Dear Pulaski County Public Schools Community:
Pulaski County Public Schools has unfortunately become the victim of a cybercriminal attack. On Sunday, we discovered irregularities in our systems. PCPS immediately retained outside experts to launch a forensic investigation and help secure our servers. We now know that this is a case of ransomware deployment. Our dedicated IT professionals are working diligently with some of the country’s leading experts in cybersecurity to return PCPS systems back to normal as quickly as possible – they are making incredible progress.
Tomorrow, we intend to resume school in following with PCPS’s planned academic schedule. Know that the safety of our students is a top priority; all systems that safeguard the physical security of our school campuses are fully operational. We are confident that normal classroom teaching will continue with minimal disruption. The PCPS All-In-Tutoring program will now begin Monday, November 13th due to this disruption.
While more information will be confirmed in the coming days, understand that our priority is the safety of the entire PCPS community. We are committed to addressing the situation quickly and responsibly, by collaborating with legal counsel, technical experts, and cybersecurity professionals. We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this issue.
Robert F. Graham
Bus 50 will be 20-30 minutes late this morning. We apologize for the inconvenience.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT; Yesterday, the Cardinal News Media Organization posted an article about the vacancy rate of teachers in the Pulaski County Public School Division. The article listed Pulaski County schools with a 13.6% vacancy rate for the 2023-2024 school year, apparently the highest percentage in Southwest, Virginia. Unfortunately, a reporting error was made on August 5, 2023 and the 13.6% rate has now decreased to approximately 1.7% due to the correction of the error. JLARC and the Virginia Department of Education have been notified and are also making the correction to their records. Our administrative staff works hard to ensure that we hire and retain the best teachers at PCPS as we know that they are our greatest asset in helping students learn and succeed at the highest levels. We apologize for any confusion this mistake has caused in our community. Have a great afternoon!
Come talk to your board members
Come talk with our Board Members
Due to law enforcement operations in the area, Pulaski County High School and Pulaski County Middle School will be closed on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. All eleven and twelve month employees report on their regular schedule.
Happy Holidays from the Pulaski County School Board and Pulaski County Public Schools.
Happy Holidays from Pulaski County School Board and Pulaski County Public Schools.
Pulaski County Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 due to the large number of students and staff who’ve been recently diagnosed with the flu or respiratory illnesses. This is a Code 1 closure and will not be a virtual day. We hope that all of our students and families have a healthy and happy Thanksgiving break.
Come out Saturday and support the Cougar Competition Cheer squad as they host the 2022 Cougar Cheer Classic at PCMS.
The Pulaski County Dance Team will be holding auditions Monday, August 22, in the middle school auxiliary gym. Students in grades 6-8 will need to attend from 3:30-4:15 and grade 9-12 from 4:15-5:00. Dancers do not need any prior experience to audition, but do need a VHSL physical on file to participate. Contact Taylor Sink at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Taylor Dillon at email@example.com
for questions, or if you cannot make the audition date but would still like to participate.
The Pulaski County Dance Team will be hosting a technique clinic on August 19 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the PCMS Gym. This is for grades 6-12 who are interested in joining dance team this school year. You must have a VHSL physical on file to participate. You do not need to bring anything, but wear clothes you are comfortable moving in. Audition dates and times will be announced soon. Contact Taylor Sink at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Taylor Dillon at email@example.com
with any questions!
Any Pulaski County Middle School students who are interested in cross country are cordially invited to come on out and see just what you've got. The team is in special need of several female runners. Come on out and be a part of something bigger than yourself!
Don't forget that Tuesday, August 2, is the National Night Out celebration in TWO locations in our hometown. The Pulaski Police Department will be holding an event at Jackson Park in downtown Pulaski from 4-6 p.m., where members of our HR department will be setting up a booth. Also, the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department will hosting another event at Randolph Park from 5-8 p.m. The two events will feature several agencies at each location, giving you a chance to meet some of our local first responders and other groups. See you there!
Check out the latest on the Cougar cross country team!
All potential PCMS Cougar Football players should be aware of the following information.
Check out this FREE theatre arts program being offered!
While it was originally considered a fact that the PCHS Theatre Arts Program had not one or two but three VHSL State Championships, that has now been proven false. They have FOUR VHSL State Championships! In addition to these, we now know that the program also has multiple region titles, at least one state runner-up, and at least nine district titles. Those numbers are likely going to be higher by the time all is said and done, as some years there were no trophies presented. Those all go with the many festival championships the program has won over the years. Mr. Jeff McCoy is in the process of helping us document all of these awards so that we can properly record and save that history, with the hopes of adding more hardware to that trophy case very, very soon.
Would you look at that! Would ya just look at it! TWO STATE TITLES today for Pulaski County! JJ Gulley has just won the 4A State Championship in the high jump with his 6'5" leap! This leaves the Cougars up in first place heading into the final day of competition Saturday. Keep your fingers crossed Pulaski County!! Congratulations to both JJ Gulley and Diego Turner on their gold medals today!