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Following the cancellation of final exams to close the 2020-2021 school year, many are concerned as to whether or not testing will make a return in the future.

District to cancel final exams to close out 2020-2021 school year

By Amelia Nowicki, Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2021

On March 23, district administration announced the cancellation of second semester exams for both virtual and in-person high school students. According to an email sent to families within the district,...

The search for Niehaus' successor

The search for Niehaus’ successor

By Colin Duffy, Social Media Editor March 22, 2021

With summer on the horizon — and the end of the 2020-2021 school year — the search for superintendent Dr. Gary Niehaus' successor is well underway. Junior Gabe Loper has followed the search closely...

Social studies teacher Bridget Cooley believes students may struggle with the changes throughout their day. “I worry most about students that don't feel comfortable coming back,” Cooley said.

Full house: back at full capacity after a year

By Arei Swain, Staff Reporter March 22, 2021

Despite many doubts that it would work, the hybrid schedule was mostly successful, but many think that the school board is being even more optimistic by bringing back students full time.  This means...

Bring your own device program allows expanded use of technology in classrooms

Bring your own device program allows expanded use of technology in classrooms

By Alexa Mazzola, Intern March 17, 2021

The altered school year came along with a new medium of learning. Students now bring their own devices to school, improving the chance of fully contact-free schooling. With this year being the first of...

“...my goal is to try to get everyone to kind of create connections with other people,

Wellness Wednesday seminars offered for mental health support among students

By Brandon Miller December 17, 2020

New amidst remote learning, Wellness Wednesday seminars are a new opportunity for students to connect with their peers and teachers that they may not otherwise get a chance to see, as well as offer a forum...

New remote learning plan takes effect on Dec. 7

New remote learning plan takes effect on Dec. 7

By Amelia Nowicki, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2020

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, the district introduced the altered remote learning schedule for students. The plan, taking effect Monday, Dec. 7, implemented a new schedule structure and set of virtual guidelines,...

On November 6, GPPSS announced the hybrid learning plan for when in-person school resumes. Deputy Superintendent Jon Dean explained that changes may be made to both plans in the future, and he urged everyone to keep a look out for further information.
“Just at this time, keep paying attention to what’s going on. Obviously, things are always changing,” Dean said.

Proposed remote learning plan removed, future plans for face-to-face learning

By Farrah Fasse and Sophia Dragich November 24, 2020

Return to school postponed, midterms canceled On Nov. 6, GPPSS announced the postponement of the return to in-person learning for high school students to the tentative date of Jan. 25. Since the entirety...

COVID-19’s impact on anxiety sufferers

By Abi Murray, Page Editor May 5, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, economic downturn and international quarantine, the mental health of Americans is a growing public concern.  To help alleviate students’ negative feelings, School...

Staying in shape during quarantine

By Colin Duffy, Staff Reporter May 4, 2020

 For many of us, working out is a staple 0f our everyday lives. Whether it’s a 50 year old Grosse Pointe mom going for a run on the treadmill, or a 6'5" Division I athlete hitting some bi's and tri's,...

District switches to Google Hangouts after Zoom privacy concerns

By Grace Cueter, Staff Reporter May 4, 2020

As schools around the world are transitioning to online schooling, most are turning to Zoom, an app that allows teachers, students, board members and more to connect through video chat. While Zoom is the...

Students, staff reflect on COVID-19 school closures

By Brandon Miller, Staff Reporter April 3, 2020

For many, time off from school in March and April means spring break. Unfortunately, the circumstances for the time off now may not be as enjoyable.  In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, all K-12...

Schools continue teaching through online programs

By Grace Cueter, Staff Reporter April 2, 2020

In the midst of global school closures, students, teachers and parents are transitioning to online learning. For students, this can mean video meetings with teachers or completing work that has been posted...

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