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Parkway School Board Leans Toward Hybrid Learning

Dexter Wong goes to his fifth grade class at Shenandoah Valley Elementary online.

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 supplies to her students’ homes, it was yet another blow to be unable to hug her students as they are so used to.  “[O]ne little girl… she got so upset. Sh...

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 have blue light rays, and unfortunately you can't exactly avoid them.  However, there are ways that you can limit the effects they have on your eyes using b...

Sports but no classes

Ava Wittner, Junior checking in with trainer at the first day of practice, Sept.24.

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, etc. When districts announced that the first quarter of the year would be fully distance learning, students and their families didn’t know what to expect fo...

News in review: Week of Sept. 25

Supreme Court Jusitice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends a public conversation at the University of Chicago on September 9, 2019, in Chicago.

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 involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor. Louisville officers Acquitted: The officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor were acquitted in...

Seniors: How to register to vote and cast your vote amidst a pandemic

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.

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 not only void of the opportunity of a school voter drive, but they also face the pressures of staying home as much as possible. Without any incentive l...

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 a student receives can determine whether or not they are a good fit for different schools. Many students study hours for this big test, but due to COVID-19, ...

Tech support struggles to keep up with district needs

Technology issues abound in Parkway as every student transitions to all virtual learning.

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 for almost 20,000 students. Doing so has proven to be infinitely difficult and has led to a backlog in requests for tech support over the past several weeks....

In-Person vs. Virtual Learning

Photo provided by Pixabay.

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 face to face, but the new teachers this year are making the best of the situation.  Teachers Mollie Cunningham, Mary Beth Schwartz, John Meyer and J...

Keeping up with politics and social matters

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden arrives at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020.

Alex Maisenhelder, Online Manager

September 11, 2020

Politics is usually a topic that incurs groaning and contempt, but no matter what way you lean or support, in the current climate of the United States it is vital to stay up to date on politics and other social matters. This year has been littered with important events, the deaths of Geroge Floyd, Ahmaud...

How online school affects special education students

Waldy Upchurch is learning at home through virtual classes.

Emma Li, Reporter

September 11, 2020

Waldy Upchurch just graduated with the class of 2020, and is staying with Parkway Central High for vocational classes. He takes the same four classes each day at home through Zoom, and his favorite class is math. Upchurch has cerebral palsy, so Parkway’s special education program has taken his needs int...

Parkway Provides Meals to Students

Parkway staff preparing meal boxes for the week. Photo provided by: Marlene Pfeifferis

Brooke Kraizer, News Editor/ Features Editor

September 11, 2020

Sometimes students rely on school for their meals. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the first nine weeks of the 2020-2021 school year is virtual until further notices. Therefore, Parkway came up with a system to provide meals for students that needed it.  Marlene Pfeifferis, the Director of Nutritio...

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