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News Briefs 2/20-2/24: Tryouts Begin For Sports & Fine Arts

Here is what is happening for the week of February 20th through February 24th. Spring sports are starting up this week, with the tryouts beginning Monday and lasting throughout the week. Here is the rundown for what else is happening.

Today is the first day of Scholastic Journalism Week, a week designed to help us remember the significant events in the development of the media. The first newspaper was published in the English colonies in 1690. Although that paper only published one issue because it was stopped by the governor of Massachusetts, it set the stage for the first continuously published paper to start 14 years later and the local, regional and national newspapers we have today, including your student newspaper: the Royal News.

Be aware that this is the last week to buy your yearbook at $75. Go to Jostens.com by Feb. 24th.

The National Honor Society distributes letters this week to students with a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or better. Letters are given out by English teachers. If a student does not receive a letter and believes that he/she has a 3.8, please send the student to see Mrs. Jones in room A29.

Are you looking for your prom dress? On Feb 23rd from 5 PM to 8 PM and Feb 25th from 9 AM to 12 Noon at First Baptist Church 401 N. 2nd Street in Hopewell, there will be over 600 dresses to choose from for only $5.

The Annual 4-H Talent Show is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 17, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in PGHS auditorium. Auditions are Monday Feb 20th in the auditorium at 2:45pm. They are in need of dance groups or individual dancers. If interested in performing in the talent show, please contact Mr. Maclin at 804-712-0620. If you are unable to reach him, see either Mrs. Mason in D16 or  Mrs. Farley in A16.

The P.G. Players are pleased to announce auditions for the spring musical, The Broadway hit, The Addams Family. It is based on the hit TV series from the 60s. Auditions will be Monday 2/20, Tuesday, 2/21, and Wednesday, 2/22. Monday and Tuesday will be acting and singing in the Choir Room at 2:30. Wednesday will be Dance in the Commons at 2:30. Actors and singer pick one or the other of the first two days, everyone must dance on Wednesday. Sing a song which shows off your voice and be prepared to read scenes from the play. Dance will be a choreographed sequence. Students interested in tech must fill out a form for Mrs. Houlihan. Please see Mr. Phillips if you have any questions.

The girls soccer team will hold tryouts beginning Monday February 20th. Tryouts will last from 3 to 5pm and will be held on the lower field behind PGHS. You must have a VHSL physical in order to tryout. Monday’s tryout will be for PGHS students only. 8th and 9th graders are invited to tryout beginning Tuesday February 21st. If you have any questions see Coach Holc or Coach Owens.

Varsity softball tryouts will be held starting Monday, February 20 from 3:00 pm until 5:30 pm-meet in the Lobby of the Auxiliary Gym.   Students interested in trying out must have a current, fully completed VHSL Physical.  Also, students must have passed five classes the first semester and be in grades 9-12.   Students with questions should contact Coach Chandler.

JV softball tryouts will be held starting Wednesday, February 22 from 3:00 pm until 5:30 pm-meet in the Lobby of the Auxiliary Gym at PGHS. Students interested in trying out must have a current, fully completed VHSL Physical. Also, students must have passed five classes the first semester and be in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade. Student’s with questions should contact Coach Chandler or Coach Dize.

Varsity baseball tryouts will be held starting Monday, February 20 from  2:50 pm until 5:45 pm-meet in the Auxiliary Gym.   Students interested in trying out must have a current, fully completed VHSL Physical.  Also, students must have passed five classes the first semester and be in grades 9-12. Students with questions can see Coach Roberts.

JV baseball tryouts will be held starting Tuesday, February 21 from  3:00 pm until 5:15 pm-meet in the Auxiliary Gym at PGHS.   Students interested in trying out must have a current, fully completed VHSL Physical.  Also, students must have passed five classes the first semester and be in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade.   The Parent’s meeting for those trying out will be held on Wednesday, February 15 at 6 pm in the gym at PGHS.   Student’s with questions can see Coach Roberts.

A representative from Richard Bland’s admission office will be at Prince George High School on 2/24/17 to make on-site admission decisions.  Seniors interested in meeting with this representative for an on-site admission decision should sign up for an appointment time in the counseling office.

And lastly if you cannot wait for the spring season to start there is a baseball scrimmage this Saturday at home for varsity & JV versus Lee-Davis at 11 AM.