Set on the line of scrimmage, senior Chris Atkinson and his fellow Longhorns face off against Oakville Sept. 6. “Because we’re playing for the Mayor’s Cup and it’s our senior night, throughout practice we’ve been a lot more in it and focused,” Atkinson said. “We’re really confident for tonight, and on a scale of one to 10, we’re a nine. It's going to be a fun game, but it’s just sad that it’s senior night.”

Longhorns hoping to trample Colts at annual Mayor’s Cup game

Madi Foppe, Ava Kayser, and Megan Hoenecke October 17, 2019

Once a mere placeholder on the varsity football schedule, the annual Mayor’s Cup game against Parkway Central has evolved into a highly-contentious affair between the two crosstown rivals. Fresh off...

Parting the curtain separating the senior lounge from the senior hallway, senior Nolan Barbre walks the red carpet the morning of Thursday, Sept.12. In honor of the senior class theme for Homecoming week, West Coast Glam, Barbre dressed up as singer/songwriter Elton John. “This has been the best spirit week I’ve seen in all four years, just because of the participation. I see a lot more people participating, everyone’s doing it rather than just the upperclassmen. Glam Day has been my favorite day so far because I got to dress up as Elton John.”

Photo of the week – Sept. 9

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor September 13, 2019

Worn at Powderpuff, football games, spirit days and other school events, senior jerseys are a long standing tradition.

The class of 2020 breaks traditions with new senior jerseys

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor September 3, 2019

From the senior campout to Mr. Longhorn, many traditions define senior year. Worn at Powderpuff, football games, spirit days and other school events, senior jerseys are another long standing tradition....

Junior Caroline Judd attempts to follow an online weightlifting video. In the summer of 2020 Parkway is introducing a new online physical education course available to all students.

Parkway introduces online physical education course

Lydia Roseman, News Editor April 17, 2019

Students scale rock walls, dance to cultural music, toss frisbees, lift heavyweights and earn scuba certifications within the large assortment of physical education courses that Parkway offers. Adding...

Writing messages about how to include everyone, freshmen Tre Bell and Ethan McLeod write a note about what they will do to inspire change in the community.  “I never really thought about everything that happens around me. I really have just been worried about myself, but I realized other people go through a harder time then I do. Now I am going to try help around and be a better person in the community,” Bell said

Freshmen experience their first Day of Service

Ella Roesch, Convergent Media Writer March 14, 2019

For the second annual Day of Service, the upperclassmen went off campus to give back to the community, while the freshmen class remained on campus and participated in three sessions of their choice, as...

Posing on the podium, the members of the state team receive the second place trophy. This was the team’s first all-state performance since 1990. “It was a huge step forward for us.  We were always on the outside looking in at all major meets,” coach Charles Cutelli said. “We slowly knocked down barriers, winning conference championships, district championships, and sectional championships, and finally having an all-state finish. I’m proud of this group.”

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

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator November 30, 2018

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...

On their marks, the JV squad waits for the gun to sound at the Dale Shepherd Invitational Sept. 29. JV placed first with a team score of 55 points. “I try to get out to the front of the pack pretty early on and from there I pay close attention to the people racing around me, like listening to their breathing and footsteps, and that helps me decide when to make my move,” senior Hannah Rushing said.

Photo gallery: girls cross country

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator November 2, 2018

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

Working near the St. Louis Arch, alumnus Ed Alizadeh’s crew drills into the ground as preparation for the beginning of construction for the new St. Louis Arch museum.

Alumnus Ed Alizadeh continues to make a difference in the community as the CEO of Geotechnology

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach October 26, 2018

From overseeing and participating in the construction of the current Busch Stadium to public works projects in the City of Blue Springs, 1980 alumnus Ed Alizadeh has participated in many engineering and...

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