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Fighting the flu: Hunziker stresses importance of flu shots

Fighting the flu: Hunziker stresses importance of flu shots

November 15, 2019

As the 2019 flu-season approaches, nursing staff prepares for the annual sickness.  Advanced practice registered nurse Amber Hunziker, who is in her first year of practice at the high school, has witnessed firsthand the signs of flu-season. “I feel like we've had more confirmed cases sooner...

Instagram updates app, removes ability to count likes

Instagram updates app, removes ability to count likes

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

November 15, 2019

Last week, Instagram announced it will run an experiment where like count will be removed in order to bring a more positive atmosphere to the app.  Although users will be able to see their own likes on a post if they want, they won’t be able to see the number of likes on other accounts.&nbs...

The nurse is in: full-time nurse practitioner now available in clinic

The nurse is in:  full-time nurse practitioner now available in clinic

Story by Mattie Vacca, Reporter

November 15, 2019

As of Oct. 1, PHS now has a full-time nurse practitioner through a partnership with the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas.  Amber Hunziker transferred to Community Health from Mercy Hospital-Fort Scott in February.  “I have always been really interested in adolescent health and wellness and just ...

2016 social issues play published

2016 social issues play published

Story by Abby Painter, Social Media Editor

November 14, 2019

The 2016 social issues play “Drowning in Quicksand” was published and is now available for other schools to perform. The Repertory Theatre class at that time was the premiere cast to perform the show, which was written by Debbie Lamedman.  Senior McKenna Shaw was an original cast member as a freshman. ...

Debate team earns 66th in the nation

Debate team earns 66th in the nation

Story by Joy Lee, Strategic Communications chair

October 29, 2019

On Oct. seven, the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) listed the PHS Debate Team ranking 66th out of over 3,000 programs across the nation.  The NSDA is an honors society where students earn points and degrees based on competitive and service-related activities. The PHS Debate Team rec...

PHS repaves the parking lot, causes confusion

PHS repaves the parking lot, causes confusion

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

October 17, 2019

On Monday Oct. 8, students came to school to find the south end of the parking lot closed due to repaving. Unaware of the construction, students had to park elsewhere, in the grass or across the street at Countryside Christian Church.  According to activities director Jeff Staley, the repaving of th...

District moves enrollment online

District moves enrollment online

Story by Ian Sullivan, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, USD 250 implemented an online-only enrollment policy. Historically, enrollment has only taken place in person or on paper. Superintendent Rich Proffitt experienced this past year the inconveniences. “The old system was that everyone came in and enrolled on pape...

New year, new lunch schedule: Admin shifts schedule to separate study hall

New year, new lunch schedule: Admin shifts schedule to separate study hall

Story by Braden Benson, Business Manager

October 12, 2019

A new schedule has been implemented with two lunches and an additional study hall.  The administration wanted there to be separate lunches, but they also wanted students to have time to work on things they needed to.  “We made sure when we went to the split lunch, that we gave you a study hall to s...

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