1405 Hickory Street, Whitehorse YT Y1A 4M4
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Next School Council Meeting: 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 6:30 PM in the PCSS Library

Everyone welcome.

  • Good morning Students, Staff and Parents


    What a rollercoaster ride it’s been so far. In this principal’s message, I am excited and saddened to share with you my temporary leave to work at the Department of Education. I will be the Superintendent for Area 2 (Which includes PCSS!) until the end of the school year. In my absence, Mr. Peter Giangrande, a passionate educator with a wealth of experience and commitment to our school, will assume the responsibilities of this office. I am confident and excited to continue to see the school blossom under Mr. Giangrande’s stewardship.


    As I reflect back on my years at PCSS I am reminded that as educators, we have the ability to influence change, to inspire and to motivate our students. To our students, we are mentors, coaches, part time parents and often windows into their potential.


    In an earlier newsletter I said “through our halls walk some of the finest people in the territory”. As I reflect back, that statement becomes more real. Our athletes, thespians, musicians, social advocates, authors, skaters, hacky sackers, welders, cooks, construction workers, graduates, freshmen, and every other student who walked our hall, did so with pride knowing that someone in the building cared enough to want to see them here. Our students are inclusive, compassionate, kind, intelligent, cultured, tolerant and accepting of diversity. I and the staff at PCSS are proud of their accomplishments and are excited to see them continue to grow and become the responsible citizens we know them to be.


    I want to encourage you as a parent to be involved in the life of your children. Be an advocate, and their moral compass. Stand by them and work with us to make good chocies for their future. The task we have placed upon ourselves is not one that can be accomplished on our own. Collectively we are more effective, efficient and sustainable. Be in the moment with them and know that we at PCSS want to make our school an indelible part of their identity.


    Cheers,

    Souhail Soujah

    Hello Parents and Guardians.


    My name is Peter Giangrande and I am currently Vice-Principal at Porter Creek Secondary and am looking forward my new role as Acting Principal, as Mr. Soujah moves to the Acting Superintendent role with the Yukon Department of Education.


    In my many years at Porter Creek Secondary, in a variety of roles, I have had the opportunity to watch Porter Creek students develop and excel. I have a strong connection to this school, our staff, stu- dents, parents and the community.
    I am proud of our combined efforts to create a school community that supports a comprehensive program at Porter Creek; a balance of arts, athletics, academics, co-curricular and extracurricular activities.


    It is my goal to uphold the reputation of Porter Creek Secondary for inclusivity and excellence across our programming. As a staff, our goal remains to ensure all of our students graduate with dignity and purpose –with the skills and attitudes needed to be successful citizens, lifelong learners and to enter the workplace, or post- secondary studies. Our teachers have high expectations for them- selves and their students and as a team, we are committed to putting the supports in place to ensure student success. I know that we will have many successes together as the school year moves on.


    I look forward to working with you, and our staff, in this new capacity, to continue another productive and successful school year at Porter Creek Secondary. Please don’t hesitate to give me a call or stop in to chat. I am open to your ideas and as we move forward as a school community.


    Regards,

    Peter Giangrande

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    After School Tutoring

     

     

    After school tutoring is available in Room 224 (The Learning Assistance room)

    Tuesday through Thursday, 3:15 - 4:30 pm. 

     

     

  • New Parking Policy

    PCSS has been having issues with vehicles parked in signed "No Parking" zones, designated "Fire Lanes", on sidewalks and even green spaces around the school. In adition, dangerous driving and stunting on school property has been an issue at PCSS for many years.

    PCSS will be implementing a TOW-A-WAY rule for the 2017-2018 school year.

    1. Vehicles parked in a "No Parking" zone or a designated Fire Lane may be TOWED at the owner's expense (see the map below).

    2. If you drive your child(ren) to the schooland/or pick them up, parking in a NO PARKING ZONE may result in you being towed. There is a designated "Drop Off" zone for this purpose.

    3. Students parked in a NO PARKING ZONE, in the designated FIRE LANE, in GREEN SPACE, or on SIDEWALKS may have their vehicles towed at the owner's expense.

    4. Students found to be in violation of the Yukon Motor Vehicle Act with respect to Dangerous Driving, Stunting, or not obeying parking signs will be prohibited from bringing a vehicle to school. In the event that the student does bring a vehicle to school it may be towed at the owner's expense.

    pcss parking map

     

Good morning Students, Staff and Parents


What a rollercoaster ride it’s been so far. In this principal’s message, I am excited and saddened to share with you my temporary leave to work at the Department of Education. I will be the Superintendent for Area 2 (Which includes PCSS!) until the end of the school year. In my absence, Mr. Peter Giangrande, a passionate educator with a wealth of experience and commitment to our school, will assume the responsibilities of this office. I am confident and excited to continue to see the school blossom under Mr. Giangrande’s stewardship.


As I reflect back on my years at PCSS I am reminded that as educators, we have the ability to influence change, to inspire and to motivate our students. To our students, we are mentors, coaches, part time parents and often windows into their potential.


In an earlier newsletter I said “through our halls walk some of the finest people in the territory”. As I reflect back, that statement becomes more real. Our athletes, thespians, musicians, social advocates, authors, skaters, hacky sackers, welders, cooks, construction workers, graduates, freshmen, and every other student who walked our hall, did so with pride knowing that someone in the building cared enough to want to see them here. Our students are inclusive, compassionate, kind, intelligent, cultured, tolerant and accepting of diversity. I and the staff at PCSS are proud of their accomplishments and are excited to see them continue to grow and become the responsible citizens we know them to be.


I want to encourage you as a parent to be involved in the life of your children. Be an advocate, and their moral compass. Stand by them and work with us to make good chocies for their future. The task we have placed upon ourselves is not one that can be accomplished on our own. Collectively we are more effective, efficient and sustainable. Be in the moment with them and know that we at PCSS want to make our school an indelible part of their identity.


Cheers,

Souhail Soujah

Hello Parents and Guardians.


My name is Peter Giangrande and I am currently Vice-Principal at Porter Creek Secondary and am looking forward my new role as Acting Principal, as Mr. Soujah moves to the Acting Superintendent role with the Yukon Department of Education.


In my many years at Porter Creek Secondary, in a variety of roles, I have had the opportunity to watch Porter Creek students develop and excel. I have a strong connection to this school, our staff, stu- dents, parents and the community.
I am proud of our combined efforts to create a school community that supports a comprehensive program at Porter Creek; a balance of arts, athletics, academics, co-curricular and extracurricular activities.


It is my goal to uphold the reputation of Porter Creek Secondary for inclusivity and excellence across our programming. As a staff, our goal remains to ensure all of our students graduate with dignity and purpose –with the skills and attitudes needed to be successful citizens, lifelong learners and to enter the workplace, or post- secondary studies. Our teachers have high expectations for them- selves and their students and as a team, we are committed to putting the supports in place to ensure student success. I know that we will have many successes together as the school year moves on.


I look forward to working with you, and our staff, in this new capacity, to continue another productive and successful school year at Porter Creek Secondary. Please don’t hesitate to give me a call or stop in to chat. I am open to your ideas and as we move forward as a school community.


Regards,

Peter Giangrande

About Porter Creek Secondary School Council

The Porter Creek Secondary School Council represents the communities' views and needs. It meets monthly as per the school calendar and is open to any adult community member living in the PCSS catchment area. In general terms, the functions of the Council are as follows:

  1. To review and discuss school policies, facilities, programs, and procedures.
  2. To provide a forum for community members to learn and make inquiries about processes and procedures affecting their children.
  3. To help create a sense of community within our school neighbourhood so that co-operatively a voice is provided about community attitudes and needs as they relate to the school.

Meetings are open to any member of the public. Students are also welcome to attend meetings.

Individuals wishing to participate as a member of the PCSS School council must satisfy the following criteria:

1. Canadian citizenship

2. be 18 years of age or older;

3. a) a resident in the attendance area of the school for at least 3 months,

   OR;

   b) a parent of a child attending the school

Porter Creek Secondary School Vision, Values and Ground Rules

For information and resources pertaining to Yukon school councils, please visit the Association of Yukon School Councils, Boards and Committees Website.