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Drama program attends thespian festival

Drama program attends thespian festival

Story by Ashlan Brooks

January 14, 2020

The drama program recently participated in the annual Kansas Thespians Festival on January 8, 2020. The program took a group of 30 students to Wichita, Kansas for a series of workshops and productions. On Thursday, January 9th, the group performed Pippin for an audience and received a standing ovation...

ACT adopts new testing policies

ACT adopts new testing policies

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Assistant Online Co-Editor

December 16, 2019

ACT Inc. plans to adopt a new policy change in September 2020, allowing single-section scores to be improved without the risk of lowering other subsection scores on a retake. In addition to individual subsection testing, the policy will also allow for students to take the test online, which will yie...

Pippin qualifies for state

Pippin qualifies for state

Story by Alexyia Lunday, Reporter

December 13, 2019

The musical “Pippin” is leaving Pittsburg and going to state. The musical is a coming-of-age story about the life of a boy named Pippin. Senior Gabe Anderson plays Pippin in the show. His show credits include: “Crucible,” “Aida,” “Footloose,” “Urine Town,” “The Little Mermaid...

Club 209A, Leadership Class collaborate to host donation drives

Club 209A, Leadership Class collaborate to host donation drives

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

December 4, 2019

As the holidays begin to approach us, faculty members are taking charge to aid students that don’t have their basic needs met at home. In order to do so, Club 209A, a counseling and admin-led initiative, is running several donation drives to help those in need.  “With Club 209A, we hope to r...

A inside look at district transportation

A inside look at district transportation

Story by Sarah Alcantar, Mattie Vacca, and Hannah Gray

December 4, 2019

Around the country, there are parked school buses with a sign that reads: "Bus drivers wanted."  According to Forbes, there is currently a bus driver shortage across the nation. However, in District 250, that is not the case. Though there is not a shortage now, with the continued growth of sp...

AP test scores increased in 2019

AP test scores increased in 2019

Story by Jacob Mathew, Reporter

December 3, 2019

According to CollegeBoard exam results, Advanced Placement (AP) PHS students increased AP exam scores in 2019. Scores spiked to a 67% average passing rate in 2019, from just 47% the year before. Scores have increased every year since 2015. Marjorie Giffin has taught AP U.S. History for 12 years...

STUCO, HOSA collaborate to host talent show

STUCO, HOSA collaborate to host talent show

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

November 22, 2019

For the first time in three years, PHS will be hosting a talent show. However, the only difference is that it’ll be student-run by Student Council and HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) members.  Junior Emily Brooks came up with the idea to let HOSA incorporate a fundraiser with...

HOSA celebrates national HOSA week by hosting events

HOSA celebrates national HOSA week by hosting events

Story by Braden Benson, Business Manager

November 19, 2019

Nov. 18-22 is HOSA Week, designed to celebrate health professions and to bring more awareness of the health field to the student body. “The point is to bring more awareness to health and to promote health careers to high school students that are interested,” vice president Mikayla Kitchen said. ...

NHS inducts new members

NHS inducts new members

Story by Abby Painter, Social Media Editor

November 19, 2019

On Nov. 11, the PHS chapter of National Honors Society (NHS) hosted a banquet to induct 25 new members.  Prior to the ceremony, senior inductee Alec Kangas was surprised to receive a letter congratulating him on his acceptance.  “I got excited because I didn’t think I would get accepted,” Kangas said. “...

Fighting the flu: Hunziker stresses importance of flu shots

Fighting the flu: Hunziker stresses importance of flu shots

Story by Ian Sullivan, Reporter

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...

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