Person High gets into the holiday spirit

Person High School classrooms participated in a schoolwide door-decorating contest, and the competition was high.  Decorations started springing up the day students and staff returned from Thanksgiving Break, with the deadline being Dec. More...

PHS’s Josh Harris prepares to graduate early

Person High School has several students who are graduating early, but in Josh Harris’s case, his last day was Friday, Dec. 7. More...

Students participate in Reading Buddies program at area schools

Person High School’s Key Club values volunteering in the community, and one of the major ways they do this is through their participation in Reading Buddies every month.  More...

Key Club host annual pancake and sausage breakfast

The Key Club at Person High School hosted a pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 1 that started at 6 a.m. Key club participants showed up as early as 5 a.m. More...

Student Council and Chorus to sing carols at local nursing homes this holiday season

Person High School’s Student Council along with PHS’s Chorus class will team up to visit nursing homes in Roxboro to sing Christmas carols.   Student Council advisor Prentice Hargrove said the event will take place Dec. 17. More...

Our Thanksgiving traditions

Members of The Rock staff share the things that make Turkey Day special for them and their families

On Thanksgiving, my mom and dad invite our whole family to eat lunch at our house. Everyone brings a dish and after we say our blessings, we pick out everything we want to eat. We all eat together and catch up on what is going on in our lives. More...

PHS seniors visit Career Fair

Students were encouraged to participate in the career fair in order to gain knowledge on careers available to them. On Tuesday, Nov. More...

Harris selected to play in Shrine Bowl

Josh Harris, a senior on the Person High School varsity football team, has been selected to participate in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.  Harris states, “It made me feel really good to make it to the Shrine Bowl. More...

Person High School boys’ basketball ramps up for another season

The Person High School men’s basketball team is coming off an outstanding 2017-2018 season.  More...

Year-long exchange students are at Person High

This year, Person High School made the unique decision to host two year-long exchange students, each from two very different countries: Ruan Coimbra is from Brazil, and Anouk Lainel is from France. More...

Laws joins PHS staff as counselor

Crystal Laws is the newest Student Services Counselor at Person High School. She will be serving students with last names P-Z.  More...

Daye becomes new assistant principal

Rhonda Daye has been appointed as Person High School’s Assistant Principal, after an opening became available early in the school year.  “It is an honor to serve in the capacity of Assistant Principal at Person High School, where I h More...

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Person welcomes German students

On Monday, Oct. 8 multiple students as well as teachers from Germany arrived in Person County. They have been staying with other students and faculty from Person High to obtain an American experience. More...

Trunk-or-treat event set for Monday

Person High School will be hosting its first Trunk-or-Treat Monday, Oct. More...

Students take PreACT

Bernadette Ragland-Bailey, Person High School’s new testing coordinator, administered PHS’s annual PreACT to 10th graders on Thursday, Oct 18.  More...

History class uses popular website to learn about heritage

Ancestry.com is an amazing source if you are interested in learning more about your family history and where you come from. More...

Rockets celebrate Spirit Week

For the week of Oct.15- 19, Person High School participated in spirit week, which is a week of fun outfits and creative costumes in preparation for the homecoming football game on Friday. More...

CHARACTER DAY

Prentice Hargrove, faculty adviser for Student Council, is dressed as his character, Roscoe Jenkins-karate instructor, for Character Day, during Person High School’s Spirit Week.   More...

PHS completes another successful blood drive

On Thursday, Oct. 4, Person High School hosted the annual fall blood drive, sponsored by HOSA. All students eligible, 17-years and older (16 with a parents permission), were invited to help out the community and donate a pint of blood. More...

Student Council has big plans for the 2018-19 school year

One of Person High School’s biggest clubs is Student Council and it’s a very active club here at Person. Student Council’s latest event planned is Homecoming, that will take place next week. More...

Person welcomes new drafting teacher

Person High School welcomed its new drafting teacher early last week. More...

Bradford assumes role as dean of students

Person High School has a brand new position this year — the Dean of Students. More...

Honeycutt serves as new assistant principal

Person High School (PHS) has ungone many changes for the 2018-2019 school year, a new administrative staff being one of the highlighted occurrences. More...

Koket returns to alma mater as AP

John Koket reunited with Person High School this year as an assistant principal, after previously working as a math teacher at PHS. More...

Kennedy joins Person staff as an assistant

Person High School has had many changes in staff this year. More...

Meet the Staff of The Rock

Abby Gentry   My name Abby Gentry, daughter of Scott and Wendy Gentry. More...

HEAR students tour Greensboro aquarium

Field trip bolsters reading experience from Battle of Books

Student members of the Home Educators Association of Roxboro visited the Greensboro Science Center on May 31 to celebrate their hard work and strong finish in the Person County Battle of the Books in March.  More...

Rocket seniors return to elementary schools

Person County Schools held its annual Senior Reception April 19,. Seniors at Person High School and Roxboro Community School were invited back to their elementary schools to reunite with teachers and old classmates.  More...

Group performs at All- State Choral concert

The All-State Choral Concert took place April 14-15 and featured three choirs — the mixed, women’s, and men’s.  Each teacher had to submit a standard $30-$120 entrance fee depending on the size of the choirs they’re bring More...

Person students attend Hispanic Youth Summit

Students from Person High School attended the annual Hispanic Youth Summit (HCSHP) in Raleigh on March 23.  This event helps to promote higher education for hispanics in the area. More...

Prom night at Palace Pointe for Person students

On Saturday, April 21, Person High hosted the 2018 prom at Palace Pointe. Prom was located in the skating rink.  More...

Person host first-ever Rocket Fest at the stadium

Person High School held its firstever Rock Fest celebration Saturday, April 14.  Different vendors came out to support and help celebrate Rock Fest such as DeCrystal Talley and her booth, Bling Starlet Jewelry and Cherri Jillard and her booth Ch More...

LUNCH AND LEARN

Person High School invited members of the community for a Lunch and Learn session. Community presenters include Person County commissioner Ray Jeffers.   More...

Person band, chorus make ‘Music in Our Schools’

The Person County Schools Bands and Chorus recently came together to perform for parents, students and the public.  Senior Sarah Williford was excited for her final Music in Our School performance as a member of the in the Person High School Cho More...

Rocket serve as ‘Reader Role Models’ at North End

Person High School teacher Jennifer Tong took her English 3 and Yearbook classes to North End Elementary School to read to the kids and even help them out with homework.  More...

Students, staff face off on the basketball court

Person High School’s I Am A M.A.N. club hosted a basketball game pitting faculty members against students during the last class of the day March 28.  Two different games were played with tickets sold prior to the event for $3.  More...

Daniel named PHS Beginning Teacher of the Year

This school year Person High School chose Kristen Daniel as the Beginning Teacher of the Year.  She’s a new teacher to PHS as she started her teaching career as soon as she graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Music i More...

Turner earns TOY honors at Person

Person High School French Teacher Greg Turner was named Person High School Teacher of the Year. Turner started his teaching career at PHS eight years ago and loves — not only the job, but also teaching french. More...

Rocket Fest set for April 14 at the football stadium

Person High School holds many events and activities for the school and community. The first Rocket Fest will be held Saturday, April 14 on the football field from 10 a.m. - 4pm. Anyone is welcome to attend although there is a gate fee of $2. More...

Person High’s FFA attends Envirothon 2018

Students from Person High School’s Future Farmers of America club recently attended Envirothon at Elon University. More...

Summer opportunities for local students

High school students are being offered job and education opportunities over the summer. These opportunities come from many different colleges and businesses and focus on a variety of career paths. More...

Person holds blood drive

Person High School recently held its spring blood drive — now ran by The Blood Connection (TBC).  The requirements to be able to donate were the same as previous years — students had to be 17 years of age and weigh 100 pounds or more More...

PHS celebrates CTE month

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) month nationwide, and each Person High School CTE teacher celebrates it differently. More...

Prom to move to Palace Pointe

The Person High School prom committee, alongside coordinators Angela Thomas and Angelas Hunt have started preparation for this spring’s formal event.  The event will be held at Palace Pointe on April 21 in the skating rink from 7:30-11:30 More...

Inaugural Rocket Fest set for April 14 at the stadium

Person High School (PHS) will be hosting its first ever Rocket Fest Saturday, April 14.  The event will take place at the football stadium from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Rocket Fest will include numerous booths of different specialties, as well as fa More...

Drumline auditions begin next week

Person High School is having drumline auditions Feb. 19-23.  Anyone can tryout, and while there is no fee to join, but those interested will be responsible for equipment costs. More...

Spring 2018 Rock staff

NILA ALLEN  More...

Tri-M Music Honor Society selects newest members

On Monday, Oct. 16, Tri-M inducted new members. More...

Greg Turner nominated as Teacher of the Week

Greg Turner has been nominated by Person High School (PHS) principal Neil Sydnor as the Teacher of the Week.  Turner provides students the opportunity to take French and to learn about the French culture,” said Sydnor.  Turner is the More...

High school seniors visit Career Fair

The third annual Career Fair for seniors took place at Person High School, Wednesday, Nov. 8. This annual event is coordinated by the Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Person High School and Roxboro Community School.  More...