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Raising The Par | Maceli Shares Passion For Golf

Raising The Par | Maceli Shares Passion For Golf

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Editor in Chief

June 8, 2018

A few years ago, sophomore Steve Maceli’s dad convinced him to pick up a golf club in place of his baseball bat. Fast forward a few years later, he’s the eight place winner of the 5A Southeast Kansas boys golf tournament, thirteenth place winner at the Regional Golf Tournament and state tour...

Freshman finds her passion for speaking without words

Freshman finds her passion for speaking without words

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Managing Editor

May 22, 2018

Every time she takes a science test, freshman Emily Wachter grips her pencil and tries to block out every thought running through her head. A potential F on her transcript. A wrong answer. The closet door she had left open in her room. She knows the material, yet self-doubt still infiltrates...

Painting with a passion

Painting with a passion

Story by Maddy Robison, Reporter

May 21, 2018

While other students prepare with paper and pens for their club meeting, Art club president Alesha Lawson, junior, grabs a brush and paint. Art club works on a variety of projects and community service throughout the year. “We have meetings every month to organize activities. We also do a ...

Board of Education approves alternative school

Board of Education approves alternative school

Story by Joseph Lee, Reporter

May 21, 2018

USD 250 will open a new alternative learning center in August. The plan was approved by the Board of Education (BOE) on May 14. Alternative learning provides a different learning setting for students who are not able to learn in the traditional school setting. Marlene Willis, president of the BOE, said t...

Video: Gay Pride Day at PHS

Video: Gay Pride Day at PHS

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Managing Editor

May 17, 2018

On Wednesday, May 16, the Equality Club hosted Gay Pride Day in Angie Pallarés's room. Students participated in activities such as a photo booth, trivia and Pictionary.

McAfee qualifies for State Tennis Tournament for third year in a row

McAfee qualifies for State Tennis Tournament for third year in a row

Story by Ximena Ibarra, Reporter

May 15, 2018

Over the past nine years of junior Devin McAfee’s tennis career, he has improved as a player and competed in three tennis state tournaments. John Seal, PHS tennis coach, has been training McAfee since he was young. “I’ve taught Devin to play since he [was younger than] eight years old,” said...

Exploring different cultures

Exploring different cultures

Story by Cassidy Bayliss, Reporter

May 14, 2018

To promote diversity in the school, sponsors Kristin Thomas and Anatolia Ruiz decided to create Multicultural Club. For junior Rachel Ruiz, multicultural club is a place for people of all different ethnicities, and she says she loves being immersed in different cultures and ideas. “Multicultu...

Speaking Without Words: ASL Club

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Managing Editor

May 14, 2018

This year, junior Emily Wachter founded the ASL Club to spread her passion for American Sign Language (ASL). The club meets every Thursday, where Wachter teaches the language to attendees.

Powering through the changes

Powering through the changes

Story by Joseph Lee, Reporter

May 5, 2018

As the lunch bell rings, freshman Blake Harrison walks past the lunch line and makes his way to a classroom. There, he completes his schoolwork while waiting for the lunch line to die down. Harrison has changed his lunch routine to adapt to a new, recently implemented lunch system. On April 16, t...

Math dept. to revise course offerings

Math dept. to revise course offerings

Story by Maddie Baden, Editor in Chief

May 5, 2018

For the past seven years, eighth graders have had the opportunity to test out of algebra I and take honors geometry their freshman year. For the 2018-2019 school year, all freshmen will take algebra I, and honors geometry will no longer be offered to students. In the past years, eighth graders were taugh...

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