The Missouri Cheerleaders Coaches Association is proud to congratulate the varsity cheerleaders from Putnam County High School on their advancement to Missouri State Cheerleading Championships. The Putnam County Cheerleaders became eligible for this opportunity by winning the 1st place title in the 1A Small-Division at the Kansas City Regional Competition hosted by Avila University. This win makes the 4th consecutive Regional Championship. The Missouri State Cheerleading Championships will be held December 10- 11, 2021 at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO. Congratulations to Putnam County Cheerleaders on all their hard work and dedication.
Congratulations to our September 2022 PC MVP and Finalists! We appreciate all you do to make our school the best it can be for our students, staff, and community!
PC MVP Winner: Blane Robinson
PC MVP Finalists: Stephanie Salisbury, Benjamin Buller, and Jenna Sivetts.
Putnam County R-I Schools have some of the best staff and students around. Each month, we will be celebrating staff who have been nominated by their peers for going above and beyond.
Each finalist received a goody bag, a surprise visit from our admin team cheering them on, and a personal note of appreciation for all they do.
Our winner received the same as above, a designated parking spot for a month, and a PC MVP tumbler.
A small token of appreciation for all they do to help make PC the best it can be.
Help us congratulate our September 2022 PC MVP, Mr. Blane Robinson, and our outstanding finalists!
Here's what a fellow peer had to say about Mr. Robinson:
"Blane has stepped up, filling in on route driving for our buses and taking on the extra duties of trips without complaint. Watching him interact with his students in the short amount of time I see him, he's a star and I can't thank him enough!"
Mr. Robinson coaches elementary physical education, is the Varsity Baseball Head Coach, the Junior High Boys Basketball Head Coach, and has recently obtained his CDL for bus driving and has been helping out with bus routes in his off-season from coaching. You can catch Coach "B-Rob" giving high fives to students and lending them a smile to start their day. Thanks for going the extra mile, quite literally, Mr. Robinson! We appreciate you!
Freshmen science students are learning to categorize matter as either a pure substance or a mixture. They are distinguishing heterogeneous and homogenous mixtures as well as elements and compounds. Part of the discussion includes the physical and chemical properties of different forms of matter too. There was a little bit of excitement in the room today in Physical Science when we took a look at the flammability of corn starch. Normally, corn starch is not flammable. However, if you increase the surface area exposed to oxygen, that chemical property changes quite dramatically! Students enjoyed capturing some videos of it, and some of those are shared here. Enjoy!
When the 2021-2022 school year ended, so did free meals for every student. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government funded a program that allowed ALL students access to complimentary breakfast and lunch. Congress recently declined to continue this program now that we are post-pandemic. This means that ALL families will need to carry a positive balance in their student’s school meal accounts when school begins in August of 2022.
The good news is that you may still qualify for your student to have access to free or reduced meals. The only way to find out is to fill out the free application (Attachment E on DESE's website). If you need assistance filling out the 2022-2023 application, our staff will be happy to help. A Free and Reduced Meal Application MUST be completed ANNUALLY for your student to receive meal benefits.
If you do not qualify for free or reduced meals, you may begin depositing money into your student accounts at any time to help you prepare for the cost of school lunches again. Meal prices have been set for the 2022-2023 school year.
They are as follows:
Breakfast will be $2.00 for students and staff and served in the high school commons for middle and high school students and in the elementary for elementary students.
(Breakfast is no longer provided for free in the classrooms.)
Lunch prices will be $2.75 for students and $3.25 for adults.
A la carte pricing:
Extra Entree: $1.25
Extra Side Dish: $.75
Extra Hot Roll or Cookie: $.35
Extra Milk: $.45
Sack Lunch for Trips: $3.25
You may also deposit money online using the Parent Portal.
Breakfast will be served from 7:45 am -8:10 am.
If your student has a negative lunch account balance, we encourage you to pay it off as soon as possible and then begin depositing money into the account to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year.
Completing the application is the only way to be considered for free or reduced meals. Please take action quickly and fill out your application. The more people who fill out the application and are approved, the more resources for our school. Do your part. Apply today!
For assistance, please contact our Food Service Department at 660-947-3361 ext 307.
2022-2023 Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals- Fill out, print off, and submit to Putnam County R-I Schools, 803 S 20th Street, Unionville, MO 63565, or stop by and pick up a paper copy from our offices.
For more information, Application Instructions, FAQs Regarding Free & Reduced Applications, visit the DESE link.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a discount program being offered by the FCC for households with children who participate in the free and reduced-price lunch program. The ACP program provides a benefit of up to $30/month discount on internet service. We are trying to make our local schools aware of this awesome opportunity for area households who may struggle with getting affordable internet access at home.
Attached is a flyer (ACP Fact Sheet PDF) with more information on this program. When parents apply online, they will need proof of their child’s participation in the school’s free and reduced-price lunch program. The school will need to supply the parent with this documentation. Parents can apply online or via USPS mail; however, online is much quicker. Once they are approved, they will need to contact NEMR in order to apply the discount to their NEMR account. For anyone who has questions about this program or needs assistance in applying online, they may call Lori Fleshman at our NEMR business office 660-874-4111.
Mr. Watt's Chemistry II students got to go outside this week to observe solid iodine changing straight from a solid to a gas and vice versa (sublimation and deposition) when heated and cooled. The cool part about it is that iodine changes from a grayish solid to a purple gas when it is heated. Though it could melt if heated more gradually, the melting point and boiling point of iodine are close enough together that a regular flame will cause rapid sublimation. The interesting part (as shown in the video) is that deposition also occurred when the iodine gas came into contact with the relatively cooler glass funnel. The phase changes were almost interchangeable during the demonstration.
While the phase changes sublimation and deposition are somewhat less familiar to the average citizen, they can happen with any pure substance (element or compound). Many people are familiar with the smell of mothballs, which are made of the pure substance paradichlorobenzene and sublime just like iodine. Have you ever noticed that they just disappear over time? Ice cubes in our freezers do the same thing. If it snows and the temperature doesn't get above freezing for a while, deep snow in like fashion.