Three Putnam County graduates who received a $500 alumni scholarship are featured this week: Sara Thompson, Brett Thomas and Derek Tribble. Sara Thompson, a 2010 graduate of Putnam County R-I and 2013 scholarship recipient, has returned to the classroom., this time as a teacher. Sara is beginning her first year teaching 7-12 grade art at Milan C-2 schools. She was inspired by Tonja Partridge, her high school art teacher. Sara says, “While at PC I knew I wanted to be an art teacher because of my great teacher Mrs. Partridge.” Sara obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Northwest Missouri State University in May, 2015 and holds a teaching certificate for K-12 art. She worked her way through college at the food service provider Aramark. Sara earned a . . .
The UHS/PCHS Alumni Scholarship winners detailed this week all graduated in 2010: Jamie Phinney, Sarah Riley, and Daniel Mallette. A slideshow of all scholarship winners will be given during the reunion assembly the afternoon of September 3. Jamie Phinney has already completed two college degrees, both from Truman State University. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2014 and a Master of Arts in Education in Music in 2015. She is certified to teach K-12 music. Jamie is beginning her second year as the K-12 music teacher at Linn County R-1 School in Purdin, Missouri. Her teaching duties include general music for kindergarten through 6 th grade, band, choir and drumline for . . .
Preschool is off to a great start! We have enjoyed making new friends, playing on the playground, reading books, circle time, eating lunch in the big lunch room, going to specials, rest time, snack time, and for some of us, riding the big yellow bus! Be sure to check out our photos. WE LOVE PRESCHOOL!
The Putnam County Booster Club is an organization formed to enrich students’ involvement in extracurricular activities. The club is responsible for organizing fundraisers, coordinating events, contributing money, etc. Funds raised are used to support the school, students and community for which the club is organized. The fundraising role of the booster club is particularly crucial in today’s economic climate and membership fees are a key element. Our goal is to increase our membership population for the 2016-2017 school year. Absolutely anyone can be a booster club participant. Dues can be left in the superintendent’s office or forwarded to the school Putnam County R-1 803 South 20th Unionville, MO 63565 $ 25.00 . . .
What goes together better than books and coffee?
Putnam County R-1 middle school and high school students were excited to see the brand new library in person on the first day of school, but it was the new coffee bar that brought many students through the library doors. Plans for the coffee bar are still in progress, but it currently features a Keurig coffee maker, Bunn coffee pot, and all the coffee fixings like sugar, cream, and tasty flavored creamers. As supplies are available, students can also have hot cocoa, tea, and apple cider. Beverages were free on the first two days of the school year, but will be $1 per drink. The coffee bar is available before and after school for students and all day for teachers and staff. Because beverages must stay in the library, the new coffee bar is a great way to encourage students to check out the library and . . .
The Putnam County Elementary Character Education Program will have some new awards for the monthly winners this school year thanks to the support of the PTO. Every student received a new key chain with this year's school theme, "Average is Officially Over" and will proudly hang their tag from their backpacks. At the monthly Character Education Assemblies students who receive recognition for demonstrating the word of the month will receive a character path or tag personalized for that month to add to their key chain. Principal Altiser spoke to all students about the new incentives and encouraged students to always try their best with a good Attitude, good Behavior and good Character which would in turn promote great academics. There will be a good behavior tag each month presented by . . .
This summer PCR-I became an official Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite through a grant presented to us by the Putnam County Health Department. This grant money made it possible for us to get new comfortable furniture and set up a nice space for our new mothers. The grant purchased a nice new chair and ottoman, a beautiful wood privacy screen (added protection in case someone walks in!), a new sofa table that is stocked with tissues, paper towels, a power strip (to plug in your all the gadgets, and a digital clockto get everyone back to work in time!), This nice new space is located in the old nurses office in the locker room at the back of the Elementary Gym. There are three people currently utilizing the room. To help coordinate everyone, Kathy Rhodes has put up a . . .
Old books donated to the Cincinnati Reading Room.
Moving into the new library media center in the high school has taken the efforts of many including the energetic help of our student crew. Of course, in the process of merging the middle and high school collections to one location, we needed to weed out unused materials. Anything that was still usable was offered to students and community members and the balance was donated to the Cincinnati Reading Room located in the former elementary school in Cincinnati, Iowa. If you see one of the hardworking students who helped us make that happen last week, be sure to give them a pat on the back. It was hard, hot work, but it did insure that none of the books we no longer use goes to waste.
2016 Alumni Reunion - September 2nd and 3rd
Unionville High School/Putnam County High School 2016 Alumni Reunion September 2 and 3, 2016 Early Registration Form - UHS/PCHS Alumni Reunion September 2 and 3, 2016 Schedule of Activities Friday Evening, September 2 Unionville Country Club will be open for spontaneous socializing Saturday, September 3 7– 9:30 Breakfast by the Republican Women’s Club – HS Commons 8:00 Alumni 5 K/1.5 Mile Run/Walk -- Starts at the PCHS Track 10:00 Coffee and Conversation -- High School Commons 12:00 Beef Brisket Luncheon -- Prepared by the Omaha Smokers/David & Judy Wortz Mullins (’70) 1:15 All School Assembly -- Middle School Auditorium Welcome from Superintendent Dr. Heath Halley (’91) . . .
Starting in the 2016-2017 school year, Putnam County R-1 Schools will be part of the two division Grand River Conference. With a total of 16 teams in softball and basketball an inter-division championship game will be conducted as an end-of-year event between regular-season victors of its Eastern and Western GRC divisions. At the end of each season both divisions of Track and Golf will compete at a single location to determine a conference champion. Likewise, Scholar Bowl competitors will participate in an Academic Bowl-Round Robin Pod Play to determine their conference winner. Also new this year, and the only conference in Missouri to do so, is the Grand River Conference sanction of both 8-man and 11-man football as championship sports. Below are listed the schools and sports in which . . .