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The PRIDE POST            
April 22, 2016

Campus News (full calendar available on home page)

Monday, April 25
  • 4th Grade Field Trip to JA BizTown 
Wednesday, April 27
  • Board of Directors Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Upper School Seminar Room

Thursday, April 28
  • TCBY for Middle and Upper Schools

Friday, April 29
  • Early Release
  • Middle School Spring Dance, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Board of Directors Announce Members for 2016-2017 Term

Thank you for taking part in the Board of Directors Member Election! We finished with 470 votes, well over the needed 260 for a quorum. The Board Members who will serve for the 2016-2017 term are: 

Membership-Elect Board Members for the 2016-2017 Term

Pamela Frost-Shirley - Lower School

Sara Thomas - Middle School

Nancy Kuechler - Upper School

Appointed Board Members for the 2016-2017 Term

Mark Foley, Ph.D

Aaron Petrosky

Sarah Phillips

Appointed Board Members Serving for the 2nd Year of Their Appointed Terms

Bill Farnsworth

Eric Stachowski

Kurt Woolley

Early Release April 29  

Friday, April 29th will be an early release day for students. 

After3@PLP will stay open until 6 p.m.
Athletics Banquet 

FREE Sports Physicals May 21: Registration Required

The registration for the May 21 st  physicals provided by Novant Health is now open.  Go to   and select Pine Lake from dropdown menu. This is for all rising 7th through 12th grade students who would like to participate in a sport next school year. 

Register now as spots fill quickly. You may also have the sports physicals done at your family physician's office.


Please mark your calendars as you make summer vacation plans, that Varsity Tryouts for the fall will start August 1st, and Middle School Tryouts should start around August 8th.

6th Graders Dissect Flowers Donated by Lowes Foods

A huge thank you to Lucy Riffle of Lowes Foods in Mooresviille for the donation of over 200 flowers for the 6th grade flower dissection lab - enough Alstroemeria for each student to have their own flower plus extras to ensure a complete success!  Students were able to identify the key structures of the flower including the sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils.  Results of the lab are on display in the upstairs middle school hallway.

-Contributed by Caroline Mones
6th Grade Science

Middle School Student Newspaper April Edition

The April edition of the student-produced newspaper is now available on the Middle School News page, or you may find a direct link here: April MS Newspaper

Donations Needed for Auction
We are still accepting donations for the Online Auction, which will take place May 2-7. We are looking for items you have on hand or can request as a donation from your employer or other businesses where you have a relationship.   

Please send these in with your students or drop by the one of the schools by Wednesday, April 27.  

Donation Ideas include:
  • Gift Certificates from restaurants, stores, mechanics, salons, etc.
  • Unique experiences -- meet a local celebrity, tour a Nascar garage, event/activity tickets
  • Teeth whitening, laser hair removal, makeover, fashion consultation
  • Extra merchandise from a store or direct sales business (i.e. Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, etc)
  • Sports, Art, Music Lessons, fitness classes
  • Travel Certificates, time in a vacation home, day trip on the lake
  • Birthday Parties from your dance studio, karate, etc.  
Please contact Jenny Lindley, auction coordinator, for more information at, or 

2016 Putt for Pride Golf Tournament 

The Putt for Pride Golf Tournament will be held at  the beautiful Peninsula Club on Monday, May 9th. Spots are filling fast, and final numbers need to be turned in May 4. 

Registration for golf is open at EventBee

2016 Ladies' Luncheon- Register Now! 

We will need to turn in final numbers next week , so don't delay if you plan to attend! 

Join us for the annual Ladies' Luncheon - this year at the Historic Langtree Plantation, just a short drive from campus. A delicious "upscale picnic" catered lunch will be served while we celebrate this school year, and look forward to the next. 

The event is May 9th at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Lori Reuter, Upper School Assistant Principal and mother of a 2015 graduate, will speak on Pine Lake's efforts to transform educational practices and engage students.
Jenny Brulé is a professional chef who has developed recipes for Cooking Light, Shape, and Fitness magazines, as well as serving as on-air chef for WCNC's Charlotte Today. She has a cookbook for UNC Press due out this fall.
Joining Jenny is Shawna Montague, graphic designer who creates invitations and decor to impress, and doesn't know the meaning of "Pinterest Fail." Together, Jenny and Shawna will show us how to throw a gorgeous garden party or summer soiree.
The rest of the school year will go by in a flash - let's take this moment together to celebrate!

Summer Camps at PLP

Summer Camps offered at PLP are posted online. Camps include STEM, Musical Theater, Computer Animation, Archery, and many more. Taught by your PLP teachers and staff! 

A whole host of sports camps have been added to OrgsOnline, including football, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and volleyball. Reserve your spot now! 

Varsity Golf Qualifies for Regionals 

Congrats to the Varsity Golf team, as they have qualified for Regionals on May 2 in Hayesville. Our spring sports teams are have great seasons across the board. Tennis beat perennial powerhouse Lake Norman, Middle School Girls Soccer beat CSD 2-0, the Varsity Baseball team has extended their winning season, etc. Check out the photos and recaps on the Boosters FaceBook page

Photo by Kim Mizelle

Spotlight on Alex Yaniero, Art Scholarship Recipient

Pine Lake senior, Alex Yaniero, will receive nearly $65,000 over the course of four years from East Tennessee State University, the highest scholarship that the college grants to an out of state student.
"Alex was told that his portfolio was the most impressive portfolio the school received this year due to his computer animation work," said Richard Suarez, Pine Lake's Computer Animation instructor.
Alex said he has enjoyed art since he was young, "but until I took PLP's animation course, I never thought I had any talent. Drawing had always been a hobby, or something to keep my brain occupied while I listen to a lecture. Since joining an art class, my raw abilities that I was previously unaware of have been refined, and I continue to improve on a daily basis."
Alex recently won an award at the Mooresville Youth Art Show for an animation piece called Shell Shocked, a cartoon styled piece that is a departure from his usual style.

"I have been told my style is dark and intense. I have a preference for drawing highly detailed humanoid figures, such as knights or monsters. The challenge I get out of sketching them gives me a sense of great accomplishment and helps me develop my style even further."
Alex said he get inspiration from shows, books, and games; and he also enjoys archery.
Alex said the teachers who have had the greatest impact on him throughout his school years are Joe Ivey (Visual Art) and Suarez. "Mr. Ivey was a supportive and effective mentor, giving me constructive criticism and vastly helpful suggestions as to how to improve my abilities and develop my style."
"Mr. Suarez has taught me the art of Computer Animation, and his class revived my interest in creating art. These teachers have held my hand and been patient with me, and I cannot thank them enough for the lessons they have given me," he added. 

On Campus and Beyond 

PLP Athletic Complex 

Seniors prepping for their cap and gown photos!
7th Graders enjoyed a picnic at the park, for meeting the Annual Fund goal for Middle School.

5th Graders at the Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg
5th Grade Parents capturing memories
- photo by Jenny Brulé

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