WELCOME TO PICKENS HIGH SCHOOL
Home of the Dragons
PHS Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Kyle Rasco. He was chosen as Pickens High School's Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020. Mr. Rasco teaches Sports Medicine and Essentials of Healthcare. He is also the Certified Athletic Trainer for Pickens High School as well as the Assistant Athletic Director.
PHS Student of the Month
PHS Teachers would like to announce the Student of the Month for each department at Pickens High School for the month of November. Students received a $20 gift card to Buffalo Lukes, a grab bag of candy and a Certification of Recognition. PHS is happy to highlight these deserving students. This slide shows Science, CTAE and Fine Arts students.
More Students of the Month
These students are from the PE/Health, Social Studies and Math departments. Congratulations to all of our Students of the Month. Not pictured are Alex Snelgrove, Foreign Language SOTM and Kelby Wells, ELA Student of the Month.
CONGRATULATIONS to all stakeholders for your hard work in helping us attain a 83 CCRPI score! This 24.7% increase over the 2018 score can only be accomplished with a lot of hard work from all! #BeRelentless #BetterTogether
Our School Mission
The mission of Pickens High School is to help all students realize their potential by providing the best educational situation possible.
If you are interested in Dual Enrollment for Spring of 2020, please go by the counselor's office and fill out the appropriate forms. You will be contacted by Mr. Bell at a later date.
Draca yearbook has 9 pages of space remaining for senior recognition ads. Jostens will re-open the purchase portal on Sunday, November 17. It will remain open until Saturday, November 23. Visit Jostensyearbooks.com to create and purchase.
School Advisory Council
Local School Councils (LSC) were established as a result of Georgia's A+ Education Reform Act of 2000. This legislation required that all schools in Georgia establish Local Councils by October 1, 2003. The purpose of the LSC is to bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult educational problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.
All members of the School Council must:
- Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues.
- Regularly participate in council meetings.
- Participate in information and training programs.
- Act as a link between the school council and the community.
- Encourage the participation of parents and others within the school community, and
- Work to improve student achievement and performance.
- Student Learning is the primary goal of the school.
- Students' learning needs should be the primary focus of all decisions affecting the school.
- Parent, students, educators, school board and councils, and the entire community are responsible for implementing and achieving the school's goals.
- Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs and may require special services or resources.
- A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
- A student's self-esteem is enhanced through developing and sharing mutual respect among students and staff.
- Challenging expectations and a supportive environment increase individual student performance.
- Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
- All students can learn, achieve, and succeed when provided developmentally appropriate learning activities.
- Cultural diversity increases student understanding of different people and cultures.