December District Newsletter

If we have inclement weather next week, the SOL's will resume as scheduled on the next full day of school. 


Senior exam exemptions forms are now available on the round table in the counseling office.

Final Exams are Monday Dec. 17th  & Tuesday Dec. 18th. Seniors may exempt a total of 4 final exams , 2 per semester  and you must have an “A” or “B” average in your class. You may not exempt dual enrollment or any other college final exams.

SEMESTER 1 – Exempt up to 2 exams A or B average

SEMESTER 2 – Exempt up to 2 exams A or B average

If you borrowed a calculator for the SAT this past Saturday can you please return the calculator as soon as possible to the counseling office.

Students who stay after for the after-school program:  Thursday, December 6th will be the last day for the after-school program for this semester. The after-school program will resume on Monday, January 7th.

Current 10th and 11th grade students who are interested in applying to the Summer Governor's School Program for agriculture, humanities, engineering, marine science, mathematics, science and technology, or medicine and health sciences need to stop by the counseling office for more information. There is an application process and students must meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for the program.

Prince Edward County students have been invited to participate in the Virginia Solar Structure Challenge sponsored by James Madison University.  Student teams are challenged with constructing an object that is powered by the sun! Teams will build a solar structure and bring it to the Solar Structure Challenge scheduled to be hosted at Longwood University on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Judges will examine your structure, see if it works, and ask lots of questions.  They will select their favorite designs and offer various awards in many different categories.   This is an exciting opportunity for us! Any student interested in participating, please sign up with Ms. Camden in the Career Tech building.  The deadline to sign up is Friday, December 14th.  Hope to see you there!
solar challenge

Students! Are you skilled in solving the Rubik’s Cube? If so, we are putting together a team of students for a new kind of competition! On February 16, 2019, Nottoway Middle School will host the first Virginia Region 8 Rubik’s Cube Challenge.  Teams will consist of 8 students challenged with the task of collectively solving 25 cubes.  All skill ranges are welcome, even if you only know how to solve one side! We will learn the algorithm for solving the cube and show off your skills in February! There will also be an opportunity for students to participate in a solo competition! Any student interested in participating in this fun competition, please sign up with Mrs. Hurt in the Career Tech building.  The deadline to sign up is Friday, December 14th! Come and join the fun!

SENIORS:  We have asked for your casual photos for the yearbook several times.  At this time, there are over 80 seniors who have not submitted a casual photo.  If you are one of these people, please see Ms. Rush at your earliest convenience.  If you have had casuals taken by someone other than Prestige, bring or email a picture to Ms. Rush.  A yearbook photographer can take a casual photo for you.  We will be contacting those who don't respond.  We would like to have your casuals by Friday December 7th.  Thank you to those of you who have already submitted casuals!

If you didn't know, Ms. Green sponsored "Eagles Got Talent" last Thursday night, and it was truly PHENOMENAL, exhibiting the many talents of our young people. Thus, Ms. Green has agreed to showcase that with our students (during the school day) on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 as an incentive for students who meet the following criteria:  perfect attendance and no discipline referrals from November 19, 2018 to December 18, 2018.  More logistical information regarding the time frame will be forthcoming.

Students - we will hold our Winter Ball on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 7 to 11 PM. PECHS dress code guidelines will be the guidelines for the Dance.  This is a semi-formal event. In order to be able to attend, you must remain referral free from November 26th thru January 18th. If you are inviting an outside guest, you will need a permission slip.  Permission slips need to be signed and returned to Mrs. Parker by Friday, January 11th, 2019. Sign ups for Winter Ball will be held during lunches starting December 17th thru December 19th. You may also email Ms. Camden if you wish to attend. Permission slips for outside guests may be picked up during lunches.

Important Announcement- Any students staying for any after school activity are to leave on 3rd wave only. 

Any student staying after school must be supervised at all time. Students if you are not supervised by an adult you cannot be on school grounds.

Seniors: We have a few middle school yearbooks from 2011-12 when you were in the 5th grade. If you would like a yearbook stop by to see Ms. Holcomb in the Counseling Office.

At the start of the new semester in January, students will have the opportunity to submit an Add/Drop form during the first 5 days of the new semester. Class changes will only be considered if a student needs a class for graduation, or if a student has already taken a class on their schedule.

Seniors, if you have received a college acceptance, please bring your acceptance letter to the counseling office so they can make a copy of it.

After-school tutoring days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. All students participating in the after-school tutoring program will need to report to the cafeteria after the 3rd wave bell. You must have a registration form on file to attend. If you need a registration form, please see Mrs. Smith-Tucker in Room 211.

Students interested in joining FFA please see Ms. Camden for more information and to sign up.  Dues for the year are $12.00.  If you have a 2nd semester Agriculture class, now is a great time to join.

Cell Phone Policy:

From 7:45 until 3:10, cell phones should be turned off and not used for text messaging, taking pictures, listening to music, or direct-connect two-way communication EXCEPT while in the cafeteria during breakfast or during a student’s assigned lunch period.


Dress Code Policy:

1. Torn, holey, or ripped clothing that exposes skin above the knee is prohibited. Tights or leggings must cover any torn areas which may expose skin above the knee.

2. Hats, caps, shower caps, bonnets, visors, stocking caps, bandanas, headbands, or hoods worn around the head or neck must be removed upon entering the building.

3. Skirts, dresses, and shorts should not be higher than 4 inches above the knee from the center of the kneecap when standing. This is also true of slits in long or short skirts.

4. Leggings, jeggings, and tights need a dress worn over top of them that is fingertip length or longer.

5. Pants, sweat pants, low-ride pants, and shorts must be worn to the waist, without exposing underwear or skin.

6. Bedroom slippers are not to be worn to school. Shoes are to be worn at all times for safety and sanitary reasons.

7. Low-cut tops/shirts, halter tops, body suits, tops that reveal the navel or midriff, shirts/dresses with spaghetti straps and other revealing clothing are also not acceptable. All tops/shirts must not show cleavage and they must have a 3 finger width in the strap.

8. Tank tops, muscle shirts, and see-through clothing are not acceptable.

9. Biker pants, leotards, blankets, sleepwear or loungewear worn as outerwear, or chains are prohibited.

10. Sunglasses (or other dark or shaded glasses) are not to be worn in the building. If they are necessary for medical treatment, a physician’s permission will be required.

Students being dropped off by a parent in the morning are to be dropped off in the junior parking lot, not the senior parking lot. Also, in the afternoon, students are to be picked up in the junior parking lot, not the senior parking lot.

Attention students-Meals will not be allowed to be charged. Reduced meal prices are .30 for breakfast and .40 for lunch, full price meals are $1.25 for breakfast and $2.30 for lunch. If you need a meal application see the cashier or manager in the cafeteria.  

Each student is a member of the freshman, sophomore, junior or senior class. Class members elect officers, take trips, plan social activities and raise money to supplement dues that pay for activities such as incentives, social events, homecoming and prom. Senior dues pay for the yearbook, receptions and commencement.

Student dues now have a late fee added so the amounts are as follows:

Freshman $25

Sophomore $35

Junior $45

Senior $70

Dues can be paid in the library. We accept checks, money orders, and cash.


         Prince Edward Eagle Athletics 

Congratulations to Makayla Morris who won the high jump at the Commonwealth Games Indoor Track Meet with a new school record of five feet six inches. Abdul Johnson took third in the boys long jump and Jarvin Perkins took third in the high jump.  There were 38 schools represented at the meet.

Volleyball players, if you have not returned your jersey to Coach Walker, by Friday.

Starting Wednesday, November 7th Sports Activity Busses will leave PECMS at 5:35 and PECHS at 5:40.

Attention all students interested in playing soccer: open soccer condition will take place every Monday from 3:45 to 5:00 PM at the track and soccer field. Bring soccer shoes and be ready to play!"

There will be girls basketball on Monday afternoons. If you are interested in playing basketball this year you are encouraged to attend. Please dress for the weather.

 All Sports Passes can be purchased at home games see Mr. Kane or contact him at the CTE building. These passes get you into every regular season home game all year. The single game price is $6.00.

Student:  $30 | Adult:  $50 | Family (4) $120 ($15 for each additional family member)

2018-2019 Winter Sports Schedules

2018 Fall Sports Schedules