March 2019 District Newsletter

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Students who plan to take a course over the summer at another school or at one of the local colleges, need to submit a course request form for that class. Forms are due May 1st. Please see your school counselor for a form.

Current juniors interested in participating in an independent study next year can now pick up an application in the counseling office. Students interested must be in good academic standing and on track for graduation. Applications are due to the counseling office by April 15th.

Current juniors who are interested in applying for an abbreviated schedule their senior year may now pick up an application in the counseling office. Interested students must have completed at least 18 credits required for graduation, be on track for graduation, have own transportation, and be able to provide proof of employment. Applications are due  to the counseling office by May 28th, and proof of employment is due by July 1st.

Virginia Tech will be hosting their Black College Institute (BCI) this summer. BCI is a 5-day academic summer enrichment program at Virginia Tech’s main campus in Blacksburg.  The program invites talented, high achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and seniors from Virginia and abroad.  The program is offered at no cost to the participants and will occur this summer in 2019. The priority deadline is March 15th. Please stop by the counseling office to pick up a flyer for information on how to apply.

Are you interested in becoming a lawyer? Do you want to learn more about the profession, meet with attorneys, and spend a week at the University of Richmond? If so, consider applying for the Oliver Hill/Samuel Tucker Pre-Law Institute, which will be held July 7-12, 2019 on University of Richmond's campus. The application can be found on the school counselors section of the PECHS webpage. The application deadline for this experience is April 12, 2019.

Students interested in attending prom should sign up in cafeteria during lunches, Wednesday and Thursday 3/13 and 3/14 and next week, Tuesday thru Thursday 3/19-21.  This allows us to get an accurate number of attendees for prom. Guest forms, prom sign ups and specific song requests can all be taken care of during lunches. You may also email Ms. Camden.  You need to include your name and your guest's name.  If your guest does not attend PECHS, you will need to provide a completed form to Mrs. Parker by 3PM on April 12.

It’s not too early to start planning for Prom, and with that comes your payment of class dues. If you haven’t paid your class dues at all or in full, make sure to have those paid before Prom so you can join in the festivities. We also do payment plans if you can’t pay the total all at once. We take checks, cash, and money orders and you will get a receipt for your payment.

Students:  This year’s prom will be held on April 27, 2019 at Longwood University. 

The following items will be required for attendance:

  1. All currently owed class dues must be paid in full  and return or pay for any overdue or lost library books by 3PM April 12, 2019
  2. Have no discipline referrals from February 25, 2019 to April 26, 2019
  3. Follows PECHS PROM dress code guidelines found here.

Students may not stay after school to attend games. Only students involved in athletic events are allowed to stay after school under the supervision of their coach. 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.

The after-school tutoring program meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to  5:30 p.m.  Students must have a signed permission form on file to stay. If you need a permission form, please see Mrs. Smith-Tucker in Room 211.

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


Attention! members of the Class of 2019!  Please bring one of your favorite baby pictures to Mrs. Overstreet in Room 125.  She will scan the picture and return it to you within 24 hours.  ONLY Mrs. Overstreet is accepting pictures.  Photos should be of good quality so that they will scan well, and they should not be larger than 8 ½ by 11.”  She will begin accepting pictures today and will continue to accept them until April 20th.  If you gave Ms. Rush a baby picture for the academic jacket program, you do NOT need to submit a second one (unless you want to use a different picture for the Senior Showcase).

Seniors interested in attending the senior trip to Busch Gardens please stop by the Counseling Office to pick up an information packet. The price of the senior trip has dropped to 
$48.00, includes a t-shirt and lunch certificate. The permission slip and payment for ticket will be due to Ms. Loving in the School Counseling office by Tuesday, March 26th

Seniors mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 27th cap and gown portraits will be taken that day.

Moton Family Challenge Scholarship -The Moton Family Challenge seeks to award two $2500 merit-based, renewable scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who are direct lineal descendants of students affected by the public school closings in Prince Edward County, Virginia, between 1959 and 1964. Applicants need not currently reside in Prince Edward County to be eligible for the scholarship.

Apply online at

Deadline for applications: March 31, 2018

Informational flyer in scholarship binder in the Counseling Office

Southside Community College is hosting College for a Day on Friday, March 22nd. Seniors interested in attending Southside Community College next year please stop by the Counseling Office to pick up a permission slip for the event.

Have you ever thought about working for the CIA? If you are a current senior planning on attending a 4-year college or university after you graduate, consider applying for the Central Intelligence Agency’s Undergraduate Scholarship Program. Undergraduate students, serving as scholarship recipients with the CIA, attend an accredited college/university on a full-time basis and work during summer breaks at the Agency. More information on this opportunity can be found in the scholarship binder in the front of the counseling office.

Fundraising for the senior trip is starting! We will be selling game day snacks in the concession stand for the soccer game on and April 15th. Seniors who are wanting to attend the senior trip and would like to help with fundraising please stop by Ms. Loving’s office in the Counseling Department to sign up.

Applications for the Elias Jones Memorial Scholarship are available in the scholarship binder. This is a $2,000 scholarship only available to PECHS students. Any graduating senior who plans to attend a two or four year college within six months of graduation is eligible to apply.  More information is in the application packet. Applications are due on April 18.

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.

Seniors, if you plan to apply to a 2 or 4-year college or university, or attend a trade school, be sure to turn in a transcript release form to your counselor. Forms can be found in the front of the counseling office. Students must turn in this form along with transcript request forms for counselors to send the proper materials to the schools you apply to. Counselors must have at least 5 school days notice to send your transcript.

The Scholarship Binder is now online! Go to the 
School Counselors' webpage where you will find most of the scholarships in the scholarship binder, plus some online-only scholarships. Be sure to check back frequently both online and in the binder in the counselors' office for new scholarships and opportunities!

Seniors: New scholarships were recently added to the scholarship binder. Be sure to stop by the counseling office to see what's available. The binder can be found in the front of the office on the round table.




         Prince Edward Eagle Athletics 

March 18-22              

PECHS Athletics     

                        Opponent                  Game     Bus


GS                  Randolph Henry         5:00

BS                   Randolph Henry        6:30



BT                   Goochland                4:30

GT                   @ Goochland           4:30        2:30

VBB                Randolph Henry        5:00

JVBB              @ Randolph Henry    6:00       4:00

SB                   @ Randolph Henry    6:00    4:00



Winter Sports Banquet 6:00


JVBB              Altavista (DH)           5:00

SB                   @ Altavista (DH)      5:00                2:30

VBB                @ Altavista (DH)      5:00                2:30

GS                Bluestone                      5:00                                            

The Winter Sports Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday March 20th at 6PM in the High School Cafeteria.

Spring Athletes if you have a bat, tennis racquet or other large item for practice or games you may not carry it with you at school. Put it in your locker, a teacher’s classroom (preferably your last block teacher) or the office.

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

2019 Spring Sports


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 isfingertip 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.