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New Greenhouse for Science Classes

Moorea Long

October 21, 2017


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Biology teacher Karl Schmidt said he is extremely excited about the new greenhouse and anxious for it to be ready. “I’m excited to move everything in and start using the greenhouse,” Schmidt said. “I want to get using it as soon as possible with my classes.” Junior Lainey Dent said she is...

Another Year, Another Change

Mariah Sullivan and Chloe DeYoung

October 21, 2017


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Seminar release is no longer. The three-year program was removed because of the increase in student enrollment. Sophomore Jacob Farmer said he was disappointed because he liked seminar release. “I really thought that it positively affected the overall grade of everybody,” Farmer said. “I think...

Foreign Exchange Student Alyssa Cole

Foreign Exchange Student Alyssa Cole

Jacquee Hecker

October 21, 2017


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Being away from home is not always easy, said Alyssa Cole, 11. Cole is in Denmark as a foreign exchange student for her junior year. “The hard thing is definitely missing my friends and family. Not seeing them everyday is pretty hard and I don’t usually talk to them more than once a week,”Cole...

New Principal Jeff T. Hines

New Principal Jeff T. Hines

Gracyn Shulista

September 19, 2017


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New principal, Jeff T. Hines, stepped up when the school needed it the most, said Callie Rolf, secretary. In May, , former principal, Phil Bressler announced he would be moving to Pittsburg to be the principal at the high school. “I took the position because I felt like it was the very best thing...

New Additions to PHS

New Additions to PHS

September 13, 2017


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Introducing the several new staff members that are working at Paola High School.

The Phase

The Phase

Breuana DuVal

August 29, 2017


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Students looked up at the sky in awe as the moon began to move over the sun. Locusts and crickets started chirping and buzzing, bird calls became non-existent and then darkness. The eclipse had reached partial totality. Freshman Brayden Thompson said he felt as if watching this natural phenomena...

Principal Phil Bressler Resigns

Principal Phil Bressler Resigns

Moorea Long

May 24, 2017


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Principal Phil Bressler said he will miss his students the most. “There are a lot of faces that I will really miss in this school,” Bressler said. Looking around, Bressler would be seen standing at every game, concert, meet, tournament, show or contest. He would make sure to greet, highfive...

Prom Committee

Jacquee Hecker

May 20, 2017


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Looking back on her junior year of high school paraprofessional, Emily Mead said it would be fun to be in charge of prom committee. “I took over prom committee because I know how much fun doing this could be for the juniors because I did it when I was in high school,” Mead said. Prom is not...

Jeff Hines at State

Jeff Hines at State

Skyler Hughes

May 20, 2017


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Jeff Hines, assistant principal, and Randy Heatherly, Girard Middle School principal decided to take action against class designations for private schools by going to Topeka in April to talk to officials at the Kansas State High School Activities Association. Schools at issue are private schools...

Booster Club Donates DrumFIT to Fitness Class

Gracyn Shulista

May 8, 2017


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Recently, Baylee Teagarden’s fitness class received DrumFIT. According to the DrumFIT website, DrumFIT is a fitness-based drumming program which combines music and fitness to make exercise fun. The Booster Club helped purchase drumsticks, exercise balls and the stands. Before Spring Break the fitness...

Frontier League Downsizing

Claire Cox

May 8, 2017


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The Frontier League consists of the same teams that compete against each other in all sports and activities categories consistently every year. Paola’s Frontier League currently has six teams: De Soto, Ottawa, Spring Hill, Louisburg, Eudora and Baldwin. But that could change soon.Vice principal and...

Forensics Team Competes at State

Jenna Collier

May 8, 2017


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Daelan West, junior, is a cheerleader for both basketball and football, but on her weekends attends forensics meets. “People don't know what forensics is, so they aren't surprised that I do it, they're just confused,” West said. Forensics is competitive speech and drama. “It is a KSHSAA...

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