Volume 12 N32| May 13, 2019
Platte Canyon School District Update 5.13.19
News and information regarding PCSD and PCHS for our community.
Monday May 13:
AP Biology exam, 725am, District Board Room
PCHS Senior Test Exemption Criteria Checked 235pm
PCSD School Board Regular Meeting, 6pm District Board Room

Tuesday May 14:
AP Calculus exam, 725am, District Board Room
PCHS School Accountability Meeting, 245pm, Library

Wednesday May 15:
AP English Language exam, 725am, District Board Room
4th Quarter Husky Ticket Drawing
FMS Track Banquet, 530pm, Canyon Room
Walk-in Wednesday, 6pm, Mr. Schmidt's District Office

Thursday May 16:
AP World History exam, 725am, District Board Room
PCHS Senior Finals, Periods 2-5
State Track Meet, JeffCo Stadium, 8am

Friday May 17:
FMS Field Day (Rosalie Property)
AP Computer Science A exam, 11am, District Board Room
State Track Meet, JeffCo Stadium, 820am
PCHS Senior Finals, Periods 6-8
PCHS 9-11 Test Exemption Criteria Checked, 235pm

Saturday May 18:
State Track Meet, JeffCo Stadium, 930am

Monday May 20:
PCHS National Honor Society Induction, 6pm, Canyon Room
PCHS Awards Night, 630pm, Canyon Room
Spotlight on Positive News/Change in PCSD/PCHS
PCHS Yacht Club Featured in Small Craft Advisor Magazine
The Platte Canyon High School Yacht Club was featured in the May/June (No. 117) edition of the national magazine, Small Craft Advisor. The article Kids These Days describes the club's quest to enter the Seventy48 race at the end of this month.

1st Draft of PCSD FY20 Proposed Budget to be Presented at Tonight's Regular Board Meeting
The first draft of the FY20 proposed budget will be presented at tonight's 6pm regular meeting of the PCSD Board of Education. Highlight's of the proposed budget include increased compensation for PCSD staff members, monies for new social studies materials across the District, safety upgrades, the purchase of a new Suburban, and several ongoing facilities projects including new paint, carpeting, and technology infrastructure upgrades.

PCSD Hires New Personnel for 2019-2020 School Year
Several new employees will be added to the PCSD family, subject to BOE approval, for the upcoming school year: at DCES - Aubrey Burch (1st grade), Susan Bolte (3rd grade), and Shawn Batman (5th grade); at FMS - Hayley Steinmuller (Counselor), Jamie Trusa (PE/Athletics Director), Quinn Weeks (Social Studies/Tech); at PCHS - Bethany Davis (Special Education), Cynthia Giffen (Counselor).

PCTV Episode 10

Final Walk-In Wednesday for 2018-2019 This Week
Mike Schmidt, PCSD Superintendent will be hosting the final Walk-in Wednesday of this school year this Wednesday, from 6-8pm, in his District office. This is an opportunity for community members, staff members and students to drop in and talk in an informal setting about all things that affect students in our District.
Bailey Area Community Events/News

FMS Field Day, Friday May 17th
  • FMS students and staff will be traveling to Rosalie (BOERA) Property for our field day again this year! Located at 599 Rosalie Road.
  • All students will be provided with a grilled hot dog or burger, chips, cookie and water for lunch. (Students who are vegetarians should contact to the office for an alternate lunch option.) Students are also welcome to bring a sac lunch.
  • Students should bring: beach towel, water, sunscreen and wear comfortable tennis shoes, (No Flip Flops or Sandals Please!) dress in layers for the weather, hats will also be permitted.
  • Activities include but are not limited to: hiking, disc golf, relay races & obstacles, volley ball, and much more!!!

If you are interested in donating food or drinks, please sign up on the following link to the sign up genius page:

Husky/Mustang Highlights - Athletics/Clubs
PCHS Track Has Several State Qualifiers
Some of the PCHS Track team competed on Saturday at the Holy Family Last Chance meet, and as a result, we saw the achievement of many new personal records. Matthew Bracknell got one in the 110 meter hurdles, and moved up to 10th in the state. Dante Branigan sped to a new 200 meter best, as did Sydney Wagner in the 1600. Hannah Grover soared to her best triple jump, while Jaecob Ebbs and Madison DeLisle had their furthest discus throws. Please congratulate the following Huskies who will be representing us at the State meet this week: Emma Dikken, Lottie Borowski, Hannah Grover, Jaden Dimeo, Cheyenne Oramas, Gabby Fuentes, and Matthew Bracknell.

PAC Rugby Falls to Legend Titans in Quarterfinals
In quarterfinal action, the PAC rugby team fell to Legend in a heart-breaker 33-29.

PCHS Football Camp This Week
All 8th through 11th graders interested in playing football next fall are invited and encouraged to participate in this week's football camp. The camp will run after school this week. See Coach Gunkel for more details.
News You Can Use - PCHS Students (General)
SPORTS PHYSICALS FOR '19-'20: Dr. Linn and PCHS Booster Club will be offering sports physicals on August 2nd from 5PM - 8PM. Physicals are only $25 and support the various scholarships and events the PCHS Booster Club provides.

Juniors: Your SAT scores were released to your College Board accounts on May 2nd. Be sure to take a look!

Join our team as we work to provide the Best. Summer. Ever. this summer!
We are still looking to fill the following full-time positions

Maintenance Staff
Come join our team and help to beautify our land, improve our facilities and so much more. If you enjoy working with your hands, this is the job for you!
($12-$15/hour, $250/week if you live on site)

Adventure Specialist (live on site)
If you have a passion for the outdoors and want to share that passion with our campers, then you should consider applying for our Adventure Specialist position. Share your love of nature and help teach our campers to rock climb, mountain bike and backpack!
($275/week, 21 years or older)

Arts and Crafts Specialist (live on site)
Share your love of arts and crafts and teach our campers to tie-dye, make friendship bracelets and pinecone animals. You’ll help to plan games and make decorations to go along with our weekly theme!

Cabin and Trip Leader (live on site)
Become one of the most important members of our team by joining our staff as a cabin leader or trip leader! Be a role model for a group of 10-12 campers as they get to experience camp for the first time or as a returning camper!

For more information, contact Taylor Jordan, Camp Director at taylor.jordan@ymcanoco.org or call 303-443-4474 ext. 4301.

TUTORING & SNACKS are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:40 to 3:20, in the library. The tutors are your fellow Huskies, and they are willing and ready to help you understand your homework! Bus riders can take the late bus after each tutoring session. Every week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, for the rest of the year!
News for PCHS Seniors
SENIORS: TIME IS RUNNING OUT!! If you forgot to order your cap and gown for graduation, please check your email for ordering information as soon as possible!

GRADUATION - NATIONAL ANTHEM: Seniors who are interested in singing or playing the national anthem at graduation should set up an audition with Mr. Walters by May 10. You can indicate your interest by emailing Mr. Walters at jwalters@pcsdk12.org .

SENIORS: Ms. Azgur needs to know what scholarship offers you have received. Please check your email for a Google Form, or visiting the counseling office today!

TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS need to be sent to Michelle Christensen at mchristensen@pcsdk12.org
Other PCHS Post-Grad Center Information
THE POST GRAD CENTER: has undergone some changes. Be sure to check it out! There are LOTS of scholarship opportunities available in there.