Friday, July 25, 2014

Principal's Corner


July 22, 2014

Dear Patterson Families,

I hope that your summer has been a fantastic one!  I feel very fortunate to be the new principal of Patterson Elementary School and cannot wait for the 2014-2015 school year to begin. 

This will be my 15th year as an employee in the Hillsboro School District, my 13th year living in Hillsboro and my 2nd year as a parent of student in the district.  I truly believe that it is a wonderful community to be a part of and feel connected to this city. 

I grew up for the most part in Tigard, Oregon and after graduating from Linfield College, I started my teaching career in Hillsboro at Poynter Middle School as a math teacher.  In 2007, I became the Dean of Students at Brown Middle School and then moved into the Assistant Principal role there from 2010-2013.  This past year, I returned to Poynter as the Assistant Principal before being appointed as the Principal of Patterson.   

In the short time that I have been at Patterson, I can see what a wonderful staff we have and what a supportive community we have.  I look forward to working with you and your student(s) and creating a terrific learning environment for all. 


Audrea Neville, Principal




Panthers Display Their Talents at Annual Talent Show
Our students did an awesome job displaying their talents yesterday during the school talent show assembly and then again at their evening performance. They danced, sang, told stories, and played their instruments for all to enjoy. Thank you to Mrs. Crackel for all of her hard work to organize the event from tryouts through the final performance.  
Behind the Scenes at the Talent Show
Here's a sneak peek at what happens backstage of the talent show. The tension was so high, ok not really. Our talented students were just enjoying themselves waiting for the show to start!   
Crazy Hat Day!
From light up Micky ears to a marching band hat, students and staff enjoyed the last spirit day of the year. Enjoy the pictures!