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Grants Galore: Teacher Projects Funded by Foundation

Grants Galore: Teacher Projects Funded by Foundation

Katie Hutchison

February 22, 2017


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Last week as students heard the noisy rattlers in the hall, it could only mean one thing:  the Pleasant Grove Educational Foundation was on campus to award grants to teachers. This year three departments received grants for various equipment including iPads, Chromebooks, and printers. The fine arts...

5 Stars for Student Council (Or Some of Them, Anyways)

5 Stars for Student Council (Or Some of Them, Anyways)

Samantha Knowles, Reporter

February 21, 2017


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  When students came back from three-day President’s Day weekend, they were greeted by laminated paper stars lining the hallways, each with a different student’s name. Those stars were courtesy of STUCO, or the five members who helped out: Madeline Haak, Kaylea Knighton, Joseph Saldino...

Band Runs Through Program at Invitational

Band Runs Through Program at Invitational

Lucas Marchesani

February 21, 2017


Filed under Fine Arts, News

The band held their annual UIL Invitational yesterday, and for the first and only time this year performed their program before UIL. "The band scored overall a one on their prepared music, and scored a one on sight reading," said band Director Mark Windham. "We have some work to do before next Wednesday,...

Art Students Win National Awards

Art Students Win National Awards

Samantha Knowles, Reporter

February 8, 2017


Filed under Fine Arts, News

  Fourteen students from Pleasant Grove were on the list of  Scholastic Art and Writing Contest winners when the list was released Feb. 3. Students received  Gold or Silver Keys or Honorable Mentions in the  competition, and some students received multiple awards. “I think that most older people remember S...

Talking About Texarkana

Talking About Texarkana

Samantha Knowles and Jill Bultemeier

February 6, 2017


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Texarkana has been in the middle of some controversial things lately, and the publicity that has come with it could be thought of as less than ideal. “You know, some are people sharing their views that don’t really speak for Texarkana as a whole, and that doesn’t really sit well with me,” assi...

Students Sign to Their New Schools

Students Sign to Their New Schools

Matthew Lindsey, Online assistant editor

February 2, 2017


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Five Pleasant Grove athletes signed to play college sports on national signing day this Wednesday.   Caleb Bolden will be attending Seminole State College for baseball. Jackson Pace will be attending Abilene Christian University for football. Cade Thompson will be attending Universi...

Pleasant Grove Named to 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll

Pleasant Grove Named to 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll

January 31, 2017


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An AP District Honor Roll is a recognition for all state schools that show growth in their AP entries and scores. Advancement Placement (AP) is a program that offers college-level classes in high school and if the student passes the test at the end of the year, the student will receive college cred...

Mr. and Miss PGHS Winners Crowned

Mr. and Miss PGHS Winners Crowned

James Tuttlebee, Assistant Editor

January 30, 2017


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Jasmine Bruce took the title of Miss PGHS Friday night, after participating in the annual pageant. Kaylea Knighton came in second and Allison Michaelis third at the end of the night.                   Noah Bates became Mr. PGHS afte...

Hawks Serve the Community on Hawk Serve Day

Hawks Serve the Community on Hawk Serve Day

Matthew Lindsey, Online assistant editor

January 27, 2017


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Nearly 50 students volunteered at five different locations around town on Monday, Jan. 16 to help the community for Hawk Serve Day. The volunteers were sent to The Retreat, Heritage church, Running WJ Ranch, First United Methodist, and the Ace of Clubs house. https://www.youtube.com/embed/1kXNxjpUEo4

Students Obsess Over Skyward

Students Obsess Over Skyward

Jill Bultemeier

January 19, 2017


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Teacher Tim Baldwin knows what it is. He’s seen it before. The kids sitting in class, looking at their phones with an intent, fixed expression. The culprit isn’t texting, Instagram, or even Snapchat. It’s Skyward. “They’ll be in class when I’m entering the grades, and they’re looking when...

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