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Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Students,
As the Principal of Pleasant Hill High School, I would like to welcome you to the PHHS Website.  This website has been designed as a resource to access school news and information.  It is my hope that you are able to become familiar with our school, its policies, and other procedures. 
The mission at Pleasant Hill High School is to prepare students for a variety of opportunities through a quality education.  The courses offered are designed to allow all students to achieve their post-secondary goals.  Our staff here at PHHS take great pride in creating professional relationships with students and encourage each child to work to his or her maximum ability. 
At PHHS, we believe that each student should have a positive high school experience.  A variety of clubs, organizations, and teams exist to allow every student to get involved and find their unique interest and talent.  PHHS offers award-winning musical programs, outstanding athletic teams, student centered clubs, entertaining drama, and successful academic groups that provide students with enriched learning experiences and the opportunity to develop lasting friendships. 
We are very fortunate to have a great school with outstanding students and teachers which is located in a supportive community.  Our focus is to work collaboratively so that each student is prepared for his or her future. 
On behalf of the faculty and staff, I wish each of you an exciting and productive school year. 
 Go Roosters and Chicks!
Paul Canaan, Ed. D.
Pleasant Hill High School Principal

Latest News

MRVC Conference Choir

Congratulations to our MRVC Conference Choir members from PHHS ! Cathy Wade, Dillon Blackburn, Natalie Mosqueda, Jacob Hammond, Emily Stocking, Emma Marshall, Alaina Umscheid and Abby McKee. The concert was great! Thanks for representing us!


Members from the VFW Post 3118 were at PHHS today to discuss patriotism and flag etiquette with 9th graders. Thank you Dave Hamilton, Dave Zang, Chris Hummel, Jim Lotspeich, and John VanGorkom. We are grateful for your service and were honored to be your host for the day. So proud of our students for the respect and appreciation they showed our veterans!

The PHHS Scholar Bowl Varsity Team Wins the MRVC Conference Title

Tuesday, March 13th, Senior Captain Eric Humphrey and all conference stars Ben Yoder and Joe Heinrich helped their team cap a 16-1 season in the MRVC with the school's first ever Conference Championship. The team handily defeated Grain Valley in the final match, while the JV squad, led by all-conference JV player Victor Leiker, secured 2nd place in the conference in a close loss to Grain Valley the same day. Coach Moore will take the team to compete at Districts on April 16th and to the National High School Championship in Atlanta in May.
Scholar Bowl

Rachel Denney to DECA Nationals

Rachel Denney qualified to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, GA,April 20-25.She will compete against students from the United States and around the world.


DECA MEMBERS COMPETE AT STATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE Members of the Pleasant Hill High SchoolDECA Chapter recently attended the 2018 Missouri DECACareer Development Conference held on March11-13at Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. DECA is a career and technical student organization for all high school students participating in business management and marketing programs.DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.Nearly 2.000 members and advisers representingchapters throughout the state met to compete in the state leadership awards program. Delegates representing the Pleasant Hill High School in the state competitive leadership awards program were: Jared Clapp, Michael Okuly, Dillon Bray, Brady Schlesener, Jayden Reyes, Colin Paris and Rachel Denney. Winning recognition at the state conference was Rachel Denney in Business Financial Services.

MIssouri Read-In Day

The English department in conjunction with the library sponsored a day dedicated to school-wide reading on Friday, March 9, 2018: Missouri Read-In Day. Missouri Read-In Day as a day set apart for reading activities to bring about increased awareness of the benefits and importance of reading. The day is to aid in the recognition that reading proficiency is the major factor in determining a child’s success at school, regardless of other factors. The English department and library celebrated this day by asking each teacher to devote at least 10 minutes of silent reading in each class period throughout the day. Additionally, the staff and students promoted the importance of reading with signs and banners throughout the building. Drawings for prizes took place at the end of each class period for a student from each grade level as well as a staff member.
Read-In Day