Archive for April, 2013

FICTION: “Motherless Child”

April 27, 2013

The following is an original short story written by a Patterson student.

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With help from the Ravens, Patterson plants trees on Earth Day

April 27, 2013
Students plant a new tree outside Patterson High School (Photo: Brennan Meeks, Patterson Press)

Patterson students and staff members were joined by the Baltimore Ravens and the Parks and People Foundation as they planted trees in front of the school on April 22. By getting their hands dirty, students helped to make the school more beautiful and also improved the environment. This event is the way Patterson celebrated Earth Day, which takes place at this time every year.

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Girls softball team plays double-header against Carver

April 26, 2013
Sherkirra Bacote runs to first base after a successful hit (Photo: Tamika Addison, Patterson Press)

Patterson’s girls softball team played a double header against Carver and on Friday, April 19 , 2013 . Patterson lost the first game by a score of 17-5 but won the second game by forfeit.

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City Schools to receive funding for new buildings and renovations

April 23, 2013
Patterson students participate in a rally for school funding in Annapolis (Photo: Corey Grisson, Jr., Patterson Press)

Patterson High School and several other schools throughout Baltimore City are likely to receive major renovations or even brand new buildings within the next few years, thanks to a loan approved by the Maryland General Assembly in response to pressure from students, teachers, parents, administrators and other supporters.

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Patterson students join rally for immigration reform

April 23, 2013
Patterson students join thousands of other demonstrators at a rally for immigration reform in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington DC (Photo: Ms. Flores)

Two buses full of Patterson students, faculty, and community members participated in a rally and march in support of immigration reform on the West Lawn of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C on April 10th, 2013. This was a nationwide movement crying out to urge Congress, who just returned to session, to address the issue of there being over 11 million undocumented immigrants in our country.

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Clippers Baseball Team Falls to City in Season Opener

April 23, 2013
(Photo: Tamika Addison, Patterson Press)

The Patterson baseball team lost their first game of the season against Baltimore City College after school at Patterson on Friday March 29, 2013. The score was 13-5, City. Tical Montgomery and Sha’Quel Ramsey both scored during the game, while Jorge Ynfante led the defense from the pitcher’s mound. According to Coach Gagne, Patterson made too many mistakes on defense and did not score enough runs on offence.

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Patterson receives grant to build hoop house in school garden

April 18, 2013
The future site of the hoop house (Photo: Corey Grisson, Patterson Press)

Coming soon to Patterson High School is the Patterson Hoop House, which will be an addition to the Patterson School Garden. It will be built in back of our school, in the fenced- in area near the Garden. This is a nice little cool area which the students can see from Mr. Yates’ and Ms. Roberts’ classroom windows.

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Students participate in health study

April 18, 2013
Students keep careful records of everything they ate (Photo: Robin Morrison, Patterson Press)

Patterson students recently participated in a program called “Spice My Plate”. The University of Maryland wanted to study what and how teenagers eat. At the beginning of the study, each student received a food log to write what they eat for three days.

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Patterson students compete in Special Olympics swimming event

April 17, 2013
Students practice swimming at the Meadowbrook Swim Club (Photo: Ms. Carol Menetrez)

For the third consecutive year, Patterson students have been learning swimming skills and training in preparation for the Special Olympics Summer Games.

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Students and staff practice Yoga after school

April 1, 2013
Students and staff members practice yoga after school in Patterson's cafeteria (Photo: Tamika Addison, Patterson Press)

Ms. Jess with Yoga Across America teaches yoga to students and staff members for free every Tuesday after school in the cafeteria from 4:00-5:00 PM and every other Friday in gym.

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Patterson participates in “Teens for Jeans” campaign

April 1, 2013
(Photo: Robin Morrison, Patterson Press)

Patterson High School recently participated in a campaign called “Teens for Jeans” whereby students donated jeans to people in need. In return, students received two service learning hours and a discount coupon for Aeropostale. The campaign was co-sponsored by the Student Government Association, the senior class, and the Jonathan Ogden Club. Ms. Brett, Coach Kelly Bagdasarian and Ms. Rue were the teachers in charge of the campaign within the school. This campaign lasted from February 12th to February 22nd.

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