Pembroke High School Weekly Update

Dear PHS Families, 
 
Here is this week's update.  Please do not ever hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about these or any other matters.  
 
PHS HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - Little Shop of Horrors
After months of hard work and rehearsals, the PHS Thespian Troupe #7127 proudly presents three performances of Little Shop of Horrors this weekend in the Randall Auditorium. The performances on Friday and Saturday nights will begin at 7 p.m., and Sunday's show is a matinee starting at 2 p.m. 
 
Little Shop of Horrors is a classic horror/comedy rock musical and will feature over 50 students in the cast and crew. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, with a limited number of priority seating tickets available for $20.  These priority seats must be purchased in advance, so please contact Mrs. Chapman (781-293-9281 x2128) if interested.  
 
Thank you for your support of our Performing Arts Program.  
 
THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL GAME:
This year's annual Thanksgiving Football Game against Silver Lake is at Pembroke High School at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.  Tickets at the gate are $15; however pre-sale tickets are only $10.  Pre-sale tickets will be on sale Monday-Wednesday next week in our Athletic Director's Office.  Children under 5 are free!  
 
PHS PATHWAY PROGRAMS UPDATE:

As many of you know, this year, PHS is piloting three new Pathway Programs, each with the goal of helping students gain the skills necessary to be college and career ready by exploring a relevant field of study both in and out of the classroom.  The plan is to expand these pathways in subsequent years.

 

Students that participate in a pathway will experience an in-depth look at a specific career field of interest, engage in career planning activities, and enhance their experience through an industry-focused internship, certification, or capstone project during their senior year.  Whether a student is heading to college, trade school, or a full-time career after high school, the Pathways Program will ensure students are prepared for the next step in their life journey.  

 

The three programs offered this year are Business and Entrepreneurship, Digital Arts, and Computer Science. In 2023-2024, we intend to add a Manufacturing Engineering Pathway and a Biomedical Pathway. 

 

 

To achieve the goal of successfully implementing the Pathway Program, complete with internships and capstone projects for students, we are actively looking for community partners that could provide these opportunities in the areas of Business and Entrepreneurship, Digital Arts, or Computer Science.   The goal is for students to spend the final six weeks of their high school career working in an organization that closely aligns with their career goals.  
These partnerships will prove mutually beneficial, as the internships will provide an educational and safe environment for Pembroke High School seniors to learn from experts outside the classroom. At the same time the host businesses will benefit from the additional resources, new perspectives, and skills the students bring to the workplace and the opportunity to help mentor the students.    
 

On Wednesday, November 30, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., the Pembroke Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Pembroke High School, will host an informational meeting at the Pembroke Public Library for local businesses to learn more about the Pathways Program and internship information.   Please consider hosting a student internship and joining us at the event to help support our students gain marketable skills for their future.      

 

If you have any additional questions about the Pathways Program or are interested in hosting a student for an internship, please contact Maryellen Gates, Pathways Coordinator, at 781-293-9281 x2119 for more information.  

 

CELEBRATING COMMUNITY:
Each week, I will conclude this update with the "Celebrating Community" segment, which will highlight the recent successes and accomplishments of our entire school community.  In doing so, we draw well-deserved attention to the many people that make our community great.  
  • Term 1 Honor Roll - Congratulations to these PHS students for earning Term 1 Honor Roll status.  First and foremost, we are an academic institution, so it is wonderful to be able to congratulate so many students on this academic accomplishment. 
  • Native American Heritage Month -  As I noted last week, throughout November our Multicultural Club is celebrating Native American Heritage month.  Last week, students and staff were asked to wear light blue or turquoise to commemorate the month.  This week, the Multicultural Club collaborated with our SAGA club while discussing the history of Thanksgiving and enjoying traditional Native American snacks (dried fruits, nuts, and grains).  During the month of December, the Multicultural Club will be recognizing the various holiday celebrations and traditions enjoyed throughout our school community and beyond.   
  • SAGA travels to PCMS - Speaking of SAGA, this week high school members of the club visited PCMS as those students look to start their own SAGA chapter.  The PHS students shared tips for getting started and stories of how supported they feel here at PHS.  
  • PHS Cheer Visits Hope Beyond Hope - Late last month, the PHS Cheer Team visited Hope Beyond Hopea sober home for women located in Weymouth.  While there, the girls prepared and served dinner and dessert and then spent the evening sipping coffee and speaking with the women about their personal journeys that led them to sober living.  Thank you to our cheerleaders, coaches, and cheer boosters for giving back to the community; although it is pretty clear that the night was mutually beneficial for all involved.  
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
  • 11/18 - PHS Musical - Little Shop of Horrors (7 p.m. Randall Auditorium)
  • 11/19 - PHS Musical Little Shop of Horrors (7 p.m. Randall Auditorium)
  • 11/20 - PHS Musical - Little Shop of Horrors (2 p.m.Randall Auditorium)
  • 11/23 - Senior Breakfast (8:30-11 a.m.)
  • 11/23 - ERD (Student Dismissal at 11:10 a.m.)
  • 11/24-11/25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/30 - Pembroke Chamber of Commerce-Pathways Meeting (5:30 p.m. Pembroke Public Library)
Thanks, all.  Please do not ever hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns about these or any other matters.  
 

Marc Talbot, Principal
Pembroke High School |  80 Learning Lane, Pembroke, MA  02359
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