The Echo

IB Diploma proves worthwhile for candidates

IB Diploma proves worthwhile for candidates

William Phelan

May 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion Columns

On May 16th, my IB testing concluded with the Spanish B SL exam. 22 hours of sitting in a desk over the course of the last two weeks, taking some of the highest pressure tests of my life thus far. However, if I had the choice I would do it over again in a heartbeat. As an IB diploma candidate, these past two y...

Psych meeting setup to prepare students for next year

Psych meeting setup to prepare students for next year

Jacob Stillman

May 30, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

According to AP and IB psychology teacher Greg Goddard, the summer homework meeting is a time for future psychology students to learn about the class they are taking next year. “(The meeting) is basically just an opportunity for students to ask questions about the summer homework and get the dates...

IB Hebrew meeting provides new information

IB Hebrew meeting provides new information

Ethan Meisler

May 4, 2018


Filed under News

According to sophomore Yoni Potter, the cancellation of the IB Hebrew program may not have an impact on current Park students, but will impact incoming grades as the program may be discontinued. “It won’t affect me because it won’t be cancelled until 2022,” Potter said. “But, it will af...

Park makes America’s Most Challenging High Schools list

Park makes America’s Most Challenging High Schools list

Nicole Sanford

October 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

According to Washington Post author Jay Matthews, Washington Post’s Most Challenging High Schools list was originally designed to give high schools credit for offering challenging courses, despite the results of their students’ standardized test scores. “I created (the list) because I had writte...

IB environmental systems and societies dropped

IB environmental systems and societies dropped

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

October 1, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities

When senior Megan Perkins learned the proposed science elective, IB Environmental Systems and Societies was going to be dropped from this school year’s courses, she said she was disappointed. “I took AP environmental science as a freshman ... I also thought it would be a good way to see how much...

Opinion: Advanced Placement classes provide opportunity

Opinion: Advanced Placement classes provide opportunity

William Phelan

May 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Since the International Baccalaureate (IB) program came to Park in 2001, there has been a steady decline in the number of Advanced Placement options available to students. This is due to the district’s embracing the IB curriculum and truly becoming an IB school. Along with this decrease in the numbe...

Science department introduces new IB elective course

Science department introduces new IB elective course

Max Bechtold and Hadeal Rizeq

February 21, 2017


Filed under Student Life

AP Environmental Science teacher Al Wachutka will introduce a new year-long science elective called IB Environmental Systems & Societies for juniors and seniors next school year. According to Wachutka, the new elective is similar to the AP Environmental Science (APES) course, but goes into more dept...

Chemistry student works on experiment

Chemistry student works on experiment

Amaia Barajas, Malaika Bigirindavyi, and Lukas Levin

November 1, 2016


Filed under Student Life

What is your topic? “The starch content of noodles and if that increases or decreases with the amount of time that you heat the noodles up for.” What does your topic mean to you “I run for one of my sports and pasta is one of the foods that I eat a lot.  It’s not exactly the healthie...

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