Parkway Sports & Health Science Academy

Hello PKMS Community! 

Something exciting is happening at Parkway, and we invite you to learn more! Starting in 2022-2023, Parkway Middle School will become Parkway Sports & Health Science Academy!

We will continue to offer academically rigorous, traditional curriculum in Language Arts, Math, History, Science and PE. However, we will be adding an expansive selection of new elective courses focused on health, science and sports, and each student will get two elective classes. 

One of the most exciting aspects of these changes is the connection we are building with the Grossmont Unified High School District and the robust Career and Technical Education Pathways that are offered at the various high schools in our community. We aim to create direct links to innovative courses offered at the high schools and allow Parkway students to explore the diversity of future opportunities at colleges and in careers to engage them in deeper learning and the development of relevant skills. 

We have created a few videos highlighting several of the elective courses we will begin offering during the 2022-23 school year! Each of these courses has a direct link to CTE Pathways offered at the high schools in our community. Please check out the videos below for more details! 

– Mr. Ruth

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Engineering of Skateboarding

School Announcements:

8th Grade Promotion

8th grade promotion will take place on Friday, June 16th (the last day of school) at 7:45AM. We will update this post with more information as it becomes available.

Updated Cell Phone Policy – March 2023

We have updated our cell phone (and other connected devices) policy and will officially begin enforcing it on Monday, March 13th. Students are required to turn off cell phones and other connected devices (smart watches, Air Pods, etc.) when they enter campus through the front gates. They are not allowed to take out and turn on cell phones and other devices until they exit the gates. This policy is enforced in class and during passing periods and lunches. Please see the downloadable information below for more specifics.

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6th Grade Program for 2023-2024

We are excited to welcome 6th graders to Parkway Academy for the 2023-2024 school year! Please note that a transfer is required for any prospective 6th graders who would like to attend Parkway Academy next year.

6th Grade Transfer Process

  • Transfers are accepted Dec. 1 - Feb. 15 (after Feb. 15 - in order received; wait list may be formed)
  • All incoming 6th Students within LMSV Boundaries Must Fill Out an INTRA-District Transfer online. Please let your current school know as well.
  • All incoming students outside of LMSV boundaries must fill out an INTER-District Transfer.
    • Inter-district transfer applications must be submitted via email to transfers@lmsvschools.org or in person at 4750 Date Ave in La Mesa. Transfer applications will be available at your district of residence (and are linked below) and must be completed and signed by your home district before you can submit a transfer to La Mesa-Spring Valley. Requests will be approved if the reason for the request is within the regulations outlined on the reverse of the transfer form and as long as space is available at the requested school.
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Washington DC 8th Grade Trip 2024

Enrollment for our Washington DC 8th Grade Trip in 2024 is now open! For more information, please check out the itinerary and flyer below.

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Purchase your 2022-2023 Yearbook!

Don't miss out on your middle school memories!  Yearbooks are available online until May 31st.  You can order your book using the QR code from the flyer or at www.jostens.com.

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Parkway Clubs!

We are so excited to offer a variety of clubs to our students this year! As clubs get up and running, we will add information here so please check back frequently for updates.

The Adventurer's Guild - Parkway's Gaming Club (starts Thurs, 8/25/22)

Thursdays, 3:40pm - 5:30pm @ Room 19
This a gaming club with Mr. Mullaly that includes role-playing games, table-top board games, and collectible card games.

Basketball Club

Daily at 8:00am @ back basketball courts
This is a supervised informal basketball club open to everyone! Students participating for the first time should make sure to let Mr. Jones know they are interested in joining.

Gay-Straight Alliance Club

Every other Friday @ 3:45pm in the Wellness Center (starts Fri, 9/23)
The GSA Club with Ms. Cecilia at Parkway promotes a more inclusive and accepting environment for all students by advocating, supporting each other, and providing a safe space for everyone.

  • Meeting dates: Sept 23; Oct 21; Nov 4 & 18; Dec 2 & 16; Jan 13 & 27; Feb 10 & 24; March 10 & 24; April 21; May 5 & 19; and June 2

Anti-Bullying Club

One Tuesday per month during both lunches in the Wellness Center (starts Tuesday, 9/27)

The Anti-Bullying Club with Ms. Cecilia will focus on creating a safe school experience by providing bullying prevention education and promoting a culture of kindness. Students will learn about the different types of bullying, different strategies for dealing with bullying behavior and how to support others.

  • Meeting dates: Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 29, Jan 31, Feb 28, March 28, April 25, May 30

Skate Club

Fridays at 8:15am and Fridays 3:45pm - 5:00pm @ Room 4-A
Skate Club with Mr. Martin is all about building a community of students who are excited about skateboarding and want to learn and practice together in a safe and inclusive environment. All skill levels welcome. Limited boards and helmets are available to borrow during on campus club activities. A signed permission slip is required for all participants.

Music Club

Mondays, 3:35pm - 4:30pm @ the Band Room (starts Monday, 9/5)

The Music Club with Ms. Reeff is a place to practice your instrument, collaborate with other students, get performance experience, and explore your musical passion!

Lighthouse Christian Club

Fridays, 3:40pm - 4:30pm @ Room 13 (starts Friday, 9/16)
The Lighthouse Christian Club with Mr. Draney is about having fun and learning about the Bible. Each week there will be a fun activity followed by a snack and a positive Bible message. Everyone is welcome!

Jewelry Craft Club

Tuesdays, 2:30pm - 3:30pm @ Room 21 (starts Tuesday, 11/29)

Students will learn how to make different types of jewelry. A signed permission slip is required and copies are available in the office.

Districtwide Announcements:

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Why You'll Love Parkway

  • Reading and Writing Emphasized Across All Subject Areas
  • Rigorous Math and Language Arts Classes Provided to Allow for Students’ Varied Academic Needs
  • One-to-one Chromebooks and/or iPads in All Language Arts and Math Classes
  • Varied Electives Offered such as Forensics, Journalism, Programming/Gaming, Media, Music Exploration, Band, Spanish 1 and 2, ASB and Yearbook
  • Character Education Emphasized through Discussions in Classes and the Morning Broadcast Using the Six Pillars of Character
  • Parkway Builders Club and California Junior Scholarship Foundation that Offers Many Opportunities for Students to Participate in Community Service Activities
  • A School-Wide Focus on Anti-Bullying
  • Exceptional Physical Education Program that has Exclusive Use of the Junior Seau Sports Complex During School Hours
  • Additional Flex and Foundation Period Throughout the School year to Support Students who are Struggling and Offer Enrichment Opportunities for More Advanced Students
  • Free Morning Homework Club Offered Tuesday Through Friday in the Library

Enroll Today!

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Important Information:

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Aeries Parent Portal

If you need help with the Aeries Parent Portal, please visit link and follow the instructions posted below. Please make sure you are logging in with the email you provided when you registered your student. You may also email our Parent Portal Help Desk at lmsvtechsupport@lmsvschools.org

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Office Hours

We are open 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday.

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2022-2023: Purchase PE clothes and lock here!

PE clothes and a PE lock can be purchased here and picked up during PE.

TECH TIP! If you are using Safari for your browser and unable to complete your purchase, please try using Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer. Also, please disable any pop up blockers for our webstore.

If you purchase online, please send your student with the receipt; they will pick up their clothing and lock during PE.

Please note that all students are required to have a school-issued lock for PE. However, students may wear their own solid-color t-shirt with sleeves and basketball-type shorts; no logos or school names are allowed, and PE clothes must be different from what students wear to school.

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Shot requirements for 7th graders: no shots, no school!

All 7th grade students are required to also have a 2nd dose of Varicella (chicken pox) in addition to the T-Dap booster. You can download flyers that outline the requirements in English or Spanish.  

Please bring in your up-to-date shot record to your current elementary school; your students' records will roll over to Parkway when they start 7th grade. Your student will not be able to start school without proof of required immunizations. You can fax records to (619) 668-5779; please include your contact information if you fax.

Students without the required immunizations will not be allowed to attend school. 

If your child needs the T-Dap booster or 2nd Varicella dose, shots are available from your local doctor, local pharmacies, and for those without health coverage - El Cajon Public Health Center ($10) at 367 N. Magnolia Ave, Ste 101, (619) 441-6500.

Jupiter Ed Instructions

To log in to Jupiter Ed, please visit the following URL: https://login.jupitered.com

  • Enter Student’s registered first name and last name (no nicknames) or ID #
  • Enter the 4-digit password your student was given within the first few weeks of school. 
    • If you did not get a password, please contact Julianne Pantehis at (619) 668-5810 (ext 1197) in the office for a password.
  • Please type in the following below the password:
    • Parkway Academy
    • La Mesa
    • United States
    • California
    • Click on Login
  • On the homepage to Jupiter, make sure Parkway Middle is the school name next to your child’s name at the top and the current school year.
  • Click on Grades and then the drop down boxes for the Quarter and Subject.

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Two Household Communication

Does your child live in two households and you need communication to both households?

Please call the office, (619) 668-5810, to arrange for automatic calls and emails to both households.

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Need homework for an absent child?

Look on Jupiter and/or email the teachers.

District Spotlight

Spotlight on Maryland Ave Elementary

Check out our latest Spotlight Story showcasing what makes Maryland Ave so special! 


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Enjoy this video about amazing students at Spring Valley Academy, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School.  Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.


Academy Programs in LMSV Engage Unique Gifts of Each Child

Enjoy this video about student artists and performances at LMAAC. Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.