Reach the Peak

PCSD#1 Board of Trustees Approves Policy CH

At the regular Board of Trustees meeting on Jan 18, 2016, Policy CH (Policy Implementation) was approved on final reading. Please click here to view the policy changes. If you have any questions concerning this policy, please contact Superintendent Dennis Fischer at dfischer@platte1.org.

Parent Information

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.

Powerschool

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.

 

 

Signing Day for WHS Seniors

 

It was signing day for 3 Wheatland High School seniors on Wednesday, Feb 3rd.  Pictured from left to right are Josh Calvert, Nathan Willis and Justis Borton.  All 3 WHS seniors are now committed to play football at the University of Wyoming.  Congratulations to each of these men!

 

 

Science Results Released for the WMS and Glendo Schools

On Wednesday, January 20th, the Wheatland Middle School and Glendo Schools participated in the Platte Co Science Fair that was held at the Wheatland Middle School.  Please click here to view the results from the Science Fair.

Congratulations to each participant!


WHS Promotes Good Sportsmanship

Wheatland High School Junior Abbi Suko is a member of the 2015-16 Wyoming High Schools Athletic Association Student Advisory Council. This is the group of students that promotes good sportsmanship through the “Join the Ride” program. The link below will take you to the Student Advisory Council members performing the following dramatization to make their point on the expectation of sportsmanship. Enjoy the video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75-Q8i4gZtA

Drivers Education Classes Now Offered

Instructor: Doug Jackson
Begins: March 7th
Time: 5:00 pm
Place:  Mr. Jackson’s room at Wheatland Middle School
Fee: $250.00
You must register at the Outreach Office (old Jr. High) before class begins
There is limited enrollment

Contact Kathy Garton with further questions at 322-2433

Libbey Hosts Their Hollywood Awards Assembly

 

Libbey hosted their Hollywood Awards assembly for second quarter on Wednesday, January 13th.  The "stars" were out and about.  The event was star studded full of that Hollywood glitz!  For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.



2016 School Board Meeting Schedule Available

For the 2016 schedule of School Board meetings, please click here. For any questions concerning the schedule, please contact the District Office at 307-322-3175 or email vicki.hechtner@platte1.org.

WHS Parent Meeting Rescheduled

Due to conflicts, the Wheatland High School parent meeting will be Tuesday, January 19 at 5:30 in the library.  The agenda will be reviewing the AdvancED survey results from this last fall.

We will see you there!

Josh Calvert Selected for the U.S. Senate Youth Program

WHS Senior Josh Calvert, the son of Val and Matt Calvert, has been selected to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program. The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 54th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 5 – 12, 2016. After a rigorous testing and interview process, two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity are selected and they spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates hear major policy addresses by Senators, Cabinet Members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and Directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses are provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, to the week-long trip in Washington; Josh will also be awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies.



Amelia Winter Selected for All-State Choir

 

 

Amelia Winter, Wheatland High School 10th grade student, has been selected for All-State Choir.  Amelia will travel to Cheyenne, Wyoming on January 17-19, 2016 to participate in the All-State Music Honor Groups.  Congratulations to Amelia!

 


Lego Robotics Team Takes First Place

On Dec 4th and 5th, the PCSD#1 Lego Robotics Team competed in Casper.  On Dec 5th, our students garnered first place in Teamwork.  Way to go students!


Glendo Students Compete in Casper

 

The Glendo 2015 “We the People” team competed in Casper today, Dec 7th.
Joel McKee, Glendo Social Studies teacher, accompanied the team.  We wish the team best of luck!

 

2015 State Drama Release Their Results

 

The WHS students competed at State Drama in Laramie on Thursday, Dec 3rd. The detailed and final results may be viewed on our Facebook page.

 

Platte County Career Fair is a Success

 

The Platte County Career Fair kicked-off on Tuesday, Nov 24th, at the 4-H Bldg.  The Career Fair exposes students and community members to many opportunities made available through the displays of participating vendors. There were 30 recruiters from private and government sector employers, community colleges and trade schools, and Wyoming Work Force with lots of open job listings.  Approximately 175 juniors and seniors attended from Platte County School Districts #1 and #2.  There were approximately 100 adults in attendance.  Western Nebraska Community College brought a jet engine to display.  Sage Truck Driving brought a semi to peak interest in their schools.  It was a full day of questions and answers.  Al Teel, Wheatland REA Marketing and Member Services Representative, was instrumental in organizing this special event.  The Platte County Senior Outreach Center provided concessions.  The community would like to thank everyone that participated.  We appreciate you!  For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.

Libbey Elementary Book Fair

Libbey Elementary Book Fair will be held Dec. 7th-11th with the following hours:
Mon. and Wed. 8am-4pm; Tues. 7:30-4pm; Thurs. 8am-6pm; and Fri. 8am-1pm.

We’ll see you there!

Platte County Career Fair to Kick-off on Nov 24th

The Platte County Careeer Fair will kick-off on November 24, 2015 from 10:00 am - 6:30 pm at the Platte Co. 4-H Bldg located at 59 Antelope Gap Road in Wheatland. Everyone is invited to learn more about higher education, find a new career or find a new job. Please click here for a detailed flyer of this exciting event!

Libbey First Graders Engineer an Igloo

 


On Tuesday, Nov 24th, Mrs. Lucas's first grade class engineers their first igloo
out of straws and connectors. They are now ready for SNOW!

 

 

"Running for the First Time Since the 70’s"

On Tuesday, Nov 17th, there was excitement in the WHS Small Engine shop for many of the students.  Landon Utter has been working on a very old Montgomery Ward motor attached to a sickle bar mower head.  After some research the Industrial Technology class established that the motor was built between 1949 and 1955.  Landon was able to clean up the engine and get it running for the first time since its last use back in the 70’s.  He still has some work to do on the motor to get it all back to complete working condition, but he hit a big mile stone Tuesday by getting the motor running.  Congratulations to Landon!
Click on the following link to view the running engine; https://www.youtube.com/embed/3IzqvNr56tU


 


 



 



 





 



 

 




 

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