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PHS Wall to Wall FAQ's
Wall to Wall FAQ's

1. Will the grading system remain the same?Yes the grading system will be the same.

2. How will the block schedule work? We will be doing an A/B block and an eight period day.  For example if we have a full week we will have 4 days of block and one day of 8 period day.  If we have a four day week we will have 4 block day.  If it is a three day week we will have 2 block and 1 eight period day.  Trying to keep the week balanced out so we always start a week with the same schedule.

3. If my student changes after a year what changes besides advisory group/teachers? Nothing really.  

4. Will information be sent home? I have read all the links/documents.  I will keep posting things online and as we get closer to the start of the school year I am planning on putting together an information flyer an will put an FAQ section on the website.

5. Will the advisory group work like now? Who will a parent contact be?  The advisory will be very similar to what we have now.  The major difference will be that each advisory will have a business mentor come meet with them once a month.
Wall to Wall Informational Meeting
"There will be a meeting held at Plattsmouth High School on Wednesday, April 20th at 7 pm and Thursday, April 21st at 7 am for parents and community members to learn more about the new Wall-to-Wall program at PHS. We are very excited to share the details of this program to our community and look forward to answering any questions about this wonderful opportunity for our students. "
Wall to Wall
Plattsmouth High School’s wall-to-wall academies will be based on our students’ current learning interests and career goals.  Students will benefit from this academy model in many important ways.  From the start, students gain a sense of belonging as they are grouped within small learning communities within our larger school. This allows students to become engaged immediately with our integrated applied content and feel supported by a core group of teachers as well as classmates with similar learning interests.  Moreover, these academies offer our students various opportunities to participate in designed programs of study, receive industry certifications and real world experiences through job shadowing, internships, business mentorships, and partnerships with businesses in related fields.  These experiences would be invaluable to our students and would make them aware of the importance and relevance of their education.

For more information you can go to the school website and access more information in the Documents & Links section on the left side of the website.

 
Activities April 24 - April30
SUNDAY
 
Band Parents Pancake Fundraiser/Commons 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
 
MONDAY
 
JV Boys Golf @ Platteview Invitational/Platteview Country Club 8:00 AM
Varsity Baseball @ Bellevue East 4:30 PM
 
TUESDAY
 
JV Track & Field @ Conestoga Invitational 10:00 AM
JV & Varsity Boys Golf Dual vs. Syracuse @ Bay Hills 3:30 PM
Varsity Baseball vs. Norris 4:30 PM
JV Baseball vs. Norris 6:30 PM
Eastern Midlands Conference Soccer Tournament
Plattsmouth Girls @ Elkhorn South 5:00 PM
Plattsmouth Boys vs. Blair 6:00 PM
 
WEDNESDAY
 
Wellness Wednesday
Boys Soccer Team Dinner/Commons 5:30 PM
 
THURSDAY
 
Eastern Midlands Conference Soccer Tournament/TBA
Reserve Baseball vs. Platteview/Doubleheader 4:30 & 6:15 PM
High School Musical:  "Sweeney Todd" Auditorium 7:00 PM
 
FRIDAY
 
Eastern Midlands Conference Soccer Tournament/TBA
Varsity Track @ Mike Lehl Invitational/Blair 1:30 PM
High School Musical:  "Sweeney Todd" Auditorium 7:00 PM
 
SATURDAY
 
JV Baseball @ Elkhorn South 12:00 Noon
Varsity Baseball @ Elkhorn South 2:00 PM
High School Musical:  "Sweeney Todd" Auditorium 7:00 PM
How to Manage Senioritis

Soon the weather will get warmer and thoughts of freedom will sneak into our minds. For high school seniors, the end is already in sight: Graduation.

It’s easy to just coast on cruise control from now until graduation; my advice… DON’T cruise!Senoritis

Admit it to yourself: there is still work to be done

Whether you’re needing to fill out college admissions applications, housing applications (and 

appropriate fees), or enrollment deposits, there is still much work to be done. Do your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply for scholarships. Oh yeah, don’t forget about making sure everything is in line for your graduation (invitations, cap and gown, reception details).

When it comes to stuff you need to pay, like on-campus housing fees, now is a great time to work and save money to pay them.

Write a list of goals… and post it somewhere!

Goals are just imaginary thoughts until you write them down; suddenly, they become real. Post a list of your short-term goals where you can see them every day. Remind yourself of what you need to accomplish during this short period of time before graduation. Share that list with someone you trust, so they too can hold you accountable for your goals.

Schedule time

Effective, well-thought out and disciplined time management is what separates those who ‘do’ from those who ‘talk about doing’. Create a schedule that works for you. Use a planner, whether a paper planner or an online App. Don’t forget to schedule yourself a break – whether time to workout, or social time, yes, you need that as well. Stay disciplined.

Put away that cell phone or mobile device

One of the top time-wasters in today’s world are those little moments where you open your phone, and before you realize it, you’ve spent an hour watching funny cat videos. Don’t worry, all that stuff will still be there over the summer.  Turn off your phone’s Wi-Fi, place your phone in a drawer, and sit down and focus on your short-term goals.

Most importantly…

Go to class (don’t skip!), and please, do your best! You must take care of business inside the classroom before any of these other items become relevant. Also, enjoy these final classes; soon, high school will only be a memory. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Driver's Education
Driver Education will be offered  at the high school this spring.
 
Classroom dates will be----
 
Classroom time will be May 31st through June 6th, from 8:00 am-12:00 pm.
Cost will be $350.00 per student.
 
Individual driving time will be scheduled by the instructors.  
 
Students must have a valid driving permit prior to the first day of class.
 
Registration will begin Monday, May 16th.  The class must be paid for at the time of registration.  NO CHECKS--you may pay cash at the high school office
or you can pay online with debit or credit at the Administration Office. 
 
If you have any questions, please cal the Plattsmouth High School office at 402-296-3322.



 
District News
Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6, 2016. Thank you to all of our teachers for their support of children & families.
2016 PHS District Music Contest Results

Our students performed very well at the recent District Music Contest that was held in Blair. Jazz One, Mixed Chorus I, and the Sapphire and Ice Choir received the highest score of 1+. Please click here for more results and information from our directors, as well as pictures. Go Big Blue!!!!

Blue Devil Television (BDTV) video is posted for the week of May 1, 2016.
Click here to see BDTV for the week of May 1, 2016. Please be patient, it may take a little while to download the video.

If you have difficulty loading the video, click here for a slideshow in pdf format.


Stay informed about District academics, fine arts, and athletics! Thank you for your support of the District.
PHS Culinary Students Earn 1st Place at 2016 State FCCLA Competition
Congratulations to the Plattsmouth High School culinary team of Kassondra Rhea, Heven Burkhardt & Becca Leonhardt for earning first place at the 2016 State Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition. They qualified for the national competition.
Samuel Babe Earns 2016 NE Young Artist Award for Music
Congratulations to Plattsmouth High School student Samuel Babe for earning the 2016 Nebraska Young Artist Award for Music from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts! Click here and discover more.
High School Destination Imagination Team Qualifies for Global Finals
Congratulations to the high school Destination Imagination team of Zach Prall, Lucas Powell, Nolan Randall, Trinity Mott, Josie Ptacek, Alex Reynolds, and Riley Fitzpatrick for earning first place at State. The team qualified for Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee. The competition is scheduled for May 23-29
Plattsmouth Community Schools-#1 District in Nebraska for Teacher Support
I am pleased to inform you that the Plattsmouth Community School District is the #1 district in Nebraska for Teacher Support. Yes, #1 in Nebraska. Go to http://www.teacher.org/state/nebraska/ and discover more about this important designation. Thank you for your support!
AdvancED District Accreditation-THANK YOU!
Josh St. Louis, AdvancED external team member said:
 
I had a great time observing your classrooms and engaging in conversation with all stakeholders. You have great leadership throughout the district, starting with your office and extending to all sites. The tone of all conversations was respectful, and it was clear through those conversations that everyone's focus is on what is best for students. You have much to be proud of in your schools and community!” 

Plattsmouth Community Schools (PCS) currently has district accreditation for our education programs through an international organization known as AdvancED. We utilize AdvancED for school and district improvement. More information is available at http://www.advanc-ed.org/.
 
Every five years, an external review team visits our district and assists with identifying strengths and areas in need of improvement. Our external visit was held from Mar. 6-9, 2016. On March 9, 2016, we received an exit report that contained a brief overview of strengths and areas for improvement. A full report should be delivered in April.
 
While the external team was here, they interviewed 293 stakeholders (community members, students, Board members, teachers, administrators, and other staff members). Thank you to everyone that assisted with our review. Your honest input helped communicate our strengths and areas for growth, as we continue on a path of continuous improvement. The external team is recommending that PCS be approved for District accreditation.
 
Keep up the great work. Go Big Blue!

Educationally yours,


Superintendent Dr. Richard E. Hasty
2014-2015 Annual Report and State of the Schools Report
The 2014-2015 Annual Report for the Plattsmouth Community Schools (PCS) is available by clicking here. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, click on the Let's Talk tab that is located on the right side of this page. For more information about PCS or other districts in Nebraska, click here for the 2014-2015 State of the Schools Report.
Budget Planning for the 2016-17 Year
The Plattsmouth Community School District will use program-based budgeting to plan for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The process provides a mechanism for establishing and funding the highest priorities for our district. Our goal is to focus attention on programs & services that have a consistent track record of assisting the district in meeting the mission & goals. To discover more about program-based budgeting, including how you can be a part of the process, click here. Thank you for your support of the district.
PCS Calendars

2016-2017 Calendar
On Dec. 14, 2015, the Board of Education approved the 2016-2017 PCS calendar. The calendar is available by clicking here.

2015-2016 Calendar
The 2015-2016 PCS calendar is available by clicking here or under the Parents tab at the top of the page.
PLATTSMOUTH COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ............ A WISE CHOICE!
Click here to learn more about what we have to offer!                                                               Activities Schedules: Check out District activities schedules at www.easternmidconference.org by clicking here.
State of the Schools Report: Click here to access the PCS State of the Schools Report.
Plattsmouth Activities Complex for Kids (PACK): Click here for PACK information.
Community Walking Trail
The benches and landscaping look great, on the PCS community walking trail. Thank you to Greenlife Gardens. If you are interested in becoming a Walking Trail Champion, by purchasing bench and/or seating area sponsorships for a friend or loved one, click here and contact POPS Foundation Executive Director Sandy McKnight at 402-298-8513 or Vice President Brian Harvey at 402-306-6051 OR b.harvey@windstream.net. Thank you for your support of the community walking trail!
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