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Lang and Comp to Experience College Life

On Thursday, September 13, English teacher Carol Fullington and her AP Language and Composition class will be taking a field trip to Indiana University in Bloomington. The students will visit the Wells Library, where the students will learn how to use the online catalog system and how to utilize their available resources at college libraries.

The students have been assigned an author study and can check out works by their author or critical reviews of their work from the library. The group will leave PHS at 8:20 a.m. and will arrive back to the school by 2:30 p.m.

Fullington hopes to rid the idea that a college library is scary and reiterate that students can use their resources as often as they need.

“Libraries often appear to be imposing buildings, and students are afraid to check them out,” said Fullington.   

 

Story by Kinley Block

School Board Meeting Tonight

On Monday, September 10, the School Board will have a meeting at 6 p.m. The Board plans to discuss potentially hiring new staff, evaluate employee job execution and look into finances. Field trips will be approved during this meeting, along with possibly moving around different funds for the school corporation. It is assumed that the Board will hire a new economics teacher for PHS at this time.

 

Story by Rebekah Reeves

Speech Class Mock Interviews September 12-14

The advanced speech class will be participating in mock interviews to prepare the students for scholarship, college admission or job interviews. To prepare for the occasion, the students have read about interviewing in their textbook, and speech teacher Carol Fullington has shared personal experiences to help them understand the importance of interviews. Director of the Orange County Community Foundation Imojean Dedrick also spoke to the class about her own experiences and shared the “dos” and “don’ts” of interviewing.

“This particular class is a college credit class full of seniors who really are preparing college and scholarship applications, and many will be invited back for interviews between now and November,” said Fullington.

Most of the interviews will take place September 12-14 in the Champions Conference Room or in the boardroom at the superintendent’s office. There will be a variety of people from the community on the judging panel to give the students verbal and written feedback for their grade. Some of the judges are Janet Perry, Jan VanEmon, Martha Nice and Brandon Crowder.

The interview rubric assesses impression and preparedness, appearance and poise, skills presentation and delivery and language. Students will be graded on book work as well as their résumé and the live interview with the panel.

“Interviews are one of the formal public speaking exercises that almost everyone participates in at some point in their life,” said Fullington.

 

Story by Angie Ceja

Pride at Salem Tomorrow

The Pride of Paoli will compete in the Salem Invitational on Saturday, September 8.

The Pride is directed this year by Ben Werne and the show is led by senior Drum Major Maggie McGowen. The band will be performing “The Garden of Good and Evil.”

The Salem Invitational is the beginning of competitions for the Pride, and they will be judged by three judges.

If anyone that would like to attend, the competition begins for all groups at 8:45 a.m. at Salem High School.

 

Story by Corinne Magner

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