Friday, May 17, 2013
The Pirates head for a rematch with Hazelwood Central in the state soccer playoffs Tuesday.
In the games Pattonville High School's girls soccer team has lost this season, the team and the Pirates' head coach came to a conclusion. While it may sound cliche, they weren't coming out ready to play. "We all kind of sat down, we had a talk, that was one of the things we needed to fix, and looks like we fixed it," coach Tom Iffrig said Friday night, after Pattonville defeated Parkway Central 3-0 to take home the school's fifth straight district title. Hitting the field ready to play meant winning the first five minutes of the game and Pattonville did just that. Iffrig told his club afterward that the team was on fire. "We came out and misjudged the first ball that came to our backs and let 22 (Ashanti Carey) get in behind us," Parkway …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
After advancing to state based on achievements at the district and regional competitions, the team was placed as the eighth seed in the "Elite Round" at the state level.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Each blanket was packaged with a flyer from the school and a card from the students to the new adoptive parent and dog.
Thursday, January 31
Parkwood Elementary students recently completed their second service project for the year—making 30 fleece blankets for dogs adopted through the Franklin County Dog Shelter. Students met in their K-5 mentoring groups on Nov. 27 to make the blankets. Volunteers from the Parkwood PTA spent hours cutting patterns for the students to finish. Each blanket was packaged with a flyer from the school and a card from the students to the new adoptive parent and dog. Editor's Note: This article was a release from the Pattonville School District.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Pattonville's boys basketball team knocked off defending state champion McCluer North on Jan. 18. The team is hoping to use that momentum to finish the season strong.
With nine games remaining on its regular season schedule, the Pattonville High School boys basketball team made a big statement Jan. 18 with a come-from-behind win against defending state champions McCluer North. The Pirates (12-3, 1-1), who trailed 46-44 entering the final frame of the Fort Zumwalt North Tournament game, knocked off the Stars with 22 fourth quarter points. The win put into perspective what Pattonville could do this season. The next week and a half will be key. Here's their schedule: By grabbing three or four wins, the Pirates would position themselves nicely heading into postseason play. And a win against Hazelwood Central would further bolster Pattonville's expacations. And the Pirates appear poised to peak at the …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Changes will roll out this summer and could mean more districts statewide won't meet minimum standards for state accreditation.
A new rating system for Missouri's school districts will intensify pressure on low-performing school districts to improve while exposing some of the best school districts to new scrutiny from parents and the public, the St. Louis Post-Disatch reports. According to the report, the changes will roll out this summer and could mean more districts statewide won't meet minimum standards for state accreditation. For districts like Pattonville and Parkway—two districts that claimed perfect scores in previous ratings—their scores could would even go down. From the Post-Dispatch's: For example, Mehlville, Parkway, Pattonville and Rockwood had perfect scores under the old rating, but under the new scale would score 97.9, 98.2, 87.5 and 96.8 percent, …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Parkway School officials said they have already asked law enforcement to up their presence by having patrol officers check in at elementary schools.
Posting an armed officer in every Parkway and Pattonville school and in schools across the country is the goal of the National Rifle Association (NRA), the guns-rights lobby announced on Friday. "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," said Wayne LaPierre, the organization's top lobbyist, at a Friday news conference, according to a Huffington Post report. The statement comes on the heels of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT, where 20 children and six adults were killed. NRA had remained silent until Wednesday, when it first announced its intention to offer "meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." The Parkway School District already has school resource officers (SROs) …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Anjali Fernandes, a senior at Pattonville High School, was selected as one of two delegates in Missouri to attend the 51st annual United States Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C. in March.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Students already have to carry an ID badge with them at all times. Now, they'll have to wear them around their neck. What do you think?
On Monday, Maryland Heights Patch reported that effective in January, students and staff at Pattonville High School will have to wear ID badges. Students already have to carry an ID badge with them at all times. Now, they'll have to wear them around their neck. The change, which was announced to students Friday and to parents in a letter later in the day, came after Pattonville High School Principal Joe Dobrinic said a 17 year-old former student was recently arrested at the school. In the letter, Dobrinic said the former student entered the building and claimed to be re-enrolling in class. When he instead roamed the building, Dobrinic said the teen was arrested. On Maryland Heights' Facebook page, reades say the measure is not an …
Monday, December 10, 2012
A former student was recently arrested while "roaming" the halls of Pattonville High School.
Beginning in January, students and staff at Pattonville High School will have to wear ID badges around their neck at all times. Students already have to carry an ID badge on their person. The change, which was announced to students Friday and to parents in a letter later in the day, came after Principal Joe Dobrinic said a 17 year-old former student was recently arrested at the school. In the letter to parents, Dobrinic said the former student entered the building and claimed to be re-enrolling in class. When he instead roamed the building, Dobrinic said the teen was arrested. "While no one was harmed or threatened as a result of this situation, it underscores how difficult it is without ID badges to readily identify who belongs and who …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Previously, the high school teams practiced through neighborhoods near the high school, the high school track or Creve Coeur Lake.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Pattonville’s boys and girls cross country teams now have more of a home-field advantage thanks to a collaboration between Pattonville and the City of Bridgeton. The two entities worked together to revitalize some trails in O’Connor Park, a 37-acre park located at Bondurante and Helmet in Bridgeton, northwest of I-270 off Woodford Way Drive. The park is on the edge of the airport buyout area in a hilly location, providing a challenging venue for runners. Aside from the new trails, the park includes a pavilion, ball field, playground, tennis courts, multipurpose field and a multipurpose court. Pattonville’s teams use the park for practices and plan to host Pattonville-sponsored meets there. Recently, the members of the boys and girls cross …