It’s here! Our brand new 2018-2019 PALCS Course Catalog has arrived and is now available to either download as a K-12 .pdf in its entirety or browse by grade on our website.
There is a new activity group to PALCS this year: the Creative Writing Circle! The "CW" Circle is a group of students in grades 9-12 and their faculty advisors, Ms. Walsh and Mr. Pettit, who gather to collaborate, inspire, and help one another with ideas and techniques in free-writing, composing poems, short stories, novels, and other creative works. The group also aims to create a safe environment and outlet for young authors at PALCS to find their voices in writing.
Congratulations to the Center for Performing and Fine Arts (CPFA) theater program instructors and students on their sold-out run of Little Shop of Horrors! CPFA put on five performances of the rock musical, which ran from Thursday, March 15 through Sunday, March 18.
Happy spring, PALCS! Spring break is taking place from Monday, March 26 to Monday, April 2. PALCS offices will be closed on Friday, March 30 and on Monday April 2.
Hey PALCS, let’s dance! Although it may seem far away, Prom 2018 will be here before you know it! Students on both sides of the state may now register to attend the PALCS Prom on PALCSchool.
William McGregor has had an incredible journey here at PALCS, which was recently covered in his Student Spotlight. However, this soon-to-graduate double bass player’s high school journey is not over just yet. William has been nominated as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, an honor which only 60 students in the entire country receive.
Hey PALCS, did you know today is Pi Day? No, we are not talking about your mother’s famous cherry pie or the award-winning apple pie from the diner down the street. We are referring to pi, π, the sweetest irrational number out there. Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter or, as you may recognize it, 3.14 or 22/7.
If you were a fly on the wall at any of the PALCS offices this past Friday, March 2, you would have seen what we mean when we say there is always something going on within the PALCS community! Students from all different grades and their families gathered at PALCS offices across the state for different events and activities that took place throughout the day.
Presidential Scholar nominee, PALCS graduating junior, scholarship winner, flutist, sister, and proud daughter are just a few terms to describe Audrey Emata. At only sixteen years old, Audrey has already accomplished so much, including being named as a nominee for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts Award, an honor that only 60 students in the entire country receive. We recently had the opportunity to speak to Audrey’s mother, Christina, about her talented daughter’s future goals and her journey to becoming a Presidential Scholar.
PALCS is still open for enrollment for the current 2017-2018 school year for grades K-11, but not for long! K-8 families, you have one week left to submit your applications and documents! Final new student orientations are filling up quickly. All paperwork for students in grades K-8 must be submitted by March 9, 2018 in order to have an orientation scheduled before the last available orientation date on March 16, 2018. The last available start date for grades 9-11 will be April 26, 2018 meaning that all paperwork, documents, and an on-site orientation must be completed well before that date.