The Student News Site of Pattonville High School


The Student News Site of Pattonville High School


The Student News Site of Pattonville High School


As the St. Louis County mask mandate took effect, Pattonville postponed their mask-optional plan. Masks are required in all district buildings for the time being.

St. Louis County Enacts New Mask Mandate, Pattonville Updates COVID Procedures

Matthew Jacobi, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2022

Editors Note: “St. Louis County Enacts New Mask Mandate, Pattonville Updates COVID Procedures” by Matthew Jacobi won first place in the Citywide Coverage category at the 2022 OSIE Awards in the United...

On Monday, January 3, 2022, Pattonville School District will move into a mask-optional environment for all students and staff in the district. This decision was made at the December 15 Board of Education meeting, where the board voted to move the district into a mask-optional status. Currently, all schools will remain mask-optional unless a positivity rate is above 2%.

Pattonville Board Votes to Go Mask Optional for Second Semester

Imani Miller, Matthew Jacobi, and Ava Bearskin December 22, 2021

On December 15, Pattonville's Board of Education voted to switch to a mask-optional environment starting second semester. According to the recent letter sent to parents from Superintendent Dr. Tim Pecoraro,...

Pattonville Nurses office, a place that now requires an online pass so that not too many students are in at one time and so that nurses can assess symptoms.

Controversy Stirs as Pfizer Vaccine Becomes Available to Children 5-12

Hayden Gust, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

On October 21, the FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine for children as young as five years old. As many parents rush to get their children vaccinated, others feel some uneasiness towards the vaccine. Pattonville...

As Pattonville tries to prevent the spread of COVID-19, student precautions are essential.

Facing the Struggles of COVID-19

Alaina Sharp, Staff Writer October 7, 2021

COVID-19 has brought many people to find themselves or to lose themselves.With schools shut down and being virtual for the 2020-2021 school year, it has been difficult to get back into the routine of in-person...

The dashboard shows relevant and frequently updated information on Covid. Pattonvilles Covid-19 Dashboard is located on the districts main website.

Pattonville Preventing Covid-19

Tre Chestnut, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

As it is a global pandemic, Covid-19 affects everyone in the world. This year, Pattonville School District and its staff and students are facing a new challenge to suppress the spread of the virus at school. To...

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Getting the Virus Under Control

Christian Movick, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

Across the nation, millions are getting vaccinated by the week. With the FDA having approved three different vaccines in order to prevent and drop the severity of COVID-19, and the Federal government having...

With St. Louis County receiving weekly shipments of vaccines, St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page has lifted some COVID-19 restrictions.

Pattonville Participates in CDC Study with SLU and Washington University as K-8 Returns to Phase 1

Matthew Jacobi, Editor-in-Chief March 5, 2021

After a year of uncertainty and perplexity, it seems that everyone's lives are slowly returning to "normal." Students returning to school in-person, restaurants and businesses going up to 50% capacity,...

Beginning in 1917, the influenza pandemic started to infect Americans at alarming rates. In 2019, the corona virus appeared in China, making its way to the US in 2020. Both share some commonalities.

How Much Has Really Changed in 100 Years: Comparing the 1918 Influenza and Coronavirus

Rebecca Simpkins, Social Media Editor February 5, 2021

The Coronavirus is not the first pandemic that the United States has gone through. In 1918, the “Spanish Flu” or the 1918 influenza pandemic took its toll. The United States has handled the two pandemics...

St. Louis Countys New COVID-19 Restrictions will take place Tuesday, November 17, to limit the spread of the virus in the St. Louis area.

St. Louis County Releases New “Safer At Home” Guidelines as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Matthew Jacobi, Editor-In-Chief November 16, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, County Executive Dr. Sam Page released new "Safer At Home" guidelines for St. Louis County on Friday, November 13. The new restrictions are looser than the stay at home...

On Thursday, October 29, Pattonville High School will transition into Phase 2 of in-person learning.

PHS Moves into Phase 2 of In-Person Learning

Matthew Jacobi, Editor-In-Chief October 13, 2020

On Monday, October 12, Pattonville announced that PHS will return to school using the Phase 2 schedule starting Thursday, October 29. This decision comes after Dr. Sam Page, St. Louis County Executive,...

Dr. Sam Pages October 5 Update

St. Louis County Allows High-Contact Sports Games and Recommends In-Person Learning

Matthew Jacobi, Editor-In-Chief October 6, 2020

On Monday, October 5, during St. Louis County's Coronavirus update, Dr. Sam Page rolled back some current Coronavirus guidelines and restrictions that will impact St. Louis County. Effective immediately,...

COVID and the Return to Schools

COVID and the Return to Schools

Christian Movick, Layout and Design Editor September 30, 2020

Ever since Coronavirus made its way into the world and became an imminent threat to our country, whether schools would be closed or not has been a topic of concern. Then, once the 2019-2020 school year...

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