[Tom Scott] ran across an interesting visual effect created with Moiré patterns and used for guiding ships but we’re sure it can be adapted for hacks somewhere. P though, for its audacious claim back in 2015 to be the first computer. In recent months there has been something of a silence, and now members of the community have discovered evidence that …read more It looks like a tube made of glass but it’s actually aluminum.Without the aid of any motors or LED animation, the image changes as the user views it from different angles. By mounting a small mirror over the machine’s webcam, using stiff card, hot glue, and a door hinge. It ran Linux, and included wireless connectivity, composite video output, and support for battery power. Well, aluminum with an asterisk beside it — this is not elemental aluminum but rather a material made using it.The building complex to the right of the athletic fields and track is John Witherspoon Middle School, also pre-construction.
PHS is notable for its high academic standards and strong arts programs that rival many of the nation's private schools.
The school contains over 250 classrooms, several equipped science labs, two gymnasiums, a performing arts center, a fitness center, a garden, athletic turf and tennis courts.
Some of this came from significant reconstruction from 2003 to 2007 as part of an million project to renovate the district's school buildings, also including a new mathematics wing and renovated library. The daily schedule consists of eight academic periods (45 minutes), except for Wednesdays which have 30 minute periods and a 12-minute homeroom period between the second and third periods, and a break (30 minutes) between the fifth and sixth periods.
Short Wednesdays exist to permit the operation of the mandatory freshmen Peer Group program between and .
This period of time is also used for community service group meetings for sophomores, other extracurricular activities, and school-wide events such as pep rallies, the Fall Festival, and Spring Fling.
The school consistently ranks amongst the top open-admissions public high schools in the state concerning SAT scores, and was ranked first in the state amongst open-admissions schools in 2009.