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Pleasant Hills Middle School

Welcome to Pleasant Hills Middle School

404 Old Clairton Road Pittsburgh, PA 15236 
Ph: 412-655-8680    Fax: 412-655-5691
Principal: Mr. Daniel Como          
Assistant Principal: Dr. Melissa McCauley
 

PHMS News & Notes

Week of October 19 - 23, 2020

Please review the attached information below for important reminders and weekly updates.   
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Week of October 12-16

Please review the attached information below for important reminders and weekly updates.  
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Week of October 5 - October 9, 2020

Please review the attached information below for important reminders and weekly updates. 
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Week of September 28 - October 2

Please review the attached information below for important reminders and weekly updates.
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Week of September 21-25, 2020

Attached is the weekly middle school update for 9/21-9/25 containing information and reminders for students in-person and for those online. 
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Week of September 14 - 18, 2020

Attached is the information for this week as well as some reminders for students in-person and for those online. There is also a daily breakdown of what to expect for the week and an order form for school pictures. 

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Week of August 31 - September 4

The link below is information for week 2 of the school year. We recommend focusing on one day at a time. Don’t get overwhelmed. At the end of the document, we also included links to calendars and resources we shared in the past.

It seems like an eternity since we’ve had an opportunity to work with and spend time with our students. On behalf of the middle school staff, we can’t wait to see our students again, virtually and in-person. See you soon!  
 

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First Week of School Information

We want to start by thanking everyone for their patience and understanding as we develop plans for the new school year. For now, our focus is on the first week of school, August 24 through August 28.  Reminder, everyone is online for this week. In-person Hybrid schedules  begin on August 31.

Attached are the following resources to help students and parents prepare for week one:

A Daily Summary sheet of what to do for August 24-28. The daily summary includes block schedules with class period times for grades 6-8. It explains what students will do each day of the week. It also has links to the Canvas Resources for Parents and Students, a Livestream recording of our 7th and 8th grades parent night explaining the hybrid and Canvas online schedules, and a link to the 6th grade orientation recorded session.

We also attached the Hybrid School Calendars for student groups Dignity (last names A-L) and Respect (last names M-Z).  The calendars are for the first four weeks of school so you can plan accordingly.

We will provide additional information next week to prepare students for the Week of August 31.
 
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Work Permits

Any student interested in obtaining a work permit must be 14 years old and should contact Mrs. Bricklemyer at Thomas Jefferson High School at [email protected] for additional information. Parents must print, complete, and sign the application. Students must be present at time of issuing as per PDE/PA Child Labor Law requirements.  Please click on the Work Permit Application to download.

PHMS has been recognized and re-designated as a Pennsylvania Donald Eichhorn “School to Watch”

Pleasant Hills Middle School (PHMS) has been re-designated as a Pennsylvania Don Eichhorn “School to Watch” as part of a recognition program developed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. The Schools to Watch program recognizes schools achieving academic excellence based on rigorous criteria established by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. PHMS was initially designated as a School to Watch in 2014. Click here to read the full press release.

Upcoming Events

Nov
4

Council of PTAs Meeting

Wed Nov 4 2020
Nov
9
Nov
24
Nov
25

Thanksgiving Recess

Wed Nov 25 2020
to Mon Nov 30 2020

Dec
8

PHMS Band Concert

Tue Dec 8 2020
Dec
9

PHMS Chorus Concert

Wed Dec 9 2020
Dec
10

PHMS Orchestra Concert

Thu Dec 10 2020
Dec
21

Holiday Recess

Mon Dec 21 2020
to Fri Jan 1 2021

Jan
25
Feb
8

Learning Resources

Eureka Math was implemented for the 2018-19 school year. The math curriculum has won accolades at the state and national levels, and is the only comprehensive math curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards at every grade. Please click here for more information and to review a variety of helpful parent resources.