Saturday, March 2, 2013
Parkway Central High School's impressive performance of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" embodied all aspects of a big corporation and life in the 1960s.
Saturday, March 2
By Molly Grotha, Marquette High School Whoever said climbing the corporate ladder was a difficult task? All you need to succeed is the help of a notorious little how-to book and an optimistic attitude. J. Pierrepont Finch possesses both as he attempts to rise to the top rung of the World Wide Wicket Company. Parkway Central High School's impressive performance of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" embodied all aspects of a big corporation and life in the 1960s and seemingly did so—without really trying. With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" opened on Broadway in 1961 and instantly became a hit, inspiring a movie …
Friday, February 8, 2013
This year's St. Louis Teen Talent Competition starts Saturday. A total of 155 acts registered this year, which is up from 118 in 2012. See which local teen talents are participating.
The 3rd Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition gets under way Feb. 9-10 when 155 high school students take their acts onstage in the preliminary round of a competition sponsored by the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation. "We are pleased to have added more prizes and scholarship awards for our participating students,” stated Mary Strauss, president of Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation (FPACF) board of directors in a news release. “We hope all St. Louisans will come out and support our talented teens for the final competition on April 12 at the Fabulous Fox. It’s a great opportunity for the whole family to see great talent on the Fox stage free of charge.” The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation first produced the Teen…
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Parkway School District has 28 high school students in semifinals vying for the prestigious scholarship.
The 2013 National Merit Scholarship has 28 Parkway School District semifinalists, seven of which are from Parkway West High School. Parkway West recipients include: The top scoring entrants from the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) are considered, as well as qualifications surrounding academics, SAT scores and recommendations. The Parkway release said about 8,300 National Merit scholarships totalling $3.2 million will be awarded next spring, while roughly 1.5 million high school juniors enter the competition upon taking the PSAT/NMSQT. The release added about 90 percent of semifinalists will proceed to final rounds of consideration, and about half of finalists will receive a scholarship award. …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Two Parkway Central high school students earned top scores on their ACT test.
Joy Yang and Hannah Wiedner of Parkway Central High School have a lot to be proud of--they aced their ACTs. The ACT is a college admissions and placement exam taken by high schoolers across the nation. The highest possible score is 36. According to the ACT website the average Missouri student composite (or overall) score is 21.6. Only about one-tenth of one percent of test takers manage to achieve a perfect score on the ACT. In 2011, more than 1.6 million students took the exam. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student’s composite score is the average of four test scores. The ACT test assesses high school students' general educational development and …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Principal said the info would be used to deal with bullying.
Parkway Central High School Principal Tim McCarthy said this week he is asking students to participate in an online survey about their experiences with bullying. "The survey results will inform district and Central High decisions regarding action steps in our effort to address bullying in school," McCarthy said in an email to parents of students at the school. There was no indication that McCarthy was referring to any specific incidents. The inquiry into bullying experiences was instigated by a districtwide team, Project Parkway, that is charged with putting into place five-year strategies by 2016. It was expected that all the schools in the Parkway district were collecting bullying data. "I hope we have a high level of participation," …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Charlene Haparimwi of Bishop DuBourg High School reviewed Parkway Central's performances of "Don't Drink the Water." Performances were Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Silly humor, ridiculous antics and witty one-liners filled the theater in Parkway Central High School’s production of “Don’t Drink the Water.” “Don’t Drink the Water” is a comedy written by Woody Allen. Set in the late 1960’s, an American family, the Hollanders travel to an unknown European country on vacation. Their relaxing time is cut short when while harmlessly taking pictures, they are accused of being spies. The Hollanders are taken behind the Iron Curtain to the American Embassy, to be left in the care of the absent Ambassador’s incompetent son. This play had a myriad of powerful performances by central characters. The best was Kilroy (Alex Tash), the Ambassador’s assistant, left to deal with his unqualified son while he is gone. …
Monday, October 31, 2011
If all goes as planned, three big traffic shifts happen Nov. 22.
In three weeks, on Nov. 22, anyone who drives Woods Mill-Highway 141 between Conway Road and Olive Boulevard, or Ladue Road at the 141 intersection should see a change, and feel relief that heavy construction may be over. MoDOT believes new bypasses and links among the old and new roads will open up for traffic. “In a perfect world, at the exact same time,” according to MoDOT Resident Engineer Jesse Jonas, three things will happen Nov. 22—a Tuesday. “This is where it gets crazy. A lot happens then,” Jonas said. When those three things happen, traffic will be in the configuration it will be in for most of the duration of the rest of the project. Shifting north-south traffic onto the new Route 141 will allow the rest of the Ladue Road …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Player of the Year Alison Magruder, a Parkway Central senior, was named to the team.
Kirkwood and Rockwood Summit high schools shared the Suburban South Conference championship in girls soccer this spring. The Falcons and Pioneers also led the way in the recently announced all-conference team with four selections each on the 18-player first team squad. All of Kirkwood's players were underclassmen. In fact, the vast majority of the 2011 teams will be back next year; only a handful of seniors named to the first team. Pioneers sophomore forward Maggie Schneider led the conference in scoring with 25 goals and nine assists. Junior Rachel Kibby (nine goals and seven assists) was named as a midfielder while freshman Kacey Jacobs and junior Kelli Moran were first-team defenders. Three of the Summit first-team selections are also …
Monday, February 28, 2011
Notre Dame High School journalist reviews Parkway Central High's production of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."
Monday, February 28, 2011
By Carolina deLegarreta of Notre Dame High School A pair of clever cons, a French policeman, a passionate divorcée, and a Soap Queen—picture this cast of characters let loose on a lavish hotel on the French Riviera. This was the atmosphere put on by the students of Parkway Central High School as they performed Dirty Rotten Scoundrels last weekend. The praised 1988 film, directed by Frank Oz, was the basis for the musical that premiered on Broadway in 2005. The story follows Lawrence Johnson, a suave con who reluctantly teams up with American hustler Freddy Benson and teaches him the secrets of successful conning. When the arrival of the sweet Christine Colgate and her supposed fortune is announced, the pair bets that the first man to get …
Friday, February 25, 2011
The musical opened Thursday night and runs through the weekend at Parkway Central High.
Before they stepped on stage, students in Parkway Central High’s production of the musical Dirty Rotten Scoundels were getting into character Thursday night. Snippets of dialogue could be heard amidst the buzz of chatter and opening-night excitement in the dressing rooms. Senior Jonathan Dinman and freshman Aidan McCarter discussed possible tweaks to the scenes they share as characters Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson. Boys playing bell hops fiddled with their fake mustaches until they were in just the right spot. Freshman Jake Blonstein said the first time they put them on, the glue burned a little, adding that the fake facial hair can be hard to keep in place at times. After rehearsing about 14 hours a week since January, the cast was …