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Pre-orders can still be given to homeroom teachers for our 2015-16 Yearbook. Price $22 (cash or check) and delivery will be the last week of school.
Parkway Report Card District Snapshot
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Respect + Responsibility = Results

"Who Let the Dogs Out" - in school

Check out our new Student  Council members for

Summer Volleyball Camps at WHS - Students ages 8-18See more information in the May 13th Community Connection
Summer Baseball Camps at WHS - Students ages 6-14See more information in  the May 13th Community Connection
Image result for beetsLettuce Learn How Great Beets Taste! (see May 6th Community Connections for more details.

Relay for Life
 The Watauga County Relay for Life will be held at WHS on June 17.​
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Summer Volleyball Camps at WHS
Image result for volleyball clipartStudents ages 8-18 are invited to register for half-day and full-day volleyball clinics to be held at WHS August 3-5. Registration forms are now available on the school webpage or from Coach Raichle. For more information about the camps, please contact Kris Hagaman at 
Half Day Registration Form                    Full Day Registration Form


Parkway Spirit Days

in May


Friday, May 27th:  Excessive Accessories Friday!  

    Wear all your bracelets, necklaces, hair clips, ties & bow ties, earrings, hats, socks & glasses. More is better!


Image result for uncle samParkway Needs YOU!
End of Grade Testing will begin Tuesday, May 31. We will need about 20 proctors to help with testing each day. Training is quick and easy and this is a great way for you to help our school. Test dates for Parkway are Tuesday, May 31, Wednesday, June 1, Thursday, June 2, and Wednesday 8. If you can help proctor any of those days, please contact Mrs. Buckner at or call the school at 264-3032. 

Background Checks
As we near the end of the school year, many parents and family members will be making plans to come to school to help with proctoring, end of the year parties, field trips and other special events. If you have not submitted the background check form THIS SCHOOL YEAR, please be sure that you do that before you come to volunteer with our students in any way. Background checks are valid for one school year, so even if you completed one last year, we have to have one on file 

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Bus Driver Training Class
A bus driver training class is being offered in Watauga County June 28-30. The training will take place at the Watauga County Agriculture Conference Center located on King Street in Boone. The classes are 8:30-3:00 each day. There is no cost for the class. For more information, contact Jeff Lyons at 264-7190. ​


Special Safety Drills
You probably know that we are required to have a fire drill each month. We try to switch up the days and times we have these drills so that students learn what to do no matter where they might be in the building in the event we had a true emergency that required us to evacuate. At this time we are not required to have a certain number of lock down drills each year, but we do try to have at least two. We had a scheduled Lock Down Drill earlier this semester and It went very well. Please make note that we will have at least one more lock down drill this year and this one WILL NOT be announced ahead of time. We may have students outside on the playground, in the cafeteria, or everyone may be in class. We need to practice lock down drills at various times for the same reason we have fire drills at various times. We all need to be prepared and know where to go and what to do during times of crisis no matter where we are in the building. We will continue to talk with our students regularly about our safety procedures to help ensure we are keeping your students as safe as possible. Please contact Mrs. Weeks or Mrs. Buckner if you have any questions about our safety drills. ​


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Final Box Tops for Education Contest Don’t forget to bring in your Box Tops for Education for our last contest of the year! The grade level with the most box tops turned in by Friday, May 27, will receive an ice cream and cookie party! Help us raise money for our school and win a treat for your grade level at the same time. Track our progress on the bulletin board in front of the main office. ​


“TASTE Local Food” Grant Received
Mrs. Shannon Carroll, our Lettuce Learn Garden Coordinator, is pleased to announce that our Lettuce Learn program has received a $500 grant from High Country Local First and Lettuce Learn to provide three taste testing opportunities during lunch for our students. We will have a taste testing of local products in the months of March, April and May. More information will follow as details are finalized. We are excited to give our students the opportunity to taste some foods they might not have tried before​


Current Needs
TUTORS:  Our Parkway reading program has a need for reading tutors for second grader students. Training will be provided and all plans are prepared for you. The only requirements are a love for children and reading. This is a wonderful opportunity to impact the life of a child through a one on one relationship and see terrific progress in reading. The training will be on Wednesday, February 3 at 8:00. The tutoring sessions will run from Monday, February 8 through Wednesday, May 4 from 8:00-8:50. If you are interested, please email or call Mrs. Campbell at or 264-3032.
SCHOOL GARDEN NEEDS:  Mr. Tidyman is now collecting 3- and 5-gallon containers for spring planting. Bakeries often have empty containers of these sizes they will donate if you just ask. We are also accepting coffee grounds to add to our compost pile. Local coffee shops sometimes have these out for customers to pick up at no charge. Mr. Tidyman is also collecting clementine boxes to use for seedlings. We will gladly accept your donations!


Shooting Stars

 Shooting Stars will be held on Friday, May 6. ​



If you are buying seeds for your garden, please consider purchasing them from 
Sow Tree Seed by May 31, 2016 to help raise funds for Parkway’s Lettuce Learn school gardening project!
For every seed packet you buy through Sow True Seed, they will donate 25% of the sale price to Parkway’s Lettuce Learn project. You can help raise funds for our school gardens while supporting sustainable agriculture and heirloom seed preservation.
Simply order from Sow True Seed in one of the following ways (excludes books and gift certificates):
1.       Browse their website – - and add all your favorites to your shopping basket. At the checkout enter the CODE Parkway2016 in the Promo Code box and they’ll give back 25% of your seed packet order to Parkway.
2.       Call Sow True Seed at 828-254-0708 to place your order. Request a printed seed catalog or browse online and place an order over the phone. Make sure you start by stating the CODE Parkway2016 to the sales representative and they’ll give back 25% of your order to Parkway.
3.       In-Store - Visit the store at 146 Church Street, Asheville NC. Tell the sales staff the CODE Parkway2016 and they’ll give back 25% of your order to Parkway.
A print or downloaded copy of the Sow True Seed catalog can be requested at this link -
Based in Asheville, NC Sow True Seed offers exclusively open-pollinated, non-hybrid, untreated seed that remains  true-to-type when saved and replanted. Sow True Seed is devoted to sustaining the ecological wisdom embodied in seed handed down from generation to generation.
Thanks for supporting the Parkway Lettuce Learn School Gardening project and sustainable agriculture and heirloom seed preservation!


$  Online School Payments (OSP)
Parkway School is pleased to announce that fees of several varieties can now be paid online. Please visit the Parkway School website and look for the “Online School Payments for Parkway” tab. Once there, you simply select the items you want to purchase and each will be put into a cart. After completing your selections, assign each item to a student or students, create your account, and pay. Parents with multiple students at Parkway can pay for items for those students in a single transaction. Please note, there is a 4% fee added to each transaction as well as a $.35 transaction fee charge for each transaction.
Please contact Renea Reed at Parkway School if you have any questions @ 264-3032. ​

Improving Parkway School: Parent Survey

2015-2016 Classroom Supply List: K - 4 5 - 8

Remember 8th grade parents - no need to purchase a book bag for your child, this will be provided as part of Watauga County Schools' 1 to1 Technology Initiative.

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

Reminder: Students 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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