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...

Students visit government agencies on field trip

Person High School civics and economics students participated in Local Government Day on March 20. The students visited local government agencies throughout Person County.  More...

Seniors prepare for graduation

As students begin the final nine weeks of the second semester, Person High School seniors are preparing for graduation and the college or career paths they plan to embark on soon after. More...

ROCK STAR

Colton Fox is the Rock Star Student of the Week. PHS chorus teacher Brittany Booth nominated Fox.  “During his freshman year, he has grown tremendously in his musical abilities and leadership. More...

President of Charles Dickens Fellowship speaks

On Tuesday March 14, Professor Elliot Engel visited Person High School to give mini lectures on three legendary authors.  Engel has a M.A and Ph.D as a Woodrow WIlson Fellow at UCLA. More...

Junior Senior Prom planned

The Person High School 2017 juniorsenior prom is scheduled for April 22 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. in the Person High School gym. More...

Former Rocket standout Tyrone Outlaw plays strong in ACC

Former 2009-2013 Person High School varsity basketball player and current Virginia Tech guard/ forward Tyrone Outlaw Jr. More...

New STEM class offered

PHS math teacher John Koket is leading a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) class this school year.  Koket expressed an interest in starting the STEM class at PHS, and the Person County School Board agreed that it would help in More...

P.E. honors course offers optimum training

Person High School offers physical education honors, a high level fitness class where students lift weights, run, crossfit and metcons, which is metabolic conditioning.  More...

ROCK STAR

Jaleh Stephens is this week’s Rock Star Student of the Week. Stephens was nominated by PHS advanced physical education teacher Don Donevan.  More...

French exchange students arrive at PHS

On Feb. 4, French exchange students arrived to North Carolina after the flight overseas from Strasbourg, France. They were welcomed by their host families and then began their temporary American lives.  More...

PHS names outstanding seniors

Earlier this school year, yearbook teacher, Rachel Lewis requested recommendations from PHS staff for outstanding seniors, with the results to be highlighted in the 2016- 2017 yearbook.  Once the nominations were in, staff voted for their top 10 More...

Legal Link comes to PHS

On Feb. 17, the NCBA YLD (North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division) Legal LINK program visited Person High School. More...

FFA returns to horse competition

On Feb. 19, members of Person High School’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) returned to a mounted shooting, horse competition at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds Hunt Horse Complex. The event was hosted by the Double L Bar Shooters.  More...

Remembering Our Rockets

In recent months, Person High School has experienced three unexpected losses from the Rocket family.  Last summer, we lost rising junior, Faith Fitzgerald, who was a talented cheerleader and vocalist. More...

PHS teachers attend Holocaust workshop

On Thursday Feb. More...

Rock Star Student of the Week

Shawndale Sanford is recognized as this week’s Rock Star Student of the Week for his kindness and eagerness to do well in school.  More...

Tech-stravaganza

Person High School (PHS) is hosting the first Tech-stravaganza March 16, in the school media center during second and third periods.  More...

PHS National Honor society meets the ‘Food Drive Kid’

On Feb. 2, William Winslow, an 11-year-old boy from Raleigh, came to Person High School to speak to the National Honor Society members about a food drive project that is close to his heart.  More...

MEET THE STAFF

With the change of the semester, PHS journalism has a new Rock staff. New staff members decided to craft their own “This I Believe” short essays to introduce themselves to the community.   More...

HOLIDAY CONCERT HELD

The Person High School band and chorus performed 2016: Christmas Around the World at Southern Middle School on Thursday, Dec. More...

Spirit Committee boosts spirits

Person High School Spirit Committee members have opportunities to have fun and fellowship with coworkers throughout the school year.  Committee members include teachers Kayla Haga, Allison Bowers, and Angie Utley and assistant principal, Stacey More...

Students attend Local Government Day

The annual Local Government Day was held on Nov. More...

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Person High School held an alumni college fair on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Former students volunteered to share their college experiences with students during the school lunch periods. More...

Virtual Enterprise students attend Midwest Trade Fair in Tennessee

Twenty-two Person High School Virtual Enterprise students traveled to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, on Nov. More...