Pattonville High School senior Mya Harris was awarded a four year all-expense paid scholarship to the college or university of her choice. After delivering a national qualifying speech for debate about the politics of Black hair, Harris was offered a summer internship with the Simmons Hanly Conroy law firm. She was not only the first high schooler to earn an internship with the law firm, but she has been chosen as the first SHC Scholar. In a public statement: “As an SHC Scholar, hard work and a commitment to speech and debate has afforded Mya a life changing opportunity.” Harris plans to pursue her dream of becoming a biomedical engineer or a bioethical attorney with hopes of paving a new path for girls of color.
Kellen Thames scored his 1,000th career point after the Pirates won the tip-off in Wednesday’s game against Lafayette. The junior now has put up 1,024 career points while wearing the green and white jersey.
The annual Black History Month Living Museum event at Remington Traditional has been held for more than 20 years at the school and second grade teacher Ms. Libby Hilker did not want to see the tradition end due to the pandemic.
Today, students individually stood in front of a green screen to record their part while the rest of the class was in the library.
In-person classes in Pattonville are canceled tomorrow, February 16, and all district and school offices are closed due to inclement weather. Tomorrow will be a virtual learning weather day for students who normally attend in-person classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays and for Villemade students. This means the Tuesday-Thursday students and Villemade students will experience a combination of independent work with virtual support via Zoom from their classroom teachers. Students should log into Canvas or Seesaw to view instructions from their teachers and to find out when their teachers are available for support. For Wednesday-Friday students, this will be a normal day of asynchronous learning. As an awareness for family schedules, tomorrow’s virtual learning weather day will not need to be made up in the future. Thank you.
The Lighthouse Leadership Environment team at Rose Acres encouraged all staff members to decorate their doors for Valentine’s Day.
“We thought this would be the perfect time to do a little holiday decorating,” music teacher Emily Doherty said in an email. “How fun would it be to walk down the halls and see the doors to each classroom decorated for Valentine's Day?”
Each classroom that decorated their door will compete to earn prizes, but the idea is also connected to the school-wide personal Wildly Important Goal which is 100% of the Rose Acres community will do their part to contribute to the environment where everyone feels loved or connected.