Barry News

September 1, 2017


Introducing the 7 Habits

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Barry students will learn more about the 7 Habits throughout the school year. The following information was shared with students during our first morning assembly:

The first 3 habits help us to be more independent. They help us to be more responsible, to set priorities, and to achieve goals by staying focused and disciplined.

Habit 4, 5, and 6 help us to get along and work with others. These habits include skills for conflict resolution, communicating with others, teamwork, and dealing with diversity.

Our focus for August and September:

First Habit-Be Proactive

· Be in charge of yourself

· Take initiative

· Don’t blame others for your mistakes

· Do the right thing without being asked even when no one is looking

· You are in control of your attitude, mood, and actions

Talk with your child about how they can be proactive both at home and at school.

Pirate Privileges

Teachers have reviewed our pirate privilege plan with all students. The plan and pirate privilege cards can be found in your child's planner. We encourage you to check your child's planner on a regular basis.

Transportation Reminders

If your child is dropped off after 7:30, they are considered tardy and must be signed in through the office. Thank you for your cooperation.

Any transportation changes must be made by 2:00. Please call our office to communicate these changes.


All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students have been assigned a chromebook. Students will be using chromebooks throughout the day in their various classes. Students who have paid the insurance premium of $30 are allowed to take their chromebook home. Chromebooks do need to be brought back to school every day fully charged.

Academic Lab

Academic Lab will begin September 19th after school. Transportation will be provided. Leona Baskerville and Carmen Marshall will be our academic lab tutors. Permission slips are available in the office.

Academic Lab Dates for 2017-2018

September 19, 21, 26, 28

October 3, 5, 10, ,12, 17 19, 31

November 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 28. 30

December 5, 7 12,, 14 19

January 16, 18 23, 25, 30

February 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27

March 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 27, 29

April 3, 5, 10, 12 17, 19, 24, 16

May 1, 3, 8, 10

Important Dates To Remember

September 4th-No School Labor Day

September 7th-PTSA Meeting 6:00

September 8th-MAP Results Sent Home

September 13th-PLC Early Release

September 18th-22nd-Homecoming Week

Homecoming-September 18-22

Platte County's Homecoming festivities run September 18-22. This year's theme is "Home is Where the Anchor Drops" - a beach theme.

PCHS will host the Victory Supper on Wednesday, September 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Pirate Stadium. The Victory Supper will be a community pep rally with our coaches introducing the fall teams, alumni coming back to speak, and the crowning of the underclassmen candidates and the Homecoming King. This evening will also feature performances by the PCHS drumline, PCHS cheerleaders, as well as alumni cheerleaders. PCHS cheerleading alumni are asked to arrive at 6 p.m. for a short practice. Food will also be provided and the event is open to the community.

The Homecoming Parade will begin at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 22, and will run on Fourth Street from Thomas Drive to Rising Star Elementary. Students will be dismissed three hours early that day. Parents and the community are encouraged to arrive by 2:25 p.m.

as Fourth Street between Zed Martin and Thomas Drive will be closed to traffic beginning at 2:30 p.m. Thomas Drive between the Siegrist Elementary and Fourth Street will also be closed. If you'd like to participate in the parade, please contact Kyle Perkins or Gena Puckett for an entry form by September 20. AGAIN THIS YEAR: There will be a shuttle bus to take parade participants and their sponsors back to the main PCR-3 campus. The shuttle bus will be parked along Zed Martin Drive. Floats will disband in the Rising Star Elementary parking lot and will take the path from the Rising Star playground to Zed Martin Drive. We encourage parents to pick up their participants at the PCR-3 main campus.

Immediately following the parade on the Courthouse steps the Traditions Band will perform several pieces including the Platte County "Fight Song" to get in the Homecoming spirit. Wells Bank will also be hosting its annual Community Tailgate Party and PCR-3 Voice Competition following the parade in the parking lot of the High Pointe Shops Shopping Center. Come cheer on your favorite faculty as they sing their way to stardom, and enjoy free food and drinks!

Homecoming Football Game: The Pirates will take on the Liberty Bluejays at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 22 at Pirate Stadium. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime.

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Fun Opportunities for middle school students

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