Attention Rising 9th Graders
Pope will be hosting an Academies @ Pope information night
on Monday October 12th at 6:30 in the Pope Theater.
PSAT Testing Day
Wednesday Oct 14th is the PSAT testing day and will be a
FULL day- No x-Block
We will move the x-block day to Friday October 16th
Moon Over Buffalo
tickets now available at
Student-directed and adapted by David Perez
October 16-18, 2015
Moon Over Buffalo is the story of an acting couple on tour
in Buffalo in 1953 struggling to perform while dealing with
family crises and the possibility of a Hollywood director’s
visit. It’s one of those plays that shows the scenes behind
the onstage scenes. In Moon Over Buffalo, there are really
three plays intertwined with each other. And, being a farce,
you have all the craziness that includes five doors opening
and closing, people hiding in closets, half-dressed actors,
near misses in running into people who are hiding, mistaken
identities and mass confusion. Timing is everything…and as
the show goes on the timing gets better and better.
This show will be taken into a One Act Competition on
October 24, good luck!
SWAG is fast approaching
In 2008, Pope High School
successfully launched a new community service program called
Shop with a Greyhound, or as we fondly call it, SWAG. By
joining our efforts, you are committing to be one of
“Santa’s Helpers”. You will be responsible for raising
money in order to take children from Brumby Elementary
School shopping for the Holidays.
When is the big day this
On December 12, 2015, we will host
our 8th annual SWAG event. By registering, you will be
dedicating your time and energy on a Brumby child as they
enjoy activities here at Pope as well as shopping at
Target. Our goal is to make a positive difference in the
lives of these children.
What do I have to do to sign
In order to register, you need to
visit Pope’s website and complete the online SWAG
application. Then print the
permission form, complete it, and turn it in with your
$65 donation (see
registration for donation details) to room 118 in a
sealed envelope. All 3 things (online registration,
permission form, and money) must be turned in by
October 29th. Only the first 400 applicants will
Why do we do this?
It is our belief that Pope students
should provide service and leadership to our community.
SWAG is a great community service outreach project that
generates good will in the community, yields service hours
for Pope club members, and provides the less fortunate with
a much needed special day during the holiday season.
Wednesday, September 30th- online
registration opens Thursday, October 29th – online
registration, permission form and money due
Wednesday, December 9th - SWAG
meeting during x-block in theater
Saturday, December 12th- SWAG
Permission Form (print, complete, and turn in to room
118 along with monies):
Yearbook information -- more
information and forms at
• Thursday 10/16: Last day for seniors to get formal
portraits taken for the yearbook. Prestige studios will be
on campus on Wednesday 10/15 and Thursday 10/16 to
photograph seniors (outside the theater during lunches).
Seniors who do not get their portrait taken will not be
pictured in the senior section of the yearbook.
• Order a yearbook online at
school code 1626. Last day to order a yearbook is 12/31.
Interact, and NHS clubs along with the Media Center are
hosting the annual Thanks-for-Giving Food Drive for the Cobb
Center for Family Resources. This is the 30th
anniversary of the Thanks-for-Giving program, which gives
families here in Cobb all the makings of a traditional
Thanksgiving meal to take home and prepare with their
families. We are also collecting extra food items that will
last the families throughout the holiday week.
Every fall, thousands of families struggle to keep food on
the table. Thanksgiving week can be even more financially
stressful when students are home from school for more than
just the holiday meal.
Lastly, this is a competition for
local schools. Last year, Pope won our division with a
collection of over 2000 food items and over $200 in gift
cards! I have set up a competition between my classes (for
homemade cookies). Please have students bring donations to
Let’s make this year’s donation
bigger than last year’s! And WIN! Go Hounds!
Click here for more details...
Tutoring for the Dec. SAT and ACT at
Pope through Applerouth:
Pope will host an SAT and ACT prep
class sponsored by Applerouth Tutoring Services for students
during X-Block to prepare for the upcoming December SAT and
Follow this link for more information:
Important 2015-16 Dates
For the purpose of planning these are important
dates related to Pope High School for next school
Parents please remember to pick up your students in the BACK
Monday Oct 12 Academies @ Pope Information night- 6:30
Wednesday Oct 14 PSAT testing day
October 19-24 Homecoming Week