The Pirate Patch

Weekly News from Pickett's Mill Elementary

Welcome to The Pirate Patch!

The Pirate Patch will be used to communicate the great instructional and leadership happenings of PMES to our Pickett's Mill community. This format will be used in conjunction with the Blackboard Connect communication system to keep everyone informed and updated.

STEM Initiatives

We are excited about offereing new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) opportunities for our students this year. We will continue to have Science Olympiad and an after school science enrichment club. Thanks to our parents and community, our Small Fry to Go Labitat has been installed and we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of several thousand rainbow trout eggs this fall. We are also welcoming Ms. Pepper Misicno, STEM teacher, who will create engaging, hands-on experiences for all students in our newly renovated STEM lab. Ms. Janet McCourt will continue to manage our technology lab and work in partnership with Ms. Misinco.

Please visit for a look at Henderson Mill Elementary STEM iniatitives, including Small Fry to Go and Lego Robotics. We are thrilled to be able to offer both of these programs to our Pickett's Mill Pirates this year!