Any 8th grade boy that is interested in trying out for the 8th grade boys’ basketball team should plan to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, Oct. 28, following first 10. The meeting will take place at the tent outside the cafeteria. If you are unable to attend, you should contact Mr. Little in room 205.
Patton News & Announcements
The Patton PTO seeks your support for a food drive for the Kennett Area Community Services food bank. The KACS has expressed a huge need for multiple food items. Their shelves are bare with the ongoing pandemic and the recent flooding in our area. Visit the KACS website to learn more. A donation box is in the Patton lobby and a current list of items needed is listed below:
Current list of items needed include:
- Jelly (strawberry and grape)
- 2 lb bags of rice
- 2 lb bags of dried beans (pinto, black)
- Canned fruit
- Cooking oil
- Canned Tuna/Chicken/Deviled Ham
- Peanut butter
- Canned vegetables (corn, mixed vegetables, tomatoes, low sodium versions)
- Nescafé (instant)/Coffee and tea
- Mayo/ketchup/mustard/Valentina sauce
Come join a Virtual Girls Who Code club hosted by Rachel Kohl Community Library at Glen Mills to learn computer programming in a variety of languages. Participation in the club is free. GWC is an international organization that has served more than 300,000 girls over the last six years. Information session at 9 am on Sat Oct 9th. Interested participants may contact email@example.com. The club will start on Oct 16. Meetings will be every Saturday at 9 am for 10 weeks
The Coin Jar Challenge starts Tuesday!! The money collected will be used to purchase books for Patton's library. Even better, Scholastic will be matching the money we earn to purchase books for schools in need. The raised money will go a long way in helping schools in need add books to their library. Patton raised an incredible $2,122.26 in our Coin Jar Challenge so let’s break that number and you can win prizes for your Advisory!
The Math Club from Unionville High School is holding weekly tutoring sessions at the Kennett Library for all who would like to attend. From 6-8 p.m. every Monday, students from Unionville High School will be at the library, available to help with any subjects (not just math!). We will be holding our first session on the 11th of October. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Arjun Suryawanshi at firstname.lastname@example.org or Andy Li (the Math Club president) at email@example.com. Thank you for your time and we hope to see you there, ready to learn!
Patton Middle School has received the Certificate of Achievement for finishing in the top 100 in the 2020-2021 Vocabulary Bowl, sponsored by Vocabulary.com. More than 1.3 million students from 43,500 schools across North America participated in the Vocabulary Bowl last year. Our Patton Middle School students finished 76th. Congratulations!
The Green Lemons robotics team will be at the Unionville Community Fair on Saturday from 9am-1pm. We will have robots for demos and for visitors to drive, as well as a 3D printer. We are also hosting a raffle event, with a DIY robot as the prize. All the proceeds will go to the CureLGMD2i Foundation, which supports research for a cure to Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy.
While the Patton Spelling Bee is scheduled to be a live face-to-face (and live-streamed) event on Friday, January 14th at 8AM, it is never too early to start studying our words. Feel free to access and download practice lists here. More information on qualifying for the Bee will be shared in the near future.
The Unionville Wrestling Team is hosting open mats on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00. ALL wrestlers are welcome including students who attend Patton!!
Are you passionate about your Unionville community? Are you a strong writer or do you like public speaking? If the answer is yes, you may be a great candidate for the Unionville Community Fair Pageant on September 23! All girls under 16 years old are qualified to enter into the Fair Princess category with a short essay and interview about the importance of the community fair. The winner of the Fair Princess title earns a $200 scholarship, and the Fair Princess Alternate will earn a $100 scholarship. Students interested in entering can pick up a pageant packet in the main office. Come out to support our local community and agriculture for this year's Unionville Community Fair Pageant in a sash and crown!
The Patriot's Pen Program, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, is looking for essay entries from students in grades 6,7, and 8. The theme of this year’s essay contest is “How Can I Be A Good American?” Essay submissions are due by October 31, 2021 the entray form can be found here..
The 6th Grade Running Club practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00pm to 4:30pm starting this Tuesday, September 14. We will meet at the picnic tables next to the middle school softball field. Before participating, you must register on FamilyID through the "Athletics" page on Patton's website. Make sure you bring water, comfortable running clothes, and running shoes. If you have any questions, please see Coach Kirk in room #230. We look forward to seeing you there.
Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for Patton's volleyball team this year. Please submit Family ID ASAP. Tryouts are Wednesday 9/8, Thursday 9/9 and Friday 9/10 from 3-5. If you have any questions see Mrs Hadly. GO HAWKS!
Tryouts for the Patton Middle school 7th and 8th grade field hockey teams will be held September 8th, 9th, and 10th from 3:00-4:30. If you are interested in trying out please make sure that you have signed up on Family ID. If you have any questions please speak to Mrs. Wetzel or Mrs. Schultz. We are looking forward to a great season!
Do you think you have Patton Spirit? Want to try something new after a school year stuck at home? Do you have some killer dance moves you want to show Miss Wilson? Come out and learn about the Patton Cheerleading team! We will be having a general interest meeting in Room 111 on Wednesday 9/1 during Hawk Time for all interested 7th and 8th graders! No prior experience is needed, just a positive attitude and some school spirit! Any questions? Email Miss Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be holding our music ensemble sign-up meetings next week. Interested 7th & 8th Grade students will meet Tuesday, August 31 and all 6th grade students will meet on Wednesday, September 1. Both meetings will be during Hawk Time in the gym. See you then!
7th and 8th grade boys soccer will hold tryouts beginning on Wednesday 9/8 after school until about 4:30pm. We will meet in Mr. Garber's room, room 229, on the first day right after school. Please bring running shoes along with all of your soccer gear to the first day of tryouts, and make sure you are registered on Family ID. If you have any questions, stop by Mr. Garber's room in room 229
Patton Football practice begins on August 24, from 3-5pm. We will meet on the blacktop behind the middle school gym. If you plan to play please make certain that Family ID is up to date by August 16.
Practice the first week will run Tuesday, August 24 - Thursday, August 26, from 3-5pm. Please bring plenty of water, cleats, and the team contract/policy form signed by the player and a parent. The form is in the Patton Football packet that was distributed at the team meeting before the end of last school year. If you need another packet, or did not attend the meeting, you may pick one up from the table in the corridor of the main office at Patton.
At the conclusion of practice on Thursday, August 26, (about 5pm) there will be a short parent meeting. Parents, please make every attempt to attend this meeting where we will provide updates on the 2021 season. Go Hawks!
Patton Band, under the direction of Mr. O'Rourke, finished the school year with a wonderful virtual Band Recital and you can check out the performance right here.