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Honoring the legacy of Dayla and Mike

(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.
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...

Students inducted into National Honor Society

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,
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 invade Pottsville

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.
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...

Weather drills at PAHS

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.”
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.

Band members and football players celebrate Senior Night

Senior Kaleigh Sibbett is escorted down the track with her parents during senior night. Senior Night was held on Friday, October 2nd to honor the 2021 seniors for band, band front, and the football players. “It is still so hard to believe that I am a senior and was able to walk down the field with my parents, said senior Kaleigh Sibbett.
October 28, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pottsville Area School District didn’t know if there would be a senior night for football, band, and band front members. Fortunately, senior night still happened and...

Roller Roost Sports Arena reopens to the public

The Roller Roost Sports Arena opened with a maximum of 250 people allowed to enter mid September. Although any age can come, students from the middle school show up the most. “I think they remodeled it well and it looks really different, but good. I enjoy going there because it’s a fun place to hangout with friends,” said eighth grader Allegra Hossler.
October 16, 2020

The Roller Roost Sports Arena, which was previously named the Roller Roost II has reopened. It closed down in March because of the recent outbreak of COVID-19.  Many changes and additions have been...

PAHS relaxed dress code

Sophomore Zowie Zokuskie, sits comfortably at her desk in a casual manner, due to the temporarily changed dress code.
October 14, 2020

Recently, students have been able to walk around PAHS without collared shirts due to the relaxed dress code. Principal Mrs.Tiffany Hummel says “The dress code has been temporarily changed in light...

Students and staff weigh in on masks

Mr. Sterner is taking safety precautions by wearing his mask while teaching class. Masks were made a requirement in order to enter the building at Pottsville Area. Mr. Sterner said, “I find it is much more difficult to get to know my students, only getting to see kids no more than 2 days a week and only seeing half of their faces while they are here.”
October 1, 2020

With the rise of COVID-19, precautions have been taken to prevent the spread of the disease. Wearing a mask and maintaining a six foot distance from others have become prerequisites to enter many businesses...

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.”
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...

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.
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...

Valedictoran and salutatorian speeches 2020

June 1, 2020

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

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