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Parkdale girls soccer team wins regional finals

November 5, 2019 11:20pm | Ashley Vazquez Ramos, 20'

The girls varsity team at Parkdale has been dominating the field this season with a record of 10-1. On Tuesday October 29th, 2019 the team made regional finals and won with a score of 2-1, crowning them as Regional Champions.  “These girls work hard. When […]

Best Buddies program helping unite Parkdale

November 5, 2019 10:54pm | Yesenia Viveros-Saavedra, '20

Parkdale High School has one of the largest Special Ed departments in the county. Staff and students did not want the students with disabilities to be or feel excluded.   Therefore, Parkdale introduced a new program called Best Buddies last school year.   The program helps students […]

New student advocate strives for student’s success

November 5, 2019 2:10pm | Ashley Vazquez Ramos, 20'

According to the Department Of Education every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. That’s a student every 26 seconds – or 7,000 a day. Football coach Mr. Delano Hall became the newest student advocate at Parkdale.  […]

New English teacher joins Parkdale family

October 11, 2019 7:18pm | Ashley Vazquez Ramos, '20

This school year, Ms. DeAndrea Johnson joined the Parkdale English team after working as an editor since 2005.  Although she is only two months into her first teaching assignment, Ms. Johnson is already noticing some similarities–and also big differences–between this job and her former position […]

Ambassadors turn up the heat

October 9, 2019 12:18am | Yesenia Viveros '20

Calling all multilingual students interested in helping and mentoring! The Parkdale ESOL Ambassador program could be just what you’re looking for.  Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, the ESOL Ambassador program gives bilingual students the opportunity to help others who may not speak English get […]

10 ways to make your school year the best

October 2, 2019 12:25am | Ashley Vazquez Ramos, '20

Schools back in session for the 2019-2020 school year and although it may be hard balancing school life and personal life, it’s possible!. Here are some tips to make your school year easier and keep your sanity: 1. Stay on task   I know it may […]

Summer slide affects hundreds of students

September 30, 2019 2:32pm | Zenaida Vasquez, '20

There’s the “Summer Slide”, the “Achievement Gap” and the “Summer Brain Drain”. No matter the name, the effect is still impacting students greatly. During the summer months, students forget the lessons they have been taught in previous years. Most students either exercise their brains too […]

Newly added temps cause more space, clutter to school

September 30, 2019 2:00pm | Zenaida Vasquez, '20

Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, Parkdale has added four additional portable classrooms, best known as “temps” to its campus.  Although the new additions could mean smaller class sizes, some students are not too thrilled about the new rooms. “People sometimes gets too cold or […]

Don’t overlook the option of community college

May 24, 2019 4:43pm | Rebeca Flores '20

Many people are doubtful of the effectiveness of community college and say it’s more like “13th grade”, but what a lot of people may not know is that there are a number of benefits in attending community college after graduation. According to Community College Review, […]

Get Ready for Summer!

May 24, 2019 4:42pm | Ana Reynosa, '20

Many students are counting down the days until summer break (it’s 13 school days, by the way!), but do they know what they’re doing after school ends? Many students during summer break spend their time at home doing nothing but being bored, and the only […]