Barry News

April 9th 2021


Character Strong - Family Dares

I hope you all had a chance to participate in last week's family dare: Family Volunteer Day.

Please consider joining us in this week's family dare: No More Chores. We participated in this during first semester, but thought it would be a great time to bring it back. As we begin to experience more sunshine, rain, and warmer temperatures, we should all expect to see a rise in the need for yard work. Please use this family dare in your favor and ask your children to join in with us on this week's family dare!

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Character Strong Student Recognition

Each week, our building will focus on a different trait of the Eight Essentials. 10 students will be recognized for modeling this trait throughout the week. This week's focus was Commitment.

The following students selected were:

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SOS (Signs of Suicide) - Week of Activities

The following activities were developed through collaboration of our Principal's Advisory Team and our school social worker to bring awareness throughout the week:

Tuesday, April 13th

  • During FPC, 6th-8th graders will watch the SOS refresher video and participate in a discussion.
  • Theme day: Positive Message T-Shirt Tuesday! Wear a shirt with a positive message on it (Be Kind, Good Vibes Only, Character Strong Message shirts, etc.)

Wednesday, April 14th

  • Theme day: We're All in This Together Wednesday! Wear Purple or Turquoise to Recognize Suicide Prevention and Awareness.

  • All Lunches: "Let's Talki About It!" Bags of Takis and mental health resources will be available to students who want them.

Thursday, April 15th

  • Theme day: Your Future is Bright! Wear neon or bright clothing, socks, headbands, etc.
  • All Lunches: "Life Would Be Un BEARable without You!" Bags of gummy bears and a list of healthy coping skills will be available to students who want them.

Friday, April 16th

  • Theme day: Be Comfortable with Yourself! Wear pajamas or comfy clothes.
  • All Lunches: Suicide Prevention Awareness bracelets and ACT message cards/stickers will be available for students that want them.

Any questions pertaining to SOS can be directed to our School Social Worker, Stephanie Richison, at

Monday, April 12th - No School for Students

A reminder that April 12th is an in-service day for staff. Students will not report to school on Monday.

Barry PTSA Meeting - Tuesday, 4/13 at 6 pm

Since the School Bond Package was successful in passing yesterday, we have received a request from the architects from Hollis and Miller to present their plans for the brand new middle school that will be built off of Platte Purchase. The intention is for the building to open in the fall of 2023. These plans have been developed with both DEC and Barry staff over the past 6 months. They met with our Principal's Advisory Team last week and are excited to visit with us on 4/13. We will be conducting a shortened version of our regular business meeting from 6-6:30 followed by the presentation and Q&A from HM from 6:30-8pm.

The meeting's purpose falls in the Consult area in the graphic below. It gives a good description of what to expect as a participant in this meeting.

Please complete this FORM to RSVP for attending on Tuesday, April 13th from 6-8pm. We will be limiting in person attendance to 40 parents, so please let us know if you are coming by NOON on Monday, April 12th at the latest. Limited pizza and drinks will be available for those that register.

We look forward to receiving your RSVP!

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MAP Grade Level Assessment Information and Dates (Repeat)

Please see the PDF below for information about the upcoming MAP assessment. MAP and EOC dates will be listed below in their respective grade level sections.

PTSA Officers Needed for 21-22 School Year (Repeat)

Have you ever wondered about any available opportunities to become more involved in your child’s experience at Barry?

We have some wonderful options for you! The Barry PTSA will be electing new officers for the 2021-22 school year in the month of March, so we are in need of interested volunteers to serve in those roles.

(President-Vice President-Secretary-Treasurer)

Please send us an email to answer any questions you may have.


MAP Schedule for 5th Grade (Repeat)

Please try to avoid scheduling any conflicts during the times/dates below. If you know your student will be absent during these times, please let your homeroom teacher and our school counselor ( know.

Monday AM, 5/10: Math Sessions 1 and 2

Tuesday AM, 5/11: Math Session 3 and ELA Session 1

Wednesday AM, 5/12: ELA Sessions 2 and 3

Thursday AM, 5/13: Science Sessions 1 and 2


Math Pathways - Current 6th and 7th Graders

Grade level newsletters will include the following letters below explaining our process for identifying and assessing students who might be ready to pursue Pre Algebra in 7th grade and Algebra I in 8th grade. Please reach out to Dr. Haniger with any questions via phone or email.

Summer School Options for Current 8th Graders Going Into High School

PCHS Summer School Enrollment will open at 8 am on Friday, April 16. Incoming PCHS Freshmen are allowed to take one course for a 1⁄2 credit. The following courses are available to incoming Freshmen: Physical Education (in-person), Health (virtual), Business Tech I (virtual), and Theater Arts (virtual). Classes do fill up, and there is a limit to the number of students per course. Parents will be emailed a link to sign up on Friday, April 16 at 8am. Please see the PCHS Summer School infographic for additional information.

SOS - Signs of Suicide Program (Repeat)

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24 years old. As a part of our ongoing efforts to educate our students to recognize the symptoms of depression and the warning signs of suicide, and to teach them how to get help for themselves or a friend, we are participating in the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program.

The SOS Program is used in thousands of schools throughout the country. This year marks our third year of participation at the high school and year two at the middle level. As a part of this educational program, we will watch a brief video clip and have a group discussion. Then at the end of class, students will fill out a form asking if they would like to speak to someone. Finally, students will receive a resource sheet outlining where to go to get further help.

This topic is very important, but can be difficult to discuss. If you would like for your student to opt out the SOS session, please fill out the form below by Monday, April 12. These sessions will occur across the district during the week of April 12.

MAP Schedule for Middle School (Repeat)

Please try to avoid scheduling any conflicts during the times/dates below. If you know your student will be absent during these times, please let our school counselor ( know.

6th Grade

Wednesday AM, 5/5: Math Sessions 1, 2, and ELA Session 1

Thursday PM, 5/6: Math Session 3 and ELA Sessions 2, 3

7th Grade

Wednesday PM, 5/5: Math Session 3 and ELA Sessions 2, 3

Thursday AM, 5/6: Math Sessions 1, 2, and ELA Session 1

8th Grade

Wednesday AM, 5/12: Math Session 1, 2, and 3

Thursday AM, 5/13: ELA Session 1 and 2

Friday AM, 5/14: ELA Session 3 and 4 & Science Session 1 and 2

EOC Schedule for Algebra I and Geometry Students (Repeat)

Please try to avoid scheduling any conflicts during the times/dates below. If you know your student will be absent during these times, please let our school counselor ( and your math teacher ( know.

Algebra I

Monday AM, 5/10 Session 1

Tuesday AM, 5/11 Session 2


Monday PM, 5/10 Session 1

Tuesday PM, 5/11 Session 2

Rising 8th Graders - Required Vaccinations (Repeat)

The state of Missouri requires that all incoming 8th-grade students be vaccinated for Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) and MCV (meningococcal) prior to starting their 8th grade school year.

All 8th grade students who cannot provide proof of having the Tdap and MCV being given will not be able to start the 2021-2022 school year. Students will NOT receive their schedules at back-to-school events and will NOT be able to start on the first day of school next year until proof of the vaccines being given is provided.

Please reach out to our school nurse with any questions (

New Spring Activity Bus Times (Repeat)

Below are the new activity bus pick up times for each location:

4:55 - YMCA

5:00 - PCMS

5:05 - PCHS

The new approximate arrival time back at Barry is 5:30pm.


Stay Connected


Welcome to Mrs. Richison's Virtual Office! Please click around the room to find information regarding district resources, coping skills, ways to contact me, and more.

Treasure Chest (Repeat)

The Treasure Chest is our school district resource center. It is a stocked pantry providing food, clothing, toiletries, and other household supplies. All items in the Treasure Chest are free to PCR-3 students and families who participate in the Free or Reduced School Lunch Program. The Treasure Chest is open for shopping every week of the calendar year on Wednesday evenings from 4pm-6pm. Families must register at the following link or call 816.858.7001 weekly so we can appropriately plan for resources. Once approved, families can drive through at the original Treasure Chest site (in the north parking lot of PCHS). Identification must be provided in order to receive food.

Register weekly here:

If you need to complete a new lunch application for the 2020/2021 school year, please follow this link:


Please feel free to visit our counselor's virtual office for counseling related materials.

Safe Schools (Repeat)

If you need to submit a tip regarding school safety (bullying/threats/violence/etc.), please click here.

Follow us on Social Media (Repeat)