Pentwater high school students involved in the Pentwater Green Schools Club participated in the Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach program. Trash was picked up and recorded on a data card. This information was then compiled and sent to the Alliance to help them make decisions and raise awareness for some of the areas of concern with our beautiful Great Lakes. It was a fantastic experience and the students are excited to give back and help keep our beaches clean. Some of the items collected include: 9 plastic beverage bottles, 17 metal caps, 35 plastic caps, 104 cigar tips, 180 cigarette butts, 25 food wrappers, 27 straws/stirrers, 13 foam pieces, 1554 pieces of plastic, 11 balloons, and 13 band aids.
Happy Constitution Day!
Theo loves to listen while Brystal reads a book!
Happy International Dot Day! High School Artists got to celebrate by painting dots with alcohol inks at Painted Frog Studio with local artist Michele Anscombe!
Student’s in Mrs. Fatura’s advanced chemistry, chemistry and earth science classes had the pleasure of having Art Hirsch as a guest speaker today. Mr. Hirsch talked with the students about the emerging problem of plastics in our waterways including the Great Lakes. His talk focused primarily on microplastics and what an environmental concern they are. He was able to share many interesting facts and show many pictures that were very eye opening related to this topic!
Give Blood. Help save lives. NHS will be sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, October 1, 2021, from 10:45am - 3:30pm at the school. For an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: Falcons or call 1-800-733-2767. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.
Just a quick reminder Falcon Families, Picture Day is this Thursday, September 16th. If you would like to pay with a debit/credit card, you must use the link below: https://prepay.geskusphoto.com/orderSchool.asp
Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist met with Dr. Karaptian on Tuesday, 9/8, to thank and show his support to Pentwater Public Schools for making the tough decision to protect our students and staff with a mask mandate. Lt. Governor Gilchrist created a video which we have provided in the link below to thank our community and district. https://youtu.be/W2vVX2GIFrc
JH Student Artists are excited to pass out welcome kits to all of our new students this week! These kits were made through a “Design Thinking” learning unit last year in art class. Welcome to Pentwater!
A group of students and adults, organized by the Pentwater Centenary Methodist Church, provided welcome back greetings to our students and staff on Tuesday, 9/7, as we returned for the 2021/2022 school year! Thank you, it's a great day to be a Falcon!
ASSE International Exchange Programs is desperately seeking Host families for roughly 13 students from several different countries. There are currently 9 male and 4 female students who need to be placed immediately or face not being placed at all this year. If this is something that you would be interested in, please contact our local ASSE Representative, Mrs. Whitney Oosting at email@example.com. The eligible students and their countries are listed below: Female: Jeanne-17 (France); Lucy-18 (Belgium); Chloe-18 (France); Julide-17 (France. Male: Elmi-17 (Azerbaijan); Alisher-16 (Kazakhstan); Shadiyar-17 (Kazakhstan); Aktan-16 (Kyrgyzstan); Dostonbek-15 (Kyrgyzstan); Marat-17 (Kyrgyzstan); Umar-17 (Uzbekistan); Tamirlan-16 (Kazakhstan); and, Alisher-16 (Kazakhstan) These students do need to find homes by the end of the day on Tuesday, 8/31/21. They are asking for "Welcome families". Welcome families will get the student acquainted with the school, community and teachers/staff which makes it so much easier to find a permanent placement. Welcome family placements are short term for approximately a month. Students provide their own finances and insurance so all that is needed is adequate housing and meals when with the host family. Host Family Application: http://db.asse.com/hfa2/index/company/asse/
2021/2022 Back to School Open House: We encourage you to join us for our open house to be held on Wednesday, 9/1/21, from 4:30pm-6:30pm. To keep this event as safe as possible in a COVID environment, we are requiring all visitors to wear a mask in the building and we have also scheduled times for families alphabetically. A-I: 4:30pm - 5:10pm J-R: 5:10pm - 5:50pm S-Z: 5:50pm - 6:30pm There will be a Title I informational meeting for interested parents and students beginning at 5pm in the school library.
August 2021 Back to School Newsletter!
Here's your chance to grab some Falcons gear for the upcoming Fall sports season. Check out the link below: https://fancloth.shop/1DK1Y
Pentwater Public Schools needs you! EDUStaff is an educational staffing company who specializes in training and providing quality substitute teachers (or guest teachers), substitute paraprofessionals, and other employee types to Pentwater Public Schools. Please go to www.edustaff.org to apply today. For more information on the benefits of being a guest teacher and the Michigan Dept of Education requirements, please contact EDUStaff at 877-974-6338!
Pentwater Township Library is seeking a part-time entry level student library clerk/aide. This position has contact with the public. The work schedule is planned to coordinate with school schedules, work hours will be non-school hours. A work permit (CA-7) is required, the work permit is issued from your school business office. This position requires computer familiarity and physical abilities related to the handling of library materials. Physical abilities include standing for most of a shift, walking, lifting, bending, grasping and carrying up to 40 pounds. This position is for a student enrolled in school and must be at least 17 years old. The position will oversee the circulation desk duties, interlibrary loan services, familiarity with databases, iPad and other tablets, computers and printing, keeping books and materials organized and the facility in order. This position requires phone skills along with being a team player. Applications are available at the front desk in the township library, please include a resume if you have past employment, include dates and skills. Applications can be hand delivered to the front desk at the township library or mailed to: Pentwater Township Library, Mary Barker, Director, 402 E. Park Street, Pentwater, MI 49449
Please see the attached job posting for a paraprofessional position at Pentwater Public Schools!
Announcement: We have been informed that there will be one more vaccination clinic in the Pentwater area for those interested. It is scheduled for 8/26/21, from 10am-1pm, at the Farmer's Market in downtown Pentwater.
Pentwater Public Schools wants to welcome home all of our former students and alumni as we celebrate as a village, our Homecoming! Have a wonderful and safe weekend with friends and family!