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 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 […]
By Kate Lavin, Staff Writer For many students, the grade they receive in a class is the most important part of school. Although the format of grading has changed throughout the years, […]
By Aaron Faier, Staff Writer
Ryan Ashworth is Payton’s new orchestra director, band director, jazz band director, and general music teacher. He is Payton’s second general music, band, orchestra, and jazz band director […]
By Kate Lavin, Staff Writer
“This is my 17th year of teaching, and I think a lot of teachers will agree that after being in one place for a long time, you seek a refresher. Being put into a new context in general helps you re-evaluate your techniques and give you a new challenge […]
By Ashley Sierra, Contributor
New school years bring in new opportunities for both students and teachers. Besides all the new Grizzlies that are coming to Payton this year, the school also is welcoming some new teachers to Payton […]
By Bridget Galibois and Ryan Thomas, Contributors
“At Payton, there seems to be sometimes a divide between student engagement in class and … what students are passionate about outside of class, in the world. And I want to build a bridge between those two things,” Ms. Wilberding said. Ms. Wilberding is one of the new English teachers […]
When Principal Tim Devine announced on February 11 that he would be leaving Payton at the end of this school year, citing a desire to return to teaching, few could have expected that the coronavirus pandemic would upend nearly every facet of daily life in the coming months.
Chicago Public Schools on Thursday announced major changes in its grading system for the remainder of the school year, causing confusion and dismay among Payton students who had hoped that the current system — in which assignments can help, but never hurt, a student’s letter grade — would continue.
Today, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker ordered all Illinois schools closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the academic year. But we wish the state would at least wait and see what conditions are in May before making a definitive decision.