PHS Journalism

Theater

Gaylin Nicolson, 12, drilling a screw in to finish up the counter that is going to be used for the play Steel Magnolias in technical theater on April 15th.

Halle Schindler, The Reporter

February 16, 2016

The theater department is preparing for All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, on March 25 and 26. "This play tells you what happened to your inner child and where it went," sophomore Bea Pomatto said. Theater producer, Leslie Coats said the play is based on what people have learned through...

Powder Puff

Powder Puff

Makayla Hughes, The Reporter

January 5, 2016

November 7th, Paola High kicked it off with the Powder Puff. A tradition held between the junior and senior classes each year. “It was the most fun I ever had,” said junior cheerleader, Micalib Hoover. Every year the two show their piers exactly what they are made of. Juniors came out on top...

The Royals Win the World Series- Stay

The Royals Win the World Series- Stay

November 17, 2015

Imagine the cheering, crowded masses of people, sea of royal blue and the Royals themselves. Now, imagine being stuck in school while this is happening. “I’d say about half for the student body and only a couple of the staff was gone,” said Natalie Patton, mathematics teacher. Patton said the...

Volleyball, Chandler Karr

photo by Ashleigh Gorges, 12

Halle Schindler, The Reporter

October 20, 2015

Junior Chandler Karr said she feels as though she represents the high school by playing volleyball and carrying her team. Karr said carrying her team is essential because Paola is strongly based on sports. Karr said she primarily plays middle hitter. She said she understands her role on the team. “I...

New Teacher, Matthew Arnold

Payton Sheldon, The Reporter

October 9, 2015

Paola has gained a new English teacher, Matthew Arnold. On top of his dream of wanting to travel the world, Arnold said he is now here to teach. Arnold graduated from the University of Kansas, with a major in secondary education. “One of the reasons I choose to teach Language Arts is because I...

New Teacher, Baylee Teagarden

Payton Sheldon, The Reporter

October 9, 2015

New teacher Baylee Teagarden said she has adopted Paola Health and P.E. students as her own. Teagarden said she graduated from K-State with a bachelors degree in Financial Planning, and then decided to change it and get her masters in Education from Pitt State. “Paola is great,” Teagarden said....

New Teacher, Kathy Wulfkuhle

Jordyn Younger, The Reporter

September 28, 2015

Kathy Wulfkuhle, Family and Consumer Science teacher is beginning her education career. Wulfkuhle said she earned a bachelor’s degree at Emporia and taught for a short period of time before changing to corporate business. After, she said she went back to Emporia to receive her master’s degree in...

Cybil’s journey to Peru

Tabitha Foster, The Reporter

October 21, 2014

“Peruvian culture is a mix of the Spanish who conquered [Peru] and the Incas who the [Peruvians] are descendants of,” junior Cybil Drummond said of her new home in Peru. Drummond is staying in Peru for the next 10 months. She said she decided to go to Peru to learn Spanish and wanted something different...

Q&A: Anna Karsten

Tabitha Foster, The Reporter

October 21, 2014

Q: Where are you from? A: I’m from a small village near Cologne called Uossenack. Q: Why did you decide to come to the U.S? A: It’s very large and famous in Germany and a lot of things, such as styles and trends, come from the U.S. Q: How did you prepare for your trip? A: I watched movies...

The big unVAILing

Brooke Prothe, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2014

Megan Vail said teaching was the only career she really considered. Vail said she didn’t know what career she wanted to pursue until she was a freshman in high school, when she decided to pursue teaching. “[I decided to be a teacher] because I realized I was always helping people in class. It felt...

New tech teacher switches gears

Katelin Anderson, Reporter

September 24, 2014

Tech teacher Amanda Waters said she left her corporate desk job to follow her dream of being a teacher. Waters said she first got her degree in marketing, and then went back to University of Central Missouri for her masters in teaching. “I always wanted to be a teacher,” Waters said. “But since...

New choir teacher seeks to improve students

Jake Hastert, Reporter

September 24, 2014

Allison Enneking, new choir teacher, is adjusting to the high school. Although this is her first teaching job, she said she feels that while the choir is not yet prepared for the concerts this year, they will be soon. “I am impressed to see that so many students in this school are so involved in...

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