Thursday, April 11, 2013
Teresa Hutti, Jason Lange and Alexis Moore received honors from the district at its recent Salutes Banquet.
Three Pattonville staff members received recognition recently at the Special School District’s annual Salutes Banquet for their work and above-and-beyond commitment to help students in SSD. Those honored include: Hutti received the Special Ambassador Award, while Lange received the SSD Building Block Award and Moore the Keys to the Classroom award. “Teresa has worked tirelessly and selflessly, not just for her students, or to make her job easier, but for all of our special education students, to make their lives more fulfilling,” said Nina Vogel, an SSD teacher at Holman who nominated Hutti for the award. “She has done this because she cares and she feels that it is the right thing to do. That is who she is.” Hutti’s Special Ambassador …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The board approves a change to the 2012-2013 calendar to account for emergency days used.
May 23 will be the last day of school in the Pattonville School District, thanks to a measure passed by the board of education Tuesday night. The board unanimously approved the proposed calendar adjustment for the 2012-2013 school year. According to the approved school year calendar posted on the Pattonville District’s website, the school year would have ended May 30 for students in kindergarten through 11th grade. The last staff report day would have been May 31. That calendar includes six emergency days built into the calendar for inclement weather or other emergencies. With the district only using two emergency days through the school year--due to area snow storms--the calendar was adjusted to accommodate those days used. The new …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The board will look at plans as the elementary school prepares to close and reorganizes its board.
The Pattonville Board of Education will review a transition plan for Briar Crest Elementary School, which will close at the end of this school year. In October, the board approved the closure of the school for budget-saving measures, and the board must approve a transition plan for the steps that will be taken to move the students to their new schools, according to the board agenda. With 216 students enrolled, the school is the smallest elementary school in the district. The district will save approximately $700,000 per year with the school’s closing, Superintendent Michael Fulton said. Briar Crest students will either attend Robert Drummond Elementary School or Bridgeway Elementary School. Certified staff members will be able to transfer …
Friday, April 5, 2013
The school hopes to raise as much as $1,000 to benefit the Senior All-Night Graduation Party.
With graduation season quickly approaching, Pattonville High School is getting prepared for graduation night with its annual fundraiser. Saturday, the high school will host a community garage sale, which will benefit the Senior All-Night Graduation Party. The Senior All-Night Graduation Party serves as a safe, drug/alcohol-free celebration for students, immediately following graduation. Pattonville Assistant Principal Jon Fitzgerald said that the school currently has more than 20 vendors for the garage sale. It says the goal for this year is to collect between $800 and $1,000. The garage sale will take place Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pattonville High School. The high school graduation is scheduled for May 30.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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Friday, March 29, 2013
Four candidates are seeking two seats on the Pattonville Board of Education.
As April 2 approaches, Maryland Heights Patch wants to ensure voters are as informed as they can be when headed to the polls. In the Pattonville School District, there are four candidates running for two seats for the board of education, including two incumbents. We have short biographical information on each of the candidates. Just click on each link to get information on each one. Editor’s Note: Patch sent out identical questionnaires to each candidate and gave each the same amount of time to reply. Candidate Andrew Ostrowski was the only response we received. The other candidates’ information is compiled from information from the district. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Pattonville Board of Education
Saturday, March 23, 2013
More than 100 teachers, students and parents banded together to raise money and shave their heads for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
On Friday, more than 100 volunteers, including teachers and students, took a stand for a cause and shaved their heads bald. Volunteers shaved their heads at Bridgeway Elementary School in the Pattonville School District Friday afternoon for a fundraising event for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which works raises funds and awareness for childhood cancer research by hosting head-shaving events. “Our school has really pulled together as a community,” Vicki Nienhuis, principal of Bridgeway Elementary School, said. She also said it’s a great way for the students to learn about childhood cancer. Three teachers asked to host a fundraising event such as this, and Nienhuis hopped on board immediately, she said. The school’s goal was to raise $5,…
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Pattonville school is one of 15 in Missouri being recognized for teaching its students character, skills and moral values to better the surrounding community.
Pattonville's Willow Brook Elementary students are learning skills and values such as respect, honesty and persistence, and how it improves their learning and community. It's called character education and some studies say it makes youth grow up to become better citizens. For these efforts, Willow Brook has been named a Missouri School of Character for 2013. It is one of 15 schools statewide to earn the distinction. The award honors schools for work in character education and recognizes them as models for other education institutions. Nationally, 45 schools received the State School of Character designation for 2013. "Character education has always been an important aspect that makes Willow Brook a great place to learn and grow," Montize …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Pattonville Board of Education hears, approves 2011-2012 financial audit.
The Pattonville Board of Education received good reports Tuesday night regarding the finances for the 2011-2012 school year. The board received and approved an audit report for its finances of that school year. The report was positive in that the audit, performed by Schowalter and Jabouri, found the district presented finances and internal controls—its processes for purchasing and spending—fairly, according to Mickey Schoonover, APR, Director of School-Community Relations for the district. Furthermore, she said the district received a “clean bill of health” from the audit and is using money appropriately throughout the district. Schoonover said that in the past, when the accounting firm has made recommendations for changes in the district…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The audit committee will present the prepared audit report for the board's approval.
The Pattonville Board of Education will hear the district’s financial committee audit for the 2011-2012 school year Tuesday night. The audit, prepared by accounting firm Schowalter and Jabouri, looked at the district’s financial and internal control matters and provided written reports for the committee and board. The board will be allowed to ask questions of the report and approve the final report. To view the full agenda, check out the Pattonville School District website. The meeting will be held at the Pattonville School District at 7 p.m.