Saturday, April 6, 2013
27 students, including many from Parkway South, have been named as finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Ten students from South High, nine students from Central High and seven students from West High are among 27 Parkway students that have been named as finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. South High Parkway Central recipients include: Parkway West recipients include: North High The top scoring entrants from the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) are considered, as well as qualifications surrounding academics, SAT scores and recommendations. The Parkway release said about 8,300 National Merit scholarships totalling $3.2 million will be awarded next spring, while roughly 1.5 million high school juniors enter the …
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, …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A group of 80 students from the district's five high schools were among the crowd gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., this morning.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A St. Louis area team, including three Visitation Academy students, representing the St. Louis Chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates earns excellent spot in a U.S. computer competition.
Visitation Academy students Della Anjeh, Christine Miller and Jacqueline Nobbe recently competed, along with a group of students representing the St. Louis Chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates, at the 2012 National BDPA conference held in Baltimore, MD. The St. Louis team earned second place in the BDPA's High School Computer competition, a national contest of students who are challenged with solving a business problem using web-based technology. Fields and the other St. Louis students each received $1,000 scholarships as a result of their achievement. "Students coming together from different economic, geographical, educational, and ethnic backgrounds is diversity at its best," said Toni Love, BDPA’s coordinator and application …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The students are from Parkway North and Parkway Central high schools.
Four Parkway School District students have been named National Achievement Scholarship semifinalists for having high academic performance and leadership abilities. The students are among 1,600 black American high school seniors who will compete for Achievement scholarship awards totaling more than $2.5 million, according to a press release from the Parkway School District. The four semifinalists are Deanna Patelis from Parkway Central and Keandra Rowey, Andrew Stock and Christina Wesley from Parkway North. The students will now go under a further review. Nationally, about 80 percent of the semifinalists are selected to be finalists, and about half of those go on to win an Achievement Scholarship Award. To advance, the students must …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
State Rep. Sue Allen of Town and Country is backing a parent's fight to halt what the Ladue School District describes as an "ugly tradition" involving high school girls that the school has tried to stop.
The parent of a Ladue Horton Watkins High School student has mounted a campaign against what the school district itself has called an "ugly tradition" — an annual list of graduating senior girls that describes them with vulgarities and obscenities and is circulated throughout the school. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) A series of letters between parent Ruth Ahlemeier and various officials with the Ladue School District describes Ahlemeier's efforts to have the practice in Ladue High stopped and the district's efforts to investigate her complaints. In one letter, shared with Patch on Monday, the president of the school board, Jayne Langsam, responded to Ahlemeier, recounting a conversation …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
There have been so many great announcements posted by Town and Country - Manchester Patch readers lately, it seemed appropriate to summarize many of them. Jump in by posting your own!
One of the most interesting parts of Patch is the announcements posted by readers. Communicating good news to the world is easy on Town and Country - Manchester Patch, and the more, the merrier. For specific directions about how to post your own FREE announcements, see this previous article. (Be sure to "Like" Patch on Facebook - check out our page here.) Got an announcement to post right now? Click here to do so. Following is a recap of some of the latest announcements. Just follow the hyperlinks to more details about each one. Honor Your Mother and Mother Nature This Year While flowers are a popular way to show mom just how grateful you are this Mother’s Day, why not give her an eco-friendly gift that also respects Mother Nature. Here …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Help us honor Teacher Appreciation Day by telling us why your teacher is the best you've ever had!
National Teacher Appreciation Week begins May 7 and there's no better way to show your teacher some love then to brag about them for all of Patch's devoted readers to see! Officially, Teacher Appreciation Day is May 8. But here at Patch, we like teachers enough to shower them with praise for more than just a day. So beginning today, we're asking students, parents and school officials to highlight the best teachers St. Louis has to offer. How do you do that? Glad you asked! To brag about your teacher, all you need to do is CLICK HERE. By clicking on the link, you'll be redirected to our blogging platform, where you'll be able to write as much or as little as you'd like about your favorite teacher, what makes them awesome and what you've …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A mild winter with no snow days equals classes out one day earlier.
The last day of school for Parkway School District students this year is May 23, one day earlier than the calendar allowed. With the mild winter this year, Parkway did not have any days off due to snow. Therefore, the last day of school for students is Wednesday, May 23. This is one day earlier than listed on the original calendar. The last day of school will be a full day for grades PreK-8 and a half day of finals in the morning for grades 9-12. To view the updated 2011-12 academic calendar on Parkway's website, click here. This notice was emailed to Parkway district families.