Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Patch shares letters from principals in the Parkway School district to the community.
By Dr. Kim Brandon, Principal Parkway Northeast Middle School “Physical fitness is essential to health in people of all ages. Children who are physically active will have stronger muscles and bones and are less likely to become overweight than kids who have a more sedentary lifestyle.” (http://www.livestrong.com/article/344565-why-is-rest-exercise-important-for-children/#ixzz1tSLRqOat) Life, today, is very different than when I was growing up. My brother and I used to ride our bikes to our friends’ houses and play outside until it was dark. Today, with all the instances of child abductions, it is understandable why parents are less inclined to allow their children out of their sight. Television didn’t offer much more than three basic …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Pattonville School Board members heard a presentation on the district's food service at Tuesday night's meeting.
Pattonville School District’s food service program hopes to work with first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program throughout 2012. Pattonville’s Director of Food and Nutrition Services Teree Davis presented the program’s 2012 goals to the board of education on Tuesday night. She listed several goals the food service program will strive toward in the new year. Currently, Rockwood School District is the only district in the St. Louis metro area to be certified by the HealthierUS School Challenge, the challenge's website indicated. Davis told the board Pattonville’s lunch prices are among the lowest in the area at $2.10 in elementary and secondary schools. She said the program met its 2010 goals, which included being financially sound and …
Friday, March 11, 2011
State lawmaker representing part of the Parkway School district proposes reform; District says many efforts already being made.
Bullying is a problem that no parent or child wants to deal with, but many are. Despite efforts on many levels to stop the harassment that often begins at a very early age, when Patch talked to kids, parents and school officials, we were hard- pressed to find someone who hasn't either dealt with the issue personally or seen it take place. That early onset, and the fact that it normally happens when adults aren't present make it harder to stop. The issue is so big that students, parents, and teachers addressed the issue Thursday in Washington, D.C. at the first White House Conference On Bullying prevention hosted by President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. "As adults, we all remember what it was like to see kids picked on in the …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
An art project honors famous African Americans.
The 4th grade students at Spoede Elementary School marked February as Black History Month with an art project honoring prominent African Americans. The students designed large postage stamps with the likenesses of notable figures including Barack and Michelle Obama and Olympian Wilma Rudolph. These photos were taken by art teacher Jim Boland.