Principal's Message

August, 2015
Parkway Families and Friends,

Welcome to another exciting school year! This will be my third year with Alliance City Schools and I am more proud than ever to be a part of the amazing growth that is taking place here. I think this time of year is a perfect opportunity to look at where we have been...and where we are going. 

One of the biggest changes in the last couple of years was the restructuring of school buildings. This restructuring allowed for Parkway and Rockhill to design grade-level teams that include general education teachers, an Intervention Specialist and a Literacy Numeracy teacher, without hiring new staff. This means smaller classroom numbers in all reading and math classes! 

In the last two years, we have been blessed with new materials in Science, and a Math adoption with new materials for this coming school year. We took on iReady, an online instructional and diagnostic tool for monitoring growth and performance in Reading and Math. The data we have gained from this tool has helped teachers set individual goals and differentiate more than ever. 

We have been able to purchase Chrome Books, essentially adding a computer lab on a cart for each grade level. This (in addition to the iPads) puts technology into the hands of our students, a necessity for 21st Century teaching and learning. 

So where are we going? 

At Parkway, you will hear a lot this year about growing learners, and we will share with you the ways we are doing it and how you can help. You will travel with us as we start year one of the Eureka! Math adoption and challenge students to read more, think differently, and collaborate with peers. Collaboration will be a major focus, as will the five other Aviator Profile characteristics. Maybe most important, will be the theme of building relationships with families, students, and staff, because without that foundation, learning is less meaningful. 

I look forward to the year ahead and everything is brings. Thank you for all that you do for Parkway and Alliance City Schools!

Your Principal and Partner in Learning, 

Stephanie Eslich


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Recent Events @ Parkway


ACS Elementary PTO is Formed!

Parkway and Rockhill Elementary are joining efforts, ideas, and resources to meet the needs of all 1st-3rd grade students. 

The new Alliance City Schools Elementary PTO strives to support the educational and social growth of our little Aviators, while building relationships with families and students that will extend to Intermediate, Middle, and High School. 

We are proud to announce our new ACS Elementary PTO Board: 
Co-President (RH): Kacie Hartzell
Co-President (PW): Carley Yost
Secretary (PW): Lori Kumler
Treasurer (RH): Staci Gurney

Monthly PTO meetings require no cost or obligation to families. We simply appreciate your presence at any meeting and welcome your ideas. 
Thank you for all you do to support out little Aviators!

Welcome to Parkway Elementary School

Parkway Elementary School wants to welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year. Please refer to the calendar on the right for upcoming dates and events. Our school supplies links will direct you to the updated lists for 1st-3rd grade. We have streamlined grade level requests to make it more convenient for our families.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at 330.829.2264. 

Congratulations to all our October "Students of the Month"!

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