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On MLK Day, Johnson asks, ‘who was Martin Luther King’

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 21, 2013

All across america, students from pre-school to high school are waking up a little later than they would on a typical Monday morning. In the cities, busses are a little emptier, light rails and subways...

Impact and Deaf Awareness Week

January 18, 2013

For seven days, Impact members gathered at a table during all three lunches in front of a written pledge which called for respect and self-accountability. In exchange for a pledge signature, a teal ribbon...

AP test tax credit no longer availiable

January 17, 2013

Advanced Placement (AP) students have more than just finals to worry about as summer approaches. AP testing – which occurs throughout May – assesses students on curriculum from their college level...

Crowded campus may warrant bus building usage

After all of the bus drivers have successfully completed their morning rounds, they proceed to park their vehicles in the bus bay on the PHS campus. Classrooms in the bus bay may have to be used if PHS continues to fill.
January 17, 2013

For the upcoming school year, the bus bays in the back of the school may be turned into new classrooms for students due to overpopulation. While two of these classes are already designated for school use,...

School-wide ACT scores comparable to nation’s

AP seniors study in class for the ACT exam and other standardized tests.
January 15, 2013

The ACT scores of our students are not only making the charts, they are keeping up with top competitors. Matt Strom, Director of Research and Accountability in the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD)...

Unified sports growing in CUSD

The Unified Sports team poses for a picture after their game at the University of Phoenix Stadium (Arizona Cardinals home). The team played against Chandler during halftime of the Division-1 football championship game.
January 15, 2013

"Basketball last year (2011-2012) was our first time ever doing unified sports," Nora Boettcher, special education advisor, says. Boettcher has the pleasure of working with all of the unified sports athletes...

Is ‘Val Vista Rivalry’ getting too hot?

Senior Nathan Henderson (center) excites his teammates at the winter assembly. After the Pumas suffered a setback to Basha earlier that week, unruly conduct by fans from both sides is raising concern about the Val Vista Rivalry.
January 14, 2013

November’s Perry vs. Basha varsity basketball game was packed with action both on and off the court; the energy being multiplied by the intense rivalry which has developed between the schools. With...

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton transcript: Gun control in Ariz.

Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton speaks at the 9/11 ceremony at City Hall.
January 14, 2013

Sept. 11, 2012 The following is a transcript from a sit-down Precedent students had with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. CIERA WOODFIN – What is your stance on gun control? MAYOR GREG STANTON – I...

Armed and Apt; Children prepared for anything

November 18, 2012

“I first used a gun when I was 12,” Phan stated,”having a gun doesn’t mean anything, I just feel safer having it.” In the past, the prospect of minors having contact with firearms has been...

School-wide computer update causes issues

November 17, 2012

Slow startups, long passwords, and sluggish internet are just a few of the problems students are experiencing with the latest upgrade to school computers. Just before fall break, Perry’s computers...

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