Free and Reduced Lunch Application Now Online
PCSD#1 is now making it easier for parents to apply for free and reduced lunches. The free and reduced lunch application is available online. Log on to your PowerSchool parent account, click on the top right link that states "to register your student for the 2016-2017 school year click here". This will take you to another page where you will click on the lunch application. It is above the list of your students. If you have problems logging on to your PowerSchool, contact the office of the registrar, 307-322-3175 X 5026.
Please click here to view the eligibility requirements for the free and reduced lunches.
WHS Marching Band Starts the 2016 Year
It’s that time of year, and the Wheatland High School Marching Bulldogs are now in high-gear to prepare to perform for you at WHS Varsity Home Football Games and the Wyoming State Marching Band Festival on October 15th.
If you would like to show your support for the 2016 Marching Bulldogs, please download/print this form by clicking here, fill it out and get it to me (or one of the WHS Band/Bash Students) by September 2nd.
Evan Bradley, WHS/WMS Band Director
WHS Annual Painting of the PAWS
The Wheatland High School annual painting of the 3 ½ miles of blue and gold PAWS began last week and was completed on Monday, August 22nd. A special thank-you to everyone that helped make this PAW painting a success; WHS Booster Club, CME, Town of Wheatland employees, the WHS students that are involved in all the various activities the high school offers. All PAWS really do lead to the Wheatland High School! For more
photos, please click on our Facebook icon.
WHS Football Game Cancelled
The Wheatland High School JV football game with Newcastle scheduled for Monday, August 29th, has been cancelled.
Please mark your calendars. Thank-you!
PCSD#1 Welcomes New Certified Staff
Platte County #1 will be adding 13 new certified staff for the 2016-17 school year including 13 teachers and a new Middle School Principal. New staff members just completed a three-day orientation and are becoming familiar with their students and curriculum. Group includes a mix of teachers long on experience to recent college graduates. We hope you will welcome them to our communities when you get a chance to meet them. New teachers include Micah Brandt (WMS Art), Jacob Montoya (WMS PE), Irene Savage (WMS Intensive Ed), Brittany West (WMS FACS), Ashley Jacobsen (Chugwater K/1), Tyler Lay (Chugwater Voc Ag), Leslie Harlan (WHS Math), Michelle Reutter (WHS Math), Daniel Marquart (WHS Guidance Counselor), Sally Nichols (WHS Science), Joe Wilson (ADPE), Nicole Jeffries (Libbey 2nd Grade), Tony Nichols (West 3rd Grade). Cory Dziowgo (pronounced “Jeffco”) will be the new Wheatland Middle School principal.
To see photos of the new staff members, click here. Not pictured are Sally Nichols and Tyler Lay.
EWC/Community Ed Offers September Classes
Once again, the Eastern Wyoming College/Community Ed Outreach Center is offering classes to anyone that is interested in learning and having fun at the same time! Please click here to view the classes that are now being offered for the month of September. Pre-registration and payment are required to attend these classes. Please call Kathy Garton at 322-2433 with questions and to register.
Kids Care Children's Health Insurance Available
For a healthier school year, enroll your kids in affordable healthcare with Kid Care Children's Health Insurance Program. For all the details, please click here.
Register for the Upcoming 2016-2017 School Year
Please complete the registration process on the PowerSchool website for the 2016-2017 school year. Go to https://power2.platte1.k12.wy.us to complete your registration. If you do not know your username and password please contact Jamie or Judy at 307-322-2075 x 5026. Thank-you!
Platte #1 Receives 3 Grants in the Last Week
Platte County School District #1 has recently received news that it has received three grants that were applied for earlier this year.
The first grant award of $86,000 will be used by for improvements to the Wheatland High School auditorium sound, lighting and theatrical areas. Several improvements are already being completed on the auditorium and the grant will expedite upgrades that will make a better experience for our students and community. The grant is through the Wyoming Department of Education’s Wyoming Trust Fund for Innovative Education.
The second grant award, through the Wyoming Department of Family Services, is a Community Partnership Grant that will fund early childhood activities in the district and provide additional library services at the Wheatland Public Library. Renee McCain of Libbey Elementary will be the coordinating early childhood liaison for the district with efforts centering on creating kindergarten readiness for all incoming students. The grant is for two years and is for $100,000.
The final grant award of $4,200 is for Wheatland High School to continue the Rachel’s Challenge initiative that began this past year. The organization's mission statement is to "motivate, educate and bring positive change to many young people" in the memory of Rachel Scott, who was the first victim in the Columbine High School shootings. WHS’s Peer Counselors have been working on a “kindness message” and Rachel’s Challenge is just one of the anti-bullying initiatives the school is incorporating.
WMS Student Todd Paisley Selected as a 2016 Nominee for National Science Competition
Congratulations to Wheatland Middle School on the selection of Todd Paisley as a 2016 nominee for the Broadcom MASTERS national middle school science competition. A nomination distinguishes the student’s science fair project as among the top 10% in the United States this past school year. Todd Paisley will now be considered for additional top awards. Broadcom MASTERS is proud to call all students who submitted applications their alumni, and honor them by clicking on the following link; https://student.societyforscience.org/broadcom-masters-2016-entrants. The top 300 semifinalists will be announced via email on September 6th, and the top 30 finalists will be announced on September 20th. The thirty finalists each win a trip to Washington, DC, where they will compete in hands-on science activities for the chance to win trips to STEM summer camps, iPads, and monetary prizes of up to $25,000. Students completed essays about the science fair project, and wrote several creative essays to demonstrate problem solving and scientific thinking. Todd earned this opportunity by placing well at the regional science fair. Broadcom MASTERS hopes to see more students from our school sharing their amazing ideas in local science fairs, and applying to Broadcom MASTERS! Watch the 2015 highlights by clicking on the following link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPPQj9brCnk.
WMS Activity Schedule Available
Please click here to view the Wheatland Middle School Activity Schedule.
WHS Activity Schedule Available
The Wheatland High School Activity Schedule is now available and may be viewed by clicking here.
PCSD#1 School Supply Lists Now Available
For the new 2016-17 Supply Lists for Libbey Elementary, West Elementary,
Wheatland Middle School, Chugwater Schools and Glendo Schools, please click here.
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Platte County School District #1 will be providing free meals to children during this summer. These meals will be made available to all children of school age or younger regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability, and there is no discrimination in the course and preparation of this meal service. Please click here to view more details of this program.