A behind the scenes look at teaching a hybrid schedule

Theater teacher Amie Gossett instructs her Foundations of Acting students on how to stand away from the camera when they perform. The students in the back were critiquing the performances that the online students gave to the class. “I’m going to run the class as I would run it if I were in-person completely. Things worked out very well last quarter virtually for theater classes, which was more than I had ever expected, so I am just going to improve on that model,” Gossett said.
November 18, 2020

Dividing their screens and spacing out their desks are only a few of the changes that teachers are making. No matter how many years of teaching experience they have, teachers are as new to the in-person...

No cut competition: Every fall athlete will make a team amidst coronavirus regulations

Working on her ball control, sophomore Lexie Lutz practices with her field hockey team while maintaining distance. With COVID-19 regulations impacting every fall sport, field hockey is considered a moderate frequency sport so they must gradually progress into full contact with one another. “I am disappointed because playing field hockey is something I look forward to all year, so it's a big letdown to have COVID put restrictions on me and my team because it makes it harder to enjoy,” Lutz said.
September 14, 2020

With the pandemic having canceled the remainder of the past spring sports season along with taking away summer camps from every athlete, the uncertainty that games will be played this fall led the Parkway...

Coach Katelyn Arenos shares how she plans to coach during COVID-19

Celebrating senior night during the 2019-2020 girls tennis season, varsity girls tennis coach Katelyn Arenos poses for a picture. Like many, Arenos was unaware of the circumstances that would come the following fall. “It’s going to be exciting to be back and see everyone. While we are thrilled to get back on the courts, our main goal will be to keep everyone safe,
August 13, 2020

As the summer ends and fall sports begin, athletes and coaches will not find normalcy when they return to play. Social distancing measures will loom over practices and games as health regulations require...

Spinning at school: Teachers jam out to hits as they get a workout in

Jamming out to “Don’t Stop” by DJ D-Sol, teachers Jeff Chazen, Jessica Wheeler and Katelyn Arenos get ready to ramp up the endorphins. When teacher Emily Lovercheck is not able to make it to the spin sessions, Arenos takes over leading the class with her playlist. “Music, especially with spinning, dictates how fast we go, if we add resistance [and] if we get a break. When the song speeds up, we speed up. When the song slows down, we slow down,” Arenos said. “I’m just really thankful that the school provides us with this opportunity to have a nice workout center. We are just thankful to have this space.”
February 19, 2020

If you happen by the fitness center after school, you might hear a subdued pulsing of Major Lazer’s “Know No Better.” No, someone didn’t forget to turn off Z107.7. Teachers Emily Lovercheck,...

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