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August 28, 2019 - eVision News
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AP Scholars of 2019 named
The College Board has recognized 22 seniors and recent graduates as AP Scholars in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams taken in May 2019. 

Earning the commendation of AP Scholar are seniors Jenna Gerard, Elyse Kristiansen, Elle O'Bannon, Amanda Pasierbowicz, Luke Rodski, Caden Sidebottom, Brynna Walthers, and Shelby Wright, and recent graduates Hayden Burke ’19, Joseph Gryboski ’19, Alexandria Henderson ’19, Ross Reyes ’19 , and Jacqueline Scott ’19 . The AP Scholar Award is for those students earning an average score of 3 or higher on a five-point scale on three or more AP exams taken.

Earning the commendation of AP Scholar with Honor Award are seniors Logan Applewhite, Bryce Carl, Emily Dodd, Zoe Libs, Maria Popson, and Claire Reyes , and recent graduate Griffin Rogers ’19 . The AP Scholar with Honor Award is for those students earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Earning the commendation of AP Scholar with Distinction Award are Austin Hughes ’19 and Adriel Nacpil ’19 . The AP Scholar with Distinction Award is for those students earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and a 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Additionally, Providence was recognized by the Indiana Department of Education and College Board for having at least 25 percent of the graduating class cohort earn a score of 3 or higher on at least one AP exam in 2019. Providence students ranked above the global average in 2019 with 65 percent of the AP exams taken resulting in a score of 3 or higher. The 2019 Indiana average of AP scores of 3 or higher was 48 percent, and the global average was 56 percent. This is the fifth year in a row that PHS students ranked above the global average.
More School News
Students receive academic honors
Many of our students grades 10-12 were recognized at the Academic Recognition Ceremony on Sunday for their accomplishments in the 2018-2019 school year. For a full list, click here .
Art students offer festival face painting
Several art students volunteered to do face painting at the Monarch Butterfly Festival in New Albany last weekend as part of the Southern Indiana Arts Alliance. Students attending included junior Sophia Hottois , and sophomores Ally Gray, Icelynn Richey, and Katie Riggs
Freshmen strengthen bonds on retreat
Earlier this week, the freshman students spent a day of reflection held at Mount St. Francis experiencing a day of activities facilitated by a team from CYO Camp Rancho Framasa. Activities included small group sharing, community building, witness talks, and prayer experiences. The students got a lot out of the retreat. 
Freshman wins most votes at local singing contest
Freshman Ella Unruh was the Voters’ Choice winner at the Louisville Celebration of Music contest held at the Kentucky Center for the Arts earlier this month. She will travel to Los Angeles this fall to record an episode of the show for PBS.
Senior creates film at summer workshop - Providence High ...

Senior Faith Oakley has enjoyed watching movies since her childhood. When she was in middle school, she began watching behind-the-scenes clips of her favorite shows and expressed the desire to be an extra in a movie. After her mom helped her...

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Welcome, Mrs. Marisela Belmonte
Mrs. Marisela Belmonte is the new Spanish teacher, teaching ACP Spanish III, IV, and V, Honors Spanish II, and Spanish III. For Mrs. Belmonte, a native of Mexico, teaching Spanish is a joy because she is able to teach in her first language and to share her love of her culture with her students.

In Mexico, Mrs. Belmonte taught computer science and business, but when her husband was transferred to Oklahoma in 2005 to work in a concrete plant, she saw the opportunity to teach Spanish, she said. She obtained her master’s of education from East Central University in Ada, Okla., and was offered a position to teach Spanish while earning her degree. After earning her degree, she taught full time at the University of Oklahoma while also teaching in a public high school in Norman, Okla. 
Sports Spotlight: Cross Country, Boys Tennis

Seniors Alex Perkinson, Claire Reyes , and Gavin Galligan are each leaders on their respective sports teams. Alex and Claire on Cross Country, and Gavin on Boys Tennis.
PHS vs. FC is Game of the Week
Friday's home opening Football game vs. Floyd Central has been named the WHAS High School GameTime Game of the Week, thanks to a popular fan vote. Watch WHAS throughout the day for live coverage from school in the morning on Friday, Aug. 30, on Great Day Live! and again that evening on the 4:30, 5:00, and 5:30 evening newscasts. A tribute to the late Coach Gene Sartini (Hon. '93) will be aired at 4:30 p.m. WHAS will film the game and feature footage during its 11:00 p.m. news.

Cheer Team offering Deanery clinic
Providence Varsity cheer team is hosting a clinic for grades preschool-8 on Sept. 4. The team will teach sideline cheers and one longer cheer for the participants to perform at the Football game on Sept. 6. Other activities include games, lessons in valuable cheerleading skills, and a small snack. On Sept. 6, the participants will cheer on the sidelines during the first quarter of the game, then will return to their parents for the remainder of the game.

Cost is $25 due by Sept. 2, and includes a T-shirt. Cost at the door is $30, and the T-shirt is not guaranteed. Click here for registration form. For questions, please contact Coach Christie Evanczyk ’09 at providencehscheer@gmail.com.

Deanery Nights scheduled for multiple sports
Students in the New Albany Deanery are invited to the following Providence sporting events to celebrate Deanery Night .
  • Sept. 6 Football and Cheer. Deanery football teams and coaches will be invited onto the field before the game to make a tunnel for the varsity team. At half time, the teams will be introduced. Participants in the Cheer Clinic will cheer on the sidelines during the first quarter. Game time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Sept. 10 Volleyball: Deanery volleyball teams and coaches will be introduced before the varsity games and brought out under the new Larkin Center light show. Game time: 7:30 p.m. (freshmen at 5:30, JV at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Sept. 12 Girls Soccer: Future Blue Soccer Crew will be introduced before the varsity game and sit with the team during the game. Game time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Sept. 17 Boys Tennis: Deanery Tennis will be introduced before the varsity match plus join in the pre-match prayer, and pizza will be provided before the game. Game time: 4:30 p.m.
Deanery students wearing their Deanery team jersey or T-shirt get in free to these events with their Pioneer Pass when accompanied by an adult.
Picture Retake Day Sept. 5
Students who would like to have their school yearbook photo retaken may do so on Thursday, Sept. 5. Students must have the complete packet with them to return and may dress up, but no jeans may be worn. Photos will be taken during lunches in the Administrative Corridor. Freshman, sophomore, and junior students who did not have their photo taken on registration day must have their photo taken on this day. To order, they should pick up a packet in the Main Office.

College Night for all grades
PHS will offer a College Night on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Robinson Auditorium. Representatives from Bellarmine, IU Bloomington, the University of Louisville, and Hanover College will be here to answer questions about the enrollment process. Students and parents in all grades are welcome to attend this free and informative event.

Indoor Air Quality info posted
Each year, PHS is required to communicate information regarding its Indoor Air Quality monitoring and its asbestos management plan. Please click here to read this information.
Student sports passes now available
The new student game passes are now on sale in the Athletic Office to students during the school day. The 20-Game Student Pass is just $20 and will allow a student entrance to any 20 regular-season home game throughout the school year. The Unlimited Student Pass is $50 and will allow a student entrance to unlimited home games for the school year. The pass is not good for IHSAA-sponsored events and other tournaments.

Pioneer Pass available for Deanery students
Students enrolled in a Deanery grade school will once again be eligible to receive a Pioneer Pass, which offers free admission to most regular-season home sporting events when accompanied by an adult. Mr. Brad Burden , our enrollment management specialist, has been out visiting our Deanery schools and handing out the Pioneer Passes.

Academic Integrity Honor Code info posted
For parents unable to attend last night's meeting on the new Academic Integrity Honor Code and Council , the information is posted on the school website.
Pioneer Golf Scramble: Feeling Blessed!
By Ronda (Miller) Stumler '83, Director of Special Events & Alumni Relations

We were counting our many blessings last Thursday at the 21st Annual Golf Scramble held at Covered Bridge! Mother Nature helped us to escape the rain, and Our Lady provided the financial support we needed for yet another successful Annual Student Assistance Program event! Seventy-two golfers played in the tournament this year, coupled with the help of 63 sponsors totaling over $24,000 in pledges. The support from the community was incredible as usual and proved that Blue Pride is alive and well!
Listed below are the Flight winners who were lucky enough to bring home a little something more than a sense of satisfaction knowing their contribution is helping more students attend Providence! 

A most sincere thank you is extended to all those who participated, sponsored, or volunteered their time to make this event a huge success. Thanks also to course pro Kevin Grantz ’85 and the Covered Bridge crew, for all of their hard work in making this event run seamlessly!

Last but not least, a special thank you to the dedicated, long-running Golf Scramble Committee members: Pete Corrao '72, Don Day '57, Jody (Cooley) Fitzpatrick ’81, Eric Geswein '99, Don Gibbons, Kevin Grantz '85, Bob Kleehamer '60, Diane Murphy '67, Larry Paris '58, Tony Perito, Ronda (Miller) Stumler '83, and Tex Very (Hon. '09) . They are the gears who make the golf scramble motor run, and make this event a huge success year after year.

2019 Pioneer Golf Scramble Flight Winners:
Flight #1 first place winners: Knights of Columbus team of Bill Pfund ‘75, Tony Elliott, Travis McIntosh, and Taylor Cox.
Flight #2 first place winners: Marshall team of Justin Marshall ’06, Evan Brown, Mitch Voyles, and Zach Naville. 
Flight #3 first place winners: MCM Advisors team of Jay Connor, Sean Ennis ’01, Pat Morrison, and Mark Morrison.
Reunion dates for 2019
Reunion season is underway for the class years ending in 4 and 9. If you don't see your class below, contact Ronda (Miller) Stumler '83 at rstumler@providencehigh.net

2019 reunions:
  • 1955: Quarterly gatherings: Sept. 13, and Dec. 6, 2019. 11:30 a.m., The Radisson dining room, 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville.
  • 1956: 2019 Gathering: Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m., The Radisson dining room, 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville
  • 1959: Aug. 31, 2019. Dinner and mingling at the Clarksville Radisson Hotel, 5:00-10:00 p.m. Formal Invites have been mailed.
  • 1960: Dec. 14, 2019. Annual mini-reunion brunch, Orange Clover Kitchen in Jeffersonville. 60th reunion is scheduled for Aug. 22, 2020, Calumet Club in New Albany. Information for both events will be added to our Facebook page and class website as plans are finalized.
  • 1964: Sept. 28, 2019,  4:30-?, Clarksville Radisson Hotel. Formal invites sent. For more information contact Noelle Kramer Gohmann.  
  • 1969: 50th Reunion, Sept. 20-21, 2019. Formal invites. See class website or email providenceclassof1969@gmail.com for more info.
  • 1974: 45th Reunion, Sept, 14, 2019, 6:00-11:00 p.m. at the Clark County Conservation Club in Utica. $25 per person in advance. Invites have been sent. To Register: https://bit.ly/2KhuVoN
  • 1979: Sept, 6-7, 2019. Friday: Football tailgate at PHS, Saturday: Tour & Mass at PHS, dinner to follow at Covered Bridge. Formal invites sent. Follow Providence Class of '79 Facebook page for details.
  • 1984: Oct. 4, 2019, at PHS home Football game, and Oct. 5 at Wick's Pizza in New Albany. Invites have been sent. Register here https://bit.ly/33yq4rU or check out the Facebook event.
  • 2009: Planning underway for fall 2019. Contact Whitney Popp Forbis for more info.

Save the Date: ASAP Dinner
The Annual Student Assistance Program Recognition Dinner is Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Huber's Orchard & Winery. This year's event includes the presentation of the Awards of Distinction.  The guest speaker is Bellarmine University President Dr. Susan M. Donovan. Watch your mail for an invitation in the coming weeks.
1979 alumnae connect via CASA, foster parenting  
Mary (Saam) DeHart ’79 and Michele (Peak) Lewallen ’79 each felt a calling to help children in need. For Lewallen, it was an ad for CASA volunteers during a jury trial that started the pull on her heart. For DeHart, it was a continuing call from God to become a foster parent. The two live in different states and play different roles in the child welfare system, but both have witnessed how the CASA program changes lives.
Coming Events
Sept. 2: Labor Day, no school
Sept. 4: Cheer Clinic
Sept. 5: Picture Retakes
Sept. 5: College Night
Sept. 6: First Quarter Progress Reports posted
Sept. 6: Football Deanery Night
Sept. 10: Volleyball Deanery Night
Sept. 12: Sophomore Unity Ceremony
Let Us Pray
Prayer for Labor Day
On this weekend, when we rest from our usual labors, loving Father, we pray for all who shoulder the tasks of human labor—in the marketplace, in factories and offices, in the professions, and in family living. 

We thank you, Lord, for the gift and opportunity of work; may our efforts always be pure of heart, for the good of others and the glory of your name. 

We lift up to you all who long for just employment and those who work to defend the rights and needs of workers everywhere. 

May those of us who are now retired always remember that we still make a valuable contribution to our Church and our world by our prayers and deeds of charity. 

May our working and our resting all give praise to you until the day we share together in eternal rest with all our departed in your Kingdom as you live and reign Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Christa (Payne) Hoyland '84 
Director of Communications 
eVision reporter/writer
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