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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 ways to ease anxieties, especially when it feels like our world is falling apart. One in three teens ages...

Staff Editorial: Permanent block scheduling feels unnecessary

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.

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 seven-period option allows for meeting time before school and collaboration after third hour. The block sch...

Schedule options presented to community

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.

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 school. “We’ve been meeting for a while now. It’s made up of students, teachers, staff, communit...

Echowan announces club photo schedule

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.

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 photos are taken to showcase Park's clubs and extracurricular activities. ...

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 are taking place is a great sign. Osei said the district looked at a variety of elements, such as ...

School Board outlines 2020-2021, 2021-2022 schedule

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.

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 development days that are typically later in the year were moved to Nov. 2 and Nov. 3.  “T...

Potential scheduling alterations under discussion

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.

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 for the 2021-22 school year. “Right now we're going through a process, really from elementa...

Schedule for Nov. 6

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

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. ...

Administration reflects on attendance, schedules

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.

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 policies,” Abdi said. “I personally have 12 tardies, so I love that there is a way to lower th...

Ultimate chooses tournaments for the season

Ultimate junior captain Daniel Hunegs passes the frisbee to a teammate at practice. The team is preparing for their tournament April 28-29.

Ella Hammerstrand and Carissa Prestholdt

April 13, 2018

According to junior ultimate captain Daniel Hunegs, the head coach of the team decides what tournaments the team will play in based on player’s flexibility regarding practices and holidays. “Spencer, our head coach, determines (the tournaments). We were deciding between two tournaments,” said H...

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