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Students are making the choice if they will learn online or in person for the 2021-22 school year.
Choosing Learning Options for the Next School Year
Lizzy Hawkes, Writer • June 4, 2021

Kennedy High School students will be able to choose online classes in the 2021-2022 school year.  The first semester of the 2020-2021 school year was online for all Kennedy...

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Parlor City has been closed for six months due to COVID-19.
Parlor City Opening June 2
Grace Niemuth, Writer • June 2, 2021

With summer just around the corner, heat waves will be among us soon. Those days where you feel as though your skin is melting as sweat trickles down your body. You become...

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The bell schedule is planned to be the same in the 2021-2022 school year.
More Schedule Changes Coming Next Year
Joel Dillman, Writer • May 25, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic made in-person gatherings dangerous, school scheduling was overhauled. In Cedar Rapids high schools, the student body was split in two, each half...

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Students’ Mental Health Matters
Leave School Decisions in the Hands of the Educators

Leave School Decisions in the Hands of the Educators

May 20, 2021

Stand Up for the AAPI Community

Stand Up for the AAPI Community

May 12, 2021

97% is a Large Percentage

97% is a Large Percentage

May 6, 2021

Girls Golf Hosts Divisional at Twin Pines
Photos: Teachers Recognized at Boys Soccer Game

Photos: Teachers Recognized at Boys Soccer Game

May 13, 2021

Men’s Varsity Tennis: Getting Ready to Serve at Districts

Men’s Varsity Tennis: Getting Ready to Serve at Districts

May 10, 2021

Photos: Kennedy Track Competes at Xavier

Photos: Kennedy Track Competes at Xavier

May 1, 2021

Students often feel overwhelmed by the amount of school work they receive.
Students' Mental Health Matters
Natalie Ruggeri, Writer • June 4, 2021

53% of Iowa youth did not receive treatment for Major Depressive Episodes (MDE) in 2020 according to Mental Health America (MHA). Now, in June...

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