PCHS PARENT eNews

March 29, 2018

Enrollment Packets

Please be watching for enrollment packets to come home with your student on April 2.
Please complete as soon as possible and have your student return them to the office. All completed enrollment packets returned by the end of the school day April 16th will be entered in a drawing for ten prizes, including an Echo Dot, Rocketbook Reusable Smart Notebook, and a Bluetooth Portable Speaker and Headphones and Selfie light for a phone.

ACT Test Day - April 3rd

Tuesday, April 3rd is ACT Test day. Juniors and Sophomores will be testing. Freshmen and Seniors will be participating in activities planned for their grade.


BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED BEFORE SCHOOL - from 7:15-7:45 in the North and Paxton Cafeterias.

Seniors


  • April 3rd - ACT Test Day (10th and 11th); Activities planned for seniors & freshmen
  • April 5th - Arrive Alive; Final Cap and Gown delivery before school (BRING ID)
  • April 7th - Prom and After Prom (see info below)
  • April 27th - Let the Counseling office know if you are a recipient of a Scholarship or Award by this date!
  • May 1st - Deadline to submit your pictures for the senior slideshow!! Send a recent photo (can be your senior pic) and one baby pic to 2018pchsseniors@gmail.com - Include name of the graduate in the email!
  • May 4th - Senior Achievement and Recognition Ceremony, 1:00, Wilson theatre
  • May 18th - Graduation Rehearsal and Senior Walk - you MUST attend rehearsal in order to participate in graduation.
  • May 20th - Graduation at KCI Expo, 2:00 - All graduating seniors must report to the KCI Expo Center no later than 1:15 pm.

Seniors - Jostens Delivery Dates

April 5 - Additional Cap and Gown Delivery, before school in the Main Lobby.

***They are now requiring that you show your school ID to pick up***

**PLEASE BRING BALANCE DUE - CASH or MONEY ORDER ONLY (No checks)

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Arrive Alive - April 5th

On Thursday, April 5, PCHS Interact Club will be hosting the 6th Annual Arrive Alive event at the high school. This event is designed to heighten distracted driving awareness with our students.


Each student class will be dismissed to the Wilson Auditorium to hear a presentation NRAD (first responder) paired with a PCHS student who was in a tragic car accident two years ago (Courtney Larson). They will be discussing car accidents, inattentive driving, and personal accounts of injuries that have changed lives. At the conclusion of each assembly students will be excused to the North Gym and Parking Lot in front of the school by the Activity Center to talk to Vendors and participate in exhibitions and simulation stations. There will be experts from law enforcement, EMT, insurance agencies, PCPD, SADD, Interact Club, Tri-County Mental Health, MODOT, and the Platte County Health Department to interact with our students.


STUDENT ASSEMBLY

Prior to each PCHS student attending the Arrive Alive event, we will have each grade level in the Wilson Auditorium. Most often our presenters show video or pictures which contain some graphic accidents. These presentations are intended to impact students in making proper decisions when driving.


“OPT OUT” For Students:

If students or parents choose for their son or daughter to “opt out” of the assembly, please call or email Suzanne Frame. 858-2822 ext. 1300 or frames@platteco.k12.mo.us The deadline to “opt out” is by Monday, April 2.

Student Drop Off/Pick Up

To ensure the safety of our students and staff -
Please utilize the front of PCHS/Paxton Center to drop off or pick up your students. Please do not use the road between Paxton and PCHS or the back of the buildings where buses, faculty and staff park.

Students Checking Out and In

Reminder:
  • If your student is leaving, anytime during the day, they need to check out through the WELCOME CENTER and check back in through the WELCOME CENTER.
  • If your student is leaving ill they must visit the NURSE before checking out.

PLC Days - Students in Afternoon Activities

REMINDER: If your student is staying at the high school on PLC Days before practice begins, they MUST report to room 3 in the Paxton Center until 2:40.


Remaining PLC Days:

April 11

May 2

Platte County Pirate Booster Club Online Store

Looking for some more spirit wear? The Platte County Pirate Booster Club online store, www.pchsboosterclub.com features our 17-18 line as well as some of our favorites from last year.

The online store contains a “shopping cart” for convenient, safe, and secure purchases, and has special features, such as the ability to select different sizes, color, and other product details.


All purchases will be handled securely through PayPal and orders will be picked up at the PCHS Welcome Center.


For more information, contact: Jerri Spores, 816-858-2822 x1238.


PCHS Booster Club Online Store

PTSA

UPCOMING MEETINGS/EVENTS: (Meetings are held in PCHS Library)

  • Apr 12, 6:30
  • May 10, 6:30


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Bullying and Safety Concerns

Safety is one of our district’s top priorities and to help safeguard our school community, our district is now using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration.


You and your child can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, or any safety issue you're concerned about through SafeSchools Alert.


Every tip SafeSchools Alert receives about our district is immediately logged in the system and our administration is notified so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. And, tips may also be submitted anonymously if you prefer.


Together, using SafeSchools Alert, we can make our district a safer place to learn!


Click the link below to submit a tip or concern.


SAFE SCHOOLS ALERT

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Mark Your Calendar

March

  • 30 - NO SCHOOL, Good Friday


April

  • 3 - ACT TEST DAY
  • 3-7 - MSHSAA State Music Festival
  • 5 - CAP & GOWN DELIVERY, 7:00 am, main lobby
  • 5 - ARRIVE ALIVE
  • 7 - PROM
  • 11 - PLC DAY



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

Upcoming Community Events

Make sure you check out the “Community” channel on the Platte County School District website. There you will find a page called “Community Events” where you can access flyers with information regarding various events and opportunities within our community!

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
  • Phil Dorman, Activities Director