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Student Incentives for Studying

Studying for finals may seem like a premature thought at the beginning of school, but a new year is the perfect opportunity to change your study habits.

In order to do well on important tests, you must put forth your best effort every day in class to understand the material. Finding your own personal incentives will enable you to do that.

Tests are a good way to gauge how well students can prepare for important events. Better prepared students typically receive higher scores.

Paying attention in the classroom, reviewing for a few minutes each day and setting realistic, yet challenging, goals is more beneficial than cramming the night before an exam.

“Students have to find the internal motivation to make sure they do their best on tests and all activities,” said Assistant Principal Fred Unsicker.

Making good habits is important, and the earlier you start, the easier they will be to continue. Planning ahead and encouraging yourself to strive for success is vital in forming the path you will walk in the future.  


Story by Masden Embry

Boosting Students’ Confidence

Looking and feeling your best can make a big difference in your performance at work, school or other activities. However, some students don’t have the privilege to wake up in the morning to everything they need.

Media teacher Heather Nichols, health teacher Summer Hudelson, PACT teacher Jodi Henry and resource aide Angela Frank, along with community members Anna Hudelson and Dessica Albertson, founded an organization to help PHS students obtain necessary items, called The Essentials Project.

The Essentials Project was started in March of 2018, and the group has spent the last four months securing grants, finding partners and collecting items.

“I want to emphasize that if you are requesting items, we absolutely protect your identity. The only people who will know what an individual is requesting is myself and the person requesting the items. If you need an item, we will help you, and you do not have to worry about being embarrassed,” said Nichols.

You can contribute to The Essentials Project by visiting the organization’s website, located on the PHS website under “For Students” or by contacting a staff member of the organization.

“I want to thank everyone who is making this program a reality. We feel like this is step one for us. More help is on the horizon,” said Nichols.

Story by Gracie Walls

Free Physicals for 2018-2019 School Year May 16

Free physicals for the 2018-2019 school year at Comprehensive Health Care will be Wednesday, May 16, beginning at 3:15 p.m. Students entering grades 7-12 for the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to receive the free physicals.

In order for a student to be eligible to participate in athletics during the 2018-2019 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 High School Athletic Office.  All current spring athletic practices will be completed by 4:25 p.m. on the day of the physicals so all athletes will have the opportunity to be at Comprehensive Health Care by 4:35 p.m.
If you have any questions about physicals, please ask at the athletic office.

Junior High Band to Perform May 4

The junior high band will be putting on a spring concert on May 4 at 7 p.m. This concert will take place in the Uyesugi Auditorium. Anyone is welcome to come, and the concert will last for about an hour.

The band will be performing music from their Gold Medal Performance at Floyd Central as well as some new music they have been working on. This music includes “Abracadabra,” “Warriors of Beijing” and “Guadalcanal March.”

The other part of the concert will be a movie theme. Some of these pieces include “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie, “Who Let the Dogs Out”  from Men in Black 2 and “I’m a Believer” from Shrek. Music from The Incredibles, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Harry Potter will also be featured.

Awards will also be given out for Outstanding Performance Student, Most Improved, Distinguished Honor, etc.

“We hope to have a large and friendly audience for this fantastic event!  Everyone is welcome to attend,” said band director Bill Laughlin.


Story by Haley Owens

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