2008 - 2009 School Year
February 3, 2009
Students Show Awesome
At "Orange Out"
On Tuesday, February 3rd, Potsdam High School students proudly cheered on the Boys' Varsity Hockey team at Pine Street arena as they played rival Massena and then moved to the high school gym to support the Boys' Varsity Basketball team as they took on O.F.A.
January 21, 2009
PCS Student Attends Historic Inauguration
Senior Kelly Turner had the opportunity to experience the excitement of the presidential inauguration first hand. Kelly participated in the Presidential Youth Inaugural Conferences, sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Program. She spent two days in Washington, D.C. On the first day of the conference, she heard keynote speeches by General Colin Powell, Al Gore, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Students then witnessed the inauguration, oath of office, and inaugural address. The conference culminated with a black tie gala inaugural ball. Kelly brought back some great stories and photos, including the one below, to share with the students and staff at PHS.
Chemistry Students Have a Blast!
In chemistry class, recently, students demonstrated the infamous "Mentos and Soda" experiment. The soda from one student's bottle sprayed higher than the roof of the sugar shack! Another activity in chemistry class had students solving a colligative property problem. By using an ionic compound (table salt), students lowered the freezing point of a liquid solution and ended up making ice cream.
PCS Students Excel at
Central New York Model United Nations Competition
Several members of the Potsdam High School Model U.N. Club, under the direction of advisors Mrs. April Martin and Ms. Julie Lattimer recently traveled to Syracuse University to participate in the CNYMUN Competition. More than 800 high school students acted as delegates from the United Nations and presented papers on more than 35 topics spanning 13 UN committees. Corina Simonella received an Honorable Mention Award in her General Assembly Disarmament Committee. Sebastian Grimberg earned Best New Delegate Aware in European Union, and Ben Stone representing Germany in the Energy, Science, and Technology Committee won the John F. Kennedy Award and spoke to the entire 800+ student body.
Wild Game Tasting Lab
(A.K.A. "The Road Kill Cafe")
Students from Mr. Dave Sipher's Natural Resource Management classes recently hosted a fun event for students and staff alike. Guests were treated to a wide variety of dishes featuring wild game including venison and black bear. For more photos of The Road Kill Cafe, click here.
French Club Visits CPH
Last Tuesday evening, Potsdam Central's French Club visited Canton-Potsdam Hosptial for their Third Annual Hospital Holiday Caroling. More tha n a dozen students from Mrs. Patricia Moosbrugger's and Mrs. Danielle Wilson's classes visited patients. Most of their music was sung in French, but the rest of the carols were in English. Patients and staff had no problem keeping up with the lyrics.
Small Music Ensembles Peform at Remington Museum
The Potsdam High School Woodwind Quintet, Flute Trio, and Clarinet Trio performed holiday music at the Frederic Remington Museum's Holiday Open House on December 14. Students are (l to r): front row - John Jadlos, bass clarinet, Mary Catherine Jadlos, flute, and Tasha Fodor, flute. Middle row: Rachel Hartman, clarinet, Drew Gruneisen, horn, and Delaney Lawrence, clarinet. Top: Tess Curry, flute, Olivia Lee, bassoon, and Nicole Cline, clarinet.