Rigdon Signs with Tech

PISD long jump record holder, Dalton Rigdon, signed  a letter of intent with Texas Tech University Monday.  His State Championship sign was also revealed in Ranger Gym.
May 16, 2017:  Tuesday’s PISD Board of Trustees Meeting began with Superintendent Robert Hall presenting a meat box to outgoing Board President, Bruce Cowan.  Cowan, who chose not to run for another term, has served on the board for six years.
New member, Lloyd Cator took the oath of office along with reelected member, Mike Heck.  Next the board selected officers with Monty Kennard taking the seat as Board President.  Tyler Merkel will serve as Vice President and Heck will be Secretary.
Student Health Advisory Council Chairman, Carol Hayden gave a report on recent activities of that group. Hayden said that it has been their most active year ever including revising the school’s Wellness Policy, which the board later approved.

Board Hires Principals and More

May 10, 2017:  Perryton ISD Board of Trustees met Wednesday at Noon for a Special Called Meeting to approve revisions to the Perryton Plains wind farm agreement, give final approval to the District of Innovation plan and fill staff vacancies.

Among the vacancies filled were Williams Intermediate Principal. Read Cates was hired for that position while Matthew Birdwell was hired for the Perryton High School principal vacancy.  They also approved hiring outgoing Williams Principal, Ronnie Watson for a half-time English teaching position at Top Of Texas AEC.

Education Headlines

As the legislative session winds down, things "heat up".  Issues that once appeared dead resurface in slightly different form.  Here are a few of the latest headlines.
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PHS Announces the Class of 2017 PHS Honor Graduates!

Valedictorian, Sydney Farney & Salutatorian Cristina Marquez lead an outstanding group of Honor Graduates. Click for names & details

PHS Welders Very Successful at FPC Borger Competition

7 students went to a welding competition at FPC in Borger on Friday 04/21/17
First Year:
Matthew Cano 1st place full paid dual credit next year, Israel Uribe 2nd place, 
Second Year:
David Borunda 1st place $1000 scholarship to FPC upon graduation
John Chesser 2nd place, Edgar Mendoza 3rd place

Competed against 7 other schools totaling about 27 other contestants.

In photo Back L-R: David Borrunda, Isreal Uribe, Obed Lopez, John Chesser
Front L-R: Matthew Cano, Edgar Mendoza, Cody Scott

PISD Board Extends Technology Project To Perryton Junior High

2017-2018 Sixth Graders To Get Chromebooks
At the Tuesday evening regular meeting of the PISD Board of Trustees. board members heard from the Perryton Junior High Technology Committee.  The plan will give all incoming sixth graders a Chromebook at the beginning of the school year.  Those devices will follow those students through their Freshman year while new ones will be purchased each year for the next group.  Read More

63 PHS Seniors Still Eligible for Pathways Scholarship.

The Perryton Pathways Scholarship program began just over four years ago.  This year's PHS seniors are the first class to have the opportunity to earn a free two year scholarship to Frank Phillips College. To earn the scholarship, student must meet Grade, Attendance and Discipline standards for all four years of high school at Perryton High School.  As of this week, 63 seniors have earned that honor.  According to Pathways Director, Brenna Vela, over 20 students have expressed their intent to accept the offer and attend FPC next fall. Congratulations to all these hard working students.
See a list of eligible seniors here.

ABC 7 Skycam Atop PISD Administration Building!

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:00 p.m.
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