Articles by Joe Creason

Youth Educator discussions take off

Youth Educator discussions take off

March 28, 2017 | in News

On March 3, the twenty-six juniors selected to be part of the Youth Educators program (YEDs) entered middle school classrooms for the first time. The YEDs program takes current high school juniors and puts... Read More

Revised Healthy Kids Survey will be administered in April

March 7, 2017 | in News

The Healthy Kids Survey, which was set to take place Nov. 1, has been moved to late-April. The revised and expanded survey will be given to students during CAASPP testing. The Healthy Kids Survey... Read More

ASB announces added rally, new time, new venue

ASB announces added rally, new time, new venue

February 7, 2017 | in Campus

The ruckus, roar, purple and white of the rally scene will no longer interrupt a Friday morning schedule, but rather a Thursday night. For the first time ever, PHS will hold a student rally... Read More

Cold hard cash: money doesn’t  grow on trees

Cold hard cash: money doesn’t grow on trees

December 21, 2016 | in A Closer Look

$atisfaction rises within as you approach the shop counter with a fresh pair of sneakers boxed and tucked under your arm. Focus becomes difficult as you imagine the joy of fitting the shoes on... Read More

Let us have our turkey and eat it too

Let us have our turkey and eat it too

November 1, 2016 | in Opinions

The first week or so of August is usually a time when all the troubles of school seem to be at their most distant. I haven’t had to sit in the hard plastic seat... Read More

Classes ‘chalk-full’ of students once again

Classes ‘chalk-full’ of students once again

October 11, 2016 | in News

This year, teachers, students, counselors and administration battled, and in some cases continue to endure, larger and imbalanced class sizes, unscheduled periods in the middle of the day, and schedule changes. The counseling office... Read More

Don’t let the weight of finals bring you down

August 22, 2016 | in Opinions

The taste of red bull is bitter in your mouth as you take sips from your third can of the stuff. Your eyelids are heavy and begin to roll down, obscuring your vision. The... Read More

Seniors awarded after four years of hard work

Seniors awarded after four years of hard work

May 30, 2016 | in Web

Plaques and trophies were accompanied by the cheers of peers, parents and educators on Wednesday night as seniors were acknowledged for their accolades in the academics, athletics and community.   The 2016 senior awards... Read More

Bird Calling Contest takes flight for the 51st time

Bird Calling Contest takes flight for the 51st time

May 18, 2016 | in News

Squawks and skits will be heard at the 51st annual Bird Calling Contest as students come together to demonstrate their skills at comedy calls and bird related antics, on May 24 at 7 p.m.... Read More

Junior year: time to grab the bull by its horn

Junior year: time to grab the bull by its horn

April 25, 2016 | in Opinions

Monday September 21, 2015: a day whose impact would stick with me to this very moment. The day consisted of four tests, dozens of pages of reading material, worksheets and writing. The carefree mindset... Read More