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Academic Competition Teams

Academic activities and competitions are offered to Patton Middle School students annually. Practices are held after school. Most competitions take place during the school day, with the exception of MathCounts, which is held on a Saturday. The activities are listed below:

  • Geography Bee
  • History Bee
  • Reading Olympics
  • Spelling Bee
  • Mathcounts
  • Forensics, Speech And Debate
  • STEM Competition
  • Knowledge Bowl
  • Math 24
  • Chester County Science & Research Competition

Please contact Wei Cao ( for more about MathCounts.
For all other activities and competitions, please contact Mr. Kelley or Mrs. Knauer.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is an opportunity for students to make new friends and create an inclusive school environment among students with and without disabilities. Activities include playing sports, crafts, holiday parties, board games, and Special Olympics.

Best Buddies meets during Hawk Time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To sign up, see Mrs Hamilton in room 138.

Dances & Mixers

During the school year, we have mixers after school for the 6th graders and evening dances for the 7th and 8th graders. Check our school communication channels for dates!

First Lego League

Guided by adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field. Contact for more information.


If you are interested in supporting the LGBTQ+ community, then join Patton's GSA!  Meetings will take place on Fridays during Hawk Time.  If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please contact Mrs. Malone or Miss O'Neill. 

Hand Bell Choir

Handbell Choir is an extra-curricular music performance group that offers students the experience of learning and performing with others to create beautiful music through the playing of handbells and hand chimes. Students will develop and refine ringing techniques with three octaves of bells and two octaves of chimes. Students learn how to play level one and two music, understand their assigned parts in the diatonic and chromatic scale, and learn how to care for and clean the bells. Members must have some ability to read music notation to be a successful ringer. Attendance to rehearsals is required which is held once a week after school on Wednesdays until 3:45 p.m. Students will also perform in two evening concerts in December and May.

Hawk's Nest

The Hawk's Nest is a welcoming, teacher-supervised learning environment where Patton students may: work with Unionville HS National Honor Society students in a peer tutoring session, collaborate with peers on group projects, organize and participate in peer study groups, and have a quiet place to complete work. Hawk’s Nest is open to all Patton students. See Mrs. Palic for more details.


HawkTV is a daily, live morning newscast, which is broadcast throughout the school. This entirely student-produced program is comprised of students working both on camera as presenters as well as behind the scenes in the production crew. Students and teachers are also involved in the broadcast through special announcements as well as student-created videos. See Mr. Walsh if you would like to join!

Helping Hawks

Do you like to help others? Are you looking for a fun new after school activity? Want a chance to hang out with friends or meet some new ones while also helping the Unionville community? Join the Helping Hawks Service Club! Helping Hawks is a fun after-school club for all students, 6-8. Meetings will be on Monday and Wednesday after school. Students will be working on a variety of service projects, and also potentially planning future opportunities.

Peer Tutoring

Please stop by the Counseling Office for a request form to schedule an assigned time or request a pass from your teacher to drop in for some help during your Hawk Time.

School Musical

Patton has a long and rich tradition of putting on great musicals - Charlie Brown, Little Shop of Horrors, Annie, Jr., The Lion King, Jr., The Little Mermaid, Jr and more! The musical takes place in the spring every year with auditions being held before the winter break. Listen to the daily announcements as well as checking all the Patton communications channels for information on audition dates for this year's musical.

Sixth Grade Running Club

This program provides an opportunity for students to stick around after school for some fun, friends and exercise. Patton's 6th grade running club occurs during the months of September and October. Practices generally occur 2-3 times per week and runners will even compete in a few races throughout the season. The running club will have a limit of 40 runners and we require that all participates register and submit a physical prior to participation. Each July families will receive an email with additional information about signing up.

Student Council

Student Council elections are held in September each school year. Offices for Student Council are President, Vice President, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, Communications Officer, and Secretary. Eighth graders may run for all offices, while seventh graders may run only for the offices of Vice President, Treasurer, Communications Officer & Secretary. Additionally, each grade level elects six team representatives. Team representatives will attend all Student Council meetings during the Friday club period. Student Council embodies the core principles of Leadership, Community Service, Student Voice and School Spirit.


Want to help create the next, great Patton Yearbook? Then join the Yearbook Club! Meetings will take place on Fridays during club time. Joining this club will make this your Friday club choice for the entire school year. See Mrs. Malone or Mrs. Robertson if you would like to join the Yearbook Club!