Tuesday, October 23, 2012
In the new Missouri system, every team has a shot at a state title. Here's when teams with Creve Coeur ties play, starting Thursday.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) High school football coaches have been busy cramming about prospective opponents over the weekend. They left the field Friday and Saturday afternoon, still not quite sure who they'd be playing this week in the new state football playoff system that now includes the "district system" used in other sports, with seeding thanks to a point differential that made every score count. Saturday evening, that schedule was released. Here's how it all will start shaking out: Thursday Friday You can search the entire playoff bracket by going to the Missouri State High School Activities Association website.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Powered by 28-point third quarter, Cadets blow past Patriots for 47-0 win, and earn themselves a home playoff game, next week against Hazelwood Central.
TOWN AND COUNTRY – The top-ranked football team in both the citywide and statewide top 10 rankings looked every bit the part Friday night, as the No. 1 CBC Cadets blasted visiting Parkway South 47-0, in the final game of the regular season at CBC’s Ross Stadium. “We had some spurts where we did look good,” CBC head coach Scott Pingel said. “We started off a little slow in the first half. We had some fumbled snaps that kind of put us in holes. But there’s always things we could clean up. But at the end of the day we’re pretty happy.” Indeed they should be, as the Cadets (10-0) wrapped up a perfect regular season with the shutout win over the Patriots, and can now add Class 6 District 3 champions to their list of 2011 accomplishments, which …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Parkway schools are expected to receive the highest level of accreditation from the state, based on preliminary annual performance data released Friday.
Parkway schools are expected to receive the highest level of accreditation from the state, based on preliminary annual performance data released Friday. The Parkway School District met 14 of the 14 standards on which the state evaluates school districts. The state considers 14 academic performance standards ranging from test scores, to attendance to the number of advanced courses to Annual College Test (ACT) scores. Of the 447 K-12 districts in the state, 256 met all 14 standards while 64 met 13 standards. Margie Vandeven, assistant commissioner in the office of quality schools at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, said the scores aren't based only one year of data alone, but provide a report on each district's…
Thursday, May 26, 2011
State representatives and affected residents are the House Apportionment Commission to make redrawn districts competitive.
One speaker put it succinctly: Nothing is more political than redistricting, even though laws strive to keep the politics out of the process. The House Apportionment Commission, which is meeting to redraw boundaries for the Missouri House of Representatives districts, took public comments at the University of Missouri, St. Louis Wednesday. Chairman Joe Maxwell told the audience that two commission members--Trent Skaggs and Marlene Davis--submitted a proposed redistricting map, called Skaggs-Davis No. 1, during an April 28 meeting in Jefferson City. Several state representatives--especially from the city of St. Louis--praised the map as a good starting point for the commission, including Rep. Tishaura Jones, D-District 63 and Rep. Mike …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Congressman Todd Akin is set to announce his political plans for the 2012 election Tuesday in Creve Coeur.
Congressman Todd Akin (R-Town and Country), who represents both Town and Country and Manchester, is set to announce his political plans for the 2012 election Tuesday. He's scheduled to make the annoucement at 11 a.m. at the Creve Coeur Drury Inn. Rep. Akin's Press Secretary Steve Taylor will not comment directly on speculation that Akin will announce a run in 2012 for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Claire McCaskill. Taylor will only say that Akin will announce his intentions for his future at this announcement Tuesday. "Congressman Akin has thought long and hard regarding a potential senate run. He has been encouraged by many conservatives that he would make a good, strong conservative candidate," Taylor said. Akin is …
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Representative Todd Akin is scheduled to make an announcement about his political future Tuesday in Creve Coeur.
Representative Todd Akin (R-Town and Country) is scheduled to make an announcement about his political future at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Creve Coeur Drury Inn. Rep. Akin's Press Secretary Steve Taylor will not comment directly on speculation that Akin will announce a run in the 2012 race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Claire McCaskill. Taylor tells Town and Country - Manchester Patch that Akin will announce his intentions for his future at this announcement Tuesday. "Congressman Akin has thought long and hard regarding a potential senate run. He has been encouraged by many conservatives that he would make a good, strong conservative candidate," Taylor said. (Read Previous Story: Rep. Todd Akin May Run For Senate Seat) …
Monday, May 2, 2011
Parkway South students and staff are mourning the loss of Mark Wade who died Saturday of an apparent heart attack.
UPDATED: 2:50 p.m., Tuesday, May 3 Monday, Parkway South High School students and staff are mourning the loss of Mark Wade who died Saturday of an apparent heart attack. Chip Allison, Parkway South's athletic director and Wade's close friend, said he found out about the death when he returned home Saturday evening from a girls track meet. Allison said he was stunned by the news. "You just can't believe it. There has to be a mistake. This guy walks the golf course all the time. He's in great shape," Allison said. Wade was just two weeks away from his 60th birthday. Allison said he and Wade both came to Parkway 30 years ago together, and he's known Wade even longer. In fact, Allison said Wade used to own an extermination business when they…
Monday, April 25, 2011
School officials contend a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling could send a stream of students from unaccredited districts to their classrooms; bills in the legislature may address the issue.
Local school districts, including Parkway, hope state lawmakers will provide a fix to a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling that could result in a rapid influx of students from unaccredited districts transferring to neighboring districts. That possibility is the result of the court's July opinion in the Jane Turner v. School District of Clayton case that school districts are mandated to accept any student from an unaccredited district and have no say so in the matter. There are several bills currently proposed in the Missouri General Assembly addressing the topic. In the St. Louis area, both the St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) and Riverview Gardens School districts are unaccredited. Under current law, students from these districts can …