appreciated!
PHN pre-festival Band Concert on March 1, 2022, filmed by PHS=TV: https://vimeo.com/683962526
This week on "PHS Reads," we are featuring Josh Chapman, the president and CEO of the YMCA of the Blue Water Area reading "Bedtime for Sweet Creatures." To listen to this story and others read by local community and education leaders, please go to this link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1742267/9680181
#MarchIsReadingMonth! We would like to thank our sponsor for March is Reading Month, Wings, Etc. in downtown Port Huron. We appreciate your support for student literacy programs.
It's #TributeTuesday! Today we are recognizing Kristin Diaz, Secretary I at Roosevelt Elementary! The support you provide to students and staff at Roosevelt is immeasurable. You are appreciated!
It's #TributeTuesday! Today we are recognizing Ms. Jennifer Conley, Service Personnel for credit recovery at PHN. Thank you for all of the care and support you provide for our students. You are appreciated!
It's #TributeTuesday! Today, we are recognizing Kim Butler, a 1st Grade Teacher at Keewahdin Elementary! Mrs. Butler, thank you for all you do for our Little Huskies! You are appreciated!
This week on the PHS Reads podcast, we are featuring our district's Superintendent Theo Kerhoulas! Listen with this link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1742267/9824462 as he reads "I Am Every Good Thing."
Thank you EBW.tv for featuring our district on "Spotlight" to talk about Kindergarten Round Up! Please click here to view the video: https://ebw.tv/spotlight-cindy-compton-phasd-kindergarten-round-up/ Kindergarten Round Up is coming in April. Please register your incoming Kindergartener for the 2022-23 school year now via this link: https://www.phasd.us/page/enrollment-in-port-huron-schools
Big Reds Believe 2022 is March 11!