Standardized tests: to take or not to take

Standardized tests: to take or not to take

ACT and schools going test-optional
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...

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

Tech support struggles to keep up with district needs

Parkway's transition to virtual school has led to a backlog in tech support requests
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...

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In-Person vs. Virtual Learning

Students from around the St. Louis area share their opinions on the 2020-21 school year.
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

PCH welcomes several new teachers to the Colt family
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...

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

Keeping up with politics and social matters

Jacob Blake shooting, corona virus relief bill, and Trump is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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...

Waldy Upchurch is learning at home through virtual classes.

How online school affects special education students

Virtual learning at Central High accommodates all students
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...

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

Parkway Provides Meals to Students

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...

Individual Graduation ceremonies replace planned graduation as COVID-19 continues to distrupt

Individual Graduation ceremonies replace planned graduation as COVID-19 continues to distrupt

Christine Stricker July 29, 2020

The original plan for graduation for the Class of 2020 was for July 28.  Scratch that.  The original plan for graduation was May 14. However, when school was closed due to the pandemic caused by the...

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Where the Class of 2020 is Headed
Sydney Stahlschmidt, Copy Editor May 18, 2020

Graphic by Abby Prywitch.

Graduation Date Moved Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Abby Prywitch, Managing Editor May 7, 2020

High school graduation is a moment every student looks forward to for their whole education career. Due to COVID-19, graduation for the class of 2020 will not happen on its original date. It has been pushed...

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Celebrity Responses to the Coronavirus Outbreak and Quarantine

Everything Celebrities are Doing to Ease the Stress of this Difficult Time for Their Fans
Taylor Stern, Staff Reporter April 28, 2020

Since the beginning of quarantine, many celebrities have been antagonized for their neglect to the severity of this pandemic, praised for their donations to finding a cure, and celebrated for the entertainment...

Online Learning vs. Personalized Learning

Brooke Kraizer, Staff Reporter April 21, 2020

E-Learning was not something that was planned for the 2019-2020 school year. After the COVID-19 outbreak and the government having limitations on the amount of people in a closed area as well as stay at...

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