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  • Plainview ISD announces 2017-2018 retirees

    As the 2017 -2018 school year comes to an end, Plainview ISD celebrates the careers of twenty long-term employees who elected to retire during or at the end of this school year.

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  • Thunderbird Elementary principal, assistant principal announced

    Thunderbird Elementary will be under a new campus leadership team for the 2018-2019 school year following the recent appointment of Karla Dunn as campus principal and Katrina Garrett as assistant principal.

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  • Breakfast honors graduates, inspiring teachers

    Fifty-four honor graduates of the Plainview High School Class of 2018 were celebrated on May 22 with an Honor Graduate Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church.

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  • School Board honors 2017-2018 Educators of the Year

    Twelve outstanding educators were recognized by the Plainview ISD Board of Trustees at their regular meeting on May 17. The honored educators are recipients of the 2017-2018 Educator of the Year awards for their respective campuses. The award is the highest award given to teachers by the district.

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  • PHS announces 2018 student honors

    PHS senior Kristan Rincon was named 2018 class valedictorian and Lucy Hernandez was named class salutatorian at the 2018 Plainview High School Scholarship and Awards Assembly held on Monday evening. Who’s Who Awards, certificates of academic achievement, and scholarships recipients were also presented during the ceremony held in the PHS auditorium.

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  • Clay R. Warren Memorial Scholarship / Red White & Blue Revue

    Plainview High School graduating senior Justin Josiah “JJ” Rodriguez, son of Ernest and Mariana Rodriguez, was recently awarded the Clay R. Warren Memorial Scholarship for 2018 by Mark and Freada Warren.

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  • Plainview ISD announces 2017 - 2018 Years of Service Awards

    Plainview ISD Human Resource Services Department spent a few days recently delivering awards to employees being recognized for years of service as the 2017-2018 school year nears completion. Sixty-eight employees were honored with small gifts of appreciation for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years with the district.

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  • Ash High School students celebrated at Awards Banquet

    “We are as proud as a peacock of all our students,” Ash High School principal Rodney Wallace said, explaining the peacock theme of the campus’s annual awards banquet held on Thursday evening, May 3, in the school cafeteria. The program, led by the campus student council, gave evidence of the accomplishments of students attending the alternative high school this year and highlighted the many reasons staff and parents had to be proud of the students celebrated.

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  • Ten educators awarded Chamber of Commerce mini-grants

    Ten Plainview ISD educators were recognized during the April meeting of the Plainview ISD Board of Trustees as recipients of mini-grants awarded through the Plainview Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.

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  • PHS varsity choirs earn two Sweepstakes Awards at UIL Competition

    The Plainview High School A Cappella Choir and Varsity Treble Choir brought home sweepstakes awards at for UIL Concert / Sightreading Competition held at Estacado High School in Lubbock on April 3. Sweepstakes, by UIL standards, indicates a Division 1 or superior recognition for both a concert performance and sightreading ability.

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  • Board of Trustees names Dr. H. T. Sanchez as lone finalist for Superintendent

    During a Special Called Meeting on April 11, the Plainview ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Dr. H. T. Sanchez as the lone finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools. In accordance with state law, the district must now wait 21 days before offering Dr. Sanchez a contract.

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  • Patrick Ceniseros to receive LaVern Roach Award

    Plainview High School senior Patrick Ceniseros was selected from 10 nominees as the 68th recipient of the LaVern Roach Award, the most prestigious recognition and the highest honor given to PHS male graduating seniors. The award memorializes world-renowned welterweight boxing champ LaVern Roach, a 1943 PHS graduate who died in 1950 from injuries received during a boxing match in New York City. Roach’s widow, Evelyn Roach Trice, established the award after his death to promote the lifestyle her husband embodied -- clean living, good citizenship and sportsmanship.

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  • Trini Perez named Nelda McQuien Laney Award recipient

    Following a vote by the PHS student body, Plainview High School graduating senior Trini Perez was named as the first recipient of the Nelda McQuien Laney Award. The award, established this year in memory of the “First Lady of West Texas” Nelda McQuien Laney, recognizes a senior girl who is in good standing at PHS, exhibits the traits of leadership and good citizenship, and is involved in student organizations at Plainview High School.

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  • Ten PHS senior girls nominated for the Nelda McQuien Laney Award

    Ten Plainview High School senior girls have been selected as nominees for the Nelda McQuien Laney Award. This prestigious award, established this year in memory of the “First Lady of West Texas” Nelda McQuien Laney, recognizes a senior girl who is in good standing at PHS, exhibits the traits of leadership and good citizenship, and is involved in student organizations at Plainview High School.

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  • Ten PHS seniors nominated for the LaVern Roach Award

    Ten Plainview High School senior boys have been nominated for the 2018 Lavern Roach Memorial Award, the most prestigious honor given to a PHS male graduating senior. The award is named in honor of LaVern Roach, a 1943 PHS graduate and welterweight boxing champion who died from injuries received in the ring in 1950.

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  • 118 Plainview High School band students advance to state competition

    Plainview High School band students walked away with 169 first division medals and 118 students advancing to the state competition following the Region 16 UIL Band Solo and Ensemble Contest held on Feb. 24 at Coronado High School in Lubbock.

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  • 55 Plainview High School choral students advance to state competition

    Plainview High School choral students walked away with 116 1st Division medals and 55 students advancing to the state competition following the Region 16 UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest hosted by Frenship High School.

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  • Local students vote for Bluebonnet Award recipient

    Sixty-four Plainview ISD elementary students were among 141,141 Texas students in third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades to cast a vote to determine which children’s book would receive the coveted 2018 Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA).

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  • Coronado NJHS inducts 33 new members

    Thirty-three Coronado Middle School students were inducted into the Coronado chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) on Thursday evening, February 8, in the Coronado auditorium.

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  • Estacado NJHS inducts new members

    Twenty-three Estacado Middle School students were inducted into the Estacado Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) on Thursday evening at Estacado.

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  • Thunderbird principal accepts new position with Canyon ISD

    Thunderbird Elementary principal Amy Meek will be leaving her position to accept a new position as principal of Crestview Elementary in Canyon ISD.

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  • Coronado students compete in OAP event

    Coronado Middle School theatre students competed against students from seven other schools in the UIL One Act Play (OAP) competition for junior high schools held on Dec. 2 at Canyon Randall High School.

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  • Fourth grade students “operate” on text

    When you walk into a classroom of fourth grade students dressed in surgical caps, surgical masks and gloves, you might assume they are in the midst of a science lesson. They are perhaps dissecting some small creature to build an understanding of how the parts of the body work together...

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  • 13 Estacado band members named to All-Region Bands

    Thirteen Estacado Middle School band members were named to All-Region Bands following auditions held at Heritage Middle School in Frenship ISD on Nov. 2-4.

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  • 25 PHS students named to All-Region Bands

    Twenty-five Plainview High School band students were selected as members of Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-Region Bands following tryouts held at Frenship High School on Saturday, December 2.

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  • 23 Coronado Middle School students named to the All-Region Band

    According to Coronado band director Mark Franklin, this is another record-breaking year for the Coronado Middle School band with 23 students selected for the All-Region Band.

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  • PHS NJROTC awarded 3rd place at Wichita Falls meet

    Eleven members of the Plainview High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) competed at the inaugural Wichita Falls High School JROTC Drill Meet held Saturday, November 18.

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  • PHS Spanish students compete at Texas Tech Language and Culture Event

    PHS Spanish students compete at Texas Tech Language and Culture Event

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  • Eleven PHS choir students advance to Area

    The Plainview High School choral department’s long-standing tradition of excellence continues with 11 of the 20 choral students competing in the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) Pre-Area Choral Competition, held on November 16, selected to advance to Area competition.

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  • La Mesa’s “Buddy Bench” helps kids make connections

    For a child new to a school or a shy child struggling to make friends, a school playground can be a very lonely place. They may not know where to go or who to play with and that can be a bit stressful for a child just wanting to belong. Even the most well-meaning of children with established friendships may not notice when another classmate is without someone to play with during free time.

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  • PHS NJROTC competes in “Red Leg” Drill Meet

    Twenty-three cadets from the Plainview High School Navy JROTC completed at the "Red Leg" Drill Meet hosted by Eisenhower High School Army JROTC in Lawton, OK, on Saturday, October 27.

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  • PHS National Honor Society inducts 56 new members

    Fifty-six Plainview High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) on Monday evening in the Plainview High School auditorium.

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  • PHS counselor named to Texas OnCourse Leader Fellowship

    From a field of over 230 applicants, Plainview High School career and special populations counselor Amy Hagerman was selected by Texas OnCourse, an initiative empowering Texas students to succeed in high school, college, and career, as one of 29 counselors and advisers from across the state to participate in a two-year Leadership Fellowship.

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  • PHS marching band wins competition

    The Plainview High School “Powerhouse of the Plains” marching band walked away with first place honors among bands that competed on Oct. 14 to earn the Bands of America (BOA) West Texas Regional Competition Class AA championship held at Grande Communications Stadium in Midland, TX.

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  • PHS A Cappella choir all-region tryout results

    Twenty-three Plainview High School A Cappella Choir students competed in the All-Region Choir Competition held at Lubbock-Cooper High School on September 29. PHS students walked away from the event claiming 20 spots and one alternate position in the All-Region Choir.

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  • PHS senior named National Hispanic Scholar

    Plainview High School senior Andres Garcia has been named a scholar in the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP), a program that acknowledges outstanding academic achievement among Hispanic and Latino high school students.

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  • McDonough, Leon honored by PISD Board of Trustees with TASB Media Award

    Herald editor Doug McDonough and sports editor Skip Leon were recognized for excellence in reporting school news and presented with the 2017 Texas Association of School Board’s (TASB) Media Honor Roll Award during the Sept. 21 meeting of the Plainview ISD Board of Trustees.

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  • La Mesa Elementary hosts “Sock it to Harvey” drive

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Texans young and old have pulled together to help in what will be a long-term recovery. La Mesa Elementary staff and students wanted to take part in those recovery efforts and found a unique way to extend a helping hand.

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  • Convocation kicks off the 2017-2018 school year

    With the first day of the 2017-2018 school year quickly approaching, over 700 Plainview ISD teachers, administrators, and support staff gathered in the Plainview High School auditorium on Friday morning for their annual Convocation assembly. The event celebrated this year’s theme, “Where Good Things Happen.”

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  • Ash High School celebrates graduates with Completion Ceremony

    Ash High School faculty, parents and friends celebrated the accomplishments of the fifty-seven graduating seniors at their 2017 Completion Ceremony held in the Plainview High School Auditorium on May 23.

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  • Breakfast honors graduates, inspiring teachers

    Fifty-four honor graduates of the Plainview High School Class of 2017 were celebrated on May 22 with an Honor Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church.

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  • Trustees honor Educators of the Year

    Thirteen outstanding educators were recognized by the Plainview ISD Board of Trustees at their regular meeting on May 18.

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  • PHS announces 2017 student honors

    PHS senior Macey Mayberry was named 2017 class valedictorian, Bracken Alexander was named salutatorian, and John David Andrade was honored as the winner of the LaVern Roach Memorial Award at the annual Plainview High School Scholarship and Awards Assembly held on Monday evening.

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  • PISD Years of Service Awards

    Plainview ISD Human Resource Services Department spent a few days recently delivering awards to employees being recognized for years of service as the 2016-2017 school year nears completion.

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  • Ash High School honors students at Awards Banquet

    Ash High School held their annual awards banquet Tuesday evening in the Ash High School cafeteria.

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  • NJROTC cadets honored at awards banquet

    The Plainview High School Naval Junior ROTC held their 2017 Awards Banquet on Friday evening, May 5, at the Elks Lodge.

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  • Two PHS art students win State VASE awards

    The Plainview High School Visual Arts Department is celebrating the success of two PHS art students, Yingzhi “Carrie” Huang and Lucy Hernandez. The pair recently competed in the 2017 State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) and came home as state medalists in their division.

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  • Gifted/Talented students showcase projects

    Do you struggle to reach things on high shelves? Would you like to be able to smell the delicious foods cooking on your favorite Food Network television show? Do you like to practice shooting hoops but are exhausted from chasing the basketball ball between shots?

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  • PHS NJROTC cleans up on TX DOT Trash-Off Day

    The Plainview High School Navy Junior ROTC joined more than 34,000 Adopt-a-Highway and Keep Texas Beautiful volunteers from around the state to clean up highways during the 2017 Trash-Off on April 8.

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  • PHS student’s poem published in poetry anthology

    PHS sophomore Sayler Scarborough is now a published poet after entering a poem she wrote into the Live Poets Society of New Jersey 19th annual National High School Poetry Contest.

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  • Ten PHS students receive floral certification

    Ten students enrolled in Plainview High School’s Career and Technical Education course, Principles and Elements of Floral Design, received their Level I Floral certification after taking and passing a certification test at Region 17 Educational Service Center on March 22.

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  • Coronado MS bands receive high ratings at UIL competition

    Three Coronado Middle School bands competed at the Region 16 UIL Band Concert and Sight-Reading Contest at Lubbock Coronado High School on March 8-9.

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  • Estacado MS bands earn two sweepstakes at UIL competition

    Three Estacado Middle School bands competed at the Region 16 UIL Band Concert and Sight-Reading Contest at Lubbock Coronado High School on March 8-9.

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  • John David Andrade to receive LaVern Roach Award

    Plainview High School senior John David Andrade was selected from 10 nominees as the 67th recipient of the LaVern Roach Award, the most prestigious recognition and the highest honor given to PHS male seniors.

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  • PHS robotics team advances to super-regional competition

    PHS robotics team advances to super-regional competition

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  • PHS art students place at regional, advance to state VASE competition

    Nine Plainview High School visual arts students entered art work in the 2017 Regional VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) held on Feb. 18 at Frenship High School.

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  • Ten PHS seniors nominated for the Lavern Roach Award

    Ten Plainview High School seniors have been nominated for the 2017 Lavern Roach Memorial Award, the most prestigious honor given to a male graduating senior.

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  • PHS NJROTC takes 1st place at Texas Tech Drill Meet

    The Plainview High School Navy Junior ROTC earned top honors in unarmed drill at a five-way meet held at Texas Tech University on Saturday, February 25.

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  • PHS Band Students awarded 134 1st division medals at UIL Competition

    Plainview High School band students walked away with 134 1st division medals and 94 students qualifying to advance to the state competition following the Region 16 UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest held this past Saturday at Coronado High School in Lubbock.

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  • Students benefit from fine arts courses

    Whether a student is drawn to theater, music or visual arts, the Plainview ISD middle school and high school Fine Arts Departments have course offerings to meet and build on those interests.

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  • Coronado NJHS inducts 24 new members

    Twenty-four Coronado Middle School students were inducted into the Coronado chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) on Tuesday evening at Coronado.

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  • Students vote for Bluebonnet Award winner

    Fifty-five Plainview ISD elementary students were among 150,094 Texas students in third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades to cast a vote in the election deciding which children’s book will receive the coveted 2017 Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA).

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  • Estacado NJHS inducts 22 new members

    Twenty-two Estacado Middle School students were inducted into the Estacado Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) on Thursday evening at Estacado.

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  • PHS choral students awarded 119 1st division medals at UIL competition

    Plainview High School choral students walked away with 119 1st division medals and 45 students qualifying to advance to state competition following the Region 16 UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest held last week at Frenship High School.

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  • PISD reinstates All-City Choir

    During a professional development session prior to the start of the 2016-2017 school year, the Plainview ISD secondary choral directors and elementary music specialists made the decision to reinstate the All-City Choir with the idea of providing additional opportunities for elementary students to grow their musical skills.

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  • DECA members advance to state competition

    Twenty-seven Plainview High School DECA members will compete in the State Career Development Conference in San Antonio on Feb. 23-25.

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  • PHS senior selected for Texas All-State Choir

    PHS senior Claire Daily was selected for the Texas All-State Choir, one of the highest honors any secondary music student can achieve.

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  • Four PHS choral students advance to Area competition

    Continuing their tradition of excellence, four Plainview High School A Cappella Choir students will advance to the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) Area Choral Competition to be held at Midland Lee High School on January 7.

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  • Avan Daughrity advances to state UIL Debate Contest

    PHS senior Avan Daughrity will advance to UIL State competition for the second consecutive year after placing in the UIL Congressional Regional Meet held in Lubbock on Nov. 2.

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  • PHS honor society inducts 45 new members

    Forty-five Plainview High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) on Tuesday evening in the Plainview High School auditorium.

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  • PHS Choral Department presents a Patriotic Concert Event

    The Plainview High School Choral Department, under the leadership of Dr. Debra Flournoy-Buford and Mrs. Sally Bass, will present a patriotic program entitled “My America” on Monday, Oct. 17 in the PHS auditorium.

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  • Eighteen PHS students participate in All-Region choir competition

    Eighteen Plainview High School students participated in the All-Region Choir competition held at Lubbock-Cooper High School on October 8.

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  • New PHS course builds interest in engineering

    Engineering Design and Problem Solving (EDPS) is a new course offering at PHS this year designed to help students build skills in advanced engineering while applying advanced science principles through the engineering design process.

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  • PHS teacher honored as Texas Tech Grandparent of the Year

    PHS Spanish teacher Francisco Morales was presented with the Texas Tech University Grandparent of the Year award during the nationally broadcasted Texas Tech –Kansas game at AT&T Jones Stadium on Sept. 29.

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