Fourth graders at Rose Acres Elementary are holding their own version of Shark Week and every classroom is decorated with an underwater theme.
"We've been studying nonfiction text features and learning how to use expository nonfiction," fourth grade teacher Mary Spitzmiller said. "We integrated nonfiction into our science unit that is on animal structures and behaviors."
When preparing for a unit on the classical period of Greece, Holman Middle School Pirate Academy English and social studies teacher Maegan Bowersox watched a video on National Geographic about the Greeks.
“I was watching ‘From Cavemen to Kings’ and Dr. Michael Cosmopoulos was speaking with a lot of authority about this topic and I noticed on the video that he was attached to UMSL here in St. Louis, so I sent him an email,” she said. “I asked if he’d be willing to talk to our students about his experiences and he agreed to do it.”
In October, 36 members of the Pattonville High School choir auditioned for the St. Louis Suburban All-District Honor Choir and 29 were selected to either the soprano, alto, tenor and bass (SATB) or treble honor choirs.
Remington Traditional sixth grader Stephen Stewart Jr. was given a once-in-a-lifetime behind-the-scenes tour of the Maryland Heights Police Department.
Stewart was the first student selected by Officer Jeff King for the school's new Student School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. He arrived in style riding in King's D.A.R.E. police car and made personal connections with staff members in every department.
It is with mixed emotions that I share the news that I have decided to retire at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. When I was a newspaper reporter/editor early in my career, I decided if I ever ventured into the world of public relations, it would be for something I could believe in, somewhere I could help others and make a difference. Pattonville and the students we serve offered me that purpose, and I couldn’t be prouder of the work we have done together to support our students, families, staff and community.