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.



Early Release Scheduled for the Last Day of School

The last day of school for all Platte County School District #1 students will be this
Thursday, May 26th with an early release @1:00 pm with busses running at that time.  Our PCSD#1 staff would like to wish all of our students and their families a happy, restful summer!

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

2016 Wheatland FFA Banquet

The Wheatland FFA invites you to come celebrate a year of accomplishments. Come enjoy a cream can meal for $5.00 per plate to help raise money for nationals, along with the opportunity to purchase teams of members in our annual labor auction.

Date: May 10th, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Platte County Fairgrounds 4-H Building located at 59 Antelope Gap Road

Please RSVP by April 26th, 2016. For more information, please call Chase Markel @307-331-5983.

WHS Student Council Invites You to Walk for Wishes

The Wheatland High School Student Council will be sponsoring a 5k Walk for Wishes to benefit Make a Wish of Wyoming.  All proceeds will go towards making the wish of a seriously ill child here in Wyoming come true.  Join us at Lewis Park on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 for this worthy and fun event.  Registration will begin at 8:00 am.  The walk will begin at 9:00 am.  If you have any questions, please contact Susan Schomburg at 307-322-2075.  Click here to register. For all the details, please click here for the walk flyer. 

WMS Library to Host Spring Book Fair May 12, 13, 16-20

Wheatland Middle School will be hosting their annual 2016 Spring Book Fair on May 12, 13, 16-20.  Buy one get one free (BOGO) of equal or lesser value.  Please click here to view all the details.  We’ll see you there!

UPDATE ON BOOK FAIR--The book fair will NOT be open on Monday, May 16th from 8:15-8:45 pm

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.


Results Reveal Blue Ribbon Winners at the 2016 Art Symposium

On Thursday, April 21st, Wheatland High School students submitted nearly 80 pieces of artwork into the Annual Wyoming High School Art Symposium held at the Casper Event Center. As there were nearly 6000 pieces of work from high schools from all over the state, Wheatland High School returned with 10 blue ribbons. The 2016 Art Symposium Blue Ribbon Winners are as follows: Avery Hanks (3); Mickenzi Loyd (2); Veronica Jenkins (1); Fermin Valles (1); Kaylee Bloom (1); Danielle Britz (1); Jenni Stoll (1).  Congratulations to each of the winners! For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.

WHS Students Compete in Calculus Bowl


On Friday, April 15th, Wheatland High School students pictured from left to right; Noah Nelson, Briley James, Rylan Shepard, Audrey Lucas, and Bryan Timmerman competed in the Calculus Bowl in Aurora, CO.  Each student performed well and we are proud of their hard work!


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!

Abraham Lincoln Speaks to the Wheatland Middle School

Abraham Lincoln spoke to 8th graders at WMS on April 14th as part of Mr. Franke's Social Studies class.  Abraham Lincoln (John Voehl) spoke for nearly an hour on the historical importance of the Emancipation Proclamation and why it was issued; after which he answered questions from the students.  John Voehl is a motivational and historical presenter.  This is the third year he has presented to Wheatland Middle School students.

WMS Students Attend the Wyoming State History Day

On Monday, April 11th, Mrs. Birt, Wheatland Middle School History Teacher, and her history students attended the Wyoming State History Day competition in Laramie. Below are the results of this competition:

National Qualifiers:
Brooke May, Haiden Wiggins, & Gage Brown 1st place Jr. Group Performance "A Trip of Faith" the Exploration, Encounter and Exchange of the Placing Out Program

  • ​Natalie Iacovetto & Danielle Brow 2nd place- Jr. Group Documentary- "The Game Thant Changed Basketball Forever: "The Bear" Explore Integration in the NCAA

3rd place and alternate- KhaylaOtero- Jr. Individual Performance
4th place Quinton Lawrence -Jr. Individual Website
4th place Briley James- Sr. Paper

Cash Awards
DAR History Award -Khayla Otero
Florence Sommers Jensen History Award- Khayla Otero
Fred and Flossie Graves Homestead Award- Bailey Fitzwater and Ian Engling
Liz Byrd Cultural Diversity Award- Natalie Iacovetto & Danielle Brow
UW History Department Award of Excellence- Briley Jam

2016 Annual "Run With the Wind" Slated for April 16

The Platte County Parks and Recreation District will host their annual "Run With the Wind" 5K fun run and walk on April 16th, 2016. The starting location will be the Chamber Office located at 65 16th Street and will begin promptly at 8:15 am for walkers and 8:30 am for runners. Please click here to view all the details of this fun event!

PCSD#1 Scheduled for Make-up Snow Day

Due to the snow day this past week on Wednesday, Mar 30th, Platte County School District #1 has identified April 22nd as their makeup day for students. On Friday, April 22nd, students will be in school and released at noon or 12:30 (depending on the building and lunch schedule) and buses will run at that time. This day was originally designated on our board adopted calendar as a professional development day and the 2nd half of the day will be for that purpose.

Our daily schedule for April 22nd (pending WDE approval) will be:
8:00 am to 12:30 – regular student day
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Teacher Professional Development

A reminder that the school year will end on May 26th due to the snow day that we had on Feb 2nd. This is a change from our originally adopted calendar showing the final student day of May 25th. Please click here to view the updated calendar.

















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

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