ALL HANDS ON DECK

HS STAFF NEWS | October 12, 2018

From the Principal's Desk

Five tips for continuing to gain and develop students’ trust and respect. The first letter from each tip creates the acrostic HEART—perhaps a helpful way to keep these tips on your mind:

Honor Students’ Time, Talents, and Interests

Engage Students on Their Level

Accept Student Differences

Radiate Eagerness to Teach Students

Telegraph That Learning Is Fun

SREB VISIT

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Good Teaching and Coaching

Yesterday we had a healthy conversation in Department Chairs about what good teaching and coaching looks like. Here are 5 quick strategies (and good reminders) when we interact with students and adults!


5 COACHING RULES TO LIVE BY

Shake Up Your Note Taking

Three ways to shake up note taking to make it active, engaging, and relevant!


3 Fun Strategies for Note Taking

Speaking Skills Top Employer Wish Lists

See the article linked below "Speaking Skills Top Employer Wish Lists. But Schools Don't Teach Them"


SPEAKING SKILLS TO TEACH STUDENTS

Parent/Teacher Conferences Oct. 23 & 25

Conferences will be held in the South Gym

Tues. 3:30-7:30 pm; Thurs. 3:30-7:00 pm


**Please fill out the availability form by Wednesday:

P/T CONFERENCE FORM

Absence Management

Please remember to schedule your absences in Absence Management as soon as you know that you will be out of the building.

SCHIVIR Nomination

Take a few moments and recognize a colleague for living our district values!


SCHIVIR NOMINATION FORM

CHEERS & TEARS

Tears

Continued prayers for Matt Messick.

Thoughts are with Neil O'Brien - his uncle recently passed away.

Thoughts are with Jennie Olson - her uncle recently passed away.


Cheers

Kudos to Chris Alexander for becoming a PUBLISHED COMPOSER! His arrangement written for the New Generation Singers of St. Joseph, Missouri, has been published and is on sale!

Safe Schools

If a child reports BULLYING to you, as outlined in the safe school training, please use the following link to report the issue:

https://plattecounty-mo.safeschoolsalert.com/


USE THE REPORT VIA WEB button to fill out the information to be investigated.

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October

12- END OF 1st QUARTER

15 - SOPHOMORE MEETING WITH JOSTENS, 2:00, theatre

16 - PICTURE RETAKE DAY, & STAFF PICTURE

17 - PLC DAY

17 - 1st QU. GRADES DUE by midnight

18 - EARTHQUAKE DRILL, 8:21 am

18 - JOSTENS ORDER DAY, lunch periods (10th/12th grades)

18 - JAZZ BAND CONCERT, 7:00 pm

19 - WALKING TACO DINNER $5, 6:00-9:00 pm, at the football game

20-21 - ANTIQUE SHOW

23 - PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE, 3:30-7:30, South Gym

24 - JOSTENS ORDER DAY (10th), 7:00 am, Main lobby

25 - PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE, 3:30-7:00, South Gym

26 - NO SCHOOL

31 - MILITARY CONNECTED STUDENT BREAKFAST, 8:15 am, N Cafe


Click here to view the full Platte County High School calendar on our website.

Staff Birthdays

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Thank you to our Pirates ROCK Star business partners!

Platte County High School

  • Dr. Chad Sayre, Principal
  • Shari Waters, Assistant Principal
  • Matt Messick, Assistant Principal
  • Stephanie Theis, Assistant Principal
  • Phil Dorman, Activities Director