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Fire alarm sounds because of water pressure

Fire alarm sounds because of water pressure

Susie Watson, News Editor

November 29, 2012


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On Nov. 28 the fire alarms sounded around 10:30 am due to a water pipe eruption. Students remained outside for about 20 minutes awaiting the news. “We had trouble with the amount of hot water that was flowing through the space. There was a worker adjusting the water pressure to allow the water to...

Holiday lights and volunteers needed

Holiday lights and volunteers needed

Debra Klevens, Reporter

November 27, 2012


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West High will participate in St. Louis Green's 2012 broken and unwanted holiday light collection recycling drive.  A collection bin is set in the main foyer. In addition, 20 volunteers are needed for the St. Louis Green Holiday Light Recycling Drive on Saturday Dec.1 through Jan. 26 from 9 a.m....

Holiday shopping made easy

Debra Klevens, Reporters

November 20, 2012


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Why wait in the long lines for the promised deals of Black Friday? Give back to the library and Jazz Choir, on Dec.6, for the co-sponsored Book Fair at Barnes & Noble, in Chesterfield. When checking out, mention that you are a “friend" of West High, and a percentage of all proceeds will be donated...

“Power of a Person” contest recognizes student

“Power of a Person” contest recognizes student

Susie Watson, News Editor

November 19, 2012


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Senior Abby Narishkin wrote and submitted a story about freshman Naomi Kodama to the Herff Jones “Power of a Person” contest.  The story is about Kodama starting her own fundraiser called “Nothing But Nets.”  It is a non-profit organization that works to eliminate malaria by sending nets to...

#MySolarSchool

#MySolarSchool

Susie Watson, News Editor

November 16, 2012


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On Nov. 19 Parkway will begin the installation of solar panels on Parkway West.  The installation takes a week to install with no upfront fee however it requires a $150 a month lease payment. The school is limited to one 25 kW system. "The solar panels will provide the same amount of energy needed to po...

“Campus technology access” raises eyebrows

“Campus technology access” raises eyebrows

Susie Watson, News Editor

November 12, 2012


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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