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Due to some labs requiring equipment at the high school, Park students have been allowed in the building to use laboratory stations in science classrooms to complete their labs.

Juniors move to in-person science labs

Jack Kroells January 6, 2021

After performing online labs with her students because of social-distancing guidelines, biology teacher Julie Schilz decided to give her students the chance to go into school for an in-person lab experience. “I...

Juniors Raina Kronfeld and Sophie Yakes do their math work during class. The math department announced a new policy with the ability to increase students grades in their current math class if they meet or exceed the standards of the MCA.

MCA offers grade change opportunity for juniors

Maria Perez Barriga March 7, 2020

With hopes of motivating students to take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, head of the math department Elizabeth Huesing said the new policy could help increase the math grades for students who...

Senior Michael Ramirez picks Pepsi over Coke on the white board Nov. 18 outside of A308. Chemistry teacher Alexander Polk asks a new question on the board each day.

Question whiteboard sparks dialogue

Colin Canaday December 9, 2019

Walking through the A3 hallway, students are greeted each day with questions ranging from how do you pronounce “caramel” to preference between Pepsi and Coke products. These questions, created by...

Dr. Richard Alley, the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University, gives a speech about proof of climate change at the 2019 Nobel Conference. The 55th annual Nobel Conference had a theme of Climate Changed and featured a panel of seven presenters on the subject of climate change.

Conference on climate change creates impact

Samantha Klepfer October 25, 2019

As the day wound to a close for the Park coalition at this year’s Nobel Conference: Climate Changed, science teacher Al Wachutka reflected on what he learned from the experience.  “Even though...

Science classes come to a close

Science classes come to a close

Lucy zumBrunnen June 7, 2019

As the year comes to an end, senior Linsey Epstien reflects on her time spent in her science classes over the years. “This year I took physics instead of biology. The physics class was more structured...

Scientific study exceeds expectations

Scientific study exceeds expectations

Ruby Stillman May 9, 2019

The day I went around school sticking a thermometer in the air, a lot of people gave me some skeptical looks, even after I explained it was for a scientific study. Running around with...

New teacher Sophie Sigel explains an activity to her class Feb. 8. After teaching in Taiwan last semester, Sigel started this semester as a tutor and biology teacher.

New science teacher brings fresh perspective to Park

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada February 18, 2019

Sophie Sigel, the science department’s newest member, will be teaching biology classes this semester. “I am doing some tutoring for English and science in the mornings, and I also teach biology,”...

Student teacher Samantha Kamal explains a physics problem to senior Anand Datt Jan. 14. Kamal will be helping out around the physics classes.

New physics student teacher starts career at Park

Kate Schneider January 22, 2019

Student teacher Samantha Kamal said she got her start in physics through her lifelong passion for astronomy. She started on her path toward becoming a physics teacher when she discovered physics was a...

Teacher Stephanie Diamond prepares  for her classes throughout the day. Diamond teaches biology and environmental science.

New science teacher promotes a welcoming environment

Isaac Wahl January 19, 2019

The newest addition to the science department, Stephanie Diamond, who teaches environmental science and biology, said right off the bat Park gave her a sense of community that sparked her initial interest...

Junior Zoe Younger and senior Sidney Hosfield discuss app ideas at Technovations first meeting of the year on Jan. 9. Club members will develop an app and present to a panel of judges in May.

Technovations club adds two new teams

Maria Perez-Barriga January 17, 2019

Technovations this year has two more additional teams than last year, which means more apps will be developed, according to adviser Mark Miller. According to Miller, Technovations had its first meeting...

Science teacher Alexander Polk makes an announcement during his fifth hour class. He teaches tenth grade chemistry.

Park science department seeks donations

Gabriel Kaplan November 4, 2018

In order to cover the cost of extra lab materials and other equipment, the science department has resorted to asking the Park community for support, according to department head Patrick Hartman. “A...

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