PCHS PARENT eNews

April 13, 2018

Counseling Center

Juniors

Please respond to the AWARDS ASSEMBLY FORM by May 1st.


Parents of Jrs. & Srs.

Is your child looking for a career path or a job opportunity? NCC is hosting a Career Fair on April 20 from 8 to 2. There will be 50 companies in attendance and many of them will provide training and/or summer jobs. These companies are ALL hiring with great wage packages! Please discuss this opportunity with your child and if they are interested in attending, ask them to complete the form in their Class of 2018 or Class of 2019 Google Classroom. Attached to the classroom announcement is a list of companies that will be attending. Students must be signed up to attend.


Parents of all students:

Upcoming Spring College Fair – Sponsored by Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling (MOACAC). All students and families welcome to attend, Juniors & parents are strongly encouraged to attend.


Kansas City Spring Regional College Fair

Sunday, April 15, 1:00-3:00pm

University of Missouri – Kansas City (Student Union Multipurpose Room)

5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

Pre-Register: https://app.strivescan.com/students


Community College Day at Metropolitan Community College on Saturday,
April 28, 2018

Event: Community College Day.

Location: each MCC campus (MCC-Maple Woods: 2601 NE Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64156)

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Time: 9am-12noon

Format: Open house. Drop in anytime between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon.

Description: Don’t have your post-high school graduation plans in place yet? Don’t worry. At MCC, we have a variety of opportunities to get your career moving. Stop by any of our 5 campus locations to learn about the many degrees and certificate programs we offer, and how easy it is to get started. Great information, free stuff and we will be awarding a $500 scholarship to one participant at each location.

MCC – More than a great plan for you.

Students can register for this event by clicking on the link below:

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DAY REGISTRATION

Enrollment Packets

Please complete the Enrollment paperwork as soon as possible and have your student return the packet to the office.


**OFTEN MISSED:

  • Be sure to check that all forms are completed and signed.
  • All students are required to have the Eligibility Form on file. (signatures are on the back of this form)
  • Car riders and Drivers all need to have a Transportation Form completed and signed.
  • Don't forget to sign the Enrollment Verification Form


THANK YOU!

Seniors

  • April 23rd - Deadline to fill out the Senior Information form.
  • May 1st - Deadline to respond to the Awards Assembly form.
  • May 1st - Deadline to submit your pictures for the senior slideshow!! Send a recent photo (can be your senior pic) and one baby pic to 2018pchsseniors@gmail.com - Include name of the graduate in the email!
  • May 4th - Senior Achievement and Recognition Ceremony, 1:00, Wilson theatre
  • May 11th - Seniors Last Day: Be prepared to return Chromebooks and textbooks, library books, pay all fines/fees and lunch balances.

  • May 18th - Senior Breakfast 7:40 a.m. in Paxton Gym
  • May 18th - Graduation Rehearsal and Senior Walk - you MUST attend rehearsal in order to participate in graduation. Please remember to bring your cap and gown, (Make sure your name is on them) All seniors must ride the bus to rehearsal and senior walk
  • May 20th - Graduation at KCI Expo, 2:00 - All graduating seniors must report to the KCI Expo Center no later than 1:15 pm.

Looking for Pirate Mentors for 2018-19 School Year

SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS:
Interested in becoming a Pirate Mentor for the 2018-2019? If so, review the attached information and complete the required forms to apply by Friday, April 27th.

Click on the link:
Pirate Mentor Criteria and Application Process
Please contact Mrs. Smith or Mrs. Lightfoot with questions.

Pirate Mentor Coordinators,
Mrs. Lightfoot and Mrs. Smith

Overdrive Library Catalog

You may be familiar with Overdrive, an ebook and audiobook collection, through Mid-Continent Public Library but you may not know PCHS has its own curated collection of ebooks and audiobooks selected with our student population in mind. The collection can be accessed via this link Overdrive Library Catalog that you can also find on the PCHS Library web page.


Teacher Appreciation Day

Teacher Appreciation Day is May 8th this year.

Do you have a teacher (or teachers) that you appreciate? Send them a nice note, or email.

Students could also make signs and decorate their door to let everyone know they are appreciated!

Student Drop Off/Pick Up

To ensure the safety of our students and staff -
Please utilize the front of PCHS/Paxton Center to drop off or pick up your students. Please do not use the road between Paxton and PCHS or the back of the buildings where buses, faculty and staff park.

Students Checking Out and In

Reminder:
  • If your student is leaving, anytime during the day, they need to check out through the WELCOME CENTER and check back in through the WELCOME CENTER.
  • If your student is leaving ill they must visit the NURSE before checking out.

PLC Days - Students in Afternoon Activities

REMINDER: If your student is staying at the high school on PLC Days before practice begins, they MUST report to room 3 in the Paxton Center until 2:40.


Remaining PLC Days:

May 2

Platte County Pirate Booster Club Online Store

Looking for some more spirit wear? The Platte County Pirate Booster Club online store, www.pchsboosterclub.com features our 17-18 line as well as some of our favorites from last year.

The online store contains a “shopping cart” for convenient, safe, and secure purchases, and has special features, such as the ability to select different sizes, 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 x1238.


PCHS Booster Club Online Store

PTSA

UPCOMING MEETINGS/EVENTS: (Meetings are held in PCHS Library)

  • May 10, 6:00** earlier than usual


CONNECT WITH PTSA

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 child 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.


SAFE SCHOOLS ALERT

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Mark Your Calendar

April

16-18 - VARSITY CHEER CLINICS, 5:30-7:00 pm South Gym

17 - PRE-ADMINISTRATION for AP TESTING

19 - PRE-ADMINISTRATION for AP-TESTING

21 - MUSIC IN THE PARK

20 - VARSITY CHEER TRYOUTS, 3:30-5:00 South Gym

20 - DANCE CLINICS (for tryouts) BEGIN, 4:00-6:00, North Gym

23-25 - DANCE TEAM CLINICS 4-6 North Gym

24 - ACT MAKE-UP DAY

24 - END OF COURSE EXAM (EOC): ELA 2

25 - END OF COURSE EXAM (EOC): ELA 2

26 - DANCE TEAM TRYOUTS, 5:30, North Gym

27 - PIRATE MENTOR APPLICATIONS DUE

27-28 - PCMS ART SHOW & MUSICAL "Mary Poppins, Jr."

28 - MUSIC IN THE PARK


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

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
  • Phil Dorman, Activities Director