Welcome to the Parkside Principal's Message

  •  May News


    Please take a look at some important information and dates below.


    It is hard to believe that May is here and soon we will be closing out the school year.  I have greatly enjoyed getting to know you and all of your students here at PJHS.  Best of luck to our 8th graders as they move on the high school next year!  I am confident great things await them. 

    Also, a special farewell to our two retiring teachers:

    Mrs. Bitner - 7th Grade Science

    Mrs. Ryan - 7th Grade Literature and Composition  

    Best wishes to both of them as they enter this new phase of life!

    Last Day of School

    The last ½ day is May 31st.  Middle School will be in session from  8:45-11:45.

    8th grade Foreign Language

    The last day of attendance at the high schools for French/Spanish/German classes will be Friday, May 24th.

    PJHS Honor Band

    The PJHS Honor Band competed in the Fiesta-Val competition April 5th - 7th. They were the only Junior High Band. All other groups were High School Groups. They won first place with a Superior Rating. They were the only group to win the outstanding soloists awards. Those went to:

    Halie McMorris- flute,

    Jake Kellermann & Aiden Hull - Trumpet

    Roman DeJaynes-Bari Sax

    Unit 5 Device Collection

    Students who rented a Unit 5 device will have their device collected on May 24th in morning.  8th Grade students who rented all 3 years and who will own their device should get their device back by the end of the day.  Some important notes:

    • EVERY student that has Unit 5 software on their machine must turn in the device regardless of perceived ownership.
    • Devices that are not turned in prior to school end will be billed "lost" device charges.  
    • If students will not be at school on May 24th, they should turn the device/adapter into the front office the day prior to our collection.

    No BYOD beginning with 6th and 9th grade next year.

    Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, 6th and 9th graders will not have the option of bringing their own device.  They must rent a Unit 5 Device. This ensures that all students can access the needed software and websites. 

    May 17 - 8th Grade Dance - 6-8

    May 30th - 8th Grade Picnic

    May 31  - Last Day ½ Day -  8:45-11:45

    August 14th - Back to School Night

    August 16th - First Day of School

     May 30th - 8th Grade Picnic