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!
Jason Brown is our new PCMS Assistant Principal:
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!
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 Character.org.
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 :)
8th Grade ELA
Here is the schedule we will be using in the event of a virtual snow day or 2 hour late start:
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
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.
THANK YOU! :)
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.
Important Pickup and Dropoff Information:
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:
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.
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.
Academies of Parkway Central Information:
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.
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:
- 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.
Please take a moment to review the information below, which includes:
- National School Counseling Week
- Jason Brown is our new PCMS Assistant Principal
- Our Colts Caring Community is a State School of Character
- Congratulations to Jade Chen our PCMS spelling bee winner!
- Virtual and late start snow day schedule
- Information for 8th Grade parents
- Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year
- How to show up for your kids in the digital age
- Wear Red Day and Wear a Hat Day on Tuesday, February 14th
- Middle School Girls LaCrosse Camp June 19 - 22
- Parkway Alumni Association Granting Dreams
- Important Pickup and Dropoff Information
- Schedule starting in 2023-2024
- PTO Information
- Academies of Parkway Information and links to Powerpoint Information
- After School Activity Information
- Schedule for February 6th - February 10th
- Calendar Reminders
- Click here to order a yearbook - $27 through April 10th! Use School Code: 16762
Colts Core Values