PCHS PARENT News

October 12, 2018

SREB VISIT

This week, PCHS in partnership with NCC were able to host guests from DESE (Department of Secondary & Elementary Education) and SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) to help facilitate a curriculum and instructional review. Parents, students, teachers, administration, business, and higher education representatives enjoyed a lunch provided by the culinary program and provided great feedback for future planning. Stakeholders participated in conversations about how PCHS can provide an engaging and relevant experience across both buildings. We will use this feedback in PCHS's strategic plan focused on providing high quality and rigorous programming. We are excited to work with NCC and state/national level experts as we move forward!
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Stay Up-to-Date With Your Child's Grades: Parent Portal

The end of 1st Quarter is coming up on October 12. Do you know how your child is doing in his/her classes? Parents can use Parent Portal to keep up to date on grades, attendance, lunch account balances and more!


Check out the Guide to Parent Portal for instructions on how to use this student and parent information system.


NOTE: The “Assignments” and “Grades” tiles in Parent Portal aren’t used as frequently by elementary parents (grades K-5), as by secondary parents (grades 6-12). Elementary progress under the Grades tile is shown as standards-based progress as reported on quarterly report cards.


You can log onto Parent Portal by visiting plattecountyschooldistrict.com and clicking on the “Grades” icon at the top of any page. You can also download the Tyler SIS Student 360 app on your mobile device. Email notifications to parents can also be scheduled for students in grades 6-12. Select the Notification Preferences tile or “Set Notification Preferences" under the parent drop-down menu. These notifications include an email if the student is absent and/or if a gradebook score is entered.

Counseling Department

Planning & Paying for College

Presenter: Jeff Vincent with Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods

Date/Time: October 25 @ 6 p.m. (During P/T Conferences)

Where: PCHS @ Room 61



UPCOMING SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Seniors: Elks scholarship apps due Nov 15
Find on the PCHS counseling website.



UPCOMING EVENTS



JUMP START WITH THE COUNSELORS

Next Jump Start with the Counselors is on October 17th, at 7:00 am at Paxton Center AND Barry School.

Topic: SCHOLARSHIPS

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JOSTENS - Sophomore Class Ring Presentation

Jostens will be here to meet with the sophomore class on Monday, October 15th, 2:00 pm in the theatre. They will hand out order packets for class rings at that time.


ORDER DAYS:

  • Thursday, Oct. 18, during lunch periods.
  • Thursday, Oct. 18, Family Ordering Time, 4:00-6:00 pm in the Main Lobby
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24th, BEFORE school (7:00-7:30) in the Main Lobby

JOSTENS - Senior Graduation Products

Seniors - Jostens will be here again on Thursday, October 18th, to take graduation announcement and cap/gown orders.

Height and Weight is needed for the gown .

Picture Days

  • October 16 - Retakes for Seniors & Underclassmen
  • November 15 - Retakes for Seniors & Underclassmen

PTSA

MEETINGS/EVENTS COMING UP:

(All meetings are at 6:30 pm in the library unless otherwise announced.)


Nov. 8 - Meeting

Dec. 13 - Meeting


  • 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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PARENT PORTAL GUIDE

How To Use Parent Portal

Mark Your Calendar

October

12 - END 1st QUARTER

13 - GAME CLUB. 3-4, Pax. rm 19

15 - JOSTENS Meeting with Sophomore class, 2:00, theatre

16 - PICTURE RETAKE DAY, Seniors and Underclassmen

17 - PLC DAY

18 - JOSTENS - CLASS RING ORDER DAY (and any Srs. who haven't ordered yet), 11:30

18 - JOSTENS CLASS RING Family Order TIme, 4-6, Main Lobby

19 - PCHS CHEER "Walking Tacos" DINNER, 6:00-9:00, at football game

20/21 - ANTIQUE SHOW

21 - COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT, 3:00, Wilson Center

23 - PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE, 3:30-7:30, South Gym

24 - JOSTENS CLASS RING ORDER DAY, 7:00 am, Main Lobby

25 - PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE, 3:30-7:00, South Gym

26 - NO SCHOOL

27 - ALL-DISTRICT CHOIR

27 - ACT, 8:00 am

31 - MILITARY CONNECTED STUDENT BREAKFAST, 8:15 am, N Cafe


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
  • Stephanie Theis, Assistant Principal
  • Phil Dorman, Activities Director