Three Parkway Graduates Among St. Louis Business Journal's 2011 Class of 30 Under 30 Award Winners.
Congatulations to Raven Akram (North '00), Erin Baskett (South '02) and Dale Messey (South '00) on being honored as three of the St. Louis Business Journal's 2011 Class of 30 Under 30 Award Winners!
Honor Dr. Don Senti's Service to the Parkway Community by Making a Gift to the Parkway Alumni Association's Educators Make-A-Difference Fund
After nearly 30 years of service to Parkway children as teacher, administrator and superintendent, Dr. Don Senti is retiring June 30. To honor Dr. Senti’s many contributions and to continue his legacy in Parkway, you can make a tax-deductible donation to the “Educators Make-a-Difference Fund.”
You can give safely and securely through Paypal, using your credit card or your Paypal account, by clicking on the button below. You can also send a check payable to: The Parkway Alumni Association, 455 N. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017, with “Honoring Don Senti” on the memo line. The PAA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
West '82 Grad Voted "Best Teacher" in West Newsmagazine Poll
Parkway South High History teacher Pat McPartland (West '82) was voted "Best Teacher" in West Newsmagazine's 2010 "The Best of West" issue.
West County readers voted for their favorite restaurant, their favorite piece of public art, and their favorite teacher, among other things. McPartland received the most votes for ...best teacher and has this write-up in the publication: “There are some teachers whose students never forget them. Apparently, Parkway South High history teacher Pat McPartland is one of those teachers, and his students, who appreciate his creative teaching methods, will remember him with fondness."
McPartland has been teaching in the Parkway district for 22 years and knows how to relate content to the lives of his students, engaging them in Socratic seminars, mock trials, simulations and interactive lectures, according to one of his colleagues.
Parkway graduate named Rhodes Scholar
Fatima Sabar, (West '07), has been named a Rhodes Scholar. Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England, and may allow funding in some instances for four years. Sabar is a senior at Stanford University and is one of thirty-two Americans chosen as a Rhodes Scholars representing the United States.
Eight years of yearbook victory for Parkway West High School
The Parkway West PAWESEHI yearbook staff earned the highest rating from Columbia Scholastic Press Association's (CSPA) annual scholastic yearbook critique. The staff earned the "Gold Medalist" title for the 2010-2011 yearbook. This is the eight year in a row that the PAWESEHI staff has received the yearbook prestigious rating.
The point of the Medalist Critiques is to offer specific instruction on how to improve student work. Katie Masucci, Editor-In-Chief and Alexandra Menz, Design Editor led the staff to such high acclaims. The Yearbook is advised under the direction of Debra Klevens (Central '90). Read more »
Photo Exhibit Shows Alumni's Work with Refugees
Story by Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Eric Greitens (North High '92) went to a refugee camp in Bosnia as an undergraduate in 1994 to work with "unaccompanied children," young refugees who lost a parent during the bloody ethnic cleansing or who had been separated from their families.
When the Duke University student returned from the Balkans, he and some classmates wrote a report on the best ways to work with children in those circumstances. Read more »
Parkway grad selected to represent St. Louis Cardinals at MLB All-Star Game
Parkway grad and Alumni Association Hall of Famer, Eric Greitens (North High, '92) was selected to represent the St. Louis Cardinals as an “All-Star Among Us” at the 2010 MLB All-Star Game on July 13, 2010.
Golf tournament raises over $10,000 to support programs and grants for Parkway teachers and students
The 15th annual Parkway Golf Tournament on June 11, 2010 was a great success, raising more than $10,000 to support the many programs and grant opportunities offered by the Parkway Alumni Association.
“We are grateful for the community’s involvement,” said Jan Misuraca, executive director of the Parkway Alumni Association. “It truly shows their commitment to the Parkway School District.”
Participants in the tournament played a full day of golf at the Landings at Spirit Golf Club in Chesterfield, enjoyed lunch and dinner a silent auction. Read more »
9th annual jazz concert raises money, grants dreams
An annual jazz concert commemorating the life and career of Parkway West band teacher Dr. John Baker will took place on June 3, 2010 from 7 – 9:30 p.m. at the Sky Music Lounge.
Dr. Baker was the band director at Parkway West High from 1978-1994. Every year since his death in 2001, the "Faculty and Friends Big Band,” a group made up of colleagues, friends and former students, performs a tribute concert to honor his memory.
“He is remembered for his passion for music, dedication to and belief in his students, high expectations and laughter,” said Drew Davis, who plays in the "Faculty and Friends Big Band" and is also band director at Southwest Middle School.
Proceeds from the concert went to the John Baker Scholars Fund, which benefits band students through the Parkway Alumni Association’s (PAA) Granting Dreams Program. Granting Dreams provides students with educational opportunities that are above and beyond the scope of the classroom. To date, the PAA has awarded over $180,000 in monetary grants and filled 100+ community resource grants.
Parkway Alumni Association awards 221 dream grants
Story Date: May 21, 2010
Another year of dreams has been made possible for some enterprising Parkway students. The Parkway Alumni Association awarded dream grants of $22,459 and 32 resource grants, for a total of 221 grants. Grants were presented to students in a special ceremony on May 10 at Central Middle School.
The “Granting Dreams” program is designed to turn dreams into realities for students eager to further their learning or explore new opportunities. Grant requests range from Japanese lessons for a grade school youngster, to a medical mission trip to Honduras and a student wanting to take a robot class. Read more »