PCSD#1 Board of Trustees Approves Policy DIA
At the regular Board of Trustees Meeting on Tuesday, April 12, Policy DIA (Accounting System) was approved on second reading. Please click here to view the changes in this policy. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please email Superintendent Dennis Fischer @email@example.com.
Consolidated Grant Planning & Meeting Announcement
PCSD #1 applies for and receives several Federal consolidated grants to support student learning each year. These grants include Title IA, Title IIA, Perkins (Career-Technical Education), and Title IVB (Special Services). PCSD #1 is in the planning stage and is starting the application process for these grants for the next school year. There is a planning meeting scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2016, from 4:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. at the PCSD #1 Board Room. We invite parents, staff, homeschool parents, and community members to participate in the planning process.
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
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.
"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.