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Five tips for online school

After receiving feedback from her friends about what they wanted to see on the cover of the school planner, senior Maddy Truka combined her own ideas with friends' to create it. Truka was to hoping to represent diversity in her design. “[Planners] help to just keep track of anything your teacher may assign that’s not listed up on the board like usual,” Truka said. “Also, class set up may be more difficult and there is definitely more work to do so it’s important that students are organized now more than ever.”

Elle Rotter, Awards Coordinator

September 23, 2020

As we near the halfway mark of the first quarter, students and teachers are adapting to the approach and offer advice on how to make the most of this time. Take Breaks  The five minute passing period remains the same. Principal Jeremy Mitchell suggests that students take a break before starting...

Parkway leaders share a glimpse of plans for the 20-21 school year

Schools remain closed as students and parents wait for information on the upcoming school year.

Bri Davis, Staff Writer

July 16, 2020

Keith Marty, Superintendent of Parkway Schools Q: What are the special protocols for students, staff, families, and guardians who are at higher risk from COVID-19? Plans for Parkway will be released on Monday,  July 20-same-day plans going out from all area school districts.  We have used informati...

Community reflects on police presence in schools

The recent national uprising against police violence has reignited campaigns to remove officers from schools, with organizers saying School Resource officers harm students of color and don’t maintain general student safety.

Ulaa Kuziez

July 11, 2020

Student and community organizers are calling on schools across the country to cut their ties with police departments. While campaigns to remove armed officers from school campuses have been ongoing for years, the recent national uprising against police violence sparked by the murders of Breonna Taylor an...

First semester finals set to commence after winter break

Starting in the 2020-2021 school year, first semester finals will commence in the second week of school after winter break.

Charlotte Zera, Convergence Journalism Writer

December 20, 2019

Governor Mike Parsons passed a bill in July that will allow school to start only 10 or fewer days before Labor Day. The bill is intended to give families another week of summer vacation and increase tourism in Missouri.  As a result, the Parkway calendar committee pushed first semester finals to Ja...

Ending hunger one holiday at a time

Parkway Food Pantry Social Worker Jess Buettner delivers Thanksgiving items to families in need Nov.19. Approximately eight schools in the Parkway District rallied around to help with this event. “All the things that you think of in your normal thanksgiving dinner we include so that it’s a little less that families have to worry about,” Buettner said.

Madi Foppe, Convergence Journalism Writer

November 26, 2019

The Parkway Food Pantry hosted a “Stuff the Turkey” event Nov. 19 to create Thanksgiving bags for students and families in need. “It's an attempt by the Parkway School District food pantry to collect food, money, etcetera for those in our own district who might be in need of it,” Principal...

The future of bell schedules

Bell schedules differ at each Parkway high school, West being the only schedule that does not incorporate an Academic Lab.

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

October 4, 2019

Students stay after school hoping their teacher hasn’t left before their question is answered, teachers working at multiple schools fly into the parking lot to make the bell and members of off-campus programs struggle to make schedules line up. As each Parkway high school operates within a different sch...

Administrators revamp vaping policy in hope of change

Sitting at his desk, Principal Jeremy Mitchell takes a call from a parent. During the summer, administrators got together to discuss changes that needed to be made. “There is still discipline enacted because you are still breaking a school expectation,” Mitchell said. “It’s just that the type of discipline will be one that will not only be disciplinary action but disciplinary action with a purpose.”

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor

September 10, 2019

In response to the widespread vaping trend that continues to affect the school, administrators are taking a new approach to the issue by establishing a policy they hope will better prevent vaping on school grounds. Although rules are already in place to discipline those who engage in the act, senior class principal Mario Pupillo felt fu...

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