Elmwood Student Newspaper

"Panther Press" is Elmwood Elementary School's student newspaper. Participation on the paper is open to students in grades 4-6.

The publication's faculty sponsor is Ms. Lauren Jerzyk. The staff publishes at least five issues per year, including a staff bio edition and 6th-grade memories.

Current Issue | Halloween Edition | Fall 2019

To read the most recent issue of Panther Press, click the image below. This will produce a downloadable PDF copy of the complete issue.

Halloween 2019 edition, page 1

What Staff Members Do

The Panther Press staff is in charge of producing the paper. Students use Google Slides to input their work, and then Ms. Jerzyk assembles and prints the paper for distribution. 

Every Tuesday the staff works from 3 to 4 p.m. Students are also able to work at home, since all of their material is on Google Drive.

How to Join the Staff

To become a member of the Panther Press, students must submit a permission slip and choose one of the given prompts to respond to.

After the club starts, students have many options on what to write.

Students may write news stories, opinion articles, creative-writing pieces, book reviews, movie reviews, sports stories, advice columns or pursue other story ideas they come up with.

Archives of Past Issues

Links to all of the this year's editions of Panther Press will be posted below as they become available. These archives also include links to our 2018-19 issues.