The end of the 2014-2015 school year is quickly coming to a close. However, there is still lots to do in the month of May. Teachers and students are working diligently trying to get everything in before we break for summer. Athletic teams are nearing the end of their seasons with regionals and sectionals on the horizon. Also, students will soon be showcasing their musical talents in the spring music concerts. Lastly, students are looking forward to field trips and graduation. Keep up to date on all the end of year activities. May 7 th & 8 th – PreK Screening – . . .
7th grade PHJH student Samuel Shonhart won 1st place in hurdles at the IESA state track meet in East Peoria today. He also tied for 6th place in high jump. Shonhart qualified for hurdles, high jump and 100m. last weekend at the Sectional meet at Piasa. Other teammates who qualified and competed this weekend were Isaiah Rogers in hurdles and long jump, Lilly Pepper in discus and Kaylee Smith in discus. Smith also placed at the state meet with an 8th place overall finish. We are proud of all of the athletes!
This year's Showcase had the small gym packed with fans! The theme was determined by the senior class, a group of all girls. They decided that it would be fun to have a pageant theme. Of course, it couldn't be a simple pageant. The girls opted for a very catty show with no shortage of laughter. "Royal Rumble" was a knockout by all accounts! Mother Nature tried to slow the group down by taking away two all-day practices. The cast trudged on and did very well, despite having less time to . . .
The Quiz Bowl team has done excellent this year. Regionals will be held in Piasa on Monday, March 9th. They will leave at 2:15 P.M. The schedule is as follows: Match 1 at 4:30 pm: (1) Piasa (Southwestern) vs. Bunker Hill Match 2 at 4:30 pm: Staunton vs. Pleasant Hill Match 3 at 4:30 pm: (8) Winchester [Coop] vs. Hardin (Calhoun) Match 4 at 4:30 pm: Gillespie vs. Mt. Olive Match 5 at 5:20 pm: Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2 Match 6 at 5:20 pm: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4 . . .
The baseball team played against Carrollton Wednesday night at home. They have started making up the games that were cancelled earlier in the year due to rain. Yesterday, they had a double header at Brussells. The boys were scheduled to travel to Kinderhook this evening to play Western but the game was cancelled due to rain. The team has fourteen players and almost half of them are seniors. Nathan Motley, Kyle Mowen, Chandler Crowder, Ty Pruett, Gunner Turner, and Jordan Fiedler. . . .
As the season starts to wind down, pitchers are winding up for all of the make-up games that have been rescheduled. Wednesday, the softball team had a double header on the home field. Yesterday, they travelled to Brussells for another game. The final game of the week was supposed to be Friday, May 8th at Western but it was cancelled due to rain. This year's team features fourteen girls including one senior, Sarah Calvin. Sarah has participated in softball all four years of high . . .
The following students will be traveling to the Eastside Centre in East Peoria for their State Finals Competition for their events on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16: Isaiha Rogers for long jump and hurdles Lilly Pepper for discus Kaylee Smith for discus Sam Shonhart for hurdles, 100 meter dash, and high jump They have been practicing all season in their events and have worked very closely with their coaches to prepare for this weekend's . . .
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The senior class participated in their last community service day on March 20th. The majority of them went to the park to work on cleaning out the dugouts, pulling weeds and vines, and sweeping off the pool parking lot. A few of them stayed at the school to clean out coolers. Despite the hard work that ensued, the class really enjoyed helping out. "If you've ever been around these clowns, you know that all work is also all play. We sing, we laugh, we make fun of each other. From time to time, we try to knock our . . .