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Band performs at middle school

Band performs at middle school

Makagbe Kuyateh
March 8, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

When the Park band held its concert at the middle school Feb. 13, they pushed hard to persuade middle schoolers to either start band or continue participating in band in high school, according to band teacher Hannah Pagel. Freshman Morganna Oberdorfer said she wants middle schoolers to continue band b...

Juniors prepare for the ACT

Juniors prepare for the ACT

Samyu Yenamandra
March 6, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

As junior Eli Curran-Moore prepares for the ACT, he has made use of many different online resources, such as Silvan and Khan Academy. “I took the practice ACT, from Silvan, and through a 30-day free trial on the website they offered feedback. So I used that to prepare for it. I also used Khan Ac...

Students gain valuable skills through employment

Students gain valuable skills through employment

D'aviyan Robinson
March 6, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

When senior Hodan Ali started her job working at Walgreens, she felt confident in finding a balance between school and her job in order to continue working. “I can (handle my job) because I got used to (working). At first it wasn’t as easy, but I’m not someone who gives up,” Ali said. ...

SHEC co-presidents to speak at AIDS Action Day

SHEC co-presidents to speak at AIDS Action Day

Eleanor Kline-Olson, Sumaya Mohamed, D'aviyan Robinson
March 6, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

When junior and co-president of Sexual Health Education Club (SHEC) Izzi Gilbert Burke received the opportunity to make change, she felt excited to share about the event with the club. “We want to talk about the experience,” Gilbert Burke said. “Also, (about) why we are so lucky that we have ...

New core electives offered

New core electives offered

Hadeal Rizeq
March 6, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

After a discussion from various departments, Park staff decided to create more options for students by adding new electives next school year, according to Principal Scott Meyers. Junior Ari Vlodaver said she noticed new electives while registering for new courses. “I’m going to take sociology becau...

Some math teachers stop unicycling

Some math teachers stop unicycling

Jane Anderson and Alissa Meredith
March 3, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

According to math teacher Robert Otto, teachers previously committed to the unicycling initiative are slowly dropping out because of possible injuries and lack of commitment. Otto said once his fellow teachers saw him fall on the unicycle, they re-thought their actions in participating in the activit...

Choir to perform ‘Sweeney Todd’

Choir to perform ‘Sweeney Todd’

Alex Balfor, Elise Riley, and Sophie Yarosh
March 3, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

After beginning preparations as early as July, junior Thomas Bryant said he's looking forward to finally seeing the choir production of “Sweeney Todd“ come together. According to director John Myszkowski, the choir will perform “Sweeney Todd,” a show rooting from 19th century tabloid drama. ...

Club welcomes diverse perspectives

Club welcomes diverse perspectives

Eleanor Kline-Olson, Sumaya Mohamed, and D’aviyan Robinson
March 2, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

When senior Mawardi Ali attended the Sexual Health Club meeting held Feb. 23, she felt appreciative having a place to address personal topics. “It was good we could have a group that we could talk about this kind stuff (abortion),” Ali said. “It’s a good topic to talk about (and) some people might...

Student Council reflects on Sno Daze week

Student Council reflects on Sno Daze week

Will Huyck
March 2, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

According to student council adviser Sarah Lindenberg, the 2017 Sno Daze week saw relatively high levels of participation. “We had a pretty good turnout for three-on-three basketball. Dodgeball had a good turnout too,” Lindenberg said. “There was a lower turnout for the volleyball, but that was be...

Band prepares for POPS

Band prepares for POPS

Makagbe Kuyateh
March 1, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life, Uncategorized

Junior Kaylee Baumann worked hard for Band’s annual POPS concert and she’s excited to present the songs to the audience. Band director Steven Schmitz said those who attend the POPS concert will have music and dinner at the cafeteria then hear the band in auditorium right after. “There is a pi...

Park families seek improved swimming facilities

Park families seek improved swimming facilities

Annabella Strathman
March 1, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

When Scott Affeld, father of Park swimmer Zach Affeldt, looked over the upcoming proposals for the school board, he was inspired to create a Facebook group to push for the improvement of the aquatics facilities at Park schools. Affeldt said he and another Park aquatics family member started the facebook g...

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