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Photo illustration by Gabriel Kaplan. According to Ninth Grade Counselor Barb Nelson, class registration for next fall will take place in Park Connections a few weeks into the second semester.

Class registration to begin shortly

Gabriel Kaplan January 25, 2021

Junior Robert Perelman said he likes the idea of registering for next year’s classes in Park Connections, as Ninth Grade Counselor Barb Nelson said is planned, because it gives purpose to a class that...

Sophomore Maren Wilsey does school work at the Oriole Study Nest Dec. 17. Students can sign up for the Study Nest sessions with their corresponding Grade Level Coordinator on the Student Support Time app.

Asynchronous check-ins eliminated

Tobias Khabie January 24, 2021

As Park approaches the start of second semester, interim Principal Wendy Loberg said a survey was sent to students to see if a change in schedule was necessary.  “We heard loud and clear that the...

Staying productive during shelter-in-place

Staying productive during shelter-in-place

Maddie Schutte April 6, 2020

While being stuck in your house all day and trying to manage distance learning as best you can, it can be challenging to keep your days structured and productive.  Having a schedule is one of the best...

Assistant principal Jessica Busse explains the block schedule and seven-period schedule options to junior McCabe Dvorak and freshman Te’Seanna Tate Feb. 24. Students who participate in the survey will be entered to win gift cards.

Staff Editorial: Permanent block scheduling feels unnecessary

March 4, 2020

As new start and end times come into effect in the 2020-21 year, the Scheduling Task Force has turned its focus on the 2021-22 year. Currently, it is presenting its options for the daily schedule. The...

Assistant principal Jessica Busse and executive assistant to the superintendent Flower Krutina present the new schedule options for the 2021-22 school year during third lunch Feb. 24. Students who vote on which option they’d prefer on Instagram or the survey will be entered to win gift cards.

Schedule options presented to community

Marta Hill, Kaia Myers, and Isabel Kjaer February 27, 2020

With new start and end time being implemented in the 2020-21 school year, executive assistant to the superintendent, Flower Krutina said a task force has formed to look into a new schedule for the high...

Echowan members and juniors Casey Hunter and Rachel Stein bag a customer's groceries Jan 19 at Cub Foods for an Echowan fundraiser. Echowan will be taking club photos Feb. 13 in the old gym.

Echowan announces club photo schedule

Ryan Barnett February 12, 2020

Echowan announced Feb. 12 the updated schedule for group photos of the registered clubs at Park. The photos will take place Feb. 13 in the old gym. According to the Echowan Instagram account, the...

Scheduling change necessary

Scheduling change necessary

Tobias Khabie February 6, 2020

According to Superintendent Astein Osei, the district has initiated conversation to change the schedule for the high school. While changes are not guaranteed to happen, the fact that these discussions...

Mary Tomback suggests alternate schedule options for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years during the school board meeting Jan. 27 in C350. Winter break for the 2020-2021 school year will be a week and a half instead of two weeks, following the precedent set by the 2019-2020 school year.

School Board outlines 2020-2021, 2021-2022 schedule

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Kaia Myers February 4, 2020

According to former School Board Chair Nancy Gores, students having Election Day off in 2020 in an effort to preserve safety was possible because of the changing of professional development days. Professional...

Art by Emmy Pearson. In response to the start-time change for the 2020-21 school year, a task force of students, teachers, parents, and community members has been created to consider changing the high school schedule for the 2021-22 school year. The task force is debating other systems such as block scheduling.

Potential scheduling alterations under discussion

Ruthie Posada January 30, 2020

As a result of the decision made to change the start time for the 2020-21 school year, Superintendent Astein Osei said the school began to weigh in other logistics, such as changing the high school schedule...

The girls' volleyball team celebrates after scoring during the sections game against Washburn Oct. 24. Park won with a final score of 3-0.

Schedule for Nov. 6

Maggie Klaers November 5, 2019

In preparation for Varsity volleyball playing in the state tournament, Park will host a pep fest Nov. 6, according to the Park administration.

Junior Koby Davis promotes DECA to incoming freshmen at the activities fair Aug. 28. Freshmen also met their advisors, learned their way around the high school, and found their classrooms.

Week one schedule 2019

September 2, 2019

Switching it up: Sophomores Lily Metzler and Kate Gage laugh after receiving their
lunches. Next semester there will be a schedule change in which “students will see which lunch they have on their schedule, which doesn’t really change anything except it’ll be on the (physical) schedule,” Busse said.

Administration reflects on attendance, schedules

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff January 31, 2019

Looking at her tardies from first semester, sophomore Fadumo Abdi said she believes the attendance policy allows students to decrease absences in the future. “Sometimes I don’t follow the attendance...

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