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PCSD#1 Board of Trustees Approves Policies BBE, BBE-E and DJD-R

On Monday, April 10, 2017, at the regular Board of Trustees meeting, Policy BBE (Filling a School Board Vacancy); click here to view Policy BBE, Policy BBE-E (Application for Appointment of School Board Trustee); click here to view Policy BBE-E, and Policy DJD-R (Bid Purchases); click here to view Policy DJD-R were presented for second reading.  Please call Superintendent Dennis Fischer at 322-3175 or email dfischer@platte1.org with any questions you may have.

PCSD#1 Board Trustees Approve 2017 Board Meeting Schedule

At the regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, Dec 12th, the PCSD#1 Board Trustees approved the 2017 board meeting schedule.  Please click here to view the 2017 schedule.

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
PEAK HS 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.

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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.

 

 

Libbey Students End Their Study of Life Cycle

The first grade students at Libbey Elementary end their study of the life cycle by releasing their butterflies and ladybugs. The students were able to study and observe caterpillar's cycle into a crystalis before becoming beautiful butterflies and observe the stages of a ladybug gaining their spot before releasing them.

 

All Visitors are Welcome at Libbey Elementary

 

Janice Wilson, Libbey Elementary Secretary, has a new co-worker that is sure to welcome anyone that visits Libbey.  Sunny, the Libbey Therapy dog, will always invite you to share in the learning and activities of each student. We encourage our community to visit this dynamic duo!

 



Libbey and West Students Participate in Health Fair

On Tuesday, April 25th, PCSD #1 school nurses Cassandra Bourne, RN, and Brandy Crowley, RN; joined with Platte County Memorial Hospital nurses and staff member Peggy Ervin with Platte County Ambulance Services to present a mini health fair to students in 2nd grade at Libbey Elementary, and 4th grade students at West Elementary. 

 

Libbey Students Learn About Light

Libbey Elementary First Graders learn about Light and how a flashlights reflection in a mirror is like the suns reflection in water.  The students were given multiple mirrors to "bounce" light from one reflection source to another. With a beautiful day Thursday, April 6th, these students were able to go outside to see how the sun casts shadows and make their "shadows" move.  These students are engaged and learning how to work cooperatively while having fun with science!  For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.

 

Libbey Students Jump Rope for the American Heart Association

Libbey Elementary students participated in their 3rd annual Jump Rope for Heart event benefiting the American Heart Association on Tuesday, March 7th.  The event was held at the old junior high gym in which students participated in a wide variety of stations that focused on jump rope, physical fitness, and healthy choices.  Libbey elementary students were able to collect $5,270 to donate to the American Heart Association.  We would like to send a special thanks out to the parents and community members for supporting our special event.

 

Libbey Continues the Reading Celebration

Libbey LOVES to read!  Thanks to all Libbey parents, staff and Shiloh Weber from The Early Literacy Project for coming to Libbey Elementary for their Literacy Night on Tuesday, Feb 7th.  Families stopped in at the book fair and also participated in Bingo for Books where all Libbey students received a free book from the Early Literacy Project.  I Love Reading Month continues with the book fair through Friday and their Reading Challenge for all students.  Keep Reading! For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.

 


Libbey Students Celebrate Reading Month

Libbey Elementary has many exciting things happening with reading throughout the month of February! February has begun with a new book for I Love Reading Month! Every family received “Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday”, by Judith Viorst, to be read together as a family. The students are invited to complete 3 activities throughout February to bring to school to share.  At the end of the month, all students will be rewarded for their participation in this great reading activity! Also taking place during February--community guest readers, the annual Book Fair, and Bingo for Books.  Bingo for Books is always a great event where the prize is… a free book! 

Pictured is Platte County School District #1 School Board member (and kindergarten parent) Dustin Kafka reading and acting out the book “The Gruffalo” to the Kindergarten students at Libbey Elementary.

 

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.

Here are some great ideas for getting your children on track with a school routine:
Set a regular bedtime to allow your child to get plenty of rest for a new day of learning at school. Research shows that children who get at least 10 hours of sleep each night, do better in school.

  • Communicate with your child the importance of being in school everyday and learning to read.
  • Praise your child for their efforts and accomplishments in school. Sometimes learning to read can be a tough job so praise the small steps too! When children feel good about what they are doing, they are likely to do it more!
  • Encourage your child to communicate daily about what they are learning. The more you interact with your child the better they develop basic language skills.
  • Read to your child, let your child read to you, and let your child see you reading. Share what you are learning when you read the paper or other material to help your child see there is a purpose to reading for everyone.

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