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 for a return to school in person. After much debate and discussion,...

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 supplies to her students’ homes, it was yet another blow...

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...

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, etc. When districts announced that the first quarter of the...

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 involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor. Louisville 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 not only void of the opportunity of a school voter drive, but...

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...

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...

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