Seniors asked to Step up as Role Models

Principal Jeffrey Palumbo met with all four classes this week, emphasizing the need to modify the culture of SVPHS. At Tuesday’s senior class meeting, Palumbo brought up the five essentials — no food and drink, no cellphones, no swearing, and proper uniform,, the upcoming classes and graduation. His goal was not to ruin the final two months of senior year. That said, he proclaimed hallway behavior needs to change. The senior class needs to set an example for the other three classes. Palumbo also brought up student behavior in front of the visiting shadows. He said that there have been … Continue reading Seniors asked to Step up as Role Models

Hurst Named March Student of the Month

Junior Kaylen Hurst was named the March student of the month. The virtue was courage, the ability to do something that frightens one. At the Ash Wednesday service, Assistant Principal David Tenney introduced her, mentioning how one of those nominating her described Hurst as “the strongest person I know”. When asked, Hurst said she was not expecting to win. The multi-faceted student was rewarded with a certificate, a card, and a gift certificate to Chick-fil-la. Hurst also mentioned how it felt good to win and she appreciated that other people can see her strength, especially when she is going through … Continue reading Hurst Named March Student of the Month

Stewart uses Logic, Emotion, Religion in Support of Life

Jannique Stewart returned last Thursday to address the Pallotti community on the Right to Life. Stewart, in town to participate in the annual March For Life, spent over an hour walking students through when life began and why abortion was wrong. Stewart, working for the Life Training Institute, used a multimedia presentation and emotional arguments, bolstered by statistics and logical reasoning to make her case that pregnancies should not be terminated. Senior Alexis Biggs said, “I remember this speaker from sophomore year and I enjoyed her talk.” A sophomore who hadn’t heard her talk before claimed that Stewart made some … Continue reading Stewart uses Logic, Emotion, Religion in Support of Life

Sikh Enlightenment

Rubin Singh, a consultant for the non-profit The Sikh Coalition group spoke to Mr. Bill Bayly’s World Religion about Sikhism on Monday. Prior to the talk Social Strudies teacher Bill Bayly said, ” I am very excited for you guys to meet Rubin, he has a lot to teach you guys.” “As a Sikh, I have a uniform I wear every day. There are five things I must wear and we call them the five K’s: they are a Kirpan [a sword representing dignity], Kara [iron bracelet representing prana (life force) and Infinity], Kachera [cotton undershorts, a symbol of chastity … Continue reading Sikh Enlightenment

PAWS Bucks off to a Solid Start

It has been four weeks since the announcement of the PAWS bucks program. Initiated by Dean of Students Catherine Edwards, it is designed to reward positive behavior at SVPHS. Since the announcement of the program, there have already been two drawings. Donovan Thomas ’21 won a $10 dollar gift card from Starbucks in the inaugural drawing. Other rewarded students received donuts. A Starbucks gift card was won by Sydney Stanley ’21 in the second week. No reward was given last week given the holiday and weather-related delays. Edwards feels that although the program is new, she thinks that it is … Continue reading PAWS Bucks off to a Solid Start