Caps and Gowns Available Now!

As the first semester is coming to an end, seniors graduating early need to be aware of their duties. These seniors are expected to email Senior Class Sponsors Melissa Higgins and Carol Fullington in order to stay updated on  future dates and events, including the senior trip and practicing for graduation. 

Caps and Gowns

Caps and gowns are available for seniors to order. To do so, visit the senior Classroom page and fill out the order form with height and size. After ordering, $30 will be due to Higgins.

Senior Headshots

Senior headshots are also being taken and should be scheduled. Contact seniors Emma McCrary or Tinsley Moffatt, @mccrarye@paoli.k12.in.us or @moffattt@paoli.k12.in.us. Headshots can be taken before school, during 1st, 4th and 7th period, homeroom and after school. Headshots should be scheduled before winter break if possible. 

Story by Kacey McBride

Senior FASFA Night Dec. 16

On Thursday, December 16, from 4-7 p.m. FAFSA night for seniors will be held in the PHS Computer Lab,. FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Representatives from INvestED and The Commision for Higher Education will be here to help families fill out their application. 

Parents should bring with their 2020 taxes to complete the FAFSA form.

“The student and parent/guardian both need to be present to file their FAFSA. The representatives can help complete all necessary paperwork,” said Guidance Counselor Rachel Robinson. 

For more information, email Rachel Robinson at robinsonr@paoli.k12.in.us, or go to PHS Computer Lab on Thursday, December 16 at 4 pm.

College Fair Nov. 30

On Tuesday, November 30, PHS will be hosting a college and career fair for all high school students to attend. The event will take place in the upper gym from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and up to 50 colleges and businesses will be in attendance. More information will be available closer to time.

“It is a really weird time of the year for seniors because most of them have already submitted applications, but this is a chance for them to look and make sure they didn’t miss any colleges. It is also really geared towards juniors who need to start thinking about. It is a really good opportunity for them to learn more not just about college but about entering the workforce as well,” said College Advisor Cody Martin.

Story by Michael Hannon

Seniors and juniors get a dramatic look at American History

On Tuesday September 21, juniors and seniors will go to the auditorium to watch the play, “We the People” performed by Kentucky Shakespeare, an organization from Louisville that works to bring dramatic events to students. In 50 minutes, students will experience key moments of American history through a “dramatic retelling”. 

The production will last throughout third period and during a portion of homeroom. If there is time afterward, some discussion questions will be facilitated for the students to better apply themselves to the storyline and deeper meanings. 

“[We are excited] for the connections we hope this makes for them in the U.S. Government, U.S. History, and English, and perhaps other parts of our curriculum as well,”said U.S. history teacher Chris Lindley. 

After seeing a mention of the show in the Kentucky Shakespeare newsletter, Drama teacher Maria Wishart shared the event with Lindley. The two saw it as a good opportunity to introduce some fun back into school following the COVID19 pandemic and can offer key insights you can receive from simply reading out of a textbook.

Story by Jozalyn Kempf