Back to School at North in 2019

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 filled in your back-to-school forms and reviewed the important back-to-school information from the district, please visit the Pickerington Schools Back-To-School page for 2019.

Letter from the Principal

Dear Panther Students and Parents/Guardians,

It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you and your child to the 2019-2020 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 2023, I say welcome! As our class of 2020 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 every day 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 for important information. I will send out a weekly “North News” 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 6th, and Wednesday, August 7th. We will be distributing class schedules, option to pay outstanding school fees and the ability to purchase parking passes. Emergency forms should be completed before arriving. No schedules will be handed out if the student has outstanding fees and OneView must be completed.

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 6th and 7th for Panther Welcome Days and August 15th for the first day of school.

Best Wishes,

Mark Ulbrich

Principal

Upcoming Events

Pickerington High School North- Panther Welcome Days 2019-2020

Welcome to Pickerington High School North, you will need to get your school year off to a great start!! Our staff, parent and student volunteers are here to assist you with any questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to ask.  Please note: the following sessions that 10th, 11th and 12th graders are reporting on specific days and 9th graders will report during the 2 days according to the month of their birthday.

Please enter through the Athletic Entrance as all stations start in the Commons (Cafeteria) area.

1st Session: Tuesday August 6th

8am-11am: All 12th graders

                        9th graders with Birthdays during the months of January to March.

 

11am – 12pm: Building is closed for Lunch

 

12pm-3pm: All 11th graders

9th graders with Birthdays during the months of April – June

 

2nd Session Wednesday August 7th

8am-11am: All 10th graders

9th graders with Birthdays during the months of  July – September

 

11am – 12pm: Building is closed for Lunch

 

12pm – 3pm: Make – Up

                         9th graders with Birthdays during the months of  October – December

 

During the Sessions students and families will have an opportunity to turn in medical forms, schedule pick-up, pay fees, and walk the building and ask questions.

Stations 1-3 will take place in Commons (Cafeteria)

Station 1:       Emergency Medical Authorization Collection. Please submit your EMA form at this station to proceed through the rest of the stations. You will not be permitted to move forward without turning in this form. For complete information including instructions for creating your account and filling out forms visit the district’s back to school webpage and click on “Complete Your Family’s Required Forms Online.”

Station 2:       Schedule Pick-Up. The schedule reflects the choices made by students/parents during the registration process last year. Counselors will be on hand in room 219 to help students fix Emergency Schedule Questions Only (e.g.: I’m a senior and I don’t have an English 12 class on my schedule or I’m a student athlete and I don’t have the required 5 classes on my schedule to be eligible, etc.).  Please Note: that if your student’s schedule is not at this station, it will be at the Fee Collection station.  Once you have paid fees, from the 18-19 school year you will be given your schedule.

Station 3:       Fee Collection. You will be given your student fee bill at the time you pick up your schedule. Please feel free to go to the concession window to pay your fees today. Our staff is able to accept cash, check, or credit card to pay your school fees. Paying fees today can help to avoid delays in report cards, transcripts, etc. that can be held for non-payment.

Station 4:  Device Pick-up for 9th graders will be in room 109 all other grade levels will receive theirs during the first week of school.

Station 5:       That’s it…you’re done!! Feel free to explore the building to find your classrooms. Be sure to visit your locker and practice the combination.

***Note re: Textbook distribution will occur through the classroom teacher once school begins. We will not distribute textbooks during Welcome Days this year.

 

Pickerington North Open House

Open House will be held on Tuesday, August 13th.

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 13th at 7:00 pm in the PAC.

Cell Phone Policy

As you have probably read, schools in Central Ohio and around the country have begun addressing the issue of distracted students in the classroom. Personal communication devices are at the center of this issue. Between text messages, social media and the drama that is often associated with these platforms, teachers are are in a constant battle to keep students engaged in academics. Listed below is the letter

As a One2One school, PHSN wants to help to teach and promote appropriate digital citizenship. Our school staff has overwhelmingly agreed that consistent school-wide enforcement of the current board adopted policy barring cell-phone use during class will help students stay more present and engaged in their learning. The intent is to support them in their academic success, removing a major temptation and distraction, and promoting face to face social interaction and connection. Teachers have repeatedly observed that a cell-phone on a desk, even when in use as a research tool, still provides too tempting a distraction . When it dings or buzzes , the minds of even the best students wander away. Studies tell us that it can take the brain up to ten minutes to re engage after responding to cell-phone distraction. Phones are not merely distractions for their owners in the classroom, but cell-phones can also be a source of distraction for teachers and classmates alike.

Board Policy: 5136 Personal Communication Devices

  • Students in grades 9-12 may use PCDs before and after school, during their lunch break, in between classes as long as they do not create a distraction, disruption or otherwise interfere with the educational environment, during after school activities (e.g., extra-curricular activities), or at school-related functions. Use of PCDs, except those approved by a teacher or administrator, at any other time is prohibited and they must be powered completely off (i.e., not just placed into vibrate or silent mode) and stored out of sight.

Additionally the Board Policy details specific scenarios with cell phones as well as discipline/confiscation protocols.

  • Students are expressly prohibited from using covert means to listen-in or make a recording (audio or video) of any meeting or activity at school.
  • Students shall have no expectation of confidentiality with respect to their use of PCDs on school premises/property.
  • Students are also prohibited from using a PCD to capture, record, and/or transmit test information or any other information in a manner constituting fraud, theft, cheating, or academic dishonesty.
  • Possession of a PCD by a student at school during school hours and/or during extra-curricular activities is a privilege that may be forfeited by any student who fails to abide by the terms of this policy, or otherwise abuses this privilege.
  • Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action and/or confiscation of the PCD. The building administrator will also refer the matter to law enforcement or child services if the violation involves an illegal activity (e.g., child pornography, sexting).
  • Discipline will be imposed on an escalating scale ranging from a warning to an expulsion based on the number of previous violations and/or the nature of or circumstances surrounding a particular violation.
  • If the PCD is confiscated, it will be released/returned to the student’s parent/guardian after the student complies with any other disciplinary consequences that are imposed, unless the violation involves potentially illegal activity in which case the PCD may be turned-over to law enforcement.

For parents, please help to promote this policy by restricting phone contact with your child to passing periods or during lunch, when cell-phone use will be allowed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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 16th. Please watch your mail for this information from HR Imaging.

PTO Membership & Volunteer Information

PTO 2019-2020 Leadership Team

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

Vice President -Heather Downs 740-326-9699 hdowns1964@gmail.com

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

Secretary – Lori Cunningham 614-625-6410 tcunnin1@gmail.com

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

Antique & Craft Show – Jennifer Clemens 614-288-8007 jennifer@heynerdfixit.com

After Prom

Homecoming Liaison

Scholarship Representative

Social Media Coordinator

Curriculum Council Rep

Rave To Save

 

 

 

PTO Membership & Volunteer Information

Welcome to Pickerington North PTO!  Our mission is to provide support for your students and their teachers to ensure a quality academic experience.  To do this, we need your help!  Volunteers are essential to hosting events and activities for our PHSN students.

Membership in PTO is free – all we ask is that each family volunteer to help our students by completing either the online form via the link below or download and complete the form below and ask your student to drop it off at the PHSN front office.  If you have questions, please contact Candice Maddox (PTO President) at 614-286-4942 or cthomasmaddox@gmail.com.

 

Thank you in advance for your support of our Pickerington North students!  We look forward to working with you this year.

Please click the link below for volunteer opportunities:

PTO Membership & Volunteer Form

PTO Membership & Volunteer Form -RTF

 

Required Forms

Parking Pass Form

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

Parking pass application (PDF) | Parking pass application (RTF)

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

Math

Mr. Oakes

Mr. Oakes’ and Mrs. Bayless’  Class Supply List

  1. Expo Chisel Dry Erase Markers
  2. Spiral Notebook
  3. Box of 24 Pencils

 

 

Mr. Huland

AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC

  1. Must Have: Graphing Calculator
  2. Should Have:A happy attitude and a strong work ethic
Mrs. Wade

Algebra 2

  1. graphing calculator (TI-84 Plus)
  2. organization for math (preferably a 3-ring binder)
  3. paper, pencils, erasers
  4. box of tissues
  5. pack of think expo dry erase markers

Geometry

  1. Calculator TI-30X
  2. box of tissues
  3. 1- two pocket folder to keep in classroom (Aleks)
  4. organization for math (preferably a 3-ring binder)
  5. paper, pencils, erasers
  6. a pack of thick expo dry erase markers
Ms. Ellis

Statistics & AP Statistics

  1. graphing calculator (TI-84 plus)
  2. 1-inch binder
  3. 2 boxes of tissues
  4. 2 packs of pencils
Mrs. Thomas

Algebra 2:

  1. TI-84 Plus or TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator
  2. 1 pack Expo brand dry erase markers
  3. 1 box tissues
  4. 1 binder or accordion folder
  5. pencils and loose-leaf paper
  6. composition book
CCP College Alg/CCP Stats/CCP Pre-Calc:
  1. TI-84 Plus or TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator
  2. 1 pack of colored copy paper (not cardstock)
  3. 1 box tissues
  4. 1 binder or accordion folder
  5. pencils and loose-leaf paper

Science

Ms. McClarren

Materials Needed for Forensic Science:

  1.  3 ring notebook – 1-1.5 inch
  2.  pens (blue or black ink)
  3.  pencils or mechanical pencils (#2)
  4.  colored pencils (at least 12 different colors)
  5.  calculator0- simple 4 function + square root
  6.  lab or activity materials when needed ( I will remind you of these special items when needed.  Please refer to your syllabus.)
Mrs. Giardina

Honors Chemistry

  1. 3-Ring Binder
  2. Loose leaf paper
  3. Pens
  4. Pencils
  5. Notecards
  6. Scientific or Graphing Calculator

 

Honors Organic Chemistry

  1. Goggles
  2. 3-Ring Binder
  3. Loose leaf paper
  4. Pens
  5. Pencils
  6. Highlighters
  7. Dry Erase Markers (1 Pack)
  8. Notecards
  9. Scientific or Graphing Calculator
Mrs. Dorsey

Integrated Science

  1. 3-Ring binder (1.5”)
  2. 5 divider tabs
  3. Calculator (same one used for math)
  4. 2 packs paper, college ruled

Chemistry

  1. 3-Ring binder (1.5”)
  2. 5 divider tabs
  3. Calculator (same one used for math)
  4. 2 packs paper, college ruled
Mr. Dupakoski

Chemistry and AP Chemistry

  1. Binder
  2. Loose leaf paper
  3. Pencils
  4. Pens (dark ink)
  5. TI-84 or better
  6. Notecards
Mrs. Meek

Biology & Honors Biology

  1. Notebook paper
  2. 1″ Binder
  3. Pencils
  4. Colored Pencils
  5. Markers
  6. 3 Glue sticks
  7. Post Its- 3X3
  8. Dry erase markers
  9. Tissues
  10. Hand Sanitizer

English

Ms. Allen
  1. Pens/pencils
  2. Highlighters
  3. Binder with loose leaf paper
  4. 1 box of tissues (to be stored in classroom)
Mr. Wade

Class supplies

  1. Three-hole notebook paper
  2. One multicolor set of hi-lighters
  3. Pencils/Eraser
  4. Pens
  5. Pocket Folder or 1” Three-ring Binder
Mr. Watros
  1. Pencil/Pen
  2. Loose leaf notebook paper
  3. 2 pocket folder
Ms. Jackson

 

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

 

Social Studies

Mrs. Boudreau / Mr. Groves

World History

  1. Dry Erase Markers (Students will need for Individual Use)
  2. Pens
  3. Pencils
  4. Paper
  5. Chromebook Charged Everyday
  6. Ear Buds
  7. Folder or Binder
  8. Donations of Tissues are greatly appreciated
Mr. Salzer
  1. Highlighters (at least 2 different colors)
  2. Paper
  3. 3 ring binder
  4. whole punch
  5. color pencils
  6. pens and pencils
  7. Headphones
  8. Donations of Tissues & Dry Erase Markers are appreciated
Mrs. Ellwanger
  1. Pocket folder for class materials
  2. 1 pair headphones
  3. Donations of tissues / dry erase markers / colored pencils are greatly appreciated!
Ms. Cooper (Starkey

Advanced Placement United States History

  1. Earbuds (any cheap pair will work-students will keep them with them)
  2. Dry Erase Markers (students will keep them with them)
  3. Paper
  4. Pencils, Pens, Highlighters
  5. Binder/folder (prefer three ring binder)
  6. Charged Chromebook for class everyday
  7. Note cards if students want to make flashcards-not mandatory
  8. *Donations of tissues and Clorox Wipes are always very helpful
  9. *Students will also be given access to resources from College Board via their Chromebooks.

 

CCP US History

  1. Earbuds (any cheap pair will work-students will keep them with them)
  2. Paper
  3. Pencils and Pens
  4. Binder/folder (prefer three ring binder)
  5. Charged Chromebook for class everyday
  6. Note cards if students want to make flashcards-not mandatory
  7. *Donations of tissues and Clorox Wipes are always very helpful

 

Mrs. Wells

 

  1. Binder OR a few folders (6 preferred for organization)
  2. Loose-leaf paper (college lined preferred)
  3. Highlighter
  4. Pencils and Pens
  5. School provided device
  6. Dry erase markers (kept on person for use)
  7. OPTIONAL: 1 box of tissues

Foreign Language

Mr. Green
French 2
  1. folder
  2. compatible headphones

French 3

  1. folder
  2. mead composition notebook
  3. compatible headphones
French 4
  1. folder
  2. mead composition notebook
  3. compatible headphones

Spanish 2

  1. folder
  2. compatible headphones
Mrs. Green
  1. -notebook or section in binder specifically for Spanish
  2. -highlighters OR colored pens for color-coding notes
  3. -colored pencils

 

Mrs. Smith
  1. Chromebook compatible headphones

Other

Spec Ed

School Supply List

Three ring binder with a plastic cover

Two large boxes of Kleenex

6 large glue sticks

1 bottle of Elmer’s Liquid Glue

2 dry erase markers

12 count of markers

Highlighter

1 Ziploc Sandwich Baggies and 1 One Gallon Ziploc Baggies

1 Large Container of Clorox/Lysol disinfectant wipes

2 bottles of hand Sanitizer

Package of disposable cups

Package of paper plates

Headphones

Extra change of clothing/underwear to leave at school (if appropriate)

Personal Hygiene products

  1.  Deodorant
  2.  toothbrush/toothpaste
  3.  Brush and/or comb
  4. Small bottle of lotion (if necessary)
  5. Wipes (if required)

Thank you in advance for providing these items.  If you have any questions feel free to contact your Teacher of Record teacher (TOR).

Mr. Oney
  1. 5 folders with pockets and prong brackets (assorted colors)
  2. notebook paper
  3. pencils, pens & highlighters
  4. spiral notebook

Industrial Tech

Mr. Laihr

For all of my classes, the students will need:

  1. Pen / Pencils (mechanical or #2)
  2. Flash Drive