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Half and Half – The Hybrid Plan

Students sit inside Mrs. Watt’s classroom socially distanced during class. A lot of schools had to adjust to a hybrid plan because of socially distancing guidelines. Sophomore Kenzie Androshick (not pictured) said, “It overall just limited the things I could and couldn’t do. 2020 was not the year we expected.”

Alex Maley, Staffer

September 21, 2020

This year students have faced many difficulties, from the closure of schools to the cancellations of summer plans. However, we have made it through the quarantine and we returned back to the Pottsville Area School District using a hybrid plan. The hybrid plan isn’t ideal, but it’s the best way to go bac...

Seniors Deal with COVID-19

Students in the student section cheered the varsity football team on to victory during the 2020 football season. COVID-19 has turned spectating sports virtual instead of attending in person. “Football Fridays were some of the best nights of my life, I miss going to the games after a long week of school and cheering the team on in the student section. The whole school comes together and we have a great time there. Definitely something I miss about high school,” said graduated student Clayton Demcher.

Tanya Johnson, Staffer

September 17, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has made this school year different from past years. This has been a new and difficult experience for everyone, especially the seniors.  Classrooms are empty because some students attend school in person and others attend online.   “This year has obviously been pretty di...

Valedictoran and salutatorian speeches 2020

Valedictoran and salutatorian speeches 2020

June 1, 2020

2020 Valedictorian Noah Fredericks and Salutatorian Reilly Babcock deliver their speeches here on Tide Lines.

Little League World Series cancelled for 2020

After getting news the Little League World Series was cancelled, many students were sad. Students understood what a dream it is to play in Williamsport.

Alison McCord, Staffer

May 22, 2020

On April 20 2020, Stephen Keener, Little League President, announced this year's World Series would be cancelled. Due to the quarantine caused by COVID-19, the Little League World Series and many other sporting events have to be cancelled. Social distancing and stay at home orders prevent close contact...

Custodial and cafeteria staff busy during COVID-19 quarantine

Head Custodian, Mr. Brad Ross is wearing his C-Tide mask, while at work. Masks are mandatory because of the Coronavirus. “My goal is to complete much needed repairs since we have extra time,” said Ross.

Madison Wright, Staffer

May 5, 2020

COVID-19 left students, teachers, parents, and many others sitting in their houses racking their brains for something to do. However, while students are at home, who is taking care of our school? The custodians and cafeteria staff work behind the scenes year round to make school possible. Before most...

Roller Roost II closes for good

With news of the Roller Roost II closing, many people were upset. Most of their them spent part of their childhood in the skating rink.

Tanya Johnson, Staffer

May 2, 2020

Open since 1980, the Roller Roost II is a roller skating rink known for its birthday parties, laser tag, and mini arcade. It was a place for friends and family to have fun and connect.  Along with every other business closing because of the COVID-19 virus, the Roller Roost II has joined their ra...

Working through the pandemic

Working at the Dunkin' Donuts drive thru in St. Clair, senior Bella Woodford poses with a coffee. Woodford wears protective gear like gloves and a mask due the coronavirus outbreak.

Alison McCord, Staffer

April 30, 2020

As of April 30, many fast food chains and other businesses still remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak. Governor Tom Wolf allowed certain businesses to remain open during the pandemic as long as it follows necessary guidelines. For example, fast food restaurants are only allowed to have customers...

Graffiti Highway Closing for Good?

Juniors Rebecca Lascala, Allison Campion and Isabella Varano traveled to Graffiti Highway in Centralia on March 15, 2020.

Greta Snukis, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2020

Known by the tons of people that travel there every year, Graffiti Highway was a popular unofficial tourist attraction in Centralia, Pennsylvania. The abandoned highway was once part of Pennsylvania’s Route 61, but had to close in 1993 because of the ongoing underground fires. It later became a place ...

Local Businesses React to Coronavirus

Local businesses and companies have been shut down because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Signs like this were hung on the doors of these facilities as of March 20, 2020. Toni McElvaney, owner of Rita’s, said, “Being shut down is a negative for the business owner and the employees. It’s hard to deal with because I am only a seasonal business.”

Greta Snukis, Editor-In-Chief

March 27, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused many businesses and companies to shut down due to risk of employees becoming infected with the virus. As of Friday March 20, 2020 all non-essential businesses were ordered by Governor Tom Wolf to close. Companies such as Rita’s Italian Ice, the Philly Pretzel Factory,...

Coronavirus Causes Parade Cancellation

The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in a Pottsville is held every year during March. Unfortunately, the parade was cancelled due to the COVID-19. Freshman flag Emma Troutman said, “It’s amazing when the community comes together for events like the parade.”

Ava Jefferson, Staffer

March 20, 2020

Do you know the true definition of Saint Patrick’s Day? This global celebration was required when one of Ireland's patron saints, St. Patrick ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. This holiday is also celebrated in our county. The Pottsville Area Band was scheduled to be marching...

No Snow Days?

Every year, Pottsville students expect to see trees like this covered with snow during the winter. However, this year was unlike many others in the fact that Pottsville did not receive one snow day or hardly any snow. “I think we should have snow days for safety reasons,” said Mr. William Rhoads.

Madison Wright, Staffer

March 16, 2020

No snow days? This is rare. Normally we see multiple days throughout the winter months where school is called off. This year however, we have seen none.There have been a few two hour delays and even a half day, but no snow days. Teachers and students have been eagerly awaiting their pause to a stress...

PAHS Students Qualify to Regional Band

(From Left to right) Christian Honicker, Grace Mongrain, and Vanessa Biddle stand in front of the P.M.E.A District Band Concert sign. All three students qualified to Regional Band after their successful efforts at District Band. Honicker said, “I wasn’t expecting to get this far. I guess it goes to show how far we have come as musicians.”

Alex Maley, Staffer

March 9, 2020

“Practice makes perfect” is a quote that juniors Christian Honicker and Grace Mongrain, and sophomore Vanessa Biddle live by. Three Pottsville Area High School students competed for spots in District Band and also made it into Region band. Region Band is the next level up from District Band. Students...

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