The Parrot

In Journalism, staffers create, develop, write, design, and produce an informative and reputable newspaper from start to finish. Depending on the number of students in the course in a given year, staffers are expected to create between four and seven issues of the school's newspaper, The Parrot.

Staffers work very closely with their peers as a team. Each member must pitch article ideas, edit and revise articles (their own, as well as their classmate’s), and give and receive constructive criticism.  


Miss Gidjunis' role as instructor is limited to mediator, facilitator, and grader. The student holds the majority of the responsibility in this course, and grading relies heavily on ability to meet deadlines. Failure to meet deadlines and failure to handle responsibilities will result in a failing grade.


This class is available to 11th and 12th graders who have received a final grade of 93% or higher in CP English.