Libbey and West Host Author Ken Thomasma
Mr. Ken Thomasma, author of many children’s books including Moho Wat, Naya Nuki and The Truth About Sacajawea visited West and Libbey Elementary schools on Monday, September 26th to conduct storytelling and writing tips presentations to the students. The K-5 students from Glendo and Chugwater also attended the event. CH Brown sponsored the event and First State Bank donated a $1 gold Sacajawea coin to each student. The U.S. Mint had many choices when it came to the selection of a woman to be put on the $1 coin. With Mr. Thomasma’s input, the U.S. Mint picked Sacajawea for the coin and he was instrumental in the design of the coin. This event would not have been possible without the donations and assistance from CH Brown and First State Bank. Platte County School District #1 would like to thank Chuck Brown from CH Brown and Jeff Brown from First State Bank for their generosity and providing the students anevent that will be long remembered! For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.
WHS Golf Team Wins 3A State Golf Tournament
The Wheatland High School Team won the 3A State Golf Tournament. Wheatland's team score was a 357. Star Valley was four strokes behind the Bulldogs. Chase Cochran was runner up with a 78, Riley Wright was 9th with an 89 and Seth Kolkman tied for 10th with a 90. All three boys were named to the All State Team. Hudson Rollings from Thermopolis won the tournament with a 76. On the girls side Marie Wingard shot 110 and Elizabeth Crowley shot 124.
Pictured from left to right: Seth Kolkman, Riley Wright, Matt Hixson, Chase Cochran, and Ryan Pollock. For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.
EWC/Community Ed Offers October Classes
Once again, the Eastern Wyoming College/Community Ed Outreach Center is offering classes to anyone that is interested in learning and having fun at the same time! Please click here to view the classes that are now being offered for the month of October. Pre-registration and payment are required to attend these classes. Please call Kathy Garton at 322-2433 with questions and to register.
Dana Gale Nominated for State Teacher of the Year
Wheatland Middle School Math Teacher, Dana Gale, has been selected as a finalist for the State Teacher of the Year Award for 2017. This places Mrs. Gale in the top five nominees from across the state of Wyoming. Everyone at the PCSD#1 family would like to extend their congratulations to Dana for striving to “Reach the Peak”.
Pictured is Dana Gale with former Wheatland Middle School Principal, Steve Loyd, as she accepts the 2016 Platte County School District #1 Teacher of the Year Award.
WMS World Strides 5K Event
Wheatland Middle School is busy preparing to raise money for the students going to Costa Rica with Education First tours. Their first 5K will start on Saturday, Sept. 17th at 8:00 am beginning at Lewis Park with the “Dog Days of Summer 5K” and dogs are welcome to join too! Registration is $25 if done ahead of time and $30 on race day. This race will be the first in a series of four 5Ks.
More information on the race series: worldstrides5kseries.weebly.com
Registration page for the individual race: https://www.raceentry.com/races/dog-days-of-summer-5k/2016/register
Registration page for the whole series (there's a discount if you sign up for more than one race):
Please click here to print and complete the registration page and return to the WMS office or the Central office.
Contact Maggie Darnell at 307-322-1518 Ext 4017 for further questions.
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.
WHS Culinary Arts and Baking Students Compose an E-Cookbook
The Culinary Arts and Professional Baking students at Wheatland High School embarked on writing their own electronic cookbook throughout the 2015-16 school year. Mrs. Hadley and Mrs. de Ryk wrote a grant to purchase the necessary technology equipment to make this project happen. The students recorded the recipes, took pictures of the prepared dishes and wrote recipe reviews for each recipe included in the cookbook. There are even a couple of short demonstration videos included in the e-cookbook. These cookbooks were then published using iBooks Author. If you want to have a FREE copy of this cookbook, click on the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/book-title/id1122661472?ls=1&mt=11. This link will open in the iBooks app on any Macbook, iPad, or iPhone.
PCSD#1 Welcomes New Certified Staff
Platte County #1 will be adding 13 new certified staff for the 2016-17 school year including 13 teachers and a new Middle School Principal. New staff members just completed a three-day orientation and are becoming familiar with their students and curriculum. Group includes a mix of teachers long on experience to recent college graduates. We hope you will welcome them to our communities when you get a chance to meet them. New teachers include Micah Brandt (WMS Art), Jacob Montoya (WMS PE), Irene Savage (WMS Intensive Ed), Brittany West (WMS FACS), Ashley Jacobsen (Chugwater K/1), Tyler Lay (Chugwater Voc Ag), Leslie Harlan (WHS Math), Michelle Reutter (WHS Math), Daniel Marquart (WHS Guidance Counselor), Sally Nichols (WHS Science), Joe Wilson (ADPE), Nicole Jeffries (Libbey 2nd Grade), Tony Nichols (West 3rd Grade). Cory Dziowgo (pronounced “Jeffco”) will be the new Wheatland Middle School principal.
To see photos of the new staff members, click here. Not pictured are Sally Nichols and Tyler Lay.
Kids Care Children's Health Insurance Available
For a healthier school year, enroll your kids in affordable healthcare with Kid Care Children's Health Insurance Program. For all the details, please click here.
Register for the Upcoming 2016-2017 School Year
Please complete the registration process on the PowerSchool website for the 2016-2017 school year. Go to https://power2.platte1.k12.wy.us to complete your registration. If you do not know your username and password please contact Jamie or Judy at 307-322-2075 x 5026. Thank-you!
WMS Activity Schedule Available
Please click here to view the Wheatland Middle School Activity Schedule.
WHS Activity Schedule Available
The Wheatland High School Activity Schedule is now available and may be viewed by clicking here.