A huge PJHS WELCOME to Mr. Spradling, our new principal. Good luck to Mrs. Bergeron in her new position as Elementary Supervisor at Central Office! We also said goodbye to Coach Landry....we wish him the best too!!
Student of the Month for December:
5th Grade: Alena Anslem
6th Grade: Emily Ackman
7th Grade: Kaylee Spurlin
8th Grade: Jacey Coomer
Congratulations to Coach Bianca Bennett for being selected as Teacher of the Year for PJHS. Your hard work, dedication, and commitment to our school is greatly appreciated! Thank you for all that you do! Good luck as you compete at the district level.
Congratulations to Mrs. Diana Washington for being selected as Faculty of the Month for December! Keep up the good work!
November Students of the Month
5th Grade: Chandler Chiasson
6th Grade: Elijah Robertson
7th Grade: Irianna Prater
8th Grade: Damyri Thompson
Teacher of the Month for November
Mrs. Caitlyn Minton
2016-2017 PJHS Boys' Basketball Team
Louis Jones, Jr.
2016-2017 Girls' Basketball Team
Tuesday and Thursday from 2:35-3:35
Only students who are mandated will attend this tutoring. If you have questions, please call the office at 395-6772.
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
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.