There will be no school on Friday, January 17, 2020, due to the incoming weather. Stay safe, Putnam!
Over holiday break, one of our own lost nearly everything in a fire. Taylor Page, a special education paraprofessional at PCR-I schools, Dekota Jarman, and their children are so grateful for the outpouring of support from our PCR-I family and the surrounding communities. Dr. Heath Halley presented Taylor and Dekota with a check today for $1239 for funds raised from admissions to the Court Warming basketball games and donations. Our . . .
We have been digging right into our new chapter this month in 8th grade Social Studies! We are currently in our chapter about the first two presidents. This week we have been discussing John Adams and the scandals of his presidency: the XYZ affair and the Alien and Sedition Acts. We are starting a new project this week. Students have been put into groups of 4 or 5. They will be recording either a video or an audio file to do a talk . . .
We are moving right along in eighth-grade math class as students are challenged to learn new concepts or skills every day. This week students are formally demonstrating what they have learned about writing linear equations and lines of best fit. We will then begin studying a unit on solving linear systems. The eighth- grade algebra class is in the middle of a unit on exponential functions. . . .
The students in first grade take a test that tells them how many words a minute they read. A couple of months ago each child in my class was asked to come up with a SMART (Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) goal of their own. As an incentive, if they reached their SMART goal they get to choose a prize out of my treasure chest! I have 4 students who have already meet their goals!!! . . .
Hello Putnam County! I cannot believe it's already enrollment time for the 2020-2021 school year! Enrollment is MANDATORY for Preschool and/or Kindergarten students enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year. Enrollment for Kindergarten will be Monday and Tuesday, February 24 and 25. Enrollment for Preschool will be Wednesday and Thursday, February 26 and 27. Your child must be 5 before August 1, . . .
Scholarships 2019-2020 Amco Ranger Termite & Pest Control is offering a $1000 scholarship to students serving their community. It can be found at https://amcoranger.com/amco-ranger-scholarship/ . The Hagan Scholarship is available at www.hsfmo.org . This scholarship is for students with a 24 or higher ACT and EFC of less than $6500 on the FAFSA. The Missouri . . .
Google's annual Doodle for Google contest is open! The 2020 Doodle for Google theme is "I show kindness by...". Google offers a broad theme, allowing students to be creative and show their own ways of being kind. Maybe it's doing chores at home, standing up for a friend who is being bullied, or starting a community garden? It is completely up to you to interpret the theme and find a way to artistically represent your . . .
We had lots of fun in December and the pictures prove it. We enjoyed a holiday party with entertaining games and food. We had a day where students were encouraged to bring in their favorite recipes to share with others and we made the fourth-grade cookbook. So far this year, we have finished our study on States and Capitals, learned long division, and completed our first presentations to the class along with many other . . .
With student safety being our #1 priority here at PCR-I, I want to take a minute to discuss our policies and procedures regarding prescription and over-the-counter medication at school. Our policy states that ALL medication that comes in the school must be kept in the nurse’s office. If it is a prescription medication it must be in the original container with a pharmacy label attached. The label must clearly . . .