Thursday, May 16, 2013
The school district's CFO said it will exhaust its current bond funding this summer and will not have any funds available for additional capital projects.
With the last bit of funds from a 2008 bond issue scheduled to be spent this summer, the Parkway School District's chief financial officer is recommending the school board began talking about placing a new bond on the ballot next fall. CFO Mark Stockwell made the remarks during a presentation to the board at their May 8 meeting. The bond serves as a source of funding for capital expenses, such as maintenance for the district’s facilities. Parkway has about $5.4 million in various projects set for this summer. After that, the bond funds will be gone. Stockwell said this means the district will no longer have money available for additional capital expense or improvements outside of emergency repairs. His preliminary 2013-14 budget sets aside…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Parkway Northeast Middle School posted the following message about the competiton on its website. Congrats to our 8th grade Orchestra who were in the Worlds of Fun music competition over the weekend. The judges selected a top orchestra from all performances of the day and Northeast Middle Orchestra was the Sweepstakes winner! This is the first time any Orchestra from Northeast has ever won this trophy. Congratulations to Ms. Craig and her students for a job well done! Join Creve Coeur Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Police said Joseph T. Maddock taught at several schools in St. Louis County since 2001. He's now being accused of sexually touching a 10-year-old student.
A teacher is being accused of sexually touching a 10-year-old student during a home school session in Lake Saint Louis. Joseph T. Maddock, who also worked for a number of West St. Louis County school districts, was charged Monday in St. Charles County with first-degree statutory sodomy. Lake Saint Louis Police said Maddock, 34, of the first block of Cedar Bluff in Lake Saint Louis, met the boy and his parents while he was teaching at another school. Police reported he convinced the boy’s parents to teach the boy in a home-school environment. Maddock had been teaching at the boy’s Lake Saint Louis home five days a week during the school year. Police said he would rub the boy’s back and stomach as he read stories. During a reading session in…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Parkway North Baseball, Chaminade and De Smet Lacrosse and Parkway Central Track standouts are recognized as your nominees.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Hazelwood East High School Assistant Principal Kashina Bell will replace retiring principal Kim Brandon.
The following information was provided by the Parkway School District. The Parkway School District announced that Mrs. Kashina Bell has been hired as the principal of Northeast Middle School, effective July 1, 2013. She replaces Dr. Kim Brandon, who is retiring after 14 years in Parkway. Bell began her teaching career as a business teacher at Parkway West High School before serving as an administrative intern at Southwest Middle School. Most recently she served as assistant principal at Hazelwood East High School. Bell holds a master’s degree in educational administration from Lindenwood University. She also has a master’s degree in practical arts/vocational technical education and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Parkway School District is holding a solar panel dedication Tuesday at Pierremont Elementary School in Manchester.
The Parkway School District provided the following details of the dedication ceremony in a news release. WHO: The Parkway School District, Brightergy and hundreds of elementary students wearing orange sunglasses. WHAT: The dedication of Parkway's 825-kilowatt solar-energy system, installed as 25-kilowatt systems across 33 buildings throughout the district. Parkway is the first to adopt solar energy across the district, making the district-wide system the largest rooftop solar project in the state. WHEN: Tuesday, February 19 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Pierremont Elementary (gymnasium), 1215 Dauphine Lane, Manchester, MO 63011, School number (314) 415-6600 WHY: Parkway Schools' future is so bright, they've gotta wear shades! Students will don …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The cuts would begin in the 2013-2014 school year and come in the form of approximately 40 jobs through attrition.
The Parkway School Board is reviewing a proposal to cut approximately $4 million from the district's budget over the next two years, beginning with the 2013-2014 school school year. The district has said it needs to cut another $2-4 million, or approximately one to two percent of the district's overall operating budget, to restore its fund balance and prevent borrowing from reserves. "The revenues didn't come in where we thought they'd come in last year," Parkway's CFO Mark Stockwell explained. Last February, the board voted to cut up to $9.63 million over two years and ended up cutting just under $8 million from the 2012-2013 budget. The additional $4 million now being proposed would bring the total budget cuts to between $11 and $12 …
Friday, October 19, 2012
In preparation for National School Bus Safety Week, Parkway Superintendent Keith Marty rode school buses with students as they headed to class this week.
The following information was provided in a news release by the Parkway School District. Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty rode Parkway buses this morning (Oct, 18) to celebrate National School Bus Safety Week, which takes place Oct. 22-Oct. 26, 2012. “It’s a great time to ride with drivers to show support and to encourage continued safe driving,” he says. Will Rosa, transportation director, and Dr. Marty also demonstrated how to evacuate buses safely from the rear. Parkway's transportation department has an outstanding record in student safety and service. For 22 consecutive years, Parkway's transportation department has been awarded the "Fleet Excellence Award" from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the "Exemplary School Bus …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Three Parkway School Board candidates vying for two open seats in next month's election talked education, Clayton v Turner, how to handle district budget cuts and more at Monday night's public forum.
The League of Women Voters of St. Louis sponsored the Parkway School Board candidate forum Monday night. Three candidates are running for the Parkway Board of Education's two open seats on the April 3 ballot. (Read Previous Story: A 3-Way Race For Two Seats on Parkway Board of Education) The candidates, in order of filing and as their names will appear on the ballot, are: Feldman and Appelbaum each have two children attending Parkway schools, while Casteel, a retired teacher, had two children who attended Parkway as well. For more information and bios on the candidates, visit the board of education page on the Parkway website. Monday's forum at Parkway South Middle School allowed candidates to present their views and address questions from…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Students, parents and administrators in the Parkway school district are grappling with early class start times and their effect on academic performance.
Part 1 of this report looked at the Parkway School District switching to an earlier start time. Some students and parents believe start times before 8 a.m. are too early. Parkway officials note the school day is pinched on both ends by bus schedules, class time, after-school activities, homework and family time. For Parkway students like Zack Becker, the school day starts early. The Parkway North High School sophomore is in marching band. During band season, the group met at 6:30 a.m. for practice, meaning Becker had to get up at 5:45 a.m. to get to school. “I’m averaging six hours of sleep a night,” he said. Fatigue affected Becker’s grades, which dropped from a 4.0 as a freshman to a 3.4 in his first semester. Dr. John Spivey, a …