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News from Falcon Student Media

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News from Falcon Student Media

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New LET program teaches love, empathy, tolerance

New LET program teaches love, empathy, tolerance

Isabella Egea, PTTV reporter March 22, 2024

After recognizing a variety of social issues occuring within the student body, Evan Apanovitch, Traci Holstein, school counselors, and other DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion) coordinators formed...

DIRT DIG: Eighth graders Ella Benfield and Sofia Cano plant and mulch as community service at the Castle Cliff Coastal Reserve beach on Dec. 7 “ I like doing service work because it is my way of giving back to the community,” Cano said. Courtesy Palmer Trinity School

Middle school students travel to New Zealand

Ella Benfield, Media in the Middle Reporter February 14, 2024

After a three-hour flight to Texas and a 17-hour flight to New Zealand, eighth graders Sofia Cano, Chelsea Keenan, Emilia Ramos, Emma Craspe, Mia Repenning and I landed in the South Island of New Zealand...

Five seniors nominated for Silver Knight

Five seniors nominated for Silver Knight

Alexa Sueiras, Student media adviser February 1, 2024

Five PTS seniors were nominated for the annual Silver Knight Awards organized by the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald. Receipients of the award in each category will be announced during the 66th annual...

ONCE UPON A TIME: Thespians rehearse on Dec. 8 for the upcoming March performance of Into the Woods.

Senior thespians prepare to perform “Into the Woods”

Elsa Gray, PTTV reporter January 8, 2024

In preparation for their March performances, the thespians started rehearsing in November for their steampunk production of Into the Woods. "I'm feeling really excited," said senior Hana Hernandez,...

Juniors Paulina Saade and Angelina Fraiz recod their analyses of the film, Blinded by the Light, on Oct. 27 in Eduardo Barretos Honors English class. My favorite part of the project was being able to share my opinions on film along side my friends, Fraiz said.

English students produce podcasts analyzing film

Emma Grene, PTTV reporter December 8, 2023

As part of an analysis of Blinded by the Light, juniors in Eduardo Barreto’s English classes produced podcasts discussing different scenes in the film. Each podcast, which is between 5 and 10...

Annual Dia de los Muertos chapel memorializes passed relatives

Annual Dia de los Muertos chapel memorializes passed relatives

Henry Stark, PTTV reporter December 8, 2023

With the help of PTPA, the school held its annual Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, chapel on Nov. 2. For the celebration, the chapel’s Narthex is filled with altars topped with marigolds and...

A pothos plant sits on the windowsill in Visual Arts Department Chair Sandi Woods classroom. The plants add more greenery to the class and it adds to my classroom vibe

Pothos plants in classrooms increase productivity, improve health

Emily Bloom, PTTV reporter December 5, 2023

Teachers received pothos plants in October as part of the “A Plant in Every Classroom” initiative led by the Environmental Action Club. “Growing plants in the classroom can provide a wealth...

A cheetah roams the grassland as the students attending the Round Square trip to Kenya participatde in a safari. I took this picture because it was such a great experience to see a cheetah with her cubs in real life out in their natural habitat and I wanted to capture that in the moment, junior Helenna De Melo Gomes said.

Students travel to Kenya for Round Square conference

Sophia Lobo, PTTV reporter November 9, 2023

For two weeks in September, six students traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to serve as delegates at the Round Square International Conference hosted by Brookhouse School. Round Square is a global network...

History teacher Derek Smith introduces his Latin American history class to the guidelines that must be followed in order to get the most effective results from ChatGPT. Smith said how important it is to not fear it. Lets embrace it, he said.

History teacher uses ChatGPT as teaching tool

Ali Garcia, PTTV reporter November 8, 2023

As ChatGPT continues to become a larger part of our everyday lives, certain teachers, like history teacher Derek Smith, are deciding to teach it as a teaching tool. “I think it's such a revolutionary...

RAIDER RIVALS: During the Homecoming football game  on friday at 4:00 pm in HOCO week, the Falcons are playing against their opponent Guillver. The traditional homecoming football game is celebrated every year at PTS and students come dressed in blue and gold to show their school spirit. “I think my favorite part of the event was the fan support having all those people cheering us on made the energy so much better and more fun.” Ayo Williams said.

Homecoming Week features new activities

Sofia Galceran, Journalism student November 7, 2023

Homecoming last week featured new activities including chant and banner competitions and an updated Falcons Got Talent event. SGA president Sarah Bayas said she and Student Activities Director Alexandra...

News brief: Oct. 25

News brief: Oct. 25

Isa Bayas, Raptor reporter October 25, 2023

Girls’ varsity volleyball loses in regional quarterfinals After winning districts, the girls' varsity volleyball team lost yesterday in the regional quarterfinals against Westminster Christian.. They...

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