In February 2020, WBEZ reporter Adriana Cardona-Maguidad produced a story about the decline of Chicago public high school newspaper programs, titled “Keeping First Draft of History Alive in Chicago Public High Schools.” She visited Payton’s newspaper class to record a student pitch meeting, and in her story she said Payton was one of the few Chicago public high schools with a “thriving newspaper.” That fall, Payton’s newspaper and broadcast classes disappeared.
Paw Print Staff took photos of their experience of returning to the building for hybrid learning. Photos and captions give insight into daily life and sights within the building.
BREAKING NEWS: Melissa Resh resigns as principal following controversy, introduces new Administrator-In-Charge, Michael Durr
By Alexis Park, Copy Editor and Kate Lavin, Editor-in-Chief
Melissa Resh, principal of Walter Payton College Prep, announced her resignation Thursday, after the Director of Transformative Justice, Kristin McKay announced in May that she will not return to Payton in the fall. Principal Resh’s resignation comes amid weeks of controversy surrounding […]
By Alexis Park, Copy Editor
Relentless. Stressful. Exhausting. Depressing. These are all words Payton teachers have used to describe the 2020-2021 online year. Not only have students been feeling […]
By Vivian Kaleta, Copy Editor
In March 2020, COVID-19 forced Payton students to stay at home. Without preparation, teachers had to resort to sending assignments and students completing them by the end of the day. The 2020-2021 school year started fully online, with teachers holding live classes over video calls with their classes. Later in the school year, hybrid learning […]
By Bridget Galibois, Copy Editor
On April 19, 2021, the first shift of in-person learners returned to the school building after over a year of fully remote learning. However, while both shifts of in-person learners […]
By Kate Lavin, Editor-in-Chief
Payton is known not only for being one of the highest academically achieving schools, but also for its intense course load. Payton students routinely spend […]