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In the Spotlight

Senior Gabriela Sanchez is the "Student of the Month" for December 2018.  Gabriela, from Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico, has attended Pan Am since 2016 and learned about the school from her older sister Hannia, who graduated in 2018.  Gabriela is a member of the National Honor Society and Morris Chapel Choir.  She works hard every day to achieve her future goal of becoming a pediatrician, and she is grateful to her parents for being her role models and supporting and encouraging her to work towards her goals in life.
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News & Announcements

"Once Upon a Teen" Clothing Market Returns Saturday, January 19

The “Once Upon a Teen” clothing market is returning for the 3rd year! On Saturday, January 19, students will have the opportunity to shop for a variety of items (i.e., jeans, jackets, sweaters, athletic wear, etc.) right here on campus. We are so grateful for volunteers from churches in the Dallas area who continue to make this fun event possible for our students.

PPAS Leadership Changes to Start 2019

Rev. Dr. Doug Dalglish has announced his resignation as President of Presbyterian Pan American School (PPAS) in order to return to pastoral ministry. The Board of Trustees made several changes to ensure a healthy period of transition before an installed President is sought.

Mr. David Salyer, Presbyterian Elder and well-known attorney in Galveston, was elevated from Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees to Board Chair. Mr. Kim Warner, Presbyterian Elder and former Vice President of Texas Presbyterian Foundation, was named Interim President of the School on a part-time basis. Mr. Warner has been associated with PPAS for 26 years, with the last few years as a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Board at the time of this transition.

Dr. James Matthews, President of PPAS from 1997 to 2012, has been retained part-time and will focus his efforts on relations with major donors and student recruitment.

We are grateful to Dr. Dalglish for his faithful service to PPAS over the past 6 1/2 years, and we wish him success in his future endeavors. And, we look forward to an exciting 2019 as we continue in our mission to educate and empower our students from 12 countries for leadership in the global community.

Recruiting Event in McAllen - Saturday, December 15, 2018

School representatives will be at the La Quinta Inn & Suites (Convention Center) 801 S. Ware Rd. in McAllen on Saturday, December 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for prospective students and families to learn about our school. A $50 voucher toward application fee will be credited for those attending this event.

Christmas Candlelight Service and Christmas Party

Students celebrated Christmas a little early on Saturday, December 1, since they will all be home for the holidays. The student-led worship service of scripture lessons, carols, and candlelight was a truly beautiful remembrance of Christ's birth. The service was followed by a Christmas dinner and party where students exchanged gifts with one another.

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 11/30/18

On Friday, November 30, 2018, we celebrated the induction of 18 new members into the John A. Mackay Chapter of the National Honor Society. These students were selected by their teachers as those who most uphold the ideals of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. During the ceremony, inductees were presented with a yellow rose from current members of the chapter. They also enjoyed a meal together after the induction ceremony. Congratulations, students!

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Calendar

Boys' Basketball @ Edinburg Harvest Christian Academy
Date: 1/21/2019, 5 PM 6:30 PM
Location: Edinburg
Girls' Basketball @ Edinburg Harvest Christian Academy
Date: 1/21/2019, 6:30 PM 8 PM
Location: Edinburg
Girls' Basketball vs. Mission Juan Diego Academy
Date: 1/22/2019, 5 PM 6:30 PM
Location: Presbyterian Pan American School
Boys' Basketball vs. Mission Juan Diego Academy
Date: 1/22/2019, 6:30 PM 8 PM
Location: Presbyterian Pan American School
4-h Fundraiser (Loaded Nachos)
Date: 1/23/2019, 5:45 PM 6:45 PM
Location: Harte Student Center


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