Xavier Clark, Landon Clark and Devon Gall


By Aden Rochholz, sophomore, staff writer

The Panorama Special Olympics team is part of many events. They bowled on Oct. 16, they will play basketball in the winter, and run track in the spring. The bowling was in Adel and the competitors were Landon Clark and Xavier Clark. Devon Gall practiced with them but wasn’t able to attend. Our Special Olympics team practiced in an alternate P.E. class. The Special Olympics happens once a year. Thank you for the support.



By Jessy Randol, freshman, staff writer

Hannah Kharrazi is a senior at Panorama High School. She has been active in soccer throughout her years. Hannah grew up in Oklahoma. One of her biggest challenges in high school has been getting to school on time. If she could describe her past four years, it would be exciting, wholesome and breathtaking. Her most challenging task as a senior has been the realization that this is actually it, and that she is graduating this year.

Hannah would describe herself as hungry, kind and athletic. One thing many people do not know about Hannah is that she is half fluent in Arabic and is currently learning French. Her favorite food is chicken alfredo. If she had to choose one person she looked up to the most throughout the years, it would be her brother because he has been a role model for her since day one. In her free time, Hannah enjoys driving around, eating and binge-watching TV shows. We wish Hannah luck in the next chapter of her life.



By Maddy Carstens, junior, staff writer

Camden Lombard is a senior at Panorama High School. He has been involved in golf. He grew up in Ankeny. The achievement he is most proud of is getting into college, and his future plans are to go to SWCC for criminal justice to become a U.S. Marshall. Some of Camden’s biggest challenges during his senior year, and his entire high school career, include teachers and classes. He says his favorite teacher is Mrs. Randel because she has been there for him and helped him. Camden’s favorite coaches are Mr. Little because he is a go-getter and is there for him, along with Mr. Dahlhauser because he is straightforward with him and helps him have healthier habits. The person who Camden looks up to the most is his dad. Even though he is not Camden’s real dad, he has been more of a father figure and has shown Camden many life skills. 

Camden has a few favorite things. His favorite meal is either crawfish pie or his dad’s chicken alfredo. Camden’s favorite song is “California Girls,” and his favorite T.V. show is “On Patrol Live.” Camden says he would like to visit Rome or Italy in the future. He would also like his future to include living on a ranch in the South with a family, along with his dream job as being a federal agent. Something that people may not know about Camden is that he races cars. Camden describes himself as tall, funny and quiet. His advice for underclassmen is to “be less noisy.” If he could go back and tell his younger self anything, it would be to not give up. Give it up for Camden Lombard.



By Peyton Walker, sophomore, staff writer

 Natalie Donovan, a senior at Panorama High School, grew up at Lake Panorama. In her four years of high school, she’s been involved in volleyball, basketball cheer, track and girls wrestling. In her high school years, her biggest accomplishment was joining wrestling her senior year and becoming a conference champion. The coach who impacted her most was Mr. Wagner because he’s positive and tries to make everything fun. Her favorite teachers are Mrs. Walker, and Mrs. Sloss because she feels as though she can talk to them about anything. “They are like my school moms,” Natalie said.

Natalie’s advice for younger classmen is to stay out of drama, but she wishes she could tell her younger self not to compare herself to others and to try her best. Natalie’s plan after school is to go to DMACC in Ankeny and live with her friends. Her description of the last four years is crazy, memorable and tough, but her favorite thing to do in her free time is to hang out with her friends. The people she looks up to most are her parents because they work hard and are supportive of everything she wants to do. The biggest memories she will have about high school are school activities, track, wrestling and dances. 



By Miranda Laabs, sophomore, staff writer

Panorama FFA will start its annual plant sale the week before Mother’s Day this spring. First, FFA purchases the plants as seeds or plugs from a couple of different suppliers. Where they get them from depends on plant availability and types. After receiving the seeds or plugs, they are planted in a variety of pots and containers, depending on how they plan to sell them. People have a wide variety of plants to choose from. 

Mr. Hameister, Panorama’s FFA advisor and ag instructor, says the main outcome of this sale is the FFA Annual Bedding, VegetableVegatable, and Hanging Basket Sale Fundraiser. During the Greenhouse Production unit of Panorama Schools horticulture 2 class, students spend time taking care of the plants after school hours and on the weekends. Along with some FFA members, students work together to get these plants ready for the sale. FFA members can use this as a part of their SAE projects. 

Be sure to check out this sale in the weeks to come and support our FFA.



By Maddy Carstens, junior, staff writer

During the week of March 17-23, Panorama schools had Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) testing. This test is used to understand the school’s learning outcomes of students. Things recorded in the testing include student proficiency and growth. Grades 3-11 take the statewide tests.

For Panorama, the week of ISASPs looked a little different than the normal schedule. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and for some students, Thursday mornings started off with ISASP testing. Once they were finished for the day, students returned to their regular classes. On Monday, the reading test was taken. On Tuesday, the math was taken, and on Wednesday, the language arts test was taken. For eighth and 10th graders, the science test was taken Thursday morning. Students were also provided snacks and drinks during their testing. Great job to the students for persevering through these annual tests.



By Peyton Walker, sophomore, staff writer

Some people may think hands-on learning isn’t learning and that it doesn’t teach students anything, but they’re wrong. Hands-on learning helps students engage in activities better and helps them know what they should be doing and how. It helps develop problem-solving skills and critical-thinking skills. It helps students with social skills among their group. It helps with knowing how to do things. 

Almost 90% of what teachers instruct is through hands-on learning. That number should be 100%. I know from experience that hands-on learning helped me more than any other kind. There are just a few reasons for using anything else but hands-on learning. These are just some of the reasons to use hands-on learning. Thank you for reading, and I hope you take this into consideration. 

Information for this article was taken from https://www.structural-learning.com/post/hands-on-learning#:~:text=Hands%2Don%20learning%20increases%20student,motivation%20and%20enjoyment%20in%20learning.



By Isabelle Peasley, freshman

Note-taking, goal-setting and studying are three crucial habits to having a successful high school experience. Many students struggle with finding good study habits or having skills in certain subjects. With the combination of these habits, and a positive attitude, students will be able to keep their grades up and develop skills that are useful not only in high school but also for the rest of their lives. 

The first important habit to have for high school is note-taking. Although this may sound silly, taking notes is beneficial. When writing down what is discussed in class, students will remember what is being taught. By doing this, students have the ability to go back into their notes to remember what they are learning about. Also, students will find it easier to learn stuff when they are engaged and writing it down. This habit applies to the world outside of high school as well. When students graduate and go to college, they will find note-taking to be important. Even after college, note-taking can still benefit you. For example, when people get phone calls about work or other important things, they write them down.

Secondly, goal-setting is a great habit to get into while in high school. The definition of “goal-setting” is described as “the process of taking active steps to achieve your desired outcome.” When students put their minds to something and take the time to do better, they have a higher chance of succeeding and reaching their goals. Even setting small goals for oneself can give short-term motivation. The more motivated students are, the more work they get done. Goal-setting is a part of everyday life. People set goals for their jobs, their health, their grades, and many other things. Goals help beat procrastination, create motivation, improve focus and make life easier.

Lastly, students should study. This may sound like a simple thing to do, but many students struggle in learning how to study effectively. With a combination of the other two habits and some discipline, studying will be easier and more effective. Research shows that studying can give students joy from their success and achievements. When they take time to study and go over what they are learning, they will understand the topics better and improve their overall grades. 

These three habits are important for high school students to learn in order to be successful later in life. Even though it will take some time and discipline, it will be worth putting the work in. Learning these habits while in high school may not be easy at first, but anything in life that’s worth doing usually requires hard work. All in all, note-taking, goal-setting and studying are good habits that students will find beneficial if they take time to develop them.



By Lillie Greenlee, freshman, staff writer

Getting a job as a teen is important. Having a job can help kids save up for their futures. It’s also nice so they can have experience in whatever they’re doing. It’s better for kids to have a job when they’re younger so they won’t just be starting out when they get out of high school. It’s also nice to have money for things such as college and even just for fun. Teens can learn how to manage their time and their money. 

There are many jobs for teens to do. For example, they could work at a restaurant, a gas station, or a town store. There are many different jobs they could do at those places. These jobs can help them get experience, skills and money for the future. It’s probably also nice for the people who are hiring to know that the people they’re hiring have experience in different things.

To conclude, it’s important for teens to find a job for many reasons.