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Student Council Prepares for Penny-a-Week and Christmas Prom

Gwen Hamilton, freshman, collects money for Penny-a-Week. Student Council has been using these donations to buy presents for children for years. 'Every child deserves to wake up with a smile, John Hanaway said.

Michael Johnson-Ponce, Editor

November 14, 2018

Student Council is a club involved with major events going on around the school. Senior Gary Chen, President of Student Council, said “Student Council has two main projects: Penny-a-Week and Christmas Prom. For about 10 weeks, members ask their homerooms for donations, and with that money, we b...

The Crowning of the Homecoming Court

The 2018 Homecoming Court poses for the crowd at the October 12 varsity football game. Senior Samantha Day and Bernie Guzick were crowned the 2018 Homecoming king and queen. “When I won, I was so thankful because I put a lot of time into campaigning and overall just happy to have the experience,” Day said. “It was honestly one of the best experiences I’ve ever had being crowned, and I was blessed to have so many people there supporting me.”

Aidan Moran and Alexis Yoder

November 2, 2018

On Friday, October 12, the 2018 Homecoming Court was crowned at halftime of the varsity football game. Seniors Samantha Day and Bernie Guzick won the titles of queen and king, and they were crowned by the 2017 winners, Marielle Przywara and Max Kelly. ...

Halloween Parade at John S. Clarke

John S. Clarke teachers dressed as a fruit salad pose for a picture. Teachers and students at the elementary center held their annual Halloween parade on Friday, October 26. “The parade gives all the children something to participate in instead of doing math and reading. The parade lets the community be a part of it. The parents get to watch,” Mrs. Debbie Lecker said.

Greta Hill, Staffer

November 2, 2018

On Friday, October 26, 2018, the elementary school held a Halloween parade for the students. Costumes filled the halls as the children walked past their classrooms and peers. Monsters, angels, unicorns, and even a rubix cube were seen at the event. Mrs. LeeAnn Bosack, John S. Clarke’s art teacher, said “This...

Stories from the Port Carbon Flood

Mr. Schuttler, the middle school’s librarian, is a volunteer firefighter. He said, “We got called down to the station. We were going around … house to house trying to get to people who had been affected by the flood, out of the flood. Once the water receded, then we switched to pumping  out basements. We pretty much just set up teams going house to house trying to get to get the water out of their basements, and we did that for the rest of the week. It was a flash flood, so the water came up, flooded, and then dropped again. So once everyone was safe, we had to switch to getting them back to together again. We had to set up a shelter. Some people were in the shelter for a few hours. They assembled a food pantry in town for the people who lost most everything in the flood. Once the basements were done, it switched to some workers coming in and cleaning up all the debris.”

Michael Johnson-Ponce, Editor

October 25, 2018

During the middle of August, Pottsville was hit with a devastating storm. Roads were closed, basements were flooded, and even band camp was cancelled. While a lot of people felt the effects of the flooding, no one felt it harder than Port Carbon. Many different people have different stories from the...

Drama Students Travel to DeSales

In front of a statue of Jane Frances de Chantal, sophomores Lily McDonald, Kendra Speak, and Jake Montgomery pose for the camera. The Drama Club, Stage Crew, and Dramatic Literature class went on a field trip to DeSales University to watch a Shakespeare play. “It was nice to see profesional actors so we can learn from them and do better. The show was good and fresh,” Autumn McDonough, senior said.

Michael Johnson-Ponce, Staffer

October 19, 2018

       On October 4, a group of around 30 students in various drama classes as well as members of stage crew went on a field trip to DeSales University. Though the main event of the trip was a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” students were able to participate in workshops tha...

Parents Attend Caron Organization’s Presentation on Substance Abuse

Parents pay close attention to the Caron Foundation presentation in the D.H.H. Lengel auditorium. The presentation focused on the dangers of substance abuse. “It was nice to see a variety of people from the community attend,

Michael Johnson-Ponce, Editor

October 11, 2018

On Monday September 17, the Caron Foundation presented to parents from throughout Schuylkill county at Pottsville D.H.H. Lengel middle school. The presenter, Allison Odin talked about substances that teens commonly abuse such as alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes, vapes and caffeine, as well as strategies...

Attorney gives presentation on law topics to students

LAW - During Attorney Rick Day's presentation, students listen to learn the consequences of drug and alcohol use. The presentation was given September 17.

Justin Lescavage, Staffer

September 26, 2018

On Monday September 17, students viewed a presentation by guest speaker, Attorney Arlen “Rick” Day. He discussed many important issues such as underage driving, underage drinking and drug use. Mrs. Tiffany Hummel, high school principal, said, “It’s important to touch base with students about ...

Does name recognition affect Drama Club show attendance?

Members of the Drama Club stretch before rehearsing for their musical. The Drama Club presented How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in March, and according to Mrs. Maria Malek, Drama Club adviser and English teacher, audience numbers are lower in years when the musical does not have high name recognition. “Our audience numbers were not as high as they were in previous years,” Mrs. Malek said.

Mark Disabella, Staffer

June 1, 2018

     You have probably heard the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”  Many people not only judge books by their covers, but also judge musicals and plays by their covers, or titles. In March, the Drama Club presented the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and the audience ...

Remembering a legend

Remembering a legend

Mark Disabella, Staffer

May 3, 2018

     Mr. Henry J. Larsen, the teacher known for swinging a sword around in the air while screaming at pep rallies, was born December 30, 1945, in Philadelphia, PA. He attended William Tennent High School in Warminster, PA, and graduated in 1963. After high school, he attended Bloomsburg State Colle...

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