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.

 

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!

No School on President’s Day

There will be no school for students this Monday, February 20th, to celebrate President’s Day.   
Have a wonderful holiday!

WMS 8th Graders Place at the Central Region Science Fair

Fourteen Wheatland Middle School 8th grade students placed at the Central Region Science Fair in Casper, WY on Saturday February 4th. In addition to winning first place in Microbiology, Anna Cecil was also named the 2017 Best in Show participant. She was awarded $100 from Natrona County Schools for her achievement.  This year’s students have had several cooperating community businesses including Banner Health, Laramie River Station, and Wheatland Rural Electric Association. The students will travel to the University of Wyoming March 5-7 to compete at the Wyoming State Science Fair. Kody Micke from Glendo and Ally Van Why of Chugwater also qualified to attend the State Science Fair. Please join us in congratulating these students for their outstanding effort and for representing Platte County School District #1 with excellence. 
For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.

Libbey Elementary Hosts Annual Book Fair

Come Celebrate 'I Love Reading' month with Libbey Elementary as they host their annual book fair February 6-10. 
The hours are listed below:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 8am-4pm
Tuesday; 8-7pm - Come join us for bingo for books (6-7pm)
Friday; 7:30-1:30 - Come early and have a muffin 

Please click here to view the Book Fair poster

February is Career and Technical Education Month

What is CTE?
Career and technical education, or CTE, is education that directly prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers. CTE covers many different fields, in our school district these classes include agriculture education, information technology, hospitality and culinary arts, woods, metals, welding, business and more.  CTE encompasses many different types of education, from classroom learning to certification programs to work-based learning opportunities outside the classroom.  We need to serve the needs of all students, and CTE helps fill that role!  Learn more by clicking on the link: https://www.acteonline.org/ctemonth/#.WJJhQPkrK02

If you get the chance, thank a CTE teacher today!!

Read the Wyoming CTE Newsletter for February and find out what is happening around Wyoming in the CTE world. http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WYDE/bulletins/135de34


Libbey and West Elementary Participate in 100th Day Food Drive Challenge

January 30, 2017 was the 100th day of school for PCSD #1 students.  The second grade teachers and students at Libbey challenged all of the students at Libbey and West to bring 100 items per grade for the local food bank.  Each grade level was assigned a specific item.  Members of the WHS Student Council and the WHS Rush Dance Team picked up all of the donated goods after school Monday and then delivered them to the food bank.  The food drive was a huge success!  Thank you to all of our wonderful teachers, students, and families that donated. 

 

Peak High School Student Graduates


Ms. Ophelia Scott completes her coursework for PCSD#1 and graduates from Peak High School. On Monday, January 16, 2017, she was presented her diploma by Mr. Josh Sandlian, Associate Principal, and Mr. Greg Meyer, President of the PCSD#1 Board of Trustees. We congratulate Ophelia on her dedication and commitment to pursing this goal.    

 

EWC/Comm Ed Outreach Offers
January/February 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 months of January/February 2017. Pre-registration and payment are required to attend these classes. Please call Kathy Garton at 322-2433 with questions and to register.

Doug Jackson Fund Raiser is a Huge Success

On Friday, January 6th, a fund raiser for Doug Jackson was held at the Wheatland Middle School. The combination of great food and auction items sold brought a grand total raised of over $16,000.  Doug and Cindy will utilize this money to travel to Houston Texas and hopefully gain added information from the Anderson Cancer Center.  We would like to thank everyone who helped contribute to the success of this benefit.  Once again, we’re reminded of why we choose Wheatland as the best community to live and call home.  We would like to extend a special thank-you to Sharon Utter and her daughter Sandra Levering for being the guiding forces behind this wonderful event!

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


PCSD#1 Emergency Calling Procedure

Platte County School District #1 has a procedure that enables parents, students, and staff to know when the school schedule is being adjusted due to snow days, late starts, buses not running, early releases, and other emergency situations that require immediate attention. 

When a parent enrolls their student that gives us the most current information that is used to electronically send out emergency messages when necessary.  On Monday, December 19th, an emergency call was sent to all PCSD#1 staff, students, and parents informing them of no buses running that day due to blowing snow. 

Unfortunately, some people did not receive the call.  We apologize for any inconvenience that some of you may have encountered.  The problem has been corrected and we do not anticipate future communication failures.  Please remember to check our Facebook site or our local radio station for up-to-date information. 

Most importantly, when winter weather conditions exist and you choose to keep your child home, it is a weather related excused absence.  Consider the safety of your children if you choose to transport them to and from school as conditions in your area may be significantly different. The Wyoming winter weather can and will continue to be challenging. 
PCSD#1 is committed to making sound, safe, decisions as we navigate through the winter months.  We appreciate your support.

 

 

 

 


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1350 Oak Street
Wheatland, WY 82201
307-322-3175
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1350 Oak Street
Wheatland, WY 82201
307-322-3175


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