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  • March 1, 2024

    Congratulations to all students and staff who participated in our Patton Poetry Contest.  Students who wrote winning poems include: Eloise P, George D, Leena S, Owen S, Izak C, Blake, Kaven J, Jeremiah A, Lila K, Alyssa D,  and McKenzie K.    Way to go Patton Writers!

  • February 27, 2024

    The 7th grade girls basketball team kept their winning streak going with a win over Sweet Home yesterday. The 38-10 win adds to their undefeated season. The girls play at Valor on Wednesday before returning next week for their final two games of the season. Great job Mustangs!

    Attention Patton Writers!  Get your poems and stories entered into the Paper Gardens Creative Writing Contest by March 2nd.  Talk to your ELA teacher TODAY because you only have until Saturday to enter this annual and awesome Yamhill County Contest!

  • February 26, 2024

    Attention Adopt-a-shelf participants! It is time to sign up to help in the Book Fair. Sign up sheet is in the library. You can sign up for one time slot (each 15 minutes) either before school, after school, or during lunch 🙂 Please see Mrs. Sumner or Mrs. Libonati today!

    Congratulations to our Battle of the Books Champions! The Royal Pygmy Owls will be heading off to Dallas next month to represent Patton at Regionals. Best of luck to Haley Potts, Eleanora Bent, Miriam Schultz, and Hazel Miller! Go mustangs!

  • February 23, 2024

    Today during A lunch our top two OBOB teams, the Royal Pygmy Owls and The Literature Ladies will be battling it out for the championship! All OBOB participants are welcome to come watch. Good luck to both teams!

    The 7th grade girls basketball team kept their win streak alive by defeating the Duniway Dragons last night! The girls are 8 and O on the season and are the last undefeated team in the conference. Good job Mustangs!!

  • February 22, 2024

    Join Mrs. Delay’s Crocheting Club. It starts on Monday, February 26. Learn to make everything from fidgets to blankets. No experience is needed. See Mrs. Baker in the office to get signed up.

    Get your poems entered into the Patton Poetry Contest by the end of today!  Talk with your ELA teacher before it’s too late because you can’t win if you don’t enter!  Also consider entering the Paper Gardens Creative Writing Contest by March 2nd.  Go Mustangs!!

    Good morning Bikini Bottom! Yesterday was the first day of SpongeBob the Musical auditions. Were you absent or forget to grab an audition form? There’s still time! Talk to Mrs. Wilcox about getting in your audition today! Today’s auditions go until 5pm. Make sure you have a ride.

    Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages!!! Tonight is the night! The wrestlers take the mats in a showdown with Dallas and Stayton at 4:30pm. Come and grab a seat in the A gym and be witness to all the wonder of wrestling! See fan favorites: Little Country and Big country as they defend their titles, and double trouble Ace and Calvin in a tag team match up! This is event is free and there will be pizza! See you on the mats!!

  • February 21, 2024

    Kenzie K. has claimed a space on the Principal 100 board.  She was recognized by Ms. Pyrch for her kindness.  Way to go Kenzie!

    Congratulations to our final two OBOB teams, the Royal Pygmy Owls and the Literature Ladies! These two teams will be battling out during A lunch on Friday. Haley, Eleanora, Hazel and Miriam will be going up against Eloise, Lauren, and Sage for the title of your OBOB champions! All OBOB players are welcome to attend and watch. Good luck to both our teams!

  • February 15, 2024

    The 7th grade girls basketball team extended their win streak last night with a 30-8 win over Stayton. The girls are now 6-0 on the season and will play at home on Wednesday at 5:00. Come out and support the team. Go Mustangs!

    No School Friday or Monday!

  • February 14, 2024

    The Patton Poetry Contest ends on February 22nd!  Talk to your ELA teacher about getting any poems entered by Thursday of next week, and there’s more information in the main office!  Dutch Bros gift cards will be awarded to the top three poems in each of the four categories: Haiku, Traditional, Free Verse, and Place poems.

    Are you ready kids? I can’t Hear YOOOOUUUU! Are you ready to live in a Pineapple under the sea? Auditions for The Spongebob Musical are happening on February 21st and 22nd! Pick up an audition packet outside Mrs. Wilcox’s room (302) if you’re interested. You’ll need to prepare a song before your audition. All students are welcome to audition! Crew sign ups will happen at the beginning of March.

    Congratulations to our Final Four OBOB teams! In first place The Royal Pygmy Owls. In 2nd place, The Ballerz (with a z). Third place is the Literature ladies. And in fourth place Ballers with an s! Final Four and championship battle information coming soon. Great job to all our teams this season!

    It was a sensational evening of wrestling down in Lebanon last night. Our wagon was fully loaded with 55 hungry bears and We tore through that gym, pinning  match after match. Pin chains were handed out for dominating performances by Tanner R, and Brayden A. Congrats also to Marcus, Weston, Brayden W, and many others for wrestling tough! Next the Bears head to Newberg tomorrow to catch the tigers by their tails.

  • February 13, 2024

    Today is our last battle for OBOB before playoffs as The Cheesy Rats face off against the Bookworms during A lunch and The Ballerz (with a Z) battle it out with The Shepherds during C lunch. Next week will announce our final four!

    10 days left to enter the Patton Poetry Contest with the fourth type of poem being “PLACE/Oregon”.  This is a poem about a favorite place near you, describing the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of being there, like this one:  Road’s End Castaway… Beyond unwelcoming signs, through thick mud, / Wet grass, friendly brambles and saluting sword fern, / I adventure northward, up, then westward, down, / Using ropes left by others, to a “secret” crescent beach. / Breathing the waves in and out; / A castaway in the tide of life…

    Mrs. Delay is starting a Crocheting Club! Come learn to make everything from fidgets to blankets. No experience is needed. Crocheting Club will be held every Monday after school in Mrs. Delay’s room. See Mrs. Baker in the office to sign up.

    Students – please do not bring Valentine’s day gifts to school as we will not hold on to them for you.

    The 7th grade girls basketball team continued their 5 game winning streak last night when they defeated Lebanon 34-15. The girls head to Stayton on Wednesday. Go Mustangs!!

    Today as part of Black History Month we recognize one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.  James Baldwin was a social critic, civil rights activist and writer.  He was born in 1924 in New York City and his books center on race, politics and the struggles for black equality.  His most famous quote is:  “Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”  His most important and famous books include The Fire Next Time, Giovanni’s Room, Go Tell It to the Mountain, If Beale Street Could Talk and Notes of A Native Son.

  • February 12, 2024

    The Patton PTA is selling Valentine’s stickers and candy on Monday the 12th and Tuesday the 13th.  For $3 you can buy a friend a treat and a fun sticker that will be delivered on Valentine’s day.  Sold at all lunches on Monday and Tuesday, so bring your money to send a fun treat to a friend.

    10 days left to enter the Patton Poetry Contest with the fourth type of poem being “PLACE/Oregon”.  This is a poem about a favorite place near you, describing the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of being there, like this one:  Road’s End Castaway… Beyond unwelcoming signs, through thick mud, / Wet grass, friendly brambles and saluting sword fern, / I adventure northward, up, then westward, down, / Using ropes left by others, to a “secret” crescent beach. / Breathing the waves in and out; / A castaway in the tide of life…

  • February 9, 2024

    Battles for OBOB continue as The Cheesy Rats face off against the Literature Ladies during A lunch and The Ballerz (with a Z) battle it out with The Ballers (with an S) during C lunch. Best of luck to all our teams are we near the top 4.

    The next way to win the Patton Poetry Contest is “Free Verse”…a poem without rules!  It can be anything you wish in terms of rhythm/beats and rhyming or not rhyming at all.  It’s a poem, or verse, that’s completely FREE!   Remember that there are four ways to win and the contest ends on February 22nd, two weeks from today!  Information is available in the main office, talk to your ELA teacher, or see Mr. Glickman, Mrs. Delay, or Mr. Rich about entering.

    Today we recognize Harriet Tubman.  She  was born in 1822 as a slave in the state of Maryland and  fought to end slavery and for equal rights for women.  Ms. Tubman was  a leader in the Underground Railroad which smuggled slaves to the northern states.  Harriet Tubman  returned to Maryland 13 times to rescue people from slavery.  By 1860 she had earned the nickname of “Moses” for liberating enslaved people at great risk for her own life.  Harriet Tubman also worked as a cook and nurse during the Civil War.  After  the Civil War and the end of slavery she worked for the rights of women including the right to vote.  Harriet Tubman died in 1913 in New York.

  • February 8, 2024

    The next way to win the Patton Poetry Contest is “Free Verse”…a poem without rules!  It can be anything you wish in terms of rhythm/beats and rhyming or not rhyming at all.  It’s a poem, or verse, that’s completely FREE!   Remember that there are four ways to win and the contest ends on February 22nd, two weeks from today!  Information is available in the main office, talk to your ELA teacher, or see Mr. Glickman, Mrs. Delay, or Mr. Rich about entering.

    Patton Thespians proudly present 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocolypse this weekend! Ever wonder what you’d do in the case of attacking zombies?! Come to this hilarious show to get some tips on how to to survive! The show is Friday and Saturday this week starting at 7pm. The best part? It’s FREE! See posters around the school for more information!

    The 7th grade girls basketball team extended their winning streak to 4 games last night. The Mustangs defeated Cascade 66-5. Come support the girls on Monday for their game against Lebanon at 4:00.

    The Patton PTA is selling Valentine’s stickers and candy on Monday the 12th and Tuesday the 13th.  For $3 you can buy a friend a treat and a fun sticker that will be delivered on Valentine’s day.  Sold at all lunches on Monday and Tuesday, so bring your money to send a fun treat to a friend.

    Good morning, Mustangs.  The  month of February is Black History Month and over the next three weeks we will recognize African Americans who have made  contributions to the American way of  life.  Today we celebrate the life of Frederick Douglass.  Mr. Douglas was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman who fought to end slavery.  His book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas tells of his life as a slave and his ambition to be a free man.  Mr. Douglas was born into slavery and taught himself to read.  He escaped from slavery as in 1838 and in 1847 he started the newspaper The North Star which fought to the end slavery.   He was one of the first African Americans to visit the White House and meet with President Lincoln.  He was someone who fought for justice and equity.

  • February 7, 2024

    The Patton Poetry Contest is in full swing now through February 22nd with today’s featured poem type being “Traditional”…a poem with a clear structure, such as “Roses are red / Violets are blue / Mr. Ludi teaches math / Which you already knew!”  There are four ways to win and information is available in the main office, from your ELA teacher, and from Mr. Glickman, Mrs. Delay, or Mr. Rich.

    Due to low participation, Anime club has been canceled for the year.

    Today we celebrate the life of Crispus Attackus as part of Black History Month.  Crispus Attackus was a whaler, sailor and revolutionary hero. He  is recognized as one  of five  people  killed during the Boston Massacre of 1768.   The Boston Massacre  led to the American Revolution and also colonial independence from England.   Crispus Attackus escaped from slavery as a young man and became a sailor on a whaling ship.  He became an American hero after he and four others were some of the first victims of the fight for American independence.

  • February 6, 2024

    Battles for OBOB are continuing today during lunches with The Bookworms facing off against the Royal Pygmy Owls during A lunch and The Shepherds will be battling The Rubber Duckies during C lunch. Good luck teams and may the odds be ever in your favor.

    The Patton Poetry Contest is in full swing now through February 22nd with today’s featured poem type being “Traditional”…a poem with a clear structure, such as “Roses are red / Violets are blue / Mr. Ludi teaches math / Which you already knew!”  There are four ways to win. Information is available in the main office, from your ELA teacher, and from Mr. Glickman, Mrs. Delay, or Mr. Rich.

    Spring Sports Registration is NOW OPEN! To participate in Track and Field or 6th grade COED Intramural Basketball, you need to register online, pay the fee, have a sports physical, and medical insurance. Please see Mrs. Gorretta in the main office if you have any questions.

    What a night it was for the wrestlers in French Prairie! 60 hungry bears rolled into the gym ready to attack!!   Outstanding performances came from the Daxton, who was anything but relaxin! Big Country Kolby also brought a hammer to his opponents- still undefeated on the season! Emmit W entertained with his tenacity, and Brayden A was lights out, aggressive all the way!   Way to go wrestlers!

    Good morning, Mustangs.  The  month of February is Black History Month and over the next three weeks we will recognize African Americans who have made  contributions to the American way of  life.  Today we recognize the great agricultural scientist and inventor George Washington Carver.  Professor Carver is known for his improvement of food production and advanced farming methods.  For example, he was one of the first agricultural scientists to encourage farmers to rotate their crops.  He also developed and created dozens of ways to use the peanut.  Professor Carver worked tirelessly to improve the lives of American farmers and the American people by developing new farming methods and techniques to use various crops to feed people.  Professor Carver was a well known and loved professor.  He won numerous domestic and international awards for his research.  In addition, he was also an advisor to four US presidents.  George Washington Carver died in 1943 at the age of  79.

    Shout out to the sixth grade girls basketball basketball team on their win last night versus North Marion dominant performance all around to push our record to 3-0. Keep up the great work ladies.

  • February 5, 2024

    Good morning, Mustangs.  The  month of February is Black History Month. Over the next three weeks we will recognize some of the numerous contributions of African Americans to American life.  Today we are recognizing Ida B. Wells.  Ms. Wells was an investigative journalist, educator and early leader in the civil rights movement.  She is best known for battling racism and violence against the black community.  Ms. Wells used her journalistic skills to shed light on the discrimination faced by African Americans in the United States.  She was also one of the founding members of the National Association for The Advancement of Colored People also known as the NAACP.    Ida B. Wells was born in 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi and died in Chicago, Illinois in 1931.

  • February 2, 2024

    Battles for OBOB are continuing today during lunches with The Shepherds facing off against the Royal Pygmy Owls during A lunch and The Literature Ladies will be battling The Ballerz (with a Z) during C lunch. Good luck teams and may the odds be ever in your favor.

    Attention Mustangs!  Do you like to write poems?  The 2nd annual “Patton Poetry Contest” goes from February 2nd to February 22nd.  Information is available in the main office, from your ELA teacher, and from Mr. Glickman, Mrs. Delay, or Mr. Rich.

    The girls 7th grade basketball team won big against North Marion last night.  The final score was 56 to zero.  Come out and watch the girls play again on Monday at 4:00 at Patton.  Go Mustangs!

    Shout out to the sixth grade girls basketball team on their win yesterday against North Marion. They battled all game to be able to get the win for a final score of 58-6. Keep up the good work.

    Next week is Spirit Week!  Monday (5)- Sports Day Tuesday (6)- Decade Day Wednesday (7)- Tacky Mismatch Day Thursday (8)- Teacher/Student Flip Day Friday (9)- Patton Pride (8th Wear Blue, 7th Wear Black, 6th wear white.)

  • February 1, 2024

    The 7th grade girls basketball team started the season with a big home win over Talmadge 36-9. Thank you to all the fans who came out to support the team! Go Mustangs!!