Pella High School has swimming as a winter sport just like basketball, bowling, and wrestling. Senior Carter Briggs won districts and made it to state. Briggs was excited and proud that he got 1st place on the 100 breaststroke at the districts meet. He won with a time of 1:02.08, which is his best time.
The Pella High School FFA Chapter observed National FFA Week this year on February 18 to February 22. FFA week was full of varying activities open to all FFA members. These activities help promote FFA to others, as well as sharing the impact FFA has on each of its members. One of the ways they
Q and A with Adam Beckel Next year Adam Beckel will be taking over Eric Nelson’s position as principal for Pella High School. He and his family are hoping to move here by the end of June. He will take over as principal June 1st of 2019. Q. What made you want to be
Some of the sophomore boys at Pella High have divided themselves into two groups, The Shrimp Gang and the Pastinos. The Shrimp Gang officially started last year, and the Pastinos were an addition to the groups at Pella High this fall. “We started a group chat on instagram three or four years ago, and we
English teacher Jessica Williams has joined the speech team as an Individual Speech Coach at Suzanne Jones’ request. In previous years, she has been involved with the speech team informally giving students advice on how to improve their individual acts. “I enjoyed speech as a student. I have helped out here by giving feedback to
Dutch Masters is a show choir competition that Pella Community High School has hosted for eleven years. It’s a highly competitive competition requiring all students from all invited schools to bring their best. This competition requires a lot of work, not only for other schools, but the hosts themselves. Each student that participates in show
Martin Luther King Jr. defied the odds during his time. He had a dream for all the African Americans around the world for there to be a time when there was no racism. He was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism during the Civil Rights Movement. King was assassinated in 1968, and the campaign for
Dear Evan Hansen is a musical about a teenage boy, Evan Hansen, who is finding life difficult, balancing his anxiety, social media, and family problems. Hansen was told by his psychiatrist to write letters to himself in an attempt to change his mindset on living. While printing his letter for the day, one of Evan’s
Pella High School has a Jazz Band program that includes two different ensembles, Jazz One and Jazz Two. Jazz One is considered varsity while Jazz Two is considered junior varsity, so it rare that freshmen are chosen to be a part of Jazz One. This year’s Jazz One Ensemble includes three freshmen: Alexa Gaylor on
As the regular season is winding down, both the Pella boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams are finishing strong. The girls have won seven out of eight including an impressive come from behind win against Dallas Center Grimes on Tuesday, February 5. The Lady Dutch’s postseason outlook looks great, sitting one game away from State.
On January 15th the Board of Education accepted Michelle Chaplin’s resignation, ending her time at Pella High. To show their concern for the choir program, students and parents took it upon themselves to attend the school board meeting that addressed Chaplin’s decision to leave the school after the school year. One student concerned with this
Being single on Valentine’s Day can be a real bummer, but it doesn’t have to be. 2019 is the year of self-love, so if you’re single this Valentine’s day, here are five snazzy things to do. 1. Take a nap It’s no secret that today’s teenagers are chronically sleep deprived. I’d put a statistic here,
Sophomore English student Nicholas Lyle enjoys playing video games in his free time, but also believes that video games can become a problem when played excessively. The semester project was to film a video talking about an issue and connecting it to an essential question, two works from the semester, using statistics to back up
Sophomore student Aiden Huckstep’s Sophomores Speak Out podcast for Ms. Raymond’s class was regarding teen suicide. The semester project was to film a video talking about an issue and connecting it to an essential question, two works from the semester, using statistics to back up your point. Huckstep knows the importance of understanding the causes
Sophomore English student Julia Smart considers herself an environmental enthusiast, and was presented with the semester project to film a video talking about an issue and connecting it to an essential question, two works from the semester, and using statistics to back up your point. Smart decided that for her Sophomores Speak Out project, she