PHS Weekly Update


The year, and more importantly the successes of our students, just keep on rolling. Not even the emergence of the flu has slowed the momentum of our campus (if you’re thinking about getting it I wouldn’t recommend it). Several Pampa High School students received honors this past week. Alexis Bridges was elected as a Top O’ Texas District Officer for FFA and Isaac Joiner won 2nd place in the FFA Top O’ Texas District Banquet Talent Show. Band had a strong showing with 14 of our students making Region Band. Kate Smith and Lesly Luna will advance to the Area Auditions for band in January. Korbin Cole placed 1st in the 6A (largest school classification) audition. He will also advance to the Area audition in January. Accolades continue to pour in for our volleyball team as Mikalie Floyd, Mazi Smith, and Maecie Hawthorne all were named to the Amarillo Globe Volleyball Super Team. Way to go ladies! Our eSports team took on the #5 Arlington Martin Warriors in the quarterfinals of the eSports League of Legends playoffs. Of the remaining eight schools left in the playoffs, Pampa is the only 4A left competing against large 5A and 6A schools. Although they didn’t advance to the semifinals, we are still so proud of their accomplishments this fall! If you missed Tuesday night’s Choir Fiesta Supper and Harvester basketball games, you really missed out. The food was fabulous like always and the Lady Harvesters and Hustlin’ Harvesters put on a good show (especially considering several of our athletes were out fighting the flu). Both our boys and girls soccer teams kicked off their seasons this weekend with scrimmages and we are so excited for their seasons to officially get underway soon. The Lady Harvester basketball team kicked off district play Friday against West Plains in Amarillo. The week was capped with the Hustlin’ Harvesters at the Childress Basketball Tournament, our swim team competed in Seminole, boys and girls wrestling had a strong showing at Lubbock Estacado, and Debate competed in Lubbock against several large school programs.


Christmas is the time of giving and I’m so thankful we have a staff full of people who give their time, talents, and mentorship to students freely. I wish you could get to see the school from my lens on occasion. Daily we have staff giving of themselves before and after school to students in need, staff taking care of students SEL needs, staff providing for basic necessities to students and families for survival, and staff giving of time to build relationships to push students to achieve in areas they didn’t think they ever could. I’m so proud to get to share our successes with all who will listen. Enjoy your last full week of 2022! It’s a great day to be a Harvester!