PCHS Pirate News
October 10, 2022
February 24, 2023
Greetings Pirate Families
Pirate Nation, it’s been a busy winter season, but very productive and successful for our Pirate students. As we wrap up another winter season, kudos to all of our students, coaches, sponsors, and parents. We are finally settling into the new building as we continue to adjust and find out new things about the creative space. It’s taken us a few weeks, but the intercom system is working consistently and all the bells are working. Our students have done a great job going with the flow and following the expectations of the new cafeteria.
Over the next few weeks, our staff will focus on revisiting the expectations around the tardy policy. Our data is showing that students are struggling to get to school on time and make it to Pirate Learning Time (PLT) in a timely manner. We have developed a specific committee to review our policy and input strategies to help students understand the urgency of being on time consistently. Please partner with us by having conversations with your students about their efforts to be in all classes on time. As we refine our policy and approach towards students we will continue to communicate the expectations with everyone.
Students are in the process of completing their course selections for next year. Most students have completed the task last week, however, there are some students still working with their counselor or teachers about selecting the appropriate courses. Please ask your student to review their ICAP and make sure the course selection is completed as soon as possible.
Please take the time to review the calendar as we enter the month of March. This upcoming month we will celebrate Women’s History, have class meetings, prepare for EOC and AP testing, and start spring sports. Graduation is right around the corner. Information will start coming out this month with specifics, but listed below are some dates to put on your calendar.
It’s a great day to be a Pirate!
Dr. Keith Jones, Principal
AVID Elective Information and Application
Is your student interested joining the AVID Elective Program for next year?
Not sure what the AVID Elective Course can offer your student?
AVID stands for “Advancement Via Individual Determination.”
See this 2023-24 AVID Infographic for more information.
For those interested in joining this course, please complete the online application which closes on March 1. We are excited to offer an AVID elective course next year for ALL four grade levels.
If you have questions speak with your school counselors or contact our AVID Site Coordinators:
Make Up Day Plans
With our inclement weather days on February 9 and February 16, and no school on February 15 to celebrate the Chiefs Super Bowl parade, our current make up day plans are as follows:
- February 9 Inclement Weather Day - Will be made up on Friday, April 7
- February 15 No School Day - Will be made up on Thursday, May 25
- February 16 Inclement Weather Day - Will be made up on Friday, May 26, a 3-hour early release
PLEASE NOTE: As we have shared that PCR-3 will implement traditional inclement weather days (no school and no virtual learning), until we reach a threshold that would push the school year past Memorial Day, any future inclement weather days will become Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Days.
Complete Form for Students' ICAP for 23-24
Parents & Guardians: All students have had the opportunity to add to or modify their Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) regarding course choices for next year. As the ICAP serves as a document for course selection and a parent signature is required, please complete the parent review form (linked here and below) to serve as your signature. Completion of this form indicates that you have reviewed your child's ICAP, approve and support their course selections for the 2023-24 school year, and that you have had conversations with your child and individuals that have assisted you in making an informed decision.
If you have not seen your child's ICAP, please ask your child to show you their ICAP, located in their Google classroom. Once you have reviewed your child's choices, please complete the form. The form may be filled out once for multiple children attending PCHS next year. Course selection is set to begin next week, once courses are entered into our scheduling system. Changes can only be made if they align with our course change policy.
Class of 2023 - Important Dates
Parents - Please check your email for the 2023 Senior Information form, and please complete it ASAP. There are still several families that need to indicate how their senior's name should appear on their diploma. Thank you!
March 1 - Jostens will visit on Wednesday at 7:00 am to deliver Graduation Announcements to seniors that ordered in the fall.
March 10 - Additional delivery day for Announcements, 7:00 am
April 6 - Cap/Gown Delivery, 7:00 am.
April 11 - Cap/Gown Delivery, 7:00 am.
April 14 - ARRIVE ALIVE Event
April 15 - Jr./Sr. Prom
May 12 - Senior Awards
May 19 - Graduation Rehearsal & Senior Walk
May 21 - Graduation, 2:00 pm Hy-Vee Arena
Yearbook — Senior Ads
Senior parents, if you ordered senior ads for the yearbook please be sure to check your emails for proofs of the ads. They were sent to the emails used for purchase last night and today for your approval and opportunity to make corrections. Please contact adviser Devan Foos with any questions. email@example.com
Opportunity to Travel to Italy 2024
Big news, Pirate families! Your student has the opportunity to travel to Italy with me in the Summer of 2024.
We will go over all the details in an information session. Use this link to RSVP to the meeting:
Winter Weather/School Closing Planning and Notification
In the event of school cancellation, PCR-3 will get that information out as early as possible through automated phone calls and text messages, the District website, Facebook, Twitter, the District Hotline (816-858-2752), and local media.
Please visit the page on our school website for more information. Parents: If you haven't yet opted in to receive texts and wish do so, please text the word "YES" to 67587.
Pirates ROCK Character Trait: Self Control (February)
Pirates ROCK (Raising Outstanding Character Kids) is a program designed to surround our families with examples of strong character traits through school experiences, at home, and reinforced in their community. Each month our community focuses on a specific character trait and students are recognized for exhibiting these traits: Self Confidence, Pride, Responsibility, Citizenship, Compassion, Individuality, Self Control, Integrity, Perseverance, Respect, Honesty, and Cooperation.
February's #PiratesROCK trait is SELF CONTROL: displaying your emotions & behaviors in a positive way
First Day of Spring Sports
Jostens - Graduation Announcements Delivery, 7:00 am
School Board Appreciation Week
PLC Day, 2-hour Early Dismissal
Jostens - Additional Grad. Announcement delivery, 7:00 am
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 6:30 pm
Report Cards sent out
Spring Break, No School
Michelle Howren, Associate Principal
Matt Messick, Assistant Principal
Kiel Giese, Assistant Principal
Gabe Middleton, Activities Director
Location: 1501 Branch Street, Platte City, MO, USA