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6/19/15 > Class of 1975 Schedules 40th Reunion

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 1975 Reunion Information
 
11/17/14 > Junior High Basketball Games rescheduled
Due to weather and road conditions, Monday's junior high basketball games have been moved to Thursday, November 20. The boys will play Dalhart here at 4:00 and 5:15. The girls will play in Dalhart at 4:00 and 5:15.
11/16/14 > Late start on Monday, November 17
Pampa ISD will operate on a 2-hour delay tomorrow (Monday 11/17/14). Buses will run two hours later than normal. School will begin at 10:00.

David E. Young, Ph.D.
Pampa ISD Superintendent
11/08/14 > 2014 Showcase Pictures

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 2014 Showcase Pictures
 
11/04/14 > Harvester Season Basketball Tickets Go On Sale

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 Basketball Tickets
 
11/03/14 > Pampa ISD publishes map for 2014 Showcase

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 2014 Showcase Map
 
10/31/14 > Pampa ISD hosts annual Showcase on November 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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 2014 Showcase
 
10/22/14 > College Financial Planning Workshop set for November 10
10/22/14 > 2014 Pink Out Slide Show

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10/10/14 > PHS Band UIL Regional Competition Exhibition
This Friday, October 10th, at 7 pm, on Harvester Field, the Pampa High School Band will be performing a special exhibition for the community in preparation for their upcoming UIL Regional Competition. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Please come out and show your support!
10/04/14 > Volleyball Pink Out Game October 4 vs. Perryton
10/03/14 > Warning to Parents About Yik Yak App
Pampa ISD wants to make sure everyone is aware of the new app called Yik Yak. Whatever its original purpose was, it is currently being used nationwide to create havoc, grief, and anonymous cyber-bullying. PISD Administration and the Technology Department are aware of the app and the problems that go with it. We have worked with the app’s developer and have arranged for it to be blocked on all of our campuses. We are also working diligently to discourage student use. Please know we will use our full range of options to place consequences on those we find participating. Since anonymity is the main selling point for this app, that has proven to be very difficult. We are asking parents to help us by working with your student to delete the app and not to participate in this hurtful and negative behavior. Our counselors are also available to support students in dealing with this as well. We appreciate the community and parental support as we work together to ensure that our students feel emotionally safe in our schools.
9/16/14 > Live Streaming of Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Drew Harvey, Class of 1964, and Zach Thomas, Class of 1992, will be inducted into the Pampa High School Hall of Fame on Friday. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be broadcast live by the Harvester Production Class of Pampa High School. Tune in on Friday, September 19, at 9:30 a.m.by clicking on the attached link.

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9/09/14 > Pictures from Senior Breakfast

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 Senior Breakfast 2014
 
9/03/14 > Baseball Fundraiser set for September 20

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8/20/14 > Follow Dr. Young on Twitter
8/20/14 > Watch video highlights of Pampa vs. Childress

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 Pampa vs. Childress
 
8/15/14 > Meet the Harvesters at Harvester Field
Come join us in meeting the Harvesters at Harvester Field on August 21 at 7:30 p.m. Stay and enjoy a watermelon feed afterward.
8/13/14 > School Starts on August 25
8/13/14 > Heritage Room Grand Opening Scheduled for September 2
The Grand Opening of the Pampa ISD Heritage Room has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 2, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Mark your calendars now. It's a real showplace.
8/12/14 > Pampa High School Enrollment and Schedules Procedures

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 Enrollment and Schedules
 
8/12/14 > Teacher and Staff Convocation Breakfast on August 18
8/12/14 > Football Season Tickets on Sale Now

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 SeasonTicket Information
 
7/28/14 > Supply Lists for 2014-2015
6/08/14 > Softball Camp Dates changed to June 10-14
Due to weather and field conditions, Softball Camp will be moved from June 9-13 to June 10-14.
5/30/14 > Graduation Ceremony Broadcast
Harvest Time Productions is a student-driven video production group based out of Pampa High School’s Audio/Video Production class. All of the speeches, musical performances, special awards, and certificate presentations (as well as bonus footage) will be directed, filmed, and edited by a team of more than 20 students. All DVD sales directly benefit this student organization.



This year, a special live stream will be available on our Harvest Time Productions YouTube channel! Friends and family around the world will be able to watch graduation ceremonies in HD! A special viewing will be available in the PHS commons for any of our guests who require special accommodations on the big day. Click on the link below to watch the live stream.



The 2014 PHS Graduation Ceremonies are available on DVD at $15 each (add $5 for optional shipping). Bonus footage will include special interviews, extra angles, and aerial footage (weather permitting). Full payment is due on Graduation Day at the “Harvester Hut” (located under the west bleachers at Harvester Field). Don’t forget to order extra copies for friends and relatives!



DVD Pick-up will be available June 16-20 in the main office at Pampa High School. If you’ve paid to have your DVD’s shipped, please allow four weeks for delivery. Thanks for your patience!

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 Graduation Live Stream
 
4/16/14 > Hall of Fame Nominations Sought
Nominations are currently being accepted for the Pampa High School Harvester Hall of Fame for the 2014-2015 school year. Nominations will be accepted through May 30, 2014. Nomination forms may be picked up at the Pampa Independent School District Administrative Offices at 1233 N. Hobart Street, or downloaded from the Pampa ISD website at www.pampaisd.net. Nominations should be delivered to or addressed to Pampa Independent School District, Attention Karen Linder, 1233 N. Hobart Street, Pampa, Texas 79065.

Nominees must have graduated from Pampa High School at least ten years ago, be successful for a number of years in their chosen field, be an excellent citizen in the community in which they live, and they must be present at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on September 19, 2014. All initiates will be selected by a committee comprised of the Pampa High School principal, student council sponsor, student body president, two Pampa High School alumni, and a senior and junior student.

For more information regarding the Harvester Hall of Fame, contact Karen Linder at 669-4700.

3/28/14 > Parent Survey
Please take our Parent Survey by going to your child's school and clicking on the link to the survey. If you tried previously and were sent to an Outlook address, the problem has been fixed. Please try again.
3/24/14 > Kindergarten Round Up
On Thursday, April 24, a Kindergarten Round Up will be held at each elementary campus from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. For information on what to bring, please see the attached flyer.

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 Kindergarten Round Up
 
2/26/14 > Alumni Page
Pampa ISD is in the process of updating its Alumni Page. If your class is having a reunion, we would like to include information about the reunion on the web page. Please send information to karen.linder@pampaisd.net. The Alumni Page can be found by clicking on the link below.

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 Alumni Page
 
2/12/14 > Pampa Education Foundation Awards Grants
The Pampa Education Foundation awarded grants to five Pampa ISD teachers on Wednesday, February 12. Members of the Foundation along with Pampa ISD Administrative Personnel, cheerleaders, band members, and Harvey visited four campuses to make the awards. Recipients of the awards were Debbie Weaver, Jill Troxell, Debbie Brown, Heather Manous, and Brad Schnitker. In all. over $15,000 was awarded.

2/06/14 > Friday, February 7, will be a late start.
Due to icy streets and potentially dangerous travel for students, parents and staff, Pampa ISD will operate on a two hour delay tomorrow (Friday - February 7, 2014). Buses will run two hours late and all schools will begin class at 10:00. Morning Head Start classes are cancelled.
2/05/14 > Thursday, February 6, will be a regular school day.
The forecast shows potential for another couple of inches of snow tonight/tomorrow morning and it doesn't look like there will be any relief on the temperature front. Due to these potential weather conditions, coupled with the fact that our students have already lost 1.25+ days of instructional time this week, early release for tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. is cancelled. Tomorrow is now scheduled to be a regular school day.
2/05/14 > Update: Thursday, February 6, will be a late start.
After driving the streets of Pampa to assess road conditions, Pampa ISD school officials decided that on Thursday, February 6, school will be on a delayed start. Buses will run two hours late, and school will start at 10:00 a.m.
2/04/14 > Two hour weather delay on Tuesday, February 4.
Weather conditions have prompted Pampa ISD officials to call for a two hour delay to the start of school today, February 4. Buses will run two hours later than normal.
2/04/14 > Update: School cancelled for Tuesday, February 4
2/04/14 > Two hour delay on Wednesday, February 5. Classes will start at 10:00.
1/24/14 > Pampa ISD hires new head football coach
At the Pampa School Board meeting on January 23, 2014, Superintendent David Young recommended that Greg Poynor, currently head football coach at Lubbock Roosevelt High School, be approved as the new head football coach at Pampa High School. The Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation. Coach Poynor will assume his duties on Monday, January 27.

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1/21/14 > Texas Academic Performance Report
The Texas Academic Performance Report for Pampa ISD may be viewed here.

1/16/14 > Pampa ISD Administration Building Open House on January 24
You are cordially invited to come see and tour the new Pampa ISD Administration Building on January 24, 2014 from noon until 6:00 p.m. The new offices are located at 1233 N. Hobart.
12/20/13 > District Offices Moving
The Pampa ISD Administrative Office is moving on Friday, December 20 to the new administration building at 1233 N. Hobart. The office will be closed until Monday, January 6.
12/10/13 > Change in Leadership Team
The administration of the Pampa Independent School District is pleased to announce a change in its leadership team. After five years as the Head Football Coach of the Pampa High School Harvesters, Heath Parker is transitioning into full-time district leadership. Coach Parker will continue as PISD Athletic Director, but will be assuming additional district leadership opportunities in the areas of facilities, instruction and operations. Coach Parker expressed the following sentiment about his transition, “My family and I love Pampa. We are truly excited about moving into a different part of our career and are honored to continue raising our children and work in the Pampa Independent School District.” PISD Superintendent Dr. David Young stated, “Heath Parker and his family are a significant piece of the PISD Family. I am thrilled to see Heath’s career move in this direction.”
PISD will immediately begin an exhaustive search to fill the Head Football Coach vacancy created by Coach Parker’s transition. The district is committed to seeking out the best qualified individual to lead the Harvesters to a significant level of success. It is anticipated that a replacement will be named prior to Spring Break and will begin working with PISD student athletes as soon as possible.

David Young, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools
10/18/13 > Hall of Fame Induction in McNeely Fieldhouse
Dr. Jay Johnson, Class of 1969, and J.B. Horton, Class of 1994, will be inducted into the Pampa High School Hall of Fame at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 18.
10/18/13 > Pampa Junior High to unveil new school song
On Friday, October 18, a new school song written especially for Pampa Junior High will be unveiled. During research on the history of Pampa ISD, it was discovered that Pampa Junior High did not have a school song following the name change from Pampa Middle School to Pampa Junior High. Two former Pampa ISD teachers, Dr. Alfred N. "Buzzy" Green and Wanetta Hill, collaborated to write a song for the school incorporating the tradition of the past and the hope of the future. The song will be debuted by the Pampa Junior High Band and Choir during an afternoon pep rally.
10/17/13 > Homecoming Parade kicks off Homecoming weekend.
The Homecoming Parade will be Thursday, October 17, at 4:30. It will start in front of the high school and work its way down Mary Ellen and then through downtown. You won't want to miss it!
10/17/13 > Hall of Fame Reception in PHS Library
Pampa ISD will honor Dr. Jay Johnson and J. B. Horton on Thursday, October 17, at a reception in the PHS Library at 7:00 p.m. Their induction into the Hall of Fame will be Friday morning, October 18, at 9:30 a.m.
8/19/13 > Student Accident Insurance
Our school/district has selected the Student Insurance Plan from K&K Insurance Group to make reliable coverage available to parents. If you don’t have other insurance, this plan may be a resource to consider. Additionally, even if you have other coverage, this plan can help fill expensive “gaps” caused by deductible and co-pays. Coverage may be purchased at any time during the school year by visiting the attached link.

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 K&K Insurance
 
8/19/13 > Pampa ISD announces Service Awards
At the 2013 Pampa ISD Convocation and Breakfast, the district awarded employees for their service to the district. Awards were made for 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years, 30 years, and 35 years of service. Click the link below to see pictures and names.

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 2013 Service Awards
 
7/19/13 > Follow Pampa Independent School District on Facebook
Click on the link below to find Pampa ISD on Facebook. Please follow us for the latest updates on the district.

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7/17/13 > Pampa ISD releases school supply lists for elementary schools.
Pampa ISD has released the following lists for elementary school supplies for the 2013-2014 school year.

5/30/13 > Hall of Fame Nominations Sought
Pampa ISD is currently seeking nominations for the Pampa High School Hall of Fame. Nominations will be accepted through June 14, 2013. Information about the Hall of Fame and the nomination form can be found at the link below.

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 Hall of Fame Nomination
 
5/30/13 > Pampa High School CTE Department seeks input from Businesses, Parents and Students
The Pampa High School CTE Department seeks your input through one of the surveys listed below. Please take a moment to fill out one of the surveys.

5/23/13 > Band Spring Festival Rescheduled
Due to possible severe weather conditions tonight, the Band Spring Festival for Pampa Junior High and Pampa High School has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, May 28, at 6:00 p.m. in McNeely Fieldhouse.
5/11/13 > School Board Election Results
Congratulations to Lee Porter, David Teichmann, Cay Warner, and Jay Johnson on their re-election to the Pampa ISD School Board. Also elected to the Board was Lance DeFever who received 1089 votes to Luis Nava's 408 votes.
5/09/13 > Survey for Parents of Elementary Students
If you are a parent of an elementary age student in Pampa schools, please take a moment to participate in this survey. It will only take a few minutes. To take the survey, click on the link below.

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 Elementary Survey
 
5/08/13 > Survey for Parents of Pampa High School Students

If you are a parent of a Pampa High School student, please take a moment to participate in a survey of PHS parents. To take the survey, click on the link below. It will take just a few moments of your time.


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5/08/13 > Survey for Parents of Pampa Junior High Students
If you are the parent of a Pampa Junior High Student, please take a moment to take this survey. It will only take a few minutes. To take the survey, click on the link below.

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 PJH Survey
 
4/08/13 > TESCCC launches public access to CSCOPE lessons
The Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC) will be launching public access to CSCOPE lessons in early April. Parents and the general public will be able to access CSCOPE lessons without having to enter a username and password. CSCOPE lessons accessible to the public will be the same lessons provided to districts for the 2013-14 school year, with the exception of material that may be used for grading or student assessment, such as answer keys and any information related to Performance Indicators.

To access the lessons, go to www.mycscope.us and click on the Quick Search for CSCOPE lessons. You will be prompted to choose a grade level and subject.
4/01/13 > PJH NHS/GT invited to be keynote speaker at Best Practice Conference
The Region 16 GT Program has asked the Pampa Junior High NHS/GT students to be the keynote speakers at their upcoming AAS/GT Best Practice Conference on May 2, 2013. Region 16 Coordinator Frances Pool saw the video Lauren and Jodi Pingel created, with the help of Drew Facio, to fulfill the required service project for NJHS students. The video may be viewed at by clicking on the attached link.

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3/29/13 > Pampa High School One Act Play Advances to Area Competition
Pampa High School's One Act Play, "A Rebel Woman in Texas," will advance to UIL Area Competition on April 11. Dathan Reeve brought home Best Actor honors and the cast was named All Star Cast.
3/29/13 > Pampa ISD revises schedule for Admin Facility
Move-in date pushed up three weeks to November 8. Construction documents go out to bid April 8.
3/05/13 > Election Preclearance Posting

Click here to see the preclearance posting for the upcoming election.

12/14/12 > Pampa ISD Meets 100% Requirement Under No Child Left Behind Act

The teachers and staff of the Pampa Independent School District are 100% highly qualified under the requirements of the state and federal government. Data for this report was recently submitted to the government and confirmed PISD's Highly Qualified status. Click here to view a summary report related to PISD's highly qualified personnel.

11/30/12 > Texas Commissioner of Education Defers 15% Grade Requirement for STAAR End of Course Exams
AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams announced today that he is deferring implementation of the 15 percent grading requirement for the 2012-2013 school year. Under the rule connected to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course examinations, a student’s score on the STAAR end-of-course exams would count 15 percent of the student’s final grade in each tested subject area.
11/12/12 > PISD Board Meeting Location Change

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pampa Independent School District Board of Trustees will occur at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15th. The location of the meeting has been changed to the Library at Pampa High School.

10/18/12 > PISD Facilities Committee to Interview Five Architectural Firms

At their regularly scheduled October Meeting, The PISD Board of Trustees voted to have the PISD Facilities Committee interview five architectural firms that submitted responses to the district's Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the PISD Administration Building Project.  The Facilities Committee consists of 3 Board Members and 3 District Administrators.  Interviews will be conducted on October 29th and 30th.

The 5 firms selected for interview are:

  • Shiver, Megert and Associates
  • SHW Group
  • WRA Architects
  • LBL Architects
  • VLK Architects
10/13/12 > Pride of Pampa Band Advances to Area Marching Contest

The Pampa High School Band competed in the Regional Marching Contest at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The band received a First Division Rating and will compete in the UIL Area A Marching Contest at Lowrey Field in Lubbock on Saturday, October 27th.

The PHS Band marches at 3:45 p.m. in the Preliminary Round. Fifteen bands will compete in the Preliminary Round with the Top 7 Bands being called back to compete in the Final ROund beginning at 6:45 p.m. The top 3 bands in the Final Round will advance to the 3A State Marching Contest in San Antonio on Monday, November 5th.

Click here for a complete schedule of the Area Marching Contest in Lubbock.

8/13/12 > Wilson Elementary Identified for Title I School Improvement

Texas Education Agency (TEA) must identify for school improvement any campus that fails to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) for two consecutive years for the same indicator; math, reading, attendance and/or graduation rate.

Wilson Elementary has been identified as a campus in School Improvement, as indicated in the list published by the TEA.

The School Improvement Program (SIP) provides supplemental funds to Title I campuses identified for school improvement. A student attending a Title I low-performing school must be provided the option to transfer to another public school within the local education agency (LEA), unless the LEA lacks the capacity to do so, and eligible students must be offered Supplemental Educational Services (SES).  Wilson Elementary's optional school is Travis Elementary. To inquire about a school choice transfer, please contact Wilson Elementary School at 806-669-4930.

8/13/12 > School Improvement Program Notifications