Volume 12 N16 | Jan 7, 2019
Platte Canyon School District Update 1.7.19
News and information regarding PCSD and PCHS for our community.
UPCOMING DISTRICT EVENTS
Tuesday, Jan 8:
PCHS Basketball at Pinnacle, 530pm
Wednesday, Jan 9:
FMS/PCHS Chess Club meet vs. Aurora Central HS and the Denver Language School
Thursday, Jan 10:
PCHS Speech @ Limon, 330pm
FMS Girls Basketball Parent Meeting, 430pm FMS Gym
PCHS Basketball home vs. Sheridan, 530pm
Friday, Jan 11:
PCHS Ski @ Beaver Creek
PCHS Speech @ Limon (all day)
FMS Girls Basketball @ South Park, 4pm
Saturday, Jan 12:
PCHS Wrestling @ Evergreen HS Tournament, 7am
PCHS Girls Swim and Dive @ Summit HS Invitational, 10am
District Office Open House, 10am - Noon
PCHS Basketball @ Arrupe Jesuit, 1230pm
Monday, Jan 14:
PCSD Board of Education meeting, 6pm, District Office Board Room
Spotlight on Positive News/Change in PCSD/PCHS
PCHS Yacht Club Making Progress in Their Quest to Build a Competitive Boat
The PCHS Yacht Club hopes to make a big splash when they throw their homemade boat into the dark waters outside Tacoma, WA. They will be competing in the Seventy48 race this upcoming May. See some pictures of their progress here: PCHS Yacht Club Page

FMS Implementing Board-Approved Social-Emotional Curriculum
In the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year, FMS staff members are continuing to go beyond the basics in order to help our middle school students excel and succeed in school and everyday life by working with the Second Step Middle School Program!

They’ve recently ended Second Step, Unit 2: Values and Friendships. Students learned about ways to identify their personal values and use those values to make good decisions and build strong, positive relationships.
 
Next week, they will begin Unit 3: Thoughts, Emotions, and Decisions. In this unit, students will learn about the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and decisions. They will also learn strategies for calming down and staying in control when experiencing strong emotions. 

The Second Step Middle School Program focuses on skills and concepts that are designed to help students both in and out of school. To get more involved at home, you can visit ParenTeenConnect.org. This is a free website for parents and their teens created by the makers of the Second Step Program. It is a great resource for middle school families. It provides expert advice and practical tools for dealing with real parent-teen issues. While on this site, you can hear from real parents and teens about the issues that cause conflict in their lives—including screen time, independence, responsibility, and communication—and get expert advice. Visit ParenTeenConnect.org at home with your child, select a topic together, and get talking!

If you have any questions about the Second Step Middle School Program, please do not hesitate to contact FMS counselor, Breeann Gibbons (bgibbons@pcsdk12.org) for more information.

FMS and PCHS student grades available through Infinite Campus
Parents may view their student's grades report card by logging into their parent portal via Infinite Campus. Please contact the FMS or PCHS offices with questions.

Inaugural Saturday Open House this week, Jan 12, from 10am-Noon
Mike Schmidt, PCSD superintendent, will host an Open House this Saturday, Jan 12, from 10am - noon. The Open House will include a tour of the District Office and the PCHS East Building facility. Following the tour, Mike will hang around and answer any questions that you may have about the District.
Husky/Mustang Highlights - Athletics/Clubs
FMS Chess Club in 1st Place Thus Far
In their inaugural year as a competitive squad the FMS Chess Club is tied for first in their competitive league!

PCHS Quilting Class
Platte Canyon High School has started a quilting class this past semester and we have been having fun and learning new skills. We have purchased machines and have limited supplies of fabric on hand. We are in need of fabric, thread, and basic sewing supplies, (seam rippers, fabric scissors, etc.). If anybody in the community would like to donate materials to the class they would be greatly appreciated!
News You Can Use - PCHS Students (General)
LOGO CONTEST: Got talent? Design the new PCHS Husky logo! See posters at PCHS for more details.

PURCHASE YOUR YEARBOOK online: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob or in the main PCHS office for $40.00. Online code: 11871719. March 25th will be the last day to purchase yearbooks.
PCSD/PCHS Information for our Parents and Community Members
College Applications/Scholarships
If you have questions regarding the college application process and/or scholarships, please contact our post-graduate adviser, Ms. Salomeia Azgur, at extension 1658.
News for PCHS Seniors
MOCK SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEW: Join us on 2/7/19 to polish your interview skills and gain valuable feedback from a panel of professionals. A light dinner will be provided. Must register no later than Friday, February 1st at 5 pm. Register for this event!

TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS need to be sent to Michelle Christensen at mchristensen@pcsdk12.org
Other PCHS Post-Grad Center Information
None at this time.