Pathfinder

  • Mu Alpha Theta is selling donuts this Wed. morning for $2 to benefit Every Child's Hope. Donations are also accepted.

  • Open house is Thurs. Aug. 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Invite your parents to come meet your teachers!

  • School picture day for freshmen through juniors is Wed. Aug. 22, through your science class.

Mu Alpha Theta sells donuts for Every Child’s Hope

Mu Alpha Theta sells donuts for Every Child’s Hope

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

August 14, 2018


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This summer the West community rallied to raise money for Every Child’s Hope (ECH), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the well-beings of young people, through a gofundme page. To supplement the donations already raised, Mu Alpha Theta is hosting a fundraiser Aug. 22 before school. ...

Officer Scoggins says ‘over and out’

Officer Scoggins says ‘over and out’

Erin Slutzky, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


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After 12 years of providing the community with humor and humility, Officer Scott Scoggins plans to retire May 24 but will continue to utilize his law enforcement skills outside of school. “I’m going to clean up the mean streets of Chesterfield,” Scoggins said. “[I hope to] become a supervis...

Marketing students pitch real ideas

Marketing students pitch real ideas

Noah Gwin, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


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Marketing students created businesses and pitched to industry leaders, administrators and teachers, much like the television show “Shark Tank,” as a final project May 6. Marketing I students were required to create businesses, each with their own websites and Instagram accounts. Senior Kennedy Silv...

Environmental Engineering students receive Promising Practice award

Environmental Engineering students receive Promising Practice award

Anna Pavlisin, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


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As soon as Assistant Principal Kate Piffel heard about the Environmental Engineering students' project for Puerto Rico, she knew they were a great contender for the Promising Practice award from character.org. ”I am always trying to pay attention to the different activities that are occurring here,” Piffel said. “...

Science department explores wildlife in Costa Rica

Science department explores wildlife in Costa Rica

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


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Through the science department, 24 students and four teachers traveled to Costa Rica for six days to study the various ecosystems. “We moved around a lot, but we had three main areas that we did some science activities. We visited Sarapiqui, the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde,” science teacher Amy V...

Senior tips for finals studying

Senior tips for finals studying

B Antonenko, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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As finals approach and students and teachers prepare for the worst, the Pathfinder has got you covered on how to properly prepare for finals with tips and tricks from experienced seniors. Taking advantage of public libraries and the Maryville University Library for study time, senior Cheryl Ma begi...

Students facilitate the creation of a National English Honors Society chapter

Students facilitate the creation of a National English Honors Society chapter

Maria Newton

May 17, 2018


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For the first time ever, a National English Honors Society (NEHS) chapter is being created. Sophomore Gabe Davis is heading the task of establishing the chapter. The process began in February when Davis realized that applications for Mu Alpha Theta and the other honors societies were coming out, but...

American Sign Language Students Express Deaf Culture Through Art

American Sign Language Students Express Deaf Culture Through Art

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


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American Sign Language (ASL) teacher Tiffani Symons uses art to teach her students deaf culture in her ASL class. “Deaf art or de’via [a deaf person who paints about the deaf experience, deaf culture, or good and bad experiences that they had growing up as a deaf individual] is very important in de...

Parkway hosts town hall meetings to address heroin crisis

Parkway hosts town hall meetings to address heroin crisis

Tyler Kinzy, Staff Writer

May 11, 2018


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Student drug abuse has been a well-documented issue across high school campuses nationwide as Parkway employs various tactics to discourage drug consumption. The district’s latest attempt to curtail growing use of heroin and opioids is highlighted by a series of town hall meetings. Director of the...

Four students prepare for upcoming National Speech & Debate Tournament

Four students prepare for upcoming National Speech & Debate Tournament

May 10, 2018


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After posting a combined 13-1 record at the Eastern Missouri district tournament, junior Gokul Venkatachalam and senior Haran Kumar qualified for the 2018 National Speech & Debate Tournament in policy debate while seniors Ryan O’Connor and Cheryl Ma made the cut in public forum debate. “I k...

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