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
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.


WHS to Celebrate Homecoming Week

The Wheatland High School will celebrate Homecoming Week beginning Monday, October 3rd. Please click on the following link to view the activities scheduled for each day;


Libbey and West Host Author Ken Thomasma

Mr. Ken Thomasma, author of many children’s books including Moho Wat, Naya Nuki and The Truth About Sacajawea visited West and Libbey Elementary schools on Monday, September 26th to conduct storytelling and writing tips presentations to the students. The K-5 students from Glendo and Chugwater also attended the event. CH Brown sponsored the event and First State Bank donated a $1 gold Sacajawea coin to each student. The U.S. Mint had many choices when it came to the selection of a woman to be put on the $1 coin. With Mr. Thomasma’s input, the U.S. Mint picked Sacajawea for the coin and he was instrumental in the design of the coin. This event would not have been possible without the donations and assistance from CH Brown and First State Bank.  Platte County School District #1 would like to thank Chuck Brown from CH Brown and Jeff Brown from First State Bank for their generosity and providing the students anevent that will be long remembered! For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.

WHS Golf Team Wins 3A State Golf Tournament

The Wheatland High School Team won the 3A State Golf Tournament.  Wheatland's team score was a 357.  Star Valley was four strokes behind the Bulldogs.  Chase Cochran was runner up with a 78, Riley Wright was 9th with an 89 and Seth Kolkman tied for 10th with a 90.  All three boys were named to the All State Team. Hudson Rollings from Thermopolis won the tournament with a 76. On the girls side Marie Wingard shot 110 and Elizabeth Crowley shot 124. 


Pictured from left to right: Seth Kolkman, Riley Wright, Matt Hixson, Chase Cochran, and Ryan Pollock. For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.


EWC/Community Ed Offers October 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 month of October. Pre-registration and payment are required to attend these classes. Please call Kathy Garton at 322-2433 with questions and to register.

Dana Gale Nominated for State Teacher of the Year

Wheatland Middle School Math Teacher, Dana Gale, has been selected as a finalist for the State Teacher of the Year Award for 2017.  This places Mrs. Gale in the top five nominees from across the state of Wyoming.  Everyone at the PCSD#1 family would like to extend their congratulations to Dana for striving to “Reach the Peak”.

Pictured is Dana Gale with former Wheatland Middle School Principal, Steve Loyd, as she accepts the 2016 Platte County School District #1 Teacher of the Year Award.

WMS World Strides 5K Event

Wheatland Middle School is busy preparing to raise money for the students going to Costa Rica with Education First tours. Their first 5K will start on Saturday, Sept. 17th at 8:00 am beginning at Lewis Park with the “Dog Days of Summer 5K” and dogs are welcome to join too! Registration is $25 if done ahead of time and $30 on race day. This race will be the first in a series of four 5Ks.

More information on the race series:

Registration page for the individual race:

Registration page for the whole series (there's a discount if you sign up for more than one race):

Please click here to print and complete the registration page and return to the WMS office or the Central office.
Contact Maggie Darnell at 307-322-1518 Ext 4017 for further questions.

WHS Culinary Arts and Baking Students Compose an E-Cookbook


The Culinary Arts and Professional Baking students at Wheatland High School embarked on writing their own electronic cookbook throughout the 2015-16 school year.  Mrs. Hadley and Mrs. de Ryk wrote a grant to purchase the necessary technology equipment to make this project happen.  The students recorded the recipes, took pictures of the prepared dishes and wrote recipe reviews for each recipe included in the cookbook.  There are even a couple of short demonstration videos included in the e-cookbook.  These cookbooks were then published using iBooks Author.   If you want to have a FREE copy of this cookbook, click on the link:  This link will open in the iBooks app on any Macbook, iPad, or iPhone. 

PCSD#1 Welcomes New Certified Staff

Platte County #1 will be adding 13 new certified staff for the 2016-17 school year including 13 teachers and a new Middle School Principal. New staff members just completed a three-day orientation and are becoming familiar with their students and curriculum. Group includes a mix of teachers long on experience to recent college graduates. We hope you will welcome them to our communities when you get a chance to meet them. New teachers include Micah Brandt (WMS Art), Jacob Montoya (WMS PE), Irene Savage (WMS Intensive Ed), Brittany West (WMS FACS), Ashley Jacobsen (Chugwater K/1), Tyler Lay (Chugwater Voc Ag), Leslie Harlan (WHS Math), Michelle Reutter (WHS Math), Daniel Marquart (WHS Guidance Counselor), Sally Nichols (WHS Science), Joe Wilson (ADPE), Nicole Jeffries (Libbey 2nd Grade), Tony Nichols (West 3rd Grade). Cory Dziowgo (pronounced “Jeffco”) will be the new Wheatland Middle School principal.

To see photos of the new staff members, click here.  Not pictured are Sally Nichols and Tyler Lay.

Kids Care Children's Health Insurance Available

For a healthier school year, enroll your kids in affordable healthcare with Kid Care Children's Health Insurance Program. For all the details, please click here.

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!

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.



















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

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School Calendar of Events

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Printable Calendar
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Upcoming Events

Oct 11

Board of Trustees
Work Session
at 6:30 pm
in Wheatland

Oct 17

Board of Trustees
Regular Board
at 7:00 pm
in Wheatland

Oct 21

End of
First Quarter

Oct 28

No School
for Students

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