1st block final 7:38-9:30
2nd block final 9:38-11:30
3rd block final 7:38-9:30
4th block final 9:38-11:30
Please make sure to secure a ride home for your student on these dates. The school busses will not run until regular time.
This is our final PHS memory together…please help me make it special and dignified.
Congratulations to the PHS band!!!! Good luck at the state band festival tomorrow.
We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Natasha Jackson to the PHS family. She is our new assistant princial. Congratularions to Mr. Mark Spradling on being named principal to Patterson Junior High.
Patterson High School has worked hard over the last eight years under the direction of Mrs. Sanders to improve student performance scores. All of the hard work paid off for the first time in the 2014-2015 school year when PHS posted an SPS score of a B. With a spirit of dedication and hard work students and faculty were able to achieve a SPS score of an A for the 2015-2016 school year.
Please click on the following link for the official letter from Superintendent Lenny Armado SPS
We have added a new section to the website called Counselor's Corner. You can find the page within the faculty directory. The page contains links to scholarships and test prep.
The Pew Research Center has created a quiz to measure what people know about basic online issues. Before you read any further, I invite you to take the quiz yourself: http://www.pewinternet.org/quiz/cybersecurity-knowledge/ (By the way, we've talked about all of these issues as part of this CyberSafe blog.)
This quiz points out how complicated cybersecurity is. Only 20% of the initial 1055 respondents answered more than 8 of the 13 questions correctly, and only 1% received a perfect score.
According to the survey's initial results, most people could recognize that a strong password includes upper and lower case letters, numerals, and does not contain a word in the dictionary. Likewise, most people know that public WiFi--even when it is password protected--is not safe for sensitive activities like banking.
So, where are the gaps in our knowledge?
Equally concerning, a significant number of respondents answered "not sure" to many questions. More than 50% of respondents were "not sure" about the private browsing questions and the "https://" question, and 70% or more were not sure what a botnet or a VPN connection could do.
Is there a difference in responses based on age or education? Yes, those who had higher levels of education did slightly better on the quiz. However, on several questions, users aged 65 and older were just as knowledgeable as those ages 18-29. In fact, 18-to 29-year olds answered 6 out of 13 questions correctly, while those 65 or older answered 5 out of 13 correct answers.
For Students: "Summertime is always the best of what might be." -Charles Bowden
For Staff: "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." -Celia Thaxter