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Even with many students missing, Mr. Alquist’s math class still felt very full Sept. 15. Large class sizes make it difficult for some students to learn, and teachers to teach.

Students feel class-strophobic

Alyssa Johannes September 19, 2023

With the start of the new school year, sizes of classes like Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus and AP Pre-calculus have drastically increased, with some having upwards of 40 kids in one classroom. Students...

Class sizes blown out of proportion

Class sizes blown out of proportion

Serena Bovee October 19, 2022

School has been going on for sometime and one thing is clear: class sizes are skewed this year. Some classes have an extremely large number of people while others are exceedingly small. These sizes are...

In anticipation of class starting, 40 students in Erik Ahlquists seventh hour Calculus class get materials out. This is one of many classes filled to capacity as class sizes increased due to budget cuts.

Chaos in the classroom

Maren Wilsey October 17, 2022

As students walk into their classes this year, many have noticed more desks and chairs fitted into the room to accommodate the ever-increasing class sizes. This year more than ever, Park is feeling the...

Students wait for AP U.S. history class to begin third hour Tues. Nov. 21. Third hour experienced an influx of students due to schedule changes.

Students schedules change at quarter

Emma Kempf December 1, 2017

When junior Rachel Mattson’s biology and AP U.S. history hours changed, she said it was an easy switch. “It’s really not that bad, it’s just weird going from second hour to AP U.S. History instead...

This first year IB HL English class is one of the several classes that are running over capacity. This has affected teachers preparation towards their classes.

High school increases in population

Ndunzi Kunsunga, Writer September 27, 2017

With the assimilation with the large freshman class of 2022, the school has seen a slight increase in population according to head of the counseling department Barbara Nelson. Nelson said while the...

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