Rocket seniors return to elementary schools

Person County Schools held its annual Senior Reception April 19,. Seniors at Person High School and Roxboro Community School were invited back to their elementary schools to reunite with teachers and old classmates.  More...

Group performs at All- State Choral concert

The All-State Choral Concert took place April 14-15 and featured three choirs — the mixed, women’s, and men’s.  Each teacher had to submit a standard $30-$120 entrance fee depending on the size of the choirs they’re bring More...

Person students attend Hispanic Youth Summit

Students from Person High School attended the annual Hispanic Youth Summit (HCSHP) in Raleigh on March 23.  This event helps to promote higher education for hispanics in the area. More...

Prom night at Palace Pointe for Person students

On Saturday, April 21, Person High hosted the 2018 prom at Palace Pointe. Prom was located in the skating rink.  More...

Person host first-ever Rocket Fest at the stadium

Person High School held its firstever Rock Fest celebration Saturday, April 14.  Different vendors came out to support and help celebrate Rock Fest such as DeCrystal Talley and her booth, Bling Starlet Jewelry and Cherri Jillard and her booth Ch More...

LUNCH AND LEARN

Person High School invited members of the community for a Lunch and Learn session. Community presenters include Person County commissioner Ray Jeffers.   More...

Person band, chorus make ‘Music in Our Schools’

The Person County Schools Bands and Chorus recently came together to perform for parents, students and the public.  Senior Sarah Williford was excited for her final Music in Our School performance as a member of the in the Person High School Cho More...

Rocket serve as ‘Reader Role Models’ at North End

Person High School teacher Jennifer Tong took her English 3 and Yearbook classes to North End Elementary School to read to the kids and even help them out with homework.  More...

Students, staff face off on the basketball court

Person High School’s I Am A M.A.N. club hosted a basketball game pitting faculty members against students during the last class of the day March 28.  Two different games were played with tickets sold prior to the event for $3.  More...

Daniel named PHS Beginning Teacher of the Year

This school year Person High School chose Kristen Daniel as the Beginning Teacher of the Year.  She’s a new teacher to PHS as she started her teaching career as soon as she graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Music i More...

Turner earns TOY honors at Person

Person High School French Teacher Greg Turner was named Person High School Teacher of the Year. Turner started his teaching career at PHS eight years ago and loves — not only the job, but also teaching french. More...

Rocket Fest set for April 14 at the football stadium

Person High School holds many events and activities for the school and community. The first Rocket Fest will be held Saturday, April 14 on the football field from 10 a.m. - 4pm. Anyone is welcome to attend although there is a gate fee of $2. More...

Person High’s FFA attends Envirothon 2018

Students from Person High School’s Future Farmers of America club recently attended Envirothon at Elon University. More...

Summer opportunities for local students

High school students are being offered job and education opportunities over the summer. These opportunities come from many different colleges and businesses and focus on a variety of career paths. More...

Person holds blood drive

Person High School recently held its spring blood drive — now ran by The Blood Connection (TBC).  The requirements to be able to donate were the same as previous years — students had to be 17 years of age and weigh 100 pounds or more More...

PHS celebrates CTE month

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) month nationwide, and each Person High School CTE teacher celebrates it differently. More...

Prom to move to Palace Pointe

The Person High School prom committee, alongside coordinators Angela Thomas and Angelas Hunt have started preparation for this spring’s formal event.  The event will be held at Palace Pointe on April 21 in the skating rink from 7:30-11:30 More...

Inaugural Rocket Fest set for April 14 at the stadium

Person High School (PHS) will be hosting its first ever Rocket Fest Saturday, April 14.  The event will take place at the football stadium from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Rocket Fest will include numerous booths of different specialties, as well as fa More...

Drumline auditions begin next week

Person High School is having drumline auditions Feb. 19-23.  Anyone can tryout, and while there is no fee to join, but those interested will be responsible for equipment costs. More...

Spring 2018 Rock staff

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Tri-M Music Honor Society selects newest members

On Monday, Oct. 16, Tri-M inducted new members. More...

Greg Turner nominated as Teacher of the Week

Greg Turner has been nominated by Person High School (PHS) principal Neil Sydnor as the Teacher of the Week.  Turner provides students the opportunity to take French and to learn about the French culture,” said Sydnor.  Turner is the More...

High school seniors visit Career Fair

The third annual Career Fair for seniors took place at Person High School, Wednesday, Nov. 8. This annual event is coordinated by the Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Person High School and Roxboro Community School.  More...

Lillian Bumpass named Student of the Week

Lillian Bumpass has been nominated as student of the week by junior class guidance advisor, Alesha Laney.  More...

Club offers safe fun

Person High School students are welcome to join My Life Matters for food, fellowship and fun.  The club combines healthy relationships with creative programs, helping students establish a solid foundation, make good choices and positively impact More...

GEAR UP program helps students focus on future

The process of getting ready for college begins as soon as students reach Person High School.  Through a program called GEAR UP, students gain access to advice and guidance on preparing for college and getting in.  More...

I AM A M.A.N. Club launches at PHS

This year, a new club has been introduced called I AM A M.A.N. It is an organization that helps young men in high school know how to be a man in the real world and how to tap into the inner man.  More...

Club helps girls in and out of school

Well this isn’t Beauty and the Beast, but there is a lot of beauty in this club. Adorabella is a club created and directed by Person High School (PHS) library teacher Courtney Barnes and English teacher Octavia Reynolds.  More...

Sarah Boone named Student of the Week

Blakely Lord, one of the English teachers at Person High School, said a person that has stood out is Sarah Boone. Boone is in Lord’s honor English III class.  Lord said, “I love the way she gets along with everyone.”  More...

Rex Bowling nominated as Teacher of the Week

“His work ethic, willingness, and for him to step up when he sees the need,” are some of the ways that Chris Tomasic described Rex Bowling, the Teacher of the Week.  Tomasic nominated Bowling as teacher of the week.  Bowling is More...

PHS clubs plan to ‘Rock the Year’

Person High School (PHS) has a variety of clubs that cater to various groups of students.  Recently, Person County hosted its annual Relay for Life event and PHS’s Key Club participated.  More...

PHS band program undergoing changes

Person High School’s (PHS) band program has been undergoing changes for the 2017-2018 school year, including adjusting to a new band director, hosting new events and performing a new halftime show.  More...

LaRea Bradsher named Teacher of the Week

LaRea Bradsher, a math teacher at Person High School (PHS), has been chosen as “Teacher of the Week.”  Neil Sydnor, principal of PHS nominated Bradsher for teacher of the week.  “She has a passion for her students and her More...

Isaiah Lipscomb chosen as Student of the Week

Isaiah Lipscomb has been named “Student of the Week.” He was nominated by Person High School (PHS) English teacher Tracey Jones-Allen.  More...

New course available to Rockets

Rocket Seminar is a course that takes place every day for 40 minutes. Each Wednesday of the month, the seminar class changes by the order of the normal schedule by going to each normal period once a month. More...

MEET THE STAFF

The Person High School journalism program is excited to introduce the Fall 2017 staff members. Each of these 20 young men and women look forward to sharing the exciting and innovative things happening on the campus each day. More...

LOOKING BACK

2016-17 school year at PHS
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Four PHS retirees honored

At the end of the 2016- 2017 school year, four women who have given years of service to Person High School will begin their retirement — Loudell Medford, Lisa Garrett, Sally Humphries and Lisa Wesley.  Lisa Garrett has taught 30 and one h More...

Civil War re-enactor visits PHS history classes

On Monday, May 15, Civil War re-enactor Kent Cash visited Katherine Osborne’s American history classes to talk about life for people in the South during the war and to share with students some of his Civil War artifacts that he has collected ov More...

PHS students attend Hispanic Summit

On March 31, eight Hispanic students from Person High School, along with the English as a second language (ESL) teacher, Tania Vives, participated in the Hispanic Summit event at North Carolina State University. More...

ROCK STAR

Person High School’s Rock Star Student of the Week is junior, Alshon “Jakayah” Paylor.   More...

PHS Hosts Girls’ Summit

On Saturday, April 29, Person High School (PHS) hosted a Girls’ Summit from noon to 4 pm. The summit was organized by PHS clubs Adorabella and Interact, with the hope of empowering young ladies. More...

HOSA holds blood drive

Health Occupational Students of America (HOSA) held a blood drive on April 25.  More...

Choral dept. sponsors variety show

The Person High School choral department hosted a variety show on April 25 at the Kirby Theater.  The event showcased local community talent and through donations made by those in attendance, raised $150 for new chorus uniforms. More...

Virtual Enterprise students visit New York City

Nineteen   Person  High School Virtual Enterprise students attended the Youth Business Summit in New York City on April 3 - 6, hosted by the National Virtual Enterprise office,  Virtual Enterprise teacher Tara Hubbard said the summit & More...

Students attend production of ‘My Fair Lady’

On April 19, Person High School English teacher, Blakely Lord, took Honors and Advanced Placement English students to a production of My Fair Lady, a musical staged by the Playmakers Repertory Company on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil More...

Reception held for former PHS students

On Thursday, April 20, Person County invited all high school seniors to receptions at eight elementary schools — Oak Lane, Helena, South, North, North End, Woodland, Stories Creek, and Bethel Hill Charter School.  The receptions were a tim More...

Students visit Jefferson’s Monticello

On Friday April 21, students from honors and AP English and history classes along with members of the Person High School Key Club took a field trip to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s famous house in Albemarle County, Virginia  More...

FFA Plant Sale

Person High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) have kicked off the annual plant sale that members of FFA and other students grow. Plants are four for $1 or mix-n-match a full tray of 48 plants for $10. More...

Tri-M Music Honor Society inducts new members

On March 2, 2017, Person High School students were inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society.  Skylar Walker, Avery Pierce, Nayhive Gonzalez, Brent Whitt, Sarah Williford, Madison Scott, and Madison Singleton were inducted. More...