Author Archives: Emily Daley / Staff Writer

PHS: A Senior’s Honest Review

As a senior about to leave Palmetto High behind, I am here to leave a review of our high school based on the three years I have been here. There are many improvements that can be made to this school like fixing the lack of student say, creating better communication, and being there more for

Romeo and Juliet

The Palmetto High School’s shortened 80’s-themed adaptation of Romeo and Juliet was performed on Friday, April 14 and the matinee was on Saturday, April 15. The Paw Players successfully put on this production after several failed past attempts. The director for the play, Robert Gratzer, seemed grateful to finally have pulled off Romeo and Juliet

Romeo And Juliet 2023 Cast

Palmetto High School is doing their 2023 Spring play and its cast has already been decided. The play is Romeo and Juliet and it has 21 roles and 10 crew members. Romeo will be played by Amber Massman and Juliet will be played by Ella Evans. Joshua Brooks, one of the cast members in the

The Rise of the Concordance Test Scores

In 2018, the Florida State Board of Education made a consecutive decision to require higher scores for alternative tests in order for students to graduate with a high school diploma, effective 2022.  This requirement would have affected many students due to the year of online schooling in 2020 and the consistent absences from COVID-19. However,

Dress Code

The Palmetto High School dress code is a set of rules and limitations, set by Manatee County, that students are expected to follow. The dress code has caused controversy among the students in the form of sharing unfair stories or ranting about how they feel.  Amanda Rojas, a senior PHS student in AICE, thinks the dress code

Palmetto High Clubs

Clubs can be a great way to make new friends with similar interests. Palmetto High School has many clubs, each with different perks. Some clubs help with athletics, academics, leadership, the arts, or just regular extracurricular activities.  One of the athletic clubs Palmetto holds is Track and Field. Track and Field meets every day at 3:15. This club is ran by Roderick Martin and Elizabeth

The Moment of Silence

The moment of silence is a new implementation that started at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year. Every school day, the students of Florida stand in silence for a minute after the Pledge of Allegiance. It is a requirement for all students, and the student body of Palmetto High had received no explanation.  When interviewed about the reasons behind the moment of silence, Mr. Simmons, an

Normality of the 2021-2022 School Year

In Palmetto High School, the normality of the 2021-2022 school year is in peril. Students and staff alike have high hopes for some semblance of a typical school year, but that’s not promised.   Between covid restrictions going back into place and events possibly getting canceled, the fight for a standard school year is still ongoing.  “I feel like we’ll get back to normal