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Medical Code Added to Current Absence Policy

For the 2013-14 school year, in addition to the
"Excused" and "Unexcused" absences, we have added a "Medical" code to help us better clarify specifically your child's needs. Please obtain a doctor's note if you take your child for medical, dental or other professional treatment. Present this note to your school secretary who will change the absence to a "Medical" absence. Thank-you for helping us!

"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.

Powerschool
An Excellent Way for Parents to Track Student's Progress

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 infromation. From grades to attendance to test scores, Powerschool offers a simple online option for parents to track their students achievement. For more information or to sign up for this online feature, please click here or call your students school.

Wyoming Ag in the Classroom Recognizes Jhett McDaniel
and Khayla Otero

Wyoming Ag in the Classroom recognized two Platte County fifth grade students on Friday April 18th at an awards luncheon.  Jhett McDaniel and Khayla Otero were both honored, along with 10 other students from across the state, for the bookmarks that they created.  Khayla’s bookmark was about predator management and Jhett’s bookmark was about Farm and Crop Production.  The students were given a booklet with information about Agriculture in Wyoming and then they could choose a category to create a bookmark depicting what they learned.  There were over 1,400 entries, from which twelve winners were chosen.  The students, their families, and their teacher, Mrs.Tonya Munari, enjoyed a luncheon, guest speakers and time at the State Capitol to visit with Governor and First Lady Mead.  Congratulations to our pictured winners Khayla and Jhett!  For more information, click on this link.

 

 



Egg Drop Event is a Smashing Success for Libbey Students

On Thursday, April 17th, Libbey Elementary held their annual Egg Drop Event.  The goal for the Libbey students is to design and build a system that will protect an egg from the High School rooftop drop.  Students need to create something that can absorb the energy the egg gathers as it accelerates towards the ground. A hard surface will crack the egg so you have to think carefully about how you can protect it. Something that will cushion the egg at the end of its fall is a good place to start, you want the egg to decelerate slowly so it doesn't crack or smash all over the ground.  Eggs that smash or crack fail the test while eggs that survive without a scratch pass!  Even failing the test, you can at least have scrambled eggs for dinner right?  Our PCSD#1 daredevil maintenance crew always support this event and we would like to express our thanks for their courageous efforts on the High School rooftop. Please click on our Facebook icon for more fun photos!

 

Pay It Forward by Helping Students Attend Prom

The Platte County Prince and Princess Prom Project was a huge success this year! We were able to help over 10 students attend prom in stylish dresses and suits this year. If you have any gently used prom dresses, tuxes, or suits to donate to the project please take them to Wheatland High School or in Guernsey to the First State Bank. Help make a student’s prom dream a reality!
Thank-you for your help!

PCSD#1 Kicks Off SAWS Testing

All Wyoming third, fifth, and seventh grade students will be taking the Student Assessment of Writing Skills (SAWS) between
April 14 to May 2.   The purpose of SAWS is to test your child’s writing skills in relation to the Wyoming Literacy Standards.   This information may be used by students, parents, and teachers to know how well students are writing and how to help them grow and improve.   

Each student will complete three writing sessions for the SAWS.  Students will be provided a prompt and asked to respond to the prompt by writing a rough draft and then revising and editing the draft into a final version.  It is very important that students write the final version in their test booklet.  It is estimated that most students will complete their rough draft and final draft within 90 minutes, however the test is untimed.  This year, one section will also include a reading passage, and then students will be asked to use the reading passage’s information to help respond to the prompt. 

Each of the grade schools and middle schools in Chugwater, Glendo, and Wheatland, have developed a student testing schedule that works to reduce the impact on instructional time for the tests.  Please check with your child’s teacher or school to learn exact test dates and times.    We encourage students to get a good night’s rest and to eat breakfast on the days of testing as research shows this helps students to perform better.  We also encourage students to put forth a quality effort and to take pride in their work regardless of what stage they are at in developing their writing skills. 

We are looking forward to celebrating our children’s writing skills and using the SAWS information to help improve writing instruction for each of our students.   You will receive your child’s individual results in the fall and we will share the overall results in the fall as well.  Thank you for being an essential person in your child’s learning and growth!

Corrected Date for Wheatland Middle School Registration

There has been a corrected date for the Wheatland Middle School Open Registration/Spring Showcase of
Thursday
April 24th from 3:30pm to 8:00pm.  Please mark your calendars.

Come to the Middle school and check out the student’s hard work this year and take advantage of their open computer labs for registration! WMS students are receiving their Enrichment Class Choice sheets today and need to have them turned in by April 24th.  Thank-you all for your support and patience! 

WHS Calculus Bowl Team Brings Home the Gold

 

On Wednesday, April 9th, the Wheatland High School Calculus Bowl team members traveled to Aurora, Co to test their skills. Team members included Sawyer Lawrence, Aya Mistica, Joseph Singleton, Rainey Evans, Ashley Burns, Alena Chang,
Janissa Martinez and WHS Math Educator, Liesl Sisson.

There were GOLD medals all around. Everyone was very proud of the effort and enthusiasm they put forth to “nerd” it up! For more photos, click on our Facebook icon.

 

 

The 5th Annual “March Madness”
All-School West Elementary
Tennis Championships for
2013-2014 are Announced

For the 5th year in a row, Coach Sherrill hosted an all-school Quick-Start Tennis tournament.  Students competed in their homeroom P.E. classes, in which were the qualifying regions for the “sweet 16”. 

West Elementary is a member of the USTA, so all matches were played using official Quick-Start Tennis rules.  All West students participated in Tennis during their P.E. classes during the year, as well as Mr. Sherrill facilitated a morning Tennis Club for all students from October – March. 



Pictured are the Crowned Champions, Abby Sherrill and Jake Hicks. Congratulations to both our winners!


94 girls competed in the girls division, narrowing it down to the final 4, in which included:

Jaydon Heimsoth (5-Britton, Champion) over Khayla Otero (5-Munari, Champion) 8-5, 8-6
Abby Sherrill (4-Boughton, Champion) over Miranda Hanks (5-Skoog, Champion) 8-2, 8-2
In the championship match, it was Abby Sherrill over Jaydon Heimsoth, 8-5, 8-6. 
In the 3rd/4th Place match-up, Khayla Otero won a thriller over Miranda Hanks, 8-5, 5-8, 8-3. 

The boys started with 98 competitors and battled their way down to the final 4 in which included:

Jake Hicks (4-Boughton, Champion) over Trent Jones (5-Bjelkevig, Champion) 8-5, 8-4. 
Kade Preuit (4-Amundson, Champion) over Jameson Bush (5-Bjelkevig, Runner-up) 8-5, 8-6.
In the championship match, it was Hicks defeating Preuit in an exciting match, 8-5, 8-4. 
Trent Jones nipped Jameson Bush in the 3rd place bout, in a see-saw battle of leads, finally winning 10-8, 8-10, 10-8. 

Chugwater Students Have Fun Learning New Dance Moves


On Thursday, April 3rd, the Chugwater students showcased what they had learned over the past 6 weeks. Mira Taylor, Hip Hop Instructor, taught the elementary students some hip hop moves. Joe and Linda Fabian, proprietors of Dance Wyoming and retired master level dancers, introduced Chugwater secondary students to the basics in ballroom and country dance. 
Students are learning social dance skills, etiquette and gaining self-confidence.











Chugwater feels very fortunate to have the experience of the Fabian’s and
Mira Taylor with them for 6 weeks to help their students learn and enjoy the performing arts.  For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.

 

A Reminder that Registration is On-Line This Year

Please be aware that letters were sent home over spring break with the instructions and your personal codes that you will need to register your children.

Registration will be open until April 25th. After that date, you must make an appointment with Judy Miller or Hiedi Cochran to register your students. If you have any problems or questions call Judy at 322-3175 ext. 5026 or Hiedi at 322-1518 ext. 4005.

Thank-you for your help in this registration process!


Libbey Celebrates the Completion of the
Charlotte’s Web Challenge


On March 18th, Libbey students celebrated the completion of the Charlotte’s Web read aloud challenge by going to the high school auditorium to watch the latest version of the movie, accompanied by Superintendent Fischer.  The Kiwanis Club donated a copy of Charlotte’s web for every student.  Families were asked to read and discuss the story together over a six week period.  Libbey had 166 students participate in all six weeks and turn in weekly assignments and activities each week.  There were many more students who participated in some of the weeks as well.  The students enjoyed the movie! 

Thanks to all the Libbey families for participating, the Kiwanis Club for donating the books,
Mr. Fischer for supporting our efforts and the high school for allowing Libbey Elementary to use the popcorn machine and auditorium to watch the movie.

Pictured is Superintendent Fischer, Libbey Principal Sharon Swanson and 1st grader
Kenny Raser who was the winner of the gift basket drawing for a Kindle and several other items for the “I Love to Read” month at Libbey.  Congratulations, Kenny!

 



West Promotes Positive Behavior with a Horse Called “Chili Pepper”

West Elementary student Jada Graves used her 10 "Keys for Success" tickets to bring her horse Chili Pepper in for show and tell with Ms. Finnerty's class. The 'Keys for Success'' program is a part of the Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) program offered at Platte #1 schools. Students earn tickets for demonstrating positive behavior in a variety of areas. Once they earn 10 tickets, they can exchange them for a show and tell project to share with the class.

Principal Vicki Begin says there has been a variety of animals including dogs, cats and snakes that have visited West this school year, this was the first horse. Pictured with the class are Jill and Josh Graves who were nice enough to bring Chili Pepper to school. We thank them and all parents for helping promote our PBIS program with their animals.


Libbey Kindergartners Learn the Pledge of Allegiance



On March 20th, Libbey Kindergartners had an assembly to give out certificates for learning the Pledge of Allegiance this year.  Members of the VFW women’s auxiliary came earlier in the year to teach the pledge to our students and they handed out these awards. 

Libbey also gave out some special citizenship awards for students who have shown good citizen traits at school.  Many parents, grandparents and members of the Wheatland Police Dept. were in attendance.

 

New Elementary Math Program Recommended

We want to help your child learn and develop a better understanding of math vocabulary, concepts, and thinking.  An important step to achieving this is the curriculum review process.  The elementary educators, after much time and serious deliberation which included your feedback, is recommending the enVision Math program for grades K to 5.   This program would be used as the primary instructional resource in all of our elementary schools starting next fall. 

We are offering you and others the opportunity to look at sample materials and to share your thoughts about the new materials before we make this change.  Sample materials will be available for parents and others to look at starting April 1.   Samples will be displayed at the central office and the school offices in Glendo and Chugwater until April 15.   Please feel free to contact any of the elementary teachers, principals, or Mr. James, the Director of Instruction & Assessment if you have questions about the program or the curriculum review process. 

Promoting Literacy with the
“Cat in the Hat”

WEA President Kathy Vetter (The Cat) entertains Libbey Elementary students on March 13th as “The Cat,” while WEA Southeast Region UniServ Director Dave Holt reads “The Cat in the Hat.”  WEA President Kathy Vetter will be traveling the entire state over the next few months promoting literacy as part of WEA’s Read across America “Cat-a-Van.” 

As shown in the picture, Libbey students and staff always enjoy this annual event. For more pictures of the festivities, please click on the Facebook icon.

 

Wheatland Middle School 8th Graders Miranda Stegman and Hannah Nelson Donate Their Hair to Locks of Love

On March 17 at the annual "Brave the Shave" event for the Laramie River Station - Basin Electric Power Plant in Wheatland,
Miranda Stegman and Hannah Nelson had their heads shaved. All of the money raised is donated to the St. Baldrick's Foundation to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Miranda and Hannah are pictured below with the before and after look of their new hairdos!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's not to late to donate money for this cause! Go to www.stbaldricks.org/event/mypage/1010/2014 to donate, scroll down until you see amount raised and click on all participants. Find the participant that you would like to support, even though the event is over, money can still be donated.

Wheatland High School Completes 2014-15
Course Description Book

Click here to view the 2014/2015 Course Description Book


Glendo Students Celebrate National FFA Week March 10-14

"Future Farmers of America" was founded by a group of young farmers back in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting-- it's a science, it's a business and it's an art.

FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways.


So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too. Everyone at PCSD#1 celebrates with the FFA students.

 

 

Pictured are Glendo Principal, Stanetta Twiford, and
High School Junior, Evan Wilhelm kicking-off the start of FFA Week.

For more photos and details of the latest happenings this week,
click here.



 

UW Singing Statesmen Entertain WHS



The UW Singing Statesmen visited the Wheatland High School auditorium Tuesday, March 3 to entertain the students and staff. The University of Wyoming Singing Statesmen is an all-male choral ensemble dedicated to providing outstanding service to its community, the state of Wyoming and to the rich tradition of male ensemble singing in the United States.

The choir is guided by Nicole Lamartine, Director of Choral Activities at the University. The choir included Bulldog alumnus Brendan Ruwart, who both sang and played a drum part.


Libbey Expresses Thanks for Making “I Love to Read” a Success



Thank you from the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes at Libbey Elementary for reading to our classes.  We appreciate your time and dedication to children in our community!

For a complete list of readers, please click on our Facebook icon.

 

 


Pasta, Chicken Featured at West Elementary Band,
Choir Concert

The 5th Grade Band and West Singers entertained a packed house at the West Elementary Gym in Wheatland Thursday night. The band performed three songs which were followed up by instrumental ensembles by Anna Cecil, the sax trio of Langdon Goodrich, Jhett McDaniel, and Khayla Otero, and flute duet of Paige James and Natalie Condie.

The West Singers  performed six numbers capped off by rousing performances of “The Pasta Song” and “Chicken Rap.”  The band and choir are under the direction of
Kathy Collins who was joined by student teacher Rebecca Frawley. Ms. Frawley has been working with the students for the past eight weeks and served as director of the program for the concert. The students presented her with two bouquets of flowers, thanking her for tutelage.

For a copy of the concert handbill, click here.

 

Wheatland Middle School Participates in State Math Competition

The Wheatland Middle School students participated in the State Math Competition on Wednesday, Feb 26th in Torrington. 

The results for the 7th grade students are:  Jagger Evans; 1st, Elyse Rutherford; 2nd,
Cole James; 3rd , Carlos Garcia; 4th, Katie Currier; 5th, Beau Bennett; 6th, Dylan Pearson; 8th, and Colten Caves; 9th place.

The 8th grade student results for the State Math Competition are:
Hannah Nelson; 2nd, Joey Madsen; 3rd, Emily Wright, Amelia Winter and
Rachel Lebsack; 5th place, Rachel Battershell; 9th, and Zach Gunter; 10th place.
Congratulations students! 

 

WHS Students Compete in State Math Competition

 

 

 

Congratulations to the State Math Competitors that traveled to Torrington on Wednesday, February 26th.  

Pictured are the winners; Sawyer Lawrence; 1st place winner,
Rylan Shepard; 10th place winner, Justus Nelson; 8th place winner. 

Way to go team!

 

 

 

Dinosaurs Roam the Auditorium Stage as 2nd Graders Perform

Under the direction of Music teacher Teresa Liechti, the Libbey 2nd graders performed nine songs in their program "Rockin' With the Dinosaurs" Thursday night at the Wheatland HS Auditorium.

The nine Dinosaur-related songs included 'Dinostars!', 'Long Ago', 'Triceratops', 'Dinosaur Rock', 'Ankylosaurus Terminolgy', 'Tyrannosaurus', 'The Raptors Rap', 'Fossils and Footprints' and the Dinosaur with the worlds longest name 'Micropachycephalosaurus'.

The students did a great job pronunciating, let alone performing, these songs. Special thanks went out to the 2nd grade teachers Ms. Barnes, DeWitt, Koski, and Loyd and to Miss Ortberg for videotaping the program.

 

West Students Compete in a School-Wide Spelling Bee

Pictured from left to right  are top spellers
Jazmine Cain, Jorge Fernandez, and Abby Sherrill.

PCSD#1 Board Trustee, Shawn Shepard,
is shown moderating the Spelling Bee

 

Hannah Nelson Wins Platte County #1 Spelling Bee

By spelling the word “Ravel” correctly, 8th grader Hannah Nelson defeated 7th grader Drake Amundson to win this year’s Spelling Bee for Platte County students. Nelson, Amundson and 8th grader Sara Horsley all received medals for their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes, respectively.

The Spelling Bee included students from West Elementary, Guernsey, and Wheatland Middle School that competed in their own grades and schools before competing in the finals Wednesday morning in the Wheatland Middle School library. Hannah will proceed to the next level of the competition by competing at the state level. Long-time principal and board member Lee Dunham was back again after a one-year hiatus to once again moderate the Bee.

Congratulations to all the students that qualified and participated and good luck to Hannah as she represents Platte County! For more pictures, check out our Facebook page by clicking the Facebook icon to the right.

 

Pictured from left to right are 8th grader, Hannah Nelson placing 1st,
8th grader, Sara Horsley placing 3rd and 7th grader, Drake Amundson placing 2nd.

U.S. Senator John Barrasso Visits Wheatland High School

 

U.S. Senator John Barrasso visited Wheatland High School and spoke to the entire student body and staff. After introductory remarks, Senator Barrrasso took questions from the students on a broad variety of topics ranging from Wyoming’s Hathaway Scholarship to Obamacare to why he chose to become a US Senator to the recent EPA ruling affecting Riverton.

He closed with advice to the students that he received from each of his parents to get better every day as a person and a student, combine your education with a strong work ethic, and to be thankful every day that he lives here in the greatest country on earth – the United States.

 

Peer Mentoring Groups Receive Training


 

Pictured is Matt Meuleners, with Focus Training from Milwaukee, Wisconsin spending one day of training on Feb. 12th with the Peer Mentoring Groups
from Wheatland High School and Wheatland Middle School.

 

 


Kirby Cagle Signs to Play Football for Dickinson State University


Pictured is WHS senior, Kirby Cagle, signing his letter of intent
to play football next fall for Dickinson State University. 

Also pictured on the right is former head coach, Scott Schultz,
and on the left is new head coach, Dusty Hudson. 

Congratulations, Kirby!!

 

Libbey PTO Hosts Another Successful Carnival 

The Libbey PTO held their annual carnival again this year on Friday, Feb 7th and
fun was had by all.  They couldn’t have done it without the support of so many
parents, community members and staff. 

There was some wonderful food (beefy nachos, cotton candy and cakes to win at the cake walk) and games in every room.  Of course, the jail was extremely popular once again!  There were quite a few jailbirds throughout the evening.  Libbey had many
long-time favorite games once again and added a few new ones. 

Thanks to everyone who attended!


Libbey Elementary Kicks Off “I Love to Read Month” with a Web of Reading

Every K-2 student at Libbey Elementary received the book “Charlotte’s Web” to read with their parents during the month of February as a part of Libbey’s efforts to instill a love reading in all students. The E.B. White classic, which was donated by the Wheatland Kiwanis as a part of their ‘Read Around the World’ project, was distributed to all students Wednesday, January 29. A note explaining the Home Read Aloud challenge was sent home with all students with a goal of 100% parent involvement (or can be found by clicking here). In addition to the Read Aloud, Libbey will be having many volunteer readers visiting the classrooms during February to promote reading and literacy.

“Charlotte’s Web” chronicles the friendship of Fern, Wilbur and Charlotte on Mr. Zuckerman’s farm. The story is an excellent example of accepting others and the constant support sometimes necessary in life. The Libbey staff have established six weekly goals to accomplish and the students will have questions and activities to complete. Those students completing all six questions/activities will participate in a final event and grand prize drawing.

Libbey and Platte #1 would like to thank the Kiwanis Club of Wheatland for sponsoring this year’s challenge. In addition to purchasing the books, the Club also helped by covering the costs for supplies.

 

Wheatland High School "Race 2 Achieve"
Promotes Positive Learning

 

To get a good understanding of how math and science are used in the real world, Mrs. Wallace’s Physics and Mrs. Sisson’s Intensified Trigonometry classes joined together in a project called Race 2 Achieve, sponsored by the National Guard.

The two classes were split into eight groups, consisting of about three students in each group.  The classes voted on whether to have a race testing speed, distance, or a round track. The result was a speed race, on an 11.05 meter track in the commons.

Students had to first assemble the mousetrap car from the pack provided, and run test trials. Each day from that point, the class had an objective. These objectives included adjustments to the body and engine, tires and alignment, and weight distribution. Every group tested various modifications every day, all leading up to race day.


The teams each had three official race times, and could scratch twice. Between the races, the team could make “pit stops” to make additional modifications to their car. Finally, after all of these objectives, Race Day was held on Friday January 24th. Each team got three chances to get the fastest time. Team Vader’s Fist was in the lead until out of nowhere, Kicking Asphalt beat them out with their last run. Pictured are from left to right winners; Justus Nelson, Rainey Evans and Micah Apodaca.

2014 Camp Invention Dates Set for West Elementary


Please join West Elementary from June 9th-13th for an exciting week of creativity and inventive thinking.

Camp Invention inspires creativity and inventive thinking during its week long summer program! Led by Platte County School District educators, elementary school children in grades 1st-6th are immersed into fun-filled, exciting, activities that reinvent summer fun. Throughout the week, children work together to solve real-world challenges that prepare them for the 21st century.
Whether they are creating an epic, insect-themed pinball machine or dismantling broken devices, participants learn new approaches to everyday problems!

Call 800.968.4332 or click on the Camp Invention link @ www.campinvention.org for all the exciting details of this camp.

Cost is $220 for the week long camp. Student Alumni get a $35 discount if registered prior to February 13th ($185)
All students registered prior to March 28th get a $25 discount ($195)
Register by March 28 to save $25 – alumni register by February 13 for an additional discount!

If you have questions concerning Camp Invention; please contact Cindy Amundson at camund@platte1.k12.wy.us.
Limited scholarships are available; please contact Jodie Fitzwater at jfitzw@platte1.k12.wy.us for more information.


Lance Lucas Signs to Compete
for Doane College 

WHS senior, Lance Lucas, signed his wrestling letter of intent to compete at the collegiate level for Doane College in Crete, NE.

Lance is pictured on the left with his wrestling coach, Mr. Colt Goff, on the right.



WHS Taking Orders for the 2014 Cancer T-Shirt

Shooting for the cure cancer T-shirts are now available for pre-order - Click here to pre-order your 2014 cancer T-Shirt

Please make checks payable to Wheatland High School. Payment is due with order.


WHS Principal, Tracy de Ryk, Appointed to SACIE

 


WHS Principal, Tracy de Ryk, has been appointed by Governor Mead to be on the State Advisory Council for Innovative Education (SACIE).  The SACIE initiates innovative programs, reviews innovative program grants awarded for the current academic year, and reviews evaluation reports on previous programs awarded grants. 

This is an awesome opportunity to have a PCSD#1 employee be involved at the state level to learn about all the innovative programs going on around Wyoming. Congratulations, Tracy!


 

Paula Johnson latest PCSD #1 teacher to earn National Board Certification

West Elementary 3rd Grade teacher Paula Johnson, pictured right, is the latest Platte County #1 teacher to earn the prestigious National Board Certification. The mission of the National Board is to advance student learning and achievement by establishing the definitive standards and systems for certifying accomplished educators, providing programs and advocating policies that support excellence in teaching and leading and engaging National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and leaders in that process.

The National Board seeks to elevate the status, voice and role of accomplished teachers in shaping a true profession. This includes 1) raising public awareness with respect to the cognitively complex, collaborative and expertise-driven nature of teachers' work; 2) setting higher standards for entry and advancement into the profession; and 3) recognizing accomplished teaching through a rigorous
professional certification process comparable to those found in other premier professions, such as
medicine, engineering and law.

The Platte County School District #1 teachers listed below have achieved their National Board Certification:

Cindy Amundson,
West 4th Grade Teacher
Julie Balzan, Wheatland Middle School Life Skills Teacher
Sandy Barnes, Libbey 2nd Grade Teacher
Kathy Collins, West Music Teacher
Debbie Dickinson, West 3rd Grade Teacher
Paula Johnson, West 3rd Grade Teacher
Melissa Lucas, Libbey SPED Teacher
Denise McDaniel, Libbey Title I/DK Teacher
Renee McKain, Libbey Kindergarten Teacher
Sharon Swanson, Libbey Principal

Congratulations to all of our National Certified staff. 

District Selects New Vision Statement,
Updates Mission Statement

Following a year-long review by the Platte County #1 School Board, Reach the Peakadminstrators, teachers, community members and students, the district has selected "Reach the Peak" as its new Vision statement replacing "Empowerment through learning so students can be successful now and in the future." The process was done in conjunction with feedback received during the accreditation surveys. This feedback showed that the district is focusing on continuous improvement in all areas to give its students the greatest opportunities for high levels of achievement, engagement, and participation.

The "Reach the Peak" logo was created by three Wheatland High School students - Rainey Evans, Aya Mistica, and Dominic Cancino - and assisted by business/computer teacher Dusty Hudson for the final design. The process included five worksessions with a variety of stakeholders who narrowed their discussion on several 'focus' words that were important to all groups. These words were Empower, Engage, Purposeful, Excellence, Rigorous, Safe, 21st Century, Successful, Positive, Relevant. The focus words have been combined and included below the "Reach the Peak" phrase and incorporate each of the letters in the word PEAK.

The district will begin using this logo immediately on its webpage, literature, and other documentation. Each school also reviewed its mission and vision statements and are posted on their webpage.

The district also reviewed its Mission statement and consolidated three statements into the more usable "The mission of Platte County School District #1 is to ensure that each student is actively engaged in learning, connected to the school and broader community, and prepared for an ever-changing world."

The prior mission statement was

  • Ensure that each student is actively engaged in learning. 

  • Ensure that each student is connected to the school and broader community.

  • Ensure that each student is prepared for post-secondary learning which may include college, tech schools, military, apprenticeships, and on the job training.

 



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