www.pcsd.org [email protected] Plattsmouth Community School District What We Do Very Well! While additional strengths were noted, the AdvancED Team believes the following are the strengths most deserving of being highlighted. • The mission, vision, and goals established by the Board and Superintendent provide a clear focus and direction for the entire school system. • The Board and administration have created a Districtwide culture of collaboration and shared leadership. • There is a strong sense of community and pride within the District and the schools. • The District systematically analyzes student assessment data to drive instructional decisions at all levels. Plattsmouth Community School District What We Need to Work on Next... The school district will be held accountable for making progress on each of these required actions. • Develop and implement a systematic process to communicate with everyone. • Create a collaborative process to examine the effectiveness of communications between the District and parents, students, staff, and the community. Ensure that the process identifies what you want to know and how to get you that information. Plattsmouth Community School District What We Need to Work on Next... The school district will be held accountable for making progress on each of these required actions. • Examine ways to more effectively organize, manage, and access District information for instruction human resources, and District support services and operations. AdvancED Standards Working in partnership to ensure academic achievement, responsible behavior, and civic engagement. Purpose and Direction Governance and Leadership Teaching and Assessing for Learning Resources and Support Systems Using Results for Continuous Improvement WEEK OF JANUARY 18-24 Wisdom begins in wonder. – Socrates DISTRICT NEWS MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY Monday, January 19 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. – Martin Luther King, Jr. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. – Martin Luther King, Jr. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King, Jr. NOTICE OF MECHANICAL & TEMPERATURE CONTRACT The Plattsmouth Community School District invites RFPs for a mechanical & temperature control service contract. NOTICE OF MECHANICAL & TEMPERATURE CONTRACT RFPs should be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent, prior to 5:00 PM, on Monday, February 2, 2015. Go to our website, www.pcsd.org, for documents. NOTICE OF BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM The Plattsmouth Community School District invites RFPs for a building management system (BMS). This proposal is to obtain information, including a pricing structure, enabling the District to select a BMS vendor that will provide a district-wide direct digital control (DDC) system. NOTICE OF BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM RFPs should be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent, prior to 5:00 PM, on Monday, February 2, 2015. Go to our website, www.pcsd.org, for documents. 2015-2016 PCS CALENDAR Go to www.pcsd.org to download the 2015-2016 calendar. ENROLLMENT NOTICE Plattsmouth Community Schools welcome attendance from students outside our district. For more information & applications, please go to our website at www.pcsd.org. 95 % GRADUATION RATE We are proud to announce that the Plattsmouth Community School District’s gradation rate is 95%, & exceeds the State average in 2014. PECC EXCEEDS We are pleased to announce that our early childhood children met or exceeded the State average for performance on 10 of 12 widely held expectations in 2014. LET’S TALK! You can share compliments, comments, questions, or concerns by going to our website – www.pcsd.org & clicking on the Let's Talk tab in the menu bar at the top. Your input is valuable to us! ELEMENTARY NEWS KINDERGARTEN NEWS Reading ❦ Story grammar Math ❦ 5 groups and teen numbers KINDERGARTEN NEWS Science ❦ Objects & 5 senses Events ❦ 1-19 MAP testing continues EVENTS OF THE WEEK MONDAY, JANUARY 19 Wrestling @ Elkhorn Wrestling Tournament ❦ 4:00 PM – Junior Varsity MONDAY, JANUARY 19 Middle School Girls Basketball ❦ 4:15 PM – 7th Grade vs. Nebraska City ❦ 4:15 PM – 8th Grade @ Nebraska City MONDAY, JANUARY 19 Freshmen Basketball @ Waverly ❦ 6:30 PM – Girls ❦ 6:30 PM – Boys TUESDAY, JANUARY 20 Girls Basketball @ Syracuse ❦ 4:30 PM – Junior Varsity ❦ 6:00 PM – Varsity TUESDAY, JANUARY 20 Boys Basketball @ Syracuse ❦ 4:30 PM – Junior Varsity ❦ 7:45 PM – Varsity TUESDAY, JANUARY 20 Wrestling vs. Bellevue East ❦ 4:45 PM – Youth Wrestling Club ❦ 6:30 PM – Junior Varsity ❦ 7:30 PM – Varsity THURSDAY, JANUARY 22 Girls Basketball vs. Gretna ❦ 4:30 PM – Junior Varsity ❦ 6:00 PM – Varsity THURSDAY, JANUARY 22 Boys Basketball vs. Gretna ❦ 4:30 PM – Junior Varsity in M.S. Gym ❦ 7:45 PM – Varsity in Main Gym THURSDAY, JANUARY 22 Junior Class Spaghetti Feed ❦ 5:00 PM THURSDAY, JANUARY 22 Freshmen Basketball @ Blair ❦ 6:30 PM – Girls ❦ 6:30 PM – Boys FRIDAY, JANUARY 23 Plattsmouth Wrestling Invitational ❦ 4:30 PM – Junior Varsity SATURDAY, JANUARY 24 Boy Scout Pinewood Derby ❦ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM ❦ Location in Plattsmouth Elementary Gym SATURDAY, JANUARY 24 Plattsmouth Wrestling Invitational ❦ 9:30 AM – Varsity SUNDAY, JANUARY 25 Youth Wrestling Tournament ❦ 9:00 AM PLATTSMOUTH ACTIVITIES COMPLEX FOR KIDS (PACK) DONORS BLUE DEVIL ELITE CLUB (≥$100,000) Anonymous BLUE DEVIL BOULEVARD CLUB ($25,000-49,999) Duda Family Foundation Plattsmouth Hy-Vee Plattsmouth State Bank-Schneider family BLUE DEVIL BOULEVARD CLUB ($25,000-49,999) Wiles Brothers, Inc. Woodhouse Ford South BLUE DEVIL CHAMPION CLUB ($10,000-24,999) Brian, Pam, Taylor, Mackenzie, and Lyndsey Caba, Tanner Jansen Brad, Traci, Garrett, & Hayden Krauth Cecil & Lila McKnight family BLUE DEVIL CHAMPION CLUB ($10,000-24,999) N & W Transfer, Inc. Nehawka, NE ❦ “You call, we haul” Schmidt Transportation Inc. Midlands Community Foundation BLUE DEVIL CHAMPION CLUB ($10,000-24,999) Leonard & Judy Hild-Kent, Marcia, Derek, & Dylan Sutton Uptown Athletic Club PHS Activities Department BLUE DEVIL PRIDE CLUB ($5,000-9,999) Main Street Jewelers FastGrass Stacey Dental BLUE DEVIL PRIDE CLUB ($5,000-9,999) Dr. Richard E., Melissa, Charles, and Richard Jr. Hasty For the complete list of PACK donors, please visit our website at www.pcsd.org. BACKGROUND OF THE WEEK Ansel Adams (1902-1984) ❦ Maroon Bells, 1951 Please let us know what information you would like to receive from the Plattsmouth Community Schools. 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