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Fasion Design WINS 4th at TSA National Competition!

Poteet had six students qualify for the TSA (Technology Student Association) National Competition in Washington, D.C. this summer. This was the first time Poteet has ever had students qualify for the national competition. Those students were:

Rachel Nunez
Photographic Technology -
Finished in the top 12 at Nationals!
Ashlee Solice, Taylor Clark, Laura Medina, and Rachel Nunez
Fashion Design -
Placed 4th at Nationals!
Antonio Rodruiguez
Promotional Graphics -
Qualified and competed at Nationals
Emily Sedaghatfar
Essays in Technology -
Qualified and competed at Nationals

Poteet is so very proud of these six students for all the hard work, dedication and results!

Dr. Ralph H. Poteet High School Graduation 2014 - YouTube Videos

Click on the links below to watch the 2014 Poteet Graduation Ceremony.

Part 1
0:00 Opening Remarks
2:35 Processional
19:27 Opening Remarks
21:33 Congratulatory Remarks

Part 2
0:00 Presentation of Diplomas
32:19 School Song
33:30 Recessional

PIT Camp 2014

PIT Camp for all incoming Freshmen will be Thursday, August 14th. Please mark your calendars for that day!

Registration is at 1:00 pm in the Commons.

Students will receive their schedule and a back-pack full of supplies! PIT Camp will conclude at 3:00 pm. Please make arrangements to pick up your child at 3:00 pm.

PTSA will be here for parents and students to join!

All Sports Perfomance Course for ALL athletes this summer!

Visit our Summer Athletic page to get information on Summer Athletic camps, training schedules, and more.

Certified MOS Master!

Kristine Macalalad passed the Excel Expert certification exam making her a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master.  This is the highest level you can achieve in MOS certification.  She is one of three students in the district to obtain this certification.

Presley Goodman is the other Poteet student to achieve this level MOS certification from Poteet.

Summer Assignments

If you have a summer assignment for a course, please go to the Department Drop Down link and click on the appropriate department.

Adobe Certifications

Four of our Poteet Pirates have their Adobe Certified Associate Certification in Video Communications using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. This is not an easy task. The Adobe ACA exams are industry standard. Students have worked hard all year and prepared for this exam. They are to be commended!

Ashlee Solice – Senior
Sammy Duarte – Senior
Kathya Godinez – Senior
Kayla Allison – Junior

Poteet Metal Shop and Wood Shops Receive $3000 Grant from Metrotex!

Representatives from the Metrotex Realtor's Association presented the Poteet Metal Shop and Wood Shops with a $3000 grant to use on supplies and materials for student projects next year.

Thank you to all the members of the Metrotex Realtor Association!


Forms for Seniors!
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Baseball Awards!

Congratulations to the following baseball players who received All-District awards:
Sophomore of the Year was Zack Baker-Shortstop/Second Baseman.

The  first-Team selections were: Ryan Boaz-Pitcher, Jordan Risedorf-3rd base, and Christian del Bosque-Catcher.

Making the second-team outfield was Collin Taylor and honorable mention goes to: Kaleb Fletcher-2nd base and Shortstop, Hunter Broyles-First Base, and Matt Hecht-Pitcher/3rd base.

Congratulations again guys!

Summer School Registration

Information is available in the Registrar's Office. Pre-registration is available on our campus May 5 through June 5th. If you do not pre-register for summer school, you must register on June 12 at Mesquite High School.

Softball Awards!

The Texas High School Coaches Association recently announce the All-State Academic team and 3 Poteet Pirates made the team.
2nd Team – Selena Mendoza, SR – 2nd Base.    
She will continue her playing career at the University of Southern Arkansas.
Honorable Mention – Madison Yannetti, SR – Short Stop.   
She will continue her playing career at the University of Arkansas.
Honorable Mention – Elisa Morris, SR – Outfield.  
She will attend University of North Texas
The award is given to high school athletes who excel in the following categories : GPA, class rank and ACT/SAT scores.  The award is given annually by the THSCA in conjunction with the United States Marin Corps.

District Awards:

10-4A Offensive Player of the Year       SR – Shorstop,  Madison Yannetti
10-4A Defensive Player of the Year      JR – Catcher,  Aubree Turbeville
10-4A Utility Player of the Year       SR – Second-base,  Selena Mendoza
1st Team All District                  SR – Third-base, Peyton Winkfein
JR –First-base, Shelby Wilson       JR – Pitcher, Cassie Vasquez
2nd Team All District                 JR – Outfield, Hannah Jobson          
JR – Outfield, Amy Krause
Honorable Mention All District      Soph – Pitcher, Madison Sadler    
Soph – Infielder, Tristan Wells          Soph – Outfielder, Jordyn Graham

Belles Officers for 2014 - 2015

Senior Captain-Tatyana Bryant
Senior Lieutenants: Bri Eubanks, Rachel Iwanski, Jamiah Sandles and Christina Lam
Junior Lieutenants: Danesia Morales and Kymari Smith
Social Officers: President-Cierra Cole
Social Committee: Kaitlyn Hilliard, Yancey Turner, and Connor Vick
JV Drill Instructors: Kayla Blain-Burnside and Morgan Hearon

Visit the Belles Page for the complete list of Varsity and JV Drill Team!

Tell Us How We Are Doing!

If you live within the boundaries of Mesquite ISD, please take a few moments to complete our annual online Stakeholder Attitude Survey.

To take the survey in English, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MCNCR7T

Para tomar esta encuesta en español, comuníquese con https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LL5WM8J

NOTE: Multiple choice survey answers do not appear correctly on iPhones or iPads. Please complete the survey on a desktop or laptop computer.

Lighthouse Ceremony 2014

This past week Poteet held its 13th Annual Lighthouse Ceremony. We wanted to say "Thank you" to those students who were a beacon of light to the teachers at Poteet this year. The video shown at the beginning of the ceremony can be seen at this YouTube link: http://youtu.be/e-QgZYTCB1E

Thank you to all our Lighthouses of 2014!

Sophomore forward, Jesus Armendariz, has been selected to the DMN all-area second team.  Jesus is the only sophomore in the area to make the first or second team on the boys side.  Please see the link below.

Students Earn HTML Web Developer Certifications!

These students have earned their HTML Web Developer Certification!

Chris Guerrero – Excellency Seal (98%)
Mohammad Haifa
Joshua Oonnoonni
Danielle Robertson – Excellency Seal (97%)
Luke Bosarge

Congratulations on your very hard work!

Girls Soccer Honors and Awards

Coach Thomas would like to congratulate the following Lady Pirate soccer players who recently received post season honors!

Honorable Mention: Emily Belloso

2nd team all-district are: Sydney Cochran and Haley Balthrop

Selected 1st team all-district are: Kristina Salazar, Kylee Pelfrey, Skye Wardell, Aspen Moreno, Bri Garcia, and Sheridan Barnes.

Freshman Gabby Gomez was selected New Comer of the Year

Joy Carlock was selected Sophomore of the Year.

Sophomore Brittany Lo-wen was named District Co-MVP

The all-state and all-region honors were also released:

Brittany Lo-wen was selected honorable mention.

Skye Wardell was named second team all-region

Gabby Gomez and Joy Carlock earned 1st team all-region honors

Coach Thomas and the lady pirates would like to congratulate Coach Peek who was named district 23-4A boys coach of the year.

We also extend a congratulations to Coach Thomas for Girls Coach of the Year!

Orchestra Competition Results!

Wednesday, both the Poteet Jr. Varsity String Orchestra and the Poteet Varsity String Orchestras competed in the Peak Music Festival, which was held in Richardson at the Eisemann Performance Center.

Both Orchestras represented our school well by receiving the highest ratings possible:  SWEEPSTAKES!  On top of the Sweepstakes Award, the Poteet Varsity String Orchestra was chosen as the MOST OUTSTANDING GROUP of the CONTEST!

CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Lewis, Mr. Frank, and to both Poteet Orchestras for their outstanding accomplishments at this very stringent competition.

Boys Soccer Awards!

Congratulations to the following boys’ soccer players for being elected to the TASCO all-region and all-state teams:
Jesus Armendariz – Honorable Mention All-State and First Team All-Region Forward
Carlos Prieto – First Team All-Region Goalkeeper
Hayden Long – Second Team All-Region Defender
Also, congratulations to these boys for being selected to the all-district team:
Jesus Armendariz – Offensive Player of the Year
Carlos Prieto – Defensive Player of the Year
Josh Sedeno – Midfield Player of the Year
Jonathan Monico – Newcomer of the Year
Sammy Duarte – First Team Forward
Hayden Long – First Team Defender
Dakota Pearson – First Team Midfielder
Travis Avant – First Team Midfielder
Chris Guerrero – First Team Defense
Derric Davis – Second Team Midfielder
Daniel Reyes – Second Team Defender
Dillon Wester – Second Team Midfielder
Joel Barrientos – Second Team Forward
Angel Rangel – Honorable Mention Midfielder
Roberto Vallejo – Honorable Mention Midfielder
Larry Caruso – Honorable Mention Midfielder

Also, congratulations to following 5 seniors for achieving academic all-state!
Chris Guerrero
Carlos Prieto
Dakota Pearson
Derric Davis
Victor Esparza

In order to accomplish this honor, the student athlete must be a senior and either be in the top 10% of their respective class or have a 90 average or higher for the duration of their high school career. Coach Peek is extremely proud of each of these young men and their commitment to being a student athlete!

Track Athlete Headed to Austin State Meet!

Please congratulate Steeven Martinez! He qualified in the 800 for the state track meet.

Khalil Baker - Receives $1000 Scholarship from Rotary

This past Saturday, one of Poteet’s own, Khalil Baker, competed in the Rotary Club’s District’s Speech Competition.  He qualified for this tournament by earning first place in the city meet, finishing above all the other schools in Mesquite, as well as Dallas Christian and Sunnyvale.  At the district tournament he faced students that advanced from all over the Dallas area.  He represented Poteet well by finishing in first place with a perfect score.  For winning the contest Khalil received a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship.  Congratulations Khalil Baker for a job well done.

Congrats to our BIM 2 students!

The following students are Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in the following areas:

Araminta Kessellie – Word 2010 and PowerPoint 2010
Kristine Macalalad – Word 2010, Word Expert 2010, Excel 2010, and PowerPoint 2010
Jordan Grafing – Word 2010 and Excel 2010
Bonnie Lanicek – Word 2010, Word Expert 2010, and PowerPoint
Brittney Sanchez – Word 2010, Word Expert 2010, and PowerPoint
Maritza Esquivel – Word 2010 and PowerPoint 2010

The following students are Microsoft Office Specialist Experts (all have passed the 2010 Word Expert certification):

Presley Goodman
Bonnie Lanicek
Kristine Macalalad
Brittney Sanchez
The following student is listed as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master:

Presley Goodman – Word 2010, Word Expert 2010, Excel 2010, Excel Expert 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Access 2010, and Outlook

Congratulations to these students and to Mr. Ross for their success!

TSA State Results!

Congratulations to all the TSA students who competed at the State Meet this past weekend. Three events will be competing at the National Competition this summer.

Promotional Graphics - 1st at State - Antonio Rodriguez
Fashion Design - 2nd at State - Taylor Clark, Laura Medina, Rachel Nunez, Ashlee Solice
Essays in Technology - Emily Sedaghatfar

View all results on the TSA site!

Congratulations to the One Act Play Students!

Kelton Collins - All Star Cast
Khalil Baker - Honorable Mention All Star Cast
Erin O'Neal - Honorable Mention All Star Cast
James Cowart - All Star Crew

Nominations from the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Awards!

Steve Tolliver for Best Actor in the role of Shrek
Poteet High School for Costumes for Shrek

Pirate Soccer

The boys' soccer parent pledged to donate $25 this season to Austin Elementary for every district win. The boys raised $300.

Below is a picture of the boys presenting a $300 to Principal Jonathan Royle of Austin Elementary.

UIL Results!

Congratulations to the following students who competed at UIL this weekend.

Ariane Mitchell placed 3rd in informative extemporaneous speaking and advances to regionals.

Presley Goodman is district champion in computer applications, and advances to regionals.

And our literary criticism dominated, taking the district team championship.
Individual awards include: First place= Stella Viju
Second = Steffy Viju
Third = Amanda Shotts
Fifth = Taylor Solice

Congratulations to the following Fine Arts Students

PHS students advanced to the state level of the VASE and TAEA's Visual Arts Scholastic Event:

Sydney Paige
Bryanna Sharkey

Congratulations to these students and to Mrs. Hrehocik for all their hard work!

Our Newest Licensed Cosmetologist!

Congratulations to Amanda Peters for passing her State Board Test! She is a newly licensed Cosmetologist!

Poteet Orchestra News!

Both Poteet Orchestra (Junior Varsity and Varsity) received the Sweepstakes Award at the most recent competition! Congratulations to all these students and to Mr. Lewis for all the hard work and dedication!

Poteet Winterguard

The inaugural season for the Poteet Winterguard wrapped up Saturday with a fantastic performance! The winterguard brought home a bronze medal from the North Texas Colorguard Championships in Burleson.

Congratulations to the girls on an extraordinary first season!

Bowling Team Regional Results!

1st place in Regionals:

Tionna Hough
Elizabeth Hill
Sydney Paige
Kaitlyn Walston
Ariane Mitchell

Both Tionna Hough and Duane Threatt will advance to State! We wish you the best of luck!

Varsity Belles Results from Competition!

1st Runner Up at the Alamo Dance Classic!

Awards include:

Sweepstakes and Gussie Nell Davis Award
Best Overall Precision
Best Overall Technique
Best Overall Choreography
Judes Award - Modern
Judes Award - Military
Judes Award - Pom
Best in Class Runner Up

Congratulations to all these girls and Mrs. Fields!

All visitors are required to provide a valid driver’s license prior to entering any part of the building. All visitors are required to enter through the front office where the driver’s license will be scanned through the District’s Raptor system.

Thank you for assisting us in our efforts to keep our students safe!

Congratulations to the 2014 - 2015 Poteet Cheerleaders!

Varsity Junior Varsity Freshman
Lauryn Bennett Sabino Brito Bridget Browning
Megan Boaz Yasmine Davis Cynthia Cadengo
Tre Cooper Diamond Farrell Brianna Davis
Chastity Griffin Lillian Leach Megan Edgar
Zaria Harp Felicia Miller Jordan Hartman
Katie Johnson Vashti Moffett Aja Lynch
Kaylan Jones Ramatoulie Riley Ayana Reason
Mikayla Jones Shayla Sims Sharese Thomas
Taylor Moore Stephanie Torres  
Erin O'Neal Alyssa Vines  
McKenna Rose Haven Welch  
Katera Washington Deja Woods  
Raven Williams    
Haygan Young    
Dominic Olkewicz    


Volleyball Awards!

Congratulations to the following young ladies for be members of the Texas Girls Coaches Association ACADEMIC ALL STATE TEAM: In order to be a member they must have an overall GPA average of 94 or above for grades 9-11,be a varsity participant or member of the support staff of that sport in good standing; and be of good moral character.

Kristen Jones
Selena Mendoza
Kelsey Stewart
Madison Yannetti

The Texas Sportswriters Association also recognized Madison Yannetti as a member of the All-State Volleyball 2nd team.
DFW Girls Coaching Association has chosen Coach Lisa Lisewsky as their “Coach of the Year”

Basketball Awards!

We are proud to announce our Lady Pirate Basketball players that received All-District Honors:

Savanah Doty was named Offensive MVP.
Shy Chethem was named 1st Team All District and also Kyla Nelson.
Jada Jennings made 2nd team.
Ke’Ambria Richard and Andrea Dyer received Honorable Mention.

Congratulations to these ladies as they worked extremely hard this season.

Yanetti Honored by Rotary

Congratulations to Madison Yanetti, who was honored at the Mesquite Rotary Luncheon last week.

Orchestra Awards

The following students made a First Divison Rating on their solo and Qualified for state solo and ensemble:

Madison Davidson - Violin
Ian Herrera - Violin
Taylor Schill - Cello

Football Awards and Honors!

Congratulation to the following athletes on their awards!

Name Award
Malik Jefferson 4A - AP Honorable Mention
Victor Rodriguez 4A - AP Honorable Mention
Conrad Carbo 4A - AP Honorable Mention
Kody Edwards 4A - AP Honorable Mention
Kisean Allen 4A Academic All State Honorable Mention
Connor Cates 4A Academic All State 2nd Team
Darren Carrillo 4A Academic All State 2nd Team
Nate Gaines 4A Academic All State Honorable Mention
Lane Novy 4A Academic All State Honorable Mention
Victor Rodriguez 4A Academic All State Honorable Mention
Ryan Tremain 4A Academic All State Honorable Mention

Did you see Malik Jefferson's Interview on CBS?


Congratulations to the Academic Decathlon Winners!

A SUPER congratulations to Steffy Viju for receiving

Event Name Place
Mathematics Cody Nguyen First
  Cameron Smith Second
  Anthony Farley Second
  Steffy Viju Third
Social Science Matthew James First
Economics Steffy Viju First
  Matthew James Second
  Cameron Smith Second
  James Bowden Second
  Stella Viju Third
  Lydia Burnam Third
Art Matthew James Second
Language and Literature Stella Viju First
  James Bowden First
  Steffi Viju Third
Music Jordan Garcia Third
Science Matthew James First
  Stella Viju Second
  Cameron Smith Third
  James Bowden Third
Individual Awards!
Mathematics Cody Nguyen  
Language and Literature Stella Viju  


Congratulations to all these students and their teachers!

Orchestra Concert

Watch their final number performed during the Holiday Concert!




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