The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

INFOGRAPHIC: School Closure Proposals

Ella Marshall, Design Editor February 3, 2022

On January 12, 2022 Executive Director of Communications, Julie Boyle sent out an email addressing possible ways the district can save money. There were four proposals suggesting schools to shutdown. Here...

Student activists take to social media

Student activists take to social media

Zanna Ingram, Online Copy Editor October 9, 2020

The gay and trans panic defense is used in courtrooms to defend those accused of violent crimes against members of the LGBTQ+ community. Junior Hays Hummel wants to put an end to that practice. Hummel...

Lawrence schools to begin hybrid learning

Isis Norris, Print Editor in Chief September 29, 2020

Lawrence Public Schools students will soon have the option to attend in-person classes through a hybrid learning model — returning to the classroom for the first time since March.  After an intense...

School board discusses reopening precautions, met with protests

Isis Norris, Print Editor in Chief July 14, 2020

On Monday night, the USD 497 School Board held a meeting to discuss how the district will adapt the 2020-21 school year to the current COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the newly-established Kansas for a...

Discussion of In-School Racism 2019

Discussion of In-School Racism 2019

Sabrina Castle, Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2019

Next meeting: November 7

School Redesign Part 3: Restorative practices predicted beneficial to students

Jack Bellemere, Reporter May 17, 2019

When a student gets in trouble at Free State, teachers traditionally “write up” that student, and send them to the office where administrators will dole out their punishment. However, english teacher...

School Redesign Part 2: Teachers emphasize need for student feedback

Jack Bellemere, Reporter May 17, 2019

“I don’t believe that teachers should have desks in their classroom,” said special education teacher Patrick Dipman. “I believe that what that creates is squatters rights.” Dipman is explaining...

School Redesign Part 1: Plan approved by staff, efforts begin

Jack Bellemere, Reporter May 17, 2019

“We customize everything everything,” graphic design teacher Michelle Salmans said. “We customize our phones, our laptops [and] our clothing. Why can't we customize our education? Salmans is referring...

Teachers Sam Rabiola and Stuart Strecker bike to school

Teachers Sam Rabiola and Stuart Strecker bike to school

Daulton Meadows, Reporter May 15, 2019

There are hundreds of ways to get to school, whether it’s driving, walking, or riding a bus. But there are two teachers who choose a different way. English teacher Sam Rabiola and spanish teacher Stuart...

Construction Walkthrough

Construction Walkthrough

Katie Diaz, Kameren Prather, Videographers January 18, 2019

 

Athletes balance practices, games, schoolwork

Juna Murao and Trenna Soderling November 28, 2015

Freshman Emma Yackley has a full schedule of all advanced classes, including two math classes. Additionally, she’s a dedicated soccer player. In order to juggle school and sports, she often stays up...

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