Barry News

Friday, October 30th 2020


Character Strong - Family Dares

I hope you all had a chance as a family to complete the dare from this past week: Hour by Hour. It was an opportunity for us to collaborate as a family and develop a family date/day where all individuals could decide portions of our time together. Choice drives engagement!

I am excited to challenge you all to participate in next week's dare: A Piece of Me. Please see our video below explaining the dare and its importance. Also, please reach out to share experiences you are having with these family dares via phone call, email, or even video recording. I would love to highlight these things on Instagram and our newsletters.

Week 10 Family Dare - A Piece of Me

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Family Dare - A Piece of Me

Character Strong Student Recognition

Each week, our building will focus on a different trait of the Eight Essentials. 10 students will be recognized for modeling this trait throughout the week. This week's focus was Forgiveness.

The following students selected were:

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October Pirates ROCK Winners

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Upcoming Dates for Next Week

Monday, November 2nd

  • Basketball tryouts begin for 8th graders

Tuesday, November 3rd

  • PTSA Meeting in the Cafeteria at 6 PM

Wednesday, November 4th

  • Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences (see below for more information)

Thursday, November 5th

  • Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences (see below for more information)

Friday, November 6th



Please watch this video as a reminder on which link to click on in your confirmation emails on the night of conferences. The info below is still very helpful. Please take time to review it prior to the night of conferences.

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences - November 4th & 5th (Repeat)

Please sign up sooner than later. If you need assistance, call our office at 816-436-9623.

Our Parent Teacher Conferences this November across the district will be conducted virtually through Google Meets. In order to access this, you can use a smart phone, tablet, or computer. If that isn't an option for your family, we can also schedule a phone call.

Before signing up with the teachers you would like to meet with, please watch the video in the section below from our Instructional Coach, Mindy Wheeler. This will help tremendously in guiding you through the sign up process.

After watching the video via the link in the section below, please sign up with the teachers you would like to meet with by clicking here. The links will also be sent out via your child's grade level newsletter.

Support Staff (ie. Reading Improvement, Special Services Teachers, EL, Counselors, Social Worker, and Administrators) will be invited to virtual conferences with the classroom teacher as needed/requested.

Academic Lab (Repeat)

Academic Lab will begin next week. This provides students with additional academic support with a Barry teacher. Academic Lab can either be assigned to a student by a teacher, or it can be requested by a parent.

Academic Lab is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:50-4:00 p.m. An activity bus is available. If you are interested in learning more you can contact the school administration, counselor or child's classroom/homeroom teacher.

Please book mark this link and/or use the form embedded below.

NJHS Needs Your Help for Veterans Day! (Repeat)

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Parent Teacher Virtual Conferences (Repeat)

5th grade parents should only sign up for their PTC with their homeroom teacher.


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8th Grade Interscholastic Girls Basketball

Basketball season is right around the corner, with tryouts running the week of Nov. 2nd. In lieu of the typical pre-season informational meeting, Coach Seymour has provided a video below that will give you an overview of the program.

Any 8th grade girl interested in trying out needs to fill out this online form prior to tryouts. For more information click here or see the Girls Basketball Info attached below. See the “Links to the Documents/Forms that are Required From Each MS Athlete in Order to Participate” section below.

Please contact Coach Seymour, with any questions.

Basketball Informational Meeting

20-21 Interscholastic Girls Basketball Info.

8th Grade Interscholastic Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball tryouts will be held Nov. 2-4 with practices beginning Nov 5. There will be no practices held on PLC days. Boys will need basketball shoes, shorts, water bottle and a face mask (for entering and exiting facilities). See the “Links to the Documents/Forms that are Required From Each MS Athlete in Order to Participate” section below.

Please contact Coach Baskerville, with any questions.


2020-21 Middle School Athletics - Activities Handbook


Clothing Reminder

As the seasons change, remember to send in extra clothes that are weather appropriate for your child in the event they have an accident at school.

Upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences

Please click on the button below to view the online sign-up sheet.

I look forward to seeing you virtually at conferences this year. Please call 816-436-9623 Ext 3146 or email if you have questions or need to reschedule.

Stay Connected



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PTA Reflections

Have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! Choose one of six categories (Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, or Visual Arts) to express the theme "I Matter Because..."

Read the complete contest rules at:

All submissions will be accepted electronically at Submit your entry online by October 31, 2020.

Questions? Email Heather Duncan, Reflections Chair at


Welcome to Mrs. Richison's Virtual Office! Please click around the room to find information regarding district resources, coping skills, ways to contact me, and more.

Free COVID Testing

DHSS is partnering with the Missouri National Guard and local health department to offer a Free COVID Testing event in Platte County.

When: Thursday, November 5th from 9 am-5 pm.

When: Platte County Resource Center 11724 N.W. Plaza Circle, Kansas City MO 64153

How: Register online at

Note: You will select which testing site and appointment time you wish to register for on a subsequent page. Please allow 30 minutes for the completion of testing upon arrival to the testing site. Additionally, the COVID-19 Hotline can assist individuals in registering if they are unable to register online. The hotline number is: 877-435-8411, and takes calls from 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Treasure Chest (Repeat)

The Treasure Chest is our school district resource center. It is a stocked pantry providing food, clothing, toiletries, and other household supplies. All items in the Treasure Chest are free to PCR-3 students and families who participate in the Free or Reduced School Lunch Program. The Treasure Chest is open for shopping every week of the calendar year on Wednesday evenings from 4pm-6pm. Families must register at the following link or call 816.858.7001 weekly so we can appropriately plan for resources. Once approved, families can drive through at the original Treasure Chest site (in the north parking lot of PCHS). Identification must be provided in order to receive food.

Register weekly here:

If you need to complete a new lunch application for the 2020/2021 school year, please follow this link:


Please feel free to visit our counselor's virtual office for counseling related materials.

Safe Schools (Repeat)

If you need to submit a tip regarding school safety (bullying/threats/violence/etc.), please click here.

Follow us on Social Media (Repeat)