NOVEMBER 20, 2015

I hope everyone has had an enjoyable week. My highlight this week was our choir, Honor Choir and Prelude concerts on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. It is always so refreshing and amazing to see the talent our PCMS kiddos possess! They make me so proud!!!

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we will not send out a Weekly Update email next week. From all of us at Platte City Middle School, we wish you and your family a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Break

Reminder that Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th. School will resume Monday, November 30th.

Middle School Sports

As you can tell by looking at the calendar, winter sports (boys/girls basketball and wrestling) are gearing up and will be in full swing beginning next week. Our middle school athletes love having parents, teachers, administrators and peers in the stands cheering them on! I hope everyone gets the opportunity to attend at least one of these events. This is a great way to boost school spirit, for both the students participating and for those spectating alike!

Winter Weather/School Closing Planning & Notification

With the recent drop in temperatures, it is time to begin planning for winter weather! In the event of school cancellation, PCR-3 will get that information out as early as possible through automated phone calls and text messages, the District website, Facebook, Twitter, the District Hotline (816-858-2752), and local media. Please visit the Winter Weather Information page of the Parents Tab on the district website for information regarding cancellations, how the district will notify families, and Y Club information.

~Reminder - If you haven't yet opted in to receive text messages, but would like to receive text notifications, simply text YES or OPTIN to 68453.

Boundary Adjustment Draft - Public Feedback Requested*

The Boundary Adjustment Committee has met in October and November to examine scenarios and evaluate them based on community values and prioritized boundary criteria so a recommendation can be provided to the Board of Education in December. Draft scenarios of the elementary and middle school attendance areas were presented at the Public Forum on November 18. * Click here to view these draft scenarios and provide feedback by Friday, December 4, 2015.

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Friday, Nov. 20
  • Progress Reports were emailed home. (Sent via USPS if no email on file)
  • Wrestling vs. West Platte, Lathrop CANCELLED
Monday, Nov. 23
  • Wrestling @ Ray-Pec East Middle School. 4pm
Wednesday, Nov. 25
  • No School ~ Thanksgiving Break
  • Courthouse Lighting Ceremony ~ 5pm

Thursday, Nov. 26

  • No School ~ Thanksgiving Break

Friday, Nov. 27

  • No School ~ Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 30

  • Wrestling vs. Osage Trail, Liberty N, Grain Valley ~ 4pm @ PCMS

Tuesday, Dec. 1

  • Boys Basketball vs. Maple Park ~ 4pm @ Barry Middle School
  • Girls Basketball @ Maple Park ~ 4pm

Wednesday, Dec. 2

  • Platte Valley Bank Day ~ Bring your deposits to school with you!
  • Wrestling @ Campbell MS ~ 4pm

Thursday, Dec. 3

  • Boys Basketball @ Antioch ~ 4:15pm
  • Girls Basketball vs. Antioch ~ 4:15pm @ Barry Middle School
  • PCMS PTO Meeting ~ 6pm