Platte #1 Receives 3 Grants in the Last Week
Platte County School District #1 has recently received news that it has received three grants that were applied for earlier this year.
The first grant award of $86,000 will be used by for improvements to the Wheatland High School auditorium sound, lighting and theatrical areas. Several improvements are already being completed on the auditorium and the grant will expedite upgrades that will make a better experience for our students and community. The grant is through the Wyoming Department of Education’s Wyoming Trust Fund for Innovative Education.
The second grant award, through the Wyoming Department of Family Services, is a Community Partnership Grant that will fund early childhood activities in the district and provide additional library services at the Wheatland Public Library. Renee McCain of Libbey Elementary will be the coordinating early childhood liaison for the district with efforts centering on creating kindergarten readiness for all incoming students. The grant is for two years and is for $100,000.
The final grant award of $4,200 is for Wheatland High School to continue the Rachel’s Challenge initiative that began this past year. The organization's mission statement is to "motivate, educate and bring positive change to many young people" in the memory of Rachel Scott, who was the first victim in the Columbine High School shootings. WHS’s Peer Counselors have been working on a “kindness message” and Rachel’s Challenge is just one of the anti-bullying initiatives the school is incorporating.
WMS Student Todd Paisley Selected as a 2016 Nominee for National Science Competition
Congratulations to Wheatland Middle School on the selection of Todd Paisley as a 2016 nominee for the Broadcom MASTERS national middle school science competition. A nomination distinguishes the student’s science fair project as among the top 10% in the United States this past school year. Todd Paisley will now be considered for additional top awards. Broadcom MASTERS is proud to call all students who submitted applications their alumni, and honor them by clicking on the following link; https://student.societyforscience.org/broadcom-masters-2016-entrants. The top 300 semifinalists will be announced via email on September 6th, and the top 30 finalists will be announced on September 20th. The thirty finalists each win a trip to Washington, DC, where they will compete in hands-on science activities for the chance to win trips to STEM summer camps, iPads, and monetary prizes of up to $25,000. Students completed essays about the science fair project, and wrote several creative essays to demonstrate problem solving and scientific thinking. Todd earned this opportunity by placing well at the regional science fair. Broadcom MASTERS hopes to see more students from our school sharing their amazing ideas in local science fairs, and applying to Broadcom MASTERS! Watch the 2015 highlights by clicking on the following link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPPQj9brCnk.
World Language Club to Host 5k Fun Run and Walk
The World Language Club will be hosting a 5k Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, August 13th at Lewis Park beginning @9:00 a.m.
Please click on the following link to view the 5K flyer; http://platte1.org/…/pi…/concert2014/JPEG/5k%20flyer%202.pdf
and if you would like to print and fill out the registration to bring to the Wheatland High School office, please click on the following link; http://platte1.org/…/concer…/JPEG/PS%205k%20registration.pdf
Additional information can be found on the high school homepage or register on line at the following:
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.
PCSD#1 School Supply Lists Now Available
For the new 2016-17 Supply Lists for Libbey Elementary, West Elementary,
Wheatland Middle School, Chugwater Schools and Glendo Schools, please click here.
Summer Lunch Menus Available
The June and July summer lunch menus are now available. Please click here here to view the menus for June and July 2016.
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Platte County School District #1 will be providing free meals to children during this summer. These meals will be made available to all children of school age or younger regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability, and there is no discrimination in the course and preparation of this meal service. Please click here to view more details of this program.
WHS Awards Ceremony Scheduled
Wheatland High School Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 17 at 2:00 pm in the high school auditorium. The Wheatland community is encouraged to attend.
Libbey Students Become Authors
At Libbey Elementary, Mrs. Lucas's first grade class became authors and illustrators as they each wrote their very own book! On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, these students presented their books to parents, grandparents, and siblings at Libbey. The students signed picture autographs to end the night! Special thanks to teacher's Melissa Lucas and Hannah Burkett for making this night special and providing editing support along the way. These books will truly be a keepsake. For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.
2016 Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6
To recognize our teachers, May 2-6, 2016 has been designated as Teacher Appreciation Week.
Platte County School District #1 would like to acknowledge each of our teachers and their daily commitment to our students.
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William A. Ward
EWC/Community Ed Offers May/June 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 May and June. Pre-registration and payment are required to attend these classes. Please call Kathy Garton at 322-2433 with questions and to register. These May/June classes will be the last classes offered until September.
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!