news & updates
July 22, 2020 | Issue 21
School News
Guidelines for 2020-2021 school year announced
The school year starts in just two weeks, and the administration has been planning all summer how to safely welcome back students. Students will notice changes from the first day, as we practice the Hybrid Schedule for the first eight school days.

Freshmen and sophomores will meet in person, while juniors and seniors will attend virtually at the regularly scheduled class times, Aug. 5 (A Day) and 6 (B Day). On Friday, Aug. 7, and the following Monday, juniors and seniors will meet in person, and freshmen and sophomores will use eLearning. Students will follow that two-days in-person and two-days online schedule through Aug. 14, and all students will be on campus starting Aug. 17.

Students are required to wear masks and will be socially distanced in their classrooms, with some classrooms moving to spaces like the Administrative Corridor and the Auditorium Lobby. Students will begin and end the school day on staggered times by class, with each class using a different stairwell. To reduce crowding in the hallways, students will not use lockers. Students should carry their own water bottles, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and sunscreen. For more information, read the Providence Re-Entry Plans

Registration for sophomores through seniors is on Aug. 4, and freshman orientation is on Aug. 3. For registration forms, click here .
Pioneer Sports News
Pioneer mask sales extended
The Football team is extending its branded facemask fundraiser through Aug. 22, with 100 more masks available. The team has sold 400 masks and made over $2,200 for the team so far. Click here to order.
Miller named Coach of the Year
Boys Basketball Coach Ryan Miller ‘99 was named Courier Journal Coach of the Year at the newspaper's annual sports awards.
Fall sports conditioning underway
Students who wish to do so have resumed conditioning for their fall sports under restrictions that define social distancing, the wearing of masks, and working out in defined, small groups. Official practices begin Aug. 3.
Wrestling coach needed
The Athletic Department is accepting applications for a Wrestling head coach through July 31. Interested candidates should send or email a letter of interest, along with details of their experience and qualifications, to:

Providence High School Athletic Department, 
“Wrestling Coach Position”
707 Providence Way
Clarksville, IN 47129

Parent Connection
Immunizations required Immunizations must be up to date at the start of the school year. Click here for a list of required vaccinations.
Sign off on Health & Safety Plan
Parents must read and sign the Archdiocese Health & Safety Plan prior to registration. Click here to download the form.
In-person registration Aug. 4
Registration for grades 10-12 is Tuesday, Aug. 4. For a schedule and downloadable forms, click here.
Seniors plan for portraits
Seniors have several options for their senior yearbook portraits but must follow the guidelines. Photos should be scheduled by early November to ensure they can be sent to school by Dec. 1.
Alumni Notes
Reunion dates, changes for 2020

Several class reunions have been canceled or rescheduled due to safety concerns. Please check the list below. If you don't see your class below, contact  Ryan Miller '99  at rmiller@providencehigh.net .

  • 1955: 2020 Quarterly Gathering - Dec. 4, 2020. 11:30 a.m., The Radisson dining room, 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville.
  • 1956: Class Gatherings - October 9, 2020. 11:30 a.m., The Radisson dining room, 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville.
  • 1960: 60-year reunion now Aug. 21, 2021, Calumet Club in New Albany. Full information will be made available on our class website, www.olp1960.com. Annual mini-reunion brunch Dec. 12, 2020.
  • 1970: Sept. 19, 2020. Contact Kathy Kull at 502.558.0173 or Laura Baker Buehler at 812.923.5260.
  • 1974: Save the date for next year's reunion on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Email ProvidencePioneers1974@gmail.com with questions.
  • 1980: 40 Year Reunion to be rescheduled for spring or summer 2021. Please contact Chris or Ann (Kaiser) Day for details (Chris 812.989.3268 or Ann 502.396.9943).
  • 2011: Planning has begun for 10-year reunion to be held in 2021. For more information or to help plan, contact Clancy Hauber at clancyhauber@gmail.com or 812.987.1729.
Maintaining our campus, especially our athletic facilities, takes more than our paid staff. One long-time group of volunteers provides expert electrical help. Recently this group -- including Dennis Ettel ’74 of RKR and Brian Combs ’76 and Richard Combs ’77 of Combs Heating & Air -- as well as Athletic Director Mickey Golembeski resolved electrical issues and replaced lights on the football/soccer field. Parent Charlie Galligan '88 of Excel Excavating led the installation of lights on the new poles at the tennis courts and softball fields.
Register now for the Pioneer Golf Scramble

The Pioneer Golf Scramble is an important fundraiser for the Annual Student Assistance Program. Join us on Thursday, Aug. 20, at Champions Pointe Golf Club. Registration for individuals and teams is now underway, and sponsorships are being accepted. Sponsorships start at just $100 for Golf Cart Sponsors and continue up to $5,000 for Title Sponsor, so alumni- and parent-owned businesses can find a sponsorship level to fit their budget. Green fees are $225 for individual players and $900 for a team.

The four-person handicapped-scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. and includes several prizes, including:

• Three-Flight Competition with three first-place prizes awarded
• $10,000 Putting Contest
• $5,000 prize awarded for Hole-in-One on Hole #4 and Hole #15
• Other prizes awarded for Closest-to-Pin on select holes, and Straightest Drive and Longest Putt on select holes.

To register, click here . For more information, click here.
Blue Pride on Display
Grad rides tandem bike for charity
Running races together is something the Garner family likes to do. This year, they decided to register for the Disney Marathon in January 2021 and to raise money for a cause while they trained for it. James Garner Jr. '15 was inspired to draw attention to their cause after seeing a neighbor and his son ride by on a tandem bicycle. He and his younger brother then rode a tandem bike 350 miles to Asheville, N.C., where their family was vacationing for the July 4 weekend.
Coming Events
Aug. 3: Freshman Orientation
Aug. 4: Registration grades 10-12
Aug. 5: First day of school (Hybrid Schedule)
Aug. 17: All students in building
Aug. 20: Pioneer Golf Scramble
Let Us Pray
Student's Prayer for Beginning of School Year
Lord Jesus, I ask for Your help as I begin this new school year.
Allow me to experience Your presence in the many blessings You put
before me.
Open my eyes to the new challenges and exciting opportunities that this
new school year brings.
Open my heart and mind to new friends and new teachers.
Give me a generous spirit to be enthusiastic with my studies and courage to accept new opportunities.
Help me to be attentive to my teachers and let me experience Your
presence in my new friends.
Jesus, inspire me to do my best this year!
From: scsba.ca