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Reiners travels to state capital to discuss controversial topic

March 22, 2019 – 2:04 pm |

Julia Reiners is a junior at Polson High School and she placed 1st at the State Speech and Debate competition that was held in Belgrade, Montana. Reiners participated in Original Oratory with a speech about …

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Pre-Season Tennis

February 28, 2019 – 2:24 pm | Comments Off on Pre-Season Tennis

Even though the 2019 Polson tennis season has not begun, players have been doing off-season practice for months. According to Bob Hislop, the team’s head coach, “Fall is the only time we don’t play much tennis. Our players did [over] 680 hours of lessons last summer. We started winter tennis in November by going to the Summit in Kalispell on Sunday mornings each week.” On any other day, going to the Summit to play tennis can cost up to 20 dollars for one person to play for an hour. However, every Sunday the Summit offers a discount to all the schools in the valley. This gives students and coaches a much more affordable way of practicing tennis in the off-season.

Makauly Morrison practicing his forehand slice for the upcoming season. This was Morrison’s last practice during the summer. Forehand slice is his least favorite stroke.

The other primary source of off-season practice is Michael Sitter’s after school workouts. Every Tuesday, Sitter hosts an agility workout geared towards tennis players in the cafeteria. It starts at 3:40 P.M. and is scheduled to go for half an hour but often lasts longer according to Michael Smith, a regular attendee and member of the tennis team.

“The boys have been hit very hard by graduation the last two years. We will be very young and inexperienced but I like the kids we have.” Hislop has high hopes for the season despite the fact that there will only be one senior boy and one returning state qualifier.

The girls this year are going to be defending state champions. Like the boys, the team will also be very young with only one senior and, “Hopefully a few juniors.” Shea McGuinness will be the lone senior on the girls team. She took first in singles last year at state and plans on doing so again.

“We do all the extra things that we do, [even if it means] going to Kalispell, because you can’t be a top flight program without doing more. We could do more gym tennis in the winter but getting on regular tennis courts is very important. I’m looking forward to a great                                                                               season with some great kids.”


Academic Students of Quarter Two are Chosen

February 28, 2019 – 2:23 pm | Comments Off on Academic Students of Quarter Two are Chosen
Academic Students of Quarter Two are Chosen

Eight students over the last nine weeks have wowed the administration at Polson High School with their efforts to learn, earning them the title of Academic Students of Quarter Two. Two people from each class …

Polson students compete in the regional poetry outloud competition

February 21, 2019 – 2:31 pm | Comments Off on Polson students compete in the regional poetry outloud competition

Kalispell, February 7 – Thirteen students attended Flathead Valley Community College for the regional Poetry Out Loud Competition to compete for a chance to go to state. Polson High School brought four students: juniors Davis …

PHS play happening March 1

February 21, 2019 – 2:31 pm | Comments Off on PHS play happening March 1

Seven fairies, six simpletons, a pair of royal newlyweds and four nobles in a complex and  enchanted love triangle, all played by the Polson High School student body, are set to put on their production …

Homecoming pep assembly features all fall sports

October 5, 2018 – 3:41 pm | Comments Off on Homecoming pep assembly features all fall sports

School released at 1:30 Friday for the Homecoming Pep Assembly and parade. The sunny October weather made a pleasant setting out in the stadium. The assembly featured introductions of the fall teams–football, volleyball, golf, cross …

Whitefish ties with Polson in an intense game

October 5, 2018 – 3:18 pm | Comments Off on Whitefish ties with Polson in an intense game

On Thursday, October 4, the Polson Pirates played against their rivals, the Whitefish Bulldogs, resulting in a 3-3 tie.  Mack Moderie scored three goals, two in the last 3 and a half minutes of the …

L’s from Libby

October 4, 2018 – 2:21 pm | Comments Off on L’s from Libby

The froshmore football team took a hard loss against the Libby Loggers. “The team played their hardest, but it was difficult since they are dealing with injuries and kids playing in different spots,” said Coach …

Taking school beyond the schoolroom window

September 23, 2018 – 8:06 pm | Comments Off on Taking school beyond the schoolroom window

Four English teachers from Polson High School spent Saturday visiting sites and experts for possible learning expeditions for students in grades 9 and 10. Katrina Venters, Amy McConnell, Lori Dickson and Michael Umphrey visited the …

What has changed? What has stayed the same?

September 2, 2018 – 11:12 pm | Comments Off on What has changed? What has stayed the same?

As part of the One School, One Book project, students in Salishian are looking at Polson and the Flathead Reservation during the early reservation time period. We are looking through old newspaper, two of which …

Wind from an Enemy Sky

September 2, 2018 – 10:55 pm | Comments Off on Wind from an Enemy Sky

One School, One Book
This year, the PHS English Department invites the community to join us in a One School, One Book reading adventure. All of our students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will read …

2018 Career Day

May 3, 2018 – 2:33 pm | Comments Off on 2018 Career Day
2018 Career Day

On Monday 23, 2018 differents careers from all around Polson came to speak to classes about their job. There were different jobs in almost every class throughout the whole day. They talked to students about …