Reach the Peak

Parent Information

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.

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
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.


Free & Reduced Lunch Applications Now Available in Powerschool

Free & reduced lunch applications are now available in Powerschool. To sign up for this online feature, click here or call your students school. Another feature that Powerschool offers is quick, easy access to your child's lunch balance.

PCSD#1 Announces Free and Reduced Price Meals

Platte County School District #1 announced on Monday, August 3rd, its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program, and School Breakfast Program. Each school and the Central Admin Office have a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. For all the details of this program, please click here.

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.

PCSD#1 Releases AYP Results

The Platte County #1 district and school Federal accountability results were released on November 6, 2015.  The Federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Law that was passed in 2001 required that states set student achievement targets so that every student would score proficient or advanced in reading and math on state achievement tests by spring 2014. Wyoming uses the results of the Proficiency Assessment for Wyoming Students (PAWS) and the ACT test to determine if schools, including student sub-groups, met the achievement target. This is referred to as making “Adequate Yearly Progress” (AYP). The NCLB law identifies schools that missed the achievement target, even if it is for one sub-group, as being in school improvement.

The nationwide achievement target for NCLB for the Spring of 2015 was that all (100%) of students would be proficient in reading and math.  The targets are measured for districts and individual schools.  As a district we failed to have 100% of our students meet AYP targets at the elementary, middle school, or high school levels.  As a school district, PCSD #1 is considered to be in Year 1 in terms of NCLB District Improvement. PCSD #1 and 15 other Wyoming school districts failed to meet AYP targets in math or reading for the first time.  

For a detailed AYP report, please click here.
To view the parent letter in full, please click here.

"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.

"School Choice" &
"Supplemental Education Services"

No Child Left Behind or NCLB and mandates that states establish annual performance targets for students based upon state exams with the eventual goal of every child being proficient or advanced by 2014.  Wyoming uses the Proficiency Assessment for Wyoming Students (PAWS) and the ACT test to determine if students were meeting or exceeding grade level expectations. Based on these scores, schools may need to offer "School Choice" and/or "Supplemental Education Services."

For additional "School Choice" and
"Supplemental Education Services" information click here.



PCSD#1 Schedules New Hire Day

PCSD#1 has designated Tuesday, August 2nd, as their new hire day. For all the details including what documentation is required for the new hire day, please click here. For any questions, please contact Stefanie Anderson at 307-322-3175 ext 1006 or you may email Stefanie at


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;  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;  

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;…/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;…/concer…/JPEG/PS%205k%20registration.pdf

Additional information can be found on the high school homepage or register on line at the following:…/whs-language-club-tour-du-monde…


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  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!

















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

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Upcoming Events

Aug 15

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

Aug 15-17

New Teacher

Aug 18-19


Aug 22-23

Development Days

Aug 24

First Day
of School
for Students

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