Clubs & Activites

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Students at Pattonville have over 50 clubs and activities from which to choose. Students are encouraged to join clubs to meet new people and have some experience that can be included on resumes and job applications. Many clubs also participate in service learning opportunities.

Non-MSHSAA Sponsored

All School Play/Musical

Sponsored by: Lara Corvera

Description: The Pattonville Theatre Department (www.PiratePlayers.org) produces a play during the fall semester and a musical in the spring semester. For each theatre production, there are opportunities to be in the cast, crews, or serve as a stage manager. Stay tuned to the announcements and look for flyers in the halls for information.

Meeting Information: Cast, Crew, Stage Managers meet either after-school or in the evenings/on weekends (Play: August-October & Musical: November-February). Information will be available for each production on the Call Board outside room A213 and a detailed calendar will be distributed for each production.

http://www.pirateplayers.org


Art Club

Sponsored by: Kelli Dornfeld

Description: Art Club is a club open to all PHS students (whether or not they are currently enrolled in an Art course). Students have the opportunity to use a variety of art materials in a self-directed environment. We meet every week. For students who are enrolled in an Art class it is an opportunity to catch up on projects that need extra time to complete or for students who have been absent and need additional time out of class to get back on track.

Meeting Information: We meet every week throughout the school year in G101, Mondays immediately after school until 4:00pm.


Battle of the Burets Club

Sponsored by: OPEN

Description: The Battle of the Burets Club's purpose is to prepare a team for the American Chemical Society's Battle of the Burets, which is a chemistry titration competition held each year in St. Louis in February. At our meetings, which occur during Contact Time on Thursdays, we practice our titration skills and eventually select four Battle of the Burets team members.

Meeting Information: We meet during Contact Time.


Board Student Administrative Action Team (BSAAC)

Sponsored by: Lori Cole

Description: BSAAC is an organization focused on school improvement. Students interested in becoming members need to already hold leadership positions as class/club officers or apply at the beginning of the school year. BSAAC members meet five times throughout the year with the Superintendent, a member of the Board of Education, and a PHS building administrator. Students interested in addressing Pattonville’s problems with our district leaders are encouraged to apply.

Meeting Information: We meet five times each year on Mondays. We also always have a picnic at the end of the year.


Book Club

Sponsored by: Kim Stinnett/Julie Buchholz

Description: The Book Club, titled Secret Society of Smart Students S^4, is open to all students with a passion for reading and an eagerness to engage in enthusiastic discussions.

Meeting Information: Last Wednesday of the month in the Library from 6:45 am - 7:20 am


Bowling

Sponsored by: Darrell Langston

Description: The Pattonville Bowling Club is open to all students of any skill level. The season runs from September – May. The cost of practice is free for club members, but there are Registration and league fees. This is a USBC sanctioned high school league. Games are on Sundays against schools in the Saint Louis Area.

Meeting Information: Every Wednesday at Kingpin Lanes from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Chess Club

Sponsored by: OPEN

Description: All PHS students are invited to be members of chess club. We meet once a week after school to play chess. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in monthly tournaments. Each player must have a United States Chess Federation membership to participate in tournaments but this is not required to be a part of chess club! Players may join at any time!

Meeting Information: Wednesdays after school in B116


Class - Freshmen

Sponsored by: Casey Christensen

Description: The freshman class officers along with the help of their freshman class, participate in homecoming and other various events throughout the year. It is a great way to connect with your class and get involved!

Meeting Information: We only schedule meetings prior to events. Evening commitments required. See sponsor for details.


Class - Sophomore

Sponsored by: Jessica Hale

Description: The sophomore class officers, along with the help of their sophomore class, participate in homecoming week events and other various activities throughout the year. It is a great way to connect with your class and get involved!

Meeting Information: We only schedule meetings prior to events. Evening commitments required. See sponsor for details.


Class - Junior (Prom)

Sponsored by: Heather Lopez Johnston

Description: The junior class is in charge of coordinating & participating in Homecoming events for their class. They also help plan prom by selecting the theme, ticket, centerpieces and other decorations.

Meeting Information: We only schedule meetings prior to events. Evening commitments required. See sponsor for details.


Class - Senior

Sponsored by: Shelley Christian

Description: The senior class officers along with the help of their senior class, participate in homecoming and other various events throughout the year. It is a great way to connect with your class and get involved!

Meeting Information: A few contact time meetings and many night commitments during homecoming week.


Community Service Club

Sponsored by: Kathleen O'Keefe / Lynn Wynen-Chamberlain

Description: The Community Service Club is one of the few school clubs where a student can earn community service hours on the high school campus. The club recycles plastic and glass from the school hallways, and recycles paper from the teachers' and administrators' rooms and offices. In addition, we will have occasions to 'celebrate' our success in helping to create a more "Green" environment on our campus.

Meeting Information: D114, glass & plastic every Thursday, paper every other Thursday, 1:25 - 2:15pm


Creative Writing Club

Sponsored by: Haley Hunter

Description: The Creative Writing Club is to give students the time to write and get feedback on their own writing projects (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) . Students will have the opportunity to draft, share their work, and get feedback from other club members. Additionally, students will practice various writing techniques through writing warm ups.

Meeting Information: D106, monthly on 2nd and 3rd Thursday, 2:30 - 3:20 pm


DECA - An Association of Marketing Students

Sponsored by: Doug McGee/Holly Martinez

Description: DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Students will be engaged in activities that include competition, community service, and working with local businesses to gain insight into the world of marketing and entrepreneurship. Competition occurs at the local, state, and national level every year. Meetings generally occur during contact time and/or after school. For more information, visit the Missouri DECA website at www.missourideca.org

Meeting Information: Contact Time in Room B212


Educators Rising (formerly Future Educators of America)

Sponsored by: Janet Kuhn/Mary Favazza

Description: Educators Rising is an organization that provides opportunities to better prepare high school students for a career in education. Educators Rising provides passionate young people with hands-on experience, sustains their interest in the profession and helps them cultivate the skills they need to be successful educators. Students will complete two job shadowing opportunities and will choose the grade levels that they think they want to teach and observe those levels at different Pattonville schools. The mission of this club is: Educators Rising cultivates highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers, beginning in high school & extending through college and into the profession.

Meeting Information: Meetings are every Contact Time in room E201


Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

Sponsored by: Susan Saputo

Description: Community service project helping at Room at the Inn (women and children emergency shelter), social gatherings and sponsoring an all-school dating violence awareness day.

Meeting Information: Contact time and the third Tuesday of the month after school


Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Sponsored by: Macie Baucum/Jake Kim

Description: Fellowship of Christian Athletes is an interdenominational student-led Christian sports ministry to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. Our goal is to develop strong relationships with other Christian Athletes in our school. We meet two times per month on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm in room H207 for fellowship and a devotional.

Meeting Information: Room G202 the first three Tuesdays of the month at 6 pm


Fiber Arts Club

Sponsored by: Erin Mulanax

Description: Fiber Arts Club is a group of students interested in all fiber art activities including knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, kumihimo, etc. Students of all skill levels including absolute beginner are welcome. Meetings occur during contact time and have a very relaxed atmosphere designed to foster camaraderie. Students provide their own materials for the projects they choose to create.

Meeting Information: Room E206, during contact time


French Club

Sponsored by: Judith Chabot

Description: French club is open to all students interested in the culture and language of French-speaking places. This is a student-led club, where we enjoy student presentations at every meeting... and, we have snacks!

Meeting Information: Meets every Contact Time


French National Honor Society

Sponsored by: Judith Chabot

Description: Recognition as a member of the French National Honor Society is awarded to 10-12th grade students in French 2 and above, based on a high GPA in French classes, and a demonstrated history of excellence in academics in general.

Meeting Information: Club doesn't meet; honorary certificate at the end of the school year


Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Sponsored by: Holly Martinez/Kelly Thames

Description: FBLA is an association that prepares students for careers in business or business-related fields. Students will be engaged in activities that include competition, community service, and working with local businesses to gain insight into the world of business. Competition occurs at the local, state, and national level every year. Meetings generally occur during contact time and/or after school. For more information, visit the Missouri FBLA website at www.missourifbla.org.

Meeting Information: Contact Time Room B208


Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)

Sponsored by: Kelli Dornfeld

Description: The Gay/Straight Alliance is open to all PHS students. We talk about topics such as gender identity, marriage equality and discrimination. We also try to educate ourselves and the broader school community and help to make sure that all students feel safe being themselves at PHS. We actively work to stop bullying and harassment of LGBTQ students. The meetings are lead by student elected officers and meetings occur every week.

Meeting Information: We meet weekly in G101. 1st and 3rd Tuesday and 2nd and 4th Wednesday. After school until 4:00.


German Club

Sponsored by: Stephanie Frerker

Description: German Club offers students the opportunity to explore different aspects of German culture such as pop/rock music, food and holidays. We also discuss current events happening in Germany. This club is open to all interested students-they do not have to be taking German to join. We meet during Contact Time and occasionally outside of school for parties.

Meeting Information: C-Days during Contact Time


Half Marathon Club

Sponsored by: Shelley Christian

Description: Students of all athletic ability are invited to train for the Go! St. Louis half marathon through Students on the Go! Students register in November, but training takes place three days a week from the first week of January until the the race in mid-April. For keeping up training, Go! St. Louis provides students with free running gear...including new shoes! It's a fun way to get fit!

Meeting Information: January through April, Mondays and Wednesdays after school. Saturday mornings through February and March at Forest Park from 8:15-10:30.


Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA)

Sponsored by: Jamie Jobe

Description: HOSA provides students an opportunity to promote health care careers and prepares students to successfully pursue a health career. Students are taught to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality healthcare by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore helping students to meet the needs of the community.

Meeting Information: We meet every 3 weeks. Meetings alternate days and before/after school times to accommodate student needs. See Ms. Jobe for more information.


International Club

Sponsored by: Katherine Korte//Eleanor Taylor/ Victoria Carlson-Casaregola

Description: International Club is open to all students interested in learning about and celebrating diverse cultures. At meetings students discuss global issues and share cultural practices. The club hosts various community service opportunities and fundraisers. The club also sponsors the spring International Show which showcases music, song, dance and fashion from around the world. Leadership opportunities available through application.

Meeting Information: August through May. Alternating Wednesday 2:30-4:00 in room D201


Key Club International

Sponsored by: Danielle Adams/Juli Kobielusz

Description: Key Club is a student-led organization. Our members make the world a better place through service. In doing so, we grow as individuals and as leaders by answering the call to lead, summoning the courage to engage and developing the heart to serve. (non-MSHSAA)

Meeting Information: Alternating Mondays at 2:20 in G112 and Contact Time, various drives such as blood and holiday, and community-based service project per month.

https://sites.google.com/psdr3.org/keyclub/home


Literary Magazine "The Un-he(a)rd"

Sponsored by: Jennifer Raymond

Description: The Un-he( a )rd is a student-edited literary magazine that features student artwork, poetry, fiction, creative essays and lyrics. A student editorial board conducts blind reviews of submissions, selects the work that appears in each issue, designs the layout and produces an issue at the end of year. Students interested in becoming members of the editorial board should see Mrs. Raymond in A214. Students interested in submitting work may email it to submissions.theunheard@gmail.com or in person in A214. The website is theun-heard.weebly.com.

Meeting Information: Contact time in room A214 and other work days scheduled by the student editorial board.

https://theun-heard.weebly.com


Math Club/Alpha Theta

Sponsored by: David DeMoss

Description: In Math Club, students will compete in both individual & group mathematics competitions. Students will discuss problem-solving strategies and have many opportunities to improve public speaking and interpersonal skills as they present problems and interact with their peers. The Math Club will also hold the Pi-Day drive on or around March 14. Students and staff have the opportunity to purchase a slice of pie at lunch for $1.00. In the past, proceeds from the drive have been donated to causes in or around Pattonville.

Meeting Information: Wednesdays in room H209; see sponsor for details


Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Sponsored by: Kathleen O'Keefe / Amanda Corrado

Description: The Muslim Student Association is a student led group which discusses current issues and events in the news and society that affect Muslim students. The group also participates in community service activities and collaborates with other MSA organizations in Missouri. A student does not have to be Muslim to join.

Meeting Information: D114 or F102 the first and third Tuesdays of the month


National Art Honor Society (NAHS)

Sponsored by: Beth Kathriner

Description: Pattonville’s National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is a Chapter of a National organization that focuses on scholarship in visual art as well as promoting art in our school and community. NAHS is open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in or have taken at least one art class, have a B average or higher in art classes, have a 2.5 GPA or higher overall, and who meet minimum meeting attendance and art related service hours outside of the school day.

Meeting Information: Meetings are after school on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month in G108. Schedule may change and additional meetings may be added or dropped. Membership is open through the last meeting in October, when dues are due and the eligibility for membership closes. Eligible members are inducted in April if they have accrued enough points through meeting attendance and service requirements.


National English Honor Society

Sponsored by: Ken Lopinot

Description: Pattonville's National English Honor Society is open to students in grades 10-12 who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and an English GPA of 3.0. PEHS members have access to national scholarships. Members will have a service requirement.

Meeting Information: Meetings occur once or twice monthly on a Tuesday or Wednesday depending on members schedules


National Honor Society (NHS)

Sponsored by: Amy Schwendeman/Ryan Brueckmann

Description: Pattonville's National Honor Society (NHS) is a chapter of the national organization (NHS) that was established to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS serves to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in four main areas including scholarship, leadership, service, and character. NHS is open to students in grades 11-12 and who have a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher. (weighted or simple) NHS students are also required to complete 20 service hours through NHS sponsored activities.

Meeting Information: After school on scheduled Wednesdays in Mrs Schwendmann's room. Also several activities during and after school like Valentine Brunch, Dinner Theater, P/T Conference, etc.


One-Act Plays

Sponsored by: Lara Corvera

Description: The Pattonville Theatre Department (www.PiratePlayers.org) produces one-acts plays (shorter than a full-length play) during the spring semester. Stay tuned to the announcements and look for flyers in the halls for information.

Meeting Information: Cast, Crew, & Stage Managers meet after-school (March-April). Information will be available for the production on the Call Board outside room A213 and a detailed calendar will be distributed.

http://www.pirateplayers.org


PALs

Sponsored by: Janet Kuhn

Description: (Peer Assistance and Leadership) is a class for students interested in a leadership role in the high school. The focus of the program is to help incoming freshmen with the transition to high school. PALs are assigned to a freshman academic lab where they lead activities that are designed to help them improve study skills, communication and decision making. PALs also tutor the freshmen as needed. Additional activities with the PALs class include organizing the Wheelchair Basketball Game, the 8th Grade Assembly and the New Student Transition Day in the summer. PALs will also be assigned a middle school Pen Pal that they will communicate with throughout the year. The PALs students not only help others, but also learn a lot about themselves and how to be better leaders and role models. This class is a 2 hour commitment for an entire school year--the PALs class and a freshman academic lab. Students are chosen based on an application process.

Meeting Information: This is considered an "Activity for Credit", so students who apply and are accepted are put in the PALS class and we meet during class time.


Pattonville Anime Club (PAC)

Sponsored by: Lynn Wynen-Chamberlain

Description: Members of PAC view and discuss anime shows and movies. Anime themes, characters, storylines, and trivia are reviewed. (non-MSHSAA)

Meeting Information: We meet on Wednesdays from 2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in B114


Pirate Press

Sponsored by: Brian Heyman

Description: This class is accountable for publication of the student-run newspaper (Pirate Press) and will maintain the journalism website (PattonvilleTODAY.com). Students will be responsible for the writing, photography, design, business and publicity for the newspaper and website. Outside class assignments will be required.

Meeting Information: This is considered an "Activity for Credit", so students who enroll in the class meet during class time and have after-school responsibilities. See Mr. Heyman for details


Pirate Sports Net

Sponsored by: Brian Heyman

Meeting Information: This is considered an "Activity for Credit", so students who enroll in the class meet during class time and have after-school responsibilities. See Mr. Heyman for details


Renaissance

Sponsored by: Beth Moritz

Description: The PHS Renaissance Club recognizes outstanding student academic achievement and character. We also promote school spirit with Jersey Days, when varsity athletes honor staff members. Some activities include: The Dessert Bar, Improvement Luncheon, MVP Awards, Taste of Pattonville, Field Day, Scholar Athlete Program, t-shirts and lockers signs, and more. All students are welcome to join, but students must qualify for an incentive in order to miss class to work at that event.

Meeting Information: Contact time and occasional after-school meetings in Mrs. Moritz's room (D109).


Rho Kappa NHS

Sponsored by: Jacqueline Saxton

Description: Rho Kappa is the National Social Studies Honor Society. Our goal is to encourage an interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies. We are heavily involved in the annual Veteran's Day Appreciation breakfast and program as well as other activities throughout the school year.

Meeting Information: We meet once each semester. See club sponsor for details.


Robotics Club

Sponsored by: Susan Mathis

Description: Pattonville Robotics Club is an inclusive club that anyone who has an interest in robotics, engineering, or computer science can join. Even if you don't have much experience or knowledge, we're willing to teach you! We participate in FIRST Tech Challenge, which is an organization that gives us a new challenge, or game, each year. No, we don't battle our bots, but rather, have fun and fair matches that usually include climbing ramps or picking up plastic balls to score in baskets. As a team, we build and program a robot throughout the year to compete at several competitions, lasting from September to April. We aren't a sport, but we are sport-ish. We meet twice a week (Tuesdays after school and Thursday evenings) and also the occasional Saturday. Attendance and commitment are expected!

Meeting Information: We meet end of August through the spring on Tuesdays 2:15 - 5:30 pm and Thursdays 5:30 - 8:00 pm. We also meet one Saturday a month from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Attendance is mandatory and unexcused absences will result in being removed from competitions and the club. We meet in rooms B203, B205, B207, B209.

http://robotics.psdr3.org/


Science Fair

Sponsored by: Ken Smith

Description: Pattonville students can compete for awards, prizes and scholarships at the St. Louis Science Fair, which is presented by the Academy of Science-St. Louis. The Academy of Science describes student projects as: "Inquiry-based learning at its best"–St. Louis students follow their passion as they explore the word they live in. Science Fair is the perfect platform to support and showcase classroom science and engineering and helps students meet the 2017 Show-Me Standards science expectations for each grade level. Research demonstrates the value of project-based learning for a stem-literate workforce of the future.

Meeting Information: No meetings, this is considered an "activity" outside of school. To participate see Mr. Smith and he will get you registered and answer any questions you may have.


Spanish Club

Sponsored by: Mariah DeLong

Description: Spanish Club is a place where students currently enrolled in Spanish can come and have fun! It is designed to be a casual environment for students to practice their Spanish and enjoy culture. We engage in crafts, cooking, and dancing!

Meeting Information: Once a month during Contact Time. See club sponsor for details.


Student Council (STUCO)

Sponsored by: Heather Lopez-Johnston/Jacqueline Saxton

Description: Student Council is a student-driven organization focused on the needs of the student body. Stuco is responsible for major school/community events like: Homecoming, Spirit Week, Special Olympics swim meets and Young Athletes Programs, Dodgeball Tournaments, and various other in-school activities. Students of all grade levels are required to apply for membership and meet bi-monthly. Officer and leadership positions are available to dedicated students.

Meeting Information: We meet every other Tuesday in B104. See sponsor for details.


Student Quest

Sponsored by: Twila Harris

Description: Student Quest is a nondenominational Christian Club that meets each Monday after school. The club has a Core Team of students that with the help of Core Advisor, Linnette Jensen, plans each Monday's agenda.This club is a great place for fellow Christians with the same core values to develop friendships and talk about important issues. The meetings include student-led devotionals, fun games, guest speakers and snacks.. The club also plans get togethers outside of the school week and during the summer. Student Quest is involved in helping Operation Backpack and other ministries in their community. Everyone is welcome to attend. Twila Harris is the Teacher Sponsor.

Meeting Information: Every Monday after school in E209, and some additional times to sort food and prepare backpacks per sign up sheet at meetiing.


Technology Student Association (TSA)

Sponsored by: Tammy Hasheider

Description: Any students that have a passion for technology are welcome to join. Students taking computer science or other PLTW courses will find that this club complements the coursework. To become a member, students will be asked to pay $16 dues and need to join the club by mid-September.

Meeting Information: Mondays in B216 from 2:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

https://sites.google.com/psdr3.org/pattonvilletsa/home


Thespian Troupe #1934

Sponsored by: Lara Corvera

Description: The International Thespian Society is the world’s largest honor society for theatre students (part of the Educational Theatre Association) who excel in technical fields and performance in their high school theatre program. Membership in Pattonville Thespian Troupe #1934 is earned through involvement with Pattonville Theatre Department productions.

Meeting Information: Official meetings are once a month during Contact Time as students are in the play, musical, and one-acts after-school. Additional opportunities are available and communicated at meetings.

http://www.pirateplayers.org/1934/


Triple A (African American Achievers)

Sponsored by: Kara White

Description: Triple A is a club that focuses on helping African American students achieve in academics through tutoring and post-secondary planning. We encourage students to enroll in advanced courses including the areas of Math and Science. Students develop leadership skills through event planning and teamwork. Students broaden their horizons by going on field trips, networking with community leaders, participating in community service, and attending workshops.

Meeting Information: We meet every other Monday from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. See club sponsor for details.


Yearbook (ECHO)

Sponsored by: Brian Heyman

Description: This class is accountable for publication of the student-run yearbook (Echo) and will maintain the journalism website (PattonvilleTODAY.com). Students will be responsible for the writing, photography, design, business and publicity for the yearbook and website. Outside class assignments will be required.

Meeting Information: This is considered an "Activity for Credit", so students who enroll in the class meet during class time and have after-school responsibilities. See Mr. Heyman for details





MSHSAA Sponsored

Band

Sponsored by: Denny McFarland/Sara Deutschmann/Anna White

Description: Current enrollment in a class required for some groups.

  • All students who have been in band prior to enrolling at Pattonville High School are encouraged to audition for membership into the Pride of Pattonville Marching Band. Members of the marching band will have many opportunities to perform in parades, at football games and in competitions. Some of the recent venues include Busch Stadium for a Cardinals game and the Edward Jones Dome. Students who are not enrolled in the marching band may rehearse and perform in a first-semester concert band. All band members (marching and concert) will be placed in a concert band for the second semester. In addition to the concerts on campus, members of these ensembles will have opportunities to participate in our volunteer Pep Band during the basketball season, the pit orchestra for the all-school musical, solo and small ensemble festivals, and concert band festivals around the country.
  • Jazz Ensemble is a class offered to students who audition and obtain director approval. The Jazz Ensemble performs at on-campus concerts as well as a wide array of Pattonville School District activities and music festivals in Missouri and around the country. The Jazz Ensemble has performed in local jazz clubs, was invited to perform at a tribute concert for the late Maynard Ferguson and sponsors a jazz dinner dance each spring.
  • The Jazz Band rehearses one night each week for no academic credit. The Jazz Band performs at on-campus concerts as well as a variety of Pattonville School District activities and music festivals around the country.
  • Students entering Pattonville High School with prior playing experience on string instruments are encouraged to enroll in orchestra. Students will audition for the proper placement in one of the three orchestras. Orchestra members will be able to participate in suburban and state-level auditions and festivals. In addition, orchestra members may participate in a number of small ensemble performances throughout the Pattonville community.


Cheerleading

Sponsored by:

  • Varsity: Kalli Hunt
  • Varsity Technical Advisor: Open
  • Jr. Varsity: Audrey Masek
  • Jr. Varsity Technical Advisor: Amy Tran

Description: The cheerleading squads at Pattonville High School are an integral part of the extracurricular and athletic program. The squads are vital in the promotion of school spirit at sporting events. Football, soccer, basketball and wrestling receive the support of the cheerleaders. This activity not only channels enthusiasm and spirit in a constructive manner, but also gives participants a sense of pride and accomplishment in being part of the team. In addition, the cheerleaders receive many valuable and rewarding experiences that they will remember long after graduation. Regional and state competitions, as well as community appearances, are just some of things the cheer squad takes part in throughout the year. If you would like to be a cheerleader, then you must be prepared to work hard for your squad, teams, and your school.


Choir

Sponsored by: Melynda Lamb

Description: The vocal music program at Pattonville High School offers the students many opportunities to belong to a performing group.

  • Concert Choir: A classical-mixed choir open to all students with musical vocal ability.
  • Treble Choir: Geared toward teaching treble voices and music.
  • Swing/Chamber Chorus: Open to students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades and is a madrigal/show offering dance/pop and classical small ensemble music opportunities.

All three may perform in district and state competitions as a part of a choir, small ensemble member, or as a soloist.

https://sites.google.com/psdr3.org/pattonvillesing/home


Color Guard/Flag Corps

Sponsored by: Charlie Bourrage

Description: Class credit may be earned for participation in Color Guard.

Students are able to earn a 0.5 elective credit by becoming a member of the Color Guard through tryouts in the spring. Those who can earn a spot on the squad must enroll in Color Guard as their first-hour class during the next fall semester. Members perform using the element of dance and various props including (but notlimited to) flags, rifles, and sabers to music played by the marching band to enhance the visual effect of the marching band show at football games, marching competitions, parades, and pep assemblies.

Meeting Information: Color Guard is a 1st Hour credited class. We practice at 6:45am-the end of 1st hour; Tuesdays from 5:45-8:45pm, Thursdays 6-8pm. From July-October we practice and perform at football games and competitions. After competition season, the 1st hour class becomes an academic lab.


Drill Team

Sponsored by: Varsity: Grace Burgos and Lindsey Purviance; Jr. Varsity: Kristin Riggs

Description: The Pattonville drill teams are an essential organization in the Pattonville community created to promote school spirit at home games and local events. The drill teams perform at all home football, soccer, and basketball games. The squads also perform at various events in the community representing the school at its finest. The Pattonville drill teams participate in summer camp, Lindbergh Yvonne Cole Invitational, and competitions through the Universal Dance Association. Members of drill team will cherish the commitment to their teams. Individual members come to realize the importance of teamwork as they build a lifetime of memories.

Meeting Information: Practices are Monday-Thursday, times vary; 1-2 games a week; summer participation required.


Mock Trial Team

Sponsored by: Jennifer Raymond

Description: The Pattonville Mock Trial Team competes in the Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition. Students act as witnesses and lawyers to put on criminal and civil trials against teams from other schools. Listen to announcements for information.

Meeting Information: Practices are generally Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 in A 214 between October and February. Competitions are on four Tuesday/Thursday evenings in January and February. Additional practices and competitions may be scheduled if the team advances to State competition. See team calendar for specific dates and times.

http://pattonvilledb8.weebly.com/mock-trial.html


Orchestra

Sponsored by: Michael Dunsmoor

Description: The Orchestras at PHS provide numerous musical opportunities for students with three or more years of playing experience on violin, viola, cello, or bass. Each of our three orchestras have at least five performances a year, perform in the St. Louis Large Group Ensemble Festival, and travel to out-of-town competitions and festivals. Students can earn awards and scholarships through their involvement in the orchestra program. Any student who has experience playing a stringed instrument--even those who have taken some time away from orchestra--are welcome!


Speech & Debate Team

Sponsored by: Jennifer Raymond

Description: The Pattonville Speech & Debate Team competes in speech, debate, and interpretation events at tournaments throughout the school year and hosts a tournament in December. The team is a great opportunity to make friends, to discuss issues you care about, and to improve your confidence, critical thinking, and public speaking. Listen to announcements for more information, or stop by room A214 after school to check it out.

Meeting Information: Practices are Monday through Thursday after school until 4 PM in A214. Debate practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays; Events practice on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students generally set a practice schedule that works for them. Competitions are on Fridays and Saturdays between October and February. District and State competitions take place in March and April. Students may check the tournament schedule on the team website.

http://www.pattonvilledb8.com/

Non-MSHSAA, Non-School Sponsored

Youth Leadership St. Louis (FOCUS)

Sponsored by: Natalie Passarelli

Description: Five rising juniors are selected annually to participate in Focus St. Louis, Youth Leadership Academy. The program focuses on the complexity of fixing flawed systems affecting residents of the St. Louis area, such as the criminal justice system, health care, education, discrimination and poverty. Although staff can recommend students for application, students are encouraged to apply even without teacher recommendation. Students with solid grades and no history of chronic discipline issues will be interviewed for participation. Selected students MUST attend all YLSL activities, including an overnight retreat in September and monthly outings during the school day and on Saturday mornings.

Meeting Information: Field trips, to various locations across St. Louis, are held twice a month- either Tuesday/Friday and Saturday.. Meetings for the research project are once a month in either D111 or the library. The Research Project Presentations/Graduation is held the end of April.