455 N. Woods Mill Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone (314) 415-8100
April 05, 2006
Parkway Receives $75,000 Donation for Photography ProgramHal Wagner, president of Wagner Portrait Group, which specializes in photography services, recently donated $75,000 to Parkway to enhance the district's fine arts program. Wagner, a strong supporter of public education, provided the photography grant for Parkway students and teachers through the Parkway Education Foundation. The gift will be used over a period of five years with the intent to foster an appreciation of photography beginning at the elementary level, and continuing at the middle and high school levels. At the elementary level, funds will be used to purchase digital cameras for each school's art department, allowing fifth-grade art teachers to develop a basic unit of study focusing on the concept of photography as a life-long skill. At the middle school level, eighth graders will explore photography as an art and will begin to use technology to manipulate images. With anticipated Wagner funds, high school students will have access to higher-level software, equipment, and training for both digital and film applications. Updated technology, both in hardware and software, in addition to new digital cameras, will allow students to extend and refine their craft while preparing for the business world and exploring photography as a career. "The Parkway Art Department is delighted with the expanded opportunities that Wagner Portrait Group will be providing students and teachers through this very generous grant," says fine arts coordinator, Sandy Collins.
You're Invited - Public Meeting on Parkway's Current RealityParkway School District will host an open public meeting on Monday, April 10 beginning at 7 p.m. at Central Middle School, 471 North Woods Mill Road in Chesterfield. The meeting is planned to be an open community-wide discussion on Parkway's Current Reality and the challenges facing the district. If you plan to attend, please call (314) 415-8298 or e-mail Sharon Stover at http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/contact/contacts.cfm?UserID=SStover Upon request, material will be sent to you prior to the meeting or visit www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/reality for a full description of the Current Reality project and comprehensive information on the financial and curriculum issues facing the district.
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2006 Pillars of Parkway AnnouncedThe Parkway Pillar Selection Committee recently announced the 2006 Pillars of Parkway. Individuals are selected based on their long-term commitment to the district, leadership, motivation and inspiration to others, exceptional performance over a long period of time and extraordinary service to the Parkway community. Congratulations to the new Pillars and thank you to the committee for a job well done. The following 2006 Pillars will be recognized on Monday, May 1 at Parkway's annual Appreciation Evening: Anthony Ambrose, retired teacher, Central Middle Bettie Hunnius, secretary at Ross Bill Guinther, energy conservation manager, operations Bob Bunton, social studies teacher/coach, North High Celeste Banta, vocal music teacher, McKelvey Doug Hoover, band director, Central High John Schnell, community school, Central High Pam Dudley, FACS teacher, Southwest Middle Patricia Teich, director, Early Childhood Center Tim Morrison, science teacher, South High Tracey Ratchford, planning teacher assistant, Craig
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Summer School Registration Begins April 5
With courses for preschool children through adults, Parkway School District's summer school program begins June 12. Classes include mathematics, reading, foreign language, golf, swimming and driver's education, to name a few.
In addition, courses are available for students making the transition from elementary school to middle school and middle school to high school. Registration for summer school classes and camps begins April 5 for Parkway residents and students only. For more information, please call (314) 415-7004 or 7005. (Golden Key Cards are available for a complimentary class to Parkway retirees and citizens 65 and older.)
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