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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...

District adopts a new policy regarding expectations, behavior

District adopts a new policy regarding expectations, behavior

Story by Mattie Vacca, Reporter

October 12, 2019

In August, USD 250 rolled out a new document detailing “The Dragon Way” as a standard of behavior and expectations obtained through feedback provided by stakeholders and community members.  “The Dragon Way is an understanding for any and all Dragons,” principal Kelynn Heardt said. “It stems ...

Remembering Tony Taylor

Remembering Tony Taylor

Story by Joy Lee, Strategic Communications Chair

October 10, 2019

On July 13, senior Anthony Taylor passed away due to a heart complication while swimming. Taylor was an honor roll student, involved in activities including football and debate.  Fellow classmate and friend Isaiah Yamamura was inspired to memorialize and raise funds for his scholarship by selling...

Sophomore English students travel to Pitt State for banned books event

Sophomore English students travel to Pitt State for banned books event

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Assistant Online Co-Editor

October 2, 2019

  On September 24, students for Mrs. James’s and Mrs. Rountree’s Honors English 10 classes attended the annual banned books convention at PSU. Prior to the visit, the students had read Brave New World in class, a widely challenged book. ...

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