Band program hosts award ceremony online

The band performs their full show during a home football game earlier this school year.

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2020

With the current coronavirus situation, the Pleasant Grove Band’s annual Spring Award Ceremony, which was previously held in the high school PAC, will be live-streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube tonight. Though the ceremony is usually held on school grounds, hosting it online is a good alterna...

During coronavirus, students deal with job changes

Junior Emily Mowery works at 30 Burger, a restuarant in Texarkana owned by her parents. While many students are without a job during the coronavirus, some students are able to adapt to changes and keep their jobs.

Carson Sanders, Reporter

April 27, 2020

While many workers are facing being laid off or fired to accommodate for the coronavirus, junior Austin Bradley is still coming in to work at Texarkana Golf Ranch to do his part. He is one of a handful of students who are able to work during this time. “I’m still working because the place I w...

Texarkana mayors enact curfew for all residents

Facemasks are commonly worn throughout Texarkana by residents as the virus's impact increases.

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2020

Beginning immediately, there will be a curfew in Texarkana from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for all citizens of Texarkana, Texas, and Arkansas. The curfew was issued by the mayors of both cities, after many residents failed to stay indoors and not gather in large groups of people. It will go into effect immediat...

Local church deals with aftermath of fire, makes changes

On Sunday, March 8, First Baptist Church's parking lot was filled with firetrucks and vehicles helping to put out the fire.

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

Over the weekend, First Baptist Church of Texarkana had an unexpected fire. The blaze occurred on Sunday, March 8, after church services had ended.  Even though the fire didn’t occur near the main worship area, Pastor Shreve has stated that Sunday worship will go on in a different location beca...

Principal selected for Hall of Fame

Principal Todd Marshall with the

Rachel Steed, Reporter

March 9, 2020

After creating “the championship belt” to celebrate student successes, Principal Todd Marshall will be celebrating a success of his own. Mr. Marshall was recently elected to the Southern Arkansas University Hall of Fame. “It’s the Educational Leadership Hall of Fame, that’s what I got my...

College entrance exam to be offered on campus in March

The March 24 ACT will be held during school hours, which will be more convenient for students. On Saturday, April 4, another ACT will be held. This test will be held outside of school.

Addison Simmons, Reporter

March 9, 2020

The ACT will be offered at the school for free March 24 for all juniors and seniors. “The state is actually paying for the juniors, and the school is paying for the seniors,” counselor Louanne Smith said. “We’re making it available for anyone in those grades who want to take it.” The...

New law provides consequences for texting and driving, has students worried

Senior Enrique Navedo sits in his truck mindlessly looking at his phone. According to Teendriversource.org, high school students that use their phone while driving are less likely to wear a seatbelt, and more likely to drive and drive.

Addison Simmons, Reporter

March 2, 2020

Pulling up to a stoplight, senior Enrique Navedo pulls out his phone to respond to a few texts. His mother is asking what time he’ll be home for dinner and his friend is begging for last night’s homework. But answering those text could result in a hefty fine. Recently the Texas legislature passed...

Science Department Receives Grants from ‘Educational Foundation’

Science teachers Thomas Strawn and Shelby Strawn hold the “checks” they received from the Pleasant Grove Educational Foundation for grants to the science department.

February 27, 2020

When the Pleasant Grove Educational Foundation visited the high school with their “Great Grant Give-away,” they made two stops in the science department. Science teachers Shelby Strawn and Thomas Strawn both received grants for new equipment. Mr. Strawn and Mrs. Strawn received different grants,...

Film Students Head to UIL State Contest

Junior Carson Sanders and senior Clay Jones display the letter notifying them that their film qualified for the UIL State Film contest.

Conner Payne, Staffer

February 20, 2020

After a semester full of editing and directing, juniors Clay Jones and Carson Sanders have qualified for the film state finals. On Feb. 25, they will head to Austin where their film “The Art Park” has made it to the finals along with five other films. This is only the second year PGHS has had a...

Robotics Team to Compete in Regionals

Sophomores Nathan Hutcheson and Campbell Jackson use the robots they designed to play soccer against other classmates to train for their UIL competitions.

February 19, 2020

After qualifying at an earlier tournament, the robotics team will compete in the Texas Region 2 Championships in Terrell Saturday. The team of sophomore Campbell Jackson, Jacob Jones, Nathan Hutchinson and Jakob Fontenot built their robot, which they named “Mystery Machine,” in their robotics class,...

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