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State Rep. Steve Lynch presents House Resolution to Partridge Elementary




State Rep. Steve Lynch presented a House Resolution to Partridge Elementary for its innovative and comprehensive approach to health and wellness, physical movement and communication. Accepting on behalf of the school are Melissa Vernon, principal; Amy Heberling, physical education teacher; and Ruth Ponce-Batts, guidance counselor.


The program received a 2019 FISEF Good Idea Grant and appeared in a story in the April 24, 2020, edition of the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS).  A link to the video about the project is at The video was produced by AJ Cabanes, Andrew Gutowski, Mikayla Mesko, Travan Richards, Jackson Ronje, Alexander Rudolph and Trevor Tronstad – students in Tim Wallace’s video production course at the Waynesville Career Center. 


June 19, 2020