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ASAP shares their voice

ASAP shares their voice

Bri Davis, Convergence Journalism Writer

1 day ago

Inside the library, African American students sit, chatting amongst each other. Soon, they are told by the student officers of the African American Student Achievement Program (ASAP) that they will be able to express how they feel about their place at school through a writing activity called, “Wha...

How to best secure your schedule for the 2020-21 school year

How to best secure your schedule for the 2020-21 school year

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

2 days ago

In four years in high school, it is likely that at some point or another a student has or will have a scheduling crisis. They may have been placed in an alternate, the class they were extremely excited to take didn’t pass or they simply decided they want to take something different from what they signed up...

Students make an impact through Environmental Club

Students make an impact through Environmental Club

Ulaa Kuziez, Convergence Journalism Writer

January 9, 2020

People around the world, particularly youth, are pushing their governments for change to combat the climate crisis. Through Environmental Club, students are participating in sustainability challenges and other events to raise awareness and make an impact in the school community. The club hosted its fi...

Peer Teaching Retreat motivates students to live and promote a drug-free lifestyle

Peer Teaching Retreat motivates students to live and promote a drug-free lifestyle

Kyra DeBauch, Convergence Journalism Writer

December 16, 2019

Junior and senior Peer Teaching students boarded a bus to the outdoor Camp Wyman in Wildwood, Mo. for the annual two-day retreat for new members.  While at camp, the students learned about the importance of integrity and remaining drug-free.  Students were exempt from school as they participated in team-bu...

African American Literature class provides diversity in English curriculum

African American Literature class provides diversity in English curriculum

Megan VanValkenburgh, Convergence Journalism Writer

December 13, 2019

Sitting in a circle, 19 African-American and three white students engage in a Socratic Seminar discussing the impact of slavery in American society during African-American Literature class. The long-awaited class began in August after previously failed attempts due to the lack of enrollment in years...

AP teachers speak out about College Board changes

AP teachers speak out about College Board changes

Grace Kaempfe, Convergence Journalism Writer

December 12, 2019

AP teachers are adjusting to the changes College Board made over the summer while also trying to maximize student exam and portfolio performances. The College Board is a national organization that provides more than seven million students preparation for a transition to college through Advanced Placement courses...

Advocacy Club meets with Missouri Senator Jill Schupp

Advocacy Club meets with Missouri Senator Jill Schupp

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Advocacy Club, led by president and junior Sri Jaladi, vows to bring students together to address current issues in society. The club brought in State Senator Jill Schupp to discuss these issues in today’s society Monday, Nov. 25. Since the club started in January 2018, members have focused on ...

Bringing home a robot baby: A Child Development students rite of passage

Bringing home a robot baby: A Child Development students rite of passage

Ava Kayser, Convergence Journalism Writer

December 10, 2019

It is 2:30 p.m. and school is out for the weekend. As students of the Child Development class head home, they lug their backpacks, car seats and baby. As part of the class, students are required to care for an interactive baby for 14 hours. The babies have a sensor that is paired with a bracelet worn by ...

Behind the Scenes of ‘The Pathfinder’

Behind the Scenes of ‘The Pathfinder’

Elle Rotter, Convergent Media Writer

December 9, 2019

At a table in the middle of the journalism room, 10 newspaper editors sit with their Starbucks and homemade chocolate chip cookies to discuss stories at 7 a.m. every Friday morning. They develop a posting calendar for the week and share how they can help each other make students’ visions a reality. ...

College and career center lacks designated college counselor

College and career center lacks designated college counselor

Umeera Farooq, Convergence Journalism Writer

December 3, 2019

Preparing consent and release forms, standardized test scores and recommendation letters, College and career secretary Lauren Rowe is bombarded with paperwork starting Nov. 1. Within the Parkway School District’s academic resources, West is one of two high schools without a college counselor. Rowe’...

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