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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Trick or Treat

Weather Cancellations and Delays

Trick? or Treat! I think it is an appropriate declaration for the weather we have been having this week. Dependent upon your "preference" for the seasons, it may be a Trick? or Treat! In my 19 years as a Superintendent, I have now . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Stop Bullying & Start Communicating

Studies indicate that around 45% of students experience being bullied at some point in school.  You may remember being excluded, called names, or pushed around yourself. In today’s digital world, there’s a lot going on . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: MO Beef for MO Kids

  Good morning, as with most mornings, I’m viewing the weather through my office window.  It is a dark gray October morning with the rain pelting down. We have continued to do podcasts regarding our beef donation . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Assistance Programs

Dr. Heath Halley, Superintendent of Putnam County R-I Schools,  sits down with Sarah Bradshaw; PCR-I Food Service Director, Stephanie Overton, R. N.; School Nurse, and Teresa Nerem: School-Based Social Worker, to express thanks and . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley

Homework: You Can Help

Parenting is hard.   Being a student can be too.  Every parent wants their child to succeed, but helping with schoolwork can be intimidating.  First of all, you don’t have to be a whiz at math, science, or grammar to help . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Background Checks

Good morning, while in attendance of several law conferences over this past summer, I learned of recent legislation (Senate Bill 604) which will create new requirements regarding background checks for volunteers of Putnam County R-I and . . .

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Dr. Halley Welcomes You Back to PCR-I

Dr. Halley Welcomes You Back to PCR-I YouTube Video

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Bus Safety

Good morning.  No rain today! It was sunny and cool for the morning bus line.  My intention was to write a note about school bus safety, but my plans changed when a mother asked me this morning “Why do you stand beside . . .

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You Asked, We Answered

It all began last Fall when Dr. Halley asked Britten Hicks and myself to join him at a communications seminar with representatives from other schools.  We learned schools have a common problem; how do you get the word out on . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: End of School Year Wrap Up

  Good afternoon! It has been a while since I have had the opportunity to write to you. But, as you know, we have had a long run of days in school as we wrap up the school year and prepare for the next. Our students, . . .

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PCR-I Wants Your Feedback: Breakfast Options

Good morning, this past fall the Putnam County R-I Board of Education engaged our school district in a strategic planning process. During that process, one item that became clear is that there is some concern regarding our school breakfast . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: MSIP, CSIP, APR Goals & Accomplishments

It is my hope that by sharing with you the State of Missouri’s history with Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP), Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP), that I can now reasonably explain our Annual Performance Report or . . .

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School Closed Due to Illness

Good morning, this is Heath Halley, Superintendent of Putnam County R-I Schools. We will be dismissing today Thursday, March 21 at 12:45 pm. Also, there will be no school on Friday, March 22, 2019. This is all due to the increased level of . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: CSIP

This final segment of MSIP/MAP data is again information from the DESE website. Hopefully, this provides the necessary background information before I begin to explain where Putnam County R-I is, has been, and our plans as we move forward. . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: District Communication

Today, I want to discuss Putnam County R-I’s desire to be a school district that is effective and efficient in communicating with all constituents. To begin that journey, I want to provide you some of my history and family background. . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: MSIP, CSIP, APR

The next segment begins with DESE adjusting their direction and focus. Again the information in this article segment can be obtained from the DESE website.   Missouri Public Schools: the best choice…the best results! . . .

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From The Desk of Dr. Halley: Calendar Planning

  Good morning, another snowy day in North Missouri on February 27, shocker! Still tightly in Old Man Winter’s grasp.  Today, I want to provide some explanation of how our school calendar is developed and . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Information on Testing, Scores, and Reports

I begin this endeavor of providing information and explaining topics that are frequent conversations for district teachers and administration. In my goal to explain our Annual Performance Report (APR), I realized I must first provide you with . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Snow Make-Up Days

It is incredible really, we have missed 7 days of school already and it is only February 1st. However, I consider ourselves fortunate as schools such as Clark County and Knox County have missed 10 consecutive days including today. I am . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Snow Day Insights

Good morning, I will be writing a series of articles that I hope will provide insight into the operation and goals of our school district.   Yet, I’m beginning with the weather, as it impacts everyone on a daily basis. . . .

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Keeping Schools Safe

From the desk of Dr. Halley:   Good morning parents, I hope all is well for you and your family. I want to take this opportunity to provide what details I can regarding last night's school messenger and the social media threat. . . .

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Safety, Self Defense, and Building Confidence

News reports of the abductions of teenagers such as Molly Tibbetts just a few hours away from us have us all concerned. Our job is not only to provide a safe environment in which young people can learn but to make sure they leave our . . .

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Safety, Self Defense, and Building Confidence

Safety, Self Defense, and Building Confidence   News reports of the abductions of teenagers such as Molly Tibbetts just a few hours away from us have us all concerned. Our job is not only to provide a safe environment in . . .

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PCR-I Female Staff Learn Self-Defense

Did you know that according to the National Violence Resource Center, one in five women will be a victim of sexual assault at some point in their life? Sexual assault has been all over the news recently with headlines such as the . . .

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Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences

As I write this letter it is finally Fall and 37 degrees this morning. The leaves on the trees are a wonderful spectrum of beautiful colors. It is absolutely my favorite time of year. It is hard to believe, though, we are nearly through . . .

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Leading in the Right Direction

Education comes from a Latin word, educere, meaning “to lead forth”.  Our challenge is to make sure we’re leading our students in the right direction. To do that we need first to meet them where they are . . .

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Leading in the Right Direction

Education comes from a Latin word, educere, meaning “to lead forth”.  Our challenge is to make sure we’re leading our students in the right direction. To do that we need first to meet them where they are . . .

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School Board Vacancy Announced

       The Putnam County R-I Board of Education; a 7 member board, has a unique situation as it currently has a vacancy on the board.  The resignation from the board was provided in August by thirteen-year . . .

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Creating Opportunities Through Quality Education

How we're doing; by the numbers.

Sometimes we forget to appreciate our advantages.  If you've had a visitor from out of town, they may have been shocked at the degree of personal safety we enjoy.  Clean air and water are things we take for granted along with . . .

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Stay In-the-Know about Public Education

At Putnam County R-1, we want our parents and community members to stay as informed as they can about legislative issues that are impacting our schools. Public education as we know it may be changing, but you have the power to take action and . . .

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