• Bailey Best of Collection

    Each Photo 1 student was asked to put together a “Best of” collection of their photography work this school year. This collection is by Kayla Bailey.

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  • Strother Best of Collection

    Each Photo 1 student was asked to put together a “Best of” collection of their photography work this school year. This collection is by Allison Strother.

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  • Dickey Best of Collection

    Each Photo 1 student was asked to put together a “Best of” collection of their photography work this school year. This collection is by Madeline Dickey.

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  • Thompson Best of Collection

    Each Photo 1 student was asked to put together a “Best of” collection of their photography work this school year. This collection is by Lily Thompson.

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  • Yearbooks On Sale Now!

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    Chromebooks

    All loaner chromebooks need to be turned into Stacie by the end of the day tomorrow. There will be no loaners issued the last week of school (May 15-19). Make

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  • Blankenbaker Best of Collection

    Each Photo 1 student was asked to put together a “Best of” collection of their photography work this school year. This collection is by Audrey Blankenbaker.

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  • Chastain Best of Collection

    Each Photo 1 student was asked to put together a “Best of” collection of their photography work this school year. This collection is by Keaton Chastain.

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  • Turner Best of Collection

    Each Photo 1 student was asked to put together a “Best of” collection of their photography work this school year. This collection is by Trinidi Turner.

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  • Night at the Museum Awards

    Last night the Advanced U.S. History class hosted its annual “Night at the Museum” in the PHS cafeteria. There were 14 exhibits this year. The judges selected Garrett Vincent’s project

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The Senior Tributes are In!

Attention class of 2017, the senior Graduation and Tribute video are ready to be picked up at the high school office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Monday-Friday) with Mrs. Minton. If you did not get a chance to pre-order a video, extras can be purchased for $20. If you have any questions please contact Heather Nichols (nicholshj@paoli.k12.in.us). Yearbooks will be available in August so please follow us for that information.

Congratulations Graduates, have a great summer.

Chromebooks

All loaner chromebooks need to be turned into Stacie by the end of the day tomorrow. There will be no loaners issued the last week of school (May 15-19).

Make sure you have your chromebook, charger and case when you turn them in. No one will be keeping them over the summer; chromebooks for summer school will be in classrooms.

Night at the Museum Awards

Last night the Advanced U.S. History class hosted its annual “Night at the Museum” in the PHS cafeteria. There were 14 exhibits this year. The judges selected Garrett Vincent’s project “Determining the Destiny of the World: The Role of Cold War Leaders and Their Summits” as the Best of Show and a $50 award from the Orange County Historical Society. Anna Hutcheson was awarded second place for her project “The March of the Invisible Empire: The Rise and Decline of the Klan” and $25 from the PHS Student Incentive Fund. K.C. Warren won third place with “Give Peace a Chance” The Changing Nature of America’s Peace Movements.” Attenders were asked to vote for their favorites. Chaz Becht received the most votes for his exhibit “Providing Help and Hope” The Evolution of the American Red Cross and was named the Peoples’ Choice with Anna Hutcheson coming in second and Hunter Hamilton third. Thank you to the large number of other students who attended and helped the class create a wonderful show this year.

Sno-Cones After School Friday

Tri-Hi-Y will be selling sno-cones in the library hallway after school on Friday. On your way to track practice? Baseball? Softball? Tennis? Golf? Study Tables? Get a refreshing sno-cone. Ten delicious flavors to choose from. Your money will go toward service projects that help people in the local community and around the world. $1 for a tasty sno-cone Wednesday after school. Please put your sno-cone cup and spoon in the trash can when you have finished enjoying it!

Buy A Yearbook!

Yearbooks for the 2016/2017 school year are now available for order. The cost is 40 dollars. You can pay by cash or check (make checks payable to “PHS”), money is due to Mrs. Minton in the office or Room 115 by the last day of school.

Super Mileage

Super-mileage is an activity that may be new to some students but is offered here at PHS. The super-mileage participants get all kinds of opportunities and one of them is coming up soon. They will be traveling to Detroit, Michigan on April 29th for the Shell Eco Marathon. The Shell Eco Marathon is competition where both high schools and colleges compete in designing the most fuel efficient vehicle.

“We compete against all high schools and colleges in North and South America,” said Super-mileage advisor Jason Goodman.

The members of the super-mileage team have been working hard in preparation for this huge event. They have been building a new vehicle and preparing for some off track opportunities as well. The participants include Alex Jones, Jacob McDonald, Tyson Lawson, Brayden Rutherford, and Kyle Marshall.

“We have come up with a new car design and will be very excited to see how well it does,” said sophomore Jacob McDonald.

Being a part of this event also allows the boys to learn about careers, conservation, and the world around us, and a chance to win possible scholarships.

“I am looking forward to being with friends and helping make the car better,” said junior Kyle Marshall.

Story by Maggie Vincent

Orange County Queen Contest

Looking for something new and fun to try this summer?

The 2017 Orange County 4-H Queen Contest has some new changes to announce for the 2017 contest. One of the biggest changes is that the “4-H” in the name is being dropped and any eligible female that is a resident of Orange County may compete.

The committee is also pleased to announce that this year the 4-H Council will be sponsoring a $500 scholarship to the winner of the Orange County Queen, if she can provid3e proof of furthering her education in the fall of 2017.

Queen candidates are any girl who is between 18 and 22 years of age as of January 1, 2018.

Jr. Miss candidates are any girl ages 13-16 as of June 23, 2017.

Applications may be picked up at the school office. All applications and fees are due to the Extension Office by May 28 or your school office May 18.

You’re Invited!

Students are invited to the 10th Annual Photography Show to be held next Tuesday, May 2. The event is sponsored by the the PHS Media Department and will have fifteen student displays set-up in front of the auditorium atrium beginning at noon and lasting until 5 p.m.
Teachers are welcome to bring their students to the show. This year we will be asking guests to vote on the best display and the student winner will earn a $50 prize. Please consider attending!

Ag Department Selling Pork Patties

The PHS Agriculture Department has recently made a huge accomplishment within the program. As many may know, the department raises pigs as a learning experience for the students.

Now available at the Lost River Community Co-op in the freezer meat section are ground pork patties from the Agriculture Department. You can buy them in boxes of roughly 30 patties for $13.59 that are lightly salted and peppered.

“In the Ag department, we are very excited about this partnership. The first line in our school’s vision statement is to Promote Partnerships. This also gives us an opportunity to expand and reach the community.  It makes our production even more ‘real world’ for our students which is a very good thing,¨ said Agriculture teacher Cory Scott.

The profits from the patties sold is going to be reinvested into the program for further growth and expansion.

Everyone at PHS would like congratulates Scott and his students for making the partnership a reality.

Story by Madison Street

Free Physical Time

FREE Physicals for the 2017-2018 school year at Comprehensive Health Care will be Wednesday, May 17

Students entering grades 7-12 for the 2017-2018 school year are eligible to receive the free physicals.

Physicals will begin at 3:30 p.m. that afternoon.  In order for a student to be eligible to participate in athletics during the 2017-2018 school year, the office must have an updated physical filed for each participant.  This is a free service that is being provided by the excellent staff members at Comprehensive Health Care so please take advantage of this opportunity.  Physical forms and packets are available in the Paoli Athletic Office.  All current spring athletic practices will be completed by 4:45 p.m. on the day of the physicals so that ALL athletes will have the opportunity to be at Comprehensive Health Care by 5 p.m.
If you have any questions about Physicals please ask at the athletic office.

Denim Day

Sexual assault is problem in our world today. Wednesday, April 26 is Denim Day, where we can  stand together against sexual assault.

In Italy of 1997, an 18 year old girl was raped by her 45 year old driving instructor, who was later convicted and sent to jail. The perpetrator appealed the sentence and his case made it all the way to the Italian Supreme Court, where the case was overturned. The driving instructor was released and the head judge released a statement arguing that because the girl wore tight jeans, she must have helped the man remove them. The women in the Italian Parliament were enraged by this claim. These women took immediate action, and protested by wearing jeans at the steps of the Italian Parliament building. This was the beginning of what has become a worldwide event to wear jeans to protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault.

“It doesn’t matter what a person is wearing, sexual assault and rape is never okay. No means no, and the absence of a no does not mean yes or that consent is given. Consent cannot be given if a person is under the influence of alcohol or some substance,” said PACT teacher, Janet Harrison.

PACT would like to invite everyone to wear jeans with a purpose on April 26 and stand together against sexual assault and rape.

Story by Avery Owens

NHS Canned Food Drive

NHS donates canned goods to the food pantry twice a year in November and April. These months are chosen to correspond with the Thanksgiving and Easter holidays.

“These are the two busiest times each year for the food pantry and when they are in the greatest need,” said NHS Sponsor Jaye Brewster.

NHS members are required to, and agree to, bring in ten canned goods each semester. The organization will collect approximately 1,000 this semester.

“It is important for us to donate to our local food pantry because we are helping our community, which means our classmates are benefiting, as well,” said Brewster.

NHS sponsored a school wide food drive first semester and collected around 3,500 from the school corporation.

If you are wanting to donate goods, direct them to Mrs. Brewster’s room or the office.

Story by Bela Brewster

Academic Super Bowl

The high school academic team traveled to North Knox High School last evening to compete in the District Academic Super Bowl. This year’s theme was The French Revolution, a difficult topic, and our expectations were not high. However, June Hobson, Avery Rogers, and Emily Coots surprised us by winning third place in the Fine Arts category. The Math squad of Mark Bridgewater, Austin Lee, and Lauren Rutherford placed second as did our Interdisciplinary team of Micheal Porter, Mark Bridgewater, June Hobson, Avery Rogers, Lauren Rutherford, and Ming Wang. We also competed in the Social Studies, English, and Science rounds but did not place in those.

Speech Contest Winners

This past Wednesday, April 12, PHS had its annual speech contest. Students had the opportunity to choose from, including: classic poetry, original speech, oratorical, dramatic monologue contemporary poetry, humorous monologue, humorous reading, bible reading, humorous duo, dramatic reading, humorous poetry, narrative poetry, and inspirational reading.

Winners of the categories are as follows:

Scott Caruso in Classic Poetry

Lily Thompson in Original Speech

Haley Roach and Ming Wang in Oratorical

Tristan Manship and Travis Mefford in Dramatic Monologue

KC Warren in Contemporary Poetry

Isaiah Jones in Humorous Monologue

Whitney Choate in Humorous Reading

Jalyn Engleking in Bible Reading

Callie Baker and Ali Kerby in Humorous Duo

Josh Roberts in Humorous Poetry

Laundon Goldsby in Dramatic Reading

Tara and Tessa Robbins in Dramatic Duo

Jillian Keen in Narrative Poetry

Lily Thompson in Inspirational Reading

The reserve Grand Champion of the Speech Contest is Ming Wang, and Lily Thompson is the Grand Champion of the 2017 Speech Contest.

Congratulations to all the winners of Speech Contest!

Story by Tim Leone

 

Busick Shares Her Story

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Misty Busick graduated PHS in 1995. Busick went to college at Oakland City University of Bedford, IN and earned a business degree. She started her own business in owning a daycare and has been taking care of children for 20 years.

After college, she started a family. Busick wanted to go into childcare because she always loved working with children. Busick worked in the social department at the French Lick Hotel. In this department she worked mainly in the Kids Club Summer Program, kids parties at the hotel, and children’s holiday activities. This experience influenced  Busick to start her own daycare. Another helpful determining decision was that Busick also wanted to stay home with her children when she started a family.

“Advice I have for high school kids today are to study hard, enjoy your time in high school, look up from your phone every once in awhile, talk to people. Happiness is not on Snapchat,” said Busick.

If Busick could go back in time, she would study and focus more on her classwork, instead of staying up late talking with her friends when she could have been studying.

“My favorite memory of PHS was my photography class because I liked taking pictures at sports events, developing them in the dark room, and working on the pictures for the yearbook,” said Busick.

Busick learned how to develop pictures in a dark room, how to be organized and how to prepare for college in high school.

“One regret from the high school days is I wish I pushed myself more academically,” said Busick.

Busick plans to keep her daycare and someday hopes to start a preschool.

Story by Laykin Busick

Lessons Magner Learns Through PHS

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Mary Magner, Throop Elementary Counselor, graduated from PHS in 1994. She had learned many important things over the course of high school.

“If I could have gone back into time, I would have enjoyed every minute of it because it goes by too quick,” said Magner.

Magner was a honor roll student and spent most of her time with her friends and being involved in clubs.

“The activities I was in included in were Student Council, Booster Club, Chess Club, National Honor Society, tennis, cheerleading and school mascots,” said Magner.

Over the many years of being at Paoli, Magner has learned valuable lessons through the way.

“One lesson I have learned is the sincerity of Paoli,” said Magner.

All though she has had some great memories at PHS, her favorite memory was when she won the speech contest her freshman year in high school.

“My all time favorite memory was when I won the speech contest my freshman year, speech was one of my all time favorite classes in high school,” said Magner.

Although Magner had had a good time in high school, she regretted not worrying less and have a little more fun over her high school career. Magner went to college at Franklin and  is the school counselor. She has two kids going through high school also.

“I hope my kids learn to study more and have fun in high school,” said Magner.

Story by Corinne Magner

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