Category: Clubs/Organizations

Trio & One

Trio & One is Pella’s hottest new band, coming right out of Pella High and featuring seniors Grayson Parisee on keyboard and trumpet, Jack Stratton on bass,  Jake Schulte on vocals, and junior Issac Piersma on drums.  The band was first dreamed up by Piersma and Stratton after they had the opportunity to play in […]

Behind the Scenes of Almost, Maine

Our newest YouTube video on the Fall play at Pella High: Almost, Maine. Uses interviews talking to the cast about what they have learned and the experience they had. as well as clips from the dress rehearsal to convey the message of Almost, Maine. 

Almost, Maine Review

Almost, Maine is the most commonly performed high school production in the United States, showcasing roughly nine different couples in different stages of their relationships.  Some are meeting for the first time, and others are meeting for the last time. Almost, Maine is the perfect show for a high school audience as it addresses many […]

Pella Journalism Department Attends IHSPA 2019

Every year, the Iowa High School Publications Association, also known as IHSPA, put on a fall conference where high school journalism groups can attend sessions, meet other journalists attending different high schools, and be inspired to tell the stories of their respective high schools in ways they had never previously considered. Speakers at IHSPA range […]

Valleyfest Showdown

Every year in western Des Moines the Pella Marching Dutch is invited to compete in the Valleyfest Showdown. This is only one of typically four competitions they participate in and is the biggest one, both in importance and in size. This year’s show, The Art of Tango, was awarded best drumline and second place in […]

Thespians Festival 2019

Since 2010, the University of Northern Iowa has hosted the Thespians Festival, which is widely regarded within Iowa and its surrounding area as the go to event for young Thespians. The Iowa Thespian Festival is a weekend filled with performances, auditions, and workshops, taught by University of Northern Iowa professors. With nearly 1,000 theater students […]

2019 shooting team update

Four high school students attended the Shooting National Championships in Marago, Ohio during the third week of July. Senior Grace Eisenbarth placed 2nd place in Varsity Ladies Double Skeet, and she was also part of the squad who placed 3rd in open skeet.  Junior Elizabeth Eisenbarth and sophomore Haley Starmer were also part of the […]

What is FAFSA?

As the school year continues, seniors continue their work on college applications and research into scholarships. However, some seniors may not know about an additional resource they have access to. This resource is FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. FAFSA is a form that can be filled out physically or online, and it […]

2019 Fall Sports Highlights

XC highlight- The 2019 cross country guys team, is full of newcomers and freshman. The freshman guys have a wide depth in talent. During the second meet at Pella, there was what cross country calls a pack. This is when multiple runners from the same team, finish very close together. The pack on our team […]

Pella Cheer Clinic

The Pella High Cheer team had a cheer clinic for little girls that are in 1st grade to 5th grade on October 9. The girls went to the clinic at Madison Elementary to learn a routine. Then they performed that routine Friday night, during the first quarter of the Pella vs. Osky football game. For […]