The Pony Express

Distance learning foreign language on a computer

Spanish teacher Christen Smithberg's class communicates through a Flipgrid. This is one of the many was the class communicates.

Annabel Lantz, Photographer

April 19, 2020

Since schools have been shut down because of COVID-19, all learning has gone online. Many of the classes structure almost stay the same, where others have become more challenging. Foreign language classes have become challenging since students can not hear or speak with the teacher. With many challenges have c...

French V transitions from AP to CIS

French teacher Jackie Parr's classroom is decorated from floor to ceiling with flags, posters and other items that clearly display her love of the language. Her lively way of teaching and caring attitude towards students allow them to share her same passion and recognize the benefits of pursuing the education another language.

Elle Guggenberger, Graphics Editor

February 10, 2020

Advanced placement (AP) classes are college-level courses students can take to earn college credits while in high school. College in the Schools (CIS) is a program run by the University of Minnesota which offers similar benefits. In the school year of 2020-21, AP French V will be transitioning from an...

French teacher Jackie Parr serves as role model

 Parr's many years have strengthened her love for the french language and culture. She finds joy in sharing it with students.

Mikayla Cousineau, Distribution Reporter

March 17, 2018

They say that to teach is to touch a life forever. French teacher Jackie Parr has spent the last 17 years of her life sowing seeds of knowledge into the lives of students across the world, with the goal of helping them discover what the world has to offer. Her efforts to enhance their experiences ha...

Thingvold builds lasting friendship an ocean away

Senior Brooke Thingvold hosted 16- year-old Marie Chavrier this summer.  Chavrier was also the same girl that hosted her in France for three weeks in August of 2013. Brooke and Marie are one example of the many friendships that form between students of different ethnicities. These programs benefit students and adults alike and teach the culture and traditions to both countries involved.

Rachel LeMire, Social Media Editor

October 30, 2014

From the minute school ends for the year, students are making plans to maximize their summers. Many people get jobs or participate in training camps for sports, while others catch up on their favorite television show or book series. Some take summer as an opportunity to travel to a new country as part...

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