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Virtual learning in English class

Student studies English notes after a virtual class

Saydria Ostler, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2020

Learning and teaching through a global pandemic and its side effects is not something students or teachers thought they would ever do. But everyone has had to adjust to the different learning formats that 2020 has offered. The virtual English classroom has changed since the fourth quarter of last...

Teachers’ thoughts on new grading system

Infinite Campus where grades are now being inputted can only raise grades.

Vivian Duong, A&E Editor

April 19, 2020

With the continuation of online schooling, the Chandler Unified School District has set a guideline as to how the rest of the school year will follow concerning how the grading system will continue. The system has now been set for the students in a way that grades can now only be used to raise 3rd Q...

Coach Houg: Strong and Motivated

Coach Houg: Strong and Motivated

Jalyn Knight, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2020

It is no secret that with this atrocious medical pandemic sweeping the nation, people are struggling with being out-of-work and quarantined at home. Teaching is perhaps one of the most affected fields at this time as instructors go from seeing their students nearly every day to not at all. One of th...

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

Mug shot of staff reporter and Double Truck assistant editor Bree Wade.

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

Jocelyn Dolan teaching her sophomore English class.

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...

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