Reach the Peak

Parent Information

School Closure Information

Platte County School District #1 is committed to keeping our parents informed. School officials consult several sources to determine weather and road conditions. They advise the superintendent, who makes the final decision to delay school starting times or close school. Please click here to view our school closure procedures.

PCSD#1 Board of Trustees Approves Policy KK

On Monday, January 16, 2017, at the regular Board of Trustees meeting, Policy KK (Visitors to the Schools), was presented for second reading.  Please click here to view the final version of this policy.  Please call Superintendent Dennis Fischer at 322-3175 or email dfischer@platte1.org with any questions you may have.

PCSD#1 Board Trustees Approve 2017 Board Meeting Schedule

At the regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, Dec 12th, the PCSD#1 Board Trustees approved the 2017 board meeting schedule.  Please click here to view the 2017 schedule.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application Now Online

PCSD#1 is now making it easier for parents to apply for free and reduced lunches.  The free and reduced lunch application is available online.  Log on to your PowerSchool parent account, click on the top right link that states "to register your student for the 2016-2017 school year click here".  This will take you to another page where you will click on the lunch application.  It is above the list of your students.  If you have problems logging on to your PowerSchool, contact the office of the registrar, 307-322-3175 X 5026.

Please click here to view the eligibility requirements for the free and reduced lunches.

Comprehensive Improvement Plans submitted to WDE

Below are links to the Comprehensive Improvement Plans of each of the six Platte County #1 schools. These plans outline the goals and efforts to increase student achievement to meet the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act as set by the legislature. These plans will be submitted for review to the Wyoming Department of Education. Each school will continue to update these plans as a part of our continuous improvement process to help us “Reach the PEAK.” There are many opportunities for staff and community members to be involved in helping us improve. If you are interested, contact a building principal or take advantage of the many opportunities to provide feedback on our efforts.

Libbey Elementary Comprehensive Improvement Plan
West Elementary Comprehensive Improvement Plan
WMS Comprehensive Improvement Plan
WHS Comprehensive Improvement Plan
PEAK HS Comprehensive Improvement Plan

Chugwater Comprehensive Improvement Plan
Glendo Comprehensive Improvement Plan             

Platte #1 Early Literacy Plan

Wyoming has set a goal that 85% of students in grades K-3 meet high standards in reading as measured by the MAP Reading Assessments.   Platte #1 continues to work to help students become better readers.  A key component is our Early Literacy Plan which is part of each elementary school’s improvement plan.  You may view Platte #1’s Early Literacy Plan by clicking here or on the hyperlinked text.  Please contact any of our elementary schools for questions or feedback regarding the Early Literacy Plan.

Lunch Menus Available

For your convenience, you may now click here to view the breakfast and lunch menus.

Powerschool

Keep In Touch With Your Child's School Information

Staying in touch and informed on your son or daughters education is very important. Platte County SD 1 uses the Powerschool student information system as an easy, efficient way for parents to get a wide variety of information. From grades and attendance to test scores, Powerschool offers a simple online option for parents to track their students achievement.

"Find Us on Facebook"

Platte County School District #1 is now on Facebook. In an attempt to increase communication with our parents, community, staff and students, PCSD #1 is using Facebook. Click here or on the Facebook logo to go to our page and 'Like' us to receive updated information on our students, programs, or school-related activities.

The use of Facebook will allow us to post additional pictures, longer stories, and more indepth information than we currently can using our school's and district's websites. If you have suggestions for either this webpage or our Facebook page, please contact us at 322-3175.

Maps to Schools

Please click on the maps link below for information to each of our schools and the administration building.

 

West Schedules Spring Book Fair

 

West Elementary has scheduled their Spring Scholastic Book Fair for April 3-7.
Please click here to view the Book Fair flyer and the details of the special events that are scheduled for each day. West looks forward to seeing you there!


FBLA Chapter Competes in Cheyenne

This past weekend, the Wheatland High School FBLA chapter competed in their culminating event in Cheyenne.  The state competition features various performance events, as well as objective testing.  Our students performed quite well.  In fact, of the 25 students that attended the competition, 14 qualified for nationals.  There were over 700 students at the competition, Wheatland was among the most awarded schools.  Below is a list of the students that placed in an event:

1st Place
Bailey Tillman, Business Plan                                    
Shannon Wallace
Emily Wright

2nd Place
Jamison Brown, Publication Design (Team)
Zac Gunter
Joey Madsen
Avery Hanks, Personal Finance, Healthcare Administration
Chase Cochran, Banking & Financial Systems (Team)
Daryan Peterson
Kaleb Peterson
Emily Wright, Agribusiness

3rd Place
Avery Hanks, Accounting
Rachel Battershell, Business Communications
Katie Currier, Introduction to Financial Math
Emily Wright, Word Processing

4th Place
Katie Currier, Agribusiness
Brooke May, Public Speaking
Christian Moody, Cyber Security

Libbey to Receive Traverse Climbing Wall

Libbey Elementary will soon be the recipient of a new Everlast Magna Traverse Climbing Wall.  Mrs. Fitzwater, Libbey PE Instructor, received a grant from the Safeway Foundation in the amount of $6,000 in order to purchase a climbing wall for the school.  In the near future, the climbing wall will be installed in the multipurpose room for students to use during Physical Education classes.  A traverse climbing wall is a great addition to the PE program as it provides physical, emotional, social, and academic benefits. Students will be able to explore and grow while being challenged within a safe distance from the floor.   More information will be sent home regarding this exciting addition once it has been installed.


WMS Spreads Positive Happenings

 

Heather Jones, Wheatland Middle School Secretary, has been spreading positive thoughts throughout WMS! The sticky notes pictured were removed and placed on student lockers by the students. It took all of three minutes for this many to be used! There are great students at WMS.  The sidewalk was decorated with Heather’s artwork in order to pump up the WMS students for PAWS testing.  The WMS staff would like to thank Heather Jones for all that she does for our students! For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.

 

PCSD#1 Students Participate in the Wyoming State Science Fair

Congratulations to the Platte County School District #1 students that participated in the Wyoming State Science fair at the University of Wyoming March 5th - 7th. Kody Micke represented Glendo in Physics and Astronomy. Allie VanWhy represented Chugwater Middle School with a project in the Chemistry category. The Wheatland Middle School participants included Bailey Benson (Biochemistry), Anna Cecil (microbiology), Ian Engling (environmental Science), Shaeleigh Evans (Environmental Science), Shyanne Evans (Plant and Animal Science), Bailey Fitzwater (Microbiology), Miranda Hanks (Mathematics), Trent Jones (Engineering), Quinton Lawrence (Robotics), Shannon Leathers (Biomedical and Health Science), Keegan Meyer (Plant and Animal Science), Khayla Otero (Mathematics), Adam Suko (Robotics), and Kaitlyn Vigil (Environmental Science).

Miranda Hanks won first place in the T-Shirt Design Contest and every participant received a t-shirt with Miranda’s design.  Anna Cecil finished 1st inMicrobiology with a project that studied the food safety of expired canned meat products and answered some interesting questions about 15 year old Spam. Bailey Benson placed 2nd in Biochemistry for her investigation on how different treatments affect egg quality and freshness. Quinton Lawerence placed 2nd in robotics by designing and testing different devices to improve wi-fi speed. Shyanne Evans received a special award from the University of Wyoming Geology Museum for her investigation into the accuracy of determining the age of animals using tooth aging techniques. The team of Ian Engling, Shyanne Evans, and Kailyn Vigil received special awards from the Association of Women Geoscientist and also the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium. The team investigated the ability of a variety of plants to reduce the emissions from coal fired power plants. The students envision a bio-tunnel that emissions would travel through prior to being released and this project is also entered in the US Army’s STEM competition called eCYBERMISSION.  

West 5th Graders Participate in 2017 Math CON

 

27 West Elementary 5th graders took part in the 2017 Math CON competition this past February. The Math CON competition challenged students with difficult math problems that required perseverance and out of the box thinking. Rory Winter and Simon May were two of those students. Rory and Simon had the highest scores out of all the West 5th graders who participated and ranked in the 96th percentile nationally! Congratulations Rory and Simon, as well as all the other West students who took part in the Math CON challenge!



Academic Decathlon Team Wins State Competition

Congratulations to the WHS Academic Decathlon team who won both the State competition and the Superquiz competition this past weekend.  Members are Cali Moody, Carlos Garcia, Elizabeth Crowley, Calysta Bascus, Matt Wilhelm, Noah Crowley, and Christine Arbogast.  All team members won individual medals. Matthew Wilhelm was second in his bracket, and he received a $300 scholarship to the college of his choice.  Christine Arbogast was the highest scorer in her bracket and won $500 to the college of her choice.  Cali Moody was the overall high scorer for the team and second place in her division.  She won $550 in scholarships to the college of her choice.  The team travels to National USAD in Madison, Wisconsin to compete in April.

PCSD#1 Schedules Snow Make-up Day

Platte County School District #1 was cancelled yesterday, Thursday, February 23, due to deteriorating road and weather conditions. PCSD#1 has scheduled the student make-up snow day for Thursday, May 25th. We did have a snow make-up day built into the calendar, but those days would only be used if there was a proper amount of time (2 weeks+) between the snow day and make-up snow day. Next week’s professional development day on Fri, Mar 3rd has already been fully scheduled and we will proceed with that day as the Instruction/PD Committee has planned.

PCSD#1 Trustees Approve 2017-18 Calendar

At the regular Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, February 20th, the 2017-18 school calendar was approved. Please click here to view the 2017-18 school calendar. For a Spanish version of the calendar, please click here.


Mason Tubbs Fundraiser Slated for April

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 3:00-6:00 pm, a fundraiser will be held for Mason Tubbs. Mason is a Wheatland High School Freshman that is fighting a brave battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Mason is a true inspiration to everyone that knows him. Mason will be undergoing surgery in May to place rods in his back. This fundraiser will help Lisa, Mason's mom, defray some of the travel expenses. Please click here to view all the details of this special event and also to view an order form to purchase a Team Mason t-shirt. We'll see you there!

2017 Graduation Dates

Platte County School District #1 has confirmed the 2017 graduation dates as shown below:

Saturday, May 20th at 7:00 pm - Glendo

Sunday, May 21st at 2:00 pm - Wheatland High School

Sunday, May 21st at 6:00 pm - Chugwater


 


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Platte County School District #1
1350 Oak Street
Wheatland, WY 82201
307-322-3175
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Platte Co School District #1
1350 Oak Street
Wheatland, WY 82201
307-322-3175


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Upcoming Events

Apr 3


School Board Trustees
Work Session
@6:00 pm
in Wheatland

Apr 10
(2nd Monday)

Regular School
Board Trustees
Meeting
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in Wheatland

Apr 12-17

Spring Break
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