Returning board member Jeanne Schottmueller and new board member Brandon R. Wilkes were sworn into office during the April 13 meeting of the Pattonville Board of Education. Immediate past board president Andrea Glenn administered the oath of office. Schottmueller and Wilkes were elected to three-year terms during the April 6 general municipal election.
Pattonville sophomore Elise Banks was chosen to participate in the 86th annual Sophomore Pilgrimage sponsored by the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Missouri (GFWC-MO). A sophomore from each high school in the state is selected by the faculty to attend the event.
She was told by high school principal Dr. Joe Dobrinic about three weeks ago she was the Pattonville High School representative.
“I didn’t know why I was being called down to his office because I knew I didn’t do anything to get in trouble.”
It was actually a meeting to let her know she has done everything right. Selection is based on the student's demonstrated citizenship, scholarship and qualities of courage, service and honor. The student selected must also be scholastically in the top quarter of the sophomore class.
Members of the Spongey Books from Parkwood Elementary raised their arms in celebration when the final points totals were posted and they realized they won this year’s district-wide Mark Twain Book Battle. They narrowly defeated two teams from Rose Acres that tied for second place and it took three tie-breaker questions to determine the final standings. Another team from Parkwood finished in fourth.
The Book Battle is an annual trivia-type competition hosted by Pattonville's school library technology specialists. During the event, teams of students compete on their knowledge of a predesignated list of books. For the elementary contest, participating students read from among the 12 books nominated by the Missouri Association of School Librarians for the Mark Twain Readers Award.