Attendance Recovery Sessions
Attendance Recovery Sessions will begin on Monday, December 3 & end on Saturday, December 15. Monday through Friday sessions will be held from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. The Saturday sessions on December 8 & 15 will be held from 8 am - 2 pm in the cafeteria. Students MUST bring work from the teacher/teachers for whom they are completing recovery. Students who owe recovery time will be notified by Friday, November 30. Students who have excuses to submit for prior absences need to submit them to Mrs. Broome by the morning of Tuesday, November 27 BEFORE she begins processing absences & assigning recovery time.
Seniors: If you received a letter from your first block teacher regarding the Workkeys exam, you will be taking this exam next week December 3-7th. Please look at your letter to see the date you will be testing. This will occur in the media center.
Holiday Bake Shop
Come on out and sample desserts from all of the union county public high schools culinary programs at the Holiday Bake Shop event in downtown Monroe on Saturday, December 1st starting at 6 pm. This event will be held during the Tree Lighting held by the City of Monroe. We would love to see you all there supporting Ms. Hoobler and our students!!
3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar
Come out and support our school as you enjoy our 3rd annual Parkwood High PTSO Holiday Bazaar. It will take place on Saturday, December 1st from 10am-2pm in the Parkwood High School Gym. There will be local artisans, vendors, live musical entertainment, free crafts, photos with Santa and much more.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student vs. Staff Basketball Game Fundraiser
Save the date: Student Versus Faculty Basketball Game! Friday December 21st, during 4th period. It will cost $3 to attend. Don't miss out!
AFTER Thanksgiving Break, there will be applications available for anyone who would like to sign up to play in the Student Faculty Basketball. Applicants must have a reasonable grade average, minimal absences, and no major referrals. Applications will be in the front office and Mosley's room (502.) For any questions, see Ms. Mosley.
On Thursday, October 4, twelve members of Parkwood’s Chamber Women’s Choir performed at Turning Point’s Domestic Violence Ceremony. Turning Point is an organization devoted to victims of domestic violence, and it offers a shelter to victims as well as a crisis hotline and outreach programs. The Domestic Violence Ceremony on October 4 honored all of the people in North Carolina who died of domestic abuse over the past year. In addition to the performance by Chamber Women’s Choir, there was a performance by CATA students, as well as artwork by Marvin Ridge students.
On October 16, 2018 Lt Col Kelly and SMSgt Reid traveled with 24 cadets on a field trip to the Concord Regional and Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airports. Those who went had an opportunity to learn about many general and commercial aviation career fields. The first stop was the Concord Regional Airport, where they visited three main sites: a hangared $7 million Carolinas Healthcare System helicopter used for medical evacuation, specially trained firefighters and their truck at the fire station, and lastly the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) facility at the commercial terminal that serves Allegiant Airlines. The next stop was the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport. Here cadets got to talk to the manager and learn how he runs the airport. They also climbed inside “The Tinker Bell,” a C-46 transport from World War II that resides permanently at the airport.
On October 24, Lt. Col. Kelly and SMSgt Reid accompanied 15 AFJROTC cadets to NC Air National Guard Base in Charlotte where they flew on a C-17 aeromedical evacuation training mission . A C-17 is a large cargo and troop transport plane used in the Air Force. As cadets walked to the plane, they saw several commercial takeoffs and landings up close at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. After a short safety briefing, cadets were allowed in the plane. After all cadets received ear protection, two were selected to sit in the cockpit for takeoff. The takeoff was thrilling, and when the plane reached cruise altitude, cadets were allowed to get up from their seats. It was a bright sunny day, and the windows offered a stunning view of North Carolina and our route down to Florida and back. On the return, cadets flew up the Atlantic coast and passed over Savannah, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach. About every twenty minutes two cadets would be sent up to the cockpit to observe and talk to the pilots. At about ten minutes from landing cadets even flew directly over the Parkwood campus!