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The PRIDE POST            
March 11, 2016

Campus News (full calendar available on home page)

Sunday, March 13 

Monday-Friday, March 14-18
  • Penny Wars for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Tuesday, March 15
  • Lower School Spring Pictures - students are welcomed to wear spring attire. 
Wednesday March 16 
  • End of Q3, full day of school
  • Lower School Book Fair Opens

Summer Camps posted

Registration is now open at OrgsOnline, in the Enrichment section. 

Spring Pictures Tuesday and Wednesday

Crider's Photography will be on campus next week, taking Spring Portraits for Lower School students on Tuesday, and for Middle and Upper on Wednesday. 

Students are welcomed to wear spring attire meeting non-uniform day guidelines. Sandals may be worn for photos, but students must have appropriate clothing and shoes to change into for P.E. 

Here are the possible background selections, in case it helps with deciding outfits. 

2016 Putt for Pride Golf Tournament 

The Putt for Pride Golf Tournament will be held at  the beautiful Peninsula Club on Monday, May 9th. 

Registration for golf is open at EventBee

Sponsors needed: A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsorship of this event is a great way to support PLP. It is also a high profile opportunity to strengthen market awareness of a business' services and products to members of the PLP community.

Place April Lunch Orders
Lunch ordering is open for the month of April. Order now through  Friday, March 18th . Please be sure to order the correct school form (Lower vs. Middle and Upper). 
Just a reminder that there are several field trips planned for the month of April. Please check the school calendar before finalizing your order. Once the system closes, there will be no refunds or credits

Artwork on Display at Youth Art Show 

Pine Lake Middle and Upper School Visual Arts students had artwork chosen and submitted to the Youth Art Show.  The artwork will be on display until March 31st at  The Mooresville Artist Guild,  103 West Center Ave.  Gallery Hours Tuesday- Saturday 12pm - 4pm

Winners from PLP include: 

2nd Place  (6-8th grade) Ella Battalia Gr 7 "Lush Sierra" Acrylic Paint

3rd Place (6-8th Grade) Declan Finnin Gr 6 "Laughing Hyena" Graphite Pencil

Honorable Mention (11-12th) Alex Yaniero Gr 12 "Shell Shocked" Computer Animation

Other Students whose work will be on display...

Declan Finnin Gr 6 "Laughing Hyena" Graphite Pencil
Upper School
Elvin  Atkins,  
Ryne Kolessar, 
Joseph Marcus, 
Jacob Moore,
Micah Thomas
Nolan Sutter
Daniel Pendergrass
Rachel Mutch
Maggie Kanaley
Hallie Amat
Tucker Aldrigde
Aubree Pattie
Grace Dirig
Rachel Clancy
Lauren Rattenbury
Nina Woodworth
Grant Couch
Olivia Schafer
Rachel Ferrier
Greyson Fox Tran
Ashley Rattenbury
Hailey Detmer
Elizabeth Sisson
Megan Jackson
Alex Yaniero Gr 12 "Shell Shocked" Computer Animation

Emma Kiral
Alexis Smith
Will Kwiatkowski
Zach Venkus
Dylan Perro
Erin Lashley
Sean Kolesar
Joey Blaney
Ryan Watts

8th G rade
Kylie Patten
Grace  McGarrigle
Amelia (Mia)  Jones
Heather Andreasen
Gabrielle  Fry
Matthew  Taboada

7th Grade
Elizabeth Paige  Wilson
Elizabeth  Jeter
Antonella  Tommasi
Pranathi  Dandu

6th Grade
Addison Graham
Declan Finnin
Sarah Kadlecik
Sutherland FoxTran
Grace Canady
Kimberly Tang
Neil Singh
JT Sutek

Ella Battalia Gr 7 _Lush Sierra_ Acrylic Paint


Some "Firsts" for Spring Sports

Softball Grand Slam: 

With two outs in the bottom of the last inning, the PLP Varsity Softball team scored two runs fo r a dramatic come from behind win !! The game had numerous high level plays including the first ever (over the fence) grand slam blasted by Caroline Barfield!

Baseball No-Hitter

William Harwood's RBI triple in the bottom of the 1st proved to be all the Pride would ultimately need in their 3rd straight shutout.  Juniors Shane Connolly, Casey Scholl, and JoJo Castronovo all contributed big hits along the way while sophomore Jake Merkel and Brady Tucker contributed to the effort with 3 RBIs between them.

On the mound, Will Harwood threw the first no-hitter in Pine Lake history while striking out 15 Grace Academy batters in another dominating Pine Lake pitching performance to start the season.

Photo by Larry Sullivan, Mooresville Tribune. Will Harwood loses his helmet, but gets the base.

- Contributed by Coach Treffiletti and Todd Harwood

Tennis Team Rallies to 4-0 Start 

Boys tennis is off to a GREAT start. With the conference win of 8-1 over Lincoln Charter 
on Tuesday, the team is 4-0. They had impressive wins over Newton-Conover and Mooresville! The team has high expectations with only graduating one starting senior last year after getting to the state finals. Follow us to the championship this spring!

They have a tough schedule next week playing Myers Park, Thomas Jefferson, and Charlotte Latin. 

- Contributed by Coach Ebenhoeh

Lacrosse Club Debuts with a Win

Another first for PLP - the inaugural Lacrosse Club traveled to Hickory High School and came back with a hard-fought, double overtime win! 

Help Expand the Lower School Library - Donations Doubled! 
Spencer Woolley completed Phase 1 of the library expansion last summer for his Eagle Project. The next phase is to add shelving for more space to expand the library. 

For a limited time, #BestSchoolDay will double any donation amount to Mrs. Brennan's Donors Choose project to purchase shelving for the Lower School library, to maximize the space and create more room for books! 

Basketball Summer Camp! 

Penny War Starts Next Week

On and Around Campus

Jojo found a clever way to ask Sydney to prom. Of course, the answer was yes! 
- photo by Jamie Connotillo
Senator Tom Tillis takes a selfie with the PLP 7th Graders on excursion to Washington, D.C! 
- photo by Tara Bain
The INCREDIBLE Lower School teachers were spoiled this week by parents and the PTO, with daily treats such as flowers, breakfast provided by the PTO, chocolate, and more. Thanks to all our incredible families and room coordinators for all the love shown to our teachers and staff!
team of 4th and 5th graders finished 2nd out of 14 teams in the spontaneous portion of the Odyssey of the Mind competition. This was their first appearance in OM! Congrats to ALL participants and to the coaches for providing this opportunity for students to take part in this program which teaches creative problem-solving. 
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