Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 06:22
Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00
Written by Mr. Sparling
The Ohio Graduation Test (Sophomores) and English I Progress Based Assessment (Freshmen) will still be given today (Wednesday, March 4) as scheduled. However, no breakfast will be served.
The school will still operate on its normal Two Hour Delay Schedule for regular classes after the testing is completed. Since today's test typically take less time, it will probably NOT be necessary to further adjust the schedule. All Juniors and Seniors not testing today should make sure they arrive ready to begin their scheduled classes for a normal Two Hour Delay Schedule.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 18:14
Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00
Written by Mr. Sparling
On Thursday, February 26 the Pleasant High School Chapter of the National Honor Society chapter inducted 23 new members from this year's Junior class. Newly inducted members are:
Ben Adkins, Noah Alexander, Dylan Brewer, Alexis Fields, Jillian Goulet, Evan Hoffman, Hannah Howell, Madison Johnson, Elizabeth Kellogg, Ryan Kinietz, Alexis Lindsay, Kaitlyn Massey, Kensey McCuller, Destinee Owens, Hannah Peltier, Evanelly Rodriguez, Sarah Short, Brandi Smith, Luz Soto, Victoria Standley, Kahli Throckmorton, Madison Wells, and Linsie Zhang
Congratulations to these students on their display of the four key pillars to the National Honor Society: Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. These new members will join the current 27 Senior Members in a variety of activities and service projects for this current school year. A special thank you to this year's NHS Faculty Council for their excellent job in selecting the students for NHS membership.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 08:29
Published on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 11:55
Written by Pleasant Administration
State Test Opt-Out Requests
Please note: Any parent that wishes to discuss their child(ren) "opt-out" of state assessment testing, MUST meet with their building principal in person.
Please see the message below from ODE....
In many school districts in Ohio and across the country, families are attempting to "opt out" of mandated state assessments, particularly those aligned to the Common Core. Opt-out requests can take several forms. In some cases, parents choose to keep their children home from school on test and make-up days. In others, the student comes to school on test day, but refuses to take the test. Other parents will send a letter to school on test day or in advance, stating that their child should not be required to take the test. In light of these opt-out requests, the Ohio Department of Education is encouraging districts to talk with families about their concerns regarding testing, and has prepared a state testing fact sheet for districts and families to help inform the conversation.
The fact sheet makes it clear that there is no law that allows a parent or student to opt out of state testing, nor is there a state test opt-out procedure or form. It also details the consequences for students, teachers and districts when students do not participate in state tests.
A copy of the fact sheet, "Information on Student Participation in State Tests," is available on ODE's website. If you have additional questions, please contact ODE at
or the OSBA division of legal services at (800) 589-OSBA.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015 15:32
Published on Friday, 13 February 2015 15:46
Written by Mr. Warner
2014-2015 Next Generation Assessments
Students will be taking the following assessments:
•Grade 3: Math (March 9-10)
*ALL grade 3 students will take the Reading OAA April 22
•Grade 4: English Language Arts (March 2-4), Math (March 5-6), Social Studies (March 10)
•Grade 5: English Language Arts (Feb 23-25), Math (Feb 26-27), Science (March 9)
•Grade 6: English Language Arts (Feb 23-25), Math (March 12-13), Social Studies (Mar 5)
•Grade 7: English Language Arts (Mar 2-4), Math (Mar 16-17)
•Grade 8: English Language Arts (Mar 9-11), Math (Feb 26-27), Science (Mar 6)
•Grade 9: Depending on the course(s) your child is currently taking
*Algebra 1 (March 5-6), Geometry (March 5-6) , English 1 (March 2-4), Physical Science (March 12), US Government (March 11) and or US History (March 11).
•Grades 10, 11, and 12: Only if enrolled in US Government or US History
ALL grade 10 students, and grade 11 and 12 students who haven’t previously passed OGT sections, will take the OGT March 2-6
*There will be a similar testing window in April and May for our students in grades 3-12.
* We appreciate your understanding and support of strong student attendance during the testing windows.
* Below are two websites for your student to practice for the upcoming assessments. The sample items and practice tests will help familiarize students with the online tools, which will be available during testing.
•English Language Arts and Math: http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/
•Science and Social Studies: http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/
Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 10:13
Published on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 13:04
Written by Pleasant Administration
PAY TO PARTICIPATE FEES
ALL EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
High School Extra-Curricular Activities (Athletics, Music & Drama) are $75.00 per year/per child.
Middle School Extra-Curricular Activities is $50.00 per year/per child. There is a $150.00 district wide family cap for participation in all extracurricular activities. The above fees do not include fees for the Drug and Alcohol Testing Program (see below).
The payment of fees must be received prior to the beginning of the first scheduled activity or event. Failure to comply with the fee payment deadline will result in a student becoming ineligible to participate in any school sponsored extra-curricular activity. An installment payment plan can be arranged by addressing the issue with the building administrator. Fees (with the exception of alcohol and drug testing) willbe waived for students who are eligible to receive free or reduced lunches.
All activity fees will be turned in to the coaches/advisors prior to the first event. The coach/advisor will be responsible for the collection of the fees, issuing receipts, and remitting money and paperwork to the appropriate administrator and District Treasurer.
DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAM
Any Pleasant student wishing to participate in extracurricular activities (grades 7-12); or those students eligible to obtain parking privileges on school grounds during school hours must agree to participate in the Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. The cost to participate in the program is $35.00 per year/per student. There is no family cap for this program. This fee will not be waived for students who are eligible to receive free or reduced lunches.
cc: Board of Education Advisors
Principals Parents 7-12