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PHS Volleyball Camp

posted May 23, 2017, 7:22 AM by Robert L Patton High School   [ updated May 25, 2017, 5:36 AM ]

Rising 3rd – 7th Graders

July 24 – 27      4:00pm – 6:00pm


Rising 8th – 12th Graders

July 24 – 27       6:00pm – 8:00pm


$40 Registration Fee

FREE t-shirt

Please click to see flier below

Summer School/ Credit Recovery Summer School

posted May 18, 2017, 6:21 AM by Robert L Patton High School

Summer School

If your child made a 1 or 2 on the Biology or Math I EOC in the Fall Semester or if they make a 1 or 2 in the upcoming testing season, they are eligible to attend a week long summer program at PHS.  It will be June 12-16.  The students will receive tutoring and retake the exam on June 16.  If they do better on the test, we can then recalculate their final grade.  I highly encourage our Math I and Biology students to take advantage of this opportunity to better your grade.  If you already know that you want your child to attend (Fall Semester students) please contact Anne Cansler at 433-3000 and she will put your child on the list to attend.  If your child made a 3, 4, or 5 they are not eligible to attend.

Credit Recovery Summer School

Credit Recovery Summer School will be held at Draughn High School.  If your child fails a required course for graduation ex: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, then they may opt to attend summer school.  Please contact your child's guidance counselor if you want them to attend. 

Senior Activities for end of school year

posted May 18, 2017, 6:11 AM by Robert L Patton High School   [ updated May 18, 2017, 6:22 AM ]

Thursday, May 18
  • 2nd period:  Senior Awards Ceremony practice
    • All seniors will report to the gym at the beginning of 2nd period.
    • During this time, we will explain expectations for Friday's events and practice marching out of and into the gymnasium (in that order), as well as verify student information to be read at the ceremony.
    • Our goal is to be finished by the end of the period.  If not, an announcement will be made to let you know when seniors will be returning to class.
  • 3rd period:  PRIDE Award voting
    • During the awards ceremony practice, seniors will nominate classmates to be the recipient of the annual Panther PRIDE Award.
    • During 3rd period, faculty will be asked to vote for their choice among the students nominated by the senior class.
    • The winner will be announced during the Awards Ceremony.
    • Also, the Herff-Jones representative will be at school to assist with students' last minute graduation orders.
  • 6:00 pm:  Senior Awards Ceremony
    • Seniors report to the 500 hall by 5:00 pm to take attendance and line up to march to the gym.
    • Department chairs/representatives and administrators, please gather in the media center by 5:45 to lead the processional into the gym.
    • Faculty will be seated on the stage to pass out departmental awards as seniors cross the stage.
    • Faculty will NOT wear robes for this event.
Friday, May 19
  • 1st period:  Senior Walk
    • Those seniors who have signed up to visit the local elementary schools will report directly to their respective schools.  ​
    • All other seniors should report to 1st period as usual.
    • Please encourage seniors to carpool, if possible.  Events at the elementary schools will begin at 8:30 so students will have time to meet before school at Patton and share rides.
  • 2nd period:  Class Photo/Final Class Meeting
    • Due to the timing of events at the elementary schools, all seniors are required to meet in the gym (WITH CAP AND GOWN) before 10:00.
    • John Payne will take the senior class photo at 10:00.
    • We will have our final class meeting to discuss debts, senior class gift, graduation requirements and expectations, etc.
    • We plan to dismiss seniors from the gym by 11:00 so they can put away their graduation "garb" and change clothes for the 2nd half of the day.
  • 3rd & 4th periods:  Picnic/Fun Day
    • Seniors will meet at the stadium by 11:15 for pizza, chips, and dessert.
    • Once students have eaten, they will be allowed to play in the water/mud, play soccer on the football field, throw frisbee, just hang out with their friends, etc. for the next few hours.
    • Teachers who have planning or classes of all seniors during 3rd or 4th period are asked to come out to the stadium to help monitor students.  You do not have to stand out in the heat for the entire period, but please make an effort to be visible.  (We'll try to save you a slice of pizza for your efforts : )
    • I especially need help around 2:30 with cleaning up/shutting down the event.
    • If someone with 4th planning does not want to come out in the heat, I need someone to cover my 4th period class.  Any takers, please?
Wednesday, May 24
  • 2nd period:  Group Photos
    • A photographer for the News Herald will take photos of the following groups in the gym for the graduation edition of the paper:
      • Senior Honor Students
      • Senior Class Officers and Senators 
      • Senior SGA officers
      • Junior Ushers
      • Junior Marshals
      • Northwestern Conference Scholar Athletes
      • Presidential Scholars
      • NC Academic Scholars
    • These photos should not take much longer than 30-45 minutes to complete.

Graduation Pictures for News Herald- Wednesday, May 24th, 9:30 am

posted May 17, 2017, 3:45 PM by Robert L Patton High School

On Wednesday morning, May 24th, the News Herald will be here at 9:30am to do photos of the following groups of juniors and seniors for the Graduation Issue of the newspaper:

Senior Honor Students
NC Academic Scholars
Presidential Scholars
Northwestern Conference Scholar Athletes
Junior Marshals
Junior Ushers
Senior SGA officers
Senior Class Officers and Senators 

These students should meet in the main gym that morning at 9:30.  Girls should wear a dress or skirt with shirt or blouse.  Boys should wear long pants with shirt and tie. 

Lunch & Learn for 9th graders- Friday, May 19th, 2017

posted May 17, 2017, 3:26 PM by Robert L Patton High School

Did you know that...

UNC Asheville ranks eighth in the nation among public liberal arts colleges. - U.S. News & World Report's "2017 Best Colleges" (September 2016).


In 2016, UNC Asheville was ranked first nationally on the "Best Schools for Making an Impact" list - The Princeton Review guidebook, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In - 2016 Edition. (February 2016)

Come learn more about UNCA at our PHS 9th Grade Lunch & Learn this Friday, May 19th in Room 208 (Health Classroom). Grab your lunch in the cafeteria and come join us for cookies, soda, and more information on the University of North Carolina at Asheville! Go Bulldogs! 

Important Information about Absences and Appeals

posted May 11, 2017, 7:56 AM by Robert L Patton High School

If your child has missed more than 5 unexcused absences, appeal forms are in the office.  These forms must be turned into Mr. Foddrell no later than May 31.  An appeals committee will be held on June 5.  Mr. Foddrell or a designee will call you to set up an appointment.  

Important Information for Seniors concerning Awards Night

posted May 11, 2017, 5:38 AM by Robert L Patton High School

Seniors:  This is your last chance to complete your senior awards night form.  If you have not completed this or you have changes that you need to make from when you submitted it originally, you must see JZ in room 501 no later than 9:30 on Monday, May 15.  If you have not completed this by Monday, May 15, when you cross the stage at awards night, a generic statement will be read instead of your personalized form.

Also, if you have scholarships or other award presenters with whom you would like pictures during Awards Night, it is YOUR responsibility to communicate with those individuals to let them know time and place.  Please remember that no individual awards are given, but your presenter can meet you after you cross the stage for pictures.

WPCC Scholarship offered by Humanist Alliance

posted May 9, 2017, 4:45 AM by Robert L Patton High School

 The Morganton Humanist Alliance, is sponsoring a $500 scholarship for a Burke County student who plans to attend Western Piedmont in the fall.

Students can access the application by going to and clicking on the scholarship link

Memorial 'Merica Melon Run and 5K- Patton High School, May 27, 2017

posted Apr 6, 2017, 10:03 AM by Robert L Patton High School

The Patton Giving Games Committee would like to announce a community race called the Memorial ‘Merica Melon Run and 5K to be held at Patton High on Saturday, May 27th. This race is a fundraiser for the Enola Community Trail between Patton and Mull Elementary. You may register to run or walk in the race or donate directly to the Enola Community Trail. Check us out on Facebook at “Memorial Merica Melon 5K” to find out more, register for the race, or donate. The Memorial ‘Merica Melon Run and 5K, come celebrate what is good in our community and nation, May 27th.

Two overnight GEAR UP summer camps available for current 9th graders

posted Apr 6, 2017, 9:55 AM by Robert L Patton High School   [ updated Apr 6, 2017, 10:02 AM ]

GEAR UP summer camp applications are now available for current 9th graders! There will be two overnight camps, one for animal science at UNCA and one on leadership at ASU. If your student would like to attend one of these camps, please pick up an application at the GEAR UP office located in the school office. Applications should be completed and returned by April 26th!!! Spaces are limited!!! Don’t miss out - get your application in soon.

More information will be coming soon about other summer opportunities to visit a variety of North Carolina colleges and universities. Stay tuned!

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