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Principal's Message


Welcome to Cougar Country!



Hello Cougar Nation!

As a 1987 graduate of PCHS and the son of an original PCHS faculty member, I am extremely excited and proud to be back at PCHS as your principal. We are going to have a great school year. There are a lot of exciting things happening this year on our campus. We will work hard together and celebrate being Patrick County Cougars along the way. PCHS is an excellent place to be and we should be very proud of the accomplishments and tradition we have here. Our athletic teams have already produced conference championships, our Pride of Patrick County Marching Band remains a consistently strong program that is known statewide, State Championship Fishing team, SCAEL team, and other cultural arts, vocational and club programs have excelled in their own areas of competition. As your principal, I pledge to you to continue our strong push in academics as well as extracurricular, in order to help your high school experience be one of the best times in your life.

The vision that I have for us will consist of continued effective teaching in the classroom, student engagement and accountability, and holding all of us to the high standard that is expected by students, faculty, staff, parents, and all the community stakeholders. I believe in building relationships with students, parents, and staff as well as emphasizing how important education is to the future of our students. Education is the great equalizer. No matter what your background or financial status is, you have an opportunity to be successful with education. Life is often very difficult without one. I certainly want to encourage our students in thinking about post-secondary opportunities such as a two or four year college, the military, or some other form of education after high school. I ask you to join with me as we strive to further this vision together.

In closing, we at PCHS are blessed to have tremendous community support and parental involvement. We appreciate the sustained support provided so unselfishly by our parents, community members, and local businesses. We pledge to continue to work hard to make our academic and extracurricular programs even stronger to ensure our students are successful and prepared for the future. They deserve no less. Please continue to communicate with the teachers, guidance counselors, and our administrative staff as we move forward together to meeting the challenges of the 21st century learner.

Kenneth T. Cox
Principal, Patrick County High School

It's a Great day to be a Cougar!!!