March 29, 2019

One More Quarter! Finish Strong!

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Miles of Smiles - Portable Dental Program

Miles of Smiles dental program will be at Platte RIII Schools

April 23rd – May 22nd

Miles of Smiles is a full-service dental program that provides FREE dental care to children in the Northland. This free service is made available through private donations and Missouri Medicaid funding. If your child participates in the program, their dental care will be provided on site, in the school, by a Missouri licensed dentist. Whether you have insurance or not, Miles of Smiles provides a full-service dental program including cleanings, x-rays, fillings, crowns, pulpotomies, and extractions, for free. Follow up appointments are available in our office Monday through Friday, all year long.

Patient registration forms can be completed online from a smartphone, a computer, or you can contact the school and ask to be provided with a paper copy. Please include all of the necessary information on your child's form, including but not limited to: Health History, Allergies, and any concerns you have. Please remember in order for your child to be seen we will need all three parent signatures signed on the form. Please have the form completed by April 15th.

Please visit our website for more information and to sign your child up online!


Once the dentist has left the school, we are still your dentist. You can call our office and schedule an appointment at any time. We hope you will consider us your dental home and visit us on a regular basis. We will return to the school around the same time next year.

Thank you for participating in the Miles of Smiles dental program.

Miles of Smiles

5416 NE Antioch Road Kansas City MO 64119


Junior/Senior Prom -

This year's Prom theme is PARIS AT NIGHT

  • Date: April 27th (8-11pm)
  • Cost: $30/person
  • Ticket sales: April 17-26, before and after school outside the front office

*If your student plans to bring a date who is not a PCHS student, they need to pick up a form in the office, or from the HS web page: GUEST FORM

  • Place: Dan Meiner Studio @ Pennway Place - 2500 West Pennway, KCMO 64108
  • Parking: Jefferson Street has open parking from 25th all the way up to 26th Street. A police officer will be stationed there throughout the event to stop traffic for students crossing the street.
  • Facility Website: http://www.danmeiners.com/event-space/

Academic Awards and Senior Awards/Scholarship Recognition

Due to modified makeup days and testing dates, our senior awards ceremony has been moved from May 7th to TUESDAY, APRIL 30th at 8:00 am in the PCHS Wilson Auditorium. This ceremony will be combined with our Academic Awards Ceremony.

Academic/Scholarship Recognition Ceremony Tuesday, April 30 at 8 a.m. in the Wilson Auditorium.

Qualifications for students to be awarded a PCHS Academic Letter include:

· Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors who earn a 3.85 or higher weighted GPA

· GPA’s are computed on an annual basis by averaging the second semester GPA of the previous year with the first semester GPA of the current school year.

· First year letter winners will receive the academic letter plus a pin of the current school year.

· Subsequent letter winners will receive a pin of the current school year.

We will also be recognizing Seniors for the following:

· Local Scholarship Winners

· Bright Flight

· Perfect Attendance

· Athletic Award

· Character Council

· Skills USA

· Military

Counseling Department

  • April 10, 7:30 am, HS Office Conference Room

SCHOLARSHIPS - check often!

Click here to view Success Ready Opportunities: SUCCESS READY

April 19 - Now a School Day

So far in the 2018-19 school year, PCR-3 has missed nine days of school due to inclement weather.

In an effort to not push the school year into the month of June, and to not interfere with the summer school schedule, the Board of Education was presented a plan to address our inclement weather and makeup days. Friday, April 19, 2019, which was originally a "no school day," has now been identified as a make-up day for students and staff.

End of Course (EOC) Exams

Below are the testing dates for End of Course Exams. It is important for students to be in attendance for their exams.
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Community Egg Hunt and Pirates ROCK Recognition

Pirates ROCK character trait students for February and March will be recognized on the football field prior to the April 20 Community Egg Hunt hosted by Pirates ROCK Star, Wells Bank. See flier for details.

Summer School 2019

The Platte County R-3 School District is excited to announce that Summer School will be held in June, 2019. Because of our inclement weather days, dates have not been officially set as of yet, but summer School is tentatively scheduled for June 3-29, 2019. All Platte County R-3 students are invited to attend and continue to grow as learners throughout the summer! The purpose of PCR-3’s Summer School Program is to provide an experience that is relevant, rigorous, and engaging, based on individual learner needs, in a safe and caring environment.

  • Information about enrolling in the High School summer school program will be available in April.

Action Alert from the Northland Coalition

Currently, the Missouri State Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is drafting the rules and regulations regarding medical marijuana. Now is our opportunity to provide input on how these restrictions, or lack thereof, will impact our youth and communities. They are hearing volumes of information from the marijuana industry and very little from our side. Please take a minute to compose and send a personal email with your concerns and comments to these decision makers. We provided some suggestions below.

Suggestions for composing a comment to the Medical Marijuana Division of DHSS:

  • Start a new email to: MedicalMarijuanainfo@health.mo.gov. Address your letter to "Mr. Lyndall Fraker"
  • Introduce yourself and share a little about why you care or are concerned about medical marijuana marketing, etc. Be specific to regulatory issues such as those listed below.
  • Copy and paste these recommendations (or write your own suggestions):

"I encourage you to consider the following regulations that would protect our youth and community:

  • require age 21 to purchase, sell, cultivate or be employed in the marijuana industry,
  • impose strict limits on marketing,
  • use a tracking system to limit the volume of marijuana products sold or purchased,
  • require extensive training and qualifications of dispensary staff,
  • require the products to be sold in packaging that mirrors prescription drug packaging with no flashy colors, names, or child friendly images,
  • limit dispensing hours,
  • limit edibles,
  • require product inserts--similar to those that are provided with all other medicines."
  • Sign the letter and provide your contact information.

Email Your Letter To: MedicalMarijuanainfo@health.mo.gov


Mail your letter to:

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Attn: Lyndall Fraker

Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation

P.O. Box 570

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Emily Small

Prevention Specialist
Northland Coalition/Tri-County Mental Health Services

Pirates R.O.C.K. Character Trait: PERSEVERANCE

Pirates R.O.C.K. (Raising Outstanding Character Kids) is a program designed to surround our families with examples of strong character traits through school experiences, at home, and reinforced in their community. Each month our community focuses on a specific character trait and students are recognized for exhibiting these traits: Self Confidence, Pride, Responsibility, Citizenship, Compassion, Individuality, Self Control, Integrity, Perseverance, Respect, Honesty, and Cooperation.

April's #PiratesROCK trait is PERSEVERANCE: giving your best effort regardless of obstacles and rejection.

Student SCHIVIR Nominations

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. Please use this form to nominate your fellow students whom you see are living out our Pirate Character Traits (Self-Confidence, Pride, Responsibility, Citizenship, Compassion, Individuality, Self Control, Integrity, Perseverance, Respect, Cooperation, Honesty). Students who are nominated will be called to the office and recognized for their efforts.


Platte County Pirates Booster Club Online Store

Looking for some spirit wear? The Platte County Pirate Booster Club online store, www.pchsboosterclub.com is live and featuring our 2019 winter line as well as some of our favorites from last year. The site allows consumers to shop on-line for its Platte County School District branded products. The pchsboosterclub.com online store contains a "shopping cart" for convenient, safe, and secure purchases, and has special features, such as the ability to select different size, 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 x. 1238.




(All meetings are at 6:30 pm in the library unless otherwise announced.)

Apr - 11

May - 9


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 student 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.



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Mark Your Calendar

April 1-6:


April 2:

  • COLORGUARD CLINIC, 3-4:30, N Gym

April 4:

  • COLORGUARD CLINIC, 3-4:30, N Gym

April 8:

  • DANCE CLINIC (optional - to prepare for tryouts), 3-5, North Gym

April 9:

  • DANCE CLINIC (optional - to prepare for tryouts), 3-5, North Gym
April 10:
  • JOSTENS: Cap and Gown Delivery, 7 AM
  • PRE-ACT TESTING - Sophomores

April 15-18:


April 18:

  • Theatre Spring Showcase

April 22-25:


April 22-24:


April 25:


April 26:

  • Pirate Performers Auditions

April 27:

  • AFTER PROM Sponsored by PTSA

April 29:

  • Spring NHS Induction Ceremony

April 30:


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

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

You're Invited: Stakeholder Feedback Night - April 10

District parents and community members are invited to join us for an opportunity to share your feedback at our Stakeholder Feedback Night on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30-7:30pm at Platte City Middle School. We will provide an update on the District's innovations as they relate to our Comprehensive Strategic Improvement Plan, which sets the direction and identifies goals for the District. During our Stakeholder Feedback Night, we will also seek additional input from stakeholders on specific opportunities for improvement in each of our school buildings and strategic focus areas.

If you would like to attend, RSVPs must be made by April 1, by completing the form linked here.