Community members showed great support by contributing to the Maria’s Backpacks School Supply Drive this year. The campaign collected 5,778 items and representatives from the City of Maryland Heights dropped off the donations on Aug. 26, at the Pattonville School District Learning Center.
Maria Lucas worked at the Maryland Heights Community Center when she died in a tragic accident. She enjoyed giving back to the community through education and began her career as a special education teacher in the Ritenour School District. The school supply drive is held in her memory and begins every year on her birthday, July 3.
Pattonville High School driver education teacher Tom Iffrig was selected as a national Teacher of Excellence award recipient by The National Road Safety Foundation and the American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA).
Five Teachers of Excellence were honored on July 25 at the ADTSEA national conference in Vancouver, Washington, where they will present innovative lesson plans to their peers.
In May, Iffrig was named the 2022 Missouri Teacher Excellence Award nominee by the Missouri Driver Safety Education Association (MODSEA) during its annual state conference.
Pattonville School District’s chief financial officer Mary Jo Gruber CPA, SFO, is the Missouri Association of School Business Officials (MoASBO) board president for the 2022-2023 school year.
Gruber has been a MoASBO member since 1999 and is the new CFO for Pattonville School District. Previously she served as the CFO for the School District of Clayton from 2011 to 2022, and Clayton’s director of accounting from 2000 to 2011. She also served as the business manager for the former Wellston School District and as an auditor and audit manager in the private sector.
- Drill team has success at UDA camp
- Suvansri named 2022 National Band Student of the Year
- New Holman assistant principal named
- Five cheerleaders selected for All-American team
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