Faculty and staff at Putnam County R-I schools have had the opportunity to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. School leaders in Putnam County, along with officials from the Putnam County Health . . .
On April 6, 2021, Putnam County R-I Schools will present a no-tax-increase ballot measure. Bond issues allow schools to pay for costly repairs, renovations, and upgrades over time instead of having to pay all at once. They allow schools to . . .
In this edition of 60 Seconds (or more) with the Super, Dr. Halley discusses the current energy emergency and how you can do your part to help. The following letter from David Wood and Anthony Everett of USDI explains the energy demand issues . . .
In this edition of 60 Seconds (or more) with the Super, Dr. Halley gives updates on the following: *Putnam hosts La Plata, February 11, 2021. Tip-off at 6:00 pm. *Valentine's Day is Sunday. Students planning to celebrate on . . .
In this edition, Dr. Halley gives updates on basketball, buddy packs, Kindergarten registration, no school for students on Monday, February 1st for professional development, Superbowl Spirit Week, and more. Basketball . . .
When it comes to school spirit, you can usually find our students and staff sporting Putnam County Midget gear in blue and white. However, February 1-5, it is time to sport your favorite red and gold and Kansas City Chiefs apparel as we . . .
In this edition of 60 Seconds with the Super, Dr. Halley gives updates on upcoming basketball games and restrictions for away games, band and choir concert this Saturday, 2021-2022 school calendar coming soon, COVID-19 updates, and more.
In this edition of 60 Seconds with the Super, Dr. Halley gives updates on the Milan Tournament, Preschool Enrollment, Band and Choir Winter Concert, no school on Monday, January 18th for MLK day, and more.
In this edition of 60 Seconds with the Super, Dr. Halley thanks everyone for helping to make last semester a success for in-person learning. He also talks about upcoming events: Basketball at Gallatin on Saturday, January 9th at 2:00 pm. . . .
Good morning, I hope all is well. Though COVID-19 has been in forefront of our thoughts and minds since March, everything about our personal and professional lives has continued. Within the last month, I worked with . . .
Quarantine Procedure Updates
In this edition of 60 Seconds with the Super, Dr. Halley sits down with PCR-I School Board President, Mr. Brad Ream, to discuss the changes to the quarantine process for healthy students. The PCR-I School Board held a special board meeting . . .
Good morning, PCR-I community, students, staff, and families. We will be taking advantage of the natural break of Thanksgiving at the conclusion of classes today. Pay close attention. After school today, we will . . .
In this edition of 60 Seconds with the Super, you will find information on the following: Saturday, November 7, 2020, is the Advertising Class' annual Craft and Vendor Expo in the high school gym from 8 am to 3 pm. Monday, . . .
In this edition of 60 Seconds with the Super, Dr. Halley updates you on the following: Doors begin opening at 7:45 am due to cooler temps. Please, do not drop off your child earlier than 7:45 am. PCHS Senior Financial Aid Night . . .
Good evening. Today we have had 1 high school staff member placed on quarantine with COVID-19 symptoms. We have also been notified of a non-symptomatic student who tested positive today from a classroom that is already on . . .
Good evening. We have been notified that we have had an additional elementary student test positive for COVID-19, as well as 2 elementary staff members, and 1 high school student. At this time, we have 3 elementary classes that have been . . .
Apply to substitute teach today! If you have been thinking about substitute teaching, your help is needed more than ever. Please apply online at the link above. Feel free to email Mrs. Cheryl Mayer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. . . .
In this edition of 60 Seconds with the Super, you will learn about the following: Last Home JV Football Game on Monday, October 19th at 6 pm. Best of Luck to Abbie K at State Golf on Monday and Tuesday! Tuesday is Bus Driver . . .
Last night we were notified by the Putnam County Health Department that we had a student test positive for COVID-19 in the elementary school. Because of that positive test, the Putnam County Health Department has put that class on quarantine . . .
Dr. Halley keeps us up to date with events and celebrations at PCR-I in our first edition of 60 Seconds with the Super. Enjoy!
We have received our first positive COVID-19 test of a student in the high school. We are working with the Putnam County Health Department on contract tracing. 27 students have been deemed a close contact, therefore they will be in . . .
Good morning, parents and guardians of PCR-I students! We are so elated that we have been able to welcome back all students into our buildings and resume a mostly normal school day schedule. With our enhanced cleaning protocols, a degree . . .
From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Interview with Mrs. Hodges Regarding AMI & AMIX plans, IEP's, and 504's.
Dr. Halley sits down with Mrs. Hodges to talk about the changes that have been implemented for students with 504's, IEP's, and how our AMI (Alternative Method of Instruction) and AMIX (Alternative Method of Instruction Extended) plans . . .
Good afternoon! The middle school parking lot is "temporarily" completed. Nothing is staked down while we try out this proposed solution. My hope is that parents and guardians dropping off students will follow these . . .
Dr. Heath Halley, Superintendent of PCR-I Schools interviews Mrs. Donna Altiser, Putnam County Elementary Principal, about the changes implemented in the elementary to do our part to keep our students safe and healthy. Watch the video on our . . .
Dr. Halley talks with Mrs. Cheryl Mayer, our newly appointed At-Risk Coordinator to discuss the Buddy Pack program, school counseling services offered, and more. If you have questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Mayer at 660-947-3361 ext 395 . . .
Dr. Halley interviews Transportation Director, Mr. Allen Tipton, and discusses the new cleaning precautions, loading and unloading changes, assigned seating, contact tracing, and much more. Check out the interview here .
Many thanks to our August and September beef donor, Double H Red Angus ! Dr. Heath Halley takes us on a trip to Double H Red Angus/Halley Farms to talk with his dad, David Halley, his daughter, Hunter, and his son Hoyt, about the . . .
Let me be the first to welcome you and your family to the 2020-2021 school year! We are excited for the return of students to our district. I believe the adage that it takes a village to raise a child is appropriate. We are looking forward to . . .
At the time of this writing on May 18, 2020, tonight will be our 27th evening of handing food out to our students and their families. We have made and distributed nearly 30,000 . . .
Summer school rundown! Article number three for today. I know Mrs. Altiser has already communicated the June summer school cancelation for June 2020. I want to take a moment and provide additional details to explain why. For . . .
Attention Putnam County Fitness Center Patrons: Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to adapt to our changing conditions as we work together to keep our community safe and healthy. In . . .
Good afternoon Putnam County Families, It is April 24th and we are on day 29 of our school closure. I’m sure there are many questions you have regarding school. No, no podcast today, just a good old fashioned letter. I hope . . .
PCR-I Schools will remain closed thru April 17th. We will keep you informed as updated information arrives. Out top priority is the health and safety of our students and staff. Please continue to do what you can to keep progressing your . . .
Good afternoon, Putnam! Dr. Halley shares updates on YouTube regarding school closure through April 6, 2020, in accordance with Governor Parson's order. He also shares ways you can engage your student(s) in continued learning during . . .
Good morning Putnam County R-I Community, I’m looking out my office window as I do so many times as I write to you. Today is a rainy, gloomy March Wednesday. It probably fits most everyone’s attitude with the . . .
Dr. Halley School Closure Updates March 17, 2020: YouTube Podcast Good afternoon, PCR-I! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! Our superintendent, administration, directors and support staff have been hard at work behind the scenes to . . .
Putnam County R-I Schools have developed a plan to provide sack lunches and breakfasts for children in the PCR-I school district. Meals are available to any child in Putnam County ages 18 and under, regardless of socioeconomic circumstance. . . .
Good evening Putnam County R-I Community, Our Putnam County R-I School administration and the board of education met this afternoon. To help ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff, and to do our part in trying to . . .
Good morning parents of Putnam County R-I students. I know this is an unbelievably difficult time for us all. The board of education and I are committed to keeping families informed regarding the decision making process as related to the . . .
Superintendent of Putnam County R-I Schools, Dr. Heath Halley, sits down with our school nurse, Mrs. Stephanie Overton, and discusses health and safety, precautions, policies, COVID-19 information, influenza, common colds, attendance policy, . . .
At Putnam County R-I Schools the health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. With the recently elevated discussion regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news and its potential impact on our schools, . . .
Coronavirus and Flu Forum with Dr. Halley and Local Health Professionals
Message to Middle Schoolers: Put Down the Controller and Try Something New.
While sports are always popular, seventh and eighth grades are especially good times to ‘try something on for size’. Middle school is a fork in the road for many students and kids sometimes lose their way. Even strong . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .