WHS FFA Team Attends Convention
On Saturday, April 8th, 2017, the Wheatland High School FFA team listened as their names were called to the stage at the State FFA Convention in Cheyenne, WY. The team competed in many events over the course of the convention. The Agronomy team and the Farm and Ranch Business Management teams both brought home top honors and will represent Wyoming in October 2017 at the National FFA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Other results were: Vet Science - 5th place team; Ag Mechanics - 4th place team; Reserve Champion Marketing Plan; Agronomy - 1st place team overall, high team in grain grading and entomology, high team in soils, high team in the agronomy test, high individual overall (Ty Paisley); Farm & Ranch Business Management - 1st place team overall, high team in Farm and Ranch activity, 2nd place overall individual (Chase Markel), 1st place overall individual (Wes Taylor); Livestock Evaluation - 6th place team overall, 3rd high team overall in reasons, 2nd place individual reasons (Chase Markel), high individual in livestock evaluation (Chase Markel); FFA Talent Show - Wes Taylor and Darci Tamlin – Champions; Team Sweepstakes - 2nd place overall (got beat by Casper FFA which has 151 members and 4 coaches); Agronomy team: Brock Tamlin, Darci Tamlin, Todd Paisley, Ty Paisley. Farm & Ranch Business Management Team: Wes Taylor, Chase Markel, TC Hadley and Tyler Call. For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.
Wyoming State History Day Results
Mrs. Birt, Wheatland Middle School Social Studies teacher, traveled with her students to Laramie on Monday, April 10th, to participate in Wyoming State History Day. The results were:
Recognized as an Outstanding History Day Teacher- MaryJo Birt
3rd place Group Website- Kaycee Hockley and Braidon Nooney- "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"
3rd place Group Exhibit- Keegan Meyer and Garrison Utter- "Fighting for Freedom- The 54th Massachusetts"
Bill Nye Historical Newspaper Award- McKenzie Ferguson- Jr. Individual Website- "To Stand 'Upon a More Brilliant Foundation and to Hold a More Brilliant Torch'"
The National Qualifiers are--
2nd place --Jake Hicks and Rodee Brow- Group Documentary- "The Risk They Took"- the Japanese Internees and the risk to resist or to fight
1st place-- Haiden Wiggins and Khayla Otero- Group Performance- "The Unwelcomed, Unwarranted, and Unwanted Take a Stand"-- the Children's March in Birmingham 1963
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Congratulations to all participants and to Mrs. Birt!
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
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:
Bailey Tillman, Business Plan
Jamison Brown, Publication Design (Team)
Avery Hanks, Personal Finance, Healthcare Administration
Chase Cochran, Banking & Financial Systems (Team)
Emily Wright, Agribusiness
Avery Hanks, Accounting
Rachel Battershell, Business Communications
Katie Currier, Introduction to Financial Math
Emily Wright, Word Processing
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.
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.
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.