The Precedent

Battle with bats is far from over

Battle with bats is far from over

Isabel Behrendt, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2019

Between the end of February and the majority of March, noticing a bat in the hallways or a classroom was hardly a rare occurrence. Whether it be bats residing in the walls, resting in the corners of the classroom, or flying around frightening students and teachers, bats quickly became the talk of the ...

Students draw connections to Ellis Island through narratives

Students draw connections to Ellis Island through narratives

Sydney Wolfe, News Editor

March 5, 2019

Imagine experiencing a new way of life that is not only foreign, but captivating. Embarking on the journey of a lifetime is the definition of the American Dream. Through each trial and challenge, people must learn how to adapt to their surroundings and create a successful future for themselves. Students...

Kimberly Oltmanns: how reading has shaped her life

Elisa Thomas, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2017

Kimberly Oltmanns never imagined she would be a high school teacher and a high school coach. Growing up school was the last place she wanted to be for the rest of her life. But the experiences life gave her lead her back to where it all started. While she was in college she spent a lot of time soul-searching...

Assigned reads dishearten students

Assigned reads dishearten students

Bree Wade, Staff Reporter

January 20, 2016

The teacher tells you the book is a classic-- a work of art, a literary masterpiece- as they hand out a homework packet with an amount of pages you do not care to count. An assigned read on a book you had once been interested in reading, you notice, but the packet on your desk drains your enthusiasm alm...

Advanced program for English/History

Valerie Burgess, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2014

With the success of specialized school programs like STEM, it's only logical to see the potential of providing other variants for those who find their expertise lies in English and History. According to STEM Councilor Fred Mann “[The STEM Program] is for people who are interested to be in high-level...

Dolan, Ducks, and the future of psychology program at PHS

Dolan, Ducks, and the future of psychology program at PHS

Sarah Chapple, Staff Writer

April 28, 2014

As you walk through the classrooms of the C-Building,  it’s hard to ignore walls covered in Oregon Duck memorabilia and Bart Simpson posters.  English teacher Jocelyn Dolan has a classroom that stands out, just like her personality and teaching methods. Dolan, who has been teaching for 14 years, w...

Prominent Teachers Leaving Their Position

Ryan Coleman and Rodger Bennett

May 21, 2013

     As another school year comes to a close, nine more faculty members are descending from Puma nation, including JJ Chandler, Dennis Mitchell, and Stephanie Morgan.     Chandler has been teaching here since the beginning of Perry-- for six years-- and he has been in charge of the history depa...

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

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

Damien Tippett, Advisor

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 a little quieter and cubicles left vacant for the conclusion of another three-day weekend. For English...

English continues and Brief Calculus Begins

Roger Bennett and Cooper Gambee

September 29, 2012

MATH The Chandler School District accepted and implemented the new subject, honors brief calculus, for the first time this year. This subject offers a broader perspective for math-based students that gives real business scenarios. This real-world interpretation may have a larger impact on students...

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