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New graduation system replaces WOIS, streamlines High School and Beyond plan

Staff // June 11, 2021

The district announced, through a Homeroom lesson June 2, that the current college and career readiness software (WOIS) would shift to the Xello platform where students will be not only exploring...

Student off-campus expression under review by Supreme Court

Leo Quale, Opinion Editor // June 11, 2021

Student expression off campus is being heard by the highest court in the United States this summer.  The Supreme Court will soon rule on the case of Brandi Levy, who, in 2017 as a freshman...

Hybrid schedule brings academic, attendance success

Leo Quale & Jayton Rausch, Opinion Editor & Staff // June 11, 2021

As both the number COVID-19 restrictions and schools days begin to count down, the question remains: did the hybrid schedule secondary schools in the Puyallup School District (PSD) switched to in February achieve the...

Back to School in Puyallup

February 1, 2021

According to Puyallup School Board President Kathy Yang, junior high students should be beginning hybrid learning March 9 or 16 in Pierce County and high school students are set to begin by late March...

Georgia Senate runoff

Leo Quale, Op/Ed Editor // January 8, 2021

Georgia Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff unseated U.S. Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in the Georgia run-off election Jan. 5 securing Senate control for the Democratic Party. Results...

PHS students had a variety of different

Pandemic fails to stop Winter Wishes

Staff // December 16, 2020

Three days. 10 drivers. Thirty different routes and 185 deliveries to make.  The 2020 pandemic may have cancelled the annual Alumni Assembly, but it wasn't going to stop the Leadership...

FCCLA hygiene drive aims to help local community

FCCLA hygiene drive aims to help local community

Staff // December 8, 2020

The FCCLA club is collecting donations of any toiletries, razors, tampons, pads, towels and any other items Dec. 1-Dec. 11 to donate to St. Francis House and the local Puyallup food bank.  Donations...

The PHS FCCLA chapter earned a Gold Medal for their Chapter Service Project Display, announced today (7/9).

FCCLA brings home Gold Medal in competition

July 9, 2020

While many contests and conventions are not happening in person due to COVID-19, this hasn't stopped the FCCLA chapter at PHS from bringing home some hardware. The team of Rebecca Hale and Ashley Withrow...

Two 15-year-olds arrested in connection to Karshner Elementary fire

Staff // July 9, 2020

UPDATE: Two 15-year-old boys were arrested by the Puyallup Police Department for allegedly setting off fireworks that caused the July 5 fire at Karshner Elementary. The two-alarm fire will cost the...

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