Barry News

Friday, January 29th 2021


Character Strong - Family Dares

I hope you all had a chance to participate in last week's family dare: The Long Goodbye.

Please consider joining us in this week's family dare: Book Club. Often times, families with younger children might engage in bedtime stories. This may fade with time, but I am fortunately able to enjoy these years with my three daughters ages 6, 4, and 2. It has been a great opportunity this past month as we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day and as we prepare to celebrate Black History Month. We have had the opportunity to read books over these past few weeks regarding historic figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, and Kamala Harris. It has been rewarding to have conversations with my little girls about these historical figures. I can't imagine the rich conversations that could be had with your middle schoolers.

I encourage you all to join me in trying this week's family dare. Read more below for more information!

Family Dare - Book Club

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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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April 2021 Ballot Issue Informational Meetings

The District will be holding the following informational meetings for residents to learn more and ask questions about the April 6, 2021 No Tax Levy Increase Bond Issue. Visit our April 2021 Bond Program pages to learn more.

February PTSA Newsletter

Please check out this month's PTSA Newsletter. You can find information to join our meeting on Tuesday virtually.

Chiefs Spirit Wear

In honor of our Chiefs in the Super Bowl, it's time to represent The Kingdom all week long! We'll trade in our Orange and Black for the Red and Yellow next week! Students and staff are encouraged to join in the fun for a CHIEFS SUPER BOWL SPIRIT WEEK!
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Course Requests

It's that time of year again, course request time! We are so excited for the kids to be able to choose what they want to take next year. They get very excited too! 5th grade course requests have been handed out already, and many returned. 6th and 7th grade course requests will be handed out Monday and Tuesday next week and the kids will have a chance to watch a video about all of their specials options. These course requests are due back to Barry office by Thursday, February 11th. We also have google form requests if you would rather do that.

Incoming 6th grader course requests:

Incoming 7th grader course requests:

Incoming 8th grader course requests:


This year's Barry School Yearbook is going to be a huge challenge to create. Because Barry students are divided between a hybrid mode of instruction and a totally virtual setting, we have very few student pictures, and almost no pictures of students from the virtual classrooms.

We need your help, Barry families! If you have pictures of your Barry kids learning, smiling, or just doing their homework, please share! It doesn't matter if the pictures are inside or outside, posed or candid. They can even be school sports/activities pictures (like football, archery, step team, etc.) We will take whatever you have and try to use as many as we can. Please send pictures by February 15th to Michelle Delaney at If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Delaney using the same email.

Carnation Sales - A Barry Tradition

Carnations will be sold for $1.00 each during all lunch periods Feb 8th-11th. All sales are cash and carry and will be done according to current safety guidelines. Proceeds will benefit the Barry PTSA.

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.


Parent and Student Access Codes for Live School (Repeat)

Today, fifth graders were sent home with parent and student access codes to be able to monitor how their points are accumulating. They were also sent home with their first "paycheck" from our first week using Live School. Please consider helping your student sign up so they can monitor their progress daily instead of waiting for the weekly paycheck. Although the paper has the instructions needed to set up the account, the information at the link below is another good resource to assist you:

Students will be bringing home the document seen in Step 2.

Step 3 information helps you get started with the process.

Live school pilot

Live School Pilot (Repeat)

Our 5th grade teachers will begin a second semester pilot on using a digital platform called Live School. This dashboard allows our staff to track and distribute points to students for what we would like to focus on. Right now, we are building the system to track behavior and work completion. Additionally, we will recognize students for our Eight Essential Character Strong traits. Eventually, students and parents will have the ability to monitor how students are doing on a daily basis in these two areas.

Students will then have the opportunity to spend their points on both tangible items and experiences. Be on the lookout in the coming weeks with more information about the pilot and how you can help if you would like to!


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8th Grade Parent Night at PCHS Resources

From PCHS:

If you missed the 8th grade parent night with PCHS or would like a copy of the presentation so that you have access to the links, the recorded video and slides are attached. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's school counselor or contact the High School. We are looking forward to the Class of 2025!


Clothing Reminder

"Winter Clothes-

Now that winter is upon us it's time to send a change of clothes for your child. From time to time, an accident happens! We want to make sure your child is warm and safe at school

Please send a bag with one outfit that includes a pair of underwear, pants, and a shirt.

Also, make sure your child has a coat for the outside temperature as we like to go outside to the playground from time to time. If it's 40-50 degrees: Your child should wear a jacket. If it's 30-40 degrees: Your child should wear a winter jacket, hat, and mittens.

Thank you for helping us make sure your child is comfortable at school!"

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.

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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)