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Patton will be holding Transition Camp for all incoming 6th grade students and new 7th and 8th grade students on August 18th from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Transition Camp provides students exciting team building and exploratory activities designed to make students more comfortable in the middle school setting. These activities include meeting our Patton staff, understanding class schedules, mastering the lockers, navigating the building, making new friends, and becoming a part of our Patton family! Click here for more info and to register!

MATHlympia is a summer math camp hosted by the Unionville High School Math Club to help middle school students prepare for the new school year. Mathlympia is designed for rising 6th - 9th graders; we will be going over topics ranging from Pre-Algebra to Geometry and Algebra II. Mathlympia is offered from August 16 - 20 from 9AM - 3PM every day at the Unionville High School. Use this form to register today! We look forward to your responses!

The Patton Gardens are making a strong come back from last year's shut down! The students have been working hard getting the Gardens back in shape and we will need your help again this Summer when it is exploding with fresh veggies! Save money, get fresh vegetables and help others in need this summer! The beds have been planted, but when summer comes we will need YOUR help to maintain them and and help getting ready for this coming school year. Adopt The Garden Beds for a week or more and help water, harvest and deliver to the Food Bank. It is a win-win proposition for all. Work with your families while helping those who are less fortunate!! Click here to choose a week to help! For more information please contact Kim Hisler at Pick one week or more. We will need 3 families per week for the various gardens. Thanks so much!

Congratulations go out to the the following students who participated in the Scholastic Challenge this year: 6th Grade - State Champion - Timmy Sherman; 6th Grade - Bronze medal Team winners - Timmy Sherman, Ameya Masuraha, Winston Cai and Clare Voss; 7th/8th Grade - National Champion - Noori Choudhary; 7th/8th Grade - Gold Medal Team winners - Noori Choudhari, Collin Hu, Katherine Connolly, Will Chambers

Congratulations to Cathy Li, Jennifer Ding, and Alexandra Nguyen! These Patton students entered the Unearth It competition sponsored by Longwood Gardens. They won the contest by researching, then planning and presenting their idea for installing a rain garden on school grounds to combat flooding. Well done team! The $500 prize will be spent carrying out their plan, so hopefully lots of you out there will be willing to help out when the time comes!

Patton dominates the Knowledge Bowl! Methuki Fonseka, Liam Krausz, Timmy Sherman and Clare Voss took a strong 1st place win in the finals of the 6th grade competition. Katheine Connolly, Rebecca Collonlly, Madelyn VanAken and Julia Ran took 1st place in the 7th/8th grade division and the team of Shivam Maheshwari, Anand Shah, John Albans and Amir Syed had to participate in 2 tie breaker rounds to wrap up the competition - they took 2nd place.

Last year, Patton teacher Ryan Ragland secured a $10,000 grant to create an American Chestnut orchard on the Patton Middle School grounds. With lots of help from outside experts - Penn State University, Longwood Gardens, Tyler Arboretum, and the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance.- we were able to get this project off the ground this school year.

With our back playing fields being transformed into two athletic turf fields, the door opened for us to set aside a 100 square foot area to be excavated, leveled, and fenced in to begin growing blight-resistant American Chestnut trees, and be a part of a national effort to resurrect the American Chestnut tree, a valued aspect of American history.

On Friday, April 30, twenty Patton students accompanied by Dr. Dissinger and staff members set out to the field and planted 90 chestnut seeds! Thanks to all the students and staff members who participated! A special thanks to James Whitsel, Tom Struble, Bob Struble and John Wenderoth for their help with making this day happen! Read more!

Parenting in a Digital World: Youth, Technology, Social Media, Drugs, & Mental Health. Parents and caregivers are invited to join us on May 6 at 6:30 PM as we team up with Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor Ryan Klingensmith, who is the founder of Shape the Sky, an organization dedicated to Creating Responsible Kids on Smartphones. Through parent, professional, and youth trainings, combined with online resources, Shape the Sky provides the community with the tools needed to raise digitally responsible citizens. The goal of this training session is to help adults educate and provide guidance for youth, with the goal of creating a digitally responsible culture among today’s digital youth.

Register here!

This past Sunday, the FTC Green Lemons, participated in the PA Eastern League Tournament. The Patton members are Jeremy Hsu, Derrick Han, Andrew Ou, Charles Fan, Shailen Patel, Aaron Wee, and Dhruv Patel. They won 1st place for the Control Award, 2nd place for the Think Award, and 3rd place in Qualification Rankings. In the entire state, they rank 5th place. They will be attending the Pennsylvania State Championships between May 19th and 23rd. They are also hoping to recruit new members to our team, so for those who are interested please contact Jeremy Hsu.

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