The Pattonville Board of Education on Jan 12 approved a bond refunding that will save the district $1.3 million, or 8%, in interest payments over the next several years. The board authorized Stifel, Nicolaus & Company to refinance $13.5 million in debt owed on the district’s 2010 zero tax rate increase bond issue. Thompson Coburn was authorized as the bond counsel.
The Child Development playschool program is marking its 50th year at Pattonville High School and teachers in the family and consumer sciences department are running it like never before.
“This year, obviously, we are unable to conduct the on-site playschool learning lab,” Ms. Susan Saputo said. “Ms. Tracie Olson and I didn't want the program to have a year-long interruption, so we have had what we call ‘Playschool@Home.’”
This fall, they enlisted the participation of 13 children between the ages of 3 to 5 years old and their parents to be enrolled in their first-ever virtual playschool class. All of the preschoolers were given activities made by students in Child Development 1 to do at home at their own pace and met with the high schoolers in Child Development 2 for virtual learning.
Staff members from the maintenance department installed a Little Library at Bridgeway Elementary on Monday in the school's garden. It was purchased with funds from a Pattonville Education Foundation (PEF) grant in 2019.
On the front door of the mailbox-like structure, the message is “When you read, you plant a seed.” On the sides, the words 'Read' and 'Grow' are written, and a picture of hot air balloons is on the back.
Each year, Pattonville School District provides the opportunity for students, staff and parents to honor employees who make a difference through the Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year recognition programs. The honorees of these programs exemplify what it means to be part of the Pattonville community. Nomination forms for the Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year awards are available on the Pattonville website at www.psdr3.org/nominate and throughout the district.