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How can you help the planet in honor of Earth Day?

A watercolor painting of the planet being held by someone's hands.

We can make a difference, big or small, in our everyday lives to limit pollution and improve the condition of the planet.

[SATIRE] Too schooled for cool: Students become the teachers for the rest of the semester

Text: Students and teachers swap roles. Distressed, masked eggs on a green chalkboard background.

COVID-19 has placed a lot of stress on teachers and students, especially during a slow return back to school. Oswego High School has been looking for ways to lessen this stress and make the transition back to in-person learning as easy as possible.

A look back on a year in the life of a pandemic: Students and Staff Edition

students are wearing masks in their classroom and are doing work on their computers

2020 has been an especially unique year— to say the least. There have been challenges and triumphs, and people learned how to adapt to big changes. When Oswego High School closed its doors on March 13, 2020, it was surreal to think school would continue without the tile hallways and brick walls that students and staff saw nearly every day.

Roar in the Jungle: How will students and staff show their gratitude this Thanksgiving?

A face mask lies in the foreground of an image of pumpkins and candles. "Thanksgiving 2020" is written.

It is fairly obvious Thanksgiving will be different this year than it has been in the past, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teacher Feature: The science to Mr. Matthew Anderson’s teaching is caring

Mr. Anderson holding down a tree branch for students

Becoming a teacher at a new school always has its pros and cons, but starting at a new school during a pandemic can prove to be a difficult task. Mr. Matthew Anderson, who has 10 years of teaching experience, was welcomed to the Panther Family this year as a Chemistry teacher and Earth and Space teacher. He is not new to the district, though, having taught at Oswego East High School.

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