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Inhulsen named NAEA president-elect Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Tuesday, May 17 2011

Dennis Inhulsen

RESTON, Virginia – Patterson Elementary School Principal Dennis Inhulsen was elected the 2011-2013 president-elect of the National Art Education Association.  He will assume the presidency of the NAEA beginning in March of 2013 and will serve through March 2015.

Inhulsen has been a member of NAEA since 1980, and has served in a number of national volunteer leadership positions including the NAEA Governing Board and its Executive Committee and as vice president of the Western Region.

Inhulsen has served as principal of Patterson Elementary School since 2006. Previously, he served as director of the Wellspring Alternative School for five years, and spent 21 years as a K-12 art educator and college instructor. He is a member of the Michigan Art Education Association where he served as president, newsletter and web editor, conference chair and presenter. He received his BFA and MA degrees from Michigan State University and Education Specialist degree from Oakland University.

‘Holly Wears Hope’ bracelets send message of hope and compassion Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Tuesday, April 12 2011

Brianna Grunwald, Austin Adams...

HOLLY, Michigan – Thanks to the creative wordsmithing of fifth grader Emily Martin, the students of Patterson Elementary School will be wearing their hearts on their sleeves all in the name of compassion for the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.

Fifth grade teacher Stephanie Raymoure said students belonging to the SCAPE team – that is, Students Caring About Patterson Elementary, quickly jumped into action shortly after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, looking for ways in which they could help.

“We brainstormed a lot of different ideas on how we could raise money and came up with selling the rubber bracelets,” Raymoure said. Emblazoned with the words, “Holly Wears Hope,” the bracelets serve as a message of hope and compassion, and bring the reality of the situation home to students.

Michigan author visits Patterson Elementary Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Friday, March 25 2011

Author Buffy Silverman visited...

HOLLY, Michigan – Patterson Elementary School students were in for a treat on Friday, as one of their favorite Michigan authors took time to pay them a visit.

Nestled in Patterson’s Independent Media Center, Buffy Silverman, the author of a vast collection of non-fiction educational books, was ready to speak with the young readers.

Before becoming an author in the early 1980s, Silverman was a park naturalist, a teacher for several nature centers, a college biology teacher and a mom – her self-professed favorite job to this day.  Silverman boasts a huge collection of non-fiction books on topics ranging from mammals, fish and bugs to the environment to food chains and more.

Patterson Elementary School to hold ‘Food for Families’ drive Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Wednesday, November 24 2010

HOLLY, Michigan – Once again, the students of Patterson Elementary School are learning one of life’s great lessons in giving back to the community, this time hosting a “Food for Families” drive.

Coordinator of the drive, Dieredre Dannecker said a turkey will be raffled off to those making donations of 5 food items. School-wide “casual days” will be used as incentives for donations like “Slippers for Soup,” “Pasta for Patterson,” Camo for Cans,” and “Hats for Hamburger Helper” over the next three week period.

Patterson Coat Closet helps keep Holly residents warm Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Monday, December 07 2009

HOLLY, Michigan – For the fourth consecutive year, Patterson Elementary School will be hosting the “Patterson Coat Closet,” a place where anyone in need can get coats, gloves, boots and hats, all for free, and just in time for the cold winds of winter.

It all happens from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12 in the gymnasium of Patterson Elementary School, 3231 Grange Hall Road.

Serving as chairperson for this year’s event is Patterson Elementary School parent Tara Peters. “People can drop off new or gently used coats, hats, mittens and boots in any one of our drop boxes at Citizens Bank, Dairy Queen or at Patterson Elementary School in Holly,” Peters said. Although she’s hoping to have all contributions by Dec. 8, Peters said donations will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 11.

For more information about the Patterson Coat Closet, contact Patterson Elementary School at (248) 328-3700.

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