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Remembering Matt Newbery

Remembering Matt Newbery

Story by Ian Sullivan, Reporter April 9, 2021

On Nov. 22, 2020, one of Pittsburg’s athletic community's greatest allies, Matt Newbery, passed away from complications of COVID-19 at the age of 53. Newbery was a PHS alumnus and a part of the class...

Physics classes to compete in regional bridge building contest

Story by Joseph Lee, Co-Editor-In-Chief March 19, 2021

This April, students in physics classes will compete against students from neighboring high schools in a bridge building contest.  The competition will be held in the Idea Shop on Block 22, located...

Librarian Samantha Warren receives Rainbow Library book grant

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor March 8, 2021

On Jan. 24, librarian Samantha Warren received notification the PHS library was a recipient of the Rainbow Library Grant. This grant sends free LGBTQ+ affirming books to schools across states such as Kansas,...

Computer displaying DragonNet art

District provides internet for families in need

Story by Natalie Ruiz, Photographer March 1, 2021

USD 250 has partnered with the City of Pittsburg and announced free high-speed internet for Dragon families within the city limits.  This network is called DragonNet and will be available for 500 families...

Javon Grant being interviewed by KOAM after the game against Field Kinley.

Dragons clinch SEK league title; Grant becomes leading scorer at PHS

Story by Hannah Gray , Social Media Editor, Newspaper Managing Editor February 26, 2021

During last night's game, the varsity boys basketball clinched the SEK league title. This is the fifth title out of the last six years for the Dragons.  Senior Javon Grant had another big night. One...

Senior Elliott Norman prepares for a tournament during debate class.

Seniors say goodbye to debate season

Story by Seth Loudermilk, Reporter, Photographer February 24, 2021

Debate seniors every year have to say goodbye to a program that has changed them. “One of the biggest things I've learned through debate is confidence,” Bailee Edson said. “Even if you don't feel...

Seniors Rebeccah Jones and Mercedes Angeles qualified for the state tournament.

Jones, Angeles make school history

Story by Braden Benson, Reporter February 24, 2021

Seniors Rebeccah Jones and Mercedes Angeles are the first girls in PHS history ever to advance to the state wrestling competition. “I never really saw myself being able to make it to state, considering...

Choir director Susan Laushman conducts students in Encore while preparing contest submissions.

Laushman receives Outstanding Music Educator award

Story by Ian Sullivan, Reporter January 28, 2021

On Jan. 20, PHS choir director Susan Laushman was given the honor of the National Federation of State High School Association’s (NFHS) Outstanding Music Educator award.  According to the official...

Coach Ashlan Schwartz talks to the Varsity volleyball team during a game.

Quarantine queens

Story by Ashlan Brooks and McKenna Hodges January 19, 2021

Girl's volleyball team faces a quarantine without practices, a temporary head coach and other obstacles in their 20-21 season. Policy changes allow for other fall sports to practice during their quarantine. Volleyball Two...

Photo above is students from the debate class practicing social distancing.

District updates close contact policy

Story by McKenna Hodges, Co-Editor-In-Chief January 13, 2021

The district updated its COVID-19 close contact policy with the help of county health officials to provide different guidelines according to the level of exposure.  On the USD 250 website, the different...

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