The Tower Pulse

How testing will operate in a hybrid format

How testing will operate in a hybrid format

Lexi Belyue ‘21, Web editor February 11, 2021

Heading back to school there are a lot of uncertainties and students aren’t the only ones not sure how to feel. However, testing is no longer one of these concerns for teachers to have figured it...

DECA prepares for upcoming State Conference

DECA prepares for upcoming State Conference

Grace Whitaker '22, Web editor February 11, 2021

DECA, a longstanding tradition at South, has found a way to continue competing despite all of the curve balls this year has thrown at them. According to DECA staff advisor, Erin Moretz, the students made...

Dusty Otis, the lead pastor at Redefined Church.

The struggles of religion during COVID-19

Ally Strehlke '22, Copy Editor February 5, 2021

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, churches have had to change their typical services and adapt to guidelines presented by the governor. Michigan guidelines allow reduced-capacity church services...

Winter sports pushed back for second time

Winter sports pushed back for second time

Nick Louisell '23 February 4, 2021

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has recently announced they are eyeing February 21 as the start date for the winter contact sports seasons. This is the second time in the past month...

Grosse Pointe Schools have now all commenced their hybrid learning plans with many social distancing protocols while full-time face-to-face plans arise.

Facts, figures and feelings

Eleni Tecos '22, Supervising Editor February 2, 2021

Following the request for a five days a week, face-to-face learning plan by school board president Joseph Herd, the administration constructed a gradual return plan, beginning with elementary students...

South will start a hybrid model of learning after the junior PSAT next week. Photo by Victoria Gardey '20.

Breaking: Plans for full time face-to-face plows ahead

Eleni Tecos '22, Supervising Editor January 22, 2021

Shortly after the introduction of the district’s hybrid learning plan, the newly elected school board president Joseph Herd requested a revised traditional learning plan from the GPPSS administration...

S-lot parking passes available for seniors

S-lot parking passes available for seniors

Tara Cole '21, Media Manager January 20, 2021

A perk of being a senior is having the opportunity to obtain a parking spot in the S-lot. With the new hybrid schedule, students are still able to take full advantage of this privilege. Just like previous...

Infographic by Rachel Strong '21

Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide prevention class offered from GPPSS

Rachel Strong '21, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

This past school year has been extremely hard for most teenagers, resulting in many mental health struggles among students. In order to help teenagers better understand the warning signs of suicidal tendencies,...

Closures affecting Michigan winter sports

Closures affecting Michigan winter sports

Ryan Caldwell '21, Photographer January 7, 2021

In football, the risk of head injuries has loomed large over the sport for decades. The NFL constantly looks into how they can advance helmet technology, and make the game safer for players. Now imagine...

Adopt-a-family adapts to online learning

Adopt-a-family adapts to online learning

Tara Cole '21, Media Manager December 18, 2020

Adopt-a-Family, an annual tradition at both North and South, is in the process of spreading joy and holiday spirit in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both schools’ Student Associations (SA) are...

New skateboarding club starts up

New skateboarding club starts up

Erin Astfalk '21, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

Amidst this unfamiliar school year, a group of Grosse Pointe South students have come together to create the Skateboard Club as a space for students to not only express their love for skating, but encourage...

Remote schedule change due to community backlash

Remote schedule change due to community backlash

Erin Astfalk '21, Staff Writer December 9, 2020

During the most recent Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 9, Board members confirmed the originally-proposed schedule change to seven hours of synchronous class is postponed until further notice. According...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
News