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HS STAFF NEWS | April 22, 2019

Instructional Coach for 2019-2020

Lani Rae Bowen has been named as the High School Instructional Coach. Here is a little about her:


"Hello, Platte County High School!

I am beyond thrilled to be named Instructional Coach, joining your team and jumping in with our work together this coming school year. Originally from the Milwaukee area, I come to you from West-Central Illinois where I have had the good fortune to work with learners of all ages and from a wide array of backgrounds. In two different capacities, I have served as an instructional coach, both of which were built from the ground up. In this work which totaled a span of nine years, I made the intentional decision to land myself back in the classroom. I

needed to know what it feels like as we manage everything which is on the plate of a classroom teacher while keeping in mind the coaching model. As a result, for the past four years, I have served as a high school ELA teacher...just where I started 26 years ago!

Education is truly my passion as student gains are realized, and I continue to grow myself as well in pursuit of my EdD through Concordia University.


Am I ready for this challenge and excited to get to know you all?

You better believe it! Here we go, Pirates!"

ADMINISTRATOR CHALLENGE

Rachel and Courtney, winners of the first round, enjoyed their lunch!
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Student SCHIVIRS

In an effort to make sure we are recognizing all our students, we are opening up the opportunity for students to nominate their peers when they are seen living out our Pirate Character Traits in our building.

While we are asking students to nominate their peers, we would also love to have you nominate our students as well.


STUDENT SCHIVIRS NOMINATION FORM

ARRIVE ALIVE

Arrive Alive is April 25th this year - please see the link below for the timeline of events!


Arrive Alive 2019

Prom 2019 - Paris at Night

This year's Prom theme is PARIS AT NIGHT


  • Date: April 27th (8-11pm)

  • Ticket sales: April 17-26, before and after school outside the front office
    (Please help remind the students!)

  • Place: Dan Meiner Studio @ Pennway Place - 2500 West Pennway, KCMO 64108

Staff SCHIVIR Spotlight

We would like to share and highlight our Staff who have been nominated for SCHIVIRS!

Here are the April nominees:

CHRISTY SANDELL

STUDENT FOCUS

Ms. Sandell has went above and beyond to support one particular student on my caseload. She has helped this student to set goals not just for her class but for other classes as well. She has collaborated with me multiple times when she has concerns about or has ideas to help this student. She has been flexible if the student has had to miss class and helped the student stay on track. This student has greatly struggled to establish relationships with staff members in the past and Ms. Sandell has provided support to help this student feel more comfortable and encouraged to do her best. The fact that this student will voluntarily approach Ms. SandelI for help is huge!

Christy Sandell

STUDENT FOCUS

Christy goes above and beyond for our special education students. She attends a ridiculous number of IEP meetings each year. She is a valuable asset to IEP teams by actively participating in the meeting with valuable information about the student. Students with IEPs see Christy as a trusting teacher and she has made an effort to make good relationships with them. For example, when a student with an IEP was having a rough day Christy spent her plan time helping me to calm him down. Then when he said he was worried about his lunch money she bought him lunch.

Valorie Stokes

STUDENT FOCUS

I took my Eng-III classes down to the library to check out books, and Val was phenomenal in helping them. Not only did she run through Overdrive with some of them, but she would talk to them individually and find out their interests/books they previously enjoyed... Her assistance and her desire to know their interests helped them find a book to read, and many of them dove right into their books.

Dawn DIaz

COLLABORATION

Dawn is our PCHS "girl Friday". She can be counted on to do just about any task anyone asks her to do around the school and the district--beyond being fantastic at her job in the PCHS Library--from helping with gates to proctoring tests to verifying residency for students during the summer at DEC. She is the go-to person when people want quality work done efficiently and well and with a friendly smile... She takes pride in her work and is a level-headed and calming influence for everyone around her.

Congratulations to our Student Help Desk Teacher Sarah Larson, recipient of a $2,000

Association for Learning Environments grant for ‘Technology Innovation Studio’!

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EOC TESTING DATES

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AP TESTING SCHEDULE

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Senior Grades

Please mark your calendars:


Friday, May 10, prior to 3:00 pm, have ALL Senior grades entered on SISK12.

Open Enrollment

“Open Enrollment” for certain benefits is the month of June 2019. All benefit eligible staff must complete this form no later than Tuesday, May 14, 2019. However, you can still make changes through June 2019. After June 30, 2019 the only time you can make changes is if you have a “Qualifying Event”. Next open enrollment will be June 2020.


OPEN ENROLLMENT 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.


Remember to be cognizant of Black Out days.

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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April

  • 24 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY
  • 25 - ARRIVE ALIVE
  • 27 - PROM/AFTER PROM
  • 30 - ACADEMIC & SENIOR AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIP RECOGNITION, 8 AM, Wilson

May

  • 1 - PLC DAY
  • 1 - EVACUATION DRILL, 9 AM
  • 2 - SENIOR GRADUATION MEETING, 10 AM, Wilson
  • 3 - DRUM! SHOW, 7 PM, Wilson
  • 4 - JELLY BEAN FESTIVAL
  • 6 - SENIOR DAY OF SERVICE
  • 8 - SPRING VOCAL CONCERT
  • 9 - SPRING BAND CONCERT
  • 10 - SENIOR GRADES DUE BEFORE 3 PM
  • 10 - EVENING OF JAZZ
  • 14 - ANNUAL STAFF KICKBALL GAME, 5 PM
  • 17 - SENIOR BREAKFAST & GRADUATION REHEARSAL
  • 19 - GRADUATION



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