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 the busses as they are unloading?” The answer: “We have had people drive alongside the busses when the stop arms are out (which is against the law) when they are unloading, so I am . . .
Earlier this summer, a couple contacted the elementary school counselor to say they would like to be an encouragement to elementary staff. This anonymous family wanted to spread good cheer and start the year off on a positive note. The family donated cash to be given to staff for use in their classrooms or office. The donator said, "teaching isn't easy, papers, parents, administration, tests, kids being . . .
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 what’s happening at school? Since you don’t know if you don’t ask, we asked. Parents, grandparents, staff and students were asked to participate in a forum that met several times . . .
Middle School Teacher, Mrs. Jenna Sivetts, was a finalist for the Northeast Teacher of the Year. The ceremony was at Truman State University. Mrs. Sivetts is pictured with Board President Brad Ream, Superintendent Dr. Heath Halley, and Middle School Principal Andrew Garber. Jenna is also pictured with Senator Cindy O' Laughlin and Truman State President, Dr. Sue Thomas. Congratulations, Mrs. Sivetts! We are Putnam Proud of you!
PCMS Back to School Supplies 2019-2020 Putnam County Middle School Back to School Supply Lists: General supplies for all Middle School students: Pencils (wooden or mechanical), 1 pkg. red pens, large eraser, dry erase markers, zippered pencil pouch, 4 book covers, scotch tape, glue stick, earbuds/headphones, PE shoes, and a box of Kleenex to be brought to the office. 6th Grade Core Class Supply List: . . .
Elementary Back to School Supply List Preschool: Backpack, Plastic Folder, 4 Crayons-box of 8 basic colors, 1 pkg #2 pencils, Scissors – Fiskars blunt-end, 4 glue sticks (no glitter please, purple dries clear is fine), 1 bag of cough drops, 2 large boxes of Kleenex, 3 large boxes of baby wipes, 2 box gallon Ziploc bags, 1 box zipping sandwich bags, & 1 box snack size bags *Pick at least 3 of the . . .
On Friday, June 14, 2019, the Putnam County Football Team traveled to Culver Stockton College to attend their Padded Jamboree. This Jamboree, hosted by Culver Stockton, draws teams from all over the tri-state area. It is a chance for coaches and teams to work on themselves while competing against other teams. A tremendous amount of preparation goes into getting ready to travel and compete this time of year. In order to get our boys ready, . . .
Tim Fernandez was reading through the Missouri Ruralist when he came across an article promoting beef in local Missouri schools. The article inspired him to contact Sarah Bradshaw, Food Service Director at Putnam County R-I School, to discuss the possibilities of initiating the program in our District. The goal of the program is to increase the use of local beef in our school lunches. Straight from the farm to the meat processor, to . . .
Our Putnam County FBLA chapter and chapter sponsor, Mrs. Kerry Schoonover, is hosting this year's UHS/PCHS Alumni 5K Bubble Walk/Run! Be sure to check out all the details below and scroll to the bottom for downloadable forms. We look forward to seeing you run or walk through bubbles and have some fun with classmates, family and friends at this year's Alumni 5K Bubble Run event! As an added incentive to join this . . .