PCMS WEEKLY UPDATE

January 8, 2016

Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope you all had a joyful and restful break with your families and loved ones. It was great to see all of the students back in school this week, as we had a fantastic first week back! It didn’t take us long to get back in the swing of things - I’d say by lunch it was as if we had never left! We are excited to be back for another great semester of learning!

2nd Quarter Report Cards

Grade cards were emailed home today.

High School Enrollment Information for Current 8th Graders

Don’t forget to take your 8th grader and head to the Platte County High School Wilson Auditorium this coming Monday, January 11th at 6:30pm. The PCHS Counseling Dept. will be hosting Enrollment Night (formerly known as Parent Night). Enrollment Night will allow you to hear about each core class (Language Arts, Math, Science & Social Studies) from the department's perspective. This will enable you and your student to make the best decision about course selections for the 2016-17 school year. If you would like more information, please click on this video link (https://www.movenote.com/v/5yf7Yn6zR5sl6) explaining Enrollment Night, or you may contact your student's counselor.


  • Platte County High School Counselors

    • Dixie Wirsig - Freshmen & Sophomores (A-K)

    • Heather Brown - Freshmen & Sophomores (L-Z)

    • Paige Schillig - Juniors & Seniors (A-K)

    • Geoff Heckman - Juniors & Seniors (L-Z)

  • Platte City Middle School Counselors

    • Amie Wheeler (A-K)

    • Lesa Levi (L-Z)

7th & 8th Grade Sports


Intramural Girls and Boys Basketball

  • Feb 8 - March 17 from 2:50 - 4:50pm

  • There are no sign-up forms. Just report to the gym Feb. 8th after school.

  • Girls’ practices will be at PCMS.

  • Boys will ride a bus to Barry Middle School for practices and will return to PCMS by 5:00.

  • Needs: Current physical, athletic shorts/t-shirt, basketball shoes (optional)

  • Practices and games will be Mon-Thurs after school, excluding PLC Days.

  • An Activity Bus Route will be available to take athletes home from PCMS, if necessary.

  • A game schedule will be sent home with the players once the season starts and teams are determined. (There are NO try-outs for Intramural activities. Everyone makes a team!)

If you have further questions, please contact: Josh Milne, (816)436-9623 Ext. 3133, milnej@platteco.k12.mo.us


Interscholastic Track

  • Practices will begin February 29 after school and will be held at PCMS.

  • Watch for more information in the near future!

Friday, Jan. 8

  • Report Cards Emailed

Monday, Jan. 11

  • Enrollment Night for Current 8th Graders - PCHS Wilson Auditorium - 6:30pm

Tuesday, Jan. 12

  • Girls Basketball @ Grandview - 4pm

  • Boys Basketball vs. Grandview - Barry School - 4pm

Wednesday, Jan. 13

  • PLC Early Release - 12:50pm

Thursday, Jan. 14

  • Student Ambassador Meeting - 7am

  • Boys Basketball @ Pembroke Hill - 4pm

  • Girls Basketball vs. Pembroke Hill - PCMS - 4pm

Saturday, Jan. 16

  • Greater KC 1st Lego League Competition ~ Union Station

Monday, Jan. 18

  • MLK Day - Students not in Session

Wednesday, Jan. 20

  • Platte Valley Bank Day ~ Bring your deposits!