Arts (Visual Art & Music)

African dancers celebrate Black History Month at Patterson

May 10, 2017
African dancers celebrate Black History Month at Patterson

Patterson High School hosted a group of Imani dancers on February 24, 2017, to celebrate the history of African Americans as part of Black History Month. It was an exciting event that Patterson High School students enjoyed, as they have testified. “I liked the dance and music. It was fantastic.” a Patterson student, Jonas, said.

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Patterson band performs at City Festival

May 10, 2017
Patterson band performs at City Festival

The Patterson band had been working hard all semester to perfect their songs, and they took their talents to City College High School on March 29, where they were in the yearly City Festival with several schools, including Carver and a couple of middle schools. It was not really a competition; it was more like a showcase of skills.

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Where is Patterson’s New School Building?

May 8, 2017
Where is Patterson’s New School Building?

In 2010, funding was approved to replace the whole Patterson High School building with a brand new one but little progress has been made since that time. Patterson High School has a poor facility condition which means that the school is pretty run-down and is now getting worn out. The Patterson Press decided to investigate the reason for this delay and discover what the plan is for the new building.

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RYP students visit National Geographic Headquarters

April 12, 2017
RYP students visit National Geographic Headquarters

Students who participate in the Refugee Youth Project program went on a field trip to Washington DC on March 17 . The trip featured a tour of the headquarters of the National Geographic Society where students learned how experts in different fields use photos to express their messages.

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Winter Concert showcases musical talent at Patterson

January 21, 2017
Winter Concert showcases musical talent at Patterson

A winter concert was held in the auditorium on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 at 6pm. Music teacher Ms.Williams directed the entire show and there were dozens of students preforming in front of parents, teachers and other students.

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Students create Japanese tea bowls

January 21, 2017
Students create Japanese tea bowls

Mr. Pesa’s World History students made Japanese Tea bowls out of clay and decorated them in October with Ms. Holter as part of an arts integration project. The students were learning about the history of Japanese culture and how the tea bowls were very essential in history. The old tea bowls were actually made from clay.

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Journalism students create photo-essays

December 22, 2016
Journalism students create photo-essays

Students in Mr. Pesa’s journalism class created original photo-essays as part of a unit on photojournalism. Students chose a theme, took their own photos, wrote cutlines (captions), introductions and reflections, edited some of the photos in Photoshop, and created their own presentation websites on Weebly.com.

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Minimum Wage Cartoon

October 30, 2016
Minimum Wage Cartoon

Political cartoon by Morgan McCaffity

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Election 2016 Cartoons

October 30, 2016
Election 2016 Cartoons

Student-made political cartoons about the 2016 Presidential Election

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Patterson continues tradition with 6th annual community fair

October 16, 2016
Patterson continues tradition with 6th annual community fair

Patterson High School had its 6th annual Back to School Night and Community Fair on the evening of September 22, 2016. Students, teachers and family members met together in the cafeteria to share a night of fun.

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BONUS CONTENT: Student Bookbinding Contest winners

May 11, 2016
Amy Artiga_Mother Syndrome_Book Cover

Here are the cover pages and inside spreads from all of the winners of the Patterson bookbinding contest. More information is available on the front page of the May 2016 print edition of the Patterson Press.

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Door-Decorating Contest Focuses on Colleges

February 3, 2015
A student shows off Ms. Rivera's winning door (Photo: Jamal Artis, Patterson Press)

Patterson High School held its annual door decorating contest in November. The theme of this year’s contest was colleges and universities. Each homeroom chose a different college, wrote information about that college (GPA requirements, etc.), and posted some pictures about the college on the front of their door to show how precious those colleges are.

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