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Attention students! Are you interested in STEM?

On February 22nd from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Patton Middle School will be hosting the Pioneers of Progress STEM Event. In this event, students will participate in various STEM activities. The winners of these activities will be awarded a Kindle Fire. Other prizes will also be given to the runner-ups. There is no fee to participate in this event and a free pizza lunch will be provided. To sign up to participate in this event, click here.

Twenty Patton 6th graders have their Self Portrait Illuminated Letter artwork displayed at the Chester County Library in Exton. The show will hang for all of February if you would like to stop by and check it out! Students used their initial and incorporated at least 3 “things” about themselves. Congrats to Eva Gaitonde, Angelina Zhang, Leo Lockwood, Atlee Haines, Roland LeCloux, Adriana Boninfante, Caroline Rakow, Vincent DeMarco, Alex Snyder, Courtney Carlson, McKenzie Lientz, James Condelles, Dhruva Byrapuneni, Owen Crawford, Rayaan Enver, Sydney Grieco, Frida Knausst, Sullivan Smith, Leye Zhang and Hayden Wenturine.

On February 1st, Patton students Chi Xu, Arjun Suryawanshi, Andy Ye, Shivam Maheshwari, Emily Ran, Will Neuberger, Kushal Garg, Derrick Han, Rohan Gandhi, Sree Yedida participated in the Chester County Chapter MathCounts Competition. Congratulations to 8th graders Chi Xu for winning 1st place, Arjun Suryawanshi for winning 4th place, and 7th grader Andy Ye for winning 8th place. And a great congratulations on the Patton MathCounts team for winning the 2nd place!

Patton was well-represented at the FIRST-Mid Atlantic Pennsylvania-Southeast Region Championship. Three out of the 48 teams were comprised partly or entirely of Patton students.  The Silver Wolves, won the First Place Champions Award and Third place Robot Performance Award, and will be competing at the World Festival in Detroit later this year. Team members are Alexandra Snyder, Brendan Connolly, Katie Connolly, Madelynn van Aken, Rebecca Connolly, Sophie Li, and William Du.

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020 29 students from Patton Middle School participated in the school competition of the National Geographic Society GeoBee.  First place was awarded to Collin Hu - 6th grade, 2nd place was awarded to Ismaeel Qureshi - 7th grade, 3rd place to Thomas Gibson - 7th grade, and 4th place to Katie Connelly - 6th grade. 

The school competition is the first round in the annual National Geographic GeoBee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. Questions cover not only geography, but also ancient and world civilizations, cultures and physical features.   

The champion of CF Patton’s GeoBee, Collin Hu will advance to the next level of competition, a qualifying test to determine state competitors.  Up to 100 of the top test scorers in each state become eligible to compete in their State GeoBee.  

Collin won his elementary school competition last year and qualified for the state GeoBee.  Let’s wish Collin continued success as he attempts to qualify again this year!!

Today we will be launching an Interactive School Kindness Platform. Any student or faculty member will be able to use the school’s customized YouUplift Positive Submission Form URL, found on the Patton website, to submit positive comments, messages, encouraging quotes or graphic about one another. All submissions will be reviewed by a gatekeeper and then uploaded, so they can appear on the website. This is meant to lift one another up in a positive way as we head into 2020 and acknowledge those who make a difference in our lives each day. So, think about who you might want to leave a positive note about, someone you want to thank for supporting you, a friend who needs a pick me up or a general uplifting graphic or quote that speaks to you. Patton’s Kindness Platform is about YOU and the difference YOU can make in the lives of others. Remember, the smallest act of kindness can effect change in the lives of others.

Looking to be a part of a winter team? Patton Cheerleading is having an information session on Tuesday, Jan 14th at 3 pm in the large cafeteria. Come learn more about how to stunt, tumble and cheer. We take all levels of experience. High schoolers will come to all practices and games to help and teach you! If you have any questions email Lexi Heckman at

For the MLK Day of Service on January 20, Patton Middle School will be partnering with the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County. The Center helps all survivors of domestic violence and they need our help. We are asking our Patton families to consider donating much-needed items for the center. Encourage your students to bring in these items by reminding them during Advisory and Hawk Time and by posting the list in your room. Lisa Dunbar will be bringing collection boxes to each advisory classroom this week. Here are the items that the Domestic Violence Center is most in need of now:

  • Children’s/infant medication
  • Small umbrellas
  • Laundry PODS
  • Women’s PJs/Lounge Wear (sweat shirts/pants)
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Band-aids
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Gift cards
  • Slippers
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Batteries - AA

On January 20th, during our Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event, we will be sorting and boxing all of the donated items. The boxes will be loaded onto a large truck and delivered to the center. We will also be weaving sleeping mats for homeless individuals who are living on the streets of Philadelphia.The event will run from 9 AM to 12 PM in the middle school large cafeteria.

The CCIU presents STEM Saturdays: student-centered, integrative activities that engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Participants will build vital  STEM skills through designing, making and collaborating. Whether your students are interested in coding, chemistry, engineering, robotics, drones or video games, there's a STEM session that's sure to spark their creativity! Download a flyer here!

Math Madness is an online, team-based event that takes place during the Fall in which elementary, middle and high schools from across the country compete in leagues of weekly competition followed by a single elimination bracket tournament. Charles F. Patton has participated in this event for several years under the leadership of Mary Jo Knauer. This year we participated in 5 preliminary rounds and went into the elimination bracket in 1st place.

The team consists of approximately 45 students from grades 6 - 8 along with a 4th grader currently enrolled in math at CFPMS who participate weekly as their schedules allow.  Points are accumulated individually on the top 5 players of each round.  These players have varied throughout the rounds, as Patton Middle School has so many talented students. Our team of students has continued to thrive, winning each of the first 3 bracket rounds.  Our win on Thursday, December 12, 2019 placed us in the final bracket round.  It was a very close match as the opposing team accumulated points at a faster rate, but ended with a score of 39 - Patton was able to score 40 points with 6 minutes to spare. Currently, 3 of the team members are ranked in the top ten:

The final playoff match, for 1st place nationally, will be held the week of December 16th.


The Patton Hawks were very busy helping others today. Our Giving Tree gifts were delivered to the New Garden Township building and then our students helped fill over 600 food boxes in preparation for the KACS Christmas Basket charity event this weekend. Families in needs are invited to attend the event, choose gifts from the hundreds of donations and take home donated canned and fresh food. All contributions are donated to The Kennett Area Community Services that provides temporary assistance for families in the Kennett, Unionville-Chadds Ford, and Avon Grove school districts who need food, clothing, lodging, heat or rent. Thank you to all the Patton families for their help with the Giving Tree! #PattonProud #ServiceAboveSelf #Giving

Patton Boys Basketball tryouts start this week:

Tues 12/3
8th Grade 3:00 to 5:00 at UHS
7th Grade 5:00 to 7:00 at Patton
Weds 12/4
7th Grade 3:00 to 5:00
8th Grade 4:45 to 6:30
Thurs 12/5
8th Grade 3:00 to 5:00
7th Grade 4:30 to 6:30
Fri 12/6
7th and 8th Grade 3:00 to 5:00 

Any student trying out for the team and cannot get a ride back should report to the Hawks Nest in the library after school. 

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