On the calendar:
- April 25: No school (in-service day)
On the calendar:
- 7 p.m. April 22: Swing Choir & Friends at Sprague Theatre
- 8:30-11 a.m. April 24: SWOCC's Tom Nicholls offering advising to students planning to enroll in SWOCC next year
- April 24: End of the fifth grading period
- April 24: Speech team at state tourney
- April 25: No school (teacher in-service day)
- 8 a.m. April 26: Conclusion of CERT training and final test in library (break before final test for lunch)
- 6:30 p.m. April 26: Bash for Cash (more info below)
- 6:30 p.m. April 26: Project graduation at The Barn (doors open at 5:30)
- 8-11:30 p.m. May 3: Prom (more info below)
Detention: Detentions will now be served after school, 3:30-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It will be the student's responsibility to notify their parents and make necessary arrangements at Joan's desk. Students will report to Mrs. Edson's room after school April 21-24.
Poetry: Submit copies of your poems for the Will and Celia Piehl Young Poets Awards no later than April 25. This year's topics: "Reading Adventures of What the Library means to me!" Ask your teachers for a copy of the rules and submission information.
Bash for Cash: This annual event funds the all-night party after graduation for the senior class. Pre-sale tickets are $20; at the door $25. This year's theme is Boots & Bingo. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
Elections week: April 28.
Yearbook: Purchase your 2013-14 yearbook by April 30. Seniors, any pictures you want in the yearbook need to be submitted by May 2.
Prom: The junior/senior prom will be in the Ocean Crest gym. This year's theme: Masquerade Ball. Tickets are on sale in the commons at lunch: $40 per couple; $25 for singles.
Summer job: Mrs. Buche may have a summer job opportunity available to any responsible student with transportation. See Joan in the office for more info.
Volunteer: If you're interested in a career in the medical field, become a teen volunteer with Area Health Education Center. Pick up an application from Mrs. Robertson or Ms. Groves. Volunteer for one to two hours a week to see what options are available to you in the health field. See Ms. Groves with questions.
Playing catch-up: Go Native Afterschool provides students help with finishing homework and projects, getting caught up with assignments and studying for tests after school until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday with Darcy in the Ed Lab. She will place a "Greenhouse" sign on the door if she is outside.
Leaders in the making: Freshmen and sophomores interested in participating in the Ford Leadership Program's fall session should see Mrs. Robertson for more information. Students learn leadership skills and will participate as a group to complete a small community project.
Speech: Those interested in becoming a member of the BHS speech team next year should see Mrs. Howard for an application.
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- 6 p.m. April 22: PTC meeting (carnival planning)
- April 25: No school (teacher in-service)
- 3-6 p.m. April 26: Carnival
- May 5-9: Teacher appreciation week
- May 5-16: Parent input window for student class assignments for 2014-15 (pick up the form in the school office)
- 8:45 a.m. May 16: Volunteer celebration
Zumba: School board member and Zumba instructor Misty Berry will teach Zumba every Wednesday in April. Each class will get 30 minutes of instruction. Students should wear shorts or tights, athletic shoes and bring a water bottle with their name on it.
On the calendar:
- 4 p.m. May 12: School board meeting in Pacific High library
- Lunch April 21: Order tuxedos for prom from Country Brides and City Ladies
- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26: Curb painting community service event (lunch provided; talk to Ms. McGregor for more info)
- 9 a.m. April 28: SWOCC Curry Campus visit
- 7:30-11:30 p.m. May 3: "Roaring 20s" Prom at Sixes Grange ($20 couples; $12 singles; prom guest passes available in office, due May 1)
Congrats to Wyatt Ells, the April Rotary Student of the Month.
Senior portraits are due May 1. Turn them in to Ms. Cassel or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lady Pirates can apply for Port Orford Jubilee's Junior Jubilee Court. Pick up contest rules in the office. Write a 500-word minimum essay on what Independence Day means to you. Essays due May 2.
Exchange student: Rotary is looking for three to four families for an incoming high school Rotary exchange student for next year. If interested, contact the office.
Ms. McGregor has three volunteer opportunities available for students who still need to complete their 35 hours of community service before the end of the year.
Country music: The PHS Boosters are coordinating ticket sales for the Country Music Festival. Students get $40 of each ticket sold. If you haven't purchased yours or know of family or coworkers who need tickets, contact Carol or Kari in Christy Phillips' school offices.
- 6 p.m. April 21: Booster meeting
- April 24-25: Seventh and eighth grade overnight trip (bus leaving Driftwood at 5 a.m. and Langlois Market at 5:15 a.m.)
- 10-11:30 a.m. April 25: Kindergarten round-up (for students who will be at least 5 years old by Sept. 1)
- 8 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. April 25, 28 and 29: Kindergarten registration (more info below)
- 3:30 p.m. April 28: Site council meeting at PHS
- April 30: Seventh grade knowledge bowl competition in Coos Bay (bus leaves Driftwood at 7:45 a.m., Pacific at 8:05 a.m.)
Kindergarten: Incoming students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Bring a copy of your child's birth certificate and current immunization record. If you are unable to come these three days or have any questions, call 541-332-2712.
Art: Check out second- and third-graders' creative shadow boxes in the library.
Driftwood's student of the month (April): Justin Hall! Justin is a hard-working, well-rounded, polite student. He is also a valuable member of soccer, basketball, track, knowledge bowl and the school community. Driftwood appreciates your helpfulness and being able to count on you when asked.
Tall ships: The fifth grade class will have the opportunity to participate in the Tall Ships visit in Coos Bay in May. The class is raising money to assist with the cost of the one-day field trip.