Pattonville High School senior Mya Harris was announced as runner-up for the 2021 William Woods Jr. National Speech & Debate Association Student of the Year and junior Bryant Ewing finished in the Top 60 in Original Oratory at the National Speech & Debate Tournament.
Four Pattonville students qualified for the national tournament that was hosted online this year with more than 6,000 participants. Seniors Jailah Broadway and Harris qualified in Public Forum Debate, Ewing in Original Oratory, and senior Bell Tucci in U.S. Extemporaneous Speaking.
The Pattonville High School speech & debate team is coached by English teacher Jennifer Raymond and assistant Lance Allen.
Pattonville High School has been recognized as a 2020-21 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished High School. It is one of just 204 high schools across the United States 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 PreK-12 students and teachers in over 12,200 schools across the U.S.
The Pattonville School District has been awarded a 2021 Top Workplace honor by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The district was ranked No. 11 among the Top 15 large employers in the St. Louis area (employers with 500 or more employees). This is the seventh year in a row Pattonville has earned Top Workplace recognition, and no other school district was ranked higher on the list than Pattonville.
Only 151 businesses and organizations received recognition this year. The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution and connection.
Missouri families who have children who qualified for free or reduced price meals can once more apply for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to help cover food costs they experienced while their student was not doing in-seat learning due to the pandemic. However, the P-EBT 2020-2021 program is very different from last year’s program. Here are highlights of those changes:
Several Pattonville High School student-athletes from the boys and girls track and field teams advanced to compete at the state championships this season. Many more also turned in strong showings at the conference, districts and sectionals meets.
Pattonville’s school-community relations department earned a Gold Medallion Award from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) for the second year in a row. The Gold Medallion is NSPRA’s highest award and is the only national award that specifically recognizes comprehensive, strategic school public relations programs. This year, five Gold Medallion winners were selected from among 53 competitive entries by school PR programs across the United States. Pattonville earned the Gold Medallion in the area of COVID-19 communications.