Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The study, commissioned by the school board at a cost of around $43,200 in November, is meant to help guide the development of their early childhood education program.
The Parkway School District is weighing how to move forward with its early childhood education program with the help of a demographic study packed with a “phenomenal amount” of information. The district commissioned the demographic market study November of last year at a cost of $43,200 and with the purpose of using it to guide the long-term development and growth of its early childhood education (ECE) services. On Wednesday, the Parkway School Board saw the results of that study with a presentation from the firm that conducted it, Landes Associates. Les Landes summarized many of the findings from the massive report for the board and then presented them with a tricky question. “What is the District’s main goal for Early Childhood Education…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The extension is one of the items on the agenda for tonight's meeting of the Parkway School Board.
The Parkway School Board will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the district's central offices at 455 N. Woods Mill Road. Here's a preview of some the items on the board's agenda.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Parkway School Board is set to vote on a package of cuts totaling $3.3-4.1 million at a board meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Central Middle School.
As the Parkway School Board prepares to vote on a proposed package of $3.3-4.1 million in budget cuts at a meeting tonight, one of the items that is not on the table is pay freezes for the district’s top-paid employees. Parkway previously faced questions about giving raises to employees, particularly administrators, after making nearly $8 million in cuts last year, but Superintendent Keith Marty defend the district’s position and said there are several problems with such a move. First, he noted that it’s a question of fairness. In Parkway’s case, the district’s unionized employees are under contracts until June 2014 that include pay increases. “Should administrators, for example, be frozen while teachers are going to get a pay increase?” …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The group of 84 will pile into two buses Friday night and have time to explore the capital's landmarks and museums before Monday's swearing-in ceremony.
A group of Parkway high school students will be packing aboard two buses Friday evening to drive to Washington, DC, for President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony on Monday. The group is comprised of 84 students from all five high schools and 14 teacher and administrators. Social Studies Coordinator Toby McQuerrey is helping organizing the trip and said it represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “It's really a capstone experience for our students who have been studying American history and government since first grade,” said McQuerrey. “[The inauguration of a U.S. President] is significant to the whole world.” By driving through the night on Friday, the students and staff will have time to visit some of the landmarks and museums …
Monday, April 11, 2011
Despite concerns expressed among some Parkway parents and teachers, the district says it will cut resources other than personnel.
As the 2010-2011 school year nears its end, some teachers in the Parkway School District have expressed concern over whether their contracts will be renewed, given the current state of the economy. But a spokeswoman for the Parkway district said these teachers need not worry. “We’ve strived to retain our current teaching staff. Where we have made budget cuts, we’ve done so in areas other than personnel,” Cathy Kelly, district spokeswoman, said. “We have made no layoffs of teachers anywhere in the district this year, and right now, we have no plans for personnel cuts in the future.” Pierremont Elementary School Principal Kathy Cain tells Patch the district is actually hiring teachers. Cain said 13 elementary positions were just posted. "If …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Also on today's PatchCast, learn about Crestwood officials' proposal to add commercial sponsorships on city property to battle declining revenue and meet Parkway School District's new superintendent.
Prep Baseball Players Show Their Stuff: At a showcase event in Affton, players from Missouri and Illinois spend Presidents Day playing their favorite game. Crestwood Proposes Commercial Sponsorships to Drive Up Revenue: Rec director sees opportunity. New Parkway Superintendent Focused on Relationships, Strategic Planning: Keith Marty said he hopes to get to know people throughout the district and begin implementing Project Parkway plans. Jimmy Schork Defines Patriotism in Winning Essay: Northwest R-1 Board of Education recognizes the writing talents of a North Jefferson Intermediate School 5th grader.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Mike Gohn, Parkway Director of Athletics and Activities, is honored by the the Missouri State High School Activities Association.
Parkway Director of Athletics and Activities Mike Gohn has received several awards during his professional life. Among those are the St. Louis-area Athletic Director of the Year Award in 2001 and the Jim Otis Hustle Award for outstanding contributions to the St. Louis Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame in 2010. He was also elected into the Southeast Missouri University Hall of Fame in 2007. But the honor that Gohn received this year at the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) state football championships was a special one for him. Gohn was given the MSHSAA Distinguished Service Award, which was established in 1988 by MSHSAA to recognize individuals and organizations that have…