Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Congratulations to Kim Kelly Smith for winning our Back to School photo contest!
Congratulations to Kim Kelly Smith, whose adorable photo of two little ones going back to school was selected as the winner of our Back to School Photo Contest. Kim wins a $100 gift card good at Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center and/or West County Center! For more, read our story about the contest. Like Creve Coeur Patch on Facebook!
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Dr. Keith Marty is a week into his second year at the helm of the Parkway School District. We asked about everything from last year's growing pains with bell times to the new technology plan that could impact each district school after Thanksgiving.
Patch: Are more comfortable now a year in...what's the biggest thing you learned about Parkway so far? Dr. Marty: Parkway has a wonderful tradition of success and concern about their students. The district attempts to make students the center of decision-making and its core values a strong part of the decision. Patch: School administrators always say they hope budget cuts are done in a way that will have the least possible impact on daily classroom functions. How will parents and students most notice the impact of cuts the district had to make last year? Dr. Marty: Parents shouldn’t notice any changes in daily classroom functions as no classroom teachers were laid off during the budget cuts. Our goal was to keep the budget cuts as far…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
KSDK-TV reports a Craig Elementary School student boarded the wrong bus and ended up on the side of the road in Creve Coeur Park Tuesday.
The start of a new school year is bound to have a few bumps in the road, and especially for Parkway, with dozens of schools and thousands of students. But the district is facing criticism for an incident on Tuesday's opening day. KSDK-TV reports that a third grade student at Craig Elementary School ended up getting on the wrong bus Tuesday afternoon, and that the driver passed the young girl's home twice before letting her off two stops later. Like Creve Coeur Patch On Facebook The station talked to the woman who found the girl on the side of the road in Creve Coeur Park, as well as the student, her mother, and Parkway Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty. The station said Dr. Marty has recommended the driver be fired over the incident. Stay …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Tuesday is the opening day of the 2012-2013 school year.
Parkway North Principal Jenny Marquart lays out a set of six goals for the school year. Dear North High Families, I hope you have had a wonderful summer; mine was filled with learning! I attended workshops, read great books, and traveled to different parts of the country. We had many staff members participating in workshops throughout the summer to write curriculum, assessments and participate in conversations about how we can ensure that all students are achieving at high levels and are progressing as learners. Our District Strategic Plan is the blueprint for achieving the mission. In order for us to develop students who are capable, confident and curious, we have to engage them in instruction and assessments that foster growth, …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
As MoDOT works on Woods Mill Road and new Route 141, Parkway administrators take steps to control traffic the first 2-3 weeks of school.
Parkway School officials are getting ready for what is inevitiable. There will be traffic jams when on Tuesday, the first day of school. But this year there are new hurdles. Since July 14, the current intersection with Route 141 at Central High School has been closed, and the only way to access the Central High and Central Middle campuses is from the north by taking Olive Boulevard. (The district has a map here showing the temporary road closure) This, combined with parents and students who drive to school, will make for what School Board President Beth Feldman calls “our first challenge of the year.” “It’s going to be hard for our buses to go where they need to go on time and it is also going to be hard for our Central Middle and Central …
The best first day of school photo wins a $100 gift card good at Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center or West County Center in St. Louis!
The smell of fresh crayons, the sudden spike in jeans sales, the year of learning ahead—is there anything more exciting than the first day of school? When you’re packing your children’s backpacks with the binders, books and school supplies they’ll need for the new school year, we’re asking you to remember one very important thing: your camera. We want to see those bright, smiling faces ready for the first day of school, so we decided to start a contest: The best “It’s my first day of school!” photo wins a prize. Submit your first day of school photos by hitting the “Upload” button on this article anytime between August 13 and August 31. Patch editors will randomly select the winner from the photos submitted. And what do you win? Just a …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The first day of school for Parkway students is August 14.
Bellerive Elementary School Principal Jami DeBosch writes about how the Seven Habits of a Happy Kid in her first e-bulletin of the new school year: Welcome Back or Welcome to Bellerive! I hope that you have had a great summer and are ready for a wonderful year ahead! I love the start of school and all the newness it brings. This school year, we are going to be focusing on helping our students understand the Seven Habits of a Happy Kid and working on developing leadership skills in every student. Our entire faculty and staff will begin the year in a three-day intensive training workshop on the Seven Habits in order to fully integrate this school-wide. We are going to be “Growing Capable Learners… Inspiring Lifetime Leaders.” We want …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Dr. Marsha Chappelow answers more Patch questions ahead of the start of the school year.
Patch: What initiatives will the school board address this year. Chappelow: I think it is important for people to realize that just because we don’t have a bond levy, and we won’t be making major budget reductions, we still have a lot of things we want to accomplish. We are pulling out a lot of projects we had put on hold. This an operational year. All of these initiatives are under our strategic plan. We are going to increase our efforts to eliminate our education gap with our African-American students. There will be an action committee, K-12th. We’ve done a better job of collecting that data. Now we need to see what we have to do. We are going to get serious about action with that committee. We will continue to look at our 21st century …
Entering her 40th year in education, we talk about year-round schools and new hires around the district.
Patch: How would you characterize the start of another school year Dr. Marsha Chappelow: I would characterize it this way: It is the start of a new year and a new opportunity and a renewal for students and staff. Everyone gets a break and that is great. Everyone comes backs refreshed and ready to go. For this year, it is especially great because of the passage of Prop 1. Last year there was a little uncertainty with the start of the school year if we were going to go forward with the tax levy or not. This year is special because all of that is behind us now. Ladue Frontenac-Patch Editor James Baer: Dr. Chris Schreiner, principal at Reed Elementary School likes to correct me and says it is a continuation of where the teachers and students …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Creve Coeur is observing the sales tax free holiday Friday through Sunday.
Monday marks the first day of the August Sales Tax Free period. Creve Coeur, unlike several neighboring municipalities, is observing the holiday. The Better Business Bureau used a Patch blog to share some good advice about doing your shopping over the next few days. For your shopping convenience, we've attached school supply lists for Bellerive Elementary School, Ross Elementary, Craig Elementary, Parkway Northeast Middle School and Central Middle School. You should contact Parkway High schools if you have specific questions about supplies.