The fifth graders at Remington Traditional graduated from the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program on Tuesday during a ceremony in the school’s library.
The program, which is taught by Maryland Heights police officer Bob Heitert, gives students the skills they need to recognize and resist the pressures that may cause them to experiment with drugs or become involved in unhealthy activities.
Several district activities have been canceled this year due to the pandemic, but Heitert was determined to hold this event because it’s a culmination of a lot of things for the students.
For the first time since December 2019, an in-person concert was held at Holman Middle School. The sixth, seventh and eighth grade Villemade and in-person band students took a “field trip” to Gym A to perform for one another.
Pattonville High School held a Senior Celebration during all lunches on May 12 and 13.
“We're celebrating the seniors and all of their plans for next year, whether that's college, the military, or starting a work career,” college and career preparation counselor Michelle Luraschi said.
National College Decision Day was May 1, but Pattonville’s version had more of a focus on celebrating all seniors for making it through this difficult time and less on where they are going to school for the next four years.
Pattonville hosted an online presentation with infectious disease expert Dr. Jason Newland on May 18. During the event, Newland provided an update on COVID-19 and the results of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) program that included the Pattonville school community in studying COVID-19 transmission and mitigation strategies in schools.
As mentioned in the presentation, Pattonville is partnering with the CDC, St. Louis University and Washington University to offer free COVID-19 testing for the Pattonville community. Tests are saliva-based and do not require nasal swabbing. Testing will be conducted from the patient's car and is available Sundays through Fridays. Results are typically available in 24 to 48 hours. To request a test, call (314) 454-4269.
Interested in joining the Pattonville cross country team this fall? To get information about how to join the team and a summer practice calendar, stop by and see Coach McClellan in room D215, Coach Hall in room H112, or Coach Gengler in room F100
Yearbooks will be available for pickup at the concession stand in the commons during lunches Wednesday-Friday.
Virtual students can pick up their yearbooks on Thursday, May 20, from 3-6 p.m. at the concession stand in the commons.
There are a limited number of yearbooks left for purchase. Students who wish to purchase one can do so during distribution with exact cash $70 (we will not be able to give change) or check made out to PHS. Purchases will be first come, first serve.
Reminder... the bell schedule for the remainder of the week is tomorrow is an A day Thursday is a C day and Friday is a B day
SENIORS: On Monday, May 24th, please report to campus no later than 9:30 a.m. for graduation practice and Senior BBQ. *Students who plan to ride the bus to school that morning should report to the main gym upon arrival.
If you plan to participate in the graduation ceremony on May 27th you need to be at practice on the 24th. Plan on being on campus for this event until approximately 12:30 p.m. On the 24th confirmed graduates will receive their cap and gown, complete the senior survey, pick up graduation tickets/parking pass (etc), and can pick up a yearbook (among other things).
Feel free to contact Mr. Thompson’s office with any questions.
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