Holocaust Survivor Captivates Students
On February 3rd Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener spoke to Patton’s eighth grade students about his experiences during WWII. Students in Mary Lukehart, Casey Rich, and Scott Phoenix’s Language Arts classes have been learning about the Holocaust, including reading The Diary of Anne Frank, watching various documentaries, and submitting art and writing work for a poster contest sponsored by the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center. The students were mesmerized by Mr. Wiener’s account of his time in five different concentration camps, the impact the war had on his family, and his life following the liberation of the camps. He also brought autographed copies of his autobiography which were available for purchase; if your child missed the opportunity to buy his book From a Name to a Number it is available on Amazon. Thank you Mr. Wiener for sharing your story with us! In addition, on February 18th our morning classes will be visited by Willamette University students for a lesson on Japanese internment while the afternoon students will hear from Mr. Jack Chan, who lived in an internment camp as a boy.
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Congratulations to Brady Shields our 2015 GeoBee winner. His mom and grandparents were in attendance when the winner was announced.
Homework Help is Now Available in the Morning
In addition to our after school Homework Help we have added a morning session before school in the library each day. Whether you need extra help in a challenging subject area, more time to finish a project, or just some quiet reading time, there is a time that will work for you!
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Greetings Patton Families!
If you are new to Patton, our doors open at 7:45 a.m. for students. Students have the option of spending the morning in the library, commons, game room, or gymnasium before the bell rings for class at 8:25 a.m. After eating lunch, students have the options of spending time in the library, game room or outside activities. After school we offer homework help, athletic programs and a variety of clubs for students.
There are many ways to stay informed about your student and the events here at Patton. Our school website is updated frequently with information about upcoming events, important dates, and information about the programs offered at Patton. We have a weekly email that we send to parents upon their request. Signing up is easy and can be accessed through our school website. We have e-school home access that allows parents to view their students’ grades. Finally, you can email or call us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.
At Patton, we are committed to working together to create a positive learning environment for our students as we nurture them academically, socially and emotionally during this dynamic stage in life.
Brian Crain, Principal
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