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 . . .