From the office of the Principal, Mark Weddig:
Welcome to Pittsville High School, home of Panther Pride! We are located in the heart of Wisconsin, in a beautiful rural setting, surrounded by a community that enthusiastically supports the education of our youth. Here at PHS, you will see that we emphasize respect, responsibility, honor, and engagement. We believe that these qualities are ones that endure, and will be modeled by our students as they become the next generation of leaders on our globe.
PHS offers some great academic opportunities, as is evidenced by our students consistently scoring above the state and national average in high-stakes tests. Every student at PHS recieves their own computer, which offers endless possiblilities for learning 21st century skills. We offer AP classes both on-site and on-line, virtual classes, distance lab classes, as well as a wide variety of college readiness subjects. Our CTE Academy promotes high quality employability skills and experience, and is a model for schools around the state. All are excellent examples of giving graduates a head start in their quest to move forward towards more school, or being ready for the workforce.
And we have fun here, too! PHS offers a wide variety of clubs and sports, led by enthusiastic and committed advisors and coaches. There is a connection (a " home") inside this school for every student, based on the extra curricular activities we offer and the devotion of our staff.
Please browse our website, watch our video, or stop in for a visit - we love to show off our Panther Pride!
Report cards: Report cards will be handed out to students on Friday, November 8th.
State mandated testing (WKCE ) will take place for all sophomores Tuesday through Thursday (Nov. 12-14). Sophomores will report to school to begin testing at the regular time, 8:00 am, for tests in the morning, and regular classes later in the day, all three days. Busses will run at their regular times. Freshman, Juniors, and Seniors will have a late start, which will begin at 10:30am on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 11:30 am on Thursday.
For those Freshman, Juniors, and Seniors who must be at school in the morning during testing due to transportation or other reasons, the Cafeteria and Gym will be supervised while the sophomores are testing.
Congratulations to Technical Education Teacher Stephen Hadfield winning the School Forest Award from the UWSP/DNR program LEAF. This special award was given for his dedication to Environmental Education mainly because he spearheaded the building of of our School Forest Shelter (see below). Congatulations Mr. Hadfield!!
This year, 26 students in the Class of 2013 (which is over 50% of the senior class) received 92 individual scholarships and awards for a cash value of over $220,000. What a fantastic show of support from our community! Click HERE to see a list of the donors. THANK YOU for your generosity concerning the futures of our youth!
PHS Freshmen and Sophomores substantially surpass the national norm on MAP tests!
MAP tests are the Measure of Academic Progress, based on the improvement students show from the beginning of the school year until the end. Our Freshman scored 4 times higher than the national norm in improvement in Reading, Math, and Language Usage, while the Sophomores scored 3 times higher than the the national norm in the same subjects. This is a tremendous achievement for which the entire community can be proud. It was a great effort by our students, with the help of the staff, to show such growth. Nice Work!
Pittsville Advanced Placement (AP) exam data rises to a new level in several areas!
Twentytwo students took AP exams this spring, which is an all-time high. AP exams are scored from 1-5, with 5 being the highest, and college credit given based on that score. Of the 37 exams taken, 64% scored a 3 or better (the national standard). This surpasses the national average, and is the second highest score in the last seven years that AP exams have been administered. Way to go, PHS scholars!
Grades 7-12 go 1:1 starting in the 2013-14 school year!
Pittsville Middle and High Schools have taken a huge step forward in technological advancement, as each student will receive a computer next year. Each student in grades 7-12 will recieve a Chromebook, which is a small laptop, for their use during the school year. High school students will be able to keep them 24 hours a day. This will enable teachers to use an unlimited number of resources to develop lesson plans that will help our students be leaders in the digital world they will enter after high-school. Teachers are now gearig up to modify lessons and activities to take advantage of this opportunity that very few schools in the state can match.
Thanks to the Pittsville community and Target for their "Take Charge of Education" donation to Pittsville High School's Leadership Fund!
Please remember to use your REDcard when visiting any Target, and 1% of your purchase (at a 5% discount!) will be donated to PHS (if you designate us as your choice)!
Seniors and Alumni: The docufide icon above is your link to getting your transcripts sent out to colleges and universities. Just click on the icon, and you can register and have your transcripts sent electronically. Transcripts will no longer be sent from the high school guidance office for anybody who graduated after 2010. Those who graduated before 2011 can call the high school at 715-884-6412. Fees for transcripts are $4 for current seniors and $6 for alumni.