• Jana Elabiad

Club & Competition Updates


Advocacy Groups:


Green Memphis/ Food Deserts:

  • A Recycling Education program for students and parents will be held this semester. It will be an engaging program that will teach families about recycling. This will be held on October 21st at 5:30 via Zoom.

  • Flyer: Recycling Education Program Flyer link

  • Zoom link will be sent closer to the date.

  • Green Memphis/ Food Deserts meets every Friday from 3:30 to 4.

  • If you are interested in joining this advocacy group, please contact Jana Elabiad at janaelabiad@pv.school.

Fight for 15:

  • This group advocates for minimum wage to start at 15 dollars per hour and will be working with local businesses and activists dedicated to providing fair wages.

  • If you are a high school student interested in joining this advocacy group, please contact Zainab Malik at zainabmalik@pv.school.

Immigration Reform:

  • Three years after Trump’s Muslim ban, this advocacy group continues to work to educate ourselves on the various immigration policies and the ways we can advocate for immigration reform in the U.S.

  • If you are a high school student interested in joining this advocacy group, please contact Naisha Chowdhury at naishachowdhury@pv.school.

Criminal Justice Reform:

  • Pleasant View School is now an official partner school of the University of Memphis’ Street Law Group.

  • The club will focus on learning about the workings of the criminal justice and court systems.

  • The club will also be involved in local efforts of criminal justice reform and may partner with Just City, the Shelby County Youth Council, and the BRIDGES Counselors not Cops cohort.

  • The Criminal Justice Reform group meets every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30.

  • If you are a high school student interested in joining this advocacy group, please contact Zahra Chowdhury at zahrachowdhury@pv.school.

Education:

  • There will be a reading program similar to the summer reading program we had this summer for students Kindergarten to Second grade. More information will be provided in next month’s issue.

  • A mentoring program will also be established

  • This program will offer tutoring for middle school and elementary students taught by high school students.

  • If high school students are interested in tutoring, please contact this email: highschooltutors@pleasantviewschool.com.

  • Education group meets every Monday at 3:30.

  • If you are a high school student interested in joining this advocacy group, please contact Wissal Boudaoud at wissalboudaoud@pv.school.


STEM Clubs:

Science Bowl:

  • Science bowl practice will start from Thursday, September 10, 2020. This high school club will be from 4-5pm.This club is no longer accepting new members.

ACS Chem Club:

  • The ACS ChemClub is a high school chemistry club that provides students with a unique opportunity to experience chemistry beyond the classroom.

  • This club will begin later in the year. More information will be provided in next month's issue.

You Be the Chemist:

  • This club will begin in late October. More information will be provided in next month's issue or in an email.

Mathcounts:

  • This math club is offered for middle school students with Mrs. Rizwana.

  • If any middle school students are interested, please contact Mrs. Rizwana at rharun@pleasantviewschool.com.


The Arts:


Art Club:

  • The Art Club meets every Friday from 2:00-3:30.

  • If any student in 5th-12th grade is interested in joining, please contact Haneen Jaber at artclub@pleasantviewschool.com.

  • Flyer:Art Club Flyer link

Cooking Club:

  • The Cooking Club meets every Friday from 3:30 to 5:00

  • Two weeks a month are geared toward elementary students and the other two weeks are geared toward middle and high school students.

  • Every week, students learn how to cook a new dish in an interactive and fun way.


Competitions:


Spelling Bee:

  • Spelling Bee will be held virtually from 3rd grade to 8th eighth grade.

  • The first round grade level competitions were completed in early October. The top three winners from each grade will move forward to the school Spelling Bee that is scheduled to be held in the gym at PVS on October 30. Proper social distancing will be followed.

Hadith Competition:

  • The Hadith Competition is scheduled for November 20.

  • A group of specific Hadiths has been sent out to each grade level of students. Students compete on their ability to memorize and explain the meanings of their grade specific Hadiths.

National History Day:

  • The 2021 theme is Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.

  • The school competition will be held on January 8. More information will be provided in next month’s issue.

Science Bowl:

  • The TN Science Bowl will be taking place virtually this year spanning over two Saturdays on February 27 and March 6. PVS will be sending two teams for this competition.

You Be The Chemist Challenge:

  • The You Be the Chemist Challenge will take place virtually in February/March. A team of 8th Grade students from PVS will be competing. More information will be provided in next month’s issue.

Science Fair:

  • The PVS Science Fair for this academic year will be held in March/April. More information will be provided in next month’s issue.


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