The Pattonville Board of Education on Feb. 14 approved an updated strategic plan for the district following a months-long process involving parents, students, community members, staff and area leaders. The plan, or CSIP (Comprehensive School Improvement Plan), focuses on ensuring all students become success-ready graduates and planning for and addressing any critical issues that may arise in the areas of facilities, finances, safety and staffing. Each school provided feedback on the district CSIP plan and met independently to create a building plan. Those are expected to be completed at the Feb. 21 district CSIP meeting. Below are the goals and objectives for the 2023-2028 CSIP plan.
Retired astronaut Robert (Bob) Behnken, Class of 1988, received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor from vice president Kamala Harris on Jan. 31. Behnken received the award for bravery in NASA’s SpaceX Demonstration Mission-2 (Demo-2) to the International Space Station in 2020. On May 30, 2020, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft launched to the space station, marking the first mission to launch with astronauts as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. As a space station crew member for 62 days, Behnken performed four spacewalks with former NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and contributed more than 100 hours to the orbiting laboratory’s scientific investigations. Behnken received the honor along with former astronaut Douglas Hurley. They are the first honorees since 2006 to receive this honor.
In-person classes and after-school activities are canceled tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Pattonville School District due to impending weather conditions. All district and school offices will be closed. Activities scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 24, will continue as planned.
In-person classes and after-school activities are canceled today, Monday, Jan. 30, in the Pattonville School District due to unsafe road conditions. All district and school offices will be closed.
Today will be a virtual learning day for students. Students will take part in independent learning activities at home with online teacher support. Teachers’ hours of availability to support student learning will be shared on their student learning platform or via email.
Other school and district staff will work from home unless other arrangements are made with their supervisor. All custodians should report to work at 9 a.m. regardless of shift. Maintenance staff should report to work at their regular time or as instructed by their supervisor. Please work with your supervisor regarding adjustments to your regularly scheduled hours.
As an awareness for family schedules, today’s virtual learning day will not need to be made up in the future.
As part of Pattonville’s continued Connection to Health and Healing partnership with SSM Health DePaul Hospital, families in the Pattonville School District can schedule an appointment at IFM’s Community Connections Health Clinic. The clinic, located in Bridgeton, opened this month and is available to all district residents. Services include primary care, wellness exams, women’s health, sick visits, sports physicals, immunizations, medication management, Medicaid enrollment and utility assistance.