By Dr. Teague Burchfield, Pelahatchie High School Principal
As May begins and we enter the final stretch, I would like to highlight several of our programs and events from the spring season. We are extremely proud of our baseball and fastpitch softball programs as they have both shown growth by making the playoffs this year. Our Track teams have proved worthy as well this spring season as they advanced several athletes into the playoffs. Both powerlifting and archery teams have had successful seasons as well as they had team members competing at the state level to close out the season. While the weather wasn’t too kind, our golf team was able to enjoy a rewarding experience in its inaugural golf season. We are proud of each of these teams and look forward to the future as they continue to build their respective programs.
Not to be outdone, several of our clubs and organizations were highlighted through competition. Pelahatchie High School’s BETA program and Newspaper Team competed at very high levels as they managed to return from competition highly decorated. Our Band and JROTC programs have completed the year successfully with their Spring concert and Awards ceremonies. Finally, our AG/FFA program has represented Pelahatchie High School quite well through its competitions as well as it’s service projects. As you can see, extracurricular programs are critical to the success of schools and these experiences become tremendous memories for those involved.
The month of May also brings about our statewide testing season. Our accountability grade is established through these assessments and we are confident of a solid showing during our two-week testing window (5/4-5/14). We have prepared for this event through daily instruction, benchmark assessments, as well as multiple review sessions. The goal for Pelahatchie High School is “100% Participation/100% Growth.” At this time, the testing schedule is posted on the web page and on social media. Parents, to ensure a successful performance on our “End of Year'' assessments, please assist by making sure our students get a good night’s rest prior to their exams.
Finally, please join us (Due to Covid-By Invitation Only) at 7 p.m. on May 20, 2021 at the Muse Center for our graduation ceremony. We are extremely proud of our seniors and their many accomplishments over the past 12 years. Let’s give them the appropriate send-off they deserve as they begin a new chapter in their lives. Thanks for your support of our students and as always, Go Chiefs!