Friday, May 3, 2013
Patch news partner Fox2 reports that the two students are facing suspension and have been referred to juvenile court.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Two Parkway students face suspension after they were caught with pot-laced brownies at school. Police say these Parkway West High School students made the brownies and planned to pass them out on school grounds. However, Chesterfield police say one of their classmates tipped off administrators, who quickly called in law enforcement. Most pot brownies look exactly like ordinary brownies, which could be why the teens thought they’d be safe to bring to school. Dan Duncan, with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, explains, “Obviously, for someone who wants to hide the fact that they’re using marijuana, putting it in a food product will do that, as opposed to sitting there smoking it.” But getting …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Visitation Academy and Parkway West High School were named as having some of St. Louis' favorites in a recent St. Louis Magazine poll.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The poll recently published in St. Louis Magazine, asked St. Louisans to name their favorites in a number of school related categories. Town and Country's Visitation Academy and Parkway West High School were named as having some of St. Louis' favorites in the "Where Did You Go to High School?" poll. Parkway West High School won "Best School Colors," while Annie Menees with Visitation Academy was named "Best Coach." (Click here to read the St. Louis Magazine article.) So are you a big fan of Parkway West's light blue and red school colors or does another school sport a better color combo?
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Parkway West High School students collected over $9,000 for both the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Friends of Kids with Cancer.
According to the Parkway School District, Parkway West High School students collected over $9,000 in an effort to help fight childhood cancers. In an news release, Parkway stated that the Make-A-Wish Foundation will receive $7096.08 and Friends of Kids with Cancer will receive nearly $2,000. According to the school newspaper, The West Pathfinder, most of the money was raised at the senior vs. junior Powder Puff game, during Homecoming Week. Students presented the organizations with their checks during a school pep rally earlier this month. (Read The West Pathfinder story here.)
Monday, March 18, 2013
A Parkway West staffer with a sharp nose helped discover the drugs.
Two Parkway West students have been referred to a juvenile court after they were caught with marijuana on school property. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Chesterfield Police Officer Michael Ryffel said that on March 11, a school staff member smelled something burning in one of the school’s bathroom and “it went from there.” The students, a 16-year-old male and a 15-year-old male, were both sent home. Police said the two teens had a “small amount” of marijuana and the case has been handed over to a juvenile court. The incident occurred the same day that another high school in Parkway was being searched by a canine drug-sniffing unit from the St. Louis County Police Department. Conducted at Parkway Central, …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Alison Owen has left the intensive care unit of St. Louis Children's Hospital, according to updates provided by her family, and has begun physical therapy.
The Parkway West sophomore who suffered a brain hemorrhage and other injuries during a car accident earlier this month is out of intensive care. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Alison Owen remains a patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital but since moving out of the ICU on Feb. 12, she has been undergoing physical therapy and making good progress, according to Owen’s profile on CaringBridge.com. Owen’s injuries, including broken vertebrae and bruised lungs, were the result of a car accident in Chesterfield Feb. 1. Her family has been providing updates on her recovery through CaringBridge and her fellow high school students have produced an outpouring of support in response. In recent posts, Owen’s family …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Sophomore Alison Owen remains in the hospital and has received an outpouring of support from her fellow classmates, with a sign reading "Hope 4 Ali O" created in fencing at the high school.
A Parkway West High School sophomore is receiving an outpouring of support from her fellow students following a car accident on Friday that left her with a brain hemorrhage, broken vertebrae and bruised lungs. According to student newspaper The Pathfinder, sophomore Alison Owen suffered the injuries after a vehicle she was in hit two trees Feb. 1. A St. Louis Children's Hopsital official confirmed Owen is a patient at the facility. The incident occurred in Chesterfield near a portion of Country Ridge Drive between Parasol Drive and Silverwood lane, which Chesterfield Police blocked off for much of the morning Feb. 2. Police said there were three other juveniles in the vehicle who suffered minor injuries. On Monday, Parkway West students …
The Parkway West High's boys’ varsity soccer team earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) High School Team Academic Award.
The following information was provided by the Parkway School District in a news release. Parkway West High's boys’ varsity soccer team earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) High School Team Academic Award at the 2012 national convention in Indianapolis, Ind. A total of 366 high school teams (143 boys, 223 girls) throughout the United States earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team, during the 2011-12 academic year. To qualify for the award, the high school team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the entire school year. The Parkway West boys’ soccer team earned a 3.34 grade point average. The West High varsity team includes: Kidus Assefa, Dan …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Schiff's latest animation for Paranorman, has been nominated for a 2013 Oscar for “best animated feature.”
More than one Parkway West graduate has found success in the world of entertainment in Hollywood. The latest is Brad Schiff. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) As an animator, Schiff cut his teeth on a number of popular American television series including MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch, The PJs and Gary & Mike. It was working on Gary & Mike in 2001 in which Brad brought home a Primetime Emmy® Award for “Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation.” Brad's commercial directing clients have included the NFL on Fox, Nintendo and Samsung. In 2004, Brad animated on the first of what has turned out to be a series of Academy Award®-nominated features that include Corpse Bride, Coraline and Fantastic Mr. Fox. His …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Parkway West Head Football Coach Jeff Duncan said the Longhorns haven't won against Parkway Central since 2008.
Parkway West students, fans and alumni packed the stands for the school's Homecoming football game Sept. 14 against the Parkway Central Colts. Visit Ballwin-Ellisville Patch on Facebook for more photos from the game and Homecoming festivities. Aside from the presentation of Homecoming court and the marching band presentation at halftime, Longhorns fans had little reason to cheer. Down at the half 28 to 0, West allowed another Central touchdown through their defense at 11:18 remaining in the 3rd quarter. The Colts failed to pick up an extra point with a missed field goal, but the score advanced to 34-0. Five minutes later into the 3rd, Central took a field goal to jump their lead to 37-0. A faulty Longhorns possession into the 4th, the …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Patch asked Parkway West Football Head Coach Jeff Duncan five quick questions as the Longhorns take on rivals Parkway Central for the Homecoming game Friday.
The Parkway West football team is looking for its first win of the season in this week's Homecoming game Sept. 14. With an 0-3 start, the Longhorns will play rivals Parkway Central following the Homecoming parade and as a part of the week's celebrations. Patch asked Longhorns Head Coach Jeff Duncan five fast questions looking at the team's preparations for the big game: Patch: How has Parkway West competed with Parkway Central in the past? Parkway West Football Head Coach Jeff Duncan: We have lost to Central for 3 years in a row. Our last victory came in 2008. Patch: What struggles are the Longhorns dealing with this week? Duncan: We have continued to turn the ball over on offense at critical times in the game. We need to eliminate that…