Daily Bulletin

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December 9-13

FRIDAY

Today we are on an altered bell schedule to accommodate grade level participation in a very special presentation. The schedule is posted in the Commons & main office. Monday will be Learning Lab.

Want to help a person in need and get rid of some of your old clothes? Currently there are over 1500 homeless people in Tacoma, many of whom do not have a warm coat this winter.  Donate gently used or new coats of any size and make someone’s day. Donation boxes are located in the main office, room 501, and room 502.

Hey Key Clubbers! There will be no meeting today.  Again, no Key Club meeting today. Have a nice weekend!

Hey Cardinals! Don’t forget to stop by the Commons during lunch today and support HOSA and Sports Medicine Club while doing something nice for your friends by purchasing a Holiday candy gram for $1.  Candy grams will be delivered next week.

Next week Ultimate will meet to play on Monday after school in 1104. It's never too late to join, so stop by and see Mrs. Roscoe if you are interested or have questions. 

Want a chance to say goodbye to a senior, but don’t want to pay for a whole grad ad? Then buy a love line — give a shout-out to a senior for only $5. It’s like a tweet printed in the yearbook.  Love lines can be purchased online at yearbookforever.com. Need more information? See Ms. Rice in room 804.

And speaking of yearbooks . . . yearbooks are currently on sale through December 20th for $55.  The price will go up when yearbooks go on sale again in 2020, so buy yours now and save some money.

From the CCC . . .

The ASVAB is a great career assessment tool for current Juniors that can help identify which career areas best suit you. The test doesn’t just tell you what you are already good at, it also suggests what you might be good at learning. If you are planning to join the military, your ASVAB score is valid for two years, and will help determine which military service you would be best suited for. Testing will be on January 16 in the morning at school. There are a limited number of spots available, and first signed up will get the spots! Please either email Ms. Fineman (jfineman@fpschools.org) or swing by her office in the CCC to sign up.

In sports . . .

The FP Girls Wrestling team went undefeated last night in their first league match! Stephanie Boettcher pinned both of her opponents; Zoey Mauldin fought hard and won both of her matches; and Marissa Williams kicked butt pinning one of her opponents in 15 seconds —and the other opponent was defeated by pin also! Great job ladies and good luck this weekend at Takedowns and Tiaras in Orting!

The FP girls varsity bowling didn’t play their best match but still came away with the win, beating Foss and River Ridge 1642 to 1402 to 1277. FP was singlehandedly led by Smitty “The Emily” Smith, with an all-time best 253. She had 8 strikes in a row! The JV was so dominant that they beat both the other Varsity squads led by Frances “The High Baller” Shoaga with a 146 and Larisa “The K-pop” Le a 151.  C-team also dominated, led by Samantha “The Samarai” Waldref’s personal best 135. All teams remain undefeated and in first place in league.

Playing today . . .

Boys Basketball vs Centralia @ FP, C-team plays at 3:30, JV at 5:15 and Varsity at 7

Girls Basketball vs Centralia @ FP, C-team plays at 3:30, JV at 7 and Varsity at 5:15

And on Saturday . . .

Boys Basketball vs Spanaway Lake @ FP, C-team plays at 3:30, JV at 5:15 and Varsity at 7

Girls Basketball vs Spanaway Lake @ FP, JV plays at 7 and Varsity at 5:15

C-team Girls Basketball vs Bonney Lake & Fife @ FP, 11:30 am & 1:30 pm

THURSDAY

Today and tomorrow we are on an altered bell schedule to accommodate grade level participation in a very special presentation. The schedule is posted in the Commons & main office.

Want to help a person in need and get rid of some of your old clothes? Currently there are over 1500 homeless people in Tacoma, many of whom do not have a warm coat this winter.  Donate gently used or new coats of any size and make someone’s day. Donation boxes are located in the main office, room 501, and room 502.

Hey Cardinals! Don’t forget to stop by the Commons today or tomorrow to support HOSA and Sports Medicine Club while doing something nice for your friends — buy a candy gram for $1 during your lunch.  Candy grams will be delivered next week.

There will be a Sports Medicine Club meeting after school today in room 1704.

There is a required Adventure Club meeting after school today in Mr. Horak’s room, 1203, for those of you going on the Saturday hike to Snow Lake. You will receive an essential equipment checklist and be able to reserve gear through the Tacoma Mountaineers if necessary.

Ultimate Club will be meeting after school today, so come sign up for league and play! Not in the club yet? Come join! Tacoma youth’s Ultimate season starts this Saturday — so join us in room 1104 to find out more about how to play Ultimate.

Want a chance to say goodbye to a senior, but don’t want to pay for a whole grad ad? Then buy a love line — give a shout-out to a senior for only $5. It’s like a tweet printed in the yearbook.  Love lines can be purchased online at yearbookforever.com. Need more information? See Ms. Rice in room 804.

And speaking of yearbooks . . . yearbooks are currently on sale through December 20th for $55.  The price will go up when yearbooks go on sale again in 2020, so buy yours now and save some money.

From the CCC . . .

Are you a sophomore, junior or senior wondering what it would be like to be a nurse or an allied health professional? Then MultiCare Nurse Camp might be for you!  Nurse Camp is a unique opportunity to explore exciting careers like nursing, pharmacy, radiology, or physical therapy — and Nurse Camp is FREE! MultiCare Nurse Camp will be held July 13-17 from 8:30 to 4 pm. Participants will join nurses and other allied health care providers as they care for patients at Tacoma General. There will be hands-on rotations, mock codes and even a visit to a local nursing school. Interested? Please sign up with Mrs. Price in the CCC to attend an information session that will be held on December 16th.

The ASVAB is a great career assessment tool for current Juniors that can help identify which career areas best suit you. The test doesn’t just tell you what you are already good at, it also suggests what you might be good at learning. If you are planning to join the military, your ASVAB score is valid for two years, and will help determine which military service you would be best suited for. Testing will be on January 16 in the morning at school. There are a limited number of spots available, and first signed up will get the spots! Please either email Ms. Fineman (jfineman@fpschools.org) or swing by her office in the CCC to sign up.

In sports . . .

Bowling vs River Ridge & Foss @ Aztec Lanes, 3 pm

Boys Swim vs Fife @ Fife, 3 pm

Girls Wrestling vs Eatonville @ Eatonville, 5:30 pm

WEDNESDAY

Today is early release Wednesday, with school dismissing at 1:15. Tomorrow & Friday we will be on a special schedule to accommodate grade level participation in a very special presentation. The schedule will be posted in the Commons & main office.

A quick reminder to students . . .  there are only three acceptable locations to eat food purchased from the cafeteria during lunches and breakfast: the cafeteria, the commons, and the courtyard. Students are required to stay within the red line boundaries and may not carry cafeteria food down breezeways or hallways.  We appreciate your assistance in helping us keep our campus clean and neat!

Want to help a person in need and get rid of some of your old clothes? Currently there are over 1500 homeless people in Tacoma, many of whom do not have a warm coat this winter.  Donate used or new coats of any size and make someone’s day. Donation boxes are located in the main office, room 501, and room 502.

If you had perfect attendance or zero tardies for the month of November there will be cotton candy in the Commons for you today!  Be sure to come see if your name is on the list and get your free cotton candy!!!

FCA, or Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will meet this afternoon at 1:20 in Mr. Quill’s room, 601.  All students are welcome!

Hey Cardinals! Support HOSA and Sports Medicine Club while doing something nice for your friends and staff!  Come buy a candy gram for $1 at lunches today, tomorrow or Friday.  Candy grams will be delivered after sales are over.

There will be a required Adventure Club meeting after school tomorrow, Thursday, December 12th, in Mr. Horak’s room, 1203, for those of you going on the Saturday hike to Snow Lake. Students will receive an essential equipment checklist and be able to reserve gear through the Tacoma Mountaineers if necessary.

Ultimate Club will be meeting again this Thursday. Come sign up for league and play! Not in the club yet? Come join! Tacoma youth’s Ultimate season starts this Saturday — so come to room 1104 to find out more about how to play Ultimate.

Want a chance to say goodbye to a senior, but don’t want to pay for a whole grad ad? Then buy a love line — give a shout-out to a senior for only $5. It’s like a tweet printed in the yearbook.  Love lines can be purchased online at yearbookforever.com. Need more information? See Ms. Rice in room 804.

And speaking of yearbooks . . . yearbooks are currently on sale through December 20th for $55.  The price will go up when yearbooks go on sale again in 2020, so buy yours now and save some money.

From the CCC . . .

Are you a freshman, sophomore or junior who is interested in entrepreneurship and business or criminal justice?  Seattle University has two summer programs where high school students will have the opportunity to participate in dormitory life and campus dining, visit corporate partner’s headquarters, and sit in on college courses.  Sign up with Mrs. Price in the CCC to learn more about these camps and the application process from a representative of Seattle University.

Are you a sophomore, junior or senior wondering what it would be like to be a nurse or an allied health professional? Then MultiCare Nurse Camp might be for you!  Nurse Camp is a unique opportunity to explore exciting careers like nursing, pharmacy, radiology, or physical therapy — and Nurse Camp is FREE! MultiCare Nurse Camp will be held July 13-17 from 8:30 to 4 pm. Participants will join nurses and other allied health care providers as they care for patients at Tacoma General. There will be hands-on rotations, mock codes and even a visit to a local nursing school. Interested? Please sign up with Mrs. Price in the CCC to attend an information session that will be held on December 16th.

The ASVAB is a great career assessment tool for current Juniors that can help identify which career areas best suit you. The test doesn’t just tell you what you are already good at, it also suggests what you might be good at learning. If you are planning to join the military, your ASVAB score is valid for two years, and will help determine which military service you would be best suited for. Testing will be on January 16 in the morning at school. There are a limited number of spots available, and first signed up will get the spots! Please either email Ms. Fineman (jfineman@fpschools.org) or swing by her office in the CCC to sign up.

In sports . . .

The FP girls bowling team did it again — setting a new season high and nearly breaking the all-time school record with 1856 pins — as they cruised past Washington and Lindbergh to gain sole possession of first place in league.  The entire Varsity rocked the house with the strong support of Mr. Hartley and Superintendent Goodpaster.  Emily “The Intensinator” Smith led the way with a remarkable 237, while Jaime “The Veganator” Reed had a 177, Mackenzie “The Mallet” Allard a 176, and Natania “Natty-B” Bravo a personal best 164.  The JV actually beat both of the other Varsity teams led by Madi “The Pony-tail” Schumacher with a 152 and Megan “The Vacation” Hulser a 131.  The C-team won as well, led by Frances “The Pin-slayer” Shoaga with a 125.  Next match is tomorrow against Foss and River Ridge.

And playing today . . .

Boys Wrestling vs WHS & Renton @ FP, 5:30 pm

TUESDAY

Today is Cardinal Connections. Tomorrow is early release Wednesday, with school dismissing at 1:15.

A quick reminder to students . . .  there are only three acceptable locations to eat food purchased from the cafeteria during lunches and breakfast: the cafeteria, the commons, and the courtyard. Students are required to stay within the red line boundaries and may not carry cafeteria food down breezeways or hallways.  We appreciate your assistance in helping us keep our campus clean and neat!

Want to help a person in need and get rid of some of your old clothes? Currently there are over 1500 homeless people in Tacoma, many of whom do not have a warm coat this winter.  Donate used or new coats of any size and make someone’s day. Donation boxes are located in the main office, room 501, and room 502.

FCA, or Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will meet this Wednesday at 1:20 in Mr. Quill’s room, 601.  All students are welcome!

Hey Cardinals! Support HOSA and Sports Medicine Club while doing something nice for your friends and staff!  Come buy a candy gram for $1 at lunches this Wednesday through Friday.  They will be delivered after sales are over.

Ultimate Club will be meeting again this Thursday. Come sign up for league and play! Not in the club yet? Come join! Tacoma youth’s Ultimate season starts this Saturday — so come to room 1104 to find out more about how to play Ultimate.

Want a chance to say goodbye to a senior, but don’t want to pay for a whole grad ad? Then buy a love line — give a shout-out to a senior for only $5. It’s like a tweet printed in the yearbook.  Love lines can be purchased online at yearbookforever.com. Need more information? See Ms. Rice in room 804.

And speaking of yearbooks . . . yearbooks are currently on sale through December 20th for $55.  The price will go up when yearbooks go on sale again in 2020, so buy yours now and save some money.

From the CCC . . .

Are you proud of your grades from the month of November? Swing by the windows in the main office to see if you have made the Suma, Magna, or Cum Laude list for last month. Keep up the great work!

Are you a freshman, sophomore or junior who is interested in entrepreneurship and business or criminal justice?  Seattle University has two summer programs where high school students will have the opportunity to participate in dormitory life and campus dining, visit corporate partner’s headquarters, and sit in on college courses.  Sign up with Mrs. Price in the CCC to learn more about these camps and the application process from a representative of Seattle University.

Are you a sophomore, junior or senior wondering what it would be like to be a nurse or an allied health professional? Then MultiCare Nurse Camp might be for you!  Nurse Camp is a unique opportunity to explore exciting careers like nursing, pharmacy, radiology, or physical therapy — and Nurse Camp is FREE! MultiCare Nurse Camp will be held July 13-17 from 8:30 to 4 pm. Participants will join nurses and other allied health care providers as they care for patients at Tacoma General. There will be hands-on rotations, mock codes and even a visit to a local nursing school. Interested? Please sign up with Mrs. Price in the CCC to attend an information session that will be held on December 16th.

In sports . . .

Boys Basketball vs Clover Park @ FP, JV plays at 5:15 and Varsity at 7

Girls Basketball vs Clover Park @ Clover Park, C-team plays at 3:30, JV at 5:15 and Varsity at 7

Bowling vs WHS & Lindbergh @ Paradise Bowl, 3 pm

Boys Swim vs Tyee, Highline & Evergreen @ Evergreen Community Aquatic Center, 3 pm

MONDAY

Today is Learning Lab — and a quick reminder that all students must report to Learning Lab and Choice Learning on time!  Tomorrow will be Cardinal Connections.

Today is College Monday and did you know . . . that Washington State allows undocumented students to apply for state financial aid, called the Washington College Grant? If you are an undocumented student, you'll need to fill out the WASFA, or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid, rather than the FAFSA.  Questions? See Mrs. Inman in the AVID Room, 1204.

GSA will meet for its final 2019 meeting in 703 after school today.  Be there or be square.

Ultimate Club will meet today (Monday) and Thursday this week. Come sign up for league and play! Not in the club yet? Come join! Tacoma youth’s Ultimate season starts this Saturday — so come to room 1104 to find out more about how to play Ultimate.

Hey Cardinals! Support HOSA and Sports Medicine Club while doing something nice for your friends and staff!  Come buy a candy gram for $1 at lunches this Wednesday through Friday.  They will be delivered after sales are over.

Want a chance to say goodbye to a senior, but don’t want to pay for a whole grad ad? Then buy a love line — give a shout-out to a senior for only $5. It’s like a tweet printed in the yearbook.  Love lines can be purchased online at yearbookforever.com. Need more information? See Ms. Rice in room 804.

And speaking of yearbooks . . . yearbooks are currently on sale through December 20th for $55.  The price will go up when yearbooks go on sale again in 2020, so buy yours now and save some money.

From the CCC . . .

Are you proud of your grades from the month of November? Swing by the windows in the main office to see if you have made the Suma, Magna, or Cum Laude list for last month. Keep up the great work!

Are you a freshman, sophomore or junior who is interested in entrepreneurship and business or criminal justice?  Seattle University has two summer programs where high school students will have the opportunity to participate in dormitory life and campus dining, visit corporate partner’s headquarters, and sit in on college courses.  Sign up with Mrs. Price in the CCC to learn more about these camps and the application process from a representative of Seattle University.

December 2-6

FRIDAY

Today is Learning Lab — and a quick reminder that all students must report to Learning Lab and Choice Learning on time!  Monday will also be Learning Lab.

Come enjoy some amazing FroYo from Black Bear Frozen Yogurt at lunches today.  Flavors this week are chocolate/vanilla swirl, cake batter, pineapple, cookies & cream and chocolate gelato.

Hey Cardinals! Support HOSA and Sports Medicine Club while doing something nice for your friends and staff!  Come buy a candy gram for $1 at lunches today and next Wednesday through Friday.  They will be delivered after sales are over.

Don’t forget to join us this evening at 6:30 pm to watch our talented Cards as they “Let It Show.” Talent show admission is $5 at the door, or $4 if pre-purchased through the bookkeeper during lunches or after school.  Proceeds benefit charity and Key Club service projects.

Ultimate is happening at FP, with free food and a free jersey!! That's right, free food and jerseys — this Saturday here at FP. We're hosting the Tacoma Learn to Play clinic at the stadium this Saturday. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, but you need to register, so come see Mrs. Roscoe after school any day this week.

Want a chance to say goodbye to a senior, but don’t want to pay for a whole grad ad? Then buy a love line — give a shout-out to a senior for only $5. It’s like a tweet printed in the yearbook.  Love lines can be purchased online at yearbookforever.com. Need more information? See Ms. Rice in room 804.

And speaking of yearbooks . . . yearbooks are currently on sale through December 20th for $55.  The price will go up when yearbooks go on sale again in 2020, so buy yours now and save some money.

In sports . . .

The FP girls bowling team is still tied for first as they scored their highest pin count in two years, beating Clover Park 1831 to 1590 and Steilacoom 1831 to 1561.  The Cards were led by the senior tandem of Emily Smith with a 188 and Jaime Reed with a 186.  Victoria “The Torey-Nado” Keen once again led the JV with a 146 and Madi “The Finally Cleared” Shumacher added a 138 to easily stay unbeaten.  The C-team also dominated, led once again by Samantha “The Samarai” Waldref.  Great job lady Cards!

Playing today . . .

Girls Basketball vs Lincoln @ Lincoln, JV plays at 5:15 and Varsity at 7

And on Saturday . . .

Boys Wresting in the Patriot Dome Classic @ WHS, 9 am

Girls Wrestling vs Yelm @ Yelm High School, 10 am

THURSDAY

Today is Cardinal Connections. Tomorrow will be Learning Lab.

Ultimate is happening at FP, with free food and a free jersey!! That's right, free food and jerseys — this Saturday here at FP. We're hosting the Tacoma Learn to Play clinic at the stadium this Saturday. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, but you need to register, so come see Mrs. Roscoe after school any day this week. Frisbee club, please come to our meeting Thursday.

There will be an Adventure Club meeting after school today in room 1203. We will discuss equipment preparations for our upcoming trip to Snow Lake. Light snacks will be provided.

Need some help in math? Math Tutors will be available from 2:45 to 3:45 after school today in Mrs. Baumer’s room, 1102. They can help you with anything from Algebra to AP Calc — and even UW Pre-Calc. We look forward to seeing you Thursday!

Hey Cards, tonight in 1606 we are having our second Open Arts Night from 4-6. Come get creative with family and friends. Hope to see you there!

Come join us on Friday evening at 6:30 pm to watch our talented Cards as they “Let It Show.” Talent show admission is $5 at the door, or $4 if pre-purchased through the bookkeeper during lunches or after school.  Proceeds benefit charity and Key Club service projects.

Want a chance to say goodbye to a senior, but don’t want to pay for a whole grad ad? Then buy a love line — give a shout-out to a senior for only $5. It’s like a tweet printed in the yearbook.  Love lines can be purchased online at yearbookforever.com. Need more information? See Ms. Rice in room 804.

And speaking of yearbooks . . . yearbooks are currently on sale through December 20th for $55.  The price will go up when yearbooks go on sale again in 2020, so buy yours now and save some money.

In sports . . .

The Franklin Pierce JV girls basketball team had 8 girls score last night, contributing to a 47-20 win over Cascade Christian. Big performances by Yahmauri Cousar, Hattie Lindow, Yameari Vaughn and Kylah Boyd helped lead the Cardinals to a 2-0 start to the season! 

The FP girls bowling team remained unbeaten last night as they shellacked both White River and Renton 1625 to 1527 to 1100.  The Varsity were led by Emily “The Turkey Hunter” Smith with a 164 and Mackenzie “The Mallet” Allard with a 159.  The JV had a standout performance by Victoria “The Torinado” Keen with a 159 and Sadie “The Sassafrass” Wheelock a 134.  Finally, the C-team cleaned house as well, led by Samantha “The Freshman Dynamo” Waldref with a 132, a personal best.  Our next match takes place today at 3 pm against Steilacoom and Clover Park at the Narrows Bowl.

WEDNESDAY

Today is Wednesday early release, with school dismissing at 1:15. Tomorrow will be Cardinal Connections.

Hey PICers! Just a reminder that our meeting in the library after school today is mandatory, so please spread the word and remember that your voice matters!

FCA, or Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will meet after school today at 1:20 in Mr. Quill’s room, 601. All are welcome.

Ultimate is happening at FP, with free food and a free jersey!! That's right, free food and jerseys — this Saturday here at FP. We're hosting the Tacoma Learn to Play clinic at the stadium this Saturday. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, but you need to register, so come see Mrs. Roscoe after school any day this week. Frisbee club, please come to our meeting Thursday.

Attention Talent Show participants! Make sure to get your permission slip to Ms. Patten in room 701 by the end of the day today. Dress rehearsals are today and tomorrow from 3 to 5 pm in the cafeteria.

And hey Key Clubbers! The first 15 to sign up to help each day with the Talent Show set up will get service hours. Sign-up sheets are in room 701. You must have your dues paid to volunteer.

There will be an Adventure Club meeting this Thursday after school in room 1203. We will discuss equipment preparations for our upcoming trip to Snow Lake. Light snacks will be provided.

Need some help in math? Math Tutors will be available from 2:45 to 3:45 on Thursday after school in Mrs. Baumer’s room, 1102. They can help you with anything from Algebra to AP Calc — and even UW Pre-Calc. We look forward to seeing you Thursday!

Hey Cards, the first Thursday of the month is coming up and that means another Open Art Night! Come down to 1606, Mrs. Pascal's room, from 4 to 6 pm this Thursday, December 5th. Open Arts is a time to create with family, friends, and staff so come on down and check it out!

Want a chance to say goodbye to a senior, but don’t want to pay for a whole grad ad? Then buy a love line — give a shout-out to a senior for only $5. It’s like a tweet printed in the yearbook.  Love lines can be purchased online at yearbookforever.com. Need more information? See Ms. Rice in room 804.

And speaking of yearbooks . . . yearbooks are currently on sale through December 20th for $55.  The price will go up when yearbooks go on sale again in 2020, so buy yours now and save some money.

From the CCC . . .

Hey Seniors!  Need help with your University of Washington-Tacoma application?  Janet De La Cruz will be here from 1:30 to 3 pm today in Corrigan Room 121.  Want someone to read your essay before you submit your application?  Then be sure to show up at this UWT workshop in Corrigan 121 this Wednesday right after school.

Juniors, would you like help with your Palmer Scholars essay questions?  Need help with the prompts?  Bakari Davis from Palmer Scholars will be in the CCC today from 1:30 to 3pm to provide assistance.

In sports . . .

Unified Basketball begins today. Unified Sports is a Special Olympics sports program that brings together students with and without disabilities to compete in sports competitions. If you have a love for basketball and would like to compete this winter, please stop by the library for more information. Practices are once a week on Wednesdays, with league games on Saturdays. Talk to Coach Chad Ohelo or Ms. Walter in the library for more information.

Attention C-team basketball players! There is no game or practice today. Again, no game or practice. See you Thursday!

And playing today . . .

Boys Basketball vs Cascade Christian @ Cascade Christian, JV plays at 4:30 and Varsity at 7:30

Girls Basketball vs Cascade Christian @ Cascade Christian, JV plays at 3 and Varsity at 6

Bowling vs Renton & White River @ Skyway Park Bowl, 3 pm

TUESDAY

Today is Cardinal Connections; tomorrow is Wednesday early release, with school dismissing at 1:15.

Today we are celebrating Custodial Staff Appreciation Day! Thank you for your dedication to students, staff, and our campus!

Hey Skills USA fans! Skills USA will not be meeting this week. Again, no Skills USA today. We will see you all next week. 

Hafa adai Cardinal family.  Our Pacific Islander Club meets today in the cafeteria and Wednesday in the library after school.  Our meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4th, is mandatory, so please spread the word and remember that your voice matters!

Are you interested in studying Polynesian culture and arts? Yes, right here at FPHS!  PIC's Polynesian dance group, Fetulele, brings the practice of the Samoan language, culture and arts to our FP community. This amazing group is led by junior Herbert Agafili.  Questions? See Herbert or Mrs. Goodrum in the library. 

Ultimate is happening at FP, with free food and a free jersey!! That's right, free food and jerseys — this Saturday here at FP. We're hosting the Tacoma Learn to Play clinic at the stadium this Saturday. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, but you need to register, so come see Mrs. Roscoe after school any day this week. Frisbee club, please come to our meeting Thursday.

Attention Talent Show participants! Make sure to get your permission slip to Ms. Patten in room 701 by Wednesday of this week. Dress rehearsals are Wednesday and Thursday from 3 to 5 pm in the cafeteria.

Hey Key Clubbers! The first 15 to sign up to help each day with Talent Show set up will get service hours. Sign-up sheets are in room 701. You must have your dues paid to volunteer.

Need some help in math? Math Tutors will be available from 2:45 to 3:45 on Thursday after school in Mrs. Baumer’s room, 1102. They can help you with anything from Algebra to AP Calc — and even UW Pre-Calc. We look forward to seeing you Thursday!

Hey Cards, the first Thursday of the month is coming up and that means another Open Art Night! Come down to 1606, Mrs. Pascal's room, from 4 to 6 pm this Thursday, December 5th. Open Arts is a time to create with family, friends, and staff so come on down and check it out!

From the CCC . . .

Hey Seniors!  Need help with your University of Washington-Tacoma application?  Janet De La Cruz will be here from 1:30-3 pm on Wednesday, December 4th, in Corrigan Room 121.  Want someone to read your essay before you submit your application?  Then be sure to show up at this UWT workshop in Corrigan 121 this Wednesday right after school.

Juniors, would you like help with your Palmer Scholars essay questions?  Need help with the prompts?  Bakari Davis from Palmer Scholars will be in the CCC on Wednesday, December 4th, from 1:30 to 3pm, to provide assistance.

Are you a sophomore, junior or senior wondering what it would be like to be a nurse or an allied health professional? Then MultiCare Nurse Camp might be for you!  Nurse Camp is a unique opportunity to explore exciting careers like nursing, pharmacy, radiology, or physical therapy — and Nurse Camp is FREE! MultiCare Nurse Camp will be held July 13-17 from 8:30 to 4 pm. Participants will join nurses and other allied health care providers as they care for patients at Tacoma General. There will be hands-on rotations, mock codes and even a visit to a local nursing school. Interested? Please sign up with Mrs. Price in the CCC to attend an information session that will be held on December 16th.

In sports . . .

Unified Basketball begins Wednesday, December 4th. Unified Sports is a Special Olympics sports program that brings together students with and without disabilities to compete in sports competitions. If you have a love for basketball and would like to compete this winter, please stop by the library for more information. Practices are once a week on Wednesdays, with league games on Saturdays. Talk to Coach Chad Ohelo or Ms. Walter in the library for more information.

And playing today . . .

Tonight is our basketball season opener vs. Sammamish!  This will be a blackout game, and you still have time to purchase your official blackout shirt from the bookkeeper for $5.  Both JV teams play at 4 pm; then the Girls Varsity tips off at 6; and the Boys Varsity at 7:30 pm.

MONDAY

Today is Learning Lab; tomorrow will be Cardinal Connections.

Attention STARS members! STARS is hosting the Story of Me workshop this morning (right now) in room 404. Your teachers have been notified. If you have permission to attend, please make your way there now.

There will be no drama rehearsal after school today. No drama rehearsal today. We will meet on Thursday from 3 to 5 pm to make up for time lost today.

The BSU will be meeting today after school in room 1105. See you there!

Are you at all interested in Ultimate? Please come see Mrs. Roscoe in room 1104 any day this week before or after school. Tacoma Youth Ultimate is having their annual learn to play clinic here at FP this Saturday! It's free, and you'll get free food and a jersey! Registration is required, so please come to room 1104 this week.

Hafa adai Cardinal family.  Our Pacific Islander Club meets on Tuesdays in the cafeteria and Wednesdays after school in the library at homework center.  Our meeting this Wednesday, December 4th, is mandatory, so please spread the word and remember that your voice matters!

Are you interested in studying Polynesian culture and arts? Yes, right here at FPHS!  PIC's Polynesian dance group, Fetulele, brings the practice of the Samoan language, culture and arts to our FP community. This amazing group is led by junior Herbert Agafili.  Questions? See Herbert or Mrs. Goodrum in the library. 

From the CCC . . .

Hey Seniors!  Need help with your University of Washington-Tacoma application?  Janet De La Cruz will be here from 1:30-3 pm on Wednesday, December 4th, in Corrigan Room 121.  Want someone to read your essay before you submit your application?  Then be sure to show up at this UWT workshop in Corrigan 121 this Wednesday right after school.

Juniors, would you like help with your Palmer Scholars essay questions?  Need help with the prompts?  Bakari Davis from Palmer Scholars will be in the CCC on Wednesday, December 4th, from 1:30 to 3pm, to provide assistance.

Are you a sophomore, junior or senior wondering what it would be like to be a nurse or an allied health professional? Then MultiCare Nurse Camp might be for you!  Nurse Camp is a unique opportunity to explore exciting careers like nursing, pharmacy, radiology, or physical therapy — and Nurse Camp is FREE! MultiCare Nurse Camp will be held July 13-17 from 8:30 to 4 pm. Participants will join nurses and other allied health care providers as they care for patients at Tacoma General. There will be hands-on rotations, mock codes and even a visit to a local nursing school. Interested? Please sign up with Mrs. Price in the CCC to attend an information session that will be held on December 16th.

In sports . . .

Attention Cardinal Basketball Fans!  The season opener is tomorrow night vs. Sammamish!  It will be a blackout game, and you can purchase your official blackout shirt from the bookkeeper for $5.  Girls varsity tips off at 6P pm; Boys Varsity tips off at 7:30 pm.

Unified Basketball begins Wednesday, December 4th. Unified Sports is a Special Olympics sports program that brings together students with and without disabilities to compete in sports competitions. If you have a love for basketball and would like to compete this winter, please stop by the library for more information. Practices are once a week on Wednesdays, with league games on Saturdays. Talk to Coach Chad Ohelo or Ms. Walter in the library for more information.

November 25-29

THURSDAY & FRIDAY

No School -- Thanksgiving Holiday

WEDNESDAY

Today we are on a 3.5-hour early release schedule, with school dismissing at 11:15.  All classes meet today; the bell schedule is posted in the Commons and main office. No school Thursday or Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Next Monday will be Learning Lab.

This month is Native American Heritage Month and here is today’s fact: Native American women played important roles in most Native American tribes; they farmed, cooked, made shelters, made tools, made weapons, and sometimes participated in hunting and warfare.

Hafa adai Cardinal family! Just a reminder that PIC will not be meeting this afternoon. Remember our next Wednesday meeting, December 4th, is mandatory, so please spread the word and remember that your voice matters!

There will be no Homework Center after school today.  Again, no Homework Center today.  We’ll be back at it next Monday, December 2nd.

Also, due to the early release and upcoming holiday, there will be no activity bus run today.  Again, no activity bus today. 

From the CCC . . .

Attention Seniors!! Don’t forget the Counselors are hosting Donutcha Want Financial Aid? in the library today from 8:30-11 am. If you still need to work on your FAFSA or WASFA, just ask your teacher to be excused to the library — teachers please excuse seniors who want to participate.

Are you struggling in one or more of your classes? If so, here are some steps you can take: (1) Check canvas to see what you are missing. (2) Talk to your teachers or send them emails — let them know what you are struggling with to see if they have some feedback. Many of your teachers have available office hours before or after school. Be sure to check with them.  (3) Request a learning lab pass for the class where you need extra help. (4) Stay after school for homework help from 3 – 4 pm or join the lunch time homework support group. (5) Make an appointment with your school counselor for additional support. Know that schedule changes at this time are not an option, so take advantage of all the academic support we have to offer here at FP.  And if transportation is a barrier, no need to stress. Remember, there is an afterschool activity bus that picks up in front of the school at 5 pm daily.

In sports . . .

Boys soccer players will be having a captain’s practice at 12 noon today. Meet at the top of the stairs above the field.

And hey Cardinals!  Our first mega-night basketball game is coming up on Tuesday, December 3rd — right after the Thanksgiving holiday!  It will be a blackout game, so get your official blackout shirt from the bookkeeper for $5!

Unified Basketball begins Wednesday, December 4th. Unified Sports is a Special Olympics sports program that brings together students with and without disabilities to compete in sports competitions. If you have a love for basketball and would like to compete this winter, please stop by the library for more information. Practices are once a week on Wednesdays, with league games on Saturdays. Talk to Coach Chad Ohelo or Ms. Walter in the library for more information.

TUESDAY

Today is Cardinal Connections. Tomorrow we are on a 3.5-hour early release schedule, with school dismissing at 11:15.  All classes meet tomorrow; the bell schedule will be posted in the Commons and main office.

This month is Native American Heritage Month and here is today’s fact: The U.S. Congress passed the Indian Removal Act in 1830 that forced American Indian tribes to agree to cede land east of the Mississippi River. In 1838, the U.S. military forced the Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole Indians to walk from Georgia to Louisiana, a trek which has become known as the “Trail of Tears.” Thousands of those who walked died from disease, starvation, and exposure to bitterly cold weather.

Attention students! All pictures have now arrived . . . from picture day in September, from Homecoming and from picture retake day.  If you ordered pictures and haven’t already picked them up, please see the bookkeeper during your lunch or after school to get this taken care of.

The Ultimate meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled.  Again, Ultimate today has been cancelled. We will meet again after the break.

Hafa adai Cardinal family! Our Pacific Islander Club meets on Tuesdays in the cafeteria and Wednesdays after school in the library, at homework center.  Since this Wednesday is a 3.5- hour early release, there will be no meeting! Our meeting next Wednesday, December 4th, is mandatory, so please spread the word and remember that your voice matters!

Our November school-wide grade check will take place tomorrow — Wednesday. This grade check will determine your eligibility for Choice Learning for the month of December.

There will be no Homework Center after school tomorrow.  Again, no Homework Center on Wednesday.  We’ll be back at it next Monday, December 2nd.

From the CCC . . .

Attention Seniors!! Do you have questions about paying for college? Is the FAFSA or WASFA application confusing? Well you’re in luck. Your Franklin Pierce High School Counselors will be hosting Donutcha Want Financial Aid? in the library on Wednesday, November 27th, from 8:30-11 am. Bring your parent, 2018 tax return information and all your questions. Counselors and local colleges will be available to meet with families to assist with financial aid completion, as well as scholarship and admission questions. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Are you struggling in one or more of your classes? If so, here are some steps you can take: (1) Check canvas to see what you are missing. (2) Talk to your teachers or send them emails — let them know what you are struggling with to see if they have some feedback. Many of your teachers have available office hours before or after school. Be sure to check with them.  (3) Request a learning lab pass for the class where you need extra help. (4) Stay after school for homework help from 3 – 4 pm or join the lunch time homework support group. (5) Make an appointment with your school counselor for additional support. Know that schedule changes at this time are not an option, so take advantage of all the academic support we have to offer here at FP.  And if transportation is a barrier, no need to stress. Remember, there is an afterschool activity bus that picks up in front of the school at 5 pm daily.

In sports . . .

Boys soccer players will be having a captain’s practice tomorrow, Wednesday, November 27th, at 12 noon. Meet at the top of the stairs above the field.

And hey Cardinals!  Our first mega-night basketball game is coming up on Tuesday, December 3rd — right after the Thanksgiving holiday!  It will be a blackout game, so get your official blackout shirt from the bookkeeper for $5!

MONDAY

Today is Learning Lab; tomorrow will be Cardinal Connections.

This month is Native American Heritage Month and here is today’s fact: Sites of Native American villages became trading posts, and then forts or villages, and later major cities —for example, Chicago, Detroit, St. LouisKansas City, Pittsburgh, Pocatello, and many others.

Attention students! All pictures have now arrived . . . from picture day in September, from Homecoming and from picture retake day.  If you ordered pictures and haven’t already picked them up, please see the bookkeeper during your lunch or after school to get this taken care of.

The GSA will meet after school today in room 703.  Be there or be square.

Ultimate will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, November 26th. Come sign up for the club, find out more about the winter league, and the spring tournament. We may even get to play. Room 1104 after school tomorrow. 

Hafa adai Cardinal family! Our Pacific Islander Club meets on Tuesdays in the cafeteria and Wednesdays after school in the library, at homework center.  This week, Wednesday is a 3.5 hour early release, so there will be no meeting! Our meeting on Wednesday, December 4th, is mandatory, so please spread the word and remember that your voice matters!

From the CCC . . .

Hey Sophomores!  Don’t forget to turn in your permission slips for the sophomore site visits tomorrow to Mrs. Price by the end of the day today!

Are you struggling in one or more of your classes? If so, here are some steps you can take: (1) Check canvas to see what you are missing. (2) Talk to your teachers or send them emails — let them know what you are struggling with to see if they have some feedback. Many of your teachers have available office hours before or after school. Be sure to check with them.  (3) Request a learning lab pass for the class where you need extra help. (4) Stay after school for homework help from 3 – 4 pm or join the lunch time homework support group. (5) Make an appointment with your school counselor for additional support. Know that schedule changes at this time are not an option, so take advantage of all the academic support we have to offer here at FP.  And if transportation is a barrier, no need to stress. Remember, there is an afterschool activity bus that picks up in front of the school at 5 pm daily.

Attention Seniors!! Do you have questions about paying for college? Is the FAFSA or WASFA application confusing? Well you’re in luck. Your Franklin Pierce High School Counselors will be hosting Donutcha Want Financial Aid? in the library on Wednesday, November 27th, from 8:30-11 am. Bring your parent, 2018 tax return information and all your questions. Counselors and local colleges will be available to meet with families to assist with financial aid completion, as well as scholarship and admission questions. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Want to learn more about Western Oregon University?  A representative from Western Oregon will be here on December 4th.  Please sign up with Mrs. Price in the CCC as this is an invitation only event.

Are you a sophomore, junior or senior wondering what it would be like to be a nurse or an allied health professional? Then MultiCare Nurse Camp might be for you!  Nurse Camp is a unique opportunity to explore exciting careers like nursing, pharmacy, radiology, or physical therapy — and Nurse Camp is FREE! MultiCare Nurse Camp will be held July 13-17 from 8:30 to 4 pm. Participants will join nurses and other allied health care providers as they care for patients at Tacoma General. There will be hands-on rotations, mock codes and even a visit to a local nursing school. Interested? Please sign up with Mrs. Price in the CCC to attend an information session that will be held on December 16th.

In sports . . .

Hey Cardinals!  Our first mega-night basketball game is coming up on Tuesday, December 3rd — right after the Thanksgiving holiday!  It will be a blackout game, so get your official blackout shirt from the bookkeeper for $5!