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While the board meeting was held in the middle school auditorium, they also live streamed it on Facebook for anyone who wanted to join. They voted to end the hybrid cycle. Principal Tiffany Hummel said,

Board eliminates hybrid instruction

Tanya Johnson , Staffer March 1, 2021

At the board meeting on Wednesday, February 10, the committee decided on going back to full days in person, eliminating group A and group B days. The plan is to have one week consist of 4 days- virtual...

Junior Emilee Rose and senior Greta Snukis take a winter weather photo. On December 16, 2020, students had a day to spend outside enjoying the snow. Junior Emilee Rose said, “I enjoy snow days because watching the snow fall is very pretty.”

Snowstorms and winter weather

Genesis Harrison, Staffer February 22, 2021

You look ahead while shielding your eyes from the icy snowflakes. The wind picks up speed sending hosannas of whirling snowflakes swirling faster and faster in the air. Then, suddenly more snow begins...

Former resident of Pottsville and alumni, Scott Thomas revives his COVID-19 vaccine at his local hospital. Hospitals are allowing pre-scheduling of it so as many people can stop the spread of COVID-19.

Stopping the spread of COVID-19

Alex Maley , Staffer February 17, 2021

COVID-19 hasn’t been the easiest thing to adapt to as a society, but after almost a year a vaccine has finally been released to the public. Currently, only healthcare workers, people of advanced age...

Make r. Maley sits nervously on top of a dunk tank platform and waits to be dunk=
ed into the cold water. This was a challenge done by the reading department at the elementary to see how many books students could read. Maley said, “I was told that they have a decent turn-out, but we really wanted to get more kids reading.   We are also trying to keep the virtual students engaged.”

Dunking for books

Alex Maley , Staffer February 10, 2021

On January 13th, 2021, Mr. Maley went for a cold swim into a dunk tank, but for a good cause. The students at John S. Clark were challenged to read as many books as possible. Each teacher's class would...

In the picture above, Bobby Walchak is seen in a Penn State and Pottsville uniform. Bobby’s family believes that he’ll do great the upcoming football season for Penn State. “I am ecstatic over Bobby being offered to play football for what I believe is one of the top college football teams in the country. It shows that hard work pays off. I believe Bobby will represent his family and Pottsville well. We are proud beyond words. I think Bobby has a gift to play football, I have seen it at a young age and how he developed over time confirms my belief in his talent. Bobby will continue to work hard, and it will only be a matter of time until the coaches at PSU will reward his hard work with an opportunity to get on the field and do what he does, which is making game changing plays,” said Bobby’s father, Bob Walchak.

Bobby Walchak commits to PSU

Tanya Johnson , Staffer January 27, 2021

Senior Bobby Walchak has committed to play football for Penn State University Penn State offered him this opportunity on December 23rd. Getting an offer means that a person can play football for...

Pictured above are the five runners up from Winter Carnival 2019. After the pageant was over everyone who participated were allowed to celebrate the new winners at St. Nicholas Hall with friends and family. “I’m honestly so disappointed that Winter Carnival was canceled. It’s completely unnecessary to take away all of the fun things that you can only experience so many times during high school. First winter prom and now this, it’s just so frustrating and uncalled for. You could easily take precautions and still continue with doing the pageant. I know of so many girls that were looking forward to it, even I was and I’m not even allowed to run this year. It was my favorite opportunity that I received my junior year and being named Miss Congeniality was something so special to me. The memories I made with all of my friends were unforgettable and to have a once in a lifetime chance to participate as a junior being taken away just upsets me,” said senior Greta Snukis.

2020 Winter Carnival canceled

Tanya Johnson , Staffer December 23, 2020

With Governor Wolfe’s new regulations, any activity that includes more than 10 people cannot happen. The Winter Carnival was canceled this year.  Winter Carnival has been going on for 53 years. This...

Senior Allison Campion drops off a Thanksgiving basket for someone in need. The foods and non-perishables were donated by club members. Fellow club member, Chloe Heintz said, “It feels so good to donate and give back to the community especially in such a time like this.”

AID donates Thanksgiving baskets

Alex Maley , Staffer December 21, 2020

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks to those who may not be as fortunate as others and that is what PAHS students did before break. Clubs in the high school collected canned goods and non-perishable...

(From left to right, Roberta Harris, Alyssa Courtney, Jerry Beech, and Morgan Eiler) On November 15, 2020, families and friends of Dayla and Mike came together to celebrate at the Schuylkill County Fair Grounds. The event was held from 12-7 and there were many activities to participate in. “The families of Dayla and Mike were overjoyed to see over 700 people interested in the event,” said Morgan Eiler.

Honoring the legacy of Dayla and Mike

Greta Snukis, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2020

On November 15, 2020, Dee Boris and the Schuylkill County Fair Grounds donated their property to honor the two victims of a fatal car crash. Families and friends of Dayla Austerberry and Mike Truscott...

Pictured above, Senior Christian Honicker does his school work.  Christian Honicker was also apart of National Honor Society for his junior year of high school. He says,

Students inducted into National Honor Society

Harrry Walls, Staffer November 23, 2020

The National Honor Society is an exclusive club of Pottsville Area High School. Everybody heard of them but who is a part of this club, how exactly are they a part of this club and why are they known all...

Spotted lanternflies are seen roaming around on the grass. Along with trees, these flies also kill crops. “They are a terribly invasive species, and they ruin our crops, it’s crazy, but also kind of hilarious that Pennsylvanians have collectively declared open season on them,” said senior Lily McDonald.

Spotted lanternflies invade Pottsville

Tanya Johnson , Staffer November 13, 2020

Spotted Lanternflies originally came from and are native to Southern China, Taiwan, and Vietnam. These bugs are known for invading and killing trees. Recently, they have infested Pottsville and students...

There was an earthquake drill on October 15, 2020. Several students are shown following procedures for an earthquake drill. Mr. Jeremiah Lynn (not pictured) said, “I feel that the drills are a necessary part of keeping everyone safe in our building.”

Weather drills at PAHS

Genesis Harrison , Staffer November 13, 2020

At PAHS, there are certain drills that occur once every month. These drills are to ensure the safety of students and teachers. Weather drills are conducted twice every year, while fire drills occur only...

2020 National Honor Society induction ceremony

November 4, 2020

Join us for the Pottsville Area High School National Honor Society induction for the 2020-2021 school year.

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