Reach the Peak

Parent Information

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.


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.


Homemade Custom Gifts in a Jar

Join Julie Balzan, UW Nutrition & Food Safety Educator, and Mary Evans, UW Nutrition Educator for a fun night on Monday, December 19 at 6:30 pm to learn how to make homemade custom gifts in a jar.  These homemade gifts are perfect for that special person on your Christmas list. Please click here to view the festive flyer with all the details.  Sign up now as space is limited.  We’ll see you there!

Glendo Celebrates the Christmas Season


On Tuesday, December 6th, the Glendo Schools hosted their Christmas program.  Please click here to view their Christmas concert program.  For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.

Libbey Students Learn About Hearing Safety

Students at Libbey Elementary participated in a guest presentation on hearing safety provided by Basin Electric Power Cooperative on December 5th-7th.  Amanda Greulich provided a fun and interesting presentation that explained how hearing works, ways to protect our ears from hearing loss, how to properly put in ear plugs, and how to safely listen to music using ear buds or headphones.  Students participated in the hands on demonstrations and were able to take home a pair of reusable ear plugs courtesy of BEPC. 

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.


WHS Wrestlers Selling Christmas Trees

Wheatland High School Wrestlers are now selling fresh cut, locally grown, Christmas Trees.  They are available at the Wheatland Country Store located at 301 16th Street.  The cost is a donation to the wrestling program.

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.

Chugwater Library Receives Donation from Walmart

The Cheyenne, WY transportation office has chosen Chugwater Elementary to receive a $1000.00 donation as part of Walmart's commitment to education. Private Fleet truck drivers for Walmart are already among the safest drivers in the country. They drove extra carefully during the week from August 13 through August 19, 2016. For every accident-free mile they drove during that week, the Walmart Foundation made a financial contribution to local schools.

The Walmart Foundation is donating one cent for each accident-free mile driven by the drivers at each Walmart transportation office. A school   in the home region of each transportation office will receive at least $1,000 and as much as $5,000   based on the safety performance of local drivers. During this year's program, Walmart transportation offices nationwide raised more than $143,000 to give to schools in their communities.

This is just one of the many ways Walmart supports education across the country, said Jeff DeMaio, General Transportation Manager at the Cheyenne Walmart distribution center.  It's also a great way to engage all of our drivers in raising money for our local schools. This program serves as a great reminder to each of us that children are returning to classes and all drivers need to watch carefully for school buses and school children.

Walmart's Private Fleet is one of the largest in the United States and its more than 11,000 associates, including nearly 7,600 drivers, supporting more than 5,200 Walmart stores, Sam's Club locations and Neighborhood Markets in the U.S.

On Wednesday, October 19, Jeffrey Demaio, Walmart General Transportation Manager and Walmart Driver Eric Carpenter met with Mr. Waring, Chugwater Principal, and Mr. Fischer, Superintendent, to deliver a $1,000 donation for the library at Chugwater Schools.

Pictured are Chugwater Principal Tom Waring receiving the donation from Eric Carpenter.

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Platte County School District #1
1350 Oak Street
Wheatland, WY 82201

Platte Co School District #1
1350 Oak Street
Wheatland, WY 82201

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Dec 12
(2nd Monday)

Board of Trustees
Regular Board Meeting
@7:00 pm
in Wheatland

Dec 21

End of First

Dec 22-Jan 3

Christmas Break
for Students

Jan 3


Jan 4

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