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Calling all artists - or wanna be artists!!! You are cordially invited to join us once again for the "Painting With Mr. O'Rourke" event on Saturday, Dec. 16th from 10am-12noon. Read more.

In January 2022, Patton students were given the opportunity to meet with author Wendelin Van Draanen and provide feedback on a draft of her manuscript, Mr. Whiskers and the Shenanigan Sisters. The book was just published, and Patton received a shout-out! 

The "Quiz Bowl" academic trivia competition is coming in November, but any student can sign up to participate now. 'Quiz Bowl" is a trivia test of 100 multiple-choice questions. Areas covered include math, geography, government, sports, spelling, science, literature, grammar, history, general information and just plain fun trivia. Click here to sign-up!

Do you like math competitions? Consider AMC 8. AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote positive attitudes towards problem-solving skills, analytical thinking and mathematics. AMC is given in January but the sign-up window is open now. Sign up using this Google Form.

Get your SIGNED COPY of a Gordon Korman fan favorite. You will receive your signed copy via advisory after his visit. 8 Titles to choose from! One copy/student. First come, first served. Order here, by midnight on 10/9. Thanks to our fantastic PTO for organizing this!

The PTO is thrilled to announce that the annual book fair will be held during the week of October 16th. Please see the Patton Library webpage for additional information about the book fair. And find out more about the "Coin/Bill Jar Challenge!"

Do you write poetry? Fiction? Do you draw? Take cool photographs? Now through November 1st, students may submit 1 piece of writing of 1000 words or less and 1 piece of art to StayGold. To submit, students should join StayGold on Canvas. See Mr. Kelley or Ms. Gutter if you have any questions.

The UHS Math Club is restarting its weekly tutoring sessions for elementary and middle schoolers at the new Kennett Library every Monday from From 6-8 p.m.There is no need to signup and the program is entirely free. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Arjun Suryawanshi at

This past weekend, riders from the Unionville-Chadds Ford Mountain Bike Team competed in their second state-wide event that was held at the Granite Hill Camping Resort in Gettysburg. Patton Middle school had 15 students representing 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. It was a hot and humid day, but they persevered. It was the first race for several riders and these first two races have been an exciting start to the team's first season ever!  

MathCounts competition practice for this year is open to all grades 6-8 students now! Please email MathCounts coach Shenshen Cai at before Friday, September 22 if you are interested. The meetings will start on Friday, September 29 after school, and on each Friday until no later than 4:30 pm.  

Are you interested in joining Best Buddies? If so, there will be an interest meeting on Thursday, September 7 during Hawk Time in room 123. At Best Buddies, we build friendships through fun activities at Hawk Time such as board games, crafts, basketball, soccer, kickball, and more! Contact Ms. B in room 123 with any questions. 

Patton 8th grader Avni Dhargalkar won first place in a national science writing competition known as the Horkheimer/O'Meara Journalism Award. This is an annual competition sponsored by the National Astronomical League. Read more.

Math Madness is an online math competition event against other schools in the country. We compete once a week for 30 minutes but students do not have to compete every week. Mr. Kelley (Room 254) will host during scheduled Hawk Times. Any student can sign up here today! Competitions begin the week of September 24th and run through the week of December 10th

Join us this Wednesday at Hawk Time in the Auditorium to find out more information and sign up for band, chorus and orchestra! ALL 6th grade students & any interested 7th and 8th grade students are welcome.

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