Palumbo Cracks Down on Behavior

All four classes met individualy with Principal Jeff Palumbo regarding reinfocring the existing school rules. On Tuesday, Palumbo and Dean of Students Catherine Edwards met with the junior class. Palumbo covered the recent uptick in misbehavior which has been witnessed by parents, teachers, other students, and visitors. Given the volume of comments received, Palumbo felt the time had come to address it class by class. With admissions being down over the last few years, he felt it was a result of poor hallway behavior, language, improper phone usage, and uniform infractions. “I know when two boys are arguing in the … Continue reading Palumbo Cracks Down on Behavior

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

New York, New York: Nationals!

Pallotti’s Varsity track team traveled last weekend to New York City’s Armory for the annual New Balance Nationals. This is where the top runners from around the world compete against each other. Junior Kamylin Padgham, sophomore Carl Hicks, and freshman Aidan McDuffie were invited to represent the school. McDuffie placed 12th in the Freshman 400 meter dash, placing him 24th overall and 18th among Freshman. “I don’t feel as though I did good, because I ran against a 17-year-old freshman.” Padgham finished third overall and 55th in the US among juniors in the 60-meter dash. Hicks finished fourth overall in … Continue reading New York, New York: Nationals!

The Shadow Wrangler

She’s the pint-sized piston that you see at most every event, her radiant smile flashed at everyone. Most students have interacted with her at one time or another as she directs the shadow program as part of the school’s recruitment process. Virginia Rinker, Admissions and enrollment manager, is head of the shadow program, helping to determine who will best represent SVPHS to all the potential incoming freshman. As a result, she controls the ambassador dress code as well as for the visiting shadows. Mrs. Rinker said, “This job can be stressful because kids fill out interest forms, and their academics … Continue reading The Shadow Wrangler