Friday, May 24, 2013
Whether your child is graduating from college, high school or preschool, find out how to post a free graduation announcement on Patch!
Proud of your graduate? So are we! Help us spread the word here on Patch with our easy and free tools: Announce it on Patch! Whether your grad is a high school senior at Parkway South, Marquette, Lafayette or Eureka or maybe even a preschooler moving on to Kindergarden, posting a graduation announcement on Patch is free and easy. Don't forget to let us know: where they go to school, when they graduate and where they're going next. And always include a photo! Post a free graduation announcement on Patch by following these easy steps: Go to our Announcements page, (It will ask you to sign up or sign in as a Patch user if you aren't already). Fill out the box and choose Graduation as the category. Add photos and/or video of your graduate to …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Parkway South High art students made it to the semifinals, now they need your help to win the Vans Custom Art Competition. Vote here!
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The following information was provided by the Parkway School District in a news release. For the second year in a row, the talented students in the Parkway South High art department have made it to the top 50 schools in the country, out of 1,500 entries in the 2013 Vans Custom Culture art competition. Online voting for the finalists runs through May 13th at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern time). South High is in the Southeast Region. (Vote here.) The top five finalists will be flown to New York City for an exclusive final event where the winner will be selected. The grand prize winning school receives a $50,000 prize for their art program and the chance for their shoes to be produced…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Parkway South High School will host a naturalization ceremony Wednesday where approximately 100 immigrants will be sworn in as U.S. citizens.
Parkway South High School will host a naturalization ceremony Wednesday where approximately 100 immigrants will be sworn in as U.S. citizens. The annual ceremony takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday in the school gym. The Honorable Kathy A. Surratt-States, United States Bankruptcy Court Judge, will be presiding, according to a Parkway news release. It also states Parkway’s Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty will be the event's guest speaker. Students will attend the ceremony as part of learning the process of government, according to Parkway staff.
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 …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Police tell Patch they turned their case into prosecutors shortly after the December incident and prosecutors decided no criminal charges would be filed.
Manchester police tell Patch prosecutors decided not to file charges against the 19-year-old Webster Groves man who prompted four Parkway schools to go into "lockout" mode Dec. 17 while police searched nearby woods for the teen who posessed a loaded shotgun. No one was injured during the incident and the teen finally surrendered peacefully to authorities. Manchester Police Chief Tim Walsh said his investigators presented the case to the St. Louis County Prosecutors office shortly after the incident, which is normal procedure, but prosecutors determined they would not file criminal charges against the teen. (Read Related Story: Suicidal Suspect Caught, Caused 'Lockout' at 4 Parkway Schools) The incident began around 4:30 p.m., Dec. 17 after…
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The teams are participating in the 10-team shootout at De Smet Jesuit High School this weekend.
The Westminster Lady Wildcats and the Parkway South Lady Patriots are both poised to face tough opponents in the Prepcasts Girls Basketball Shootout this Saturday at De Smet Jesuit High School in Creve Coeur The Shootout, with eight other high school teams spanning Missouri and Illinois, has Westminster Christian Academy facing Republic, both teams that made it to the Class 4 Final Four in state play last year. The Wildcats are off to an 8-2 start to the season. Parkway South, also 8-2 so far, will play Ozark. The Lady Patriots were in the running for the state tournament last year as well. Here's the full schedule of this year's Prepcasts Girls Basketball Shootout, with a short game synopsis provided by Prepcasts.com: Dexter (MO) vs. …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The all-day event moves from CBC to DeSmet this year. Parkway South and Westminster are both participating.
The high-flying St. Joe Angels basketball team will highlight the Prepcast Elite V basketball shootout January 5 at DeSmet. Previous shootouts have been held at CBC. This event is hosted by the Prepcasts Broadcast Network. St. Joe will play Carthage in the 7:15 p.m. contest. Other games feature the defending class 5 state champs from Rock Bridge and Republic, a stronger contender from Southwest Missouri in this year’s event. Columbia Rock Bridge will face Marian Catholic of Chicago at 4:15 p.m. and Republic battles Westminster Christian Academy at 5:45 p.m. Webster Groves meets Dexter in the first game at 1 p.m. while Parkway South takes on Ozark, another Southwest Missouri powerhouse at 2:30 p.m. All games will be broadcast live on the …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
As a swat team searched the nearby area, four Parkway schools went into "lockout" mode. Here's how it unfolded as nearly 100 students and staff were locked inside Parkway South High School.
Parkway School District officials say the system worked as it was supposed to on Monday evening when a gun scare in the vicinity of Parkway South High left 100 students and staff locked inside until the situation was resolved. Parkway district spokeswoman Cathy Kelly said parents were not notified during the two-hour period that events were unfolding because the situation was changing so quickly, officials didn't want to send misinformation. The lockout at four Parkway schools began on Monday afternoon after a Webster Groves 19-year-old bought a shotgun, texted his girlfriend that he was going to kill himself, then proceeded to the area near Parkway South High School. No one was injured during the incident. The loaded gun and shotgun …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Parkway South graduate and West County native Scott Langley qualified for the 2013 PGA Tour.
The following information was provided by The Country Club of St. Albans in a news release last week. The Country Club of St. Albans is pleased to announce one if its members has qualified for the 2013 PGA Tour. Scott Langley, shot a four-under-par 68 in the final round of qualifying at TPC Stadium Course in La Quinta, CA this week. Langley finished 17th, making him one of top 25 finishers in the PGA Tour qualifying tournament, giving him a 2013 PGA Tour Card. “Scott is a tremendous young golfer who will be an exciting addition to the PGA Tour next year,” said The Country Club of St. Albans General Manager David Derfel. “St. Louis has a long history of golfers on the PGA Tour with names like Hale Irwin and Jay Williamson. We are proud to …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Two Parkway South students were recently recognized by the City of Manchester for receiving perfect ACT scores.
At a recent Manchester Board of Aldermen meeting, Parkway South seniors Leela Chapman and Bradley Gleason were both recognized for receiving perfect ACT scores. Mayor David Willson presented each of them with a plaque honoring their accomplishments. According to the Parkway School District, 36 is the highest possible score on the ACT college admissions and placement exam. "Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score of 36. In 2011, more than 1.6 million students took the ACT exam," Parkway stated in a news release. The ACT consists of tests in English, math, reading and science and is scored on a …