Volume 12 N34| May 28, 2019
Platte Canyon School District Update 5.28.19
News and information regarding PCSD and PCHS for our community.
UPCOMING DISTRICT EVENTS
Tuesday May 28:
Q&A Session with FMS Principal Candidate Jesse Walters, 5pm, Canyon Room
PCSD BOE Public Budget Hearing, 6pm, PCSD Board Room

Friday May 31:
PCHS Yacht Club Sevety48 Boat Launch, 7pm, Tacoma WA
Spotlight on Positive News/Change in PCSD/PCHS
Public Q&A with Jesse Walters, FMS Principal Candidate
There will be a question and answer session with Mr. Jesse Walters, FMS Principal candidate, tonight, starting at 5pm in the Canyon Room. After a brief statement, Mr. Walters will speak informally with attendees.

Public Budget Hearing Tonight
The PCSD Board of Education will be hosting a public hearing regarding the FY20 PCSD Budget, as well as the FY20 Mt. Evans BOCES Budget. The hearing will begin at 6pm in the PCSD Board Room.

1st Draft of PCSD FY20 Proposed Budget

Link to Follow PCHS Yacht Club in this week’s Seventy48 Race and Yacht Club Race Calendar

PCHS Community Celebrates Class of 2019
Several hundred Bailey community members gathered together this past Saturday to celebrate the graduation of our Class of 2019. Keynote speaker and FMS social studies teacher/coach Joey Linnehan advised the class to set goals and persevere. Other notable speakers included PCSD BOE President Katie Spodyak, Class of 2019 Valedictorian Roslyn Beckfield, and Class of 2019 Salutatorian Emily Huntley.
Bailey Area Community Events/News
BOERA Awards Three Scholarships at PCHS Senior Awards Night
BAILEY, CO (May 23, 2019) — At Platte Canyon High School’s Senior Awards Night on Monday, May 20, board members from the Bailey Outdoor Education and Recreation Area awarded 2019 BOERA Scholarships to three deserving young people. Seniors Emily Huntley, Roslyn Beckfield and Delilah Stewart each took home $750 to put toward their post-secondary education.

BOERA Spokesperson Dave Poniatowski, accompanied by President Nikki Batzer, formally presented the checks at the awards assembly. According Batzer, these annual scholarships are an important part of the nonprofit organization’s ongoing mission in the Platte Canyon community.

“We’re dedicated to giving back to the Platte Canyon School District, which means that our recreational usage fees at the BOERA property directly benefit our kids through grant opportunities and these annual scholarships,” she explained. “Since 2016, we’ve given nearly $8,000 in scholarships to our graduating Platte Canyon seniors.”

BOERA awarded two $500 scholarships in 2016, four $500 scholarships in 2017, and five $500 scholarships last year. This year, the organization increased the individual scholarship amount to $750.

In their scholarship applications, PCHS seniors described their future goals, work experience and community service, as well as their experiences with the BOERA property over the years. Batzer said all three of this year’s recipients demonstrated significant engagement.

“Emily has been involved with trail running at BOERA, and she even placed first in one of the home meets,” Batzer said. “Roslyn is a member of Key Club and has been active in trail work; she also has helped run cross-country meets and school events at the property. And, as part of the Platte Canyon Yacht Club, she’s taking part in an innovative STEM project that is funded by a BOERA grant.

“Delilah is a Key Club member as well,” she continued. “She’s also participated in disc golf, mountain biking and our Bailey Turkey Trot. We love hearing all of these stories, because they confirm that BOERA is indeed offering important recreational and educational opportunities for our kids—and for our community.”

BOERA Scholarships are awarded each spring, using funds raised directly by recreational users of the 75-acre property at Rosalie Road. This unique piece of land, which is owned by the Platte Canyon School District, boasts a world-class disc golf course; more than 5 miles of trails for hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers; and an events calendar that includes the Bailey Turkey Trot, the annual Husky Invitational Cross Country Meet, mountain bike races, disc golf tournaments, and the new Husky Hunt and Community Day.

A daily fee of $5 per person is suggested; while some of the funds will be used for property maintenance and improvements, the majority is returned to PCSD in the form of scholarships and grants. Use of the BOERA property is always free for children ages 18 and under, and for current/retired PCSD employees.

To learn more about BOERA and its Bailey-based events and activities, visit  boera.org . And, to stay up to date on the latest news, join the organization’s active Facebook community ( facebook.com/BOERAinBaileyCO ), and follow BOERA on Instagram (@Boera.Bailey). 

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.

PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM
GET READY FOR BAILEY LIBRARY’S
SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Universe of Stories Space in 2019 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. Mondays-June 3,10, 17, 24 ... 11:00 am- 12:30 pm

Bailey Library will be presenting Summer Reading Program for ages 6 and up, including programming for tween and teens. This important event encourages our area youth to read and enjoy some of the benefits that our library offers over the course of the summer.

Register by contacting: Bailey Public Library @ 303-838-5539 or  baileylib@parkco.us , 350 Bulldogger Rd., Bailey, CO 80421