The student news site of Francis W. Parker School

The Parker Weekly

The student news site of Francis W. Parker School

The Parker Weekly

The student news site of Francis W. Parker School

The Parker Weekly

Harry Lowitz

Harry Lowitz, Editor-in-Chief

Harry Lowitz is a junior who is delighted to be an Editor-in-Chief for his 3rd year on "The Weekly." Outside of the "The Weekly," Harry is a Senate head and a member of the Second City Teen Ensemble. His favorite journalism movie is "All the President's Men" and he hopes to expose a US President during his tenure on "The Weekly."

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Valerie Jarrett speaks to the Parker community in the Heller Auditorium.

A Visit From Valerie

Accomplished civics leader visits Parker
November 4, 2022
Students participate in a read through of the fall play in the Heller Auditorium.

Fall Play Reimagined

Preparations for “26 Pebbles” begin
October 7, 2022
The bulletin board featuring fall play artifacts outside of Cassie Slaters room.

[Photo] Act I

September 7, 2022
Parker students hanging out in the library hallway without masks on.

[Photo] Mask Off?

September 7, 2022
Sabir Sets Out

Sabir Sets Out

Seven Year Upper School Spanish Teacher Leaves Parker
June 9, 2022
Studying Fish & Pursuing Dreams - Visiting Scientist Dr. Jamal Moss Engages with the Parker Community

Studying Fish and Pursuing Dreams

Visiting Scientist Dr. Jamal Moss Engages with the Parker Community
May 10, 2022
Senior Cece Lopez dons a sloth Snuggie

Senioritis is Real

Class of 2022 Nears End of High School and Knows It
May 10, 2022
Parkers FTC robotics teams pose together. 9410 shows off their Control Award and 3507 displays their 1st Place Design Award. Photo courtesy of FTC Team 3507 Robotheosis.

An Emotional Championship at Home

Parker Hosts FTC Robotics League Championship
April 1, 2022
Dungeon Master Chase Wayland instructs on the wonders of DND Beyond

“What are they doing?”

New Parker D&D clubs assert their place in student life
February 11, 2022
Parker cancels classes amidst winter storm warning and 10 inches of snow

Snowy Conditions Cancel Classes

Parker is shut down by the snow
February 2, 2022
The Computer Technology Committee Lunchbot replies to a students’ text.

What’s for Lunch Today?

CTC Answers a Pervasive Parker Question
December 17, 2021
Billy Porter Speaks on New Book at Event Co-Sponsored by Parker

An Unprotected Event

Billy Porter Speaks On New Book At Event Co-Sponsored By Parker
November 29, 2021
Hiba Elabbassi (left) and other AFS students and mentors visit the Bean in Chicagos Millennium Park

Tangiers to Chicago

AFS Student Hiba Elabbassi joins the Parker community
October 29, 2021
The new Jo Anderson Drive, recently installed to commemorate the renaming of Circle Drive.

Driving Through a Legacy

Circle Drive is officially dedicated and renamed to Jo Anderson Drive
October 29, 2021
Masks are required for everyone who enters the building regardless of their vaccination status. Photo by Noemi Ponce.

Mandates and More

Parker’s vaccination situation continues as the school year begins
September 8, 2021

New Head

Chris Arnold Will Be Joining Parker to Lead the Upper School
June 10, 2021
Administration Morphs

Administration Morphs

The Intermediate and Middle School Leadership Prepares for Significant Changes
May 14, 2021

Wilkerson Enlightens

The author of “Caste” speaks at an event co-sponsored by Parker
April 2, 2021
Student Government’s Cabinet meeting over Zoom.

SG Highlights

A Recap of the First Semester of Student Government on Zoom
February 12, 2021
Pandemic Student Driving

Pandemic Student Driving

Parker Upper Schoolers Interact With Driving and the Licensing Process Amidst COVID-19
January 29, 2021
Illinois Lifting COVID Restrictions

Illinois Lifting COVID Restrictions

Pritzker Announces Possible Withdrawals of COVID-19 Restrictions in mid-January
January 12, 2021
Rocah Wins DA Position

Rocah Wins DA Position

Parker Alum Mimi Rocah is Elected District Attorney of Westchester County
December 18, 2020
Spreading Thanks

Spreading Thanks

The seniors create a gratitude campaign for the community
December 18, 2020
Grads on Gap Years

Grads on Gap Years

Students Choose Gap Years Over Pandemic College
October 30, 2020
Online for Full Semester

Online for Full Semester

Justin Brandon Announces Continuation of Remote Learning
October 22, 2020
Distant Siblings

Distant Siblings

Big Brothers and Big Sisters Continues Remotely
October 7, 2020
Parker PM Resumes Fun — Parker PM After School Activities Begin. Graphic by Jacob Boxerman.

Parker PM Resumes Fun

Parker PM After School Activities Begin
September 25, 2020
The Wagner Presidency

The Wagner Presidency

Carter Wagner Prepares for 2020-21 Student Government
September 7, 2020
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