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HS STAFF NEWS | OCTOBER 28, 2019

Our Collective Commitment Corner

Dear Pirate Team,


As I sit here in Paxton during these last twenty minutes of our Parent/Teacher Conference time, I must share with you how our student and parent attendees alike are overwhelmingly impressed with the professionalism and caring hearts at our school. Parent Ashely, for example, just raved about how, after moving here from Kansas with her daughter, they both knew they were in the right place; I have to tell you that I couldn’t agree with her more for my own self! Your devotion to our students and their families is a gift, and that gift is not going unnoticed. Thank you for being who you are day in and day out for our learning community. #PCR3Proud


SOS Day — November 5th

On Tuesday, November 5th, Platte County High School will offer depression awareness and suicide prevention training as a part of the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program.

This program aims to help students recognize the symptoms of depression and warning signs of suicide in themselves or their friends, and to teach them the appropriate action steps they should take to get help. Our goals in participating in this program are straightforward:

To reduce stigma and help our students understand that depression is a treatable mental illness.
To explain that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression.
To provide students training in how to identify serious depression and potential suicidality in themselves or a friend.
To impress upon youth that they can help themselves or a friend by taking the simple step of talking to a responsible adult about their concerns.
To help students know whom in the school they can turn to for help if they need it.


During plan-time meetings throughout the day on October 30th in the library conference room, teachers who will be facilitating this program will receive implementation training along with manila envelopes with all of the information and forms needed to implement this program. Please take note:


  • Attached to this email and listed below is a list of alternate location assignments. Teachers whose PLT class will be meeting in an alternate location need to be sure to inform their students of this alternate location arrangement prior to Tuesday.
  • A list of students whose parents have completed the opt-out form will be sent to their PLT teachers in an email on Tuesday morning. After taking attendance, these opt-out students need to report to the Library where an accounting of their presence will also be taken again by the Librarians.
  • If a student becomes upset during the presentation and is unable to remain in the classroom, please contact the Library (main building teachers, ext. 1252) or the Paxton Office (Paxton teachers, ext. 1300), where someone will be prepared to escort them from your classroom to meet their needs.
  • This year the SOS video will be streamed from the link below. Please log-in to the SOS Portal to get comfortable with navigating the website and finding the video that you will be showing your PLT students on November 5th. Also, please make sure that the technology and sound are functioning properly at your SOS location. See login instructions below:


SOS Portal Website: https://sossignsofsuicide.org

Username: plattehs-imp

Password: sospassword

To find the High School SOS Program video on the portal website: Under the title “Choose Your Package”, select “SOS High School Program”. Under the "Classroom Resources" list to the right, click on the "Videos + Discussion Guides" button. Then under the title "First Year", click the "SOS for High School Students" button. Then scroll down to the video and click the four arrows to make it "Full Screen".
(We will NOT be using the portal's discussion guide. You will be provided your discussion guide at implementation training. It is also attached to this email.)



Thank you, again, for your assistance in making this program a success! We couldn't do this without all of you!!!

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Technology for SOS Day

Please be sure and make sure your technology is working (projector, sound, etc...) as we gear up for SOS on November 5.

The sound is VERY important!

Make sure to submit a Tech maintenance work order if anything is not working right away!

Veterans Day Assembly - November 11th

If you would like to have a veteran visit your class during 6th hour, please use the form below to sign up, and we will get the word out to our Pirate families to get veterans in the classrooms to visit. we had several last year, and it was a positive activity for both the students and the Veterans!


ADOPT-A-VETERAN SIGN UP

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What's New With the Crew?

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

30

  • JOSTENS - CLASS RING ORDERS and LAST SENIOR ORDER DAY, 7 AM
  • SOS DAY PLAN TIME MEETINGS
  • MEET & GREET New Office Manager, After School in the Library
  • FRESHMEN FRIGHT NIGHT, 3-6:30 PM, Paxton


NOVEMBER

1

  • ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE
  • DISTRICT FOOTBALL PLAYOFF, at Home, 7 PM

5

  • SOS DAY

6

  • PLC DAY, extended

7

  • FALL MUSICAL, 7 PM

8

  • FOOTBALL, at Home

9

  • FALL MUSICAL, 2 PM and 7 PM

11

  • VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY,1:30 PM, North Gym


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
  • Dr. Stephanie Theis, Assistant Principal
  • Phil Dorman, Activities Director