Patton Middle School will welcome young adult author, Roland Smith
Patton Middle School welcome young adult author, Roland Smith on Friday, February 28th. Mr. Smith has written over 35 books, both fiction and nonfiction, which are especially popular with the middle shool audience.
Roland Smith’s adventurous life working with animals, travelling, and facing natural disasters has impacted his writing. He is recognized at the Northwest’s leading expert of red wolves. He has also served as a zookeeper at the Oregon Zoo and Point Defiance Zoo. He wrote his first book, The Sea Otter Rescue, soon after he began his work to save animals caught in the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
Some of Smith’s other books include: Elephant Run, The Captain’s Dog, Storm Runners, Peak and Chupacabra. He has received the Book of the Year Award in Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, South Carolina and Florida.
Mr. Smith spoke to all Patton students during two morning presentations. His visit served as the kickoff to a school-wide writing contest. Students will submit their work until mid-April. Three winners will be announced on April 18th.
Patton Carnival | Olympic Style
Please join us on Friday Feb. 28 from 5:30-8 p.m. $5.00 buys 12 tickets and a bracelet or necklace. Food & games 1-4 tickets each.
Attention 8th grade Parents
We are looking for baby pictures of your son or daughter for the yearbook. You can send an original to school that will be scanned and returned or you can upload the picture to the yearbook website at community.lifetouch.com. Please use the access code below to create a log in. All pictures are due April 3rd.
Website- community.lifetouch.com .
Community Image Upload Site Access Code: NHJOEX
Students will make up school on June 13th 2014
Due to inclement weather school closures on February 7 and February 10th. The last day of school is now scheduled to be June 13th and is contingent upon normal calendar operation for the remainder of the year. Additional make up days, if needed, will be scheduled the week of June 16-20. MHS Graduation remains as scheduled, June 6, 2014.
Multimedia Class Update
Our Multimedia class, for 8th graders, just finished learning about documentary production. They have been filming on location, professionally interviewing their subjects, researching information, using a boom microphone for the first time, writing narratives and more! Each group chose their topic based on their personal interests. Our documentaries will cover local businesses, Mazatlan and 3rd Street Pizza, 8th Grade transition to high school, and the history of Patton Middle School. We are very thankful to all of the business owners, teachers, and principals for sharing their time with our students.
Patton Multimedia students are being prepared for career pathways at the high school including the Media Arts and Communications Academy and the Publishing & Broadcasting Pathway. They are also practicing independent planning and personal responsibility that their transition to the high school will require.
Emily Ward, Patton’s Multimedia teacher, is very proud of how her students have embraced this project. They have been providing a positive view of our students at Patton in our community. The videos will be completed by the end of January, and will be available for online viewing shortly following. Click here to view our video.
We need your help this year for our yearbook. If you have any photos
from events from Patton please upload them to this site: community.lifetouch.com and
use the activation code: NHJOEX.
Please edit your photos prior to submitting them, faces are better than photos taken from the sidelines.
eScrip ‐ It's Easy! It's Free! It's Powerful!
Sign up with e‐Scrip and you can earn money for our group each me you shop.
‐ Go to www.escrip.com
‐ Click on "sign‐up"
‐ Follow the instructions to register your grocery cards and your existing credit/debit cards.
If you are already an escrip supporter you will need to renew your registration each year by November 1.
You may also want make sure that your support goes to on Middle School, and not to your child's elementary