Wednesday, August 10, 2011
School board to introduce its new branding Thurs., 10am, Queeny Park at a districtwide fete.
With a pep rally of sorts set for Thursday, Parkway School District's Board of Education is set to introduce its new branding image or logo to the public. The district's new superintendent, Dr. Keith Marty, will address the district gathering in Queeny Park, 10am, on Mason and Weidman roads. Parkway's newest brand can be recognized as a half-sun with rays, as well as an open book with the pages radiating out and upward in a half-circle. (See new and previous logos in photos with this article.) Parkway keeps its red color but drops the word district from the new look—saying simply Parkway Schools. The giant school district covers 68 square miles and was created in 1954 by the consolidation of three smaller districts, after citizens voted to…
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Parkway School District's Interim Superintendent Don Senti's last school board meeting was Wednesday.
His time with Parkway School District may be almost over, but school board members and Parkway staff are hoping his legacy lives on. Don Senti, who has served for the last year as interim superintendent for the district, will officially step down this summer. The district's new superintendent, Keith Marty, begins the job July 1. To honor Senti's contributions to the district, the school board and staff are encouraging donations to the Parkway Alumni Association. Specifically, they're asking contributions be made to the association's Al Burr Educators Make A Difference Fund. The fund rewards outstanding teachers in the district with cash stipends. At Wednesday's Parkway Board of Education meeting, board member Dee Mogerman announced the …
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Keith Marty said he hopes to get to know people throughout the district and begin implementing Project Parkway plans.
When Parkway School District was in the midst of a months-long superintendent search, parents, teachers and other community members said they wanted a leader that is focused on student achievement, has an inspiring vision and possesses strong communication skills. The district thinks it has found that leader in Keith Marty. Parkway School Board President Bruce Major said the district was seeking a “transformational leader” with a personal touch. “(Marty) excels in the one-on-one,” Major said, adding that he is also a strong mentor. Marty, who is currently the superintendent of Menomonee Falls School District in suburban Milwaukee, said he leads by focusing on relationships. “I’m really committed to working hard. I think work ethic is …
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Though the search was anticipated to end in December, a decision is now expected in January.
The Parkway School District is still searching for its next superintendent. Although a new chief was expected to be named in December, the official decision is now expected in January or later, according to a news release issued Wednesday. Under the guidance of interim superintendent Don Senti, the school district is trying to replace Robert Malito, who retired last summer after starting as Parkway's superintendent in July of 2004. Bruce Major, president of the Parkway School Board, said in a statement on the district's website that school board and committee members have been interviewing candidates throughout this month. "According to the ambitious timeline we established, board members and a confidential committee of community members…
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Installation at the four high schools will begin in the spring. Fields should be complete by August 2011 in time for fall sports.
Parkway high school athletic fields are slated for a facelift. The Parkway Board of Education unanimously approved the purchase of synthetic turf for the four fields at Parkway Central, West, North and South high schools Wednesday night. ATG Sports, the low bidder on the project, will install the fields. ATG Sports as installed 13 synthetic turf fields in the St. Louis area, according to a district press release. Costs are estimated at $2,864,558. The money for the installation will come from the bond issue voters approved in 2008, which included $3.2 million for athletic field upgrades. The switch from grass to synthetic turf will allow the fields to be used for more activities, including physical education classes and marching band …
Sunday, November 14, 2010
A weekly roundup of the top stories on Chesterfield Patch for Nov. 8 to Nov. 14.
We kept busy this week with coverage of Veterans Day, from school events at Parkway Central Middle and Chesterfield Elementary schools to local veterans' stories of World War II and Vietnam. Here's a look at what else we were up to: