Students, staff honored at April 10 board meeting
Students, staff honored at April 10 board meeting
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Read about the students and staff who were recognized at the April 10 Board of Education meeting.

Remington Traditional School
Law Day Essay Contest
Two students in the PEGS (Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students) program at Remington were selected as winners of the annual Law Day Essay Contest. Fifth-grader Audrey Dallape placed second and fourth-grader Daniel Clifford placed third in the fourth- and fifth-grade category. Their essay focused on the powers, checks and balances and origins of the three governmental branches. The contest was sponsored by the Missouri National Education Association and the Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section.

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Holman Middle School
Vex robotics competition
Members of the fifth-grade project-based learning class at Holman Middle School competed in the Vex robotics competition after earning awards at the 4H Dolphins Tournament in the fall. The Pugs Team won the STEM project award at the qualifying tournament and advanced to the Vex State Championship where they won the Judge’s Award Trophy. The team is comprised of Mark Dwyer, Lance Fajardo, Bryan Manjarrez, Logan Monroe, Dezmond Stone, Elliott Womack and Tommy Wulf. The STEMbots team earned the Team Alliance and Excellence Award at the 4H Dolphins Tournament. The STEMbots are made up of Matthew Cutrell, Noah Griffin, Adam McNealy, Anastasiya Richardson, Matthew Schiermeyer, Donald Simpkins and Isaac Whittinghill. Teacher Cheryl Gragert coaches these students.

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Pattonville High School
U.S. Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program
Randy Hartmann, a junior at the high school, completed the U.S. Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program. The program recognizes the accomplishments of young equestrians and their dedication to preparing for competitions. To complete the program, students must have at least 100 hours of riding or training and have competed in three competitions.

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National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Junior Alex Newett earned a national silver medal in the fiction and fantasy category of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for his story “Comrades in Arms.” Nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted and National Medalists represent less than 1 percent of submissions each year. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards recognize the vision, ingenuity and talent of America’s youth and provide opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Only 20 students from Missouri earned national recognition.

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Robotics super regionals
The Pattonville robotics teams completed their season with both teams qualifying for state and one team for the Super Regionals competition. Team 2867 is comprised of Clayton Austin, Greg Bahr, Slena Caldwell, Kaleb Gines, Ian McKeown, James McMahon, Summer Miller, Alex Morschl, Yasaman Mostafavi, Zane Scott, William Skaggs, Kevin Stewart, Stephaun Turner, Ben Wingerter, Jenny Wingerter and Kyle Wright. They competed in the FIRST FTC South Super Regional Championship, which is comprised of the Top 7 percent of teams in the world. To advance to super regionals, the team competed at the Missouri State Championship, where they earned the Control Award, second place Think Award and third place Inspire Award. Prior to this, the team competed at the FTC Qualifier at St. Louis Community College - Meramec, where they earned four awards and was the Winning Alliance Captain. Team 7856 is comprised of Alex Duello, Cole Dunsford, Colin Heidemann, Brendan Hilligoss, Tajh Martin, Erin McMahon, Kyle Murphy, Michael Pieper, Scott Rhinesmith, Steven Seibert, Dan Trieu, Colleen Tyarks, Sam Vaclavik and Cory Williams. The team also competed at the Missouri State Championship after earning four awards at the FTC East Conference qualifier, including being the winner of the Motivate Award and the second team picked as part of the Winning Alliance. At the Meramec qualifier, the team was the winner of the Control Award. Teachers Sue Mathis coaches these students with the assistance of mentors Brian Bateman, Charlie Hall, Gary Mathis, Carl Miller, Colin Shipley, Doan Trieu and Rick Wingerter.

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District-wide
Teacher of the Year building honorees
The following educators were named the Teacher of the Year for their schools: Sharon Wood from early childhood, Emily Lerman from Bridgeway, Nicole Dye from Drummond, Kimberly Dannegger from Parkwood, Mary Spitzmiller from Rose Acres, Jennifer Bober from Willow Brook, Kelley Dent from Remington, Jennifer Calva from Holman, Tracy Baker from Heights and Amy Schwendemann from the high school.

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Support Staff of the Year building honorees
The following staff members were named the Support Staff Employee of the Year for their buildings: Cheryl Norfolk from early childhood, Renee Davenport from Bridgeway, Tamika Duncan from Drummond, Angela Barringhaus from Parkwood, Amy Reese from Rose Acres, David Duncan from Willow Brook, Jeannie Jones from Remington, Shannon Hill from Holman, Rodney Spann from Heights, Heidi Lanham from the high school and Tron Williams from the Learning Center representing the district services group.

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Teacher of the Year nominees
Other educators nominated for Teacher of the Year include:
  • From ALPHA (elementary gifted education program),  Elizabeth Brisch and Cheralyn Kirton;
  • From early childhood, Kim Bickel, Mary Ellen Sievers and Pam Stubblefield;
  • From Bridgeway Elementary School, Bill Casner, Megan Hayes, Leslie Jones, Natasha Malone, Nisa Peters, Rebekah Stabenow, Nancy Stevens-Martin, Wendy Wamhoff, Miranda Wilkes and Kendra Worsham, all from Bridgeway;
  • From Drummond Elementary School, Alexis Anzalone, Tammi Buckner, Ashley Burd, Courtney Cady, David Caldwell, Josie Cammarata, Sarah Carter, Windy Cushman, Amanda Denson, Kim Dickinson, Carolyn Elliott, Jennifer Farmer, Jacob Ferguson, Debbie Foster, Brittany Garcia, Melissa Grist, Erika Hahn, Angela Huesgen, Mindy Jackson, Heather Jacobson, Jacob Johnson, Brenda Kelch, Lisa Kickbusch, Heather Koepke, Denise Kuse, DaMara Lashley, Carley McClain, Anne Niklawski, Sierra Plume, Amy Powell, Melissa Reynolds, Jessica Robbins, Ginger Roberts, Carla Robertson, Karen Scherzer, Samantha Shyken, Jamie Sievers, Amanda Starwalt, Christina Sutter, Danielle Timson, Kristen Webber, Amber Wilson and Laura Witte;
  • From Parkwood Elementary School, Kristen Buescher, Amanda Castile, Kelley Chestnut, Tonya Ferretti, Jeri Frye, Jaimyn Hacker, Dawn Kasper-Bamberger, Christina Livingston, Janel MacLean, Brittany Magee, Audrey Masek, Sarah Mather, Denise Overman, Michelle Petke, Greg Stoltz, Jennifer Ulmer, Heather Wilkerson and Regina Wright;
  • From Rose Acres Elementary School, Grace Burgos, Emily Doherty, Amy Frost, Sarah Funderburk, Carrie Heine, Rhondalyn Logan, Tamara Lucas, Rod Simpkins and Michelle Wagner;
  • From Willow Brook Elementary School, Amanda Ambrose, Yue Buss, Jamie Cargal, Erin Connaughton, Mary Florence Goding, Michele Hill, Andrea King, Yulia Kotets, Katie Lambdin, Vince Licameli, Heather McCord, Vivian Moriarty and Kim Thompson;
  • From Remington Traditional School, Tamika Dukes, Kim Gindler, Christine Hillier, Danica Johnson, Taylor Koenig, Lisa Kraemer, Jill Kruse and Dodie Logue;
  • From Holman Middle School, Melva Arps, Latoya Blair, Christian Brinser, Mia Divine, Christina Elkins, Julia Gibson, Irena Goren-Scheer, Jeff Grass, Alyson Kim, Jane McGuire, Claudia Miller, Marian Mitchell, Kelly Paluczak, Montie Richter, Ryan Shea, Jessica Smith, Ed Stevens, Jonathan Striebel, Lara Sweda, Crystal Tomlinson and Laura Waisner;
  • From Pattonville Heights Middle School, Kerry Brown, Ardella Diggs, Carrie Dixon, Carlye Feeney, Randy Gindler, Laura Hartsock, Laura Lancaster, Amy Meyers, Katie Puller, Tara Rice, Juliane Ross, Heather Sauerwein, Kelly Strobel, Mary Tucker, Stephanie Walton, Emily Weber, Travis Williams and Erin Zoltanski; and
  • From Pattonville High School, Michael Boulanger (POSITIVE School), Ryan Brueckmann, Kaitlin Childs, Lori Cole, Nathan Dwyer, Steve Edler, Mary Favazza, Katie Fitzpatrick, Katie Funderburk, Trista Giubardo, David Gross, Sarah Guilfoyle, Twila Harris, Scott Hauser, from the POSITIVE School, Brian Heyman, Silvia Hilker, Haley Hunter, Jake Kim (POSITIVE School), Nathan Klosterman, Juli Kobielusz, Lisa Kraus, Rob Lamb, Darrell Langston, Holly Martinez, Emily McDaniel, Beth Moritz, Edna Nichols, Tracie Olson, Natalie Passarelli, Alysia Patterson, Donna Schmidt, Jeremiah Simmons, Justin Smiley, Melissa Sparkman (POSITIVE School), Anna White, Kara White and Robin Woodrome (POSITIVE School).
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Support Staff of the Year nominees
Other staff members nominated for Support Staff of the Year include:
  • From early childhood, Joanne Cadwallader and Lori Connors;
  • From Bridgeway, Mia Earnest and David Hebron;
  • From Drummond, Harry Cima, Tracy Cook, Susan Custer, Glenna Evans, Erika Felder, Catina Gaddy, Kristine Gannon, Rebecca Gillming, Amanda Holman, Kevin Hughes, Stephanie Kellner, Mary Jo Mansell, Carole Marsden, Kari Marsh, Jackie McClain, Marquitta McClendon, Tracy Mellring, Danielle Napier, Mallory Noble, Jennifer Reidelberger, Chris Scanga, Mike Williams and Drew Woerther;
  • From Parkwood, Teri Burton Chukwuka, Royce Limbert, Sandra McIntyre, Stuart Thomas, Shani Thompson and Veronica White;
  • From Rose Acres, Christine Behlmann, Marlon Gilkey, Jennifer Hardin and Barb Klingert;
  • From Willow Brook, Marilyn Baker, Mack Boyd, Neidra Brown, Melissa Capstick, Rhonda Daniels, Bill Dinsmore, Leon Douglas, Morgan Elkins, Cindy Fain, Steffany Feld, Christina Finazzo Purl and Laura Gregory;
  • From Remington, Tameka Blanton, Vicky Davis Price, Mike Evans, Malissa Fedrick, Laurie Lambros and Lindsay Scheinerman;
  • From Holman, Glenn Changer, Bertha Doyle-Sneed, Travis Harris, Kelvin Hulsey, Tracy Kuehn and Mike Siebe;
  • From Pattonville Heights, Mallorey Burns, Michelle Crocker, Mike Ratanasitee and Kim Upson;
  • From Pattonville High School, Greg Brooks, Lisa Foust, Travis Harder, Shirley Newman and Kristin Riggs (POSITIVE School); and
  • From the district services group, Annsley Bishop, Melanie Bolden, Becky Buckley-Baker, Marilyn Sue Collier Brannin, Stan Greer, Beth Hathaway, Mike Johannes, Cora Johnson, Danielle King, Vonnie Mack-Haley, Alicia O'Neal, Kim Schneider, Annedra Turner, Brenda Vitale and Lois Westbrook.