Greetings from PCR-I Schools! Summer School 2021 wraps up on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Still, there are many things happening around PCR-I. Several student-athletes are participating in conditioning, camps, and more.
Roofing and HVAC work begins soon. Lighting is nearly complete in the Middle and High School and will begin in the Elementary at the conclusion of Summer School.
Progress is underway on the football and softball fields. Baseball construction will begin in early July.
July 17-July 24 begins MSHSAA's Activities Dead Period.
July 27, we will have the Parent, Player, Coach meeting in the Middle School Auditorium, beginning at 5:30 pm. Reminder, all physicals and paperwork must be completed before allowing students to participate in practices. Each student has to have 14 practices to be eligible.
July 31-August 8 is MSHSAA's Athletics Dead Period.
Saturday, August 7, 2021, we are trying something new and exciting to introduce our new staff to the community. Our New Teacher Meet and Greet will be held at the Bixler Building beginning at 5:00 pm. The Booster Trailer will be on the square with new PC apparel and to welcome new members to sign up for the Booster Club. We are hopeful that vendors from Market on the Square, some live music, and kids' games and activities will be happening to make for an exciting evening of community fun.
On Monday, August 9, we begin registration in the PCHS Library.
8:00AM-10:00 AM Senior Registration in the HS Library
1:00PM-3:00 PM Junior Registration in the HS Library
Tuesday, August 10, we resume registration.
8:00 AM-10:00 AM Sophomore Registration in the HS Library
10:00 AM 6th Grade Orientation in the MS Auditorium
1:00 PM 8th Grade Orientation in the MS Auditorium
2:00 PM 7th Grade Orientation in the MS Auditorium
5:30 PM Freshman Orientation in the MS Auditorium
Wednesday, August 11, we begin New Student Registration for Elementary, Middle, and High School
(Please report to the appropriate building office that your child will be attending.)
9:00 AM-11:00 AM Last Names Beginning with A-M
1:00 PM-3:00 PM Last Names Beginning with N-Z
Thursday, August 19, is our Elementary's Meet the Teacher Night from 5:00 PM-6:00 PM.
Be sure to stay connected to our Social Media platforms and website for more updates.
Putnam County R-I Schools is hiring! If you enjoy working with kids, we have an immediate opening for a full-time Paraprofessional with benefits! Applications are available here. A background check is required. The application deadline is 8:30 am on July 31, 2021. Join our PCR-I team!
Non-Certified Staff Paraprofessional Application: This is the quickest way to apply.
Non-Certified Staff Paper Application: You may download this application or pick up a paper copy from the Superintendent's office.
All applications are due by 8:30 am on July 31, 2021.
Under the direction of the certified teacher, the paraprofessional assists the teacher in general daily classroom activities, helps special needs students, and cares for their physical, emotional health and safety. The qualified candidate should have effective problem solving and communication skills, be innovative and flexible, and have appropriate student engagement skills. Paraprofessionals work under the direct supervision of an appropriately certified teacher to provide instructional assistance. The successful candidate will demonstrate diverse professional knowledge, a vision of excellence, a student-centered focus, and a positive, team-oriented attitude. A demonstrated ability to work effectively under the direction of others A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others Ability to organize, be flexible and motivate others Ability to utilize mature and discreet judgment and handle confidential matters Willingness to assume any responsibilities, which are appropriate for the position OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Must work under the direct supervision of coordinating teacher when supporting instructional or behavioral services May assume limited duties that are assigned to similar personnel, including duties beyond classroom support Assist students to complete instructional activities May be required to assist students with self-care needs Assist in the supervision of students as required to meet individual needs Participate in training activities as required by the District Perform other duties as directed by the Director, Principal or Supervising Teacher, which are related to facilitating success.
Patience, the ability to be flexible, and an understanding of students with disabilities are a must.
Responsibilities include working with students who have special needs in the instructional setting while utilizing a variety of techniques under the supervision of the classroom teacher and Building Administrator. The candidate will also be expected to provide appropriate supervision of students, maintain strict confidentiality, act in a professional manner, as well as perform other duties assigned The applicant should be a student-centered, positive, team-oriented individual who will assist the teacher in a smooth functioning environment. We look forward to meeting you!
Some of the reasons our paraprofessionals love working at Putnam include:
"I love having the same schedule as my children."
"The benefits are great!"
"Working one on one with a student and helping them grow and learn is a very rewarding job."
"As a paraprofessional, you get to be a part of an amazing team, but also dedicate your time to enriching the lives of your student(s) who need a little extra attention and care."
August 23, 2021, is the first day of school for PCR-I students. We are looking forward to seeing all of our students and staff for another year of learning and growth.
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PCR-I Schools would like you to help us welcome Mr. Benjamin Buller. He will be teaching high school English.
Mr. Buller was born in Ft. Hood, Texas but lived most of his life in the suburbs of Kansas City. Mr. Buller is interested in creative novel writing which he does as a hobby. Mr. Buller also enjoys learning as much as he can about a variety of subjects with some favorites including linguistics, philosophy, and nutrition. At the end of a long day, he likes to wind down with his sketchbook or a videogame.
Welcome to the team, Mr. Buller!
In the month leading up to school starting, we would like to take some time and introduce you to our new staff.
It is our pleasure to introduce you to our new 4th-Grade Teacher and Varsity Basketball Cheerleading Coach, Mrs. Amanda Carleton!
Amanda (Welder) Carleton grew up in Unionville and graduated from Putnam County R-I in 2010. She then earned her degree from Northwest Missouri State University in 2014. Amanda has been married since 2018 and she and her husband have 3 young children and 2 dogs. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys reading and creating projects with her Cricut. She also enjoys spending time with her family and being outside. She is excited to be back in Putnam County and working for the school where she graduated!
During her high school career at Putnam, Amanda was a varsity football and basketball cheerleader and was cheer captain her junior and senior years. Cheerleading was one of Amanda's favorite aspects of high school and she feels honored to be able to share the love of the sport with her new cheer squad! Amanda says, "I am very excited to be the new varsity basketball cheerleading coach and a 4th-grade teacher!"
Help us welcome Mrs. Amanda Carleton to our Putnam County R-I family!
We are excited you're back with us!
You can meet Mrs. Carleton at the Bixler Building on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at our "Meet the New Teachers" event. We hope to see you there!
Free sports physicals for Putnam County students entering grades 7-12 were held from May 20 - June 18, 2021. These were done by appointment only. Call 660-947-7373 to schedule your appointment if you have not done so yet. Be sure to download, print, and completely fill out the
and bring with you, completely filled out, to your appointment.
Each student must have a parent present at their appointment.
Your physical and paperwork must all be completed and turned in to your coach or athletic director before starting practices.
MANDATORY STUDENT PAPERWORK
If your child plans to participate this fall in middle school or high school sports, important paperwork must be completed and submitted on or before the first day of practice. Remember that students must complete 14 days of practice prior to competing in any contests.
Practice begins Monday, Aug. 9, for high school fall sports and activities, including football, girls golf, softball, band, and cheer.
Practice begins Monday, Aug. 16, for middle school fall sports and activities, including football, softball, band, and cheer.
Please check with your child’s school regarding practice details.
Before the first day of practice:
Physicals, proof of insurance, and Appendix A (concussion agreements, bus policy, citizenship card, and drug testing forms) are due on or before the first day of practice. Appendix A and the physical/insurance form can be found on the school website. Although MSHSAA only requires physicals every 2 years, PCR-I still requires a sports physical every year.
Putnam County R-I Schools Athletic Office and school offices have received many questions about these requirements. We hope that this clarification will assist you in completing your student’s required documentation. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call your child’s school or the Athletic Office at 660-947-3361 ext 343 or feel free to email the Athletic Director, Mr. Andrew Garber, email@example.com.
Every day we get a little bit closer to our project completion. Beginning on July 13, 2021, the entrance to the Middle School will be closed for thru traffic. This area will be utilized as the staging area for our new roof and supplies.
We appreciate your patience this summer as we are under construction. There are so many exciting changes that await. We will keep you posted with photos and updates as the project progresses. Thank you for supporting PCR-I Schools.