Back to School at North in 2017

From supply lists to student handbooks, from school menus to easy ways to update your family's information online, this page is your one-stop shop with all the information you'll need to get your kids ready for school at Pickerington High School North!

Welcome

Information From The District

If you have not yet reviewed the important back-to-school information from the district, please visit the Pickerington Schools Back-To-School page for 2017.

Letter from the Principal

Dear Panther Students and Parents/Guardians,

It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you and your child to the 2017-2018 school year.  The custodial staff, teachers and office personnel have been diligently working over the summer months in preparation for what should be an outstanding year.  We hope that you and your child find the environment at PHSN as Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive and Safe.

To the incoming Freshman Class of 2021, I say welcome!  As our class of 2018 knows, your high school years will go quickly.  I would like to challenge all of our students to set goals and become involved to make everyday count.  We are fortunate to have many outlets for our students to grow and represent our school and community academically, artistically and athletically.  Make it a goal to be involved at PHSN.

I encourage you to visit the district’s website at www.pickerington.k12.oh.us for important information. I will send out a weekly “Message from the Principal” to review and update you on important events.  The majority of our communication will be delivered via Infinite Campus. Please visit your parent portal to ensure all directory information is up to date.  You can also follow me on twitter @mr_ulbrich and PHSN on Facebook.

This year our Panther Welcome Days will take place Tuesday, August 8th and Wednesday, August 9th. We will be distributing class schedules.  Emergency forms should be completed and dropped off during Welcome Days.

It is very important to attend the Panther Welcome Days, because it helps to make everyone prepared for the first day of school with minimal disruption. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you on August 8th and 9th for Panther Welcome Days and August 16th for the first day of school.

Best Wishes,

 

Mark Ulbrich

Principal

Upcoming Events

PANTHER WELCOME DAYS

We will have two days of welcome back activities. The schedule will be as follows:

Aug 8 8:00 – 11:00 All Seniors
Freshman with January-March birthdays
12:00 – 3:00 All Juniors
Freshman with April-June birthdays

Aug 9 8:00 – 11:00 All Sophomores
Freshman with July-September birthdays
12:00 – 3:00 Make Up Session
Freshman with October-December birthdays

On Welcome Days, please enter through the PAC lobby. Here you will be greeted by volunteers, who will direct you to the pick up room to receive your 2017-2018 schedule.

Once you have your schedule, you are welcome to walk to building and check out your locker.

Counselors will be available in the Big Study Hall for questions or schedule concerns.

PICKERINGTON NORTH OPEN HOUSE

Open House will be held on Monday, August 14th.

Teachers will be located in their classrooms from 5:00 – 7:00 pm to meet and pass out hand-outs to parents and students. Please come out and visit the school and meet your teachers for the coming year.

Freshmen Orientation
Freshmen Orientation will be held on August 14th at 7:00 pm in the PAC.

Additional Info for Parents

Important Information About School Pictures

HR Imaging, our official school photographer, will be mailing school picture flyer/forms directly to student addresses. The flyer/form you receive should be used by your student for the school portrait process on August 18th. Please watch your mail for this information from HR Imaging.

From our PTO: Welcome and Volunteer Opportunities

PTO Officers and Committee Chairs

President – Janet Thiede 614-507-4313 janet.thiede@gmail.com

Vice President – Candice Thomas-Maddox 614-286-4942 cthomasmaddox@gmail.com

Treasurer – Sandy Mason 614-208-2757 sandym1200@aol.com

Secretary – Heather Downs 740-964-0914 hdowns@insight.rr.com

After Prom – Jennifer Clemens 614-288-8007 & Janet Thiede 614-507-4313 janet.thiede@gmail.com

Antique & Craft Show – Jennifer Clemens 614-288-8007 pickACshow@outlook.com

Scholarship Representative – Cora Rogers 614-806-4639 trevkenzal@hotmail.com

Staff Appreciation – Tiffany Smith 614 531-7760 tbsmith7@sbcglobal.net

Facebook – Janet Thiede 614-507-4313 janet.thiede@gmail.com

Rave to Save/Homecoming Rep
Janet Thiede 614-507-4313 janet.thiede@gmail.com

Tyler’s Light Rep – Dawn Vanderhoff 614-753-1353 dawnvanderhoff@hotmail.com

Please click the link below for volunteer opportunities:

Required Forms

Parking Pass Form

In order to park a car on campus, students must have a valid parking pass.

Application for a PHSN parking pass.

Important Back To School Information

Daily Schedule (Start/Stop Times)

Standard day

Start time: 7:55 a.m.

Dismissal time: 2:55 p.m.

Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 9:55 a.m.

Dismissal time: 2:55 p.m.

Back to School Supplies

Below you will find supplies that are required for individual teachers/classes at Pickerington North

Art Department

The following art classes are required to have a sketchbook: FND 2-D, FND 3-D, FND Computer Graphic, Drawing, Painting, Adv. Studio, AP Art, and Computer Graphic. The art department sells sketchbooks for $6.00, $12.00, and $15.00

Photography Classes

one 2″ 3-ring binder
notebook paper
flash drive
USB cord for your cell phone

English Department

English 9, Honors English 9 - Miss Jackson

• one binder or folder specifically for English
• notebook paper to go in the binder/folder
• access to the Internet for online vocabulary study
• a variety of colored highlighters pencils/pens
• a copy of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch ( 1st nine weeks- also available online in PDF format)
• a copy of a play (2nd nine weeks – a list of options will be provided – most are available online in PDF format)
• two other independent novels – (3rd and 4th nine weeks – a list of options will be provided)

Honors English 11, English 11 - Mr. Wade

Standard Supplies:

1 – 1.5 inch Three Ring Binder
Notebook Paper
1 set of Pocket Dividers for binder
Pens, Pencils, & Eraser

Additional Supplies:

2 pkgs. (100 ct.) Lined 3×5 Index Cards (3rd Grading Period)
1 pkg. – Multiple Color Highlighters

English 10, Honors English 10 - Mrs. Allen

Binder with loose leaf paper
1 standard sized notebook or composition book (for reader/writer notebook)
Pens (blue/black & colored for editing/revisions)
Pencils
Highlighters
1 Pack sticky notes

Foreign Language

French 3 - Mr. Green

Mead composition notebook

AP Spanish - Mr. Green

Folder
Mead composition notebook

Spanish 2 - Mr. Green

Folder
Dry erase markers

Spanish - Mrs. Green

Notebook or section in binder specifically for Spanish

Highlighters

Markers or colored pens for color-coding notes

French I and II - Mrs. Hatcher

1 Notebook for French only
1 3-ring binder (1 1/2 or 2 inch) and dividers (7)

Health - Physical Education

Health - Miss Newbury

1″ 3-ring binder
Paper
Pen/pencils

Physical Education

Combination Lock

Math Department

Statistics and AP Statistics - Miss Ellis

Graphing Calculator – preferably TI-84 plus

Honor Pre-Calculus - Mrs. Rawlins

1.5 inch binder
highlighter
2 ten-packs of sharpened pencils
TI-84 graphing calculator
red pen

Algebra Support - Mrs. Rawlins

2 ten-packs of sharpened pencils
scientific calculator
highlighter
1 inch binder

Algebra 2, Honors Algebra 2 - Mrs. Thomas

TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator (TI-84 is preferred)
2-pocket folder to keep in the classroom
pack of thick Expo markers
binder or folder to organize materials

Principles of Engineering - Mr. Good

scientific or graphing calculator (TI preferred)
engineers notebook (TBA)
usb flash drive
pencils galore
folder (w/3-ring holes)
small dry-erase markers

Calculus and Discrete Math - Mr. Good

graphing calculator (TI 83+ or TI 84 variety)
pencils galore
notebook/folder/paper – some way to organize
small dry-erase markers

Pre-Calculus - Mr. Good

graphing calculator (TI 83+ or 84 variety)
pencils galore
notebook/folder
small dry-erase markers

Geometry, Algebra - Mr. Hanzlik

3-ring binder
Compass
Straight edge
TI-30 calculator

Algebra II - Mr. Hanzlik

TI-84 plus graphing calculator
3-Ring binder

Honors Algebra 2/Algebra 2 - Mrs. Hopf

Algebra 2 Springboard workbook – bring daily
Folder with 2 pockets or binder
Paper and pencils for homework and notes
Graphing Calculator (TI-84 plus recommended)

We will continue using the Springboard textbook. Springboard will require you to work together with classmates to create, discuss, investigate and debate the mathematical content. There is very little lecture or direct instruction. Expect to be challenged this year!

Questions: Send a note, email to Cynthia_Hopf@plsd.us or call the school (614-830-2700) and leave a message.

Algebra II - Mrs. Wade

Graphing Calculator – TI-84 Plus

Music Department

Vocal Music - Mrs. Vance

1.5″ 3-ring binder with pockets – to stay in choir room

Music theory needs the Alfred Basic Music Theory Complete Series (3 units) with CD in back – found at Stanton’s Sheet Music.

Science Department

Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Honors Chemistry - Mrs. Giardina

3 ring binder
graphing or scientific calculator
highlighters
note cards
pens
pencils

Honors Biology - Mrs. Lindquist

What to Bring to Class Daily

• Paper
• Writing instrument—pen or pencil
• Colored pencils and highlighters
• Three ring notebook or portfolio to hold your homework, notes, and assignments
• For outdoor labs – appropriate attire for the weather outside – when necessary
• Calculator – when necessary

Ecology - Mrs. Lindquist

What to Bring to Class Daily

• Paper
• Writing instrument—pen or pencil
• Colored pencils and highlighters
• Three ring notebook or portfolio to hold your homework, notes, and assignments
• For outdoor labs—appropriate attire for the weather outside (no flip flops or
sandals) – when necessary
• Calculator when necessary

AP Physics - Mr. Forrest

1 composition style notebook (bound, not spiral)
calculator (preferably graphing)

Physics, Honors Physics - Mr. Forrest

scientific or graphing calculator

Mrs. Meek

1 1/2 – 2 inch 3-ring binder (for science only)
1 pack of index cards (100 count)
Wooden #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils, please)
8 count colored pencils (minimum)

Integrated Science

3-Ring binder
8 Dividers
Scientific Calculator
Paper
Pencils
Highlighter

Social Studies Department

AP Government, POD - Mrs. Wells

2 inch binder or 6 folders (1 for each unit)
loose leaf paper – college lined preferred
highlighter
pens
pencils

AP US History, Dual Enrollment, Introduction to Education - Ms. Cooper

Large three ring binder
Notebook paper
Highlighters
Pens/pencils
Post its.

Introduction to Education - Ms. Cooper

Binder
Notebook paper
Highlighters
Pens/pencils
Post its

College Credit Plus American History

Binder
Notebook paper
Highlighters
Pens/pencils
Post its

Special Education Department

Algebra - Mrs. Walters

The following materials need to be purchased BY STUDENTS for English 10 with Walters:

1” Binder
Pocket folder
Looseleaf paper
2 boxes of tissues
TI-84 calculator (this is recommended for all high school math classes)

The following materials will be PROVIDED TO STUDENTS through their course fees:

Spring Board Algebra book

English 10 Support - Mrs. Walters

The following materials need to be purchased BY STUDENTS for English 10 with Walters:

1” Binder
Pocket folder
Pack of 4 or more highlighters (must have at least 2 different colors)
Looseleaf paper
100 Pack or more of sticky post-it notes (standard square size) (please do not purchase the ones that do not have adhesive)
2 boxes of tissues

The following materials will be PROVIDED TO STUDENTS through their course fees:

Spring Board ELA 10 book
Copies of independent and class novels

English - Mrs. Bailey

2″ 3-ring binder with dividers
pens and pencils (mechanical are ok)
college ruled notebook paper
fine tip markers
glue stick

Mr. Dennison

1 1/2 – 2 inch 3-ring binder (for science only)
1 pack of index cards (100 count)
Wooden #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils, please)
8 count colored pencils (minimum)