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Kiran Alwy competes on Chopped Jr.

Kiran Alwy competes on Chopped Jr.

Harris Keekley

December 2, 2019

What did you do to prepare for the competition? “My dad talked to a lot of award-winning chefs and they gave me some tips and then the producers of the show sent a lot of stuff that they wanted (me) to practice and then I just watched Youtube videos.” What are some of your favorite dishes to cook and why...

Park pride Schoology notifications harm community

Park pride Schoology notifications harm community

Colin Canaday

November 2, 2019

Every day, at seemingly inconsistent times, hundreds of Park students receive Schoology notifications designed to recognize their accomplishments in five specific areas: Purpose, Relationships, Inclusiveness, Dependability and Excellence. Although this program was clearly created with good intentions, ...

Apparel business looks to expand to Storiole

Apparel business looks to expand  to Storiole

Carissa Prestholdt

April 30, 2019

After winning the Park Prints raffle, teacher Jenny Magdal said she is looking forward to more Park apparel coming to the Storiole. “I love school spirit and wish we would do Park Pride Fridays for everybody in the school,” Magdal said. “If there are more places that make school apparel, then ...

Band teacher named finalist for teacher of the year award

Band teacher named finalist for teacher of the year award

Maria Perez Barriga, Gabriel Kaplan, and Katie Hardie

April 15, 2019

After being nominated for teacher of the year and becoming one of only nine finalists, band teacher Steven Schmitz said he felt enthused about the nomination, but cared most about what his students think. “It’s a great honor to be nominated and to have made it this far, it’s been surreal,” ...

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