Carine Heller, junior, posted these images of the chalk at the front of the school with the inspiring messages from Day of Kindness.
New Central Tradition
December 6, 2020

Month of giving, week of service, and now, Central introduces Day of Kindness for the first year. One year ago, junior class Student Council...

District releases return to building calendar for high school
District releases return to building calendar for high school
October 15, 2020


The Future of International School Trips
Allison Loudenback, Reporter • October 13, 2020
For the majority of our time at high school, we are taught about different geography, cultures and languages from textbooks and worksheets. However, almost every year, Parkway offers its students opportunities to travel internationally, enriching their perspective on the world and allowing them to experience a period of cultural immersion.
Freshman, Ellie Sioumcas on a bike ride with friend on  May 1, 2020.
Lesson Learned
Brie Williams, Reporter • October 9, 2020

It’s no secret that 2020 has been different from every other year we’ve lived through. At first the WWIII memes rolled in, then the helicopter...

High school schedule for quarter two in the 2020-2021 school year by Tim McCarthy.
Parkway School Board Makes a Final Decision
Emma Li, Reporter • October 1, 2020

On Sept. 29, hundreds of viewers sat down in their homes to watch the live streaming of the long awaited Parkway Board meeting discussing plans...

Dexter Wong goes to his fifth grade class at Shenandoah Valley Elementary online. "I would really like going back to school," he said. "It’s like we all probably took it for granted until it was gone." Photo by Ann Wong.
Parkway School Board Leans Toward Hybrid Learning
Emma Li, Reporter • September 25, 2020

Green Trails Elementary Principal Rene Sommers has been working diligently to stay connected to her students. Last summer, as she was delivering...

The Boom of Blue Light Glasses
The Boom of Blue Light Glasses
Ellie Mueller, Reporter • September 25, 2020

Do you feel drowsy and dry eyed after sitting on a screen for an extended period of time? Don’t worry, you're not alone. All digital screens...

Ava Wittner, Junior checking in with trainer at the first day of practice, Sept.24.
Sports but no classes
Brooke Kraizer, News Editor/ Features Editor • September 25, 2020

Fall is a big season when talking about back to school and sports. People are back to school shopping, preparing for their fall sport season,...

Supreme Court Jusitice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends a public conversation at the University of Chicago on September 9, 2019, in Chicago.
News in review: Week of Sept. 25
Alex Maisenhelder, Online Manager • September 25, 2020

In the past week, there have been few headlines grabbing as much attention as the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the trial for the officers...

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft talks about voting options for the November general election on Monday at a press conference with Mayor Brian Treece at City Hall.
Seniors: How to register to vote and cast your vote amidst a pandemic
Maddie Hewgley, Reporter • September 25, 2020

With an election less than 40 days away, the deadline to register is rapidly approaching. In light of the pandemic, class of 2021 seniors are...

Standardized tests: to take or not to take
Standardized tests: to take or not to take
Sydney Stahlschmidt, Copy Editor • September 11, 2020

The ACT is an important part of the college application process that plays a role in the future of all high school students. The test score that...

Technology issues abound in Parkway as every student transitions to all virtual learning.
Tech support struggles to keep up with district needs
Maddie Hewgley, Reporter • September 11, 2020

Since the announcement for virtual school, Parkway’s Technology Specialists have been forced with the task of making online school feasible...

Photo provided by Pixabay.
In-Person vs. Virtual Learning
Allison Loudenback September 11, 2020
Some schools made the decision to adopt an all-virtual system, some have chosen to implement a hybrid of in-person and online classes, while others decided to return in-person full-time. Regardless of which learning system their school chose, the majority of students approached the new year with mixed emotions.
New teachers join amidst virtual learning
New teachers join amidst virtual learning
Melanie Gubernik, Staff Reporter • September 11, 2020

The middle of a pandemic is the perfect time to start a new teaching job. Not so much. The virus is making it difficult for teachers to see students...

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