Each month during the school year, the Pattonville Board of Education honors students, staff and volunteers who have gained recognition outside of the district or who’ve made a special contribution to Pattonville. Learn more about students and staff who were recognized this month.
7th and 8th grade Holman Orchestra students had the rare opportunity to work with John Clayton, an American jazz musician, classical double bassist, arranger, composer and music arranger.
Mr. Clayton's arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner helped propel Whitney Houston in her 1990 performance at the Super Bowl. He has written and/or recorded with Milt Jackson, Paul McCartney, Regina Carter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Queen Latifah, and YoYo Ma, to name only a few. This workshop is sponsored by Jazz Saint Louis. You can check out the entire visit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvO7gQ1b710
On Nov. 14, the Pattonville Board of Education reviewed the resignation of board members Dr. Amanda Lienau and Brandon Wilkes. Wilkes, treasurer of the board of education, resigned from the school board effective Oct. 18 due to moving outside of the district. Lisa Kickbusch was selected to replace Wilkes as treasurer. Lienau resigned from the board effective Oct. 25.
Filing for positions on the Pattonville School District Board of Education begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, and ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26. Persons interested in running for a position on the school board may file at the Pattonville Learning Center, 11097 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, Missouri. Candidates will be placed on the ballot in order of filing. There are three positions available on the April 2, 2024, election ballot, two with a three-year term and one with a two-year term. Board vice president Jeanne Schottmueller’s term is expiring. Both Dr. Amanda Lienau and Brandon Wilkes resigned from the board in October. Because Wilkes’ term was set to expire in April, his seat will be filled with the standard three-year term. Lienau, who was elected in April, had two years left in her term, creating the two-year opening. Candidates may only file for the three- or the two-year term.