The Black & White

Cap and Gown Pick Up

Marc Havnen, a Herff Jones Representative, helping to maintain the flow of cap and gown pick up.

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Copy Editor

May 9, 2020

On May 5, 2020 the class of 2020 picked up their graduation caps and gowns. The school had the students come in shifts designated by their last name. The pick up started at 10 am and ended at 1 pm. Each shift was an hour long, A-H went at 10 am to 11 am, I-P went at 11 am to 12 pm, and Q-Z went at 12...

School is Out, COVID-19 Update

School is Out, COVID-19 Update

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Copy Editor

April 18, 2020

On March 15, it was recommended by Governor Kim Reynolds to close all schools in the state.  On April 2, the school closures were extended to April 30. As of April 17, Reynolds reevaluated data and made a decision on the fate of schools in Iowa. "I regret to say that Iowa schools will not reopen for...

Graduation Material Pick Up

Class of '20 graduation announcement. Seniors were able to pick up graduation material, even though the state of graduation is still being determined.

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Copy Editor

April 10, 2020

On April 7, 2020 the Class of '20 was instructed by Principal Ryan Woods to pick up graduation materials from Herff Jones. Herff Jones is the company that supplies graduation materials for the high school. Seniors were able to pick up items they ordered in the high school parking lot on April 9,...

Elementary School Teacher Parade

Elementary school teachers lined up in their cars waving and holding signs for their students.

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Copy Editor

March 28, 2020

On March 25, 2020 the teachers from each Elementary School gathered in their cars at their respective buildings and set off on routes specific to their school. The parade and their routes were released by the district on their social media and website on March 24, 2020. The teachers decked out their...

Finding Our Humanity

Instead of panicking over a lack of toilet paper in stores, try meditating or exercising to calm the mind.

Caroline Christensen, Content Manager

March 28, 2020

Like most Generation Zers I mostly entertain myself with TikToks to distract myself from the  unprecedented pandemic that is gripping our world. One TikTok that was particularly informational was a video by @naomi.corson. Her dad had calculated how many times someone would have to go to the bath...

The Panther Platform

The Panther Platform

Tate Larsen, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

In 2009 my dad bought a 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis to have as a family car. It replaced an old suburban. Now 11 years later the car is still in the driveway, but now it is mine and it has been through a lot, like spring break road trips. The car has also been in an accident. I rear ended a lady back in Jun...