Articles by Colleen McNulty

Spanish III in action succeeds in first year

June 9, 2014 | in Campus

This year’s newly introduced Spanish 3 In Action class was a success, Spanish teacher Joanne Guillen-Donohoe said. According to the PHS planning guide, this alternate Spanish III course focuses on real life communicative scenarios,... Read More

Soap club honors former teacher Eileen Rohmer

May 13, 2014 | in News

In honor of former science teacher Eileen Rohmer, who passed away, the soap club was created to remember her time at PHS. The soap club meets every Wednesday and sells the soap they have... Read More

Culinary Arts Class sees surge of student interest

April 10, 2014 | in News

With an overflow of sign ups for the new culinary arts class, counselors will be forced to cut the list, giving priority to next year’s seniors. Counselor Chris Hartford said this new course is... Read More

A Capella brings world music to Diversity Day

March 17, 2014 | in Arts

A Cappella classes will be be continuing the six year tradition of singing at Piedmont Middle School for their Diversity day on Friday, May 2. A Cappella teacher Joe Piazza said the kind of... Read More

Artists make online portfolios

December 18, 2013 | in Arts

Art students advance in technology by creating websites to display their artwork. Art teacher Gillian Bailey has her Art 2 and 3 students create their very own website at the beginning of the year... Read More

Absent policy causes distractions

October 21, 2013 | in Opinions

Sitting in your third period math class, you look down at your phone and see a text from your mom, “why are you not in class right now?!” As of the 2013 school year,... Read More

Rules overlooked, just words on a page

October 21, 2013 | in A Closer Look

During passing period, students crowd around the middle of the breezeway discussing the latest gossip with their friends. Are these students violating the rules of the handbook? Under the Student Conduct Guidelines section, the... Read More

Dance levels joined together

September 23, 2013 | in Arts

The administration decided to merge intermediate dance and advance dance classes into one dance class due to the number of sign ups. The dance program has three freshman PE classes and one mixed dance... Read More

Helicopter parenting restrains students

June 10, 2013 | in A Closer Look

My friends are all at the party tonight and of course I cannot go. Should I sneak out? Should I lie? I just wish my parents were not so overprotective all the time. There... Read More

Olympians encourage students to pursue dreams

Olympians encourage students to pursue dreams

May 10, 2013 | in Web

Water Polo Olympic medalists Heather Petri and Brenda Villa spoke to PHS and PMS girls on Wednesday, May 8 about their Olympic experience, encouraging the audience of young women to pursue their dreams. Villa... Read More