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HS STAFF NEWS | April 27, 2018

Vaping Epidemic

Did you know that among high school students in the United States between 2011-2015 there has been a 900% increase in the usage of e-cigarettes?

Many students think the liquid they inhale is not dangerous, but the research has found chromium, nickel, zinc, and lead in the “juice” containers. When the coils heat the water the lead levels increase 25 times higher. Vaping now an epidemic among US high schoolers


For more information on vaping devices and dangers, we found these articles to be very informative. Vape devices are easily concealed, shared, and often times can look like a pen, a computer memory stick, a car key fob or even an asthma inhaler. In addition to flavored juices, the water mixture can contain nicotine or even THC (the drug in marijuana). Vaping: Dangerous, Available, and Addicting


Please help us prevent the increase of e-cigarettes in our Platte County R-3 schools by talking with your child about the dangers of vaping and sharing what these devices look like. We encourage our students to complete a Safe School report or contact an administrator if they are aware of anyone possessing or using these devices. “See something, Say something.”

Facts for Parents About E-Cigarettes & Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

PCHS Administration


Decision Day is May 2nd

On Wednesday, May 2, we will be celebrating Decision Day, Missouri's college & career readiness effort, also known as College Signing Day, Michelle Obama's Reach Higher college readiness effort.

On that day, we encourage staff to wear the shirts that reflect their alma mater. Students will be asked to wear clothing that reflects their college, technical training center, or military choices as well. It's time to represent and show your college pride!

EOC Schedule

  • May 1 & 3 - ALG 2
  • May 4 - GOV
  • May 8 - BIO
  • May 15 & 16 - ALG 1

AP Testing

  • May 7 - 8 am: Spanish Lit. & Culture; 12 pm: Psychology
  • May 8 - 8 am: Spanish Language & Culture
  • May 9 - 8 am: English Lit. & Composition
  • May 10 - 8 am: US Gov & Politics
  • May 11 - 8 am: US History
  • May 14 - 8 am: Biology
  • May 15 - 8 am: Calculus AB & BC
  • May 16 - 8 am: English LAnguage & Composition
  • May 17 - 8 am: World History; 12 pm: Statistics
  • May 18 - 8 am: Microeconomics; 12 pm: European History

End of Year Reviews

End of Year reviews need to be scheduled

Please email Bobbie with a time that will work for your schedule and who you need to meet with.

STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK - May 7-11

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!!


FYI:

*May5th-8th - Teachers can get a free entree (excluding salad) at Chick-Fil-A

Breakfast Times & Locations During Testing

Breakfast has been arranged for the following test groups prior to testing:


  • Algebra 2 - North café 7:30-7:45, with students entering testing rooms after eating. May 1 & 3
  • Government- normal schedule. May 4
  • Biology- North café 7:15-7:30 on May 8
  • Algebra 1- North café 7:15-7:30 on May 15 & 16


**BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED AT THE REGULAR TIME/LOCATIONS for the NON-TESTING STUDENTS.

Graduation is Coming Soon!

Graduation is coming...time to break out your Regalia and get it ready!
Please put the following on your calendars:

May 4 - Senior Awards and Recognition Ceremony, North Gym, 1:00


May 10 & 11 Senior Check Out days. - Seniors should be checking out with you during your class with them. They are not to be out of class during the day to do this process.

May 11th Seniors' Last Day - ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE for Send-Off Assembly

May 18th Senior Breakfast and Graduation Rehearsal

May 20th Graduation- 2 pm at KCI Expo All staff should arrive by 1:30.
Staff staging area will be in the room on the left in the vestibule of KCI Expo

Absence Management

Please remember to schedule your absences in Absence Management as soon as you know that you will be out of the building.

Event Forms

Please remember to fill out an EVENT PLANNING FORM for ALL events that will take place in the building.

EVENT FORMS need to be submitted to Bobbie Deeney no later than 2 weeks prior to the event.

SCHIVIR Nomination

Take a few moments and recognize a colleague for living our district values!


SCHIVIR NOMINATION FORM

PLC Meetings

ONLY ONE REMAINING!!

May 2* - CELEBRATION OF BABIES, WEDDINGS, and RETIREMENTS!


* = Extended meetings

Safe Schools

If a child reports BULLYING to you, as outlined in the safe school training, please use the following link to report the issue:

https://plattecounty-mo.safeschoolsalert.com/


USE THE REPORT VIA WEB button to fill out the information to be investigated.

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May

1 - EOC: ALG 2

2 - PLC DAY

2 - DECISION DAY

3 - EOC: ALG 2

4 - EOC: GOV

4 - SENIOR RECOGNITION AND ACHIEVEMENT CEREMONY, 1:00, N Gym

4 - DRUM SHOW, 7:00 pm, theatre

5 - PIRATES R.O.C.K. End of Year Celebration

8 - EOC: BIO

8 - BLT Mtg., 3:00

8 - ALL-DISTRICT STAFF KICKBALL TOURNAMENT, 5-8

8 - VOCAL SPRING CONCERT, 7:00 pm, theatre

9 - BLT BLAST

9 - 8th GRADE CLUB NIGHT, 5:30-6:30

10 - SENIOR MEETING, 11:00, theatre

10 - PTSA Mtg., 6:00, Library

10 - BAND SPRING CONCERT, 7:00 pm, theatre

11 - SENIORS' LAST DAY; SENIOR SEND OFF ASSEMBLY

11 - EVENING OF JAZZ, 7:00-10:00 pm, North Gym

12 & 13 - JUNIE B. JONES - by Pirate Performers

14 - CHOIR AWARDS, 6-7 pm, theatre

15 & 16 - EOC: ALG 1

15 - CHOIR "SENIOR SHOWCASE", 7-8:15, theatre

18 - SENIOR BREAKFAST/GRAD. REHEARSAL & SENIOR WALK

20 - GRADUATION


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

Staff Birthdays

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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