Colts Caring Community

February 3, 2023

Thank you to Casey Campbell, Stacey Besand, Christy Keating, and Adrienne Adkison for all they do for us everyday and for making Central Middle great!

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Jason Brown is our new PCMS Assistant Principal:

Hello and Happy Friday!

Dr. Bergner will be retiring at the end of the 2022-2023 school year and Jason Brown will be joing our PCMS Colts Caring Community!

Jason comes to us with Teaching, Instructional Coach and Middle School Assistant Principal experience from the Hazelwood School District.

We will miss Dr. Bergner greatly, but are excited to welcome Jason to our team!

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Our Colts Caring Community is a State School of Character!

I am excited to share that we have been named a State School of Character by

This is due to your Kindness, Integrity, Acceptance, Perseverance and Accountability! We were able to showcase our core values through the 11 Principles Framework for Schools; a nationwide program. Click here for the State School of Character Press Release.

Huge congratulations to Jade Chen, our PCMS Spelling Bee Champion!

After a long and grueling bee, Jade won on the word "fanfic." The regional qualifier will be on March 11th with the actual Regional Bee on March 25th at 3672 West Pine Mall on Saint Louis University's campus.

Congratulations again! You worked hard and deserve to celebrate :)

Thank you,

Melanie Lundt

8th Grade ELA

Here is the schedule we will be using in the event of a virtual snow day or 2 hour late start:

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Information for 8th Grade Parents!

Hello 8th grade parents! It is an exciting time for our 8th graders as we look ahead to high school registration beginning in January. Please bookmark this Central High Class of 2027 Counseling webpage and reference this throughout the coming months as questions arise about the transition to high school. Information and resources are being added/updated by the high school counselors on a regular basis.

Here are some upcoming dates for our 8th graders:

12/8-12/19: Mrs. Keating (8th grade counselor) visits 8th grade history classes to administer Missouri Connections interest inventory and discuss high school registration information

12/20-1/19: 8th grade core teachers discuss expectations for regular vs. honors/AP 9th grade courses with students

1/10: 8th grade field trip to high school to meet high school counselors, discuss registration, learn about Choice Programs, and tour the building

1/19: 8th grade students complete Course Preference Survey (Google Form) in advisory classes

1/19: Central High Expo Night (curriculum, athletics, and activities)

1/24: Infinite Campus course registration portal opens to register for 9th grade courses

1/30: High school counselors visit middle school to answer questions during advisory classes

2/7: Infinite Campus course registration portal closes at 8:00am

Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year

Click here to find information and forms for registration. Grade level counselors will be speaking with students about their choices soon.
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Wear Red Day and Wear a Hat Day on Tuesday, February 14th

On Tuesday, February 14th we will have A Wear Red Day and Wear A Hat for a $1.00 donation. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit The American Heart Association. Thank you for your support!

Middle School Girls Lacrosse Camp from June 19-22:

Are you interested in learning a new sport or brushing up on some prior lacrosse skills this summer? Our Middle School Girls Lacrosse Camp will provide instruction on basic skills and game play in a fun, supportive environment. Camp will be held from June 19-22 and sign ups are available now! Please contact Coach Karfs (PCH) or Coach Schlesselman (PCMS) with any questions or concerns."

Click here for the registration form.


Parkway Alumni Association: Granting Dreams

The Granting Dreams program, sponsored by Parkway Alumni Association, offers three grant opportunities for Parkway students who have a dream to learn outside their regular classroom: Dream Grants for Parkway K-12 students, Thomas Phelps Entrepreneurship Awards for students (grades 9-12) interested in business, and John Baker Music Scholar Awards for band students (grades 10-11).

View Granting Dreams guidelines and register for the program here.

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Important Pickup and Dropoff Information:

During the cold weather, we have more parents taking and picking up their students. Please be mindful of the students walking throughout the parking lot and we implore you to drive as slow as possible, while also looking out for the children.

Schedule starting in 2023-24

We are excited to share with you the results of the Middle School Scheduling Task Force, regarding the bell and calendar schedule beginning with the 2023-24 school year. In August, the Task Force was formed to make recommendations, which consisted of parents, and included a randomly selected, student focus group at each school.

With this in mind, we want to inform you of the schedule starting in 2023-24.

  • We will maintain a hybrid schedule with four (4) block days (odd/even) and one (1) 8-period day, during a five-day week.

  • Advisory will remain on block days.

  • 8-period days will be moved to Wednesdays on a five-day week to provide a more consistent schedule of always starting the week with an odd, block day.

Here is a sample of how the schedule would look during a typical five-day week:

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We appreciate the Task Force members' time once again, as they dove deep into all of the data and feedback provided throughout the process to form their recommendations. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Take care,

Dr. Lorenz

Important Information from Parkway Central Middle PTO

Click here to order a buzz book.The cost is $10 each. If you write a check, make it out to PCMS PTO and bring it to Diana Anderson in the school store.

February 10th - Donuts and Spiritwear will be sold during lunch! Donuts are $1 cash each.

PCMS PTO Webpage

Click on the button to access the webpage for Central Middle's PTO.

Academies of Parkway Central Information:

In January, you and your child will be asked to select your learning environment preferences for the Academies of Parkway Central Middle School that will begin next school year. This will be a part of the regular registration process. Please see the attached informational presentations that were used during the Parent Information Night to help guide your discussions. We are also working on updating our website with additional information and will let you know when that site is live.

Here is the link to general information about the Academies of Parkway Central Middle.

Here is the link to the November parent night presentation.

Here is the link to information about the Design Academy.

Here is the link to information about the Empower Academy.

Here is the link to information about the Flex Academy.

Here is the link to information about the Legacy Academy.

After School Activity Information:

Click here for the After School Activities Information Link.

See below for two sign up links for Winter Intramurals:



Schedule for February 6th - February 10th:

Schedule for the week of: 2/6

Monday: 8-Period Day

Tuesday: Odd Day (Periods 1,3,5,7)

Wednesday: Even Day (Periods 2,4,6,8)

Thursday: Odd Day (Periods 1,3,5,7)

Friday: Even Day (Periods 2,4,6,8)

Click here for the daily bell schedule.

Click here for the academic calendar for the year.

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Calendar Reminders

Please mark the following IMPORTANT dates/events on your calendar:

  • Thursday, February 16th is a Half Day 8-period day - Dismissal is at 12:20, no lunch is served
  • Friday, February 17th and Monday February 20th - No School

Click here for the Parkway School District 2022-2023 Calendar.

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Please take a moment to review the information below, which includes:

Take Care,

Dr. Lorenz

Colts Core Values

  • Kindness
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Accountability
  • Acceptance