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.

Maps to Schools

Please click on the maps link below for information to each of our schools and the administration building.


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.

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. The group is hosting a Monster Dash 5K on Saturday, Oct. 29th at 6:00 PM beginning at Wheatland Middle School's bus loop. (packet pick-up begins at 4:30 PM). There will also be a costume contest! Dogs are welcome to join too! Registration is $25 if done ahead of time and $30 on race day. All of the registration proceeds will go directly to the students to help pay for their tour. This race is the second 5K in a series of four. These races are open to any runners or walkers who would like to participate and there will be prizes!

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 Marching Band Receives Excellent Rating

The Wheatland High School Marching Bulldogs performed at the State Marching Band Festival at the Casper Events Center on October 15, 2016. The students performed music from the movies Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and Star Wars, all composed by John Williams. The Band received a II – Excellent rating and scored in the same bracket as many larger schools. Students were able to see groups perform from all over the state and are excited to move forward and continue improving as a marching band.

WHS Teachers Organize First Technological Haunted House

This past summer, three teachers from the Wheatland High School (Jeanette Wallace, Leslie Harlan, and Cheryl Freeman) attended a workshop called the Engineering Summer Program for Teachers (ESP4T) at the University of Wyoming.  This was a STEM program geared towards teaching teachers how to incorporate electrical engineering and computer programming language into the classroom. Arduinos (which are microcontrollers) and Raspberry Pi‘s (which are complete functional mini computers) were utilized to command simple electrical engineering projects.

This year the teachers and students are implementing Arduino and Raspberry Pi electrical engineering and coding projects in the Industry and Trades math class and the STEM science class. They will be showcasing these projects in the first ever Wheatland High School Haunted House. Furthermore, any student interested in helping with the project can do so in the before and after school Makerspace program.

They have been working with EWC Program Director Kathy Garton at the Old Jr. High to utilize the building and the upstairs classrooms for the event. In addition, the fire department donated the materials that were used at the Fire Hall haunted house last year.

The scheduled date for the event is on Halloween on Monday, October 31st from 5-9 PM
Please don’t miss this opportunity to view the WHS First Technological Haunted House.

Platte #1 Parent Survey Announcement

In an effort to improve system practices, Platte County School District #1 is conducting a Parent Survey of our academic services. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.

In order to complete the survey, please click on the following link;

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous.  Your honest opinion is appreciated.

We want to thank you in advance for answering the survey questions as we work together to improve our schools to help each child to “Reach the Peak”.

Libbey Students Explore the Scottsbluff Zoo


All first graders from Libbey Elementary had the most awesome and beautiful trip to the Scottsbluff Zoo on Monday, October 10th, to end their unit on wild and tame animals from their Reading Street Reading Program!  For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.

Spanish Free and Reduced Form Now Available

The Spanish translation of the free and reduced lunch form is now available. For the Spanish instructions and eligibility, please click here. For the Spanish application for the free and reduced lunch program, please click here.

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.

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.

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

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Nov 21

Board of Trustees
Regular Board Meeting
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Nov 23-25


Dec 12
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Board of Trustees
Regular Board Meeting
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in Wheatland

Dec 21

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