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 for almost 20,000 students. Doing so has proven to be infinitely...

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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 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

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. I miss riding the bus and going to school, Upchurch said. Photo by Melissa Upchurch.

How online school affects special education 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...

College Map

College Map

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

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...

The performance of a new coronavirus vaccine is tested at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, but the finished product remains in production. In the meantime, doctors on the front lines of the coronavirus fight are looking to drugs that are already approved for treating other diseases. (Monica Herndon/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Quest for the Cure

Wesley Henshaw, Editor-in-Chief April 20, 2020

With over 6,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri alone, nearly 2.7 million confirmed cases worldwide and the virus showing no sign of slowing down, a question is on everyone’s minds: Where is...

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