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PHS Homecoming 2009 King Cody Laws and Queen Shanacei Anderson

Announcements Senior baby pics due ASAP Science Fair--December 4th Senior projects - December 1,2, and 3

Inside this issue: Student Life Grade Level News


Entertainment and Reviews



Classroom Activities


Horoscopes 7th & 8th Grade Sports


Opinions, Grade Level News, and Advice Column


Guess Who


Sports News, Riddles, and Trivia


Shanacei is crowned queen during halftime Friday night, and Cody is crowned king at the dance. All photos courtesy of Cody Pollage ©

Shanacei Anderson was crowned PHS Homecoming Queen 2009, during halftime of the PHS vs. Washington Marion game on Friday, October 9, 2009. Other members of the court were: Seniors, Charmaine Atkins, Whitney Hudson, Amy Salvadras, Basheba Williams, and Silvia Wilson; Juniors, Amber Mitchell, Alexis Perkins, Destiny Pierce, and Shania Tullier; Sophomores, Hailey Chauffe and Jamie Sanders; and

All photos courtesy of Cody Pollage ©


Find the hidden devil! Somewhere in this issue is a hidden devil’s head. Be the first to find it and bring to Mrs. LeBlanc for a prize!!!!

Freshmen, Tiffany Chauffe and Whitney Lee. Homecoming week ended with a win by the Devils and a fun dance Saturday night where Cody Laws was crowned king. Both Shanacei and Cody show an extraordinary amount of school spirit. Both are always smiling and happy and have many friends at PHS. Shanacei has been a Green Devil for four years and Cody is a new Devil who joins us from North Iberville. Congratulations to both!!!

Students enjoyed Homecoming Dress Days .



PHS Students scoring Mastery and Advanced on GEE attend Disneyworld


“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney

Staff writer Katie Lively Photographer Joshua

PHS students scoring a combination of mastery and/or advanced on the GEE during the 20082009 school year were rewarded with an all-expense paid trip to Disneyworld September 24—27, 2009. Outstanding students attending were: front row, Lynzi Vaughn, Taylor McDaniel, Dellacey Provo, Howarneshia Bates, Taylar Brown, Cheyenna Camper and back row, Sean Seneca, Brian Blanchard, Dylan Patrick, chaperone Brannon Dillon, Kaleb Banks, and Kayla Mumphrey. A great time was had by all. A challenge is issued to all students taking the exit exam this year to exceed the number of students attending Disneyworld in 2010. Varnell

Students Celebrate Mrs. Mosby’s Birthday!!! Staff writer and photographer Kaleb Banks Can you guess her age? If you are good at math, you won’t have to guess. Students in Mrs. Mosby’s Algebra II Honors class celebrated her birthday with a celebration that included a delicious homemade cake. The top of the cake was decorated with an algebraic equation. The solution to the problem was Mrs. Mosby’s age.

Do you know how old she is?


DEVIL’S PRIDE STAFF: Katie Lively, Kaleb Banks, Taylar Brown, Taylor McDaniel, Josh Varnell, Randall David, Jarret Diamond, Howarneshia Bates, Dinesha Fernandez, Jasmine Mellion, Rickikie Thomas, Caroline Williams, Niosha Price, and Mrs. LeBlanc. Turn in any news to Mrs. LeBlanc, Room D-1-A, or any staff member



To all faculty, staff, and students with November birthdays!!!

Submit birthday wishes for publication. Special birthday wishes will be printed upon submission. Pictures are accepted as well. Submit to Katie Lively.




Miley Cyrus’s Stalker Pleads Guilty to Resisting Arrest, Gets Probation.


SAVANNAH, Georgia — A 53-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to resisting police outside the set of a Miley Cyrus movie on the Georgia coast after prosecutors agreed to drop charges that he tried to stalk the teen pop star. Mark McLeod, who told police he was engaged to marry the 16-year-old "Hannah Montana" star, was sentenced by a State Court judge to two years probation and was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. He was also banished from Savannah and surrounding Chatham County and ordered to stay away from Cyrus and her family. District Attorney Larry Chisolm issued a statement saying prosecutors dropped attempted stalking charges against McLeod because they lacked evidence that his attempt to reach or follow Miley Cyrus was different than the hundreds of other fans "attempt to reach or follow Miley Cyrus." Mark

Oprah Winfrey apologized to Robin Givens on Friday's episode of "The Top Ten Songs Oprah Winfrey Show" over how she dealt with a comment made by the of the Week star's ex, former boxer, Mike Tyson, last month. "I was really hurt, really, 1. Owl City– Fireflies really hurt," Givens told Winfrey of the TV show host's and her audi2. Jason DeRulo– Watcha Say ence's reaction to the boxer's Octo3. Taio Cruz– Break Your Heart ber "Oprah" show comments about 4. Jay Sean ft Lil Wayne– Down the actress' 1998 Barbara Walters interview. Tyson previously claimed 5. Black Eyed Peas– I Got a on Oprah's show that Givens lied Feeling during the interview and he added, 6. Jay Z– Run This Town "At that particular moment, I truly 7. Lady GaGa– Paparazzi wanted to sock her, but I didn't do 8. Miley Cyrus– Party In The USA it," as the "Oprah" audience laughed. 9. Black Eyed Peas– Meet me

McLeod, AP Last Updated: 12:24 PM, October 30, 2009 *****************************************************

Lemon Ice Box Pie Ingredients: 4 large lemons, juiced 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar Pinch of salt 2 1/2 cups water 2 egg yolks 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 (9-inch) baked pastry shell 3 egg whites 2 cups fresh blueberry coulis 8 sprigs of fresh mint

Cheese Ball 16 oz. cream cheese 4 oz. shredded cheddar cheese 1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch dressing Chopped pecans Let cream cheese soften. Stir first three ingredients with a fork. Roll in chopped pecans. Enjoy with crackers! Submitted by Mrs. D’albor

Halfway 10. David Guetta ft. Akon- Sexy Chick

Sumitted by staff writer, Rickikie Thomas

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GOOD FOOD Directions: In a saucepan, combine the lemon juice, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and 2 cups of water. Bring the liquid to a boil. In a small mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, cornstarch and remaining 1/2 cup of water, together. Spoon 1/2 cup of the hot liquid into in the egg mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk the egg mixture into the lemon mixture and bring back to a boil. Cook the mixture for about 4 minutes, or until thick, whisking constantly. Pour the mixture into the pie shell and cool completely. Using an electric mixer, fitted with a whip attachment, whip the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar and continue to whip until firm peaks form. Spread the mixture evenly over the pie. Place in the oven until the top is golden, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool. Spoon the coulis in the center of each plate. Place a piece of the pie in the center of the sauce.

Taco/Tex Mex Soup 1 lb. ground beef or turkey (brown and drain fat) 1 jar salsa (any flavor)

1 can pinto beans

1 can black beans

1 can corn

1 can ranch beans

1 can Ro-tel

1 small can tomato sauce Put all ingredients in the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, and tortilla chips if desired. Submitted by Mrs. D’albor


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Mr. Orvin’s Physics’ Students Drop Eggs Students in Mr. Orvin’s physics class recently used their knowledge of physics and the law of gravity to safely drop eggs from the top of the football stadium. Their objective was to create a carrier to hold the egg so that it would not break when dropped. Pictured at right are Cody Laws, Mr. Orvin, Whitney Hudson, Martika Grevious, and Cody Laws

is shown dropping his egg from the top of the football stadium. Dinesha Fernandez—Staff Writer and Photographer

Students in Mr. Braud’s Class Get Creative

Designed by Josh Devillier

Designed by Gilbert Bliss

Designed by Ridge Simoneaux

Students in Mr. Braud’s 5th period Graphics and Animation class designed posters of their favorite football teams on computers in their class . The following posters were designed by Josh Devillier, Ridge Simoneaux, and Gilbert Bliss. Josh Devillier, the designer of the LSU poster, said that it only took him a few hours to complete his poster. Gilbert Bliss, the designer of the Green Bay Packer poster, said that his poster came out better than he thought it was going to. Last, but not least, Ridge Simoneaux, the designer of the Florida Gators poster, said that the reason why he chose to pick the Florida Gators was because they are his second favorite SEC team. These posters are just a few of all of the posters made in Mr. Braud’s class. Staff writer—Katie Lively, submitted by Randall David

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November, 2009 Horoscopes AQUARIUS January 20-February 18 : Address joint money matters early in the month, as others you engage with may be less than cooperative. On the 13th, personal projects get a green light and long-distance goals are productive. Now that you are freed from complex entanglements, a valuable period dawns, inviting study and growth; travel plays a part in this process. ARIES March 21-April 19: Fight selfishness and compromise and you can achieve much at home and at work. If tenacious, you can resolve a long-standing professional dilemma, leaving you free to enjoy an upsurge in your social life and romance. On the 29th, you'll learn the difference between people who are deserving of devotion and those who are not. GEMINI May 21-June 21: Domestic challenges are ending, and you can now work to finally resolve these issues. The rewards you receive are equal to the effort you put in. You squander your talent by indulging in too many ventures at once. To enjoy their successful fruition, learn to concentrate on fewer objectives. A mature attitude toward romance is worth it. LEO July 23-August 22: While you are preoccupied with romantic possibilities, a tricky financial situation sneaks up on you. The 10th brings the drive to achieve what you want, but ensure that it's also what you need. Shrewd intelligence and charm help you wisely network and problem-solve at month's end. Anticipate a period when cash headaches ease. LIBRA September 23-October 22: Work done behind the scenes can secure a successful project launch. A playful streak needs to be indulged and romance can begin to unfold, but draw boundaries if someone oversteps the mark midmonth. The 29th ushers in a long period when tenacity, patience, and doing what's necessary in life bring satisfying and enduring, if not instant, rewards. SAGITTARIUS November 22-December 21: For months, you have felt discontented at work, but this is easing up and you will realize that what you've done has real value. Meet a final career challenge around the 13th to make way for a better professional future. Celebrate love, life, and friendship in the last two weeks of the month. Get revitalized by taking a trip. PISCES February 19- March20: You will get relief from recent relationship troubles late in the month, but before then important and loving negotiations help clear the air. You need to become more self-sufficient with your finances. Release from an oppressive situation is imminent. This new freedom tastes sweet, provided you use caution. TAURUS April 20-May 20: Early in the month, indulge your extra sensuality and pamper yourself. Be aware of your power to enrich connections with partners and offspring. Loyalty and love can combine now to lift relationships to a higher level. A lengthy period of work commitment along with self-discipline will secure lasting success. CANCER June 22-July 22: Before the 16th, you can impress at work by demonstrating powers of subtle but effective leadership. Your sexual charisma gets you noticed and awakens you to what is needed to sort out your relationships. Late in the month, enjoy your favorite place, home. It is where you nurture partners and optimize your bottom line. VIRGO August 23-September 22: You have endured a difficult few years, but they have strengthened your life. Until the 14th, you are blessed with style and allure, but don't assume you can second-guess everyone, especially around the 9th. At the close of the month, bosses may be generous and your bank balance boosted, but serious focus is needed. It will pay off. SCORPIO October 23-November 21:Travel looks great before the 16th, as is an ability to star in a collaboration in which your advice will be sought, so be thoughtful and balanced. Later, overt ambition may threaten colleagues; be sure to tread lightly. In the months ahead, avoid being too proud to share problems and accept that achievements do not need fanfare.

Happy Thanksgiving




Grade Level News

Opinions The following poll was taken from students during lunch.

Have you ever skipped school? Yes: 55%

No: 45%

If you need a good grade, is it OK to cheat? Yes: 66%

No: 34%

Do you study while watching TV? Yes: 43%

No: 57%

Are you smarter than some of your teachers? Yes: 55%

No: 45%

Could you ever get an A in every class? Yes: 65%

No: 35%

7th and 8th grade students have been working hard after school at IMPACT to raise their iLEAP and LEAP scores. Keep up the hard work! 9th and 10th grade students have worked hard to raise their scores on end of unit tests. They have also been patient with computer snags during testing. 11th and 12th grade students have taken the first ACT test of the year and have been pleased with their scores. Students have identified areas that need improvement and are working hard to get their scores up. Senior Projects are December 1, 2, and 3! Good Luck Seniors!!!!

Advice Column—Dear Captain Obvious Dear Captain Obvious, I am a new student at PHS, and I am having trouble making friends. I hardly ever go out at lunch. I try to find a teacher who will let me eat in their room, or I sit alone at a table in the cafeteria. I am a shy person, but I really want to make friends so that I will have someone to talk to and do things with after school. I am from another state, and my family doesn’t know many people either. How can I make friends without seeming too eager? I don’t want people to think that I have no friends. They may think I am a loser. Lonely at PHS

Dear Lonely, It’s always hard to make friends when you’re the new kid, especially when you’re shy. A way you can slowly overcome your shyness is being more talkative and active in class, so that you’re not afraid of talking around people. If you want to make friends, talk to people with similar interests as you, whether it’s a sport or book or movie. Talk to someone that likes this thing about how you like this thing and it will start a conversation. I hope this helps. Sincerely, Captain Obvious








From the Cradle to the Classroom!!! Can you guess the identity of these smiling babies who are now students and faculty members at PHS? Submit your guesses numbered 1 through 6 on a clean sheet of paper along with your name and grade level. Winners will be announced. A special thanks to those submitting pics. 1. _____________________


2. _____________________


3. _____________________







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Green Devil Football Highlights On Friday October 5, 2009, the PHS varsity football players faced off against Catholic New Iberia High School. The game was a thriller. With Catholic leading at the end of the fourth quarter, Ameer Deggs was hit late, and a flag was called. Elliot James, #57, kicked the winning field goal, earning the team a 23-21 victory over Catholic New Iberia. Staff writers - Taylar Brown and Jasmine Mellion

Fan William LeBlanc showed great school spirit at Homecoming!! ********************** On Friday, October 16, 2009, Plaquemine High played against Port Allen High. Plaquemine High came out with a 27-17 victory. The band, majorettes, dazzlers, and the flag girls increased the enthusiasm of the crowd. The game against Port Allen was Plaquemine High’s first district game. Staff writers - Taylar Brown and Jasmine Mellion ************************************* On October 23, 2009, Plaquemine High School played Brusly High School and unfortunately came away with a loss The team played well and the fans were supportive. The band majorettes, flag team, cheerleaders, and dazzlers cheered the Green Devils until the very end. Staff writers Taylar Brown and Jasmine



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GREEN DEVIL FOOTBALL PHS cheerleaders cheer our team on to victory!

PHS majorettes continue a long tradition of baton twirling and dancing at halftime. PHS Dazzlers had a w o n d e r f u l performance at the pep rally for the big game against neighboring rival, Brusly High. Later on that day the Dazzlers had a m a g n i f i c e n t performance at the game. The Dazzlers have revived PHS’s tradition of excellent dance teams who make our halftime shows exciting and entertaining. All photos courtesy of Cody Pollage. ©



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Trivia, Quotes and Riddles



School wide behavioral support is a process for building comprehensive behavioral interventions and systems as a way to bring about socially important behavioral change. Systems include whole school, classroom and non-classroom settings (hallways, restrooms, and extracurricular activities) and individual behavioral support. Every plan includes promotion of behavioral expectations, needed modifications to settings, teaching skills to replace problem behavior and procedures to discourage problem behavior.

―People with great gifts are easy to find, but balanced and symmetrical and balanced ones never.‖ – Ralph Waldo Emerson ―It is the wise person that adapts themselves to all contingencies; it’s the fool who always struggles like a swimmer against the current.‖ – Anonymous ―Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.‖ – Bob Marley ―I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.‖ – Angus Grossart ―Good is the enemy of great.‖ Jim Collins ―Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.‖ Cyril Connolly

Plaquemine High school-wide expected behaviors are:




A man jumped 150 feet under his own power. He landed safely. How could this be?


What is everyone in the world doing at the same time?


Why is the world like a faulty jigsaw puzzle?


What is the biggest break in the world?


Note: Bring the answer of one or all of these to Mrs. LeBlanc and win a prize.

PHS TRIVIA 1. What year did the senior class graduate in the gym? 2. What year did the first class graduate from the current school building? 3. Who were valedictorians in 2006 and 2008? 4. What year was the school established? 5. Who was the first principal? 6. What year did our current principal graduate from PHS?

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