WEDNESDAY ~ NOVEMBER 14, 2018 ~ DAY 3




This Friday, Saturday and Sunday be sure to join Sock'n'Buskin in the PMHS auditorium as we present the hilarious and heartwarming BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS by Neil Simon.  Featuring a cast of future stars:  Athena Woodfin, Maggie Solimine, Jack Finegan, Jack Hopkins, Sam Rodd, Meredith Heller and Caitlin Winston, this show promises to be one of our best!  Tickets are available at the door or from Ms. Connolly afterschool in Room 133.    Showtimes are Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2 pm.  Don't miss this spectacular show!!!


Join the Pelham Together Club this Thursday the 15th for our annual Say Hi Day to promote being friendly and getting to know the people in our high school community. Club Members will be outside the main entrance in the morning right before school to hand out candy and bracelets. We will also be handing out name tags to make saying hi in the hallways easy. Please feel free to join us as we greet students arriving at school. We will also have an Instagram poster where you can take a photo with your friends.


This week is the Great American Smokeout! Be on the lookout for special announcements on the TV monitors, stop by the common's to see if you can spot the differences between then and now, and don't forget to wear brown or tan this Friday 11/16 to show your support for anti-vaping. 


Last week, the PMHS Forensics Speech Team had a successful day at The Fordham Fall Classic at Fordham Preparatory School.   Congratulations to the entire team for winning 6th place overall in sweepstakes.  Special congratulations goes to:

Georgia Connolly, Finalist in JV Oral Interpretation

Nicholas Lieggi, Finalist in Congressional Debate

Isaac Blackburn, 4th place in Congressional Debate

Sofia Tahan. 3rd place in Programmed Oral Interpretation

Rebecca Jacobson, 3rd place in JV Oral Interpretation


BATTLE OF THE BANDS - If you are interested in participating in the "Battle of the Bands" which will be held on Friday, January 11, you must attend an informational meeting on Thursday, November 15th in Rm 222 following Academy Period. See Ms. Jacobs if you are interested, but cannot attend the meeting prior to 11/15.


Calling All Students! Do you know a lot of History? Do you like Trivia Games/Competitions?  Consider forming a team (4-6 people) for the 5th Annual PMHS History Bowl sponsored by Rho Kappa Honor Society. The History Bowl will be taking place after school on Tuesday, December 11th from 3:15PM-6:45PM. To register a team, see Mr. Sirico in the SS Office for a Team Registration Form or print one out. 



Registration forms are due by 3:15pm on Monday, December 3rd.


Please NOTE: There are only 16 slots in this year's tournament. If you form a team after 16 teams have registered, you will be placed on standby in the event a team has to back out. Teams MUST be a minimum of 4 people. We are limited in terms of space and time for the event and therefore need to restrict the number of teams. Sorry for any inconvenience. 


The Winter Sports season begins Nov. 5.  All Winter athletes eligible to opt out must obtain the opting out form from Mr Luciana's office, fill it out completely, get it signed by your parent, coach and PE teacher, then turn it in to the Athletic Office.  The first day for Winter opt out eligibility is Nov. 13 provided the form has been turned in.  NO one will be allowed  to opt out without turning in a completed form.  Fall athletes must fill out and turn in a new form.  The last day to turn in the form is Nov. 16.

Any questions, see Coach Fin.




If you are applying to the English, Math, Science, and/or Social Studies Honor Societies, you must submit an application via Google Forms for EACH honor society. All parts of the application must be submitted through the Google Form by 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 to the appropriate faculty member. 

  • English: Mr. Sans (English office/room 121)
  • Math: Ms. Jacobs (Math office)
  • Science: Mrs. Gruber (room 253)
  • Social Studies: Mr. Sirico (SS office/room 121)

If you submit your Co-Curricular Activities and/or Unofficial Transcripts in hard copy, please submit them to the same faculty members. Links to the applications and the Criteria for Membership can be found on the School's Website. Late or incomplete applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!  


Your Monday root word of the week is: tort, which means: twist. This Latin root appears in many English words such as: contortion - a twisted shape or position; distort - to alter the shape or condition of; retort - reply in a manner that is supposed to change the effect of something previously said.


Wednesday Wellness Wish - That was Jimmy Eat World with “Middle.”  This is the theme of your Wednesday Wellness Wish of the week.  My favorite lyric from the song is, “Live right now, just be yourself.  It doesn’t matter if it’s good enough for someone else.” This is a solid piece of advice in order to feel good about yourself and be your confident and best self.  It is so easy to get caught up in what other people think of you.  When you really think about it, we all lose so much time and energy getting caught up in this struggle.  It is so much healthier to get support and friendship from your true friends and family and make sure you are being true to yourself.  We know that you all have so much to offer when you are just being yourself, so don’t lose sight of this.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK: When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller


MONDAY MINDFUL MOMENT: That was the great Randy Newman with “You’ve got a friend in me.”  This is the message of your Monday Mindful Moment of the week.  Mindfulness fosters compassion and kindness. Research suggests mindfulness training makes us more likely to help someone in need and increases activity in our brain that is involved in understanding the suffering of others and regulating emotions. So as we continue to be mindful, focus on living in the present and avoid being overwhelmed by what’s going on around us, let’s remember to be a friend to others. It could make all the difference.  Remember, you’ve got a friend in me.


BRAINTEASER: See if you can come up with an equation that uses exactly two threes (3) and two eights (8) to get the number 24. You can use multiplication (×), division (÷), addition (+), subtraction (-) negative signs, and parentheses. You can not use any advanced arithmetic operations, such as exponents, factorial, etc. Email your answers to Mr. Rothstein at


Cartoon Captions

Wednesday Caption Contest:

Students and staff members, mail your entries to 


Caption #4

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Y2Y Meeting TODAY, Wednesday 11/14 at 3:15 in room 253A

Asian Culture Club will be meeting on Thursday, November 15 at 3:15 in room 205. Come join us if you're interested in Asian culture! New members are welcome!


Peer Leadership: There will be a Peer Leadership meeting on TuesdayNovember 20th at 3:15p.m. in the Information Center (Room 105E). With any questions or concerns, please see Ms. Quintano in Room 210. 


Join the Pelham Together Club for our second Buddy Bunch on Friday the 16th for free snacks, arts & crafts and the game Catchphrase after academy in room 201


Attention PMHS Math Team Members:  Our next competition is Monday, November 19th.  All permission slips must be submitted to Mrs. DiCeglio (in Room 224) by Monday.


Attention all students.  AP Statistics students are working on collecting data for their class projects.  PLEASE check your school email to see if you were selected to take part in a survey for this project.  It should only take a minute or two to answer.







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