PCSD#1 Celebrates Thanksgiving
Platte Co School District #1 will not be in session from November 25th-27th to allow our students and staff time together with their families for the Thanksgiving Holiday. School will resume session on Mon, Nov 30th. Everyone at PCSD#1 wishes you a Thanksgiving full of blessings!
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero
Platte County Career Fair to Kick-off on Nov 24th
The Platte County Careeer Fair will kick-off on November 24, 2015 from 10:00 am - 6:30 pm at the Platte Co. 4-H Bldg located at 59 Antelope Gap Road in Wheatland. Everyone is invited to learn more about higher education, find a new career or find a new job. Please click here for a detailed flyer of this exciting event!
Libbey First Graders Engineer an Igloo
On Tuesday, Nov 24th, Mrs. Lucas's first grade class engineers their first igloo
out of straws and connectors. They are now ready for SNOW!
"Running for the First Time Since the 70’s"
On Tuesday, Nov 17th, there was excitement in the WHS Small Engine shop for many of the students. Landon Utter has been working on a very old Montgomery Ward motor attached to a sickle bar mower head. After some research the Industrial Technology class established that the motor was built between 1949 and 1955. Landon was able to clean up the engine and get it running for the first time since its last use back in the 70’s. He still has some work to do on the motor to get it all back to complete working condition, but he hit a big mile stone Tuesday by getting the motor running. Congratulations to Landon!
Click on the following link to view the running engine; https://www.youtube.com/embed/3IzqvNr56tU
EWC Outreach Center Offers December Classes
The Eastern Wyoming College Outreach Center is offering several fun and exciting classes beginning November 30th with a class fearturing "Live Figure Drawing" with Blayn Tamlin. There are also more classes during the entire month of December. Please click here to view the details of each class in December. Sign up now and bring a friend!
Bulldog Pep Rally to be Held at WHS
Wheatland High School will be having a pep rally Friday, Nov. 20th, at 11:30 am in the gymnasium, to celebrate and congratulate our State Champions. Parents are also invited to attend the pep rally. Following the rally, all of the students will be treated to a pizza lunch in the commons area sponsored by the WHS Booster Club. GO DAWGS!!
Libbey Participates in the Annual Electrical Safety Program
Libbey Elementary held its annual Electrical Safety program for kindergarten and second grade on Tuesday, Nov 17th. Thanks to Mr. Al Teel from the Wheatland REA for organizing this event every year! This year, Michelle Pastor came from Tri-State Generation and Transmission out of Denver to present a new program. The kids had a great time watching this “shocking” presentation.
Wheatland High School Drama Club Preparing for State
WHS Drama will be putting on several shows beginning Thursday, Nov 19th, @7:00 p.m., Friday, Nov 20th, @7:00 p.m., and Saturday, Nov 21, @ 2 p.m. in the High School auditorium. There will also be a piece included written by the drama students, as well as senior auditions, monologues and duets for state. Entry by donation so come enjoy the show and help out the Wheatland High School Drama Club get ready for state.
WHS Band Hosts Their First Annual Chili Cook-Off
The WHS Band hosted their First Annual Chili Cook-Off on November 15, 2015. Five contestants cooked a variety of chili, including WHS’s own Cheryl Freeman (Mathematics) and WMS’s Miken Harnish (Science/STEAM). Over $600 was raised to benefit the band’s trip to Chicago in April 2016. Congratulations to Miken Harnish who won Best Chili and the Kumelos family for the award of Best Decorated table. Thanks to Safeway and Thrifty Foods for their assistance in sponsoring the event. For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.
What is American Education Week?
American Education Week—November 16-20, 2015—presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. This year’s theme is "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility".
The National Education Association was one of the creators and original sponsors of American Education Week. Distressed that 25 percent of the country's World War I draftees were illiterate and 9 percent were physically unfit, representatives of the NEA and the American Legion met in 1919 to seek ways to generate public support for education. The conventions of both organizations subsequently adopted resolutions of support for a national effort to raise public awareness of the importance of education. In 1921, the NEA Representative Assembly in Des Moines, Iowa, called for designation of one week each year to spotlight education. In its resolution, the NEA called for: "An educational week ... observed in all communities annually for the purpose of informing the public of the accomplishments and needs of the public schools and to secure the cooperation and support of the public in meeting those needs."
The first observance of American Education Week occurred December 4-10, 1921, with the NEA and American Legion as the cosponsors. A year later, the then U.S. Office of Education joined the effort as a cosponsor, and the PTA followed in 1938. Other co-sponsors are the U.S. Department of Education and national organizations including the National PTA, the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, the American Association of School Administrators, the National School Boards Association, the American Federation of Teachers, the American School Counselor Association, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the National School Public Relations Association, the National Association of State Boards of Education, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
American Education Week is always celebrated the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving. Thank a teacher today!
Wheatland Bulldogs Win Class 2A Title
On Friday, Nov 11th, the Wheatland Bulldogs became the Class 2A Title Champions.Trailing Glenrock by eight in the second quarter of the Wyoming State High School Class 2A State Championship, Wheatland senior Kyle Pollock returned a short punt 19 yards to the Glenrock 15. Four plays later, on fourth-and-8 from the Herders' 13, Wheatland quarterback Daniel Chesser scrambled to avoid a sack and found Pollock in the end zone for a touchdown to get the Bulldogs on the board. "I saw Daniel rolling around the backside and I knew I just had to do my job and get open," Pollock said. Wheatland added two second-half touchdowns to win its first state title since 1984 with a 22-8 victory at the University of Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium. "We've had a great season on defense and our offense has been pretty good," Wheatland head coach Dusty Hudson said, "but our special teams have been a key part to our success. Congratulations to our Bulldogs!