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  • Locker clean-out is today, May 22, from 1:43 p.m. to 1:52 p.m.

  • 2/3 hour finals Tues., 4/5 hour finals Wed., 6/7 hour finals Thurs., good luck everyone!

  • Congratulations to the new student body co-presidents Alec Zhou and Sarah Bonnett.

  • Congratulations to the boys' and girls' track teams for placing 3rd at District 2 Championships.

“Campus technology access” raises eyebrows

“Campus technology access” raises eyebrows

Susie Watson, News Editor
November 12, 2012 • 995 views
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Parkway is now allowing students to bring their own device on campus for academic purposes. It will be up to the teachers how they want students to use the devices. Smart phones and cell phones are included in these devices.  However, the administration is allowed to look through devices. “We have...

College planning night

College planning night

Susie Watson, News Editor
November 8, 2012 • 957 views
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College Planning Night is being held Thursday, November 8, 6-8 p.m.  It is meant for both students and parents to attend. The night will consist of break out sessions including explanations of ACT vs. SAT, college admissions, Family Connection, financial aid, highly selective colleges, technical/trade...

Automated attendance to be instated

Annie Spewak, Feature Editor
November 8, 2012 • 3,662 views
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In January, Parkway West will instate automated attendance. It is a system where parents will receive a phone call at the end of the school day notifying what periods their student missed. The parents will only be notified of unexcused absences, like skipping classes. "Research shows that more attendance...

Marching band places in competition

Susie Watson, News Editor
October 25, 2012 • 864 views
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The band attended a competition on Oct. 20 at Francis Howell Central.  The band came in second place in their class and won outstanding in percussion. “This is a really fun part of the season because our progress and improvements to the show are fast an noticeable.  It is obvious that the band...

Parkway allows technology on campus

Susie Watson, News Editor
October 22, 2012 • 999 views
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Starting in late October, Parkway will implement Campus Technology Access (CTA) for both middle school and high school students. Students will be allowed to bring their own electronic devices to school including iPad tablets, eReaders, smart phones or laptops. CTA will allow students to have access to...

Theatre Department hosts annual canned food drive

Theatre Department hosts annual canned food drive

Debra Klevens, News Editor
October 19, 2012 • 979 views
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The Theatre Department is sponsoring its annual food drive.  It is part of the Nationwide Campaign of International Thespians society and the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA). “Last year we held the campaign during homecoming week, so this year we are trying something new and having an all...

Parkway initiates canine searches

Susie Watson, News Editor
October 17, 2012 • 1,171 views
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Starting second semester, Parkway school district decided that St. Louis County Police will be conducting campus searches with their canine units on each high school campus. “The searches typically last about 30-40 minutes and will likely occur 3-4 times a year.  The searches are not costing ...

5K FunRun

5K FunRun

Catharine Conway, News Writer
October 1, 2012 • 1,114 views
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Parkway West hosted the 5K FunRun on Sept. 9, in the stadium to fundraise for the Athletic Department. "We didn't do a charity because we were already doing a charity that week, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and we didn't want to take away from their money," Activities Director Brian Kessler said. Big...

Baxter Construction Almost Finished

Baxter Construction Almost Finished

Susie Watson, News Editor
September 27, 2012 • 902 views
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Baxter road has been closed and remodeled for the past year.  It has recently opened back up for public use, but construction is not done yet.  It is currently being widened from its original two lanes to three lanes. “The additional third lane will be a shared turn lane.  This is important because...

Parkway Installs Solar Panels

Parkway Installs Solar Panels

Susie Watson, News Editor
September 26, 2012 • 2,435 views
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In May, the Parkway School District Board voted to put solar panels in the Parkway schools, and it passed.  However, they delayed the project to begin this fall. “Barretts Elementry School will be the first school to have the solar panels installed.  They are being installed near the end of Septemb...

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