Reach the Peak

Parent Information

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.

 

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.

WMS Students Give Back to Their Classmates

The Woodshop students at WMS have finished a project that has allowed for them to give back to their classmates. There was an identified need for equipment that could be used to help our students learn. The woodshop, under the direction of Mr. Kenny Collins, constructed balance boards at the request of another teacher. These balance boards allow for movement while learning and support the learning needs of many students. Each student completed a balance board and then donated them to the school. It is a great way for these students to leave their mark on our fantastic school! Way to go Bulldogs!!!

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.

Glendo Students Travel to the “We the People” Competition 

Glendo students traveled to Casper today, Dec 12th, to participate in the “We the People” competition. The competition pits schools from all over the state against each other to judge students' knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and their ability to apply it to past and present situations. Students compete in a mock Congressional Hearing, they must have a four minute prepared statement for three questions in each of six units. Students do not know which question from each unit they will be getting so they have to put in a lot of time and preparation on each one. When the judges enter the room they announce which question they will be answering, the students deliver their prepared paper for that question and must defend their answers for six minutes.  There were 18 schools at today's competition, from Casper and Cheyenne's high schools to Lingle, Ft. Laramie's high school.  The competition in Wyoming had two stages, from today they will choose the top six teams who will then go on to compete again in Laramie.  The top team in the state from the Laramie competition goes on to compete in April in Washington DC.  The students above from left to right are: Colton Roark, Kaila Buller, Luke VanBuskirk, and Meagan VanBuskirk.  The results of today's competition will not be available until tomorrow.  Stay tuned for further results!

WMS LEGO Robotics Team Competes in Casper

 

Congratulations to the Wheatland Middle School LEGO Robotics Team for placing 3rd out of 48 teams for mechanical engineering. They also had the 5th highest score in the robot game. Team members pictured include (from left to right): Coach Miken Harnish, Leslie Louthan, James Kestie, Josh Prather, Gabe Plant, Jhett McDaniel, and Zeke Wardell. The competition was held at the Casper Event Center on Saturday, 12/3.
GO BULLDOGS!!


PCSD#1 Celebrates American Education Week

Platte County School District #1 will celebrate American Education Week this week November 14-18, 2016.  This week also gives all Americans a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.

2016's theme, "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility," will be highlighted all week long.  This is the perfect time for anyone to thank a teacher for their daily dedication to our students! 

The National Education Association was one of the creators and original sponsors of American Education Week. Distressed that 25 percent of the country's World War I draftees were illiterate and 9 percent were physically unfit, representatives of the NEA and the American Legion met in 1919 to seek ways to generate public support for education.

The conventions of both organizations subsequently adopted resolutions of support for a national effort to raise public awareness of the importance of education. In 1921, the NEA Representative Assembly in Des Moines, Iowa, called for designation of one week each year to spotlight education. In its resolution, the NEA called for: "An educational week ... observed in all communities annually for the purpose of informing the public of the accomplishments and needs of the public schools and to secure the cooperation and support of the public in meeting those needs."

The first observance of American Education Week occurred December 4-10, 1921, with the NEA and American Legion as the cosponsors. A year later, the then U.S. Office of Education joined the effort as a cosponsor, and the PTA followed in 1938.

Other co-sponsors are the U.S. Department of Education and national organizations including the National PTA, the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, the American Association of School Administrators, the National School Boards Association, the American Federation of Teachers, the American School Counselor Association, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the National School Public Relations Association, the National Association of State Boards of Education, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

American Education Week is always celebrated the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving.

5th Grade Gets Exercise in Government on Election Day

5th grade students at West Elementary were visited by our two State Legislators on Tuesday, November 8.  State Representative Dan Kirkbride and State Senator Brian Boner led the students through an exercise in government where students were separated into committees to decide what types of legislation should be passed on several types of transportation vehicles including bicycles, skateboards, and motorcycles. In their committees, students were to decide which vehicles needed driver’s licenses, should protective gear such as helmets and pads be required, which vehicles should not be allowed on roadways, which ones should be allowed to operate at night, and which should have a minimum age requirement. 

Following the exercise, several students commented on how much difference of opinion there existed even in their own grade. Students learned that the next step for lawmakers was to take those differences of opinion and craft laws that would govern everyone. Legislators Boner and Kirkbride also explained to the students the three branches of government, their current elected positions and committees they currently sit on. The 5th grade usually visits the Capitol building, but with renovation being done, were not able to do so this year.  We thank both legislators for taking the time to meet with our students. For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.

 

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


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