Monday, May 2, 2016

National Signing Day Event

Today, we celebrated National College Signing Day!
To honor all of our students' post-secondary plans, every senior was invited to the school counseling office during a half-hour window to sign and decorate their personalized pennant. We had balloons, admissions counselors were invited, and everyone had a great time! Click through the slideshow below to see how proud our seniors are, and try to zoom in to see how much fun they had decorating their pennants.
2016 Signing Day
To see the list of all of the colleges that have admitted our seniors recently, see our regularly-updated google doc. Note that the class of 2016 has surpassed their predecessors in the number and diversity of colleges!
Next up: May 23 awards program at 6pm, and then June 2 commencement!
Congratulations to everyone!

Friday, April 29, 2016

#PHSfit Career of the Day: Early Childhood Educator

With school-age expectations continuing to improve, students are going to need more and more academic, personal, and social preparation for school at an early age. Early childhood educators are experts in child development and educational principles in order to assist small children transition from homebound care to the primary elementary grades. They use numerous theories and techniques to bring young children to be school-ready. Becoming an early childhood educator requires a bachelor's degree, as opposed to a child care worker, which requires less coursework.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

#PHSfit Career of the Day: Psychiatrist

When an aspiring doctor completes his or her four-year bachelors degree and enrolls in medical school, part of the medical training may include practical training in psychiatry, or medical treatment of emotional and mental disorders like depression or anxiety. Psychiatrists listen to their clients describe their feelings and experiences, incorporate these with what they know about their medical history and existing research on the clinical impacts and side effects of numerous medications, and then prescribe a dosage of a medication that, in their judgement, best suits the patient and his or her symptoms. Because brain chemistry is so complicated, it takes patience and skill to effectively and safely treat clients with medicine.