Saturday, December 1, 2012
The 17-year-old male was also found in possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
A 17-year-old Parkway Central High School student was found in possession of alcohol and marijuana paraphernalia while on school property Tuesday. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) The incident was reported in the weekly Chesterfield Police Department blotter as occurring at 8 a.m. Nov. 27 and involving a male student. Chesterfield Officer Mike Ryffel said the Parkway Central's school resource officer was alerted to the situation by the school's administrators. Possible charges could include an MIP liquor violation, but since the case involves a minor, no further details were released.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
A Parkway South student made it to the semifinals in the St. Louis Teen Talent Showcase Competition.
Parkway South High School student Julieanna Beale is advancing to the semifinal round of the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition. The singer and guitarist performed and competed against a number of other area students last weekend. Last weekend’s preliminary competition narrowed the field from more than 100 to only 32 acts. Winners at the competition will earn thousands of dollars in scholarships, and universities and organizations, such as Lindenwood University or The Muny, are also offering scholarships and prizes. The semifinals will be March 31. The final 12 will perform at The Fabulous Fox Theater on April 27.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Overcrowding is causing the change. A handful of schools, primarily north, are impacted.
The Parkway School District will redraw attendance boundaries for a handful of schools on the north side by August, impacting about 475 students. Some 246 elementary age students would change schools. Another 230 middle- and high school students will move from Northeast and North to Central schools, but have the option to continue at northside schools through graduation. These housing areas are impacted by the boundary changes: In a unanimous vote, the Parkway Board of Education agreed to the mandatory reshuffling of primarily elementary school students, and the phase-in transition for middle- and high school students. Officials said changes were necessary to spread around overcrowding in some schools when there was a dearth of students in…
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
District administrators have tweaked their proposal in response to feedback from community meetings.
The Parkway School District Board of Education is scheduled Wednesday to take action on proposed boundary adjustments that would impact some elementary, middle school and high school students. The district's recommended boundary adjustments can be seen in the PDF portion of this article. The changes come as the district struggles to deal with overcrowding, particularly at the elementary school level in the north side of the district. Read Previous Story: What would the new boundaries look like Administrators gathered feedback at community forums held at each elementary school attendance area which would see an impact. In documents prepared for Wednesday's meeting, a district report said "the most frequent request and appeal was for …
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Governor Jay Nixon signs repeals to the Missouri school social networking law, but says even the revised version has flaws. The law no longer prohibits teachers and students from communicating through some social networking outlets.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 1, which repeals a portion a state school social networking law passed, Senate Bill 54, by the General Assembly this spring. In August, Patch reported on the controversy and confusion surrounding Senate Bill 54, also known as the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act. It is sponsored by former Ladue school board member and Missouri State Senator Jane Cunningham (R-Chesterfield) and designed to protect students. The Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) sued the state over ths social network portions of Senate Bill 54, claiming it was too vague. MSTA was awarded an injunction on Aug. 26, just two days before the new law was to take effect. Friday, that lawsuit and injunction are still in …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The students from Parkway North and Parkway Central are eligible to compete for college scholarship dollars.
The Parkway School District announced this week that a pair of Creve Coeur area high school students have been named National Merit Scholarship Achievement scholarship semifinalists. Parkway Central's Ahmed Eltahir, and Parkway North's Paa Imbeah are among a pool of approximately 16,000 students nationwide to have reached this stage, thanks to performance on standardized testing. The field will be winnowed down to 15,000 students nationwide who have demonstrated strong academic performance throughout high school and will have been recommended and endorsed by their principal. The students will also write an essay, have strong SAT scores, and be evaluated on their leadership, community involvement outside of class. Next spring, roughly 8,300…
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The Parkway Board of Education voted to change the start and end times for all schools effective Oct. 17.
Despite concerns voiced by parents and students Wednesday night, the Parkway Board of Education voted to change the start and end times for all schools midyear. It was a vote that upset parents, with many of them walking out unhappy with the decision. "I'm disappointed with the fact that two of the people who initially voted to table this, just turned around and voted for it," said Parkway parent Chris Carlson. "I understand where they're coming from, but if they had to do something tonight, I would have rather they reverted back to last year's schedule. At least parents and students are familiar with that, now we don't even know what our bus schedule will be." "That is disappointing because it was already decided," said parent Lisa …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Parkway South Middle School students headed out Monday to participate on a 24/7 environmental experience.
On Monday, approximately 98 Parkway South Middle School sixth-graders left the commodities of the city for a one-week environmental experience in Potosi, MO. Every year, all Parkway schools: Central Middle, Northeast Middle, South Middle, Southwest Middle and West Middle School, take sixth-graders on a field trip as part of their science curriculum. Monday, it was Parkway South’s turn to take students out in the open. The core focus of the program is to teach students about environmental conservation in order to better understand their science curriculum, according to camp coordinators. At the camp, located at YMCA of the Ozarks in Camp Lakewood, students learn how to preserve the soil and develop outdoor skills such as fire making, …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Chesterfield Police tell Patch an 18-year-old Parkway Central High School student is charged with harassment after texting a girl and her friends.
Chesterfield Police tell Patch an 18-year-old Parkway Central High School student is charged with harassment. Investigators said the charge against the male student is primarily due to him texting a 17-year-old girl and her friends. Authorities said the high school senior has not officially been charged yet. Police said they were notified of the incident by parents, who also notified school officials. According to KMOV-TV, the student was kicked out of school and is now waiting an expulsion hearing. Parkway school officials tell Patch they are unable to comment on the issue due to student privacy laws, but in a statement to Patch, Parkway District spokesperson Cathy Kelly said, "We don't tolerate harassment of any kind, take every incident…
After an injunction stops a new Missouri social networking law from taking effect, the revised version, Senate Bill 1, is making its way through the legislature during this special session.
- Ryan Krull
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
UPDATED: 12:45 p.m. Wednesday - The office of Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-MO, told Patch Senate Bill 1 had its third reading Wednesday in the Missouri Senate and was voted on and passed 33-0. The bill is now headed to the House of Representatives. READ ORIGINAL STORY: Last month Town and Country - Manchester Patch reported on the controversy and confusion surrounding Senate Bill 54, also known as the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act. It is sponsored by former Ladue school board member and Missouri State Senator Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, and designed to protect students. According to the law, a teacher cannot send an email, text message, or have any private interaction with a student, unless both school administrators and the student’s …