• Principal Todd Hitchcock lends a hand at the Habitat build in Orleans.

    PHS Service Day 2015 by Lily Thompson

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    Favorite Music Genres

    We surveyed students to find out what their favorite genre of music was. Here are the results!

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    Fall Break!

    This is what we found when surveying students about what they are looking forward to most about fall break.

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    Junior High Seventh Grade Volleyball

    Front row players of the seventh grade volleyball team. Photo by Addison Wells

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    Jr High Seventh Grade Volleyball

    Faith Wilder gets ready to serve the ball at their home game. Photo by Addison Wells

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    Junior High Eighth Grade Volleyball

    Audrey Blankenbaker gets ready to serve the ball at the Paoli home game. Photo by Addison Wells

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    Humane Society Needs Help!

    The Humane Society needs donations, you can donate before Friday October 2nd by bringing the donations to Mrs. Nichols in room 115 or after Friday by taking the donations directly

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    We did a survey to find out how students at PHS have been affected by bullying. The students were asked to select all of the options that applied to them.

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    Just Keep Running

    Junior high runners run during their cross country meet. Photos by Rachel Umpleby

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    Take Off!

    Mr. Goodman´s engineering class shot off rockets in the baseball field last Friday. Photos by Morgan Dotts

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Homecoming Nominees Announced

The highly anticipated Homecoming festivities is upon us, and everyone is excited to know who the Homecoming candidates are. But many are also curious for the information regarding when they will be announced, how to vote, etc.

Fall athletes nominate one boy and one girl of their graduating class to represent their class for homecoming. The senior athletes nominate five boys and five girls to run for King and Queen.  

The nominees this year are:

Freshman prince Jace Ingle and princess Madison Street.

Sophomore prince Dietrich Sears and princess Callie Baker.

Junior prince Tyson Whaley and princess Meagan Dooley.

Senior King candidates are Austin Drury, Brandon Kingston, Jessey Perkins, Blake Roberts and Garrett Tolen.

Senior Queen candidates are Jessica Fullington, Tori Guinn, Darrian Breedlove, Emily Line and Erika Andis.

High school students will vote Thursday, September 17. Then of course, the highly anticipated crowning will be just before kick-off Friday, September 18 at the varsity football game against West Washington.

Story by Lindsay Morasch

Board to Meet Monday

A board meeting will be taking place on Monday, September 14, at the Paoli Community School Corporation in the Superintendent’s Office for the Board of School Trustees and the Regular School Board Meeting. The executive session will start at 6:15 p.m.

The public hearing will take place at 7 p.m.

They will discuss:

  1. a) 2016 General Fund, Debt Service Fund, Capital Projects Fund, Transportation Operating Fund, School Bus Replacement Fund, and Rainy Day Fund budgets,
  2. b) 2016 Capital Projects Plan for the Years 2016, 2017, and 2018, and
  3. c) School Bus Replacement Plan for the Years 2016-2027.

At 7:05 p.m., or at the conclusion of the public hearing, a regular session will come next. Following this, an executive session will close the board meeting.

Story by Alyssa Osborn

Pageant Results

On September 9, several PHS students competed in the Fall Pageant.

Several high school students, including sophomore Mikaela Robbins, juniors Laundon Goldsby, Emily Coots and seniors Shelby Meredith, Erika Andis and Abi Andis, were in the running for Queen. Seventh graders Lili Seals and Payton Ashley competed for the title of Princess.

While many students competed, only two could take home the title of Queen or Princess.

Shelby Meredith was crowned Queen, while Payton Ashley earned the title of Princess.

Story by Nikki Stewart

Choir to perform Saturday

Members of the junior high choir will be performing the songs “Haida”, “Like the Beat of the Drum” and “Child of Tomorrow” at the Paoli Fall Festival. They will be performing Saturday, September 12 at 3:15 p.m. on the Main Stage in front of the Court House.

New choir director Chelsea Bolas began teaching at PHS this year. She graduated from Michigan State University and is originally from East Lansing, Michigan.

So far Bolas had loved her experience here with our students

Experience: EPIC,” said Bolas.

Story by Alexis DeCarlo

Dance Tonight

SADD is hosting a dance tonight after the football game and will be held in the cafeteria. It will be open for any PHS student to attend and only costs three dollars. The money made will be going towards SADD and their activities.

What is SADD? SADD is Students Against Destructive Decisions. They talk about peer pressure, role modeling, underage drinking, drug use, teen violence, teen suicide  and environmental strategies. Their mission is ¨To empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them in their daily lives.”

“I hope that lots of students will attend!¨ said SADD sponsor Summer Hudelson.

Story by Renee Lee

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!

Please help support the Health Occupation Students of America pizza fundraising event on Thursday, October 15th during Junior and Senior High School lunch times. We will have pepperoni and cheese pizza available for $2.00 per slice. If you would like to order a whole pizza, please see Ms Eisele at Lost River Career Cooperative or Pam in the high school office earlier in the week. Thank you in advance for your support!

Sports Update for Wednesday, September 30



The Jv volleyball team was defeated by the Orleans Bulldogs. They lost in 3 sets, while the Varsity won in 5 sets Leaders of the Herd: Olivia Becht led the serving for the Rams with 4 aces.  Bela Brewster, Claire Cornwell, and Madison Street each added 3 a piece. Keaton Chastain led the Lady Rams with 18 kills.  Claire Cornwell had 8 kills for the Rams, and Anna Hutcheson had 8 kills and 2 solo blocks for the night. Madison Street dished out 36 assists for the Rams and also had 11 digs. Bela Brewster led the defense with 15 digs on the night.  Amber Smith came up with 13 digs, and Ashley Archer also added 11.



Both Jr. high volleyball teams beat Mitchell last night.


The Tennis Sectional will take place tonight at Loogootee. The match will begin at 4:30.




Hall Decorating Contest

The hall decorating contest will be on September 21st after school until as long as you can stay.  Bring $1 for pizza at 6pm. RAMnation is the theme.
The following classes have the state and hallway:
Freshmen: Alaska-Freshman hallway
Sophomores: Texas-Library hallway
Juniors: Indiana-Mrs Wyatt’s hallway
Seniors: Hawaii-Senior hallway
We would love to see a huge crowd for the decorating contest.  The winning class gets their name on the spirit bench.  Come hang out with friends and have some fun!
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