Barry News

April 2nd 2021


Character Strong - Family Dares

I hope you all had a chance to participate in last week's family dare: Family Walk.

Please consider joining us in this week's family dare: Family Volunteer Day. Take advantage of the great weather and look for an opportunity to help others!

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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 Honesty.

The following students selected were:

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MAP Grade Level Assessment Information and Dates

Please see the PDF below for information about the upcoming MAP assessment. MAP and EOC dates will be listed below in their respective grade level sections.

Please Vote April 6, 2021

Platte County School District is asking voters to consider a $73 Million No Tax Increase Bond Issue on the April 6, 2021 ballot. Projects include a new middle school in the southern part of our district, the first phase of a rebuild of Platte County High School, improvements to Barry School and Pathfinder Elementary, and District-wide upgrades. Watch this informational video to learn more about these projects and why they've been prioritized for our District's future.

You can find additional information about the bond program, project specifics, frequently asked questions, and what else is on the ballot under the Strategic Plan channel of our website, by clicking here.

Polls are open from 6am to 7pm on Election Day. Visit Missouri Voter Outreach to find your polling location.

2021 Summer School Information (Repeat)

PCR-3 is excited to announce that Summer School will be held June 3-30, 2021, at the following locations:

  • Pathfinder Elementary: Kindergarten – 5th grade (students from Pathfinder and Barry attendance areas)
  • Compass Elementary: Kindergarten – 5th grade (students from Siegrist and Compass attendance areas)
  • Barry School: 6th grade – 8th grade (students from Barry School attendance area)
  • Platte City Middle School: 6th grade – 8th grade (students from Platte City Middle School attendance area)
  • Platte County High School (Paxton Center): 9th-12th grade (PCHS students)

All Platte County R-3 students are invited to attend and continue to grow as learners throughout the summer! The purpose of PCR-3’s Summer School Program is to provide an experience that is relevant, rigorous, and engaging, based on individual learner needs, in a safe and caring environment. Click here for frequently asked questions and more information about our Summer School Program.

  • Current Kindergarten through 7th Grade students can register for 2021 Summer School via the e-Form on Parent Portal and should complete their registration by Friday, April 2, 2021.
  • Incoming Kindergarten students should complete summer school registration forms when completing their regular school year enrollment paperwork or at Kindergarten Kickoff.
  • Information about enrolling in the High School summer school program will be available in April.

PTSA Officers Needed for 21-22 School Year (Repeat)

Have you ever wondered about any available opportunities to become more involved in your child’s experience at Barry?

We have some wonderful options for you! The Barry PTSA will be electing new officers for the 2021-22 school year in the month of March, so we are in need of interested volunteers to serve in those roles.

(President-Vice President-Secretary-Treasurer)

Please send us an email to answer any questions you may have.


MAP Schedule for 5th Grade

Please try to avoid scheduling any conflicts during the times/dates below. If you know your student will be absent during these times, please let your homeroom teacher and our school counselor ( know.

Monday AM, 5/10: Math Sessions 1 and 2

Tuesday AM, 5/11: Math Session 3 and ELA Session 1

Wednesday AM, 5/12: ELA Sessions 2 and 3

Thursday AM, 5/13: Science Sessions 1 and 2


MAP Schedule for Middle School

Please try to avoid scheduling any conflicts during the times/dates below. If you know your student will be absent during these times, please let our school counselor ( know.

6th Grade

Wednesday AM, 5/5: Math Sessions 1, 2, and ELA Session 1

Thursday PM, 5/6: Math Session 3 and ELA Sessions 2, 3

7th Grade

Wednesday PM, 5/5: Math Session 3 and ELA Sessions 2, 3

Thursday AM, 5/6: Math Sessions 1, 2, and ELA Session 1

8th Grade

Wednesday AM, 5/12: Math Session 1, 2, and 3

Thursday AM, 5/13: ELA Session 1 and 2

Friday AM, 5/14: ELA Session 3 and 4 & Science Session 1 and 2

EOC Schedule for Algebra I and Geometry Students

Please try to avoid scheduling any conflicts during the times/dates below. If you know your student will be absent during these times, please let our school counselor ( and your math teacher ( know.

Algebra I

Monday AM, 5/10 Session 1

Tuesday AM, 5/11 Session 2


Monday PM, 5/10 Session 1

Tuesday PM, 5/11 Session 2

Rising 8th Graders - Required Vaccinations

The state of Missouri requires that all incoming 8th-grade students be vaccinated for Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) and MCV (meningococcal) prior to starting their 8th grade school year.

All 8th grade students who cannot provide proof of having the Tdap and MCV being given will not be able to start the 2021-2022 school year. Students will NOT receive their schedules at back-to-school events and will NOT be able to start on the first day of school next year until proof of the vaccines being given is provided.

Please reach out to our school nurse with any questions (

Signs of Suicide Program (SOS)

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24 years old. As a part of our ongoing efforts to educate our students to recognize the symptoms of depression and the warning signs of suicide, and to teach them how to get help for themselves or a friend, we are participating in the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program.

The SOS Program is used in thousands of schools throughout the country. This year marks our third year of participation at the high school and year two at the middle level. As a part of this educational program, we will watch a brief video clip and have a group discussion. Then at the end of class, students will fill out a form asking if they would like to speak to someone. Finally, students will receive a resource sheet outlining where to go to get further help.

This topic is very important, but can be difficult to discuss. If you would like for your student to opt out the SOS session, please fill out the form below by Monday, April 12. These sessions will occur across the district during the week of April 12.

Middle School Winter Guard Clinic

The Winter Guard is having a middle school clinic that is open for all middle schoolers to come learn a routine with us this weekend, April 3rd from 12-5pm. They’ll also get the chance to perform for their parents on Monday, April 5th and watch our championships performance.

The link for them to sign up is:

Second, if you would like to come watch our recording of our championships performance and watch the middle schoolers, we will have them perform at 7:30 and we will record our championships run at 8. It’ll be in the North Gym.

New Spring Activity Bus Times

Below are the new activity bus pick up times for each location:

4:55 - YMCA

5:00 - PCMS

5:05 - PCHS

The new approximate arrival time back at Barry is 5:30pm.


Stay Connected


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.

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)