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8th Graders Say Goodbye to Middle School

May 3, 2019

Today is the 8th graders' last day. They had an awesome time on their field trip to Topeka on Wednesday. We will miss them, but we know they're moving on to bigger and better things in high school. Good luck, guys! Photos by Mr. . . . read more

Mr. Schick Celebrates Forty Years of Teaching

May 3, 2019

Mr. William Schick, our wonderful band teacher, is retiring after this year. He taught for 21 years in Plainville and 19 here--40 years total! He says his favorite part of teaching is preparing for performances. "It's like . . . read more

Pool and Schemper Earn Rotary Honors

May 3, 2019

Yesterday Quenten Pool and Heather Schemper were honored as the April and May Rotary students. They got to have lunch at the Branding Iron II with Mr. King. Way to go, guys! read more

Positive Panthers

May 3, 2019

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Spring Concerts Rock

May 3, 2019

We've had some awesome concerts to finish out the school year! read more

Students Have "Dodging" Good Time at Tourney

May 3, 2019

Last Friday STUCO hosted a dodgeball tournament after school. Everyone had fun! read more

Track Season Wraps Up

May 3, 2019

Track season is almost finished! Next Tuesday MCEL will be held at Hill City. Last Thursday the track team went to Concordia to test out their skills and have fun together. read more

Fifth Graders Make a Splash at Water Jamboree

April 26, 2019

On Wednesday the fifth graders headed to the Harlan County Reservoir for their Water Jamboree field trip. They enjoyed activities like water filters, the stream table, and more! Photos by Mrs. Blank and Mrs. Speake read more

Hat/Hawaiian Day

April 26, 2019

Lots of peeps paid $1 to wear a hat or dress in Hawaiian attire today! The dodgeball tourney after school should be fun too! read more

Kids Dig Chicks ❤ 🐣

April 26, 2019

Mrs. Blank's students have been enjoying watching eggs hatch into baby chicks in her room! read more

Panthers Work Together at Home Track Meet

April 26, 2019

On April 11, we hosted our home meet. Staff members and students helped with events and put on an awesome concession stand. It was a great day with many athletes medaling in their events. Way to go, Panthers! read more

Students "Check Out" Prices at White's

April 26, 2019

Mrs. Thompson's 6th graders had so much fun on their trip to compare prices at White's! It's all a part of their bake sale unit in math. Photos by Mrs. Thompson read more

Hat Day Helps NE

April 13, 2019

Many students paid $1 to wear a hat last Friday. The money went to Nebraska to help victims of the recent flooding. Way to help out! read more

Eighth Graders Enjoy Hands-On Experiences at NCK Tech in Beloit

April 12, 2019

On April 5, the eighth graders took a trip to NCK Tech in Beloit. They had fun visiting the many different buildings on campus, and they learned a lot about the different areas of study NCK Tech has to offer! read more

Our Paras Rock!!!

April 12, 2019

Paraprofessional Appreciation Day was last Wednesday, and we have the best paras EVER in our building! They do so much to help out our students and teachers. Thank you! read more

Positive Panthers 🐾

April 12, 2019

Week of April 12 read more

Sixth Graders Take Field Trip to AmeriTowne 🏦

April 12, 2019

On Tuesday, the 6th grade class took a field trip to Young AmeriTowne in Lenora. Beforehand they completed the financial literacy curriculum and interviewed for jobs and positions. It was a really great experience! Photos by Mrs. Blank . . . read more

Tracksters Jump into First Meet of the Season

April 12, 2019

Last Thursday the track athletes headed to Norton for their first meet. The day started off chilly, but warmed up in the afternoon. They did a great job! read more

Positive Panthers

April 12, 2019

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7th Graders Learn CPR

March 29, 2019

Our 7th graders were trained in CPR and AED on March 20th by our EMS! read more

Look Hovers In Hallway

March 29, 2019

Assessment week seems to have brought out Mr. Look's wild side. On Wednesday morning he was riding Kamryn Bruning's hover board around the school! Photo by Mrs. Hunnacutt read more

Scholars Bowl Students Wrap Up Season at TMP

March 29, 2019

On Tuesday our smarties headed to TMP for MCEL Scholars Bowl. The seventh graders earned 3rd place, and everyone had a fun time. Way to go, guys! read more

Today's Positive Panthers

March 29, 2019

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Monster Genetics

March 22, 2019

Kaitlyn Rothe created an exact 3-D replica of the monster she drew. Sweet deal!! read more

Mr. King's Wellness Students Enjoy Snow Hockey Adventure

March 22, 2019

Before break, Mr. King's wellness class headed outside to compete in a friendly game of snow hockey. They had a total blast! read more

Positive Panthers

March 22, 2019

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Sides Honored as March Rotary Student

March 22, 2019

Yesterday Taryn Sides was honored at the March Rotary meeting. She was selected by her teachers. She got to eat lunch with Mr. Look at the Branding Iron II. Mr. Schick was her sponsoring teacher, but he was on the NY/DC trip. Terrific, . . . read more

Social Studies Students Shine at Conferences

March 22, 2019

Mrs. Stites's classes were super busy at spring conferences before break. The 6th graders performed Greek mythology plays, and the 5th graders held a wax museum of important historical figures leading up to the founding of America. It . . . read more

Students and Staff Reveal Spring Break Activities

March 22, 2019

Our very own Luke asked some people to tell him something fun they did over break. They had some interesting responses! read more

5th Graders Enjoy EMS Visit

March 1, 2019

Yesterday Phillips County EMS personnel visited and explained hands-only CPR to the 5th graders! read more

Positive Panthers

March 1, 2019

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Students Reveal Favorite Snowy Day Activities

March 1, 2019

We've had a lot of snow this winter! We asked some students what they like to do on snowy days. read more

Amendment Delivers Singing Valentines to Students and Staff

February 22, 2019

Valentine's Day was pretty fun at PJH! Several students and staff members got serenaded by Mrs. Pinkerton's spectacular Amendment group. Photos by Mrs. Pinkerton read more

Frog Dissections 🐸

February 22, 2019

This week the 8th graders have been dissecting frogs in science class. It's been really fun read more

Gross Honored as Feb. Rotary Student

February 22, 2019

Yesterday Trinitti Gross was honored at the February Rotary meeting. She was selected by her teachers. She got to eat lunch with Mr. Look and Mr. Hindman at the Branding Iron II. Terrific, Trinitti! read more

PJH Students Rock MCEL Music Festival

February 22, 2019

On Wednesday our 7th and 8th graders took a snowy drive over to Norton to strut their musical stuff. Several students earned high ratings, and Jordynn McDiffett got an AP on her vocal solo. Way to go, musical peeps! Thanks for all the . . . read more

Positive Panthers

February 22, 2019

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Wrestlers Earn Fourth Place at MCEL Wrestling

February 22, 2019

Last Thursday the MCEL wrestling tournament was held at Trego. The boys had a great day, with several wrestlers earning medals and the team placing 4th. Way to finish the season strong, boys!! read more

8th Graders Act Out Jabberwocky Play

February 15, 2019

Mrs. VanDerVeen's 8th graders had fun acting out the "Jabberwocky" play in class last week! read more

Imm and Schemper Win "My Hero" Essay Contest

February 15, 2019

Last Thursday, the 8th graders went to the cafeteria during MTSS for the "My Hero" Essay winner presentation. Chris Davis from the Phillips County Christian Foundation said it was really tough to choose because there so many . . . read more

PJH Panthers Enjoy Last Pep Rally of the Year

February 15, 2019

Last Friday we had the last pep rally of the year. The band played some awesome tunes, Mr. Beckman gave an inspiring speech, and the cheerleaders showed off some cool wrestling cheers and the long-awaited dance that they also performed at . . . read more

Positive Panthers

February 15, 2019

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Worms Examined

February 15, 2019

Mr. Beckman's 8th graders have started dissecting worms in class. Fun times! read more

Wrestlers Earn Sixth at Junior Panther Classic

February 15, 2019

Our wrestlers have been busy! They competed at Stockton last Thursday and at the Junior Panther Classic on Saturday. They had some tough competition, but they earned 6th place as a team and several guys medaled. Way to go! read more

🌎 Read Aloud Day 🌎

February 7, 2019

Last Friday was World Read Aloud Day, so we did some fun read-aloud activities in our MTSS groups read more

Kansas Day Fun 🌻

February 7, 2019

Seventh graders headed over to Logan to celebrate Kansas Day on January 29. They enjoyed some fun displays and presenters! Photos by Mrs. Speake read more

Lab Measures Speed

February 7, 2019

Mr. Beckman's 7th graders have been having fun with the speed lab in his class! read more

PJH Spellers Find Success at County Spelling Bee

February 7, 2019

Last Wednesday the Phillips County Spelling Bee was held at Thunder Ridge Middle School in Agra, and our top ten finishers competed. Austin Leanna from Logan earned third place, and Lilli Joyce took second place by spelling these words . . . read more

Positive Panthers

February 7, 2019

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Schick's Bands Put on Cool Concert at Huck Boyd

February 7, 2019

Last Monday our 6th-8th grade band students performed at Huck Boyd. It was a great concert, and we're savoring every minute with Mr. Schick as he's retiring after this year! read more

Wrestlers Improve and Continue Through Season

February 7, 2019

The wrestlers have had meets in Oberlin, Ellis, and Norton since our last issue. They've been learning a lot, getting stronger, and growing as a team! Tonight they wrestle in Stockton, and this weekend they'll compete at the Junior . . . read more

5th & 6th Graders Learn About School Bus Safety

January 25, 2019

Last Wednesday, the 5th and 6th graders got to go to the elementary school for a presentation on bus safety. Buster the Bus and Trooper Todd talked about staying safe on and near school buses. It was fun and educational! read more

Jerby Finishes First in District Spelling Bee

January 25, 2019

On Tuesday the USD 325 Spelling Bee was held in the gym. It was great! The students did a great job and spelled their hearts out. Sixth grader Hallie Jerby won, and brother-sister duo Michael and Chloe VanDerVeen placed second and third. . . . read more

Today's Positive Panthers

January 25, 2019

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Wrestling Team Starts Their Season in Oakley

January 25, 2019

Last Thursday the wrestling team made the long drive to Oakley to test out their skills. They learned a lot, and got some tips for their next matches. The managers learned how to take stats, and the cheerleaders debuted their mat-side . . . read more

Kyla Kenney Honored as Jan. Rotary Student

January 18, 2019

Yesterday Kyla Kenney got to go to the Rotary luncheon at the Branding Iron II. She was chosen by her teachers for the honor. She got to eat lunch with Mr. Look and Mrs. Dusin. Way to go, Kyla! read more

Positive Panthers

January 18, 2019

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Students Reveal Favorite Snowy Day Activities ☃ ☕ ❄

January 18, 2019

We've had quite a bit of snow, ice, and cold weather this winter already! We asked some students what they enjoy doing on a snowy day. read more

Bohl Builds 💪 Tower

January 11, 2019

The first semester tech students closed out the semester by testing the balsa wood towers they built in class. All of the students did great, and Louis Bohl's tower was freakishly strong! It weighed 17 grams and held 587 lbs/force. . . . read more

Hughes Honored as Dec. Rotary Student

January 11, 2019

On December 20, Dreyton Hughes was honored at the December Rotary meeting. He was chosen by his teachers for the honor. He got to eat lunch with Mr. Look and Mr. Beckman. Way to go, Dreyton! read more

New Pubs Students To Bring News to You

January 11, 2019

Mrs. Molzahn has a new crop of students ready to take pics and bring you the news! read more

PJH Students Enjoy Nine Weeks Reward Day

January 11, 2019

On December 21 in the afternoon, students who qualified got to choose from dodgeball, an escape room, games, movies, and chill time in teachers' rooms. It was a cool way to close out the year! read more

Positive Panthers 🐾

January 11, 2019

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Students Bond and Read on Read Aloud Day 📚

January 11, 2019

On the Wednesday before break, we walked down to the elementary school in our pajamas and got to read with the younger students. It was really fun! read more

Students Rock Their Ugly Sweaters Before Break

January 11, 2019

On the Thursday before break, some students wore their ugly sweaters and hats to school. There were some pretty snazzy, sparkly, ugly, and crazy ones! Good times! read more

Athletes Say Goodbye to Basketball Season

December 14, 2018

Last night our basketball teams played Norton in the last games of the season. It was awesome! It has been so fun to watch our athletes grow and learn. Now on to the next sports season.... read more

Favorite Christmas Movies/Songs Revealed

December 14, 2018

At this time of year, most of us are watching Christmas movies and blasting Christmas songs at home. We asked some students and staff members what their favorite Christmas movie or song is. read more

PJH Students and Staff Choose "Elf" as Favorite Movie

December 14, 2018

Most people have a go-to Christmas movie they love to watch every year. We asked students and staff members to choose one of six popular Christmas movies. The graph to the right shows how the votes turned out! It was really close, but . . . read more

Positive Panthers

December 14, 2018

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KMEA Honor Choir Sings Out

December 7, 2018

Tomorrow these students will practice and perform in Hays with the KMEA Honor Choir. They tried out for the honor. Way to go, guys! read more

Lady Panthers Win Gold in MCEL Tourney

December 7, 2018

Our basketball teams competed in the MCEL tourney last Saturday. The boys fell short, but the girls advanced to the finals. They played Smith Center last night and won. Undefeated MCEL champs! Way to go, Panthers! read more

Today's Positive Panthers

December 7, 2018

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Basketball Pep Rally Held in Gym

November 30, 2018

On November 13, the cheerleaders held a fun pep rally in the gym, complete with cool builds and a neat skit. The band did a fantastic job, and the fifth graders are learning the spirit yell! read more

MCEL Held Tomorrow

November 30, 2018

Our basketball teams are almost finished with their seasons. They just have MCEL and Norton left. Way to go! Good luck tomorrow! read more

Students Honor Vets W/Posters and Poems

November 30, 2018

Recently a contest was held to honor veterans. Students were asked to create poems or posters to depict the theme "Love of Country - Veterans' Pride." They did a great job! Winners pictured below! read more

Basketball Teams Bond, Cruise Through Season

November 16, 2018

Our basketball teams have been playing lots of games lately. They've been learning a lot and having fun with their teammates. Nice job, Panthers! Way to cheer, cheerleaders! read more

Honor Band and Choir Perform at Concert 🎼

November 16, 2018

On November 3 at Hays High School, honor vocal and band students practiced and performed with many other talented musicians in the district. Way to go, guys! read more

PJH Students Share What They're Thankful For

November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. We asked some students what they are thankful for this year. They had some thoughtful responses! read more

Political Debate in SS

November 16, 2018

Mr. Hindman's 8th graders had a really fun Jefferson vs. Hamilton debate in class last week! read more

Positive Panthers 🐾

November 16, 2018

 Way to go! read more

Solida Honored as Nov. Rotary Student

November 16, 2018

Yesterday Madison Solida was honored at the Rotary luncheon at the Branding Iron II. She got to have lunch with Mr. Look and Mrs. Ifland. Way to go, Madison! read more

Students Relax at Nine Weeks Reward Movie

November 16, 2018

On November 2, students who qualified reported to the gym to watch "The Greatest Showman." It was a great way to chill out on a Friday afternoon! read more

🏀 Basketball Teams Debut at Stockton

November 2, 2018

Our basketball teams had their first games at Stockton on Tuesday, and they did great! We'll get some pics of the boys in the next newsletter. Sorry about that! It will be fun to watch them play at home next week. Make sure you come out . . . read more

Halloween Fun! 🎃

November 2, 2018

On Tuesday, Chaz and Miss Jessica carved up some tiny jack-o-lanterns just in time for Halloween! read more

Students Bust a Move at Student Council Dance🕺

November 2, 2018

Last Thursday evening the StuCo dance was held in the gym. The Amendment deejayed and kept everyone entertained with the limbo when the power went out at the beginning of the dance. It was a great time!! read more

Vocalists Rock the House at Fall Concerts

November 2, 2018

On October 16 and 18, our vocal music students performed at Huck Boyd. They did a great job, and made Mrs. Pinkerton very proud! read more

Football Boys End Season on a Positive Note

October 19, 2018

Last Thursday, our football boys played their last game against Smith Center. They won 8-6! It was a great way to finish the season. Way to go, Panthers! Now both the boys and girls have already started basketball practice. Goodbye, . . . read more

Johnson Honored as October Rotary Student

October 19, 2018

Yesterday Erin Johnson was honored at the October meeting of the Phillipsburg Rotary Club. She got to eat lunch at the Branding Iron II with Mr. Look and Mrs. VanDerVeen. Way to go, Erin! read more

Positive Panthers

October 19, 2018

Week of October 19 read more

Positive Panthers 🐾

October 12, 2018

Week of October 5 read more

Volleyball Girls Win MCEL Tourney for Fifth Consecutive Year

October 12, 2018

Last weekend the league tournament was held here. The girls beat Oakley, TMP, and Trego in pool play, Ellis in the semi-finals, and  Norton to win the championship. They appreciated all the support from fans on that day. Way to . . . read more

PJH Students & Staff Make Most of Spirit Week

October 3, 2018

Last week was pretty wild, as Spirit Week always is. This year's days were Teacher Day, Superhero Day, Meme Day, Jersey Day, and Blue and Gold Day. We saw some pretty awesome costumes. Way to dress up and have fun with it! read more

Positive Panthers 🐾

October 3, 2018

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Students Have Fun With Second Step 🤗

October 3, 2018

We have been learning a lot using the new Second Step social- emotional learning program. In this lesson, Mrs. Ford's students had to be sculptures and pose their partner into an aggressive stance. read more

Volleyball Girls Earn First at Belleville Tourney

October 3, 2018

On September 22, the volleyball girls headed to Belleville for the Republic County Tournament. It was awesome! They beat Thayer Central, Republic County, and Deschler in pool play. Then they defeated Washington County to win the . . . read more

XC Season Rolls On

October 3, 2018

Our cross country runners have been getting more experience lately. They went to Beloit last Thursday and ran their hearts out! They will finish up their season at the home meet tomorrow. read more

6th Graders Enjoy Hot WACKY Days Field Trip 🔥

September 21, 2018

On Wednesday, the 6th grade class headed to Kirwin Wildlife Refuge for WACKY Days. It was hot, but they got to experience many conservation and wildlife-related activities and had a delicious lunch. Mrs. Hugunin, Mrs. Moeder, Mrs. Thompson, . . . read more

First Pep Rally Held

September 21, 2018

Last Thursday, the cheerleaders had a really fun pep rally, complete with great cheers, cool speeches, and a fun skit. The band was rockin' too! read more

Para Paulette Returns

September 21, 2018

Our beloved para Paulette has returned after taking some time off to recover from knee replacement surgery. Hooray! read more

Russom Honored at Sept. Rotary Meeting

September 21, 2018

Yesterday Makenna Russom was honored at the September meeting of the Phillipsburg Rotary Club. She got to eat lunch at the Branding Iron II with Mr. Look and Mrs. Molzahn. Way to go, Makenna! read more

Sweet Turnout for Donuts and Discussion

September 21, 2018

On Tuesday, parents and students were invited to school at 7:35am for donuts, a drink, and discussion. First National Bank & Trust generously provided the donuts. Mr. Look thought it would be a good chance for parents to visit with the . . . read more

XC Sendoff Pumps Team

September 21, 2018

Right before our first pep rally, the cross country team got dismissed and were surprised with a spirit-filled sendoff! read more

Color Run Raises Awareness of Childhood Cancer

September 14, 2018

Last Wednesday, we participated in the FCCLA/PCMC Color Run/Walk to raise awareness of childhood cancer. It was a fun activity to do as a school for such a good cause. Way to go, Panthers! Pics by Kris Molzahn Manz read more

Cross Country Team Runs First Race " 🏃

September 14, 2018

Our cross country runners had their first meet at Stockton last Thursday. They had a great time and won some medals. Way to go, Panthers! read more

Football and Volleyball Teams Work to Improve

September 14, 2018

Our fall athletes have been busy playing lots of football and volleyball since our last issue. They are working hard to improve their skills and are having some fun too! read more

Gilligan's Island Fun 👏

September 14, 2018

Mrs. Dinkel's fifth graders used their cooperative talents to get off Gilligan's Island in PE class! read more

PJH Students Give Back on Good Deeds Day

September 14, 2018

Last Friday, all students and staff participated in Good Deeds Day. We picked up trash, washed windows, and made encouraging and patriotic signs and chalk designs around town. It felt really good to do good deeds to honor those who lost . . . read more

Tools Lab Measures Up

September 14, 2018

Mrs. Blank's 6th graders had fun completing a tools lab in science class! read more

Athletes Practice at Fall Sports Kickoff 🏃 🏈 🏐

August 31, 2018

Last Friday, the Fall Sports Kickoff was held at the high school gym and stadium. The volleyball and football teams scrimmaged, and the cross country team ran laps to prepare for the new sports season. The students who attended cheer and . . . read more

New STUCO Members Elected to Serve You 🗳

August 31, 2018

On Wednesday during MTSS, we gathered in the gym to hear what all the candidates had to say. They made many promises, cracked some jokes, and kept us entertained. They all did a great job. Thanks for stepping up! After the votes were . . . read more

Positive Panthers 🐾

August 31, 2018

Congrats to this year's first group of Positive Panthers! Several are missing because they were absent today. Remember to get "caught" doing good things to be nominated by your teachers for this honor! read more

Students Say Cheese on Picture Day 🤓 😬

August 31, 2018

On Tuesday, students got herded into the gym for the annual awkward school photo-taking session. Hopefully you smiled pretty so your parents get a frame-worthy photo! 😍 read more

Cross Country 🏃 Offered This Year

August 24, 2018

This year, cross country running is being offered as a junior high sport! Coach King says he has 7 runners out, and they start practice at the track and run through town, in the country, and lots of other places. He said, "Running is . . . read more

Fifth Graders Accentuate the Positive at PJH 😃

August 24, 2018

Being a new fifth grader can be kinda scary and exciting at the same time. We asked some fifth graders what they like about being in a new building. read more

First Day of School Brings Excitement and Fun

August 24, 2018

Last Thursday, our students came in really excited for the new year! The teachers created a walk-through and high-fived them as they came in the west entrance. They noticed cool new posters on the walls and noise reduction panels in the . . . read more

New Pubs Class Excited to Bring News to You

August 24, 2018

Mrs. Molzahn has a new class of 8th graders in Publications class. They learned to use the camera, came up with the secret student survey questions, learned to type up morning announcements, and designed this newsletter. Wow! That's a . . . read more

New Teachers Join the Ranks at PJH 💙 💛

August 24, 2018

This year, we welcome two new teachers to the building! Ms. Moeder is teaching 5/6 grade Reading, and Mrs. Ingram teaches 7/8 grade Language Arts. We asked them what they like about teaching here. read more

"Great Replay Event" Enjoyed by Fund-Raisers

April 27, 2018

Mr. King's classes participated in the "Great Replay" fundraiser for the American Heart Association. They had a goal of collecting $900, and surpassed it by turning in over $1,300! Way to go, guys! Contributors got to go to . . . read more

Bake Sale Project Leads to Grocery Store Visit

April 27, 2018

Mrs. Thompson's sixth graders have been working on a bake sale project in Math class, so she took them to White's to compare prices on Tuesday. Sweet! read more

Eighth Graders Explore NCK Tech in Beloit

April 27, 2018

On Wednesday, the 8th graders headed to Beloit to tour North Central Kansas Technical College. They learned a lot and got information on hands-on careers and majors for after high school. They also had hamburgers for lunch! read more

Fifth Graders "Jamboree" on Chilly Field Trip

April 27, 2018

On Tuesday, the fifth graders went to the Harlan County Dam to experience many water-related activities, including the weather! It was cold and rainy, but they didn't let that ruin their fun! read more

Painting in Art Class

April 27, 2018

Eighth grade Art students have been working on painting quoted signs for each grade to hang in the hallway. Way to be colorful! read more

Students Dig Chickens

April 27, 2018

Yesterday, Ag students got to hang out with some chickens during class. It was an "egg-stra" special experience! read more

8th Graders Move On to Fabulous Frog Dissections

April 20, 2018

Students continue to dissect in Mr. Beckman's class--they've moved on to frogs now!! read more

Duck Stamp Winners

April 20, 2018

This year's duck stamp winners include: Emilee Cole - 2nd Place Jayden Minkler -3rd Place Dreyton Hughes & Heather Schemper - Honorable Mention Laramee Chestnut - 1st Place in the conservation . . . read more

Fifth Graders Go "Ga-Ga" for Ga-Ga Ball

April 20, 2018

Last Friday, Mrs. Dinkel's first hour class enjoyed a rousing game of Ga-Ga Ball. read more

Happy Helpers Help Make Home Meet Successful

April 20, 2018

Last Thursday, we hosted our home track meet. We had a lot of awesome adult and student volunteers who helped the meet run smoothly. Our tracksters continue to improve and build friendships. Way to go, Panthers! read more

Positive Panthers 🐾

April 20, 2018

Week of April 20! read more

Essay Winners Stress Importance of School

April 13, 2018

Three 8th graders were honored on Monday at the Chamber meeting for the essays they wrote about why school is important. Eric Moon, Jeremy Ford, and Remi Martin won $10 in Chamber Bucks for their efforts. Remi was absent on Monday, so she . . . read more

Yearbook Highlights Epic 2017-18 School Year

April 13, 2018

Thanks to lots of hard work and a gazillion pictures taken, the yearbooks were published and distributed to students and staff members who ordered them on Monday. Congrats, Publications students! Way to go! read more

Shay's Snack Shack Is Open for Business 🍪

April 13, 2018

From now until the end of the school year, students can buy snacks (including freshly popped popcorn) and drinks during MTSS on Fridays. What a cool idea! Funds raised will go toward the purchase of Shay's table, so please support the . . . read more

Worm Dissections Add Interest to Science Class

April 13, 2018

Ahhhh! It's that wonderful time of year when Mr. Beckman breaks out the scalpels and creatures soaked in formaldehyde for the students to investigate. read more

Assessment Week Adds Both Stress and Free Time

April 6, 2018

Last week, students in all grades had Kansas state assessments in different subjects. That meant a crazy schedule and difficult tests, but also snacks and some free time outside and in the classroom that we don't usually get to enjoy. . . . read more

Girls Earn HS Squad Spots

April 6, 2018

Three of our 8th grade girls earned spots on high school spirit squads. Caitlyn Cheney made Pacer, and Corinne Cole and Sydney Mitchell made cheerleader. Congrats, ladies! read more

New Cheer Squad Set

April 6, 2018

Cheer tryouts were held right before Spring Break, so we have a fresh crop of spirit-filled ladies ready to cheer our teams to victory!! read more

Gracie Jessup Springs into Action to Help Dad

March 23, 2018

Recently Gracie Jessup found herself in a very stressful situation. "My Dad had an allergic reaction and passed out." When we asked her how she felt when it happened, she said, "I was freaking out. I called my Mom first, . . . read more

Joel Ford Honored as March Rotary Student

March 23, 2018

Joel Ford was chosen by his teachers as the Rotary student for the month of March, so he got to go to lunch with Mr. Hindman and was honored at the Branding Iron II yesterday. Way to go, Joel!! read more

No H8 Assembly

March 23, 2018

On March 6, students attended the "No H8" Assembly at Huck Boyd. Jason Johnson encouraged us all to combat hate. Basically, be kind, not mean. It seems like common sense, but we all need to work on it. The CORE team took pics of . . . read more

Positive Panthers

March 23, 2018

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Sixth Grade Pirates "Act Out" in Reading Class

March 23, 2018

Before break, Mrs. Thaden's students had fun dressing up and acting out the parts in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer where Tom and Huck play pirates. Arrrggghhh! read more

Buresh and Mitchell Honor Their Heroes

March 2, 2018

Last Thursday, The Phillips County Christian Foundation revealed the winners of the "My Hero" essay contest: Brock Buresh and Sydney Mitchell. Brock wrote about his dad, Joe, and Sydney wrote about her mom, Season. They won an . . . read more

Fifth Graders Learn Importance of CPR in PE Class

March 2, 2018

This Wednesday Mrs. Dinkel invited Phillips County EMS staff to talk to the fifth grade class about CPR during first hour. They learned a lot and asked good questions! read more

Junior High Wrestlers Finish Season Strong ! 💪

March 2, 2018

On February 15, our wrestlers headed to Ellis for the MCEL tourney. They had a great day, with eight wrestlers medaling. Way to go, wrestlers and coaches! You had a great season!, read more

Musicians Earn High Scores at MCEL Contest 🎼

March 2, 2018

On February 21, students went over to Norton for the annual MCEL Music Festival. They had a great day, with several students earning I ratings, and Theo Keesee earning an AP for his vocal solo. Mrs. Pinkerton and Mr. Schick were very . . . read more

PJH Students Succeed at Home Meet

March 2, 2018

Yesterday's home scholars bowl meet was awesome! Three teams medaled, and our staff ran the meet very smoothly. Plus, Miss Jones's cookies were delicious! read more

Positive Panthers

March 2, 2018

Good job, students! read more

Dancing Featured in Wrestling Pep Rally

February 16, 2018

Last Friday we had a great final pep rally that included students dancing with the band music at the beginning, cool cheers, a great speech by Mr. Beckman, and the cheerleaders' awesome dance. It was a really fun way to end the . . . read more

Emilee Cole Honored as Feb. Rotary Student

February 16, 2018

Emilee Cole was selected as the February Rotary student, so she got to go to lunch at the Branding Iron II with Mr. Schick yesterday. Way to go, Emilee!  read more

Positive Panthers 🐾 

February 16, 2018

Week of February 16 read more

Reading Students Film "Jabberwocky" Poem

February 16, 2018

This week Mrs. VanDerVeen's 8th grade students got to dress up and act out the Jabberwocky poem they studied in class. It was fun!  read more

Valentines Made and Shared with Residents

February 16, 2018

During Panther Time last Friday, the CORE Team asked students to make Valentines for residents at the Phillips County Retirement Center. It was fun to work together to brighten someone's day. The cards and treats were delivered on . . . read more

Wrestlers Work Hard at Junior Panther Classic

February 16, 2018

Our wrestling team has been working hard since our last issue. Last Saturday they competed in the Jr. Panther Classic here in town. They suffered some losses early on, but finished the tourney strong. Jon Prewitt earned a gold medal. The . . . read more

7th Graders Celebrate Kansas's 157th Birthday

February 2, 2018

Last Friday the 7th graders got to attend the Kansas Day celebration in Logan with Mr. Hindman, Mrs. Prewitt, and Mrs. Marez. They enjoyed some really fun activities and displays. Our very own Mrs. Gibson' Solomon Valley Players group . . . read more

Bands Put on Special Concert at Huck Boyd

February 2, 2018

On Monday Mr. Schick's 6th-8th grade students performed at Huck Boyd. They did an awesome job, and they also looked great in their fancy uniforms! On Tuesday they were rewarded with a bunch of Norma Schick's cookies! Yum! Photos . . . read more

New Publications Classes Bring News to You

February 2, 2018

We're a little late getting this news out. Whoops! Anyway, here are the 2nd semester Pubs classes. If you see these guys out interviewing and taking pics, give them your best responses and smiles!  read more

PJH Wrestlers Compete in Red Devil Territory

February 2, 2018

Last Thursday our wrestlers headed to Oberlin for their second meet. They had some tough matches, but they worked hard and learned a lot! Photos by Marianne Corbett   read more

Dancing Takes Physical Education to a New Level

January 26, 2018

Students in Mr. King's PE classes have been learning different dances and practicing them. They really had fun with this unit!  read more

Scholars Open Season

January 26, 2018

On Tuesday, 7th and 8th grade scholars bowl students went to TMP for their first meet. They did great! The 7th grade team went 7-4, and the 8th graders went 9-2 and took second place! Yahoo! Photos by Mrs. Prewitt   read more

Speed Lab Measures Up

January 26, 2018

Mr. Beckman's 7th grade students really enjoyed their speed lab in class this week!  read more

Students Take Advantage of Snow Day

January 26, 2018

On Monday we had a much-deserved snow day. It was pretty snowy and windy in the morning, but cleared off in the afternoon. We asked some students how they spent their unexpected day off.  read more

Wrestlers Start Season at Oakley Meet

January 26, 2018

Last Thursday, the wrestlers traveled to Oakley to start their season. For some, it was their first time wrestling in competition. They did an awesome job, and won just over half their matches!   read more

Jessup Honored as January Rotary Student

January 19, 2018

Gracie Jessup was chosen by her teachers as the Rotary student for the month of January, so she got to go to lunch at the Branding Iron II with Mrs. Molzahn yesterday. Congrats, Gracie!  read more

Jordynn McDiffett Stings Competition at Spelling Bee

January 19, 2018

On Tuesday, qualifying students reported to the gym for the local spelling bee. They did great, and the top ten spellers will move on to the county spelling bee. They placed 1st-10th place: Jordynn McDiffett, Christina Footh, Noah Jacobs, . . . read more

Positive Panthers 🐾 

January 19, 2018

Week of January 19 read more

Christmas Break Fondly Remembered

January 12, 2018

We recently returned from Christmas break. It was fun, but not long enough. We asked students and staff members what their favorite part of break was. read more

Positive Panthers 🐾 

January 12, 2018

Congrats to all the positive panthers from the past few weeks! read more

Readers Share Books and Cookies with Littles

January 12, 2018

On December 18, we got to have Pajama Day and read with the younger kids at the elementary school. It was a fun way to wrap up the nine weeks! Pics by Mrs. Blank  read more

Students Close Out 9 Weeks with Dancing and Fun

January 12, 2018

On the Tuesday before break, qualifying students got to rock out at the Pep Club Christmas Dance or play games in the cafeteria. They had a great time!  read more

Wonderful "Wonder Movie" Enjoyed By All

January 12, 2018

Last Friday, students and staff members got to watch the movie "Wonder" at the theater. It is based on a book by R.J. Palacio. It was great because the story was based on mostly middle school kids, and the characters were so real . . . read more

Ag Class Awesomeness

December 15, 2017

Mr. Fehlman's 8th grade Ag students have started using the plasma cutter this week. They really enjoy this activity!  read more

Corinne Cole Honored as Dec. Rotary Student

December 15, 2017

This month Corinne Cole was chosen by her teachers as the Rotary student of the month, so she got to go to lunch at the Branding Iron II yesterday. Mrs. Prewitt was her sponsoring teacher. Way to go, Corinne!  read more

Mrs. Prewitt Continues Marker Board "Punnies"

December 15, 2017

Mrs. Prewitt has taken over the tradition of writing a funny pun or joke on the marker board outside her room every day for us to enjoy. We all love reading them and getting our daily chuckle!  read more

PJH Students and Staff Reveal Christmas Wishes

December 15, 2017

Christmas will be here before we know it. We only have three days of school next week, then we'll be out of here until next year! We asked some students and staff members what they want for Christmas. We got some very interesting . . . read more

Positive Panthers 🐾

December 15, 2017

👏 Week of Dec. 15 😊  read more

Snowy Silliness 🎄 ☃

December 15, 2017

Here is your laugh for the day. read more

Christmas Pep Rally

December 8, 2017

Last Friday, the cheerleaders had a fun Christmas-themed pep rally that included a Christmas relay skit, awesome cheers, and of course, our rockin' band. The 6th graders won the spirit yell. Way to go, Panthers!  read more

Girls and Boys Claim Second Place at MCEL

December 8, 2017

Yesterday our girls' and boys' basketball teams headed to Plainville for the MCEL championship games. It had been a long time since both teams played for first place, so we were pumped! Pep club members and cheerleaders packed the . . . read more

Panther Time Schedule Helps with Homework

December 8, 2017

This year Mr. Look implemented "Panther Time," which is a time where kids must eat lunch but can also study, work on homework, catch up on late work, relax, and talk with friends wherever they want in the school. It's been . . . read more

Positive Panthers 🐾

December 8, 2017

Week of December 1: Ryan Babcock, Lucas Van Allen, Asher Leroux, Gracie Jessup, and Remi Martin Week of December 8: Alex Van Allen, Ciara Fitzpatrick, and Jerry Carver read more

Talents at Concert 🎤

December 8, 2017

Last Saturday, stellar singers Alivia Solida, Ryann Moffatt, Hannah Kennedy, Layton Johnson, Callie Leidig, and Christina Footh performed at the KMEA Honor Band concert in Hays. They did an awesome job!  read more

Kids Say Yes to CHESS

November 17, 2017

Mrs. Dusin decided to teach her students how to play the game of chess. She said, "Studies have shown that playing chess improves concentration and memory, fosters logic, critical thinking, creativity, and enhances reading and . . . read more

Mitchell Honored as Nov. Rotary Student

November 17, 2017

Sydney Mitchell was chosen as the November Rotary student of the month, so she was honored at yesterday's Rotary meeting. Mrs. VanDerVeen was her sponsoring teacher. Way to go, Syd!  read more

Players Cruise Through Basketball Season ⛹ 🏀

November 17, 2017

Basketball season is in full swing! The players have been working hard, learning a lot, and having fun while playing games.  read more

Positive Panthers 🐾

November 17, 2017

Week of November 10  Week of November 17  read more

Terrific Thanksgiving Traditions Served Up

November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving break is just around the corner! We asked some students and staff members about their special traditions for the holiday.  "I like going out with my family." ~Jeiza Hernandez  . . . read more

Veterans Day Poster and Poem Winners Named

November 17, 2017

Last week, STUCO decided to hold a contest to honor veterans. Students were asked to create a poster or poem that fit the theme "Love of Country - Veterans Pride." The students entered so many beautiful works of art! . . . read more

6th Graders Explain and Explore Egypt

November 9, 2017

Mrs Stites's sixth graders have had a lot of fun presenting their Egypt projects in class lately!  read more

Ag Class Digs Chicks

November 9, 2017

Today in Ag class, students got to play with baby chicks and learned how to determine their sex! 🐤  read more

Check Out New Books

November 9, 2017

Recently some awesome new books have been placed on our school's library shelves. Some were purchased by the district, but others were donated by staff members and parents. Be sure to "check them out" soon!  read more

Panthers Pounce on Eagles; Destroy Their Nest

November 9, 2017

On Tuesday, the basketball teams traveled to Trego to take on the Eagles. All of the teams were successful and earned victories. Ballerssss!!!  read more

Students Bust out Moves at STUCO Dance

November 9, 2017

Last Friday night, STUCO hosted a dance here at the Middle School. It was really fun. The Amendment deejayed and got us all up and moving!  read more

Students Earn Solos at KMEA Honor Concert

November 9, 2017

Six of our band and vocal students were selected to perform at the KMEA honor band and choir concert last Saturday. Austin Dierking, Jeremy Ford, and Isaac Ralston performed with the band, while Gracie Jessup, Theo Keesee, and Sydney . . . read more

Basketball Teams Play First Games at Home

November 3, 2017

This week the basketball teams played their first home games against Stockton and Ellis. They had fun getting into the swing of things! read more

Hat Days Help Heal 🎩

November 3, 2017

STUCO has had a couple hat days to raise money for cancer patients who were affected by the recent hurricanes. Students paid one dollar to wear a hat for the day.  read more

Nine Weeks Party 🎉

November 3, 2017

Last Thursday, qualifying students got to enjoy a movie in the gym. The plan was to play disc golf, pickle ball, or basketball, but the weather did not cooperate.  read more

Positive Panthers 🐾

November 3, 2017

Week of October 26: Alivia Solida , Alanah Gendoes , Jocelyn Billings, and Dayton Hugunin   Week of November 3: Kevin Russell and Kyron Hughes  read more

Prewitt's Poetry Cafe Open for Business ☕

November 3, 2017

On October 19, Mrs. Prewitt's 8th grade classes shared their poems with their classmates and some special visitors. The snacks and beverages were epic!!  read more

Rockets Launch 🚀 💥

November 3, 2017

Mrs. Molzahn's 8th grade tech class took advantage of the nice weather last Wednesday to launch the rockets they made in class.  read more

Spooky Songs Played

November 3, 2017

On Halloween, the JH band marched through the halls and shared some fun songs with everyone. Many classes came out to listen!  read more

Students Look Out For Each Other on Unity Day

November 3, 2017

Last Wednesday, students and staff were asked to wear orange and take a stand against bullying. Lots of people wore orange because bullying is really uncool!  read more

Ballers Show Skills

October 20, 2017

Mr. King's 8th graders got to create a ball handling routine using six different types of ball handling.  read more

Football Boys End Season; Earn All W's at Home

October 20, 2017

Our football players had their last game of the season last Thursday. They beat Smith Center to end their season on a positive note. They were proud to have won all their home games, and they learned a lot and grew as a team too. Way to . . . read more

Sixth Graders Share Positive Thoughts 🤗 

October 20, 2017

On Tuesday, Mrs. Hugunin's students brought their positive posters out to the highway to encourage people driving by!  read more

Students and Staff Go Gray to Honor Shay 💜 💜

October 20, 2017

On Wednesday, STUCO asked students and staff members to wear gray in memory of Shay Gitchel, who passed away on August 24, 2017 from a cancerous brain tumor. Brain tumor awareness is represented by the color gray. STUCO will donate ten . . . read more

Fifth Grade P.E. Fun

October 13, 2017

Mrs. Dinkel's 1st hour P.E. students have been having loads of fun playing fitness games in class!  read more

Girls Trounce TMP to Become MCEL Champions

October 13, 2017

On Saturday, our volleyball girls traveled to Wakeeney to compete in the MCEL tournament. In pool play, they beat Norton, Hill City, and Trego. Then, they defeated Smith Center in the semi-finals, the 2nd place team in the opposite pool. . . . read more

Plasma Cutting in Ag

October 13, 2017

In Agriculture class this week, the students were introduced to plasma cutting. They got to draw a design with chalk on sheet metal, then cut it out. They had a "sparky" good time! Go, Zaida!  read more

Positive Panthers 🐾 

October 13, 2017

Week of October 13: Damien Gregory, Kaitlyn Rothe, Allee VanKooten, Preston Beckman, Eric Moon, Emma Dibble, Jaden Boyle, and Peyton Gower  read more

Readers Deliver Reports in Brown Bags 📚 ✍

October 13, 2017

Mrs. VanDerVeen's 7th graders have started presenting their brown bag book reports! They get to choose items to symbolize the characters, setting, plot, climax, etc. for a book they've read and present it to the class.  read more

Woods Students Build Marble Boxes

October 13, 2017

Meanwhile, in the Woods shop, students have been working on building marble board games. They got to burn their names on a board that will eventually go onto the side of the box, because we wouldn't want them to lose their marbles! Next . . . read more

Positive Panthers 🐾 

October 6, 2017

Week of September 29: Trace Hanchett, Colton Dougherty, Layton Johnson, and Alanah Gendoes  Week of October 6: Eric Moon, Ben Bennight, and Seth Keeten    read more

Spirit Week Brings Out Crazy Costumes and Silly Kids

October 6, 2017

Last week was spirit week. We had epic participation for all of the days, probably because parents were informed through social media. It got kinda wild, but all in all it was a fun week filled with tons of school spirit!  . . . read more

Buresh Honored as Sept. Rotary Student

September 28, 2017

Brock Buresh had the honor of being the first 8th grader chosen as Rotary student this year! He got to attend lunch at the Branding Iron with Mr. Beckman last Thursday. Good job, Brock!  read more

First Pep Rally Pumps Up Junior Panthers 💙 💛

September 28, 2017

Last Thursday the cheerleaders planned a fun pep rally with lots of great cheers, motivating speeches, and a fun skit. Of course, the band rocked too. Go Panthers!  read more

First Pep Rally Pumps Up Junior Panthers 💙 💛

September 28, 2017

Last Thursday the cheerleaders planned a fun pep rally with lots of great cheers, motivating speeches, and a fun skit. Of course, the band rocked too. Go Panthers!  read more

Positive Panthers 🐾 

September 28, 2017

Week of September 22: Jerry Carver, Kane Craig, Michael O'Malley, Luke Hoover, Laci Green, Jenna Storz, and Theo Keesee  read more

Sixth Graders Get WACKY on Field Trip 😜 🍃 💦

September 28, 2017

Last Wednesday, the 6th graders headed to Kirwin for their WACKY days field trip. They got to experience many fun activities and had a yummy lunch. Special thanks to Mrs. Blank, Mrs. Thaden, and Mrs. Thompson for sharing the great pics . . . read more

Volleyball Girls Place Third at Belleville Tourney

September 28, 2017

Our volleyball girls did an awesome job at the annual Republic County tournament last Saturday. They lost their first match against Thayer, but won the rest of their matches that day. As always, they had great fan support. Way to go, fans . . . read more

Glynn Starts Computer Programming Club

September 16, 2017

Lincoln Glynn noticed there weren't a lot of activities that kids like him like to do. So, he decided to start a computer programming club! It focuses on robotics and computational thinking. Woah. How cool is that? He talked to Mr. Look . . . read more

8th Graders Head to HS for Ag/Woods

September 15, 2017

This year, most 8th graders will be bussed to the high school for Ag and Woods, taught by Mr. Fehlman and Mr. Corman. Corinne Cole said, "We have to go in through the back doors so the high schoolers don't pick on . . . read more

PJH Students Help Out on Good Deeds Day

September 15, 2017

Last Friday, students and staff went around town doing good deeds in remembrance of 9/11 and those who died on that day. Some of the projects included visiting the nursing home, picking up trash in the cemetery and parks, and painting fire . . . read more

Positive Panthers 🐾

September 15, 2017

Week of 9/8: Kyron Hughes, AJ Jensen, and Ashley Bouchard    Week of 9/15: Devin Johnson, Caden Seems, Kyla Kenney, KensLy Blank, Jocelyn Billings, Allee VanKooten, and Jaxon Papp  read more

Students Square Up

September 15, 2017

5th graders enjoyed a cooperative game of human square in PE class!  read more

Oakley Comes to Town for Season Opener 🏈 🏐

September 8, 2017

Last Thursday, our fall sports debuted at home against Oakley. Everyone worked hard and we earned some victories!  read more

Cheerleaders Spread Spirit at Cheer Camp

September 8, 2017

Last Friday the PMS cheerleaders went to Hoisington for a cheer camp. Lauren Heersink said, "My favorite part was getting to see the instructors' stunts."  read more

Fun on Gilligan's Island

September 8, 2017

Mrs. Dinkel's 5th graders had fun during a cooperative and competitive game of Gilligan's Island in PE class!  read more

Gibson "Sweeps" In

September 8, 2017

We have a fun new custodian in our building. Rhonda Gibson said, "I have enjoyed meeting the students here and the teachers are nice." We're glad you're here! Say hi if you see her!  read more

Positive Panthers 🐾

September 8, 2017

We had some catching up to do, so there were several Positive Panthers recognized last Friday! Way to go, Chris Watt, Michael O'Malley, Isaiah Davis, Brynn Billings, and Hunter Miner!  read more

Smiles Captured on Picture Day

September 8, 2017

Picture Day brought some spiffy, good-looking kids into our building. We just hope they smiled for the camera!  read more

5th Graders Tell All 😁

August 31, 2017

We asked some fifth graders whether they prefer middle school or elementary school and why. Here are their responses:  "Elementary, because we got recess." ~ Brynn Bi ll ings  . . . read more

Eclipse Day Enlightens Students and Staff 🌞 🌚

August 31, 2017

Last Monday, we got to go outside and view the solar eclipse for a few hours. Mr. Beckman provided welding glass viewers and Mrs. Blank also got glasses for us to wear to view the eclipse safely. It was really fun and . . . read more

Fall Sports Kick Off 🏈 🏐

August 31, 2017

Many of our students showed off their mad skills last Friday at the Fall Sports Kickoff. It was a blast!  read more

First Day Back Brings Excited Students to PJH

August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 17 was the first half-day of school. We have some awesome new students this year, as well as one new teacher and new paras. Mr. Look added the hallway wall of fame to honor participation in activities. After . . . read more

New Paras Ready to Help

August 31, 2017

This year we have some great new paras, Wendy Hunnacutt and Jessica Pugh, to help out our students. Let's make them feel welcome!  read more

New Pubs Classes Bring News to You

August 31, 2017

Mrs. Molzahn has two new Publications classes ready to take pics and get the middle school news to you through newsletters and the yearbook! Smile when they bring the camera around! 😬   read more

Prewitt Joins PJH Panther Family

August 31, 2017

This year we have a new 7th/8th grade English teacher, Mrs. Prewitt. She decided to become a teacher because "she enjoys working with kids and she really likes middle schoolers." Her hobbies are reading, walking her . . . read more

Girls Join HS Squads

April 7, 2017

Some of our 8th grade girls were selected for high school spirit squads. Evea Arment, Meg Keeten, and Kalli Moore made cheerleader, and Ava Schemper was chosen as a Pacer. Congrats, girls!  read more

Panthers See the Bright Side of Assessments

April 7, 2017

State assessments can be really stressful and tiring for both students and teachers. But, there are some benefits. We asked some students and teachers in our school what they liked about assessments last week.  . . . read more

7th Grade Scholars Earn Third at MCEL

April 7, 2017

Last week on Tuesday, our scholars bowl teams competed at the league meet in Smith Center. Our 7th graders went 6-3 and earned 3rd place! Good job to Eric Moon, Theo Keesee, Corinne Cole, Gracie Jessup, Jeremy Ford, and Emilee . . . read more

Positive Panthers! 🐾

April 7, 2017

Week of 3/31: Jade Roach and Carsen Meitl  Week of 4/7: Kyle Campbell and Kale Shelton  read more

Students End Stressful Week with Pajama Day

April 7, 2017

Last Friday, students got to wear pajamas to celebrate the end of a long, draining assessment week. In their reading classes, students got to bring pillows, blankets, and snacks to make their all-class reading day more . . . read more

Students Experience "One World Taiku" 🥁

April 7, 2017

Our band students went to Logan on Monday to hear a professional Japanese drum ensemble. It was pretty neat! Maddy Kendall got to go onstage. Photo by Mr. Look  read more

Worm Dissections Give Hands-On Experience

April 7, 2017

Mr. Beckman's 8th graders have been dissecting worms this week in class. It gives the students a chance to get in the lab and examine the insides of the wiggly worms.   read more

Boys Finish Third at MCEL Wrestling Meet 💪 👏

March 24, 2017

Our boys had a slow start at MCEL, but came back to tie with Ellis for 3rd place! It was great! Individually Riley and Rylan earned 1st place, Chase and Brock placed 2nd, Trey and Ethan took 3rd, and Joel and Cody earned 4th . . . read more

Jacie Roth Honored as March Rotary Student

March 24, 2017

Yesterday, Mr. Hindman took Jacie Roth to lunch at the Branding Iron II. She was chosen by her teachers as the Rotary student for March. Good job, Jacie!  read more

Make a Wish Reward 💫

March 24, 2017

During the month of February, Makenna Russom challenged students and staff to raise money for the "Make A Wish" foundation. The fifth and sixth grade students won, so they got an ice cream party as their reward!  . . . read more

New Cheer Squad Set

March 24, 2017

On the Friday before Spring Break, cheer tryouts were held, so we have a new crop of girls to cheer on the Panthers! Next year's cheerleaders are 7th graders Makenna Russom, Erin Johnson, Trinity Hensley, and Kyla Kenney, . . . read more

Positive Panthers ➕ 

March 24, 2017

Week of March 10: Zoey Dinkel and Corinne Cole  Week of March 24: Layton Johnson and Abby Babcock  read more

Snoop Dodge Takes First Place in Tourney 🔵 🔴

March 24, 2017

On the Friday before break, qualifying students got to participate in a dodgeball tourney in the gym. Snoop Dodge won the tourney, Don't Stop Ballieving won an award for the most creative name, and the Ladybug Killers had . . . read more

Will Enlightens Us💡

March 24, 2017

On March 10, Mrs. Dinkel and Mr. King invited Will Stutterheim from the FHSU Kelly Center to teach us about our brains and managing stress. He tossed candy to students who were willing to answer questions. It was fun!  . . . read more

Band Buffoonery 🎺

March 3, 2017

By Layton Johnson read more

Middle School Musicians Rock MCEL Contest 🎼

March 3, 2017

Last Wednesday our musicians headed to Norton for MCEL Music Festival. Gracie Jessup and Theo Keesee both earned AP's--Gracie for her piano solo and Theo for his vocal solo. Many other individual students and groups earned . . . read more

Positive Panthers ➕ 👏

March 3, 2017

Week of Feb. 24 : Ben Bennight and Carter Jenkins Week of March 3 : Nolan Hughes and Alex Schwerman with 3rd 9 weeks drawing winner Harley Kester!  read more

Sixers "Go Greek" in Social Studies Class 🎭 🎬

March 3, 2017

Mrs. Stites's 6th grade students had a blast acting out myths at the end of their study of Greek Mythology. Fun times! Photos by Mrs. Stites  read more

Wrestlers Work Hard, Prepare for League 💪 💙

March 3, 2017

Our wrestlers recently competed at Oakley. They worked hard to prepare for the MCEL tourney, held yesterday. We will share those results and pics in the next issue!  read more

Cheerleaders Close Cheer Year With a Bang

February 17, 2017

Our cheerleaders worked hard last week practicing for their last pep rally and the Junior Panther Classic. At the beginning of the pep rally, Theo Keesee rocked our worlds with a trap set solo like none other. The pep rally . . . read more

Jr. Panther Wrestlers Earn 2nd Place at Classic

February 17, 2017

Last Saturday, our wrestlers worked hard to earn 2nd place as a team. Chase, Brock, and Rylan took first place in their divisions, Riley earned second, Trey got third, and many others won matches to earn points. It was an . . . read more

Leidig and Jerby Honor Their Heroes

February 17, 2017

On February 3, the Phillips County Christian Foundation awarded iPads to Ethan Leidig and Kaycee Jerby for their awesome essays. Ethan wrote about his dad, and Kaycee wrote about her stepdad. They're pictured below with Dan . . . read more

Meg Keeten Named Feb. Rotary Student

February 17, 2017

Meg Keeten was chosen by her teachers as the Rotary student for the month of February, so she got to go to lunch with Mrs. VanDerVeen yesterday. Way to go, Meg!  read more

Positive Panthers ➕ 👏

February 17, 2017

Week of Feb. 10: Carson Beckman and Michaela Bui  Week of Feb. 17: Harley Kester and Alanah Gendoes (not pictured)  read more

Readers Build Treehouses

February 17, 2017

Last Thursday, Mrs. Thaden's 6th graders had a treehouse-building competition to conclude their study of the book "My Side of the Mountain." It was awesome!  read more

Band Buffoonery 🎺

February 3, 2017

By Layton Johnson read more

Band Concert Rocked

February 3, 2017

On Monday night, 6th-8th graders gave a stupendous concert at the Huck Boyd Center. The students had a fun time showcasing their musical talents. Mr. Schick was very proud of his students!  read more

Bottle Filler Hydrates All

February 3, 2017

Funds from 5th and 6th grade track meet concession stands were used to purchase a water bottle filler for the water fountain by the locker rooms. It's awesome! Thanks!  read more

Dancers Jam for Education

February 3, 2017

Last Friday, Angie Wells helped some 6th graders learn a fun dance in the gym to celebrate School Choice Week!  read more

Jacie Roth Dominates County Spelling Bee

February 3, 2017

Last Wednesday the County Spelling Bee was held at Huck Boyd, with Mrs. Link as the moderator. From our school, Jacie Roth won and Carter Jenkins placed 7th. Good job, guys! read more

Kansas Day Celebrated 🌻

February 3, 2017

Last Friday, the 7th graders went to Logan  for the annual Kansas Day celebration. They had fun and learned a lot! Pics by Mr. Hindman, Paulette, and Robbie   . . . read more

Positive Panthers ➕ 😃

February 3, 2017

Weeks of Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 : Bethany McKibbin, Rylan Hays, Dominic Thummel, and Peyton Gower  read more

Wrestling Team Opens Season at Oberlin Meet

February 3, 2017

The wrestlers debuted at Oberlin last Thursday. Every wrestler had at least two matches, so they learned a lot. Keep up the good work and continue to improve, boys!    read more

Footh Spells Her Way to First Place in Bee

January 20, 2017

Last Friday, the USD 325 spelling bee was held in the gym. The top ten spellers move on to the Phillips County Spelling Bee and include, in order from 1st-10th place: Christina Footh, Jacie Roth, Lauren Heersink, Carson Beckman, Remi . . . read more

Frozen Conditions Add Extra Day to Weekend ❄

January 20, 2017

Last weekend brought an ice storm to the area, which meant school was called o ff on Monday. We asked some students what they did with their unexpected day off .  "I helped deliver baby . . . read more

MCEL Tourney Wraps Up; Boys/Girls Earn 2nd/4th

January 20, 2017

Our basketball players traveled to Plainville on January 7 and 12 to compete in the league tournament. On Saturday, the boys beat Norton and Ellis to advance to the championship. The girls beat Ellis, then lost to Trego, to . . . read more

P.E. Dancers Learn Slide

January 20, 2017

Mr. King started a dancing unit in his classes. Today they learned the electric slide. Good times!  read more

Positive Panthers ➕

January 20, 2017

Week of Jan. 13: Marianne Corbett and Carson Beckman    Week of Jan. 20: T rinity Hensley and Abby Roth  read more

Schemper Honored as January Rotary Student

January 20, 2017

Nick Schemper was chosen by his teachers as the January Rotary student, so Mr. Schick took him to lunch at the Branding Iron II yesterday. Good work, Nick!  read more

Silk Road Game Rocks

January 20, 2017

Mrs. Stites's 5th grade students sure enjoyed playing Marco Polo's Silk Road game in class! Photos by Mrs. Stites  read more

Cheer Squad Parties 🎉

January 10, 2017

Before break, the cheerleaders had a crazy party with their sponsors to celebrate their Panther spirit!  read more

Lincoln's Robot Brings Joy

January 10, 2017

Lincoln Glynn got a robot from his uncle for Christmas. It can be programmed and even follows voice commands. It's pretty awesome! Lincoln said, "I like him because he can talk, and he actually listens to me! . . . read more

New Pubs Classes Bringing News to You

January 10, 2017

Mrs. Molzahn just got new Publications classes at the beginning of the semester. Make sure you smile when they bring the camera around! 🤓 😐 😃  read more

Positive Panthers

January 10, 2017

December Winners : Abby Babcock, Harley Glynn, Geron Ebner, Zordyn Taylor, Ty Sides, and Alex Minkler. The 2nd 9 weeks drawing winner was Zordyn Taylor!    Week of Jan. 6 : Collette . . . read more

SC Rematch Brings Extra Wins to Girls and Boys

January 10, 2017

We played Smith Center again last Tuesday night. It was a good chance to get an extra game in before the MCEL tourney this Saturday. The girls won 33-13, and the boys won 42-26. Way to go, Panthers!  read more

Students Chill at Nine Weeks Reward Movie 🎟

January 10, 2017

After lunch on the Wednesday before break, students who qualified gathered in the gym to watch "Home Alone." It was a fun way to relax and get ready for time off!  read more

Top Givers Rewarded 💰

January 10, 2017

MTSS students of Mrs. Blank, Mrs. Hugunin, and Mrs. Ford were treated to a pop at Love's on December 20 for being the top three MTSS food drive supporters. Great job!  read more

5th Grade Chicken 🐥 🐣 Dancers Rule the Roost

December 16, 2016

Last Friday the 5th graders did the chicken dance in class. They had an egg-cellent time with Mrs. Dinkel!  read more

B-Ball Season Rolls On 🏀

December 16, 2016

Our players have been working hard and are now ready for the MCEL tourney after break. Go, Panthers!  read more

Keeten Honored as Dec. Rotary Student

December 16, 2016

Kagan Keeten was chosen by his teachers to be the Rotary student for the month of December, so Mr. King took him to lunch at the Branding Iron II yesterday. Congrats, Kagan!  read more

Marvelous Mannequins

December 16, 2016

Challenge accepted! Mrs. VanDerVeen's Study Skills class demonstrated their "stay-still" abilities today in class.  read more

Rylan Hays Takes Las Vegas By the Horns

December 16, 2016

Rylan Hays recently took a trip to Las Vegas with his parents. He said, "We went to the National Finals Rodeo, Cowboy Christmas, Hoover Dam, to the TV show "Outside The Barrel," and we went bowling at the South . . . read more

Students Perform at Concert in Hays 🎤 🎼

December 16, 2016

A few of our 5th and 6th graders were selected to perform at KMEA Elementary Honor Choir in Hays last Saturday. They worked hard with Mrs Pinkerton for weeks ahead of time. Good job, guys!  read more

Honor Choir Members Selected for Concert

December 2, 2016

The students pictured below were selected for Elementary Honor Choir! They will attend an all-day rehearsal and concert on Saturday, Dec. 10. Way to be musical, peeps!  read more

Sweet Snowman Pep Rally Thrills All

December 2, 2016

Last Monday, we all met in the gym for a winter - themed pep rally. The cheerleaders did great cheers and builds, and in the skit, students and sta ff members wrapped their partners in toilet paper and accessorized them as . . . read more

Basketball Teams Strive For Excellence 👏 🏀 💪

December 2, 2016

We have played several opponents in basketball since our last issue, including Oakley, Trego, and Hill City. Our players have been working really hard and are improving every week. Way to go, athletes and coaches!  . . . read more

Basketball Teams Power Through the Season 🏀

November 18, 2016

Basketball season is now in full swing. Last Thursday we played Smith Center at home, and on Tuesday we traveled to Norton for games. Every game our players learn a lot and improve their skills!  read more

Jacobs Honored as Nov. Rotary Student

November 18, 2016

Yesterday, Meredith Jacobs got to go to lunch at the Branding Iron II. She was chosen by her teachers as the Rotary student for November. Way to go, Meredith!  read more

Pajama/Hat Days Raise Money for Food Drive

November 18, 2016

This week, students and staff members paid a dollar towards the food drive to wear their pajamas or a hat. It was fun and helpful!  read more

Basketball Season Tips Off Against Ellis Railers

November 11, 2016

On Tuesday the Railers came to town for our first basketball games. The players got some court time and figured out what they need to work on. It was pretty great!  read more

MS Musicians Rock Honor Concert 🎶 🎼

November 11, 2016

Last Saturday, the honor choir and band students traveled to Hays, where they practiced and performed their concert music. Great job!   read more

PJH Students and America Vote Trump for Prez

November 11, 2016

On Tuesday during MTSS, our students "voted" for their favorite President/VP candidates. Trump and Pence won not only our mock election, but also the one that counts. Wow! Thanks for participating, guys, and remember how . . . read more

Students Busta Move at Student Council Dance

November 11, 2016

Last Friday, STUCO sponsored a dance for the 7th and 8th graders. It was fun! The Amendment DJ'd and yummy snacks were provided by parents. Some of the highlights were the "snowball," the . . . read more

Thayer Joins MS Staff

November 11, 2016

If you've seen a new face in your classrooms or in the hallway, it is our new para Leah Thayer! She said, "I like being a para because I like to interact with the kids." Welcome to the building!  . . . read more

Los Estudiantes Hacen las Calaveras en la Clase de Español

November 11, 2016

Mrs. Hart's 6th hour Spanish class made some calaveras in honor of Dia de los Muertos ( Day of the Dead ) . It was fun and they learned a lot!  read more

8th Wins AR Contest 🏆

November 4, 2016

The 8th graders won the reading contest for the 1st 9 weeks, and got rewarded with a party on October 21. They had many treats, including apple pan dowdy, made by Mrs. VanDerVeen. Great job, 8th grade!  read more

➕ Positive Panthers 😊

November 4, 2016

Week of 10/27: Corie Hanchett and Austin Dierking  read more

Kenzie Storz Wins Bike Through KDOT Contest

November 4, 2016

Kenzie Storz won a bicycle and a helmet in KDOT's "Put the Brakes on Fatalities" contest. Her powerful poster warned drivers not to drive "inTEXTicated." Great message and drawing, Kenz!  read more

Musicians Share Vocal Talents at Fall Concerts 🎤

November 4, 2016

Mrs. Pinkerton's vocal music classes have been busy with concerts this fall. On October 20, the 5th and 6th graders performed cool songs and their own raps, and last night the 7th and 8th graders showed off their mad . . . read more

Speake Says "So Long"

November 4, 2016

Mrs. Speake's last day was last Thursday. She had been working at the middle school as a para for five years. She said, "My favorite part of being a para is watching the kids grow." We will miss you!  . . . read more

Students Rewarded for 1st 9 Week Awesomeness 🏆

November 4, 2016

Last Thursday, students who qualified got to either watch "The Blind Side" in the gym or go disc golfing at the city park. It was a fun-filled afternoon!  read more

Annie Shares Some Fine Facts About Hacks ⌨ 📱

October 24, 2016

8th grader Annie Weishaar gave a presentation to Mrs. Molzahn's 3rd hour Tech class about hacking. She explained methods of hacking and the dangers of it. She explained the dangers of many tools they use such as USB Rubber . . . read more

Frolf Course Brings More Fun to Phillipsburg 😀 ⛳

October 24, 2016

Last spring 8th grader Cody Blew needed an Eagle Scout project. His dad had the idea for a disc golf course at the city park, and he was like, "OK, sounds cool." So they talked to William, an engineer at Tamko, who . . . read more

Orange Shirts Bring Students Together on Unity Day

October 24, 2016

Last Wednesday, PJH students and staff members busted out their orange clothes in support of Unity Day. Wearing orange helps spread awareness about bullying and lets kids know they're not alone.  read more

Positive Panthers Week of 10/21

October 24, 2016

Weekly Winners: Caydence Corman and Harley Kester  First 9 Weeks Drawing Winner: Joel Ford  read more

Football Boys Put Away Eagles and Monarchs 💪 🏈

October 14, 2016

Our boys have had an amazing season so far, posting 7 wins and 0 losses. They beat Colby 26-12 on September 29, then had a close call on a freezing cold night against TMP last week. They came from behind and won 48-36. Way to . . . read more

Volleyball Girls "Three-Peat" MCEL Champions 🏐

October 14, 2016

Our girls played a lot of volleyball last week, including the home quad, TMP, and the league tourney. Last Saturday, our girls were undefeated all day, beating Ellis, Smith Center, and Trego in pool play, Hill City in the . . . read more

Panthers Press Onward and Pluck the Cardinals 💪

September 30, 2016

  Last Thursday, the football and volleyball teams traveled to Plainville to take on the Cardinals. They played well, and the guys came out on top with a score of 30-8. Yeah!    read more

Pep Club Steps Up at Belleville Tourney 🚘 🗣

September 30, 2016

Fan power was definitely a factor at the volleyball tourney in Belleville. Way to go, pep club!!  read more

Sixth Graders Wild About WACKY Day Field Trip

September 30, 2016

Our 6th graders participated in WACKY Day last Wednesday at the Kirwin Wildlife Refuge. WACKY stands for Wildlife, Agriculture, Conservation, Knowledge for Youth. There were diff erent cool displays about wildlife, the beef industry, soil . . . read more

STUCO Students Learn About Leadership! 🏆

September 30, 2016

On Monday, our newly elected student council members attended a STUCO conference in Quinter. Sponsor Mr. Hindman said, "I think it was a valuable opportunity to learn about leadership. We heard a good message from the . . . read more

Volleyball Girls Dominate Opponents at Belleville

September 30, 2016

  Last Saturday, our volleyball girls went to Belleville to compete in the Republic County tournament. They were undefeated in pool play, and went on to win the tournament for the 3rd time in 20 years. Some of the boys . . . read more

Arment Honored as Sept. Rotary Student

September 23, 2016

Last Thursday, Mrs. Link took Evea Arment to lunch at the Branding Iron II. She was chosen by her teachers as the Rotary student for September. Way to go, Evea!  read more

Football/Volleyball Teams Steam the Railroaders 🚂

September 23, 2016

Last Thursday, the Ellis Railroaders came to town, and we showed them a thing or two! Our athletes continue to learn a lot and improve each game. 🏈💛💙 read more

Pep Rally Pumps Up Peeps

September 23, 2016

The pep rally last Thursday was awesome! The cheerleaders and band were great, and the football hoop skit was fun. Mr. Beckman throws hard, but Nathaniel and Gracie were victorious, and the 6th graders won the spirit . . . read more

Puppies Steal the Show

September 23, 2016

Mrs. Thaden has been bringing her precious yellow lab pups, offspring of the famous Lola and Bob, to school sometimes to hang out with the students and staff. As you can see, they want nothing to do with them! . . . read more

Wild Week Awards Students for Wacky Costumes

September 23, 2016

Last week's Spirit Week was a crazy week filled with awesome costumes and tons of spirit. Monday was Patriotic Day , Tuesday was Disney Day , Wednesday was Flashback Day , Thursday was Jersey Day , and Friday was . . . read more

CAMFEL Assembly Rocks

September 14, 2016

Yesterday morning, 7th and 8th graders attended a CAMFEL assembly at the high school. It was a series of character-building videos set to really cool music that encouraged students to do the right thing and stay focused in . . . read more

Football and Volleyball Teams Take on the Bluejays

September 14, 2016

Last Thursday, our teams played in Norton. The football boys won 24-0, and the volleyball teams lost, but they fought a good fight.   read more

Good Deeds Done in Remembrance of 9/11

September 14, 2016

September 11 is an officially designated day of service and remembrance. So, last Friday, some of our students visited the 9/11 Memorial at the courthouse and all of our kids did good deeds around town to honor those who died . . . read more

PJH Volleyball Girls Successful Against Colby

September 14, 2016

The volleyball teams took on Colby last Monday at home. 8A, 7A, and 7B teams won, and 8B lost in 3 sets. It was a great night!  read more

Keeten and Schemper Voted STUCO Leaders ☑

September 8, 2016

Last week students running for STUCO hung up signs to try to get kids to vote for them. On Friday, we gathered in the gym to hear the candidates give their speeches. When all the votes were tallied up, Meg Keeten won President and . . . read more

Oakley Opener Proves Successful For Varsity Teams

September 8, 2016

Last Thursday, the football and volleyball teams traveled to Oakley to take on the Plainsmen. Both varsity squads brought home the first W's of the season, as well as the B and C volleyball teams. The D team lost, but learned . . . read more

Scrimmages Kick Off Fall Sports Seasons 🏈 🏐 🏈 🏐

September 8, 2016

  On August 26, fall sports teams scrimmaged to prepare for the upcoming seasons. Booster Club served up some delicious hamburgers and hot dogs and sold Panther apparel. The little girls also got to show off their dancing . . . read more

Yay for Picture Day 👍

September 8, 2016

Last Thursday, Lifetouch took pics, so our students and staff were dressed up and smiling a lot! Say cheeeeeeeeese! 😁 🤓 💁 👦  read more

First Day of School Brings Excited Students to PJH

August 26, 2016

Last Thursday, our students were ready to charge in the door because they were so ready to learn. But something stopped them. It was a locked door with a buzzer next to it. There are a few changes this year, and the buzzer . . . read more

New Paras Ready to Help

August 26, 2016

  You may have noticed some unfamiliar ladies in some of your classrooms. Dusty Wilson and Robbie Asher are the new para-professionals helping our students and teachers this year. We're glad . . . read more

Pinkerton Joins MS Faculty

August 26, 2016

This year we have a new vocal music teacher, Mrs. Kelsey Pinkerton. She is originally from Logan, and she went to college at KSU. Her favorite subjects in school were Music and English, and she likes all types of music. In her . . . read more

Publications Students Bring News to You 📷

August 26, 2016

Mrs. Molzahn has two new awesome Publications classes ready to capture our students' finest moments. So if you see any of these 8th graders with a camera, don't run away...say cheese! 🤓 😃 😁  read more

Eighth Graders Will Soon Bid Farewell to PJH 👋

May 5, 2016

The 8th graders are spending their last few days at PJH. They went to Topeka together yesterday for their field trip and have been celebrating in their classes.  read more

Spring Rotary Students Honored Today at Lunch

May 5, 2016

Today Rotary students are being honored at the Branding Iron II. Mrs. Dusin is taking March Rotary student Jacob Sisson, and Mr. Beckman is taking Emily Schneider and Parker Dibble, the Rotary students for April and May. . . . read more

Garner Shares Holocaust Knowledge

May 5, 2016

Mrs. Van Der Veen invited Tracy Lynn Garner to speak to the 8th graders about the Holocaust as a part of her unit on the book Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl. The students really enjoyed it and learned a lot from her.  . . . read more

Students Show Musical Talents at Spring Concerts

May 5, 2016

On April 28 and May 2, Mr. Roth and Mr. Schick showcased their students' musical talents at the 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade vocal and band concerts. They performed beautifully and made their families and teachers proud!  . . . read more

Track Finishes Up 🏃

May 5, 2016

As the school year finishes up, so does track. It has been a great season filled with broken records and PR's. Way to go!  read more

Water Rocket Launch

May 5, 2016

Mrs. Blank's students made and launched water bottle rockets in her class. It was a splashing good time!  read more

8th Graders Examine Frogs No Longer Hopping 🐸

April 29, 2016

8th graders recently dissected frogs in Mr. Beckman's Science class, and he took some great pics for us. Some students enjoyed it, while others were completely grossed out. No matter what, the kids learned a lot through . . . read more

Digital Tattoo Assembly

April 29, 2016

On Tuesday morning, all students went to an assembly at Huck Boyd that stressed the importance of posting appropriate content online. Once it's out there, there's no taking it back! Be safe online and don't . . . read more

Fifth Graders Learn Healthy Habits

April 29, 2016

  Last Thursday, Mrs. Dinkel invited Joyce Morgan and Brandy Shelton from County Health to talk to the 5th graders about good hygiene and healthy habits. Some activities included were a "germ-spreading" activity . . . read more

Panthers Rewarded for Hoops for Heart Fundraising

April 29, 2016

Mr. King has been encouraging us to donate/raise money for Hoops for Heart, and students who donated at least $10 got to play basketball during MTSS this week. They had a great time while getting their heart rates up! Staff . . . read more

Positive Panthers

April 29, 2016

Week of 4/15 : Elijah McKibbin and Tyce Jerby Week of 4/22 : Zadok Taylor and Trent Herrick read more

Students and Helpers Rock Home Track Meet 💙 💛

April 29, 2016

This year's home track meet was a success, with one major change for helpers. Instead of recording lengths/heights on paper, they kept track on their iPads with a Google Sheet. It took some getting used to, but . . . read more

Gibbs Goes For Gold

April 15, 2016

Our very own Lauren Gibbs had an awesome day at Job Olympics on Wednesday. She got a participation medal for sorting mail, a bronze medal in towel folding, a silver medal in recycling, and a gold medal in shredding paper. Way . . . read more

Reading Buddies Help Younger Kids Succeed 📕 👫

April 15, 2016

Elementary teacher Mrs. Biggs was wanting to find a way to motivate her readers to reach new goals. She approached Mrs. Thaden about the "reading buddies" idea, who then selected 6th grade students who were . . . read more

Tracksters Succeed at Season Opener in Norton

April 15, 2016

Just like every year, the track team headed to Norton to compete for the first time. It was a windy one, but that didn't affect our awesomeness! It was fun to hang out as a team and test our abilities in the various events. . . . read more

Positive Panthers

April 15, 2016

Sta ff Members: Share ll Hilbrink and Mrs. Thaden  Week of 4/1: Jacob Mahathey and Dominic Rudd  Week of 4/8: Aaron Lenker and Jenna Hoover  . . . read more

SOLE Hope Project Gives Africans Shoes and Hope

April 15, 2016

Mrs. Blank's 5th and 6th graders have been working hard to help people in Uganda, Africa in need of shoes. In Africa, jiggers burrow into feet and lay eggs and damage tissue. Students cut down the seams of the jeans our . . . read more

Wood and Bohl Make High School Squads

April 15, 2016

High School Pacer and Cheer tryouts were held recently, and two of our 8th grade girls made it! Lexie Wood made Pacer, and Jillian Bohl is a member of the Cheer squad. Good job, ladies!  read more

2016-17 Cheer Squad Set

April 1, 2016

On March 11, cheer tryouts were held and new group of girls were selected to cheer on our athletes. The 2016-17 cheer squad includes Collette Kennedy, Kalli Moore, Corinne Cole, Sydney Mitchell, Ava Schemper, Evea Arment, . . . read more

Assessments Dominate the Week Before Easter

April 1, 2016

Last week on Tuesday through Thursday, students in all grades completed state assessments. Snacks were provided, lunch times lasted longer, and we enjoyed time outside and in the gym when finished. On Thursday, we watched . . . read more

Nine Weeks Qualifiers Earn Fun at City Park

April 1, 2016

On March 11 in the afternoon, students who qualified for the 3rd 9 weeks got to walk down to the park and have some fun in the sun. The weather was perfect!  read more

Positive Panthers

April 1, 2016

Week of 3/11: Elizabeth Busonic and Nick Davis  Week of 3/24: Carter Jenkins and Gracie Temmel  read more

STUCO Gives Sweet Reward

April 1, 2016

The 8th graders won the STUCO Ronald McDonald House fundraiser, so they earned an ice cream party on March 11 at the end of the day. Way to give to patients and their families living away from home! â¤ . . . read more

Will Motivates 8th Grade Students

April 1, 2016

Yesterday, Mr. King invited Will Stutterheim to speak to the 8th graders about peer pressure and self-esteem. Some intriguing questions were asked, and students were rewarded with Sixlets candy for answering them!  . . . read more

Jennifer Dizmang Visit

March 10, 2016

A real-life author visited our school last Friday. She reminded us that we have two choices when someone tries to put us in a box!  read more

Panthers Plan For Spring Break Fun

March 10, 2016

We asked some students and sta ff members what they have planned for Spring Break. Here are their responses:  "I'm playing video games and going outside." ~Sarah Dick  . . . read more

Rockets Shoot Off

March 10, 2016

Last Friday, Mrs. Molzahn's 7th graders launched the rockets they made in Tech class. It was an explosive experience!  read more

Scholars Bowl Meet

March 10, 2016

On Tuesday, we hosted Scholars Bowl. The 7th grade A team placed 2nd. Way to go, brainiacs!   read more

Team "Can't Dodge This" Takes DB Tourney

March 10, 2016

Yesterday STUCO hosted a dodgeball tourney in the gym. It was epic. All the teams had a blast playing together!  read more

Wrestlers Take Third at MCEL to Finish Season

March 10, 2016

MCEL Wrestling was held last Thursday at Trego. Our boys did well, with Tyler Martin, Jacob Sisson, and Chase Russell leading the team by winning first place in their weight divisions. The boys also earned 3rd place as a team. . . . read more

Hoover Honored as Rotary Student

March 4, 2016

Jenna Hoover was chosen by her teachers as the Rotary student for the month of February, so she got to go to lunch with Mr. King on February 18. Way to go, Jenna!  read more

MS Wrestlers Cruise Toward End of Season

March 4, 2016

On February 18, the wrestlers traveled to Oakley to compete. Trego's bus broke down, so the wrestlers and cheerleaders had to kill time by wrestling, building, visiting, etc. MCEL was yesterday, so we'll have pics and . . . read more

Read Aloud Day Helps ES Students Reach Goal

March 4, 2016

On February 18, we walked down to the elementary school and spent some quality time reading with the Panther Cubs. It was a lot of fun! Their goal was to take 2,000 AR tests that day, and they far exceeded that goal with our . . . read more

Hats "On" for RMH

March 4, 2016

STUCO recently held a class competition fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House in Wichita. For an extra boost of cash, students could wear a hat if they donated a dollar last Friday. The grand total was $412.71! Way to go, . . . read more

Musicians Rock the House at MCEL Contest

March 4, 2016

Last Wednesday, middle school musicians attended the MCEL Music Festival in Norton. Students had a lot of success with several high ratings. Good job, musical peeps! Thank you, Kylie Solida, for taking pics all day! . . . read more

Valentine Pep Rally Brings Kissing to School 💋

February 18, 2016

Last Friday the cheerleaders had an awesome pep rally to support the wrestlers. In the skit, the boys were blindfolded and told they were going to get kissed by a cheerleader and had to guess which one; instead . . . read more

Wrestlers Earn 3rd Place at Jr. Panther Classic

February 18, 2016

Our wrestlers have been working hard, and last Saturday they placed third at the annual Jr. Panther Classic. They had tough competition, with several teams participating. Tyce Jerby, Jacob Sisson, and Tyler Martin earned first . . . read more

Bands Show Talents

February 18, 2016

On February 7, the band students held their concert on a Sunday afternoon due to the monster blizzard we had. They practiced hard, so they performed 🎷 🎺 beautifully! Way to go!  read more

Cole Wenzl Wins County Spelling Bee

February 18, 2016

Ten of our students qualified for the Phillips County Spelling Bee at Thunder Ridge last Wednesday, and our very own Cole Wenzl won! Wowsah! Way to go, stellar speller!  read more

Scholars Successful in S.C.

February 18, 2016

Scholars bowl teams competed in Smith Center last Monday, and the 7th grade teams earned 1st and 3rd place! The 8th grade teams didn't place, but they learned a lot and had fun. Great work!  read more

School Choice Essays

February 18, 2016

Eighth graders were asked to write about why they think school is important as a part of School Choice week. Kristen Wells, Dallas Miller, and Ashlyn Cole's essays were chosen as the best, and they earned bonus bucks and got . . . read more

6th Graders Dance to Celebrate School Choice

February 5, 2016

Held every January, National School Choice Week is the world’s largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. Last Thursday, the 6th graders learned a cool dance in the gym during MTSS and got awesome yellow . . . read more

Seventh Graders Celebrate Sunflower State

February 5, 2016

Last Friday on Kansas Day, the 7th grade traveled to Logan to learn more about Kansas. They got to "milk" some cows and pet some chickens. They also saw many interesting exhibits. Thank you to Mr. Hindman and the . . . read more

STUCO Honors Positive Panthers ☺

February 5, 2016

Week of January 22: Jeremy Ford and Sophie Imm  Week of January 29: Luke Hoover and Ben Ode ll  read more

Wood and Wells Honor Their Heroes

February 5, 2016

Last Friday, the Phillips County Christian Foundation awarded iPads to two deserving 8th grade essay writers: Lexie Wood and Kristen Wells. Lexie wrote about her Grandma Gina Wood, and Kristen wrote about her hero Tatum . . . read more

Kabir Goes "Bhakta" India for Family Fun

January 22, 2016

On December 9, 8th grader Kabir Bhakta set forth on a journey to his native country of India. The flight was 16 hours of pure boredom, but once he arrived he had a blast. He took a trip to Tarsadi, Gujart, where his family . . . read more

Boys Capture 3rd Straight MCEL Title

January 22, 2016

The league basketball tournament was held the past two weeks. The boys beat Hill City and Smith Center to make it to the finals on Thursday. In the championship game, they were up 13-9 at half. Then in the 2nd half, the boys . . . read more

Cole Named January Rotary Student

January 22, 2016

Ashlyn Cole was selected by her teachers to represent our school as the January Rotary Student of the Month. She got to go to lunch at the Branding Iron with Mrs. Link yesterday. Way to go, Ashlyn!  read more

Panthers Get Positive

January 22, 2016

  Student Council decided to acknowledge students for good behavior and positive attitudes. Every week, staff members can nominate students, then on Friday two names will be drawn out of the jar. Winners receive a reward. . . . read more

Roth Stings Opponents in District Bee

January 22, 2016

  Last Wednesday, 42 students from grades 4-8 participated in the USD 325 spelling bee held in the gym. When all the spelling was finished, Jacie Roth was named supreme commander of spelling. The following students . . . read more

Basketball Teams Prepare for MCEL Tourney 🏀

January 8, 2016

Since our last issue, the basketball teams have played a few more games in preparation for the league tournament. Last night, the girls won and will play Trego tomorrow. The boys had a first-round bye and face Hill City. Good . . . read more

Cathy Dusin Retires

January 8, 2016

In December, Cathy Dusin decided to retire after working for USD 325 for 28 years. She said she will miss the kids (not the bathrooms). 😂 She is excited about having free time and going where she wants to go whenever . . . read more

Fave Christmas Gifts🎁

January 8, 2016

We asked some kids which gift was their favorite this year. Here is what they had to say...  "Sports clothes." - Taryn Sides  "My hamster named . . . read more

Pep Club Members Dance the Day Away!

January 8, 2016

On the Friday before break, qualifying students had the opportunity to attend a daytime dance in the gym. Pep club members and sponsors brought a surplus of fun snacks and drinks for everyone to enjoy. Pubs students took . . . read more

Seventh Grade Girls Carol at Local Businesses

January 8, 2016

Before break, Mr. Roth took the 7th grade girls around town so they could sing at several diff erent places. Thank you for spreading Christmas cheer for all to hear!   read more

Students Make Maracas

January 8, 2016

At the end of the first semester, the Spanish students enjoyed making maracas!  read more

Basketball Teams Cruise Through Season

December 11, 2015

The basketball teams have played several games since our last issue, and they have been winning, losing, learning a lot, and working together. It has been fun to watch. We only have a few games left, so get out and support our . . . read more

Christmas Pep Rally Brings Joy to All

December 11, 2015

Last Thursday, the cheerleaders held an awesome Christmas pep rally for basketball, complete with pretty blue Santa hats, a candy-transfer skit, and speeches from the basketball coaches. The 8th graders had a good showing, with . . . read more

Sixth Graders Rock Elementary Honor Choir

December 11, 2015

Some amazing sixth grade vocalists strutted their stuff last Saturday at the Beach Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the campus of FHSU. They performed required music for Mr. Roth, who then chose the honor choir members. . . . read more

December Rotary Student To Be Honored

December 11, 2015

Anahy Sanchez was chosen by her teachers as the Rotary student for the month of December, so she will go to lunch with Mr. Hindman next Thursday. Way to go, Anahy!  read more

Boys Defeat Smith Center

November 20, 2015

Last Thursday the A team boys had a close game against Smith Center but came out on top. The B and C teams played well also. Good job, Panthers!  read more

Hugunin Honored as November Rotary Student

November 20, 2015

Conlee Hugunin was chosen by his teachers as the Rotary student for the month of November, so he got to go to lunch with Mrs. VanDerVeen yesterday. Way to go, Conlee!  read more

Students Give Thanks for Favorite Foods

November 20, 2015

Soon Thanksgiving will be here! We will be stu ffi ng our faces with Thanksgiving food. YYUUMM! We asked some students and staff  what their favorite holiday foods are. Turkey, stuffi ng, and pie seem to be . . . read more

We Get "Revved Up" at Interactive Assembly

November 20, 2015

On Tuesday, we went to the high school for a "Rev it Up" assembly. The goal was to teach us how to stay safe while driving. Each group of three students got a controller and received points for answering driving . . . read more

Mayor Hewitt Enlightens Seventh Graders

November 14, 2015

Mr. Hindman invited Phillipsburg Mayor Pat Hewitt to speak to the 7th graders on Tuesday about his mayoral duties. Jacie Roth said, "I liked that he explained his job really well and answered all of the questions we . . . read more

Varsity Teams Victorious Against Railroaders

November 14, 2015

The basketball teams had their first games of the season at Ellis on Tuesday. For both the boys and girls, the B and C teams lost, but the A teams won. It was great to get back in action again!  read more

Hair-Raising Halloween Dance Thrills All 🙀 🎃

November 13, 2015

Due to a rescheduled high school football game, the STUCO Halloween Dance was held a week later than planned. So, last Thursday, we partied hard and danced the night away! The Amendment DJ'd and kept us up dancing and . . . read more

Honor Band & Choir Harmonize at Hays High

November 13, 2015

Last Saturday, several of our music students participated in the KMEA Northwest District Honor Band and Choir rehearsal and concert at Hays High. Band members were Collette Kennedy, flute; Madison Kendall, clarinet; Conlee . . . read more

Book Fair Awesomeness

November 6, 2015

Last week during parent-teacher conferences, we had the option to buy awesome books and other random items from the book fair in the library. It was pretty great!  read more

Exemplary Pupils Rewarded w/"Home" Movie

November 6, 2015

Last Thursday the movie "Home" was shown in the gym for those students who met the 1st nine weeks requirements. Everyone brought their pillows and blankets, hung out with their buds, ate popcorn, and . . . read more

Kaycee Reminds Us Not to Text and Drive📵 🚘

November 6, 2015

Kaycee Jerby was selected as the winner for her age group in Northwest Kansas for KDOT's "Put the Brakes on Fatalities" poster contest. She won a pink bicycle and a helmet. Bravo, Kaycee! Thanks for reminding us . . . read more

Rockin' Rockets Launch

November 6, 2015

At the end of the first nine weeks, Mrs. Molzahn's tech classes went outside and launched the rockets they made in her class. It was an explosive experience!  read more

Stellar Singers Share Their Sweet Songs 🎤 🎹

November 6, 2015

  Recently, Mr. Roth's students showed off their singing talents at concerts. The 5th and 6th graders performed on October 22, and the 7th and 8th grade students performed on November 2. A few high schoolers sang with . . . read more

7th Grade Rewarded for AR Awesomeness

October 23, 2015

After working hard at reading for an entire 9 weeks, the 7th grade class had a higher AR average than the 8th grade last quarter. To reward them for their efforts, last Friday they partied in Mrs. VanDerVeen's room during . . . read more

Jefferson vs. Hamilton

October 23, 2015

Yesterday in Social Studies class, 8th graders posed as Thomas Je ff erson and Alexander Hamilton and participated in a heated debate.  read more

Panthers Prepare for Horrifying Halloween

October 23, 2015

Halloween is just around the corner, so we asked some students and teachers what they like about the creepy holiday and what their plans are for that night.    "My favorite part is eating . . . read more

Beckman Honored as October Rotary Student

October 16, 2015

Nicholas Beckman was chosen by his teachers as the Rotary student for the month of October, so he got to go to lunch with Mr. Schick yesterday. Way to go, Nicholas!  read more

Boys Take Triple Crown With Win vs. SC

October 16, 2015

Yesterday, everyone wore pink to school and the football game to show support for breast cancer research. Our awesome football team beat the Smith Center Redmen 14-0, capping off their THIRD consecutive undefeated season. Way . . . read more

Double or Nothing--VB Girls Take MCEL

October 16, 2015

Last week was a whirlwind of matches for the Jr. Lady Panthers, including the quad here, matches at TMP, and the MCEL tournament in Wakeeney on Saturday. The varsity girls had an amazing tournament, winning pool play and beating . . . read more

Students Get Happy on Hat Day! 😄 🎩

October 16, 2015

In an e ff ort to raise more money for STUCO, students and sta ff members were allowed to wear a hat on Tuesday if they paid $1 . We saw some interesting and crazy hats, and STUCO added $56 to their fund. Good job, . . . read more

Boys Defeat Eagles

October 9, 2015

The football boys played in Colby last Thursday and won 22-14. It was an awesome, hard-fought battle! The win put their record at 5- 0 on the season. Way to go, Panthers! read more

Girls Take Third at Republic County!

October 9, 2015

On September 26th, the volleyball team traveled to Belleville to compete in a tough tournament. They beat Thayer Central, fell to Republic County, crushed Deshler, then took third with their win against Fairbury. Before . . . read more

Jr. Panthers Get Pepped

October 9, 2015

The first pep rally of the year on September 24 was awesome! It featured a fun skit and a spirit yell contest, which the 8th graders won. Their reward was getting out of school at 3:00 instead of 3:13 the next day...WAY cool. . . . read more

Students Get Silly During Spirit Week

October 9, 2015

Last week was Spirit Week! Many students participated and the days were: Monday-Opposite Day, Tuesday-Hippie Day, Wednesday- C o l o r Day,Thursday-Jersey Day, Friday- Blue and Gold Day!  . . . read more

VanKooten Wins Squidward

October 9, 2015

STUCO sold 110 tickets and raised $116 with their Squidward fundraiser to earn money for new Panther flags. Last Friday after the morning announcements, Allee VanKooten was drawn as the lucky winner. The new flags look awesome! . . . read more

Dinkel "Whips" 5th Grade Into Shape 🙈

September 25, 2015

Recently during P.E., Mrs. Dinkel had her 5th grade students jam out to an aerobic workout video based on the ever-popular song Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) !!! 😝 😝 It was a fun new way to get the kids get up and . . . read more

Football Boys Derail the Railers 🏈 🚂 💪

September 25, 2015

Last Thursday, football and volleyball teams traveled to Ellis. The football boys played a great game and won 48-38, taking the lead quickly so the JV guys could get lots of playing time. Great work, Panthers!  read more

Girls Sweep the Ringnecks and Tigers

September 25, 2015

This Monday, the volleyball girls traveled to Stockton to play in a triangular against the Ringnecks and the Tigers. First, the A-team knocked out Hill City, then played a nail-biting match against the Tigers and won in the 3rd . . . read more

Mac Helps with "Ruff" Homework!📚 🐶 📝

September 25, 2015

Some students lie and say their dog ate their homework. Zoey Dinkel is lucky enough to have a Great Dane named Mac who "helps" with hers!  read more

Squidward's Size Startles Students 😵

September 25, 2015

Student Council is trying to raise money to buy new Panther flags to replace the raggedy ones we hang in front of the building now. So, they are selling raffle tickets for a giant stuffed Squidward. Each ticket costs $1. Please . . . read more

6th Graders Get WACKY

September 18, 2015

On Wednesday, the sixth graders participated in WACKY Day at Kirwin Wildlife Refuge. They had a great time even though it was CrAzY hot!🔥 🌞 Thanks for taking such fabulous pics, Mrs. Blank!  read more

Kids Do Good Deeds to Remember 9/11

September 18, 2015

Last Friday in the afternoon, the fifth and sixth graders went around town doing good deeds. They read to pre-school kids, picked up trash, visited the nursing home, and delivered thank-you's to police, EMT's, and . . . read more

Panthers Win Nail Biters vs. Bluejays

September 18, 2015

The Panthers gobbled up the Bluejays in football and volleyball last Thursday. The boys started playing at 6:00, but didn't finish until almost 10:00 due to rain delays. The girls had some tough matches, but came out on . . . read more

Real Encounter Assembly Thrills All

September 18, 2015

On Wednesday, the 7th and 8th graders went to the high school for an assembly. The presenter encouraged students to make good choices and follow their dreams. Many stunts were performed, including one where the biker guy jumped . . . read more

September Rotary Student Honored

September 18, 2015

Kristen Wells was chosen by her teachers as the Rotary student for September, so she got to go to lunch with Mrs. Molzahn yesterday. Awesome job, Kristen!  read more

Cheer Squad Spreads Spirit

September 11, 2015

Last Thursday, the cheerleaders attended Spirit Spreader Camp in Hoisington. They learned a lot and had fun. Lexi Chestnut said, "I enjoyed learning all the cheers and they taught us how to do cool little cheers for . . . read more

Panther Athletes Sweep Oakley Opener

September 11, 2015

Last Thursday, we played at home against Oakley. All of the football and volleyball teams won, which was pretty AWESOME! Jacob Sisson said, "We worked well as a team and came out victorious." Emily Schneider added, . . . read more

Students/Staff Have Fun at Color Run

September 11, 2015

On Wednesday , the NWK Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition hosted a 2-Mile Color Run/ Walk. Several students and a few staff members participated and had a blast!   S igns were hung along the route to . . . read more

Athletes Show They're Ready To Go!

September 4, 2015

  Last Thursday, the volleyball and football teams scrimmaged. It was the fist time they got to wear their uniforms and strut their stuff. Athletes got a free meal from the Booster Club, and a good time was had by . . . read more

Color Run Coming Up

September 4, 2015

Just a few reminders...next Wednesday, Sept. 9, the NWK Youth Prevention Coalition will host a 2-mile Color Run/ Walk for Phillips County. The purpose is to increase public awareness and reduce the number of youth suicides. You . . . read more

New Pubs Classes Bring Pics and News to YOU

September 4, 2015

A new school year brought a new crop of 8th grade Publications students. We asked some students why they took the class. Lexie Wood said, "I took it because I wanted to take pictures of everything that happens in the . . . read more

School STUCO Leaders Selected

September 4, 2015

  Yesterday, students gathered in the gym to hear speeches from all of the candidates. After all votes were tallied, we chose Kylie Solida and Ashlyn Cole for President and Vice President. Class . . . read more

Bucket Drums Make Rockin' Rhythm 💚

August 28, 2015

Last Friday, vocal music students got to do a really cool activity in class, using buckets as "drums." Mr. Roth said, "We explored the different sounds the buckets can make and proper sticking technique. We . . . read more

Google Classroom: Like It or Not, We Must Join It 😃 😑 😳 

August 28, 2015

At the beginning of the school year, all students got a new iPad to use in their classes.   In addition, teachers and students have been asked to use Google Classroom. According to Mr. Look, . . . read more

PJH Students are Picture Perfect 📷

August 28, 2015

Tuesday was picture day at our school, and many of our students came dressed up and ready to smile for the camera! Lookin' good, peeps! 😍 read more

New Teachers Keep Calm and Teach On 😎

August 21, 2015

One of the first things we noticed this year was all of the new teachers, and three of them are in the P.E. Department! Two teachers are not new to our district. Mrs. Dinkel comes up from PES to teach 5th grade P.E., and Mr. . . . read more

School Back in Session for Jr. Panthers

August 21, 2015

Last Thursday, we said goodbye to our beloved summer and hello to the busy school year. 😢 Although we are sad that summer is over, it is good to see our friends and AMAZING teachers every day again. Go Panthers!  . . . read more

8th Graders Take LONG Trip to Topeka

May 8, 2015

The 8th graders went to Topeka on Wednesday. The bus wouldn't run after breakfast, so they had to switch buses and missed the tour of the governor's mansion. The Capitol tour was great, and the kids learned a lot, . . . read more

Arment and Wisinger Honored at Rotary

May 8, 2015

Yesterday, Nick Arment and Jordyn Wisinger were honored as the April and May Rotary students of the month. Mr. Schick took them to lunch at the Branding Iron II. Way to go, guys!  read more

Older Students Rock Vocal/Band Concert

May 8, 2015

On Monday night, the 7th and 8th grade band and vocal members performed at Huck Boyd. Afterwards, athletic awards were given. Way to go, musical peeps and athletes!! Photos by Mrs. Hugunin  read more

5th/6th Grade Musicians Shine at Concert

May 1, 2015

Last night the 5th and 6th graders performed at Huck Boyd. They did great!  read more

Bored Boys Build MegaBot on Track Day

May 1, 2015

O n Monday while the track team was in Hill City, the rest of the students rotated to different teachers throughout the day. In Mrs. Molzahn's class, some 8th grade boys got bored and started building a mega robot out of the . . . read more

100 Natural Highs Highlighted in Hallway

April 24, 2015

Every year Mrs. Link has the eighth graders create a picture with 100 things the students enjoy. Here are ​some examples!!  read more

Fifth Graders Attend Water Jamboree at Harlan County Dam 🎣

April 24, 2015

The fifth graders went to Harlan County Dam for their field trip on Wednesday with Mrs. Stites, Mrs. Christy, Mrs. Bouchey, Mrs. Hernandez, and Mrs. Marez. It was a fun day filled with many water-related activities. Photos by . . . read more

Home Meet Brings Awesomeness to Track

April 24, 2015

The Phillipsburg Invitational was held last Thursday, and our athletes were successful yet again. The 8th grade girls finished first, while the 8th grade boys got third. Thank you to all students and staff members who . . . read more

7th Graders Act Out "Myth of Narcissus"

April 17, 2015

While the track team was gone, Mrs. Van Der Veen had the seventh graders put on costumes and perform a play in her class. They had a great time!  read more

Mrs. Link Enlightens and Makes Us Laugh

April 17, 2015

Every day, Mrs. Link writes funny thoughts on the dry erase board outside her room to inspire us and makes us smile. Sometimes it's words of encouragement for a sporting or academic event, but most of the time she writes . . . read more

Track Season Kicks Off at Norton

April 10, 2015

The track season officially began with a cold, windy meet at Norton yesterday. The following athletes are participating in track this year. Good luck in your events! 8th Grade Girls Team Front: Ericka Hankinson, . . . read more

8th Grade Girls Join High School Squads

April 2, 2015

Recently, high school cheer and Pacer tryouts were held to find new members for their squads. 8th graders Logan Solida and Kyleigh Russell were selected as high school cheerleaders. The Pacers chosen included Aryssa . . . read more

Iman Builds Swag Trophy Board for Lobby

April 2, 2015

You've probably noticed a fancy new trophy board as you walk in the east school door. Mr. Iman took all of the little hanging trophy plaques that were hung end for end on the south wall by the trophy window and made a new . . . read more

7th Grade Scholar's Bowl Team Places 3rd at MCEL

March 26, 2015

On Tuesday, the 7th grade scholar's bowl team placed 3rd at MCEL in Plainville with a record of 6-3. Good job, guys! Congrats to Kaycee Campbell, Megan Stapel, Karista Pugh, Melvin Jurey, and Cole Wenzl. read more

Middle School Cheer Squad Selected

March 26, 2015

On the Friday before Spring Break, cheer tryouts were held. Next year's cheerleaders are Jillian Bohl, Meg Keeten, Kaycee Jerby, Corie Hanchett, Meredith Jacobs, Emily Schneider, Jenna Hoover, and Lexi Chestnut. Congrats, ladies! read more

Students Rewarded for Their Awesomeness

March 26, 2015

On the Friday before Spring Break, students who qualified got a cool end- of-9-weeks reward. After lunch, they got to enjoy "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" in the gym or karaoke and games in the cafeteria. . . . read more

Mrs. Rietzke's 4th Hour Earns 80's Day

March 26, 2015

Mrs. Rietzke's 4th hour voted to do "80's Day" on Tuesday as a reward for meeting their goal for the Positive Potion Points in her classroom.  read more

Lola Comes to School

March 26, 2015

On Monday, Mrs. Thaden brought her new puppy, Lola, to school during MTSS. The kids enjoyed spending some time with her.  read more

Wrestlers Take Second Place at MCEL

March 12, 2015

The MCEL tournament took place last Thursday in Ellis. The Panthers took 2nd place, finishing 12 points behind Smith Center. Good job, grapplers!  Medal Winners 1st place - Austin . . . read more

Students Enjoy Home Scholars Bowl Meet

March 12, 2015

On Tuesday, 7th and 8th grade scholars bowl members participated in our home meet. 8th grade Team A finished 2nd to TMP. The 7th graders didn't place, but tried hard and gained experience. Thanks to Ms. Jones for the . . . read more

Moore Honored as March Rotary Student

March 12, 2015

8th grader Kirsten Moore was chosen as March's Rotary student of the month by her teachers. Mrs. Hite took Kirsten to lunch at The Branding Iron II today. Here's a round of applause for Kirsten's awesomeness!   . . . read more

Students Have Fun With Frogs

March 5, 2015

Last week, Mr. Beckman's 8th grade science students had more lab time to dissect frogs, and some thought it was pretty gruesome. Students had to study the anatomy of the frog, and take a test over what they found.  . . . read more

Music Students Rock MCEL Festival

March 5, 2015

Last Wednesday, band and choir students attended the MCEL Music Festival in Norton. The middle school band earned a I rating, which made Mr. Schick extremely proud. Many other individuals did well that day on their instrument . . . read more

Students See Stars in Lab

March 5, 2015

Last Monday and Tuesday, Mrs. Rietzke's classes got to spend time in the Star Lab during science class. They enjoyed finding the stars and constellations.  read more

Principal Wears Purple For Pennies

March 5, 2015

To raise more money for the Pennies for Patients fundraiser, Mr. Look volunteered to wear a K-State cap, jacket, and pants if a goal of $75 was met. We fell a little short, but he was a good sport and put on the pants anyway. . . . read more

Jr. Panthers Place Second at Classic

February 19, 2015

Our wrestlers worked hard last Saturday, earning second place as a team at the Junior Panther Classic here in Phillipsburg. Konner Roth and Treylan Gross got 1st place in their weight classes, while Austin Niblock, Ben White, . . . read more

Pep Rally Showcases Acting Talents

February 19, 2015

Last Friday, the students gathered in the gym to pep up the wrestlers before the Junior Panther Classic. The cheerleaders planned a Valentine-themed pep rally, which included some improv acting from our students.  . . . read more

Worms Examined

February 19, 2015

Mr. Beckman's 8th grade science classes dissected worms this week. They explored the insides of the once-wiggly creatures.  read more

Stellar Speller Places Third in County Bee

February 19, 2015

Last Thursday, our school's top ten spellers went to Logan to participate in the County Spelling Bee. Our very own Haven Bleavins earned third place. Way to go, Haven!!  read more

Moon Honored As February Rotary Student

February 19, 2015

Nathan Moon was chosen by his teachers as the February student of the month, so he was honored at today's Rotary meeting. He got to go to lunch with Mrs. Dusin. Congrats, Nathan!  read more

Smart Students Succeed at Smith Center

February 12, 2015

On Monday, the 7th and 8th grade Scholar's Bowl teams traveled to Smith Center to compete. The 8th grade A team went 6-1, and tied for first place with Smith Center! The other team results were as follows: 7th Grade A, 2-5; . . . read more

Peeps Give Pennies to Wear PJ's

February 12, 2015

Yesterday, students who donated a dollar to the Pennies for Patients fundraiser were able to wear a pair of cozy pajamas. This was a fun way to raise money. Thank you, STUCO, for the awesome idea!   read more

Valentine Wishes

February 12, 2015

We asked some students and staff members what they would like to receive for Valentine's Day. Here's what they had to say... "I want some chocolate and my braces off." ~Kristen . . . read more

Hat Day Helps Heal!

February 12, 2015

Last Friday, students who donated a dollar got to wear a hat all day at school. Many participated, showing off some pretty funny hats! They felt good knowing they were helping cancer patients in need.  read more

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