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Parkway reevaluates meal pick-up services

Handing out food to students prior to the suspension and ultimate reinstating of the daily meal pick-up service, a volunteer provides meals to a family. Parkway has stated that they worked to resume the meal service as quickly as possible. “Right now we are working to put additional safety plans and precautions in place to protect our community and employees, including protective equipment,” Parkway said in a statement.

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Parkway made the decision to temporarily suspend their daily meal pickup service in order to reduce the spread of the novel Coronavirus.  “Food for our children is one of our primary concerns right now. We also have an obligation to ensure we ar...

Students make an impact through Environmental Club

Picking up trash from outside of the cafeteria, junior and co-leader of the club Zoe Rutledge participates in the first Campus Clean Up Day. Environmental Club hosted its first Campus Clean Up Day in September, with the goal of raising awareness about trash left behind by students. “[Sustainability] is important because it’s definitely a more pressing issue than before,” Rutledge said. “It's easier to get a bigger impact if you have an organized group who's dedicated to that. So having this group of students who are all here to work towards bettering our environment, that definitely makes it easier to get stuff done.

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...

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...

Parkway teachers take a stand for increased inclusion

Ken Susman stands in front of the board of education in the foyer of Central Middle school. He is wearing a red shirt and speaking into the microphone at the podium, empassioned.

Dani Fischer

May 9, 2019

“Tolerance for racism is racism” and “no room in this room for racism”: both of these are phrases that are hung in teachers’ classrooms across Parkway. Below the white text is a hashtag—#EndRacismInParkway. These posters come from a campaign started by Parkway teachers after the racist inci...

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

A visitor rings the doorbell as the sign above her tells her what she should expect during the check-in process. Visitors require an identification card and a purpose for the visit in order to be able to check in. “It is a hassle, it’s not as easy to enter the building, but what we have found is that most people are aware of the world that we live in and are willing to spend the extra time,” Mitchell said.

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

October 15, 2018

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 ...

Rho Sigma Delta Wins National Championship

The Parkway step team celebrates their victories on Virginia Beach. The team united all four Parkway high schools preparing for the tournament and building time management skills, honor and endurance. “Repping Rho Sigma Delta until the day I die,” senior Donielle Coach said.

Gabe Davis, Staff Writer

April 7, 2018

The Parkway Step Team, Rho Sigma Delta, traveled to Virginia Beach March 19 to compete in a national step competition and won first place. “Anytime our coaches talk to us they tell us ‘We’re taking home first place; we aren’t taking home anything less,’” freshmen Thalia Banks said. Banks ...

Video: fitness center awaits long overdue renovations

Video: fitness center awaits long overdue renovations

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

With cardio equipment well over a decade old and deteriorating weight equipment, the health and physical education department looks at a potential for $50,000 to $65,000 in renovations.

Parkway responds to the issue of sexual assault

Holding signs stating, '#MeToo', students express support for the movement encompassing the media.

Susie Seidel, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

The anticipation of event posters filling the walls, parents selling bagels for 75 cents per half and that voice always reminding you to stay classy at the end of the day all contribute to the climate of the school day. However, the district putting ‘Parkway’ in ‘Parkway West’ also contributes to the...

Students TEAM up for national competition

The Parkway team finishes first in local competition at St. Louis Community College, becoming state champions.

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

This summer juniors Alec Zhou, Adam Johnson, Haran Kumar, Yash Nayak, Sophia McMorrow, Sophia Malpocker, Alexa Ling and Rachel Wang are participating in the Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) national competition in Orlando, FL.   From June 21-24, the students will work as a team...

Students are missing Parkway’s mission

A freshman is bullied in the hallway, while peers laugh and watch but do nothing to help.

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

Parkway’s mission is to ensure that all students are capable, curious and confident learners who understand and respond to the challenges of the ever-changing world. This year, an important aspect was added to the mission: caring. Are we living up to the amendment of  “caring”? What is being done ...

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