Hey 5th Graders are you ready to go on a outdoor experience?! BALARAT!


Be happy!


By Olivia, Estrella,and Margaret 


If you want to really take a look at Balarat Outdoor Education

read their page.


What to bring for the outdoor education trip:

  • hiking boots,
  • extra pair of sneakers,
  • 2 pairs of  pants NO SHORTS!
  • sweater/sweatshirt a warm jacket
  • pajamas, long socks ( warm )
  • sun hat, winter hat, and gloves.
  • warm long socks,
  • 2-3 shirts, 2 pairs of pants

Personal items:

  • Sleeping bag or a warm blanket
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Chapstick
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Hair brush
  • Deodorant

Optional items:

  • Books and writing materials or drawing
  • Cameras only disposable ( no iphone cell phone or ipod)
  • Binoculars, Slippers, or flip flops for INSIDE ( the lodge has a no shoe policy)
  • Plant and animal field guides



    • Thick long socks
    • Waterproof boots
    • Long pants with long underwear
    • T shirt and long sleeve shirt
    • Sweater or sweatshirt warm jacket


  • Pack these in your daypack backpack


  • Lunch and a sack for the first day with a full big water bottle
  • Rain gear, hat, and gloves
  • A few sharp pencils


What NOT to bring:

Clothes or shoes that cant get dirty

Sandals or open toed shoes


Pocket knives


Matches or lighters



Candy,soda, or gum

Medicine that was not given to a teacher

Perfume, cologne, body spray

Aerosol sprays  

Expand Student Government is Proposed for Next Year

By Panther Post Staff

On Thursday, February 28th, 2019, Felix and Noah laid out their proposal to change the Park Hill Student Council into a Student Government. The students created a Power Point titled, “Expanding Student Government”.

fullsizeoutput_d83The proposal’s biggest change would be to increase the number of student representatives from 8 to 36 students with 3 students coming from each classroom in grades 3 thru 5.  Their proposal is created around students voting for their class representatives and the school body voting for the four teacher-selected 5th grade president and vice president candidates.

Student Council members (Tihun, Avery O., Gabi, Sabrina, and Colette), as well as the Student Council facilitator, Meghan Wren, and Principal Ken Burdette attended the presentation. The Student Council members will take back the information they received to the other members to have a discussion on expanding student government next year.

No date was given regarding the decision to change; we will update you as soon as we know anything about changes to student government for school year 2019-2020.


Boulder’s STEAM Fest is this weekend

By Panther Post Staff

If you haven’t gone to the Boulder’s STEAM Fest you are missing a great opportunity to explore and make science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a fun engaging totally cool way. Just click on the above link for more information.

Take a look at this YouTube video we found on the STEAM Fest website.


Park Hill Stands By Their Teachers


By Marivel

How did the teacher Strike affect students at Park Hill?

The week of February 11, 2019 the teachers of DPS choose to go on Strike. They went on Strike because teachers wanted better pay. Each morning all of the teachers were standing outside chanting and holding up their signs and walking around the sidewalk. All week students came to support their teachers and one of them was me. At first I didn’t want to go to school, but then I told myself I was supporting the teachers by going. I liked coming to school every day; Mr. Cowen really kept class interesting. I kept coming to school during the strike. and my Auntie always honked when we passed the teachers; the teachers always waved, walked, and chanted. After three days the teachers and the administrators resolved their differences and came up with a contract.

Though the teachers were gone for three days Park Hill stayed open; about two-thirds of the students came to school. We are happy the strike is resolved.

2019 ALA New Book Awards

By Panther News Staff

American Library Associations have listed the best children’s books published over the past year. This list of books comes from 21 children literature awards, such as the Caldecott, the Newberry, and the Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award.

We found a local book store, The Bookies, whose taken the time to create a comprehensive list for winners. Check it out.

You’ll find books like our favorites:


Dear Literature Lover Vol. 2

Dear Literature Lover,

Recently, I have run out of books to read, which seems impossible. I ran out of Harry Potter. I ran out of Percy Jackson. I ran out Narnia. I ran out of Wilderwood; those books are huge! But I’ve read them all. I have no clue what to read next.

Do you have any suggestions? I like suspense, mystery, and fantasy.  

Your fan,


Dear Rory,

I’m so glad you asked!

Before I start, I would like to congratulate you on finishing Wilderwood, which are humungus books. I tried to read one—and failed. If you have read all of them, then you are a skilled reader and a fantasy officidom.  

Any way, let’s get down to business. Considering you like adventure, mystery, an suspence, then I think A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket will be good for you.

In “The Bad Beginning,” which is the first book of the series, the reader is introduced to Violet Baudelaire, who is 14 and an excellent inventor, Klaus Baudelaire, who is 12 and a very heavy reader, and Sunny Baudelaire, who is a newborn infant with very sharp teeth. Also we find out from Mr. Poe, the banker, the kid’s parents have “perished in a tribal fire. Perished means killed.”

The kids are sent to Count Olaf, who is either their parents third cousin four times removed or their fourth cousin three times removed. Either way, they are sent to live with him. Count Olaf turns out to be incredibly treacherous, unlike his neighbor, Justice Strauss, who is very kind and has a huge library. They soon find out that Count Olaf has a complicated  and evil scheme to steal the Baudelaire. Will they ever escape the treachery of Count Olaf?
This 13-book long series is a great read. I would highly recommend watching the Netflix series too. There are only two seasons out of the three that Netflix is expected to make available. Brace yourselves A.S.O.U.E fans because Season 3 starts on January First of  2019. I myself am a HUGE fan of the series and I am super excited. I know how I’m going to celebrate the New Year with the next season of A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. 

Mr. Dennis Geck

By: Elee Pineapple and Nadia Poseiden 

We interviewed Mr. Dennis Geck about his job here at Park Hill. He answered our questions very well. But he had one question for us… Why don’t we eat his cafeteria food?

Ms. Levy’s Self-Portraits

By Panther Post Staff

The Holiday Spirit

Mrs. Moylett tells us about the holiday season!

What holiday do you celebrate: Christmas

Do you think Christmas is about giving or getting:  both

Have you ever gotten coal: No

What do you want for Christmas: A brown scarf

Ms. Kling talks about Hanukkah!

Hanukkah lasts eight nights. You light a candle every night. The candle holder is called a menorah. When you light the candle you have to say a blessing in hebrew. You don’t blow out the candles, you just let them die out.

On hanukkah you make a special meal called Latkes/ potato pancakes and for dessert they had sufganiyot / jelly doughnuts and they like to eat cheese because the Jewish had a lot of cheese when they ran away. On hanukkah they pass out chocolate coins to the children. It used to be real money.

The dreidel is a toy that they play. It looks like a top with four sides. You spin the dreidel and whatever sign you land on you do what it says. Sometimes you have to put “money” in the bowl or take money out.The goal is to get the most money.


The Book Fair

By Marivel IMG_3774

This year the Book Fair has come and gone. Mrs. Baldwin, the library teacher, is the person in charge of the Book Fair.

I interviewed the people  helping our school during the Book Fair; I did an another interview with Mrs. Baldwin. I wanted to find out what their favorite books or toys were at the fair. Below read what they had to say:

First up is Mrs. Baldwin:IMG_3766

Q: How much money have you made so far?

A: $5,000.

Q: What is your favorite part?

A: Excitement on the kid’s faces.

Q: What is your favorite products?

A: The Books.

Q: What is your least favorite products?

A: The toys.

Next up is Robin:

Q:What is your favorite part about working at the Book fair?

A: Seeing the kids faces.Version 2

Q: What is your least favorite part?

A: The toys

Q: What is your favorite product?

A: The books.

Last up is Laura: fullsizeoutput_2f4

Q: What is your favorite part about working at the Book Fair?

A: Seeing new faces.

Q: What is your least favorite product?

A: The 3-in-1 Markers (does not work)

Q: What’s your favorite product?

A: Bio (biography) Books.

This book fair was awesome!!!!!!

I loved it.

I hope the next Book Fair includes more posters.