|School board members recognized for volunteer service|
|Thursday, February 13, 2020|
Culinary arts students from Pattonville High School attended the Feb. 11 board meeting to thank the school board for its volunteer work and present them with some homemade treats. The students from Mary Favazza's class were on hand to recognize members of the Pattonville Board of Education as part of School Board Recognition Week in Missouri.
Dressed in their culinary arts uniforms, the students read a statement thanking the board members for their service. They then presented them with chocolate-covered strawberries they hand-crafted, along with shortbread cookies they fashioned with P-shaped cookie cutter. The custom cookie cutter was made by students in the industrial technology design class at the high school.
In addition, board members received special thank you cards designed and signed by students from throughout the district. Pattonville superintendent Dr. Tim Pecoraro also shared his words of thanks and read a proclamation from Missouri Gov. Mike Parsons marking the occasion.
The Pattonville school board was named a 2018 Outstanding Board of Education for Climate, Culture and Organizational Efficacy by the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA). MSBA’s Outstanding Board of Education awards encourage effective board practices and recognize outstanding board performance in six categories. The Pattonville board won MSBA’s Outstanding Board of Education Award for Human and Organizational Capital in 2017; Teaching, Learning and Assessment in 2016; for Governance, Leadership and Accountability in 2013; and the MSBA Outstanding Board of Education Award in 2002. Pattonville’s board was also a finalist for the award in 2011 and 2008.
Each year, the state of Missouri sets aside a week to recognize the volunteer work of more than 3,600 men and women who serve on school boards throughout the state. These public servants are elected by local constituents and do not receive compensation for their tireless efforts.
Honored during the Pattonville recognition were: Andrea Glenn, president; Dr. Brian Gray, vice president; Mindy Ridings, secretary; Mary Kay Campbell, treasurer; Ruth Petrov, director; Dr. Amanda Lienau Purnell, director; and Jeanne Schottmueller, director;
Superintendent Dr. Tim Pecoraro looks on as Pattonville High School culinary arts students thank the board for their service before delivering homemade treats. They are, from left, Caitlyn Alexander, Kynedy Holloway and McKenna Reece.
Students present treats to board president Andrea Glenn (center).
Board vice president Dr. Brian Gray, second from left, receives his homemade gifts.
Board secretary Mindy Ridings shakes the hands of students as she accepts her gifts.
Board treasurer Mary Kay Campbell accepts her gifts from the culinary arts students.
Board director Ruth Petrov thanks students for their gifts.
Board director Jeanne Schottmueller is all smiles while receiving the food gifts from students.
Students made and decorated shortbread cookies using a custom, 3D-printed cookie cutter fashioned by the industrial technology students at Pattonville High School.