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Shifting Technology Initiative Begins

Shifting Technology Initiative Begins

Haley Keizur, Social Media Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under 2016-2017, News, Showcase

A teacher greets students as they file into the classroom, laptops under their arms. They take their seats, some in the front, some in the back.  The teacher uses her tablet to pull up a PowerPoint on the flat screen mounted to the wall. While students answer the problems on the board, the teacher...

Anderson Island Park Expansion Preserves Shoreline

Anderson Island Park Expansion Preserves Shoreline

Emily Van Bergeyk, Web Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under 2016-2017, News

On Dec. 27, Forterra, a nonprofit land conservation organization, aided the Anderson Island Parks District in securing a new acquisition for Jacobs Point Park. According to Forterra’s conservation director, Jordan Rash, the 17.6-acre parcel expands the park to 100 acres, making it the largest prot...

School Safety Examined

Shayla Jones, Coverage Editor
December 15, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, News, Print Publication

In light of recent events dealing with issues of school safety in the Puyallup School District, questions may arise as to what plans are in place to protect PHS from a similar fate. Principal Dave Sunich lists off some of the measures that are being taken to protect students and staff alike. “Thi...

Minimum Wage Impacts Students

Aly McGinnes, Staff
December 15, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, News

The minimum wage in Washington State will be increasing by $4.03 and students at Puyallup High School are questioning whether the minimum wage increase is really necessary considering the consequences which may come along with it. Although there may be consequences, some students believe that the increase...

School Safe Spaces

Shayla Jones, Coverage Editor
October 21, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, News

In light of recent events dealing with issues of school safety in the Puyallup School District, questions may arise as to what plans are in place to protect PHS from a similar fate. Principal Dave Sunich lists off some of the measures that are being taken to protect students and staff alike. “Things...

Core 24 Challenges Sophomores

Core 24 Challenges Sophomores

Emily Van Bergeyk
October 5, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, News

Current sophomores are the first class to be affected by a new state-mandated 24-credit requirement system. The so-called "Core 24" took effect last year. Counselor Michael Sanchez explains the reasoning behind introducing these requirements. "What OSPI [the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction] ...

Worksite Learning Offers Seniors, Juniors High School Credit

Staff
September 28, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, News, Uncategorized

Do you have an after school job? Did you know you could earn high school credit for that job? Juniors and seniors who are working can enroll in work-site learning and have their job get them one step closer to graduation. If you are interested, pick up a packet in the Career Center or visit the...

Vanguard News Network

September 14, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, News, Video, Viking Student Media

Anchors Olivia Bolin and Sierra Barrow bring you the news you need to get through your week.

Tim Jorgenson Honors Twin Towers

Haley Keizur, Social Media Editor
September 11, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, News

On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists struck the U.S., leaving the World Trade Center in rubble and the country in chaos. In hopes of honoring what was lost, Tim Jorgenson, former Puyallup High School student, built replicas of the towers for display in his front yard. Jorgenson started by ma...

Puyallup School District Bus Barn catches fire

Jaxon Owens, Editor-in-chief
August 24, 2016
Filed under News

The Puyallup School Distrcit went up in flames this afternoon, details of how it started have not been reported but check the link below for continuous updates. http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article97657897.html

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