Week of Monday, September 23 – Friday, September 27, 2019

Announcements – September 23, 2019


See You at the Pole this Wednesday, 9/25. We will meet at 7:00 am in the plaza near the flagpole for a time of prayer before our school day starts!


HOCO Dress Code Checks Start This Week!

Campus Ministry Office (2nd floor across from the elevator)

Please remember to wear the undergarments you are wearing that night when you try the dress on. No shoes required.

Wednesday 2:30-3:00 PM

Friday 7:15-7:45 AM

You may leave your dresses in that office until the end of the day if you need to.

French Club meeting this Friday in Room 138 during Activity Period: in addition to the usual conversation and French food, we will be electing officers for this year.  You must be present at the meeting to run! Remember: vote early and vote often…

There will be a Science Olympiad lunch meeting this Wednesday in the library. Also if you have not turned in your form to Mrs. Blaine do so immediately. 

Today (September 25th), during activity period, ALL 9th graders need to report to the Horner for PSAT pre-registration.  Bring a number two pencil with you (NO MECHANICAL)

The following colleges will be here TODAY, Wednesday, 9/25/19 during activity period in the Math hallway!

  • Palm Beach Atlantic, Auburn, Gordon, Ouachita



To help facilitate testing on PSAT day, all 9th-11th graders will complete a MANDATORY PSAT pre-registration session on the following dates.

9th Grade:              Wednesday, 9/25/19 in Horner during activity at 12:30 pm

10th Grade:            Monday, 9/30/19 in SLC during activity at 9:15 am

11th Grade:            Wednesday, 10/9/19 in Horner during activity at 12:30 pm

Please be sure to bring a #2 pencil with you, mechanical pencils are NOT allowed.


The Film and Broadcasting team is looking for students interested in being part of Friday Nights Lights Film and Scoreboard crew! With only 3 home games left, don’t miss an opportunity to learn how to run the new scoreboard, help shoot on the sidelines or from the press box! Great experience and fun way to be part of the game. Contact Mr. Joshua Polite or Mrs. Wilson if you are interested in signing up for one of the games. Some experience on camera necessary for running the camera. No experience needed for running scoreboard or switcher! 

 Thursday, 9/26, is our Preview Breakfast for prospective families from 9:30-11:30.  Students – please represent PCA well to our visitors as they tour the campus.  We want them to see the different factors that PCA offers.

All Upper School boys planning to play soccer this year need to contact Coach O’Neal by this coming Monday, September 30th, to ensure they receive information for the upcoming season!  You can contact him via email at [email protected] or text at 972-672-1326

Congratulations to the following seniors on their acceptance to college!

Jacob Burton, University of Oklahoma

Peyton Chapa, University of Arkansas

Jessica Florsheim, University of Arkansas and University of Oklahoma

Hunter Hall, Missouri State University

Quinten Heflin, University of Arkansas

Katy Jacobs, Texas A&M University

Katie Kittredge, Mississippi College

Zack Mockler, Oklahoma State University

Rebekah Rohn, University of Alabama and University of Arkansas

Samantha Seal, Biola University and University of Oklahoma

Avery Snell, University of Arkansas

Leighton Strawbridge, Trinity Western University

Students,  we have several opening on trips as noted below.  If you are interested, please come and see Mrs. Lindley in the Upper School Office.

  • Paris, Denver, Portland, Prague, Boys Leadership, Oklahoma Girls Ministry, and Costa Rica!


Just a reminder that the Minimester Informational Meetings for both students and parents are coming up.  Please check the listing below for trips that will meet on Thursday, September 26th and Monday, September 30th.

  • Thursday, September 26th: Amazon, China, Honduras, Haiti, and Uganda

Amazon: Mike Beeson, Thursday, September 26th, 6:30-7:30 pm, Band Room

Camp Eagle Leadership and Fly Fishing: Jon Lineberger/Terry Rodgers, Monday, September 30th, 6:30-7:30 pm, U121

China: Phil Armstrong/Amy Smith, Thursday, September 26th, 6:30-7:30 pm, Library

Costa Rica: David Steen/Melody Gravett, Monday, September 30th, 6:30-7:30 pm, US Choir Room

Dominican Republic Girls Ministry: Kathy Crabb, Monday, September 30th, 6:30-7:30 pm, Horner

Dominican Republic Boys Baseball: Mike Maack, Monday, September 30th, 6:30-7:30 pm, Horner

Haiti: Caleb Cunningham/Coach Cunningham, Thursday, September 26th, 6:30-7:30 pm, U125

Honduras: Jenny Brady/Lori Nappier, Thursday, September 26th, 6:30-7:30 pm, U119

Los Angeles: Meg Wilson/Josh Polite, Monday, September 30th, 6:30-7:30 pm, U123

Northern England: Sandy Gammenthaler/Chip Childers, Monday, September 30th, 6:30-7:30 pm, U127

Portland: Kendyl Logston/Jacob Emory, Monday, September 30th, 6:30-7:30 pm, Library

Prague and Vienna: Dana Sedgass/Kim Stidham, Monday, September 30th, 6:30-7:30 pm, U202 (Mock Trial Room)

Uganda: Mary Carl Finkelstein, Thursday, September 26th, 6:00-8:00 pm, Horner