Patrick Henry Post

October 25, 2019

A glimpse into our classrooms...

This week, we had a team from the Board of Education visit Patrick Henry and all of our classrooms. Patrick Henry got to show off some of our great features and beautiful classrooms, and it inspired me to include some photos in this week's Post. Our teachers and staff work hard to keep Patrick Henry running in tip top shape, and they care about what their classrooms look like, how our staff interact with our students and families, and how our students feel when they're in our building. Thank you to all of our staff members for the hard work, dedication, and extra hours that it takes to make a school look this good!

Highlight on Diverse Learning Opportunities at Patrick Henry

This week, we saw students learning in so many different ways. We love opportunities for diverse learning because we know that no child is the same, and in order to reach every single student, we must provide as many experiences as possible. We are thankful to our community partners and our staff for working diligently to provide Patrick Henry students with incredibly fun and engaging learning experiences!
Each of these students is working on adding embellishments to their Day of the Dead artwork. Ms. Bryant's fifth graders were not only proud of their work, but they also taught me about what their artwork represented, the techniques they were using to create beautiful displays, and how it fit into the Mexican cultural context.

Congratulations, Ms. Bivens!

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Ms. Ira Bivens, our school counselor, has retired after 33 years of service in St. Louis Public Schools. Our students sent her off in style with a song performance, an artistic display, handwritten/drawn cards with notes of farewell and congratulations, and of course, a sweet treat to match Ms. Bivens' personality. Thank you to all of the staff who organized this delightful celebration. Thank you most of all to Ms. Bivens for your years of service and your dedication to the students of not only Patrick Henry, but of all the schools you have served over the years. You will be missed, and you will always be welcome when you need a visit!