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HS STAFF NEWS | OCTOBER 11, 2019

Our Collective Commitment Corner

Dear Pirate Team,


As we come to the close of our first quarter together, I want to be certain to thank you for making me feel welcome into your lives, into your classrooms, and into our culture here at PCHS. Whether as informal coaching conversations or full coaching cycles, I am so very much embracing the work we’re doing together for our students!


What I like about the article below by Learning Forward’s Joellen Killion (@jpkillion) is the succinct nature of her writing regarding instructional coaches’ roles. As I continue to grow in my role, I’m realizing emergence in many areas and particularly found a connection with Lesson Study. As cross-curricular teams move into Lesson Study next week, please do bring your Chromebook with you. #PCR3Proud


TEN ROLES OF COACHES

Pirate Core Values

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Thank you to all of our teams for the thoughtful discussions over the Core Values. We recognize that having these conversations requires you to be vulnerable and transparent, which will only help us grow together!

BLT is eager to continue developing ways for us to connect, communicate, commit, and create together.

Enjoy your weekend!

Pirate Presence

Please sign up to serve as a Pirate Presence Accountability Partner - use the link below.

Our current 90/90 rate as of 10/5 is at 87%. We need to keep meeting with our students to help them be here every day to be successful.


PIRATE PRESENCE SIGN-UP FORM


Thank you for serving as a role model for our students!

The Jellybean Show - October 17, 5 PM Wilson

The PCHS Theatre & Special Education Department will join together for this performance project. The Jellybean Conspiracy ("Voices from the Heart") is a readers' theatre piece that brings together differently-abled students in a show of solidarity, strength, and understanding. For more information on this show and the organization, visit The Jellybean Website.


*Donations accepted at the door the night of the show, there are no tickets available for this production

Veterans Day Assembly - November 11th

Friends,

We will be honoring our local Veterans, and those who currently serve, on Monday,
November 11th, at 1:45 in the North Gym. It takes a lot of Pirates to make this an amazing event for our community! Please sign up to help using the form linked below.

Invite your Veteran neighbors, family, and friends!


VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY SIGN-UP

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Field Trip Reminders

1) Field trip approval forms are now electronic. The link is on the PCHS Forms Home Drive Field Trip Request Form. You will be notified by email of approval/denial of the field trip. **PLEASE REQUEST AHEAD OF TIME!


2) We have added a calendar to overlay on your google calendar and Master Calendar, PCHS Field Trips.


This will enable all staff to see when there is a field trip planned/approved. The office staff will place all approved Field trips in this calendar so all staff will be able to see when students will be out.


Also, please remember, if you are leaving from PCHS please have the bus and students meet you in the South Athletic Office Commons, not the welcome center.

Learning Lab

Please remember to fill out the LL FORM when you send a student over, and remind them to check-in with Suzanne.


Location: Paxton Conference Room

Processes for Learning Lab:

  1. Check-In is with Suzanne Frame in Paxton. Students sent to the Learning Lab need to go directly to the Paxton Welcome Center to sign in. The supervisor will be contacted to join the student(s) in the lab.

  2. When students need to make up a test or assignment, the classroom teacher must complete the Learning Lab Google Form (located on our PCHS Dashboard) ahead of time. That way we can have the supervisor waiting for the student to ensure they get as much time as needed.

  3. When students are sent without prior notification on the Learning Lab Google form, the classroom teacher must complete this form right away so that the supervisor knows what the student needs to be working on and/or the reason the student is being sent to the lab.

  4. Students who are highly agitated, struggling with emotional/social issues, or appear to be very upset are to be sent to the main office. We will determine what the needs of that student are and help them from there. Always either accompany a student under these circumstances and/or call the office for assistance.

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October's Pirates ROCK Trait is RESONSIBILITY

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...Being accountable for your actions without blame.
Got Character Responsibility students - Anabelle Rodriguez, Grant Allen, Lauren Moore,
Nicola Kingery, and Riley Stehlik!

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

14

  • NO SCHOOL, District Inservice
  • FOOTBALL (JV) at Home

15

  • FLU SHOTS, LCR
  • PSAT PRE-ADMINISTRATION, 1:30, South Gym
  • JAZZ BAND CONCERT, 7 PM
  • SOCCER, at Home

16

  • PSAT, 7:30 AM, South Gym
  • CHOIR CONCERT, 7 PM

17

  • DEPARTMENT CHAIR MTG., 3 PM
  • JELLY BEAN SHOW, 5 PM, theatre
  • SOCCER, at Home

18

  • PICTURE RETAKES (Staff pictures also)
  • REPORT CARDS SENT OUT
  • FOOTBALL, at Home- BLACKOUT GAME

21

  • ADVISORY ALL WEEK
  • JOSTENS MEETS WITH SOPHOMORE CLASS, 2 PM, theatre
  • SOCCER, at Home

22

  • PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE, 3:30-7:30, Paxton
  • SWIM; VOLLEYBALL at Home

24

  • PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE, 3:30-7:00, Paxton


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