Pattonville celebrated the end of the year with an Oasis Appreciation Luncheon on May 24. The Oasis program trains volunteer senior adults to work one-on-one with elementary-aged children on language, reading and writing skills. During the event, tutors received special recognition for reaching milestones in their service to Pattonville students.
Members of the Pattonville community were in the stands at CityPark to see recent 2023 graduate Miguel “Miggy” Perez score his first MLS goal during the City SC match. This spring, the Pattonville School District inquired about getting a block of seats for a match to support VilleMade and Homegrown midfielder. It just so happened that 50 seats for the match on May 27 — just two days after graduation — were available. Those 50 tickets were offered to Pattonville High School staff, students and families via a random draw raffle system. In total, 16 families were able to purchase tickets to the match. The game, against Vancouver, ended with City winning 3-1 and Perez scoring in the fourth minute of stoppage time in the second half.
Work on Prop S, Pattonville’s $111 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue, has begun. Voters in Pattonville approved Prop S in 2022 with a 79.4% favorable vote. Prop S work will fund projects at every school in Pattonville, including adding classrooms to address growth in student enrollment; providing safety and maintenance improvements; and updating school facilities to meet teaching and learning needs. Approval of the bond issue did not increase the district's tax rate. Work on the storm shelter additions at Bridgeway, Parkwood and Willow Brook elementary schools and the new gym at Holman Middle School is underway. Additionally, interior renovations at Parkwood, Willow Brook and Holman are also in progress.
Students at Rose Acres Elementary School had a school-wide fitness goal of completing 23,600 laps on the PACER test which would cover the distance from the school to the Gateway Arch. The landmark goal before that was to complete 22,400 laps which got them to Busch Stadium. Last week, Fredbird surprised the students and was on hand to celebrate with them at the Pirate PACER Party assembly.
The objective of the PACER is to run as long as possible while keeping a specified pace. Students run back and forth across a 20-meter space at a pace that gets faster each minute. A lap is scored for each 20-meter distance covered and in September, students had a school-wide total of 3,821 laps which got them to Aquaport.
Pattonville High School has been recognized as a 2022-2023 Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. It is one of just 262 high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW (Computer Science, Biomedical Science, Engineering). PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of pre-K through 12th grade students and teachers in more than 12,200 schools across the U.S. This is the fourth time and third straight year Pattonville has received this award.
On May 11, four Pattonville High School student-athletes signed letters of intent to attend and play sports in college. These signings come following National Signing Day on Feb. 1, where 17 other Pattonville seniors also signed with colleges. Students who signed on May 11 were:
Kaylee Cofer, Lindenwood University, dance;
Tyler Floyd, Central Methodist University, baseball;
Laura Rockwell, Missouri Western State University, dance; and