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Respect + Responsibility = Results

April Character Trait:  Good Choices to build character muscles
*Inclement Weather*                                                       Starfall     

 Book Fair is Coming - April 21-24th (see more info below)
Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers!


Come Explore an Ocean of Books from April 21-14.  The Fair will be open from 7:

30am-3:30pm everyday that week with an open house for families to come shop on April 21 from 5:30-8.  Important:  Mr. Gray needs volunteers for the fair.  If you can work Tuesday-Thursday of that week, take five seconds to fill out a volunteer form at the following site: or email him (

Strategic Plan Survey Link

The Watauga County School system invites you to participate in the development of its new
strategic plan. We want the this plan to be a useful working document and we know it will be stronger if it reflects broad community input. Whether you’re a student, a parent or guardian of a student, an employer, or simply a Watauga resident with no direct connection to local schools, we are your public school system and welcome your comments.
An online survey is available through the
Watauga County Schools website. Click on the link for Strategic Plan Survey   Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott is also glad to come and speak about the plan and
gather input from civic and business organizations, church groups, others. Call 828-264-7190 to request a presentation. 
Image result for yearbooks Yearbook pre-sales  will start  Monday  morning  (April 13th).  Ordering now at the  price of  $22.00 will  guarantee a  copy for  your child that will be delivered the last week of school.  Yearbook staff will be available to take orders accompanied by cash or checks made out to Parkway School in front of the cafeteria every morning from 7:30-7:55 through April 24th.   After this, orders may be given to the classroom teachers until May 22.  Your student will be bringing home an order form from their teacher or you may print one here.  All payments must be accompanied by an order form.  If there are any copies left you will be able to purchase a copy the last week of school.  Don't miss out, order your copy now!

Student Council
Parkway Middle School is proud to announce the formation of our Student Council for the 2015-2016 school year.  Students in fifth, sixth, and seventh grades will be giving their campaign speeches on Monday, April 27th in the Parkway School music room.  
Sixth grade speeches will be given at 8:15 am
Fifth grade speeches will be given at 10:00 am
Seventh grade speeches will be given at 1:00 pm
On Thursday, April 30th  fifth, sixth, and seventh grade students will be voting for their grade level representatives.  Winners will be announced by the end of the school day on Friday, May 1st.
For more information about Parkway Middle School's Student Council, please contact Mrs. Martin or Mr. Schmal, Student Council sponsors.

 It was a Double Header for Parkway at the April  13th School Board Meeting!  Natalie Willis was  recognized as our Parkway Teacher of the Year for  2015-2016 and Trevor Owens was honored as the  Servant's Heart Award designee for April.  We are Parkway Proud of both these team members.

Spring Pictures:  Picture packets will Fall Watercolorsbe sent home to parents.  After looking at the picture packets, parents need to send in the money to purchase them or return the picture packets completely.

These students have been selected as good examples of Parkway's motto
Respect + Responsibility = Results

Back Row:  Alex W., Gabe D., Talib P., Hope L., Hannah F., Spencer L., Daniel J., & Jacob M.
Front Row:  Rebecca H., Monse B., Jacob H., Marlie S.

Back Row:  Victoria L., Bethany C., Kate D., Lucy M., Faith W., Colin M., Olivia S., Gracie S.
3rd Row:  Lucera E., Zoe L., Raegan T., Amelia F., _____, Marley C., Mesha C., Ella A., Olivia B.,  Riley P., Walker H., Alyssa E.
2nd Row:  Sophia M., Bailey E., Luck L., Gustavo F., Eli G., Jackson P., Grayson E., Lauren P., Maggie B., Orlando L., Sam C.
1st Row:  Marley R., Jarrett A., Miles P., Laci K., Raelin N., Jose V., Jon L.

Back Row:  Harrison H., Sara T., Will L., Dayana C., Montgomery Kate T., Hannah C., Joshua A., Davis P., Katrina G., Sutton G., Samuel B., 
2nd Row:  Luke B., Thomas D., Davey E., Juna G., Maggie B., Payden L., Susanna H., Madison C., Owen L.
1st Row:  Athena E., Sidney Kate T., Nicholas P., Garrett M., Kimberly S.,  Corgin S., Chris C., Madeline B., Riley W., Carson S.
Noah E., Ruby A., Evan B.
Shooting Stars 2015  
Performance will be Friday, April 24 at 6:30 PM in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Kindergarten Orientation for Parkway will be May 7 & 8.  
Parents must come to the office to get a registration packet from Donna Gragg before they will be given a date and time to attend orientation.
Current Kindergarten students will not come to school on those days.

Parkway school takes the ALS challenge over the top!!

 Special thanks to the Deep Gap Fire Department, Jennifer Lacy, Patty Buckner, Stephen Schmal, Dr. Elliott and the dozens of others that helped make this day amazing.

We will be collecting donations all next week and any parent or students who want to contribute can put money in envelopes marked "ALS" so we can ensure it gets to the right place.

Help the Art students earn funds to purchase clay for all classes K-8.
Art to Remember!

Parkway Student participates in the
Watauga County Spelling Bee. (see more of the story)

Girls on the Run will be Tuesday & Thursday at Parkway after school until 4. 

Start date for Spring was February 10, 2015
 and Parkway is very excited to have 14 girls participating this semester and grateful to have 4 awesome ASU students coaching.  Tammy Gragg ( is the contact person for parents and if you have questions contact her or the coaches.

5K is May 3rd
2014-2015 Supply List
K-4 & Special Areas

8th Grade Parents - Don't forget your child will be given a school issued book bag this coming school year.  No need to purchase one over the summer.

On Thursday, April 10th, the Watauga Democrat held a banquet honoring businesses and organizations that had been voted "Best of the Best" in Watauga County for 2014.
Parkway School was named the Best Elementary School.
We are Parkway Proud of our staff, our students, our families and our community for making Parkway the school that it is.  Thank you for voting for Parkway School and for supporting your child's education!
Plan B Limited Bus Routes

Don't forget to register your Food Lion card so the school receives rewards.   School Code:

ReminderStudents who eat lunch at the reduced rate, as well as students who are approved for free lunch, are able to eat breakfast at no cost.

New online spirit wear shop where you can order products that say "Parkway School," etc.  T-shirts, sweatpants, shorts, book bags - whatever.  You can also personalize the items with your title and/or name and it is available 24/7. My Locker, Parkway School Patriot Apparel Shop




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