Monday, May 6, 2013
The Manchester school made Newsweek's just released "America's Best High Schools" list.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Newsweek just released its "America's Best High Schools" list where it ranks 2,000 public schools across the country. A number of Parkway high schools made the list including Parkway South (697), Parkway Central (668), Parkway West (684) and Parkway North (889). Parkway South also ranked 11th among the 23 Missouri schools on the list. Newsweek posted the following statement on its website about the school rankings. This year our ranking highlights the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation—those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads. The list is based on six components: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Eighth-grader Ruimin Wu is the Missouri winner in the national contest. Your vote could help her win a $30,000 scholarship.
A Chesterfield eighth-grader is one of 50 finalists in the United States, representing Missouri, in Google's national "Doodle 4 Google" contest, with a shot at a $30,000 scholarship to the school of her choice. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Ruimin Wu of Parkway Central Middle School has already won a trip to New York City, a Wacom digital design tablet and a T-shirt with her design, which was created on the 2013 theme "My Best Day Ever…". "The picture shows my friends and I when we went to the theme park. We played at the water park in the day and went to the haunted house at night. We had lots of fun," Ruimin wrote in the caption with her doodle, which is online now on Google's "Doodle 4 Google" contest …
CBC High School in Town and Country is looking for volunteers to help run its book return this Thursday and May 23. Can you help?
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) CBC High School's call out for volunteers was posted on the school's Facebook Page this week. The post stated that the book return volunteers also have the opportunity to work the August Book Sale, which means you can get first chance to buy used books and save money. Following is CBC's Facebook post for volunteers. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Book Return on 5/2 and 5/23 Parents - If you are available to volunteer during the upcoming book returns please contact Liz Schwarz at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and schedules. Your help is needed on Thursday, May 2 and/or Thursday, May 23. Book return volunteers have the opportunity to work the August Book Sale, which GIVES YOU THE FIRST …
Each month Parkway South Middle meets in Patriot Unity Groups to support Parkway's Character Education mission.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A three-year varsity starter signs to play football for Saint Ambrose University.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
How much is too much to spend on high school prom festivities?
If $1,139 fell into your lap, how would you spend it? When asked, Patch editors said they'd put their money toward new furniture, house payments, student loans, a vacation to South America or, "Diapers. Lots and lots of diapers." But for average families with kids planning for prom season, that amount of money will be spent on limos, dresses and other prom-related expenses. That's according to a Visa survey reported by CNN and other media outlets on Thursday. Let that number sink in: $1,139 per family for prom. It's a slight increase over last year, and is a 40 percent jump from 2011. CNN spoke with Sarah Hoffer, a senior at Webster Groves High School, to look at where all of the money was going: "Her biggest expense was a $259 vintage-…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Patch is teaming up with Dr. Deb Moberly, early childhood development expert and founder of U-City based Children 1st, this week to get all of your questions answered.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week readers get to interact with professionals by asking questions on a wide variety of topics. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, Patch teamed up with Dr. Deb Moberly, an early childhood development expert, to get all of your questions answered. Have a question? Ask below in the comments section! More about Dr. Deb Moberly: Deb Moberly, Ph. D., a former Associate Professor and Early Childhood Coordinator in the Division of Teaching and Learning at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), founded St. Louis-based Children 1st early childhood development consultants in 2012. She has served more than 40 years in a range of roles…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Parkway South High School will host a naturalization ceremony Wednesday where approximately 100 immigrants will be sworn in as U.S. citizens.
Parkway South High School will host a naturalization ceremony Wednesday where approximately 100 immigrants will be sworn in as U.S. citizens. The annual ceremony takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday in the school gym. The Honorable Kathy A. Surratt-States, United States Bankruptcy Court Judge, will be presiding, according to a Parkway news release. It also states Parkway’s Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty will be the event's guest speaker. Students will attend the ceremony as part of learning the process of government, according to Parkway staff.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Marquette's ranking is a step up from last year's ranking by the magazine. Do you agree with the list? Parkway South was the only Parkway school to be in the top 26.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the location of Marquette High School Marquette High School in Clarkson Valley was one of two Rockwood district schools—and the only school that serves Chesterfield students—to make the 2013 list of top-ranked Missouri schools released by U.S. News & World Report today. Meanwhile, Parkway South High School was the only Parkway district school to make the top 26 in the magazine's survey, and, in fact, busted into the top 10 with a ranking of ninth. Marquette High also made last year's list, ranked at No. 5. This year, the magazine ranked Marquette No. 4 in Missouri, followed by Rockwood's Eureka High. The magazine released its annual report of 2013 Best High Schools Rankings …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The St. Louis County Police Department's Canine Unit visited the school Monday morning for the second time this semester and searched vehicles parked at the high school.
Update: St. Louis County Police Media Relations Officer Randy Vaughn said no violations were reported as a result of the search. Orginal story: The following information was sent to parents with students at Parkway Central High School this afternoon from Principal Tom McCarthy. This morning, St. Louis County’s Canine Unit visited Central High School for the second time this semester. Our focus this morning: student vehicles parked in Central High lots. As you may recall, we conducted a search of student lockers earlier this semester. The use of canine units is part of our ongoing effort to ensure a safe, drug-free school environment for all students. The physical and emotional safety of our students and staff is of the utmost …