Pattonville Board of Education on June 8 approved a balanced $100 million operating budget for the 2021-2022 school year. The budget for the upcoming school year was established based on several factors:
Students in the orchestra program at Pattonville High School earned All-Suburban and District Solo and Ensemble Festival honors this spring.
Students selected to the All-Suburban Orchestra are Sydney Hoynacki and Anna Kasprzyk for bass; Kenedi Jenkins for cello; Chandler Fajardo and Aaron Wolz for viola; and Maya Blumenthal, Elly Lu and Norina Shao for violin.
Additionally, many students earned rankings at the District Solo and Ensemble Festival.
Willow Brook Elementary students and staff recently completed a unique outdoor art installation. Inspired by street artist Kelsey Montague and funding provided by a grant from the Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers, art teacher Dawn Lynn created a permanent butterfly wings mural consisting of ceramic tiles in the school’s garden.
“Here in our corner at Willow Brook, we want to invite the school community to enjoy our school garden year-round and interact with our school-wide collaborative art project,” Lynn wrote. “Where will our wings take you?”
Students and staff created radial patterned flowers at school and Villemade learners were able to pick up the supplies to complete the project at home.
This is the first art installation at the school that is part of the exterior of the building.
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