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Parkway Central High School
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
The St. Louis County Police Department's Canine Unit visited the school Monday morning for the second time this semester and searched vehicles parked at the high school.
Update: St. Louis County Police Media Relations Officer Randy Vaughn said no violations were reported as a result of the search. Orginal story: The following information was sent to parents with students at Parkway Central High School this afternoon from Principal Tom McCarthy. This morning, St. Louis County’s Canine Unit visited Central High School for the second time this semester. Our focus this morning: student vehicles parked in Central High lots. As you may recall, we conducted a search of student lockers earlier this semester. The use of canine units is part of our ongoing effort to ensure a safe, drug-free school environment for all students. The physical and emotional safety of our students and staff is of the utmost …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Crowdsourcing website GoFundMe has a page asking for donations for Caroline Reinsch; Parkway officials confirm she graduated from Parkway Central High in 1992.
A crowdsourcing website aimed at raising donations is gathering money in the name of a Parkway Central High School alum who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. According to a page in her name on GoFundMe, Caroline Reinsch and a friend Christian Williams were standing near the finish line close to where one of the two bombs exploded. The pair suffered serious injuries in the attack, the site said. Parkway School District officials have confirmed that Reinsch graduated from Parkway Central High School in 1992. Facebook also has a profile for a Caroline Reinsch who lives in Boston and attended Parkway Central and the University of Missouri. The page was started by a friend of Reinsch and is one of many on the website dedicated to …
Chesterfield Police described the suspect as a 17-year-old male.
Clarification: While initial police reports said the incident occurred at Parkway Central High School, Parkway School District officials have informed Patch that it took place at Parkway West High School. Cars at a high school in the Parkway School District parking lot were the target of a thief last week arrested for raiding the vehicles for cash. Chesterfield Police described the suspect as a 17-year-old student and said he had been charged with larceny. According to police, he was looking in vehicles at that had been left unlocked the property of Parkway West High School the morning of April 10 and then taking any cash he found. The suspect was also found with marijuana and tobacco in his possession. Police did not release the …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The St. Louis County Police Department's Canine Unit visited the school this morning for the first time and searched hallway lockers and restrooms.
The following information was sent to parents with students at Parkway Central High School from Principal Tom McCarthy. Dr. Keith Marty, Superintendent of Parkway School District, announced last semester Parkway’s intent to use drug detecting canine units at the high school level this school year. Our goal is simple: to ensure a safe, drug-free school environment for all students. St. Louis County’s Canine Unit visited Central High School this morning for the first time. I want to share with you the process used for the search: The physical and emotional safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. We will continue to consider and take necessary measures to ensure a positive and safe learning environment for all …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Which local teens will continue in this year's St. Louis Teen Talent Competition?
Two local teens recently advanced to the semi-final stage of the 3rd Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition. Of the six acts from Marquette High, Barat Academy, Parkway West High and Parkway Central High schools who competed in the preliminary stage on Feb. 9-10, the following two advanced and will compete in the semi-final round competition March 2. During the semi-final round of competition, 10 to 12 acts will be chosen to compete in the finals at The Fox on April 12, which is free admission. The contest got under way Feb. 9-10 when 155 high school students took their acts onstage in the preliminary round of a competition sponsored by the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation. See previous Patch article listing all of the local, …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Police said the theft occurred overnight Feb. 1-2 and that the doors to the building had been left open.
The Chesterfield Police are investigating a burglary at Parkway Central High School that resulted in the theft of four rolls of copper. The incident occurred overnight on Feb. 1-2, according to police records. Chesterfield Police Officer Michael Ryffel said the doors to a maintenance building behind the high school had been left open. Ryffel did not have any details on the estimated value of the copper taken, but said the metal is often a target for thieves because it has a high resale value. Parkway Central officials did not immediately return a call Friday afternoon for further information about the incident. Read more Chesterfield crime stories:
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The 17-year-old male was also found in possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
A 17-year-old Parkway Central High School student was found in possession of alcohol and marijuana paraphernalia while on school property Tuesday. The incident was reported in the weekly Chesterfield Police Department blotter as occurring at 8 a.m. Nov. 27 and involving a male student. Chesterfield Officer Mike Ryffel said the Parkway Central's school resource officer was alerted to the situation by the school's administrators. Possible charges could include an MIP liquor violation, but since the case involves a minor, no further details were released.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Annual features 21 Chesterfield restaurants and will raise money for Project Graduation.
Sample a buffet of the best restaurants in Chesterfield and West County this Monday when Parkway Central High School hosts Taste of the Town. The annual event runs from 6-8 p.m. and will feature dishes from 21 different area restaurants, including Charlie Gitto's, PM BBQ, McArthur's Bakery and Chick-Fil-A. Tickets are $10 and the proceeds will fund Project Graduation for the 2013 senior class. Taste of the Town co-chair and parent of two Parkway students Susan Nachman said Project Graduation provides a safe, drug- and alcohol-free graduation party. She estimated the event usually attracts 300-400 people and is one of Project Graduation's main sources of funding. For more information, call Susan at 314-518-3178. Tickets are available at…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The students were received letters of recognition from the National Merit Scholarship program for their academic achievement.
The National Merit Scholarship program has named 26 seniors from the Parkway School District as commended students. The designation is given to only 5 percent (about 50,000) of the 1.5 million students who enter into the annual competition. Their selection is based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test and weighed against a nationally applied selection index. The students will receive letters of commendation and, although they do not continue in the competition to become finalists, they are eligible to receive a variety of special scholarships. The students and their schools are listed below: West High Central High North High South High About the National Merit Scholarship Corporation…