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Building STEPS prepares students for college and careers

May 10, 2017

Building STEPS is a program that prepares students in Baltimore for college and careers with a focus on science and technology. I want to say thanks to everyone in Building STEPS and everyone that’s involved with the program. My journey through Building STEPS has been an experience of a lifetime, from climbing trees at Genesee Valley all the way to learning science, technology, and engineering and mathematics skills.

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New student group brings different cultures together to solve school problems

March 9, 2017

There is a new group in Patterson High School called SPIRIT. This group started on October 16, 2016 with about 60 students involved. The meaning of SPIRIT is Students Problem Idea Resolution of Issues Together. The purpose of this group is to bring different cultures together to find out the concerns they all have and find resolutions.

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Mindful Moment Interview and Update

January 22, 2017
Mindful Moment Interview and Update

I interviewed four staff members that work for the Holistic Life Institute’s Mindful Moment program at Patterson High School and this is what they said.

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CNA students promote breast cancer awareness

January 21, 2017
CNA students promote breast cancer awareness

Students from Patterson High School’s Certified Nursing Assistants CTE pathway promoted breast cancer awareness in October by holding a fundraiser and educating their fellow students.

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Queendom conference builds self-esteem in female students

January 20, 2017

Patterson High School, Queendom, and the Family League of Baltimore joined in collaboration to take Patterson students and students from other schools to a conference at Morgan State University on December 9, 2016.. The purpose of this conference was to help teenagers build stronger self-esteem and to help them develop a strong sense of self-worth. The program was particularly for black and hispanic girls.

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Jonathan Ogden Club inspires students to help others

January 2, 2017
Jonathan Ogden Club inspires students to help others

The Jonathan Ogden Club is a popular club going on at Patterson High School. This club is based on a retired Ravens football player named Jonathan Ogden who has decided to sponsor Patterson High School. For over ten years this club has been active helping kids motivate themselves to try harder and do better for not only themselves but others as well.

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New nail tech students host Grand Opening

December 20, 2016
New nail tech students host Grand Opening

The new nail technology students had their Grand Opening on December 5, 2016. Every year, Ms. Bridgeforth sponsors a Grand Opening for her new students so people can get to know them. The new techs also have their official day to meet the new clients they will serve in the Cosmetic Services Salon. The new techs demonstrated the skills they have learned so far in the class. They provided complimentary manicures to the ladies from Our Lady of Fatima Senior Center. They serviced not only them, but also students and teachers at Patterson High School.

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Author speaks to students about surviving rape

December 20, 2016
Author speaks to students about surviving rape

Kenneth Rogers, author of “Raped Black Man,” visited Patterson High School on Dec 13, 2016, to talk to students about rape survivors.

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Parent Life Club Provides Support For Teen Parents

December 6, 2016

Are you a new parent or expecting to become a new parent? If you’re having problems or need help or support with your child, there’s a group called Parent Life that can help. Parent Life is a group that helps and gives you advice with your child. They help you set goals, they talk about self-awareness, etc. If you might need help with anything like providing for your child, they’re there. One call and they’re on their way.

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“Out of the Darkness” walk raises awareness about suicide prevention

November 29, 2016
“Out of the Darkness” walk raises awareness about suicide prevention

A student and a teacher from Patterson participated in a suicide prevention walk called Out of the Darkness on November 5th in and around Patterson Park. Between 500-600 people attended the walk, including Ms. Marchewka, the art teacher, and a student from Patterson.

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Seniors learn communication skills at PGC retreat

October 16, 2016
Seniors learn communication skills at PGC retreat

Seniors who are participating in this year’s PGC program went on a retreat from October 12th-14th to help them prepare to work with 9th graders. PGC, which stands for Peer Group Connections, is a group of 12th graders who are learning communication techniques. PGC leaders are mentors to the 9th graders.

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Gardening Club promises benefits for school and community

October 16, 2016
Gardening Club promises benefits for school and community

Ms. Steigner and Ms. Scott are working together with students at Patterson High School to develop a ongoing gardening club. It is their hope that this gardening club will impact students’ lives in a variety of ways.

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