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March 24, 2019


National FFA Week

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

Shrimp Gang vs. Pastinos

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

Jessica Williams joins Speech team as Individual Coach

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 Behind the Scenes

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

Pella Jazz Band Freshman Profile: Riley Sorheim

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

Postseason Basketball Preview

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.

Michelle Chaplin Resigns from Pella Community High School

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

Pella Speech Team to host 2019 district large group competition

On January 19,  Pella Community’s Speech Club will be hosting the district large group competition of 2019 at Pella Community High School. Speech three-time All-Stater, junior Hanna Kendall, is extremely excited to perform in a familiar place this year. “I think that it will really nice for all the performers! I mean, we won’t have

Pella High welcomes new debate team

Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea without reservations is the first topic up for debate for the Pella High Debate Team. Despite being complicated, it’s a good starting debate question for new students; preparing them for long, difficult arguments in the season to come

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