2019 Speech/Drama Awards and Thespian Induction ceremony

clip art of thespian troupe

Parents, students and staff are invited to attend the 2019 Speech/Drama Awards and Thespian Induction ceremony May 22nd at 7pm in the Fine Arts Center.

Students involved in 6-12 drama activities will be honored and awards will be handed out. The following students will also be inducted as members of the Thespian Troupe:

JH- Rose Benda, Katelyn Frey, Gabriela Garcia, Kole Heins, Jesus Hernandez, Sayda Hernandez, Raven Hoppe, Sam Jacobs, Haylie Jones, Jacob Kirkestue, William Linderbaum, Katya Lopez, Tania Marroquin, Claire Martins, Harlie Miller, Chloe Moeller, Hannah Nielsen, Jayden Rankin, Audrey Ruff and Lindsay Weller.

HS- Leah Bean, Hayden Pearce, Taylor Rankin, Tracer Rankin, Monica Santoyo, Hailey Shipp, Brayan Silva and Drew Wedo.

Two community members will also be recognized for their contributions as Honorary Thespians.

Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. Please join us as we celebrate another great year of Pirate Theatre!

JH Choir members participate in the UIC Vocal Festival

Postville Junior High Choir members participated in the Upper Iowa Conference Vocal Festival on Monday, May 13th at Kee High School in Lansing. They sang 4 prepared pieces in a mass choir of 300 students and shared one song individually. They worked hard rehearsing all afternoon and presented a concert that evening. It was a great day of music making, congratulations to the Junior High Choir members for finishing the year strong!

Watch 6th Grade Students Perform Two One-Act Plays

Postville's 6th graders will be performing two, one-act plays in the Fine Arts Center on

Friday, April 26th at 7pm.

The plays are called "Snow...Sort of...White" by Ken Bradbury and "Snow White: Story of a Hip Hop Diva" by Murray Austin.

In "Snow...Sort of...White", a narrator attempts to tell the story of Snow White, but keeps being interrupted by familiar characters like the Wicked Stepmother and the dwarves, and a few new ones, like...Prince Bob? Can our poor Narrator take back control of the story before things get too far out of hand?

In "Snow White: Story of a Hip Hop Diva", the classic fairy tale takes on a new attitude, when a rapping Snow White crosses paths with Coach White, who just wants to recruit players for his basketball team. With a gambling addicted stepsister, lazy dwarves and King Henry the VIII, this is sure to be a version of Snow White unlike any you have ever seen!

Don't miss the stage debut of our newest Pirate Performers! Admission is free!
Directed by Derek and Anne Friederich.

Watch The High School Drama Students Perform The Spring Play “Stranded!”

Theater Stage

Postville High School to present
Stranded! by Megan Orr

The beauty queen, the grouchy recluse, the energetic grandpa, the dimwitted professional basketball player, the incredibly average Jane, the obnoxious Survival Scout, the presidential candidate who's "Miles Above the Rest," and Nelson Peabody, the "Smartest Ten-Year-Old on the Face of the Planet" - all arrive on a beautiful tropical island only to find out that they've been trapped! In this comedy where Gilligan's Island meets Survivor, the castaways struggle with hunger, suspicion, fiendish mini-pirates, and a delusional pirate captain. All the while, they are facing their greatest test of survival - surviving one another. You don't want to miss the ending; it's got an unexpected twist is just waiting to be unwound!

Join us for a night of fun and laughter!
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Tickets are $5.00 per person.

Sports Teams & Speech Receive Distinguished Academic Award!

academic trophy

The Postville girls basketball team received the Distinguished Academic Award from the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

The boys basketball team, wrestling cheerleaders, large group speech students, and the individual speech students received the Excellence Award.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has a recognition program for academic achievement by teams and cheerleading squads. They recognize those teams/squads which collectively have excelled in the classroom.

There are two awards: (1) Excellence in Academic Achievement. This award is given to the teams/squads who achieve a combined grade point average of 3.00-3.24. (2) Distinguished Academic Achievement. This award is given to the teams/squads who achieve a combined grade point average of 3.25-4.00.

Awarded schools will receive a certificate for each team/squad recognized. Each team/squad member will also receive a certificate of recognition.

Alessa Lavrenko was nominated for the All-State Speech Festival

Alessa Lavrenko was nominated in two categories for the 2019 IE All-State Speech Festival. She was nominated as performer in Poetry and a non-performer in Solo-Musical Theatre.

The all-state festival will take place at the University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls on March 25, 2019. Opening at 8:30 am in the McLeod Center. For more information, visit the websites linked below.




(Video Included) Postville’s TV News Group Receives States Top Honor At All-State

critics choice recipients
The Postville Pirates Speech TV News group was named Critic’s Choice at the All-State Festival. One school in the state of Iowa receives this honor for each category at the All-State Festival. For winning this category, Postville has the privilege  of displaying the TV News All-State Banner for the next year.
The TV News group consisted of Litci, Emma, Kelsey, Andrew and Brayan.
120 TV News teams were entered into District Speech competition and Postville's speech group overcame 119 other teams to achieve this honor!
This is a tremendous accomplishment for this team and Postville's school!

View The Award Winning Video

Two Postville Groups Earn Trips To The All-State Speech Festival

All State Speech Students

The two groups earning the nomination to perform at the All-State Speech Festival are:

TV News- “Daily Scoop” (Litci Marroquin, Andrew Hernandez, Kelsey Mucia, Emma Heins and Brayan Silva)

Solo Mime- “Love...Delayed” (Brayan Silva)

It is an incredible honor to be selected to perform at All-State.  Out of the entire state of Iowa, twenty out of 120 Solo Mime performances at state are selected to perform at All-State! The TV News group was one of the twelve selected out of 120 groups performing at state.

Postville's TV News group is also the first in our school’s history to receive an All-State nomination in this category!

The All-State Festival is on February 16th at the  Iowa State Center in Ames.

District Large Group Speech Contest Event Day Information (Now on Wed., Jan. 23)

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Postville hosts the District Large Group Speech Contest.

(Any weather related announcements will be made through the contest's website)

Participants and Guests are encouraged to use this website for all information on this contest. This includes:

Postville Honors Seven Students as 2019 All Conference Instrumentalists

all-conference instrumentalists

Congratulations to our seven 2019 PHS All Conference Instrumentalists. They are seniors: Drew Lubka, alto saxophone, Litci Marroquin, clarinet, and Andrew Hernandez, trumpet; junior: Alejandra Koozer, clarinet; and sophomores: Pierce Harbaugh, trumpet, Hilary De La Rosa, trumpet, and Hayden Pearce, trumpet. Double congratulations to Pierce Harbaugh on earning first chair of the first part in the trumpet section!

Shown in the photo after their last rehearsal of the day, at Clayton Ridge High School, on Monday, 01/14/19.