Welcome Back to School!
High School News Letter
Dear Students and Parents,
It won’t be long before school begins and the hallways of Pleasant Hill High School are filled with excited, enthusiastic students. This letter is to inform you about the exciting changes coming to PHHS for this upcoming school year.
First, the high school teaching staff has grown by two with the addition of Renee Saxon who will be teaching Language Arts and Writing and Stacy Ermini who will be teaching Science and Elective offerings. They both are wonderful additions to our already fantastic staff. I hope that you have a chance to meet them both very soon.
Pleasant Hill High School will have an Assistant Principal for the first time in 5 years as Thad Holub will be joining the staff after a number of years as Special Education Director. Mr. Holub is a tremendous asset and will bring a friendly but assertive approach to student life at PHHS.
With the addition of two new teachers, every classroom will be utilized for the first time in many years. We have moved the main computer lab upstairs above the woodshop where we will teach math, drafting, and technology. The classroom that was the computer lab will be a regular classroom. The custodial staff, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Duval, and our summer work students have done a wonderful job preparing these rooms for the arrival of students in September.
We have also added writing courses to our curriculum for every freshman and junior. These courses are designed to assist students to become better writers and fulfill the State of Oregon writing requirements. The junior writing course will also focus on SAT prep and college writing skills.
The PHHS parking lot has also undergone some changes as we are attempting to make traffic flow safer and more intuitive.
Last but not least, PHHS will be going back to using a modified block schedule that was developed and used a few years ago. On Mondays, students will attend periods 2, 4, 6 and Academic Enhancement. Academic Enhancement classes will be offered in Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, or Enrichment. On Tuesdays, students will attend periods 1, 3, 5, and 7. These classes will be approximately 90 minutes in length and will give teachers a chance to spend longer periods of time with students.
Enjoy the rest of your summer. We look forward to seeing you in September.