Eleven Pattonville staff members graduated from Webster University with a masters degree and Missouri state certification in ESOL. Webster University’s Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program received a National Professional Development grant from the U.S. Department of Education. In this grant application, the university partnered with area schools including Pattonville School District.
The participating teachers were part of a two-year grant through the university that has now graduated nine cohorts over the past five years.
Pattonville High School has been recognized as a 2021-2022 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. It is one of just 191 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]. It is the second straight year Pattonville High School has received this award.
As principal at Briar Crest Elementary School from 2001 to 2007, Tim Pecoraro awarded staff members like Jill Ramig with coupons they could redeem for 30 minutes of classroom coverage by him.
He thought all of the coupons had been used, but the current Remington Traditional School library technology specialist, who was a reading specialist at Briar Crest, still had hers, and wanted to make sure she redeemed it before Pecoraro retires at the end of the school year.
She surprised him with the coupon – which did not have an expiration date – last week.
On May 18, Pecoraro read to kindergarteners at Remington Traditional who are taught by another former Briar Crest teacher, Jill Kruse.
Pattonville High School announced and recognized the school’s Top 10 seniors based on grade point averages after seven semesters of high school. These students have grade point averages (GPAs) that fall between a 4.6 and a 4.75 on a weighted scale.
The Top 10 seniors in the Pattonville Class of 2022, their declared majors and the universities they will attend are:
1. Justin Bowers, computer science, University of Missouri- Columbia
2. Keilah Wilkes, biological engineering, University of Hawai’i at Manoa in Honolulu.
3. Loudin Cato, double major in biology and French with a minor in bioinformatics, University of Florida
4. Dominique Bradshaw, environmental engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
5. Lauren Marsala, environmental studies, Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont
6. Savannah Sowell, secondary education with an emphasis in mathematics, Missouri Baptist University
7. Alondra Mendez, secondary education with a focus in math, University of Missouri-St. Louis
8. Lindsey Meyer, major in civil engineering and play soccer, Trine University in Angola, Indiana
T9. Lilly Buehrle, double major in biology and psychology on the pre-med track, Washington University in St. Louis
T9. Alison Skelton, Illinois State University, major in French teacher education and minor in teaching English to speaker of other languages and teaching family and consumer sciences, Illinois State University