December 6, 2019

PCHS Parent News is published and distributed two times a month.

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Photo by senior, Parker Schmitz

How Are We Doing?

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2019-20 parent survey. The information collected from the survey will guide us for continuous improvement. However, even though the survey has closed you can still provide us feedback (comments, complaints, compliments) using the below link. The feedback you provide is reviewed and we will follow up on the feedback to help make us better as a school and school district. This link can also be found on our district website throughout the year.

Football Team State Bound

Congratulations to our Pirate Football team for advancing to the State Championship! The Pirates will be taking on Webb City at the University of Missouri Football Stadium on Friday, December 6th starting at 7:00. Additional information about the State Championship game can be found using the following link: State Championship

Counseling Center

Success Ready Opportunities for High School Students - visit this link often to view new opportunities.

College/Military Visits

Please visit our website for more information on College and Military visits.

Parents of Seniors- is your child attending college next year? Have they completed the FAFSA? Have you completed your portion? Please do so soon. And don't forget to check out our scholarships page!

Parents of Sophomores- we are beginning conversations about 2020-2021 enrollment with Sophomores, please ask your child if their school counselor has visited with them in their world history class about course choices and ask to see their ICAP.

Parents of Sophomores & Juniors - Do you have a child interested in NCC or NCAPS? They must fill out an application:

Parent of an 8th-grade student? Mark your calendars for our annual 8th grade parent night and learn more about course offerings for the class of 2024. January 13th, 6:30 pm, PCHS Wilson Auditorium.

Is your student seeking a course change request for the second semester? Students seeking a course change should have their requests submitted to the Counseling Office by Friday, December 20.

Negative Lunch Balances

We currently have many students that have a negative balance. Please bring these balances into the positive, even if all you can do is a little at a time. Call us in the main office if you have any concerns or questions.

858-2822 x1300

PULSERA: ELA and Spanish Classes Raising Money for Central American Families

PCHS is selling PULSERA bracelets to raise awareness and money for disadvantaged families in Nicaragua and Guatemala! If you are interested, please visit pchsstudent.wixsite.com/pcpulsera for more information and to reserve a PULSERA bracelet for purchase pickup!

Reservations for pulseras will be accepted 12/6 through 12/12.

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Keep PC Cozy - Sponsored by PCHS Cheer

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Parent Up - Important Topics

Parent Up's November blog talks about the role grandparents play in the prevention of underage drinking. Children often hold a special place in their hearts and minds for grandparents. Sometimes they feel as though they can have more open conversations with grandparents than with their parents. For this reason, grandparents may be able to make headway in tough conversations where parents might otherwise be unable to. Check out the blog to see the power grandparents can have!

The Power of Grandparents in Preventing Underage Drinking

Share the Truth With Our Youth is a new campaign designed to educate and encourage our Northland parents to talk to their kids about the harmful effects of vaping. Research shows that kids whose parents talk to them early and often about the dangers of drug use, and set clear expectations are half as likely to ever use substances. Share The Truth also provides tools, videos, and other resources about vaping in one convenient website, and echoes our messages on Facebook, mailers, radio, and Spotify PSAs.

Check it out at sharethetruthkc.com!

Your Meds. Your Matter.

Platte County Health Department has launched 3 great Opioid videos! Check them out here.

Help boost the Parent Up page on Facebook and reach more people by liking the page! Go directly to Facebook by clicking here.

Winter Weather Information

In the event of school cancellation, PCR-3 will get that information out as early as possible through automated phone calls and text messages, the District website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the District Hotline (816-858-2752), and local media.

Please visit the Winter Weather Information page on the Parents Tab of the district website for information regarding recess and clothing considerations (there will be no outdoor recess when the wind chill is at 20 degrees or below), cancellations, how the district will notify families, and Y-Club information.

Parents: If you haven't yet opted in to receive texts and wish do so, please text the word "YES" to 67587.

Pirates R.O.C.K. December Character Trait - COMPASSION

Pirates R.O.C.K. (Raising Outstanding Character Kids) is a program designed to surround our families with examples of strong character traits through school experiences, at home, and reinforced in their community. Each month our community focuses on a specific character trait and students are recognized for exhibiting these traits: Self Confidence, Pride, Responsibility, Citizenship, Compassion, Individuality, Self Control, Integrity, Perseverance, Respect, Honesty, and Cooperation.

December's #PiratesROCK trait is COMPASSION: showing concern through words & actions


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Upcoming Events

December 6:

  • Football at STATE SHOW-ME BOWL, 7 PM, Faurot Field

December 7:

  • Dance Competition in St. Louis

December 11:

December 16:

  • Choir Holiday Concert, 7 PM

December 17:

  • Band Winter Concert, 7 PM

December 20:

  • 1st Semester Ends

December 23:

  • No School, Teacher Workday

December 24—Jan 2:

  • No School, Winter Break

January 3:

  • No School, Teacher Workday

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.



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