PCHS Pirate News
Message from Dr. Jones
WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Please Complete the Parent Survey by December 3
The Platte County School District is conducting its annual parent survey to gather feedback on strengths of the district, as well as areas to consider for growth. Your input is important and will be considered when making future decisions.
If you have not already completed the survey during Parent/Teacher conferences, we ask that you complete the survey by clicking on the link below. If you have more than one student, please be sure to answer those questions for each building. The survey should take approximately fifteen minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your feedback!
**NEW THIS YEAR: For the comment portion of our stakeholder surveys, we are using a new tool called Thought Exchange. Participants share thoughts, then rate thoughts shared by others to create themes and help the District prioritize next steps.
Finals Testing Schedule
Parents of Juniors:
We have almost finished visiting with Juniors about 22-23 course choices. Please ask your child to see their ICAP!
Reminder to Senior parents: This is THE TIME to complete the FAFSA & College Applications. **Please complete the FAFSA even if you don't think you will qualify for Federal funding.
For those parents that missed our presentations during Parent/Teacher Conferences, they were recorded and the links are below.
- I Didn't Know That! For families of Freshmen & Sophomores
Did you miss our "I Didn't Know That" event for families of Freshmen & Sophomores during Parent Teacher Conferences?
Lined below is the video recording of the event along with the slide presentation so you can click on embedded links. Have questions? Please reach out to your child's school counselor.
- I Didn't Know That! For families of Juniors
Did you miss our "I Didn't Know That" event for families of Juniors during Parent Teacher Conferences? Attached is the video recording of the event along with the slide presentation so you can click on embedded links. Have questions? Please reach out to your child's school counselor.
I Didn't Know That for Families of Juniors
Slides for I Didn't Know That
- Basics of Financial Aid Planning - For families of Seniors
Did you miss our "Basics of Financial Aid Planning" event for families of Seniors during Parent Teacher Conferences? Linked below is the video recording of the event.
Have questions? Please reach out to your child's school counselor.
Basics of Financial Aid Planning
Find scholarships and due dates here.
SENIOR Parent and Students:
FAFSA FRENZY - Free FAFSA Help on November 30th, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm See image below!
Need to visit with a school counselor? Please contact us to make an appointment.
Semester Graduate Ceremony and Reception - December 21st
Tuesday, December 21st, 3:00-4:00 pm.
SAVE THE DATE!
Pirate Academy - After School Tutoring
This school year the Pirate Academy tutoring will be held on Tuesday and Thursdays from 3-5 in Paxton in Large group 1. If students need extra help with school work, they can stay after on these days.
They can ride the activity bus home but it is a limited route so please feel free to pass that on also. Here is the link for the two routes available: https://www.plattecountyschooldistrict.com/departments/transportation/activity_bus_information
Have You Opted In to Receive Text Notifications from PCR-3?
School Messenger is our automated phone calling and text notification system. We use this system to notify parents quickly for sudden changes in schedules due to emergencies, school cancellations, or just important school announcements.
If you aren't receiving the District's text reminders and notifications and would like to opt in to receive these, simply text "YES" to 67587. Standard text messaging rates apply.
Pirates ROCK Character Trait: COMPASSION (December)
Pirates ROCK (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.
December's #PiratesROCK trait is COMPASSION: showing concern through words & actions.
- No School, Thanksgiving Break
- Winter Play Auditions, 3;00 pm, theatre
- Professional Learning Communities (PLC), 2-hour Early Dismissal
- Ceremony for Semester Graduates, 3:00-4:00 pm, Paxton
- First Semester Ends, 3-hour early release
December 23-January 3:
- No School, Winter Break
- Classes resume, Second Semester Begins
Parent Teacher Student Association — PTSA
Platte County Pirates Booster Club Merchandise Store
15% off when you spend $85 or more.
Thank you to our Pirates ROCK Star business partners!
Platte County High School
- Dr. Keith Jones, Principal
- Matt Messick, Assistant Principal
- Michelle Howren, Assistant Principal
- Kiel Giese, Assistant Principal
- Gabe Middleton, Activities Director