The Patrick Henry Post

April 14th, 2023

MAP Prep for Upper Elementary

Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students are in the final stretch of preparations for the state MAP test that starts on April 18th. This assessment will test students on the skills they have been learning all year long in Reading, Writing, and Math for 3rd-5th graders, and in Science for our 5th graders. We are really proud of what our students have accomplished this year, and we believe in the power of their learning. Good luck, upper elementary!

Grant's Farm Field Trip

Through our work with community partnerships and our initiatives with Healthy Schools Healthy Communities, Patrick Henry won a grant to attend a field trip to Grant's Farm this week! Students were treated to another free field trip to learn all about the hundreds of animal species who live on Grant's Farm, and they even got to take a driving tour of the property to see these animals up close and personal! Grant's Farm also provided a free lunch to our students, as well as free bus transportation to and from Patrick Henry. We are so thankful for this opportunity to experience learning outside of the classroom!
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Congratulations, K'Anni!

Zoo Art Contest Winner

On Friday, April 7th, third grader K'Anni Alton was honored at the St. Louis Zoo for her artwork that won a city-wide contest! K'Anni's art is titled, "The Mythical Golden Wolves." K'Anni's entire class was invited to the Zoo for a free field trip so they could cheer her on during the awards ceremony, and then they got to enjoy the fun of a beautiful day in Forest Park. Congratulations to K'Anni, and thank you to Ms. Kellie Godfrey, our art teacher who encouraged all students to participate and provided the right tools and environment to succeed.

We also want to congratulate Kamaya Hill and Clarence Fuse for their artwork, which is also on display at the Zoo! We are so proud of the creative accomplishments of our school!

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St. Louis Aquarium

Thanks to Ms. Sherian Bailey, our students were able to experience the magic and delight of the St. Louis Aquarium! Ms. Bailey secured funding for our students to attend the trip for free, and they were able to experience an incredible number of ocean creatures through this amazing new St. Louis venue. Thank you, Ms. Bailey and our community partners, for providing this experience to our students!

Congratulations, STAR Winners!

Upcoming Events at Patrick Henry

April 17th, MAP Testing Begins for 3rd-5th Graders

Our statewide assessment, the MAP test will begin on Monday, April 17th. Students in 3rd-5th grade will take multiple tests in Reading, Writing, Math, and Science, and will get to show what they know. It is extremely important for our students to get a full night's rest the day before a test, a healthy breakfast, and relaxation time when they get home from school that day. Encourage your child to do their very best on the state test!

April 21st, Field Trip to Live! By Loews Hotel

Ms. Versen and Ms. Jami will take their classes adventuring to Live! By Loews Hotel to participate in community gardening and health initiatives. Students will get to plant in the hotel gardens as well as in individual pots to take home as a souvenir. They will also get to meet the Chef and kitchen staff of the hotel, who will lead students in a lesson on healthy snacks they can make on their own at home. Our partners will also provide a free lunch for the students and chaperones that day!

April 29th, Resource Fair at Patrick Henry

This event will take place on Saturday, April 29th, behind Patrick Henry in our backyard driveway. Our community partners from Delta Sigma Theta Alumni Chapter of St. Louis will bring their cars full of supplies for our families to gather resources and enjoy a fun morning at Patrick Henry. All families are invited to join and take resources for their family! More details will be sent out closer to the event.

May 1st - May 5th, Educator Appreciation Week

Help celebrate your teachers for Educator Appreciation Week the first week of May! Families can send a thank you card to let your child's teachers know how much you appreciate what they do during the school day and beyond. If you need ideas on how to celebrate the staff of Patrick Henry, email Dr. Rogers at

May 5th - Flash Mob for Ms. Versen and Ms. Fales

Ms. Versen's class is teaming up with Ms. Fales' class to attend the annual Flash Mob event in Forest Park with Mrs. Ralphs and the Healthy Schools Healthy Communities teams across St. Louis Public Schools! Students will be part of a city-wide dance party in the middle of the park! Make sure your student is on time so they do not miss the bus to this fun day of outdoor activities!

May 9th + May 10th - Field Trip to Forest Park

Patrick Henry has received a grant to send five classes to Forest Park's Nature Playscape! Students will meet with park rangers and environmentalists who work to preserve this beautiful park and protect the plants and animals native to Missouri.

Please make sure your Kindergarten/1st grade student is on time on May 9th, and your 2nd/3rd grade student is on time on May 10th so they do not miss out on this amazing field trip opportunity!