Monday, January 16, 2012
Students throughout the Parkway School District participated in a number of events to honor the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior.
Students throughout the Parkway School District participated in a number of events to honor the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior. Students are out of class Monday for the national holiday, but teachers held a number of events Friday to help students understand history and honor King. At Pierremont Elementary School, MOSAICS teacher Mollie Leyton had students participate in an activity where they read stories and listened to music from the time of civil rights movement. "There are a couple songs that I pulled that took place during that time, to help teach the kids about music," Leyton tells Patch. She teaches "exceptionally gifted" second graders and said she taught many of them last year so she wanted to build on their …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Parkway classes started Tuesday. Check out this photo slideshow showing some of the back-to-school excitement.
The Parkway School District started its 2011-12 school year Tuesday. Town and Country-Manchester Patch spent the morning with kids, parents and teachers at Pierremont Elementary School and Mason Ridge Elementary School. Check out the back-to-school excitement in this photo slideshow! Read Related Stories: What's New For Parkway This Year? A Lot. Manchester Moms Have Mixed Feelings About Seeing Kids Off to Kindergarten
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Parkway elementary schools have made some changes and are ready for more full-time kindergartners and longer school days.
The first day of the Parkway School District year is Aug. 16, and 2011-12 provides new start times, longer elementary school days and tuition-free, full-day kindergarten. (Check your school's start time here.) (Read Previous Story: Parkway to Offer Tuition-Free Full Day Kindergarten For 2011-2012 School Year) The target for kindergarten enrollment was expected to be 1,100. As of Tuesday evening, district officials told Town and Country-Manchester Patch that, so far, 80 more kindergartners enrolled than the district projected. Only four families in the district opted for partial-day kindergarten. Last year, there were 28 full-day and 40 half-day kindergarten classes within the district's 18 elementary schools. The Parkway School District …