News & Announcements

Congratulations to Jazz and Senior Bands

On May 17th the Jazz and Senior Bands traveled to Niagara Falls to perform at the Musicfest Canada National festival. Both bands performed brilliantly, doing both our music program and our school proud. The Jazz Band earned a Silver award and the Senior Band earned their second straight GOLD! HUGE congratulations go out to all of […]

Senior Prom – Friday, May 26th at The Pines

Senior Prom Friday, May 26th 6:00 – 10:00pm at The Pines. Please note the revised dates for ticket sales … ticket sales only sold on May 2-4 and May 10-12. To purchase a ticket each person must have all of the following at the time of purchase: $75.00 cash (no cheques) a current student card completed PHS Student contract […]

PHS Hall of Fame nominations are being accepted

We are accepting nominations for the PHS Hall of Fame induction. Please click here for more information. Submit nominations before May 31, 2017.

Grade 3 and 6 EQAO assessments begin May 23, grade 9 assessments on June 5

Beginning Tuesday, May 23, grade 3 and 6 students will begin EQAO assessments of reading, writing and mathematics. Grade 9 students will complete their assessment of mathematics, beginning on Monday, June 5. Please check with your individual school for exact assessment dates.






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2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available. School will start on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Winter holidays run between December 25, 2017 and January 5, 2018, and March break runs from March 12 to March 16, 2018. The last day of classes will be Thursday, June 28, 2018. The 2017-18 School Year Calendar contains detailed […]

EXTENDED: Safe, Caring & Inclusive School Surveys for parents/guardians

We are committed to providing safe, caring and inclusive learning environments for everyone to help our students learn and succeed. One way for us to find out how best to do this is to ask students in Grades 3-11, staff and parents/guardians how they feel about their school and interactions with teachers and other students. […]

Students play, teachers learn during May 5 PD Day

While students were away from the classroom on Friday, May 5, more than 1,000 secondary teachers hit local movie theatres—to learn. District 24-Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) members participated in a TED talk-inspired session, delivered by their colleagues and community members as part of a day of learning on a range of topics.






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Semester 2 Final Exam Schedule

PLEASE NOTE:  All exams start at 9:00AM each day!!! Click Here to view the exam schedule for Semester 2 Final Exams Thursday, June 22nd to Tuesday, June 27th inclusive. Click here for Student Instructions including bussing information.

Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why – Guidance for Parents

Frequently Asked Questions – 13 Reasons Why, provided by School Mental Health ASSIST – May 4, 2017

Netflix recently released the series 13 Reasons Why based on the popular young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher. The series depicts the story of a high school student who dies by suicide, leaving behind 13 cassette recordings that share the events that she perceives led to her death. Series like this one can lead to misconceptions and misinformation about suicide, and possibly to the glorification of suicide.

For these reasons, mental health professionals, including the Waterloo Region District School Board’s mental health team, feel it is necessary to make you aware of this series. The WRDSB is providing the following tips, distributed by School Mental Health (SMH) ASSIST and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), to help with conversations you may have with your child:






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Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why – Guidance for Parents

Netflix recently released the series 13 Reasons Why based on the popular young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher. The series depicts the story of a high school student who dies by suicide, leaving behind 13 cassette recordings that share the events that she perceives led to her death. Series like this one can lead to misconceptions and misinformation about suicide, and possibly to the glorification of suicide.

For these reasons, mental health professionals, including the Waterloo Region District School Board’s mental health team, feel it is necessary to make you aware of this series. The WRDSB is providing the following tips, distributed by School Mental Health (SMH) ASSIST and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), to help with conversations you may have with your child:






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Spirit Assembly – Friday, May 12th

PHS will be a sea of maroon, grey and white as staff and students show their colours on Friday, May 12th … Spirit Day! Oskee Wee Wee Oskee Waa Waa Preston Panthers … Eat ’em RAW! Click here to view the schedule we will be following on Friday, May 12th    

Summer School Registration

PHS Guidance Counsellors will be holding three lunch sessions for students to Register for Summer School 2017. Thursday May 4, Monday May 8 and Tuesday May 9 at lunch in the Library Seminar Room.  Further lunch sessions will be announced as needed.  After these lunch sessions, students may continue to register for Summer School by making a guidance appointment […]

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