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Peace Fair Flyer

The first-ever Princeton High School Peace Fair, with projects spanning diverse fields relating to peace, a healthy and sustainable environment, and to student wellness, drew a large crowd of students during Tiger Time on Thursday, May 25. The Peace Fair included 35 student groups who presented their peace projects in the New Gym and outside near the tennis courts. 

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Congratulations to Elizabeth van der Schaar, who has been selected to participate in this summer’s Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology hosted by Rutgers University School of Engineering.  She was selected from a very elite pool of candidates and will serve as a Governor’s School Scholar. 

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Congratulations to the Princeton High School students who received awards from the Mercer County Science and Engineering program. PHS students received a total of 12 awards. Many of the students receiving awards participate in the PHS Research Program, where the develop experiments, collect data, and report on their results under the guidance of Jennifer Smolyn, James Smirk, and Mark Eastburn

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Congratulations to the Princeton High School students who earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs! There were 42 PHS students who students excelled in College Board assessments and schoolwork to earn the awards, which colleges use to identify academically competitive underrepresented students.

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PHS student Hanqi Ma has been named a top 300 Scholar in the 82nd Regeneron Science Talent Search, a science and math competition. Each Regeneron Scholar will receive $2,000, and their schools will also receive $2,000 to use toward STEM-related activities. Congratulations to Hanqi Ma and his mentor, PHS Economics teacher Ms.Katelyn Wagner!

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flyer for Jan 23 Career Festival at PHS

Do you have a career or a passion you would like to share with Princeton High School students? Please sign up to be part of the Princeton High School Career Festival that will take place on Monday, January 23. We have some great presenters but we would love to include more parents and community members.

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Are you a Princeton High School student or parent looking for counseling resources? Here is an updated guide that explains what school counselors, the Student Assistance Counselor, the Child Study Team, the Dean of Students, the Coordinator of Student and Family Services, Effective School Solutions (ESS), and the Princeton Family Institute (PFI) can do to help.

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Are you a high school student interested in coding? You are invited to take part in Hack PHS on Nov 5-6! HackPHS will be held in the cafeteria of Princeton High School, located at 151 Moore St, Princeton, NJ. Limited parking will be available around the school. All times are tentative, but you should plan on arriving around 9:30 AM on Saturday, November 5 and leaving sometime after 2:30 PM on Sunday, November 6.

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Sumuk Anand has been named one of the Governor's STEM Scholars, a program which provides high-achieving New Jersey STEM students with an introduction to the state's vast STEM economy in order to retain that talent in the state.

Sumuk Anand, a senior at Princeton High School, has three publications on National Center for Biotechnology Information’s GenBank sequence database for the analysis of three novel Landoltia Punctata sequences.

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Friday, October 14, 2022  7:30 PM

PHS Spectacle Theatre presents a Spectacle Theatre Showcase:  A Cabaret Night Filled With Songs, Monologues, and Scenes

Friday, October 14, 2022

7:30 PM

PHS Black Box Theatre

General Admission $5.  Tickets will be sold during break at PHS and at the door.  Doors will open 15 minutes before curtain time.

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When it comes to life after graduating from Princeton High School, there are a variety of paths to finding an interesting and rewarding career. Mercer County Technical Schools provides some interesting choices. Mick Orfe from Mercer County Technical Schools recently discussed some of the options with Personal Finance classes at PHS.  Interested students usually spend part of their day at one of the two MCTS campuses where they can gain industry certifications, experience, and in some instances college credits. 

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We are excited to have Back to School Night in person this year! We are following the Anchor Day schedule tonight, which means looking at what your student would have for a G1.

Period 1: 7:00-7:10pm
Period 2: 7:15-7:25pm
Period 3: 7:30-7:40pm
Period 4: 7:45-7:55pm
Period 5: 8:00-8:10pm
Period 6: 8:15-8:25pm
Period 7: 8:30-8:40pm
Period 8: 8:45-8:55pm

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Photo of Dr. Andrea Dinan, Director of PHS Ideas Center Tutoring Hub

The Ideas Center is the hub of the tutoring programs for PHS.  In the center students can request academic assistance and receive help in a variety of ways including peer tutoring, study groups, Princeton University tutors and PHS teacher assistance. It is a quiet study room during the school day as well as a gathering place for service projects and a boisterous place at break for students to receive help, connect with peers and eat lunch.

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Last week, Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) Scholars from Princeton High School met with Superintendent Carol Kelley in the new wing of the high school where a portion of the new space is dedicated to the Resource Office for Access, Renewal, and Equity also known as the ROARE Center. 

"It's a place for homework help, college prep support, and a place where students feel a sense of belonging,” says PHS's Bethany Andrade Siddiqu, Coordinator of Student and Family Services. “I am so pleased that Dr. Kelley had the opportunity to come here and to speak with our MSAN Scholars." In addition to MSAN, Bethany is also the advisor for PULSE (Pride University Leadership Sisterhood Esteem), another PHS group with an emphasis on making all students feel welcome at the high school.

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Katherine Monroe, PHS '23, has been selected as a student delegate at the World Food Prize’s 2022 Global Youth Institute. Katherine was one of only two students selected from New Jersey for this prestigious conference.

Katherine will present her research to a roundtable of agriculture experts, scientists, and 300 students from around the world. She was selected after submitting a final draft of her Global Challenge paper in July.

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Graphic showing Aug 25 for 9th Grade Orientation and Sept. 29 for Back to School Night

We are looking forward to seeing new and returning students on September 6, the first day of school. . Princeton High School is a wonderful, welcoming place.  We have a wide variety of academic events, club fairs, social celebrations, music, and theatre planned for this school year. It is going to be a great year!

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