Class of 2013 - We need your help!

Class of 2013 - We need your help!
Dear Members of PHS Class of 2013 - It's been less than a year since you graduated. We hope that you are finding success in your pursuits. Every year at this time we survey recent graduates to gather some valuable information. Below you will find a link to a follow up survey which will provide information that helps improve Pattonville's schools.


Thank you in advance for your participation. All alumni that return a survey will be eligible to win an Apple iPad Mini which will be awarded in early 2014.

Order your alumni brick today!

Order your alumni brick today!
The Pattonville Alumni Association is selling personalized alumni bricks that will be displayed on the campus of Pattonville High School. Each brick costs $65 and will include the alumnus' name and two additional lines of text. All proceeds benefit the Alumni Association scholarship program for Pattonville seniors, the Alumni Pre-School Pumpkin Patch and Alumni Barbecue at the Homecoming game. For more information contact Paula Schneider at jlslpaula@aol.com†(subject Brick Program).


Pattonville alumni named to Post's All-Time team list

Pattonville alumni named to Post's All-Time team list
Two Pattonville alumni were named to the All-Metro "All-Time Team" lists compiled by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The lists were published in a special All-Metro section in Sunday's paper celebrating 50 years of Post-Dispatch All-Metro boys basketball.  Corey Tate (Class of 1992) made the list of top five players for 1992, and Brian Grawer (Class of 1997) made the list for 1995. Honorees were picked by a panel of sportswriters from the Post and St. Louis America newspapers/websites, as well as a TV sportscaster. Both Tate and Grawer were All-State selections during their high school careers. Tate went on to play basketball at Mizzou and is currently head coach for the Mineral Area College basketball program. Grawer went on to play and coach for Mizzou. He is currently a medical salesman for Baxter BioScience.

Pattonville alumna wins 7th Emmy

Pattonville alumna wins 7th Emmy
Pattonville High School alumna Jacqui Poor earned her seventh Emmy award at the 2012 Mid-America Emmy Awards. Poor won her latest Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Historical/Cultural programming for a feature story on HEC-TV’s “State of the Arts” show.

HEC-TV, which stands for Higher Education Channel, is St. Louis’ leading producer of education, arts and cultural television programming. Poor’s feature story was about the Modern America Dance Company’s (MADCO) production, “Veza.” The concert was inspired by the stories of Bosnian refugees fleeing from their home country and immigrating to St. Louis.

A1978 graduate of Pattonville High School, Poor has more than 28 years of experience producing, writing, editing and directing television and video productions. She is a freelance producer and a writer at HEC-TV. In addition to winning seven Emmy awards, Poor has also earned 26 Emmy award nominations and 49 International Telly Awards and is a University City CALOP (Commission for Access and Local Original Programming) grant recipient.

The awards ceremony took place on Sept. 22 at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City. The Mid-American Emmy Awards is a chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which also presents the primetime Emmy awards. The academy hosts additional regional award ceremonies to recognize excellence in localized television markets.

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Pattonville graduate helps produce History Channel documentary

Pattonville graduate helps produce History Channel documentary
Scott Frawley, a 2007 Pattonville High School alumnus, will be able to add the title associate producer of a nationally aired documentary to his resume. Frawley, who graduated from New York’s Fordham University in May, served as the associate producer of the documentary “Pearl Harbor — 24 Hours Later,” which will air on the History Channel at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7, marking the 70th anniversary of the attack.

Produced by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Anthony Giacchino, the two-hour documentary provides an in-depth look at the first 24 hours after news of Japan’s attack on the U.S. in 1941 reached President Franklin Roosevelt. According to the History Channel’s description of the documentary, “This special gives a rare and surprising glimpse at the man behind the presidency and how he confronted the enormous challenge of transitioning the nation from peace to war.”

After graduating from Pattonville, Frawley attended Fordham University where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in communications with a focus in film studies. He met Giacchino during his senior year at Fordham and has worked with him on multiple projects since.

In addition to his work with Giacchino on the Pearl Harbor documentary, Frawley assisted the filmmaker as the project coordinator of an exhibit for the Brecht Forum in New York. The exhibit, called “Letters to Another Century — The Triangle Fire Letter Project,” was a commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire in March 1911. Currently, Frawley and Giacchino are wrapping production on the DVD of special features for the upcoming Tom Cruise movie “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.”

The documentary “Pearl Harbor — 24 Hours Later” will premier on the History Channel on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and air again that night at 11 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m.

Frawley currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Pattonville graduate pens WWII history book

Pattonville graduate pens WWII history book
Guy LoFaro, a 1976 graduate of Pattonville High School, recently published a history book chronicling the 82nd Airborne Division, which spent more time in combat than any other American airborne unit in World War II.
 
"The Sword of St. Michael - The 82nd Airborne Division in World War II" was released on Aug. 30, 2011 by Da Capo Press, a division of the Perseus Book Group (www.dacapopress.com). The book details the history of the 82nd Airborne during World War II, interweaving the voices of soldiers at both ends of the chain of command with information gained from primary sources. Kirkus Reviews said of the book: "A comprehensive history of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II, from an officer of that famed unit…A tour de force for military historians and WWII buffs, and a lesson on the leadership skills required to effectively conceive and coordinate a mission.”
 
LoFaro is a decorated retired Army lieutenant colonel who served in the 82nd Airborne and an acclaimed lecturer at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a 1981 West Point graduate, who also earned a master's degree in history from the University of Michigan and a doctorate in history from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He served 23 years in the Army, including stints as a Ranger instructor and company commander at the Army's elite Ranger School. He also served six years as an assistant professor of history at West Point. He later received an Army appointment as a post-9/11 strategist, during which he authored several plans aimed at enhancing the nation's homeland security. LoFaro currently lives in Atlanta.

Pattonville alumni making the news

Pattonville alumni making the news
Three Pattonville High School alumni recently earned recognition.

Class of 2004 - Allison Saettele earned the 2011 American Chemical Society Award for outstanding achievement in chemistry. The award recognizes the outstanding junior chemistry student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Saettele is also a visiting intern on the research team of Dr. Sam Wang at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

Class of 2005 - Blake Strode, the 2010 US Open National Playoffs men’s champion, took the first step in defending his title on May 18 by winning the New England Sectional Qualifier. Strode won both the singles and mixed doubles (with Whitney Jones) during the US Open Sectional Qualifying competition in New Haven, CT. He qualified to compete in the 2011 US Open Playoff in August.  Strode is delaying entrance to Harvard Law School to pursue his professional tennis career.

Class of 2008 - Brittany Candler was selected for a summer internship with LeadAmerica and Stanford Law School at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. During the internship, Candler will teach mock trial to high school students in LeadAmerica’s Law and Trial Conference at Stanford, one of the nation’s most prestigious law schools. Candler is currently pursing a history degree at Columbia College in St. Louis.

Article on Jason Payne, 2006 PHS alumnus

Article on Jason Payne, 2006 PHS alumnus
Update: Jason Payne was recently hired to work as a teacher in the Pattonville School District, beginning in the 2011-2012 school year.

Click on the link below to see an article on Jason Payne, Class of 2006