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Math Team begins final push to qualify for State

Math Team begins final push to qualify for State

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

January 14, 2019

After not practicing over winter break, Math Team adviser Kristin Johnson said she hopes the team can regroup and prepare for its upcoming meet. “Hopefully we are going to get back in gear and just review the topics that will be showing up on the next test, and then we run practice tests from pr...

Math Team competes at first meet of the season

Math Team competes at first meet of the season

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

November 12, 2018

When junior Math Team member Rafe Covin completed his events at the Math Team’s first meet of the season, he said he felt confident despite the meet’s difficulty. “I thought (the meet) went pretty well. The questions are usually pretty hard, and I got a couple right, so that was good,” Co...

Math teacher returns to full-time teaching

Math teacher returns to full-time teaching

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

October 30, 2018

After long-term subbing for math teacher Christina Begin last spring, Keisha Piehl said she decided to return to full-time teaching this year. According to Piehl, she is still adjusting to teaching full-time. “I am still working to find my groove on managing my time well,” Piehl said. “I really want to ge...

Pouches halt mobile distraction

Pouches halt mobile distraction

Maddie Lund

May 29, 2018

As Anson Opara, statistics and algebra teacher, tries to teach his math classes during the day, he notices that many students are looking down, focused on their phone rather than what is on the whiteboard. “I feel like many kids are distracted by cell phones, and we don’t really have a syste...

New full-time teacher in math resource center

New full-time teacher in math resource center

Alexis Machoka

January 18, 2018

When the math resource center’s new teacher Dan Walker first learned about a job opening at Park, he said it seemed like an excellent opportunity. “I was substitute teaching and heard of this job opening and thought it sounded like a great job,” Walker said. “So far that has been true.” Walker...

NTA expresses creativity through video games

NTA expresses creativity through video games

Yonit Krebs

November 21, 2017

Working on improvements to his video game, senior Non-Traditional Academy student Abdiwahab Ali thinks the project improves basic coding knowledge. “I think (working on the video game) gives you really good coding skills, I mean I know a little bit of JavaScript, but this is kind of different,” A...

Math team establishes welcoming environment

Math team establishes welcoming environment

Amaia Barajas and Emma Yarger

October 6, 2017

According to senior captain Ryan Favour, math team is rewarding because he gets to work with other students who enjoy math as much as he does. “I like math. I like people who like math too. It's all together in math,” Favour said. Favour said he invites math students of any level to join the...

Tanberg humbled by warm welcome back

Tanberg humbled by warm welcome back

Alec Pittman

November 10, 2015

Junior Kirby Goodman said she spent hours working with Will Tanberg, the math tu- tor in the Learning Lab last year. She said she missed his help when he didn’t return at the beginning of this year. Goodman said she enjoyed hearing Tanberg recently re- turned to the Learning Lab. “I...

Prep(pi)ng for Pi Day

Prep(pi)ng for Pi Day

Zack Gilbert Burke, Sports Editor

March 13, 2013

DECA, math department celebrate pi day Pi Day is the one day during the year where various groups in the school are able to bring out their inner nerd. To celebrate the occasion, DECA members offered pre-order forms for pies in the lunchroom from March 4 to March 11. They will also sell pies on March...

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