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  • This Monday, March 25, kicks off Spirit Week with PJ Day!

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Girl’s cross country’s second place finish is best state performance since 1990

Girl’s cross country’s second place finish is best state performance since 1990

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

November 30, 2018


Filed under sports

A moment of quietness and stillness. Then the gun goes off and an anticipatory shout rises from the crowd. After the runners go by, flocks of parents, teammates and coaches scatter every direction to line the course in order watch the race unfold. The state cross country meet has just begun. After ...

Art students face the pressures of STEM focused education

Art students face the pressures of STEM focused education

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under A & E, Features, showcase

Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. These fields have been pushed on us since we were young. Elementary schoolers take art and music classes once or twice a week, but are drilled in their times tables almost every day. When schools are short on funding, art programs are the first on the c...

Photo gallery: girls cross country

Photo gallery: girls cross country

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

November 2, 2018


Filed under sports

As the girls JV cross country season winds to an end, the varsity squad is preparing to compete in the state meet Oct. 3.

Softball team carries on annual prank and other long standing traditions

Softball team carries on annual prank and other long standing traditions

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

October 19, 2018


Filed under sports

What do toilet paper, donuts and sticky notes have in common? They are all key aspects of the softball team’s unique traditions. Each season the team has a sleepover where they teepee the coach’s house. The tradition began eight years ago when Hal Whittaker was the head coach. Now, head coach...

Parkway implements new check-in protocol in effort to keep students safe

Parkway implements new check-in protocol in effort to keep students safe

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under news

While waiting for the vote for Prop S on the November ballot, administration has incorporated new security measures that run background checks on every visitor that enters the building. “It used to be that you just signed in and we knew your name, but we didn’t know who you were or if you were a ...

Boys tennis team prepares for districts

Boys tennis team prepares for districts

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

May 7, 2018


Filed under sports

After losing their top four of six varsity players to graduating last May, this year has been a rebuilding season for the boys tennis team. “This season my goal was to see our team this season have good spirits since we lost a lot of seniors last year, so it was going to be kind of a rough year...

Varsity girls lacrosse prepares for playoffs

Varsity girls lacrosse prepares for playoffs

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

May 1, 2018


Filed under showcase, sports

With a 6-3 record, the varsity girls lacrosse team now has their sights set on making it to the semi-final round of playoffs, which begin May 14. “Since there are a lot of underclassmen on the team, one of our goals is to just really learn the game and get better at it together,” freshman and m...

Girls soccer team poised for successful season

Girls soccer team poised for successful season

Claire Smout

April 18, 2018


Filed under sports

With a varsity record of 7-1 and a junior varsity record of 5-1, both girls soccer teams have high expectations for the rest of the season. “We really want to be undefeated for the season,” freshman and junior varsity player Claire Hardy said. “To reach that goal we are working a lot on foot sk...

Senior Nature Williams-Harkins looks forward to track season

Senior Nature Williams-Harkins looks forward to track season

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

March 12, 2018


Filed under sports

State champion, state runner-up, district champion and all-conference are just a few of the titles senior Nature Williams-Harkins has earned in her high school track career so far. It all started for Williams-Harkins in fourth grade when she became interested in running. In eighth grade, she bega...

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