Volume 12 N13 | Dec 3, 2018
Platte Canyon School District Update 12.3.18
News and information regarding PCSD and PCHS for our community.
UPCOMING DISTRICT EVENTS
Today, Monday Dec 3:
District Accountability Committee meeting, 6pm, Board Room
Tuesday, Dec 4:
Collaborative Problem Solving Process, 515pm, Board Room
Wednesday, Dec 5:
PCHS Boys and Girls Basketball at Clear Creek, 530pm
Thursday, Dec 6:
DCES PTA meeting, 630pm, DCES Library
Friday, Dec 7:
FMS 2nd quarter Incentive Day, 12-230pm
Saturday, Dec 8:
PCHS Speech at Cherry Creek HS, TBA
PCHS Girls Swimming at Manual HS, 8am
PCHS Wrestling at Columbine, 9am
PCHS Boys and Girls Basketball at Gilpin County, 230pm
Spotlight on Positive News/Change in PCSD/PCHS
PCHS Grad Competes in National Rugby Championship
Connor Peterson, PCHS Class of 2017, competed in the Division 1AA National Rugby Championship this past weekend. Connor and his Bowling Grenn State University (OH) teammates captured the championship, defeating St. Joseph's 26-7 yesterday in North Carolina. Connor was an all-state performer in football and rugby at PCHS, as well as a state qualifier in wrestling.

Developing STEAM in PCSD
Platte Canyon School District staff members continue to pilot interesting STEAM projects for PCSD students at all levels.

At DCES, teacher Cathy Lynskey is working with students of all grade level with Bee-Bots. Bee-Bots are " exciting little robot(s) designed for use by young children. These colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robots are tools to teach counting, sequencing, estimation, and problem-solving." (www.bee-bot.us) Students lay out paths for the robots and then program the robots to follow the designs.

Deer Creek Preschool and PCHS have teamed up to produce a STEAM problem-solving scenario. Deer Creek Preschool students were in need of a timer for hand-washing and Marilyn Sturek, Preschool Coordinator, thought that this may be a problem that PCHS students could solve. Steve Hanford, PCHS teacher, has challenged his STEM1 class students to design such a timer. Student teams are currently competing to create the best solution given the design parameters provided by Mrs. Sturek and Mr. Hanford.

Remembering Maggie Long
This past Friday and also today (Monday), students and staff members were/are invited to come by the "Remembering Maggie Long" wall just outside of the Canyon Room to add their thoughts to the wall. School counselors and mental health providers are nearby, if needed.

Fire Adapted Bailey - Building Community & Wildfire Resiliency
Make our School Bus Routes Wildfire Safe

Please join Fire Adapted Bailey in helping to Crowdfund the mitigation of our roadways for a safer wildfire evacuation .

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Husky/Mustang Highlights - Athletics
Both PCHS boys and girls basketball teams fell to Buena Vista last week. They resume play this week against Clear Creek.
News You Can Use - PCHS Students (General)
PCHS and FMS Art Show:  December 10th through the 19th in the Canyon Room.

On Thursday December 19,2018 from 8:00 a.m to 10:30 a.m., the PCHS/FMS yearbook staff will be hosting a cookies and cocoa fundraiser in the Canyon Room. Help us raise some funds by buying 2 cookies and a cocoa for $2.00.

Join Interact Club!   Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize service projects that benefit their community and also projects that encourage international understanding.

Purchase your yearbook online - Link: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob or in the main 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
Substitute Teachers needed in Platte Canyon School District
Attention stay-at-home parents, retirees and other adults in the Bailey area: Want to make some extra money? PCSD needs you! Become a licensed teacher substitute. Contact Shelly Carlstrom for more information at  scarlstrom@pcsdk12.org  or 303-679-7409.

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
Senior portrait information is available.  Check your student email. The deadline for turning in senior portraits is January 7th!
Other PCHS Post-Grad Center Information
A representative from Colorado Mesa University will be here on December 7th in the Post Grad Center during 1st hour. Juniors and Seniors are welcome. Sign up in the Counseling Office if you would like to attend.