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.
The PALCS University Scholars Program offers students the opportunity to join a long list of student activity groups. Such groups include: the Mock Trial Team, Moot Court Team, Academic Team, Drama Activity Group, The Algorythms: USP’s A Capella Group, and many more. These activity groups not only kicked off 2017 with victories and triumphs, but are ending 2017 in the same way!
PALCS families, we are having a Scholastic Tabletop Book Fair! Come out to the Western Regional Center at the Landings and check out all the wonderful books! Drop by on October 19th or 20th between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm and shop around for the perfect book, and maybe even tackle some early holiday shopping.
We hope as you are settling into the new school year, you are looking forward to the wonderful activities and field trips we have planned this year! As a cyber school, many think that the importance of socialization just goes out the window, but here at PALCS, we make it a priority! We encourage all students and PALCS families to take advantage of as many as they can!
Sophia Zalipsky, a fifth grader at PALCS, recently had an opportunity to nominate her favorite book, Sweet Old Sadie, for the WHYY Radio contest, WHHY I Like This Book. She was selected as a finalist and had the opportunity to attend the contest event where she was honored for her submission.