PCHS Pirate News

April 18, 2022

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Summer School 2022

Summer School will be held June 1-28, 2022.

On April 19th, Summer School Registration for the High School, including the Drivers Ed. program, (incoming 9th grades through 11th grades) will open up on the High School website.

**Please check the website on the morning of Tuesday, April 19, for the Summer School link to go live.

Inclement Weather Makeup Plan

A summary of inclement weather days and how we plan to address the days missed can be found below.

Inclement weather days:

  • February 2 (to be made up on May 26)
  • February 17 (to be made up on May 27 - This will be a 3-Hour Early Dismissal for students, a full day for staff)
  • March 7 (can be waived with Board approval as we have an extra time built into our academic calendar)
  • March 10 (Inclement Weather Virtual Learning - no make up needed)
  • March 11 (Inclement Weather Virtual Learning - no make up needed)

Seniors—Important Information

Senior Final Exam Schedule:

Seniors will take final exams the week of May 9th-12th. (There will be no new bell schedule, students will follow the normal schedule, and however the hours have been identified below for the days of each final exam.)

Monday, May 9th - Hour 2

Tuesday, May 10th - Hours 1, 3

Wednesday, May 11th - Hours 4, 6

Thursday, May 12th - Hours 5, 7

Senior Decoration Cap Design:

Seniors will be allowed to decorate their caps for graduation. Please complete the google form by May 7th. Students have the opportunity to design their cap with the following ideas but not limited to: graduation school year, college or postsecondary logo, famous quote, or family ritual or custom. Link: Senior Hat Decoration Sign Up

Senior Speaker Auditions:

If you’re interested in auditioning to be a speaker at graduation please complete the following google form: Senior Speaker Audition Form

The criteria for selection will be as follows:

1. Student holds a 3.8 GPA or higher

2. Student is involved in school (clubs, sports, fine arts)

3. Student has completed the google form with all the requested information

Graduation Rehearsal - Friday, May 20th:

7:30-8:30 am - Senior Breakfast (North Cafeteria)

8:45 am-9:15 - Senior Video and Passing out Stoles (Wilson Auditorium)

9:20 am - Load buses and head to Hy-Vee Arena

10:00 am-11:00 am - (Hy-Vee Arena)
11:10 am - Load buses headed to Graduation Walks (Pathfinder/Barry/Siegrist/PCMS/Compass)

Graduation Day - Sunday, May 22nd:

  • Location- Hy-Vee Arena

  • Student Arrival Time- 12:30 pm (enter the lower level of the arena)

12:30-1:30- Students take their graduation photo and prepare to line up

1:30-1:45 - Celebration Line w/ PCHS Staff and Educators

*Dr. Reik addresses students (1-2min)

1:55 pm - prepare for Graduation Entry

2:00 pm - Graduation Start Time

*No tickets or bands needed for entry

*Professional attire requested, no shorts or jeans.

Testing Schedules

End of Course Exams (EOC)

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AP Exams

For those students signed up to take AP Exams, the schedule is linked here:

Counseling Department


When completing an application through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, students may become eligible for other local scholarships. Additional scholarship opportunities can be found via PCHS's Counseling Center here.

Find scholarships and due dates here.


Need to visit with a school counselor? Please contact us to make an appointment.

Pirates ROCK Got Character Program - Apply by May 2

PCHS Juniors and Parents:

As you are most likely aware, Platte County R-3’s Pirates ROCK (Raising Outstanding Character Kids) Character Education Program has historically recognized PCHS students’ positive character by nominating students for the “Got Character” poster series. You may have seen these posters in our school buildings and in local businesses. The poster series is intended to honor students at Platte County High School who will be role models for all students and who are living the Pirates ROCK character traits:

· January –Individuality: setting yourself apart from others

· February – Self Control: displaying your emotions & behaviors in a positive way

· March – Integrity: having a sincere, honest nature

· April – Perseverance: giving your best effort regardless of obstacles & rejection

· May – Respect: being considerate of others, property, rules & authority

· June – Cooperation: working & socializing with others to accomplish common goals

· July – Honesty: a willingness to say openly what is true

· August – Self-Confidence: having a positive belief in yourself

· September – Pride: a feeling of self-respect & worth

· October – Responsibility: being accountable for your actions without blame

· November – Citizenship: providing service and duty to your community

· December – Caring/Compassion: showing concern through words & actions

Starting with the 2016-17 school year, in partnership with the Platte County Prevention Coalition (PC2), PCHS combined the tenants of the “Got Character” poster series along with a “Got Character” trading card/mentorship program to further promote positive character traits and the mentorship of younger students by helping them realize they can “fit in” and be successful by making healthy choices and being drug-free.

Please view more information on the letter linked here.


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You're Invited: Community Feedback Night - May 4, 2022

District parents and community members are invited to join us for an opportunity to share your feedback at our Community Feedback Night on Wednesday, May 4 from 6:30-8:00 pm at Platte City Middle School.

We will provide brief updates on the District's improvement actions as they relate to our Comprehensive Strategic Improvement Plan, and 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 May 1, by completing the form linked here.

Yearbooks for 2021-2022

Do you still need to order a yearbook for this school year?

You still can!

Order at www.yearbookforever.com before the end of April.

Cost is $70.00

We do not order any extra books. The only way to guarantee a book is to purchase one before April 29. Occasionally, the publisher will send some extra copies, but we have to save those in case books are damaged during shipping. Extra copies will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at registration in August of 2022, and will then be sold for $80.

The 2022 yearbook will be distributed during summer enrollment hours. Only those who pre-ordered a book will be able to pick it up at that point. Please have your receipt available in order to pick up your yearbook. This was emailed to you after you completed your purchase. It came from the publisher, not the school. If there are any extras left once all orders have been distributed, they will be sold at the $80 price.

Pirates ROCK 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 & rejection.

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Clubs and Organizations

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April 18:

  • No School, District Inservice

April 21:

  • School Board Meeting, 6:30 pm

April 25:

  • Dance Team Open Clinics, 3:00 pm

April 26:

  • Dance Team Open Clinics, 3:00 pm

April 27:

April 29:

May 2:

  • Applications for PIRATES ROCK Program Due Today
  • Dance Team Tryouts, 3:00 pm

May 3:

  • Dance Team Tryouts, 3:00 pm

May 4:

May 5:

  • Dance Team Tryouts, 3:00 pm

May 6:

  • DRUM! Percussion Show, 7:00 pm, Wilson

May 11:

May 13:

  • Seniors' Last Day
  • Senior Awards Ceremony, 9:00 am, Wilson
  • Evening of Jazz, 7:00 pm, North Gym

May 16:

  • JV Cheer Tryouts, 5:30 pm

May 17:

  • JV Cheer Tryouts, 5:30 pm

May 18:

  • JV Cheer Tryouts, 5:30 pm

May 19:

  • JV Cheer Tryouts, 3:00 pm

May 20:

  • Senior Breakfast and Graduation Rehearsal, 7:30 am

May 22:

  • Graduation, 2:00 pm, Hy-Vee Arena

May 27:

  • Last Day of School

Click here to view the full calendar on our website.

Parent Teacher Student Association — PTSA

Please Join PTSA

DATE CHANGE: Beginning in February, monthly meetings for the remainder of the 21-22 school will be on TUESDAYS, 6:30 pm, in the Library, instead of Thursdays.

Platte County Pirates Booster Club Merchandise Store

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