The precalculus class explored parametric equations considering an ant which starts at one corner of a picnic table and moves in a straight line relative to the edges of the table. The students were to write two equations describing the ant’s horizontal position and vertical position as a function of time. It is always interesting to watch students problem solve on something they have never done. They do not like it. Just like we adults want someone to solve our problems, the majority of students just want you to show them how to do it. With encouragement, all the students were able to write the equations and answer some questions regarding the ant’s position. . . .
The Putnam County FFA Chapter held their annual Hayride and Barnwarming October 8, 2016. Approximately 75 members and guest enjoyed an hour long hayride northwest of town and came back for roasted hotdogs and s’mores. After eating, members headed to the Ag shop to finish out the night enjoying dancing, listening to music, and ping pong. The members also enjoyed watching the FFA King and Queen candidates compete in games to determine this year’s Barnwarming King and Queen. The contestants competed in a two step dance contest, wheelbarrow race, and a stick horse race. This year’s contestants were: Torque B and Kori H (Freshman); Kaleb S and Alisha W (Sophomores); Tristen M and Shelby S ( Juniors); and Wyatt R and Selby S (Seniors). The contest resulted in Wyatt R being the . . .
iHola! I thoroughly enjoyed my first quarter of 7th graders and now am getting to know my second quarter of 7th graders. As we are picking out Spanish names and learning some new phrases, they all seem pretty excited, and I hear them trying out their poco español with amigos in the hallway. This quarter I have 10 boys and only 4 girls. I hope we make it! :) We'll be learning phrases to greet one another. We'll learn about the calendar vocabulary, colors, alphabet, some counting, animals, and other activities. It is usually a fun class. The students perform short conversations in front of the class as well. The students keep a journal of our daily new vocabulary. This journal is worth 1/3 of the grade. The final test is another 1/3 of . . .
High School Art students have expanding their drawing skills by adding color to their work. Soft pastels and oil pastels have been used by students to blend and create new color. Several students have excelled in this medium, check out their work!
Sales end Friday, October 28th
PC Freshmen will be showing you some great apparel choices for this year's fundraiser. These affordable gift ideas can be ordered through Friday, October 28, 2016, just in time for the approaching holidays. If you like a little bling, the rhinestone accents on some of the items are just what you need.
The 5th grade students have been working hard to complete their Old Glory Flag Projects in time for the Veterans Day Assembly on November 11, 2016. All students will present their flag to a family or friend during the assembly at 9:00 a.m. in the Putnam County R-I High School Gym. If you are a parent or caregiver to one of the 5th grade students and would like to help matte and frame the flags, please contact Mrs. Diane McClain at 660-947-3361 ext. 329 or stop by and let her know. The tenative plan is to have all flags ready to frame in the next week and parent volunteers will be contacted when a date and time is scheduled after school. The framed flags are a special keepsake and cost $20.00 per student. If you have not already . . .
As the first quarter comes to a close, our marching season also hits its end. Putnam County High School Marching Band did quite well this year in our marching season. We ended the season with a first place trophy from the "Pancake Day Parade," a third place trophy for our drumline from "Central Methodist Marching Festival," a ranking of 4th place out of 8 for our "Star Wars" field show from St. Joe's "Tournament of Champions," and our field show landed in 5th and our indoor color guard took home a 2nd place trophy at the "Trenton Marching Festival." Your high school band has worked very hard this quarter and have made the school proud. They are starting to become a force to be reckoned with!
The 2016 Putnam County Advertising class has been busy planning their first event of the school year. This year, the class of 23 Juniors and Seniors has decided to focus on the community for their first event and provide a family-friendly outing that will appeal to all ages. The Putnam County Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016, on the Unionville City Square. The event will begin at 4:00 pm. Students have worked hard to ensure that there are activities that children of all ages will enjoy. At the Fall Festival, you will find kids games (ring toss, pin the nose on the pumpkin, balloon pop, etc), a photo cut-out, sack races, a hay maze, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, children's corn cribs, face painting, and much more. There will be a raffle of gift baskets donated by . . .
Your child must have proof submitted by that date.
If your student has not received all of the required immunizations to attend school by the State of Missouri by October 24th , they will not be allowed to attend school until they have received their immunizations and proof of immunization has been provided to the school nurse. Letters have been mailed to parents of those children missing immunizations. Please call 600-947-3361, ext. 319 with any questions.