PCHS PARENT News
August 29, 2019
Success Ready Opportunities for High School Students - visit this link often to view new opportunities.
The PSAT is the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test for sophomores and juniors and is scheduled for October 16.
Taking the PSAT could lead to scholarships for juniors based upon their score.
**Registration and payment of $17 (cash or check) is due to the Counseling Center by Friday, September 13.
Planning & Paying for College
Presenter: Jeff Vincent with Metropolitan Community College - Maple Woods
Date/Time: October 24 @ 6 p.m. (at P/T Conferences)
The Black & Veatch Explorer Post is a program that introduces high school students to various disciplines of engineering through presentations, hands-on activities, tours and community service. We would like to invite your students to join our engineering program. Attached are the informational packet that contains our General Info, Meeting Schedule, First Nighter, College Night Flyers and Registration Form.
Northwest Missouri Area Health and Education Center is partnered with Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, MO. The program is designed for students that are interested in healthcare careers. They offer once a month workshops where they highlight a different health career.
They have professionals from these areas come and speak about what they do on a daily basis, their education they received and do some hands-on activities related to that particular career with the students.
These workshops are open to any high school or undergraduate student and there is no cost to attend. Most of the workshops will take place at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph. Attached is the 2019-2020 Pipeline calendar for those interested in attending.
PCHS, Paxton Center
Sending Breakfast/Lunch Money
Ordering Lifetouch Pictures
Changes to Student Reminders Via Text
- If you have previously provided permission for PCR-3 to communicate with your child via telephone on our re-enrollment form, your child can simply text "YES" to 67587 to begin receiving reminders from PCHS via text.
- If you have NOT provided permission for PCR-3 to communicate with your child via telephone on our re-enrollment form but wish to do so, please complete the form linked here and send to Suzanne Frame at email@example.com or turn into PCHS's front office. Once your child's phone number is entered into our student database, they'll receive an opt-in message from 67587 and can text "YES" to 67587 to begin receiving reminders from PCHS via text.
Text messages to individual grade levels will be identified at the beginning of the text, i.e. "PCHS 2020:" will be a message to this year's senior class, and "PCHS 2023:" will be a message to this year's freshman class. All school messages will start with "PCHS Msg:"
We will have paper forms available in our office as well for parents to complete. If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Frame
Fall Musical Auditions
Are you ready to "Cut Loose" for the PCHS Fall Musical Footloose!? One of the most explosive rock 'n' roll movie musicals in recent memory will burst onto the stage this November here at Platte County! When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren isn’t prepared for a ban on dancing. "Footloose" follows his journey with his peers to celebrate the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind, as well as putting your feet on the ground to dance your heart out!
Auditions are Sept 9 & 10 from 3:00-6:00 with callbacks on Thursday, Sept 12 from 3:00-6:00 in Wilson Auditorium. Informational meetings for auditions and to receive paperwork will be on Tuesday, Sept 3 at 7 am and Wednesday, Sept 4 at 3:00 pm in room 45. More information can be found at pchstheatre.com. See Mrs. Glidewell for questions in room 45.
Production Dates: November 7, 8, 9 at 7:00
Tickets: See pchstheatre.com for more information
Professional Learning Community (PLC) Early Release
On Wednesday, September 11, students will be released two hours early for our first Professional Learning Community(PLC) day of the 2019-20 school year. PLC days are designed to establish sustained and uninterrupted time for teachers to work together and collaborate to improve student learning and achievement. This time allows educators to examine and respond to the four basic fundamental questions of a Professional Learning Community:
- What is it we want students to learn?
- How will we know when each student has achieved the learning?
- How will we respond when a student is not learning?
- How will we respond when we know a child has mastered the learning?
For more information on PCR-3's Professional Learning Community, visit the PLC page on the district's website.
Mobile Activity Passes
Cost for the season pass is:
- $55 for a K-8 student,
- $80 for an adult,
- $180 for a family of 4, or
- $200 for a family of 6.
Regular admission to a game is $5 adult and $3 student (K-8).
The passes are digital and will be downloaded to your phone via the GoFan app.
You can click on the link below or the link is also located under the "Fan Zone" tab at the top of the page.
NCC Adult Community Education
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.
Mark Your Calendar
2 - NO SCHOOL, Labor Day
3 - FALL MUSICAL INFO MEETING, 7 AM, Rm. 45
3 - FCCLA Meeting, 2:50 Rm. 9
3 - HOSA, PLT and after school, Rm. 61
4 - FALL MUSICAL INFO MEETING, 3 PM, Rm. 45
5 - S.A.D.D. Meeting, after school, Rm. 43
9 & 10 - FALL MUSICAL AUDITIONS, 3:00-6:00 PM, theatre
11 - PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY (PLC) DAY, Dismissal 12:40 PM
12 - MUSICAL AUDITION CALLBACKS, 3:00-6:00 PM, heatre
12 - PTSA Mtg., 6:30 PM Library
12 - PARENT IgNIGHT, 6:30-8:00 PM, Paxton Center
13 - ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE, First Pep Assembly - 92 SHOWDOWN FB GAME
17 - PICTURE RETAKES - underclassmen
23 - SOPHOMORE CLASS MEETS WITH JOSTENS, 10:30 AM Theatre
25 - PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY (PLC) DAY, Dismissal 12:40 PM
Upcoming Community Events
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
- Dr. Stephanie Theis, Assistant Principal
- Phil Dorman, Activities Director