Patterson High School is participating in the U. S. Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools (SIS) program to unite schools around the country in an effort to count every child in the 2020 Census.
The national census is conducted every 10 years. Data from this census is used to determine funding for many programs including special education, classroom technology, teacher training, after-school programs, and school lunch assistance.
In mid-March, your family should begin receiving official Census 2020 mail with instructions on how to respond. By April 1, 2020, every home should receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:
Patterson High School urges every family to participate. The Statistics in Schools flyer in English and Spanish can provide you with additional information for this important upcoming event. You can also find these flyers in our Peachjar E-Flyers area.
Jostens has extended it’s deadline for ordering yearbooks due to our delayed graduation. Payment can only be made by cash or check of $75 brought to the school. Students may bring it when they come to clean out their lockers. Mrs. Breaux’s final count is due on Friday, May 22.
Graduation will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 10:00am in Lumberjack Stadium. Each graduate will receive 7 tickets to be given to them at graduation practice. Two tickets will be for ground level on the track, and the other 5 tickets will be for the bleachers. Gates will open at 8:45am. We ask that families sitting in the bleachers enter the stadium together and sit together practicing social distance by keeping a 6-foot spacing between your family and the next. There will be 4 entrances into the stadium area that will be posted A, B, C, D. Ground level ticket holders will enter through Gate A ONLY. Wheelchair access will be through Gate D ONLY.
Please remember – If it breathes, it needs a ticket. Infants and toddlers too!
Guests with ground level seating will not be allowed to leave the track seating area to take pictures. If you leave the stadium there will be no re-entry.
We will have a live stream available through KQKI. We encourage the elderly and/or people with vulnerable immune systems to utilize the live stream to stay safe.
Graduation Practice is set for May 29th at 9:00am at the stadium. Graduates must be on time! Practice is MANDATORY. If you are not at practice, you will be removed from the program and will not walk with your class. No Exceptions! Wear your graduation outfit and bring your cap and gown. You must have a cap and gown to participate. Please hang your gown now to help remove wrinkles. Policies and procedures for the morning of May 30th will be given to graduates at practice.
Due to Covid-19, we will be a bit more flexible with the dress code this year. We recommend that boys wear a white button-down collared shirt with a dark colored tie, black pants and black dress shoes. We recommend that girls wear a dark colored dress. Dark colored shirt and pants are also acceptable. The key is to look nice and presentable.
To honor our Spring Sports Seniors and the rest of the Class of 2020, we will participate in the National “Be the Light” celebration on April 21st. The lights at our football stadium, softball field, and baseball field will be turned on at 8:00 p.m. and remain on until 8:20 (20:20 military time) to show our Spring Athletes and Senior class how much they mean to PHS and our community.
We encourage our community to come out and support as our Seniors parade through the parking lot in their cars. Parking begins at 7:45. This is not an event for us to gather, but rather it is a gesture to support the Class of 2020 and Senior Spring Athletes who did not get to finish or start their season.
Please honor our governor’s orders and remain in your vehicles. Stay safe and healthy. We are proud to be Lumberjacks. Again, this is a drive-by event.
#BeTheLight #Classof2020 #PHSpride
Thanks to the Patterson Volunteer Fire Department, KQKI, and our DARE Officer for your support.
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New Generations in conjunction with the PHS Key Club, sponsored another Job Opportunity assembly for our students. Chief Garrett Grogan and Sgt. Kevin Stewart from the Patterson Police Department spoke on employment opportunities in law enforcement. The Job Opportunity project was presented to community leaders in April and supported by the tri city area businesses. This is the second in a series of monthly presentations by local employers.
Bill Marin, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Patterson State Bank, presented a short program on the banking industry. In his talk, Mr. Marin provided students of Patterson High School with information about job opportunities as well as strategies to make a positive impression on potential employers. The presentation was arranged by the Key Club of PHS in conjunction with New Generations community outreach. Shown with Mr. Marin is Mrs. Millet, Key Club Sponsor.
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