Most have heard the rumor that next year Ponderosa is going to have a new bell schedule. Well it’s no longer a rumor, Mr. Puga confirms that the schedule will look different as soon as Colorado Department of Education and Douglas Country School District approve it. When that is finished, he will put it into [...]
Articles By: Paige Runco
Every sport season has to come to an end at some point, and when you are a senior the conclusion can be very bittersweet. Though the official season is over, bigger competition has begun as both basketball teams headed into the first couple rounds of playoffs. Despite the boys losing in the first round, they [...]
The moment when one steps onto the basketball court, something changes. A new person evolves within, and for the students with special needs at Ponderosa it is one of the few, inspiring, ways for them to express themselves. Mr. Levi Gallas explains that all the other schools already had a Unified Program, or a program [...]
You may have noticed artwork going up in the hallway directly to the right of the main doors, but many people don’t know why it’s there. Mrs. Stone and Sydney Murphy, the artist, explain to “Mustang Express” the meaning behind the new life to the walls of PHS. “It was human rights week and we [...]
Hidden under the wraps of all the hype of other sports at Ponderosa, the Lady Mustangs swim team is once again swimming furiously. With limited numbers, and no divers, it is very challenging to win meets, but the girls continue to make the best of the season. “Because our team has gotten so much smaller [...]
On Wednesday, December 7, 2011, Mr. Phalen put on a performance very rarely done at Ponderosa High School. Combining all three music departments, a festive holiday performance was enacted. Reviews have nothing but good things to say about the powerful, yet cheerful music. Mr. Phalen says he would definitely do this sort of thing again [...]
The boy’s team has been extremely successful so far this year. Coach Gibbs is tremendously proud of how far they have come between the end of March and October 31st. At first, fans did not know what to expect this year, as they are a new team coming together from all places. However, they have [...]
Starting off the season has been a tough run for the Lady Mustangs basketball team. With five games in six days and tough competition, the ladies pulled through with really close games. “Obviously, the win/loss results were not what we wanted them to be, but the team performed very well, fought very hard, and [...]
Wrestling is one of the best-known sports at Ponderosa. The team is successful and finishes on a high note every year. “We have a culture of winning, and it is expected of our wrestlers to work extremely hard,” says head coach Corey McNellis. And this year should be no different. Coach McNellis has set some [...]
Settling Down With a New Coach Five years with five new coaches can bring strife to any group of people. Struggling with learning new plays and new coaching styles makes it difficult to want to return to the program next year.
The Key to the Boy’s Basketball Program Success Boys’ head basketball coach, Mike Gibbs, is coming back for his third year and is looking forward to a successful season. Coach Gibbs helped revive the basketball program during the 2009-2010 year by making the 5A state play-offs for the first time in seven years.