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Save the Date

April 22
Library Movie Night

April 25 - 26
Belles Spring Show

April 30
Lighthouse Ceremony
4:00 pm
Anne Poteet Audiotrium

May 7
STAAR Testing - Biology and
U.S. History

May 8
STAAR Testing - Algebra 1

May 14
Senior Breakfast
7:30 am,
Poteet Cafeteria


NEW! BYOD Policies
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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


Tell us where you have been accepted to college! Click the link below and complete the information!

College Acceptance! (complete the Google form)

STAAR Testing

Information   Testing Dates
STAAR info  

March 31
STAAR Testing - English 1

April 1
STAAR Testing - English 2

May 7
STAAR Testing - Biology and
U.S. History

iMay 8
STAAR Testing - Algebra 1

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!

Congratulations to the Belles for 2014 - 2015!

Alexander Alexis
Alvarado Ulyssia
Andersen Daisey
Arroyo Destiny
Blain-Burnside Kayla
Boucher Lourdes
Bryant Tatyana
Cannaday Vanessa
Carter Erika
Cleary Baylei
Cole Cierra
Davis Alex
Duff Daisha
Eubanks Bri
Fierro Alexa
Foster Daralyn
Gayler Maya
Grandez Melissa
Green Mary
Hardeman Sidney
Hearon Morgan
Hecht Lauren
Hernandez Victoria
Hilliard Kaitlyn
Iwanski Rachel
Kelly Britnie
Lam Christina
Lara Zaira
Maestre Ana Karen
Manor Peyton
Morales Danesia
Prieto Irais
Robertson Payton
Robles Sarah
Rodriguez Dominique
Romine Alexa
Rosales Suzette
Saenz Gabby
Sandles Jamiah
Santos Nayeli
Sinyard Kori
Smith Kymari
Standley Ikeria
Thomas Alexis
Turner Yancey
Vick Connor
Waller Kristal
Yancy Kiara


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!

MISD'S Severe Weather Plans

Please read MISD'S Severe Weather Plans and familiarize yourself with all the procedures in place in the event of severe weather in our area.

We ask all parents to respect the policies set forth by MISD as it is our goal to always protect our students and keep their safety as our main concern. Your student is best protected when all students and parents follow the guidelines put forth by MISD.

Winter Weather
For information related to school changes during winter weather, you will want to get your information from:

KEOM 88.5 FM
MISD Web Site
Poteet APP
Mrs. Cummings Remind101 - text @myphs to 469-425-2483
Or via Twitter @phspiratenews

Please make sure you are connected!

MISD Facebook

Orchestra Concert

Watch their final number performed during the Holiday Concert!




Apple App Google App

Have you had time to check out the Poteet App? An update occurred late last week. Lots of great info for seniors and college readiness information for all!! Even an INSTANT number to Jostens!

It’s a free download.

More ways to stay connected with up-to-date news:

Twitter account to follow:

Facebook: phspiratenews

Purchase Senior Ads for Yearbook

For Purchasing Ads in the Yearbook:
Download, Read, Complete and Turn in

Due February 14th, 2014

Yearbook Information

Yearbooks may be purchased through smart-pay.com. Please follow the steps as instructed. The cost of the book is $60 plus any additional add-ons.


MISD Film Festival -
Do you have what it takes?

Visit mesquiteisd.org/mesquiteisdfilmfestival/ to view contest rules!


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Parents - text @infoforme to 469-425-2483 or send an email to infoforme@mail.remind101.com (leave subject blank) and follow the directions sent to your device to join the notifications list.

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