West Schedules Spring Book Fair
West Elementary has scheduled their Spring Scholastic Book Fair for April 3-7.
Please click here to view the Book Fair flyer and the details of the special events that are scheduled for each day. West looks forward to seeing you there!
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.
WMS Spreads Positive Happenings
Heather Jones, Wheatland Middle School Secretary, has been spreading positive thoughts throughout WMS! The sticky notes pictured were removed and placed on student lockers by the students. It took all of three minutes for this many to be used! There are great students at WMS. The sidewalk was decorated with Heather’s artwork in order to pump up the WMS students for PAWS testing. The WMS staff would like to thank Heather Jones for all that she does for our students! For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.
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.
West 5th Graders Participate in 2017 Math CON
27 West Elementary 5th graders took part in the 2017 Math CON competition this past February. The Math CON competition challenged students with difficult math problems that required perseverance and out of the box thinking. Rory Winter and Simon May were two of those students. Rory and Simon had the highest scores out of all the West 5th graders who participated and ranked in the 96th percentile nationally! Congratulations Rory and Simon, as well as all the other West students who took part in the Math CON challenge!
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.
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!
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