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  • The last day to add a class is Jan. 16. Please start finalizing your schedule to fulfill your graduation requirements. Have a good semester!

  • Tomorrow is the last day to turn in your Day of Service permission form to Ms. Cibulka in the freshman office.

  • Tickets for Ted Drewes frozen custard will be available for $3 from all science teachers until Jan. 28. Don't miss out!

Scholar Bowl qualifies for nationals

Scholar Bowl qualifies for nationals

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under news

After a 216-word question is read, senior Neil Tomala slams his hand down on the buzzer to qualify for nationals for scholar bowl in a 2-1 victory. According to Tomala, part of the team’s success came from a variety of people being able to excel in different subjects. “We usually split up different tasks so pe...

Substitutes, not study halls

Substitutes, not study halls

Pathfinder Staff

November 30, 2018


Filed under editorials, opinions

The day that a teacher is out sick and a substitute from Kelly Educational Staffing comes to take their place, students respond with either surprised glee or a suppressed groan.

Earth Sciences camp inspires junior Lauren Beard to pursue Meteorology

Earth Sciences camp inspires junior Lauren Beard to pursue Meteorology

Maria Newton, Features Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under features

Junior Lauren Beard visited an atmospheric and Earth sciences camp at the University of Wisconsin (UW) over the summer to further her knowledge of meteorology. “I’ve just found myself drawn to [meteorology],” Beard said. “I’ve always found it really interesting how [different events around...

Where the ACT takes West

Where the ACT takes West

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under multimedia

A look at where ACT scores historically land west students after high school.

Pathfinder editorial board visits New York

Pathfinder editorial board visits New York

Lydia Roseman, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


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After being nominated for a Crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the Pathfinder editorial board traveled to New York March 14-17 to receive the award and live the New York journalist experience. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association gives college and high school publicat...

Students blend art and Latin

Students blend art and Latin

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

February 6, 2018


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Along with a mural of the Roman forum on the wall, student-painted ceiling tiles join the collage of decorations hanging from Latin teacher Tom Herpel’s walls. The tiles that depict ancient Roman deities are an ongoing project in Herpel’s collection of handmade classroom decorations. “I had a meet...

#ASKPWESTTEACHERS – Back to School Edition

#ASKPWESTTEACHERS – Back to School Edition

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer

August 25, 2017


Filed under multimedia, videos

The Parkway West Pathfinder sits down with teachers, Patrick Mooney, Taylor Rose, and Peggy Dunsworth, to ask questions about the hustle and bustle of the 'back to school' weeks.

The Weight of the Classroom

The Weight of the Classroom

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under news, showcase

With finals week upon us, textbooks, laptops and binders are just a few of the heavy items that spill out of backpacks as students stuff their bags to the brim. Despite the practicality of backpacks, they may endanger the health and safety of students. “Since at least 1998, we’ve noticed back...

Praise for the honors ceremony

Praise for the honors ceremony

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under opinions, showcase

Every year, the entire student body congregates in the gym to celebrate the students that have achieved great things. We get out of class for a while, get to hear about students we might not know and generally relax before finals truly bear down on us. Last year, Holt Priest was given the Founder’s...

Make our voices heard: every teacher needs to give course evaluations

Make our voices heard: every teacher needs to give course evaluations

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under opinions

One of the most influential factors in our high school experience is the teachers that we have throughout it. Teachers we don’t like can turn our love for a subject into hatred, and teachers who understand our learning styles best can get us to learn things we would have never thought possible. Al...

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