Pattonville’s counseling staff created a website dedicated to mental health and wellness to provide resources and support students, staff and family members through the stress and anxiety brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We know a healthy mind and body influences your stress levels and your ability to deal with stress,” said Michael Boulanger, counselor for the Positive School and alternative programs at Pattonville High School. Boulanger created the website with input and suggestions from other counselors in the district.
In-person and Villemade students at Parkwood Elementary recently completed a collaborative mural that was installed near the front lobby of the school. Students can interact with it and have their picture taken.
“We were inspired by Kelsey Montague who is an internationally-known street artist who creates interactive art,” art teacher Ms. Janel MacLean said.
Dan Derby, Bridgeway Elementary fifth grade teacher and Pattonville's current Teacher of the Year, has been named by Emerson as a 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award honoree. He is one of 100 educators across the St. Louis metropolitan region recognized this year for demonstrating excellence in education and exceptional dedication to students.
The annual program recognizes St. Louis area instructors, selected by their schools’ administrators, for their accomplishments and dedication to their students and the teaching profession.
The Pattonville High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted its newest members.
The National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character.
Filing for positions on the Pattonville Board of Education begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, and ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Persons interested in running for a position on the Pattonville school board may file at the Pattonville Learning Center, 11097 St. Charles Rock Road in St. Ann. Due to district limitations regarding visitors, filing will occur in the lobby of the Learning Center. Candidates will be placed on the ballot in order of filing. Two positions are available with three-year terms during the April 6, 2021, election. Board members whose terms are expiring are Amanda Lienau Purnell and Jeanne Schottmueller.