Back to 1980's All School Dance (Dressing up is encouraged!)
Friday, April 25th
$5 and a signed permission slip required. (Permission slips will be available in the office.)
Neon glow sticks are not allowed.
Free popcorn and Soda for $1
Sponsored by Patton PTA
8th Grade Promotion Information
The Patton 8th grade promotion ceremony will be held at Patton Middle School on Wednesday, June 11th at 1:45 p.m. in the A-Gym. In an effort to emphasize the importance of becoming high school students, we will also provide all 8th graders with t-shirts to wear during the ceremony that say “GRIZZLIES Class of 2018”. Parent Letter
Activities Fair @ MHS
This evening is intended for current 8th grade Duniway and Patton middle school students and their parents interested in learning more information about McMinnville High School’s programs, curriculum and the course selection process for the upcoming school year. General session begins at 6:00 pm in the high school Anderson auditorium. Break out sessions to follow.
Patton Junior Thespians Teach Elementary Students
On April 11th, fifteen students from Patton's Junior Thespian troupe offered our very first Elementary Drama Camp. Five lucky second graders and five awesome 4th/5th graders were taught basic stage presence through drama games. The 2nd graders created puppets and worked with the middle school students to produce their very own puppet shows. The 4th and 5th graders were made the star of their own scenes while the middle school actors supported them. A lot of fun was had by all! Patton's Junior Thespian Troupe's goal is to share their love of drama with everyone. We will be hosting another elementary day in the near future! So, stay tuned!
(Pictured: 2nd Grader McKenzie with Zoe Blanchard, Caitlin Kuberski, and Katie Allison)
Patton's Photography/TAG Club Takes a Hike
On April 12th, 17 of Patton's students had a trip of a lifetime! They headed off to Silver Falls State Park with Club Advisers Emily Ward and Nelva Galvan. While there, students hiked about 4 four miles to see four different waterfalls. The park is home to 10 beautiful waterfalls, including two that you can walk behind. The group enjoyed eating their lunch behind North Falls. This trip was made possible by the after school club grant. It is one of three trips Ms. Ward and Mrs. Galvan have offered to students this year. The first trip was to the Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge. The final trip will be to Portland for a visit to the Japanese Gardens, Cathedral Park, and Saturday Market. Students are learning about nature, wildlife, and architecture on these trips. They also are practicing their eye for photography!
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