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Transition Camp for all incoming 6th grade students on Wednesday, August 14th 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. There will also be a presentation for parents on Chromebooks, Canvas and PowerSchool from 11-12. Register today!

We were once again thrilled to be invited by the Brandywine River Museum of Art to exhibit our student's work, and x our young musicians perform on June 5 as we opened "Imagine Brandywine" at the River Museum. Thank you for your support of the arts in our community, A big shoutout to art teachers Mrs. Ferron and Mrs. Schultz and music teachers Mrs. Leahy, Mrs. Stratton and Mrs. Dice for making this great event possible!!

Regardless of grade, all Patton students are expected to read a minimum of three books of their choosing this summer. Our expectation is that middle school students will make mature choices regarding grade appropriate material.  Although students are free to select their summer reading based on their interests and abilities, the following resources have been compiled to assist students in making their summer reading selections.

Congratulations to all 40 Patton students who participated in the Chester County Speech and Debate Competition on Tuesday. Some of the highlights include: Natalie Chow placed 3rd in Prose. Stella Tucker placed 3rd in Oratory. The debate team of Aria Zutshi and Josh Vallabhaneni were semi-finalists in Debate. And the debate team of Aryan Abbaraju and Akash Patel won the Debate tournament with a unanimous 3-0 final decision over Lionville.

One of the high school’s robotics teams, Flaming Phoenix, is looking for new members from 7th to 12th grade. We participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge, building robots to compete in annual challenges. This year, Flaming Phoenix had one of its most successful seasons ever, making it all the way to Detroit, Michigan to compete in the World Championship. There, our team was nominated for the second time as a design finalist with one of the top six robot designs in the world. Our season runs primarily from September to April, and we meet two to three times a week.

Whether you enjoy programming, public speaking, or 3D printing, there is a place for you on a robotics team! For more information on our team, visit our website at If you are interested in becoming a part of our team, please fill out our application at: The deadline to fill out the application is Friday, May 24th, 2019. We will notify accepted students shortly after.

We look forward to reading your applications!

Team 7423 Flaming Phoenix

Are you interested in robotics? Then come join a robotics team! First Tech Challenge (FTC) is a program where middle and high schoolers create robots, compete against other schools (even teams around the world) with those robots, and work with their community. This is a fun and enjoyable challenge that will broaden your knowledge of STEM and teamwork. There will be a robotics orientation session on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at the Patton MS orientation from 7:00-8:00 pm. If you have questions please contact:

Our Spring Showcase & Celebration was a fantastic showcase of student work, classroom projects, music labs, drone flying, Get More Math contests, rock wall, poetry scavenger hunt, Patton Garden tours, printmaking & weaving, My Story digital portfolios and more! Thank you to all the families who attended and enjoyed the wonderful evening, the great weather and the food trucks!! See the photos from the evening here!

This morning we had a mini assembly with C Team to present Mr. Ragland with the Classcraft - Teacher of the Year award! Classcraft is a new, game-based approach to compliment instruction. It's designed to encourage participation, good behavior, and 21st-century skills like collaboration. Only 4 teachers across the United States were selected for this award. Congratulations, Mr. Ragland! And Channel 6 was there to record the event!

On May 2nd, Lucas Johnson, Alonzo Felix-Tejeda, Pablo Dominguez, Jade Boruk, Jaden Barnett-Matthews, Patrick Clisham and Ayaan Khan competed in the Special Olympics Track and Field Meet at Coatesville High School.  All Patton Athletes did an excellent job and came home with many ribbons.  Thank you to our Best Buddies Ronan Burns, Jack Finnerty, Tucker Bovard, Zafyr Ahmad and Harold Felix-Tejeda for cheering us on!  Here is a video highlighting some of our events.

It's time for new PTO recruits for 2019-2020! Please, please, please, please, please consider being part of the PTO board or a chairperson for a school event! Due to lack of parent volunteers this year we have had to cancel a few events, so please consider spending as little or as much time helping out. Every little bit helps! Read more about how you can help from current PTO Co-President, Paula Hendley Burns. See you at our next PTO Meeting this Thursday, May 9 at 9:30 AM!

The UHS Boys Volleyball teams present their Youth Volleyball Mini-Clinc for any UCF 1st through 8th grade boy who wants to learn the basics of volleyball. The clinic will be held May 10 from 3-6 PM (for middle school students) and from 4-6 PM (for elementary school students) at the UHS main gym. Register via Twitter (@goUbvball) or by contacting Coach Mositer,


Attention 8th Graders- it’s time to celebrate! The 8th Grade EOY Celebration is Friday, June 7 from 5:30 until 9:30 PM at Patton and UHS. Attire for girls is dress, skirt or nice pants, comfortable shoes (no high heels) Boys should wear a collared shirt and khakis/dress pants/shorts (tie optional) This is not a formal event, gowns and suits are not recommended. Order your child’s ticket now!!

For online orders:
Click this link, SCROLL DOWN to bottom of page to find 8th Grade End of Year Celebration 
*NOTE: Enter your Child's Name and Advisory teacher in the blank box on Check Out screen where it says “Add additional information to Merchant”. Thank you!
($25 plus $2.50 fee added for online orders) 

To pay by check:
Click this link and complete the form. Turn in with payment to school office in an envelope marked “8th Grade EOY Celebration”.

*No ticket needed- online or check order will put student’s name on a master list for entry*
If any questions, please contact Libby Deming

All tickets must be purchased by Monday June 3, 2019

Photos Needed!
We have some fun activities planned for the kids.  One of these activities involve a photo wall.  We are asking all 8th grade parents (regardless if their child is attending the celebration or not) to send in 1 photo (4x6 or smaller) of their child in K, 1st, or 2nd grade by Friday May 24.  Please send to school in an envelope marked 8EOYC-PHOTO.  These pictures will NOT be returned, so please do not send your only copy.  

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